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Prolonged Priapism
Dec 21, 2007
Holy hookrat Sally smoking crack in the alley!





Arglebargle III posted:

I gave Irulan's quotations to TalktoTransformer. (If you haven't heard of it, it's a neural network that completes writing prompts based on machine learning.)

"To be sure, we can grasp the intrinsic structure of the physical universe: what is it made of, how fast it is moving, what kinds of atoms and molecules it is composed of, and so on. But it's easy to forget that this is just one possible universe and that our experiences may be purely limited. Logic defines reality. The world we experience is a projection of our thinking minds."

- Princess Irulan

It uh, did a surprisingly good job.

That owns. Have it try to complete Wanna's OCB passage that Paul starts to read:

"Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? What is there around us that we cannot" - [cut off by Yueh].

And the one Yueh wanted him to read:

"From water does all life begin."

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Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006


"Once again we find that our knowledge is subject to the whim of ignorance. Here is a personal account of his dealings with "inner voice" "You cannot have confidence in the voices, they give you messages about . . ."

there's a character limit but that is totally a plausible passage from Manual of Muad'Dib.

To be clear this is only what talktotransformer says, I'm not including the original prompt.

You can try it yourself at talktotransformer.com.

Arglebargle III fucked around with this message at 01:33 on Feb 21, 2020

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006


Nessus
Dec 22, 2003

To witness titanic events is always dangerous, usually painful, and often fatal.





"Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? What is there around us that we cannot 'touch' with our own hands? What is there that we cannot 'feel'? Could the absence of all these senses mean that in order to experience the world at all we must first be prepared to experience it as lacking any sense at all? Does the simplest kind of experience involve the most 'transcendent' sensation, that which can only be experienced with a sense of the universal? Could sense be the least important kind of experience? Can we experience anything at all if we lack a sense, a way of perceiving..."

Don't tell Butler!

Silver2195
Apr 4, 2012


Nessus posted:

"Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? What is there around us that we cannot 'touch' with our own hands? What is there that we cannot 'feel'? Could the absence of all these senses mean that in order to experience the world at all we must first be prepared to experience it as lacking any sense at all? Does the simplest kind of experience involve the most 'transcendent' sensation, that which can only be experienced with a sense of the universal? Could sense be the least important kind of experience? Can we experience anything at all if we lack a sense, a way of perceiving..."

Don't tell Butler!

Impressive. I actually had to check to be sure which portions of that were TalkToTransformer and which were genuine Herbert “deep thoughts.”

sean10mm
Jun 29, 2005

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD-2R World


Arglebargle III posted:

"Once again we find that our knowledge is subject to the whim of ignorance. Here is a personal account of his dealings with "inner voice" "You cannot have confidence in the voices, they give you messages about . . ."

there's a character limit but that is totally a plausible passage from Manual of Muad'Dib.

To be clear this is only what talktotransformer says, I'm not including the original prompt.

You can try it yourself at talktotransformer.com.

It really struggles if you feed it quotes of Captain Holt from Brooklyn 99.

quote:

Oh, now, Stella, you know I'm still getting over the tragic loss of my wife. She was such a strong, female woman with nice, heavy breasts. No, I didn't say the reason she died was because of the brothel prostitution scandal. I meant she died because she was dead. That wasn't a metaphor. She was a f----g corpse. And so it wasn't her fault the plague broke out in the first place, was it? In any case, I'm really upset, here in this brothel, with Stella's dead body in the ground. This stupid-looking whore-body-must-have-been-hunted-off-the-street kind of deal."



quote:

Sarcasm: the coward's lie.

Karn: I am very picky about my super animals.

Sarcasm: I was walking from my porch to the garage. I had absolutely no doubt, the 2nd most physically advanced PC back then was my Sam 2, which had a Radeon 7970 2GB 3G. But i read somewhere that the cost of a fresh render frame would only be like 2000 kr (around 600 euro) so it would be more cost effective to buy that once.

Sarcasm: I could say I want to suck your dick but if I didn't want to make someone else kill themselves than to tell you how I would suck their dick?



Last one, I fed it some

quote:

Holy Diver, you've been down too long in the midnight sea. Oh what's becoming of me? Already a Lamech? A Mentor to similar Earthlings in dark lands? A preacher? I've got all this pomp and luster to give. From this...city of billions I have gazed upon the way...one finds salvation. Yes, my poor Master, I've gone through all this for you. And you believe? You think to, and hope? I have seen the future and it does not concern me one bit.

TheOmegaWalrus
Feb 3, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 9 days!


It's bullshit like this that started the Butlerian Jihad.

Megaman's Jockstrap
Jul 16, 2000

What a horrible thread to have a post.


D U N C: I have seen the future and it does not concern me one bit.

