Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Favorite chapter titles in Diana Gabaldon's books

What are some of your favorite chapter titles from Diana Gabaldon's books, and why? What is it about them that makes some titles especially noteworthy?

Some of them stand out on re-reading because you know the chapter contains a wonderful scene. "The First Law of Thermodynamics", from DRUMS, or "Hearthfire", from FIERY CROSS, for example.  Just seeing those chapter titles can put me in a good mood, knowing what's coming. <g>

Some of them are allusions to 20th-century pop culture.  "Strangers in the Night" from FIERY CROSS, for example; I always get the Sinatra song stuck in my head for days after I listen to that chapter. <g>  Also "Bottom of the Ninth", from DRUMS (the chapter where Jemmy is born), and "Brought to You By the Letters Q, E, and D", from MOHB (which is a reference to Sesame Street).

Some send chills of foreboding up my spine just seeing the title.  "Timor Mortis Conturbat Me", from DRAGONFLY, always has that effect on me, especially since I looked up the translation of the Latin phrase. <shudder>

Some are just funny, or unexpected plays on words. "Three-Thirds of a Goat", from FIERY CROSS, with the reference to the "ghost" chapter titles in DRUMS, always makes me smile.  I also like "Squid of the Evening, Beautiful Squid", from MOHB.

I love the titles that expand my vocabulary, even if I find them baffling on the first reading.  "Oenomancy" (divination by wine), from ECHO, made no sense at all to me until I read the chapter.  Ditto for "Amplexus", in SCOTTISH PRISONER.  And "Absquatulation", from ABOSAA, is a cool word, that I hadn't encountered before I read that book. <g> For that matter, so is "Amphisbaena", from MOHB.

What about the rest of you?  Do you have a favorite chapter title or two?  And what is it that makes them so memorable?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

In honor of the upcoming holiday, here are some Thanksgiving-themed quotes from the OUTLANDER books. This has become an annual tradition here on Outlandish Observations, and I hope you enjoy them!

*** SPOILER WARNING! *** 

If you haven't read all of the OUTLANDER books, you will encounter spoilers below! Read at your own risk.



1) Roger and Brianna, hunting turkeys:
"What a thing," he said. He held it at arm's length to drain, admiring the vivid reds and blues of the bare, warty head and dangling wattle. "I don't think I've ever seen one, save roasted on a platter, with chestnut dressing and roast potatoes."

He looked from the turkey to her with great respect, and nodded at the gun.

"That's great shooting, Bree."

She felt her cheeks flush with pleasure, and restrained the urge to say, "Aw, shucks, it warn't nothin'," settling instead for a simple, "Thanks."

(From THE FIERY CROSS by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 20, "Shooting Lessons". Copyright© 2001 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
I love this scene, especially for Roger's reaction. He's a little taken aback by her shooting skills, but his ego doesn't seem to be threatened by the fact that she's better at hunting (providing food for the family) than he is.



2) Claire and Jamie receiving gifts from the local Native Americans, very much in the spirit of the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving:
Once the official introductions were over, Nacognaweto motioned to Berthe, who obediently brought out the large bundle she had carried, and opened it at my feet, displaying a large basket of orange and green-striped squash, a string of dried fish, a smaller basket of yams, and a huge pile of Indian corn, shucked and dried on the cob.

“My God,” I murmured. “The return of Squanto!”

Everyone gave me a blank look, and I hastened to smile and make exclamations--thoroughly heartfelt--of joy and pleasure over the gifts. It might not get us through the whole winter, but it was enough to augment our diet for a good two months.

(From DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 20, "The White Raven". Copyright© 1997 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)


3) Jocasta and Duncan's wedding feast:
"Can ye not decide where to begin, Sassenach?" He reached down and took the empty wineglass from her hand, taking advantage of the movement to come close against her back, feeling the warmth of her through his clothes.

She laughed, and swayed back against him, leaning on his arm. She smelled faintly of rice powder and warm skin, with the scent of rose hips in her hair.

"I'm not even terribly hungry. I was just counting the jellies and preserves. There are thirty-seven different ones--unless I've missed my count."

He spared a glance for the table, which did indeed hold a bewildering array of silver dishes, porcelain bowls, and wooden platters, groaning with more food than would feed a Highland village for a month.

