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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Frybread » 20 Aug 2009 16:35

The scene in GEoD in which Leto II is dying in front of Duncan and Siona and says, "I give you the Golden Path."

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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby smugetsu » 22 Aug 2009 13:08

When Leto II falls from the bridge into the water at the end of GEoD, and the whole scene that follows.
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby lotek » 22 Aug 2009 16:42

My favourite part would be when that Guild ship crashes on... ... just kidding :lol:

i always liked the final battle in Dune, Shaddam and his arrogant Sardaukar getting bashed by Fremen, atomics and giant worms felt like payback ;)
and Leto II's escape from Shuloch with the first steps of his transformation, I can picture him running and jumping in the desert in my mind's eye.

Which shows what an amazingly talented writer FH was, that even after all this time his tales are so alive in all his readers
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Tleszer » 22 Aug 2009 20:05

In Dune, I've always liked Leto's line: "Here I am and here I remain."

Even though FH hints at a reverse of the hero-myth in Dune, it's that idea I like best about Dune Messiah and ultimately Children of Dune.
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Freakzilla » 22 Aug 2009 20:14

loremaster wrote: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."


And Murbella's thought on it is like the cherry on top:

Golden Egg for sure!
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby SandRider » 22 Aug 2009 21:51

Stilgar spitting on the table in front of the Duke,
everyone going for weapons - Duncan explaining.

this is one of the scenes that can only be truly enjoyed
on first go-round, when you are an off-worlder with the Atreides ...

the next time you read it, you are Fremen, and it doesn't seem strange at all ...
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby othaderak » 23 Aug 2009 13:51

Just finished CoD again a couple days ago... I agree that the closing section is just amazing, especially the final sentence. There's just something about Frank and awesome ending sentences.

Also, pretty much every time Leto II speaks/appears in GEoD is rather mind-blowing.
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Postby Seraphan » 23 Aug 2009 14:01

One of the initial chapters in Heretics of Dune, where Tarazza goes to see Teg and ask him to become Weapons Master and protect Idaho.
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby DuneFishUK » 26 Aug 2009 16:47

"It is greater than treasure. We have thousands of such caches. Only a few of us know them all."


Hoping to get onto DM tomorrow... Even though I know these books pretty well (especially Dune and DM), I'm actually really excited about getting through them again :)

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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Drunken Idaho » 27 Aug 2009 15:19

This list could go on forever, but here are a bunch that come to mind...

- Duncan emerging naked from a battle with Facedancer replicas, each of them clothed. So clever! And Leto's reaction. (This could be my all-time favourite moment)

- Leto II telling Moneo to kill Malky.

- An aged Duncan failing in an attempt to kill Leto II, and thusly being crushed.

- Jessica taking the water of life. Motes!

- "My sword was firs' blooded on Grumman!" That whole scene.

- The Stoneburner scene and the scene leading up to it.

- Leto II's transformation in CoD.

- Duncan and Murbella meet for the first time. Remembering his lives and uber-fast vagina-fingering.

- Leto II's death "Enough of this madness!"
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Freakzilla » 27 Aug 2009 19:50

"A REVEREND MOTHER WILL READ MY WORDS!"
"I BEQUEATH TO YOU MY FEAR AND LONELINESS. TO YOU I GIVE THE CERTAINTY THAT THE
BODY AND SOUL OF THE BENE GESSERIT WILL MEET THE SAME FATE AS ALL OTHER BODIES
AND ALL OTHER SOULS."
"WHAT IS SURVIVAL IF YOU DO NOT SURVIVE WHOLE? ASK THE BENE TLEILAX THAT! WHAT
IF YOU NO LONGER HEAR THE MUSIC OF LIFE? MEMORIES ARE NOT ENOUGH UNLESS THEY
CALL YOU TO NOBLE PURPOSE!"
"WHY DID YOUR SISTERHOOD NOT BUILD THE GOLDEN PATH? YOU KNEW THE NECESSITY.
YOUR FAILURE CONDEMNED ME, THE GOD EMPEROR, TO MILLENNIA OF PERSONAL DESPAIR."
"MY WORDS ARE YOUR PAST,
"MY QUESTIONS ARE SIMPLE:
"WITH WHOM DO YOU ALLY?
"WITH THE SELF-IDOLATORS OF TLEILAX?
"WITH MY FISH SPEAKER BUREAUCRACY?
"WITH THE COSMOS-WANDERING GUILD?
"WITH HARKONNEN BLOOD SACRIFICERS?
"WITH A DOGMATIC SINK OF YOUR OWN CREATION?
"HOW WILL YOU MEET YOUR END?
"AS NO MORE THAN A SECRET SOCIETY?"
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby SadisticCynic » 27 Aug 2009 20:18

Freakzilla wrote:"A REVEREND MOTHER WILL READ MY WORDS!"
"I BEQUEATH TO YOU MY FEAR AND LONELINESS. TO YOU I GIVE THE CERTAINTY THAT THE
BODY AND SOUL OF THE BENE GESSERIT WILL MEET THE SAME FATE AS ALL OTHER BODIES
AND ALL OTHER SOULS."
"WHAT IS SURVIVAL IF YOU DO NOT SURVIVE WHOLE? ASK THE BENE TLEILAX THAT! WHAT
IF YOU NO LONGER HEAR THE MUSIC OF LIFE? MEMORIES ARE NOT ENOUGH UNLESS THEY
CALL YOU TO NOBLE PURPOSE!"
"WHY DID YOUR SISTERHOOD NOT BUILD THE GOLDEN PATH? YOU KNEW THE NECESSITY.
YOUR FAILURE CONDEMNED ME, THE GOD EMPEROR, TO MILLENNIA OF PERSONAL DESPAIR."
"MY WORDS ARE YOUR PAST,
"MY QUESTIONS ARE SIMPLE:
"WITH WHOM DO YOU ALLY?
"WITH THE SELF-IDOLATORS OF TLEILAX?
"WITH MY FISH SPEAKER BUREAUCRACY?
"WITH THE COSMOS-WANDERING GUILD?
"WITH HARKONNEN BLOOD SACRIFICERS?
"WITH A DOGMATIC SINK OF YOUR OWN CREATION?
"HOW WILL YOU MEET YOUR END?
"AS NO MORE THAN A SECRET SOCIETY?"


