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Welcome to the Outlander Dreams Blog Party!

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A gathering across Blogland in honor of Jamie & Claire Fraser, and the amazing Outlander Experience. Also to help stave off the HORRIBLE HIATUS blues. Happy Samhain! I had already finished this before the date and theme changed, so I’m just leaving it as is.

Thank you to The Outlander Blog Community for sponsoring this fun event!

I don’t have much skill for arts & crafts, So I thought I would throw Jamie and Claire a DREAM wedding party — since all they had were some Highlanders, a hoor, and a few villagers in attendance. And frankly, no home but each other for gifts yet.

Our first picture, I think, should be Lallybroch:

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No Outlander Sunday Number 2. *sigh* #Outlander #NoOutlander #Hellatus #Outlander Hellatus

You simply must check out our cuties Sam and Caitriona talking about how they’re adjusting to being noticed in the U.S., and the way they watched THE WEDDING OMG! I’ve decided I’m going to call it that from now on.

While I’ve been procrastinating working, I have also been perusing the virtual TREASURE TROVE of Outlander and Scotland related information over at Outlandish Observations. It’s AMAZING the amount of information she has about the books and the country over there — it’s pretty much an encyclopedia of anything ever referenced in the books, and more! If you look on the left column, you’ll find a list of events in the books that happen during the current month — SO COOL!

I MUST try these drinks from Outlander Kitchen for Thanksgiving and/or Yule and/or Hogmany: Highland Coffees! Yum!

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Oh my GODS, fandom, I leave you alone for a couple of days, and you explode over the silliest things! Yes, the pic of Sam swimming and having fun in a pool somewhere in LA is very hot… But I really do NOT understand the freakout. These are the “topics” I’ve seen meltdowns over:

1.) Some people seem to be deluded into believing Sam and Cait are “together” in real life. Well, if that is true, IT’S NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. And it is DEFINITELY not a reason to freak out and accuse a man you don’t know of CHEATING on his co-star. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?

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2.) Others are EXTREMELY upset over… and I think I got this right from the gist of the conversation, that Sam is “theirs” or “ours” as a fandom, and they’re deluded into believing he should somehow be a monk if he’s not with them/us? IDEK with this one, it’s so fucking batshit.

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That’s pretty much fandom, all right. You can see more and more how the stars start getting wary, withdrawing. More and more of the guano is hurled at them, and less of the respectful, SANE praise for their work, you’re not going to see them be so friendly and generous anymore, just to protect themselves. It really pisses me off.

And now it’s time for…

claire's whiskey of the day

 

This stuff looks like Jamie could have drank it.

This stuff looks like Jamie could have drank it.

So what do we get bombed on while we lament the lack of our favorite show today? Another of Sam’s favorites, Laphroaig. From their homepage:

“Like the islanders, Laphroaig may seem a little aloof at first, but make the effort, broach acquaintance and we can guarantee you’ll have a warm and genuine friend for life. Take it neat or with a splash of soft water. Roll it around on your tongue. Release the pungent, earthy aroma of the blue peat smoke, the sweet nuttiness of the barley and the delicate, heathery perfume of Islay’s streams.

The award-winning family of Laphroaig Whiskies ranges from the rich, pungent 10 Year Old to the smooth and exceptionally rare 40 Year Old. But whatever Laphroaig you choose, you can sense 200 years of loving care distilled into every bottle.”

A very cool vid about the process of crafting Laphroaig.

And that, ladies and gents, is that for me tonight! Oidhche mhath! (Good night!)

A Verra Exciting Day in #Scotland! The #indyref Goes Down Today — All Ye Scots, Get Out and Vote!

It sort of makes me want to throw back my head and roar. Think I was maybe a rebel in another life? *G*

It sort of makes me want to throw back my head and roar. Think I was maybe a rebel in another life? *G*

Best of luck to my adored and admired #Outlander #YES gents: @heughan, @grahammctavish, @An_Comhghallach and @GrantORourke. May you finally get the Scotland you dream of.

AND MAY I GET THERE SOMEDAY!

I’m sure there will be more yammer later, but now I have to get ready for an appointment, and I doubt I’ll be thinking much about #Outlander today — I’m much more involved in the vote! I know, *gasp*, right? Well, the more I think about Outlander, the more I realize there are still TWO MORE FULL DAYS (and 3/4) until my Jamie & Claire’s wedding! Wow, you know, I’ve been waiting over 20 years to see this onscreen, you would think a couple more days wouldn’t be a prob, right?

WELL YOU ARE WRONG. ARRRRRRRRRGH!

“Unflagging joy,” people, UN-FREAKING-FLAGGING JOY. Oh, and did I mention that @writer_DG declared Sam @heughan ‘s ass “FINE?” So… that’s all I needed to know. Not that @caitrionabalfe doesn’t deserve her lovely lady props — hello!

OMG WHY IS IT NOT SATURDAY YET?

Killing Time Until My… Er… I mean JAMIE AND CLAIRE’S #OutlanderWedding on Saturday!

Go, Scotland, Go! Means "Scotland Forever" in Gaelic.

Go, Scotland, Go! Means “Scotland Forever” in Gaelic.

Much excitement in the land of my ancestors! Whatever way the vote goes, Scotland will never be the same. My rebel heart is shouting YES! (Must come from being raised on stories of fighting for freedom… and maybe being an American, whose history also includes a nation waging war to pull out from under the boot heel of the British Empire.)

BUT ANYWAY. Enough politics — let’s SQUEE LIKE FANGIRLS!

by the awesome ladies at ProfessionalFangirls.com

by the awesome ladies at ProfessionalFangirls.com

There is SO MUCH fan art, so many vids, so much general hysteria going on around this ep… I swear I’ll have a total breakdown before Saturday night. And I generally have to watch very late due to… assorted boring things that nobody cares about. LOL. The adorable previews have everyone in a tizzy (SWEET MURTAGH! AWWWWW! Ned Gowan laying… ehem… down the law about consummation! And that laugh at the end of the full preview — “Tell me about your family!” *snort*),

The wedding invite sent out by Starz and forwarded to EVERY FAN IN THE UNIVERSE!!!!!

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From outlandernetwork.com

From outlandernetwork.com

Oh, my friends, Je Suis SO Prest!

Awesome! I Love Gatherings! I’d Love to Go to One in Scotland! :D Also, John Oliver Explains the #IndyRef Scotland Vote!

I love the torches in the dark, and thinking of it in Inverness? Awesome.

Next, we have John Oliver from The Daily Show explain Scottish Independence. In a very amusing way, imo.

Heh. “Ah yes, nothing screams Scottish freedom quite like a millionaire Australian anti-Semite on horseback!” Which, HA, because I loathe Gibson now, and *sad* because once upon a time, Braveheart was my very favorite movie. *sigh*

Heh. But the true story of William Wallace is still worth knowing. I mean, you know, if you care about Scottish history beyond what’s in Outlander, which some people don’t and THAT’S OKAY TOO, because it’s very rich and I never would have gotten as deep into studying Scotland if it hadn’t been for these stories.

DAMMIT! I should be working on this freelance piece due first thing tomorro, but I can’t seem to click off the FUN internet stuff. Watch, I’ll be up all night trying to finish.

NO MORE POSTS UNTIL I FINISH A DRAFT, DAMMIT!