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    Hi I'm James

    Postby JimmytheT » 17 Nov 2011 13:23

    Good day everyone, I am James. I have been a big Dune fan since I discovered the franchise via Dune II (the Westwood Studios computer game) in 1993 when I was a child. I started reading the novels shortly after.
    I got through Dune and Dune Messiah rather quickly, eventually got to Children of Dune, and did not actually finish the series until around 2000 (I read the final three in quick succession during University).

    I read the "Prelude" series in 01-02, and thought it was okay. I did despise the revisionism in bringing in "no ship" technology long before it had actually existed in the original series, as well as axlotl tanks; it stunk of lack of creativity. I also felt the character development was sorely lacking. I was more or less entertained otherwise, but I will never re-read these books.

    I decided to read the "Legends" books and found them to be putrid swill. The only reason I went on to finish them was I wanted to see how the writers decided to handle the the legendary Harkonnen betrayal. It was such a let down I felt like hurling the book out the window.

    Anyway, so I have re-read the original Dune several times, but I have yet to re-read the series from start to finish. I have started this recently and found this forum in the meantime. It looks to be a solid community of Herbert fans with great insights.

    So I want to get a sense of the geographic distribution of membership. I'm interested to know where everyone is from:

    I'll get started, I am currently living in a town called Bentley, in Alberta, Canada.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Freakzilla » 17 Nov 2011 13:27

    :text-welcomeconfetti: :text-welcomeconfetti:

    I'm in Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Omphalos » 17 Nov 2011 14:19

    Hellooooooo!!!!!!!! Sacramento, CA. We grow lots of shit here too. Welcome!
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Tleszer » 17 Nov 2011 14:21

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:

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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Serkanner » 17 Nov 2011 14:33

    Welcome Home!

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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Omphalos » 17 Nov 2011 14:59

    Tleszer wrote:Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:

    Lynbrook, NY (located on a loooong island)


    I always thought that was "Lon-G Island"
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Tleszer » 17 Nov 2011 15:09

    There must be some people with that "speech impediment," but I've never even heard the so called accent before. I was on vacation once when a fat-ass tried making fun of the "Long Island accent" by pronouncing it "Lon Gai-land."

    I wonder if that was the moment I discovered that I hated morons.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Nov 2011 15:24

    We're from all over the world here, USA, several countries in Europe, Japan, you name it we've pretty much got it.

    I'm from Calgary Alberta myself.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby JimmytheT » 17 Nov 2011 16:49

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:We're from all over the world here, USA, several countries in Europe, Japan, you name it we've pretty much got it.

    I'm from Calgary Alberta myself.


    Calgary is where both my wife and I were born and raised. We left in 2005.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby lotek » 17 Nov 2011 17:50

    welcome twice welcome

    I'm in London UK.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Nov 2011 18:06

    JimmytheT wrote:
    A Thing of Eternity wrote:We're from all over the world here, USA, several countries in Europe, Japan, you name it we've pretty much got it.

    I'm from Calgary Alberta myself.


    Calgary is where both my wife and I were born and raised. We left in 2005.


    I'm from outside Edmonton originally, then Vancouver for a couple years, now here.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Spicelon » 17 Nov 2011 18:36

    Welcome!

    Lawrence, KS representing!
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby SandChigger » 18 Nov 2011 12:05

    Achlan wasachlan!

    I get around. ;)
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Nov 2011 12:08

    Sandchigger is global. :wink:
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby SandChigger » 18 Nov 2011 12:13

    And globular... damn I need to lose some weight!

    Still nowhere near the Dizzy Jam or Pesky Porker "dimples spacetime" range, though! :lol:

    Afterthought: James/JimmytheT, did you recently (like, within the last two days or so) post some things on the Orthodox Herbertarian group on Facebook? ;)
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Nov 2011 12:22

    SandChigger wrote:And globular... damn I need to lose some weight!

    Still nowhere near the Dizzy Jam or Pesky Porker "dimples spacetime" range, though! :lol:

    Afterthought: James/JimmytheT, did you recently (like, within the last two days or so) post some things on the Orthodox Herbertarian group on Facebook? ;)



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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Omphalos » 18 Nov 2011 12:40

    Tleszer wrote:There must be some people with that "speech impediment," but I've never even heard the so called accent before. I was on vacation once when a fat-ass tried making fun of the "Long Island accent" by pronouncing it "Lon Gai-land."

    I wonder if that was the moment I discovered that I hated morons.


    I knew two guys from Garden City and one from West Islip that all said it that way.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Serkanner » 18 Nov 2011 14:22

    Freakzilla wrote:Sandchigger is global. :wink:


    I would call it viral :wink:
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby JimmytheT » 18 Nov 2011 14:58

    SandChigger wrote:And globular... damn I need to lose some weight!

    Still nowhere near the Dizzy Jam or Pesky Porker "dimples spacetime" range, though! :lol:

    Afterthought: James/JimmytheT, did you recently (like, within the last two days or so) post some things on the Orthodox Herbertarian group on Facebook? ;)


    You bet I did, and I imagine you are the same Sandchigger as the admin on that page. My rereading of the series has made me want to discuss the series with a community ( my wife is not a sci-fi reader and many of my friends have never read Dune).

    Did you check out my post on the official dune facebook site? I am surprised its administrator has not deleted it yet (considering the history of how dissenters are treated by the "official dune" folks.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Nov 2011 15:15

    JimmytheT wrote:Did you check out my post on the official dune facebook site? I am surprised its administrator has not deleted it yet (considering the history of how dissenters are treated by the "official dune" folks.


    It may take a day or two.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby JimmytheT » 18 Nov 2011 15:47

    Freakzilla wrote:
    JimmytheT wrote:Did you check out my post on the official dune facebook site? I am surprised its administrator has not deleted it yet (considering the history of how dissenters are treated by the "official dune" folks.


    It may take a day or two.


    This got me curious to check, and its gone. There were even some McDune fans who tried to rebutt me, and I gave an even handed response. I guess the Herbert Descendency and its group of lackies does not like meaningful discussions and criticism.

    Edit: In fact I am no longer even able to post on its wall. It's sad because my opinion was not vitriolic, and would be considered by most reasonable people to be constructive in nature.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby SandRider » 18 Nov 2011 15:55

    good job ... the Enemy recruits for us ....

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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Nov 2011 16:04

    They don't want criticism, constructive or otherwise. If they allowed that it would be too easy to find out how much they suck.
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Nietzsche's mustache » 18 Nov 2011 17:41

    Welcome! :)
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    Re: Hi I'm James

    Postby Tleszer » 18 Nov 2011 23:58

    Omphalos wrote:I knew two guys from Garden City and one from West Islip that all said it that way.


    Hmm, interesting... surely my college roommate would have said something to me considering he often enough tried to find what words my "accent" altered. I only admit to "coffee" and "quarter." Actually, I did cringe whenever I heard a classmate say "soder" and the like.

    I'm not too far from Garden City. Maybe Lynbrook is special... or maybe I just tried harder because I needed a speech therapist when I was younger. Yes, I know :roll: , but it was because I had constant ear infections before the age of 5. Apparently it's hard to speak properly if you don't quite hear well enough.
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