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    Postby Serkanner » 19 Jun 2008 16:29

    inhuien wrote:dm1215 what you should bare in mind is that this is a board for adults and many of the conversions will have an adult theme or tone. Thankfully this is not an over moderated nursery/kindergarten.


    For that you have to go to www.dunenovels.com
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    Postby SandChigger » 19 Jun 2008 19:44

    ^^^ What they said.


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    Postby waff » 25 Jun 2008 22:37

    Hey there, I'm a Dune nut since the days of the David Lynch movie (it convinced me to read the books!) and I've hated the Brian and Kevin monstrosities since day one. I do confess I am sexually attracted to Erasmus, but I do so love abominations!

    Anyway, I've glad there's this little sietch of Frank lovers in this day and age.

    And, in looking over this thread, I mus add that GEoD was originally my least favorite book, but now it is second to the first for me.
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 25 Jun 2008 23:17

    waff wrote:Hey there, I'm a Dune nut since the days of the David Lynch movie (it convinced me to read the books!) and I've hated the Brian and Kevin monstrosities since day one. I do confess I am sexually attracted to Erasmus, but I do so love abominations!

    Anyway, I've glad there's this little sietch of Frank lovers in this day and age.

    And, in looking over this thread, I mus add that GEoD was originally my least favorite book, but now it is second to the first for me.


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    Postby orald » 26 Jun 2008 01:36

    Howdy!

    Can you elaborate on the matter of your attraction to said tranny 'bot? :wink:
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    Postby inhuien » 26 Jun 2008 02:39

    Hi Waff :)
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    Postby Serkanner » 26 Jun 2008 03:06

    Welcome Waff
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    Postby SandChigger » 26 Jun 2008 04:43

    Welcome and welmet, Waff. :)
    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

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    Postby waff » 26 Jun 2008 06:48

    orald wrote:Howdy!

    Can you elaborate on the matter of your attraction to said tranny 'bot? :wink:


    Well, I am a sucker for a silky robes and stilted monologues! When I found out HE really painted the Van Gogh, I knew he was a keeper.

    I should wrap my Face Dancers in tin foil and have them call me Gilbertus. :oops: Guess you should just ignore that last part....

    Thanks for the welcomes!
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    Postby Tleilax Master B » 26 Jun 2008 09:04

    waff wrote:Hey there, I'm a Dune nut since the days of the David Lynch movie (it convinced me to read the books!) and I've hated the Brian and Kevin monstrosities since day one. I do confess I am sexually attracted to Erasmus, but I do so love abominations!

    Anyway, I've glad there's this little sietch of Frank lovers in this day and age.

    And, in looking over this thread, I mus add that GEoD was originally my least favorite book, but now it is second to the first for me.


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    Postby Omphalos » 26 Jun 2008 11:50

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    Postby trang » 26 Jun 2008 16:24

    Hail And Well Met Waff!

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    Postby Spicelon » 26 Jun 2008 16:45

    Greetings and welcome! Sorry for the late reply.

    dm1215 wrote:Brian Herbert's work, though, tends to lend itself to a much broader audience. I've spoken with a lot of readers who haven't been able to get past Dune and into Dune Messiah and beyond. I think that speaks a lot. While Brian's work has hit the bestseller list almost every time.


    That has absolutely nothing to do with the writing being good or bad. As a
    matter of fact, having mass appeal should immediately raise red warning
    flags.

    I too found it difficult to get through Dune the first time. But even then I
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    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Jun 2008 17:02

    Spicelon wrote:Greetings and welcome! Sorry for the late reply.

    dm1215 wrote:Brian Herbert's work, though, tends to lend itself to a much broader audience. I've spoken with a lot of readers who haven't been able to get past Dune and into Dune Messiah and beyond. I think that speaks a lot. While Brian's work has hit the bestseller list almost every time.


    That has absolutely nothing to do with the writing being good or bad. As a
    matter of fact, having mass appeal should immediately raise red warning
    flags.

    I too found it difficult to get through Dune the first time. But even then I
    recognized that the struggle was a good thing.


    Yeah, it speaks a lot about todays instant gratification, ADD generation.

    I found it difficult to get through Dune the first time when I was 13 but I couldn't put it down.

    I found it difficult to get through BH&KJAs books because I couldn't stay awake or interested.
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    Postby waff » 26 Jun 2008 17:23

    I was a little older when I first read it (about 18 ), but that's what sucked me in as a geeky college student exposed to all these profound new ideas. I loved the thoughts on ecology, on Messianic religions, on politics and manipulation, on evolution, etc., etc. It was complex, but definitely worth it.

    The BH and KJA books are schlocky, by-the-numbers SF for me, never mind the contradictions and other mess they create by inventing their own crap. I just hope later generations won't take their pre-digested Dune as canon.
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    Postby SandChigger » 26 Jun 2008 18:27

    That's why we're here, getting the word out.

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    Postby Mandy » 26 Jun 2008 18:31

    Hi waff, welcome to Jacurutu.
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    Postby waff » 26 Jun 2008 18:54

    Looks like the right Dune site for me as a curmudgeonly gay Tleilaxu Master wannabe who hates Norma Cenva!
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    Postby Freakzilla » 26 Jun 2008 19:25

    waff wrote:Looks like the right Dune site for me as a curmudgeonly gay Tleilaxu Master wannabe who hates Norma Cenva!


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    Postby orald » 27 Jun 2008 08:51

    waff wrote:Looks like the right Dune site for me as a curmudgeonly gay Tleilaxu Master wannabe who hates Norma Cenva!

    This IS the site for you! :)

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    Postby Jaster Mereel » 27 Jun 2008 18:29

    Since this is is an active thread I'll start here.
    Howdy to all the people I've missed saying to hello to over the last couple of months. Sorry about that.

    To dm1215,
    Welcome to the board.

    When I was relatively new to Dune, I learned a lot from many of the folk that post here. I think you will find that they are some of the most knowledgeable people on Dune you will come across on the tubes.

    As you wander around here, I think you will realize what a masterpeice Frank Herbert wrote, and what utter schlock the other two have written in comparison. Have fun!
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