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Real life comparisons

Postby Nebiros » 27 Jul 2009 07:03

I’m feeling some nostalgia right now. This post is something of a revival of my very first Dune post on the dunenovels forum back in November of 2006.

The post was called The world is Dune. It was deleted by auto-pruning.

I pointed out how I see the Dune Universe everywhere. I pointed out that I related Dune planets to real life places and many other parallels to things in the real world.

I can recall some:

I said that the Boeing and Airbus companies are the Spacing Guild.

Arrakis is the Middle East where oil can be found which is the spice.

I could not make a real life paralel to Caladan.

I compared the Island of Java with Geidi Prime.

Now I’m sure Frank Herbert really based the Fremen on the real life Arab Bedouin. Not sure if the precious comodity of spice melange was the Dune equivalent petroleum. But I’m very sure the character Paul Muad’Dib was based on a real life person. Probably Lawrence of Arabia but also John F. Kennedy (Brian Herbert suggested it) and maybe a prophet or messiah like Muhammad or Jesus.

So some comparisons were definitely what Frank Herbert intended. The rest just came from my imagination. Back then I was a bigger fan of the Dune franchise. I liked to imagine myself in the Dune Universe because I found it more exiting than reality. It’s one reason why I wrote my fan fiction titled ‘The Stranger’. I really wanted to (and still do) travel to the Gulf states of UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Bahrain so I could see the real life Arrakis. But I lost this enthusiasm for the Dune Franchise after I read Sandworms of Dune.

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby SandChigger » 27 Jul 2009 07:54

Nebiros wrote:The post was called The world is Dune. It was deleted by auto-pruning.

Such a tragic loss to posteriority! Oh ... the humanness. :tissue2:


Actually, I think I remember that. You posted under your real name initially, right?

Yes, that was it. A very raw and honest series of posts followed.

Which left no doubt in anyone's mind that you were (are) a complete loon. :laughing:

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Redstar » 27 Jul 2009 09:32

Nebiros wrote:But I’m very sure the character Paul Muad’Dib was based on a real life person. Probably Lawrence of Arabia but also John F. Kennedy (Brian Herbert suggested it) and maybe a prophet or messiah like Muhammad or Jesus.

Does anyone even like that guy?

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Nekhrun » 27 Jul 2009 09:48

Redstar wrote:
Nebiros wrote:But I’m very sure the character Paul Muad’Dib was based on a real life person. Probably Lawrence of Arabia but also John F. Kennedy (Brian Herbert suggested it) and maybe a prophet or messiah like Muhammad or Jesus.

Does anyone even like that guy?

Who, Jesus?
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jul 2009 09:51

Nekhrun wrote:
Redstar wrote:
Nebiros wrote:But I’m very sure the character Paul Muad’Dib was based on a real life person. Probably Lawrence of Arabia but also John F. Kennedy (Brian Herbert suggested it) and maybe a prophet or messiah like Muhammad or Jesus.

Does anyone even like that guy?

Who, Jesus?


I read that he was a lot of fun at parties, especially weddings.
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Redstar » 27 Jul 2009 09:59

Freakzilla wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:
Redstar wrote:
Nebiros wrote:But I’m very sure the character Paul Muad’Dib was based on a real life person. Probably Lawrence of Arabia but also John F. Kennedy (Brian Herbert suggested it) and maybe a prophet or messiah like Muhammad or Jesus.

Does anyone even like that guy?

Who, Jesus?


I read that he was a lot of fun at parties, especially weddings.

Well there's six people I could be referring to there, so take your pick on who I meant. :wink:


A lotta fun, unless you believe people just drank grape juice back then and the "wine" is a mistranslation/devilry.

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jul 2009 10:04

That's just naive.
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Rakis » 27 Jul 2009 10:06

Redstar wrote:
Nebiros wrote:But I’m very sure the character Paul Muad’Dib was based on a real life person. Probably Lawrence of Arabia but also John F. Kennedy (Brian Herbert suggested it) and maybe a prophet or messiah like Muhammad or Jesus.

Does anyone even like that guy?


Who? Nebby?
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Redstar » 27 Jul 2009 10:15

Rakis wrote:
Redstar wrote:
Nebiros wrote:But I’m very sure the character Paul Muad’Dib was based on a real life person. Probably Lawrence of Arabia but also John F. Kennedy (Brian Herbert suggested it) and maybe a prophet or messiah like Muhammad or Jesus.

Does anyone even like that guy?


Who? Nebby?

