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I AM PARCA'S CHOSEN:
Parca is the Roman Goddess of Childbirth and Destiny and after you get to know me, you will see why I believe she has, without doubt, made me her Poster Child. I deal with the odd serious issue but for the most part, my posts are just some cheeky fun, reviews of favorite shows, and true stories that will make you laugh out loud (or run screaming...I don't know you well enough to predict your behavior). You'll find satire with the odd parody tossed in....and definitely a heaping helping of hyperbole.

I am Canadian so expect a bit of politeness too. Sorry.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

THINGS THAT MAKE ME GO WTF?: The Unbearable Oddness of Being Part 3

Random musings from another week of bloggable WTF? moments that serve as my therapy so I don't endanger society.
More than usual, I mean...


1) SING (the movie)

A movie chock full of adorable, well drawn personified animals that run the gamut of 3D Computer Animated character archetypes: a tiny and feisty critter with attitude and a lot of talent; the clever critter with heart and dreams;  a dangerous and tough, bad-guy of a traditional ethnic stereotype (aren't they usually Russian or Italian knee-cap breakers?); and a grass grazer who is judgemental, harsh and rude BUT ends up won-over and supportive...PLUS a kickass final song that is catchy, fun and sung by an absolutely amazing singer! And the message? Well, NEVER give up on your dreams and believe in yourself!

THAT was Zootopia.

SING had all that too, technically...but the similarities end there. WTF can go wrong when you have a great talent pool to draw from? Plenty.

The movie was okay with a couple of laughs and some great voices singing old standards...and then 2 dull-ass songs ruined the entire movie. When you have a huge build-up let you down, it taints the entire show: the porcupine (that I thought was a hedgehog until it shot quills...another minor WTF? moment) had a great voice...until she sang her final song that was just boring and forgettable. So forgettable I cant even recall it now and I just saw the move 20 seconds ago...and won't be looking for it. The BIG FINALE! The shy elephant who got over a painful, nerve-wracking and crippling shyness by a koala saying the mind-blowing words of wisdom: just sing. Make that a double WTF? And then to add injury to insult...her actual song. It sounded like a rip-off of some old song I knew in the 70's...and hated that one too. Uninspired, monotone and, like someone trying to convince us that a peanut is a steak.

Those kind of movies are NOT cheap to make, so it really makes me go WTF? when you realize that they released it before listening to it. 'Cuz nobody with ears can say the super talented singers were utilized properly in that show...


*me and my husband watching the show...I'm the green one




2) CHEAPOAIR




Any market analysts who advised this airline to use the name that a gazillion wives call their husbands (and ex-husband especially) should have WTF? tattooed on their foreheads.

Oh...and if your company can be googled and end up with a commercial like this...



... perhaps it's time for a better name. Like HitlerAir or maybe Genital Warts Airlines.

Unless those are already taken. I should have looked first.



3) CREST 3D WHITE LUXE DIAMOND TOOTHPASTE

See if you can spot the WTF? moment in this commercial:



Did you say 'WHAT YELLOW TEETH?' If so, we can be friends. Let's call the brunette Mary and the blonde Sherry. Sherry, as you can see in picture A below, the 'before' shot, has even whiter teeth than Mary, right from the get-go. WTF is she complaining about? And then, in picture B, the 'after' shot, Sherry's teeth are exactly the same and again, whiter that Mary's who is supposed to be using this shit already. In fact, they look whiter BEFORE she use the paste! Take a look... *click to enlarge pics



I'm not saying the product doesn't work. I'm saying I don't trust a company stupid enough to not watch their own ads to have products that work.

They must be affiliated with same company that pre-watched SING.


4) VLADIMIR PUTIN

The gig is up! Russia's dictator has finally gotten too confident and let his guard slip! We have found the Russian Hack...Putin himself! Disguised as the attractive yet-not-really-attractive actor Matthias Schoenaerts, supposedly from Belgium, whose more than passing resemblance to Putin explains a lot... like HOW does Russia get in and out of the USA easily and WHY does 'Matthias' drink so much Vodka? Well, not so much the Vodka, which could be just Fake News, but really, after you take a look at these comparison photos, you will surely join me is saying WTF is wrong with Kate Winslet? How could she kiss and fake-fuck Putin in A Little Chaos*?
*I refuse to be angry in any way whatsoever with the director of Chaos, my dearest darling man, the late Alan Rickman, so this is ALL on Kate's head.

