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    Postby Spleefmistress » 30 Dec 2008 19:09

    My name is Spleefmistress, and I have been a huge fan of Dune for a decade now. It started when I read Dune in highschool

    Since then, I have read all six books and own a copy of the Encyclopedia.

    I am sad to say that I read the crap by Brian and Kevin. The Butlerian Johad trilogy was okay, the House entirely unneccessary, Hunters/Sandworms sucked, and Paul of Dune was the worst of the lot.

    However, I liked the Dune movies, all three of them.

    My contributions to the Dune fandom are rather meager, sorry to say. I've never been real active in this fandom, and my contrubutions are modest (but hopefully appreciated)

    The only Dune fanfic I ever wrote. http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4498936/1/W ... olden_Path (Leto x Ghanima) I kept this oneshot short and simple, as I was trying to emulate Frank Herbert's awesome style of writing

    My Dune timeline http://www.geocities.com/spleefmistress/realdune.html (compares the canon Dune novel timeline to the timeline created by Brian and Kevin)

    My Amazon.com profile, where I wrote snarky reviews for Bri Bri and Kev's works http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A3 ... aya_bb_pdp

    I hope these please my fellow Dune fans.
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    Postby Seraphan » 30 Dec 2008 19:12

    Welcome, twice welcome. Hope you enjoy the place and have fun :wink:
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    Postby SandRider » 30 Dec 2008 19:13

    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.

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    Postby Mandy » 30 Dec 2008 19:30

    Hi!

    Dammit SandRider, that song will be stuck in my head forever.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 30 Dec 2008 19:33

    Welcome! :)
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    Postby Eyes High » 30 Dec 2008 20:49

    Welcome friend. Speak.
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    Nothing, but that which is in our own imaginations.
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    Postby Schu » 30 Dec 2008 20:58

    hiyo!
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    Postby SandChigger » 30 Dec 2008 21:21

    Hey, you finally made it!

    What prompted this? :D
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    Postby Omphalos » 31 Dec 2008 00:45

    Welcome, bearer of doobage.
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    Postby Serkanner » 31 Dec 2008 05:57

    Welcome to the home of TrueDune
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    “There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

    Sandrider: "Keith went to Bobo's for a weekend of drinking, watched some DVDs,
    and wrote a Dune Novel."
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    Postby Freakzilla » 31 Dec 2008 09:44

    Mandy wrote:Hi!

    Dammit SandRider, that song will be stuck in my head forever.


    That's my theme song!

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFtLONl4cNc

    Spleefmistress, welcome. That's quite an entrance, thanks for the links!
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    Postby Tleszer » 31 Dec 2008 11:16

    Welcome!
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    Postby GamePlayer » 31 Dec 2008 11:35

    Snarky is definitely good :)
    "They can chew you up, but they gotta spit you out."
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    Postby inhuien » 31 Dec 2008 11:38

    hihihi Spleefmistress :)
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    Postby Spicelon » 31 Dec 2008 13:12

    Howdy doo!!

    Don't bogart that joint, just cough to get off. =D
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    Postby SandRider » 31 Dec 2008 13:17

    an' rooooolllll another one...
    jus' like the other one....

    you're holdin' onto it ...
    an' I really would - like a hit ....
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    Postby Omphalos » 31 Dec 2008 13:40

    Pass it over, to me!
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    Postby Spleefmistress » 31 Dec 2008 17:31

    Well, damn! I'm overwhelmed by the sheer welcome that I received here. And Sand Chigger, so nice to see you again! XD

    I should mention a few more things I forgot last night.

    While I consider the Encyclopedia canon, I call it a secondary source. Meaning, if anything in the Dune novels contradicts the Encyclopedia, then I take the novel facts as canon. Otherwise, whatever the Encyclopedia provides is canon as well.

    I have read one of Frank Herbert's books, the Dosadi Experiment. Decent read. I have three of his other books that I have not yet read (I have a whole bookshelf full of books I have not yet read) What are your favorite non-Dune FH books?

    Also, I was thinking of starting a drabble series/series of oneshots based on what I feel Dune 7 should be. If you've read the fanfic I showed you a link to, do you think I would do well? This wouldn't be more than ten drabbles or oneshots, and I am certain it would be better than McDune.

    Do you guys think I should endeavour on such an attempt?
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    Postby Freakzilla » 01 Jan 2009 12:54

    Spleefmistress wrote:Do you guys think I should endeavour on such an attempt?


    Of course!
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    Postby Spleefmistress » 01 Jan 2009 12:59

    http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4760273/1/Memories_of_Dune

    First chapter is done. I crave feedback and crit. Also, if any of you have a 'point' in Dune 7 you'd like to see me write about, I'm all ears.
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    Postby trang » 01 Jan 2009 23:31

    :::Bows and moves to the left hand side::::::

    Well Met!! and Welcome!! Allow your creative ideas to flow!

    Try reading Whipping Star, its comes before Dosadi experiment. I have collected over the year all of FH's books. Destination Void is a mind bender (heavy hard sci-fi), the rest still working thru.

    The Spice Must Flow...
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    But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.."
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    Postby Freakzilla » 02 Jan 2009 01:06

    I really liked Destination: Void but it's loaded with technobable. There's THC in it though.

    :smoke:
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 06 Jan 2009 19:34

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