36 years after the release of David Lynch's film adaptation of Dune, that famous flop is still finding new ways to surprise me. Like this Dune Activity Book — not to be confused with the Dune Coloring Book, or the Dune Color and Activity Book, all of which were apparently released in a failed attempt to market the film to kids.
Today, I'm particularly fascinated by this recipe for Dune "No-Bake Spice Cookies."
— Patrick Macias (@Patrick_Macias) June 19, 2020
Was melange supposed to taste like cinnamon and coconut? That doesn't strike me as a very exotic, out-of-this-world spice flavor. Was this supposed to tantalize children like a gateway drug to lead them towards the addictions of hallucinogenic-induced space navigation skills and telepathy? And why should the Kwisatz-Haderach need parental assistance to melt the butter in a saucepan? Children must not fear! Fear is the mindkiller!
Perhaps these cookies are the little death that brings total obliteration. Only one way to find out.
(If you want to get a closer look inside these weird childrens' books, check out this post from Coilhouse)
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