(From THE FIERY CROSS by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 46, "Quicksilver". Copyright© 2001 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
Most major holiday dinners give me this same feeling, although I can't say I've ever seen thirty-seven different varieties of *anything* at one meal before. <g>



4) The "hearth blessing" on Fraser's Ridge:
We blessed the hearth two days later, standing in the wall-less cabin. Myers had removed his hat, from respect, and Ian had washed his face. Rollo was present, too, as was the small white pig, who was required to attend as the personification of our "flocks," despite her objections; the pig saw no point in being removed from her meal of acorns to participate in a ritual so notably lacking in food.

(From DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 19, "Hearth Blessing". Copyright© 1997 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
Considering how successful that little homestead on the Ridge would prove to be, I think there must have been something extra-powerful in that blessing. <g> And I love the mention of the little white piglet, who will grow up to become the infamous White Sow. If this blessing was intended to ensure fertility on the part of that sow, it succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.



5) The Selkirk Grace:
[Hamish] glared round the table to insure that everyone was in a properly reverential attitude before bowing his own head. Satisfied, he intoned,

"Some hae meat that canna eat,
And some could eat that want it.
We hae meat, and we can eat,
And so may God be thankit.
Amen."

(From OUTLANDER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 6, "Colum's Hall". Copyright© 1991 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
Happy Thanksgiving! (And to those of you outside the U.S., best wishes for the holiday season.)  If you're looking for OUTLANDER-related food ideas, check out this OUTLANDER Thanksgiving Feast posted by Theresa Carle-Sanders, author of the OUTLANDER Kitchen cookbook.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My top 10 OUTLANDER moments



Ten years ago this week, I read OUTLANDER for the first time, and my life changed forever.  That's not an exaggeration! These books have had a profound impact on me, in many ways.

Here are my Top 10 OUTLANDER Moments of the past ten years:



1) November 23, 2006.  I bought my first copy of OUTLANDER with a Barnes & Noble gift card my mom had given me for my birthday. (I've always thought it was hilarious that I got so thoroughly addicted without spending a penny of my own money!)  You can see the full story of how I discovered OUTLANDER here.



2) In April, 2007, I discovered the OUTLANDER audiobooks, read by Davina Porter.  I've been a skim-reader all my life, but I discovered very quickly that you just can't do that with Diana Gabaldon's books, or you miss too much. <understatement!>  Then I started listening to the audiobooks, and was astounded by the amount of detail that I'd missed the first few times.  I've been listening to the OUTLANDER audiobooks on a continuous rotation (with occasional short breaks) ever since, and I never get tired of them!



3) On August 28, 2008, I started this blog, Outlandish Observations.  It's succeeded far beyond my wildest imaginings, and I'm very grateful to all of you who take the time to read and comment. It means a lot to me!



4) In September, 2008, I became Section Leader (moderator) of the Diana Gabaldon folder on the Compuserve Books and Writers Community, which is the online forum where Diana hangs out. This has been a tremendous opportunity for me, and a lot of fun, but it's not without its challenges, especially in the last several years! Diana refers to what I do on the forum as "herding the bumblebees", which is an image that always makes me smile. The trick to herding bumblebees is to do it without getting stung. <g>



5) In September, 2009, I met Diana Gabaldon for the first time, at a book-signing in Columbia, MD.



6) November, 2011. The character of Keren-happuch in THE SCOTTISH PRISONER was named after me.  That was a thrill, no question about it! (Though I hasten to add that she doesn't resemble me in the slightest, either physically or in terms of personality. <g>)



7) May, 2012.  When the standalone e-book edition of Diana's story, "The Custom of the Army", was published, I was stunned and delighted to discover that it was dedicated to me. (Click on the picture for a bigger view.)



8) July, 2012. I visited Scotland for the first time, on the Celtic Journeys OUTLANDER Tour, along with my mom and my sister Alice. We had a wonderful time! You can see my blog posts about the trip here.