*click to enlarge

CIA and FBI...Hellooooooooo! Looky looky! *sigh* Maybe if he has to act next to Kirsten Stewart he'll go away forever...


5) MY PILLOW



WTF? Seriously? Why haven't American's not elected Mike LIndell President yet? I watched it once and would have given him all my Passwords and the keys to my house. I can't explain it. Likeable, down to earth and a kinda newly-sober favorite Uncle voice.

Don't tell me he was just charged with armed robbery or pedophilia...don't care. Love me some Mr. Pillow.


6) FLIGHT 666 TO HEL ON 13 YEAR OLD PLANE ON FRIDAY THE 13 (Jan 13 217)



This is a true video report: Flight 666 flew to HEL

So...would you board this flight to Helsinki? If yes I have one question for you:

WTF is WRONG with you?

I bet you have to walk under a ladder to board the plane, and they serve you Roast Black Cat while your in-flight show is CASTAWAY OR UNITED 93...and I wouldn't feel sorry for you. The Fates like Games but this homey don't play dat...


7) HEADPHONES

Ever buy inexpensive headphones that last? Me neither. I'm happy if they are still working by time I leave the store. So WFT's with that?

How about a little Truth in Advertising? When you buy a pair of headphones under $100.00 and they break or just give you sound in one ear after ONE use, that's called Disposable. Just like how the Pantyhose Industry CAN make lasting non-run pantyhose on the cheap, but DON'T because it would lessen their profits, the Headphone Industry uses rolled up toilet paper and chewed gum to make their inexpensive headphones, knowing the wires will fray off 30 seconds after listening to Celine Dion or 10 minutes after Taylor Swift. 6 hours after Willie Nelson.

But if you twist and cajole the wires near the headset, you MAY get the wires to connect again and try to tape it down so it works...for a bit...

Fuck it. I'm over 50. I'll just knit my own:


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Back again soon! It, sadly won't take long to see more things that make me say WTF? And I bet you have a few too...so feel free to let me know in the comments.

Why suffer alone?
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Click to read:
The Unbearable Oddness of Being Part 1
The Unbearable Oddness of Being Part 2

Sunday, January 8, 2017

OUTLANDER: Frank Randall's Lipsticky Collar, Hidden Love Note, Women Callers and Purported Affairs/Indiscretions/Confessions EXPLAINED!


I run Outlander’s largest FaceBook group and it is called Outlander Series (OS) and I am a staunch supporter of Captain Frank Randall (a.k.a.: Professor Frank Randall or Fraaaaaaaaank!).
When I defend Frank to Haters, or to those who just don’t care for him much as they see him in a bad light, the questions I am asked to explain are what I call The Big Six:

1) What about Franks affairs during the war? 
    
2) What about all the women who called asking her to divorce him?

3) What about the lipstick on the collar?

4) What about the love note in the wallet?

5) What about Franks saying he thought he was 'being discreet'

6) What about Frank's 'confession' to Rev. Wakefield in the letter?

I could write this response 50 times a day, so I am putting it here instead and just offering the link. It will save my fingers and my sanity (whats left of it).

‘What Abouts’ Answered:
1) What affairs? Show me where he cheated in the war? Yes, he asked Claire if SHE had any and said he would forgive her, but that doesn't mean HE did! The man sees a strange Scotsman looking at his wife from the street as she is up in her room, brushing her hair and what? the guy can't see that as suspicious? Puh-leez. Claire even confesses to the odd kiss here and there during the war! A married woman kissing other men 'here and there'. One could read a lot into that if they wanted.


If you read Diana's Novella 'A Leaf on the Wind All Hallows' (spoiler coming!!) you will know that even after being separated by the war for 2 years, Frank touches his ring with love when he is reminded of Claire. A man who cheats on his wife would never do that (the ring would be in a pocket or left in a top drawer next to aftershave). And remember, we see Frank through Claire’s POV only so it is skewed, and she could be reading things into innocent events. Even Diana defends Frank by saying that Claire is the only one in that marriage that is a known adulterer...so far. 



