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5 Outlander Characters That Hate A September Premiere More Than You Do

Because this popped into my head and I won’t be doing any more pieces for Scotland Now/The Daily Record till September, when, for all we know, we might all be in the depths of a nuclear winter and I might not have access to Tumblr. Or fingers.

Slight book spoilers, but nothing beyond what’s already in the press. Read on at your own peril.

1. Frank Randall. This poor bastard is likely the only character that wishes the premiere was two weeks after never. He finally convinced Claire to give it a go for old times’ sake, moved across the ocean, is fathering a child that isn’t his, all in the hope that he can recapture the past.  The inevitable breakdown of his hope and rise of his IDGAF-ness will be both tragic and riveting. I both dread it and also CAN’T WAIT.

2. Bree Randall. Not only does she have to listen to Claire constantly justify herself by describing how SCORCHING the sex was with her bio-dad, the revelation that Jamie is alive (past alive, currently dead, it’s very timey-wimey), means that Bree will now also have to shoulder the burden of making herself a 20th-century orphan x3 vs. leaving human baby chinchilla and potential bae (Roger) behind before they even hit first base. Either way, someone’s getting c*ckblocked.

3. Roger Wakefield. There are a lot of dangerous things that happen in the Outlander-verse, but none is as guaranteed to be risky as falling in love with a Fraser. Much like Moses parting the Red Sea, loving a Fraser requires brass balls, excellent hair, and divine intervention. From the moment Roger spied Bree across a room, he hitched his wagon to Satan’s ponies, and it’s only a matter of time before he joins mom-in-law Claire on the dark side. Ain’t nothing like a Randall woman to make a Mackenzie boy lose his gotdamb mind.

4. Claire Fraser-cum-Randall. Claire is not here for a lot of things, and now those things include the Bonnie Prince Charlie, traditional gender roles and the 20th century. We get the sense at the end of S2 that the Randall marriage was unhappy–and we’ll get to see that progression happen–but we’ll also see the pain and loneliness that Claire hides from everyone else, and her despair at never seeing Jamie again. Now that she knows he is alive, she’s pointed herself right at him like a bouffant-y, sexually frustrated arrow, but the man she is going back to won’t be the one she left behind.

5. James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser. Jamie finished up S2 by giving up his wife and child after agreeing to betray his King, killing his uncle and heading off to die in war. You wouldn’t think things could get worse for our Scottish Aslan, but you would be SO WRONG. War. Prison. NO KILTS. Not only does he get to live in constant ignorance of what happened to his family, but that bod is like a Ferrari that only gets driven to oil changes and that is a crying shame. Basically, underneath Jamie’s lagoon of sadness lives a subterranean village of suck, and he has barely set foot on what will be an island cave filled wall-to-wall with WTF.   

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if the Lord don’t forgive me
i’d still have my baby and my babe would have me (x)

True Story

When I first joined Tumblr, I genuinely didn’t know what JAMMF stood for. 

So for the first month or so of official fandom, I always read it in my mind as 

Jam-MUTHAAA FUCKAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

 as though everyone got halfway through the name and then there was this MASSIVE EXPLOSION OF BADASSERY

(IT AINT NO LIE, THO)

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Malcolm

We know why Jamie has two of his middle names - Alexander for Brian’s half-brother (the abbot we meet at the end of Book 1), and MacKenzie for Ellen’s family.

But Malcolm - where did that one come from?

Well - Brian and Ellen met at Leoch on the night that Ellen was to meet Malcolm Grant - who her parents intended for her to marry. It was to avoid Malcolm Grant that (among other things) motivated Ellen to run away with Brian.

So I’ve always thought that naming their second son after Malcolm Grant was a quiet thank you to the man who directly (if inadvertently) brought Brian and Ellen together.

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SamCait | Humor

“Sam and I have a very similar sense of  h u m o r  which is probably akin to five year old’s.”

“We laugh at nothing. Nothing amuses us. We’re like the Seinfeld episode. We don’t need anything actual to happen; we just  a m u s e  ourselves anyway.”

“Caitriona just every time was just corpsing and  l a u g h i n g  the whole time… And she doesn’t help me at all. She just stands there openly laughing in my face and it’s difficult to work with her, so I’m gonna get her sacked.”

“I think everyone knows she’s got a terrific sense of humor. She’s a terrible giggler, she corpses all the time and it’s got to the point now that if I want to get out of a scene or just, you know, make it stop I can just give her a little look and she’s gone. She’s  g r e a  t   f u n  to work with. I’m so lucky.”