“It is by will alone I set my mind in motion. It is by the juice of Sapho that thoughts aquire speed, the lips aquire stains, stains become a warning. It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.”
I’ve been working on my knitting project so not too many things have been drawn lately! But expect alot of Dune crap because I’ve started rereading the series.
I actually really enjoy the David Lynch interpretation and have never watched the Syfy versions so my brain has inserted a specific few headcanons for me. So here is my favorite sociopathic Mentat, Piter de Vries!
A bit of nerdy info on Mentats! In Herbert’s universe, sentient machines such as computers have been been banned. To circumvent this, the Mentats have been trained to perform complex computerized calculations as well as supra-logical hypothesizing. Having a Mentat aiding in strategic planning is essential for most of the houses of the Landsraad. Piter de Vries is a Mentat that has been purposefully twisted by the Bene Tleilaxu to suit the needs of Baron Harkonnen and as a result is a complete and total sadist. Brad Dourif plays him in the Lynch version, and I just ADORE Brad Dourif and his creepiness!