Bug Score: HToD outranked KJAblog for Sisterhood of Dune!

SandChigger | December 10, 2011

When I did a search for “Sisterhood of Dune” just now, a page here on this website actually outranked Kevin J. Anderson’s own blahg. Eat it and weep, KJA BITCH! And in the results for a Google Blog search, this blog came up second yet again! The access stats also show that there have already [...]

Tread lightly on the flowers… or they cry

SandChigger | December 9, 2010

Um, remember the guy with the “Whizz-D’uhm” blog from just the other day? Well… After checking the “Stats” tab in this blog site I explored a few links to other Dune related blogs and websites. I am amazed at how much negative feeling there is towards the books of Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson, [...]

Someone else who gets it!

SandChigger | August 5, 2010

Kind words for the blog & site from Pants McCracky: Gold Diggers of Dune, on tl;dr a weblog about stuff. Posted on July 8. Since I don’t generally google myself (well, OK, not that much, not really), I hadn’t seen this at all. Thanks to Mr Teg for the heads-up, over on Jacurutu. Tweet

It’s official: The Sisterhood of Dune is the next McDune

SandChigger | July 12, 2010

HLP mouthpiece (info-anus) Kevin J. Anderson has FINALLY announced on Twitter what we all knew was coming: Brian Herbert & I spent most of last week brainstorming and outlining next Dune book, THE SISTERHOOD OF DUNE. Polishing chapter outline now 39 minutes ago via web So it’s official. Shitty sales of the first two Heroes [...]

And today’s winning lotto number is 72.200.218.72!

SandChigger | April 28, 2010

404 PAGE NOT FOUND We cannot locate the page you’re looking for. Please check the address and make sure all letters are lowercased with no spaces. You may also move to a different page by using the links in the menu bar above. You know who you are. We know who you are. Dumbfuck. Tweet

The Etymology of “Gom Jabbar”, Part 2

SandChigger | April 16, 2010

Last Saturday I blogged about how stupid DuneNovels on Twitter looked simply reposting Khalid Baheyeldin’s partial explanation of the original Arabic source for “Gom Jabbar”. (He explains Jabbar, but not Gom.) I offered some speculation of my own on the origins of the mystery word, and concluded that “until ‘someone’ comes forward with something definitive [...]

Dune Sources: Travels in Arabia Deserta

SandChigger | April 16, 2010

Back last fall when I posted here that I had discovered that R. B. Cunninghame Graham’s 1898 travelogue Mogreb-el-Acksa: a Journey in Morocco contained passages which indicated beyond little doubt that Frank Herbert was familiar with it and had in fact drawn upon it for terms and phrases used in his Dune novels, our good [...]