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[05 Jul 2007|11:01pm]

Anyone here read Hunters of Dune? Hope so.
Cut for some spoilers, commentary about Chapterhouse Dune -> Hunters of DuneCollapse )
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Orycon 2005 [12 Oct 2005|10:32am]

Orycon, Portland’s premiere science fiction convention, returns to downtown
Portland on November 4-6 2005. The Guests of Honor include: Kevin J.
Anderson and Brian Herbert. The three-day festival of books, art, science,
TV, movies, comics and gaming will feature over 100 hours of panel sessions,
workshops, author readings, and autograph signings. 
Noted filker, Tom Smith will appear in concert as a special guest. One high
point of the weekend will be the  Masked Ball – a cross between a "standard"
Masquerade and a Ball. 
There will also be an Art show featuring the works of Artist GOH  Paul
Guinan with many of the items available for sale. In the Dealer’s Room ,
approximately 30 merchants will be selling books, memorabilia and other
science fiction-related items. 
Comprehensive gaming rooms and a program will feature popular role playing
games and scheduled events.
Pre-registration closes soon, on October 15. After that the membership rate
goes from $45 to $55 at the door. To get the cheaper rate you may register
by using Paypal, by go here:
To print off a paper version and mail with a check, go here:
To register for a room at the Marriott, and get the special Orycon rate of
$99, call through PassKey at (800)266-9432 and spell Orycon.
To read more about Orycon 27 link here:
We hope to see you there.



Children of Dune [14 Jun 2005|08:12pm]

Hey, it's st_alia and I have goodies!
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(history is written on the sands of Arrakis)

Im rereading Dune for the second time and it still never ceases to amaze me.
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Hey I'm new [18 May 2005|02:30am]

I've recently watched a few Dune movies on the sci-fi channel and they were VERY entertaining. I plan of checking out the books over the summer. Ummm...I also have a few questions...In the end of Children of Dune, after Leto takes kicks tha crap out the guards and saves the day...what happens to him? Does he continue to transform into some monster thing and does he continue to run around in the desert forever? The "spice" too...what exactly does that stuff do for them?...I'm sure they explained it but I cannot recall.
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[05 May 2005|11:29pm]
On the idea of the cause of the Butlerian Jihad, do you think that the way our world is heading today that we will face a similar war against our own creations? We are constantly building better and better machines that can think and follow certain set patterns. Could it be possible that someday we will create A.I.? A computer mind that can think and act just like a human. Think about the robots from the movie i, Robot. They were carefully designed not to break certain rules. But look at what happened. I personally don't believe that this will happen ever as a have Christian beliefs that God is watching out for us and making sure we dont f*** up like what the old Imperium faced with the "Thinking machines." Do you think this is a probable future? Why or why not? Would you want to play with fire like that? Maybe if we're extra careful to not make them indepentdant. They COULD make our lives easier. Then again, computers have been replacing humans for many jobs for a long time now. I personally wouldn't want to be laid off because a robot can work more efficiently than me. But is that good? I have differing ideas on this. What are some of your thoughts about our future? Could we have a "Butlerian Jihad" in our future? I sure hope not... -Leto II
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[21 Mar 2005|10:41pm]
[ mood | curious ]

I have a question. The Bene Gesserit believed that the Honoured Matres were returning from the scattering not to conquer another piece of the cosmos, but that they were actually fleeing something else. Teg himself postulated this with Darwi, and the Bene Gesserit sent missions to try to discover if this was the case and, if so, whether the thing they fled could be an ally or an even greater foe.

What do you think this thing was? Some other force from the Scattering such as a rogue arm of the Bene Gesserit themselves, or something born of the Tleilaxu, the Mentats, the Ixians or even remnants of the Fish Speakers? The fabled "Other Intelligence" that Humankind in all the thousands of years of space travel had not encountered? What power could have the mighty legions of the Honoured Matres fleeing back to the core of the Empire? And what were the "Handlers"? What part did they play in this?

