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Outlander Costume Designer

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Hero Soundtrack

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Last night after I finished this post, and finally fell asleep, I dreamt this entire song. It must be connected. Of course I was also a nurse in a hospital. So who the hell knows?

The Hero

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Been doing some reading about Heroes-

“Carl Jung first applied the term archetype to literature. He recognized that there were universal patterns in all stories and mythologies regardless of culture or historical period …shared by all members of the human species, a sort of universal, primal memory. Joseph Campbell took Jung’s ideas and applied them to world mythologies. He refined the concept of hero and the hero’s journey— George Lucas used Campbell’s writings to formulate the Star Wars saga.

The Hero’s Journey

  • The hero is naïve and inexperienced
  • The hero meets monsters or monstrous men
  • The hero has a strange, wise being as a mentor
  • The hero years for the beautiful lady who is sometimes his guide or inspiration
  • The hero must go on a journey, learn a lesson, change in some way, and return home
  • The hero often crosses a body of water or travels on a bridge.
  • The hero is born and raised in a rural setting away from cities
  • The origin of the hero is mysterious or the hero losses his/her parents at a young age, being raised byanimals or a wise guardian
  • The hero returns to the land of his/her birth in disguise or as an unknown
  • The hero is special, one of a kind. He/she might represent a whole nation or culture
  • The hero struggles for something valuable and important
  • The hero has help from divine or supernatural forces
  • The hero has a guide or guides
  • The hero goes through a rite of passage or initiation, an event that marks a change from an immature toa more mature understanding of the world
  • The hero undergoes some type of ritual or ceremony after his/her initiation
  • The hero has a loyal band of companions
  • The hero makes a stirring speech to his/her companions
  • The hero engages in tests or contests of strength (physical and/or mental) and shows pride in his/herexcellence
  • The hero suffersan unhealable wound, sometimes an emotional or spiritual wound from which thehero never completely recovers.

Linda makes a great point. Claire, classic hero, checks off everything on the list.

But on closer examination, I notice all the his/her references. Bad me, for not catching this!!! Thanks Linda!

 

Maeve MacKinnon

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Maeve Mackinnon

Amazing video from 1941

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There appears to be a glitch with this video. I am looking into it, come back and take a look later. Thanks – T.

Cait’s Anniversary

54

I was privileged to help the Caitriot fans deliver a very special gift to Caitriona. A tartan woven especially for Cait by Susan Targove, and Janet Cadsawan’s amazing Sassenach pin to celebrate Cait’s one year anniversary of signing up for Outlander.
You guys are amazing! Here are the pics.

I added the last one in there.

Click on the pics to get a slideshow

I love this kid!!!!!

17

My new favorite reviewer. Our new demographic. Awesome!

What a lovely kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMHz2ADU-dwil_570xN.448180880_3nep

Music

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This week’s selection is a piece by Runrig.
Here are the lyrics in both Gaelic and English.

Taobh cuil an doruis cha bhi grian
Suidh aig bord
Cha bhi biadh ‘s cha bhi fion
Taobh cuil an doruis cha bhi grian
Cha bhi biadh ‘s cha bhi fion

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

Thainig e a Sasainn ann
Thainig e
Le eachaibh luath is iuchair throm
Thainig e a Sasainn ann
Le eachaibh luath is iuchair throm

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

Air lar ‘san toll-dhubh cha bhi grian
Cha bhi gealach
‘S dubh an oidhche chaidleas sinn
Air lar ‘san toll-dhubh cha bhi grian
‘S dubh an oidhche chaidleas sinn

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

On the other side of the door there will be no sun
Sitting at the table
There will be no food and no wine
On the other side of the door there will be no sun
There will be no food and no wine

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

He came from the south
He came
On a fast horse and with a heavy key
He came from the south
On a fast horse and with a heavy key

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

On the dungeon floor there will be no sun
There will be no moon
Dark will be the night as we sleep
On the dungeon floor there will be no sun
Dark will be the night as we sleep

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

Padded White Cell

27

I want to live in a padded white cell. I am thinking of making white quilted wall hangings for the bedroom. There is no more room left in my brain for color or texture. Maybe a white quilted jacket with intricate lacings to wear while in the cell. Sounds heavenly.

So, I am on a search for that cell. I have  a two week window before the holidays shriek in and shred the lovely walls and throw tinsel and paper all over the place.  I am looking everywhere between here and California.

The hard part is that Ron leaves here the week before I do, and I cannot ask him to fly backwards.

Europe is littered with places that ft the bill.

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Spoilers

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spoiler alert
Usu. a term to describe when crucial elements of a movie (or tv show) are about to be revealed (i.e. the ending, character deaths, a twist, etc.)
**Spoiler Alert!**

I would like to give everyone a heads up that I want to keep this a spoiler free site. So please be very careful, those of you who have read the books, not to tell those who may visit here, who have NOT read the books, what is going to happen. I will have to unnaprove the comment. Something I really hate to do, because there might be other interesting things in your post.
So if your post in the forums vanishes, you know why.
Please post again, but without spoilers.

Thanks so much,
Terry

Season Two!

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I am excited about Season Two, don’t get me wrong. It’s a costume designers dream to design 18th century Paris.
But it is HUGE. Seriously HUGE.
We are going to have to make about a thousand costumes for extras before we even start on Principal or Supporting Cast. In four months.
We will do it, and marshall all of our resources, hope that we can keep our crew, hope that we can pull off a miracle in a short amount of time, hope that nothing goes wrong.
Huge. Seriously.
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Outlander Costume Designer

Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Hero Soundtrack

12

Last night after I finished this post, and finally fell asleep, I dreamt this entire song. It must be connected. Of course I was also a nurse in a hospital. So who the hell knows?

