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    New guy!

    Postby TheHappyYakherd » 08 Dec 2010 02:52

    Hey guys, SandChigger lead my to this site from Twitter. I'm a huge fan of the Movie, and the mini-series both, and I'm think it's about time I start reading the Book. So I joined this forum, because, if reading the book is like watching the movie, it helps to have a few friends to discuss it with...
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby Serkanner » 08 Dec 2010 04:21

    Welcome Home!

    If you take the move and multiply it with the series you are still nowhere close as to how wonderful the books are. Reading Dune and the sequels has been a huge influence on my life. A truly HUGE influence.
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby Freakzilla » 08 Dec 2010 06:36

    Welcome!

    Follow along in the Reading Group, ask questions if you need to!
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby Alpha Carinae » 08 Dec 2010 07:43

    Hello!

    You won't go wanting for subjects to discuss in the books. :) That's one of the great things about them.
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby lotek » 08 Dec 2010 08:52

    welcome to Shuloch !
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby Tleszer » 08 Dec 2010 09:11

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 Dec 2010 14:02

    Welcome. I think the differences between the Lynch version and the book will shock you at first, but if you're like I was for that first read you'll be having your mind blown the whole time!
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby merkin muffley » 08 Dec 2010 16:05

    Welcome. I think you'll love the books.
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby lotek » 08 Dec 2010 16:24

    I'd have liked to see the film before reading the books, just to experience that feeling of bafflement one must ... feel when confronted to Lynch's approach of an already complex plot.
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby SandChigger » 08 Dec 2010 17:21

    Achlan wasachlan! Welcome & Welmet (again)! :D
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 Dec 2010 17:22

    I think my main points of confusion when reading Dune the first time (I'd seen the Lynch version, but not for many years so at least it was a very foggy recollection) was waiting for sound guns to show up, and expecting the Harkonnen to be all diseased and messed up.
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby Nekhrun » 08 Dec 2010 23:36

    I still think that my first time through the series was the best. I devoured those books. I'd never read so much in so little time before that. It really opened my eyes. You're in for quite an experience.
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Dec 2010 14:23

    I wish I could get that experience back for Dune itself. My rereads of the other books have been closer to the original experience, but that first book somehow lost a little magic for me. I blamed the KJA books at the time, so I'll have to try again in a couple years, I find the negative influence of those books fading with time now that I've stopped reading them.
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby SandRider » 09 Dec 2010 15:09

    uhhh ... what ?

    oh ... oh, yeah ... uh ... so like, welcome to the ... uh ... yeah ...
    so just give all your uh ... your water rings to .. uh ... shit, just give em to the HoneyTrap ...
    she'll end up with em anyway ...

    lessee ... uh ... okay, so like, you got slig-shit duty, man ...
    and don't track sand into the hallway ... uh ... somethin else ...

    oh yeah ... new guy buys the beer ...
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby Omphalos » 09 Dec 2010 19:24

    Helloooooo!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby Eyes High » 09 Dec 2010 23:16

    Welcome
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby inhuien » 23 Dec 2010 18:01

    hihihi TheHappyYakherd :D
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    Re: New guy!

    Postby grandmastercrafter » 25 Jan 2011 10:39

    TheHappyYakherd wrote:Hey guys, SandChigger lead my to this site from Twitter. I'm a huge fan of the Movie, and the mini-series both, and I'm think it's about time I start reading the Book. So I joined this forum, because, if reading the book is like watching the movie, it helps to have a few friends to discuss it with...

    (belated) Greetings and Salutations! This is the place to come for discussion, that's for sure - lots of great people and great resources RE Dune here. Far more so than you'll find 'elsewhere' :D
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