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[03 Feb 2005|04:18pm]
Leto's Majordomo once spoke to him of a myth that told that Muad'Dib was immortal and was guarding a secret storehouse of spice off-planet for all eternity. How would it make you feel if this were true? It did say that Leto was disturbed at the thought. Maybe it was blasphamous. But think about it. What could this mean for our lives if we lived in the books? Me, it stirs up strange feelings. A myth is a myth and almost can never be really proven. But the idea that Paul is still alive is playing tricks on my mind. -Leto II
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[20 Jan 2005|10:51pm]
Something to think about. Liet Keynes. The planetologist of Dune. Being as smart as he was about the ecology of Dune, why was it his dream to transform the planet into a water fat world? All Fremen knew that water was deadly to the worm. Why then did Liet seek to do this? Didn't he know it would destroy the worms? It did destroy the worms. I see how it all fits into place but this was far before Leto II. And where does the prohecy fit into all of this? Surely the BG didnt plan for the spice flow to end when they created the prophecies. Was Liet out of his mind? This whole prophet, Mahdi thing is confusing. I am sure the Fremen wanted water. Since it was a precious commodity, like spice. But didnt they know it would end the spice cycle? Comments...
-Leto II
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[20 Jan 2005|01:03pm]
Ok, so this thing hasn't been updated in some time. I was told that I have a good way of thinking of stuff to talk about. Oh, HI!!!! *waves* I am new to the community. My name is Joe but I go by the name Leto II. Frogive the basphemy lol but if i could choose to live the life of any Dune charecter, it would be Leto Atreides II. Maybe because i am power thirsty. Anyways. I just watched COD again and notived some things wrong with it. I wished Muad'Dib had really gruesome sockets like the book describes. The black contact lenses just didnt do it for me. Not to mention they showed him crying without eyes. Something is really wrong with that. lol
Ok, as for something to think about. I want to know all the reasons possible for Muad'Dib's innability to make the sacrifice. I know love was one of the reason. Why did he fear immortality so? It seems like an unfatherly thing to do to leave it to his son. I don't think it was because of Paul's prescience becasue Leto II had it also. Why couldn't Muad'Dib have made himself what his son became? If he wanted, he could have become a tyrant and brought Chani back and made her immortal like himself. He could have made his entire staff immortal. What was going on inside him that turned him away from the sacrifice? Why did he fail? Leave some footprints. THX!
-Leto II
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Anyone home? [31 Dec 2004|12:30pm]

[ mood | what the hell..? ]

Hmmm....looks like this community could use some contaversy. Lets see...oh yes...... heres a question:
Do you think, with today's standards( and keeping with Frank Herbert's works) that this world needs a living god?

Well, by the bible we have already recieved one Jesus.

What do you think?

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[08 Nov 2004|03:23am]

I guess I should introduce myself.
I am a true fan to all that is Dune, even the prequels, and have been reading the book since I was 12 (14 years- a true feat!). I am currently re-reading the series in preparation for the final book which will hopefully come out next year. Talk to me sometime if you see me online or feel free to add me as a friend (if you dare!!)- I'm willing to share all of my wisdom and ideas to anybody willing to lend an ear!
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Favorite Books [03 Nov 2004|07:09pm]

i was wondering what order you guys would liste your favorite books of the Dune series in. Mine personally would be as follows

God Emperor

please contribute a list and even reasons behind each one if you'd like:) im interested in hearing all your opinions

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Peter Jackson [01 Nov 2004|08:26pm]

on dreamersofdune.com, (which is an excellent dune fan site i highly recommend it to any FH fan), they have a petition called "Let Peter do it!"

this is a petition, obviously, for the idea of Peter Jackson to do a Dune movie. (or maybe 3!)

what are your thoughts on this? im a little wary... im not sure about it.

But im interested in hearing all your opinions so, hit me with 'em. make a post or just comment , either way.

Dont forget to vote Atreides tomorrow!


p.s. - here is an excellent analysis of the golden path :
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Prescience [25 Oct 2004|01:52pm]

Muad'Dib And the Tyrant God Emperor Leto both had the destructive force of prescience,and both of them knew the burden and the curse carried with it and knew it was a force to strong for humans to have access to (hence the golden path)

In the God Emperor's advanced state of metamorphosis his prescience because stronger than even he himself predicted.

