Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Outlander Series: Book 8

Just in case you're looking for info on the next installment of the Outlander series, aka MOBY, aka Written in My Own Heart's Blood...

Diana Gabaldon breaks it all down for you here.

Friday, February 21, 2014

The Lost Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie

This is a fantastic article about a lost portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie and a documentary about it that will air in Britain on the BBC this Saturday, February 22nd.  

Apparently, it "was painted in Holyrood Palace in late October 1745."  Can't you just see Jamie hanging around the palace, waiting for BPC and asking him, "Are ye almost finished, ya wee rascal?  Claire will have my heid if I'm no home for supper, aye?"

*Note:  This originally said "ya wee besom"...until Sue kindly pointed out that "besom" refers to a FEMALE.  ROFLMAO.  See comments for details.  

Monday, February 17, 2014

No MOP Chat Tonight: Happy Presidents Day!

Washington at the Battle of Monmouth
 (Original by John Ward Dunsmore)
We will not be having MOP Chat tonight in observance of Presidents Day, a national holiday here in the United States.

We look forward to seeing you here next Monday at 9PM Eastern!

In honor of Presidents Day, here's little history about George Washington at the Battle of Monmouth.

Pay attention,'ll be reading more about this come June 10th when MOBY comes out!  :)

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Scotland is Her Name by Albannach

Scotland is Her Name by Albannach (Sung By Jacquie Holland)

You wrapped her up in iron chains
You thought you'd tied her up
You placed a ball around her feet
Thought you'd tame her like a pup
Your winter winds so dry, aye
You stripped her back so bare
And then u looked her in the eye
And said "it's only fair"

Now is it any wonder why
We treat you like we do
You strut about your mansions like
You didnae have a clue

But you know who your are, Aye
And you know what you've done
So don't act so innocent
When we rise and end your fun

What will you do when the drought comes forth
And you cannae bleed the north
What will you do when your lakes dry up
Will you turn and beg your pup

What will you do when your houses freeze
With nay oil in your seas
Aye will you turn in blind ignorance
And beg forgiveness please

So maybe now you realise
Just how you treated her
Cause now she's mighty and she's strong
It's too late to right your wrongs

But maybe in the future, Aye
She'll free you from your shame
And then you'll look in awe of her
Aye, Scotland is her name

Cause then you'll look in awe of her
Aye, Scotland is her name.


Happy Valentine's Day from Pocket Jamie!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Tobias Menzies. Whoa.

Dear Tobias Menzies...  I think I love you.  Love, Carol

All y'all need to WATCH THIS.  STAT.  This is going to present quite a problem for me when Outlander rolls 'round come summer.

We all know Frank is not my favorite person on the planet.  Yes...I did gain some respect for him after reading A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows.  I warmed to him considerably; 'tis true.  But for the love of all that's holy...Tobias Menzies is ALSO playing Black Jack Randall.  Um...hello?

HOW am I supposed to HATE this guy when I'm DROOLING over him???  He's...adorable!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Diana Gabaldon: Ready for her Close-Up!

Check out Her(GORGEOUS)self, getting ready for her close-up!  I could not be more excited that Diana Gabaldon is filming an Outlander cameo over in Scotland this week on the set of Outlander Starz.  Check out the photos on Outlander Starz' Instagram online!

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