Ship and let ship! And most importantly Be Kind!
“I do not wish to…that is.…I do not mean to imply.…” He looked up suddenly and smiled, with a helpless gesture. “I dinna want to insult you by sounding as though I think you’ve a vast experience of men, is all. But it would be foolish to pretend that ye don’t know more than I do about such matters. What I meant to ask is, is this…usual? What it is between us, when I touch you, when you…lie with me? Is it always so between a man and a woman?” In spite of his difficulties, I knew exactly what he meant. His gaze was direct, holding my eyes as he waited my answer. I wanted to look away, but couldn’t. “There’s often something like it,” I said, and had to stop and clear my throat. “But no. No, it isn’t—usual. I have no idea why, but no. This is…different.” He relaxed a bit, as though I had confirmed something about which he had been anxious. “I thought perhaps not. I’ve not lain with a woman before, but I’ve…ah, had my hands on a few.” He smiled shyly, and shook his head. “It wasna the same. I mean, I’ve held women in my arms before, and kissed them, and…well.” He waved a hand, dismissing the and. “It was verra pleasant indeed. Made my heart pound and my breath come short, and all that. But it wasna at all as it is when I take you in my arms and kiss you.”
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
1 of → ∞ book scenes that I wish could have been fully included in the show.
As Diana Gabaldon herself wisely said: ” …wonderful as the show is—and it _is_ wonderful, not the slightest doubt of that—they only have 16 hours of screen time. They can and do capture the essence of the characters and the shape of the story, but there’s no conceivable way that the show can encompass everything in sixteen hours that I did in 305,000 words.So I thought we might have fun—especially those of you who haven’t yet read the book(s)—looking at a few of the Missing Pieces”
#So no criticism intended with this gif-series.#Yeah, I know the book is the book, the show is the show #Still, there are so many beautiful pieces of dialogue between Jamie and Claire that obviously give a whole different complexity and depth to their relationship # and even if the show has been great so far, and pretty faithful to the original plot # so much was cut off especially in ep 7/8 # So my point simply is: let’s celebrate and talk about the differences between book & tvshow without feeling overprotective about both # and READ.THE.BOOKS. # seriously guys, you think the show is great? do yourself a favour. read. the books. you’ll not gonna regret it, i promise.
My word, Madam, if I were brave enough, I would commission you a Colonel in one of my regiments.