Saturday, 29 December 2012

A Year In Review: Aiden's Angels 2012

We're coming to the end of the year so I thought now would be a good time to sit back and look at some of the highlights of 2012 for Aiden MacRae and his Angels. There's lots of links to check out so feel free to puruse. We've got lots of ideas for the new year so you guys she get really excited.
 

We started the year of Aiden off with a crazy 'Burns Night Event' that we're going to have a hell of a time topping this year (but we'll do it). Then Hell Transporter was completed in February and Cyndi's author photo got a make over (I loved it before and after).
 
Hell Transporter was officially published on March 15th 2012 and the Aidens Angels got their first offical page on Cyndi's website. We did a little Aiden MacRae casting (if you have ideas about who you'd like to play Aiden in the movie, keep them in mind) and in April Cyndi did an EPIC giveaway that included swag and a deleted scene from Aiden's POV. There were also two new book trailers released. Check them out on Cyndi's Youtube Channel 
 
May 1st also marked Aiden MacRae's birthday (which, trust me, we're going to celebrate) his 313th birthday to be exact which will make 2013 his 314th birthday (crazy, I know). In July I wrote a Hell Transporter fan fic (still looking for more if you got them) and August had Cyndi posting her notes from Between which are a little hard to read but still really cool.
 
September brought...*drumroll*....THE AIDEN'S ANGELS FAN SITE!!! It's hard to believe we're only four months old but that just means we have no where else to go but up. Thanks to all of you Angels for spreading the word and hanging out with us. I am beyond honored that I'm not alone in my insanity. Since the site started we've done some AWESOME things:
 
and Too Many Reviews to Count
 
This year has been a fantastic year to be an Angel (or Reaper) and it can only get better from here. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of Aiden's Angels this year and here's to many more!
 
Bliadhna mhath ur!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Traditional Scottish Christmas

It’s getting close to Christmas and so I thought it would be nice to sit around the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and learn a little about Scottish Christmases. This isn’t some comprehensive guide by any means; just some little tidbits to amuse you.

First of all, Christmas is celebrated on December 25th. Christmas Eve is the 24th and St. Stephen’s Day (also known as Boxing Day) is celebrated on the 26th –commercially, Boxing Day is kind of like Black Friday; lots of sales.

The Christmas Tree gets its origins from Germany (Tannenbaum) and are decorated with different lights and homemade decorations like holly and tartan bows.

Christmas Dinner is filled with many dishes but some musts are (taken from How To Have a Scottish Christmas):
SCOTTISH BLACK BUN

This cake in a crust is the traditional New Year cake in Scotland. Every housewife has her own variations. This one is from a family recipe book

PreparationFirst make a 1lb weight of short crust pastry your usual method. Leave to chill.

Take a springform (if possible) cake tin, and line with baking parchment. Set aside.

Mix together

1teaspoon each of cinnamon, ground ginger, 1/4 fresh grated nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon white pepper.

Weigh into large bowl 10oz plain flour and 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda, mix well. Add 4oz Demerara sugar, then the spices, and weigh in 1lb currants, 1lb raisins, 4oz broken or flaked almonds, 4oz mixed candied peel.
Mix altogether well.

Add two beaten eggs, 5 tablespoons buttermilk (or milk will do) & two or three tablespoons whisky. Mix to a stiff sticky dough.

Roll out 2/3rds of the pastry and line the caketin with this. Press the fruit mixture into the pastry shell so that it is filled densely. Roll out the rest of the pastry to form a lid, and put on top in the usual way, moistening the edges with water to make then stick.

Take a long skewer, and pierce several times, right through the cake till you feel the tip touch the tin bottom. Brush the lid with a mixture of egg and milk, and bake in a pre-heated oven at 325 Fahrenheit; 170 Centigrade for about three hours. Test with skewer, when it is done, the skewer will not have any cake mix sticking to it.

Serve with coffee, or as the Scots do, with a wee dram of whisky!

DUNDEE CAKE

This cake is popular throughout Britain as an alternative to Christmas Cake. It is less rich, and not so indigestible. But it is originally a Scottish Christmas cake from Dundee.

Line an 8" cake tin with baking parchment. I prefer to use springform tins, as they are easier.. Set aside.

Cream together 8oz butter & 8oz sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in 4 eggs, one at a time, with a little flour taken from the total weight of 10oz. This stops the eggs curdling.. Stir in orange rind, finely grated.

Sift together the rest of the flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder and a pinch of salt. Use plain flour and baking powder if you can, as it gives a better stability for the heavy fruit.

Fold the flour mix into the creamed mixture and add 2 oz ground almonds, 1lb of mixed dried fruits and 4 oz candied peels.

Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth the surface, hollow it slightly in the middle so that when it rises it will not peak. Arrange whole blanched almonds around the top. Brush all over with beaten egg white. Bake in a pre-heated oven 325 Fahrenheit, 170Centigrade for about three hours. After the first hour, put a sheet of baking parchment on top, to prevent it going too dark and burning. Test with skewer, when it comes out clean the cake is ready.

SCOTTISH SHORTBREAD

This biscuit type cake is a modern version of a very ancient cake or Bannock, which was baked in honour of the Sun. Nowadays, we make marks which divide the biscuit into slices or wedges, but these marks originally were symbolic of the rays of the sun. Bannock was the old name which was used to describe a mix baked in a large flat round shape, and generally hardish like biscuit rather than cake texture.

For this recipe you need to line a baking tray with baking parchment.
Cream together 4oz butter, 3oz caster sugar (very fine). Mix in 8 oz flour& a pinch of salt. This should be a stiff dough, pliable enough to roll our like pastry. If too crumbly, add a tiny drop at a tine of ice cold water (from the fridge).
Roll out to 1/8 inch thick only. A tip here, I roll it out on a piece of baking parchment, and then lift it onto my baking tray complete with the parchment. It breaks very easily! Define a large circle by cutting around a dinner plate . Remove the bits. Then take a small circular cutter and cut away a centre hole, but not right through, just enough to get the indented shape of a circle (or a sun!). Make eight evenly spaced 'rays' or wedges around the cake. Pierce each wedge three times with a fork.. Bake in a pre heated oven at 350 Fahrenheit, 180 Centigrade for about 20 minutes. It will be softish when you take it out, but will harden as it cools - like cookies.

MAISIE MAGENNIS DUMPLING

Ingredients:1 lb.Self-Raising Flour
2 cups of Sugar
small packet Mixed Spice
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ginger
4 oz.Vegetable Suet (e.g."Atore" brand or similar)
2 lbs.Seedless Raisins, Californian
1 grated Apple
1 grated Carrot

Also, Linen Cloth to contain all ingredients while cooking. And a Pot big enough to take it all.

Mix together all dry ingredients then add raisins, suet, grated apple and grated carrot. Mix with cold water to a stiff batter.

