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    Postby sparafucile » 29 May 2008 09:28

    Hello all. Resurfacing again :D

    I keep meaning to try to get back into the whole dune discussion but I find it very hard, especially after I haven't read the books in a long time. But I'm trying to reread them (halfway through GEoD.. best of the bunch) and hopefully I'll begin to contribute something.

    Though I rarely post, I read the various dune boards y'all post at daily (DN, TAU, Jac, Fed2K, etc) when I get in to work to see what shenanigans you crazy kids get up to (ironically, I'm probably younger than most if not all of you) :D I have to admit I revel in the drama and love reading about it, even though I'm not part of it. I think I'd actually like soap operas if they were about something other than infedelity/secret fathers and mothers/murder/other nonsense.

    Anyway, read Dune a long long time ago, didn't like it. Revisited it 2 or 3 years ago and chugged through to Children of Dune (which completely and utterly baffled me when I last tried to read it) and kept going from there. I'm a proud OH (ideally) as far as book likings go. I admit I haven't read the first 2 trilogies, but my friend had and he told me about them. Can't say I'm eager, but maybe I'll read 'em some day. Read the two sequels, wasn't impressed.

    I find it interesting to hear other people's takes on the various inconsistencies present throughout the books (yes, originals included), often I learn things I didn't catch the last time I read the book in question.

    Anyways, hi!
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    Postby GamePlayer » 29 May 2008 09:31

    Don't worry about it. There's more than enough off topic discussion to go around. I've only read the first three books (including a very recent re-read of Messiah and currently on Children) so don't count yourself out. Welcome to the boards and have fun!
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    Postby Freakzilla » 29 May 2008 09:33

    Welcome!

    Check out the reading group if you have difficulty understanding something in FH's books. I've done a summary of almost all the chapters.

    Only a few more to go!
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    Postby Nekhrun » 29 May 2008 09:38

    Good to see you again.

    GamePlayer: You've got to finish those books!
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    Postby Pardot Kynes » 29 May 2008 10:00

    Aye! GEoD is the best book ever!
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    Postby Mandy » 29 May 2008 10:10

    Hi sparafucile. The drama has been loads of fun :)
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 May 2008 11:30

    Helloooo!
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    Postby Omphalos » 29 May 2008 11:33

    Hellooooooooooo!
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 29 May 2008 11:40

    Had to out do me on the O's didn't you. :evil:






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    Postby Omphalos » 29 May 2008 11:43

    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Had to out do me on the O's didn't you. :evil:






    :lol:


    Sorry. That has been my standard greeting since Arrakeen days.
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    Re: Sparafucile

    Postby orald » 29 May 2008 11:51

    Welcome. :)

    sparafucile wrote:I think I'd actually like soap operas if they were about something other than infedelity/secret fathers and mothers/murder/other nonsense.

    There's naught wrong with murders, neither on soap operas nor on forums! :twisted:

    GP wrote:Don't worry about it. There's more than enough off topic discussion to go around.

    More like, there's more than more than enough off topic discussion to go around.
    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 » 29 May 2008 12:27

    Omphalos wrote:
    A Thing of Eternity wrote:Had to out do me on the O's didn't you. :evil:






    :lol:


    Sorry. That has been my standard greeting since Arrakeen days.


    No no no, I'm sorry, Didn't realize I was stealing your greeting! :)
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    (With apologies to the Beatles)

    Postby SandChigger » 29 May 2008 19:05

    Yellowbird signing on at Jacurutu...
    Flee those broken boards and come be free!
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this board
    to come alive!
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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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    Re: (With apologies to the Beatles)

    Postby Freakzilla » 29 May 2008 19:17

    SandChigger wrote:Yellowbird signing on at Jacurutu...
    Flee those broken boards and come be free!
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this board
    to come alive!
    :D


    That was beautifull, man. :lol:
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    Postby Tleilax Master B » 29 May 2008 19:23

    Cool, yellow birdie is here!
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    Postby SandChigger » 29 May 2008 20:50

    (I was just going to post and say that I don't filk-greet just everyone and in the process of googling discovered that there's an Ohio Valley Filk Fest! OVFF 24, this October! :shock: )
    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

    I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

    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 » 30 May 2008 03:22

    Hi there, thanks for dropping by :)

    hope you stay awhile.
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    Postby Serkanner » 30 May 2008 04:18

    Welcome from me as well.
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    Re: (With apologies to the Beatles)

    Postby inhuien » 30 May 2008 04:38

    SandChigger wrote:Yellowbird signing on at Jacurutu...
    Flee those broken boards and come be free!
    All your life
    You were only waiting for this board
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    Aha I knew I knew you. :P
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    Postby SandChigger » 30 May 2008 05:33

    Hey! Don't deface a Beatle! They're still one of my favorite groups!

    (Insect Solidarinöscwhatever! :D )
    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

    I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

    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 chanilover » 30 May 2008 11:54

    Hello and welcome.
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    Postby trang » 31 May 2008 13:40

    hail and well met!

    Welcome aboard!

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