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Postby Omphalos » 29 Sep 2008 19:42

Freakzilla wrote:The only posts I've ever deleted here were spam and I'd be VERY dissapointed if I found out one of my Admins/Mods deleted it. I hope they know better than that. The whole point of this forum is to be able to speak freely.

If anything it should be left up as proof of your insanity. :P


Did not happen. I even think twice before I delete spam, and Ragabash has been on like, twice so far. He wouldnt touch anything. Nobody touched Simon's review. Simon, if you want me to check any part of this, I am happy to. Just give me the rough time frame that you posted it, and if you use more than one computer PM me which you were using. If it was a glitch, I will happily tell the board. I think its possible that you goofed though, becasue nobody would delete a review of yours, I can promise you that.

Incidentally, is this what you are talking about?

http://www.jacurutu.com/viewtopic.php?t ... highlight=

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Postby SandChigger » 29 Sep 2008 20:14

Speaking of Amazon reviews, looks like they've deleted my old one for The Machine Crusade or Battle of Corrin...I forget which.
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Postby Tleilax Master B » 30 Sep 2008 14:05

Freakzilla wrote:The only posts I've ever deleted here were spam and I'd be VERY dissapointed if I found out one of my Admins/Mods deleted it. I hope they know better than that. The whole point of this forum is to be able to speak freely.

If anything it should be left up as proof of your insanity. :P


I can assure you I didn't do it. That goes against everything we wanted this place to be.
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Postby SimonH » 06 Oct 2008 03:47

I'm still yet to see a review that is not a replication of the promotional material.

Is there any???

I just looked on DN and there seems to be no discussion there at all. Just one or two posts from Simon and Byron. It really seems to have fizzed from an internet impact perspective

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Postby SandChigger » 06 Oct 2008 04:17

Good. A toast to its demise! :twisted:

Let it become a sepulchre
of bleached bones,
an abode of restless spirits!
Let its fora echo
with the crying of shadows
writhing in a funeral dance,
and with the loud lament
of the disconsolate chimera!

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Postby GamePlayer » 06 Oct 2008 09:29

"All Your Base Are Belong To Us" had more internet impact than any KJA/BH novel :)
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Postby Freakzilla » 06 Oct 2008 10:58

Baraka Bryan wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:"All Your Base Are Belong To Us" had more internet impact than any KJA/BH novel :)



so did badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom MUSHROOM!!!
http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/badger.swf


I totally missed that one.

How about Peanut Butter Jelly Time?
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Postby SimonH » 06 Oct 2008 22:29

Freakzilla wrote:
Baraka Bryan wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:"All Your Base Are Belong To Us" had more internet impact than any KJA/BH novel :)



so did badger badger badger badger badger badger mushroom MUSHROOM!!!
http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/badger.swf


I totally missed that one.

How about Peanut Butter Jelly Time?


:twisted: i had this in my head all the way from home to the train this morning :lol:

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Postby GamePlayer » 06 Oct 2008 22:31

I loved Peanut Butter Jelly Time.

Still, nothing beats 2 Girls 1 Cup...

*awaits the inevitable*

(but I've already unwittingly exposed many here to that one. I need to find new bait)

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Postby SandChigger » 08 Oct 2008 03:48

Still no review-sign, but the turd is definitely in free fall!

USA TODAY TOP 150 BEST SELLERS

126. Paul Of Dune
Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Tor Books

Sixth installment in the Dune science fiction series (F) (H) $27.95

Weeks in Top 150: 2. Last week: 58. Entered Top 150: 9/25/2008.
Peak: 58

That's a drop of 68 places in one week, and just its second week on their list.

