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    Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Dravition » 07 Sep 2011 11:40

    Hello everyone. :)

    My name is Dravition, and I've been a Dune enthusiast for a couple of years now. I read up to "Chapterhouse: Dune", but I felt that I wasn't really understanding the books. So, I restarted the series and am currently finishing up "God Emperor of Dune". The significance of certain elements is starting to shine through, but I still feel I have much to learn.

    Basically, I'm looking for a place to engage other inquiring minds regarding the Dune universe. I want to make the most of this deep connection I feel to the books, and I want to learn how to talk about them intelligently, so that I can share my enthusiasm with people who haven't read the series. Also, I've never been a member of a forum community, so I'm looking to learn the proper etiquette. Please feel free to instruct me if I'm doing something wrong, or could be doing something better. I don't like to think of myself as a conformist, but I would like to fit in :)
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby trang » 07 Sep 2011 12:08

    Well Met and Welcome!

    Grab a spice beer and join in!
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    But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.."
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Freakzilla » 07 Sep 2011 12:41

    :text-welcomeconfetti: :text-welcomeconfetti:

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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 07 Sep 2011 13:14

    Welcome, this group of people expanded my own understanding of Dune easily tenfold when I first joined, so you're not alone. FH was a rare author in that he truely seemed to not care if people figured it all out, I think he just liked making people think. We've got people on here who've been reading the books over and over longer than I've been alive - and there's STILL plenty of stuff that isn't crystal clear. :D
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Demerzel » 07 Sep 2011 13:32

    ^ True that. He does get vague in a very mystical way. That just makes the books even more worthwhile.

    And welcome, I'm new too :D .
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Serkanner » 07 Sep 2011 13:47

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

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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Tleszer » 07 Sep 2011 17:54

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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Dravition » 07 Sep 2011 18:53

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone :)

    Thanks also to Freakzilla for directing me to the reading groups. Seems like a great place to start.
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby lotek » 07 Sep 2011 19:32

    welcome, that was a good introduction imo, I think you'll be alright :)
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Nekhrun » 07 Sep 2011 19:54

    Welcome
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby SandChigger » 07 Sep 2011 21:21

    Achlan wasachlan bik fi-sietshina!

    Welcome, doubly welcome to you to our sietch! :)
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby merkin muffley » 07 Sep 2011 23:32

    Welcome!
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Freakzilla » 08 Sep 2011 08:43

    Dravition wrote:Thanks for the warm welcome everyone :)

    Thanks also to Freakzilla for directing me to the reading groups. Seems like a great place to start.


    I exist only to serve. :)
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby SandRider » 11 Nov 2011 03:01

    well, hello there, you low-life spamming bitch, you !

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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Dravition » 11 Nov 2011 19:57

    SandRider wrote:well, hello there, you low-life spamming bitch, you !

    :hand:


    I'm ... sorry (?) :think:
    I think we should we hug it out.
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby SandRider » 11 Nov 2011 21:34

    as usual, Freak deleted the spammer's posts, which I was replying to here, and in
    several other threads .... so as time goes on, it makes less & less sense, but whatcha
    gonna do, uh?
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Nov 2011 04:33

    Damn you americans are odd, how the hell does "uh" work in that context?!?!? Just just EH like a normal person!!!!!
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby D Pope » 12 Nov 2011 10:14


    AToEs 'normal people' interpret a scifi movie.
    Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Freakzilla » 13 Nov 2011 14:15

    SandRider wrote:as usual, Freak deleted the spammer's posts, which I was replying to here, and in
    several other threads .... so as time goes on, it makes less & less sense, but whatcha
    gonna do, uh?


    You want me to keep the spammer's posts? :?
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    Re: Hi -- I'm new

    Postby Omphalos » 13 Nov 2011 14:41

    D Pope wrote:
    AToEs 'normal people' interpret a scifi movie.


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