Ducce in Seitch Tabr
October 10, 2007
Originally uploaded by duccelykin
Fables of the Reconstruction…The last time Ducce was in Dune, (on Second Life) the Sietch had not been built. The Sietch Tabr, one of the home land for Fremen has just recently be started. It is one of the expanding environments on the planet of Arrakis. Ducce and other Fremen brothers were eagerly waiting the caves of his tribes to be built. Well that is if they accept him. Homeless, he hung out at the bar like a hobo. One of the fun thing about Second Life is that one can role play and really live a second life, in a fictional world render with prims, sims, and other digital tricks in the metaversal three dimension work. I read ‘Dune’ ages ago and find some facts about the author, Frank Herbert, fascinating. He was born in Washington. He took inspiration for Dune from the Beach of Florence. I have been to those dunes a few times. It’s about 3 hours drive from Portland, Oregon.
“Herbert began researching Dune in 1959 and was able to devote himself more wholeheartedly to his writing career because his wife returned to work full time as an advertising writer for department stores, becoming the main breadwinner during the 1960s. Herbert later related in an interview with Willis E. McNeilly that the novel originated when he was supposed to do a magazine article on sand dunes in Florence, Oregon, but he became too involved in it and ended up with far more raw material than needed for a single article. The article, entitled “They Stopped the Moving Sands,” was never written, but it did serve as the seed for the ideas that led to Dune.”
Much has changed since Ducce was kicked out of ‘Face Dancer’, a bar on Arrakis. He was charged with drunken disorderly conduct and poor role playing behavior. But thanks to the efforts of many good and skill folks, Dune raise renewed and refreshed. The good news is Ducce is allowed back! Look out…
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