Do the math…we GOT this thing. You are invited – #OutlanderCANCAN

There are 8 wks left. 8 wks. left. We have 8 episodes in the bank. Did you do the math? Huh? Eh? What? Wait!

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Frankly, that math was easy enough. We have it figured out, plus, if Showcase won’t play in the sandbox with us, we will just have to entertain ourselves.

You know, it isn’t like we haven’t done THAT since October. I mean, really.  Us Heughliots are quite a resourceful bunch are we not?

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We don’t have to remind you about coming up with #Droughtlander? We will however remind you Diana Gabaldon posted it on her Facebook. Yes. We are still pretty tickled about that. Then we had our perfect little Scottish island we pretended to buy? I am pretty sure there are still people packing their bags for that one. I mean wanting to start a crowd-funding & kick-starter campaign? Seriously. Girlfriends were going a bit craaaaazy for cocoa puffs. Yup…I had to tell ladies that was a wee joke.  We have this “keeping ourselves entertained” shit under control.

Sunday nights are our jam in Canada.

Thats OUR JAM!

That’s OUR JAM!

Nothing like going to church in the morning and then praising all that is holy for those knees, thighs and then all that is Jamie Fraser in the evening. Nope nope nope!  Seems to suit our sensibilities it does. We have decided with 8 wks out- It’s warm up time.

We are countin’ ourselves back down to April 5th with some rewatching of the Outlander. Starting with Episode One. We will be doing that on Feb 8 at 8 PM MST. Mountain Standard Time for those I am speaking the gibberish to. And yes, I like adding the the word THE before words because I think it makes words sound fancy. It’s a thing I have. Like “THE google….and THE kilt….and THE fine round arse”  Yeah…like that.

This is the way Canada shall play.  #OutlanderCAN is our regular watching hashtag so since we are on repeat, replay, rejoice…we will

#OutlanderCANCAN for fun!  We would love our fellow Canadian friends to join us for a live tweet & any of our Outlander friends who just love watching this show. You know, those who simply want another reason to inject more of the #cracklander into their veins.  We will tweet, discuss, laugh & interact.  Hopefully enticing more viewers to this phenomenal show come April 5th. (Or yes, whatever dates it will his your screens)

THAT after all, is what it is all about. HINT HINT NUDGE NUDGE, Showcase.

That wasn't so hard. Let's be friends.

That wasn’t so hard. Let’s be friends.

 See…I can be subtle…like a brick. To a face.

That’s all us Heughliots have been doing- trying to get new viewers, lotsa them.  We have been doing a damn good job.

We are a proud people

We are a proud people

We could make great partners Showcase! Why don’t you love us?  Even #OutlanderStarz follows our awesomeness. You know… we can accomplish more together.  There is no “i” in team and all that gobbiligoohoo. What do you say? Wanna sip? It’s super yummy!

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For example, we have NO idea if Showcase is heading to The Calgary Expo to promote Outlander but we KNOW we ARE! We are dressing up, we have PROPS! Outlander PROPS even!  There are a lot of us and WE ALREADY WILL BE THERE TO SPREAD THE WORD!  We have been letting Showcase know via twitter and if their social media department was paying attention you’d think they’d hop on this ride. Free Advertising my friends. THE BEST KIND!

Goodness knows Sony & Starz has ridden this Social Media wave big time. We saw how they grabbed a hold of our #Droughtlander. Smart, smart folk that they are. Eventually, months later, Showcase joined them. Come on Showcase…We are here for you. Waiting.

We are a very patient people

We are a very patient people

As we have it, we are rallying the troops. First stop. THIS SUNDAY. 8 PM.  We will see our Canadian friends…and we know many of our other Outlander friends will be there too. ANY excuse to get together for a little #Cracklander group therapy – they are right there. We so love how you throw out the signal and they come running, tappin the vein, line ready!

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The Original meaning of the #Cracklanders…as debuted in the summer of 2014

From all over the world, timers will be set. Hashtags for the ready to follow along. #OutlanderCANCAN can!

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Tell us where YOU will be watching from, what your twitter handle is so we can be sure we are following along with you too. Remember the @Heughliots #1 rule of Interwebs happiness is #AAPI  and for the record, it makes real life a hell of a lot more solid too!

We do it for every tweet we read.

We do it for every tweet we read.

