Let’s Get Pixilated TSP Week 22

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series

Author’s Notes and Wrap Up

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It’s a wrap!!!! Karen Daugherty of Outlander Medicine, joins me to wrap up The Scottish Prisoner with Author’s Notes and overall thoughts, in this week’s episode, “Let’s Get Pixilated.”

Pixilated means to get drunk not to lose your physical form in this context. We decided it’s our favorite word from the Author’s Notes section and deserves a tee shirt or shot glass with it imprinted upon it. We muse over Diana Gabaldon’s favorite words to use, such as, miasma, alacrity, ozone, inexorable…can you name any more? After finishing this book, I decided even well-read readers need a dictionary sometimes. A dictionary was never far from my fingers when researching for the podcasts.

 

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We laugh, go down rabbit holes, travel into the bog, discuss dowries, and come back to Jamie, Lord John, Claire, Laoghaire, Voyager, and how almighty stinky the 18th century must have been. We are ever thankful for daily showers, and the oh so magical, anti-perspirant and deodorant stick.

What were your favorite parts of The Scottish Prisoner?

What’s Coming up? The Fugitive Green chapters 1-3, from Seven Stones to Stand or Fall collection.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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Persistence and Peace TSP Week 21

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series

Chapters 42-43

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The Scottish Prisoner comes to an end after 43 chapters. In this podcast episode, “Persistence and Peace,” we find secrets kept, kindnesses extended, obligations honored, the passing of a King, and threads that forever will bind Jamie Fraser and Lord John Grey together. They simply don’t know the extent of it yet.

Lord John and his valet Tom Byrd return to Argus House in London. John helps Hal in quietly dispatching of the Irish Brigade involved in The Wild Hunt plot and attend George 2’s state funeral. John feels a sense of accomplishment having made use of Charlie Carruthers’ information. The Crown is safe and the people never knew anything happened. It was closed and done. John returns home to find a sweet and small gift from his friend Stephan, the graf. One that holds future adventures for them together.

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Jamie fell in to the clockwork of Helwater. He worked in the open and helped in his small way, William grow. The boy loved his groom Mac. The sweet moments of Yule are recounted when young Willie helps gather all the wood and branches for the bonfire celebration. He was a bonnie lad indeed. Jamie could burst from the love he felt for the boy. The bittersweet knowledge of this boy with another’s name and his child with Claire in the unknown future. He can claim neither, yet is bound to both. Jamie becomes known by Helwater and his past places fall away. This is where he belongs, prisoner or not, this is his home for as long as it can be. If only Claire could see the boy. Would she approve and love him too? Would his parents? The voices of his dead infiltrate the air around him and his dreams. A heartbreaking and beautiful time for Jamie.

For both John and Jamie, their friendship is reduced to the formality of the time, by their statuses as prisoner and jailor, but it remains intact for future resurrection. They each hold an important secret for the other. Only a true friend would extend such a faithful courtesy.

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What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 22 will cover the Author’s Notes and be a wrap-up show. Watch for the announcement on the next read-a-long to tackle.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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It’s All About the Honor TSP Week 20

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series

Chapter 39-41

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“It’s All About the Honor,” in this 20th installment of The Scottish Prisoner podcast series. Jamie honor’s the boy with a request. Jamie acts with honor in saving the maiden. John treats Jamie with honor with his continued friendship. John honors the young woman with his assistance. Lady Dunsany honors her daughter by not falling for what’s being sold to her. Lord Dunsany honors his family by discreetly altering his will with another lawyer. Betty Mitchell honors the young lady Isobel by sending Jamie to fetch her and keep her from harm. John honors the culture by finding a suitable means to speak to Jamie. Jamie honors his own heart by loving the boy.

It’s a theme indeed.

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Within all this honoring, poor William is teething hard and gets lost in a fast encroaching fog. A new groom is broken in, along with a young colt. Jamie thinks Betty might want to marry him and responds to his own classist bias. He and John continue their verbal chess game, and perhaps their friendship. Lady Isobel is restored to her home unharmed.

As within each chapter, nature plays a large role in creating the emotional and palpable landscape to draw from. The sky can be seen, the grass felt, the oppression of the fog coming?Diana Gabaldon has a way of description that leaps from the page.

