some guy asked me if i was girl on league once and for the hell of it, i was like, “yeah” and as soon as i said that, he started talking more flirtatiously towards me, adding <3′s after everything he said and it got more annoying but i went with it because it was sort of entertaining. he added me yesterday and he literally won’t stop messaging me. this is annoying. i am in pain. i regret everything
OKAY! BUT WHY YOUSEF HAS TO LEAVE? I MEAN, DUDE WHAT’S THE RUSH? YOU AND YOUR SOULMATE ARE GONNA GETTING MARRIED IN THREE YEARS! IT’S CANON! YOU CAN GO TO TURKEY DURING YOUR HONEYMOON, DUDE! C’MON! JUST STAY AND GIVE ME MORE YOUSANA MOMENTS!
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I think Jamie is definitely a flawed character but I still love him. What's your overall take on him as a character throughout the series? :)
I have been thinking about this a lot lately. As someone who fell in love with the show first, and primarily with Claire, and thus Jamie as an extension of her story, I have a tendency to over-romanticise him as a straight-forward hero. I think the show definitely interprets him in a softer, more overtly gallant way. Sam’s Jamie is a literal King Of Men: honest, good, and brave, almost to a fault. I think they did an amazing job with Jamie’s emotional struggles after Wentworth, but in general the show doesn’t give him a lot of the conflicting moral shades you see in the book. Jamie’s violent proclivities are usually framed as unquestionably noble, and his more problematic actions, such as beating Claire in season 1 (and I anticipate with Geneva in season 3), as scenes that are to be taken lightly or with humour. Maybe that is how you are supposed to read those scenes in the books too, but I have a difficult time with that.
There is definitely a dark undercurrent and slightly disturbing edge to book Jamie that I found jarring when I first read them. Yes, he is heroic, kind and loveable on the page too, but he often does and says things I find VERY uncomfortable as a reader, and I genuinely find him frightening sometimes. His sheer physicality; his towering height, his strength; and his single-mindedness once he decides upon a course of action. He is a machine of war, honed on the battlefield, and he can become an unstoppable force of wrath and bloody-minded vengeance at the flick of a switch … it bothers me a bit that Claire isn’t more disturbed by that. My absolute favourite part of Written In My Own Heart’s Blood is when she confronts him about it, and he is emotionally flawed by the doubt it casts upon his whole sense of self. It is beautiful and heartbreaking.
“I am not a state at war, and you are not my army!” He began to speak, then stopped short, searching my face, his eyes intent. “Am I not?” he said quietly.
I’m obviously deeply invested in his all-consuming relationship with Claire, but even that is a little terrifying. Their love is SO INTENSE that it sometimes feels like it is veering towards chaos. I think he would probably murder the whole world to protect her, and that’s not healthy … but damn if it isn’t compelling. At the same time, the poor guy has been through A LOT of traumatic, violent, nasty stuff, and many of his flaws are a direct result of the truly twisted sides of humanity he has had to endure. So yes, I love him for being a brave warrior and survivor who is fiercely protective of his family and capable of deep kindness and passion despite the horrors he has been through, and for loving Claire so deeply and desperately. But he is also a damaged, blood-thirsty, co-dependent dude, born in a dark, brutal time in history, and I find him fascinating and compelling for all those reasons too. :)