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Dravition
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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 :)
Leto smiled. "Duncan, have I not told you that when you think you know something, that is a most perfect barrier against learning?"

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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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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 .
When Paul was three I found him wearing lingerie I was planning to wear for my Duke. I asked him: "How can this be?" and he answered: "For I am the Kwisatz Haderach!" I was proud since these were the first words Paul ever spoke, but now I knew for certain that my Paul was a special boy. I brought him to Duncan's room while he was busy "training" a young maidservant in the Art of Sword-Handling. My Paul shall be the best! - Tleszer

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Re: Hi -- I'm new

Postby Serkanner » 07 Sep 2011 13:47

Welcome Home!
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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.
Leto smiled. "Duncan, have I not told you that when you think you know something, that is a most perfect barrier against learning?"

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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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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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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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I personally feel that this message board, Jacurutu, is full of hateful folks who don't know
how to fully interact with people.
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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.


:D


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