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Postby Mandy » 16 Jul 2016 10:27

What's up? Haven't talked to you guys in ages.

Also, I have a question. Who the heck wrote this and does it actually have anything to do with Dune? https://www.amazon.com/Orange-Catholic- ... 1508508720
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Postby Serkanner » 16 Jul 2016 10:56

Hi Mandy. Long time, no see.

No idea about the book. It has nothing to do with Dune but for the title.
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Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » 16 Jul 2016 11:29


    What the .... !? :doh:


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    Postby Mandy » 16 Jul 2016 17:31

    Where has everyone gone off to? Everyone doing okay?
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    Postby Eyes High » 17 Jul 2016 02:57

    Hey Mandy. How are you doing?
    Good to see you posting.
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    Postby Mandy » 17 Jul 2016 10:34

    Hey! How have you been? Have you got things sorted out since the fire?
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    Postby Diego » 17 Jul 2016 17:57

    Hey, all! Just thought I would pop my head in. So someone HAS seen that OC Bible from Amazon? Are you sure it has nothing to do with Dune but the title? I am immensely curious! I have ordered it, it should arrive tomorrow UPS. I am reading Dune for the first time, though. Tried to read it as a kid, didn't get too far. Even a kid that read Shakespeare at 8 years had a bit of a hard time with Dune! Anyway, good to meet you all!

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    Postby Eyes High » 17 Jul 2016 20:21

    Mandy wrote:Hey! How have you been? Have you got things sorted out since the fire?

    The house is being repaired. We are in an apartment that the insurance is paying for. I'm at the house at least twice a week checking on the progress, as well as getting the mail and trying to keep the vines from completely overtaking the yard.

    The contractor is doing a wonderful job. Received the payment from the insurance company for the repairs now waiting for the payment for everything we lost. (Well, the stuff that I remembered to list). Still wondering how I managed to fit so many books in just the bedroom and its closet.
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    Postby Diego » 17 Jul 2016 20:53

    Fires are awful. My apt once burnt in one. I had no renter's ins. at the time, so... I am so sorry you lost everything. But at least you can get most of it back. Still, that is awfully traumatic.

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    Postby Omphalos » 19 Jul 2016 11:50

    Hey Mandy! I just got back from a road trip, or I would have responded sooner. I think most of us are still here, but between atrocity releases we go into an extended torpor-state. How's sunny Florida?

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    Postby Serkanner » 19 Jul 2016 13:05

    Omphalos wrote:Hey Mandy! I just got back from a road trip, or I would have responded sooner. I think most of us are still here, but between atrocity releases we go into an extended torpor-state. How's sunny Florida?


    Wasn't there supposed to be another of those atrocities released by now?
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    Postby Diego » 19 Jul 2016 13:08

    Forgive me for asking, but what exactly do you mean by "Atrocity Release"?

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    Postby Omphalos » 19 Jul 2016 13:29

    Diego wrote:Forgive me for asking, but what exactly do you mean by "Atrocity Release"?


    A KJA/BJ book release. I think the next one is Mentats of Dune or something like that.


    Serkanner wrote:Wasn't there supposed to be another of those atrocities released by now?


    Maybe we missed one?

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    Postby Diego » 19 Jul 2016 13:36

    KJA/BJ book release. I am assuming then that they are the ones who relase the Brian and Kevin books that everyone here dislikes so intensely.

    Mind you, I am not saying that you are wrong. I don't know, I am 13% into the first novel, Dune. I am enjoying it immensely. But it tells me nothing about upcoming ones.

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    Postby Mandy » 20 Jul 2016 13:52

    Omphalos wrote:Hey Mandy! I just got back from a road trip, or I would have responded sooner. I think most of us are still here, but between atrocity releases we go into an extended torpor-state. How's sunny Florida?


    Hey Omph! Florida is still the dong of the US!
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    Postby Diego » 20 Jul 2016 14:08

    Hey, Mandy! How's my Sweetheart? Lots of activity in here the last few days.

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    Postby D Pope » 25 Jul 2016 21:02

    It's very good to hear from you again Mandy!
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    Postby Mandy » 26 Jul 2016 13:32

    Hey D Pope, how're you doing?
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    Postby Hunchback Jack » 27 Jul 2016 02:27

    Hi Mandy, Eyes, D Pope!! :greetings-waveyellow:

    The next atrocity is Navigators of Dune, published more than two years after the previous one ("Mentats"), and only just over 400 pages long. Methinks the steam is running out on these books.

    KJA is still trying to flog Frank's early work through Wordfire, though, which is sickening to see.

    And OMG, Eyes, so sorry to hear about your fire! I hope you can replace most of what you lost.

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    Postby D Pope » 27 Jul 2016 17:31

    Greetings Jack!

    Doing well Mandy, landed a quiet job in Vermont with a great title, Senior Quality Consultant!
    :roll:
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    Postby Mandy » 28 Jul 2016 11:03

    Hi Jack! Good to see you around.

    D Pope, that job sounds super fun :)
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    Postby Omphalos » 28 Jul 2016 11:10

    D Pope wrote:Greetings Jack!

    Doing well Mandy, landed a quiet job in Vermont with a great title, Senior Quality Consultant!
    :roll:


    You could do the same thing around here.

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    Postby Eyes High » 29 Jul 2016 20:56

    Hey Hunchback! :greetings-wavingyellow:
    It's nice seeing you. :D
    Hope you are doing well.

    Hugs D.
    Is your lovely wife out there with you in Vermont or is she keeping the home front safe and sound?


    Mandy, hope the heat isn't roasting you like it seems to be doing up here.

    Love ya my friends.
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    Eyes High wrote:Hugs D.
    Is your lovely wife out there with you in Vermont or is she keeping the home front safe and sound?

    Currently at home but we've been together- she came to visit in Vermont and I worked
    from home for a while when the air conditioner needed replacing. Hope to see her here
    again in a week or three.
    Leto II is gone for good, except for OM. The "pearl" was just that; a miniscule portion of what Leto was, and not a compressed version of the whole. The pearl that the worms have do not make them Leto, or in any way similar to him.
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    Postby Eyes High » 31 Jul 2016 00:59

    D Pope wrote:
    Eyes High wrote:Hugs D.
    Is your lovely wife out there with you in Vermont or is she keeping the home front safe and sound?

    Currently at home but we've been together- she came to visit in Vermont and I worked
    from home for a while when the air conditioner needed replacing. Hope to see her here
    again in a week or three.

    Please give her a hug for me. :D
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