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006


Schwarzwald
Jul 27, 2004

Don't Blink


I saw the thread title and started laughing again.

I, Butthole
Jun 30, 2007

Begin the operations of the gas chambers, gas schools, gas universities, gas libraries, gas museums, gas dance halls, and gas threads, etcetera.
I DEMAND IT


Schwarzwald posted:

I saw the thread title and started laughing again.

Everytime I think about it I giggle way too much

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible





https://twitter.com/io9/status/1249684042137636865?s=20

Clipperton
Dec 20, 2011


Grimey Drawer

He looks like he just heard the Sisters of Mercy broke up

Vegetable
Oct 22, 2010



He looks like Jon Snow

Payndz
Sep 22, 2006

I'm Peter Graves, and I was wondering if you could direct me to the natatorium, as I'm attending a Scuderia Ferrari team-building exercise. Thank you. I'm Peter Graves.


Now he looks like the wrathful Buddha.
Now he looks like he's in a wind tunnel!

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Paul Atreides takes a brisk walk around Anglesey.

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006


A director who loves landscape porn is a great choice for the first ever planetary romance novel.

Neo Rasa
Mar 8, 2007
Everyone should play DUKE games.




What's with all the old mattresses flying around?

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Vogon constructor fleet.

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006


That's canon. Caladan's major exports are rice and refurbished mattresses.

Clipperton
Dec 20, 2011


Grimey Drawer

I always thought of the inhabited parts of Caladan as warm (growing rice & poo poo) but I suppose if it's a bit chilly then the move to Arrakis is that much more of a wrench

Clipperton fucked around with this message at 17:38 on Apr 13, 2020

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006


It's a whole planet my dude.

Clipperton
Dec 20, 2011


Grimey Drawer

Arglebargle III posted:

It's a whole planet my dude.

the inhabited parts

feedmyleg
Dec 25, 2004

EVERY FAIRY TALE NEEDS ITS HERO.



Arglebargle III posted:

It's a whole planet my dude.

Nuh-uh, I've seen Star Wars. Every planet has one environment.

Strom Cuzewon
Jul 1, 2010



feedmyleg posted:

Nuh-uh, I've seen Star Wars. Every planet has one environment.

Dune. Arrakis. Desert planet

The_Doctor
Mar 29, 2007

"The entire history of this incarnation is one of temporal orbits, retcons, paradoxes, parallel time lines, reiterations, and divergences. How anyone can make head or tail of all this chaos, I don't know."


Strom Cuzewon posted:

Dune. Arrakis. Desert planet

How does it have an atmosphere?

Zurui
Apr 20, 2005
Even now...





The_Doctor posted:

How does it have an atmosphere?

This is covered in the books. Extensively.

muscles like this!
Jan 17, 2005



Strom Cuzewon posted:

Dune. Arrakis. Desert planet

except for the parts that are covered in plants that the Fremen bribe the Guild to hide.

Neo Rasa
Mar 8, 2007
Everyone should play DUKE games.



Also IIRC it still technically has polar caps from which the moisture farmers are able to operate and then transport the water to Arakeen/etc. cities. They're just not polar caps in the " continent made of ice" sense but in the "enough moisture build up happens that an atmosphere exists and people and live on and farm it" sense.

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006


He's right guys the book makes it very clear that oxygen and carbon dioxide are both produced by Dune's native life. It's certainly massive enough to retain an inert atmosphere so bing bang boom so simple.

It is actually not that simple, since there needs to be something to sink carbon dioxide and since Dune has no oceans it's gotta also be the spice cycle.

The way the spice cycle organisms make the planet hostile to everything else is an interesting analogue to real life Earth water-splitting photosynthesizers. The advent of the photosynthesis pathway with electron transport ending at O2 wiped out the majority of life on Earth about two and a half billion years ago.

Arglebargle III fucked around with this message at 04:09 on Apr 14, 2020

exmarx
Feb 18, 2012


https://twitter.com/discussingfilm/status/1250017255045378050?s=21

exmarx
Feb 18, 2012


quote:

When Dune hits theaters on December 18, it will only be half the novel, with Warner Bros. agreeing to tell the story in two films, similar to the studio’s approach with Stephen King’s It and It Chapter Two. “I would not agree to make this adaptation of the book with one single movie,” says Villeneuve. “The world is too complex. It’s a world that takes its power in details.”

lol

Strom Cuzewon
Jul 1, 2010




I'm digging the stillsuit design. They look a lot more like practical survival gear than Lynch's. Although I'm not sure why they need a second set of knuckles.

Davros1
Jul 19, 2007

You've got to admit, you are kind of implausible





https://twitter.com/DuneRead/status/1250020615945248769?s=20

Arglebargle III
Feb 21, 2006


Congrats to the first black woman to father a Zendaya.

