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    greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby theGombeenMan » 11 Apr 2009 22:00

    Hey all I am a newly registered member of Jacurutu...I have admired the site and am a nut for writings by FH....i even named my daughter Irulan.
    i am now getting into FH's other writings and books. Just got done with Destination Void: best last line ever for a book.

    Now for the sucking up to one of the moderators; Freakzilla.

    Way to demonstrate to other geeks on the net the level of knowledge of FH fans on Tor.com. If you didnt get to the site there was an article on how Dune should be appealing to fantasy readers and in the replies section freak kept it real for the others on the actual abilities of Guild Navigators in relation to space travel.
    I was duely impressed and said i gotta join jacurutu today.

    i am happy to be here and look forward to great discussions and fun as well. keep an eye out for pics

    1 water debt and a coupon for five legions of Sardukar for your next planetary invasion of dune from me to the person who gets where my username came from

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    Postby Eyes High » 11 Apr 2009 22:07

    Welcome. Hope to get to know you better.
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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby TheDukester » 11 Apr 2009 22:39

    ^^^ She says that to all the guys ...
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    Postby Redstar » 11 Apr 2009 22:40

    You named your daughter Irulan? I don't know if that's a good or bad thing.

    I want to name a son Holden, for The Catcher in the Rye. No other character in a book has stood out enough for me to consider their name.
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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby Tleszer » 11 Apr 2009 23:13

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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby Eyes High » 11 Apr 2009 23:40

    TheDukester wrote:^^^ She says that to all the guys ...



    You know it. And the gals too. :mrgreen:

    But seriousily, We do welcome you Gombeenman. Hang on tight and jump in. You should find some of our subjec---I mean members, quite interesting and mostly harmless. Have fun.

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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby Omphalos » 12 Apr 2009 02:53

    theGombeenMan wrote:1 water debt and a coupon for five legions of Sardukar for your next planetary invasion of dune from me to the person who gets where my username came from

    theGombeenMan


    Pretty sure its an epithet from Irish folklore. I'll bet that FH used it in The White Plague.

    Oh, and Helloooooooo!!!!!!!!!!
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    Postby SandChigger » 12 Apr 2009 03:44

    Achlan wasachlan fî sietchnâ. :D
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    Postby inhuien » 12 Apr 2009 05:15

    Hello there. :D
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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby SadisticCynic » 12 Apr 2009 10:07

    theGombeenMan wrote: Just got done with Destination Void: best last line ever for a book.


    Yeah I've never seen a better ending line; wait until you try out The Jesus Incident. It's insane.
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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby Freakzilla » 12 Apr 2009 11:56

    theGombeenMan wrote:Hey all I am a newly registered member of Jacurutu...I have admired the site and am a nut for writings by FH....i even named my daughter Irulan.


    Hardcore, man. Hardcore.

    I tried to get my wife to agree to a Dune name three times, no dice.

    i am now getting into FH's other writings and books. Just got done with Destination Void: best last line ever for a book.


    That's why He is The Master.

    Now for the sucking up to one of the moderators; Freakzilla.

    Way to demonstrate to other geeks on the net the level of knowledge of FH fans on Tor.com. If you didnt get to the site there was an article on how Dune should be appealing to fantasy readers and in the replies section freak kept it real for the others on the actual abilities of Guild Navigators in relation to space travel.
    I was duely impressed and said i gotta join jacurutu today.


    :oops:

    I hope I didn't come off too harsh in my comment, Dune does have many fantasy elements and I should have given him that.

    i am happy to be here and look forward to great discussions and fun as well.


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    Postby Mandy » 12 Apr 2009 12:38

    Hi theGombeenMan, welcome to Jacurutu.