2) Frank is a tall, handsome, successful and very intelligent man. He attracts women, and when he spurns their advances, they may be a wee bit pissed off. And perhaps they want to cause trouble at home as either revenge, or in the hope he may be ‘single’ soon and will be more open to their advances. This may seem unlikely to some but I have first-hand experience in this: many years ago in my small town, an attractive male teacher was accused of sexual misconduct by 3 teenage girls. They were mean little brats and started calling his home and hanging up and finally went a step further and told their parents a concocted story, hoping to get him fired. Apparently one of them had had a big crush on him and he wouldn't take the bait, so she and her friends wanted revenge. I know this because I was called for jury duty. He was found not guilty, but the poor guy ended up moving despite his innocence; damage to his reputation already done. Sad but true.
This is why I can see female students doing this to Frank. And it is hardly his fault.

3) See #2 and also, think of this scenario as an example of 'innocent events': a man gets a thankful hug from a weeping elderly woman in a bathrobe and curlers, whose cat he just rescued from a tree and her Moonlight Madness lipstick that she’s had caked on since before Adam, rubs on his shirt collar. His wife sees it later and assumes he is having an affair? Yes, maybe…but probably because the guilt of her own infidelities, again, skew her thoughts.
4) See #2) and also, think how easy it would be to slip a note into a wallet when he isn’t looking. Lord knows I used to find things in my purse when my kids were young that I never knew were in there! Even as teenagers, they would use my purse as a ‘hold all’. And I have found notes slipped in my wallet too over the years…usually from my kids…always sweet…and I never once saw them put it there.
5) Now, one may ask ‘why’…why would he lie and be secretive and let Claire believe what she likes and even play up on it with ‘oh, I thought I was being discreet’? Two possible reasons:
a) Maybe Frank likes seeing her jealous. It would somewhat of a soothing balm on sore wounded ego and heart, don’t you think? Claire fell in love with another man, married him and had their child, all while still being married to Frank. Her wearing his ring throughout would be a little comforting, but not as much as having her taste the bitterness of infidelity, even if it’s a falsehood only known to you and…
b)  there is the very real possibility that Frank is still working for British Intelligence as a MI6 agent (007 type secret agent as we see in Diana’s ‘A Leaf on the Wind All Hallows’) and he may just be protecting Claire and Bree as they are Time Travelers and he knows this full well because of what happens to Roger’s father in Hallows. The alarm Franks shows at being called out for his ‘affairs’ by Claire may be his alarm at thinking they had been found by the enemy he is protecting them from…and his saying ‘I thought I was being discreet’ a simple cover up. Better for her to believe that than the truth, which would cause her fear for herself and her daughter.
*This could also explain #4. The note could be a coded message he either didn't see slipped in, or needed to keep.

6) There is no confession. Frank simply writes," I treated Claire badly—or well, depending how one looks at it. I won’t go into the sordid details; leave it that I’m sorry. So there it is, Reg. Hate, jealousy, lying, stealing, unfaithfulness, the lot. Not much to balance it save love. I do love her—love them.". I believe he meant Claire's unfaithfulness and really, how could screwing around on her been seen as 'treating her well', in any way one could look at it? Seems obvious to me. But if that doesn't convince you, then one must remember that 'unfaithful' has other meanings besides 'cheating on a spouse', and in fact, that is listed as the second definition; the first is: 'not faithful; false to duty, obligation, or promises; faithless'. Frank was an honourable man, and he may have felt he was unfaithful in his duty as a good man, a good husband and maybe even a good agent. Worth considering.
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Hallows proves that Frank is a loyal, loving and kind man and it is exactly his personality to sacrifice himself completely to protect the ones he loves. Even at the cost of letting his love think ill of him. (*And don’t even get me started on how he deeply he fell in love with Claire’s daughter who he made his whole world, despite the fact that looking at her wee Jamie-face must have been a constant reminder of his wife’s betrayal!)

Frank may be the martyr of the story, even bigger than the selfless and loving Jamie, when he sends Claire back to Frank.
And yes...maybe he isn’t.

Maybe Diana isn't' really feeding us all a big ol’ plate of red herrings to enhance the story…maybe he IS the scumbag most people say he is, but with just conjecture and skewed POVs to go on, he should be given a bloody break and not reviled so brutally without solid proof.

You need not agree with me, but all I ask, is for you to not condemn him so quickly (well, that and to take me out for a decent steak and cold beer, but that isn't as important as that condemnation thingy...just letting you know..)


