History Literature / Outlander

17th Apr '16 1:12:21 AM TheomanZero
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* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: Mostly averted. Gabaldon ''did''. And then some. However, only after the first couple of books did she acquire the help of a Gaelic speaker, so there were some early problems in that area, as noted by her in ''The Outlandish Companion''.\\
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* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: Mostly averted. Gabaldon ''did''. And then some. However, only after the first couple of books did she acquire the help of a Gaelic speaker, so there were some early problems in that area, as noted by her in ''The Outlandish Companion''.\\
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8th Mar '16 9:47:38 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* StatuesqueStunner: Brianna, who is described as being beautiful, and is just a bit under Jamie's height(being about 6' 2" to Jamie's 6' 4").

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* StatuesqueStunner: Brianna, who is described as being beautiful, and is just a bit under Jamie's height(being about 6' 2" 1" to Jamie's 6' 4").
22nd Dec '15 9:43:53 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* ''Outlander'' (published as ''Cross Stitch'' in the UK)
* ''Dragonfly in Amber''
* ''Voyager''
* ''Drums of Autumn''
* ''The Fiery Cross''
* ''A Breath of Snow and Ashes''
* ''An Echo in the Bone''
* ''Written in My Own Heart's Blood''

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* ''Outlander'' (published as ''Cross Stitch'' in the UK)
UK) (1991)
* ''Dragonfly in Amber''
Amber'' (1992)
* ''Voyager''
''Voyager'' (1993)
* ''Drums of Autumn''
Autumn'' (1996)
* ''The Fiery Cross''
Cross'' (2001)
* ''A Breath of Snow and Ashes''
Ashes'' (2005)
* ''An Echo in the Bone''
Bone'' (2009)
* ''Written in My Own Heart's Blood''
Blood'' (2014)
21st Nov '15 4:48:31 PM Chericola
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** Subverted, in that it was answered, but not in-story. WordOfGod says that it was [[spoiler: Jamie]]. The only question is how he got that way.
21st Nov '15 9:52:58 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Lord John to Jamie. John is deeply in love with Jamie and would like nothing better than for Jamie to return that love, but he knows it is impossible. He instead takes solace from being the recipient of Jamie's true friendship and on several occasions goes out of his way to help Jamie, even though the cost to himself would be scandal at best and possible imprisonment at worst.

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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Lord John to Jamie. John is deeply in love with Jamie and would like nothing better than for Jamie to return that love, but he knows it is impossible. He instead takes solace from being the recipient of Jamie's true friendship and on several occasions goes out of his way to help Jamie, even though were his involvement found out the cost to himself would be scandal at best and possible imprisonment at worst.
21st Nov '15 9:51:56 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Lord John to Jamie. John is deeply in love with Jamie and would like nothing better than for Jamie to return that love, but he knows it is impossible. He instead takes solace from being the recipient of Jamie's true friendship and on several occasions goes out of his way to help Jamie, even though the cost to himself would be scandal at best and possible imprisonment at worst.



* RunningGag: Jaime's inability to blink, everyone's astonished reactions to the news that Lord John is going to be/was married.

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* RunningGag: Jaime's inability to blink, wink, everyone's astonished reactions to the news that Lord John is going to be/was married.



* UncannyFamilyResemblance: The Frasers seem to have particularly strong genes. Randells too.

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* UncannyFamilyResemblance: The Frasers seem to have particularly strong genes. Randells Randalls too.
30th Aug '15 10:22:11 AM DiScOrDtHeLuNaTiC
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Claire realizes this when she sees how devastated Jack Randall is by learning that his younger brother Alexander is dying.



* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: When they meet up in 1769, Brianna and Roger 'handfast' (a traditional old Scottish common-law marriage rite) and have sex. Two days later, Brianna's attempt to get Claire's wedding ring back hits a snag and she is raped by Stephen Bonnet. When she later realizes that she's pregnant, she assumes that the baby is Stephen's, since she and Roger had practiced ''coitus interruptus''. When Brianna tells Claire this, Claire rather dryly remarks that there is a term for people who use that form of birth control: parents.
** Eventually the mystery is cleared up via congenital features and it is revealed that Jem is [[spoiler:Roger's]] son.

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* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: When they meet up in 1769, Brianna and Roger 'handfast' (a traditional old Scottish common-law marriage rite) and have sex. Two days later, Brianna's attempt to get Claire's wedding ring back hits a snag and she is raped by Stephen Bonnet. When she later realizes that she's pregnant, she assumes that the baby is Stephen's, since she and Roger had practiced ''coitus interruptus''. When Brianna tells Claire this, Claire rather dryly remarks that there is a term for people who use that form of birth control: parents.
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parents. Eventually the mystery is cleared up via congenital features and it is revealed that Jem is [[spoiler:Roger's]] son.
13th Aug '15 11:40:36 AM AuditoryEden
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**Eventually the mystery is cleared up via congenital features and it is revealed that Jem is [[spoiler:Roger's]] son.
13th Aug '15 11:29:02 AM AuditoryEden
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Some of her French sentences have some problems as well, eg. "Reste d'retour! Oui, le tout!" in ''A Breath of Snow and Ashes'', chapter 56, which doesn't mean "Stay back, all of you!" as Gabaldon mentions (but rather something like "Rest back! Yes, all!" which makes little sense) in French.

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** Some of her French sentences have some problems as well, eg. "Reste d'retour! Oui, le tout!" in ''A Breath of Snow and Ashes'', chapter 56, which doesn't mean "Stay back, all of you!" as Gabaldon mentions (but rather something like "Rest back! Yes, all!" which makes little sense) in French.French.
*** There are strange usages of both French and German that stem from the evolution of those languages since the 1700s.
13th Aug '15 11:26:17 AM AuditoryEden
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** Also Jaime, who fits precisely the same descriptors. Both are essentially nobility and highly educated for the time, which allows them to become friends while [[spoiler: John is made the commanding officer of Ardsmuir Prison, where Jaime is Inmate in Chief]].
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