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I thought I was the only one ...

Postby rain_maker » 19 Aug 2009 12:45

... boy was I wrong.

I am ashamed to admit that I have purchased and read all of the McDune books up to McDune 7.5 (with the magical dues ex machina ending). I was almost physically ill at the realization, upon finishing McDune 7.5, that (i) there was no way there were any notes, (ii) I had been lied to, and (iii) I had wasted all that time and money on a pathetic attempt at fan fiction which had the primary goal of milking Frank Herbert's legacy for money.

In any event, I suffered alone in silence for a number of years, being unable to properly express my profound sense of loss at the raping of a literary classic which had such a meaningfull positive influence on my formative years, until I stumbled upon the Dune Novels board, the rediculousness that occurred there sometime ago and, subsequently, Jacurutu. I have lurked on this board for a number of weeks and figure now is as good a time as any to throw my support to the cause.

I particularly am disheartened at the latest "in-quels" that are now directly harming the very story, characters and themes created by Frank Herbert and am somewhat repulsed by the knowledge that KJA will likely continue to hack his way through the entirety of the Dune universe (i.e., Great Schools books?) unless something can be done to convince the HLP to stop him.

So ... hello.
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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby Eyes High » 19 Aug 2009 12:48

Welcome Rain. Hope you will enjoy it here and look forward to some wonderful discussions of Dune.

These guys and gals know there Dune.

Take care and hope to know you better soon.
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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby TheDukester » 19 Aug 2009 12:48

I think you'll do well here ... 8)
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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby Freakzilla » 19 Aug 2009 12:53

Yeah, you're going to fit in just fine. :D

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby GamePlayer » 19 Aug 2009 12:55

Look on the bright side; you figured it out for yourself and have grown. That's the best possible result from reading trash like KJA.

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby SandChigger » 19 Aug 2009 12:56

The lurker awakens? ;)

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby DuneFishUK » 19 Aug 2009 13:03

Welcome :)

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby Apjak » 19 Aug 2009 13:12

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Postby Serkanner » 19 Aug 2009 13:20

Welcome home.
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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby Tleszer » 19 Aug 2009 13:37


Trust me, you are not alone, rain_maker. Several of us read through all the novels to the "sequels" and came out twisted and malformed like a Guild Navigator. It also takes a particularly twisted individual to continue reading/skimming the new novels to expose even more of the blasphemy by BoBoHo and TehKJAacket to us simple Iduali (I'm looking at you, Chig :lol:).

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby Nekhrun » 19 Aug 2009 14:24

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby lotek » 19 Aug 2009 15:05

welcome² and rejoice you're not alone anymore!
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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby A Thing of Eternity » 19 Aug 2009 15:25

Welcome, you've struck the motherlode of KJABH anti-fandom.

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby Mandy » 19 Aug 2009 15:33

Hello rain_maker!
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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby SandRider » 19 Aug 2009 16:37

Welcome. Your Water is Ours.

The best way to get that nasty taste of McDune out of your mouth
is to hang around & ridicule Keith and his minions.

And his fat, overbearing wife.
And her retarded son.
And his little bitch-man dog, too.
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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby inhuien » 19 Aug 2009 16:42

hihihi and welcome rain_maker :)

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby trang » 19 Aug 2009 17:53

Well Met and Welcome, Grab a Spice Beer and join in the fun.
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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby Hunchback Jack » 19 Aug 2009 22:19

Welcome, rain_maker. You are far from alone.

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Re: I thought I was the only one ...

Postby chanilover » 20 Aug 2009 16:42

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