Shawn L. Bird

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my first video poem- Dear Sam Heughan August 4, 2013

Filed under: OUTLANDERishness,Poetry,video — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:14 am
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It took a whole lot longer than I expected, but I managed to record a video, despite the objections of the dogs, the fact that apparently there is not enough light in my house to film a video at midnight for some reason, and the fact that YouTube no longer believes I am who I am, so I had to make a new channel!

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, so I’m feeling quite accomplished!  Today we were at a wedding, and I’m still a gilded lily, so what better time, right?

Since the most popular poem on my blog (by a LONG shot) is Dear Sam Heughan that is where I began. (If you haven’t read it you may want to.  The Twitter debate at the end is entertaining).  Anyway, here I am, in all my animated splendour!  

Oh- sorry about the hair flipping.  I didn’t realise I do that quite so much! 😉  I’ll try to tone that down next time.

Also- YouTube offered me three options of mutated zombie type versions of myself for the thumbnail you see below.  I apologize that you have to see this.  Rest assured, the other two were worse.

Addendum: Diana Gabaldon made me feel like the most honoured person on the planet when amid a fire storm of the bizarre she dedicated her Daily Lines to me on August 5th.  I read those hashtags and positively GLOW!




33 Responses to “my first video poem- Dear Sam Heughan”

  1. Tracey Says:

    Aww loved this! Hope himself see it 😉 Thanks for sharing x

  2. Well done, Shawn. I’d have gone to pieces but you did that great.

  3. […] And now this poem is the subject of my very first poem video!  Click to see and hear it! […]

  4. Awesome reading. Thoroughly enjoyed.

  5. paulessick Says:

    Reblogged this on My Blog snuppy.

  6. beijas Says:

    How fun! Video poems! You are raising the bar, lady! 🙂 Glad I’m taking a break from writing here for a while…

    • It was fun to do, though the dogs were confused and I’m sure the neighbours were wondering why I had the lights on in the sunroom at midnight (though they were all probably asleep).

  7. Ishaiya Says:

    I love it. I had a try at video poems too not long ago. You’ve inspired me to get back to it 🙂 Thank you!

  8. Ellespeth Says:

    Interesting. And well done.

  9. Very cool, lady bird 🙂

  10. Wonderful! You have a great personality and honestly your students need that! I know I mentioned something similar before but this is the first time seeing a video you made! Kudos to you!

  11. Reblogged this on Shawn L. Bird and commented:

    I haven’t had time to do another video poem in months, but here is a re-visit of my first one. lol This poem was written after a fantastically amusing night on Twitter with Diana and Outlander fans around the world. Hearing it still makes me giggle. Outlander the mini-series is filming! Next summer we’ll get to Sam being Jamie. The promo photos released are awesome!

  12. This ALMOST makes me want to record a video poem. Reading the past comments, I’m surprised you haven’t done more. You have the personality for it. 🙂 I say record more. 🙂

  13. bethwesson Says:

    Loved it! So great to hear and see you read! LOL! We must share some of the same fears for Sam and his “fans” cuz I wrote about it too! God, I hope he’s prepared. I have some maternal (and some not so maternal 😉 fears for him! This is gonna be huge!

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