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General McDune Bene Gesserit Questions

Postby SandChigger » 30 Jun 2009 01:39

So ... what's a guilt-caster? Image
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Re: General Bene Gesserit Questions

Postby Nekhrun » 30 Jun 2009 08:09

SandChigger wrote:So ... what's a guilt-caster? Image

Isn't that like the blame thrower from the Mystery Men movie?
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Re: General Bene Gesserit Questions

Postby SandChigger » 30 Jun 2009 10:25

I didn't see that.

I was just reading something and got the impression that these "guilt-casters" were a fabled and highly secretive faction within the Bene Gesserit, used by the Sisterhood to deal out special punishments. Evidently they used psychic force to make the guilty feel the consequences of their actions, pounding shame into their minds with wave after wave of accusing voices, making the victim's life a screaming hell of retribution from which there could be no escape.

I couldn't find any reference to them in the original books, though. ;)
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Re: General Bene Gesserit Questions

Postby Freakzilla » 30 Jun 2009 12:14

Never seen that term before. :?
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Re: General Bene Gesserit Questions

Postby SandChigger » 30 Jun 2009 15:52

You remember that old Morton Salt ad copy, "When it rains it pours"? (Googling, I see they still use it. Kewl! :D )

Well ... this is more a case of "When they blow, they suck." ;)
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Re: General Bene Gesserit Questions

Postby Ampoliros » 01 Jul 2009 09:34

SandChigger wrote:Evidently they used psychic force to make the guilty feel the consequences of their actions, pounding shame into their minds with wave after wave of accusing voices, making the victim's life a screaming hell of retribution from which there could be no escape.


They are OH's? Cool.
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Postby TheDukester » 01 Jul 2009 09:46

Nekhrun wrote:Isn't that like the blame thrower from the Mystery Men movie?

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Re: General Bene Gesserit Questions

Postby Nekhrun » 01 Jul 2009 12:11

Ampoliros wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Evidently they used psychic force to make the guilty feel the consequences of their actions, pounding shame into their minds with wave after wave of accusing voices, making the victim's life a screaming hell of retribution from which there could be no escape.


They are OH's? Cool.

We're getting to him! I still can't believe that they're ripping off a Mystery Men idea. A new low.
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Re: General Bene Gesserit Questions

Postby Apjak » 01 Jul 2009 12:27

TheDukester wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:Isn't that like the blame thrower from the Mystery Men movie?

"I am The Shoveler. I shovel really, really well."


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