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Postby SandChigger » 08 Jul 2008 02:16

Ah, good point. ;)

I haven't used any of the stand-alone programs out there for Windows, so I can't really recommend anything at the moment. :(

There used to be a few online things around; I'll see if I can find some links....
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Postby Nebiros » 08 Jul 2008 07:57

I'm still reading Sandworms. I've got 12 "chapters" to go and as I am reading it, it gets more and more painful to continue reading.

I've got through so many ridiculous and deux ex machina scenes. the Oracle Norma taking Omnius away but not before having a word with everybody, Paul through will retrieves his own blood to return to life, Erasmus killling all the face dancers in the universe with the flip of a switch, Serena talking through Sheeana to Erasmus the robot, Sheeana inside a Sandworm and the most stupid of them all; the ghola overload and for no reason except being 'there'.

Of course this book was written in a hurry. But honestly we fans could have waited longer for the publication. The ending is not worth the paper it is written on.

I thought the House series was great and the Legends series and Hunters OK, but this is utter garbage and even I can write a better ending.

I guess I'm just repeating what everyone else has already said so here is a question to those who have finished reading it: Is there anything in the next 12 chapters worth getting to?

I'm going to wait for reviews of Paul of Dune to judge weather or not it will be worth the read. But if I hear anything of Erasmus or Norma making appearances in the book, I will not buy the book.

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Postby SandChigger » 08 Jul 2008 08:20

O thou inconstant mooncalf!
Erstwhile obsequious and psychofantic!



Yes...the world waited (supposedly..."cliffhanger...blah blah blah") twenty years. Pity they, the Herbert Dairies, couldn't wait for someone who can write to come along. (I guess we can write ole Byron off. He's too busy playing nursemaid to the bored and kowtowing to Uncle Kevin to write anything more than reviews and snappy comebacks online. :lol: )

Anyway, you really owe it to yourself to finish. (You should always finish what you start. Blah blah blah. Yawn.) And rest assured that we will let you know all about PoD, as soon as we can. Tada.


P.S. It's "whether".
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Postby Serkanner » 08 Jul 2008 09:01

SandChigger wrote:O thou inconstant mooncalf!
Erstwhile obsequious and psychofantic!



And rest assured that we will let you know all about PoD, as soon as we can. Tada.




Are you really going to read it? Brave.
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Postby SandChigger » 08 Jul 2008 09:30

Nah. Fanatic Hater. :lol:

Or so some say. (snort)
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Postby Serkanner » 08 Jul 2008 09:51

Does that mean I am less of a hater because I haven't read grunters and sadworms?
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Postby waff » 08 Jul 2008 15:53

Serkanner wrote:
SandChigger wrote:O thou inconstant mooncalf!
Erstwhile obsequious and psychofantic!



And rest assured that we will let you know all about PoD, as soon as we can. Tada.




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I will read it, but I am in to pain! :twisted:

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Postby Serkanner » 08 Jul 2008 16:40

waff wrote:
Serkanner wrote:
SandChigger wrote:O thou inconstant mooncalf!
Erstwhile obsequious and psychofantic!



And rest assured that we will let you know all about PoD, as soon as we can. Tada.




Are you really going to read it? Brave.


I will read it, but I am in to pain! :twisted:


I thought I could stand some pain as well, but after the house and legend atrocities I can't stand no more.
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Postby SandChigger » 08 Jul 2008 18:36

Serkanner wrote:Does that mean I am less of a hater because I haven't read grunters and sadworms?

Sorry, but yes. Although probably black belt level. :P

(I have no idea how those shokyu and dan level things work in martial arts. :oops: )
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Postby Hunchback Jack » 08 Jul 2008 19:51

Nebiros wrote:I guess I'm just repeating what everyone else has already said so here is a question to those who have finished reading it: Is there anything in the next 12 chapters worth getting to?


I've just finished reading it, and if you're that close to the end, I would finish it. It's not going to be fun, but you may as well, just so you can form your own opinions about it.

Personally, I don't think I'm going to read PoD or any of the other Heroes novels. I just can't bring myself to read pointless filler that injects more nonsense in-between the actual canon bits of Dune.

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Postby Spicelon » 08 Jul 2008 20:53

SandChigger wrote:Wanna have some fun?

