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    A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby trang » 13 Jul 2009 22:06

    While I know its been stated by most and is not considered canon, thought might be nice to have its own folder. There is ass load of information in there.

    I had bought a mint condition Book Club version a while ago, and have kept it wrapped up and sealed. Yesterday while at half price books store, came across a hard cover version without dust jacket, for 5 bucks. Books in perfect condition, but am using as a reader/reserarch copy.

    I never got around to reading whole thing so am reading some now and starting my run of a reread of the original six again.

    I have read the passages on the main characters including the God Emperor, very interesting if anything. The DE claims to be information from the Dar-es-Balat.. and thats fine, easy way to cover the creation of many of the things in the book.


    Its better reading than the twits books for sure.
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby SandChigger » 14 Jul 2009 00:43

    trang wrote:Its better reading than the twits books for sure.

    That much has never been in doubt. ;)

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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Baliset » 14 Jul 2009 09:31

    I have already posed a question about the Bene Gesserit in another part of the forum (perhaps the mods should move it here?)

    I am reading through the DE while incorporating it in the Dune wiki. It's very impressive and it's obvious that the contributors were experts in various themes (language, astronomy, sciences etc). Even the language is scholarly and realistic (in-universe) and a bit "difficult" for me.

    Also, there are minor internal inconsistencies eg. concerning the marriage of Shaddam IV and Anuril. Obviously this is because of the number of the contributors. However the "expanded" universe as described there is cohesive nd largely consistent.

    Recently I was reading about the Battle of Corrin and the Sardaukar. Their origins and connections are hinted, but remain vague. If you read only the Battle of Corrin entry, you will understand that the first emperor was the leader of a rebel house against the others. If you read only the Sardaukar entry, you will undertand that the battle was an assault of Salusans (Sardaukar) against the Landsraad.

    Since the first emperor was allied to Atreides and Harkonnens, perhaps they too descent from Salusa Secundus

    I don't know if these vague points are clarified in another entry.

    PS. The Sardaukar as described in the DE remind too much of the Mandalorians ;)
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Freakzilla » 14 Jul 2009 09:36

    Where would you suggest we put it?
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Baliset » 14 Jul 2009 09:55

    Merge it here?
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Freakzilla » 14 Jul 2009 10:07

    Baliset wrote:Merge it here?


    I meant a DE topic. This is a suggestion forum.
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby inhuien » 14 Jul 2009 10:32

    Dune Media? It being media, of a sort, about Dune. It sure wouldn't fit in anywhere else.
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby TheDukester » 14 Jul 2009 10:52

    trang wrote:Its better reading than the twits books for sure.

    Too right.

    Any given passage of the DE (I like to read them out of order, semi-randomly) will be roughly 10 times more entertaining than anything Hacky or Bobo could ever dream of writing.

    (Not to mention 100 times more informative)
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Apjak » 14 Jul 2009 10:54

    I think it should get it's own heading under "Dune Discussion". The BH/KJA stuff does.

    Also Trang, I'll trade you my Paperback for your Jacketless one.
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby SandChigger » 14 Jul 2009 11:15

    Apjak wrote:I think it should get it's own heading under "Dune Discussion". The BH/KJA stuff does.

    Seconded. :)

    TheDukester wrote:(Not to mention 100 times more informative)

    Well ... I don't know about that, exactly. I mean, I keep thinking 'thopter clams and Ecaz not being settled until several thousand years after humankind goes into space ... when it's essentially around the corner. :roll:

    100 times more well-written and entertaining, definitely. :)
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby inhuien » 14 Jul 2009 12:50

    Thirded. :mad: :lol:
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby trang » 14 Jul 2009 21:08

    Apjak wrote:I think it should get it's own heading under "Dune Discussion". The BH/KJA stuff does.

    Also Trang, I'll trade you my Paperback for your Jacketless one.


    Trade works for me, will get with ya via phone to swap.

    And I further the vote for under Dune Discussion













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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Omphalos » 14 Jul 2009 23:24

    Baraka Bryan wrote:
    Apjak wrote:I think it should get it's own heading under "Dune Discussion". The BH/KJA stuff does.

    Also Trang, I'll trade you my Paperback for your Jacketless one.


    ha, you're sig image had me thinking spicy grand-wimp had shown up here again


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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Freakzilla » 15 Jul 2009 10:00

    Omph, I'm having trouble with this PC at home, for some reason the Forum section of the Admin Control Panel isn't working. Probably because this damned machine wont update to SP3 or IE8.

    Can you make a DE forum under Dune Discussion?
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Mandy » 15 Jul 2009 12:37

    Have you considered combining some of the other forums? The board is pretty cluttered as it is.
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Omphalos » 15 Jul 2009 12:38

    Ill do it when I get home tonight.
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Freakzilla » 15 Jul 2009 12:43

    Mandy wrote:Have you considered combining some of the other forums? The board is pretty cluttered as it is.


    Yes, I was thinking of comining all the faction forums into one.
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Freakzilla » 15 Jul 2009 12:43

    Omphalos wrote:Ill do it when I get home tonight.


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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Omphalos » 15 Jul 2009 12:57

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Mandy wrote:Have you considered combining some of the other forums? The board is pretty cluttered as it is.


    Yes, I was thinking of comining all the faction forums into one.


    Make sure to run a back-up first, in case you dont like it. I run one automatically every weekend, but it may miss some posts depending on when you switch the forums around.
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    Re: A discussion folder for the Dune Encyclopedia

    Postby Freakzilla » 15 Jul 2009 23:48

    Omphalos wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:
    Mandy wrote:Have you considered combining some of the other forums? The board is pretty cluttered as it is.


    Yes, I was thinking of comining all the faction forums into one.


    Make sure to run a back-up first, in case you dont like it. I run one automatically every weekend, but it may miss some posts depending on when you switch the forums around.


    Will do.
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