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Well, hello!

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2010 21:05
by dar.tar
Hi! First of all, it's ridicilous that it's taken me this long to finally join. I have, of course, read all the dune books, most of Frank Herbert's other works, and a couple of those travesties that dare speak his name. I've actually read about half the dune encyclopedia, too. A couple of years ago, I started a facebook group(http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18750509096 ) in a fit of impotent rage after despairing of finding anyone who shared my desire to abduct Brian Herbert and KJA and do really awful things to them. I can get really creative with these things, but mostly they involve Fremen curses, going over a long list of inconsistencies in their various books, and also an in depth comparison of elementary school writing samples and excerpts from the prequels. But don't need to tell you this. You know. Which is nice.
I've never really known anyone who was into Dune. A few friends have read the first book, and a couple even got to God Emperor and gave up. Which I think happens a lot. But come on people! Anyway, you get it. As an artist, sci fi is generally disparaged among my peers, and as a bartender, it's pretty well understood that, while the concept of being a nerd may be socially acceptable, the reality of someone who makes jokes about Shaitan is pretty damn weird. So I contain myself. And in public, I will continue to do so.
Okay, so I went a little bit on a tangent. So to summerize:
Dune=GOOD
F.Herbert=brilliant
B.Herbert=uuuugh
KJA=satansatansatanuntalentedsatan
Prequels, etc: REALLY?! KILLER ROBOTS?! Badly written, badly conceived
Me=kind of an enthusiast

Okay! Well, I'm going to peruse the forums a bit more. Loving it so far. And hoping this was what I was supposed to do, since there are under 400 members. So I'll see you kids around.

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2010 21:36
by SandChigger
HA HA! You have finally given in to the DARK SIDE! :lol:

ACHLAN WASACHAN! Welcome, doubly welcome! :D

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2010 22:08
by merkin muffley
Hello and Welcome! Nice Facebook page. I Like it.

Don't stop making Dune references. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. :D

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 01:44
by Omphalos
Hi, and welcome to the board. I never knew anybody who was into Dune the way I was until I joined a different board. Well, except for my ex-wife, so there's that, but we don't talk about her. Wish I could get my current wife into her. If only Herbert had written a Dune book about a plucky middle class girl who got a job at an important New York fashion house, got the man of her dreams, and learned some important lessons about being herself.

I guess I could hope that BH and KJA take that up, right?

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 02:38
by Freakzilla
Omphalos wrote:Wish I could get my current wife into her.


I like where this is going.

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 02:50
by TheDukester
Omphalos wrote:Wish I could get my current wife into her.

This is relevant to my interests.

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 04:18
by Omphalos
Whoops! Got sidetracked while typing that. It should have read, "Wish I could get her into Herbert."

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 05:17
by Serkanner
Welcome Home!

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 05:50
by inhuien
hihihi dar.tar :)

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 06:14
by lotek
welcome to the Cast Out!
Another lost sister joins the Iduali!

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 07:57
by SandChigger
Omphalos wrote:Wish I could get my current wife into her.

Freakzilla wrote:I like where this is going.

TheDukester wrote:This is relevant to my interests.

Mmm... things are heating up in the old sietch now! Whoohoo! :P

Omphalos wrote:If only Herbert had written a Dune book about a plucky middle class girl who got a job at an important New York fashion house, got the man of her dreams, and learned some important lessons about being herself.

I guess I could hope that BH and KJA take that up, right?

OH HOLY MAKER! DELETE THAT IMMEDIATELY! :angry-screaming:

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 08:18
by merkin muffley
Shaitan Wears Prada
of DUNE

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 08:50
by SandChigger
:laughing:

Boo! Now go back to bed.

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 10:23
by Nekhrun
hi

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 10:31
by lotek
SandChigger wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Wish I could get my current wife into her.

Freakzilla wrote:I like where this is going.

TheDukester wrote:This is relevant to my interests.

Mmm... things are heating up in the old sietch now! Whoohoo! :P


I think it's about time our Reverend Mother shared the changed Water of Life with the community.
(paraphrased from Wiki for those who wonder how I got so eloquent ;))

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 11:59
by Tleszer
merkin muffley wrote:Shaitan Wears Prada
of DUNE

:lol:

Welcome dar.tar! :orcs-buttshake:

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 15:42
by A Thing of Eternity
Hello.

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 15:46
by DuneFishUK
Welcome :)

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 19 Sep 2010 20:34
by Robspierre
Hola.

Rob

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2010 21:35
by juliew9855
dar.tar wrote:Hi! First of all, it's ridicilous that it's taken me this long to finally join. I have, of course, read all the dune books, most of Frank Herbert's other works, and a couple of those travesties that dare speak his name. I've actually read about half the dune encyclopedia, too. A couple of years ago, I started a facebook group(http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18750509096 ) in a fit of impotent rage after despairing of finding anyone who shared my desire to abduct Brian Herbert and KJA and do really awful things to them. I can get really creative with these things, but mostly they involve Fremen curses, going over a long list of inconsistencies in their various books, and also an in depth comparison of elementary school writing samples and excerpts from the prequels. But don't need to tell you this. You know. Which is nice.
I've never really known anyone who was into Dune. A few friends have read the first book, and a couple even got to God Emperor and gave up. Which I think happens a lot. But come on people! Anyway, you get it. As an artist, sci fi is generally disparaged among my peers, and as a bartender, it's pretty well understood that, while the concept of being a nerd may be socially acceptable, the reality of someone who makes jokes about Shaitan is pretty damn weird. So I contain myself. And in public, I will continue to do so.
Okay, so I went a little bit on a tangent. So to summerize:
Dune=GOOD
F.Herbert=brilliant
B.Herbert=uuuugh
KJA=satansatansatanuntalentedsatan
Prequels, etc: REALLY?! KILLER ROBOTS?! Badly written, badly conceived
Me=kind of an enthusiast

Okay! Well, I'm going to peruse the forums a bit more. Loving it so far. And hoping this was what I was supposed to do, since there are under 400 members. So I'll see you kids around.




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Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 22 Oct 2010 23:06
by SandChigger
SPAMMER! :angry-screaming:

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2010 00:03
by A Thing of Eternity
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Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2010 01:20
by SandChigger
Yeah, right:

"Such a very amazing link!
Thanks you for the post.
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:lol:

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2010 01:22
by A Thing of Eternity
:? I am unclear on whether you know I was kidding!

Re: Well, hello!

PostPosted: 23 Oct 2010 01:39
by SandChigger
Now I am unclear on whether you knew I was. :?