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    Hello everyone.

    Postby Eyes High » 24 Jul 2008 21:32

    My "name" is Eyes High. I'm a born again Christian who likes fantasy, Sci-Fiction, history, mystery, true crime stories, ....need I go on. :) I'm a mother of three boys and married to a sci-fi fan.

    Those who are members of Worm's Sci-Fi Haven should recognize me.

    My favorite authors are LaHaye, Jenkins, McCaffrey. I also like some of Koontz. Yes, I'll confess that I have not read any of the Dune series yet. :oops:

    Well looking forward to get know y'all better. Can you tell I'm from the south?
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    Postby Omphalos » 24 Jul 2008 21:51

    Helloooooooooooooo!!!!!!
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    Postby GamePlayer » 24 Jul 2008 22:23

    Oooo, a potential new Dune fan. Welcome!
    A christian fantasy fan, you say? I got just the picture...

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    You'll fit right in, and that means a lot coming from an atheist :)
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    Postby Rakis » 24 Jul 2008 23:50

    GamePlayer wrote:Oooo, a potential new Dune fan. Welcome!
    A christian fantasy fan, you say? I got just the picture...

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    You'll fit right in, and that means a lot coming from an atheist :)


    :lol: :lol: Jesus, how i love that pic...

    Hello, Eyes High... :P
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    Postby HoosierDaddy » 25 Jul 2008 00:52

    Welcome. Be prepared for very "open" talk about religion. Frank Herbert fans are not the most religious people in the internets.

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    Postby SandChigger » 25 Jul 2008 01:18

    Hello.

    I passed on saying hello earlier because I didn't trust myself not to end up being sarcastic and come across as being mean to new people.

    So much for self-control, huh? :roll:

    Welcome, belatedly! :D
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    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 Secher_Nbiw » 25 Jul 2008 02:53

    ug.

    (you'll get a proper hello when i wake up a bit more!)
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    Postby Robspierre » 25 Jul 2008 02:57

    Welcome, hope you have a thick skin.

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    Postby Serkanner » 25 Jul 2008 04:46

    Welcome High Eyes. Have you joined the site because of the crash party? I hope you will find the time to read Dune and its sequels one of these days. They are a must read for every science fiction fan.
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    and wrote a Dune Novel."
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    Postby Secher_Nbiw » 25 Jul 2008 05:25

    Hello there (i've woken up a bit now, but with this heat i don't knw how long that will last :) ). Read Dune!!!!! You will not regret it. Also, be prepared, i don't think i've been on another forum like this one.......
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    Postby inhuien » 25 Jul 2008 06:32

    hihihi Eyes High :)
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    Postby orald » 25 Jul 2008 09:03

    Eyes High wrote:My favorite authors are LaHaye, Jenkins, McCaffrey. I also like some of Koontz. Yes, I'll confess that I have not read any of the Dune series yet.

    Infidel! :x



















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    I wish I could have been with you that one last time.
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 25 Jul 2008 13:08

    Hi and welcome. Keep salt handy around here, you may need a grain or two.
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    Postby Mandy » 25 Jul 2008 19:15

    Hi Eyes :)

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    Postby Eyes High » 25 Jul 2008 22:47

    Thank you all. I liked the Jesus pic, it was neat. Yes, Orald I knew something like that was going to come from you. :lol:

    Yes, I mainly came because of the crash party; but that doesn't mean that I won't stay around after all the hub bub is done.

    I think my husband has one of the Dune books but I'm not for sure if it's from the 'proper' series or from the other ones that I hear so many Dune fans "comment" on.

    Thanks again for all the welcomes. Good night and hope to post some tomorrow.

    Just one question. I don't have to get a heart plug installed right away do I? :shock:
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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 25 Jul 2008 23:06

    Eyes High wrote:Just one question. I don't have to get a heart plug installed right away do I? :shock:


    Nope. (That's only in the movie)

    If you read something from the Dune series, make it Dune itself and start at the beginning (not the pre-beginning laid out by Pinky and the Brian). If you like thoughtful literature you'll probably love it.
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    Postby Phaedrus » 26 Jul 2008 00:06

    Eyes High wrote:I think my husband has one of the Dune books but I'm not for sure if it's from the 'proper' series or from the other ones that I hear so many Dune fans "comment" on.


    Phaedrus's Handy Guide for Proper Dune Material

    Proper Dune Books:

    Dune
    Dune Messiah
    Children of Dune
    God Emperor of Dune
    Heretics of Dune
    Chapterhouse: Dune
    (all written by Frank Herbert)

    The Dune Encyclopedia
    (not by Frank Herbert)

    Not Proper Dune Books:

    Dune: House Atreides
    Dune: House Harkonnen
    Dune: House Corrino
    Dune: The Butlerian Jihad
    Dune: The Machine Crusade
    Dune: The Battle of Corrin
    Hunters of Dune
    Sandworms of Dune
    (all by a pair of hacks, one bearing the Herbert name, and the other whose name is unspeakable, but here's a hint: KJA)

    Half Proper, Half Not Proper Dune Books

    Road to Dune
    (Some content by Frank Herbert, but also with a good chunk by the new authors. I'd stay away from it, unless I could find it used, but that's true of anything that gives the HLP profit.)

    Eyes High, we welcome you.

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    You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 26 Jul 2008 00:31

    Oh, can't pass up this one...

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    Postby Phaedrus » 26 Jul 2008 00:34

    You have an image for everything, don't you?
    You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 26 Jul 2008 00:52

    You've no idea :)

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    Postby orald » 26 Jul 2008 03:59

    That poor guy who got heart-plugged in the movi was so hawt. :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 trang » 27 Jul 2008 20:11

    Welcome to the board!!

    As they said above good place to start is Dune itself, cant go wrong there.

    Happy posting!

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    But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.."
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    Postby Eyes High » 10 Aug 2008 13:38

    I'll try to start the first Dune next week. Wish me luck.

    And thanks for the suggestions about with which books to start.
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    Postby Mahnmut » 10 Aug 2008 13:43

    Eyes, it's nice to see ya. No spice beer, I quite the hard stuff. How about a nice cool lemonade?
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    Postby Eyes High » 10 Aug 2008 13:57

    Sounds good to me. Your treat. :lol:
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