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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 16 Jul 2010 10:17

    Serkanner wrote:One of the treats I make myself sometimes is very simple. Hard boil an egg let it cool down and the cut it in half length-wise. Put some sambal on it and feast on the treat :)

    We do this in our house too! My wife and I usually make a bunch (like 50) at a time, for get-togethers as well as smaller amounts to go with dinner... yum!
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 16 Jul 2010 10:20

    grandmastercrafter wrote:
    Serkanner wrote:One of the treats I make myself sometimes is very simple. Hard boil an egg let it cool down and the cut it in half length-wise. Put some sambal on it and feast on the treat :)

    We do this in our house too! My wife and I usually make a bunch (like 50) at a time, for get-togethers as well as smaller amounts to go with dinner... yum!

    Also have an egg curry that's made in a similar way - I'm typing out a few recipes for a quick copy-pasta - probably try to complete it this weekend for y'all. :drool:
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 16 Jul 2010 11:37

    Serkanner wrote:
    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Man, I'm gonna make me something like this to use in stir fries. Just a wee bit o vinegar, lotsa Sambal.


    I like sambal Badjak and Brandal best. Milder in taste than Oelek but o so nice!

    One of the treats I make myself sometimes is very simple. Hard boil an egg let it cool down and the cut it in half length-wise. Put some sambal on it and feast on the treat :)


    I haven't seen thoose ones. I often buy one that's basically the same but a little milder and with lots of garlic in it. It just calls itself chilli garlic sauce though.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Serkanner » 16 Jul 2010 19:05

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:
    Serkanner wrote:
    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Man, I'm gonna make me something like this to use in stir fries. Just a wee bit o vinegar, lotsa Sambal.


    I like sambal Badjak and Brandal best. Milder in taste than Oelek but o so nice!

    One of the treats I make myself sometimes is very simple. Hard boil an egg let it cool down and the cut it in half length-wise. Put some sambal on it and feast on the treat :)


    I haven't seen thoose ones. I often buy one that's basically the same but a little milder and with lots of garlic in it. It just calls itself chilli garlic sauce though.


    These are Indonesian ( once a Dutch colony ) sambal variants which you can buy here at every decent supermarket.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Robspierre » 16 Jul 2010 20:13

    Serkanner wrote:
    These are Indonesian ( once a Dutch colony ) sambal variants which you can buy here at every decent supermarket.



    The only "decent" grocery store we have is fucking Wal-Mart. We do have a decent asian community and I do use them, but selection is beyond fucking limited.

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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 16 Jul 2010 20:52

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:I haven't seen thoose ones. I often buy one that's basically the same but a little milder and with lots of garlic in it. It just calls itself chilli garlic sauce though.

    ChiliGarlicSauce rocks! Good call! Maggi Sweet and Spicy also kicks some bum though. An oddly compelling flavor with a subtle, ketchupy consistency, meant to be savored initially with but a momentary brush of the tonguetip, whilst the flavor slides over papillae and beyond, from fungiform to filiform and back again, tantalizingly stimulating, leaving an inevitable trail of softly burning honey-like red stuff from the moment it begins it's approximately 30-foot voyage of transformation within and through the human gastrointestinal tract, to the ineluctable end.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 21 Jul 2010 17:26

    Quick question: does anyone know offhand the reason for the name 'Ix'? Apparently FH gave a one-liner in DM saying that Ix is pronounced "icks" because everyone forgot that the roman numeral IX signified the ninth planet in the system? I don't remember that at all (Re-Read!) - and I may have put my foot in my mouth regarding this - am in the middle of a 'discussion' with some preeq-sympathizers over at arsclan (gaming community) and may have messed up my credibility with a silly error... I tried searching here, but 'Ix' can't be searched... any ideas? (I'll get to DM by the weekend :handgestures-fingerscrossed: - just seeing if anyone here could direct me or advise?)

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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby lotek » 21 Jul 2010 17:44

    well your answer is the one I would have given ;)

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    from fungiform to filiform and back again, tantalizingly stimulating, leaving an inevitable trail of softly burning honey-like red stuff

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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby SadisticCynic » 21 Jul 2010 18:42

    It's the right answer, Alia mentions it in Children of Dune.

    Children of Dune wrote:Alia sniffed. Those women were as ignorant, as superstitious and backward as
    the desert Fremen . . . just as that sneering aide had said, trying to curry
    favor by reporting the dedication of the dance. And neither the aide nor the
    Ixians even knew that Ix was merely a number in a forgotten language.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 22 Jul 2010 09:30

    SadisticCynic wrote:It's the right answer, Alia mentions it in Children of Dune.

    Children of Dune wrote:Alia sniffed. Those women were as ignorant, as superstitious and backward as
    the desert Fremen . . . just as that sneering aide had said, trying to curry
    favor by reporting the dedication of the dance. And neither the aide nor the
    Ixians even knew that Ix was merely a number in a forgotten language.


    Ahhh - I see. So the aide and the Ixians had forgotten that - but the Bene Gesserit never forgot it, did they? My argument over there was that the Bene Gesserit, Leto II, Paul, (didn't include Alia, which was a silly mistake on my part) and anyone with Other Memory would never forget the roman numeral system, and it's obvious correlation with the ninth planet in the system... This seems to show that Alia knew it and scoffed at their ignorance...


