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Postby Omphalos » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:44 pm

Here is an odd hb edition of Dune for sale for $13 bucks or so. Ive never seen this one before.
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:49 am

Looks familiar but I'm not sure. I haunt ebay looking for anything FH... so I may have run across it.
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Postby Omphalos » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:56 am

I think I might have seen a photo of this edition in Kwisatz's collection before.
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Postby Ampoliros » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:58 pm

Heh heh he thats a bargain reprint that B&N did afew years ago. I have 2, I paid 5.95 for them iirc. It doesn't use the standard font, i was planning on using mine as copies i can abuse, highlight, dog-ear, and annotate.
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Postby Liege-Killer » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:07 pm

I just picked up a softcover copy of the Dune Encyclopedia on ebay, allegedly in very good condition, for $11.06. Just happened to see it with 2 minutes to go and no bids, starting at $9 (had one last-minute competitor, but slapped him down). Cool. A hardcover's beyond my budget right now, but at least I'll have one.
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Postby SandChigger » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:32 pm

I haven't regretted getting my used copy through Amazon. (I forget how much I paid now, though wasn't much.)

The pdf from that Russian site is useful for searching and finding things quickly, but the quality of the scan leaves a lot to be desired. Always better to have a real book copy anyway. :)
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Postby Liege-Killer » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:08 pm

Here's a fun little experiment I just tried.

Go to ebay, to books, to the science fiction category. Sort by "Price + shipping: highest first." Scroll past the first few Featured items.

Wow. I had no idea there were SF books going for those kinds of prices.

Currently the highest priced item is a rare PKD book for $3250.

Signed Dune for a mere $2850 (and the bastard's still gonna charge shipping!)

Some serious money on that page. A little out of my price range. :shock:
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Postby Ampoliros » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:21 pm

and here's what I found there:

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Condition: Mint. Never read.
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Postby Freakzilla » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:24 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:Signed Dune for a mere $2850


Obviously not a first edition but you can still get it for me for my birthday. :D
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:18 pm

Liege-Killer wrote:Here's a fun little experiment I just tried.

Go to ebay, to books, to the science fiction category. Sort by "Price + shipping: highest first." Scroll past the first few Featured items.

Wow. I had no idea there were SF books going for those kinds of prices.

Currently the highest priced item is a rare PKD book for $3250.

Signed Dune for a mere $2850 (and the bastard's still gonna charge shipping!)

Some serious money on that page. A little out of my price range. :shock:


Anyone who pays that kind of money for a SF book is a tool. You can find most of what you want for a few hundred dollar range.
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Postby Dune Nerd » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:22 pm

Ampoliros wrote:and here's what I found there:

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Condition: Mint. Never read.


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Postby The Phantom » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:13 am

that's an awesome find Amp!
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:52 am

Ampoliros wrote:
Condition: Mint. Never read.


Well, at least that's some small consolation :)
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Postby Himachil » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:20 pm

Gutted! - bidding has ended. Ah well...

History: 0 bids
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Postby Liege-Killer » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:04 pm

Freakzilla wrote:
Liege-Killer wrote:Signed Dune for a mere $2850


Obviously not a first edition but you can still get it for me for my birthday. :D


Maybe for your 90th b-day, if I start saving now. :lol:
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Postby Freakzilla » Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:19 pm

There's a signed Dune '77 MPB for only $300.

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Postby Hunchback Jack » Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:07 am

Ampoliros wrote:and here's what I found there:

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Condition: Mint. Never read.


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Postby Omphalos » Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:52 pm

Hardback DE available on Ebay. No dust jacket though, but it's $20.
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Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:43 pm

$300...$2850...$3250....pfff.... :roll:

Look ...

