Monday, April 28, 2014


MOP Outlander Chat Tonight  at 9PM Eastern.  Be there or be square, sassenachs.  :)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tobias Menzies Voice Overs

For the love of all that's holy in this world.  The man can talk about CARS and MAYONNAISE and I get weak in the knees.

That voice...


Tuesday, April 22, 2014


The Space Between (My Apparent Wee Brain Cells)

Spoiler Alert:  The following pertains to chapter 1 in The Space Between. 

OMG.  Compte!!  WTF? Paul Rakoczy?  Isn't that Pee Wee Herman's real name?  Shit.  I'm in trouble.  I don't remember anything.  It's been what - 5 years since I read Dragonfly??  I'M SORRY!!  I'M NOT A REREADER!! (yelled like Ross's "We were on a break!")   Heck, I can't remember what I bought at the Shoprite last week!  Claire poisoned him?  Is that what happened?  Why?? Why?? (screamed like Nancy Kerrigan.)

Raymond, you sweet thing...
OK keep reading.  A frog??  Ohhhh wait...the frog!!  It's RAYMOND.  I was literally picturing a frog.  What a dumbass.  Am I the only one who sometimes feels incredibly stupid when catching up on Gabaldon?  And as I said, it's been 5 years since I read Dragonfly.  Come on now.  A girl can only retain so much before she has to clear out the mental cache and make room for new episodes of Game of Thrones and new Outlander novellas, yeah?

Moving on... (because clearly I need to do some Dragonfly research before going any further with Compte and poisons.)

OK so Joan?  Girl?  Word to the wise.  You best step OFF and dinna even THINK to continue ripping on Ian Fraser Murray.  Ya feel me on this?  Those aren't "heathen tattoos"...they're the markings of a WARRIOR.  And ye'd be smart to remember that. 

Lordddd the heathen tattoos...
(which can be found here)
And here we go again with the memory lapse.  When did Joan see Ian's tattoos?  When he came back with Claire and Jamie to see Jenny?  OK, right.  For a minute there, I thought he was still trotting around from Valley Forge to Philadel-figh-ay...but I just emailed Tracey and she hath confirmeth.  AND reminded me of Wee Ian's awesome appearance when he saw Jenny for the first time in eons.

Regardless...Joanie had better back it up and mind her words.  Nun or no, I will send (awesome Outlander fan) Lara back in time to shank her ass.  

Is my memory going to fail me through this entire book?  How many lines will I have to reread?  How many times will I have to call Tracey and say "When did this happen?"

And I'm only on page 3.  (snicker)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Space Between for $1.99!

The Space Between: An Outlander Novella - by Diana Gabaldon - is now available for $1.99!!!

"Joan MacKimmie is on her way to Paris to take up her vocation as a nun. Yet her decision is less a matter of faith than fear, for Joan is plagued by mysterious voices that speak of the future, and by visions that mark those about to die. The sanctuary of the nunnery promises respite from these unwanted visitations . . . or so she prays. Her chaperone is Michael Murray, a young widower who, though he still mourns the death of his wife, finds himself powerfully drawn to his charge. But when the time-traveling Comte St. Germain learns of Joan's presence in Paris, and of her link to Claire Fraser—La Dame Blanche—Murray is drawn into a battle whose stakes are not merely the life but the very soul of the Scotswoman who, without even trying, has won his heart."

Really looking forward to reading this!

Jamie Fraser and the Light at the End of the Tunnel

SPOILER ALERT:  If you havena finished Voyager, you dinna want to read the following:  
Every April 16th, after my "good cry" for the people of the 1746 Highlands of Scotland, I think about my favorite fictitious character - Jamie Fraser - at the Battle of Culloden.  I think about him lying there, bleeding, confused about why he wasn't dead. I think about the fact that Lord John Grey ultimately and unknowingly saved his life. And I then I immediately think about Echo and MOBY. For the past four years I've wondered what in the hell Jamie is going to do...and say. To Lord John. To Claire. How he's going to feel.  And every year, I sigh and lament about how long it's going to be before I know.
But not this year.  This year, all I can think is...


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

STEVEN CREE to Play Ian Murray!

Not too shabby, y'all!  He's caaaa-YUTE!  Gotta do my homework and check out his work.  :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MOP presents...TOBIAS TUESDAY!!!!

Here at MOP, we appreciate fine acting (and an absolutely adorable face.) Therefore, who better to praise on a weekly basis but the magnificent TOBIAS MENZIES...cast as Frank Randall...and Black Jack Randall in Diana Gabaldon's OUTLANDER, coming to Starz this summer.

So, without further ado, I name today and every Tuesday hence forth: