My Outlander Blog!
This move to Sunday night programming is throwing a definite wrench into my reflection and writing. My real life is full of grandchildren’s athletic events, activities, and my own school work. There is rarely a day that I don’t have something to attend or something to grade. My old Outlander viewing/writing schedule found me watching the show either lying in bed at midnight with headphones and an iPad or viewing early Saturday morning with two mini doxies on my lap and sipping several cups of coffee with cream. I would write a few notes and watch again and write a few more notes. I would then watch the show on the big screen Saturday night with my husband, let my thoughts percolate until Sunday morning, spend a few hours writing, revising, and proofreading and then hit the publish button around noon. Soon, I would find myself frantically correcting the proofreading…
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Very good blog concerning the entitlement issues some fans have when it comes to scenes cut from tv shows
My Outlander Blog!
Sunday, I was made aware there was trouble brewing in the Outlander fandom over some edited footage from the final scenes of the episode “Faith”. It’s been a couple of days and I’ve had a chance to see some interactions between fans, creators, author, and cast. I’ve let my thoughts sit for awhile and I think I’m ready to put those thoughts to words today.
I just watched the entire clip
and what came to mind was how ironic and sad it is that love of such a wonderful story has engendered so much ugliness.
When “Faith” first aired I posted my reflection on the blog and was overwhelmed by the response and moved by my reader’s stories of tragedy and grief. http://wp.me/p4mtBT-3zD That episode dealt with a part of life spoken of mostly in whispers if spoken about at all. The real and honest…
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My Outlander Blog!
I’ve said this before, but one of the great things about writing a blog is hearing from people from all walks of life. In the past, I’ve posted comments from actors and producers because of their unique perspective. This past week , I heard from someone who adapts books into scripts for TV. We all would like to think we know how to adapt Outlander for the screen (just look anywhere the show is discussed on social media), but this person KNOWS. She agreed to let me share her thoughts in a post.
I am an avid Outlander fan. Been reading the books since they were each released. I remember being at the library for each subsequent release and waiting anxiously for them to catalog it so I could be the first to take it home. (LOL – it got to the point that they’d call me the…
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The Jacobite army of Scotland traveled through some gorgeous areas while battling the British to regain their freedom during the uprising of ’45
In the National Trust for Scotland we are lucky enough to have several sites which are connected to the Jacobite story so we thought we’d look at a few of these special places and share their unique stories.
Firstly, to the majesty of Killiecrankie. This steep sided gorge was home to the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 in which the Government army was sent north to deal with Viscount Dundees newly formed Jacobite army. The Jacobites were able to rout the Government army, but it came at a cost. Roughly one third of the Highland force was killed and Viscount Dundee was mortally wounded. He died on the battlefield and was carried the few miles to the nearby parish church of St Bride, above Blair Castle where he was buried.
Killiecrankie in the Autumn
The death of Dundee, in the midst of the confusion of a cavalry charge, became the subject of numerous legends…
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