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VaultDweller
Peasant Male United States
Wanderer of the Wasteland 
I'm a student who enjoys all things sci-fi and fantasy both as RPG's, books, and popular media. I started with Dink Smallwood since it was free then came here for the D-Mods. I personally love the community with so many dedicated members and the massive freedom of mod making.

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The Vault Dweller

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2005-02-21 14:46:46
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VaultDweller
Peasant Male United States
Wanderer of the Wasteland 
Ok...I just finished reading the book Dune by Frank Herbert yesterday. Needless to say like any great book thats very long I feel like Im on cloud 9 right now. Im just in awe of the whole book and everything represented in it.

The huge and complicated interweaving of politics, science, religion, and relationships is amazing yet easily believable. Its not unlike reading about the history of Earth at certain points. I especially love the deep scientific descriptions. Im pretty sure the author was either educated as a hobby or a proffessional since he chose to include so much about the environment of Dune and most importantly about all the interactions between its living and non-living elements. Like how Kynes was described as "single-mindedly" passionate and obsessed with understanding the cycle of Dune's life.

The ending left me feeling so uneasy, but under the circumstances it was proper. Paul...is he becoming a mystic fanatic? Has he lost his Atreides love...or is it just hidden under his harsh lessons on Arrakis?

I was dissapointed in only one insignificant way that could apply to me, but not to other readers. How Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen's character had so little to do from halfway through the story 'til the very end when he is killed in a rather simple un-explanatory manner. The thing is...when I read the description of his character he apparently looks almost exactly like me and acts with many of the same mannerisms. (except for being evil) He's described as being "furtively glancing" or "watching and thinking as though ready for action", but though he takes part in quite some violence he often carries himself in a peaceful, secluded manner. Like how he praised a slave for defeating him at a game of chess after which he had to kill him at Baron Vladimir's order.

Which reminds me. Was the Baron a homosexual? In the first scene with him and Feyd-Rautha it describes how Feyd looks by having the Baron look him over physically. At first I thought it was just admiration. Then later when Feyd sends a slave to kill the Baron, I initially thought the slave tried to kill the Baron outright, but according to him he was sliding his hand on his thing and just barely avoided the poison needle. After chastising Feyd for a failure he then has the guards bring him "Another male...and a young one at that!"

There are so many philosophical paragraphs and short excerpts in the book. I would write them down here, but I only remember them vaguely.

Anyone else read it?

Sincerely,
The Vault Dweller

VaultDweller has written 23 reviews

TitleFileTypeScoreDate
Depending on the Kind of Game You Like This Could Be a Great Game Or Something Terribly Boring Agathain Sea TradersNormalFair 5.0April 6th, 2006
This is Just Plain Bad in Many Ways Baywatch IsleNormalHorrible 0.8April 6th, 2006
This D-Mod has a New Premise And Fun Animation Bloop the FishNormalHorrible 1.8April 6th, 2006
An Unnecessary Bloop the Fish 2NormalHorrible 2.8April 6th, 2006
This is an Exhiliratingly Exciting D-Mod Explorations: redink1's BasementNormalGood 7.0April 6th, 2006
Summary: This is Easily One of the Best D-Mods Ever Cast Awakening Part 1: InitiationNormalExceptional 9.8April 2nd, 2006
This Just Barely Breaks the List of "the Best Dmods of All Time" Green Voice in my Head (The) - Part 1 - Hangover & AgonyNormalExceptional 9.0April 7th, 2005
This is Easily One of the Best D-Mods You'll Ever Play Cloud Castle 2: ScarabNormalExceptional 9.8February 23rd, 2005
You'll Enjoy This Interesting Little D-Mod CursedNormalGood 7.0September 15th, 2004
I Liked This One a Lot World of DinkCNormalExceptional 9.0August 30th, 2004
This is One of the Best D-Mods Ever Made Hands Down Stone of BalanceNormalExceptional 9.5August 30th, 2004
This D-Mod is Just Plain Good All Around MatoyaNormalGood 7.5August 26th, 2004
Yay Knight's Tale 2 (A)NormalGood 8.4July 31st, 2004
Interesting Kill the HippiesNormalFair 6.5July 29th, 2004
This is One of the Best Epic D-Mod's Made By None Other Than Redink1 Himself Dinky Dimensions 1: FIATNormalExceptional 9.5July 28th, 2004
Great Job Sabretrout Knight's Tale (A)NormalGood 8.1July 27th, 2004
I Really Liked the Idea of Using the Starcraft Graphics For a D-Mod Adventures of Ed the SCV (The)NormalGood 7.5July 12th, 2004
For a Comedy D-Mod This Takes First Place Quest for Cheese (The)NormalExceptional 9.0July 7th, 2004
One of the Best D-Mods Lyna's StoryNormalExceptional 9.5July 3rd, 2004
Oh My God Cycles of EvilNormalExceptional 9.5June 29th, 2004
Ok First of All the Desert Theme Was Wonderful Creeping Sands (The)NormalGood 8.5June 26th, 2004
Playing As an Alternate Character is Great Birth of an EmpireNormalGood 8.3June 26th, 2004
Everything is Comparable To the Original Except For Being a Little Harder To Follow As Good As EternityNormalExceptional 9.0June 17th, 2004