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    Postby EDX » 23 Apr 2008 21:42

    I'm probabally a bit below the age of most of this forum's users... I'm 16 years old and for my sophmore year I did book reports on both Dune and Dune Messiah... I'm currently reading Children of Dune now. I've haven't read any science fiction that has been so thought-provoking, save Huxley's Brave New World.

    I found another person at my school who read the original Dune, but preferred the prequels better... From what I've seen that's not a popular opinion among most fans. I'm going to read through Herbert's books before I check out the prequels and sequels... From what I've heard, it may not be worth my time.

    Anywho, I look forward to discussing the Dune series with you all!

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    Postby orald » 23 Apr 2008 21:45

    Welcome! Don't worry, 16 is a good age. :twisted:

    Oh, and kill the infidel prequelite in you school, the sooner the better. :x
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    I wish I could have been with you that one last time.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 23 Apr 2008 22:08

    You're off to an excellent start in life :) Welcome to the forums. I'm currently on Children of Dune myself (only my second reading in about 15 years) and I enjoyed Dune Messiah much more than the first time I read it long ago. I can't remember how old I was when I first read "Dune" but it was somewhere around high school/early college.
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    Postby HoosierDaddy » 23 Apr 2008 22:11

    Welcome.

    Just so you know, many of us have read and reread FH's works several times, and still wonder what he really was trying to say.

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    Postby Spicelon » 23 Apr 2008 22:15

    Ahh, to be 16 again...

    If you absolutely have to read Dune Lite (aka the prequels, sequels, inquels, or anything with KJA on the cover), just make sure you remove all blunt objects out of arms reach before doing so. A padded room might help as well.

    Seriously though, enjoy the journey as there is nothing else like it.
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    Postby Omphalos » 23 Apr 2008 22:18

    Helloooooooooooo!!!!
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    Postby SandChigger » 23 Apr 2008 22:44

    RESISTANCE IS FUTILE! COME, ADD YOUR UNIQUENESS TO OUR....

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    Postby Robspierre » 23 Apr 2008 23:33

    Welcome! You picked the good stuff to start out with :D

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    Postby orald » 24 Apr 2008 00:31

    As you can see from the other posts, there is a very good reason to my signature. :twisted:
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    Postby chanilover » 24 Apr 2008 01:47

    Hi and welcome aboard.
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    Postby inhuien » 24 Apr 2008 04:18

    Hi EDX, looking forward to reading your posts.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 24 Apr 2008 07:00

    Welcome!

    Check out the reading group and comment on the chapters in Children of Dune if you get a chance.
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    Postby Serkanner » 24 Apr 2008 09:00

    Welcome. I was about 15 when I read Dune for the first time and have been an addict for 25 years now. Enjoy the ride!
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    Postby Mandy » 24 Apr 2008 10:38

    Welcome to Jacurutu EDX. I wish I was reading Dune again for the first time.

    I haven't bothered with any of the new crap. I don't feel like banging my head against the wall.
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    Postby Crysknife » 24 Apr 2008 11:19

    Welcome! :) Good decision on the Originals first :wink:
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    Postby orald » 24 Apr 2008 16:53

    Crysknife wrote:Good decision on the Originals first :wink:

    OMG, no! Now he's ruined his chronology! He should've read the Legends novels, followed by the House, originals and sequels!

    Or waited reading it all until P&B finished wiping the "interquels" off their asses so he could read them all in order.
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    Postby EDX » 24 Apr 2008 20:00

    Heh... seems like the prequels aren't that popular. What I've read so far has I loved, and I love how thought-prevoking this stuff is. I really like the idea of gholas, the concept had led me to have many philisophical arguments within myself.

    Dune's probabally the only book where I can't answer the question, "What's it about?" And that's a good thing.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 24 Apr 2008 21:51

    It's about... everything :wink:
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    Postby orald » 25 Apr 2008 01:19

    Everything except giant robots you mean. :P
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    Postby Tleilax Master B » 25 Apr 2008 10:40

    EDX wrote:I'm probabally a bit below the age of most of this forum's users... I'm 16 years old and for my sophmore year I did book reports on both Dune and Dune Messiah... I'm currently reading Children of Dune now. I've haven't read any science fiction that has been so thought-provoking, save Huxley's Brave New World.

    I found another person at my school who read the original Dune, but preferred the prequels better... From what I've seen that's not a popular opinion among most fans. I'm going to read through Herbert's books before I check out the prequels and sequels... From what I've heard, it may not be worth my time.

    Anywho, I look forward to discussing the Dune series with you all!

    -EDX


    Welcome!! I'm not quite as harsh as Orald (A great deal more treacherous though :twisted: ), but you should take your prequelite friend out behind the school and beat the crud out of him :D

    Seriously though, as Crys said, good call on reading the originals first! And welcome to our humble community!
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    Postby orald » 25 Apr 2008 10:50

    TMB wrote:I'm not quite as harsh as Orald

    You are no true Fremen! :x
    We Fremen know how to make cruel choices! We know how to judge! :evil:

    There are other methods of punishment for the crimes of young preeks. :wink:
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    Postby Tleilax Master B » 25 Apr 2008 11:10

    orald wrote:
    TMB wrote:I'm not quite as harsh as Orald

    You are no true Fremen! :x
    We Fremen know how to make cruel choices! We know how to judge! :evil:

    There are other methods of punishment for the crimes of young preeks. :wink:


    Fremen are just pownidah scum like the rest of ya. They'll fall just like everyone else with the Ascendancy!! :twisted:

    (Now, if you'll excuse me I have to abase myself in Ghufran for even responding to you :wink: )
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    Postby orald » 25 Apr 2008 11:24

    We know what you sick lil' pointy-toothed bastards do in your "ghufran". *pukes*
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