The Hero

22

74e112d25b5b789a330b64cfb02670c7

Been doing some reading about Heroes-

“Carl Jung first applied the term archetype to literature. He recognized that there were universal patterns in all stories and mythologies regardless of culture or historical period …shared by all members of the human species, a sort of universal, primal memory. Joseph Campbell took Jung’s ideas and applied them to world mythologies. He refined the concept of hero and the hero’s journey— George Lucas used Campbell’s writings to formulate the Star Wars saga.

The Hero’s Journey

  • The hero is naïve and inexperienced
  • The hero meets monsters or monstrous men
  • The hero has a strange, wise being as a mentor
  • The hero years for the beautiful lady who is sometimes his guide or inspiration
  • The hero must go on a journey, learn a lesson, change in some way, and return home
  • The hero often crosses a body of water or travels on a bridge.
  • The hero is born and raised in a rural setting away from cities
  • The origin of the hero is mysterious or the hero losses his/her parents at a young age, being raised byanimals or a wise guardian
  • The hero returns to the land of his/her birth in disguise or as an unknown
  • The hero is special, one of a kind. He/she might represent a whole nation or culture
  • The hero struggles for something valuable and important
  • The hero has help from divine or supernatural forces
  • The hero has a guide or guides
  • The hero goes through a rite of passage or initiation, an event that marks a change from an immature toa more mature understanding of the world
  • The hero undergoes some type of ritual or ceremony after his/her initiation
  • The hero has a loyal band of companions
  • The hero makes a stirring speech to his/her companions
  • The hero engages in tests or contests of strength (physical and/or mental) and shows pride in his/herexcellence
  • The hero suffersan unhealable wound, sometimes an emotional or spiritual wound from which thehero never completely recovers.

Linda makes a great point. Claire, classic hero, checks off everything on the list.

But on closer examination, I notice all the his/her references. Bad me, for not catching this!!! Thanks Linda!

 

Maeve MacKinnon

10

Hilndwed

Maeve Mackinnon

Amazing video from 1941

18

There appears to be a glitch with this video. I am looking into it, come back and take a look later. Thanks – T.

Cait’s Anniversary

54

I was privileged to help the Caitriot fans deliver a very special gift to Caitriona. A tartan woven especially for Cait by Susan Targove, and Janet Cadsawan’s amazing Sassenach pin to celebrate Cait’s one year anniversary of signing up for Outlander.
You guys are amazing! Here are the pics.

I added the last one in there.

Click on the pics to get a slideshow

I love this kid!!!!!

17

My new favorite reviewer. Our new demographic. Awesome!

What a lovely kid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMHz2ADU-dwil_570xN.448180880_3nep

Music

29

Hilndwed

This week’s selection is a piece by Runrig.
Here are the lyrics in both Gaelic and English.

Taobh cuil an doruis cha bhi grian
Suidh aig bord
Cha bhi biadh ‘s cha bhi fion
Taobh cuil an doruis cha bhi grian
Cha bhi biadh ‘s cha bhi fion

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

Thainig e a Sasainn ann
Thainig e
Le eachaibh luath is iuchair throm
Thainig e a Sasainn ann
Le eachaibh luath is iuchair throm

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

Air lar ‘san toll-dhubh cha bhi grian
Cha bhi gealach
‘S dubh an oidhche chaidleas sinn
Air lar ‘san toll-dhubh cha bhi grian
‘S dubh an oidhche chaidleas sinn

Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain
An Gaidheal ‘sa leabaidh
An Gaidheal ‘na shuain
Le eiginn ar n-eirigh as ar suain

On the other side of the door there will be no sun
Sitting at the table
There will be no food and no wine
On the other side of the door there will be no sun
There will be no food and no wine

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

He came from the south
He came
On a fast horse and with a heavy key
He came from the south
On a fast horse and with a heavy key

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

On the dungeon floor there will be no sun
There will be no moon
Dark will be the night as we sleep
On the dungeon floor there will be no sun
Dark will be the night as we sleep

It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber
The Gael has gone to bed
The Gael is asleep
It is with difficulty that we will rise from our slumber

Padded White Cell

27

I want to live in a padded white cell. I am thinking of making white quilted wall hangings for the bedroom. There is no more room left in my brain for color or texture. Maybe a white quilted jacket with intricate lacings to wear while in the cell. Sounds heavenly.

So, I am on a search for that cell. I have  a two week window before the holidays shriek in and shred the lovely walls and throw tinsel and paper all over the place.  I am looking everywhere between here and California.

The hard part is that Ron leaves here the week before I do, and I cannot ask him to fly backwards.

Europe is littered with places that ft the bill.

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 10.01.48 AM

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 2.43.33 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 2.44.35 PM

Screen Shot 2014-09-07 at 2.44.07 PM

Spoilers

7

spoiler alert
Usu. a term to describe when crucial elements of a movie (or tv show) are about to be revealed (i.e. the ending, character deaths, a twist, etc.)
**Spoiler Alert!**

I would like to give everyone a heads up that I want to keep this a spoiler free site. So please be very careful, those of you who have read the books, not to tell those who may visit here, who have NOT read the books, what is going to happen. I will have to unnaprove the comment. Something I really hate to do, because there might be other interesting things in your post.
So if your post in the forums vanishes, you know why.
Please post again, but without spoilers.

Thanks so much,
Terry

Season Two!

40

9261055827_edf749c3e3_z
I am excited about Season Two, don’t get me wrong. It’s a costume designers dream to design 18th century Paris.
But it is HUGE. Seriously HUGE.
We are going to have to make about a thousand costumes for extras before we even start on Principal or Supporting Cast. In four months.
We will do it, and marshall all of our resources, hope that we can keep our crew, hope that we can pull off a miracle in a short amount of time, hope that nothing goes wrong.
Huge. Seriously.
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