9) April, 2013. I attended one of Diana Gabaldon's public appearances, in Annandale, VA. (Here I am with Carol and Tracey of My Outlander Purgatory.) At the point in Diana's talk where she mentions how she got involved with the online forum that is now the Compuserve Books and Writers Community, Diana looked right at me and said to the audience of about 1200 fans, "The fabulous Karen Henry manages my folder on Compuserve. She's the bumblebee-herder." And I turned around and waved to the crowd. <g>



10) August 9, 2014. The OUTLANDER TV series premiered on STARZ. I was apprehensive at first, worried that they would mangle the storylines, or change the characters beyond recognition, but thank God, my fears were unfounded. I really couldn't be happier with the way the TV show has turned out so far! The acting, the writing, the costumes, the music, the meticulous attention to detail -- it's everything I could have hoped for!  OUTLANDER fandom has grown tremendously, and changed quite a lot, in the two years since the TV show began, and I think it's wonderful that so many people around the world are discovering Diana Gabaldon's books as a result of the TV show.

Many thanks to Diana Gabaldon for creating such an amazing story, and for her support and encouragement over the last few years. It means a tremendous amount to me!

Monday, November 21, 2016

SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL



Diana Gabaldon's story collection, SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL, now has an official publication date of June 27, 2017.

SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL will be a collection of seven novellas. Some of these stories have been previously published in anthologies or as standalone e-books, but two of the stories are brand new.

The collection will include:

"The Custom of the Army" (originally published in 2010)
"A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows" (originally published in 2010)
"A Plague of Zombies" (originally published in 2011)
"The Space Between" (originally published in 2012)
"Virgins" (originally published in 2013)
"A Fugitive Green" (new story about Hal and Minnie in 1744)
"Besieged" (new story about Lord John and his mother Benedicta)

For more details about all of these stories, see Diana's announcement here.

SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL will be available in hardcover and e-book format. You can pre-order from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

In case you're wondering about the title, I asked Diana about it on Compuserve, and here is part of her response:
I wanted a title that at least suggested that there were a number of elements in this book (hence the "Seven") and "Seven Stones" just came naturally, and was nice, ("stone" is always a weighty word <g>) but not a complete poetic thought (or rhythm).

[The] "stand or fall" has to do with people's response to grief and adversity:  to wit, if you aren't killed outright by whatever happened, you have a choice in how the rest of your life is lived--you keep standing, though battered and worn by time and elements, still a buttress and a signpost....or you fall and return quietly to the earth from which you sprang, your elements giving succor to those who come after you.
I'm looking forward to adding this book to my collection in June!

(In case you're wondering, yes, of course Diana is still working on GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE, Book 9 of the OUTLANDER series. She often says that she likes to work on multiple projects at once, because it keeps her from getting writer's block.)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Contest results!

The 2nd Annual Droughtlander Photo Contest is officially over, and I'm delighted with the way it turned out!  I received a total of 266 photos from OUTLANDER fans in 30 different countries, all over the world, as far away as Australia and the Philippines.

Here are the contest winners:



17) Cristina W. (Netherlands): "This is my favourite place to read Outlander on a (partly) cloudy autumn afternoon. The photo has been taken in Alphen aan den Rijn, my hometown in the Netherlands. Since we have a lot of water in the Netherlands, I enjoy reading in a beautiful silent place with only boats passing by."



71) Jessica R. (US): "I am an avid reader and truly love the Outlander series.  I have traveled to LA quite a few times to see the costumes and other events.  However, some of my favorite moments while visiting was being able to get close to the huge billboards for Season 2.  I always travel with the book I am currently re-reading.  So I felt that this spot was the perfect place to have a quick read, most likely the closest I will ever get to the stars of the show.  It was a perfect moment captured, one I won't ever forget!"



158) Daniela M. (Germany): "I am from Germany and started the Outlander books this march 2016. Meanwhile I have read the first 7 books of the main series. The currently last one (MOBY) will be my christmas present, so I have to wait until then to continue, which is really hard, but probably not so hard, than waiting for book 9. Nevertheless there are still the stories of Lord John to read, which you can also see in the picture. So in the picture are all my (german) copies of the books so far, in the middle in my bookcase and around again with their beautiful covers."

Congratulations to all three of you! Please contact me at contest@outlandishobservations.com as soon as possible so I can arrange to have your prizes mailed to you.

