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    Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby loremaster » 18 Aug 2009 09:26

    After listing a bunch of problems i have with the mcDune books, i decided we need a thread which also celebrates just WHY we love dune so much in the first place. Nothing grand, just bullet points about moments in the books where a shot ran down your spine and made you think "thats awesome!". whether it was language, plot, drama, epigraph, whatever. This should hopefully make fun reading. Try not to go off topic, it will lose the feel if you do.

    Mine:

    The "Banquet Scene" in Dune.
    The complexity of the plots within plots around the Baron, Thufir and Feyd.
    Voice.
    Epigraphs.

    Paul going blind.
    The conclusion to Dune messiah, and the first glimpse of the twins.

    Millions of points in children:
    The depths of the preborn, ancient languages, empathy etc.
    The audience scene where jessica is called to judge tagir mohandis and has to flee with ghadean.
    "Two Deaths for the atreides, the second for no better reason than the first". - The entire of Hayt's second death is my favourite death ever.
    The vision battle in the desert.
    The Preacher, everything about him and everything he does.
    The entire lecture to the duniverse by leto at the end, the giving if stilgars gift, leto's reposte, "what a naib i am, never forget that".
    "It was once said of muad'dib that he saw a weed struggling to grow between two rocks, so he moved one of them. Later, when the weed was seen to be fluorishing, he covered it with the second rock. That was it's fate, he explained".
    "Make no Heroes, my father said.

    GEoD:
    Siona, her relationship with her father.
    The scope, the motherfucking SCOPE of this book, of humanities pitfalls. of Leto's golden path.
    The Siaynoq ritual.
    Hwi, the fact she is the first person to unerstand leto.
    Leto preaching to the BG embassy, and Anteac's superb performance.
    "I'm the new atreides"

    HoD:
    The HM meeting with Waff
    Waffs meeting with Taraza.
    Taraza's meeting with the HM.
    Taraza.
    The whole sub-plot of face dancers forgetting who their masters are.
    Finding the message on the wall.
    Duncan's various upradings. Many of the scenes between him and Teg.
    Teg.
    Lucilla. (hubba hubba).



    So common folks. Epigraphs, quotes, plot arcs, you name it, there are literally thousands, give us your favourites!
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 18 Aug 2009 10:56

    loremaster wrote:After listing a bunch of problems i have with the mcDune books, i decided we need a thread which also celebrates just WHY we love dune so much in the first place. Nothing grand, just bullet points about moments in the books where a shot ran down your spine and made you think "thats awesome!". whether it was language, plot, drama, epigraph, whatever. This should hopefully make fun reading. Try not to go off topic, it will lose the feel if you do.

    Mine:

    The "Banquet Scene" in Dune.
    The complexity of the plots within plots around the Baron, Thufir and Feyd.
    Voice.
    Epigraphs.


    I have a record of Frank reading the banquet scene that I'm going to transfer to digital soon so that we can share it.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby SadisticCynic » 18 Aug 2009 11:26

    Damn loremaster you posted loads of mine. :)

    In Dune Messiah, at the start, with the conspiracy talk in the mirabhasa language. That's just as exquisitely written as the banquet scene. Also in Messiah is the part where someone (damn it I can't remember who - Scytale maybe?) talks to an old Fedaykin about getting into Paul's palace, but they do it so subtly.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Aug 2009 11:31

    SadisticCynic wrote:Damn loremaster you posted loads of mine. :)

    In Dune Messiah, at the start, with the conspiracy talk in the mirabhasa language. That's just as exquisitely written as the banquet scene. Also in Messiah is the part where someone (damn it I can't remember who - Scytale maybe?) talks to an old Fedaykin about getting into Paul's palace, but they do it so subtly.


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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Omphalos » 18 Aug 2009 11:41

    I have some of those recordings too, and I love them.

    My favorite moment in the entire series is the tent scene at the end of book I of Dune, where Paul is just starting to wake up and is telling Jessica what is going on inside of him.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby GamePlayer » 18 Aug 2009 12:15

    So many good moments. I'll have to think on some others.

