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    New Avatar, finally

    Postby Laphtiya » 04 Oct 2009 07:48

    I've been here what? A Year now and I've finally gotten myself an avatar. :lol:

    Took it from one of the better pictres of Leto II from God Emperor of Dune, full sized image below.

    http://www.andrewarmstrong.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/Pics/God%20Emperor.jpg
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby ionah » 04 Oct 2009 09:06

    nice pict,
    do you have a link to the web gallery ?
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Laphtiya » 04 Oct 2009 09:15

    Sure here is the artist's page on Deviant art

    http://nathanrosario.deviantart.com/gallery/#_featured
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Oct 2009 09:41

    Outstanding! I suppose that is Hwi Noree. (Should have been glowglobes instead of hanging lamps.)
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Laphtiya » 04 Oct 2009 10:36

    Freakzilla wrote:Outstanding! I suppose that is Hwi Noree. (Should have been glowglobes instead of hanging lamps.)


    True but the smoke coming from them suggests incense burners perhaps melange?
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Freakzilla » 04 Oct 2009 11:45

    Laphtiya wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Outstanding! I suppose that is Hwi Noree. (Should have been glowglobes instead of hanging lamps.)


    True but the smoke coming from them suggests incense burners perhaps melange?



    I thought of that but I think I recall glowglobes being mentioned in GEoD.
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Serkanner » 04 Oct 2009 12:06

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Laphtiya wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Outstanding! I suppose that is Hwi Noree. (Should have been glowglobes instead of hanging lamps.)


    True but the smoke coming from them suggests incense burners perhaps melange?



    I thought of that but I think I recall glowglobes being mentioned in GEoD.


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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby ionah » 04 Oct 2009 15:02

    well, it could be Nayla reporting to 'God'... although from a physical aspect one would have drawn someone more 'muscular'...

    the Guild Navigator from the same artist is also scary

    http://nathanrosario.deviantart.com/art ... r-55750962
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Drunken Idaho » 05 Oct 2009 10:47

    Freakzilla wrote:Outstanding! I suppose that is Hwi Noree. (Should have been glowglobes instead of hanging lamps.)


    RM Anteac secreting the spice essence? Leto seems to be sniffing, although I'm sure he wouldn't betray that physically.
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Drunken Idaho » 05 Oct 2009 10:50

    Then again, it may not have to be female. Could be Moneo.

    It's definitely not Nayla.
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby ionah » 05 Oct 2009 11:08

    NathanRosario wrote:[...]I had no one in specific in mind when I drew the robed person. Just a supplicant.
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby inhuien » 05 Oct 2009 13:26

    Can anyone tell me when Leto's human features stopped maturing, just got a flash of a wee nine year old gazing from out of the Worms cowl.
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Drunken Idaho » 05 Oct 2009 13:39

    inhuien wrote:Can anyone tell me when Leto's human features stopped maturing, just got a flash of a wee nine year old gazing from out of the Worms cowl.


    That's a notion I've entertained. It would make sense, considering he began his metamorphosis at nine. However, since no one in GEoD ever seemed confused or fascinated by his extremely youthful appearance then I assume he probably had the face of an adult Atreides. People notice his arms, but no one says they look like the arms of a child.

    I'd love to see James McAvoy reprise the role of Leto II for Syfy's next miniseries. The producers of the new film (same as those who did the miniseries) have said that they're going to release some kind of new TV event to tie in and help promote the new film. I assume they'll make a God Emporer series (what else would it be?). Just the thought of it gives me a rather large chubby.
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby chanilover » 05 Oct 2009 16:41

    Freakzilla wrote:
    Laphtiya wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Outstanding! I suppose that is Hwi Noree. (Should have been glowglobes instead of hanging lamps.)


    True but the smoke coming from them suggests incense burners perhaps melange?



    I thought of that but I think I recall glowglobes being mentioned in GEoD.