The link to the slideshow with all the contest photos is here.  Be sure to take the time to read the captions! There are a lot of wonderful stories behind the photos in this collection, and reading the captions adds immeasurably to the experience!

If you can't see the captions on your mobile device, or if they only display part of the text, try it on a desktop computer.  From the slideshow, click on the little "info" symbol at the top of the page (it looks like an i inside a circle) to open up a side panel on the right that will display the entire text of the photo caption.

MANY thanks to all of you who shared your photos and your love of All Things OUTLANDER! I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I have.

Next week is my 10-year OUTLANDER anniversary. Finding these books has changed my life in so many ways!  This contest is my way of spreading that OUTLANDER love around.  It's also a reminder that no matter how much things change in the years to come, the OUTLANDER fan community will always have one thing in common: our love for these books and characters, and this amazing story that Diana Gabaldon has created, that is now being brought to life on TV.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Three more days!



Only three more days to send in photos for the 2nd Annual Droughtlander Photo Contest! The deadline for entries is midnight Eastern Time on Friday, November 18.

I've received 75 entries so far, from eight different countries, and I'm hoping for many more before the contest ends on Friday.  It's been fun to see what everyone comes up with. I can't wait to share the photos with all of you!

You can see the contest announcement here. All you have to do to enter is email a photo containing one or more of Diana Gabaldon's books (in any format, including e-books or audiobooks) to contest@outlandishobservations.com, along with your name and a brief caption or description of the photo.

Please come back on Saturday to see the contest results, along with a slideshow of all of the photos!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Diana Gabaldon talks about the filming of OUTLANDER



Here's a very interesting video interview with Diana Gabaldon and Tara Bennett, author of THE MAKING OF OUTLANDER: The Official Guide to Seasons One & Two. This interview was recorded on November 10, 2016, and it's about 45 minutes long.

If you like the behind-the-scenes details about the filming of the OUTLANDER TV series, I think you'll enjoy this video very much.  Diana talks in detail about what it was like to be on set during the filming of Episode 211 ("Vengeance is Mine"), which is the script she wrote for Season 2.



The MAKING OF OUTLANDER book is very well done, and definitely worth a look! I haven't yet had time to read through the whole thing, but I'm enjoying it very much. For more information, look here.

Friday, November 11, 2016

One more week to send in photos!



If you're thinking about entering the 2nd Annual Droughtlander Photo Contest, time is running out! The deadline to send in photos is midnight Eastern Time on Friday, November 18.

I've received 59 entries so far, from eight different countries, and I'm hoping for many more in this final week. Can't wait to share the photos with all of you!

You can see the contest announcement here. All you have to do to enter is email a photo containing one or more of Diana Gabaldon's books (in any format, including e-books or audiobooks) to contest@outlandishobservations.com, along with your name and a brief caption or description of the photo.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Season 3 Casting: Geneva and Isobel

Here's the latest OUTLANDER Season 3 casting news:  Meet the Dunsany sisters!



Geneva Dunsany will be played by Hannah James. You can follow her on Twitter here.

 

Isobel Dunsany will be played by Tanya Reynolds.  You can follow her on Twitter here.

For more information, see the official press release. I'm looking forward to seeing both of them on screen!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Caitriona Balfe wins a BAFTA Award!



Congratulations to Caitriona Balfe on winning the BAFTA Scotland Award in the category "Actress Television"!  It's definitely well-deserved!



Here's a video of Cait's acceptance speech, posted by OUTLANDER Russia (hence the Russian subtitles). I think it's neat that her award was presented by fellow OUTLANDER cast member Bill Paterson, who played Ned Gowan in Season 1.

Here's Sam and Cait on the red carpet. Sam was also nominated, but unfortunately he didn't win. Better luck next year!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Contest update!



Thanks so much to everyone who's sent in entries so far for the 2nd Annual Droughtlander Photo Contest! I've received 45 entries so far, from six different countries, and it's going to be a terrific collection! I'm hoping for many more entries in the coming days.

You can see the contest announcement here. The deadline to send in photos is Friday, November 18.

Please contact me at contest@outlandishobservations.com, or leave a comment here, if you have any questions about the contest. Thanks!

Just for fun, here are two of my favorite photos from last year's contest.