Dust Cloth with flour, after rinsing the bottom of Cloth in boiling water. Tie Cloth tightly, but leave space to swell; tied halfway up is about right. Put in Pot.

Fill Pot with boiling water. Keep boiling and simmering for at least three hours.

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At the stiff batter stage, we used to put silver threepenny pieces, wrapped in greaseproof paper, into the dumpling for the children to find. You might try the same with your decimal equivalent of the Silver "Thruppny".
Here is a delightful letter I received:

Dear Maria,

As an afterthought, it struck me that your folks might like some Braes of Atholl Brose to go with their Dumpling. It is not all that popular in my own family since drinking it led to the ensnarement of a relative of ours, Iain-mhor Donald, Lord of the Isles. Since then, the Macinnes´s have been traditionally teetotallers as far as Atholl Brose is concerned (but oddly enough, the Macdonalds have never let it bother them. I suppose they got the taste for it...

The Year was 1745 and Iain Macdonald was leading his clan in Bonnie Prince Charlie's Rising against the Protestant German Hanoverian that the scurrilous English had put on the throne of the Catholic Scottish Stuarts. In those days, people got uptight about that sort of thing and felt that the English should mind their own business. The English thought is was their business since they owned more than half the island and the intransigent Scots kept moving the goalposts where the Border should have been. Anyway, the word got around that our Iain (who was maybe originally a teetotaller himself?) always enjoyed drinking the water in a spring in Killicrankie in the Scottish Highlands. So that traitorous, treacherous scoundrel, the Duke of Atholl (you can see here how partisan feelings can arise, depending on your point of view) ordered that the well should be filled with a concoction of honey and whisky, bound in oatmeal. The noble Lord of the Isles (yes, you can definitely see a trace of residual partisanship creeping in again, even now), very taken with the brew, hung around for a few drams more than was wise and spent the rest of the Rising in the Duke´s dungeons. The Duke of Cumberland subsequently came up the M9 and arrived at Atholl with a permanent cure for Iain Macdonald´s alcoholism...

So if you fancy capturing a Highlander for yourself, here is the recipe for Atholl Brose: First prepare the body from oatmeal. Pour half a pint of oatmeal into a basin (the traditional measure is four sherry glasses full of the stuff) and stir in cold water until you have a thick gooey paste about the same consistency as wallpaper paste. Leave the mix to firm up for half an hour or so then squeeze through a fine strainer, using your hands or a non-metallic implement like a wooden spoon. The idea is to get the creamy extract, to provide a bit of body for the brose. The oatmeal you can throw away, or keep for somebody´s morning porridge, depending on how long you have been hiding in the heather. You don´t need it any more. Pour the extract into a jug and add four dessert spoons of whichever pure honey you prefer Stir it well, using a silver spoon. (If you don´t have a silver spoon, anything that.s handy will do; they´re only being pretentious). Pour the lot into a quart (1 litre) bottle and fill the bottle with malt whisky to your own favourite taste. Shake well before serving at room temperature. The toast is Slainte Mhath! (pronounced Slanjey-va, meaning "Good Health"). The response is Slainte Mhor! (pronounced Slanjey-voe, meaning "Great Health").

Slainte Mhath, a Mhari!

John

VENISON STEW

Today, most Scots will have their Turkey like everyone else. But Venison Stew is a rich traditional Scottish dish which would grace any Christmas table. Popular on tables of gentlefolk at Christmastide and New Year in the 18th-19th century.

Cut 1lb lean venison into strips. Cut off the rind from 1lb streaky bacon. Put 1oz butter into a non-stick pan, and brown the two meats briskly. Add salt & pepper to taste. Slice small 1lb carrots, a stick of celery, 1 large onion and grated peel of one orange. Add to meats. Then put in about 3/4 pint milk, just to cover meat, add a spray of thyme, and cover. Simmer for two hours until venison is tender.

Remove meat & vegetables, thicken juices with a little flour, and then add 2 tablespoons whisky and 1/4 pint cream. Heat gently until thick and smooth. Pour over the meat and vegetables in the dish. Grate a little cheese over, and brown in the oven until it bubbles.

Serve with buttered mashed potatoes and buttered mashed swedes or turnips - if you can get them.

And of course what Christmas Party would be without music? You’ve got your basic bands like Dougie Maclean, The Irish Rovers and Jimmy MacLeod and then there’s your traditional carols (though none have their roots directly in Scottish history).

I hope your Christmas is merry and bright. Happy Holidays everyone!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Free Ebook of Between!

If your budget is tight this Christmas, that’s okay. Cyndi's got you covered! If you have friends who love YA romance, shoot her their name and email, and She’ll give them an ebook copy of Between for free (now thru 12/25). Who doesn't want Aiden MacRae tied up in a bow and sent right to your computer? Share the love this holiday season:

http://ctefft.blogspot.ca/2012/12/great-christmas-giveaway-free-ebooks.html

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

New Between Teaser

Cyndi promised a happy teaser and she wasn't kidding. Tell me you're not melting just a little...

Joy and relief surged in me, bringing a wave of fresh tears. I tried to hold them back, but the smile on his face was my undoing. I let the tears pour down my face. “You are an angel, lass.” Grinning, I repeated the words he’d said to me when I first met him.
“No, angels are incredible beings, fierce and dangerous, and so beautiful you can barely stand to look at them.”
“You’re not proving me wrong, then,” he said, his voice a shade lower than before. One hand reached out to cradle my cheek and my heart went into overdrive. “So soft, and yet so strong,” he whispered. A lock of hair fell over his brow as he leaned forward to kiss me. All the stress from the last couple days melted away at the touch of his lips. None of it mattered. Only that moment. Only us.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Blog Updates

Sorry guys, no Aiden-y goodness today but if you need your daily fix of drop-dead gorgeous, head on over to Cyndi Tefft's Pinterest Board "Handsome" *fans self* now those are some healthy, well-groomed men.

Anyways. Today I'm just going to give a really brief update on what's going on in the next few months. Not changes persae, just new things.

1) We'll be doing a post next week about Christmas and then on the 29th, we'll be looking back at Aiden's Angels and of course lots of Between 3 goodness.

2) In the new year, we'll continue to post reviews of Between and Hell Transporter (if you have reviews PLEASE send them to me vicki.trask@gmail.com) but January is going to be a little different

3) Burns Night will be celebrated on January 25th with awesome stuff TBA

4) January 19th will be.... MOVIE NIGHT! I'll post an online copy of the classic 'Brigadoon' and you can watch it all day.

5) What February would be complete without a little Valentine's Day lovin' so we're going to look at the history of the day and maybe some sweet, Book BF loving as well.

5) In addition to all this awesomeness, Cyndi Tefft's third installment of the Between series will be released in the Spring but before that she's promised a title reveal and a Chapter One reading for you guys so seriously, get pumped for JANUARY 12th!!!!!!!. That's right, you guys are going to get the title of Between 3 AND the first chapter of the book in less than a month! How awesome is that?