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What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 21 covers chapters 42-43.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

The entire Outlander book series is written by Diana Gabaldon. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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All Are Returned TSP Week 19

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series

Chapter 37-38

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In this week’s The Scottish Prisoner episode, All Are Returned, Jamie finds himself the sole mourner as he returns Tobias Quinn to Ireland and buries him near the thrice killed man. He takes on the task completely alone, as he understands how Quinn could take his own life after losing the only thing worth living for…the doomed Irish Jacobite uprising. Jamie understands that despair, only his ties to the earth, have kept him from the same fate.

He not only returns Quinn to the earth, but the Druid King’s Cup. He meets “them” in the process, the Wild Hunt, the old gods. They horns’ blast three times, sounding like wild geese honking. After hurling the cup into the bog, he finishes the burial, and runs. What a harrowing supernatural experience.

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The next chapter time jumps with Lord John returning Jamie to Helwater. John is troubled over this. Jamie had insisted on being returned to Helwater and not being pardoned, under the guise of wanting to court Betty Mitchell. This is a lie.  John thinks about how the relationship he and Jamie had forged, must return to the formal, jailer and prisoner. They could no longer act like equals. John hopes he’s returning Jamie to contentment. His brain cannot let go of the puzzle over Betty Mitchell though. Maybe to fit in better with the people of Helwater, for companionship, out of loneliness, Jamie wants to marry her. Nothing sits right in this matter with John though.

Once back at Helwater, the daily rhythm of farm life envelops Jamie. He has his place in the stable, fresh air, and the people. He finds a sense of peace here, even if not a true belonging of home. He informs Betty of Quinn’s dying (remember she was his sister-in-law). He speaks to her privately. She takes it badly. She’s wanting to say more things to Jamie. Of her interest in him. He escapes the more personal inquiries in the nick of time. He knows he could fall prey to her. He is lonely. He is an outsider. He likes her. She’s a good woman.

John is getting his share of interesting news. Lord Dunsany wants to amend his will for John to be guardian over Willian when he dies. There are no other suitable males in the family. John being like an adopted son, since their own died at Culloden, agrees to this arrangement. He has no idea who William’s biological father is.

He wonders if he’ll speak to Jamie before he leaves. Jamie wonders the same.

They will miss the friendship they had built, no matter the challenges.

The cogs of future storylines are turning.

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What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 20 covers chapters 39-41. Featured Image.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

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A Terrible Truth TSP Week 18

The Scottish Prisoner Podcast Series

Chapters 35 and 36

Week 18

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In this The Scottish Prisoner weekly installment, “A Terrible Truth”, after the successful posthumous court-martial of Major Siverly, John learns something earthshattering about Edward Twelvetrees. All is not as it seemed. Guilt and horror strike him to the core. He makes his way back to Argus House in such fog, he doesn’t remember how he got there. Out to the garden he goes to find peace upon the fridstool. He sits deep in thought until Jamie makes him go for a walk-through Hyde Park and talk it through. Oh, to process something harrowing with the pragmatic and philosophical Fraser.

During the conversation, Jamie shared a story about his own experience with an unintended death that lay on his soul. He also tells John a big lie when the subject of Helwater came up. He chooses not to be free but to return to Helwater because of an understanding between him and the lady’s maid.

Why, oh why would Jamie make up such a lie?

 

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After returning to Argus House, Lord John went to tell his brother Hal all he’d learned about Twelvetrees. Jamie went to the library to sit in his favorite chair. The heaviness of conscience led him to take out his rosary and say a few decades for the eventual peace of all souls involved. He struggled to maintain focus and thought of his brother Willie, William, and had a pang of envy for the closeness that John and Hal shared.

The butler interrupts his thoughts with a sealed note. It’s from Tobias Quinn. Jamie has a sense of dread. He knows something terrible is amiss. He allows John to take him to the specified location of Civet Cat Alley in the Irish Quarter of London. He finds Tobias dead, blood pouring from a wrist into the Druid King’s Cup. One word written above the cot in his own blood, teind. He’d paid a tithe to hell.

Jamie tried to stop bloodshed. He’d tried to save Quinn and the many others. He’s utterly grief stricken.

QUINN, WHY?

Because animals are cute – meet a civet cat.

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What’s Coming up? The Scottish Prisoner week 19 covers chapters 37-39.

How can you participate? To have your questions, comments for the regular read along, email or call in to the listener line 3 days prior to airing for inclusion. Join the weekly Twitter chat Wednesday nights at 6pm PT/9pm ET to discuss the previous latest podcast chapters using the hashtag #ADoO.  Comments or messages may be included in the podcast or a written post.

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