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    Hello

    Postby Sarafan » 17 Aug 2010 05:22

    I've been wanting to do this for a very long time, ever since I joined here in 2008.

    A close friend of mine told me I should read Dune. I did and kept reading until God Emperor of Dune. Virtually every book I've read afterward paled in comparison. Sometimes I find it difficult to appreciate a book just for what it is, simply because it is not Dune.
    After GEoD nothing has been the same. Surely I had to read the books more often to grasp the more complex notions (and I'm sure I've still a ways to go) but it's scope was so mind-boggling, so convincing. I've never felt more sympathy for a character than for Leto Atreides II. I love him for all he sacrificed when he did what Paul would (or could) not.

    After I read the 6 Dune novels I virtually begged my friend to do the same. Surely he would appreciate this wonderfully complex and detailed universe Frank had created. The first book is 'only' a spectacular introduction to a series that encompasses a lifetime worth of wisdom. He never made it halfway through Dune Messiah though.

    I sifted through the House-books, desperate for more Dune. It was strange, empty. Things in these prequels didn't seem to be entirely consistent with Frank's Dune. Perhaps it was just me. I read through Legends. Awful lot of dead people. Mildly entertaining, but still something is missing. It had to be me though.

    Then word came out that there would be a 7th book based on Franks notes. Finally, Franks vision would be complete! His son Brian was going to undertake the daunting task together with that Anderson fellow...Well, this time they have Frank's notes so that sort of makes it 'Frank-certified' right? Right! I really wanted it to be.

    So, I went and bought the hardcover of Hunters of Dune. I read that and also bought the hardcover edition of Sandworms of Dune... After Hunters I tried to convince myself that it was decent enough, that I did enjoy myself and that Dune lived and would continue to do so. It would get better. It had to. I continued to delude myself through every ludicrous upon ludicrous plot-twist in Sandworms. All the way through the worst ending I ever thought possible. Leto II's sacrifice had been undone. His carefully laid out Golden Path made obsolete in an instant and none of these cardboard-cutout characters seemed to care or understand the implications. This could not be true, could it? How could Frank's own son be so blind to the nature of his father's work? And KJA? Let's just say I really don't like him...

    It took me all those crappy prequels and a direct insult to the God Emperor himself to let go. Dune is not going to continue past Chapterhouse and it doesn't need to. I realize that now. The good thing is that when I read only a few pages of Frank's work, all the things written by those other two pales completely. It is becoming nothing more than a very distant memory. However, they simply will not stop. Whenever I see their handiwork it pisses me off; shill-reviewers, KJASF (I honestly thought this was a joke...), Master of Universes (seriously?!), "Well done my boys" (the sheer audacity...). The list is getting longer still.

    I'm just really glad there is a place like Jacurutu and I admire all your undying efforts around the web.

    Regards,

    Sarafan
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Eyes High » 17 Aug 2010 05:35

    Glad to have the chance to read your introduction finally. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you. Have a great day.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Serkanner » 17 Aug 2010 07:52

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    Re: Hello

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Aug 2010 08:11

    Achlan, Wasachlan!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandChigger » 17 Aug 2010 08:12

    The Sleeper awakens... :)
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    I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

    I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA
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    Re: Hello

    Postby merkin muffley » 17 Aug 2010 10:36

    Hello!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandRider » 17 Aug 2010 10:54


    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby DuneFishUK » 17 Aug 2010 15:30

    Welcome :)
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Tleszer » 17 Aug 2010 17:15

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Sarafan » 17 Aug 2010 18:23

    Thanks for the welcome kind sirs! :)
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Nekhrun » 17 Aug 2010 20:54

    Hi.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Omphalos » 18 Aug 2010 00:39

    Helloooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby twistedmentat » 18 Aug 2010 03:48

    sarafan wrote:
    I sifted through the House-books, desperate for more Dune. It was strange, empty.


    :crying-yellow: I remember feeling that pain too......welcome you're in a better place now
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    Re: Hello

    Postby lotek » 18 Aug 2010 07:17

    twistedmentat wrote:
    sarafan wrote:
    I sifted through the House-books, desperate for more Dune. It was strange, empty.


    :crying-yellow: I remember feeling that pain too......welcome you're in a better place now



    Are we dead people?

    And welcome twice welcome to our neeew memmmber!

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    Re: Hello

    Postby inhuien » 19 Aug 2010 13:56

    hihihi Sarafan :)
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    Re: Hello

    Postby aethereon » 19 Aug 2010 16:54

    greetings.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Sarafan » 19 Aug 2010 18:05

    inhuien wrote:hihihi Sarafan :)


    ;) Indeed

    Apart from being an extinct order of vampire slayers, it is also a traditional Russian long, shapeless jumper dress...

    yep, I'm Russian female attire :mrgreen:
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandChigger » 19 Aug 2010 21:04

    I seem to remember a Russian folk song called Krasny Sarafan (Red Sarafan)... :D
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    Re: Hello

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 07 Sep 2010 11:51

    Greetings and Salutations!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby merkin muffley » 07 Sep 2010 12:49

    Welcome! :D
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Marlonhe007 » 13 Sep 2010 23:31

    hi guys

    newbie her i'm mar from alberta

    Its nice to see this forum.

    I'm sure I will have a great time here and learn some new things.

    good day guys.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby Omphalos » 13 Sep 2010 23:59

    Marlonhe007 wrote:hi guys

    newbie her i'm mar from alberta

    Its nice to see this forum.

    I'm sure I will have a great time here and learn some new things.

    good day guys.


    Actually, you're from the Philippines, you scummy spammer asshole. So fuck off!
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandRider » 14 Sep 2010 01:57

    and tell your Chinese slavemasters to suck rhinoceros penis ... wait, they do that anyway, right ?
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    Re: Hello

    Postby merkin muffley » 14 Sep 2010 02:30

    and don't you come back no mar, no mar, no mar, no mar.
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    Re: Hello

    Postby SandChigger » 14 Sep 2010 04:51

    BOO! :hand: :snooty:

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