the colors on the wall are my favorite shades of blue

16 Days of Outlander - Day #12 Lallybroch

Lallybroch is easily my favorite episode of the back half of Season 1 - I’m a huge fan of Jenny and Ian and love the way the show approached Jamie’s return (I’m not really surprised though since the Anne Kenney wrote it and she’s basically my favorite of the show’s writers). 

Favorite Location: the Laird’s room. I love that the show defaults to this shade of blue so often (it’s already appeared several times in the promo pics for Season 2). I’m not sure whether it’s wall paper or tapestries but I’m absolutely in love with the wall decoration in Jamie and Claire’s room. The carved mantle and four-poster bed in that rich, dark wood are also an aesthetic I heavily subscribe to and the lighting somehow manages to make the room appear larger than I think it actually is - a true feat given such a dark color palette in the decoration. 

Favorite Costume: Claire’s quarter day dress. I told you all this dress would be making a reappearance. I think what impresses me most is how perfectly the fabric was cut and sown so the lines of the tartan align perfectly with the lines of Claire’s body and that the tartan’s symmetry is maintained. Also, those three-quarter sleeves are the ideal length and looseness for maintaining mobility and function. 

Favorite Music Moment: drunk Jamie. This was the track I was most looking forward to on the second volume of the show’s soundtrack (it kicks off the Tracking Jamie track, for the record). The whole scene is pure gold and the lilting way the track is played in imitation of Jamie’s drunken state works perfectly. And the resumption of the track as Jamie faces breakfast with a hangover while Claire smiles on with a smug sympathy… There are many times in the books when we get to see Jamie drunk and while this isn’t a scene that appears in the first book, it is definitely in keeping with some of drunk book Jamie’s more charming escapades (I wonder if we’ll hear a variation on this theme in future if they include some of those other drunken encounters between Jamie and Claire). 

Favorite Minor Character: Ian Murray. Having been around Frasers pretty much his entire life, Ian Murray is basically a walking “how to handle Frasers” manual. He’s able to deftly defuse the tension between the siblings, leaving Claire in awe and seeking advice. The chat between the two of them in the hallway is one of my favorites from the show and I really wish we could see more of their relationship (maybe next season). 

Favorite Line: “kick them harder.” Coming from a family that’s stubborn on one side and more level headed on the other (I generally fall on the level-headed side though there are certain issues where I definitely dig my heels in stubbornly), Ian’s observations and advice to Claire stick with me. 

“Once they’ve dug their heels in there’s no budging them and you don’t want to get between them when their danders are up[…] You can tug on their rope or give them a wee kick in their backside and they might move, or you might get bit for yer trouble.”

“And then what?”

“Kick them harder.”

Favorite “That’s not in the book” Part: Claire dumps Jamie out of bed. So I know there are people who don’t care for how the show portrayed Jamie upon returning to Lallybroch (that Jamie is too conscious of his responsibilities and capable to make the mistakes he does in the episode and that he wouldn’t be so pompous, etc.) and I understand why that criticism creeps up, I just happen to disagree with it. Even in the books, a lot of the incidents Jamie tells Claire about growing up at Lallybroch demonstrate that he isn’t/wasn’t always tactful or respectful (the incident with Mrs. Fitz during his first trip to Leoch comes to mind). Add to that the fact that it’s his first time home since his father’s death and that he is now saddled with the actual responsibility of being laird (a very different thing from his position at Leoch where, much as he manages to navigate the tension between Dougal and Colum, the responsibility for making the calls and enacting them still falls to Colum), and I think it’s completely believable that Jamie would revert a bit to his younger attitudes - I always go back to How I Met Your Mother and their “revertigo” episode. Anyway, what I love about this scene is the way that Claire is able to get through to Jamie (taking a bit of Ian’s advice). It also ties in so nicely with the earlier scene where he chastises her and tells her that she shouldn’t reprimand him in front of people because it’s just not how things are done in his time. She bites her tongue through a lot of the episode, letting things go where her natural instinct is to push. But here, she finally gives into her instincts and lets the honesty flow - it’s not a public disagreement but Jamie needs to hear what she’s saying and because it’s coming from Claire like this, he trusts it and sees the truth in it. 

Favorite Performance: Laura Donnelly as Jenny Murray. Donnelly and Heughan play siblings so well. The frustration Donnelly channels through Jenny during her altercations with Jamie is something I relate to strongly, right down to the “let him figure it out for himself then” attitude. I feel like it really emphasizes what comes out during the scene in the graveyard where Jenny and Jamie make amends - she blamed him in part for their father’s death and some of her treatment of him stemmed from that resentment, the need to punish him. But what I think truly makes this her episode is the way she laughs during the flashback with Black Jack Randall - it’s a huge part of what makes that scene so uncomfortable and compelling. 

