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    Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby MrFlibble » 20 Jan 2010 12:27

    Greetings. I come from the sietch of FED2k (the name of which does not, incidentally, have anything to do with the Fedaykin). My decision to join you was motivated by the pursuit of interesting discussions (something which has sadly ceased on FED2k some time ago), although I must confess that the part of Jacurutu I visited most frequently while lurking here was the one devoted to the prequel/sequel/whatever-quel bashing :) I learned of your place first when SandChigger and SandRider came to FED2k, and I remember SandRider asked me in private whether I was a member here under a different nickname.

    I am from Russia, and currently a post-graduate student struggling with my work in Cognitive Linguistics (mostly with the fact that it is not as much "cognitive" as it could be ;)). My first encounter with Dune was through the miniseries which I watched in my teens (and for inexplicable reason, had for a long time believed it was actually the David Lynch's movie split into three large parts :lol:). Some of my classmates played the Dune-themed games (and I think also watched the movie and read the books), but I was not interested very much back then, and none of my friends were Dune fans. It is only when I came to FED2k (I was interested in the Dune II remake projects hosted there) that I became really interested in the books. By coincidence, one of the forum members quoted the Fremen ritual which contained Slavic elements in his signature, and I asked him about that quote. After that, I decided to read the original hexalogy, (in Russian at first). I was immediately amazed both by the plot and by the deep thoughts Frank planted in the books. Not satisfied with the quality of the translations (only Dune has a fairly decent Russian translation, while all the others are mediocre at best), I proceeded to obtain the originals and never regretted it :)

    I've been blissfully ignorant of the prequels and the other new books for quite a while, until there was a huge fuss with the upcoming Dune 7 (I remember a guy came to FED2k and posted a supposedly leaked plot outline of the new book(s) - some plot elements proved to be true, by the way). Out of pure interest, I got myself a prequel book (House Harkonnen, in Russian - House Atreides was sold out, and luckily I did not have enough money to buy House Corrino). I did not anticipate anything particularly good from it, as most of the opinions about the new books I've read at FED2k were explicitly negative, and the book lived up to those quite well :lol: I remember reading through it was quite a chore, and I decided the new books were simply not worth their while :) It was only later, however, that the depravity of the "new Dune" project started to fully unfold, finally manifesting itself in the new midquels, which are all about how all the inconsistencies in the previous installments are the "true story", and the original hexalogy is nothing but falsehood and propaganda. This is, of course, a most unacceptable situation.

    I must say that currently I'm pretty occupied with various stuff, but I hope to drop by and put my two cents in every now and then :)
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby Serkanner » 20 Jan 2010 13:16

    Welcome home!
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby Eyes High » 20 Jan 2010 13:25

    Welcome. Hope you will enjoy it.
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby Tleszer » 20 Jan 2010 14:08

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby SandRider » 20 Jan 2010 14:15


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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby Apjak » 20 Jan 2010 16:09

    Welcome. Twice Welcome.
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby SandChigger » 20 Jan 2010 16:21

    Welcome! Out of lurk mode and into the fire! :lol:
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby inhuien » 20 Jan 2010 17:22

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    Hi there, say hi to Uncle Arnie's hex vision.
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby Seraphan » 20 Jan 2010 18:32

    Welcome, twice welcome!
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby DuneFishUK » 20 Jan 2010 18:47

    Welcome :)
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby Ampoliros » 20 Jan 2010 21:47

    welcome welcome
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby Snowball » 20 Jan 2010 22:27

    You made your thread after I made mine, so I suppose that means I'm obligated to welcome you.

    So welcome!
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby MrFlibble » 21 Jan 2010 12:23

    inhuien wrote:Image

    Hi there, say hi to Uncle Arnie's hex vision.

    RIIIIIIIGHT! :lol:

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone :D
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby nampigai » 21 Jan 2010 13:03

    welcome mate!

    as for the bashing thread - it's actually one of my personal favorit timewasting it's a great laugh.
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Jan 2010 14:34

    Hello!
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby TheDukester » 21 Jan 2010 17:28

    Welcome. Watch out for Boris.
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby chanilover » 21 Jan 2010 18:11

    Hi.
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby Snowball » 24 Jan 2010 15:42

    TheDukester wrote:Welcome. Watch out for Boris.

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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby MrFlibble » 09 Feb 2010 19:14

    TheDukester wrote:Watch out for Boris.

    Who's Boris?
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby lotek » 09 Feb 2010 20:46

    woops
    missed that one!

    that means his water has already been claimed doesn't it?

    Welcome Welcome² anyway, Mr Fibble,

    Are you a Red Dwarf fan by the way?
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby TheDukester » 09 Feb 2010 21:50

    MrFlibble wrote:
    TheDukester wrote:Watch out for Boris.

    Who's Boris?

    You had to be there.

    Oh, and welcome.
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby reverendmotherQ. » 09 Feb 2010 22:03

    Welcome!
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby lotek » 10 Feb 2010 04:41

    That's Boris for me:
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby nampigai » 10 Feb 2010 04:52

    I was Boris during my time in the army. Oh the times that I died – I feel all Duncan-ish
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    Re: Subakh ul kuhar everyone!

    Postby reverendmotherQ. » 11 Feb 2010 10:03

    I like this kid. He's a keeper.
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