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Only...! :o :shock: :doh: Love the zoom function :

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he he he :mrgreen:

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      Postby Omphalos » Sun Apr 26, 2009 3:46 pm

      That one is listed on eBay too. I think I saw it last night.
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      Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:09 pm

      Found (& bought) on e-Bay some curiosities : Lynch's spec script (1st draft), FH's interview in Scintillation (fanzine,1976), David Matthews'Dune (stereo tape, sealed), Richard Pinhas & Klaus Schulze CDs...
      Amazon is good but expensive (Hi Chig !).
      Abebooks ... a somptuous nightmare ($100 the Second Dune Trilogy !).
      Delcampe ...pfff...
      PriceMinister ...games only

      ah ....money, money, money :think:
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          Postby ionah » Sun May 10, 2009 9:20 am

          when one sees prices for one exemplar of the book, :shock:
          why don't they announce a limited delux re-edition ... there is certainly a fist of dollar/euro do win ...


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          Postby Omphalos » Sun May 10, 2009 10:00 am

          ionah wrote:when one sees prices for one exemplar of the book, :shock:
          why don't they announce a limited delux re-edition ... there is certainly a fist of dollar/euro do win ...


          http://www.google.com/products?q=Dune+E ... 1&ct=title


          Hi ionah. Welcome aboard.

          It's because too much in that book contradicts what BH & KJA have done. It would not mesh with the crap that they have put out.
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          Postby Freakzilla » Sun May 10, 2009 12:28 pm

          Askaris de Dar wrote:$300...$2850...$3250....pfff.... :roll:

          Look ...

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          Only...! :o :shock: :doh: Love the zoom function :

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          he he he :mrgreen:

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          That's outrageous, $14K... it's not even signed!
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          Postby ionah » Sun May 10, 2009 2:58 pm

          Omphalos wrote:It's because too much in that book contradicts what BH & KJA have done. It would not mesh with the crap that they have put out.


          so was my thoughts too ... indeed article dealing with Jehanne Butler is miles away from the the KJA-BH work. :naughty:
          ah the DE :violin: so much truth in it :pray:
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          Postby Freakzilla » Mon May 11, 2009 7:28 am

          ionah wrote:
          Omphalos wrote:It's because too much in that book contradicts what BH & KJA have done. It would not mesh with the crap that they have put out.


          so was my thoughts too ... indeed article dealing with Jehanne Butler is miles away from the the KJA-BH work. :naughty:
          ah the DE :violin: so much truth in it :pray:


          I think it's because of the similarities, the ideas that they stole, that they don't want it re-printed.
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          Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Mon May 11, 2009 7:37 am

          Agree... New arc, new tie-in, new "canon"...retcon policy.... :roll:


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              Postby Omphalos » Mon May 11, 2009 9:24 am

              Freakzilla wrote:
              ionah wrote:
              Omphalos wrote:It's because too much in that book contradicts what BH & KJA have done. It would not mesh with the crap that they have put out.


              so was my thoughts too ... indeed article dealing with Jehanne Butler is miles away from the the KJA-BH work. :naughty:
              ah the DE :violin: so much truth in it :pray:


              I think it's because of the similarities, the ideas that they stole, that they don't want it re-printed.


              Yea, that sounds right. That is what I meant.
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              Postby ionah » Tue May 12, 2009 1:51 am


              well, it would make sense they "leverage" from the DE to write their prequels... what disturb me indeed, is that they took obviously from it, and atop so much liberties to deviate from it...
              some deviation is ok, the Encyclopedia could be considered as an "archeological" work which might be biased through time-distance, but here the standard deviation is too high :shhh:

              due to price increase on the free ebay market , i have been forced to print the DE on paper at work ... :dance:
              (shoot, i try to be economic in resizing 2 pages of the DE on 1 and printing front & back :clap: )
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              Dune ecology.... recycled KJA... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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                  Postby Omphalos » Thu May 21, 2009 9:39 pm

                  Made from discarded books.

                  Yeaaaaaaa! But they left too much text in it.
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                  Postby Omphalos » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:51 pm

                  Probable forgery alert.