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    Or the differing stories between the prequel and Herberts. For instance House Vernius ruling IX in the prequels, and the IX Confederacy in Herberts books. If I remember correctly, the only remaining heir to IX was damn near killed and basically became a cyborg who couldn't possibly have children. Or the fact that IX is pronounced 'icks' because no one really remembers that IX was the roman numeral signifying that IX was the ninth planet in orbit around it's star."
    "Originally Posted by grandmastercrafter
    hehehe - this is all stuff that Kevin/Brian made up, poorly. Consider this: Other Memory would not have allowed every single Bene Gesserit, and Paul, and Leto II, to somehow 'forget' the roman numeral system and it's connection to a ninth planet in a solar system (they regularly talk about memories extending back to pre-spaceflight, in the original Dune series, so the idea of a collective memory loss like that is just ridiculous)."
    "Originally Posted by TinyTony
    The name being a forgotten roman numeral was from FH in Dune Messiah. Can't blame that one on Kevin/Brian. They just ran with FH's one line comment."

    I'm going to have to eat some crow :oops:
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 22 Jul 2010 09:48

    I've eaten crow. It is bad. :puke:

    I ixpect :| to be lambasted, hoisted by me own petard.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby lotek » 22 Jul 2010 09:55

    grandmastercrafter wrote: "Originally Posted by TinyTony
    The name being a forgotten roman numeral was from FH in Dune Messiah. Can't blame that one on Kevin/Brian. They just ran with FH's one line comment."


    as usual, stupid preeq is stupid...

    I am not sure the BG advertised its knowledge of OM. They knew, but telling people would require giving away one of the greatest secrets of the order.

    Paul and Alia didn't have a real reason to go out of their way to expose that fact either.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jul 2010 10:15

    It was, after all, their secret, too.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby lotek » 22 Jul 2010 10:43

    Freakzilla wrote:It was, after all, their secret, too.


    but would they have the same reason to hide it?
    The Sisterhood didn't want its secret exposed so avoid the hunting of all RMs and also because it would force them to deny their motto "We exist only to serve".

    but the Atreides didn't have any qualms about seizing power(in fact it is part of what they are to seek power)
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jul 2010 10:50

    lotek wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:It was, after all, their secret, too.


    but would they have the same reason to hide it?
    The Sisterhood didn't want its secret exposed so avoid the hunting of all RMs and also because it would force them to deny their motto "We exist only to serve".

    but the Atreides didn't have any qualms about seizing power(in fact it is part of what they are to seek power)


    Part of what they are also, is Bene Gesserit.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby lotek » 22 Jul 2010 11:06

    yes but... :)

    if they were truly BG Paul would have submitted to the Sisterhood and Leto II'd never have existed.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jul 2010 11:31

    lotek wrote:yes but... :)

    if they were truly BG Paul would have submitted to the Sisterhood and Leto II'd never have existed.


    Paul isn't just BG, he's more than BG. He has male OM. Besides, he's primarily an Atreides aristocrat and House Atreides will always come first, even if it cost 61 billion lives.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby merkin muffley » 22 Jul 2010 11:38

    Not only is OM secret, the Bene Gesserit aren't in the business of demystifying history. Their survival and power depends on people misunderstanding the origins of their traditions.


    lotek wrote:yes but... :)

    if they were truly BG Paul would have submitted to the Sisterhood and Leto II'd never have existed.



    To me, they were truly Atreides and truly Harkonnen and truly Bene Gesserit. I'm not necessarily saying that being each one of those is exactly the same kind of thing, but I think each one is true. The Bene Gesserit consider them and their descendents dangerous wild cards (to put it mildly), but they are truly BG.

    Exactly, they are "more than BG" (especially Paul).
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jul 2010 11:42

    merkin muffley wrote:Not only is OM secret, the Bene Gesserit aren't in the business of demystifying history. Their survival and power depends on people misunderstanding the origins of their traditions.


    How much you want to bet this becomes an epigraph in Sisterhood of Dune. :wink:
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby merkin muffley » 22 Jul 2010 12:05

    Freakzilla wrote:
    merkin muffley wrote:Not only is OM secret, the Bene Gesserit aren't in the business of demystifying history. Their survival and power depends on people misunderstanding the origins of their traditions.


    How much you want to bet this becomes an epigraph in Sisterhood of Dune. :wink:


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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 22 Jul 2010 12:55

    thanks - makes me feel a little better, but I should know better than to speak without all the facts ready at my fingertips beforehand - not my first time, nor the last, I expect... :doh:
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Sandwurm88 » 23 Jul 2010 15:50

    A belated greeting from a fellow Dune dilletante. Thou hast broughten thineself to the precisely correct Internet forum regarding or pertaining to Dune. The aforementioned provides a nonpretentious and antidisestablishmentarianism counterpoint and counterbalance to the local dunce-ery and foolishness, as well as the sloth of what a neglible minority refer, somewhat ironically, to as the "Official" Dune Forums. 'Tis quite observant and supercalifragalisticexpealadocous of you to realize the various and grandiolquent mutitudes of faux pas's comitted at such an Internet establishment. Much congratulations and gratitude be upon thy, fellow Herbertarian. Thou hast chosen for thineself the correct Dune Internet forum for thou to attend.

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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Nekhrun » 23 Jul 2010 16:00

    Looks like someone's learned some new words today.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby Tleszer » 23 Jul 2010 17:39

    Are you saying that The Sole Man... can learn?


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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby SandRider » 23 Jul 2010 18:03

    well, that changes everything, doesn't it ?
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