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Postby SandRider » 02 Dec 2008 00:53

mulletsavant is jacurutu's 200th registered user.
does he get a cookie ?
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Postby mulletsavant » 02 Dec 2008 13:14

I thought the 200th member got a spike to the forehead?...damn

Greetings everyone, seriously how could I not join after reading this thread? :D
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Postby GamePlayer » 02 Dec 2008 13:27

No spikes. There is only A BULLET IN THE HEAD! :wink: :P

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Postby Omphalos » 02 Dec 2008 13:31

Welcome! Always happy to have a newbie. Pay not attention to the negative press we get.

How are you liking Dune? What part are you up to? Im in the process of rereading it right now too.

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Postby mulletsavant » 02 Dec 2008 13:50

Omphalos wrote:Welcome! Always happy to have a newbie. Pay not attention to the negative press we get.

How are you liking Dune? What part are you up to? Im in the process of rereading it right now too.


I'm not very far along, only about 80-90 pages in, basically to the point where the Atreides are in a roundtable discussion about the future plans for Dune, and how the outlook is grim. Eerily similar to our current news headlines.

Anyway, as a Dune newbie, and I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of infantile questions on here, so feel free to show off your vast Dune knowledge, or just flame away, either way it will be entertaining.
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Postby Omphalos » 02 Dec 2008 13:53

mulletsavant wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Welcome! Always happy to have a newbie. Pay not attention to the negative press we get.

How are you liking Dune? What part are you up to? Im in the process of rereading it right now too.


I'm not very far along, only about 80-90 pages in, basically to the point where the Atreides are in a roundtable discussion about the future plans for Dune, and how the outlook is grim. Eerily similar to our current news headlines.

Anyway, as a Dune newbie, and I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of infantile questions on here, so feel free to show off your vast Dune knowledge, or just flame away, either way it will be entertaining.


Great! Dont be shy about starting new topics. You are coming up to my favorite part of the book, the end of book 1, Dune, where Paul and Jessica are in a still tent and Paul has his first real visions.

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Postby mulletsavant » 02 Dec 2008 13:59

Omphalos wrote:
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Omphalos wrote:Welcome! Always happy to have a newbie. Pay not attention to the negative press we get.

How are you liking Dune? What part are you up to? Im in the process of rereading it right now too.


I'm not very far along, only about 80-90 pages in, basically to the point where the Atreides are in a roundtable discussion about the future plans for Dune, and how the outlook is grim. Eerily similar to our current news headlines.

Anyway, as a Dune newbie, and I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of infantile questions on here, so feel free to show off your vast Dune knowledge, or just flame away, either way it will be entertaining.


Great! Dont be shy about starting new topics. You are coming up to my favorite part of the book, the end of book 1, Dune, where Paul and Jessica are in a still tent and Paul has his first real visions.


Don't worry I'll start plenty of threads. I got into Dune initially because of the religious/philosophical/psycholgical aspects. That always sparks some interesting mental jousts.
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mulletsavant wrote:I'm not very far along, only about 80-90 pages in, basically to the point where the Atreides are in a roundtable discussion about the future plans for Dune, and how the outlook is grim.

That section you're in right now is, roughly speaking, my favorite part of the whole Dune cycle. Actually, the first six chapters as a whole are an outstanding example of world-building.

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Postby Omphalos » 02 Dec 2008 14:24

TheDukester wrote:
mulletsavant wrote:I'm not very far along, only about 80-90 pages in, basically to the point where the Atreides are in a roundtable discussion about the future plans for Dune, and how the outlook is grim.

That section you're in right now is, roughly speaking, my favorite part of the whole Dune cycle. Actually, the first six chapters as a whole are an outstanding example of world-building.

Enjoy yourself; you're discovering a wonderful fictional universe.


I enjoyed that scene too, but the dinner scene and the still tent scene in that first book are just amazingly well done. In the defense meeting scene Paul is just kind of a lump. He really comes out of his shell later on in those two later scenes though, which is probably why I like them more.

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Postby TheDukester » 02 Dec 2008 14:34

True enough.

I'm sure you noticed in the miniseries that they gave Paul some lines that were spoken by other characters in the novel.

Sitting around and just soaking up knowledge might work well on the page, but it's not very visual. I guess I can't blame them too much.
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Postby Lundse » 02 Dec 2008 15:08

Amazing beginning in general.
I might have said this already, but I was so surprised when I re-read the books and found out that the world and characters I knew so well were being desribed in so few chapters.
Another reason I think Dune is better than his other work - only The White Plague has that convincing (and swift) characterization.

Oh, and mulletsavant - welcome, glad you came!

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Postby Hunchback Jack » 03 Dec 2008 01:12

mulletsavant wrote:I got into Dune initially because of the religious/philosophical/psycholgical aspects.


Welcome. And I envy you reading the books for the first time. I hope you enjoy them.

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Postby Seraphan » 03 Dec 2008 10:28

Welcome mulletsavant, twice welcome! :lol:
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Postby Ampoliros » 03 Dec 2008 12:14

I agree, the first few chapters of Dune are my favorites to re-read. Reading them really makes me think that Dune can be easily converted into a weekly serial, if someone had the balls to stick to the book verbatim.

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Postby Lisan Al-Gaib » 03 Dec 2008 12:53

mulletsavant wrote:
Omphalos wrote:Welcome! Always happy to have a newbie. Pay not attention to the negative press we get.

How are you liking Dune? What part are you up to? Im in the process of rereading it right now too.


I'm not very far along, only about 80-90 pages in, basically to the point where the Atreides are in a roundtable discussion about the future plans for Dune, and how the outlook is grim. Eerily similar to our current news headlines.

Anyway, as a Dune newbie, and I'm sure I'll be asking plenty of infantile questions on here, so feel free to show off your vast Dune knowledge, or just flame away, either way it will be entertaining.


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I really like to help newbies. If you have any doubt I'm here only to serve!

It haven't been much time since I've read all the series, so I think I can understand how you feel as being drawn to this great fictional universe. But remenber, the real Duniverse is the only one that have come from Frank Herbert's mind. All the other books are heresy! :P
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