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@  Mage Girl : (17 February 2020 - 02:33 AM) I can safely say I'm so far the only person to post to this shoutbox in 2020...
@  Fire Blazer : (24 December 2019 - 03:17 AM) naw, it's when the bots make collaborated efforts to crawl places, lol
@  kirant : (23 December 2019 - 05:20 AM) What do we do on Index Day? Give each other bots?
@  Fire Blazer : (16 December 2019 - 01:39 AM) LOL
@  xcrash1998 : (30 November 2019 - 11:07 PM) New fictional holiday "Index Day"
@  Fire Blazer : (28 November 2019 - 08:52 PM) yeah just guest bots and stuff I think :( we really were active once upon a time though...
@  kirant : (26 November 2019 - 03:48 PM) No invasion. I imagine a lot of guest bots visiting for indexing purposes.
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:15 PM) How is most people online at 959 for the 8th of October of this year? Is that right? Did I miss something or was there somekind of spambot invasion?
@  xcrash1998 : (26 November 2019 - 02:06 PM) I know what you mean, it gets awkard to post something unrelated to the current conversation, and even if somebody picks up on it, it would just become a huge mess in the c hatbox if a multitude of groups talk about different topics.
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:45 PM) especially better imo if you want to update on a topic but like only occasionally (e.g. a project you're working on or a let's play of a game)
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) it's hard for me to explain precisely why but forums just like work better for meaningful discussion over a longer period of time ig
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) but that's def just not hte same ig, idk
@  Fire Blazer : (10 November 2019 - 11:44 PM) yeah, you can also kind of respond at your own pace on forums. Discord conversations are often like... it's awkward to respond to something that happened a while ago, especially if the server is active, but even just in general. since you sort of need to keep track of multiple conversations at once at times, and it's not like it has a good reply/quote system ala forums, closest thing really is to copy/paste or screenshot the text you're responding to and then type a response below
@  Elwood : (09 November 2019 - 11:29 AM) Adding on to what's been said, I just enjoy the order and structure of the forums. You can look through the threads and know exactly what people are talking about. Conversation get lost and buried on discord which is why I'm not a big fan of it.
@  kirant : (06 November 2019 - 05:31 AM) I enjoy that part of forums too. They become niche communities where you can have very specialized conversations as opposed to the cluttered mess in Discord.
@  Ezra : (31 October 2019 - 01:17 AM) Yeah, part of me wishes I could go back to the times forums were more prevalent. I really enjoyed how even several different forums based off the same franchise could feel so different. It's not like what we now is bad though, I just feel nostalgic for old times.
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:39 AM) also forums in general are just not as prevalent, there are so many other ways to interact these days, like Twitter, FB, Tumblr, etc., where you can just throw your thoughts into the void. I think that's the real issue and that the only people rly interested in forums these days are either super dedicated to whatever they're about, have a specific reason/need to (e.g. support forums), or grew up with them and are thus attached to the idea enough to continue to try and use them (this was kinda me for a while lol but things happen, I couldn't keep it up forever)
@  Fire Blazer : (30 October 2019 - 06:36 AM) I've posted on SF for various reasons ofc but in terms of like making friends and stuff it's p. much just been smaller groups/forums, yeah. mainly FES
@  Elwood : (27 October 2019 - 10:08 PM) Only reason I'm even on Serenes was because I had hacking questions. @Ezra yeah I figured it must be an age thing. I've been called an old man by many a child because I use Facebook.
@  kirant : (26 October 2019 - 09:39 PM) It's strange. I don't think I've ever posted on Serenes...period. I've always been a fan of smaller forums.

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#1 Shu

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 06:33 PM

First thread about a book, interesting.

So Dune is a Sci Fi novel from 1965, the first in a lengthy series by Frank Herbert.

There've been a couple of Video Games on it, mostly RTS games.
I'm reading it right now. Very good book so far. Highly recommended if you like Sci Fi and/or reading.

Anyone else read this book before?
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Posted 30 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

Have no access to the books. Read a small synopsis on them after I saw...the Dune movie. I liked the movie.

Very awesome story though.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (Soviet Comrade @ Jun 30 2011, 12:57 PM)
Have no access to the books. Read a small synopsis on them after I saw...the Dune movie. I liked the movie.

Very awesome story though.


no library?

anyway, my fave book
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Posted 13 July 2011 - 09:04 PM

My favourite book of all time (followed by Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson).

It's hard to discuss a book you are not done reading, as I do not want to spoil it. Just know that it does not lose quality as you progress and I highly recommend finishing it.

If you really enjoy it I recommend finishing the series (Dune Messiah (1969), Children of Dune (1976), God Emperor of Dune (1981), Heretics of Dune (1984), Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)). I remember reading something about another author making a prequel to Dune after Frank Herbert died, but I have never read any. Something to look in to perhaps.

Anyway, a lot of political and philosophical ideals weaved in to the plot which makes the whole series fun and at the same time thought provoking (Like Ayn Rand, but he is a good writer).

Dune is considered the best-selling Sci-Fi book of all time and for good reason. Great pick.
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Posted 22 July 2011 - 01:52 AM

You're correct, the story really doesn't hit a dead point at all. I'm still not quite done with it (I fell off again, doing other things so I haven't read from it in around a week, but I'll for sure be back.) I'm in the last third of the book, however and I make good progress when I do read from it, so I'll hopefully have it finished before the month is out, assuming I stay focused.

I was indeed planning on continuing the story, not just because I love the story, but also because that's just a good series to have, because of how well known it is.
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Posted 13 November 2011 - 01:28 AM

Deleted my past couple posts, for they were just kind of lame updates.

Anyways, I'm on book 4, God Emperor of Dune.

Easily the best series of books I've ever read.

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