Can you record sound with your computer? Read the following into a .wav or .mp3 file and send it to me:

A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. :wink:

We could have a "Voices of the OH Jihad" page somewhere...URL passed only to the Chosen. :lol:


Ok, I recorded my voice. Check your PM's. I'm guessing my regional vocal influence will be quite apparent.

EDIT:

Here it is for all the world to hear. I hear I'm nasaly. :D


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EP2YMTW8
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Postby SandChigger » 08 Jul 2008 21:18

Nothing at all like what one would expect your voice to sound like...after all the poop talk. :D


I just realized I'm WAY out of practice for this game. :(

I don't get the "nasaly" at all. (Who told you that...someone without a nose? ;) )

Not Southern. :lol:
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Postby Spicelon » 08 Jul 2008 22:15

I am accent nuetral, i.e. midwestern. :P
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Postby SandChigger » 08 Jul 2008 23:01

Around Chicago?
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Postby orald » 09 Jul 2008 02:36

He does have a bit of a nasal tint to him, but very subtle and "exceptable".

Hmm, how do I record my voice? I have earphones with a microphone(as Mandy could attest :P ), but how and where do I save voice samples?
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Postby inhuien » 09 Jul 2008 06:00

Will Audicy not take a feed from your mic in?

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Postby Spicelon » 09 Jul 2008 06:44

SandChigger wrote:Around Chicago?


Give or take 300 miles, yes. ;)

But not really a Chicagoan accent. True native Chicagoans have a distinct
accent. It's like a watered down version of the Minnesota/northern plains
accent. Think the movie Fargo, but not nearly as severe.
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Postby Mandy » 09 Jul 2008 13:05

orald wrote:He does have a bit of a nasal tint to him, but very subtle and "exceptable".

Hmm, how do I record my voice? I have earphones with a microphone(as Mandy could attest :P ), but how and where do I save voice samples?


Did you download Audacity yet? Make the recording using your headset mic, then save the file. You can upload it to http://www.savefile.com/ (it's free) and then post the link.

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Postby orald » 09 Jul 2008 16:26

inhuien wrote:Will Audicy not take a feed from your mic in?

I think I asked that before I tried out Audacity, or I just didn't know if it tookmic samples. Will try later.

Edit: OK, it's done. I, uh...I blame my cheap mic. Yep. I sound nothing like it.
Cheap mics hate me. :(

http://www.savefile.com/download/1657347

IDK, the headphone and cellular phone's mics both make me sound like that, but I don't hear it that way in my ears. My voice is a bit "softer"(?), maybe "higher" is what I mean.

Edit 2: Here's a bonus for ya. Reading the same but in the Hebrew edition.
http://www.savefile.com/files/1657401
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Postby SandChigger » 09 Jul 2008 18:40

:shock:

Now THAT was unexpected. I think you're definitely going to get first place for most unusual accent! :D

And I don't mean that in a bad way. Or this:

That's so weird! (That's also a good thing, remember! ;) ) I'm so used to Asian accents now, I sometimes forget there's a whole world of other ones out there. :D

For the moment I'm calling it "Chelsea Does Dallas". (Think about it.)
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Postby Serkanner » 10 Jul 2008 03:08

SandChigger wrote::shock:

, I sometimes forget there's a whole world of other ones out there. :D

For the moment I'm calling it "Chelsea Does Dallas". (Think about it.)


Woohoo ... anyhting like Debbie does Dallas?
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Postby orald » 10 Jul 2008 03:37

I can talk like the usual Israeli when using English(a bit like Arabs too) if that's what you mean, but my accent has probably been influenced by movies to much, and I do hate talking that way.
What's up there is my usual accent.

But as far as voice I think machines lower my voice a bit ormake it more...mechanical, ya'know? There's this wealth of sound that's not coming through.
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Postby SandChigger » 10 Jul 2008 04:42

Serkanner wrote:Woohoo ... anyhting like Debbie does Dallas?

Down boy. :lol:

Nah...just made me think of someone English who'd spent too much time in Texas or thar abouts. ;)
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Postby orald » 11 Jul 2008 12:05

That's how I sound? :shock:

Well, British and American shows and movies are my maine influences...
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Postby SandChigger » 11 Jul 2008 21:47

D'uh? :P

Seriously, who have your teachers been? How many if any were native speakers of American or British English?

People with unexpected accents are always fun. (Novelty...the only proof against boredom!) Like the Japanese girl I once met who'd spent a good many years in New Zealand (where her father's job had taken her family); she had the most enchanting Kiwi accent. :)
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