Shawn L. Bird

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poem-vicarious pleasure July 24, 2014

It’s been a journey of celebrations

seeing dreams unfolding

in flirtatious  Twitter assignations,

watching joy unrolling

during this cinematic gestation.

And now, with keen anticipation

all around the Earth

One can feel the vibrations

from fans awaiting this birth:

an incarnation of literary creation.


Outlander comes to television!  Premieres are being aired this weekend.  It has been fabulous following along with author Diana Gabaldon as she has shared the fun from the moment the papers were signed and it was official that Ron Moore was turning her books series into an epic television series.  We fans were part of the excitement as each character was cast, and I particularly enjoyed watching the delight sparkle in Diana’s eyes as she told me about being on set when she had her cameo!  

My joy is vicarious, but it is a very genuine and thorough joy.  It is just SO GREAT to experience the adventure of favourite books being transformed for a new media!

In case you don’t know, Outlander is airing in the US on Starz, in Canada on Showcase, and in Australia on Soho.  In Canada, we have to wait until August 24th.  It’s going to be painful as the American fans have 2 weeks ahead of us!



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12 Responses to “poem-vicarious pleasure”

  1. Aye filmed in Glasgow, friend in the cast of extras! 😉 awaiting his debut…

    • Yup! in Cumbernauld. It’s all so briliant. Last summer when Sam Heughan was first cast, he was really active with his new fans, and we exchanged messages now and then. I almost met him, but I drove past when he was broken down on the highway, since I didn’t know it was him until several hours later when he posted about it.

      • Oh, and you could have been a hero 😉

      • I KNOW!! lol He was in a city an hour away from me for a week, and I tweeted him to invite him out for coffee and to say hi, but he didn’t reply. If he HAD, and I’d seen him in the flesh, I’d have recognized him, and he wouldn’t have been stranded for 4 hours on the side of the Trans-Canada Hwy in the middle of the Rockies. lol Not to mention my bug would have had both ‘Jamie’ AND Diana in her passenger seat within the same year! 😉

  2. bethwesson Says:

    This has been a singular experience. Thanks to Diana being so generous! Loved every minute!

  3. Melody J Haislip Says:

    How has this happened w/o my knowing a thing about it? “Outlander” is my favorite book in the whole world!!!!! Thank you SO much!

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