                  But it is a cool edition, no? Probably bound like shit though

                  Here it is.
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                  Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:00 am

                  I saw it in Dune Index & Collectors of Dune : a movie-related interview again (1983) ??? or not ? :geek:


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                      Postby Omphalos » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:54 am

                      Askaris de Dar wrote:I saw it in Dune Index & Collectors of Dune : a movie-related interview again (1983) ??? or not ? :geek:


                      I think so. I am pretty sure that all of those Starlog interviews are about the movie.
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                      Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:45 am

                      Hummm....I must admit that BH made a good zine "checklist" in his bio, you know. I found in eBay some 70's interviews (for example, in march 1976 with Scintillation fanzine) more interesting than the 1984's tie-in campaign : about writing CoD, GEoD, the Jodo's attempt, his own script(in 78) etc. We have so much to learn again (i never saw his unpublished "Dune tarot" or some spec scripts he wrote...). A duniverse iceberg...

                      PS: found in eBay a Memorial edition signed ....by FH himself ! :scared-ghostface: ZOMBIE FRANKIE !!!


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                          Postby Omphalos » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:01 pm

                          Askaris de Dar wrote:Hummm....I must admit that BH made a good zine "checklist" in his bio, you know. I found in eBay some 70's interviews (for example, in march 1976 with Scintillation fanzine) more interesting than the 1984's tie-in campaign : about writing CoD, GEoD, the Jodo's attempt, his own script(in 78) etc. We have so much to learn again (i never saw his unpublished "Dune tarot" or some spec scripts he wrote...). A duniverse iceberg...

                          PS: found in eBay a Memorial edition signed ....by FH himself ! :scared-ghostface: ZOMBIE FRANKIE !!!


                          The Easton Press one? That one has been floating around on eBay for quite some time now. FH's signature is on a sticky, not on the book itself, so its possible that FH never even touched that volume. If its the one Im thinking about there are a number of signatures in the "rememberences" section.

                          EDIT: On the interview front I just received a copy of an Australian zine that has a FH interview in it. I will scan it shortly and put it up. Its one I never read before.
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                          Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:26 pm

                          Yeah that's it! I think that this book wasn't initially a "memorial". I read in the Collector's Notes : "this special edition...is a memorial to Frank Herbert. Instead of the original introductions...a number of outstanding writers...have been asked to contribute their remembrances and thoughts..." & page xxviii : "these remembrances were presented to The Easton Press shortly after Frank Herbert's death on February 11, 1986".

                          It's maybe a similar editorial situation as the "Maker of Dune" genesis : "The Dune Books [vol.7]...This is Frank's first collection of nonfiction...It also includes a number of interviews conducted especially for this book and never published elsewhere...September 1985 P.S. Frank Herbert died on February 11, 1986...This collection of essays is now doubly precious...A fascinating collection of essays and articles_personally selected by the master himself before his death..."


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                              Postby Omphalos » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:27 pm

                              That memorial edition was produced by a company from Connecticut called the Easton Press. They specialize in leather-bound presentation and gift volumes. The rememberences were from about thirty different authors, editors, fans and the like, remembering FH and the time that they spent with him. Its a nice edition, and there are two versions. A great thing to have, but IIRC the first run was published in 89 or so, so FH would have signed none of them personally (just stickys, like this one has). You can still get this book from Easton. Its the number two volume in their masterpieces of SF line.
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                              Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:33 pm

                              My personal volume is a "special collector's Edition.Bound in Genuine Leather." with an ex-libris and a "Collector's Notes" leaf. Copyright Norwalk 1987. No trace of colophon (date of printing, print run). According Stephensen-Payne this book was published in September 1987...Daniel Levack (published in 1988 but wrote "through early 1987") precised : "bound in red leather with gold lettering on the spine and front cover. Gold design on the front cover. Gilded edges. Red sewn ribbon page marker."
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                                  Postby SandChigger » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:40 pm

                                  BH's biblio in the bio also contains some bogus items.

