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    Postby A_Kalisandra_M » 27 Mar 2008 00:22

    Hallo,
    I've been searching for a good Dune forum, and a person on amazon.com in 'new' Dune topics recommended this one.

    When I was what, 14 I read Children of Dune. It was while I was staying in hospital. Such a wonderful way to take my mind off all the things that I had to do for my health!

    Fictional tragedy, instead of real life. A perfect distraction!

    Alia's character moved, and saddened me. It felt good to cry over something that wasn't real, and that book will always have a special place in my heart.

    Later I discovered that I made a grave mistake, by reading the 3rd book first. Oops! I then tracked down the whole series, and started from the begining.

    I had never read anything quite like Dune. It was interesting: A story that was led by the plot. Fine character's, but plot driven. I couldn't put the first down!

    Dune Messiah, felt as though a doomed love story at a time when I prefered the tragic to weird happy-ending's.

    God Emperor of Dune, was difficult for me to get into. I lost a few of my favorite character's in Children, and the last had been dead for such a long time by the start of the novel that it felt so odd to read.

    Heritics of Dune, while different suited my taste. Chapterhouse: Dune, allowed me to discover the last piece of the story.

    Currently, I've read all of the new Dune books, except Hunter's of Dune and of course, Paul of Dune. They're as bad as loathesome fan-fiction to me. Too much was changed. I felt like I was reading work by somebody who: Never read the originals, and just made things up as they went along even if it didn't make any sense.

    The style for the first 'trilogy' that I read --- The House Books was readable. The story: *Growns*

    The legend trilogy was just plain bad. Machines that are like every silly villain in modern sci-fi! Where was the art in that?

    And finally the book I had waited for Book 7 (Part 1): Hunter's of Dune --- Surely this would be excellent.... Ah, no! I found it to be unreadable. I couldn't even understand it. There wasn't any flow. Not even a hint of proper english.

    What had gone so horridly wrong?

    I never expected any new Dune to be like the master, but I foolishly expected them to be readble, enjoyable. I was most saddened to discover my error.

    Still the original's shall always be placed in a favored spot of my bedroom library. Nothing will ever change my love for them.

    ~ Kali ~
    "That is not dead, which can eternal lie,
    And with strange aeons, even death may die..."

    ~ Lovecraft
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    Postby Crysknife » 27 Mar 2008 01:34

    Welcome, welcome!

    With that first post, I think you'll fit right in here :)
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    Postby SandChigger » 27 Mar 2008 06:05

    Howdy! :D


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    I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA
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    Postby inhuien » 27 Mar 2008 06:09

    Hi Kali :D Welcome :D
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    Postby Nekhrun » 27 Mar 2008 09:14

    Good to see people in from other sites, welcome.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 27 Mar 2008 09:50

    A wave of welcome to the new person. I like your avatar :)
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    Postby Freakzilla » 27 Mar 2008 10:01

    I'm so happy you found us! Who was it that pointed you here?

    It's so unusual to see someone who read CoD first, you should have a very unique perspective that will be more than welcome here.
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    Postby Mandy » 27 Mar 2008 12:30

    Hi Kali, nice to meet you. I love Children of Dune, might be my favorite.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 27 Mar 2008 15:05

    Mandy wrote:Hi Kali, nice to meet you. I love Children of Dune, might be my favorite.


    I think it is my favorite.
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    Postby Tyrant » 27 Mar 2008 16:13

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Mandy wrote:Hi Kali, nice to meet you. I love Children of Dune, might be my favorite.


    I think it is my favorite.


    man..picking favorites is so hard
    1 GEoD (thats the only easy choice)
    2 HoD
    3 CoD
    4 DM
    5 D
    6 CHD

    tough choices though
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    Postby Mandy » 27 Mar 2008 16:13

    I go back and forth between Children of Dune and Dune, they're both so good and they have similar themes. If I were going to be stranded somewhere and had to choose I'd have a very hard time making the choice.
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    Postby orald » 27 Mar 2008 16:46

    Welcome! You're just in time for the daily sacrifice for the God Emperor- An offering of freshly slaughtered illiterate fan-fic authors! :twisted:

    And of course GEoD is the best- As the name suggests, it's got the God Emperor himself!

