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    Re: The Other Lisan al-Gaib

    Postby Freakzilla » 03 Jul 2014 18:17

    Who started this crazy topic? :P
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    Re: The Other Lisan al-Gaib

    Postby Robspierre » 03 Jul 2014 18:27

    Freakzilla wrote:Who started this crazy topic? :P




    This is what happens when you drink and post.


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    Re: The Other Lisan al-Gaib

    Postby Freakzilla » 03 Jul 2014 20:01

    You're so funny Rob! :P

    I want to believe this is a reference to the original BG MP adept who prepared Arrakis. But obviously no one living would remember her. Could it be bad editing on FH's part?
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    Re: The Other Lisan al-Gaib

    Postby Robspierre » 04 Jul 2014 00:23

    It could be a story thread that was started and then discarded.


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    Re: The Other Lisan al-Gaib

    Postby Cpt. Aramsham » 04 Jul 2014 05:02

    Freakzilla wrote:I want to believe this is a reference to the original BG MP adept who prepared Arrakis. But obviously no one living would remember her. Could it be bad editing on FH's part?

    I don't really see the problem. People never seem to have any difficulty recognizing Jesus or the Virgin Mary when they appear on a piece of toast. As a major religious figure, the earlier Lisan al-Gaib/MP agent would no doubt be familiar to them through various representations or descriptions (as we have no reason to suppose that the Zensunni Arrakeen population is aniconic).

    Plus, although the book mostly glosses over it, there is recording technology in the Dune universe. (The first example I can think of is the "solido tri-D projection" of a harvester that the Duke and his men examine in their meeting.) So it's not out of the question that the people have seen recordings of their off-world prophet, even if she lived before they were born. Comparing Jessica to the "other Lisan al-Gaib" might be like us comparing someone to Martin Luther King.
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    Re: The Other Lisan al-Gaib

    Postby lotek » 04 Jul 2014 05:35

    Robspierre wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Who started this crazy topic? :P




    This is what happens when you drink and post.


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    Re: The Other Lisan al-Gaib

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Jul 2014 08:47

    LOL, I need that. :obscene-drinkingfaded:
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    Re: The Other Lisan al-Gaib

    Postby lotek » 07 Jul 2014 06:41

    Your computer tells you you had enough.
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