    But for now, one of the moments I love most is ironically in Dune Messiah (which I only recently re-read) where Paul begins to see through the eyes of the child and kills Scytale. It was an amazing scene that linked with the established fiction so well but in a way that was so unexpected to me :)
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Frybread » 18 Aug 2009 12:38

    Definitely the scene in which Odrade stumbles upon the message left by Leto on the wall of one of his spice storage chambers, for me. It made me feel like Leto was watching over her shoulder at that moment.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby chanilover » 18 Aug 2009 15:56

    The part in Dune Messiah where Farok is talking to Scytale about his life being transformed when he walked into the sea and it 'cured' him of the Jihad.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Aug 2009 15:59

    Leto II's "worm trip" administered by Gurney throughout the middle of CoD.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby DuneFishUK » 18 Aug 2009 16:46

    I've been listening to Dune (George Guidell) at work today.

    Any of the early chapters with Gurney or Thufir in is a bit of a tingle. :)
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Seraphan » 18 Aug 2009 17:03

    The Preacher in CoD, the chapter where he is in Arrakeen and says "I will rub your faces in things you try to avoid"(or something similar), i read that whole chapter 3 times in a row.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby SandChigger » 18 Aug 2009 17:08

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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Mandy » 18 Aug 2009 18:42

    The first time I read the litany against fear.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Freakzilla » 18 Aug 2009 18:46

    They Fedaykin saving Jessica from assasination in CoD.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Mandy » 18 Aug 2009 18:57

    Freakzilla wrote:They Fedaykin saving Jessica from assasination in CoD.


    Oh yes! That is one of my favorites too.


    Also, the meeting between Leto and Paul in the desert.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby SandRider » 18 Aug 2009 23:14

    Bijaz trying to get Paul to leave ... now...

    & thanks to GP for bumping the creche scene in my mind - definite goodness.

    glad to see Messiah getting so many nods - my personal favorite.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby GamePlayer » 19 Aug 2009 12:21

    SandRider wrote:Bijaz trying to get Paul to leave ... now...

    & thanks to GP for bumping the creche scene in my mind - definite goodness.

    glad to see Messiah getting so many nods - my personal favorite.


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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Freakzilla » 19 Aug 2009 12:25

    I think CoD is still my favorite.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 19 Aug 2009 12:33

    I still have to re-read Messiah onwards, but I have a hunch that Messiah (which was probably my least favorite at first) will end up being my favorite.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby TheDukester » 19 Aug 2009 12:38

    I always liked Messiah. It just grabbed me from the interview prologue and never let go.

    Children was more of a struggle for me; I've still only read it once.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby loremaster » 20 Aug 2009 04:24

    Children is awesome. The preacher, Duncan, Leto's speech to stilgar at the end, where they swap strips of cloth and leto chides him about being human. Leto spelling it out to Farad'n.... Fuck, even the fact that ALL THE WAY THROUGH CoD i had been reading quotes by "Harq-al-Ada" and thinking who? and then in the last chapter i find out it is Farad'n who has become leto's scribe - it was like finding out the murderer in a scooby do episode, only much more grown up.

    I forgot this one, from CH:D possibly the best single line in the series:

    "The Rabbi thinks I am a silly goose but I have a golden egg for
    I carry Lampadas: seven million six hundred twenty-two thousand and fourteen
    Reverend Mothers and they are rightfully yours."

    The series has some of the best one liners in any source of fiction ever.

    I forgot all about Bijaz, fantastic character.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby SadisticCynic » 20 Aug 2009 08:18

    Actually most of the dialogue between the Rabbi and Rebecca is quite brilliant. I always enjoy the section where they talk about the Sisterhood's Archives and Rebecca says:

    "But how do they judge what words to use?"

    Rabbi: "Wisdom comes to you yet daughter."

    Or something like that, can't remember the exact quotation; still an exquisitely written piece.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Nekhrun » 20 Aug 2009 08:58

    The final paragraph of Children of Dune has always moved me, especially after reading the entire series:

    Ghanima once more took Farad'n's hand, but her gaze looked beyond the far
    end of the hall long after Leto had left it. "One of us had to accept the
    agony," she said, "and he was always the stronger."

    It's so damn sad. And what this says about both characters in this one little paragraph is something that no other author can touch.
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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Apjak » 20 Aug 2009 09:51

    AU idea:

    Ghanima has to accept the agony. God Empress of Dune

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    Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

    Postby Freakzilla » 20 Aug 2009 10:07

    Apjak wrote:AU idea:

    Ghanima has to accept the agony. God Empress of Dune

    :obscene-sexualspermmagenta:


    She'd have become possessed (moreso than Leto).
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