Bogus Fremen in Winds a sign of disrespect for Arabs?

SandChigger | November 22, 2009

The blatant disrespect shown by Kevin J. Anderson and Brian Herbert for the work of Frank Herbert as embodied in the original Dune books goes without saying. (If they truly respected them, would they be “creatively reimagining” them as erroneous in-universe propaganda? Would they have written ten inconsistency-filled volumes of pulp and still be planning [...]

Business as usual: Official Dune deleting stuff on Facebook

SandChigger | November 21, 2009

The comment on a KJA blahg repost that I posted about here, my questions & comments about the source of “Chisra Sala Muad’Dib”, and my open letter to Kim (& Brian) Herbert asking about the latter in the discussion thread have all been deleted without comment. Or response. Business as usual for the HLP, KJA [...]

Their Little Fleshy Nubbins M.I.A.

SandChigger | November 17, 2009

Hey, remember that interview on the Tor website back in June in which KJA made the “one guy” comment? For example, for Paul of Dune, one guy posted attacking comments to 40 out of 42 five-star reviews on amazon, the same guy attacked 24 out of 24 four-star reviews, the same guy runs a hate [...]

Brian Herbert doing it doggie style?

SandChigger | November 17, 2009

Is “Archie” Herbert on Facebook really an account someone has set up for the Herbert family pet, or is he actually just a front that Brian Herbert is hiding behind? (Er, um, so to speak.) Who knows? Who cares?! I’m bored and redefining “collateral damage” for our time! More details and commentary in this thread [...]

Peter Berg is a fucking moron (reprise)

SandChigger | November 8, 2009

I was just reading Redstar’s “I hate Hollywood” thread over on Jacurutu and it really hit me—maybe for the first time, actually, since the news broke—just how fucking stupid Peter Berg must be to pass on a chance to direct a new movie version of Dune. And for what … Battleship? There’s something wrong with [...]

WWKJAD? Suggestions, please!

SandChigger | November 6, 2009

So, for the rest of the month I’m going to play “writer” (like KJA) and take part in the NaNoWriMo contest. But since for a lot of “writers” today (like KJA) it’s not really about the writing or the result, I need a gimmick to fit in. I’ve got an idea for one, but I’m [...]

Posted on the Official Dune wall on Facebook

SandChigger | November 5, 2009

In response to another reposting of KJA’s blahg there: You know, complaining about the complete lack of Dune content in the so-called “Dune blogs” on Dune Novels (essentially reposts of Kevin’s blog on MySpace at the time) was one of the things that got me banned from the BBS over there, so I’ve been holding [...]