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Hi There Duniverse inhabitants!

Postby Norma Cenva » 11 Aug 2009 06:17

Hi,
i'm Anna, but i call myself Norma Cenva here (since all cool names were already taken ofcourse AND because Leto II mentioned this name once in the original novels!). I'm 27, woman, living in The Netherlands and i've been a Dune-fan since I was 8, and yes, i'm serious about that!
My older brother introduced me to it, and i've also enjoyed the first Dune game on the pc, and the movie from the 80's. At first i stuck to the first two novels, but well.....we all know how that goes: you keep wanting more.
I've only recently started to reread the whole series, and as always when rereading, i'm puzzled with questions but also happy to realize i'm starting to graps the concepts more and more. So I'd like to explore things a little more wit hthe help of this forum.
Ohh by the way, I DID read all of the non-canon Pinky and the Brian stuff, and i enjoyed it even, but not as part of the Dune series, more as a sort of Dan Brownish novel.

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Postby SandChigger » 11 Aug 2009 06:24

Norma Cenva?! :twisted:

I DID read all of the non-canon Pinky and the Brian stuff, and i enjoyed it even, but not as part of the Dune series, more as a sort of Dan Brownish novel.

Keyword check:
non-canon: check
Pinky & the Brian: check
enjoyed but not Dune, sorta Dan-Brownish: check

OK, you're all right. :P

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Postby lotek » 11 Aug 2009 06:36

welcome here and sorry for your reading of mcDunes :)
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Postby Mr. Teg » 11 Aug 2009 06:37

Welkom!
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Postby Tleszer » 11 Aug 2009 07:05

Welcome!
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Postby Bijaz » 11 Aug 2009 07:23

:greetings-wavingyellow:
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Postby Rakis » 11 Aug 2009 08:50

Nice to meet ya... :P

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Postby Ampoliros » 11 Aug 2009 09:25

Welcome welcome!
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Postby inhuien » 11 Aug 2009 09:26

hihihi Norma Cenva :)
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Re: Hi There Duniverse inhabitants!

Postby Apjak » 11 Aug 2009 09:39

Welcome
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Postby Serkanner » 11 Aug 2009 10:12

Welcome from a fellow Dutchman. Sorry about the McDune books, but I guess you'll live.
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Postby TheDukester » 11 Aug 2009 10:46

+1 to post count.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Aug 2009 11:04

Welcome - you should have a good time here discussing Dune and whatever else we go off topic into.
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Re: Hi There Duniverse inhabitants!

Postby Rakis » 11 Aug 2009 11:05

TheDukester wrote:+1 to post count.


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Postby TheDukester » 11 Aug 2009 11:06

Now, if that were actually true, I'd respond to all of the "intro" threads. I limit myself to about one in 10, though. :wink:
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Postby Mandy » 11 Aug 2009 11:12

Howdy Norma.
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Postby Omphalos » 11 Aug 2009 11:49

Helllllooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby inhuien » 11 Aug 2009 12:06

TheDukester wrote:Now, if that were actually true, I'd respond to all of the "intro" threads. I limit myself to about one in 10, though. :wink:

And here was me thinking it was all about welcoming our new members.
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Re: Hi There Duniverse inhabitants!

Postby Norma Cenva » 11 Aug 2009 12:11

Thanx guys! hiiiiii other dutchies!

i'm glad i passed the check up ;)
i'm surely gonna enjoy reading and posting here!

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Postby TheDukester » 11 Aug 2009 12:52

inhuien wrote:
TheDukester wrote:Now, if that were actually true, I'd respond to all of the "intro" threads. I limit myself to about one in 10, though. :wink:

And here was me thinking it was all about welcoming our new members.

Easy, there.

Welcome whomever you want; no one is getting in your way. I'm simply pointing out that having 11 straight people type one-word "Welcome!" responses gets a bit +1 after a while. All "into" threads are like this; not just here.
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Re: Hi There Duniverse inhabitants!

Postby GamePlayer » 11 Aug 2009 12:52

Glad to hear you're responding well to the original novel therapy :)
Seriously, it's good to hear someone getting so much more out of the original Frank Herbert books. They were written to be fine works that offer more the more you put into them. Enjoy!
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Postby SandRider » 11 Aug 2009 13:33

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Re: Hi There Duniverse inhabitants!

Postby DuneFishUK » 11 Aug 2009 14:03

Welcome! :)

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Re: Hi There Duniverse inhabitants!

Postby inhuien » 11 Aug 2009 17:11

TheDukester wrote:
inhuien wrote:
TheDukester wrote:Now, if that were actually true, I'd respond to all of the "intro" threads. I limit myself to about one in 10, though. :wink:

And here was me thinking it was all about welcoming our new members.

Easy, there.

Welcome whomever you want; no one is getting in your way. I'm simply pointing out that having 11 straight people type one-word "Welcome!" responses gets a bit +1 after a while. All "into" threads are like this; not just here.

I am easy and I'm also sorry if I trod on your toe, however see this from the POV of a new member having just joined, I'm very certain that they do not see it as a succession of +1s. Then again perhaps I'm a newbie, only posting in around 3 forums.
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Re: Hi There Duniverse inhabitants!

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 11 Aug 2009 17:33

When I was new it was nice, even if people just typed something short.

Plus, I really don't care much about my post count!
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