    There was a scene were Duncan noticed the glowstrips, thinking how there weren't feasible is his own time and how the glowstrips were a sign that whatever Leto wanted, he got.
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Oct 2009 17:47

    chanilover wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:
    Laphtiya wrote:
    Freakzilla wrote:Outstanding! I suppose that is Hwi Noree. (Should have been glowglobes instead of hanging lamps.)


    True but the smoke coming from them suggests incense burners perhaps melange?



    I thought of that but I think I recall glowglobes being mentioned in GEoD.


    There was a scene were Duncan noticed the glowstrips, thinking how there weren't feasible is his own time and how the glowstrips were a sign that whatever Leto wanted, he got.


    I think that was in the tunnel below Onn, wasn't it?
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Oct 2009 18:07

    IDAHO FOUND Moneo at last in the long underground corridor which connected the Citadel's eastern and western complexes. ...

    The corridor's plastone walls were amber here fifty meters below the surface and lighted by glowstrips keyed to the daylight hours. ...

    He knew what this corridor was supposed to represent. It did have some characteristics of an ancient Fremen sietch. The corridor was wide, big enough to take Leto on his cart. The arched ceiling looked like rock. But the twin glowstrips were discord. Idaho had never seen glowstrips before coming to the Citadel; they had been considered impractical in his day, requiring too much energy, too costly to maintain. Glowglobes were simpler and easily replaced. He had come to realize, however, that Leto considered few things impractical.

    What Leto wants, someone provides.

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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Drunken Idaho » 05 Oct 2009 18:13

    There is that mention of glowstrips, however it seems to me that there was a shitload of glowglobes throughout the rest of the book. Leto used them to control the lighting when first revealing himself to the new Duncan, and Moneo used them to signal things to Leto while he was in his crypt.

    Also, early in the book Duncan is waiting in a small room for the Fish Speaker escorts to take him to Leto for the first time. The room is described as featureless, no glowglobes, but with soft lighting. Sourceless light? An Ixian innovation?
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby SadisticCynic » 05 Oct 2009 18:29

    Drunken Idaho wrote:There is that mention of glowstrips, however it seems to me that there was a shitload of glowglobes throughout the rest of the book. Leto used them to control the lighting when first revealing himself to the new Duncan, and Moneo used them to signal things to Leto while he was in his crypt.

    Also, early in the book Duncan is waiting in a small room for the Fish Speaker escorts to take him to Leto for the first time. The room is described as featureless, no glowglobes, but with soft lighting. Sourceless light? An Ixian innovation?


    Fluorescent walls perhaps?
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Oct 2009 18:38

    (Glowglobes mentioned 19 times in GEoD, second only to Dune itself with 20; leads Heretics by 2. Then it's down to 11 in CoD and only 8 each in Messiah & CHD. :) )
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby DuneFishUK » 05 Oct 2009 18:50

    SandChigger wrote:(Glowglobes mentioned 19 times in GEoD, second only to Dune itself with 20; leads Heretics by 2. Then it's down to 11 in CoD and only 8 each in Messiah & CHD. :) )

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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby SandChigger » 05 Oct 2009 20:55

    Brainman? Who, me? :shock:

    :P


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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Freakzilla » 06 Oct 2009 07:00

    SandChigger wrote:Brainman? Who, me? :shock:

    :P


    (Yes, I am, actually. And Kevin and I laugh and laugh and laugh at you guys. Dad would have, too. :laughing: )


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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby SandChigger » 06 Oct 2009 10:57

    But the looks on your faces would be ... priceless! :lol:
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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Serkanner » 06 Oct 2009 12:55

    SandChigger wrote:But the looks on your faces would be ... priceless! :lol:


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    Re: New Avatar, finally

    Postby Laphtiya » 06 Oct 2009 13:43

    Serkanner wrote:
    SandChigger wrote:But the looks on your faces would be ... priceless! :lol:


    How much does Eurocard/Mastercard pay you to visit Jacurutu?


    I just got that :roll:
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