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    Hello Everyone

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 26 Feb 2011 03:29

    Hey there,

    I found this site through a blog called HairyTicksofDune, or something like that- SandChigger. I like what I've read there, and have found that I also enjoy this site. I just finished reading some other posts (Frank Herbert LP: Sandworms of Dune and Frank Herbert LP: the Battles of Dune) and man, it's all coming back to me. That man was gifted. I mean- whoa. I feel like it might be time to revisit the Dune series. I also read the first Dune parody entry and man, was it funny! If only the new Dune novels had been more like that. Well, not really, although it was a step up from what kja and bh have been writing. Well that's about it for this entry. Please excuse my writing if it's not perfect. I tend to obsess and, even so, nothing is ever good enough. Oh well. Later.
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Serkanner » 26 Feb 2011 06:39

    Welcome Home!
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Tleszer » 26 Feb 2011 08:18

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby inhuien » 26 Feb 2011 12:17

    hihihi JustSomeGuy :), btw do you also post as SomeBody'sBaby? :P
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby merkin muffley » 26 Feb 2011 13:05

    WELCOME!
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Nekhrun » 26 Feb 2011 13:29

    welcome.
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby SandChigger » 26 Feb 2011 14:19

    Achlan wasachlan! Welcome, doubly welcome! :)
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Omphalos » 26 Feb 2011 14:21

    Helloooooooooo!!!!!!
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 26 Feb 2011 15:01

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Alpha Carinae » 26 Feb 2011 19:03

    Hi there :)
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby DuneFishUK » 27 Feb 2011 09:13

    Welcome :)
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 28 Feb 2011 02:02

    Thank you all for taking the time to say hello!

    inhuien: I am not SomeBody'sBaby. The only other Dune site where I've posted is HairyTicksofDune. I liked the site there so much that I felt compelled to write something, which turned out to be the case here also. I'm not much of a writer (it took me such a long time to write this message) and so I usually stick to reading.

    On that note, I look forward to reading whatever it is you folks feel like writing. It's been interesting so far.

    See ya. :)
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Eyes High » 28 Feb 2011 04:21

    Welcome.
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby lotek » 28 Feb 2011 08:43

    welcome to the Cast Out !
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby inhuien » 28 Feb 2011 09:33

    JustSomeGuy wrote:Thank you all for taking the time to say hello!

    inhuien: I am not SomeBody'sBaby. The only other Dune site where I've posted is HairyTicksofDune. I liked the site there so much that I felt compelled to write something, which turned out to be the case here also. I'm not much of a writer (it took me such a long time to write this message) and so I usually stick to reading.

    On that note, I look forward to reading whatever it is you folks feel like writing. It's been interesting so far.

    See ya. :)

    And I thank you for doing so, :)
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby SandChigger » 27 Mar 2011 23:47

    In the 'Re: A BG Scytale Ghola?' thread, JustSomeGuy wrote:
    What's with the upside down question marks? Not familiar with that particular punctuation mark.

    I have trouble hearing the questions over the noise of the unnecessary inverted question mark.


    Please don't hold this against me. I'm not going to stop. I mean, I know it causes clutter sometimes, but if I left one out then I would feel uncomfortable. I would keep thinking about it and wouldn't be able to sleep well at night.

    OK...

    So it's not just an affectation, but involves psychological, identity issues. I'm assuming you were joking about the not being able to sleep at night... but if you weren't, you really should talk to someone about it.

    Convention lies at the heart of language, and that's true of both its primary spoken and secondary written forms. Any violation of those conventions places an onus on the listener/reader: they have to expend more effort to understand the message, even if it's something as simple as ignoring the distraction of a meaningless punctuation mark in a text. (Meaningless in English, meaningful in Spanish, in this case.)

    I wasn't really that bothered by this little habit of yours until a post yesterday when the reversed question marks seemed to reach a critical mass ... something I evidently wasn't alone in noticing. I'm not saying stop... just be aware that it's distracting people from what you're trying to say and could lead to them minimalizing and eventually ignoring you altogether. That would be unfortunate and rather sad.
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Robspierre » 27 Mar 2011 23:54

    SandChigger wrote:
    In the 'Re: A BG Scytale Ghola?' thread, JustSomeGuy wrote:
    What's with the upside down question marks? Not familiar with that particular punctuation mark.

    I have trouble hearing the questions over the noise of the unnecessary inverted question mark.


    Please don't hold this against me. I'm not going to stop. I mean, I know it causes clutter sometimes, but if I left one out then I would feel uncomfortable. I would keep thinking about it and wouldn't be able to sleep well at night.

    OK...

    So it's not just an affectation, but involves psychological, identity issues. I'm assuming you were joking about the not being able to sleep at night... but if you weren't, you really should talk to someone about it.

    Convention lies at the heart of language, and that's true of both its primary spoken and secondary written forms. Any violation of those conventions places an onus on the listener/reader: they have to expend more effort to understand the message, even if it's something as simple as ignoring the distraction of a meaningless punctuation mark in a text. (Meaningless in English, meaningful in Spanish, in this case.)

    I wasn't really that bothered by this little habit of yours until a post yesterday when the reversed question marks seemed to reach a critical mass ... something I evidently wasn't alone in noticing. I'm not saying stop... just be aware that it's distracting people from what you're trying to say and could lead to them minimalizing and eventually ignoring you altogether. That would be unfortunate and rather sad.


    What Chig said. I'm use to it because I work with students for are Spanish speakers first so I am use to seeing it. With English being the dominant language hear, the expected grammatical conventions, not a word chigger!, are English.

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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Omphalos » 28 Mar 2011 00:40

    Back when I was in law school I used to put an inverted question mark like that at the beginning of a sentence in my classroom notes to indicate to myself that I'd damn well better get the question that followed answered in my head before I got asked the question on a test later. IOW, to signify an important question that occurred to me in class or as I was making notes. Still do it, actually, as I review claims or read cases.
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby JustSomeGuy » 28 Mar 2011 01:27

    I thought I'd check back before going to sleep. Didn't expect this response. Maybe I should have. I mean, even I have thought: Am I overdoing it? See what I did there? No inverted question mark. It's not such a big deal, really. I'll get over it.

    I really do like this site. Mostly I'm just here to read. Every now and then I might feel like throwing in my two cents or just asking a question. I'll do away with the inverted question marks for everyone's sake. That I promise. I can't promise to make any worthwhile contributions or even to just ask intelligent questions or even to spell/write correctly. I'm just some guy who's here to read about Dune stuff. Well, I'm off to other threads. See ya.
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    Re: Hello Everyone

    Postby Freakzilla » 28 Mar 2011 10:13

    Now that was relatively painless, wasn't it?
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