Saturday, September 18, 2010

Dear Jamie

SPOILER ALERT: Dinna read unless you have a) seen "Dear John" and b) have read Dragonfly in Amber.

I was just watching "Dear John" with my hub... again. I love that film. Hub likes it but they lose him toward the end when Savannah gives John this speech and tells him how life was just as hard for her as it was for him while he was off fighting. And my husband's like "oh PLEASE! POOR YOU!" at the TV. "He's off risking his life and she's home and she thinks she has it as hard as HE does?!"

And of course this reminded me of Jamie and Claire. I'm uber-sensitive right now because I'm teetering on the brink of insanity, reading Dragonfly whilst waiting for The Exile to come out on Tuesday. And it hit me all of a sudden today.... the reason DinA was so difficult for me to get through in the beginning is because we know - beyond the shadow of a doubt - that Jamie Fraser never got to raise or even see his baby girl. We know that Bree knew nothing but Frank Randall as a father... and we know that Claire went back through the stones pregnant. So even during the first read, when we're walking around in a daze because we don't know why Claire went back... we know what didn't happen. And that's upsetting as hell.

And that's why some of us have such a hard time seeing Claire's life without Jamie as being as difficult as Jamie's life without Claire...no matter how many of Frank's boring stories Claire had to suffer through. (And lorddddddd she suffered through them. Of that, I'm sure.)

Now here is a random Channing Tatum shot because I just like looking at him. So what if his eyes are kindof cat like and he's got high cheekbones and a reddish tinge to his hair and a long straight nose and monstrous shoulders? So what?! He's not even Scottish. He's not even British for that matter. Can you imagine his Scottish accent? It's probably horrible! (Keep telling yourself that, Carol... just keeeeep telling yourself that...)

11 comments:

Rochelle said...

Ooohhhh, I see Jamie potential in him! I agree with you on the Scottish accent though. That's non-negotiable, in my opinion.

Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

I could SOOO see him as Jamie, minus the accent of course ;)

Christie H said...

Come on, ladies - he's from Alabama, for crying out loud! Of course he can do a Southern - oops, I mean Scottish - accent! hehehehehe

Tracey R. said...

OK, here's how much of a loser I am: when you said "Dear John," I thought at first of that TV show that was on a few years back--LOL! I didn't even remember this movie at first--it was out for what, 30 seconds?

And Channing Tatum--not for me. At least not this pic, anyway...

bretam said...

ahhhh channing Tatum - he's my William. Almost Jamie but darker with a different mouth and chestnut hair. He's always been my William!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

My initial thought was that Dear John was a tip off on a new Lord John book. LOL and oh, no! Julie

Patti said...

I thought the same as Tracy-that old show. Geesh! I think he would make an excellent Willam. Spent the weekend under the weather and lots of time watching TV. How obsessed am I that I am constantly searching for actors to play the Outlander characters. My recent obsession is with someone to play Roger. Even Scott McGillivray-the Income Property guy on HGTV has been in my consideration. I got to where I really liked Roger. Not so much in the beginning, but how could you not love a guy who survived being hangit!

Anonymous said...

He is William...Cat eyes..darker hair then Jamie....he is wonderful.

Unknown said...

Looks like the right cheek bones, nose & mouth...but gotta see him with long hair (preferably red!) and if he still doesna quite make Jamie, then he'll do for William...(but of course with darker hair, and more of it) Come to think of it, it might be easier to do an English accent, aye?

Anonymous said...

I'm really liking the William suggestions. Yes, please. :)

Anonymous said...

Must concur with the William choice:) Still havna found the perfect Jamie though. Sigh.

-Klaudia