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Wormrider
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Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby Wormrider » 03 Nov 2012 13:09

Hello all,

Wormrider here, LOVE the original Dune cycle. Have done for years, the scope and imagination of Frank Herberts work stunned me. I was running low on reading material, and hadnt looked at Dune for quite a while so i picked up Winds of Dune, i am about two thirds through and struggling a bit to be honest. Its not that its rubbish, its just.....bleh. nothing seems to have happened. Oh wait, Paul ran away from home *yawn* and joined a...a.......a..circus ? I dont even, i mean..a circus? Cmon! Other than that, i may as well have been staring at a piece of cardboard because nothing of any note or importance seems to have transpired. Or did i just miss it? Wheres the intrigue, wheres the politics, wheres the memorable characters ? And i dont mean the ones that Frank Herbert created. I think im going to finish this book, and then re read the originals from thei start. Anyway rant over, im a bit of a newbie at forums so i tend to just lurk and watch. If youll have me.

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Re: Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby Freakzilla » 03 Nov 2012 14:34

:text-welcomeconfetti: :text-welcomeconfetti:

I recommend not soiling your mind with the trash from those hacks. Rubbish is too good a word for it.
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Re: Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby ULFsurfer » 03 Nov 2012 16:42

Welcome Wormrider.

As Freak says, don't bother with those books - it's not worth it, not even for the reason to quench your curiosity. If you're short on reading material I can instead recommend you to take a look at Frank's other stories.

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Re: Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby Serkanner » 03 Nov 2012 17:48

Welcome Home!

I am sure you're not "Wormrider", from http://www.wormsscifi.com/haven/ ... correct?
"... the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."

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

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and wrote a Dune Novel."

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Re: Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby Wormrider » 04 Nov 2012 04:43

No, thats not me. I used to lurk on Dunenovels, but its pretty dead over there and google directed me here. i'll finish Winds, simply because i dislike leaving a book unfinished. But i'll probably erase it from my memory once done. Franks books are calling me, im going to have to start with DM because i have lent Dune to a friend. Cant wait to hear what he thinks of it.

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Re: Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby Naïve mind » 04 Nov 2012 05:20

Welcome!

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Re: Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby Freakzilla » 04 Nov 2012 08:50

Wormrider wrote:No, thats not me. I used to lurk on Dunenovels, but its pretty dead over there and google directed me here. i'll finish Winds, simply because i dislike leaving a book unfinished. But i'll probably erase it from my memory once done. Franks books are calling me, im going to have to start with DM because i have lent Dune to a friend. Cant wait to hear what he thinks of it.



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Re: Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby lotek » 04 Nov 2012 13:09

Welcome twice welcome!

Wormrider wrote:Other than that, i may as well have been staring at a piece of cardboard because nothing of any note or importance seems to have transpired. Or did i just miss it?


It tastes like cardboard too.
You didn't miss anything, because if you saw nothing you saw everything there was to see.
Spice is the worm's gonads.

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Re: Permission to come aboard, captain ?

Postby Tleszer » 04 Nov 2012 18:55

Welcome! Image

As others have said it is best to steer clear of McDune. It taints all and no one remains unscathed.
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