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    Postby GamePlayer » 12 Apr 2009 13:38

    Hey
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    Postby Nekhrun » 12 Apr 2009 13:58

    Hi.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 12 Apr 2009 18:05

    Welcome! :)
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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby theGombeenMan » 12 Apr 2009 22:48

    thanx all ...Winner of the coupon is Omphalos...you are right from the white plague Oneill is the gombeen man ...the human gom jabbar

    Yeah people in my and my wife's fam and my fam were like Irulan, "i guess it sounds nice rhymes with the last name too", now they love it. She received alot of princess stuff so its funny that a bunch of Pakistani people naturally called her Princess Irulan to which i got a chuckle out of. The good thing about the name is: cant be shortened, cant be americanized no offense, and fairly certain she wont run into other irulan's .
    If i have a boy next Usul is at the top of the list.

    I give presentations all the time ..and i use so much FH stuff its not even funny. Yesterday i gave a talk and used When strangers meet great allowances should be made for differences in training and custom.

    I have never taken notes so comprehensively before from novels but FH was on point in his analysis, of government politics and religion. and he was quite the scientific visionary, talk about prescience.

    wait till you peeps see my Dune Tat. should have some pics up soon . I also found every out of print F novel at a local bookstore including national Lampoon's DOON novel. 15 in all great stuff for $40

    yeah Freak i fgured that i would not be welcome at dunenovels.com ...the need to read the aforemntioned quote in this reply

    thanks again for the warm welcome
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    Postby Rakis » 12 Apr 2009 22:54

    Nice to meet ya G-man !!

    My son's middle name is Paul...but that was also my father's name
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    Postby Leto » 13 Apr 2009 14:07

    TheDukester wrote:^^^ She says that to all the guys ...


    No! She doesn't :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2:


    Hi G-man (what for a useful nickname Rakis :clap: ), you're welcome.
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 13 Apr 2009 15:22

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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby Eyes High » 13 Apr 2009 21:15

    Leto wrote:
    TheDukester wrote:^^^ She says that to all the guys ...


    No! She doesn't :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2: :tissue2:

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    Sorry if I missed you. :oops: Forgive me :text-imsorry:
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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby trang » 13 Apr 2009 23:11

    Well Met and Welcome!!

    I been lurking more of late (RL stuff keeping me busy),

    Post here and there.

    Irulan huh? Nice. My oldest is named after Alia, wife made me change spelling but sounds out the same, her's is Aliyah Natasha.

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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby Drunken Idaho » 15 Apr 2009 15:07

    Welcome Gombeen!

    Hmm, I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I'm pretty sure Frank called the character Irulan because it is an anagram for Urinal... Ghanima even makes fun of her name in CoD, calling her "Ruinal" which isn't even a proper word, but to me he is hinting at "Urinal."

    Anyway, I'd probably name a girl Ghanima if I ever had an awesome-enough wife to agree to such a thing. Alia is a pretty common name, but I detest the Alliyah spelling. No way I'd name my kid after some dead R&B singer, unless it was Isaac Hayes. There's a chain of girly-accessories stores called "Alia" up here.
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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 15 Apr 2009 15:44

    Baraka Bryan wrote:
    Drunken Idaho wrote:Welcome Gombeen!

    Hmm, I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I'm pretty sure Frank called the character Irulan because it is an anagram for Urinal... Ghanima even makes fun of her name in CoD, calling her "Ruinal" which isn't even a proper word, but to me he is hinting at "Urinal."

    Anyway, I'd probably name a girl Ghanima if I ever had an awesome-enough wife to agree to such a thing. Alia is a pretty common name, but I detest the Alliyah spelling. No way I'd name my kid after some dead R&B singer, unless it was Isaac Hayes. There's a chain of girly-accessories stores called "Alia" up here.


    way to go DI, now he's gonna be calling his kid Urinal in his head :P

    yeah i'd either go with Ghanima or Chani possibly... both awesome names.
    I want to name a son Ender :)


    I wouldn't name a girl Ghanima or Ghani personally, she'd just end up being called Grandma or Granny all her life, plus it's not a very feminine name. It's a cool name, I just don't think it's one the kid would appreciate having.
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    Re: greetings and props to freakzilla

    Postby guild navigator » 15 Apr 2009 16:25

    Hey.
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