Simon wrote:I'm just not hip to the "HLP hate" (which let's face it, is the unspoken reason for this site).
Politeness, etc. aside then, for my part, the 'hate' stems from the complete disrespect for Frank Herbert and his creation. It goes far beyond bad writing and a difference of tastes; 'Sandworm of Dune' specifically tell us that Leto II and Frank Herberts view of religion, power, heroes, politics and ecology were all wrong. Using Herberts own creation in trying to destroy his message is
The 'hate' continues because of the arrogance of especially Kevin, and how the HLP has dealt with criticisms and discussion. This extends to brushing aside arguments to which one has no response with: 'And one of Frank's prime themes is to question what you know ...or think you know.'