A little Droughtlander ease…

Droughtlander is still in full swing, but thankfully, our symptoms are eased with the arrival of Season Two now currently available on DVD and Blu-ray. We’ve seen our members post pictures of their new treasure and express their giddiness.

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I don’t have my copy yet…but sooooooon. There have been so many gifs and pictures released to help me want it all the more.

We get to relive Frank’s meltdown after finding out the woman he loves is carrying another man’s child. For him to realize someone else gave her what he could not.

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One of my favorite moments with Roger and Claire is this:

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That one brief moment where you can see the anguish on Roger’s face. You know that he truly loved and appreciated the Reverend for taking him in as a 5-year old boy and loving him as much as any biological father would. Not many people would take in a child they barely knew and love them unconditionally.

But, at the heart of this story is the love that Claire and Jamie still have for each other. There are good times and there were so many bad times in France and Scotland, and even though they may have been at odds with each other they still loved each other with every fiber of their being.

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Season Two was a tough season for Claire and Jamie, but it will shape them into the people they become later in life. Soon, I will have my excited little hands on Season Two to watch and watch and watch some more.

Dinna fash, Heughligans, Season Three will be here before we know it!

(Pictures and gifs courtesy of @SonyPicsAtHome)

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.

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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.

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So, happy reading everyone!

A Way with Words

I love the tv adaptation of Outlander, I really do, but I still return to the books to bask in the sheer artistry Diana displays in her writing. I’ve been pulling quotes from the books for quite some time into a searchable database (Outlander Quotes) to make it easier to find and revel in some of my favorite examples.

Most days I post a favorite quote on Twitter (@chaoscritter), in the Heughligans Facebook group and on Compuserve. But I also intend to occasionally post some quotes here with a more detailed discussion and analysis. Starting now.

Warning this next bit contains a pretty big spoiler for Dragonfly in Amber. So if you haven’t read it, stop what you are doing right now- yes now- and go read it. Spoilers beyond the click.  Continue reading

Anticipation….Outlander’s last two episodes, will they live up to fan expectations?

We are days away from the second to the last episode of Starz highly acclaimed series, Outlander (starring Sam Heughan). Book readers have been looking forward to these episodes with a mixture of dread and curiosity. Will the writers, producers, and actors do justice to one of the most graphic scenes ever written? Those lucky enough to have viewed the last two episodes have said that the episodes left them, “sobbing, gasping for breath.”

Starz has declared #BlackJackIsBack the official hashtag for Episode 115, which has left some viewers unsure whether they want to use a hashtag that touches on such a sensitive plot point. But, we are left wondering how graphic these two episodes will actually be. You’ll find no spoilers here, however, early media reports suggest that even book readers will be shocked by the events that unfold.

Needless to say, you’ll find me huddled in bed, clutching a box of tissues…just in case.

*Outlander airs in the U.S. on Starz on Saturdays at 9pm in your time zone. Episode 115 airs this Saturday, May 16th. Memorial Day weekend, you can watch a marathon of the entire season. The Outlander season finale airs Saturday, May 30th.
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