• Register
  • Login
  •          

    newby

    Image
      Tell us a little about yourself

    Moderators: Omphalos, Freakzilla, ᴶᵛᵀᴬ

    newby

    Postby Triplejoe » 21 Mar 2011 20:05

    Hey

    I joined the forums the other day but didn't have time to do one of these introductory posts.

    I followed sandchgger on twitter after seeing some hilarious #dune #mcdune tweets. you can catch me over there: @triplejoe

    Though I haven't read any mcdune I don't think it's necessary to claim to be an Orthodox Herbertarian, though after reading a few posts here, I think I'm definitely a small worm in a large desert.

    As a trained biologist and ecologist dune was immediately fascinating, and even more so when I changed careers to become a high school science teacher.

    Looking forward to see what other people think of Frank's work.

    cheers

    x3 Joe
    User avatar
    Triplejoe
     
    Posts: 6
    Joined: 20 Mar 2011 02:37

    Re: newby

    Postby TheDukester » 21 Mar 2011 20:10

    Triplejoe wrote:Though I haven't read any mcdune I don't think it's necessary to claim to be an Orthodox Herbertarian ...

    Nope; not at all. A disdain for the one doesn't mean you can't appreciate the other. Besides, there's a fair amount of evidence that the McDunes are pretty much Anderson's unused Star Wars drafts, with a few passages here and there from the Herbert leech. They're really not "Dune" at all.

    Anyway, welcome. You'll be official later when you see "Your Water Is Ours" posted by our resident hepcat SandRider. Just wait; you'll see.
    "Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.
    User avatar
    TheDukester
     
    Posts: 3808
    Joined: 20 Jun 2008 13:44
    Location: Operation Enduring Bacon

    Re: newby

    Postby Robspierre » 21 Mar 2011 20:14

    Welcome from another teacher, kind of hard to not hit one 'round these here parts, myself, Chigger, and Nekhrun all fight the good fight.

    Rob
    User avatar
    Robspierre
     
    Posts: 2160
    Joined: 19 Feb 2008 10:49
    Location: Cascadia

    Re: newby

    Postby SandChigger » 21 Mar 2011 20:18

    Achlan wasachlan! :)

    Welcome again!
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

    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
    User avatar
    SandChigger
    KJASF Ground Zero
     
    Posts: 14490
    Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
    Location: "Whatcha having, shoog? Hurry up and order now, I ain't got all day!"

    Re: newby

    Postby Triplejoe » 21 Mar 2011 20:36

    TheDukester wrote:Anyway, welcome. You'll be official later when you see "Your Water Is Ours" posted by our resident hepcat SandRider. Just wait; you'll see.


    Good grief what have I walked into ;)

    Robspierre wrote:myself, Chigger, and Nekhrun all fight the good fight.


    Brilliant, what areas do you teach in?
    User avatar
    Triplejoe
     
    Posts: 6
    Joined: 20 Mar 2011 02:37

    Re: newby

    Postby Ampoliros » 21 Mar 2011 20:42

    Welcome Welcome!
    Semper Fidelis Tyrannosaurus
    User avatar
    Ampoliros
     
    Posts: 2516
    Joined: 14 Mar 2008 11:22
    Location: I think we took a wrong turn...

    Re: newby

    Postby SandChigger » 21 Mar 2011 20:59

    Triplejoe wrote:Brilliant, what areas do you teach in?

    English & Linguistics, uni-level, in Japan. :)

    (And I still don't glow in the dark. Yet.)
    User avatar
    SandChigger
    KJASF Ground Zero
     
    Posts: 14490
    Joined: 08 Feb 2008 22:29
    Location: "Whatcha having, shoog? Hurry up and order now, I ain't got all day!"

    Re: newby

    Postby Robspierre » 21 Mar 2011 21:17

    Triplejoe wrote:Brilliant, what areas do you teach in?



    I'm licensed for Secondary (7-12) Language Arts & History.

    Rob
    User avatar
    Robspierre
     
    Posts: 2160
    Joined: 19 Feb 2008 10:49
    Location: Cascadia

    Re: newby

    Postby Eyes High » 21 Mar 2011 21:35

    Welcome. I saw your name down below and was wondering if/when we would get to hear from you.

