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    Postby Ash » 17 Feb 2010 14:30

    Hello everyone,

    I read Dune when I was 13 and have been hooked ever since. I have read and collected just about everything Frank has written. Dune has been a major influence in my life.
    But all of those good feelings changed when KJA came to town.

    I remember reading the announcements about the Dune 7 notes and outline. I was beside myself with joy. I talked several coworkers / friends into reading the Dune books. I even defended the new books up until Battle of Corrin. Once that book hit the shelves I couldn’t take it anymore.

    I’m convinced that they (KJA and Brian) have never read Dune or any of Frank’s books. There is no consistency, no fidelity, and no respect to the original material. Each and every one of the new books are an abomination to the legacy of Frank Herbert.

    I can’t undo what they have done. So I’m just going to talking about what I love with other like minded people. And try not to get too worked up over the alternate universe books that have been published recently.

    Thanks for your time.
    "Dune can be read on so many different levels. I really get different things out of it every time I read it. You can read it as just a plain old space adventure story, people being stranded on a desert planet that has giant sandworms on it, but you can also read it and get politics and economics out of it."
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    Re: Hello

    Postby MrFlibble » 17 Feb 2010 14:38

    Welcome-welcome! :D
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    Re: Hello

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Feb 2010 14:39

    Welcome to the Cast Out! - can I ask where your avatar is from? Haven't seen that one before.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby nampigai » 17 Feb 2010 14:42

    welcome mate!

    I have to ask you the same as Thing - where's that avatar from.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Tleszer » 17 Feb 2010 14:49

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:

    I thought that avatar looked familiar. It can be found here.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby nampigai » 17 Feb 2010 15:14

    Fantastic! Thank you Tleszer!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Serkanner » 17 Feb 2010 15:28

    Welcome Home!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby inhuien » 17 Feb 2010 15:46

    hihihi Ash :)
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Ampoliros » 17 Feb 2010 18:08

    Welcome Welcome!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Seraphan » 17 Feb 2010 18:21

    Welcome, twice welcome.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby reverendmotherQ. » 17 Feb 2010 20:09

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Eyes High » 17 Feb 2010 20:24

    Welcome on board mate.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby DuneFishUK » 17 Feb 2010 20:27

    Welcome! :D
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandChigger » 17 Feb 2010 21:21

    Achlan wasachlan bika fi sietchna! :)


    (We also jabber the Fremen here! Or gom jabber it, maybe? :P )
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Tleszer » 17 Feb 2010 21:29

    SandChigger wrote:Achlan wasachlan bika fi sietchna! :)


    (We also jabber the Fremen here! Or gom jabber it, maybe? :P )

    Maybe, but it's probably better than a sand chiggar.

    (Yes, it's a terrible joke. I'll try not to do it a third time.)
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandChigger » 17 Feb 2010 22:15

    (That's OK. You're already on my list. :twisted: )
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandRider » 17 Feb 2010 23:38


    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby lotek » 18 Feb 2010 05:43

    welcome friend, to Jacurutu home of the Orthodox Herbertarians!

    Drawn here by the junk the Frankenhack came up with, you'll see that Preequel bashing is good therapy, with the occasional smart discussion.
    Dune should have been left alone, rather than made into a mockery...
    Now the harm is done, we will never forgive and never forget!

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    Re: Hello

    Postby Omphalos » 18 Feb 2010 11:33

    Hellllllooooooo!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby trang » 18 Feb 2010 12:47

    Well Met and Welcome!! Grab a spice beer and join in !!!
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