                                  Like his own Dune Concordance. ;)
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                                  Postby Omphalos » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:50 pm

                                  Freakzilla wrote:Who was number one?


                                  I meant it was the second delivered. The deal is that you buy one book at full price ($55 these days) then they send you Dune free, then you buy the rest of their books for $55 each. Dune is the hook that they use to get you interested in the series. Every other book is delivered randomly. The first book is different for every subscriber, depending on what they have on hand. The second though is always Dune.
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                                  Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:51 pm

                                  Hi Chig :D You said "bogus" ? You mean "erroneous" or "incomplete" ? That's it ? I didn't check it yet, but I was surprised to found some rare interviews (the Scintillation one for example).

                                  PS: I have a bibliographic rule : don't follow blindly anyone, never trust one unique source, always compare (other bibliographies,databases,commercial and libraries catalogues,directories..) and if possible buy the item.


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                                      Postby Omphalos » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:19 pm

                                      Askaris, here is something on both editions of the books. I have both so I can post photos if interested, so you can see the differences.
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                                      Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:53 pm

                                      the other version (the one pictured on the right above) has the typical heavy cardstock endpapers with the Masterpieces of Science Fiction logo on it. If you are curious what this logo looks like just take a look at the cover for the Easton Press edition of Asimov's Foundation. Its three towers extending upwards, with the middle highest.


                                      Yeah that's my version !

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                                      Unfortunately ... we can't decide if it's an original ed. or a reprint (what a shame !) :?

                                      Herbert did sign a bunch of stickys before he died, and you can find those on line sometimes. that would probably be more appropriate, but still, you can never say that Herbert touched or signed your edition of the book, so its still all just fancy window dressings that dont change the value of the book.


                                      really ? oh ! why not ...if you find a sticky on eBay mail me :whistle:


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                                          Postby Omphalos » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:01 am

                                          Well, with collected books the value is almost entirely in what the buyer is willing to pay. But when you think about it would you rather have a book that FH touched and signed, or a sticker with his name on it that he signed one Sunday morning and gave to his publisher to distribute to fans? Id rather have the book that the man touched.
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                                          Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:15 am

                                          Well...you know, I'm bibliophile, a real book lover, but not "fetishist". Maybe, I'm the only fan who don't care if his Dune books were signed or not by Frank Herbert. No, my "mania" is more abstract, more "intellectual" : a rare interview, an annotated edition (oh! that's a Fullerton dream), his Dune Tarot and Dune spec script ...Oh! a dream :pray:

                                          PS: Easton press ergonomy was your model when you proposed on DN a V.I.E.-like project ?


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                                              Postby Omphalos » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:15 am

                                              Yes. But the original hardback library edition VIE books used it too. Have you ever seen one of their high-end books? Some of the most beautiful modern books that I have ever seen.

                                              I guess Im kind of a fetishist, but I go through spurts. Several years ago it was classics of mainstream literature. I live in a house with limited space and now that I am back into SF, I have had to sell most of those books to make room for the SF.
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                                              Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:38 pm

                                              Oh what a nightmare for me too ... :teasing-signhere: More 100 Dune books, :techie-studyingbrown: :techie-studyinggray: :techie-reference: a bunch of magazines, journals, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs & theses :text-blondmoment:
                                              ...and my SFF collection of dictionaries & criticism... :teasing-blah: :teasing-blah: :teasing-blah: :teasing-blah: :teasing-blah: :angry-screaming: I don't know what to do with this borgesian Babel library ...

