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    Postby lotek » 28 Jul 2009 08:47

    hi everyone,
    this is a delicate time indeed as I begin to realize the impact Dune and F Herbert have had on me and so many other people, and as I struggle to make my unbelieving friends come to their senses!
    I stumbled on your website watching a youtube vid(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veSq_w9YKJ4&feature=fvw) and I found the choice of Jacurutu and the Cast Out so fitting I had to come and see what it was all about...

    As for me my name's Tim, I live in France but thanks to a english and sci fi loving dad, I was able to read my favourite books in both languages, and discovered from an early age F Herbert with "Whipping Star", and then I got into Dune and I've nver left Arrakis since :)

    Just to add this books are so deep that I find new meanings in them at each new stage of my life, as my awareness is modified by experience and knowledge, and that in itself is the mark of a writer's genius i believe.

    Briefly I like the Lynch movie for its depicting of the Fremen or the rest of the Empire, a lot less for the quick interpretation of the Dune legends
    I read the pre/se-quels but was not convinced, as it lacks at least the breathtaking mindblowing writing technique of FH.

    I hope to learn new things from the Dune series and maybe share my own understanding of what is for me the climax of the golden age of sci fi as they sometimes call it, and the mother of all space operas ;)
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    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2009 08:59

    Great to have you here!

    I'm amazed you found us through Youtube, that's wonderful!
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    Postby Rakis » 28 Jul 2009 09:02

    Salut! :)
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    Postby Nekhrun » 28 Jul 2009 09:04

    Freakzilla wrote:Great to have you here!

    I'm amazed you found us through Youtube, that's wonderful!

    We'll have to get some new stuff up there besides that video and Sloey's tribute to Chig. I should put a group of kids together to talk about kja and film it.
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    Postby Rakis » 28 Jul 2009 09:09

    I think it's about time Chigger and Teg do something of the kind... :)
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    Postby lotek » 28 Jul 2009 09:28

    yeps :)
    I remember hearing the news of the finding of FH's notes and being thrilled to bits as I thought that never again I would get the feeling of discovering dune...
    and then I read them(being also a sucker fan)and gone with the coriolis wind were my illusions...
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    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2009 09:34

    lotek wrote:yeps :)
    I remember hearing the news of the finding of FH's notes and being thrilled to bits as I thought that never again I would get the feeling of discovering dune...
    and then I read them(being also a sucker fan)and gone with the coriolis wind were my illusions...


    The bright side is, each time I re-read FH's books I get something new from them. And I've read them over a dozen times.

    I hope you'll get the same enjoyment from them.
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    Postby Apjak » 28 Jul 2009 09:56

    Welcome, Twice Welcome! If you're looking for that "discovering Dune" experience you can't find a better group of people to point you at new books and media than the cast-out here. Have you read any other Frank Herbert works?


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    Postby inhuien » 28 Jul 2009 09:58

    hihihi lotek :)
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    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2009 10:00

    Apjak wrote:Welcome, Twice Welcome! If you're looking for that "discovering Dune" experience you can't find a better group of people to point you at new books and media than the cast-out here. Have you read any other Frank Herbert works?


    P. S. ...Your Water is Ours!


    He read Whipping Star first... pay attention! :wink:
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    Postby Apjak » 28 Jul 2009 10:07

    Doh...

    :doh:

    Problem was i opened the YouTube link and it covered the rest of his post when I read it.
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    Postby lotek » 28 Jul 2009 10:17

    yep I've always been a sci fi fan anyway, and I actually have been reading the dune series regularly for the last 20 years at least(i'm 35 now but I truly don't remember my dune first ;) )
    thing is when you do that you will find lots of things and get a real perception of the books, but i'm sure we can find a dune quote about absolute knowledge and being enclosed in a single point of view...

    ... and also driven by the need to make sure I'm not alone in my bookworm condition(isn't that so fitting? bookWORM of Dune! as long as it's not turned into a sequel I don't mind it being reused ;))
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    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2009 10:20

    lotek wrote:...bookWORM of Dune!


    Awesome! :D
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    Postby lotek » 28 Jul 2009 10:23

    i actually really surprised myself with that one :mrgreen:

    and my thanks to you all as I am going back on the dunes of Arrakis right from the start, so I'll be able to sustain a decent conversation on the books
    It feels good not having to explain everything from scratch but it also means higher standards, and nothing else for that but reading!
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    Postby Tleszer » 28 Jul 2009 10:36

    Welcome!
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 28 Jul 2009 12:20

    Welcome.
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    Postby Mandy » 28 Jul 2009 12:22

    Hi lotek!
    As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Hypatia approaches one.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 28 Jul 2009 15:43

    Welcome! :)
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    Postby lotek » 28 Jul 2009 15:45

    thanks for the warm welcome, but then what else is there to expect from people who like frank herbert for his "tranquille"(as in peaceful) philosophie of life? :roll:
    unless it concerns the apocryphal(had to google that one) horrors of the son and the fake prophet (good ring to it dunnit?) :crazy:
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    Postby GamePlayer » 28 Jul 2009 15:50

    Generally speaking, people are much happier when they can express their opinion (bitch and moan) without being banned for doing so. We may not be the nicest people around, but we're generally a light-hearted crowd :P :wink:
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    Re: lotek

    Postby SandChigger » 28 Jul 2009 16:15

    Achlan wasachlan! :D

    Hi. I'm trying to be the un-nicest of the un-nice. :P
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    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2009 16:16

    Just try not to make any sudden movements and keep your hands and feet away from their mouths. :wink:
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    Re: lotek

    Postby lotek » 28 Jul 2009 16:26

    your very own Laza tigers :)
    I shall watch out :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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    Re: lotek

    Postby lotek » 28 Jul 2009 16:28

    SandChigger wrote:Achlan wasachlan! :D

    Hi. I'm trying to be the un-nicest of the un-nice. :P


    that's so nice of you ;)
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    Postby SandChigger » 28 Jul 2009 18:52

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.


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