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the rev
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Hello Outcasts

Postby the rev » 17 Mar 2019 13:37

But you're not really outcasts anymore are you? I think they stopped publishing those terrible books, the two idiots have passed into senility, at least a deeper senility, and no one made a miniseries or adaptation of any sort about any of the KJ/BJ atrocities which I believe was KJ's ultimate fantasy. I fear in the new film they might screw up and slip a Lynch/nudune reference by accident which would vindicate all the years of hard walking Anderson put in. Other then that type of stuff, I think you're Jihad was a success.

I've been aware of this website a bit, lurked around when I was re-reading my collection of Herbert books. I tried to register much earlier but something in the works slipped and I finished the books and moved on to other stuff. I read the Dune books when I was a teenager and got through most of his other books by my early 20s. Stuff like Hellstrom's Hive and the Bill Ransom collaboration. Re-read Whipping Star/The Dosadi Experiment recently, still got quite a bit of enjoyment out of them. It's interesting how the two books were written in two different phases of Frank as a writer. Whipping Star still has a lot of the 1950s secret agent Hellstrom Hive type feel. In the beginning of Dosadi, when you realize the Calabrians aren't the focus of the story, there's a bit of a letdown. Then he switches gears into his mature writer Children of Dune/God Emperor idea phase and it gets really good.

Which brings up the reason I posted, wouldn't have without one. I was thumbing through some new Paleolithic, human evolution type stuff and found a new paper about human self-domestication. The hypothesis that humans unknowingly used the same selection process on themselves we used on cats, chickens, cows, and the rest. The reason we have the type of faces we have and our sociability. I'm not a scientist so I can't say I have a full understanding or judge the validity but I think they're claiming they've found genetic evidence for this. It made me think of Frank, which made me think of this website I'd recently registered on, so I wrote up this post. Here's a link to the paper if anybody's interested in that kind of stuff.

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/570036v1?rss=1

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Freakzilla
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Re: Hello Outcasts

Postby Freakzilla » 18 Mar 2019 11:02

:text-welcomeconfetti: :text-welcomeconfetti:

I guess we're not. The official Dune forum that we were cast out of isn't even running anymore so I guess we did win. But I wouldn't say our Jihad is over, we're merely in a lull. Have some beer and steaks, there's a movie coming out.
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Re: Hello Outcasts

Postby Serkanner » 18 Mar 2019 13:04

Welcome Home!
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“There is no escape—we pay for the violence of our ancestors.”

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and wrote a Dune Novel."

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Re: Hello Outcasts

Postby Omphalos » 18 Mar 2019 19:00

Fight the inclination to become museum Fremen!

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Re: Hello Outcasts

Postby georgiedenbro » 19 Mar 2019 10:47

Hello!

I was never a member of that official website so I began as cast out, somehow.
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Re: Hello Outcasts

Postby pcqypcqy » 20 Mar 2019 23:09

Good to see this forum still attracts the odd new member, me myself doing the same thing about a year ago.

It's sporadic, but there's a few guys that are always discussing something. I tend to only come back when I'm doing my yearly re-read of the series and have new thoughts/ideas.

Welcome.

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Freakzilla
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Re: Hello Outcasts

Postby Freakzilla » 22 Mar 2019 17:27

Not much has been going on lately. The hacks haven't been putting out. The movie is increasing traffic.
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Re: Hello Outcasts

Postby lotek » 15 May 2019 13:16

Welcome, your water is ours!
I've been away for some time but the movie also made me crawl out of my cave in the desert.
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