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Bored at work...

Postby Futar » 17 Sep 2009 19:21

So I finally decided to register here.

Been aware of this place for quite a while now(lurked around unregistered for at least a year), but I am terribly bored at work right now and decided why the hell not?

Can't remember exactly when I got into Dune. I branched slowly from the C&C Red Alert games to Dune 2000 and Emperor: Battle for Dune then eventually went to the library to read the books.

You're likely to hate this but the first one i picked out was House Atreides... it was the only one they had at the time. I read far enough into it to find out the Baron wasn't fat then I put it down and realized it wasn't written by the original author. Went back to the library later to find one by Frank later only it was God Emperor of Dune but I grabbed it anyway. Read it and was extremely confused as to how different it was from the plot lines in the games(It was no longer a desert planet and that kind of pissed me off heh). Well, eventually I got a copy of Dune and was finally able to read them in the proper order and make sense of things. Been hooked ever since.

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Postby Eyes High » 17 Sep 2009 19:23

Welcome and hope you like it around here. I know I do.

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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Ampoliros » 17 Sep 2009 20:27

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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Nekhrun » 17 Sep 2009 20:40

hi
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby SandChigger » 17 Sep 2009 21:02

Achlan wasachlan! :)
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Futar » 17 Sep 2009 21:08

SandChigger wrote:Achlan wasachlan! :)


could not for the life of me remember that phrase... then i scrolled to the top lol :oops:

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Re: Bored at work...

Postby SandChigger » 17 Sep 2009 21:43

;) :lol:

Since it was in-sietch we'll let you keep your water a little longer. :)


(Looks like I had a bit of a tag misadventure, though; fixed now. :P )

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Re: Bored at work...

Postby nymphitz » 18 Sep 2009 00:42

Aloha!

What a terrible start to such an amazing series, way to stick through it!

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Re: Bored at work...

Postby E. LeGuille » 18 Sep 2009 00:49

Welcome!... (If I am allowed to welcome you. :) )
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Eyes High » 18 Sep 2009 01:59

E. LeGuille wrote:Welcome!... (If I am allowed to welcome you. :) )


Why wouldn't you be? :wink:



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Re: Bored at work...

Postby lotek » 18 Sep 2009 03:25

Starting off with GEoD after reading one of the prequels must have been quite a shock, all the more respect for you to have sticked to it!
It should be interesting to have the point of view of someone who came to the books through the games!

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Postby Serkanner » 18 Sep 2009 04:24

Welcome home.
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby SandChigger » 18 Sep 2009 06:34

E. LeGuille wrote:Welcome!... (If I am allowed to welcome you. :) )

:roll:

The way to become an accepted member of the forum is to ACT LIKE ONE, not like a limited idiot.


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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Freakzilla » 18 Sep 2009 07:47

Keep your hands and feet away from their mouths and try not to make any sudden movements. :wink:
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Apjak » 18 Sep 2009 08:15

Welcome to the future.
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Futar » 18 Sep 2009 11:39

lotek wrote:Starting off with GEoD after reading one of the prequels must have been quite a shock, all the more respect for you to have sticked to it!
It should be interesting to have the point of view of someone who came to the books through the games!

Welcome²


it was really only the first chapter or so from the book. the Baron not being fat really bothered me. oddly though in comparison the lack of the Ordos didnt make a difference to me

and yes coming from the games made GEoD well... very strange as i did not expect Leto's uhhh shall we say physique :wink:
and it also took a while to make sense of things(Paul's son being killed in Dune confused the hell out of me)

i also have a couple of friends that have read at least some of the series and when discussing the "finale" :puke: we came to the decision that it was really meant as a comedy instead of the serious conclusion people wanted to see

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 18 Sep 2009 12:28

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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Tleszer » 18 Sep 2009 12:34

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Postby DuneFishUK » 18 Sep 2009 12:51

Welcome :)

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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Mandy » 18 Sep 2009 13:14

Hi futar, welcome to Jacurutu.
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby inhuien » 20 Sep 2009 16:09

hihihi Futar :)
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby trang » 20 Sep 2009 20:16

Well met and Welcome!! Grab a spice beer and join in the fun!!
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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Futar » 21 Sep 2009 22:47

heh suppose i forgot to come back here to thank you guys for the welcomes... so uhh thanks :P

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Re: Bored at work...

Postby Eyes High » 21 Sep 2009 23:49

Futar wrote:heh suppose i forgot to come back here to thank you guys for the welcomes... so uhh thanks :P



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