And finally...one last thought: Frank memorized the lines of Claire's hand and would get into trouble for doodling them in the margins of his papers while he was supposed to be working. HE KISSED HER FUCKING HAND AND TOLD HER HE HAD MEMORIZED EACH LINE!

People ... seriously ... is this not the most romantic thing you have ever seen? Does a cheatin' scumdog ratbastard husband do that? I asked Hugh Laurie and he just did this...

My thoughts exactly.

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For further thoughts I have on Frank, click on the following:
* FRANKLANDER (re-posted by Diana herself on her own FB page!)

*** Non-Frank post that was also reposted by Diana on her FB page:





Friday, January 6, 2017

OUTLANDER NOVELLA 'HALLOWS': FRANK REVELATIONS (an in-depth analysis of the real Frank that Haters will not like *sorry, not sorry)


'A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows' (Hallows) is more than a novella scion of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

It is a chisel.

A shiny new chisel that Diana is using to chip away at the fascinating block of marble that is Captain Frank Randall.

Up until now, we have known little of Frank, as he is given to us through Claire's thinly spread, and I believe, red herring riddled, POV (point of view), except for what most see as a rather shapeless, cold stone that looks boring, indifferent and self-involved with a cheating heart and graceless soul. Any warmth that exudes from this block has been lost in the shadow of the towering, statuesque erection (double entendre duly noted?) of The Flaming Jamie (now a popular panty-removing Liqueur Shot available in all respectable 50+ bars and bowling alley lounges) but he will be, hopefully, given his time to shine in the spotlight (as has been hinted about by Herself lately...God Bless her wee, calloused typing fingers!) and perhaps even be panegyrized.

Starz and Ron Moore moved the Real Frank out of the shadows and gave us a glimpse of the marvelous creation trapped in that marble prison (perhaps because they already know the end of the story and must bow to its hidden Truths?), and it is that discovery which drew thousands of us into the Frank Camp. And yes...I said thousands, not just 'one' as this cheeky meme depicts..

(I admit I did giggle at it)

...even though it feels that way at times when I read the fandom's dislike and even hatred of Frank's character.

I don't get it, but I don't get the fascination with kilts either, so whatever...

Diana laboriously chips away the outer shell of Frank to bring out the man inside as she has always seen him, and who may well be Outlander's Snape, as I had once named him back in a previous post (click here to read it): misunderstood, vilified, reviled and camouflaged in a cloak of pain, oaths, promises, and the gut-wrenching tragedy of losing one's Only and True Love through the careless and Care Less whims of an indifferent Fate. The red herrings have besmirched Frank's honor and name, to those who choose to see them as Gospel, and this novella has given me GREAT hope that I, and my fellow Frankettes may be right about him being the Tragic Hero of Outlander (and yes, I said Frankettes and no, we do not play Vegas).

It will be bittersweet to find out we are right. I almost wish that it turns out that Frank actually had wild jungle sex with half the army, a few of the enemy, and most of the university...it would mean he had SOME release and fun!

*sigh* Never mind...I take that back.



The Hallows Dissected

Hallows is, in brief, the story of Roger's father Jeremiah (Jerry) and his connection to Frank (Jerry flew off on a dangerous secret mission and Frank is the one who sent him), which supports, expands and begins to fill in the spaces of the Outlander story we already know. It is short, but chock full of gems for us to polish and shine.

The story is equally Frank AND Jerry's, but this is an exercise devoted solely to Frank. Sorry Jerry! You are a good, good man though and will probably get your own fan base someday...hugs!

Okay, so, it doesn't take long for Hallows to reveal its first nugget about Frank. The Introduction has this passage (pertinent lines highlighted in grey) which has Claire speaking with Roger about Jerry, who allegedly died in the war:


please click on all excerpts to enlarge them for reading


We learn 2 things right away:
1) Frank and Claire kept in touch during the war, writing often. An obviously loving thing to do that shows a need to stay connected
2) Frank confided in her about things at work, so he must have trusted her implicitly, and thought her intelligent and interested enough to engage in less frivolous topics, like how big is the cat now and have your defrosted the freezer, etc...; both good signs of a healthy mutually respectful marriage.

