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    Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby Talos » 28 Apr 2009 00:19

    Hello all! My name is Joe, aka Talos (sorry Talos Aquinas, thought I was the only Greek Mythology buff lol!)

    I've been a huge Dune fan ever since discovering it about 8-9 years ago when I saw House Atreides on the shelf at a local bookstore. As much as I dislike the hacks I do have to thank them for introducing me to the wonderful world of Dune; I doubt I would have found it if HA hadn't occupied such a prominent display spot at Barnes & Noble. I read the originals first to keep everything in context and it was love at first read. I remember being so excited to read the House trilogy, the upcoming Legends trilogy, and the long awaited series conclusion. I was, of course, quite disappointed with the outcome of the prequels but I just brushed it off without much thought. I compared it to the original Star Wars and it's often contradictory and laughable "expanded universe." I thought I was the only dissatisfied customer. Boy was I wrong. It wasn't until suffering through Hunters and Sandworms that I became truly infuriated (and don't even get me started on PoD, I think that's been covered well enough here.)

    Anyways, I've been lurking around for a few weeks catching up on some of the older discussions, many of which had me in stiches, and I want to thank you guys for creating a place to honor the true leagacy of my favorite author.

    It's good to be home. :D
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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby trang » 28 Apr 2009 00:23

    Welcome to Jacurutu, I get say it first!! YOUR WATER IS OURS!!! MUUHHHHAAA!!

    grab a spice coffee an get settled in.
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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby SwordMaster » 28 Apr 2009 08:37

    welcome home, glad you found us
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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby SandChigger » 28 Apr 2009 09:47

    Welcome, again! :D

    (And Talos Aquino—as Byron Dumbbum used to call him—says not to worry about it. ;) )
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    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 Tleszer » 28 Apr 2009 10:29

    Welcome!

    Psst! Despite the cute look, bunnies do in fact bite. :D
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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby Eyes High » 28 Apr 2009 10:36

    Welcome Talos. Look forward to getting to know you better. You have found a good site. Hang on tight and enjoy the ride.
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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby SandChigger » 28 Apr 2009 10:43

    Hey, that reminds me, who's "the ride" this week? :P
    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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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby Eyes High » 28 Apr 2009 10:45

    :doh: :P :naughty: :)
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    Postby chanilover » 28 Apr 2009 11:01

    Hi Talos.
    "You and your buddies and that b*tch Mandy are nothing but a gang of lying, socially maladjusted losers." - St Hypatia of Arrakeen.
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    Postby SandRider » 28 Apr 2009 11:36

    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.










    } not as dramatic as the darkred on black, but ....
    I can't find the darker orange to match the 610 color -
    that orange font is FF8040. Higher is too light, and lower
    is too red. and while the orange may be "Dunesque",
    only in the daylight. for me, Dune was always dark and
    moonswept, hiding in the cliff shadows and darkened
    passages ....
    ................ I exist only to amuse myself ................
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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby Mandy » 28 Apr 2009 12:57

    Hi Talos, welcome.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 28 Apr 2009 13:01

    Welcome! :)

    How many haters are we up to now? :P
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    Postby Rakis » 28 Apr 2009 13:06

    Nice to meet ya... :)
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    Postby Apjak » 28 Apr 2009 13:27

    Welcome, Welcome.
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    Postby Ampoliros » 28 Apr 2009 13:31

    Sweet a couple more and we might be in danger of breaking the 10-15 mark! Welcome Welcome!
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    Postby GamePlayer » 28 Apr 2009 14:30

    Yo
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 28 Apr 2009 14:34

    Welcome.
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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Apr 2009 14:52

    It shows remarkable self control in reading the originals before the 'quels and I'm glad you did. Allthough I hate to give KJA any possitive press, I'm happy you found Frank Herbert's books.

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    Re: Good to be in the complany of like-minded individuals!

    Postby Omphalos » 28 Apr 2009 15:00

    Hellooooooo!!!!!!!!
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    Postby inhuien » 29 Apr 2009 07:00

    hihihi :)
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