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Hunting sandworms?

Postby SandChigger » 01 Jan 2012 03:17

Is there anything you can think of in the books that implies the Fremen hunted sandworms? (Other than capturing and keeping the small, stunted worms for the WoL/spice orgy, that is.)

Some tit over on Twitter mentioned feeling like he was a Fremen "hunting Shai-Hulud" and when I pointed out that they didn't do that, he replied that they did, but only to catch and release, like for sport or something. I'm pretty sure this is just McDune bullshit (there's the crap about a Fremen guide taking Rabban to hunt one, and killing it with explosives only to have it dissolve into sandtrout), but I just wanted to be absolutely sure. I can't find anything in FH's books to support it. (And I asked him for a quote/citation.)

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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby Apjak » 01 Jan 2012 03:40

The only thing even that even remotely makes sense to me is that they captured sandworms for transportation. The word hunting implies killing, so the stunted worms for spice-orgy wouldn't have been hunted, but rather, trapped.

Also, as a fremen, I find the phrase "hunting Shai-Hulud" to be heresy.
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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 01 Jan 2012 03:59

Utter bullshit. They wouldn't have killed adult sandworms even if they could.
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Postby SandChigger » 01 Jan 2012 12:06

Looks like we're on the same page, so far. ;)

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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby Freakzilla » 01 Jan 2012 14:32

The Cast Out captured LIVE worms for off-world sale and kept them in canyons inside their mesa basin.

Wasn't there a bit somewhere about having to electrocute each individual worm segment to kill a worm? DE perhaps?
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Postby Mandy » 01 Jan 2012 17:38

I think the electrocution method was mentioned in Messiah.

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It was Dune, Liet said it, as a way to preserve a sandworm.
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Postby SandChigger » 01 Jan 2012 19:37

Freakzilla wrote:The Cast Out captured LIVE worms for off-world sale and kept them in canyons inside their mesa basin.

But that still is in no way consistent with this:
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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby Freakzilla » 01 Jan 2012 19:44

No, they never "hunted" them. Even the worms they got the teeth from for knives were found dead.
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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby SandChigger » 01 Jan 2012 20:10

This is yet another perfect example of the skewed view that the unaware/unthinking get of Dune from reading the McDune shit. :(
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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby Rymoah » 03 Jan 2012 09:19

Could it be that this guy completely misunderstood the Fremen's use of sandworms as a mean of transportation? It's the "catch and release" line that makes me think so. Obviously it's utter nonsense, since the Fremen certainly didn't do this "for sport" :shock:

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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby SandChigger » 03 Jan 2012 10:01

Ah... OK.

Yeah, that does make sense. ;)

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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby Freakzilla » 03 Jan 2012 10:20

Maybe he was thinking of Paul's test of manhood, but even then they rode it somewhere afterwards.
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Postby D Pope » 03 Jan 2012 14:19

In CoD, children 'hunted' sandtrout...
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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby Freakzilla » 03 Jan 2012 14:30

Regardless, the guy has comprehension issues. Probably why he likes McDune.
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Re: Hunting sandworms?

Postby Omphalos » 03 Jan 2012 15:52

Rymoah wrote:Could it be that this guy completely misunderstood the Fremen's use of sandworms as a mean of transportation? It's the "catch and release" line that makes me think so. Obviously it's utter nonsense, since the Fremen certainly didn't do this "for sport" :shock:

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That's giving them too much credit. I'm sure the average preek who is watching the debate is thinking more of the sandworm battle in The Battle of Corrin and less of Paul's test. That's just the way the preek mind works; it takes the path of least resistance towards knowledge.

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Postby SandRider » 03 Jan 2012 21:08

That's just the way the preek mind works; it takes the path of least resistance towards knowledge.


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