6) The month of the release (as soon as I know, you'll know) is going to be fantastic. I'm already thinking up some things we can do to celebrate.

7) Last thing I should note is that there won't be any post on January 5th because I'm taking that entire week off as my vacation.

I think that's everything. To those of you just finishing your university exams, I wish you well, to everyone else: happy last minute Christmas shopping!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

My review of Hell Transporter

I thought it was time to post my review of Hell Transporter taken from Goodreads. This is back before I got into reviews and actually posted full length ones.

This book, the sequel to Between, is a lot more intense and darker than the first book and I absolutely loved it. It seemed so much cruder and dirtier which was so fitting because we were in the real world now and everything was so much harder. There were a lot more heart-pounding moments compared to the last book because the villain was a lot more tangible but was also bone-chillingly mysterious which had me flipping the pages faster than I could imagine. And the loving that went on (physically and emotionally) was a lot more real and yet still such a fantasy which is exactly what I think fiction should be - a hope that through all this gritty realism that you can find in your daily life, even the most incomprehensible of loves can survive. Overall, a page-turner from start to finish. Cyndi Tefft's books just keep getting better and better and I personally can't wait to see what she does next.

(Also, Derek and Micha get a kick in the balls from all the woman in the world)
 
What did you think of Hell Transporter? Let me know in the comments or email me at vicki.trask@gmail.com

 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

St. Andrew's Day!

Yesterday (November 30th) marked the Feast of Saint Andrew which is celebrated all across Europe and especially in Scotland. Saint Andrew was the patron saint of Scotland making St. Andrew’s Day (or, in Gaelic: Latha Naomh Andra’s) and it was declared a bank holiday in 2006. Saint Andrew is also the patron saint of Greece, Romania, Russia, Ukraine and it’s also celebrated in Germany. Austria and Poland.


Saint Andrew was a fisher from Galilee and one of the first disciples off Christ. He never actually set foot on Sotland during his preaching but he was crucified on an ‘x’-shaped cross which inspired the cross that forms to Saltire (Scotland’s National Flag). As the story goes, an angel came to a Roman monk (Rule) and told them to move Saint Andrew’s bones from Constantinople to the ends of the earth for safe keeping but the boat carrying his bones was shipwrecked on a settlement on the east coast of Scotland that would be called St. Andrews. His bones were placed on the same sight as the cathedral of St. Andrews which was built in the 11th century. Many of the relics were destroyed during the Scottish Reformation.


Celebrating St. Andrew’s Day is like celebrating the 4th of July in the States. There’s dancing and music and tones of wonderful dishes including Cullen skink, Spiced winter fruit and rice pudding and Roast shoulder lamb with potato and onion.

Here’s a playlist of St. Andrew’s Day music to dance to: http://open.spotify.com/user/113213283/playlist/0anSw45m93lXIXGrDoRMtF
 

And what Scottish festival would be complete without a kilt? Here’s a guide with tips on what to wear and how to wear it:

Kilts are often worn instead of a black tie and suit at formal occasions such as weddings. The kilt is a really flexible outfit and can be formal or informal and traditional or modern. The pattern of the kilt and the choice of jacket, shoes and socks can make a real fashion statement.

Some typical events when you might see people wearing a kilt are St Andrew's Day, Robert Burns’ Night and Hogmanay (New Year’s Eve). Occasions when people wear kilts can range from weddings to ceilidhs and football and rugby matches.
The pattern of a tartan is often linked with a Scottish surname but tartans have been designed for cities and businesses too. Some surnames have more than one pattern linked with them in different colours.
If you don’t have a connection with a Scottish name then don’t worry, there are no rules stopping you wearing whichever tartan you like.
Take a look at the outfit options below to get some ideas for creating your own style.
Tips for wearing a kilt for the first time
  1. Try to practice sitting, standing up and even getting in and out of a car
  2. When you sit down make sure the front of your kilt falls between your legs to avoid embarrassment for anyone facing you
  3. When you stand up sweep your hand over the back of your kilt to make sure the pleats are flat
  4. It is a good idea to make sure your sporran is weighted down
  5. Most importantly have fun and enjoy all the attention you will get!

Bonnie Prince Charlie

You might choose this outfit for any formal occasion including weddings and black tie dinners. At Scottish weddings it is very popular for the groom and all the male guests to wear a kilt. The Bonnie Prince Charlie is also often worn at graduation ceremonies for Scottish universities.
Day Wear Tweed
The Tweed jacket and kilt with matching colours is increasingly popular. The colours on this outfit are usually blues and greens perfectly matching the colours of the Scottish countryside. You don’t need to have a formal occasion to attend when deciding to wear a kilt.
Casual and Fashion
There are loads of great kilt designs that have taken a modern twist on the kilt. The popularity of the kilt has increased as celebrities and fashion icons have been seen wearing kilts made in a variety of patterns and materials such as leather and cotton. This is a funky way to show your individuality!


For more information on St. Andrew’s Day head over to Scotland.org and have a bonnie day!

Monday, 26 November 2012

New Between 3 Teaser

Cyndi Tefft has done it again, ladies and gentlement we have ANOTHER teaser from the upcoming third book in the Between series (Title Yet To Be Released - though I'm calling it "The Books That's Going To Ruin Me For Normal Guys")

Cyndi released another little teaser tonight which is going into the list of crazy teaser that are killing all of the Angels, I'm sure.

What do you think of this teaser? How excited are you for Between 3?

Hands in his hair, he paced the length of the room. “The nerve…He thinks he can…And that he’ll have…” He slammed his fist into the wall as if it were as soft as a pillow. The blood that sprang to his knuckles proved that it wasn’t.
I sprang to my feet. “Aiden!” He turned to me, eyes wild with pain and fury. “It’s okay.” At the incredulous look on his face, I hastened to clarify. “No, I mean, it’s not okay. It’ll never be okay that he wants me to…” I let the words die, since finishing that sentence wasn’t going to help either of us. “What I mean is, it doesn’t matter. He doesn’t matter. You’re the one I love and we’ll get through this. Together.”   He pulled me into a fierce embrace, then held me at arms’ length for a moment. Tears glistened in his eyes.
“I love you. I’ve never said that to any woman, I give ye my oath. You’ve saved me and ruined me all at once, Lindsey MacRae.”   My heart did a flip-flop at the sincerity in his voice. Everything in me screamed to stay there in his arms.
But I knew what I had to do and putting it off wasn’t going to help. “I love you, too. I’ll come right back, I promise.”   His lips crashed down over mine in a kiss filled with desperation, desire, and despair.   When we finally broke for air, I didn’t look up at him—knowing that I wasn’t strong enough to handle what I’d see—and left.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Hell Transporter Review by Reading Teen

Amy from Reading Teen provided a review of Hell Transporter. Check it out!

And alos a quick reminder that Cyndi is doing her radio interview on November 27th but you'll be able to listen to afterwards if you miss it.

