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Greetings From Joburg

Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 21 Feb 2010 07:12

Hi there.

I've finally managed to register, after trying for a good 3 weeks. I must really want to be a member here!
(My main email address seems to have been the problem, so I switched to my hotmail address)

I'm Terri, from Johannesburg South Africa, aka Aquila ka Hecate, and I've been reading Dune since about 1973 or so.

I re-read Frank's original stuff every few months.

I once tried to read a 'prequel' - Hunters of Dune - and it was so bland, low-level and frankly uninvolving that I've never touched one since.

I love what I see on this board!

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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby inhuien » 21 Feb 2010 08:20

hihihi Aquila ka-Hecate :)
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby Serkanner » 21 Feb 2010 09:02

Welcome Home!
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby chanilover » 21 Feb 2010 09:30

Hi.
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby SandChigger » 21 Feb 2010 10:35

Achlan wasachlan fi sietchna!

Welcome and doubly welcome to our sietch. :)

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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby trang » 21 Feb 2010 10:41

Well Met and Welcome!!! Grab a spice beer and join in!
"Long Live the Fighters", "Dragon.....the other white meat."

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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby MrFlibble » 21 Feb 2010 10:50

Hello-hello! Welcome-welcome! (reduplication galore ;))
WHAT IF YOU NO LONGER HEAR THE MUSIC OF LIFE?
MEMORIES ARE NOT ENOUGH UNLESS THEY CALL YOU TO NOBLE PURPOSE!

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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby lotek » 21 Feb 2010 11:37

welcome in sietch, our water seals are efficient and our cave walls are thick(as thick as KJA is a douche)so you can relax and remove your stillsuit whil we warm the spice coffee.

nb: don't try anymore of the preequels unless you want to chance brain embolism :) or want to engage a KJA fanboy in friendly banter ;)
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby DuneFishUK » 21 Feb 2010 11:45

Welcome' :)

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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby Sandwurm88 » 21 Feb 2010 13:22

Aschlan Waschlan.

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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby Tleszer » 21 Feb 2010 17:12

Welcome! :orcs-buttshake:
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 21 Feb 2010 21:47

Welcome to the Cast Out!
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby Ampoliros » 21 Feb 2010 22:22

Welcome Welcome! Doesn't Africa mean we now have OH on every continent except Antarctica?
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby SandRider » 21 Feb 2010 22:29


Welcome. Your Water is Ours.




also :

hot damn. Baby Boomers takin' over this here board.
(Eat it, Gen Xr's or whatever you people are ....)
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how to fully interact with people.
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby Aquila ka-Hecate » 21 Feb 2010 23:49

Thank you all most kindly.

SandRider wrote:
...hot damn. Baby Boomers takin' over this here board.
(Eat it, Gen Xr's or whatever you people are ....)


Boomers rule. :D

But that's not so surprising, given the years in which the Dune works were originally published.
I often try to interest younger generations in the Duniverse, with mixed success. I find that the more intelligent the youngster, the more likely it is that he or she will read ans appreciate. Says something.

Ampoliros wrote:... Doesn't Africa mean we now have OH on every continent except Antarctica?


Hey, also not surprising. Although let it be noted that I'm a 'colonial' African - I was born here, but my roots are in Europe, and I was brought up in both the USA and England.

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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby Eyes High » 22 Feb 2010 00:34

Welcome on board mate. :text-welcomeconfetti: These guys and gals sure know their Dune.

Looking forward to getting to know you better.

And SR, I'm not for sure but I think those born between '66 and '80 are X-ers. ( or is that between 66 and 75?)

I have no ideal what this new generation is called.

The older X-ers rule :mrgreen: :violence-duel:
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby nampigai » 22 Feb 2010 10:40

welcome mate!
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 22 Feb 2010 12:57

The new generation is Generation-U(seless).
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Re: Greetings From Joburg

Postby trang » 22 Feb 2010 19:09

Aquila ka-Hecate wrote:Thank you all most kindly.

SandRider wrote:
...hot damn. Baby Boomers takin' over this here board.
(Eat it, Gen Xr's or whatever you people are ....)


Boomers rule. :D

But that's not so surprising, given the years in which the Dune works were originally published.
I often try to interest younger generations in the Duniverse, with mixed success. I find that the more intelligent the youngster, the more likely it is that he or she will read ans appreciate. Says something.

Ampoliros wrote:... Doesn't Africa mean we now have OH on every continent except Antarctica?


Hey, also not surprising. Although let it be noted that I'm a 'colonial' African - I was born here, but my roots are in Europe, and I was brought up in both the USA and England.


As far as Boomers (US Census Born 1943-1964) Ill give ya DUNE(1965) and DM (1969), bit of a stretch on COD (1977). I was born in 1967 (Tweeners I believe some call us, I call it no mans land) and The second half of of the Dune was published (along with the lynch movie 1984) squarely in my middle and upper teens. GOD (1981), HOD(1984), CHoD (1985). All in good fun, we 3-4 decaded folks have a goodly stake in FH Legacy.


We could get Antarctica, if someone could get an address to McMurdo Naval Base, be happy to ship them a set of the originals to get Jacurutu on all continents, hell would be fun. I don't know any squids so leave it up to other folks.
"Long Live the Fighters", "Dragon.....the other white meat."

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