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    Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Abulurd Harkonnen » 30 Mar 2012 11:56

    There was a time... nearly ten years ago, come to think about it, when a very much younger Abulurd Harkonnen frequented a very similar site, the glorious Sietch of Ivan the Naib, called "Dreamers of Dune"... Those were good times, when a forum newbie, such as I was back then, could stand tall, express their opinions freely, co-found a Cult of Inebriation called the Beerding Way, fit every other newcomer with a complimentary-compulsory Heartplug (all part of the then-well-known Harkonnen Welcoming Package), defend their Sietch from trolling hordes and connect to numerous likely-minded people. Since then, the Sands of Time have long turned the fortunes of Ivan's ancient Sietch. Having come under multiple malicious attacks, it succumbed to entropy and slowly turned into a barren place, only to be reconsumed by the desert, it's inhabitants having scattered all over the universe. Many a time have I made contact with other forums, only to leave shortly thereafter, since my life had apparently acquired the habit of interfering with my attempts to find another place to call home...

    Several months ago, I stumbled upon the entrance to this Sietch and felt a sense of familiarity, that reminded me of glories of old... even some of the names here, had a familiar ring to them. Alas, I was forced to another hiatus, before I could enter your community. Now, and since my life seems to have at long last stabilized somewhat, I traced my steps back here and humbly (well... at least humbly for a Harkonnen... that is... not particularly humbly, when I think about it) ask for permission to enter...


    PS: I find it necessary (in our times of deception, darkness and plethora of intellectual excretions, courtesy of the Pinky and the Brian), to clarify that I take my forum ID, Abulurd Harkonnen, from the appendix of Frank Herbert's Dune, where a Bashar of that name and the consequences of his decisions during the Butlerian Jihad are vaguely hinted upon... I hereby reject any implication of affiliation with aforementioned Pinky and Brian and any characters they might have secreted over the course of their "careers" as "authors"...
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Freakzilla » 30 Mar 2012 12:00

    :text-welcomeconfetti: :text-welcomeconfetti:
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Abulurd Harkonnen » 30 Mar 2012 12:01

    :D

    Thank you, Master Freak... I like the... subtle welcome ;)
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Freakzilla » 30 Mar 2012 12:03

    I'm glad you finally found your way back home!
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Abulurd Harkonnen » 30 Mar 2012 12:05

    Took me long enough, all thanx to a little thing called "life" :roll:

    It's very, very good to be back, though...
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Ampoliros » 30 Mar 2012 12:11

    Welcome Welcome!
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby lotek » 30 Mar 2012 12:29

    Glad to find a lost brother.
    Welcome back !
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Nekhrun » 30 Mar 2012 13:10

    welcome.
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Serkanner » 30 Mar 2012 13:37

    Welcome Home! .... good to see another old friend from DoD has found his way back.
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Eyes High » 30 Mar 2012 13:52

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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Tleszer » 30 Mar 2012 16:02

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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Omphalos » 30 Mar 2012 20:22

    Hellooooooo!!!
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Abulurd Harkonnen » 31 Mar 2012 05:58

    Many thanks for the warm welcome, everyone!!! Now, where DID I put that box of Heartplugs... ;)
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Freakzilla » 31 Mar 2012 08:08

    (Here you just get a massive dose of spice, if you stay away too long you'll die of withdrawal.)
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Abulurd Harkonnen » 31 Mar 2012 08:19

    Ahhhhh... just what I needed... I can practically feel the complex molecules coarsind through my veins... calming me down... doing their beneficient work... Freak, you have this Harkonnen's gratitude...
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby Freakzilla » 31 Mar 2012 09:40

    I exist only to serve. :D
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby SandRider » 31 Mar 2012 16:31


    Welcome. Your Water is Ours.
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    Re: Greetings fellow outcasts...

    Postby trang » 01 Apr 2012 09:38

    Well Met and Welcome New brother, sounds like your boots have seen many travels, while I may never have crossed your path in the past, sounds like good travels ahead.

    Grab a Spice Beer and join in, I see Sand Rider has already claimed your water:)
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