Book Review: Hell Transporter by Cyndi Tefft

The highly anticipated sequel to Between is here!

Aiden MacRae has been given a new life after being stuck transporting souls to heaven for the last three hundred years. He doesn't know the culture, the times or the slang, but there is one thing he does know: he didn't come forward alone.

The master of hell has other plans for the Scottish Highlander and has sent a transporter of his own to get the deed done. Will Lindsey be able to save him or get caught in the crossfire?
 

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Hell Transporter Review by Novel Goddess

Novel Goddess, a book review site, was kind enough to let me borrow their review of Cyndi's second book "Hell Transporter". If you have a review that you'd like to share just let me know.

Review: Hell Transporter


Hell Transporter
Hell Transporter by Cyndi Tefft

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



GoodReads Synopsis: Aiden MacRae has been given a new life after being stuck transporting souls to heaven for the last three hundred years. He doesn't know the culture, the times or the slang, but there is one thing he does know: he didn't come forward alone.

The master of hell has other plans for the Scottish Highlander and has sent a transporter of his own to get the deed done. Will Lindsey be able to save him or get caught in the crossfire?

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Correction of the @cynditefft Radio Show!

Just a really quick post to let you know that I made a mistake earlier with Cyndi's events. The radio show is not on November 30th, it's November 27th  so if you were planning on listening in here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/sister-talk/2012/11/27/seattle-romance-author-cyndi-tefft please make a note of that. My apologies.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Fan Fiction for Writers

Today I'm here to talk about Fan Fiction. Yes I said fan fiction. Now I know not everyone understands it - or respects it - but you have to admit it's pretty awesome when you get to play with someone else's characters. It's kind of like going over to your friends house and playing with their Barbies. Yes they aren't yours but it's still so much fun.

On my blog (http://madamewriterofwrongs.blogspot.com) I've been talking about a bunch of random book and writing-related things and for all you Aiden's Angels I have a little exclusive. On Wednesday the 14th I'm going to start running a contest. If you review any book, short story OR fan fiction online and send me the link, you'll be entered to win some cool prizes.

And speaking of fan fiction, I'm here to present to you one of our own. Breila McValan has shared with me a piece of fan fiction for Hell Transporter and of course I had to share it with all of you (you can also find all of the Between/Hell Transporter fan fiction in the drop down menu up top). If you'd like to submit fan fiction (or art or videos or anything in between - no pun intended) then send it to vicki.trask@gmail.com or tweet me @vatrask. Enjoy. And leave a comment to tell Breila what you think.

Scene from chapter 11 of Hell Transporter by Breila McValan / Taiyoryu on FFN
“I'd be pleased to show you just how much I want ye, right there on the billiards table...”

Aidan gave me a quick kiss and told me he would be back in a moment, I waited until he returned with both a large and small towel. He set both on the billiards table while setting the smaller tower to the side, Aidan then unfolded the towel and spread it over the red felt. He picked me up and sat me on the fluffy yellow towel, he poked me silently, before I laid down on it. Aidan picked up the smaller towel and moved toward me. I'm not ganna hurt ye lass, but this was as close to a gag as I could find.

I nodded, understanding his reasoning immediately; even if he didn't know the term BDSM or any of what some considered games. Aidan gently put as much of the towel as he could after I opened my mouth, he took my shoes and socks off before blowing softly across the soles of my feet. He kissed the toes then he moved on and licked my left ankle. As he kissed each inch of skin that was revealed underneath my jeans, he spoke to me. Je t'aime ma femme, mo chridhe, my Lindsey.

My breath hitched as he started to lift my shirt up, kissing my stomach and up towards my breasts before gently taking first my right nipple in between his teeth and softly blowing before moving on to the left.

I moaned underneath the towel in my mouth when Aidan started to play with my breasts, I glared at him in frustration when he said I should walk you home after we clean up here, as much as I want to take you here and now...

I sigh mentally. You're right. I arch upward slightly, pulling my jeans back on as Aidan helps me with my bra and shirt. He removes the gag and picks me off the table afterward before starting to clean up a bit. I take the towels from him and put them in the hamper before leaving. We walk back in comfortable silence.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Fake Scotsmen Twitter Chat!!!


Hey Angels we’re here (finally) with the transcript from the Fake Scotsmen Twitter Chat that took place last Saturday Night. It was a lot of fun and we all got to hang out with our favourite book Scotsmen. So here’s how to navigate: The @ in the corner is the beginning of a new conversation and all @ names underneath are the answers to that conversation.
@moore_zachary is Zachary Moore
@connelly_martin is Martin Connelly
@AidenMacRae is Aiden MacRae
And everyone else are the twitter guests who had a blast fooling around.
 
If anything doesn’t make sense, tweet me, email me or leave it in the comments below.
 
Fake Scotsmen Twitter Chat
 
@moore_zachary:           Welcome, everyone, to the #FakeScotsmen chat! We'll start in 2 minutes. @AidenMacRae & @connelly_martin, youse here?
@moore_zachary: It's a wee bit loud in the pub here. asier to tweet than talk.
@AidenMacRae: Aye, that I am!
 
@cynditefft:      Bagpipes playing. Fire burning. Dinner cooking. Ready for the #FakeScotsmen chat with @AidenMacRae, @moore_zachary, and @connelly_martin!
 
@moore_zachary: Youse can ask us any questions at all. We shall TRY to keep up, but these things have a way of outrunning us.
 
And the fun began…..
 
@makesmeworse12:   @moore_zachary Y'all have really hot accents, but what accents do YOU GUYS find adorable?
                                    @connelly_martin: I fancy an American accent myself. Especially east coast tough guy. What's that--Brooklyn, aye?
@AidenMacRae: American, of course. French is none sae bad, either. 'Tis really more the lass, though.
                                    @moore_zachary: Like Martin, I fancy American accents, too. (M also secretly loves an Edinburgh accent.)
@connelly_martin: Oh, that's how it is, aye? We embarrass each other?
@AidenMacRae: *rubs hands together* I'd be interested tae hear more embarrassing stories about @moore_zachary! Ha!
@connelly_martin: Not for free, mate! :-D
                                    @makesmeworse12: This is going to be fun. Hehe. And just so you know, *I* have an American accent.
@makesmeworse12: I have three, actually!  
 
@clairehuggy:   @tnmedicgirl Good evening hun :)
@tnmedicgirl: Hi! You got tea ready?
@tnmedicgirl: ah that makes for a nice relaxing evening :)
@AidenMacRae: The tea is drunk, or you are?
@clairehuggy: Oh HaHa sadly just the tea. I have enough trouble typing sober!
 
@vatrask:            Alright #FakeScotsmen what's your favourite drink?
                        @moore_zachary: My favourite drink is Irn Bru. Favourite alcoholic drink, probably a Bellhaven (that's a Scottish ale).
@AidenMacRae: Scotch, of course! ;)
                        @connelly_martin: Mmm, I fancy a nice Balvenie 12yo on a special occasion. But Tennent's for everyday. (and night.)
@AidenMacRae: There are so many drinks from this century I'd like to try. Of late, I prefer Macallan Cask Strength.
 