    These guys (and gals) are knowledgeable around here. Just make sure your shots are up to date and keep hands and feet away from moving parts containing sharp objects .... such as teeth. ;-)

    Nek should be around later to reveal his area of mastery.

    Check out the video in Random cr ... that I put up the other day ,I think it speaks well of teachers.
    What fear is there in the night?
    Nothing, but that which is in our own imaginations.
    User avatar
    Eyes High
    Patience Personified
     
    Posts: 2317
    Joined: 22 Jul 2008 15:32
    Location: between the worlds of men and make believe

    Re: newby

    Postby Nekhrun » 21 Mar 2011 21:45

    Triplejoe wrote:
    TheDukester wrote:Anyway, welcome. You'll be official later when you see "Your Water Is Ours" posted by our resident hepcat SandRider. Just wait; you'll see.


    Good grief what have I walked into ;)

    Robspierre wrote:myself, Chigger, and Nekhrun all fight the good fight.


    Brilliant, what areas do you teach in?

    Language Arts.

    Welcome.
    "If he was here to discuss Dune, he sure as hell picked a dumb way to do it." -Omphalos :character-cookiemonster:

    Happy Memorial Day everyone! -James C. Harwood

    "Three of my videos have over 100 views."
    "Over 500 views for my 'Open Question' video." -Nebiros
    User avatar
    Nekhrun
    Icelandic Wiener
     
    Posts: 3287
    Joined: 10 Feb 2008 16:27

    Re: newby

    Postby Omphalos » 21 Mar 2011 23:21

    Helloooooo!!!!!!!
    User avatar
    Omphalos
    Inglorious Bastard
     
    Posts: 6545
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
    Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California

    Re: newby

    Postby Triplejoe » 22 Mar 2011 04:26

    :D :D :D

    Thanks the for the welcome peeps. I've been browsing the forums today and have struggled to keep the laughter to a minimum. :D

    Hope you don't mind me dredging up old threads, some of them are gold!
    User avatar
    Triplejoe
     
    Posts: 6
    Joined: 20 Mar 2011 02:37

    Re: newby

    Postby Eyes High » 22 Mar 2011 04:28

    Triplejoe wrote::D :D :D

    Thanks the for the welcome peeps. I've been browsing the forums today and have struggled to keep the laughter to a minimum. :D

    Hope you don't mind me dredging up old threads, some of them are gold!


    I don't mind and I think Freak would rather you bump old threads up than start a new one on the same topic. So dredge away my Dune brother.
    What fear is there in the night?
    Nothing, but that which is in our own imaginations.
    User avatar
    Eyes High
    Patience Personified
     
    Posts: 2317
    Joined: 22 Jul 2008 15:32
    Location: between the worlds of men and make believe

    Re: newby

    Postby Serkanner » 22 Mar 2011 06:03

    Welcome Home. Nice to find somebody who has not been tainted by the filth of McDune.
    "... the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."

    “There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

    Sandrider: "Keith went to Bobo's for a weekend of drinking, watched some DVDs,
    and wrote a Dune Novel."
    User avatar
    Serkanner
     
    Posts: 2789
    Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:44
    Location: Den Haag - The Netherlands

    Re: newby

    Postby SandRider » 22 Mar 2011 07:49

    horseshit.

    had a rather lengthy post prepared here and fucking lost it

    fuck that noise
    ................ I exist only to amuse myself ................
    ImageImage

    I personally feel that this message board, Jacurutu, is full of hateful folks who don't know
    how to fully interact with people.
    ~ "Spice Grandson" (Bryon Merrit) 08 June 2008
    User avatar
    SandRider
    Watermaster
     
    Posts: 6163
    Joined: 05 Oct 2008 16:14
    Location: In the back of your mind. Always.

    Re: newby

    Postby Apjak » 22 Mar 2011 08:35

    welcome twice welcome Joe³

    Triplejoe wrote::D :D :D

    Thanks the for the welcome peeps. I've been browsing the forums today and have struggled to keep the laughter to a minimum. :D

    Hope you don't mind me dredging up old threads, some of them are gold!


