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Dune Week is CANCELED!

helmutdog made a comment a couple of weeks ago that I thought would be fun and thus the Dune post yesterday and one today. I have been informed, however, that this is a terrible faux pas and promise I won't make any more Dune posts for, you know, at least a month. It seemed a more interesting this way to break up the subjects, rather than a single giant megapost on a half-dozen different Dune things.
posted by curious nu to Etiquette/Policy at 2:12 PM (125 comments total) 37 users marked this as a favorite

WELL OKAY THEN.
posted by 1000monkeys at 2:13 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wut? But I... It... Pshaw.
posted by Splunge at 2:15 PM on September 2, 2011


Uh, to clarify (since I am apparently makin' all the mistakes today), this was just a "message received!" post, since.. that seemed an appropriate thing to do, rather than sidetracking the other thread(s) with what seemed like site-culture talk.
posted by curious nu at 2:18 PM on September 2, 2011


Let's get `er doon.
posted by blue_beetle at 2:28 PM on September 2, 2011


THE SLEEPER HAS... Gone back to sleep. Well, then.
posted by GenjiandProust at 2:29 PM on September 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


Do please keep us informed.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 2:30 PM on September 2, 2011


Admiral Haddock, I am going to memail you updates personally. I am touched you have taken an interest.
posted by curious nu at 2:33 PM on September 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


It puts its fingers in the basket, or else it gets the gom jabbar again.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:34 PM on September 2, 2011 [14 favorites]


COMMENCE DOON WEEK
posted by Sticherbeast at 2:35 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


You've obviously been thoughtful about how to contribute to the community, and I think that's great. Keep on keepin' on!
posted by the young rope-rider at 2:41 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I pretty much loved Zelda Day, which weighed in at four Zelda-related posts in a single day.

I also participated in this very fast run of three posts (which occurred around midnight, so over two days):
Prime Numbers
John Baez's Favourite Numbers
How To Count

Multiple themed posts are great, and I especially like when they come from a bunch of different user perspectives! I can imagine the voice-over: 'Tonight, on a very special Metafilter....'
posted by kaibutsu at 2:44 PM on September 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


The Dune Abides.
posted by Eideteker at 3:22 PM on September 2, 2011 [11 favorites]


"She is a Bene Gesserit witch! Uh, in the parlance of our times."
posted by Eideteker at 3:24 PM on September 2, 2011


Man, The Big Atreides has potential.

"Yeah, well, that's just, like, my terrible purpose, man."
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:25 PM on September 2, 2011 [27 favorites]


"I must not fear. Feaaaar, is like, you know... the, uh... mindkiller, man."
posted by Eideteker at 3:26 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


"I'm the Muad'dib. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His 'Dibeness, or uh, 'Diber, or El Muad'diberino if you're not into the whole my-name-is-a-killing-word thing."
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:27 PM on September 2, 2011 [57 favorites]


[IMG]
posted by Eideteker at 3:27 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Dune week doesn't live on a calendar. It lives in our hearts.
posted by mazola at 3:28 PM on September 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


"El Dunerino if you're not into the whole brevity thing. Hey, careful, man, there's spice here!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:29 PM on September 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


"It is, uh... you know, by... uh, like... weed alone, I set my mind in motion, maaan. It is by the juice of—hey, careful! There's a beverage here, man!"
posted by Eideteker at 3:30 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Chani: "What do you do for recreation?"
The Dib: "Oh, the usual. I jihad. Ride worms around. The occasional prescient spice trance."
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:30 PM on September 2, 2011 [11 favorites]


"Here's the number for a doctor. His name Yueh. He's a good man, and thorough. And has the Imperial Conditioning."
posted by Eideteker at 3:31 PM on September 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


That spice rug really tied the room together, man.
posted by loquacious at 3:32 PM on September 2, 2011 [7 favorites]


"Facedancers! Fuck me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of the Bene Gesserit, 'Dib, at least it's an ethos."
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:38 PM on September 2, 2011 [21 favorites]


"I'll suck your cock for a kilo of spice. Piter can't watch, or he has to pay a gram."
posted by Eideteker at 3:38 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Gurney Halleck (beats on WORM): Do you see what you get when you-

WORM eats Gurney Halleck.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:38 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I've always wanted to do a Dune Musical featuring the music of the Ramones.

