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Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby Olympos » 15 Feb 2010 20:34

I was in the midst of re-reading God Emperor for the umpteenth time and ran into some news about the Paramount remake of Dune (I'll save any comments about my trepidation on that for later) and followed some links and ... voila, here I am. Nice to see an active and functioning Herbert forum.

Disclosure .... hm, I'm old enough to have met Herbert, and lucky enough to have done so on a few occasions because I grew up in Port Townsend, WA, where Herbert settled after Dune unexpectedly found commercial success. I had the dubious honor of having Frank rip apart my short fiction in a 1-on-1 meeting at a sci-fi writer's workshop hosted in our town, an experience I would compare somewhat to Paul having his hand stuck in that damned Bene Gesserit box! My other tenuous link to Dune would be one of my best friends in grad school having gone to high school with Kyle MacLachlan ... he's got some stories.

I say all that only in the interests of full disclosure, as having met Frank when I was a kid gives me no special insight into his work or puts me above anyone else here in discussing that work. I couldn't even get the guy to tell me how to pronounce Bene Gesserit, he wanted you to work it out for yourself!

So, I hope to drop in occasionally and offer a comment here or there. Glad to see interest in the genuine Herbert works so alive and well.
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby Nekhrun » 15 Feb 2010 20:55

Welcome.
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby SandChigger » 15 Feb 2010 21:24

Achlan wasachlan! :)

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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby reverendmotherQ. » 15 Feb 2010 21:24

Glad you found us.
And you met Mr. Herbert?
I like you already.
Welcome aboard!

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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby TheDukester » 15 Feb 2010 22:32

Olympos wrote:... I'm old enough to have met Herbert ...

Which forever puts you one up on Kevin J. Anderson. He never met the man, if you can believe it.

Welcome. I'm sure we'll be bombarding you soon for more "tales of Frank."
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby Eyes High » 15 Feb 2010 23:33

Welcome mighty Olympos. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

These guys and gals know their Dune. You can gain much from their knowledge.

Hang on tight and enjoy the ride. :dance:
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby Hunchback Jack » 15 Feb 2010 23:59

Welcome, brother! Ditto what Eyes said; this is a great place to discuss Herbert's work.

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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby Omphalos » 16 Feb 2010 02:33

Helloooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby nampigai » 16 Feb 2010 04:14

welcome mate
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby inhuien » 16 Feb 2010 04:39

hihihi Olympos :)
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby lotek » 16 Feb 2010 06:12

Olympos wrote: I couldn't even get the guy to tell me how to pronounce Bene Gesserit, he wanted you to work it out for yourself!


flamin' awesome!

Isn't that just typical?? (of the witches lol)

And also welcome twice welcome!!
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Postby MrFlibble » 16 Feb 2010 07:51

Hi! :)
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Postby trang » 16 Feb 2010 08:16

Well Met and Welcome!!!! grab a spice beer and join in the conversation!!
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby Tleszer » 16 Feb 2010 10:14

Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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Postby Seraphan » 16 Feb 2010 10:30

Welcome, twice welcome. Enjoy this place, there's no other like it. :P
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby Futar » 16 Feb 2010 12:17

Welcome :D

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Postby DuneFishUK » 16 Feb 2010 14:35

Welcome! :)

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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 16 Feb 2010 14:35

Welcome, from reading a post or two of yours already it looks like you'll be a great addition to our tribe!
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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby Sandwurm88 » 16 Feb 2010 16:20

You met Frank!? Awesome!!! I wish I'd have had the privilege of having Frank read one of my short stories!! Oh well, I'd settle for Kevin through email...:(. Welcome to the forums!!!

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Re: Hello from the Pacific Northwest

Postby chanilover » 17 Feb 2010 05:46

Olympos wrote:I had the dubious honor of having Frank rip apart my short fiction in a 1-on-1 meeting at a sci-fi writer's workshop hosted in our town


Shame he isn't around to do the same to Combover's output.

,one of my best friends in grad school having gone to high school with Kyle MacLachlan ... he's got some stories.


Oh yeah?
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