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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby E. LeGuille » 27 Aug 2009 23:15

SandRider wrote:Stilgar spitting on the table in front of the Duke,
everyone going for weapons - Duncan explaining.

this is one of the scenes that can only be truly enjoyed
on first go-round, when you are an off-worlder with the Atreides ...

the next time you read it, you are Fremen, and it doesn't seem strange at all ...


This, too, was a favorite tingly scene of mine. Now being fremen, and take in the Duke's offering of water. That's spine-tingling as well.
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Redstar » 27 Aug 2009 23:36

I can't remember anything specific, but I did put the book down a lot and get giddy, thinking to myself how I could have ever put off reading it for so long. Every scene, revelation, character and idea in the book simply was done so right. Ray Bradbury may be my favorite writer, but FH will always be my favorite storyteller.

Actually, my favorite part was probably the appendixes in the back. I can't get enough of reading encyclopedias and history books in real life, so makes sense. (The appendixes of the various Lord of the Rings works are also my favorite part of that series)

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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby E. LeGuille » 27 Aug 2009 23:45

Isn't it weird how some people are fascinated with the profiles, histories, and appendixes of fantasy books, and yet real history is like, "yeah, whatever."
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Postby Redstar » 27 Aug 2009 23:50

That's because the American educational system (not sure about other nations) do a crappy job at getting kids interested. They teach you dates and names, and maybe a story described in one paragraph attached to those. If they could find a way to get it through students' heads that this stuff happened and the people were real, it would be far more exciting. I find it hard to believe things before I was born "really" happened, let alone care about them. Luckily I have the interest to find the stories behind the stories.

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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby E. LeGuille » 27 Aug 2009 23:52

I thought about going into education, but I am afraid of what the education system will become while I am teaching. I went to private school for years, and public school for my Senior year was so different for me. I did half a year, and graduated early.
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Redstar » 27 Aug 2009 23:55

My father has gone through many careers throughout his lifetime, among them computer technician for various places (Bank of America included), carpet cleaning, and what-have-you. The industry he's currently in always seems to collapse, so he figured education would be a safe bet. So now he's a high school English teacher and, what do you know, California is going through a huge educational crisis. Luckily he's held on and done very well for himself as a teacher.

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Postby SandRider » 28 Aug 2009 00:01

Redstar wrote:That's because the American educational system (not sure about other nations) do a crappy job at getting kids interested. They teach you dates and names, and maybe a story described in one paragraph attached to those. If they could find a way to get it through students' heads that this stuff happened and the people were real, it would be far more exciting. I find it hard to believe things before I was born "really" happened, let alone care about them. Luckily I have the interest to find the stories behind the stories.


one of the main reasons people give for doing historical re-enacting.

me, personally, of course, I don't give a damn if the kids learn stuff or not -
if some get interested, great, and I'll talk with them and answer questions
for as long as I can stand it, but really, kids & the general public kinda blow
the thing for me - I like to really get into it, so anything anachronistic makes
me irritable.

and on more than one occasion, I've gotten snide remarks and threats from
teachers about the contents of my flask, or steel cup on an "education day",
where they bring in bus loads of kids from local schools.

and on more than one occasion, I've laughed in their faces and told them to
mind their own fucking business.

and on more than one occasion, I've been asked to leave an event ....
................ I exist only to amuse myself ................
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Re: Spine Tingling Moments (SPOILERS)

Postby Redstar » 28 Aug 2009 00:03

SandRider wrote:and on more than one occasion, I've gotten snide remarks and threats from
teachers about the contents of my flask, or steel cup on an "education day",
where they bring in bus loads of kids from local schools.

and on more than one occasion, I've laughed in their faces and told them to
mind their own fucking business.

and on more than one occasion, I've been asked to leave an event ....

I'm reminded of a "historically accurate" reenactment of the Battle of the Alamo on King of the Hill, where the Alamo defenders were portrayed as cowardly drunkards...

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Postby SandRider » 28 Aug 2009 00:07

my favorite was the Family Guy when they end up down South for some reason ...
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Postby Redstar » 28 Aug 2009 00:09

I used to enjoy that show, but then I realized it's not funny.

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Postby SandRider » 28 Aug 2009 02:55

no, you used to watch that show & enjoyed it
& thought it was funny until one day when you
were lurking on the chans and found all the copypasta
threads "How old were you were you realized Family Guy wasn't funny ?"

amirite ?
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Postby Redstar » 28 Aug 2009 03:20

SandRider wrote:no, you used to watch that show & enjoyed it
& thought it was funny until one day when you
were lurking on the chans and found all the copypasta
threads "How old were you were you realized Family Guy wasn't funny ?"

amirite ?

I realized there's at least one rape/molestation joke per episode and with sexual abuse personally affecting those I love, I don't want to honour such a show.

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Postby Nekhrun » 28 Aug 2009 07:12

Redstar wrote:I used to enjoy that show, but then I realized it's not funny.

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