    Better to dredge up old ones than start new ones that have been covered before, and I mest say... I love the avatar.
    I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work - Kevin J. Anderson
    We think we've updated 'Dune' for a modern readership without dumbing it down.- Brian Herbert
    There’s an unwritten compact between you and the reader. If someone enters a bookstore and sets down hard earned money(energy) for your book, you owe that person some entertainment and as much more as you can give. - Frank Herbert
    User avatar
    Apjak
     
    Posts: 518
    Joined: 30 Jun 2008 12:06
    Location: Kansas City

    Re: newby

    Postby inhuien » 22 Mar 2011 09:08

    hihihi Triplejoe :D
    Image
    User avatar
    inhuien
     
    Posts: 3629
    Joined: 09 Feb 2008 05:03
    Location: right here as in not (all) there

    Re: newby

    Postby Apjak » 22 Mar 2011 11:28

    SandRider wrote:horseshit.

    had a rather lengthy post prepared here and fucking lost it

    fuck that noise

    Are you not taking his water?
    I don't think the author should make the reader do that much work - Kevin J. Anderson
    We think we've updated 'Dune' for a modern readership without dumbing it down.- Brian Herbert
    There’s an unwritten compact between you and the reader. If someone enters a bookstore and sets down hard earned money(energy) for your book, you owe that person some entertainment and as much more as you can give. - Frank Herbert
    User avatar
    Apjak
     
    Posts: 518
    Joined: 30 Jun 2008 12:06
    Location: Kansas City

    Re: newby

    Postby Tleszer » 22 Mar 2011 11:57

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:

    Well, since it hasn't been claimed yet by the mighty SandRider... Your Water Is Ours!
    DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie
    User avatar
    Tleszer
     
    Posts: 2161
    Joined: 17 Feb 2008 18:02

    Re: newby

    Postby Robspierre » 22 Mar 2011 14:00

    SandRider wrote:horseshit.

    had a rather lengthy post prepared here and fucking lost it

    fuck that noise



    You're sobering up???? O_O

    Rob
    User avatar
    Robspierre
     
    Posts: 2160
    Joined: 19 Feb 2008 10:49
    Location: Cascadia

    Re: newby

    Postby Eyes High » 22 Mar 2011 14:19

    Robspierre wrote:
    SandRider wrote:horseshit.

    had a rather lengthy post prepared here and fucking lost it

    fuck that noise



    You're sobering up???? O_O

    Rob


    HEY!! You read my mind. :evil:
    What fear is there in the night?
    Nothing, but that which is in our own imaginations.
    User avatar
    Eyes High
    Patience Personified
     
    Posts: 2317
    Joined: 22 Jul 2008 15:32
    Location: between the worlds of men and make believe

    Re: newby

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 22 Mar 2011 14:36

    Welcome!
    Image
    User avatar
    A Thing of Eternity
     
    Posts: 6090
    Joined: 08 Apr 2008 15:35
    Location: Calgary Alberta

    Re: newby

    Postby SandRider » 23 Mar 2011 02:23

    meh.

    I got a whole shitload of buttons on the firefox, and I've grown accustomed to working with a dozen or so open tabs
    (can't for the life of me remember where I got it, but this TooManyTabs things works, and works well ... it stacks tabs
    in rows (up to 6) and each row can be pulled down or hidden ... so I'll have one row with a half dozen open pages here and
    @T(A)U and another row with the facebook horseshit (which I fucking have to use now, because every Living Historian
    in the world is using it, and I hate to admit it, but it's damn useful) and another row with whatever other horseshit I'm
    working on (right now, I'm in a tooth & nail fight with the Texas Australian Shepherd Association over the disqualification
    of one of the dogs I trained - goddamn right the dog is 3/4ths blue heeler and therefore MUCH better at their Agility
    Competition circuses, but by the AKC Breed Standards for color & build, and by their own fucking rules, this dog IS an
    Australian Shepherd ...) and you can bookmark the entire row, so f'instance, I've got ten or so websites that sell raw
    canvas at stupidly inflated prices, and I'm looking for about 300 yards of 14oz Sunforger ... every site is a rip-off and
    con-job in one way or another, so instead of having 10 or twenty bookmarks for all the sites, I've got them all loaded into
    a row ... when I get ready to go over their price lists again, I just click one button and get on with the getting fucked
    over by Omar the Tent-maker ....)

