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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Jun 2010 06:19

    MrFlibble wrote:Actually at some point I decided that figuring the possible differences between the Water of Life, spice essence, spice gas, the liquid Leto II fed to Siona etc. would be too mind-boggling, and just stopped caring :D

    You mean, kinda like... Dr. Flibbilov or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Spice? ;)
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby MrFlibble » 22 Jun 2010 06:33

    SandChigger wrote:
    MrFlibble wrote:Actually at some point I decided that figuring the possible differences between the Water of Life, spice essence, spice gas, the liquid Leto II fed to Siona etc. would be too mind-boggling, and just stopped caring :D

    You mean, kinda like... Dr. Flibbilov or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Spice? ;)

    :lol:

    (BTW, I imagined Stilgar riding a sandworm cowboy-style and yelling "YEEEHAW!"; I think there was something along those lines in either Paul of Dune or Winds of Dune? :roll: )
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Jun 2010 07:50

    MrFlibble wrote:(BTW, I imagined Stilgar riding a sandworm cowboy-style and yelling "YEEEHAW!"; I think there was something along those lines in either Paul of Dune or Winds of Dune? :roll: )

    Oh, gee, thank you SO much for reminding me! :P

    Some hack in Queefs of Dune wrote: Stilgar found his solo ride across the desert invigorating and cleansing. Sitting high on the gray-tan segments of the sandworm, he listened to the hiss of grains as the enormous sinuous body glided along. The hot desert winds caressed Stilgar's face, winds that would easily erase the tracks of the worm behind them, winds that would make the desert pristine again. This experience made him feel whole once more-planting his own thumper, mounting the worm with his hooks and spreaders, guiding the monster to his will.

    This segues into that wondrous scene where the worm "feels" Stilgar. :?
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 22 Jun 2010 17:32

    Some hack in Queefs of Dune wrote: This experience made him feel whole once more-planting his own thumper, mounting the worm with his hooks and spreaders, guiding the monster to his will.


    :?

    Gee, I think Stilgar and the worm want to be left alone.

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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jun 2010 17:39

    What the hell are "spreaders"? :?
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Hunchback Jack » 22 Jun 2010 17:53

    Those would be the things that spread the ring segments apart to expose the sensitive tissue beneath. You know, those. In the original, I think they were called ...

    ... hooks.

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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Nekhrun » 22 Jun 2010 18:37

    Freakzilla wrote:What the hell are "spreaders"? :?

    Not a good word to bring up when we're going through our 5 year old boy phase in other threads. 8)
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby lotek » 22 Jun 2010 19:04

    Nekhrun wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:What the hell are "spreaders"? :?

    Not a good word to bring up when we're going through our 5 year old boy phase in other threads. 8)



    oh...

    ...

    no...

    everytime I think it can stoop any lower something like this turns up... the hacq will never cease to amaze me in that respect... Who in their right mind would use such a word and exposing himself to ridicule? Don't answer that ;)

    I wanted to stop this beavis and butthead frenzy, and then they give us worm spreaders?

    I've gotta stop watching family guy it is affecting my sense of humor!

    But let's go talk about this on another less serious thread :) (you know the one)
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jun 2010 22:21

    When I saw that I instantly thought of the ridiculous shovel looking maker hooks in the lynch movie:

    (second from the left)

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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jun 2010 22:23

    While searching for that image I found this:

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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Nekhrun » 22 Jun 2010 22:31

    Freakzilla wrote:Merry Christmas!

    This will be our first Christmas since we found out James Harwood died. :tissue2:
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Jun 2010 22:42

    Great Mother, it's not even July yet. :roll:

    (Has he been gone a month yet? There's some Buddhist thing they do at 49 days after death. Hmm... I wonder if the Zensunnis do it, too. :think: )
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jun 2010 22:43

    Nekhrun wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Merry Christmas!

