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    Another hello

    Postby ULFsurfer » 03 Apr 2011 00:21

    Hey, I just registered today. Like so many others here I too got exposed to Dune in my early teenages. Actually it started with the Amiga game back in -92, which followed by the movie, and then I launched myself into the book itself. English is not my mother tongue and you can imagine that it was a pretty difficult read for a 12 year old in this situation, but I enjoyed whatever I could understand. :)

    Years later I revisited Dune again and read the whole thing. Since then.. well, you've got another fanatic right here!

    Regarding BH & KJA, yeah I read the prequels and the jihad stuff. It was a really stupid thing to do. I had to be taken into a hospital where they electro-treated and hypnotized me for 5 months straight before all traces inside my brain were wiped out. Today I am completely recovered I hope.. :drool:
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby Omphalos » 03 Apr 2011 00:47

    You got it all out of your head? You're the luckiest man I've ever met.
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby SandChigger » 03 Apr 2011 02:23

    :lol:


    Achlan wasachlan, ya ULFsurfer! Welcome, doubly welcome! :D
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby Serkanner » 03 Apr 2011 07:11

    Welcome Home!
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby Nekhrun » 03 Apr 2011 09:02

    Hi
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby merkin muffley » 03 Apr 2011 09:43

    WELCOME!
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby ULFsurfer » 03 Apr 2011 10:09

    Omphalos wrote:You got it all out of your head? You're the luckiest man I've ever met.


    Well, not quite, I still remember bits of it. But like others I don't connect their books with the original at all - it's simply too different. An analogy is: I love bananas and eat it frequently. If I one day see a package saying "bananas" on it and take a bite, which turns out to be moldy pig ears instead, I wouldn't stop eating bananas because of that. I still remember chewing on that pig ear, but it won't distract me from still loving bananas.

    Also, Dune Encyclopedia helps a lot too. We should be grateful that Dr. McNelly published it.

    Thanks a lot for your welcome folks!
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby Robspierre » 03 Apr 2011 10:52

    Welcome!

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    Re: Another hello

    Postby Ampoliros » 03 Apr 2011 11:08

    Welcome Welcome!
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby Tleszer » 03 Apr 2011 11:18

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby inhuien » 04 Apr 2011 07:37

    hihihi ULFsurfer :)
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby DuneFishUK » 04 Apr 2011 14:52

    Welcome :)

    Yarp - one of the few good things about McDune is that most of it is instantly forgettable.
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 07 Apr 2011 13:12

    :lol:

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    Re: Another hello

    Postby Freakzilla » 07 Apr 2011 13:21

    ULFsurfer wrote:Regarding BH & KJA, yeah I read the prequels and the jihad stuff. It was a really stupid thing to do. I had to be taken into a hospital where they electro-treated and hypnotized me for 5 months straight before all traces inside my brain were wiped out. Today I am completely recovered I hope.. :drool:


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    Re: Another hello

    Postby SandRider » 07 Apr 2011 17:39

    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby ErasOmnius » 10 Apr 2011 23:59

    What hospital was that? I need to go and get it zapped out of me, as well.
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby ULFsurfer » 12 Apr 2011 11:47

    ErasOmnius wrote:What hospital was that? I need to go and get it zapped out of me, as well.


    It's the hospital of your mind.

    Think about the treatment in Orwell's 1984: "How many fingers am I holding up?"

    You see a cover which text is telling your mind it says "Dune", but I am saying it says "Star Wars". Whatever I say is the truth and reality. Everything else that your mind tries to tell you is wrong. Every time you utter the word "Dune" when reading off those BH/KJA covers give yourself an electric shock. You'll be cured in no time. :-)
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    Re: Another hello

    Postby lotek » 12 Apr 2011 13:13

    welcome twice welcome

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    doubly welcome ?
    have you been suzywong ?
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