@GabyLafara:   @connelly_martin hey Martin, are you still giving massages?
@connelly_martin: I am still giving massages! Wish I could do them over Twitter. :(
@GabyLafara: @connelly_martin that's be great  
 
@RachelllRaeee3h:        Tuning in and out of the #fakescotsmen chat as I study for my quiz that's due today! (Why it's on Saturdays befuddles me.)
                                    @tnmedicgirl: I should be studying for my quiz Monday but this was more fun :)
@RachelllRaeee: I wish I didn't have to, but my test/quiz is due TONIGHT. And I have to study. And video record it. ):
@RachelllRaeee: Ah, but I have to do it by a certain time or else I fail. I wish I could schmiz it.
@tnmedicgirl: that's my feelings towards the quiz tonight .. y'all are more important
@AidenMacRae: That could become a new saying: "schmiz it." Ha!
@tnmedicgirl: Haha sounds good!
                                    @RachelllRaeee: I'm so going to start using that. Mom: Clean your room! Me: I'm reading. Schmiz it!  
 
@connelly_martin:        I found pics online of where @moore_zachary & I live in Glasgow. Anyone fancy seeing them?
 
This, of course, was met by a chorus of ‘yes’s.
 
@connelly_martin:        Here's the famous Shakespeare Street, where the playwright was once beaten half to death for 2 farthings: File:Shakespeare Street - geograph.org.uk - 1515008.jpg
@moore_zachary: Nice one. Tragic, that.
                                    @AidenMacRae: Get beaten near tae death, then they name a street after ye?
@connelly_martin: The LEAST we can do, aye? "Sorry aboot that. Here's a wee handkerchief for the blood. Can ye spell yer name?"
@AidenMacRae: Haha! Sounds Scottish enough. Hot heided but hospitable to the end.
 
@Rpatzz:             Question: favorite mode of transportation?
@AidenMacRae: Casting! Just imagine the scene as ye'd like it and it appears afore ye. #besttravelmodeever
                        @connelly_martin: Favourite mode of transport: convertible Jaguar. At least, I think it WOULD be, should I have the chance.
@moore_zachary: Favourite mode of transport: train. Least favourite: planes (for obvious reasons).
@AidenMacRae: Aye, that plane thing didna work out well for ye.
 
 
@Rpatzz:             @AidenMacRae you can go here too http://tweetchat.com/room/Fakescotsmen …
@AidenMacRae: Aye, but I could not quite determine how to reply there, so am using the hashtag instead. Wasna like this 300 yrs ago!
@makesmeworse12: *high 5!*
@AidenMacRae: *high fives back*
@makesmeworse12: *SWOONS*
 
@tnmedicgirl:   Anywhere special y'all would like to visit someday? #bucketlist
@moore_zachary: I desperately want to see Hawaii. With Aura, of course.
@tnmedicgirl: that would be perfect! Hawaii is on my list
@AidenMacRae: I dinna think I'd like Lindsey in her bathing suit with all those other men at the beach.
@AidenMacRae: I'd love to visit Italy, the birthplace of this blissful meal they call "pizza". Canna get enough.
@moore_zachary: I'm long past jealousy with Aura, cos of you-know-who.
@AidenMacRae: Right. I miss that bloke, truth be told. Shouldn't he make an appearance? ;)
@keeley_logan: *slides in, Kramer style* YOU RANG???
@tnmedicgirl: Logan!!!! Hi!!!! Now the party is complete
@makesmeworse12: YAY, you're here!
@AidenMacRae: Lovely to see ye, mate! How's the other side?
@keeley_logan: it's pretty great, thanks. i actually am going to scoot/scram/skedaddle now. #yayamericanwords
@connelly_martin: Sigh...American words are adorable.
@tnmedicgirl: Bye Logan! :(
@AidenMacRae: Aye, back to your heavenly bliss and all that. ;) *boots you*
@makesmeworse12: and the sadface is back.
 
@vatrask:            Boys, what is your favourite place in the world?
@connelly_martin: Favourite place in the world = Glasgow.


@connelly_martin: I fancy Glasgow cos the men here are the cutest. #notreallytrue #butitellmyselfthat
@AidenMacRae
: Favorite place = Eilean Donan Castle. My home. With Lindsey. All of the above.


                        @clairehuggy: I'm not surprised. It's amazing. Sorry about the mess the #SHADEboys left it in when they visited
@AidenMacRae: Ha! Aye, I saw the Zogan pic. ;)
@The_Poupette: Glasgow seems so wonderful
@AidenMacRae: I've never been, but would love to!
@moore_zachary: It is wonderful--you should come and visit! Forget Edinburgh & Loch Ness. ;)
@AidenMacRae: *draws sword* Forget the Highlands? Never!
@The_Poupette: Ohh Highlands seem wonderful too x_x
@vatrask: how can you forget this?
@moore_zachary: Didnae say "forget the Highlands". Just Loch Ness. Calm yersel, mate.
@AidenMacRae: *sheathes sword* Right. Got carried away.
@vatrask: seems we need Lindsey to reign you in ;)
@AidenMacRae: Aye, that she does. She also says she can wear her bathing suit wherever the hell she wants. O.o
@tnmedicgirl: been there once lower cali it was pretty
                                @3fixedhearts: WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA! It's nice here. (nicole- "lower cali" i love it. that's funny)
@tnmedicgirl: lmao! Couldn't remember where else I went other than Tahoe went with a friend on his rig
@moore_zachary: Is "Lower Cali" the bit that's in Mexico? ;-D
@clairehuggy: That thin bit that joins the two?
@3fixedhearts: i don't know. ask @tnmedicgirl exactly where is lower cali? usually that means disneyland. haha #smartass
@tnmedicgirl: I don't remember we went way to many places... I remember going thru Tahoe then we went south lol
@3fixedhearts: so she went thru 'upper cali' then fell down the hill and went to 'lower cali' haha
@tnmedicgirl: sure lmao
@3fixedhearts: but you're both welcome to come visit. It's lovely here!!
@tnmedicgirl: I would love to other than on a 18 wheeler.. can't see much that way :(
 
@connelly_martin:        A prettier pic, also of Maryhil. File:Ruchill Church at canal.jpgIt's NO SAE BAD as they say! (Milngavians, GTF.)
@KiltAndKeeley: That looks like a nice place for a romantic stroll with someone special. Aye?
                                    @connelly_martin: I try tae avoid romantic strolls where a church can see me. VERY difficult in Glasgow (they're *everywhere*)
@moore_zachary: Perhaps you should explain "Milngavians, GTF." One bit at a time.
@connelly_martin: A'right. Milngavie = posh suburb north of Glasgow. The ppl there drive through Maryhill to reach downtown.
@connelly_martin: And GTF is Twitter-safe abbreviation for "Get tae fuck!" which is like, I think, "Fuck off!" in American?
@moore_zachary: Correct. I'm sure they're all grateful for this Scots lesson and will use GTF frequently in everyday speech.
@connelly_martin: They should!
@vatrask: I'm going to use that now
 
@clairehuggy:   so guys do you prefer Christmas or Hogmanay?
@connelly_martin: Hogmanay a thousand times!!!
@clairehuggy: you do it in style.
@moore_zachary: I must say Hogmanay, too. 100x the fun and none of the gift-giving, church-going expectations.
@AidenMacRae: In my time, Hogmanay wasna what it is today. Christmas was a much more robust celebration, so I'd say that one.
 
