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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby SandChigger » 23 Jul 2010 20:17

    Sandwurm88 wrote:A belated greeting from a fellow Dune dilletante. ...

    Forsooth, as dill as a pickle is this dilettante lad!

    (Poor knave! Hard though it be for thee to kick against the pricks, this good company is as much amused by thy trials as by thy frolics. :lol: )
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 26 Jul 2010 09:13

    Sandwurm88 wrote: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.

    Cordially,

    Sandworm88

    Post-Script---

    Oh yeah, and one more thing--
    Pneumoniaultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.


    :geek:
    dilettante = 5 points
    broughten = -5 points (street slang - hard to tell appropriate usage, so docking points - open to appeal, however. Sorry!)
    nonpretentious = 25 points
    antidisestablishmentarianism = :clap: an even 100 points, for correctly using the word in an actual communication - something I had considered nigh impossible, unless discussing history :lol:
    supercalifragalisticexpealadocous = :clap: another 100 points, for correctly using a blatantly fictitious word correctly in an actual communication. Stunning work. Probably not something that'll catch on - but wow, nevertheless.
    grandiolquent = 20 points
    Pneumoniaultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis = score pending - awaiting relevant use in an actual communication - now this I gotta see!!! (the word: 'Silicosis' can be used for the exact same purpose)


    Total: 245 points (an incredible debut by Sandworm88, who pulls into the lead from the starting gate and is moving at a stupendous rate)
    :lol:

    Hey, and thanks for the greeting! :)
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 07 Sep 2010 09:04

    Sorry y'all - been over on Amazon while logged in lately, tossing comments out on reviews and trying to get up a head of steam to start writing reviews of my own... I got into a pretty interesting debate in the comments section of a review written by a preeq sympathizer who gave a 4-star review of House Harkonnen - a top 500 reviewer named lordhoot. I made a new friend LOL :)

    It was quite intense, but it just ended, so I thought I'd share:

    http://www.amazon.com/review/ROP4ZEITOV ... hisHelpful

    Let me know if this link doesn't work out - also, what's the etiquette on inviting someone to join Jacurutu? I've invited him to check out the site, but didn't want to overstep any bounds or anything... :D
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby lotek » 07 Sep 2010 09:11

    grandmastercrafter wrote:Let me know if this link doesn't work out - also, what's the etiquette on inviting someone to join Jacurutu? I've invited him to check out the site, but didn't want to overstep any bounds or anything... :D


    just give them the link. we haven't had a real preeq to chew on for ages :)
    Wingnuts are fun but it's not the same!

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    lordhoot wrote:If this is the crux of this discussion, Herbert's Dune series and the follow-up "McDune" series (very nice touch there), then I must admit that perhaps my initial review may be misdirected as I wasn't thinking along that line of thought. My line of thought was that I did separate between the two series and rated them accordingly to their own merits.


    admittting he was wrong?
    definitely not a preeq!
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 07 Sep 2010 10:01

    Yea - doesn't sympathize with that position anymore, but 6 years ago it would have been a different conversation, I think. It may be that he's had a chance to check the quality of the subsequent works, or something, but our exchange was extremely fruitful - I did NOT expect him to actually change his mind, and tone, from the initial few comments... it really took a lot of time to break down and answer each post. I was agonizing over what to say, and if I should even respond at a few points... but thought that his love of high-quality writings RE military history would predispose him to our points of view.

    Or I may have bored him to tears and he just wanted it to stop - hehehe - I hope that's not the case, but I can't rule it out - I have been known to be a tad long-winded from time to time to time, and on occasion, occasionally.
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby SandRider » 08 Sep 2010 16:31

    so atleast some-one is getting use out of the car-industry smilies ...
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    Re: I seek refuge from ridiculousness

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 12 Sep 2010 04:06

    yeah Totally! I love it - and my favorite color is red too - I don't know how this smilie came to be here, but it's totally a keeper :handgestures-thumbsup:
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