:shock:

AH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby SandChigger » 08 Oct 2008 04:00

Here's a funny item that came up in some Google results:

Reviews of Paul of Dune written by Brian Herbert

What do you think he has to say about his own book?! :lol:

(snicker)
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Postby Serkanner » 08 Oct 2008 05:19

SandChigger wrote:Here's a funny item that came up in some Google results:

Reviews of Paul of Dune written by Brian Herbert

What do you think he has to say about his own book?! :lol:

(snicker)


Considering how bad his writing is I doubt he can write a good review.
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Postby GamePlayer » 08 Oct 2008 08:47

Serkanner wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Here's a funny item that came up in some Google results:

Reviews of Paul of Dune written by Brian Herbert

What do you think he has to say about his own book?! :lol:

(snicker)


Considering how bad his writing is I doubt he can write a good review.


LOL :) Comedy gold. Perhaps that should be a new demotivator.

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Self-Congratulatory
"If I could write, I'd publish a glowing review of my own book"

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Postby Freakzilla » 08 Oct 2008 09:11

GamePlayer wrote:
Serkanner wrote:
SandChigger wrote:Here's a funny item that came up in some Google results:

Reviews of Paul of Dune written by Brian Herbert

What do you think he has to say about his own book?! :lol:

(snicker)


Considering how bad his writing is I doubt he can write a good review.


LOL :) Comedy gold. Perhaps that should be a new demotivator.

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I'd be suprised if he actually read it. They don't appear to have read any of their other books.
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Postby SandChigger » 08 Oct 2008 16:08

ZING!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby TheDukester » 15 Oct 2008 01:01

Scroll to item #5 ... it's worth it:

http://www.examiner.com/x-562-Book-Exam ... withdrawal

(BTW, Byron, Kevvie, and preek suck-ups: we're still waiting for even one "rave professional review" to be brought to out attention. Just one).
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Postby SandChigger » 15 Oct 2008 01:51

Herbert's son has carried on the torch, producing an impressive collection of Dune sequels and prequels (including one, Paul of Dune, released last week) but none of them even faintly compare with the stellar original.

I can see Byron trying to squeeze a thin bit of milk out of "impressive collection".

Who doesn't think she's thinking sheer number of pages (and dead trees)?


(Btw, what's with the Word Count Captain over Dumb way? :? )
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Postby GamePlayer » 15 Oct 2008 13:02

SandChigger wrote:I can see Byron trying to squeeze a thin bit of milk out of "impressive collection".

Who doesn't think she's thinking sheer number of pages (and dead trees)?


You stole my thought. It's always fun to see someone mistake a euphemism as honest praise :)
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Postby SandChigger » 15 Oct 2008 18:57

Oh...I'm sorry, I didn't realize...just saw it lying there and ran with it. You can have it back, I only chewed on one corner a bit.... :P
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Postby GamePlayer » 15 Oct 2008 20:46

"I don't bite...hard" :)

Is anyone still posting over there? I would get a kick out of such a gushing reaction to the write up :)
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Postby SandChigger » 31 Oct 2008 18:49

As expected, Kevin has blogged about the audiobook review. (Hasn't said shit about the book slipping from the lists, of course.)

Yawn. :roll:
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Postby Robspierre » 31 Oct 2008 23:35

Brick is a damn good reader, I have the audiobooks of Dune through God Emperor and he really captures the characters. Him reading the shitbooks would actually elevate their quality.

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Postby TheDukester » 31 Oct 2008 23:49

Ever since Frank Muller's terrible injury, I'd put Brick at the top of the list for contemporary readers.

I hope he's just doing his job and chasing the checks in the same cynical fashion as the Hack/Sidekick duo and the HLP parasites. I wouldn't blame him at all.
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Postby DuneFishUK » 01 Nov 2008 18:50

Robspierre wrote:Brick is a damn good reader, I have the audiobooks of Dune through God Emperor and he really captures the characters. Him reading the shitbooks would actually elevate their quality.

Rob


There isn't a chance in hell that I would have made it through PoD without him. He's a damn good reader.

If I decide to subject myself to any further hackisms I'll definitely be doing it via the medium of audio while I'm working. My reading time is far too precious to waste on those bastards. :)