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AzmureII
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Hi everyone

Postby AzmureII » 06 Jan 2011 18:04

Greetings and respect to all the Cast Out.

First of all, congratulations to Freakzilla and Omphalos for this great board, and to all the Ichwan Bedwine who continue to fly the flag of Orthodox Herbertarianism. While I never had the honour of being banned from DN (I managed to mostly avoid the place and its idiot moderator), I definitely felt adrift in the online Duniverse until I found this fantastic board. I posted regularly on the old Dreamers of Dune forum back in the day, and ducked into Arrakeen whenever I could, but a combination of real-life distractions and my growing frustration at the stupidity of DN saw me leave the online Dune community for quite a while.

It's great to be back! :D

I first read Dune when I was 11 and no other book has ever captured my imagination more before or since. It's no exaggeration to say that Dune completely changed the way I looked at the world. Because of Dune I read things I might never have picked up otherwise: The Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the Koran, Taoist and Buddhist teachings, books on ecology, politics, economics, genetics, human potential. It opened up endless horizons for me and continues to do so. I'm now 29 and have read all six the Dune novels every year or two since that first eye-opening experience, usually one after the other in a single long spice-soaked orgy of Dune-ness. They remain my favourite works of fiction in any genre.

My (mercifully) brief and (mercilessly) painful expereince with nuDune was limited to attempting to read House Atreides and, a couple of years later, attempting to read The Butlerian Jihad. I say "attempting" because I didn't manage to read either cover-to-cover. I later picked up Hunters of Dune out of some morbid fascination with trainwrecks, but only ever flipped through it, reading bits at random to reassure myself that Brainless Herbert and KJ Anderhack were as godawful writers as I remembered.

I've wasted far too much time and energy over the years ranting about those two and the abomination they continue to perpertuate in the name of Dune, so I won't preach to the choir. Dehydrate them both, I say. Theirs is water that no man would touch.

I am also a fan of most of Frank's non-Dune books, particularly DV and the Ship/Pandora series, The Godmakers, Whipping Star and The Dosadi Experiment. I think the books he co-authored with Ransom are probably the best sceince fiction he wrote outside of the Duniverse.

Anyway, that's enough rambling from me for now. I look forward to being a part of the Sietch, getting to know you all, and continuing to honour the work of one of the great minds of the 20th century.

Ya hya chouhada!

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Re: Hi everyone

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 06 Jan 2011 18:15

Welcome home!
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Re: Hi everyone

Postby Serkanner » 06 Jan 2011 18:16

Welcome Home!
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Postby SandRider » 06 Jan 2011 18:38


Welcome. Your Water is Ours.
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Re: Hi everyone

Postby Shaitan » 06 Jan 2011 18:45

Let me be the first to say the obligatory Achlan, Wasachlan :-)
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Re: Hi everyone

Postby Omphalos » 06 Jan 2011 19:05

Helloooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

And welcome.

This is really Freak's board. I just chase out the naer-do-wells and answer (most of) the legal process that Freak gets served with.

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Re: Hi everyone

Postby lotek » 06 Jan 2011 19:12

good to have another fellow Cast Out on board ! (pun intended)
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Re: Hi everyone

Postby Freakzilla » 06 Jan 2011 19:13

Hey, I haven't had a warrant in months.

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Postby Tleszer » 06 Jan 2011 20:09

Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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Postby Nekhrun » 06 Jan 2011 22:09

Hi.
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Re: Hi everyone

Postby merkin muffley » 07 Jan 2011 00:47

Welcome!
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Re: Hi everyone

Postby AzmureII » 07 Jan 2011 00:50

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone.

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Re: Hi everyone

Postby inhuien » 07 Jan 2011 05:57

hihihi AzmureII :D
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Re: Hi everyone

Postby SandChigger » 07 Jan 2011 06:01

Marhaba bika fi-sitshina! Ma-ka hiya ma-na!

Welcome to our sietch! Your water is ours. :)

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Postby SandRider » 07 Jan 2011 09:49

Freakzilla wrote:Hey, I haven't had a warrant in months.


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Postby Freakzilla » 07 Jan 2011 10:36

No, really, I've been obeying laws and everything. Well, the really obviouis ones.

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Re: Hi everyone

Postby Omphalos » 07 Jan 2011 14:06

Fudging at the periphery of the law again, are we? Careful now.

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Postby Freakzilla » 07 Jan 2011 14:16

I'll put it this way, I'm not on probation and have no outstanding warrants, my car tag, license and insurance are all valid and up to date... so I've got that going for me.

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Re: Hi everyone

Postby TheDukester » 07 Jan 2011 15:14

Freakzilla wrote:I'll put it this way, I'm not on probation and have no outstanding warrants, my car tag, license and insurance are all valid and up to date... so I've got that going for me.

Seriously, that's about the best any of us could say, right? No wants or warrants ... that puts you on the right side of the law.

Hell, I'm late on my 2011 tags for one of my cars, so I'm technically more of a rapscallion than you right now. :shock:
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Re: Hi everyone

Postby AzmureII » 07 Jan 2011 18:54

Omphalos wrote:Fudging at the periphery of the law again, are we? Careful now.


Sounds Ixian to me. :D

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Re: Hi everyone

Postby DuneFishUK » 08 Jan 2011 15:22

Welcome :)

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Re: Hi everyone

Postby grandmastercrafter » 25 Jan 2011 10:28

AzmureII wrote:Dehydrate them both, I say. Theirs is water that no man would touch.


Nicely said! Greetings and Salutations!
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