Next, we are given an astounding description of Frank: astounding in that it is from a man's POV (as this part of the story IS all from Jerry's POV, literally), and one who has no previous connection or prior opinion of him. There is no feminine take on things ...just one dude appraising another. Basic, brief and blunt:



But it is OH SO revealing! We see that physically, Frank is what we know of him already, tall with dark hair, but his being described as pleasant, with KINDLY eyes is very telling. An experienced soldier knows lying eyes. He knows shifty and mean, and he learns how a man's eyes can reveal much about their inner-self. Sometimes in war, one has to make quick, life-altering decisions based on the Truth one sees in a pair of eyes. And Jerry, a good kind man himself, from what we can tell, meets Frank and sees 'a pleasant but sharp look about him' with eyes 'like a good sheep dog...kindly, but won't miss much'.

If I let out my inner Darla (the bratty kid in Finding Nemo) I would jump up and Diss Dance every Frank Hater...


...but I would never do that, so let's move on.

The next passage describes how sensitive and intuitive Frank is and how it is obvious he is a man who keeps secrets (important to remember when being fed Red Herring SoufflĂ©). He is also defined as MI6 for certain and we get a firsthand look at the fear and excitement that knowledge evokes in a regular soldier. Frank was a powerful man. A man who could demand submission, command obedience and expect unconditional cooperation and the  power could have gotten to his head...

But it didn't:

Frank took the time to be pleasant, complimentary and firm; confidant not arrogant. And as we see below, he was a humble and decent man who dismissed formalities and did not enjoy or demand the overt and traditional respect for the authority he held. He neither wanted subservience nor believed he was more important than anyone else. He did not insult easily nor was he in any way petty:



This next line, made me smile too, as I immediately thought how Black Jack Randall would have never smiled 'involuntarily' to anyone...but Frank, good-hearted, good-guy Frank easily did. Another personality indicator:


Further proof of Frank's inherent good-naturedness and kindness (tempered with practical professionalism, of course) and first proof of he very deep love for his wife, our lovely Claire...


The loving and subconscious touching of the ring got me right in the Feels. I am nothing if not a sucker for a sentimental man who is fixated on his Woman forever (even when he couldn't have her or her love anymore, and even when she bore other man's child. Snape and Frank: Kings of Unrequited Love)...


*sigh* *wipes away tears*

The following excerpt shows Frank's sense of humour, down-to-earthiness and his even temperament...and his command of other languages that makes one wonder how many he is fluent in. Not earth shattering information, but another intriguing piece of the Frank Puzzle set in place:






Now we see a different side of Frank emerge. The dangerous side. All great warriors have one. Even Jamie. Neither he nor Frank are men that should be taken lightly, or be crossed. This excerpt shows Frank's humanity and decency and what drives him...the goal in which he sacrifices everything for: to discover and record what the Nazi's are doing in their 'camps' and to find proof of the atrocities so he can direct and focus the war effort to save the souls that rumours and intel say are suffering there...




This next passage is short, but powerful. In it, Frank is telling Jerry that it is a very dangerous mission. The kind that he may not come home from. In it, we see Frank's inner soul and his humility, his deep gratitude and respect for his fellow warrior's bravery and courage:
The story is all Jerry's for a while, then we skip to 2 years later to where Frank is personally visiting Jerry's wife, Marjorie Mackenzie, to inform her of her husband's death. This is not part of his job. Lesser ranked soldiers perform this heartbreaking, awful duty, but Frank takes it upon himself. That says a lot about the man. This part is in Marjorie's POV and she is rattled and terrified about what Frank's visit means. We see that although he is being professional in his duty, he misses Claire and has hopes of their having children:


The unhappy visit continues with Frank passing on a box to Marjorie that holds an award for Jerry, given posthumously. This next excerpt is long, but it shows a gentle, patient, considerate and thoughtful side of Frank we never got to see before:

That Frank is a good man cannot be denied any further, and the love he shows for the memory of a beloved wife he longs to get home to, should wipe the notions of infidelity off of every doubting Red Herring Chewer's lips. Do I sound bitter? No...just plain old happy...

Happy dancing with a cart of wine...SO me!

And this section of the book ends with Frank weathering the wrath of a broken-hearted widow who flings accusations and bitterness at him like daggers to the heart. He bears it stoically, even though you come to see that he too is a broken man who takes the burden willingly, hoping his being the target for the rage helps ease their pain somehow. His endless guilt and sorrow is palatable:

....then after she falls completely apart into hysterics, her mother, embarrassed and at a loss how to save face, Frank saves the day by remaining a calming force...


