Some shitty hack wrote: On their trek, Paul and his three companions wore new stillsuits covered by mottled cloaks to camouflage them in the desert. Though the garments looked well worn, they were actually finer than any Paul had used when he'd lived as a fugitive among the Fremen. Their makers claimed that these durable offworld imports were superior to the simpler versions that had traditionally been made in hidden sietches.The manufacturers mean well, he thought. They do it to show their support for me, without realizing the implied criticism in their "improvements."
We kicked this one around in one of the PoD threads back in September, before you joined. Anything not manufactured in the sietches was inferior and the Fremen would never rely on them. They're off to build a shrine to a family member: why wouldn't they wear their usual stillsuits? It doesn't make sense on any level.
SandRider wrote:maybe its a literary metaphor for KJA's improvements to Frank's Dune ....
Amp wrote:Not to mention that being the first chapter, and being the first chapter leake..er, put out as a promotion, and including the juvenile stature of both the author, the text, and his attitude thereof; The stillsuit discrepancy was a blundering and idiotic attempt at a KJA-tailored 'Gotcha' move. While he says the stillsuits are superior, he kinda sorta takes it back when he has Paul think, no they aren't better. It's my call that this was a fairly obvious attempt to bait the OH community into a rabid-attack-dog stance.
I think the attitude is more "Look what I can do! And you can't stop me! There are plenty of stooges out there who will eat this shit up; you know it and I know it, so like it or lump it! Ha ha ha!"But really, when I think about it, I really hope that Kevin does
believe himself to be a good writer, and that he honestly thinks this shit
is his best work.I prefer the image of him as a total fool.
a couple of days ago, when Chig posted that PoS excerpt, for just a moment, I thought I saw something there, and so posted my "maybe it's a literary metaphor". Then I realized, no, of course not. "The manufacturers mean well, he thought. They do it to show their support for me, without realizing the implied criticism in their "improvement""
This would be my
argument, that by "improving" Dune, they are criticizing Frank. Then
I realized I'd been thinking about "literary metaphors" and Kevin J. Anderson with the same brain, and slapped myself silly.
Amp displays a distrustful paranoia the OH must overcome, for one simple reason. Kevin's just not that smart .....