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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Kojiro » 22 Apr 2011 00:10

Ampoliros wrote:Claudia Black? What does she have to do with KJA?


She was playing the character in question in said Pitch Black scene.
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Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2011 07:26

Yeah yeah yeah! You're right. That had slipped my mind.

If she'd just stayed down... :doh:

That's a fantastic movie. Loves it much. Watches it every time it's on. :dance:

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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby merkin muffley » 22 Apr 2011 17:08

Ampoliros wrote:"The seismic upheaval knocked some of the lava boulders that had been piled up in incomprehensible defensive formations."
-what? no, seriously, WHAT?


Can't they find someone to proofread their shit who knows what big words mean? That's ridiculous.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby D Pope » 22 May 2011 11:15

SandChigger wrote:Has someone mentioned the famous palindrome Able was I ere I saw Elba yet? ;)

Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby SandChigger » 22 May 2011 17:57

:lol:

Nice. Thanks!

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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Hunchback Jack » 23 May 2011 14:27

That was hilarious and amazing.

(I must admit it wasn't until I got halfway through the song that I realized they were all palindromes. I had to rewind and pause more than once :) )

It's not a palindrome! The palindrome of Bolton would be Notlob!

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Postby Ampoliros » 05 Jun 2011 12:49

They have indeed produced a very exciting book! It has an electric story, involved with human passion full of conflict and emotion.


If by exciting, you mean they end sentences with exclamation points because the text itself leaves nothing to suggest excitement! Electric story, if by electric you mean the static storms that do plenty of damage to the set and nothing to the substance, plot, characters, or other parts of the set left out in the middle of the storm! Human passion? Conflict? Emotion? Well, I guess since this is a review of an AUDIOBOOK read by a professional actor, his portayal might have added something that wasn't in the text. Did you consider that? Barely.

Now to the book itself. It's basically a story of class struggle between the rich and the less well off.


If by less well off you mean Minor Nobles. Do you mean the poor? Name one poor character. I can think of three. Now name one poor character that survives the first book. I can think of one, and she's not exactly poor at the end of the book. Tiber is a minor noble. Sophie is a very well off businesswoman. Christophe is a fallen noble that falls right into managing one of the most important excavations in the galaxy. Antonia is the only one who might qualify...but oh yes, she's also from a well-off family. There is not one single character from the book that actually comes from the lower class. On a planet that is meant to show rustic struggles of human expansion into the unfriendly galaxy the characters feast on wine & steaks.

The leader of this group of planets is a mean and nasty old woman called Diadem Michella Duchenet. Holding onto power with an insidious grip, she may appear to some as a nice old lady but the truth is somewhat different. She is ruthless and manipulative.


Funny, that's almost exactly how she's described in the book. Did I say described? I mean told. We're also told she's spry for her age, enough that she not only still plays sonic-polo, she's still of a competitive quality at it.

The irony of this book is that KJA has created a universe more unbelievable than the 'advances' or 'exotics' that it shows. What does it show of a science fiction author who creates a method of space travel that we can prove impossible and illogical with today's scientific knowledge?
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Sev » 05 Jun 2011 13:18

After reading the very first sentence of that, so-called, review...
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby SandRider » 06 Jun 2011 08:46

man, I hate myself for doing this ... but .... WTF is "sonic-polo" ?
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Postby Ampoliros » 06 Jun 2011 18:18

Well it's created by KJA, and played by evil old women who are really actually quite spry, played on half-giraffe, half-horse creatures called thorses. You see, its the extra t a the beginning which makes it especially sciency-fictiony. They run ultrafast, even on the small court.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Hunchback Jack » 06 Jun 2011 18:28

Ampoliros wrote:... played on half-giraffe, half-horse creatures called thorses.


You *must* have made that up.

