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Official Dune Facebook people are IDIOTS!!!

Postby Sardaukar Capt » 03 Mar 2012 17:04

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Bureaucracy destroys initiative. There is little that bureaucrats hate more than innovation, especially innovation that produces better results than the old routines. Improvements always make those at the top of the heap look inept. How enjoys appearing inept? -- Frank Herbert (DUNE, 1965)
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It's a fucking quote from HERETICS OF DUNE.... not freaking DUNE from 1965. Idiots.

Yes I commented on the page but left out the profanity :)
The name Atreides was also consciously chosen. It is the family name of Agamemnon. Says Herbert, "I wanted a sense of monumental aristocracy, but with tragedy hanging over them--and in our culture, Agamemnon personifies that."
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Ghanima said. "We Atreides go back to Agamemnon..."
Distracted, Irulan asked: "Who's Agamemnon?"

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WTF? A BG forgets the Titans?! :)

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Re: Official Dune Facebook people are IDIOTS!!!

Postby Omphalos » 03 Mar 2012 18:50

Go back and point out the typo. Swear at them then.

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Re: Official Dune Facebook people are IDIOTS!!!

Postby Nekhrun » 03 Mar 2012 19:31

They won't fix the post; they'll just delete yours.
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Re: Official Dune Facebook people are IDIOTS!!!

Postby Sardaukar Capt » 03 Mar 2012 23:10

Bobby Keith Why don't you get the attribution right. For god's sake you are the official Dune Facebook page. It's a quote from HERETICS OF DUNE, not from DUNE published in 1965!!
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Rob Kraken-Clothes Calm down people, getting upset over stupid things like spelling mistakes and which book quotes were published in only inspires people to not bother to remind us of Mr Herbert's brilliance.
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Rob Kraken-Clothes I for one appreciate the effort.
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Official Dune Bobby's right; it's from HERETICS, not DUNE. Mea culpa!
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He admitted he was wrong. Although this other idiot doesn't seem to think it matters and that copy/paste takes "effort". I guess the turd could have said it was from one of the McDune books and it wouldn't have mattered.

I'm not going to start a flame war on Facebook, but it can't be that hard of a job and given how McDune has tarnished the legacy of DUNE, for me they need to get it right every time when they post quotes from Frank's books.
The name Atreides was also consciously chosen. It is the family name of Agamemnon. Says Herbert, "I wanted a sense of monumental aristocracy, but with tragedy hanging over them--and in our culture, Agamemnon personifies that."
Frank Herbert by Tim O'Reilly
http://tim.oreilly.com/herbert/

Ghanima said. "We Atreides go back to Agamemnon..."
Distracted, Irulan asked: "Who's Agamemnon?"

Children of Dune by Frank Herbert

WTF? A BG forgets the Titans?! :)