So the question is, did the God emperor's prescience see the future? or was it so strong that he was in fact weaving the future himself?

Was he seeing it or creating it?


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Long live the fighters! [22 Oct 2004|05:04pm]

[ mood | Mood's a thing for cattle.... ]

I've been a dune fan since the age of 12, read the series and watched the movie countless times. Currently, i live on maui, an island surrounded by water! It was frightening at first but i've come to get used to this miracle.

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Made some icons, need some help [19 Oct 2004|11:25pm]

[ mood | creative ]

I made a bunch of Leto II/Muad'Dib icons that I want text on, but can't do it myself, any help you can give would be appreciated. The titles of the pictures are the quotes I want to use, you can find them here.

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Help? [11 Oct 2004|06:56pm]

[ mood | anxious ]

Im creating a new screen name on AOL & I want it to be related around Alia. But many of the screen names I have tried are already taken. Any suggestions?

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Finally a Dune community that is actually up & running! [06 Oct 2004|06:46pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Frank Herbert's talent for the writing of sciece fiction is so powerful that while I was reading it I could say that it has changed my outlook on the way we live. It was simply not a book, it was a inspirational revolution for it's readers. His vision of the future is unherd of & unique. None of this Star wars & androids dominating the planet, but a true, visual concept of the future beyond earth.

My favorite character has been Alia, eversince she was mentioned in the womb of her mother, she has captivated me & made me experience waves of sympathy todards this "abomination". Does anyone have a icon of Danielle Amavia as Alia?

The mini series of Children of Dune was a bit desapointing. Their eyes where not completeley blue! This should go to court!

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An introduction [05 Oct 2004|07:14pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

Hiya! My name's Dirk, and I've been a fan of the Dune Series since I was a little kid. My dad (who has unfortunately gone back to Shai-Hulud) got me into the series at a very young age by taking me to see the original movie when I was 3. Ever since then I've been a major fan. At the moment, I'm working my way through the series for the second time (I'm reading Children of Dune right now), and I have to say, that the Atreides are quite possibly the unluckiest family line ever.

I mean, come.....Leto I was killed by the tooth that the good Dr. Yueh stuck in his mouth. Paul was killed first by his legend, then later an angry member of the Jacurutu(sp?). Leto II got soaked (I actually cried as I read his fate, as Leto II is my favorite character of the series). Ghanima was probably the only member of that family not to die in some horribly cliched way.

All in all, I love the series, and I'm glad I sniffed around on LJ and found you guys.


Dirk "I am the Whirlwind." Ykema

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you guys are lucky [28 Sep 2004|02:21pm]

It's a very good thing you last two folks joined and posted, i was just about to shut this thing down! i thought no one read it, was interested, but thank you for re-kindling the fire!.

I myself just Received the two dune DVD's i purchased in the mail(Dune, and CoD), the mini-series adaptation on the sci-fi channel. I watched the whole thing (all 6 episodes at an hour and a half each!) And i have to say, they were pretty spectacular. They were obviously designed for people who had already read the books though, which isnt fair to people who wish to watch the mini-series and be introduced to the story. They kept throwing around phrases like Para-Bindu balance, and CHOAM, sans explanation. If you have not read the books, you will have no clue what their talking about. However I thought they did the Guild Navigators quite exceptionally, as well as the character of Edric.

A few obvious changes were made, such as the age of the royal twins. However, this probably was necessary for the reasons that A) im sure it would be between difficult and impossible to find 9 year old actors who could speak and act like adults, and B) it would be incomprehensible to those unfamiliar with the story.

Most of the characters were portrayed pretty well , in my opinion.

even after 9 hours of Dune and CoD, i couldnt help but want more! especially since they were up to my favorite part of the story, i was so excited when they showed Leto being covered in the sandtrout skin. (God Emperor has always been my favorite book).

What do you guys think the chances are of them making a God Emperor mini-series? and how amazing would THAT be.

Please feel free to comment on that, as well as your feelings on the mini-series presented by the Sci-Fi Channel.
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