@GabyLafara:   favorite ice cream flavor?
@connelly_martin: ALL the flavours!!
@GabyLafara: hahaha, nice
@AidenMacRae: Tried Scotch tablet ice cream the other day. Divine!
@GabyLafara: OMG they do it in ice cream!! I really need to try that.
@AidenMacRae: Aye, in Aberfoyle. A wee shop with a drawing of a lass fishing that says "Show Off Yer Bobbers!"
@clairehuggy: Aberfolye is lovely. I will pop in and try some next time i'm that way.
 
@RachelllRaeee:             How was Halloween for you guys? Did you dress up?
@connelly_martin: Naw, we're too old for fancy dress (costumes, I think you call it?). That's for weans.
@moore_zachary: Lots of adult Americans wear fancy dress for Halloween. Usually "Sexy [Fill in the blank]".
@connelly_martin: Oh, like Tarts & Vicars?
@vatrask: you are never too old to play dress up
@makesmeworse12: Ha! I second this!
@RachelllRaeee: What she said!
@RachelllRaeee: That seems like every day wear.
@makesmeworse12: But it would be like costume to us. And completely hot. It's a win-win
@moore_zachary: A bit like Tarts & Vicars. But without so much tarts or vicars.
@connelly_martin: I only wear kilts to fitba matches. Not to work at the pub (which is where I was on Halloween).
@clairehuggy: Oh a bit drafty round the terraces.
@makesmeworse12: Aww, you probably would have looked so cute, though!
@connelly_martin: Cold air fortifies the essentials.
@moore_zachary: "The essentials"? That's what you're calling them now?
@clairehuggy: frozen assets
@makesmeworse12: I don't need fancy dress or even a kilt to be cute! ;) (It does help, though.)
@connelly_martin: The Essentials. Capitalised. Aye, I like this.
 
@makesmeworse12:     I find it funny how the in emails I get about the #FakeScotsmen replies to my tweets, only @moore_zachary's are marked as "important."
@moore_zachary: Was it you marked them "important" or did they arrive that way?
@makesmeworse12: It arrived that way. Apparently, my email likes you best.
  
@librarychickD:                Favorite Scottish food and favorite American food?
@moore_zachary: Favourite Scottish food = everything in a full Scottish breakfast (I will spare you a pic).
@AidenMacRae: Favorite Scottish food: fresh caught fish roasted over an open fire.
@AidenMacRae: Favorite American food: M n M s. Lindsey says they're "like crack".
@tnmedicgirl: I agree with Lindsey
@librarychickD: yes they are!! #omnomnom
@moore_zachary: Favourite American food? A draw between Philly cheese steak and Maryland crab cakes.
@AidenMacRae: Favorite Scottish food: fresh caught fish roasted over an open fire.
 
 
c_cass189:           If we went to visit you, where would you take us?

                          @moore_zachary: First I'd take you to the Barras. Then the Necropolis. Then back to the West End to Oran Mor (where SHINE ended).
@connelly_martin: If ye come there, I'll let ye have a drink on the house. #justonethough
@c_cass189: You'll drink with me, won't you? :P
@connelly_martin: Of course I'll drink with you! At the end of the night when I'm off. :)  
 
@GabyLafara:   so which song has been stuck in your head lately?
@moore_zachary: Today I've had "Bricks of Our Building" by Olympic Swimmers stuck in my heid.
@connelly_martin: That new one by Taylor Swift. Cannae even say the name or it'll start again.
@AidenMacRae: *cough* What Makes You Beautiful *cough* Catchy song, that! *looks away*
 
@tnmedicgirl16h:           How's the weather there?
@moore_zachary: Cold, but mostly clear. As it is in Baltimore. But it gets dark much earlier here now.
@tnmedicgirl: yeah time goes back tonight here too.. I was hoping it was warmer there than here lol i was gonna hop a plane
@moore_zachary: *checks thermometer, does Celsius/Fahrenheit conversion* It's 36 degrees.
@tnmedicgirl: boo! Same here at night... daytime has been in the 60s-70s
@vatrask: I still think everyone should just convert to Celsius. So much easier.
@moore_zachary: I agree! But Aura tells me it'll never happen there.
@AidenMacRae: And now that we've discussed the weather, what say we have Zach tell us an embarrassing story? Hehe.
@moore_zachary: An embarrassing story? I've a good one on the tumblr. Stand by for the link. *pops out*
@makesmeworse12: Is this going to be the embarrassing story I'm thinking it is? Because, awww!
 
Around this point…..we started to get a little (really) silly…
 
@makesmeworse12:     Hey, #FakeScotsmen, I'm eating cookies. Or, well, "biscuits." Want one? I'll send you one to virtually enjoy! Hehe.
@moore_zachary: *holds out hand* Yes, please.


@makesmeworse12: You get three because my email likes you best ;) Embedded image permalink
@moore_zachary: *drools, puts kettle on*
@AidenMacRae: Mmmm, merci ma cherie!
 


@makesmeworse12: You're about to make me swoon out of my chair. HOW DOES THIS EVEN HAPPEN?
@vatrask: Because he's perfect. Duh.
@makesmeworse12: Hope you enjoy!
@AidenMacRae: *blushes* *picks you both up and twirls you around*
@vatrask: *faints* catch me
@makesmeworse12: *giggles* You have such a cute blush!
@The_Poupette: @AidenMacRae Ahh tu parles fran├žais?
@AidenMacRae: Oui, but only in bits and pieces or else Lindsey gives me the evil stink eye.
@makesmeworse12: I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. It's so sad. I got Aiden's, though. You are welcome, Aiden. :) *more swooning*
@The_Poupette: I just said "so you speak french?" ;)
@makesmeworse12: Gotcha. Thank you! :)
@vatrask: Can you teach your lovely followers som Gaelic then?
@AidenMacRae: Only one phrase you need to know: Tha gaol agam ort. I love you. ;)
 
@connelly_martin:        I keep almost typing #FakeScrotsmen. Nae joke.
@moore_zachary: I just did it, too. Corruptor. #FakeScrotsmen
@connelly_martin: Aye, RIIIIGHT. One day they'll all know who's the corruptor & who's the corruptee. #FakeScrotsmen
@moore_zachary: You mean corruptED? #FakeScrotsmen
@keeley_logan: FYI, i am over here dying re: #FakeScrotsmen.
@connelly_martin: I hate tae think why they'd be fake. #FakeScrotsmen
@AidenMacRae: hahahahahahahahaha "Nothing's worn, all in good working order" as they say.
@moore_zachary: @connelly_martin Ye've never seen the ones they make for dugs? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuticles Neuticles!
@connelly_martin: I've NEVER seen Neuticles? Is this a Yank thing?
@keeley_logan: they make them for trucks, too. TRUCKNUTZ!!
@AidenMacRae: That may well be the funniest and saddest thing I've ever seen.
 
