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A now definitively non-canonical fleshing out of the character of Madame Deux-Epees may be found here


offers a short autobigraphy which is wholly in keeping with the spirit of the Discworld, if not the now-known canonical facts. --AgProv 10:37, 31 October 2010 (CET)

Damn, damn, damn - after being put in touch with what else the Assassins' Guild Yearbook hasd to say about this character, there goes the backstory I built up in fanfic... still, it offers an interesting inference about how Lady T'Malia got there too... --AgProv 16:58, 12 July 2011 (CEST)

And here's us counting on you to fill us in on the Assassins. They must have been acting their tails off back in their senior student days, Lady T'Malia even more so. Is there a suggestion of their relative ages? We know Madam T. is getting on a bit. --Old Dickens 23:39, 12 July 2011 (CEST)

Nil desperandum. There may be a way to rescue the fanfic, although one major story will require a rewrite. It might be even better with the new information factored in! --AgProv 15:31, 14 July 2011 (CEST)

The new bio rewritten to fit - well, approximately fit, the new canonical stuff

The Only One

Hey, I work fast and most of this had already been written. It just needed tweaking.--AgProv 00:01, 15 July 2011 (CEST)

An odd observation

Probably too tenuous and tangential to be an annotation, but recently I've been watching an odd little children's cartoon popular in France and Switzerland called Tituef. Tituef can be best described as the sort of character Dennis the Menace might have been were he to have been born French: the school bad boy and rogue and leader of a juvenile gang. Like DtM, he originated as a print cartoon comic book, and was later animated. I describe it as "odd" because the pre-adolescent kids in this show are allowed a degree of sexual awareness that would never be permitted in Britain in a million years - maybe social attitudes are far more relaxed over there. (Or perhaps one of those kids' shows where adult-orientated jokes are slyly inserted for the benefit of the parents). Anyway, the school nurse at Tituef's school is drawn as a rather sexualised character who stops conversation among the lads when she walks past: whole story arcs are constructed around fictitious ailments created so as to get an opportunity to be up close and personal to her. Drawn with a very impressive poitrine, she is known to her admirers as Madame Double-Airbags... one wonders...AgProv (talk) 10:22, 5 March 2013 (GMT)

Another odd observation

I'm not looking for these... but this one leapt out at me. Watching a re-run of the old cop show Bergerac from 1987, about a detective in the Channel Islands. Enjoyable hokum, this one revolves around a training school in fencing and swordsmanship where passions get inflamed and a lot of people suddenly start dying of stab wounds inflicted by long thin-bladed weapons. (hmmm). The school is run by native French people of the old Bourbon nobility, and French-speaking Channel islanders. (Although they'd prefer les iles normandes).

It's all to do with the legendary two swords of the chevalier Roussillon, which were buried with him and have apparently been stolen from his grave. Members of the noble house have sworn vengeance. The killer - and thief of les deux-epées - is the hitherto unregarded Marianne Roussillon (Cherry Gillespie), a beautiful lady who turns out to be deadly with swords and a ruthless Assassin. Hmmm... AgProv (talk) 12:30, 8 March 2013 (GMT)