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Berenice Houser

Postby AgProv » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:15 pm

again, a reference to a name i don't get:

Making Money, the scene where Cribbins is reading papers and talks to the nun who speaks about that god-of-the-month club.

(paraphrased)
"What'sh your name, shishter?" "Berenice", she said, "Berenice, er, Houser."
'I see you're not using the bastard's name anymore', he thought.


...Who are they (not) talking about?


My reading of this scene is that Cribbins, being a con-man and therefore almost as skilled as Moist at reading people, has marked Berenice down as being not only divorced but having reverted to her maiden name. (She isn't a nun, btw) After a long period of using her married name, almost invaribly in Britain the man's name, she is still re-adjusting to using her own. (And British law and custom does not make this especially easy for a woman after divorce - A-M takes its social mores from Britain). Hence the moment of hesitation and remembering. The bastard is most probably the ex-husband. And Cribbins, being a not very principled con-man, is realising that she trusts a priest and his attention is wandering on to how much he can take her for - like a free meal, bath, and a shared bed for the night, so he can then trouser the whole of the hotel expense money advanced to him by Cosmo Lavish. He resented how little this was, after all, and if he can save spending it, especially if he can also save the equivalent of a seamstresses' fee, then so much the better - he isn't principled and can see her need for male attention that he can exploit, regardless of any hurt caused in the morning.

Oh, I'm glad tonyblack liked the wiki article... I wrote 90% of it...
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Upgrades to HEX

Postby AgProv » Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:25 pm

Hey folks, I again
Could someone help me listing of Hex's parts 'chronologically'?

As in, how did he start of, what is the when it comes to parts, when where they first mentioned and when did one part take the place of another. (and please, correct me if i'm wrong)

I have
Glasstubes with Ants and cardboardthingies (SM)
Glasstubes, Ants, Cardboard replaced by keyboard, unreal time clock (IT)
Quill and Paper replacing dice with occult symbols (LC)
FTB(HF)


In Science of Discworld; Darwin's Watch, HEX gets a scanner, a mechanical eye built by Gnomes to specifications HEX itself drew up one night - Ponder rushed the blueprints round to Cunning Artificiers and had it made up on the spot.
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:44 am

Is there a 'Spoof Street' in AM? (I mean as in a street by the name 'spoof street')
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Postby AgProv » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:54 am

There's a Short Street... theres' a Mayhap Street, near the University, as in "Mayhap it's there now but in five minutes time mayhap it won't be...")

Can't remember a Spoof Street, though. I will go and check available street maps, there are three to look at (the main published mappe and the endpapers of two hardback books, that provide more details versions of two city areas)
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Postby Tonyblack » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:13 am

Doesn't ring any bells with me either. :?
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Postby meerkat » Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:31 am

Doesn't ring a bell, Meeps, and I couldn't see one on the discworld mapp.
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:31 pm

Good :D Should have said it before, but I needed the Info for my fanfiction, as I wanted to put a street by that name in there and wasn't certain if one already existed.

AgProv might know what street it will be :) As well as those of you who think in semi-weird ways like I...
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Postby meerkat » Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:14 pm

It's where people think and live with absoloutely no sense of humour at all! A few roads from Welcome Soap. :lol:
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:27 pm

Location sorta correct, the other not :D
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Postby meerkat » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:19 pm

They pretend to be the opposite of what they are? :lol:
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Postby LilMaibe » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:41 pm

Won't tell :) you'll have to wait :twisted:
(Should be in 3 or 4 chapters from now)
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Postby LilMaibe » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:17 am

What was it they spoke in Genua again? Allusions to French? Spanish? Mix of both? (Can't find my copy of Witches Abroad atm)
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Postby Tonyblack » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:30 am

LilMaibe wrote:What was it they spoke in Genua again? Allusions to French? Spanish? Mix of both? (Can't find my copy of Witches Abroad atm)
I kind of think it's a kind of French, which would fit with the Louisiana feel to the story. I'm thinking a kind of Cajun. :) The Cajuns, or Arcadians were French speaking settlers in parts of Canada who were expelled during the French/Indian wars.
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Postby LilMaibe » Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:34 am

Thanks :)
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Postby meerkat » Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:10 am

This all sounds very intriguing, Meeps!
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