See you all on the flip side! Or Sunday. Which ever comes first

highfivecanuckle SL Heughliot @Large

Canada Dry…not the pop- the time between Outlander Episodes 8 & 9. ORIGINAL

and here we sit. Waiting. This is what happens when you get addicted to Cracklander. You binge out and then there is a dry spell in town, problem is, we can’t hop in the car and go to the big city to score a hit or call Creepy Uncle Jack that Mom doesn’t ever want us to talk to…we have to wait it out.

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Do I look impressed? No…it’s because I’m not.

So, we wait.  It’s a reallllll good thing that I have a shit load of friends waiting with me, tappin their own veins until episode 9 airs.  Our American friends at least “know” their kill switch date.  Us up here, in the great white…well…we can only hope that Showcase gets it right this time. HINT HINT!  Nope. I am NOT known for subtly.

Can you hear me NOW?!

                                               Can you hear me NOW?!

As much as we like leftovers, we prefer not to have them – every – single – meal. Knowhatimsayin?

So? What shall we do while we wait?  I have some suggestions for you.

Not all of them are practical and not all of them will particularly help ease the pain.

We tend to either state the obvious, be incredibly sarcastic or...you know...pull shit like this.

We tend to either state the obvious, be incredibly sarcastic or…you know…pull shit like this.

My question to you now is… when have you known me to be practical or helpful? I’m here to entertain… or create a reasonable facsimile of humour in some form. I think you may be getting used to that concept by now eh?

We have to FIRST stop complaining that there is a break. There’s a break. Will complaining stop the break? Nooooooo…the break does not stop with the complaining. Yes, I am saying this to myself just as much as I am saying it to everybody else.

Even Jack can't take it any more

Even Jack can’t take it any more

The next step is to DO something about it.  We have to pass the time somehow. So LET’S get creative! Sure, some of us can knit (not me), some can make WONDERFUL fan videos, (not me), some can paint or draw, (not me) so the Not Me’s of the world…must do other things…here are some suggestions.

Take them in the spirit they are intended.

To Excite and Entice. No?

To Excite and Entice. No?

  • Find another addiction.   It’s what crackwhores do.  When the crack runs dries…the meth’ll do. So tune into The Walking Dead, catch up on a show you never watched like Breaking Bad, if there is still one or two of you out there that hasn’t seen it…or REALLY treat yourself and watch Republic of Doyle. I am not shitting you. That is some good TV right there!
    See how good that TV is?

    See how good that TV is? He has what we ladies call STUPIDMAKERS…those muscles that trail on down to his happy place…No idea what they are called…but ummmmm….DUH *drool* DUHsummore

    Or check something else out that captures your interest and makes you want to watch it again and again. Something that makes you want to research the characters, watch previous seasons, get the books. Whatever you need to do to fill the gaps of time. You know, about 6 months worth.

 

  • Read ALL the Gabaldon books. In my case…Re-Re-Re-Re-Re-Re(oh FFS you get the picture x 12) the books, throw in the novellas, the Lord John series, listen to the audio books by Davina Porter. That ought to keep you busy and out of touch with reality a good long while. We know Diana’s books are kinda on the large side…which is great…because when someone interrupts you while reading, you can throw it at their whole face. Not half, not just their nose or chin…their WHOLE face.                                                                                        Click right here if you want to know the chronological order of all the tomes. *PHEW-Big words n meanings…need a drink!*

 

  • Scour the interwebs for juicy gossip  interesting information about the show, cast & crew. This does not make you a stalker. It makes you curious. Curiosity is a good thing.  Remember when they said that when you were little? Yeah, just pretend that.

    There’s no problem here…carry on

 

  • Considering we are going to be waiting in Canada from the months Oct- probably around April/May. Shovel your snow, clean off your car, scrape the ice off your windows and watch some hockey games. AKA Be a Productive Human That ought to keep you plenty friggen busy eh?  Me…I do not choose to do those things. You will continue to see me right here. Typing out blogs for your viewing pleasure or roll your eyedom.
  • Last but not least…Get a life. BAHAHAHA! Who’m I kiddin right? WHO exactly spent a couple hours today writing this VERY blog? Yeah…this girl…
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    That was mean. I shouldn’t have

    I just wanted to see your face when I said it. Too bad I can’t…I do have have a great imagination though. Thanks to Mr. Dress-Up, Casey & Finnagin all those years ago.  What I wouldn’t do for a Tickle Trunk today. Well I have the grown up version but a kids version would help pass the time too….never mind…the grown up version is just fine.

    Yep...mine's just a lil bigger.

    Yep…mine’s just a lil bigger.

