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People’s Choice Awards Giveaways

Let’s rack up Peoples’ Choice Awards for our beloved show! Not only tips from Outlander Ambassador, but giveaways, too! 😀

Outlander Ambassadors

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We all know that Outlander deserves every award out there (and some that haven’t been invented yet), but the People’s Choice Awards give us the opportunity to make it happen.

This is a big task. Most of the shows which have won have fan bases 10-20 times the size of Outlander’s. Fortunately, few of them have fan bases as dedicated (or as benignly nutty) as ours. To encourage Outlander fans to vote often and repeatedly, Outlander Ambassadors, Sandie Russo of Knitzy Blonde and an anonymous donor are offering prizes for those who help Outlander get recognized (often and repeatedly) in these awards.

When the nomination ballot is announced on October 21, we expect Outlander and its cast to appear among the 10-15 choices in a number of categories. Every time you vote for Outlander (or cast members) in ALL of the categories in which it appears, you will receive…

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Since When Has Friday Been This Depressing? #Outlander #NoOutlander #OutlanderHellatus

*Sigh* No casting news, no set news, no pictures from anyone’s vacation. *sigh*

But there are a few things:

Out beloved musical director, Bear McCreary, has posted about scoring The Way Out, The Gathering, and Rent. It’s really interesting stuff! I don’t know how much fans look beyond story and characters (or the hotness of actors) to look at all of the many layers of talent and technicality it takes to produce the show we love so much. Everything from Terry’s costumes, the lighting, the set design, and Bear’s music, gives the story richness, depth, and realism. This is a fascinating article about how Bear does his job.

Hey, did you know (I know I sure didn’t) that the waulking song Claire sings with the village ladies in Rent is called “Mo Nighean Donn?” Awesome! He said he put it in as an Easter Egg for fans who could recognize it.

And in other vaguely comforting fan news — Killing Time’s awesome 109 “Both Sides Now” photo screencap PART DEUX is up, and you know that’s a great way to perk up your day. Just set down your beverage before you start reading. Hee. “Wee herbs.” I was taking a break from re-watching for a while, but I’m already getting tempted to watch it again. Still considering just fast forwarding through the Frank bits. I got the narrative necessity, now I can just spare myself, right?

Then, Melanie Poloff gave us “20 Verra Verra Braw Reasons Why Sam Heughan Is The Perfect Jamie Fraser” — they mostly boil down to “He’s Scottish and Hot,” which seems perfectly reasonable to me.

CLAIRE’S WHISKY OF THE DAY

Something wacky is going on with graphic uploads, so I can’t really do my whiskey of the day. Which SUCKS! But in lieu of this very important information, how about tips from expert Blair Bowman, founder of World Whisky Day on how to “properly” taste whisky? I think I said before that my whisky tasting is pretty much limited to “yummy,” “yucky,” and “too drunk to care.” But for a lot of connoisseurs, there IS an art to it. This article gives some basics. 

That’s probably it for today — I have a HUGE freelance project to do, and I REALLY need the money for various things: stuff to make holiday crafts, money for buying gifts, etc. And whether I like it or not, that means buckling down and concentrating, if I want to get these things done AND get my NaNo prep ready in time, I need to FOCUS. So not my natural state of being.

So, have a great day and stop by my Bloodthirsty Muses blog for more on the fictional side of things (and ongoing Halloween celebration!)

How To Explain Outlander to the Uninitiated or Die Trying/ #OutlanderWedding Update :)

BWAHAHAHAHA! Melissa is awesome.

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On the eve of Jamie & Claire’s #OutlanderWedding, here’s a quick way to explain Outlander to our pathetic friends who don’t know what they’re missing 🙂 If you don’t have time today to read about my experience, simply scroll down 6 paragraphs and memorize your ‘Outlander Sale’s Pitch’!  Enjoy 🙂

For 20+ years I was a fan of the Outlander book series, visiting Diana Gabaldon’s website a couple of times a year to see if there was any progress on a movie. There never was much.  And I tried not to get my hopes up.  I now realize the reason it took so long was because we were waiting for young Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe to get through middle and high school, get their braces off, go through the awkward teen years and become adults and all gorgeous and everything so they would be the correct age to…

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You Are Invited to the #OutlanderWedding Twitter Party Saturday, Sept 20 8 pm – 1 am EDT, 5 pm – 10 pm PDT

SQUEEEEE! Do you think I need to get them a present? #OutlanderWedding #Outlander

Outlander Ambassadors

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The day we’ve all been waiting for is almost here. To celebrate the marriage of Claire Elizabeth Beauchamp and James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser, we are planning a virtual party on the #OutlanderWedding Twitter feed.

The festivities kick off at 8 pm Eastern time with a one-hour pre-function where we will try to trend #OutlanderWedding with photos, quotes and screenshots of the happy couple to introduce those who are not familiar with Outlander to our Claire and Jamie. There is no need to direct these tweets at any particular handle. Tweets like “You are invited to the #OutlanderWedding at 9 pm ET/PT on Starz” and a great photo of Sam, Caitriona or both will be just perfect.

Once the episode begins, those who are forced to wait can continue the effort while those who are enjoying the episode watch, sigh, swoon, cry and squee in peace. We’re asking that after…

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