January 29, 2013
As WordPress announced and nostalgia made me recall, today, exactly one year ago (hours count included), a faltering netizen whom I sometimes associate with Patricia B. created this online receptacle to expose her history finds, artistic interests and unhindered opinions: Madame de Pique.
Since then, she’s enhanced a number of socializing skills, tested a couple of advertising talents, registered her magnetic powers to attract viewers (that are, to my chagrin, quite average), wrote, bragged, made and lost connections… The things to which every new user can relate to, right?
So cheers for a prosperous other 12 months of contributing with ideas, impressions, comments and eccentric depictions of history past, all illustrated by the exceedingly pink images my followers’ve gotten used with!
Also, to commemorate, I’m ‘inaugurating’ a novel author blog rather more focused on writing issues, in partnership with an artist friend whose charcoal drawings will pleasurably replace the current visual support and build the harmonious balance I’ve been told I lack here. This, in expectation of my debut self-published book (‘Vicious‘) scheduled for release on, say, April 21st.
Madame de Pique awaits companionship over at Patricia Beykrat!
September 4, 2012
Having been antagonistically said “far too occupied with relaxing”, holidays-making and putting my diary up to date after leaving immense time gaps in its composition (a bad habit of mine), I’m aware I might’ve turned my back to blogging here, which sadly and unavoidably turned poor Madame de Pique quite unpopular with “visitors”, and so, finally coming to realize it (apotheotisis!), I thought of giving the gal a voice of her own, let her speak for herself a little. Thus, within minutes of costomizing, playing with voice options, et cetera, the Voki Madame was brought into this post. Ta-dah! the very pink Marie-Antoinette-ish figure, feather-hatted, pear jewels galore, milky white and terribly French at your service!
Now, her obvious Parisian accent might not actually get the right pronunciation of the English lines I had her say and some of you probably will meet a few problems in understanding what this shamelessly rich lady’s mumbling about, but I do feel setting her talk the Queen’s English while under the power of a clearly French name was not the most suited idea despite the intelligibility issue. You’ll never hear Elizabeth the Second expressing herself in Chinese, will you? Hence, I apologize in anticipation, the woman’s not going to change that peculiar dialect underlining her origin.She’d lose her charm. However, just so none could complain for not getting a word of Madame’s dramatic-less soliloquy, here’s the script:
“Hello, mes chéres. I’m Madame de Pique and the blog you have accessed is my collection of discoveries on eccentric historical themes, art subjects and a large variety of beautiful things. Enjoy your visit chez moi and if you want to share some opinions or suggestions please leave a comment. Hope you will come back soon to spend some more time together!”