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Greetings from Mulletsavant...

Postby mulletsavant » 11 Dec 2008 12:57

Hello everyone,

I'm the poor sad sap who was pulled from Dunenovels a few weeks back like Keanu Reeves getting his head unplugged in the Matrix (minus the pink slimebath chamber)

I'm still less than halfway through the first book. So I'm a newcomer to all things Dune.

I would say I'm a very casual sci fi fan. Grew up enjoying Star Wars (the first 3 at least!) and I also enjoyed Tolkien's LOTR/Hobbit material, and the new Battlestar Galactica series is my guilty pleasure :)

However, I'm more interested in the philosophical/psychogical/religious undertones of the Dune saga. I've been practicing Zen meditation for a few years now (still very much a novice... at best) and I enjoy studying Buddhist philosophy. There seem to be many intriguing links to Buddhist thought in universe of Dune. I can't wait to explore more.



Cheers!
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Dec 2008 13:16

Welcome to Jacurutu, hope you enjoy it here. Yes, there is a lot of buddhist influence in Dune, especially as you progress through the series.
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Postby SandRider » 11 Dec 2008 13:56

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Postby inhuien » 11 Dec 2008 15:27

hihihi :)
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Postby GamePlayer » 11 Dec 2008 17:45

Hey, howdy, how ya doing, please ta meet cha, yo :)
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Postby Tleszer » 11 Dec 2008 18:00

Welcome!
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Re: Greetings from Mulletsavant...

Postby Spicelon » 11 Dec 2008 18:03

mulletsavant wrote:and the new Battlestar Galactica series is my guilty pleasure :)


Frakin' A!! So say we all!!!!!

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Welcome aboard!

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Postby Omphalos » 11 Dec 2008 18:56

HElloooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Nekhrun » 11 Dec 2008 19:23

Hi. What got you kicked out of DN? I think there's still a Blaze of Glory thread around here somewhere.

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Postby SandChigger » 12 Dec 2008 01:56

Achlan wasachlan.
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Postby inhuien » 12 Dec 2008 05:57

Nekhrun wrote:Hi. What got you kicked out of DN? I think there's still a Blaze of Glory thread around here somewhere.

That's T(A)U iirc.
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Postby chanilover » 12 Dec 2008 09:31

Hello and welcome!
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Postby mulletsavant » 12 Dec 2008 12:01

I don't think I've technically been kicked out of DN yet, I was just swiped from under their noses by some unnamed "morpheus" over here who has shown me the light (but I haven't read enough of the books to have made up my own mind on the subject yet)

But this board and you guys seemed much cooler than DN :twisted:
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Postby GamePlayer » 12 Dec 2008 12:32

It's just a facade ;)

Seriously, we could take being cooler as a compliment, but it takes very little for a website to rank higher than Dumbnovels. The "ass-end of the internet" is a phrase reserved specifically for sites like Dumbnovels. :)
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Postby Omphalos » 12 Dec 2008 12:46

More likely a dingleberry on the ass end of the internet, actually.

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Postby trang » 12 Dec 2008 17:23

Welcome to Jacurutu!!! get your self a mug of spice coffee and relish in all things Frank Herbert!!!

Calling dumbnovels that seems to be an insult to the ass at the end of the Internet, the Internet, and the dingleberrys hanging off it!!!

I have to think of a place ..but I know that it is were corpse rapers, destroyers of the written word, Purveyers of Heresey, and greedy profiteers reside, a special place. Hell would be insulted also. I think Dumbnovels is that special place just under the left puss drenched ball of a leper, yea I think thats the place.

Good thing someone saved you from there, terrible place.

Again Welcome and look forward to your commenting on your DUNE experience. Better buckle up its one hell of a ride!!

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Postby Serkanner » 13 Dec 2008 08:26

Hi and welcome to the center of the true Dune.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 13 Dec 2008 13:37

Welcome, and welcome to real Dune :)


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