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    House Ordos

    Postby Omphalos » 09 Feb 2008 17:49

    There once was a man from Ordos,
    In the big city he desired a whore or dos.
    But he had no spice,
    which ruled out his vice,
    Leaving him with nothing to do but watch Macross.
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    Postby Simon » 09 Feb 2008 17:55

    I will be damned! You've found something Dune-ish I hate! I hate HATE house Ordos, in DUNE2000 I was like "WTF?" who are these guys?!

    The only redeeming quality they have going for them is Nebrios's short story on Dunenovels in the fan fic section.
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    Postby Phaedrus » 09 Feb 2008 18:25

    That doesn't rhyme, does it?
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    Postby GamePlayer » 09 Feb 2008 18:34

    It's very bizarre :)
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    Postby Omphalos » 09 Feb 2008 19:05

    It rhymes in my head, and that's all Ive ever needed. :wink:
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    Postby SandChigger » 09 Feb 2008 23:57

    It's still better than Jake's stuff over on MySpace! :D

    House Ordos...ugh.

    I really do find Nebby's fanfic quite objectionable. Too much of the author's own morality seeps through (with regard to the BG). Feh.
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    Postby Simon » 10 Feb 2008 00:02

    Oh I wouldn't run off to the publishers just yet but for fan fic, not to bad.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 10 Feb 2008 00:28

    I found Ompf's fan fiction "Dune of the Dead" was hilarious. As for nebrios' fan fiction, I think I'll steer clear of mister misogynist and his work.
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    Postby Simon » 10 Feb 2008 01:05

    I admire his ability to actually write, as I suck at sustained bodies of written work, my writing is definitely "stream of consciousness" on a good day and plain rambling on the bad ones :lol:
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    Postby SandChigger » 10 Feb 2008 01:44

    Bashing out a mass of text is the whole idea behind the NaNoWriMo project (and the secret of Kevin's "success"?), but it only provides you with the raw material...which it's actually a disservice to foist as is on your readers. Editing is essential. (As is spell-checking. ;) ) Too often Nebiros was posting unedited/unproofed text.

    While personally I find his views on women and their place offensive, his injection thereof into his fiction as the general view of the BG is inexcusable. As I told him over on Arrakeen, if one or two characters expressed his views, it wouldn't have been so bad. But to have them echoed by the narrator as well was too much.
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    Postby Freakzilla » 10 Feb 2008 08:49

    Simon wrote:I admire his ability to actually write, as I suck at sustained bodies of written work, my writing is definitely "stream of consciousness" on a good day and plain rambling on the bad ones :lol:


    I'm with Simon, creative writing is like pulling teeth for me.
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    Postby Omphalos » 10 Feb 2008 11:12

    My favorite part of Nebby's fanfic were CL's rewrites.
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    Postby SandChigger » 10 Feb 2008 12:29

    Our double-teaming of Seru King wasn't too bad, either. Until Byron deleted it. :P
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    Postby Omphalos » 10 Feb 2008 12:36

    Too bad its gone. That kid stood not a chance against us.
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    Postby GamePlayer » 10 Feb 2008 14:40

    You pair of meanies :) :P
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    Postby Freakzilla » 10 Feb 2008 16:23

    That guy couldn't seperate his fan fiction from actual Dune.
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    Postby SandChigger » 10 Feb 2008 22:18

    You love us, GamePlayer. You know it. :P

    Yeah, Seru King was REALLY annoying until Byron set up the fanfic category. You never knew what he was referring to. At least Nebiros isn't that far gone.
    I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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    Re: House Ordos

    Postby Mr. Teg » 11 Feb 2008 21:29

    Omphalos wrote:There once was a man from Ordos,
    In the big city he desired a whore or dos.
    But he had no spice,
    which ruled out his vice,
    Leaving him with nothing to do but watch Macross.


    Stilgar's Stable

    A man from Ordos,
    stopped by Dune,
    to visit the famous store.

    But the woman was gross,
    wrinkled liked a prune,
    and turned out to be a Whore.

    With a swift kick,
    crushed his prick,
    Wormsign nevermore...
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    Postby GamePlayer » 11 Feb 2008 21:36

    SandChigger wrote:You love us, GamePlayer. You know it. :P


    Actually, I love everyone else. It's just you I hate :) :P

    "Circus folk. Nomads, you know. Smell like cabbage. Small hands."

    :)
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    Postby SandChigger » 11 Feb 2008 23:07

    That's the second time on as many forums that you've told me that.

    You must mean it.... :cry: :cry: :cry:
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    Postby Omphalos » 11 Feb 2008 23:08

    I still like you, buckaroo! :o
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    Postby SandChigger » 11 Feb 2008 23:12

    Omphalos wrote:I still like you, buckaroo! :o

    Oh, great. "Mr Effluence" as my only friend...turns any room into The Green Room.... (sigh)


    :D
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    Postby Omphalos » 11 Feb 2008 23:13

    SandChigger wrote:You love us, GamePlayer. You know it. :P

    Yeah, Seru King was REALLY annoying until Byron set up the fanfic category. You never knew what he was referring to. At least Nebiros isn't that far gone.


    Man, that was fun. I hope it can happen again! Never give up the dream!
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    Postby Omphalos » 11 Feb 2008 23:20

    Mr Flatulence? :?: :?: :?:
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    Postby GamePlayer » 11 Feb 2008 23:37

    SandChigger wrote:That's the second time on as many forums that you've told me that.

    You must mean it.... :cry: :cry: :cry:


    LOL :) You know I'm joking.
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