                                              And you know i'm an eBay-addict too :techie-typing: :techie-ebay: :techie-typing: :techie-ebay: and I'm dirty proud of it :obscene-drinkingdrunk: :obscene-buttsway: :obscene-hanged:

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                                                  Postby ionah » Fri Jun 12, 2009 1:22 pm

                                                  Askaris de Dar wrote:Quote of the day : Why is an academic like a lighthouse in a desert ? They are both brilliant but totally useless. :ugeek:


                                                  good Aska, self-irony is the true way to real enlightenment, like the lighthouse you'll shine very strong one day :violin:
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                                                  Postby SandChigger » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:08 pm

                                                  Hey, Askaris, contact Brian Herbert (through his wife, Jan(et), maybe? She's on Facebook, too!) and ask for a copy of Brian's Dune Concordance for your research! See what they say. :D

                                                  In my opinion he really had no business listing in a bibliography something he has no intention of making public.
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                                                  Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:33 pm

                                                  Jan & I are playing on Farm Town ... :animals-pig: :animals-penguin: :animals-panda: :animals-mouse: :animals-ginger: :animals-gerbil: :animals-frog: :animals-fishgreen: :animals-duckie: :animals-shaun: :animals-sheep: :animals-worm: :animals-chicken: :animals-cat:

                                                  ...not really "herbertian" i'm afraid :?


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                                                      Postby Freakzilla » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:20 am

                                                      Askaris de Dar wrote:Jan & I are playing on Farm Town ... :animals-pig: :animals-penguin: :animals-panda: :animals-mouse: :animals-ginger: :animals-gerbil: :animals-frog: :animals-fishgreen: :animals-duckie: :animals-shaun: :animals-sheep: :animals-worm: :animals-chicken: :animals-cat:

                                                      ...not really "herbertian" i'm afraid :?


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                                                      Postby Eyes High » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:16 pm

                                                      Freakzilla wrote:
                                                      Askaris de Dar wrote:Jan & I are playing on Farm Town ... :animals-pig: :animals-penguin: :animals-panda: :animals-mouse: :animals-ginger: :animals-gerbil: :animals-frog: :animals-fishgreen: :animals-duckie: :animals-shaun: :animals-sheep: :animals-worm: :animals-chicken: :animals-cat:

                                                      ...not really "herbertian" i'm afraid :?


                                                      I'm going to leave my wife over that game... :x



                                                      aww try it Freak, you might like it
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                                                      Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:24 pm

                                                      Bonjour Eyes High !

                                                      come visit our database ! Omph made a huge work ...tell us what is your opinion :wink:


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                                                          Postby Eyes High » Mon Jun 15, 2009 9:53 pm

                                                          Oui. I like it. Look forward to seeing more of it. Good job.
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                                                          Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:19 am

                                                          Eyes High wrote:
                                                          Freakzilla wrote:
                                                          Askaris de Dar wrote:Jan & I are playing on Farm Town ... :animals-pig: :animals-penguin: :animals-panda: :animals-mouse: :animals-ginger: :animals-gerbil: :animals-frog: :animals-fishgreen: :animals-duckie: :animals-shaun: :animals-sheep: :animals-worm: :animals-chicken: :animals-cat:

                                                          ...not really "herbertian" i'm afraid :?


                                                          I'm going to leave my wife over that game... :x



                                                          aww try it Freak, you might like it
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                                                          I don't have time, when I get home I have to make up for the lack of disciple they had while I was at work all day and while she sat in front of farm town getting fatter.

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                                                          Postby ᴶᵛᵀᴬ » Tue Jun 16, 2009 10:24 am

                                                          Hi Freakzilla ! :D Tell us your opinion about the new database ! Is anything OK ? :D


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                                                              Postby Freakzilla » Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:11 am

                                                              Askaris de Dar wrote:Hi Freakzilla ! :D Tell us your opinion about the new database ! Is anything OK ? :D


                                                              You mean other than, "Wow, that's really impressive!"? :P

                                                              I'm sorry, but all that bibliography stuff is beyond me. :oops:

                                                              If you want an opinion or explaination about something in the Dune series, I'm your man. It looks like y'all have it all under control.
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