    Siaynoq! Siaynoq! Siaynoq!
    In memory of Perach, who suffered and died needlessly.

    I wish I could have been with you that one last time.
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    Postby A_Kalisandra_M » 27 Mar 2008 18:08

    Thank-you all for the kind welcome! Is there a thread for your favorite Dune book? *Thinks of the Search button* Oh, I'll find it if it exists...
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    And with strange aeons, even death may die..."

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    Postby A_Kalisandra_M » 27 Mar 2008 18:10

    orald wrote:Welcome! You're just in time for the daily sacrifice for the God Emperor- An offering of freshly slaughtered illiterate fan-fic authors! :twisted:

    And of course GEoD is the best- As the name suggests, it's got the God Emperor himself!

    Siaynoq! Siaynoq! Siaynoq!
    LMFAO! I hope you don't think I'm rude: Your posts always make me laugh!

    "You're just in time for the daily sacrifice for the God Emperor - An offering of freshly slaughtered illiterate fan-fic authors!" You have no idea how badly I want to quote you...

    Only one question: We don't have to eat them do we? *Shudders*
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    Postby A_Kalisandra_M » 27 Mar 2008 18:15

    Freakzilla wrote:I'm so happy you found us! Who was it that pointed you here?
    SandChigger...

    GamePlayer wrote:A wave of welcome to the new person. I like your avatar :)
    Thank-you.

    Freakzilla wrote:It's so unusual to see someone who read CoD first, you should have a very unique perspective that will be more than welcome here.
    I can only hope to be able to add to the discussions.
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    Postby Robspierre » 27 Mar 2008 18:20

    Welcome! Sit down relax and enjoy yourself.

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    Postby Freakzilla » 27 Mar 2008 18:52

    A_Kalisandra_M wrote:Thank-you all for the kind welcome! Is there a thread for your favorite Dune book? *Thinks of the Search button* Oh, I'll find it if it exists...


    This forum is pretty new, so if you don't find what you're looking for please start a new topic.
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    Postby Omphalos » 27 Mar 2008 19:35

    Helloooooooooo!
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    Postby Serkanner » 27 Mar 2008 19:54

    Welcome from me as well. Its way too late ( 1.40 AM ) and too many beers to say anything else but welcome.
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    Postby Rakis » 27 Mar 2008 21:35

    Nice to meet ya ! :P
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    Postby Freakzilla » 27 Mar 2008 22:41

    Serkanner wrote:Welcome from me as well. Its way too late ( 1.40 AM ) and too many beers to say anything else but welcome.


    You could have at least asked her for candid pictures of herself and claimed not to remember tomorrow!

    :P
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    Postby orald » 28 Mar 2008 07:03

    A_Kalisandra_M wrote:Only one question: We don't have to eat them do we? *Shudders*

    *Clears away the remains* Uh, sure, if you don't want to...more for me! :D

    Freakzilla wrote:You could have at least asked her for candid pictures of herself and claimed not to remember tomorrow!

    Dang it, I knew I forgot something! :cry:
    In memory of Perach, who suffered and died needlessly.

    I wish I could have been with you that one last time.
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    Postby Serkanner » 28 Mar 2008 08:16

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Serkanner wrote:Welcome from me as well. Its way too late ( 1.40 AM ) and too many beers to say anything else but welcome.


    You could have at least asked her for candid pictures of herself and claimed not to remember tomorrow!

    :P


    You mean I haven't asked? Hmm, that's a first.
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    Postby chanilover » 28 Mar 2008 09:30

    Hi.
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    Postby A_Kalisandra_M » 28 Mar 2008 22:14

    ... I spilled my OJ because of those 'candid' comments. That's with an 'O' fella's nothing to do with a b. *Wink*

    Please, do tell: Will all this become one of those 'group' things tomorrow? LOL

    My husband might start to object...
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