I don't want to be the pet
Of the Bene Gesserit
Rock Rock Rock 'n Roll Fremen!

and

Thufer is a Harkonnen...
Thufer is a Harkonnen...
Thufer is a Harkonnen...
Noooow!

This stuff just writes itself!
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:41 PM on September 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


"Forget it, Gurney, you're out of your element."
posted by Eideteker at 3:41 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


"What's this day of rest shit? What's this wormshit? I don't fuckin' care! It don't matter to Feyd. But you're not foolin' me, man. You might fool the fucks in the naib, but you don't fool Feyd. This bush league wheels-within-wheels stuff. Laughable, man - ha ha! I would have killed you Saturday. I kill you next Wednesday instead. Wooo! You got a date Wednesday, baby! "
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:44 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Feyd: I see you lucked your way into some spice. Reverend Mother, man. Rabban and me, we're gonna fuck you up.

Paul: Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man.
posted by Eideteker at 3:48 PM on September 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


If we walk without rhythm, we won't attract the worm, man.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:52 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


That spice fiber rug really pulled the whole sietch together.
posted by Babblesort at 3:52 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


D'oh! Too late.
posted by Babblesort at 3:53 PM on September 2, 2011


DUNCAN: Okay then. We fight Feyd and Rabban next week. They'll be pushovers.

PAUL: Just, just take it easy, Duncan.

DUNCAN: That's your answer to everything, Your Highness. And let me point out—pacifism is not—look at our current situation with that sandwormfucker on Geidi Prime. Pacifism is not something to hide behind.

PAUL: Well, just take 't easy, man.

DUNCAN: I'm perfectly calm, Milord.

PAUL: Yeah? Wavin' a blade around?!

DUNCAN: Calmer than you are.

PAUL: Just take it easy, man!

DUNCAN: Calmer than you are.
posted by Eideteker at 3:56 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


That's a great plan, Walter. That's fuckin' ingenious, if I understand it correctly. It's wheels within fuckin' wheels.
posted by stebulus at 3:56 PM on September 2, 2011


"Mind if I do a water of L?"
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:57 PM on September 2, 2011


Stilgar: You have got to buck up, man. You cannot drag this negative energy in to the jihad!

The Dib: Fuck the jihad... Fuck YOU, Stilgar!

Stilgar: Fuck the jihad? All right, I can see you don't want to be cheered up here, 'Dib. Come on Guerney, let's go get us a worm.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:00 PM on September 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


Princess Irulan [voiceover]: I guess that's the way the whole durned Golden Path keeps perpetuatin' itself.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:04 PM on September 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


Chani: Do you like sex, Usul?

The Dib: 'Scuse me?

Chani: Sex. The physical act of love. Coitus. Do you like it?

The Dib: I was talking about the waters of my homeworld.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:05 PM on September 2, 2011 [19 favorites]


ha ha ha "Maude-dib"
posted by Eideteker at 4:12 PM on September 2, 2011


CHANI: Tell me of your homeworld, Usul.

DIB: Well, uh... not much to tell.
posted by Eideteker at 4:15 PM on September 2, 2011


Shut the fuck up, Yueh!
posted by killdevil at 4:23 PM on September 2, 2011


"Jamis was a good fighter, and a good Freman. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the desert... and killing Harkonnens, and as a wormrider he explored the sands of the Great Flat, from Tuono Basin to Habbanya Ridge and... up to... Gara Kulon. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Shai-Hulud, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men on Salusa Secundus, on Giedi Prime, on Bele Tegeuse. These young men gave their lives. And so would Jamis. Jamis, who loved fighting. And so, Jamis of Sietch Tabr, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit the water of your body to the tribe, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince."
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:24 PM on September 2, 2011 [9 favorites]


Something, something, Shadout Mapes=Brent.

