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    Postby Funktapus » 29 Jan 2010 14:58

    Hey everybody. I've been following things with the OH for about a year now, just never bothered to register until now. I think I commented once on the Hairy Ticks blog. I'm going to be starting up my annual read through of the series soon so this seems like a good time to join up and make use of the reading groups.

    Anyways I'm a 21 year old Dune fan, first read Dune in 2000. I consider myself lucky to have missed all the prequel/sequel shitstorm taking place at the time. I got through CoD when I was still in middle school but I just couldn't handle GEoD at the time. I continually reread the first three books. Somewhere along the line I picked up TBJ in an airport bookstore. Read it, was severely underwhelmed and pretty much forgot about it. Then I heard about PoD. I read some KJA quotes lamenting how confusing Messiah is. I discovered, amazingly enough, that there is a huge gap between Dune and DM that needs to be filled. Bullcrap! Even at twelve I never felt that way. I definitely didn't really grasp what Herbert was trying to say, but I knew he was trying to say something. It's stupid but I took Anderson's descriptions of DM personally. Messiah is my favorite, after the original. I'd even consider it the best but Dune itself holds a special place in my heart. To act like Messiah is an incomplete story, or that it needs to be prefaced in order to make sense, felt like a slap in the face.

    So yeah, I guess my slow burning anger has finally gotten me to register. I have to thank you all, reading some stuff here rekindled my interest in Dune. Last year I read GEoD, Heretics, and Chapterhouse and loved them all. I look forward to discussing the novels with everyone.

    Also, side note, I have the honor of living a five minute jaunt down the interstate from KJA. My dentist knows him. My dentist didn't like Messiah, either. One of my old scoutmasters is actually his neighbor. No, I won't go down there, I don't want to be featured in a KJA tweet, but I do dream of running into him in public someday. I'll ask him if he can fill in all the gaps in my drywall with some new novels.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Apjak » 29 Jan 2010 15:03

    Welcome, Twice Welcome.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Tleszer » 29 Jan 2010 15:10

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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    Re: Hello

    Postby lotek » 29 Jan 2010 15:26

    Achlan wasachlan

    yeah I"ve always wanted to say that!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 Jan 2010 15:39

    Funktapus wrote:
    Also, side note, I have the honor of living a five minute jaunt down the interstate from KJA. My dentist knows him. My dentist didn't like Messiah, either. One of my old scoutmasters is actually his neighbor. No, I won't go down there, I don't want to be featured in a KJA tweet, but I do dream of running into him in public someday. I'll ask him if he can fill in all the gaps in my drywall with some new novels.


    Oh how we know how you feel! And nice one (underlined) :lol:

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    Re: Hello

    Postby Serkanner » 29 Jan 2010 15:44

    Welcome home!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Freakzilla » 29 Jan 2010 15:47

    Funktapus wrote:I'm going to be starting up my annual read through of the series soon so this seems like a good time to join up and make use of the reading groups.


    Great! I look forward to it.

    Even at twelve I never felt that way.


    Nice :lol:

    I'll ask him if he can fill in all the gaps in my drywall with some new novels.


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    Re: Hello

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 Jan 2010 16:06

    Freakzilla wrote:
    I'll ask him if he can fill in all the gaps in my drywall with some new novels.


    Signature worthy.


    That's what I was thinking too, and with an opening post! That's gotta be a first.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Seraphan » 29 Jan 2010 16:15

    Welcome and enjoy your stay. :D
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandRider » 29 Jan 2010 16:28


    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby DuneFishUK » 29 Jan 2010 17:57

    Welcome :)
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    Re: Hello

    Postby TheDukester » 29 Jan 2010 19:11

    Funktapus wrote:So yeah, I guess my slow burning anger has finally gotten me to register.

    We get that a lot.

    We also pray at 9, noon, 3, and 6 for this:

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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandChigger » 29 Jan 2010 19:20

    Achlan wasachlan fi sietchna! :D

    So ... have you actually driven by "The Castle"?

    Did it make you all tingly all over? That was TheKJA Power. :lol:
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Eyes High » 30 Jan 2010 00:07

    Welcome and looking forward to getting to know you better.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby inhuien » 30 Jan 2010 06:41

    hihihi Funktapus :) and condolences on your proximity to KJA.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby nampigai » 01 Feb 2010 01:54

    Welcome mate!

    I don't know - but I get flashback to Donnie Darko. I'll bet that KJA is real lifes "Jim Cunningham"!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby chanilover » 01 Feb 2010 17:07

    Hi.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Omphalos » 06 Apr 2010 18:12

    label factory wrote:hi u guys..how are you?


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    Re: Hello

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 06 Apr 2010 18:17

    Omphalos wrote:
    label factory wrote:hi u guys..how are you?


    Banned


    Am I missing something? Who's Label Factory?
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Omphalos » 06 Apr 2010 18:17

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    label factory wrote:hi u guys..how are you?


    Banned


    Am I missing something? Who's Label Factory?


    A spammer. I just banned it and deleted its one post.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Nekhrun » 06 Apr 2010 18:32

    Omphalos wrote:
    A Thing of Eternity wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    label factory wrote:hi u guys..how are you?


    Banned


    Am I missing something? Who's Label Factory?


    A spammer. I just banned it and deleted its one post.

    It might be worth considering banning anyone who asks how any of us are doing anyway. A question like that shows weakness. :twisted:

    Also, back on track...Hello.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SadisticCynic » 06 Apr 2010 18:45

    Omphalos wrote:
    label factory wrote:hi u guys..how are you?


    Banned


    Not criticising, just curious; how did you know it was a spammer?
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Nekhrun » 06 Apr 2010 18:49

    SadisticCynic wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    label factory wrote:hi u guys..how are you?


    Banned


    Not criticising, just curious; how did you know it was a spammer?

    Ban him! He's on to you!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SadisticCynic » 06 Apr 2010 18:52

    Nekhrun wrote:
    SadisticCynic wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    label factory wrote:hi u guys..how are you?


    Banned


    Not criticising, just curious; how did you know it was a spammer?

    Ban him! He's on to you!


    I swear I'm innocent!

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    Re: Hello

    Postby Nekhrun » 06 Apr 2010 18:52

    SadisticCynic wrote:
    Nekhrun wrote:
    SadisticCynic wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:
    label factory wrote:hi u guys..how are you?


    Banned


    Not criticising, just curious; how did you know it was a spammer?

    Ban him! He's on to you!


    I swear I'm innocent!

    (Did you get my e-mail about the bank account in Nigeria?)

    My PIN and SSN are on the way.
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