...and then we see a layer of Frank he rarely lets slip into view. The Big Reveal. The inner torment he silently lives with every day...


This made me sad. Oprah sad.


The book then goes back to Jerry and his trials and tribulations and it is a GREAT story, all of it. Not just because I feel Frank has been exposed as the great man and possibly the Tragic Hero of the Outlander series I believe him to be, but also that so many exciting tidbits are being revealed about the story as a whole.

Bloody good read. Thank you Diana.

I mentioned earlier how Frank sacrifices everything to direct the war effort towards identifying and outing the concentration camps, but I want to explain exactly what he sacrificed and what his efforts did: Frank didn't have to join the MI6 brank of the British Intelligence. He could have just been a desk jockey and watched the war from afar, using his position to make himself a soft, safe, comfy place to wait it out, but he rose to the occasion. And had Frank not concentrated on getting photos of the 'alleged' death camps, nobody would have known about them or believed they were real. Knowledge of the Death Camps fuelled the Allies desire to stop Hitler and the cruelty and inhumanity of the Third Reich, or as Diana wrote, finding out about them helped boost anti-Nazi sentiment.

But Frank's passionate commitment to ending the war came at a price...a price we are only now learning about. For certain, he came back from the war a changed man...one that Claire loved, but had to re-acquaint herself with, and one who I believe suffered PTSD (post traumatic shock disorder) from doing things, things we will learn about I hope, besides sending men he liked and respected like Jerry into certain death, knowing he was not only risking their lives, but destroying the lives of their families and loved ones. That burden had to scar Frank deeply, being the decent, kind, empathic man we now know that he was. It brings tears to my eyes to think what he might have gone through and his devastating guilt. And this disorder would explain his odd behaviour when he came home: the aloofness, inability to show much emotion, his distraction... everything.

Let me tell you a little secret. It is a little indelicate, but hear me out. I cannot go to the bathroom without thinking about Schindler's List. Sounds weird, right? but listen...the thing is, watching the part in the movie where the people, shoved into the boxcars like cattle, suffering gut-clenching fear, are on the rail to Auschwitz and my thoughts are stuck on one thing: 'there is no bathroom'. They are jammed shoulder to shoulder, with one small bucket on the corner to do their business in. The elderly, sick, or children especially, must have soiled themselves and the shame, embarrassment and stench must have been nauseating. Suffocating. The shock, tangible.


So, ONE movie, seen ONE time, has rendered me unable to go to the bathroom for the last 23 years without feeling, at the very least, a fleeting sadness for the victims of the Holocaust. Can you imagine the things Frank saw firsthand, and what he had to force himself to do in the YEARS of war...and what it rendered him unable to do...or say...or feel forever afterwards? My heart bleeds for him,  and even though this part in Diana's story is all speculation on my part, I think I am safe in saying that any agent and soldier in the war had to do and see things that were imbedded in their minds eye and inescapable in their hearts, their entire lives. PTSD is not a modern or new disorder. We just KNOW about it now.

And we don't know if Frank was perpetually in danger because of his covert and treacherous war duties, or if he was still involved with British Intelligence after the war was over....and what they discovered about Time Travel (Jerry DID return remember? Chances are good that he enlightened Frank and a new TT division was created, even in secret) or how Frank may or may not have spent his life protecting Claire and Bree from forces they knew nothing about. Their being able to TT makes them valuable, no? That would explain any secrecy in their life together with Bree, any of the 'obvious' infidelities and 'obvious' proof of his being a bad husband. Regardless of the reasons, Claire is the only one in their marriage who we know for sure cheated. And we know Frank loved her despite the betrayal, and raised and loved another man's child. THAT sounds like the Frank we see in Hallows. THAT is a the man in the marble I want to see released and THAT is the love story I want to read about...


This does not interfere with the 'Jamie and Claire Love Story', and nor would I want it to. Although I am firmly TeamTVFrank, I have always been TeamBookJamie, and until BookFrank is sculpted complete, I remain so. There is no love like Jamie and Claire's...but I believe there was a similar love between Frank and Claire as well, proven by her need to cherish and always wear both wedding rings. And I want to know it.

So. That is my interpretation of Hallows and all it MAY mean to our beloved story of Outlander. Agree or disagree, but one thing is indisputably true..

...Diana certainly knows how to keep us away from the laundry.

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...more fun Outlander memes: click here