Some Droughtlander Relief Next Month

On October 18th, we’ve got 2 exciting new things to get distract us for a while.

First, we have The Making of Outlander. It looks gorgeous and I assure you we will have a review up as soon as we get it in our eager little clutches.


And on the same day, we have an anthology with a new Diana Gabaldon short story. The Highway Kind: Tales of Fast Cars, Desperate Drivers, and Dark Roads contains the short story Fogmeister which is based on Berndt Rosemeyer, Germany’s most famous race-driver.

And if you’re wondering why this has no Jamie Fraser, I’ll let Diana explain. But I’d read Diana explaining the phone book, so I’m sure I’ll read it as soon as it’s out and will review it as well.


So, happy reading everyone!

Little Photoshop of Horrors

I admit it, I love me some Photoshop.

Blemish? Erase it!
Double chin? Lose 20lbs instantly with the swipe of a paintbrush!

Photoshop is God’s gift to the people like me who never seem to take a good selfie.


However, there is a point where photoshopping can sometimes become scary
….fan edits.


Do you remember when Sam was cast as Jamie and we all couldn’t wait to see how he looked  with red hair or in a kilt? We stalked social media daily waiting for the first photos to be released. Well, some people just couldn’t wait and decided it’d be much easier to mock up their own idea of how Sam would look as Jamie.

I present to you, the “first” images of Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser in Outlander…


Now let’s compare that to the actual first photo of Sam as Jamie…

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sam photo1


See what I’m getting at? Nothing compares to the real thing. It’s pretty hard to improve on perfection.

Now, some of these Photoshop creations are pretty funny and creative…

Sam Heughan in Game of Thrones…FINALLY!



Sam Heughan hanging out on the Enterprise with Captain Kirk…


From Twitter, creator unknown

A Sam Heughan to win any argument…


From Twitter account @gingermostly

And it’s a good thing Sam has a long contract, because he’s going to need the money to support all his IMAGINARY internet children…

And lastly, since Christmas is only 5 months away, you’d better be good because Sam sees you while your sleeping…

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Picture by Covadonga




Sam Heughan + Barbour

And you thought Sam Heughan’s sizzle was already Turnt Up?

Take a look at photos of Sam Heughan, the first global Brand Ambassador for the quintessentially British brand, Barbour.  Known for their  country clothing and cotton waxed weatherproof jackets; they also design and manufacture shoes, accessories and leather goods for men, women and children.



That smolder. Those azure blue eyes. That JACKET!

Sam Heughan and Barbour go together like Peanut-Butter-and Jelly-Macaroni-and-Cheese-Haggis-and-Shortbread. (is it hot in here, or is it me? ’cause it totally could be me; but I digress).

This looks to be a match made in heaven and Heughligans are excited to see what future hotness this union produces.
Hey Barbour, don’t you think one of your lovely jackets needs an HH logo? I volunteer as tribute; your very first  Heughligan-Barbour Ambassador.
For as long as you need me. I’m generous like that.


It’s almost that time again, for our show to leave us

Preview for 'Outlander' Episode 213, _Dragonfly in Amber_ (Season Two ___

Don’t let me go

but before we travel down that sad road let me back up 30yrs to 11am Monday thru Friday and me being shushed by my mom because her “stories” (Young & the Restless) were on. I didn’t know how her stories could compare to my ultra interesting bug find or the way I could crumple a piece of paper to look like a toad. But whatever I needed to say had to wait the hour of the show and then thirty minutes after while she discussed it with her friends. Torture I tell you waiting out her story time.

Fast forward to the here and now, Saturdays where I am shushing four adorable faces because Outlander is on actually five if my husband decides to ask questions during the First Watching. My shushing consists of the  look and the finger point for them to find entertainment on one of the three other levels of the house. Which brings us to this Saturday where we fans will spend an Outlandhour and a half, parked and settled in front of the T.V., IPad or some magic box that gives us Diana’s world.
Knowing that I am not alone in my need of space and quiet, I asked the members of Heughan’s Heughligans facebook page what they do in preparation of the show. The general consensus

Which we Dragonfly in Amber book, article and spoiler readers know will be needed in heavy abundance this Saturday. Because Bree and Roger and parting sorrow, goodbyes, Culloden and returning home.

So to all my fellow story time shushers, Slainte Mhath

Here’s to season 3 & 4

P.S. How in the world can he make wearing a scarf so freaking sexy?!