This is my favorite thread EVAR, and I've got nothing.
posted by OmieWise at 4:25 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The way this thread is going, I may well run out of favorites. It's beautiful.
posted by Ghidorah at 4:25 PM on September 2, 2011


Or even, Brandt.
posted by OmieWise at 4:26 PM on September 2, 2011


Someone with photoshop mojo should spice up the eyes of the nihilists.
posted by stebulus at 4:32 PM on September 2, 2011


Fuckin' Fremen, man. Nothin' changes.
posted by Eideteker at 4:34 PM on September 2, 2011


Strong men also cry... strong men also cry. Then, we kill them for wasting their water.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:34 PM on September 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


"Way out in the stars there was this fella... fella I wanna tell ya about. Fella by the name of Paul Atreides. At least that was the handle his loving parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. Mr. Atreides, he called himself "The Dib". Now, "Dib" - that's a name no one would self-apply where I come from. But then there was a lot about the Dib that didn't make a whole lot of sense. And a lot about where he lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I found the world so darned interestin'.

They call Arrakis "the Spice planet". I didn't find it to be that, exactly. But I'll allow there are some colorful folks there. 'Course I can't say I've seen Caladan, and I ain't never been to Ix. And I ain't never seen no Reverend Mother in her damned undies, so the feller says. But I'll tell you what - after seeing Dune, and this here story I'm about to unfold, well, I guess I seen a purpose every bit as turrible as you'd see on any of them other planets. And in Galach, too. So I can die with a smile on my face, without feelin' like the God Emperor gypped me.

Now this here story I'm about to unfold took place back in the early 10190s - just about the time of the conflict with Vlad Harkonnen and the I-treides. I only mention it because sometimes there's a man... I won't say a madhi, 'cause, what's a madhi? But sometimes, there's a man. And I'm talkin' about the Dib here. Sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for the place the Bene Gesserit dare not look. He fits right in there. And that's the Dib, on Dune. And even if he's a prescient man - and the Dib was most certainly that. Quite possibly the most prescient in Arakeen, which would place him high in the runnin' for the most prophetic galaxywide. But sometimes there's a man, sometimes, there's a man. Aw. I lost my heighliner of thought here. But... aw, Shaitan. I've done introduced him enough."
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:35 PM on September 2, 2011 [43 favorites]


Bene Fucking Gesserit!
posted by nathancaswell at 4:36 PM on September 2, 2011


Fuck this, let's go worm riding.
posted by The Whelk at 4:38 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Fuckit, 'Dib. Let's go weirding.
posted by Eideteker at 4:38 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hah! Almost jinx!
posted by Eideteker at 4:39 PM on September 2, 2011


( spice precenice trance again edie?)
posted by The Whelk at 4:39 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


The Dib: Just say the Litany Against Fear, man.

Stilgar: I'm perfectly calm, 'Dib.

The Dib: Yeah, waving the fucking crysknife around?

Stilgar: Calmer than you are.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:40 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


It is by the juice of Uli that nihilist has peed, the rug acquired stains, the stains need compensation.

not canonist
posted by stebulus at 4:41 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


"You can imagine where it goes from here."

"She rides the sandworm?"

"Don't be fatuous, Usul."
posted by Eideteker at 4:42 PM on September 2, 2011 [10 favorites]


*pours water on the floor
posted by clavdivs at 4:43 PM on September 2, 2011


Vladimir Harkonnen: Is this your uniform, Leto? Is this your uniform, Leto?

De Vries: Look, Baron…

Vladimir Harkonnen: Piter, please? Is this your uniform, Leto?

De Vries: Just ask him about the signet ring.

Vladimir Harkonnen: Is this yours, Leto? Is this your uniform, Leto?

De Vries: Is that your thopter out front?

Vladimir Harkonnen: Is this your uniform, Leto?