Liet is an English derivation of Letitia IRL from the latin "gladness." I don't have to tell you that in the US Letitia is stereo-typically a black woman's name. This is weirdly full-circle.

Arglebargle III fucked around with this message at 12:57 on Apr 14, 2020

Neo Rasa
Mar 8, 2007
Everyone should play DUKE games.



I still wish they got Alejandro Jodorowsky to play a hyper version of Liet Kynes father's ghost for the vision scene like don't even give him a script just be be like "Hey Jodo I heard some people have hurt the environment lately what are you're thoughts on tha-" and roll the camera for four hours.

Strom Cuzewon posted:

I'm digging the stillsuit design. They look a lot more like practical survival gear than Lynch's. Although I'm not sure why they need a second set of knuckles.

Punch without rhythm to KO the worm.

Neo Rasa fucked around with this message at 13:00 on Apr 14, 2020

AFewBricksShy
Jun 19, 2003

of a full load.





Updated cast pics.

House Atriedes:


Duke Leto Atriedes

Jurgen Prochnow - Lynch

William Hurt - Series

Oscar Isaac - Villeneuve

Lady Jessica

Francesca Annis - Lynch

Saskia Reeves - Series

Alice Krige - Children of Dune

Rebecca Ferguson - Villeneuve

Paul Atriedes

Kyle MacLachlan- Lynch

Alec Newman - Series

Timothee Chalamet - Villeneuve

Gourney Halleck

Patrick Stewart - Lynch

P.H. Moriarty - Series

Josh Brolin - Villeneuve

Duncan Idaho

Richard Jordan - Lynch

James Watson - Series

Edward Atterton - Children of Dune

Jason Momoa - Villeneuve

Thufir Hawat

Freddie Jones - Lynch

Jan Vlasak - Series

Stephen McKinley Henderson - Villeneuve

Wellington Yueh

Dean Stockwell - Lynch

Robert Russell - Series

Chang Chen - Villeneuve

Alia

Alicia Witt - Lynch

Laura Burton - Series

TBD - Villeneuve

House Harkonnen:
Baron Vladmir Harkonnen

Kenneth McMillan - Lynch

Ian McNeice - Series

Stellan Skarsgard - Villeneuve

Piter DeVries

Brad Dourif - Lynch

Jan Unger - Series

David Dastmalchian - Villeneuve

Feyd Rautha Harkonnen

Sting - Lynch

Matt Keeslar - Series

TBD-Villeneuve

Glossu Beast Rabban

Paul L Smith - Lynch

Laszlo Kish - Series

David Bautista - Villeneuve


Fremen:
Stilgar

Everett McGill - Lynch

Uwe Ochsenknecht - Series

Steven Berkoff - Children of Dune

Javier Bardem - Villeneuve

Chani

Sean Young - Lynch

Barbora Kodetova - Series

Zendaya - Villeneuve

Liet Kynes

Max Von Sidow - Lynch

Karel Dobry - Series

Shannon Duncan Brewster - Villeneuve

Shadout Mapes

Linda Hunt - Lynch

Jaroslava Siktancova - Series

TBD - Villeneuve

Jamis

Judd Omen - Lynch

Christopher Lee Brown - Series

Babs Olusanmokun - Villeneuve

Harah

Molly Wryn - Lynch (Alan Smythee version)
N/A - Series

Gloria Obianyo - Villeneuve


House Corrino:
Padisha Emperor Shaddam IV

Jose Ferrer - Lynch

Giancarlo Gianni - Series

TBD - Villeneuve

Princess Irulan

Virgina Madsen - Lynch

Julie Cox - Series

TBD - Villeneuve

Hasmimir Fenrig

N/A - Lynch

Miroslav Taborsky - Series

TBD - Villeneuve

Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohiam

Sian Phillips - Lynch

Zuzana Geislerova - Series

Charlotte Rampling - Villeneuve

Cacator posted:

The Vanity Fair article confirms this.
Thanks, just found out about this in the GBS thread, updated.

AFewBricksShy fucked around with this message at 12:50 on Apr 16, 2020

Cacator
Aug 6, 2005

You're quite good at turning me on.



AFewBricksShy posted:

Updated cast pics.


Stephen McKinley Henderson - Probably Hawat, but no confirmation.

The Vanity Fair article confirms this.

Kassad
Nov 11, 2005

It's about time.


That's probably Thufir Hawat between Paul and Leto in the Atreides group shot. He's visibly older and less fit than all the other men in uniform.

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mennoknight
Nov 24, 2003

I WILL JUST EAT ONE MORE SANDWICH
OH MY HEAD EXPLORDED I'M JAY FATSTER


Oscar Isaacs looks PERFECT

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