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An introduction

Postby Sev » 11 Mar 2009 09:07

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care...

But then if that phrase by written by Irulan, does that make it true anymore :? What I do know is that I've been a fan of the writings of Frank Herbert for about 25 years now, largely due to the way in which he makes you extend yourself and your knowledge base while reading. After discovering Dune in the mid-eighties I devoured virtually everything he wrote, though still have to get to The Whipping Star and Hellstrom's Hive, and even enjoyed the flawed cinematic interpretation of David Lynch - and so when it was announced that Brian Herbert, together with Kevin J. Anderson, were to create new novels in the Dune Universe I was looking forward to them. To say I was bitterly disappointed in the House trilogy would be an understatement - in fact I found them a badly edited, ill-thought-out travesty - and have sworn off anything they've created since. As John Malkovic says to Clint Eastwood in In the Line of Fire - "You show me some goddamn respect" - and that's the thing that gets my ire about these continuing monstrosities, the absolute and total lack of respect for what was written in Frank's original novels. Where's the gratitude? Where's the love?

This post is getting too long, so I'll just say 'hello' and shut up. I probably won't be a prolific poster here, as I have way too many other interests as well, but my love for Frank's writing is genuine - Is yours, Brian and Kevin?

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Postby SandChigger » 11 Mar 2009 09:22

Welcome and welmet. :)

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Postby Tleszer » 11 Mar 2009 09:36

Welcome!
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Postby Eyes High » 11 Mar 2009 09:43

Welcome on board mate. Look forward to getting to know you better
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Postby Seraphan » 11 Mar 2009 10:37

Welcome, twice welcome. :P
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Postby GamePlayer » 11 Mar 2009 11:27

Yo.
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Postby nymphitz » 11 Mar 2009 13:09

Aloha! 8)

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Postby SandRider » 11 Mar 2009 13:15

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Postby Omphalos » 11 Mar 2009 13:16

Hellooooooooo!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Drunken Idaho » 11 Mar 2009 13:18

Welcome to the board, Sev!
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Postby DuneFishUK » 11 Mar 2009 14:42

Welcome!

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Mar 2009 14:56

Welcome, you've come to the right place! (probably found us through the wrong place I assume? :lol: )
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Postby inhuien » 12 Mar 2009 06:07

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Postby Freakzilla » 12 Mar 2009 07:19

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Postby SwordMaster » 12 Mar 2009 08:01

we have plenty of respect, love and gratatude for the works of FH

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Postby Mandy » 12 Mar 2009 19:30

Howdy, nice to meet you.
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Postby Sev » 13 Mar 2009 16:09

A Thing of Eternity wrote:Welcome, you've come to the right place! (probably found us through the wrong place I assume? :lol: )


If by 'the wrong place' you mean the much-maligned Byron clusterfuck - then no, I've been spared that, other than a casual browse and giggle in recent days. I actually found this place through Amazon.com, equally maligned it seems because of their practice of accepting 5-star reviews from illiterate retards and deleting well thought out demolition jobs on McDune. As I've already stated, haven't read anything since the House Trilogy, and wanted to know just what the 'Brothers Tossclump' had been doing to the Dune Universe. I've no idea if Ronald Craig and Artis are here in some form or other, but it was their withering attacks on the recent books that brought this place to my attention. Thanks for everyone's words of welcome, it's appreciated.

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Postby Nekhrun » 13 Mar 2009 16:13

Sev wrote:I've no idea if Ronald Craig and Artis are here in some form or other, but it was their withering attacks on the recent books that brought this place to my attention. Thanks for everyone's words of welcome, it's appreciated.

Oh I think at least one of them is crawling around here somewhere.

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Postby Freakzilla » 13 Mar 2009 16:14

Sev wrote:I've no idea if Ronald Craig and Artis are here in some form or other, but it was their withering attacks on the recent books that brought this place to my attention. Thanks for everyone's words of welcome, it's appreciated.


Do we know those guys? :wink: :D
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Postby SandChigger » 13 Mar 2009 19:25

Don't look at me! :roll:


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Postby Tleszer » 13 Mar 2009 23:04

SandChigger wrote:Don't look at me! :roll:


(What? Did you expect God Himself with a flowing beard? ;) )


Well, only because you're our Magical Jewish Saint.
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Postby orald » 14 Mar 2009 06:21

I thought your name was Sand Chigger! :shock:
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Postby trang » 14 Mar 2009 14:28

Wellmet and Welcome!
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