De Vries: We know it's his fucking uniform! Where's the fucking signet ring, you freaking' duke?

Vladimir Harkonnen: Look, Leto. Have you ever heard of Giedi Prime?

De Vries: Oh, for CHOAM's sake, Vlad…

Vladimir Harkonnen: You're entering a world of pain, Duke. We know that this is your uniform. We know that you had a signet ring.

De Vries: And your fucking heir.

Vladimir Harkonnen: And your fucking heir. And, we know that this is your uniform.

De Vries: We're going to feed you your uniform, Leto.

Vladimir Harkonnen: You're killing your lady, Leto!
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:54 PM on September 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


I live right by the Dunes.

Or there's this if you prefer.
posted by IndigoRain at 4:58 PM on September 2, 2011


DUNCAN: Look at that fuckin' phony, 'Dib. Pretending to be a fuckin' baron!

HARKONNEN: I said out! Now!

DUNCAN: Let me tell you something else. I've seen a lot of spinals in my time. And this guy is a fake. I'm tellin' you, 'Dib. This guy fuckin' walks.

HARKONNEN: Stay away from me, mister!


...
posted by Eideteker at 4:59 PM on September 2, 2011


I love you all
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:00 PM on September 2, 2011 [5 favorites]


"Sometimes you ride the worm and sometimes, well, he rides you."
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:01 PM on September 2, 2011 [25 favorites]


PADISHAH EMPEROR: Stay out of Caladan, Atreides! Keep your ugly fuckin' u-boat commandin' ass off of my aquatic planet!
posted by Eideteker at 5:02 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


*is living in his own private Duncan Idaho*
posted by Eideteker at 5:04 PM on September 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


Irulan: I like your style, 'Dib.

The Dib: Well, I dig your style too, man. Got the whole galactic princess thing goin'.

Irulan: Thankee.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:06 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


cortex's comment makes me want to write out a Beverly Hillbillies theme song parody involving Dune, but I'm currently in the middle of cooking dinner and overall lack the ambition.

Maybe me mentioning it will inspire someone else to do it for me, for the benefit of all.
posted by hippybear at 5:17 PM on September 2, 2011


Uli! Uli! Uli! Killing my fucking car was not enough for Uli!
posted by stebulus at 5:18 PM on September 2, 2011


Do you see what happens, Vladdy? Do you see what happens when you Fremen a stranger in the Arrakis?
posted by RogerB at 5:22 PM on September 2, 2011 [4 favorites]


Next up: It's Always Sunny on Arrakis
posted by Eideteker at 5:37 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Either that or Three Fremen and a Baby.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:46 PM on September 2, 2011 [6 favorites]


Wel if we aren't doing cats.metafilter.com can we at least have dune.metafilter.com?
posted by Ad hominem at 5:51 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I don't know what dune.metafilter.com would have but I am all for that.
posted by curious nu at 5:54 PM on September 2, 2011


....

Gotta watch Dune again, brb.
posted by Space Kitty at 5:57 PM on September 2, 2011


I'm thinking dune.metafilter.com would have mostly pictures of cats.
posted by Ad hominem at 6:01 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


This thread needs more bunnies.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 6:01 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Done.
posted by curious nu at 6:02 PM on September 2, 2011 [13 favorites]


Also done.
posted by curious nu at 6:05 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I would have to say the second Dune thread spawned a shitload of thread shitters.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:26 PM on September 2, 2011


Jesus: Liam and me, we're gonna fuck you up.
Dude: Yeah, well, you know, the finest Mentats have a healthy respect for, like, the error factor in their computations, man.
posted by stebulus at 6:53 PM on September 2, 2011


So you won't be goin' home with bonnie Jean, ye ken?
posted by SPrintF at 6:58 PM on September 2, 2011


I'm gonna sing the Dune song now!

