Off Topic Fanvid Friday: Outlander

Since a lot of us RA fans seem to be Outlander fans too, I didn’t think you’d mind if I went “off topic” a bit and featured an Outlander themed Fanvid Friday. As someone who appreciates the creative nuances that some vidders place in their fanvids, I could not pass this one up!


“Uptown Funk” by E. Jamie

(Warning: several instances of nudity appear)

Yes, it’s that “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars. And that’s one of the reasons I like this vid so much, because it’s such an unexpected song choice for 18th century Scotland! That funky beat starts and you wonder what am I getting myself into? Here are some of my favorite parts:


-the hand slaps that go along with the music in the beginning. I didn’t realize there was so much touching in Outlander…


-Jamie’s quick finger kiss after the lyric “kiss myself, so pretty”


-Geillis’ “hot damn!” LOL!


-Jamie’s slightly arrogant smirk after “say my name”


-that whole first set of “Hallelujah”s. Brilliant!


“fill my cup, put some liquor in it”. the sheer amount of choices that could have been used for this part…


-the women waulking wool in time with the music


-Claire’s hand sways


*another Outlander fanvid by E.Jamie that I like is “Bohemian Rhapsody” . again, a song that you wouldn’t expect, but she uses the music and lyrics to her advantage.


Udderly Outlandish!

I’m currently in the process of re-reading my favorite book, Outlander. It’s being made into a television series, did you hear?

-No, I did not (this is an RA blog, right?)-
No, I did not (this is a RA blog, right?)

Anyway, I came across a part about money and, well, here’s the passage:

“…my share of the Mackenzie rents comes to about twenty pounds a quarter… and that’s Scots, not Sterling. About the price of half a cow.”


Twenty Pounds… Half a Cow…

-should I know this one?-
should I know this one?

so now, the fact that in 1743 the Scots equivalent of twenty pounds could buy you half a cow,

-oh, right! that's from Martin-
oh, right! that’s from Martin

will be added to the enormous stash of useless facts inside my head, that I will never need but always remember.

you could find need? right. never.-
you could find need? right. never.

Thanks, boys!


P.S. I make no apologies for the title of this post. because puns are funny.