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    just a little me

    Postby Auliya » 18 Sep 2012 10:08

    Hello everyone,

    Auliya here, somewhat of a noob; I've been poking around the DN forum a while but it seems to... well, suck really. Not much going on there and what is, sucketh. The almighty Google directed me here.
    I'm a lurker mostly, you probably won't see many posts from me. I like to watch :oops:

    My first experience with Dune was when I was about 10. I woke up in the middle of the night to find my father lying on the floor on a mushroom trip watching Lynch's Dune. It was at the scene where Paul takes the Water of Life. I was mesmerized. I hid behind the couch and watched the rest of the movie and then went to bed and had the most fantastical dreams. Books were already a huge part of my life; I'm a bit of a nerd and have terrible social skills. My friends in print were always there for me without judgement and written plots were a wonderful way to escape my horrid home life.

    But back to Dune.... It shaped my young life and the way I see the world and other people. It gave me a deep respect for my natural environment and an appreciation of living sparsely and without luxuries. It nurtured a love for the dry desert places and their precisely evolved denizens, so misunderstood and loathed by so many. I learned a love for silence and solitude and it gave me such dreams as I had never had before. I devoured the books. They were amazing and continue to enthrall me to this day as I reread them in a never ending cycle.

    ..... and then there was Brian. and Kevin. and my ass began to hurt. They sure did make a mess of things. I tried to read their books, really I did, but they just sucked. I made it through the prequels, the Legends trilogy but that was as much as I could stand. They made a mockery of my holy books. It is unfortunate that I bought several of them before ever having read one but at least I know I'll never run out of toilet paper. They're a bit scratchy on the anus but to me, it's worth it. I am currently wiping my ass with Paul of Dune, and am grateful that my sewer system is up to the task.
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    Re: just a little me

    Postby lotek » 18 Sep 2012 10:26

    Welcome, twice welcome !


    Auliya wrote: I like to watch .

    naught wrong with that.

    Auliya wrote:I am currently wiping my ass with Paul of Dune, and am grateful that my sewer system is up to the task.


    we're still debating on that ^^
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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Sep 2012 10:54

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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Auliya » 18 Sep 2012 10:55

    lotek wrote:Welcome, twice welcome !


    Auliya wrote: I like to watch .

    naught wrong with that.

    Auliya wrote:I am currently wiping my ass with Paul of Dune, and am grateful that my sewer system is up to the task.


    we're still debating on that ^^



    Thank you :D

    It's true! After several painful pages, I started dampening the paper before wiping my ass. It softens them enough to be used without any bloody consequences. I've already emptied out House Atreides and House Harkonnen. It actually came about from being stranded on the throne. The trash was empty but there's a stack of books next to the tub. It was on the bottom and was the only one I was willing to sacrifice. It's not like I was going to read it anyway (I tried, it was rank) and once begun.... well, waste not want not eh? Now it's kind of a personal mission to finish with them. I won't purchase any more obviously, and I think the only one that is left is Winds of Dune, but it seems the best use for them.
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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Serkanner » 18 Sep 2012 12:38

    Welcome Home!

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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Apjak » 18 Sep 2012 13:19

    Welcome, Twice Welcome, Friend.
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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Naïve mind » 18 Sep 2012 14:13

    Auliya wrote:They're a bit scratchy on the anus but to me, it's worth it. I am currently wiping my ass with Paul of Dune, and am grateful that my sewer system is up to the task.


    Even with the Fremen inhibition against using water to flush? :D

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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Omphalos » 18 Sep 2012 18:49

    Hellooooooo!!!!!!

    You don't sound like the other Auliya who used to run the other Dune site with Kantele/Hypatia. Are you?
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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Auliya » 18 Sep 2012 20:14

    Omphalos wrote:Hellooooooo!!!!!!

    You don't sound like the other Auliya who used to run the other Dune site with Kantele/Hypatia. Are you?



    Not me, sorry.
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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Nekhrun » 18 Sep 2012 20:25

    No apologies necessary.

    Welcome.
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    Re: just a little me

    Postby Tleszer » 23 Sep 2012 10:35

    Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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