I haven’t been spanked in over 50 years.
I will not link them here because all you have to do is swing a dead Adso around and you'll hit one.
Blog flogs are reaching an all-time high and now rank right up there with Body Shaming (apparently that includes saying that Claire’s boobs looked like squashed kumquats in her wedding dress. Which they did.)
Yes…now we have Fan Shaming: making people feel like pond scum for being fangirl-silly about their celebrity crushes and talking in a naughty or sexy adult manner.
I confess. I am a wee bit naughty.
I like seeing pictures of sexy men sometimes and it gives these cold, old bones a bit of warmth as I limp through my Golden Years. Yes, my darling husband warms my bones too but I think he doesn’t mind a little help shoveling the coal in the furnace, so to speak.
I don’t go out of my way to find these pictures but as a member (and admin) of the largest Outlander group on FaceBook (OSFG: Outlander Series Facebook Group) I get more than my fair share to ogle. *notice Google’s subliminal suggestion to us all…GO OGLE! Yea…weird huh?…clever bastards.
The purpose of my writing this is to put something out there that needs to be said: LEAVE ME AND MY EYE CANDY SISTERS ALONE!
So what is the main cause of all the hoopla? Well, Starz often releases pictures of its stars and some are kinda sexy. Some aren’t, but ‘sexy’ is very subjective and we all see things our own unique way, as can be seen by those who get Lady Boners from looking at Benedict Cumberbatch. Amazing actor, oh yes, but sexy…meh. Not a bash…I feel for those (like my youngest daughter) who adore his imperfectly perfect imperfections.
Sam has amassed quite a following and is at the heart of the ‘problem’. Sam looks good in a kilt (*full disclosure: I am not a kilt lover but allow for individual tastes) and there are those who would see more of him in one and reflect upon its sub-bellybutton hidden treasures (read: jewels). I don’t see the thrill but do not condemn those who are feelin’ it.
*I did however make this meme once that makes my feelings clear:
Pamela Anderson has been around forever for fans to fawn over and now womenfolk (and some menfolk with obvious good taste) have Sam. He is, to many, the ultimate sex symbol. *again, full disclosure: I am not really a Sam As Sex God follower…he is my son’s age and I am not a Cougar…more a well-fed Tabby Cat that’s been de-clawed…so I am not writing this as a Super Fan who knows no boundaries. *Get me near Sean Bean though and well…I will show you what Indecent Immaturity is all about.)
Two pictures of Sam in particular have caused fans worldwide to step up their wolf whistles and online drooling (the second of which I made a meme from, but you can still see the original pic beneath it well enough):
These people need to calm down, un-clutch their pearls, unwad their panties and leave a bunch of people who want to have a little innocent adult fun to their guilty pleasures, and focus their abundant energy or REAL LIFE issues like Child Pornography, Sadomasochistic Porn or Human Slavery…any of which is truly worthy of ones disgust and admonishment. *and they should remember that there are those who are judging THEM for READING porn, as Outlander's explicit and numerous sex scenes are seen as 'woman's porn' to many. How about dem apples?
Do I find some comments juvenile and immature? Yes. Do I find some of them over-the-top and just plain stupid. Yes. But I find a lot of books and people that way too and you know what, I walk away from them and leave them behind without a second thought.
In fact, isn't it true that you are so pathetically in love with a fictional man that anyone talking about him (or his tangible persona) in even the slightest sexual manner galls the protective lover in you and you are simply lashing out?
You are suffering a severe case of Leave-My-Man-Alone-itis and need to get a grip.
On a vibrator.