VM Gautier on February 21st, 2015

Watch an old movie from the 1920s and you’ll see the telephone was already fully integrated into people’s lives, but it was not yet in everyone’s home. Often there would be a coin operated phone in the corridor or a communal one in the parlor of a boarding house. But by the end of World [...]

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VM Gautier on February 14th, 2015

Friday night, I went to Facebook and  was asked to supply my “real” name. I tried VM Gautier — my Blood Diva pen name which I’ve used for the blog tour, interviews, etc. I’ got a screen asking me to fill in my “authentic” name again. Again, I put “VM Gautier” and I got rejected. If [...]

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Marion on February 12th, 2015

I didn’t watch the Grammy’s and mostly what I heard about was Kanye West’s latest “tell us what you really think even if nobody asked” rant.  Then today, trolling the internet for references to La Traviata as I am wont to do, I found out about Katy Perry’s Verdi inspired dress by Valentino. The opera/classical music [...]

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Marion on February 7th, 2015

So a couple of weeks ago I bonded over opera on twitter with a gaming journalist . That’s opera the musical theatrical form, not the operating system. This has led to a few gamers following me on twitter. I am so seriously NOT of that world. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. There are [...]

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Marion on February 2nd, 2015

Simmons was drinking alone and waiting for opportunity, which soon arrived in the form of a slim dark-haired beauty who brushed past him – deliberately he thought – then sat at a stool one over from his. The first thing that struck him was her scent, probably some fancy perfume – fresh, floral but not [...]

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