Favorite Book-to-Screen Adaptation, Favorite Jamie and Claire Moment: first ‘I love you’s. Again, it isn’t a scene that is depicted exactly the way it transpires in the book, but they managed to capture all of the spirit of the exchange in such a way that the material is elevated in some ways. Peace has been achieved within the family and Claire finally feels like she’s somewhere she belongs, like she’s home. That so much of the scene is one continuous shot/take is downright amazing. It’s cute and funny and sweet and heated and intimate and just… everything that I was hoping that scene would be. I don’t think I’ve ever watched this episode without stopping to rewatch this scene at least five times. I often forget that there’s a little bit more after it (that damn cliffhanger). 

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Name: katariina

Gender: agender

Star sign: cancer

Height: 184cm, 6′

Sexual orientation: bisexual

Favorite color: blue and pastels

Favorite color to paint the walls: i come from a household where walls change colors all the time because of my indecisive mom and i’ve come to a conclusion that white walls is the most convenient

Favorite color of lipstick: i dont wear lipstick but i love dark shades, like wine red, dark purple and black

Favorite animal: cats!

Time right now: 12.23 pm

Cat or dog person: CATS!!

Favorite fictional character: oikawa holds the title of my favorite character but i have so so many characters i love 

Number of blankets I sleep with: 2

Favorite singer/band: right now i dont really have a favorite because i just listen to literally anything if it sounds good without taking another look at the artist

Dream Trip: kinda wanna go to india or egypt and also japan ofc

Dream Job: can i be a stay-at-home parent without the kids? lmao not really, i wanna work somewhere customer service where i can wear my piercing

When was this blog created: december 2013

What made you decide to make a tumblr: i followed the best of tumblr page in facebook and this seemed like a fun place so i joined

Why did you pick your url: katski is what my sister calls me and she’s literally the only person who calls me that but it have really sticked to me and i just decided to use it everywhere. 

Last song you listened to: credo revolution by semargl

Last book you read: i have no idea man

Last thing you ate: cereal

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be: right now i’m where i wanna be, at home with my computer and good music

What time would you travel to: i just wanna skip like 5-10 years where my life is settled and i live with my partner in a happy family with at least 2 cats

tagging: @derpy-creep-face @bashful-berry @supalia01 @paintbrushyy

Ah!!  Thanks, Alasia, you beautiful human being <3

So, as you can imagine, I was tagged by @itsaprescriptionsandwich Let’s fucking do this

Name: Danny

Gender: male

Star sign: Sagittarius

Height: 5'4″

Sexual orientation: Straight

Favorite color: Any form of shaded or tinted blue

Favorite color to paint the walls: dark blue

Favorite color of lipstick: I don’t know enough to say…

Favorite animal: Siberian tigers, the most majestic animal in the world

Time right now: 3:55 pm when I’m typing this

Cat or dog person: 100% dogs, but I’ve come to love cats too

Favorite fictional character: Marshal Eriksen, in all of his glory

Number of blankets I sleep with: My one gigantic comforter.  Its all I need

Favorite singer/band: My favorite singer is Josh Ramsay, with Tillian as a close second.  My favorite band is Mariana’s Trench

Dream Trip: The two places I want to visit are Okinawa and Berlin, to see where my family came from

Dream Job: I wanna be a writer of all types of things

When was this blog created: IJuly of 2012

What made you decide to make a tumblr: My very first girlfriend asked me to, and after we broke up, I still liked it, so here I am

Why did you pick your url: Its something an old friend used to call me.  I did it to cheer her up

Last song you listened to: Sunrise by Childish Gambino, but to completion, Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough by Michael Jackson

Last book you read: Uhhhhh, I think Abundance of Katherines?  I haven’t read in awhile

Last thing you ate: toast with strawberry jam because my parents haven’t gone grocery shopping

If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be: in my room, but with decent wifi (because mine keeps cutting out

What time would you travel to: The 1920′s or 30′s and become an outlaw

I’m gonna go ahead and tag @ninjaturtlenemo @myboysolf @ryanhaywood and @visambros

tagged  by: @bellcdonna   ( thank u  ;v ; )

relationship  status: taken af
favorite  color: any shade of blue, just trust me and take one look at my blog 
lipstick  or  chapstick: chapstick because i’m a pussy
last  song  i  listened  to: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
last  movie  i  watched: casino royale ( the daniel craig one with ya’ boy mikkelson ) for the fourth time.    i have a problem.   please help me. 
top  three  tv  shows: it’s always sunny in california, star v. the forces of evil, hannibal futurama
top  three characters: this fucking asshole, veronica from fallout nv,  jack crawford from hannibal bc he deserved better even tho he was a dick
top  three ships: will graham x happiness, danny devito x a dumpster the size of an apartment complex, handsome jack x a brick wall moving at a speed of 890 m/s :)
books  i’m  currently  reading: elie wiesel’s night  
  ( it’s for my ap english but it’s such a good book )

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