    so anyway, I had said all ur h2o are belong to me and so forth, and should have stuck to tradition & just clicked "submit", but: fuck no

    this cat sounded like he might be a worthwhile addition to the tribe, and I was reminded of the thread we tried to get off the
    ground, a "guide to wandering The Sietch" and couldn't fucking find it, and when I did, Freak had only posted one thing, the
    most important one, IMNSHBACO, about searching for, (and READING) old threads, and resurrecting them before starting new
    threads ... (I like Big Threads, and I cannot lie, always space for another reply) and LO AND BEHOLD there was yet another
    masterpiece of Forum Posting that I have absolutely no conscious knowledge of posting, and I read thru all that, amazed and
    wondering just exactly when that asshole Hunter Thompson is going to get the fuck outta my body and move his dumb ass on;

    and I know, Bubba ... hell is scary, but goddamnit, you knew what you were getting into, and it was YOUR fucking idea
    to shoot your own damn self in the head, so get moving .... believe me, you don't want those cocksuckers coming to get you ...
    they're pissed enough at you already, and anyway, I'll be right there, save me a seat ....

    so somehow, in the middle of all that, I think I thought I had move focus to a different tab, and clicked one of the perma-links on the
    toolbar ... I did some other shit, and closed the tab, then realized I was still on the "Dune" row and had closed out the reply box,
    just filled to the rim and overflowing with the good entertainment and creative obscenity and general insanity that has become
    my trademark and forte, ever since Hunter moved in ... and if I hadn't closed the tab, I could have backed up and my reply would
    still be in the box ... but, "opening last closed tab" did bring me right back to the other page and a back-step did bring me right back
    to the reply box for this thread, but the box was empty ... all my beautiful words, gone ... gone, I tell you ...

    so I went on YouTube and called random idiots "fucktards" for an hour and then went outside and watched my tame deer herd come
    up and start eating the winter wheat that the drought and mites have already made valueless, and the mexicans came in from the
    south section and we started a fire in the pit (and fuck a burn ban - the county judge who issues those things has been involved in
    an unnatural relationship with his stepson for years, and he knows I know it) and set some cow flesh on fire and drank cheap beer
    and ate til we couldn't eat no more, and then laid out under the mesquite trees on big pieces of burlap and all the dogs came and
    jumped all over us & got their Play Time in, and me & Charlie picked some guitar as the sun went down and Charlie's kid rolled up some
    joints the size of my thumb and we had a great fucking night, until one of the dogs finally cornered that skunk that's been around in
    a barn and I got to order them dumb fuckers to go kill it, and the kids stumbled off, blind drunk, stoned, with cotton hoes and a shotgun
    and us old men sat around the fire and laughed and rolled another one (just like the other one) ....

    so all things being equal and/or said & done, I'm pretty happy with the direction my life has been taking ...
    ................ I exist only to amuse myself ................
    ImageImage

    I personally feel that this message board, Jacurutu, is full of hateful folks who don't know
    how to fully interact with people.
    ~ "Spice Grandson" (Bryon Merrit) 08 June 2008
    User avatar
    SandRider
    Watermaster
     
    Posts: 6163
    Joined: 05 Oct 2008 16:14
    Location: In the back of your mind. Always.

    Re: newby

    Postby Eyes High » 23 Mar 2011 07:42

    In other words Triple Joe, welcome to the seitch Your water has been claimed for the good of tribe.

    Have fun.
    What fear is there in the night?
    Nothing, but that which is in our own imaginations.
    User avatar
    Eyes High
    Patience Personified
     
    Posts: 2317
    Joined: 22 Jul 2008 15:32
    Location: between the worlds of men and make believe

    Re: newby

    Postby DuneFishUK » 23 Mar 2011 17:56

    Welcome :)
    User avatar
    DuneFishUK
     
    Posts: 1987
    Joined: 25 May 2008 14:14
    Location: Cool Britannia

    Next

    Return to ˱

    Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest