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    Well, hello!

    Postby dar.tar » 18 Sep 2010 21:05

    Hi! First of all, it's ridicilous that it's taken me this long to finally join. I have, of course, read all the dune books, most of Frank Herbert's other works, and a couple of those travesties that dare speak his name. I've actually read about half the dune encyclopedia, too. A couple of years ago, I started a facebook group(http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18750509096 ) in a fit of impotent rage after despairing of finding anyone who shared my desire to abduct Brian Herbert and KJA and do really awful things to them. I can get really creative with these things, but mostly they involve Fremen curses, going over a long list of inconsistencies in their various books, and also an in depth comparison of elementary school writing samples and excerpts from the prequels. But don't need to tell you this. You know. Which is nice.
    I've never really known anyone who was into Dune. A few friends have read the first book, and a couple even got to God Emperor and gave up. Which I think happens a lot. But come on people! Anyway, you get it. As an artist, sci fi is generally disparaged among my peers, and as a bartender, it's pretty well understood that, while the concept of being a nerd may be socially acceptable, the reality of someone who makes jokes about Shaitan is pretty damn weird. So I contain myself. And in public, I will continue to do so.
    Okay, so I went a little bit on a tangent. So to summerize:
    Dune=GOOD
    F.Herbert=brilliant
    B.Herbert=uuuugh
    KJA=satansatansatanuntalentedsatan
    Prequels, etc: REALLY?! KILLER ROBOTS?! Badly written, badly conceived
    Me=kind of an enthusiast

    Okay! Well, I'm going to peruse the forums a bit more. Loving it so far. And hoping this was what I was supposed to do, since there are under 400 members. So I'll see you kids around.
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby SandChigger » 18 Sep 2010 21:36

    HA HA! You have finally given in to the DARK SIDE! :lol:

    ACHLAN WASACHAN! Welcome, doubly welcome! :D
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby merkin muffley » 18 Sep 2010 22:08

    Hello and Welcome! Nice Facebook page. I Like it.

    Don't stop making Dune references. Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke. :D
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby Omphalos » 19 Sep 2010 01:44

    Hi, and welcome to the board. I never knew anybody who was into Dune the way I was until I joined a different board. Well, except for my ex-wife, so there's that, but we don't talk about her. Wish I could get my current wife into her. If only Herbert had written a Dune book about a plucky middle class girl who got a job at an important New York fashion house, got the man of her dreams, and learned some important lessons about being herself.

    I guess I could hope that BH and KJA take that up, right?
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby Freakzilla » 19 Sep 2010 02:38

    Omphalos wrote:Wish I could get my current wife into her.


    I like where this is going.
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby TheDukester » 19 Sep 2010 02:50

    Omphalos wrote:Wish I could get my current wife into her.

    This is relevant to my interests.
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby Omphalos » 19 Sep 2010 04:18

    Whoops! Got sidetracked while typing that. It should have read, "Wish I could get her into Herbert."
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby Serkanner » 19 Sep 2010 05:17

    Welcome Home!
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby inhuien » 19 Sep 2010 05:50

    hihihi dar.tar :)
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby lotek » 19 Sep 2010 06:14

    welcome to the Cast Out!
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby SandChigger » 19 Sep 2010 07:57

    Omphalos wrote:Wish I could get my current wife into her.

    Freakzilla wrote:I like where this is going.

    TheDukester wrote:This is relevant to my interests.

    Mmm... things are heating up in the old sietch now! Whoohoo! :P

    Omphalos wrote:If only Herbert had written a Dune book about a plucky middle class girl who got a job at an important New York fashion house, got the man of her dreams, and learned some important lessons about being herself.

    I guess I could hope that BH and KJA take that up, right?

    OH HOLY MAKER! DELETE THAT IMMEDIATELY! :angry-screaming:
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    I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby merkin muffley » 19 Sep 2010 08:18

    Shaitan Wears Prada
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby SandChigger » 19 Sep 2010 08:50

    :laughing:

    Boo! Now go back to bed.
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby Nekhrun » 19 Sep 2010 10:23

    hi
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby lotek » 19 Sep 2010 10:31

    SandChigger wrote:
    Omphalos wrote:Wish I could get my current wife into her.

    Freakzilla wrote:I like where this is going.

    TheDukester wrote:This is relevant to my interests.

    Mmm... things are heating up in the old sietch now! Whoohoo! :P


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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby Tleszer » 19 Sep 2010 11:59

    merkin muffley wrote:Shaitan Wears Prada
    of DUNE

    :lol:

    Welcome dar.tar! :orcs-buttshake:
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 19 Sep 2010 15:42

    Hello.
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby DuneFishUK » 19 Sep 2010 15:46

    Welcome :)
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby Robspierre » 19 Sep 2010 20:34

    Hola.

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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby juliew9855 » 22 Oct 2010 21:35

    dar.tar wrote:Hi! First of all, it's ridicilous that it's taken me this long to finally join. I have, of course, read all the dune books, most of Frank Herbert's other works, and a couple of those travesties that dare speak his name. I've actually read about half the dune encyclopedia, too. A couple of years ago, I started a facebook group(http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=18750509096 ) in a fit of impotent rage after despairing of finding anyone who shared my desire to abduct Brian Herbert and KJA and do really awful things to them. I can get really creative with these things, but mostly they involve Fremen curses, going over a long list of inconsistencies in their various books, and also an in depth comparison of elementary school writing samples and excerpts from the prequels. But don't need to tell you this. You know. Which is nice.
    I've never really known anyone who was into Dune. A few friends have read the first book, and a couple even got to God Emperor and gave up. Which I think happens a lot. But come on people! Anyway, you get it. As an artist, sci fi is generally disparaged among my peers, and as a bartender, it's pretty well understood that, while the concept of being a nerd may be socially acceptable, the reality of someone who makes jokes about Shaitan is pretty damn weird. So I contain myself. And in public, I will continue to do so.
    Okay, so I went a little bit on a tangent. So to summerize:
    Dune=GOOD
    F.Herbert=brilliant
    B.Herbert=uuuugh
    KJA=satansatansatanuntalentedsatan
    Prequels, etc: REALLY?! KILLER ROBOTS?! Badly written, badly conceived
    Me=kind of an enthusiast

    Okay! Well, I'm going to peruse the forums a bit more. Loving it so far. And hoping this was what I was supposed to do, since there are under 400 members. So I'll see you kids around.




    Such a very amazing link!
    Thanks you for the post.
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Oct 2010 23:06

    SPAMMER! :angry-screaming:
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Oct 2010 00:03

    Wait no, I think something important is being said here.
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby SandChigger » 23 Oct 2010 01:20

    Yeah, right:

    "Such a very amazing link!
    Thanks you for the post.
    Watch Movies Online For Free"

    :lol:
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Oct 2010 01:22

    :? I am unclear on whether you know I was kidding!
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    Re: Well, hello!

    Postby SandChigger » 23 Oct 2010 01:39

    Now I am unclear on whether you knew I was. :?
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