Slick. I almost typed "seven", but I try to limit my distaste for people I don't directly know. :twisted:

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jul 2009 10:22

Redstar wrote:
Rakis wrote:
Redstar wrote:
Nebiros wrote:But I’m very sure the character Paul Muad’Dib was based on a real life person. Probably Lawrence of Arabia but also John F. Kennedy (Brian Herbert suggested it) and maybe a prophet or messiah like Muhammad or Jesus.

Does anyone even like that guy?


Who? Nebby?

Slick. I almost typed "seven", but I try to limit my distaste for people I don't directly know. :twisted:


What miracles has Nebby performed?
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby SandChigger » 27 Jul 2009 11:00

Continued breathing for twenty-some years?

Managed to have sex, with a woman, and got her with child?

Has yet to disappear completely up his own bum?

(Shall I stop before I get really warmed up? :P )

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Rakis » 27 Jul 2009 11:07

Please, DO go on... :)
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Omphalos » 27 Jul 2009 11:54

SandChigger wrote:Continued breathing for twenty-some years?

Managed to have sex, with a woman, and got her with child?

Has yet to disappear completely up his own bum?

(Shall I stop before I get really warmed up? :P )


The second I read this, w/o looking at older posts, I knew who you were talking about.

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Jul 2009 12:14

For some, it's easier to count the women they did NOT impregnate.

I applaude Nebby: :clap:
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby SandChigger » 27 Jul 2009 19:05

(I'm not sure I got that, but I'll just :D and keep on :dance: ing! )

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby SandRider » 27 Jul 2009 20:06

normally, I'm against all forms of censorship on this board ....

but ....

is there some setting that would stop him from starting threads ?

just let him respond to on-going discussions ?

he's not started anything worthwhile yet, just gives the Tick
a chance to bite, and I keep getting sucked into his inaneness
because I often don't look at the name of the OP when I click
"view new posts", I just go up the line .....



just sayin' ..... :hand:
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby SandChigger » 27 Jul 2009 23:27

This is the "nostalgic" thread, right?

He's started its clone over on DN. :lol:

Or would both be gholas.... :shock:

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What?!

Postby Nebiros » 28 Jul 2009 00:42

If you are going to censor me in any way, at least have written rules I have broken. Besides, I think this post and the one about gholas and cloning are worthwhile since they do discuss things Dune.

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby SandChigger » 28 Jul 2009 03:04

OH GOD YES YES YESSSSS! WHAT A BLAST FROM THE PAST! :laughing:

Nebby requesting RULES THAT HE HAS VIOLATED!!!

Remember when he pulled this shit on Arrakeen?

Oh, gods, Nebby, you are a fucking PRIZE!!! Can I have your next baby?! :laughing-rolling:

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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2009 07:45

Nobody is being censored.
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Rakis » 28 Jul 2009 09:18

SandRider wrote:normally, I'm against all forms of censorship on this board ....

but ....

is there some setting that would stop him from starting threads ?

just let him respond to on-going discussions ?

he's not started anything worthwhile yet, just gives the Tick
a chance to bite, and I keep getting sucked into his inaneness
because I often don't look at the name of the OP when I click
"view new posts", I just go up the line .....



just sayin' ..... :hand:


Meh...i like Nebby, he's like NFD on DNBBS...when i read them, my self esteem goes up a notch and i think i'm more mentally stable than at least one person... :)
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2009 09:22

Rakis wrote:
SandRider wrote:normally, I'm against all forms of censorship on this board ....

but ....

is there some setting that would stop him from starting threads ?

just let him respond to on-going discussions ?

he's not started anything worthwhile yet, just gives the Tick
a chance to bite, and I keep getting sucked into his inaneness
because I often don't look at the name of the OP when I click
"view new posts", I just go up the line .....



just sayin' ..... :hand:


Meh...i like Nebby, he's like NFD on DNBBS...when i read them, my self esteem goes up a notch and i think i'm more mentally stable than at least one person... :)


See... everybody can serve a purpose! :D
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Nekhrun » 28 Jul 2009 10:06

The world needs ditchdiggers too.
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby TheDukester » 28 Jul 2009 15:17

Nekhrun wrote:The world needs ditchdiggers too.

"How 'bout a Fresca?"

(I'm pretty sure we've done this exact exchange before ... not that it doesn't totally rock)
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Re: Real life comparisons

Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2009 15:20

TheDukester wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:The world needs ditchdiggers too.

"How 'bout a Fresca?"

(I'm pretty sure we've done this exact exchange before ... not that it doesn't totally rock)


I actually typed that out earlier today and thought to myself...nah, someone else will take care of it.

:lol:
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