If Appreciating a Kilted Rump is Wrong Then I Don’t Wanna Be Right!

Kiss THIS facebook!

I thought it was a good idea; instead of referring to Wedsnesdays as ‘hump day’ (the proverbial hill/middle of the work week), why not call it ‘rump day’ and show a man whose kilted cheek may be showing a little?   Most of the ‘Rump Day’ features on Outlander Fan’s facebook page were pretty tame, not to mention verra popular (and for the record my page has always had a setting of 18 yrs old & older).

We all looked forward to it, it really brightened up the midweek.

This past Rump Day wednesday (7-11-12), as I was sitting by my sister’s pool & checking facebook from my smartphone, a warning notice in red popped up;  it said something to the effect of  ‘we have taken down this photo for its  inappropriateness/if you wish to keep your page then remove all related content/visit this link for community guidelines.’   My first thought was, “Really?  Someone COMPLAINED?  Who in their right mind wouldn’t want to see men in kilts doing handstands (bums facing audience) on a stage?”  My next thought was “Oh sh*t” and I hightailed into the house to get on my laptop to see what was going on.

I couldn’t find the warning again but I immediately started moving the tamer pics (e.g.  a tattoo on a kilted thigh) over to a different album.  After maybe the 2nd pic was moved I was locked out of the rest of the pics!  I felt heartsick.  Not wanting the fb dictators to take down my page, I deleted the album.  I don’t really feel like I had a choice, I didn’t want to lose Outlander Fan on fb.  I’ll concede that full-on/someone-flashing-their-entire-bum pics are questionable, by fb standards.  But can someone please explain to me how a tatooed thigh is considered graphic nudity?!  I’m at a loss…

That being said, I want to say THANK YOU to all of you who banded together & supported me and Rump Day.  You really did lift my spirits- it makes me happy to know that there are so many other likeminded Outlander fans ♥

I have a little something up my sleeve, and a giveaway in the works to boot.  I’ll leave you to ponder this:  They may take our Rump Day, but they’ll never take our FREEEEEDOM, lol!  #CheesyBraveheartReference

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I’m an eejit!

You know what an ‘eejit’ is, don’t you?  It’s Scottish slang for ‘idiot.’  Look it up in a dictionary and you’ll see my face next to the definition…

I was less than thrilled when facebook changed our profiles over to the timeline format;  I personally resisted until the last possible minute.  (I still don’t think I know my way around it yet, not fully.)   So you can imagine how I felt when they informed me that my *page* would soon be converted as well!  Super.

With a deep cleansing breath of resignation to the inevitable, I decided to make the best of it & have some fun at the same time…

And that’s when I posted on other Outlander bloggers’ facebook pages asking for help in choosing between two cover photos for the new timeline format on my facebook page www.facebook.com/OutlanderFan.  So many of you responded, I was so pleased and I’m happy to report that as of March 10th, 2012 ‘Scottish Thistle’ has the lead over ‘Dragonfly’ by almost 2 to 1!

There’s just a wee problem (Heh-heh, you’re going to love this part, this is great):  In my eagerness to share the pics that I presented to be voted on, I failed to take notice of their size.  When I went to preview the cover photos, I was informed by the facebook gods that the pics were “too small.”  Och, I thought (because it’s fun pretending to think with Jamie’s accent- you know you do it too) that’s no problem- I’ll just go back to the site where I made them & edit their size.  Too easy.  Well, guess what?  The pics enlarged alright, but were blurry.  Verra blurry, indeed…  I feel like such an EEJIT!

And so, I formally apologize to everyone who kindly took time out of their day to aid me in my quest for the perfect cover photo.  Because I have to scrap the ‘Highland Thistle’ & ‘Dragonfly’ pics and start from scratch with a new one.  I willna ask for help this time, dinna be worrit.  Heed my mistake Outlander fans & spare yerself the embarrassment!  Aye, I’ve learned my lesson…