Friday, November 4, 2016

OUTLANDER and politics

I never talk about my own political beliefs in public, but like so many other Americans, I will be very glad when this endless campaign finally comes to an end on Tuesday!  (Yes, I voted, but that's all I'm going to say.) 

I thought it might be fun to take a look at politics as seen in Diana Gabaldon's books.  Whatever your own political leanings, I hope you'll find these quotes entertaining. Reading through them, you get the impression that some things never change!

*** SPOILER WARNING!! ***
 

If you haven't read all of the OUTLANDER books, there are SPOILERS below! Read at your own risk.

1) A bit of career advice from Lord John's half-brother, Edgar DeVane:
"You’ve money of your own,” he said, after a moment’s thought. “You could go into politics. Buy a pocket borough, stand for election.”

Just in time, Grey recalled his mother mentioning that Edgar himself had stood for Parliament in the last by-election, and refrained from saying that personally, he would prefer to be shot outright than to have anything to do with politics.

(From "Lord John and the Haunted Soldier" by Diana Gabaldon, in LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS. Copyright© 2007 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
2) The broadsheets Claire encounters during the Rising seem oddly familiar. The technology might be different these days, but the sentiments expressed haven't changed a bit in 250 years.
I turned to the next page, and nearly dropped the whole sheaf.

“They did a slightly better job in rendering a likeness of your husband,” Balmerino observed, “but of course our dear Jamie does actually look somewhat like the popular English conception of a Highland thug--begging your pardon, my dear, I mean no offense. He is large, though, isn’t he?”

“Yes,” I said faintly, perusing the broadsheet’s charges.

“Didn’t realize your husband was in the habit of roasting and eating small children, did you?” said Balmerino, chortling. “I always thought his size was due to something special in his diet.”

[....]

"It’s the last one I thought you’d be interested in.” Balmerino interrupted my thoughts, flipping over the next-to-last sheet.

“The Stuart witch” proclaimed the heading. A long-nosed female with pinpoint pupils stared back at me, over a text which accused Charles Stuart of invoking “ye Pow’rs of Darkeness” in support of his unlawful cause. By retaining among his intimate entourage a well-known witch--one holding power of life and death over men, as well as the more usual power of blighting crops, drying up cattle, and causing blindness--Charles gave evidence of the fact that he had sold his own soul to the devil, and thus would “Frye in Hell Forever!” as the tract gleefully concluded.

“I assume it must be you,” Balmerino said. “Though I assure you, my dear, the picture hardly does you justice.”

"Very entertaining,” I said. I gave the sheaf back to his lordship, restraining the urge to wipe my hand on my skirt.

(From DRAGONFLY IN AMBER by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 37, "Holyrood". Copyright© 1992 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
3) Claire, talking politics at a dinner party in North Carolina in 1767:
“Er ... what is the current rate of taxation, do you think?” I asked, tactfully drawing attention away from Stanhope’s spluttering.

Wylie pursed his lips, considering. A dandy, he wore the latest in modish wigs, and a small patch in the shape of a star beside his mouth. Under the powder, though, I thought I detected both a good-looking face and a very shrewd brain.

“Oh, considering all incidentals, I should say it can amount to as much as two per centum of all income, if one was to include the taxes on slaves. Add taxes on lands and crops, and it amounts to a bit more, perhaps.”

“Two percent!” Stanhope choked, pounding himself on the chest. “Iniquitous! Simply iniquitous!”

With vivid memories of the last IRS form I had signed, I agreed sympathetically that a two percent tax rate was a positive outrage, wondering to myself just what had become of the fiery spirit of American taxpayers over the intervening two hundred years.

(From DRUMS OF AUTUMN by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 7, "Great Prospects Fraught With Peril". Copyright© 1997 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
4) I love the irony of Lord John, that most Loyalist of men, being caught up in a crowd in Philadelphia celebrating the first anniversary of American independence.
A racket in the street outside put a momentary stop to the festivities. There was considerable shouting and the thump of projectiles striking the front of the building. One of these--which proved to be a large, muddy rock--struck and shattered a pane of the establishment’s window, allowing the bellows of “Traitors! Renegados!” to be heard more clearly.