@moore_zachary:           Ah, found my most embarrassing moment story, per @AidenMacRae's request: http://shadeboys.tumblr.com/post/19317647388/tkmadness-truth-or-dare-this-one-goes-to-11
@makesmeworse12: Yeah, I've read this. LOVE YOU, ZACHARY!
@tnmedicgirl: awe! <3
@AidenMacRae: *chokes with laughter* I can see it. And 'tis none too pretty. hahaha
@GabyLafara: *hugs*
 
@tnmedicgirl:   Listening to #edsheeran while talking to my fav #FakeScotsmen perfect <3
@AidenMacRae: Bloke has a bloody brilliant voice, I must say.
@tnmedicgirl: yes he does!
 
@vatrask:            During the #FakeScotsmen Chat I was listening to Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and this song makes me giggle:
@AidenMacRae: Lindsey just shouted o'er my shoulder "Oooh! I love that movie!" Guess we'll be watching it soon. ;)
@vatrask: Tis a right good movie I promise ye
@AidenMacRae: Nice accent you have there! ;)
@vatrask: It's all the time I spend with you (and Lindsey of course)
 
(It really is a good movie but the misogyny of a 1950s set in the 1880s is laughable)
 
@makesmeworse12:     I am sad. @connelly_martin apparently didn't want a cookie. *yet another sadface*
@connelly_martin: Never said I didnae want a cookie! PLEASE can I have one?
@makesmeworse12: Of course you can! I offered ages ago :( Give me a sec to find a really good one, k?
@AidenMacRae: *swoops in and eats Martin's cookie*
@makesmeworse12: Do these look good, or should I find different ones? Embedded image permalink
@makesmeworse12: Aww. THAT WAS NOT NICE, AIDEN. *sadface* Sorry, Martin. Want another? That Aiden WILL NOT steal?
@connelly_martin: Aye. Please. *eyes @AidenMacRae, readies pipe wrench behind back*
@AidenMacRae: Ah, I never promised to play nice, did I? *winks*
@makesmeworse12: Whoa, boys. There are enough for both of you! Here ya go! <3 Embedded image permalink
@vatrask: you should know better boys; Scotsmen never play fair
@connelly_martin: Cheers, lass! I mean, merci bien!! Tu est la PLUS gentille!
@makesmeworse12: *blushes*
@makesmeworse12: Why, Aiden. I've always thought of you as a gentleman. A very swoon-worthy one, specifically.
@AidenMacRae: Well, I'd better be on my best behavior as to not lose your faith in me. ;)
@makesmeworse12: And we have peace at last. I can be happy again!
@makesmeworse12: Aww, now there's the sweet side I know and love.
 
@moore_zachary:           So while @AidenMacRae woos the lasses with French, the #SHADEboys discuss imitation baws. #weare12
@AidenMacRae: MDR (that's ROFL in French).
@tnmedicgirl
:
one the many reasons why we love y'all lol never know what might happen
@connelly_martin: Nous pouvons discuter des testicules imitations EN FRANCAIS. #FauxScrotsmen
@The_Poupette: Bien, parlons-en alors.
 
@moore_zachary     SWOON, LASSIES, SWOON! RT @connelly_martin: Nous pouvons discuter des testicules imitations EN FRANCAIS.
@connelly_martin: I like all the accents! Except Edinburgh, though I'm getting used to it.
@moore_zachary: You'd have to, what w/it being whispered in yer ear every--never mind.
@c_cass189: You stopped at the best part, Zach! :P
@moore_zachary: I did?
@GabyLafara: yes you did! lol!
@moore_zachary: OK, I guess I would've finished with the word "night." Not really the most interesting part. *shrugs*
@connelly_martin: Oh, I thought you were going to say "Wednesday". Which would've been SCANDALOUS.
@AidenMacRae: So, are ye thinking of getting a ring for Aura's pretty finger? Because ye ken well enough she's the one. ;)
@moore_zachary: No, we're too young. But someday. She is the one, for certain.  
 
@moore_zachary:           Oh, is it Surprise Time now? I'm rather nervous about it.
 
                                             After little encouragement on the part of the fans…
 
@Rpatzz: awesome news! ....what's belter?
@c_cass189: It looks great! :D
@GabyLafara: OMG!! I love it!!
@moore_zachary: Belter means something good, like fun. One of our many words for "awesome".
@AidenMacRae: Brilliant cover, mate! Though it sounds like a rough time for you. *one armed manly hug*
@moore_zachary: Thanks. I think it's brilliant, too, in all senses of the word.
@roztriani: I was definetly not aware of this book *--* I can't believe I'll see 'you' again :') The cover is amazing!!! <3
@connelly_martin: That's cover's a pure stoater! But wait--you had some bad times? Where was I?
@AidenMacRae: I've only one scene from my point of view and even that was wrenching. I canna imagine what you've been thru.
@GabyLafara: what does stoater means?
@connelly_martin: "that's pure stoater" just means "that's awesome" or "really great". SUPERB.
 
(By this point if kind of felt like a mini language lesson but when three hot guys are teaching you, who cares?)
 
@AidenMacRae:              I'd like to thank my good mates @moore_zachary and @connelly_martin for an entertaining chat tonight! Fake scrots and all! :)
@tnmedicgirl: you leaving?
@PanicWritten: Bwwwaaa haaa haaaaa Can't - breathe - Laughing - too - hard. *gasp*
@moore_zachary: Hah! Cheers to you, too--have to do it again soon!
@AidenMacRae: Bien sur! hahaha  
 
(Don’t worry guys, he won’t be leaving for a while)
 
@moore_zachary:           @roztriani You'll see a lot of me. Happy you like the cover!
@roztriani: Oooh, glad to hear that!!! Can't wait to read that book, even if there's bad... events :p
@moore_zachary: There's some bad things, but lots of funny things, too. And some sexytimes, as the Yanks say.
@AidenMacRae: Ah, like the shower scene, methinks. ;) #FakeScotsmen #intheshower
@roztriani: Wait, I'm lost! What shower scene? *--* Did I forget something, already!?
 
