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Postby Laphtiya » 26 Sep 2008 15:14

I was reading the last few pages of House Atreides the bit when KJA is talking crap lol. He says how he hoped that he could write the books with BH in the hopes that FAITHFUL Dune fans would have an ending to Chapterhouse. I find it most amusing that it is us FAITHFUL fans who hate his work.

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Postby SandChigger » 26 Sep 2008 18:11

Oh, but we're not "faithful" fans, we're just fanboy "haters".

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I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby GamePlayer » 26 Sep 2008 20:13

Yeah, and we're rare too. So rare in fact, one wonders how so few naysayers can possibly generate so much negative press, it's like there's several in every crowd. Maybe its the kwisatz haderach, the one who can be many places at once :P :lol: :lol:

It is rather amazing that after all the negative commentary, both civil and belligerent, it hasn't once entered KJA's mind that either he never should have written Dune novels or that he isn't worthy to write them. You have to admit, if nothing else, the total denial of reality is VERY impressive. Granted, he does have the support mechanism of both consumers that adore mediocrity and at least a portion of the critical establishment paid off/honestly celebrating mediocrity themselves. But that only goes so far and KJA's use of "Talifan" to attack his critics proves he support mechanism isn't as supportive as he needs it to be.
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Postby SandChigger » 26 Sep 2008 20:42

"...consumers that adore mediocrity..."

Yo, Simon!
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Laphtiya » 27 Sep 2008 03:45

SandChigger wrote:Oh, but we're not "faithful" fans, we're just fanboy "haters".

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Yet each and everyone one were fans of the originals long before any of these new ones came out. It is interesting also when you read these people who like both sets of books are mostly fans out read one of the prequals and decided to read the original set. Maybe its like the remake vs original in movies you'll have the remake if you've seen the original first.

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on Simon and KJA

Postby Sole Man » 27 Sep 2008 10:22

SandChigger wrote:"...consumers that adore mediocrity..."

Yo, Simon!



Where is Simon? I don't see him much on this board...

Maybe the idea has enetered KJA's mind, I mean, wold you admit it in public?

Oh maybe I'm right and he reall is an insane maniac Hell-bent on destroying DUNE.

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Re: on Simon and KJA

Postby SandChigger » 27 Sep 2008 12:12

Sole Man wrote:Where is Simon? I don't see him much on this board...

He usually shows up when he has some new artwork to self-promote, but I think he's been too busy cyberblowing Byron and KJA lately to do much drawing or painting.

I could be wrong about that, though. ;)
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Rakis » 27 Sep 2008 23:48

Time for a lipbalm commercial... :P
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