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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby GamePlayer » 05 May 2009 12:07

Wow. Great read.
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Drunken Idaho » 05 May 2009 15:06

DuneFishUK wrote:Brian: there's one thing Frank had that you will never have.....


...a great big bushy beard.



:D Crusty Jugglers!


I'm currently re-reading Chapterhouse. It's the only Dune book I haven't read a second time. I'm frigging loving it. It gets a little Jewish at times, but there is some truly great writing all the way through. This thread reminds me that Chapterhouse was his final book. I shall bear that in mind as I continue reading.

Just supposing... Do you think Frank would be upset with us if we made him the first Ghola to have his original memories restored? Like, supposing the technology and techniques existed, and the world nominated Frank Herbert to be the first to be resurrected. The plus side is, he could write more Dune novels. The down side would that he would probably berate us for bringing him back, and go on about bureaucracies and hydraulic despotism... Either way, I'd be all for it.
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Freakzilla » 05 May 2009 15:07

Drunken Idaho wrote:Just supposing... Do you think Frank would be upset with us if we made him the first Ghola to have his original memories restored? Like, supposing the technology and techniques existed, and the world nominated Frank Herbert to be the first to be resurrected. The plus side is, he could write more Dune novels. The down side would that he would probably berate us for bringing him back, and go on about bureaucracies and hydraulic despotism... Either way, I'd be all for it.


Yeah, it'd be great for us but I'm sure he'd be PISSED.
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby SadisticCynic » 05 May 2009 15:08

I think we'd all enjoy a good berating from Frank... :oops:
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby SwordMaster » 05 May 2009 15:08

I would also hope one of the first things he would do is go and fire KJA and recall all the McDune books.
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby SandChigger » 05 May 2009 16:10

He'd probably have a thing or two to say about hero worship as well.

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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Ampoliros » 05 May 2009 16:41

We don't worship Frank. Why you guys lookin at me like that? Hey, Put down the pitchforks! Guys...?!?!?!
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Freakzilla » 05 May 2009 16:44

The idea of ressurecting Him is blasphemous!
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Hunchback Jack » 05 May 2009 19:21

Freakzilla wrote:Yeah, it'd be great for us but I'm sure he'd be PISSED.


I swear, this is almost word-for-word what I was thinking.

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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Omphalos » 05 May 2009 19:26

Baraka Bryan wrote:it would almost be worth it, just to see him rip kevvie a new one... and tell Brian he still won't amount to anything :P


I think....that might look a little sumethin'.....like this:

http://tau.solahpmo.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=685

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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby SandChigger » 05 May 2009 22:20

:lol:

Like a zombie ... called back to life! :D
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Hunchback Jack » 06 May 2009 00:47

Wow, I hadn't read that before. That was brilliant! I laughed out loud when I realized Brian was the driver.

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Re: Here's to you Frank....

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:lol:
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby trang » 06 May 2009 07:01

Outstanding to all, more than I hoped for. Its not worship, its honor, and I understand Chig's view and appreciate it.

I have been sharing Dune with a lot of people the last few months.. and was feeling I should honor the author who has impacted my life so profoundly. Your words and praise and honor are heard.. they float out along the winds to the etherworld and beyond. Those are picked up and heard, I have no doubt.

While I dont think he would approve of returning, I think he would enjoy more of a sitdown under a good shade tree, everyone relaxing, discussing his ideas and works. A sitdown on a dune in the desert would be mighty fine too:)
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Freakzilla » 06 May 2009 07:12

I lent my copy of Dune to a co-worker, a young guy with a new baby. First time I've done that in a while. I gave him a link to here, maybe he'll drop by.
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby SwordMaster » 06 May 2009 08:32

keep the faith brothers and sisters, we are all that is left of the once "greatest science fiction franchise in history" now known as that campy thing the starwars guy ruined
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

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Freakzilla wrote:I lent my copy of Dune to a co-worker, a young guy with a new baby. First time I've done that in a while. I gave him a link to here, maybe he'll drop by.


Give'm all copies and the URL. Work at Honeywell in Atlanta will come to a screetching halt. :lol:

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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Freakzilla » 06 May 2009 11:57

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Freakzilla wrote:I lent my copy of Dune to a co-worker, a young guy with a new baby. First time I've done that in a while. I gave him a link to here, maybe he'll drop by.


Give'm all copies and the URL. Work at Honeywell in Atlanta will come to a screetching halt. :lol:


I caught my boss playing solitaire yesterday, so... :D

I've actually thought about if that was a mistake, giving him the URL. Hits to this site from two work computers may draw unwanted attention. And I've been googing off too much lately.

Back to the drawing board...
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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby theGombeenMan » 06 May 2009 15:38

Frank Herbert's writings= the current incarnation of spice the substance that expands consciousness

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Re: Here's to you Frank....

Postby Hunchback Jack » 06 May 2009 20:46

Freakzilla wrote:I've actually thought about if that was a mistake, giving him the URL. Hits to this site from two work computers may draw unwanted attention. And I've been googing off too much lately.


Yeah, this place is a black hole. I drop by "for a few minutes" to read some updates, and an hour later, I realize I should be working.

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