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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Apr 2008 12:54

    Hello, I am a huge Dune fan and an even bigger fan of Frank Herbert in general. I’ve read 90% of his work and am slowly working my way through the rest so as to savor it (ain’t going be any more written… despite some people’s efforts). I spend half of my time hunting ebay for dune collectables, and my collection of Frank Herbert/Dune related stuff includes about 25 books and three comics so far. Glad to finaly find people to talk about FH with, my girlfriend can't take much more of my ramblings.
    I also love Metal, Ink and Indian food.
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    Postby Fantômas » 09 Apr 2008 12:58

    Welcome!
    Welcome to my nightmare :wink:

    8)
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    Postby The Sons of Idaho » 09 Apr 2008 13:18

    I like the Avatar. Where did it come from?
    How simple things were when our messiah was only a dream...
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    Postby GamePlayer » 09 Apr 2008 13:35

    Hello you thing :)
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    Postby Mandy » 09 Apr 2008 13:41

    Hello!
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    Postby chanilover » 09 Apr 2008 13:59

    Hi Thing.

    I love Indian food as well, especially Chicken Dansak, although that's Persian apparently.
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Apr 2008 14:04

    Sons of Idaho, I got my Avatar from www.sparth.com
    Pretty amazing artist I must say. Hopefully I'm not infringing on him by using it... I'm going to email him right now to make sure.[/quote]
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    Postby Omphalos » 09 Apr 2008 14:07

    Helloooooooooo!
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    Postby orald » 09 Apr 2008 16:19

    Welcome to our...MY humble sietch! :)

    Follow the rules and you'll do just fine(rule #6 isn't there for some reason, probably a server glitch, it states "give all your money to orald" though).
    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 Thing of Eternity » 09 Apr 2008 16:31

    I could use a bit of help getting up to date. I've been reading these forums for a little while now and think I've got a pretty good idea of what's what. I do have a couple questions though. HLP is obviously the Herbert estate, but what does the abreviation stand for? Also, Byron is whose son exactly?
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    Postby Freakzilla » 09 Apr 2008 16:35

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:I could use a bit of help getting up to date. I've been reading these forums for a little while now and think I've got a pretty good idea of what's what. I do have a couple questions though. HLP is obviously the Herbert estate, but what does the abreviation stand for?


    Herbert Limited Partnership

    Also, Byron is whose son exactly?


    Frank Herbert's

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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Apr 2008 16:47

    Maybe I'm out to lunch but I though Byron was his grandson?
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    Postby Crysknife » 09 Apr 2008 17:02

    Yes..yes....honest mistake to be sure. Byron is Frank's grandson. Brian, the author of the new books is Frank's son. Brian is Byron's uncle.
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Apr 2008 17:21

    So Byron is Frank's daughter's son?
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    Postby Serkanner » 09 Apr 2008 17:34

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:So Byron is Frank's daughter's son?


    Welcome from Holland as well. It is correct that Byron Merritt is Frank's grandson by his daughter from his first marriage.
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    Postby SandChigger » 09 Apr 2008 18:20

    Welcome, fellow thang, from the Non-Human Outcasts League! :D


    (Freak got another one wrong up there, by the way: HLP actually stands for Herbert Lactic Products. Their motto: "Moooo! We're ALL about the Milking!" ;) )
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    Postby Freakzilla » 09 Apr 2008 18:30

    I'm sorry, I thought you asked about Brian. :oops:

    That's what I get for trying to come here durring work, I read too fast.
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 09 Apr 2008 19:00

    Chigger, I have to ask about the name...
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    Postby orald » 09 Apr 2008 19:16

    Oh, so now I get it! Byron is Brian's daughter by KJA, and Brian is FH's adopted son from some cesspool he chanced peeping into. OK, all clear now. :D

    I still maintain Brian is not truly FH's son.
    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 SandChigger » 09 Apr 2008 19:53

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Chigger, I have to ask about the name...

    Which, mine?

    :D

    I am a bitey bug, a pair of sharpened mandibles on the ass of The Hiking Hack (KJA) and the HLP. Gnash gnash gnash!


    (Sorry if that's not what you meant. :shock: I'm not the original user of the name—that would be a gamer guy named Bryce?—but I latched onto it during a period when he didn't appear to be very active online.)

    (Actually, Orald, I believe Brian's wife Jan is Kevin's wife Rebecca's half-cousin.)
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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    Postby orald » 09 Apr 2008 19:58

    They're all one big, happy, inbred $cientologist family! :D
    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 GamePlayer » 09 Apr 2008 20:02

    orald wrote:I still maintain Brian is not truly FH's son.


    Of course he is. The phrase The apple has fallen very far from the tree was made for guys like him :)
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    Postby orald » 09 Apr 2008 20:08

    He's probably an eggplant anyway. Full of poison and needs a good fire to cure it. :twisted:
    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 Rakis » 09 Apr 2008 23:03

    Nice to meet ya ! 8)

    (Actually, Orald, I believe Brian's wife Jan is Kevin's wife Rebecca's half-cousin.)


    But...Vader had twins, right? :shock:
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    Postby SandChigger » 09 Apr 2008 23:29

    SHUT UP!!! :twisted:

    Brian hasn't caught on yet! He thinks they're the same woman!
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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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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