    Needless to say, the Droughtlander will be over before we know it because well…the best way to get through ANY tough situation is to Get Claire Drunk and stay Claire drunk. Let’s face it. Us Canadians have livers of steel. If there is something we do, and do well. It’s drink. Wine, beer, rum, whisky, vodka, liqueurs…we are equal opportunity. Besides, it helps keep us warm over those cold winter months. We are not a stupid people.

    No I do not endorse alcoholism...but drunkenness is a whole other sandbox.

    No I do not endorse alcoholism…but drunkeness is a whole other sandbox

 

 

Stay warm Canada…and to our Outlander friends…we don’t like to drink alone so let’s get this party started. *HIC*

SL – Heughliot @ Large

Our original Blog date on this was in October…How Time Flies when you are being tortured…

AB-OOTLander – This Canadian jaws on about Outlander stuff eh…

Was that intro stereotypical enough for you? *Jamie Wink*

Yes… I was going to call this Blog AB-Outlander…since I am from AB (Alberta) Canada and I thought “That’s creative!” and then I remembered I am Canadian and everyone and their little dog think Canadians say aboot and not about. I don’t hear it but hey…I’m Canadian, I like to drink. Who am I to argue with the world at large? So, AB-OOTlander was born. I’m terribly witty…Or just terrible. You can decide later.

There are dozens – if not tens of lots of recap blogs on the interwebs about Outlander. Hell, I read most of them. Giggling with mirth. Facepalming myself because of the horrible grammar (I should talk), spelling errors or the clear fact the writers haven’t read the books. No, not that you HAVE to read the books to do a recap but sometimes my palm will hit my face with the force of a sparrow hitting my glass pane window because it has a pea sized brain. I keep reading though, why? Because we laugh at other peoples stupidity all the time. Why do you think those epic fail videos on YouTube have so many hits? It’s funny shit that’s why.  Oh yeah, I swear.  If you don’t like it when I swear. I’m sorry that you find it offensive or you think it makes me sound less intelligent. Personally I find it one of the things that gives me great joy. There are plenty of other places on the interwebs you can find non-swearing folks that won’t make you cringe. So those will be better for you. Plus I’m Canadian, we have potty mouths. If you would like to know the benefits of swearing. Please CLICK HERE.

So this won’t really be one of those Recap blogs, I will be more of an occasional, this is what the Canadian thinks, this is what the Heughliots are saying about what other people are saying or HOLY CRAPOLA WHAT WAS THAT!? I LOVE THIS SHOW- and will talk about everything that happened and YEAH suddenly its become a recap blog. WHO the eff knows?!

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In Canada, we are 3 Episodes into the season. Let me tell you what I think about being behind. 2 words. It sucks. We also have commercials. 3 words. It really sucks. Showcase is the network where it airs and fans are very grateful, however, Outlander is an hour long show. In Canada it is 1.5 hours. Yup, I suck at math and I can tell you how many commercials that is.

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I mean, thank goodness we created the #OutlanderCANDrinkingGame – Really- the Hashtag is too long cuz when you are playing it turns into #OutlanderCANdrinkigfhksdfh .  It doesn’t take too long to get yourself pickled playing this one. Especially when the Scots talk.  Even english.Their brogue is so thick, sometimes it sounds like they have marbles in their mouth but then when they speak the Gaelic! Well damn, you get into your cups PDQ!

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I happen to think Bob n Doug are Colum n Dougal reincarnated. MacKenzie…McKenzie…the similarities are uncanny. Ok, they aren’t…they pretty much end with the name and that they are brothers. I did make this super creepy bad photoshop that I continually giggle about since I am very easily entertained. *shrug*

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No I shouldn’t get out more. Did you know it SNOWED here last week. Yes…I am aware I live in Canada but damn…that’s even early for HERE!

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I livetweet from my twitter account every Sunday @heughliots if you want to join me. I start an hour before show time, you know, to rally the troops. 7 pm MST, it sure would be nice if Showcase showed some interest in the Social Media aspect – alas – we will do it for them. Our hashtag, if you didn’t notice is #OutlanderCAN – we have a blast.

I think I’m hilarious(granted looks only get you so far),other people think I am drunk – I assure you ,I’m not…usually.  It’s really difficult to drink & tweet & think & search for stuff all at the same time. Even for someone as well rounded as myself.  Claire and I have something in common, livers of steel.  I just realized, maybe that is why people think I am drunk, because I don’t do all of those things with ease. I tend to make a butt outta myself.

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So there you go, This is our little corner of the interwebs, if you want to come hang out in it with us. Please feel free.

SL  Heughliot at Large