Onasander wrote:One of my hobby specializations in mummification, been to several museums in thoughout the US that specialize in this.
I've been to numerous pottery museums and exhibitions over the years. I guess that makes me a hobby specialist in yakimono, huh?
Second- mummies have been found in Peru under waterfalls
ones? Please, explain how that works? Preferably with a link.
...and in Egypt which is full of Oasis and the Nile- and has a pretty sweet delta.
Since you're the hobby specialist, could you tell us the percentage of naturally occurring mummies found in the different climate regions of Egypt (Nile Delta, Nile River Valley, oases [sic], and deep desert)?
Third- many things go out into the desert and are NOT eaten- spice operations rely on this fact-
Now you're just being obtuse or demonstrating your ignorance of the novels again. Have you completely forgotten about carry-alls and their function? Spice harvesters out in the desert WOULD be eaten unless they were lifted out. FAIL.
Worms don't go everywhere on the planet.
True. They couldn't approach Arrakeen because of the Shield Wall. Or too close to the poles because of the worm line (ground too moisty due to the miniscule caps).
Any human habitat on Dune is going to be heavy in it's moisture- outhouses-waste, water for food, crops (what could be grown), etc.
Obviously not much of a deterrent if later, when Arrakis was desert again, settlements had to be protected by barriers of wetted sand. (Remember Sheeana's hometown?) Or will you do a McDune and claim the latter-day worms were different in this respect from those of earlier times?
First people down on the planet are not going to come up with the idea for stilsuits the first day, and then go off to live in a cave sucking down shit water.... they own a spaceship- they come from elsewhere.
If they didn't do proper surveys from space and detect the worms before landing, well...a landing in the desert would not have gone well. (Worm say GULP!) The rest of this, blah blah blah, irrelevant.
Fremen have to liquify the body- I don't remember any mentions of them smashing bones and ripping up organs prior to reclaiming water- pretty certain that gruesome sight would of been mentioned... you cook a body, you'll entrap the liquids inside it's burnt outer layer- dumbfucks here know nothing about what happens to human flesh when you heat it up, or burn it- it seals heat and liquid INSIDE- I know this from Iraq. Drainage and heat loss is a bitch after getting bombed.
Again, you're just showing your ignorance of the books. The deathstills are described as producing "ashes". READ the books again.
I'm moving to San Fransisco
Be sure to wear / some flowers in your hair!
I do think it's amusing that you and assholes of your ilk seem to think that we are only doing what little you seem to see.
You have no authority other than cursing and running your mouth to back you up in anything.
Really? Why just yesterday a "science fiction author" called me "a leading expert on the Dune novels"!
At least I'll have a really sweet ass book on Frank's life and influences to publish once the copyright is up.
Oh ... you've stolen someone else's work and are waiting for their copyright to expire? That's very
HLP-style, with the Dune Encyclopedia and Khalid's Arabic webpage content! Good luck on that!
Sweet ass book... hmmm, I'm having a little trouble parsing that. Do you mean [sweet [ass book]], to go with your ass hat, or [[sweet ass] [book]], referring to some odd cover material? Please explain.
You'll only be known for harassment and scaring away fans.... and how long known outside of some footnotes of some nutcase out there I am doubtful. A little blog only has so much staying power in the long term....it will pass soon after you yourself pass. Little potential in someone like you. Grow up- and do something (no matter how old you claim to be, your still just a child).
Wow. I can only assume that you are referring in some way to your own insecurities and anxieties, or talking to someone else here, because you certainly didn't push any of my buttons there. Good luck with your book and your own immortality!
As for the question of real mummies on Dune, the Preacher shows the crowd a mummified hand from the desert, IIRC. And later, when Odrade finds Tabr, she finds the outer areas of the ancient sietch filled with mummified bodies from the Tyrant's time or soon afterwards. That's 1500 years old at least, no more than 5,000 at most. No mention of Fremen remains from before Leto's time, though. Smells like FAIL to me.