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Postby Freakzilla » 06 Jun 2011 18:47

This landscape reminded him of Caladan's lush gardens and made him wonder what
had become of the verdant planet where the Atreides had lived for so many
generations before coming to Dune. He could identify narrow roads, market roads
with a scattered traffic of vehicles drawn by six-legged animals which he
guessed were thorses. Moneo had said that thorses tailored to the needs of such
a landscape were the main work beasts not only here but throughout the Empire.

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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Hunchback Jack » 06 Jun 2011 18:55

:oops:

Sometimes I should just step away from the keyboard.

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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Freakzilla » 06 Jun 2011 19:03

The giraffe part is made up.
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 06 Jun 2011 19:58

:oops:

I'm sorry my friends, but I did text pictures of my massive manhood to a woman who isn't my wif...er

wait, wrong board for that admission

I'm sorry my friends, Thorses were from GEoD. HORPS were what I was looking for.

They don't have six legs. They are ultra-fast They:

Please give me a Hugo wrote:looked like a cross between a horse and a giraffe...horps could manage tremendous speeds even across the short distances of the sonic-ballfield.


can't you just see them thundering across the screen in glorious CGI?
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Postby SandRider » 06 Jun 2011 22:55

okay .... WTF is a "sonic-ballfield" ?
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Postby SandChigger » 06 Jun 2011 23:36

Please give me a Hugo wrote:looked like a cross between a horse and a giraffe...horps could manage tremendous speeds even across the short distances of the sonic-ballfield.

Holy Maker, that's shitty shit. :roll:

Um... given the morphological similarities between horses and giraffes to begin with... what the fuck exactly is that supposed to mean? I mean... huh?

And, um... why is "managing" tremendous speeds across short distances seen as something special? It's impressive in acceleration terms, I guess? Otherwise, achieving and maintaining ultra speeds across long distances would impress me more. :snooty:

Ampoliros wrote:can't you just see them thundering across the screen in glorious CGI?

No.

But you know he did. ;)

(Wanna bet they're based on the horses in Avatar? ;) )
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Freakzilla » 07 Jun 2011 09:56

SandChigger wrote:(Wanna bet they're based on the horses in Avatar? ;) )


I immediately thought of GEoD when I saw those.
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Postby SandChigger » 07 Jun 2011 10:29

I think I was deliberately trying NOT to think of Dune as I watched it. ;)

But good point. I don't recall anyone bringing up the thorses back during all the [I'm thinking of a word that I say as "hickack" but I'm pretty sure it's not standard English. Anyone?] comparing Avatar and Dune.

Does that mean that most people really haven't read as far as GEoD?! :(



Edit: That reminds me: what ever happened to Harry Buttcrack and his Raging Hardon for Lynch & his movie? :?

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Postby Freakzilla » 07 Jun 2011 13:01

SandChigger wrote:But good point. I don't recall anyone bringing up the thorses back during all the [I'm thinking of a word that I say as "hickack" but I'm pretty sure it's not standard English. Anyone?] comparing Avatar and Dune.


I did: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1993&p=73889&hilit=thorses#p73889

Does that mean that most people really haven't read as far as GEoD?! :(


I don't think so, it's a vague, one line reference.
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Postby SandChigger » 07 Jun 2011 13:20

Freakzilla wrote:
SandChigger wrote:But good point. I don't recall anyone bringing up the thorses back during all the [I'm thinking of a word that I say as "hickack" but I'm pretty sure it's not standard English. Anyone?] comparing Avatar and Dune.


I did: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1993&p=73889&hilit=thorses#p73889

Yes, but in this case you don't count. :P

I don't think so, it's a vague, one line reference.

Good point! :clap: :dance:

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Postby Freakzilla » 07 Jun 2011 13:34

I would guess though, that the further you go into the series fewer have read those than the early ones.

Like Brian Herbert and KJA. :wink:
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Re: Smellhole Notes.

Postby Ampoliros » 07 Jun 2011 15:33

I have such a bizarre ordering to my mind, I wasn't even thinking of GEoD when I wrote that, yet thorses popped up. Perhaps it had been filed under "The Hack stole this from Dune" but got lost in the in box.
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