    This will be our first Christmas since we found out James Harwood died. :tissue2:


    Damn, I can't believe I forgot that quickly. :roll:
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby merkin muffley » 22 Jun 2010 23:11

    SandChigger wrote:You mean, kinda like... Dr. Flibbilov or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Spice? ;)


    Nice. High Five! :wink:

    Some hack in Queefs of Dune wrote:The hot desert winds caressed Stilgar's face, winds that would easily erase the tracks of the worm behind them, winds that would make the desert pristine again.


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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jun 2010 23:56

    merkin muffley wrote:
    Some hack in Queefs of Dune wrote:The hot desert winds caressed Stilgar's face, winds that would easily erase the tracks of the worm behind them, winds that would make the desert pristine again.


    Captain Obvious says, "That is horrible."


    When I think of hot desert winds on Arrakis, caressed isn't the verb that comes to mind. It's like they were filling out a Mad Libs or something.

    What a coincidence... Mad Libs are published by...

    Penguin Group!

    :lol:

    http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Search/Qu ... mad%20libs
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby MrFlibble » 23 Jun 2010 08:15

    Freakzilla wrote:When I think of hot desert winds on Arrakis, caressed isn't the verb that comes to mind.

    This caught my attention as well. Especially since it is often mentioned by Frank that those winds could tear flesh from bones. But that's of no importance for KJA/BH, naturally. Remember how Kynes in House Corrino longed to "stand naked in the biting wind" and "wallow in the sand dunes" to feel "cleansed" from the filthiness of Shaddam's court? This is where I laughed really loud, picturing this nonsense (especially the part when Kynes happily rolls on a dune slope naked, then a Fremen comes and crysknives him for leaving the sietch without a stillsuit :lol: ), then just stopped reading. It's hopeless.
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Ginazman » 12 Sep 2011 08:49

    While ingestion of the Water of Life as part of the process to become a Reverend Mother would turn a Reverend Mother's eyes blue, it's not a permanent quality. It wasn't having spice in your system, but saturation of melange that caused the eyes to be blue. The Fremen and those of Arrakis had blue-on-blue eyes because melange was in everything they ate and drank, whereas the regular dosage used commonly by off-worlders was significantly less.
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby SandChigger » 12 Sep 2011 09:18

    As someone who became a Reverend Mother before Jessica, Mohiam would not have used the Water of Life either way.

    Reverend Mothers became addicted to the spice. That necessitated a higher ingestion amount than that of common off-worlders.
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Sep 2011 13:12

    Didn't the BG ingest a lot of spice anyways? I'm pretty sure they did, it was just the WOL that was new to them. I'd imagine that some of them just wore contact lenses to hide the addiction.
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Freakzilla » 12 Sep 2011 13:25

    They did have "Spice Liquor" before the WoL:

    "Even your Bene Gesserit Truthsayer is trembling," Paul said. "There are
    other poisons the Reverend Mothers can use for their tricks, but once they've
    used the spice liquor, the others no longer work."

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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Freakzilla » 12 Sep 2011 13:29

    The Guild used it, too... which points out that Mohiam could have been wearing contacts, too.

    "Ah-h-h," Paul said and nodded to himself. "Guild navigators, both of you,
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    The shorter of the pair said: "You would blind yourself, too, and condemn us
    all to slow death. Have you any idea what it means to be deprived of the spice
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Sep 2011 13:42

    Pretty much everybody of any social significance used the spice to some degree as far as I remember.
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby SandRider » 12 Sep 2011 22:30

    say Thing, did you grab that pic for your Xmas Avatar ?



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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 12 Sep 2011 22:56

    [quote="SandRider"]say Thing, did you grab that pic for your Xmas Avatar ?
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    Re: Why Weren't RM Mohiam's Eyes Blue?

    Postby Freakzilla » 13 Sep 2011 06:52

    SandRider wrote:say Thing, did you grab that pic for your Xmas Avatar ?



    also, It's not too early to begin thinking about Rocky Horror ....


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