The Right to Vote Or Did Starz Invent Polls to Fill the Empty Hours of Withoutlander?

Does your pointer finger look like the after all the voting you've done since OL began?

Does your pointer finger look like this after all the voting you’ve done since OL began?

I, like many other of the huge OL/Sam/Cait fandom, have spent countless hours voting for some pretty strange “awards” for our addicted favorites.   I know that we want Outlander to get the made up award recognition so the elusive “someone” will notice their work and honor them with real awards.  (Yea, that worked real well for the Emmy’s).  So I started to think about why many of us have wasted long hours and shortened our pointer fingers at least 1/4 inch, trying to vote for these faux awards that may have only been invented in the past few months by the same people who invented these items:

 

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Unlike the

Unlike the “Party In Your” pants, Picnic Pants can be used to set your drinks and food on, VERY CAREFULLY. Unfortunately when not in use, it looks like your smuggling a herd of gerbils. Very unflattering.

Useful transportation in very shallow lakes. Must make sure the wheels are on the bottom and your head is out of the water.

Useful transportation in very shallow lakes. Must make sure the wheels are on the bottom and your head is out of the water.

Although it never caught on, this invention might have been useful for overnight voting!

Although it never caught on, this invention might have been useful for overnight voting!

And your point is?

And your point is?

Needless to say these inventions didn’t go far and I’m wondering how much impact the faux awards will have years from now.

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As Investigative Reporter and COHP for CoH, I felt it was my duty to alert the fandom.  Top secret photos revealed: 

Starz Board of Directors meet secretly with Kristin Dos Santos.

Starz Board of Directors meet secretly with Kristin Dos Santos. “It’s important to involve the fans for voting. They’ll be too tired to complain, Kristy!

The team from Radio Times explaining the Glory Days of Radio to Starz.

The team from
Radio Times explaining the Glory Days of Radio to Starz. “People will vote just to find out what a radio is!”

Gold Derby Explain how racing in an oval can lull you into a false sense of security.

Gold Derby Representative explains to Starz PR how racing in an oval can lull you into a time warp coma.

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Minutes from these meetings demonstrate a calculated plan to fool the fandom and decrease Withoutlander complaints! Here is the Master Plan.

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Even Kristin Dos Santos had to spice up the Best Ever Awards, by making Sam look like the pirate he beat out for the award thanks to our voting!

YEP. PRETTY SPICY! AAARGH!

YEP. PRETTY SPICY! AAARGH!

Now that you are aware of the conspiracy Starz is perpetrating on the fandom, I would save my votes for legitimate contests like Publisher’s Clearinghouse *Best Muscle Magazine Cover”image

OL- Sam – Cait Addiction can make us all act like idiots. But since I began this investigation, I have come to the conclusion we are only half nuts!  Starz is augmenting the other half of our crazy by sponsoring these faux contests!  (Well, its as good an excuse as I can find!) I can just hear Maggie Smith now….

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8 thoughts on “The Right to Vote Or Did Starz Invent Polls to Fill the Empty Hours of Withoutlander?

    1. Every time I start to write about the fandom (warts and all) it seems like there is always more to do. Little did I know when I accepted this role, that it would be soooo interesting! Glad you enjoyed! 💋💋Fondly, Norma D

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  1. Thank you for writing this, i was wondering if my sanity was gone, gone gone and my answer was yes. At one time in the last 3 weeks there were 3 voting frenzies going on at the same time. I have done many hours of overtime in my profession( RN) then there was the Radio Times one and i was voting 12 to 15 hours straight and this week i have gone cold turkey because i was addicted and now sick of it all. Seeing my patients in the ER and Trauma the week after, i came to my senses. If i ever vote again it will be with a stop clock and some common sense. Thank you agin i really feel i have now come to your church and confessed my weakness? disease? stupidity?

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    1. Someone said confession is good for the soul (not I). So, I hope this made you feel better! I think laughing at ourselves is good medicine! I laugh at myself at least 10 times a day and I’m over 50 and going strong! LOL. I am only here to serve! Fondly, Norma D

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  2. OMG Norma, funny ! Hubs asked why I was laughing so I let him read your post and he said YOU deserve an award for pointing this out. He thought I was ” lock up ” crazy one night when I said I was staying up to VOTE ! Thank you again for some laughs!

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