Dune-DUNE-Dune-Dune-Dune-DUNE-DuneDuneDune-DUNEDUNE-Dune-Dunie-Dunie-Dune-DOON!
posted by Slap*Happy at 6:59 PM on September 2, 2011 [6 favorites]


Nobody remembers elephant day?
posted by mkb at 7:10 PM on September 2, 2011


I'm a sad panda :(
posted by jeffburdges at 7:12 PM on September 2, 2011


"I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, Mahdi. Across this line, you DO NOT... "
posted by octobersurprise at 7:48 PM on September 2, 2011


Clever girl.
-R'obert M'uldune
posted by infinite intimation at 8:19 PM on September 2, 2011


Goodnight, Dune.
posted by norm at 9:21 PM on September 2, 2011


Good night, dune
posted by The Whelk at 9:25 PM on September 2, 2011 [8 favorites]


I've kind of wanted to do kind of a fpp exquisite corpse kind of thing where every post is in someway related to the previous post, but i don't now how you'd coordinate that for more than like 3 posts in a row.
posted by empath at 9:31 PM on September 2, 2011


Ok, this is not the thread I'll point to people when I try to explain MetaFilter to them. They might understand too much.
posted by Cobalt at 9:36 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


Also:

Dune remixes:

">Arrakis - Spice
Astral Projection - The Prophecy
Dune - The Spice
posted by empath at 9:40 PM on September 2, 2011


I Dune ot understand what is going on in here.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:43 PM on September 2, 2011


Dune remixes

Too bad these are just instrumentals. But I guess it would be hard to find a vocalist who can carry a Dune.
posted by stebulus at 10:01 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


"I'm thinking dune.metafilter.com would have mostly pictures of cats."

spice cats!
posted by Eideteker at 10:21 PM on September 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


"I Dune ot understand what is going on in here."

You must not be on the Dune Ot Call list.

"But I guess it would be hard to find a vocalist who can carry a Dune."

There are no fish on Arrakis because you can't Dune a fish.
posted by Eideteker at 10:24 PM on September 2, 2011


Good evening Cleveland! HOW Y'ALL DUNE TONIGHT?!
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:40 PM on September 2, 2011


A human would remain in the trap, endure the pun, feigning death that he might kill the trapper and remove a threat to his kind.
posted by stebulus at 10:47 PM on September 2, 2011 [3 favorites]


So, why is this not on the sidebar?
posted by Dr Dracator at 11:02 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


Paul lay awake wondering: What's a sidebar?
posted by stebulus at 11:23 PM on September 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


This thread sorta makes up for cancelling Dune Week. Sorta.
posted by deborah at 11:53 PM on September 2, 2011


RIGHT? *
posted by bdave at 2:31 AM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


So who here is going to do the video mashup?

And what part does the landlord play? I keep seeing him as Alia.
posted by taz at 4:44 AM on September 3, 2011


NO THE SPICE MUST FLOW
posted by Not Supplied at 5:58 AM on September 3, 2011




Best thread EVAR.
posted by arcticseal at 7:41 AM on September 3, 2011


I'm gonna send Alyssa Bereznak over here. She'll have enough material to keep Gawker going all year.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 8:23 AM on September 3, 2011


Wait until she gets a load of our Gravity's Rainbow/My Little Pony musical.
posted by taz at 10:20 AM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


You never did / The Celestia Kid
posted by cortex (staff) at 10:27 AM on September 3, 2011


A whinny comes across the sky...
posted by hippybear at 10:27 AM on September 3, 2011


Far to the east, down in the Pinkie Pie sky, something has just sparked, very brightly. Baby North Star, nothing less noticeable.
posted by taz at 10:37 AM on September 3, 2011


play classical gas.
posted by clavdivs at 10:37 AM on September 3, 2011


Blond Thug: [holding up a stone burner] What the fuck is this?!?!
The 'Dib: Obviously you're not a golfer.
posted by Blasdelb at 10:49 AM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


*eats a lorna dune*
posted by jonmc at 10:54 AM on September 3, 2011


My little Gottfried, my little Gottfried,
I comb and brush his hair.
My little Gottfried, my little Gottfried,
Make a rocket to show how much I care.

☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐ ☐

Come to where the magic is, where the Rainbow ends.
Follow, follow Slothrop's erection — Slothrop's erection and friends.
posted by RogerB at 11:13 AM on September 3, 2011 [1 favorite]


Flagged as spicetastic.
posted by catlet at 11:28 AM on September 3, 2011


I approve of this thread.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:30 PM on September 3, 2011


Just to back off the Dunemania (swear to god I tried to read it. I was 2-3 1/2 books in and just gave up)

Just as far as presentation ala MeFi? No sorry, please no Dune Week. Or anything week really. Just something cool once in a while is fine. If Dune is it, so be it, but once is enough.

We like you.
posted by timsteil at 7:29 PM on September 3, 2011


Be confident in your next StillSuit purchase! With Atreides brand Still Suits; Urine for a treat!
Written assignment -- turn in to professor

Note: It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you paste these questions into Word and type your answers. Also, it is extremely helpful to present the questions in the order listed.

1. There were no camels on Dune Arrakis (FT), but we could easily imagine them there. Most mammals die if they lose 10-15% of their body fluid. For camels, this number is nearly 30%. The mass of a camel is around 700 kg and can drink up to 100 liters of water at one time. (This amount would kill any other animal!) Find the percentage of the camel’s mass that is body fluid.

If 100 liters = 30% of the camel's water, what is 100% ?
100 L/x = 30%/100% 100/x = 0.3
x = 100/0.3 x = 333 liters of camel body fluid
Since the density of water is 1.0 kg/L: 333 L x (1000 ml/L) x (1g/ml) x (1kg/1000g)
= 333 L = 333 kg
333 kg water/700 kg total body mass = 47.6% of the camel’s mass is water

2. Jamis’ body produced a little over 33 liters of water. How many pounds did Jamis weigh?

If 60% of the human body mass is water, then 60% of Jamis's body mass X = 33 L. So what is 100% of X?
60%/100% = 33 L/x 0.6 = 33/x x = 33/0.6 x = 55 L
55 L = 55 kg (see #1)
55 kg x (2.2 lbs/kg) = 121 lbs

...it goes on, suffice it to say that people are teaching with Dune. We shall either shortly inhabit the stars or someone will boil in a homemade LARP stillsuit (see question 8).
posted by infinite intimation at 8:12 PM on September 3, 2011 [2 favorites]


I heard that when Paul Atreides moved to Arrakis, he had to go door-to-door telling all the Fremen that he was the Kwisatz Pederast.
posted by Dr. Zira at 12:17 AM on September 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


This is a very complicated golden path...You know, a lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And, uh, lotta strands to keep in my head, man. Lotta strands in old Leto's head. Luckily I'm adhering to a pretty strict, uh, spice regimen to keep my mind limber.
posted by Not Supplied at 6:01 AM on September 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


:(
posted by Atreides at 11:21 AM on September 4, 2011 [2 favorites]


la La La la, la La La la,
The man in me will hide sometimes to keep from bein' seen,
But that's just because he doesn't want to turn into some machine.
Took a website like you,
to add Dune to my Netflix queue..
posted by obscurator at 5:51 PM on September 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


Just to back off the Dunemania (swear to god I tried to read it. I was 2-3 1/2 books in and just gave up)

2-3.5 books, huh? I was firmly under the impression that there was Only One. You know, kind of like how there's only one Highlander movie.
posted by kaibutsu at 6:11 PM on September 4, 2011


"Halfway through God Emporer" is, indeed, a pretty common stopping point for people who try to read the series.

That's where I stopped a few years back, but after the Dune Encyclopedia post on the blue a while back I was primed to power through the second three books and am super glad that I did. It's a total break from the Paul et al narrative, which is jarring if you're coming straight off the first three, but after some breathing room and some time with the wonderful Encyclopedia it's an absolutely fantastic adventure in Herbert's conception of the Long Now aftermath of Leto II's reign.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:09 PM on September 4, 2011 [1 favorite]


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