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Postby JimmytheT » 29 Jan 2012 20:03

So I am only 100 pages through Heretics on my second readthrough of the series. Though they are not important to the overall storyline in anyway, this entry marks the introduction of the "chairdog".

I guess they have minor importance to Teg's character development (apparently he prefers traditional chairs as he does not feel right about using animals in this way).

This digression aside, what the hell would be the advantages of genetically modifying an animal so that its best us is as piece of furniture? I guess they could follow you around the house or office.

What would they look like? Is there any conceptual art by anyone? Who produces these chairdogs? Ixians, BT, other?
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Postby Mandy » 29 Jan 2012 20:42

The BT produce them. They're just chairs, that form to a person's shape. I always thought they were kinda icky too.
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Postby Omphalos » 29 Jan 2012 21:30

JimmytheT wrote:So I am only 100 pages through Heretics on my second readthrough of the series. Though they are not important to the overall storyline in anyway, this entry marks the introduction of the "chairdog".

I guess they have minor importance to Teg's character development (apparently he prefers traditional chairs as he does not feel right about using animals in this way).

This digression aside, what the hell would be the advantages of genetically modifying an animal so that its best us is as piece of furniture? I guess they could follow you around the house or office.

What would they look like? Is there any conceptual art by anyone? Who produces these chairdogs? Ixians, BT, other?


Chairdos are just a futuristic embellishment by Herbert. They appear in other non-Dune stories he wrote as well.

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Re: Chairdogs

Postby D Pope » 29 Jan 2012 22:28

I'm against the whole idea.
I really try not to think about it.
...at all.
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby JustSomeGuy » 29 Jan 2012 23:20

Omphalos wrote:Chairdos are just a futuristic embellishment by Herbert. They appear in other non-Dune stories he wrote as well.


I sometimes wonder if all those stories exist in the same universe. It's been a while since I read the saboteur books. They're the only ones that I would really have a problem with. I also wonder how the chairdogs came to be. :think:
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Postby Eyes High » 29 Jan 2012 23:43

Somethings are best not to dwell on too deeply sometimes.
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby SandChigger » 30 Jan 2012 09:54

:think: What I really wonder is...

Would Freak do one? :shock: :lol:

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Re: Chairdogs

Postby Tleszer » 30 Jan 2012 10:14

I think we all know the answer to that one... :lol:
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby SandChigger » 30 Jan 2012 10:21

(Yeah, I just wanted to see how he'd react. :P )

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Re: Chairdogs

Postby Apjak » 30 Jan 2012 11:02

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Postby Freakzilla » 30 Jan 2012 11:17

I only do human females. I'm sure the Tleilaxu have much better options for sex toys.
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Postby trang » 30 Jan 2012 13:11

I don't think the chair dogs are sentient. They seem cool, tell your furniture to move around instead of moving it yourself. It conforms to your body and any position. Nanotech of some kind would seem more useful, could tell it to form into anything you want where ever ya want.
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby Mandy » 30 Jan 2012 13:51

Plus they squeak!
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby Apjak » 30 Jan 2012 15:10

trang wrote:tell your furniture to move around instead of moving it yourself.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dgaz6NIUFk&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]
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Postby trang » 30 Jan 2012 15:28

Apjak wrote:
trang wrote:tell your furniture to move around instead of moving it yourself.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Dgaz6NIUFk&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]


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Re: Chairdogs

Postby Nekhrun » 30 Jan 2012 21:38

Freakzilla wrote:I only do human females. I'm sure the Tleilaxu have much better options for sex toys.

Flesh-glow-globe-lights?
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby Freakzilla » 30 Jan 2012 21:41

Nekhrun wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I only do human females. I'm sure the Tleilaxu have much better options for sex toys.

Flesh-glow-globe-lights?


Come on man, if you could speak 'the language of god' you could come up with something more interesting than that.
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Postby Freakzilla » 30 Jan 2012 21:55

I'm thinking... 3' tall, deaf, dumb, blind nymphomaniac with a flat head.
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby JustSomeGuy » 30 Jan 2012 22:44

Why a flat head?
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Postby Freakzilla » 30 Jan 2012 22:49

JustSomeGuy wrote:Why a flat head?


To set my beer and ashtray on, duh.
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby JustSomeGuy » 31 Jan 2012 01:37

Oooh... I get it. I get jokes.
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby lotek » 31 Jan 2012 10:34

Nekhrun wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:I only do human females. I'm sure the Tleilaxu have much better options for sex toys.

Flesh-glow-globe-lights?


What about face dancers ?

Also, why do castors have a flat tail ?

because they get sucked off by ducks
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby SandChigger » 31 Jan 2012 18:24

Um... I think the word you wanted was "beaver"? ;)

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Re: Chairdogs

Postby JustSomeGuy » 31 Jan 2012 18:35

Yeah! I was like, "What the hell is a 'castor'?" Thank you Google for the answer, and also for leading me to story of Castor and Pollux. Was that a proper use of quotation marks? I just don't want to look that up.
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Re: Chairdogs

Postby Omphalos » 31 Jan 2012 18:37

Heeeeeey! Nice beaver!

Why thank you. I had is stuffed myself.