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    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 17 Apr 2008 17:53

    This may be the wrong area for this post, but has anyone read National Lampoons Doon? I'm just finishing it off right now, and I can't believe that someone wrote an entire novel spoofing Dune. What a waste of time... not as big a waste as reading it.... but a waste none the less. In all seriousness, it's pretty funny for the first couple chapters but then it gets old. I have a policy about reading books all the way through(developed before I read the Legends Series obviously. Hmm, maybe I should re-think that policy), so I've been reading a chapter or two in between every other book I read so the jokes don't seem so lame.
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    Postby Tleszer » 17 Apr 2008 19:16

    Overall, I think I enjoyed Doon, but I definately lost interest towards the end. Once the book got to the third section "Profit," I no longer found it as funny as I did.

    Still, the mighty pretzels seem like a better substitute for sandworms than the latest "waterworms." :wink:
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    Postby orald » 17 Apr 2008 20:56

    Don't be so surprised, AToE, there's a LoTR spoof too from those guys, Bored of The Rings.

    I on read a bit from Doon, I have it on a notepad file so it's in bad order, but it's also full of typoes. If anyone has a typo-free copy it'd be appriciated.
    I thought of correcting it myself but it's too big and boring a task really.
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    Postby SandChigger » 18 Apr 2008 04:41

    I read Bored of the Rings first and enjoyed it a lot more. Doon didn't seem as funny, all in all.

    Oh well.
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    Postby orald » 18 Apr 2008 13:27

    IDK, maybe the start of Bored of The Rings was just plain lame, but I enjoyed what little I read of Doon better than what little I read of that.

    Maybe P&B need to put "Doon" on the cover instead of "Dune"?
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    Postby SandChigger » 19 Apr 2008 00:53

    Nah, just "DUMB" would be sufficient. :wink:
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    Re: Doon

    Postby Onasander » 06 May 2010 12:08

    I am a bit surprised all the haters on this site haven't published their own parody- you don't need permission and it's long, long protected use of free speech in the US meant to continue debate.

    Anyone want details on the copyright laws (if your too lazy to google library of congress copyright office) PM me before May 20th. Not only could you make a parody online- but publish it, and perhaps even have it sold right next your your favorite KJA books if they are listed as a Sci-Fi.

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    Re: Doon

    Postby TheDukester » 06 May 2010 12:19

    "Haters." Yawn.

    You bumped a two-year-old thread for that?

    Also, the contraction for "you are" is spelled "you're."
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    Re: Doon

    Postby SandChigger » 06 May 2010 20:03

    Didn't this moron post some shit over on DN and have a website dealing with copyrights at some point? Wants to be a writer/publisher?

    Yeah, a functional illiterate is the first person I'm going to go to for details on ... anything! :lol:

    (Ooooh, isn't someone going to ask him WHY BEFORE MAY 20?! I'm just DYING to know! :roll: )
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    Re: Doon

    Postby Tleszer » 06 May 2010 21:48

    Maybe 'Sander is planning on returning to his native country of Anus-land? Not quite as spiffy as Petoria, I must say.
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    Re: Doon

    Postby Omphalos » 06 May 2010 23:42

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    Re: Doon

    Postby Mr. Teg » 07 May 2010 07:23

    The Doon author's still do a better job capturing something of Dune's style than the Journeyman or Brian (or Rebecca since she does the final edits).
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    Re: Doon

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 May 2010 00:26

    Actually, as I pointed out when I first read Doon, I think that KJABH actually drew some inspiration from it. The sickeningly evil baron of Doon more closely resembles their portrayal than FH's.
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    Re: Doon

    Postby cmsahe » 18 May 2010 01:37

    Onasander wrote:I am a bit surprised all the haters on this site haven't published their own parody- you don't need permission and it's long, long protected use of free speech in the US meant to continue debate.

    Anyone want details on the copyright laws (if your too lazy to google library of congress copyright office) PM me before May 20th. Not only could you make a parody online- but publish it, and perhaps even have it sold right next your your favorite KJA books if they are listed as a Sci-Fi.

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    haters? lol Who are the assholes raping and money milking the epic Dune saga of Frank Herbert? No thanks, I enjoy watching Pinky & The Brain making fools of themselves, publishing their Dune parodies :tissue2:

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