@vatrask:            Oh my goodness. Next to #FakeScotsmen, #intheshower is my favourite hashtag of the day. Expecially when paired with the former.
@AidenMacRae: I suppose then ye'd know if they were #FauxScrotsHommes or not. hahahaha
@connelly_martin: I want a shower scene!
@moore_zachary: Then write one yersel.
@GabyLafara: I think you need a shower scene too, lol
@connelly_martin: Shower scenes for all!!
@vatrask: I think *I* need a shower scene. Any volunteers?
@GabyLafara: lmao
@keeley_logan: Oprah Winfrey: YOU get a shower scene! & YOU get a shower scene!
@AidenMacRae: *cough* I have one, actually. *cough* http://www.goodreads.com/story/list/3919989 (warning, for adults only)
@connelly_martin: I'll be back.
@roztriani: Holly Lord! I HAVE to read Between, already!
@connelly_martin: NICE! Except for the female bits. Skimmed those.
@AidenMacRae: Thanks! And nae worries. I'm happy to take care of the female bits. ;)
@roztriani: Are you going to do your own shower scene?

@vatrask: *fans self* thank you  
 
@connelly_martin:        Think I WILL. RT @roztriani: @connelly_martin Are you going to do your own shower scene?
@moore_zachary: Why not? It's tradition. I got one, Ciara & Shane got one.
@connelly_martin: Hmm, it's overdone, then. Perhaps a rain scene! We've lots of that here.
@AidenMacRae: Or perhaps in the loch? Many to choose from, aye? http://pinterest.com/pin/197454764883254581/
@connelly_martin: GOOD GOD. *bookmarks*
@vatrask: @cynditefft has an orgasmic amount of those
 
(she does. If you haven’t checked out her Pinterest account, you really should)
 
@connelly_martin: *pouts* I'm not ALLOWED to post such pics, cos of being in YA.
@moore_zachary: Did you really just pout? Give me yer Man Card.
@vatrask: Well when you make the move to A, we'll be waiting
@connelly_martin: Only in my dreams, lass. Only in my dreams.
@vatrask: that's so funny... mine too
@moore_zachary: There could be ways to make yer dreams a reality. #nomdeplume
@AidenMacRae: Nom de plume, aye? Like J.K. Growling? LOL
@vatrask: I'm sorry the thought of Aiden saying LOL makes me LOL
@AidenMacRae: I'm trying to adapt to the times! Cut a guy some slack, yo! #300yearstocatchupon
@vatrask: alright homeslice I'll give you some slack.
@AidenMacRae: I'd be lost without Google. *types homeslice for a definition* *nods*
  
@makesmeworse12:     Is the #FakeScotsmen chat over?
@moore_zachary: It's in its after-party stage now.
@AidenMacRae: Is this where we pass out the champagne and everyone tells us how marvelous the show was?
@makesmeworse12: NO! Then I'd have to leave.
@AidenMacRae: Ah, sparkling cider then. ;)
@makesmeworse12: That would work. Thank you, Aiden!
@moore_zachary: My favourite band did a song about after-parties: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MyF3Ub-nmg&feature=youtu.beIt's quite lovely. (Explicit Content)
@connelly_martin: I've a feeling yer Introvert Countdown clock has started.
@moore_zachary: Would you be good enough to take me home? Mate?
@connelly_martin: Only if you let me finish yer drink.
@AidenMacRae: Aye, time to shut down the pub and chase out the stragglers. Good night, my friends!
@moore_zachary: As if you've not already finished it. *pays the bill, as always*
 
@vatrask:            So @AidenMacRae how are you and your new wife doing? Any stories to tell?
@AidenMacRae: Och, that's...erm. I'll not lie. Has been a bumpy ride. Not because of her, though.
@vatrask: If you hurt Lindsey... *stern look*
@AidenMacRae: *stutters* She... I... *sighs and hangs head* Aye, you have the right of it. I'd never want to hurt her.
@vatrask: I know you dinah mean ta do things sweetie but as long as you make it better
@AidenMacRae: That I will. You can count on it.
@vatrask: I look forward to it
 
@synfulsaleana99:         Noooo missed the #fakescotsmen chat!
@AidenMacRae: And "schmiz it", #FakeScrotsmen, #FauxScrotsHommes, and shower scenes for all! Been quite a night. ;)
@synfulsaleana99: Oh goodness. I wish I was there!
@vatrask: you will be there later lass. Patience.
@synfulsaleana99: Patience isn't a virtue that I have when dealing with #FakeScotsmen.
@vatrask: Sadly me neither but you'll have to wait until later sadly.
@AidenMacRae: Aye, patience and Scots dinna go well together. #truth
@moore_zachary: Speak for yersel! Moore family motto is "through patience I overcome difficulty." ...though it sounds better in the original Latin. /Durum patientia frango/.
@vatrask: Well my family motto is: "if you can stand you haven't had enough to drink!"
@connelly_martin: *gasps* You're a Connelly, too?!
@vatrask: Sadly no; I'm Irish. Besides I shutter to think if we were related #dirtythoughts
@connelly_martin: Connelly is Irish, too. Lots of them moved here to Glasgow.
@vatrask: So we COULD be related? o.O
@connelly_martin: Not all Irish people are related. That would be awkward.
@AidenMacRae: But think about all you'd accomplish with an extra finger on each hand! #evolution
@vatrask: *shudders* lol but no.
@connelly_martin: Mmmm...extra fingers....
@vatrask: tasty...
@synfulsaleana99: I don't know my family motto, but my last name means "sheep" in Portuguese. Or it means "lusty person..." Not sure which I prefer for a translation.
@vatrask: I am literally 'she who dwells in victory'
@synfulsaleana99: Cool! Literally my full name is "Moon Goddess Sheep Sheep."
@vatrask: I dropped my phone when I read that :P
@moore_zachary: I shall henceforth call you "Moon Goddess Sheep Sheep", or MGSS for short.
@connelly_martin: And my 1st name means "from Mars"!
@moore_zachary: Mars is the god of what again?
@AidenMacRae: Thank you, mates! I really must be off. Early day tomorrow thwarting the bad guy. Cheers!
@vatrask: There are bad guys? *whimper*
@AidenMacRae: My 1st name means "fiery" as does the villian's in #Between3.
@vatrask: now you're just trying make me cry   
 
 
 (After this, the party ended but of course, Logan had to have the last word, coming out of nowhere)
 
@keeley_logan:           I think your cover is awesome. also, Trucknutz.
@moore_zachary: You're not getting the last word.
@keeley_logan: yuh-huh.
@moore_zachary: Nevertheless, the last word should be Trucknutz.
@connelly_martin: Aye, Trucknutz.
 
And thus the Fake Scotsmen Chat was over with the final word: Trucknutz
So there you have it folks; how I spent my saturday. Thanks to everyone who came out and a special thanks to Jeri Smith-Ready and Cyndi Tefft for letting their boys come out to play, it was a lot of silly fun. Hopefully we can do it again.