Ampoliros wrote:has there been any discussion over the apparent telepathy between Muad'dib and Leto II in DM when Leto gives Muad'dib the use of his eyes. Is this perhaps the only time when both Leto II's vision and Muad'dibs are the same, hence Muad'dib can 'see' the event, even if only from Leto's Point of view.
Sorry I was forgetting the Sietch Tau, which could explain this between two very powerful prescients. I imagined it earlier today to be perhaps similar to two people having Deja Vu at the same time about the same thing.
another question: is there a thread that has a good discussion about the spice orgy? every representation i've seen of this makes it out to be purely sexual, but my interpretation was that it was an extreme amplification of the sietch tau, and that the sharing was not solely a sexual one. more "intercourse of the spirit and self" rather than you know, wild fucking.
1. Leto and Ghanima have shared in the spice orgy. If the orgy is purely sexual doesn't this suggest that fremen would not have much taboo on "underage" sexual activity. I'm sure the BG would go ape shit over this with their breeding records and Paul's myriad bastard children. (Oh crap I better delete this before it gives KJA an excuse for 20 more trilogies. Though it would be wierdly Ironic to see BASTARDS OF DUNE by Kevin J Anderson and Brian Herbert sitting on the bookshelves. I'd definitely get a signed copy)
2. Sex as an activity is extremely Dehydrating. having everyone in the middle of the sietch getting it on would be extremely wasteful of water.
3. Paternity problems....In a close knit community. Fremen are supposed to be as free from jealousy as possible, but I imagine this would cause quite a few amtal challenges.