The Dune Saga Saturday Nite Roundup in Stupid

SandChigger | October 30, 2010

Here’s your FDA Recommended Weekly Allowance of stupidity from the Wall of The Dune Saga group on Facebook! Matthew Goldman Looking forward to reading THE SISTERHOOD OF DUNE. October 25 at 1:13am Byron Merritt likes this. Of course Byron Merritt likes that. Even though they’re not letting him write anything Dune, he still profits from [...]

Abandon… all hope

SandChigger | October 29, 2010

I’m starting to wonder if they aren’t doing this on purpose, in effect thumbing their noses at those of us who care about accuracy and getting the quotes right. Yes, that’s right, the complete fuck-up(s) responsible for the DuneNovels account on Twitter have done it again! This much is clear: * Whoever the idiot is, [...]

Frank Herbert – Dune 7: A Reconstruction

SandChigger | October 18, 2010

Here’s a blog post on the “Jules Wellesley Blog” that Askaris and Ionah have been keeping to themselves for some reason. (What’s up with that, guys?!) Haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but will comment more when I have. (I’m pretty sure the Gwern mentioned in the first line is the one you [...]

DuneNovels: “We protect the LEGACY! Fuck the spelling!”

SandChigger | October 16, 2010

I guess I should just go ahead and make a special “DuneNovels Twitter Fuck-ups” category here, seeing how they keep on coming! OK, let’s be honest, this one was obviously a conscious choice. The reasoning probably went something like this… Damn! The quote’s not going to fit! Shit, what do I do now?! … I [...]

Would composer Brian Tyler committing plagiarism…

SandChigger | October 14, 2010

… in some song lyrics way back in 2003 be something you might be interested in looking into? I’ve been trying to contact Tyler for some kind of comment for about half a year now — through the email addresses given on his website, through his Facebook and MySpace accounts, even through his agent at [...]

So stupid it must hurt

SandChigger | October 11, 2010

I noticed this comment posted on the Wall of Official Dune on Facebook when I was retrieving that quote for the previous post and thought it deserved special mention here (since the Herbert/Merritt parasites won’t let me comment on it there): Clare Ashton Old Dune, new Dune, where does one start and the other begin, [...]

On Wishing “Happy Birthday” to the Dead

SandChigger | October 11, 2010

I don’t know, I guess I’m just weird, but it really strikes me as odd, if not in pretty bad taste, to publicly wish someone dead a “Happy Birthday!” As you probably know, last Friday, October 8th, was Frank Herbert’s birthday. Everyone from the various Herbert/Merritt parasites on down to The Hack seemed to be [...]