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Raveem
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Postby Raveem » 12 Oct 2008 16:40

Hello there.

Many thanks to SandChigger for suggesting this (http://www.jacurutu.com/viewtopic.php?t ... bbcd14ecfe): I was unaware of this little ritual here amongst the cast out.

I am Raveem, and having vented some long maturing frustration at alt.fan.dune, I thought I'd make an appearance here as well. My position is unambiguous, and certainly not even-handed: I think the "Dune" written by Brian Herbert with his committee is some of the worst writing ever to surface. And in the genre of SF, that is no small achievement (see below).

Of course I hope not to dwell too much on this unfortunate but necessary negativity for Dune fans in these times. Conversely, I'm of the opinion that the original Dune is one of the finest examples of world building, comparable only to other solitary works such as Tolkien's Middle-Earth. As I once mentioned on alt.fan.dune, I truly believe that these two (with a very few sparse augmentations) transcend a genre (speculative fiction) which is otherwise virtually defined by immature writing.

Anyway, greetings to all. Hope to enjoy my time here.

Regards,

Raveem.

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Postby Omphalos » 12 Oct 2008 17:12

Well, Ill be happy to debate the merits of other SF with you. There certainly is some crap out there, but there are also thousands of stories and books that are not.

Welcome though. We do have one thing in common. Guess what that is?

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Postby Tleszer » 12 Oct 2008 17:15

Welcome to Jacurutu, where the people are classy and no one laughs at poop jokes :wink:

I have to disagree on one thing, though. KJA is a writing god. He's so powerful that flowers wilt in his very presence!
DUNE, as interpreted by a blue man with a green tushie

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Postby SandChigger » 12 Oct 2008 19:15

And grass never grows twice on the hiking paths he hath trod! (Actually, I hear the forestry service quite likes him for this, if not at all for his books.)

Welcome, again! :)
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 Rakis » 12 Oct 2008 22:42

Nice to meet ya :P
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Postby Laphtiya » 13 Oct 2008 02:47

Nice to meet you! Hope you have fun here.

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Postby Secher_Nbiw » 13 Oct 2008 03:11

ug. Welcome amongst the Cast Out.
I am a mortal god.

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Postby Serkanner » 13 Oct 2008 04:48

Hi and welcome. You will fit in nicely with that attitude :wink:
"... the mystery of life isn't a problem to solve but a reality to experience."

“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

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and wrote a Dune Novel."

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 13 Oct 2008 12:25

Hi Raveem.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 13 Oct 2008 12:56

Hey up. Sounds sound :)

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Postby Sole Man » 13 Oct 2008 14:59

Hello...

...and Welcome to Sole Man's house of insanity.

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Postby Freakzilla » 13 Oct 2008 15:38

Hi, I'm the Rush Party chairman and I'm damned glad to meet you!
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 13 Oct 2008 15:40

Freakzilla wrote:Hi, I'm the Rush Party chairman and I'm damned glad to meet you!


Can I be VP? :D
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Postby Freakzilla » 13 Oct 2008 15:45

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Hi, I'm the Rush Party chairman and I'm damned glad to meet you!


Can I be VP? :D


You can be Master-at-arms, your main job is nick-names.
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Postby TheDukester » 13 Oct 2008 15:54

"Hi, Eric Stratton, rush chairman, damn glad to meet you."

"That was Eric Stratton, rush chairman, he was damn glad to meet you."
"Anything I write will be remembered and listed in bibliographies on Dune for several hundred years ..." — some delusional halfwit troll.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 13 Oct 2008 16:27

Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Hi, I'm the Rush Party chairman and I'm damned glad to meet you!


Can I be VP? :D


You can be Master-at-arms, your main job is nick-names.


Good nuff for me.
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Postby GamePlayer » 13 Oct 2008 20:31

Yo
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Postby Omphalos » 13 Oct 2008 20:32

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Hi, I'm the Rush Party chairman and I'm damned glad to meet you!


Can I be VP? :D


You can be Master-at-arms, your main job is nick-names.


Good nuff for me.


But your nick-name is Flounder.

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Postby trang » 13 Oct 2008 21:44

Well Met Raveem! Welcome to the Outcast.

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But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.."

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 14 Oct 2008 11:39

Omphalos wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Hi, I'm the Rush Party chairman and I'm damned glad to meet you!


Can I be VP? :D


You can be Master-at-arms, your main job is nick-names.


Good nuff for me.


But your nick-name is Flounder.


Unacceptable!
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Postby Omphalos » 14 Oct 2008 11:43

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:
A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Hi, I'm the Rush Party chairman and I'm damned glad to meet you!


Can I be VP? :D


You can be Master-at-arms, your main job is nick-names.


Good nuff for me.


But your nick-name is Flounder.


Unacceptable!


Lemmie hear you say, "May I have ten-thousand marbles, please?"

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Postby SandRider » 30 Oct 2008 02:08

Raveem wrote:Of course I hope not to dwell too much on this unfortunate but necessary negativity for Dune fans in these times. Conversely, I'm of the opinion that the original Dune is one of the finest examples of world building, comparable only to other solitary works such as Tolkien's Middle-Earth. As I once mentioned on alt.fan.dune, I truly believe that these two (with a very few sparse augmentations) transcend a genre (speculative fiction) which is otherwise virtually defined by immature writing.


Hmmm. Shades of the nuduneman ....
Well met, Raveem.


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