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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Freakzilla » 03 Apr 2010 13:16

Omphalos wrote:Someone should ask for an interview; tell him they want to interview him about his experiences with Herbert.


That would be VERY interesting.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 03 Apr 2010 19:44

I'd LOVE that.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby D Pope » 14 Jun 2010 03:45

I was a friend of Frank.
From him I learned that knowledge is never wasted & to look for the wheels within wheels.
He showed me that there are lessons that can be learned that cannot be taught.
I think I am a better person for having read his books.
Thank you Frank Herbert.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Apjak » 11 Feb 2011 08:56

Frank Herbert died 25 years ago today. In observance of our second board holiday...

I was a friend of Frank, whenever I thought I knew all the answers, he lovingly shattered my misconceptions. I never met the man, yet I miss him.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Tleszer » 11 Feb 2011 11:13

Bi-la kaifa.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Asharu » 12 Feb 2011 01:50

I was a friend of Frank...
Frank taught me the Universe is more than what we can perceive, that we are trapped in our misconceptions of it and because of that we will never see it in all its grandeur.
Frank taught me the beauty and perversion of politics.
Frank taught me it is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.
Frank taught me to scan for the true human beings.
Frank taught me ecology.
For all these reasons and many more, I'm a friend of Frank

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Leto, but it applies to our beloved Frank Herbert
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Alpha Carinae » 12 Feb 2011 10:44

I was a friend of Frank...

He showed me that the imagination seeded by a single line of prose has no limits.
He taught me the power of both idealism and cynicism.
Though I never knew him, he inspires me every day.

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Jodorowsky's Acolyte » 27 Jul 2011 22:53

I was a friend of Frank Herbert
and he taught me that I am not a freak, despite my learning/social disabilities and my different means of percieving the world. He also taught me that persons with different perceptions and abilities can be more dedicated than normal people. The last thing he taught me was that special persons in the role of leadership may suffer more than leaders with normal perceptive abilities because the upcoming tide of ravaging world politics may overwhelmingly stress the perceptive abilities of the different leader. Labeled freaks should accept who they are, but must be wary of the thousand pitfalls of dangerous power.

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Omphalos » 27 Jul 2011 23:41

We should come up with a few holidays and observe them as a group yearly. FH's birthday and death anniversary are obvious choices. Anyone have any other suggestions?

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby trang » 28 Jul 2011 03:31

Publish day of the first edition of DUNE.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby inhuien » 28 Jul 2011 05:00

Omphalos wrote:We should come up with a few holidays and observe them as a group yearly. FH's birthday and death anniversary are obvious choices. Anyone have any other suggestions?

Yeah let's all form a death cult. Na, but seriously, what was the original publication date of Dune?
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Omphalos » 28 Jul 2011 12:11

inhuien wrote:
Omphalos wrote:We should come up with a few holidays and observe them as a group yearly. FH's birthday and death anniversary are obvious choices. Anyone have any other suggestions?

Yeah let's all form a death cult. Na, but seriously, what was the original publication date of Dune?


Hmmm. Maybe I've been living with a Filipino too long, but death anniversary celebrations no longer seem creepy to me.

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby SandRider » 28 Jul 2011 12:57

Frank's Birth & Death, obviously ...

either the publication date of the Chilton Dune OR the first publication date of the story in Analog ...
one or the other, I'd say ... and that would be it ... over-saturating your anniversary calendar devalues
each individual date ...

Beverly's death-date as a day of general mourning .... symbolizing the general Loss of Dune ....

that "Tau-day" thing ... June 28th ? 6/28 ?

optionals:

birthdate of Jacurutu ... or come up with something that could be called the Birth of the OH ...

a "remembrance" day for the Mass Bannings from the the Official Corporate Dune Forum ?
"they denied us our Posts !" .... &etc ...



I'd get behind an "Orthodox Herbertarian" Calendar, listing all the important historical dates in the
Literary History of Frank Herbert and the OH movement .... but I would be extremely picky in putting
my vote behind actual "OH Holidays" (Holy Days) .... (and yes, this whole thing is a fucking Death-Cult, and
there is nothing wrong with that ...)
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby JustSomeGuy » 28 Jul 2011 17:41

SandRider wrote:this whole thing is a fucking Death-Cult, and
there is nothing wrong with that ...)


I agree.


Omphalos wrote:death anniversary celebrations no longer seem creepy to me.


Me neither. Oh, and I'm not gonna be wishing a happy birthday upon a dead man.
I bring nothing to the table.

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby inhuien » 28 Jul 2011 18:30

The only point of contention here is weather we honour the creation or the creator, I think I know which Frank would opt for.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby SandRider » 28 Jul 2011 19:00

yeah, but that undermines the whole "death-cult" thing ... so .... :?
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Freakzilla » 28 Jul 2011 19:19

SandRider wrote:yeah, but that undermines the whole "death-cult" thing ... so .... :?



NOT forming a death cult would be in accordance with the wishes of our charismatic leader and in accordance with the themes in his published work we should NOT blindly follow his wishes.

The logic is flawless, I don't think we have any choice BUT to form a DC.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Nekhrun » 28 Jul 2011 19:23

inhuien wrote:The only point of contention here is weather we honour the creation or the creator, I think I know which Frank would opt for.

Maybe we could trace his birthday back to his conception date when Eileen got slammed by Frank Sr.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Omphalos » 28 Jul 2011 20:10

Nekhrun wrote:
inhuien wrote:The only point of contention here is weather we honour the creation or the creator, I think I know which Frank would opt for.

Maybe we could trace his birthday back to his conception date when Eileen got slammed by Frank Sr.


Jizz-day?

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

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Spermal Seperation Day
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Nekhrun » 28 Jul 2011 21:50

Omphalos wrote:
Nekhrun wrote:
inhuien wrote:The only point of contention here is weather we honour the creation or the creator, I think I know which Frank would opt for.

Maybe we could trace his birthday back to his conception date when Eileen got slammed by Frank Sr.

Jizz-day?

Freakzilla wrote:Spermal Seperation Day

January 11th it is.
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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby SandChigger » 29 Jul 2011 09:11

JustSomeGuy wrote:
Omphalos wrote:death anniversary celebrations no longer seem creepy to me.


Me neither. Oh, and I'm not gonna be wishing a happy birthday upon a dead man.

The Japanese do it, too. At least the Buddhist ones. It's considerably less weird and disturbing than pouring soy sauce on a mostly decapitated squid to reanimate it before consumption, to be sure. ;)

The "Happy Birthday [Insert Dead Person's Name]" thing is a just unthinking crassness, though. :hand: :snooty:

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby trang » 11 Feb 2013 21:20

I had not seen anyone update the thread so here we go,

I was a friend of Frank Herbert, he taught me the beauty of the sand, and what is Desert Power.

I give water for the dead...

LONG LIVE THE FIGHTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby Freakzilla » 12 Feb 2013 05:47

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Re: I Was a Friend of Frank Herbert...

Postby trang » 11 Feb 2014 08:15

trang wrote:I had not seen anyone update the thread so here we go,

I was a friend of Frank Herbert, he taught me the beauty of the sand, and what is Desert Power.

I give water for the dead...

LONG LIVE THE FIGHTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hard to believe another year has passed... I say I was a friend of Frank Herbert, he taught me to beware false prophets
and See plans within plans.

I give water for the dead...

LONG LIVE THE FIGHTERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Long Live the Fighters", "Dragon.....the other white meat."

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