“Shut your face, lickspittle!” shouted someone inside the tavern. Globs of mud and more rocks were hurled, some of these coming through the open door and broken window, along with patriotic shouts of “God Save the King!”

"Geld the Royal Brute!” shouted Grey’s earlier acquaintance in reply, and half the tavern rushed out into the street, some pausing to break legs from stools to assist in the political discussion which then ensued.

(From AN ECHO IN THE BONE by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 58, "Independence Day". Copyright© 2009 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)
5) And finally, a note of hope and optimism, which is something I think we desperately need as this campaign draws to a close:
"This world of yours, this America,” he said finally, matter-of-factly. “The freedom that ye go to. There will be a fearful price to be paid. Will it be worth it, do ye think?”

It was her turn then to be silent and think. At last she put her hand on his arm--solid, warm, steady as iron.

"Almost nothing would be worth losing you,” she whispered. “But maybe that comes close."

(From A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES by Diana Gabaldon, chapter 119, "Loth to Depart". Copyright© 2005 by Diana Gabaldon. All rights reserved.)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

OUTLANDER Season 2 Blu-ray and DVD now available!



OUTLANDER Season 2 is now available on Blu-ray and DVD!

You can find it wherever DVDs are sold, or order it on Amazon here:

Blu-ray
DVD



There is also a special Collector's Edition Blu-ray.



Look here for a detailed description of what it includes.

I can't wait to get my copy! I haven't watched most of the episodes since Season 2 ended in July, and I'm sure I've forgotten many of the details. Also, I'm really looking forward to seeing all the "extras" and deleted scenes.

October poll results

Here are the results of the September poll, which asked the question, "Would you go through the stones, if you could?"
  • 28.72% - Of course, if Jamie Fraser was waiting for me!
  • 18.96% - Maybe for a short visit, but not to live there permanently.
  • 11.12% - Yes! I'd love to see the 18th century.
  • 9.53% - No. I like reading about it and/or watching it on TV, but I have no desire to time-travel myself.
  • 8.17% - Yes, but I'd have to bring some essential items with me.
  • 6.47% - No, I couldn't leave my family and friends here.
  • 4.2% - No, I wouldn't survive in an earlier time.
  • 3.75% - No, I'd miss the conveniences of modern life too much.
  • 2.27% - I'm not sure.
  • 1.93% - No, it took a lot of hard work to live in the 18th century.
  • 1.14% - I don't believe time-travel is possible.
  • 0.45% - No, it sounds too dangerous.
  • 3.29% - Other
Here are the responses for "Other":
  • Only if I can bring my dog and cat with me. I would never leave them.
  • I would be returning to life on a plantation as a slave. Ergo: no thanks
  • I am too old!
  • Yes, if I was younger, thinner and could ride a horse!
  • Gor a short visit if I could choose when (Laird Jamie) & where (Lallybroch)
  • No, this is the best time to be a woman in the history of the earth!
  • Only to visit Lord John
  • I'd like to see my ancestors, not necessarily go to Scotland
  • Yes and I probably wouldn't come back!
  • Yes, If I could bring my family!
  • never tire of reading your accounts of it, knowing of your extensive research.
  • No. What would they do to a deaf person?
  • I love to
  • If I was fifty years younger, and Jamie Fraser was waiting for me!
  • Yes, if i could bring the love of my life with me
  • Several choices: I'd love a visit, with modern essential items, and Jamie!
  • Yes! I'd love to see the 18th century. But not without My family
  • Only if I could come back when I wanted to.
  • I would but I'd want to see my own ancestors!
  • IF I COULD BRING MY HUSBAND
  • YES! I would like that.
  • No, I'm too lazy!
  • All of the "No" choices.
  • Not for love nor money LOL!
  • Probably not. I have many responsibilities.
  • No, my "Jamie" is here in this century
  • I'd love to but Jamie is already taken so I'll just go to Hogwarts!
  • I think I would have loved it if I was younger...
  • Can I come back easily...then yes.
There were 881 responses to this month's poll. Thanks very much to everyone who participated!

Please take a moment to vote in the November poll, which asks the question, "What is your favorite way to enjoy OUTLANDER?" Thanks!

Finally, just a reminder that there's still time to send in photos for the 2nd Annual Droughtlander Photo Contest! Contest ends November 18.