Episode 75: The small, undersized, little escort

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and continue our Dragonfly in Amber read-along with Chapter 14 “Meditations on the Flesh.”

To read more about Diana’s description of her unique character types, visit “The Cannibal’s Art – Characterization.

The song “She moved through the fair” is by Sláinte, from their album titled Cup of Tea. (A few of the members of Sláinte came together to form the current group, Mooncoyne.)

 

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Starz releases first minute of Episode 109 “The Reckoning”

TCA 2015—Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan

TCA 2015—Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan

Starz has released the first minute of Outlander Episode 109 “The Reckoning.” Airing on Saturday, April 4, 2015, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the return of this critically acclaimed series will end the so-called “Droutlander” experienced by fans since its hiatus began in September 2014.

Source: Starz

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Episode 74: Hellebore

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and continue our Dragonfly in Amber read-along with Chapter 13 “Deceptions.”

 

Black hellebore

Black hellebore

Photo by and used with the permission of Carolyn Walker, www.carolynsshadegardens.com.

Our thanks to Carolyn Walker for granting us permission to use her beautiful image and The Outlander Plant Guide‘s Marie McKinsey for pronunciation support!

The History of Abortion” by Lynda Osborne

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‘Outlander’ Season 1 Episode Titles

Starz has put up episode titles for the second half of Season 1 of Outlander. No guarantee they may not change, as not all episodes are complete.

Let’s say, however, that these are the titles. We are very, very happy that so many of them reflect actual Outlander chapter titles. Let’s do the numbers. How many episode titles are taken directly from Book 1?

Episode 102 “Castle Leoch” (Outlander, Part Two title)

Episode 104 “The Gathering” (Outlander, Chapter 9 title)

Episode 106 “The Garrison Commander” (Outlander, Chapter 12 title)

Episode 109 “The Reckoning” (We’ll give them the benefit of the doubt. Technically, they added a definite article and made the noun plural [Outlander Chapter 22 is titled “Reckonings”].)

Episode 110 “By the Pricking of My Thumbs” (Outlander Chapter 24 title)

Episode 112 “Lallybroch” (Outlander Part Five title)

Episode 113 “The Watch” (Outlander Chapter 33 title)

Episode 114 “The Search” (Outlander Part Six title)

Episode 116 “To Ransom a Man’s Soul” (Outlander Chapter 39 title)

(Man, even typing that last chapter/episode title brought me a #tearprick.)

So if my math is correct,  56% of Outlander Season 1’s episode titles are either taken directly from chapter titles, or part titles. That’s pretty awesome.

'Outlander' Episode Titles

‘Outlander’ Episode Titles

 

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Episode 73: Dunedin Doodle

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, THE TRAILER!!, and continue our Dragonfly in Amber read-along with Chapter 12 “L’Hôpital des Anges.”

Urinoscopist—See Karen Henry’s Outlandish Observations blog post from 12/7/12 for a wealth of information about urinoscopy.

Bouton is a Doxiepoo.

More about Poodle crosses: “22 Awesome Poodle Mixes That You Totally Need To Know About

Some wonderful images of Doxiepoos can be found here.

Cup and ball, or bilboquet 

 L'Enfant au Bilboquet

Jeanne Bôle, L’Enfant au Bilboquet, ca. 1880

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The trailer that Just Won’t Quit

So a few of you may have seen the new trailer released by Starz. It’s just a little thing. Except that it’s not.

Does anyone else find themselves slowing it down, or watching the slow-motion version and trying to identify the various scenes? Like “Oh, there’s Jenny! That must be when they search for…” or “Wait–that’s a jail cell door in the background! Could that be…??”

Because we did all of that. And we will keep doing that. We just can’t get enough of Outlander.  Again, thank you, Starz.

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2015 People’s Choice Awards—Bob’s your uncle

For some pre-April 4th excitement, let’s talk about tonight’s PCAs. First, there’s the red carpet #Outlander presence. (Post to be updated throughout the evening.)

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, 2015 PCA red carpet

45 minutes later (or so)…

THEY WON!!!!

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, 2015 People's Choice Awards

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, 2015 People’s Choice Awards

 

Nominate the hottest show on TV, allow the fans to vote, and Bob’s your uncle.

Here’s to an exciting and fulfilling 2015 for Outlander cast, crew, all of production, and fans, worldwide!

 

 

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Episode 72: Dissonance

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and continue our Dragonfly in Amber read-along with Chapter 11 “Useful Occupations.”

Correction: The choir master’s name is pronounced “Gerstmann.”

 

Pitch standards

Maria Theresa

 

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Episode 71: Of hawthorn, hags, and Hogmanay

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and continue our Dragonfly in Amber read-along with Chapter 10 “A Lady, with Brown Hair Curling Luxuriantly.” We wish #Outlanders everywhere a verra happy Hogmanay.

Hawthorn symbolism

Counter box  Example 1  |  Example 2

The “Old Hag” Syndrome

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Episode 70: Holiday nibbles

In this episode, we discuss recent announcements, and continue with our Dragonfly in Amber read-along with Chapter 9 “The Splendors of Versailles.” Be sure to listen for a very special holiday treat.

 

We want to thank everyone who helped make our holiday episode so complete. Your generosity is very much appreciated, and we wish you a very happy holidays and all the best in the new year.

Where exactly is the third rib?

The scene from Legend where Mia Sara dances into the Devil’s Black Dress (4:21)

The Naughty Side of 18th Century French Fashions

An example of the nipple-revealing fashion of the 18th century

An Outlander Kitchen poll

The Rise and Fall of Versailles

Part 1 | Part 2Part 3

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