Ohh… men in kilts. Am I right ladies? Eh? Eh? And in my opinion, there is no finer example of a kilted gent than my Ultimate Fictional Boyfriend, one James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Of course, those close to him (me, me, oh please, let it be me!) simply call him Jamie.
Since my Ultimate Fictional Boyfriend choice is the Ultimate Man in a Kilt, I figured I should probably do some research. You know. Just to make sure. So I started with a google search for “men in kilts.” Um. People. There were A LOT of upshots, and apparently the stereotype of what is worn (or not!) underneath is true. Don’t believe me? I dare you to do an image search. It boogles how many people are willing to bare their junk on the Internet. The whole process reminded me of why I need a parental control filter on my computer.
Another thing I learned? Not everyone can pull off wearing a kilt, even if you’re hot. For example:
Also: Apparently Stormtroopers are of Scottish descent:
But I’ll tell you this: as fabulous as some of these (warning! R-rated) kilt wearing men are, none live up to the image in my mind of Jamie Fraser.
And here’s why:
- He’s not a complainer. Broken finger? So what, just set it. Another broken finger? *Shrugs* Just set it. Same broken finger? Whatever. Bayonet wound? Gun shot? Excessive queasiness on the water? No biggie, let’s go sailing.
- His teeth – he’s still got ’em, and they’re in good shape. Hey. Don’t knock it. It was rare back then.
- The Gaelic. Oh, aiy. I’ll be your mo nighean donn any day.
- The way he gentles a horse. With a firm hand. Come on.
There’s more, of course, but you get the drift.
If I can’t have Jamie, then I’ll take Roger – he’s the Thrush, for crying out loud. Or Dougal, because *shiver* he’s just the right amount of wrong. Or Young Ian, post face tattoos – yes, it would seem that both Ryann and I have a thing for tattoos. I knew there was a reason we’re friends. Or Fergus, because he’s French. And there’s his hook. Okay, I don’t know that means. I’ll stop now.
I started Fictional Boyfriend month declaring my love for Almanzo ‘Manly’ Wilder. And listen: he’s still top boyfriend material as far as I’m concerned, along with fine contenders Draco Malfoy and Hector and Four. But in Fictional Boyfriend Thunderdome there is no one I would rather have in my corner and on my arm than Jamie Fraser. I can’t wait to find out who they cast in the much rumored Outlander Starz series!
Who would you pick to be your Ultimate Fictional Boyfriend? And I’ll also field comments on your Ultimate Man in a Kilt. Links to pictures welcome, natch.