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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby lotek » 22 Apr 2010 07:41

has byby deleted the topic yet?

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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby lotek » 22 Apr 2010 19:47

The main reason some people were banned from this site was that they tried to hijack every thread and make it about something negative (i.e., attacking the new authors mostly or attacking anyone who doesn't believe as they do). That's my concern here. This article was not "about" Brian and/or Kevin. It included two lines "about" them that some decided to take advantage of and use as the sole reason for this article's existence.


:lol:

what a moron...
not even able to defend his point of view...

Why the "about"? It is about, period!

oh yeah we attack?

Dumbfuck :doh:

His concern is ignoring the evalution by a professional critic of his beloved idiots: they suck and that's that...

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Clarification: We don't have the right to post the entire article here. Which is why the link exists to it.

but you take the right to copy paste other people's work without quoting your sources :liar:
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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2010 20:31

ZING! :lol:

(I dropped by Khalid's yesterday and told him about the Doughty book & gom jabbar. ;) )

Seriously, though, what's the difference between "attacking anyone who doesn't believe as [you] do" and suppressing the comments of and banning everyone who doesn't agree with you?

YES, I attack fools who think the McDune shit is a worthy "extension" of the Dune series, because I don't think it is. But they're always free to attack back. When you ban and censor, you remove your opponent's ability to do that. I may not hold the moral high ground, but I think I'm a few steps higher up the slope than Byron Merritt.

FUCK him, anyway. He's a review-scribbling ER nurse/family corporation toady who happens to have some DNA from and childhood memories of a famous sci-fi writer. At this rate he's going to be less of a Dune footnote than KJA.
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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby Nekhrun » 22 Apr 2010 21:20

Posted:

Nekhrun wrote:
boardadmin wrote:Clarification: We don't have the right to post the entire article here. Which is why the link exists to it.

I'm surprised that the DuneNovels Twitter account doesn't attribute this link then. http://baheyeldin.com/literature/arabic ... -dune.html

Seems like that's where most of the tweets are coming from.
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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby lotek » 23 Apr 2010 00:40

cheers!

as you said Chig; we might not stand a very high moral ground but we never took the fight on that level...
fucking hypocrites, they're so easily confounded!
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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby merkin muffley » 24 Apr 2010 02:24

I joined Jacurutu immediately after reading the posts about the LA Times article. I saw that the administrator seemed to be talking to himself, then realized he was responding to a bunch of things that were being censored. I thought of posting, "I agree with everything in this article," just to protest the administrator's attempts to control the discussion. But why should I even participate in a forum where I'm going to be censored, even if I don't use inappropriate language or slander anyone?

Fan expresses opinion without swearing or ad hominem attacks - fan gets censored. So who has the agenda? I say it's the f***ing t***gobbler who posted the article in the first place. Actually, t***gobbler might be libelous. I would like to apologize for calling Byron a t***gobbler.

This is too much fun. It's too much fun because they don't have a leg to stand on over there, so they have to resort to censorship.

Oh, and also because the new books are obviously s***, and everyone, including the L.A. Times, knows it. Never should've posted that article. Why haven't they banned the L.A. Times for hijacking their website with that kind of negativity? I think "journeyman" might be libelous. It's definitely negative.
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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby Lundse » 24 Apr 2010 03:36

merkin muffley wrote:...why should I even participate in a forum where I'm going to be censored, even if I don't use inappropriate language or slander anyone?


This tickles my funny bone :-)
Byron, like a good admin, refers to an interesting article on the subject in hopes of generating discussion on his board.
People point out that said article, because it is not written by a moron or someone getting paid, says the new book sucks.
So he has to censor, and huff and puff, and go on the defensive about it.
And it all comes to naught, because anyone left over there with a functioning brain (welcome MM :-) ) can see what is going on.

So what can Byron learn from this little story?
Don't post interesting stuff. Only post on fantasy movie casts, and discussions of KJA's twits can be allowed. Not surprising, but funny!

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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby SandChigger » 24 Apr 2010 04:47

merkin muffley wrote:t***gobbler

You mean like this?

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IIRC I first posted the above on DN in response to some stupid preeq argument or other (I'd like to say it was a response to TAZ, but can't be sure). The Almighty Byrdadimn edited it out PDQ.

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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby Nekhrun » 24 Apr 2010 14:09

Nekhrun wrote:Posted:

Nekhrun wrote:
boardadmin wrote:Clarification: We don't have the right to post the entire article here. Which is why the link exists to it.

I'm surprised that the DuneNovels Twitter account doesn't attribute this link then. http://baheyeldin.com/literature/arabic ... -dune.html

Seems like that's where most of the tweets are coming from.



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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby SandChigger » 24 Apr 2010 14:51

Did you really expect one? ;)

"LA LA LA LA LA! I can't HEAR YOU!!!" :lol:

I guess the "high" part of their "high road" is the way their butts go up in the air when their heads go into the sand.

Oh well, so be it. Everybody grab a broom handle! Lube is optional. :twisted:
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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby Nekhrun » 24 Apr 2010 15:16

SandChigger wrote:Did you really expect one? ;)

I expected one in the form of a deleted comment.
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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby Hunchback Jack » 24 Apr 2010 15:31

SandChigger wrote:I guess the "high" part of their "high road" is the way their butts go up in the air when their heads go into the sand.


:clap:

Very nice.

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Re: LA Times article on Dune's Timeless Appeal.

Postby SandChigger » 24 Apr 2010 22:18

Well, I was inspired by that image lotek posted of the guy in the suit. ;)
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