Outside of the Siglerverse
Julie Andrews' work as an entertainer has been well rewarded as she is the recipient of Golden Globe, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA, People's Choice Award, Theatre World Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award honours. Andrews was a former British child actress and singer who made her Broadway debut in 1954 with The Boy Friend, and rose to prominence starring in other musicals such as My Fair Lady and Camelot, and in musical films such as Mary Poppins (1964) and The Sound of Music (1965): the roles for which she is still best-known.
Andrews' talent and works have inspired generations of love, happiness, and goodwill.
Within the Siglerverse
Although Andrews is known for her talent and inspiration, within the Siglerverse she is allegedly known for one of the darkest days in the Future Dark Overlord's professional life. It was no coincidence that she had a book released on the same day as Scott Sigler's novel Infected. Infected was a the first of a five book deal with Crown Publishing for Sigler and as such, he received many well wishes and gifts. Among those gifts was a batch of poisoned candied dates that we posing as a benevolent gift.
The details of this horrific event are recounted by the Director of Doom:
"Julie Andrews (patoohie!) had a book come out on the same day as Infected was released. In an effort to crush the Forces of Evil™ and forever de-waggle the Eyebrow of Døøm™ she slyly sent poisoned candied dates as a congratulatory gift. (Or, you know, so the story goes.)
So, Scott innocently enjoyed some of these candied dates the night before Infected hit shelves and he spent the whole next day regretting it. And hurling. Lots of hurling. He even missed a radio interview AND hoiked on the air with This Week In Science. (It is pretty much edited out in the 'cast.)
But, Evil always overcomes, and the FDO™ survived. And now the Junkies are ever-vigilent, keeping an eye out for The White Queen and her minions."
-- AB Kovacs, Director of Doom (as chronicled in the Crack Hits thread)
While confirmation of Andrews being the perpetrator of this dastardly deed remains elusive, the circumstances are undeniably more than coincidence. Competitors throughout history have been known to do less in order to rise to the top. Fortunately, the FDO was too strong to succumb to the evil committed against him.