Memo To The Reader

Memo From:

I. Fash Yeken, Ph.D.
NC Delusional Disorders Clinic
1 Je Suis Prest Road
Fraser’s Ridge, North Carolina

To Whom It May Concern:

I wish to inform you that the creator of this website, Beth Pittman, has been evaluated by me and diagnosed with what I can only call a delusional obsession with a series of books written by someone she refers to as “Herself” and a show called Outlander. Upon my first meeting with her, “Sassenach”, as she calls herself, indicated to me that she had fallen through time. She also wildly claimed to have deep emotional and personal ties to some people from the 18th century called Jamie & Claire Fraser along with their family, friends, enemies and even their animals. She calls this Jamie person “The King of Men” and has spoken of something called “Droughtlander” which I can only assume is a terrible state of being as she thrashes wildly about when the word is mentioned. It is quite disturbing to watch and I fear she will only spiral further into this delusion unless something is done. When I suggested she read other books or watch other shows, she gave me the most searing glare and started to mumble about hearing drums in the fall as well as seeing a cross on fire. She states these symptoms are caused by what she refers to as echo in the bone disease. I have never heard or read of such a thing. Whatever it is also seems to cause her to want to breathe snow and ashes and, most terrifying to me, she says she must write it all down in her own heart’s blood. I believe she has reached a particularly irreversible and incurable stage of the disease and I have decided to discontinue treatment for my own safety and sanity.
In summary, please read this blog with extreme care, keeping in mind the delusional state of Mrs. Pittman, pardon me, of “Sassenach”. From a clinical standpoint, I believe this incurable condition may be transferable to others who are susceptible to such myths and fairy tales, books and shows. In fact, I have spoken with other professionals who are seeing the same symptoms spreading to other individuals and groups around the world. This appears to be happening particularly in North Carolina, where this echo in the bone disease originated and is where the patient lives. I am dreadfully concerned this could signal the beginning of an epidemic and I have no idea what this means or what the consequences of this delusional obsession will mean to Mrs. Sassenach, excuse me, Mrs. Pittman, or, for that matter, to the entire world moving forward. Proceed, therefore, with extraordinary vigilence as to your own welfare. In fact, Sassenach’s last words to me were “Sláinte” which I believe may have been a curse as I fear I may have contracted the disease and am now feeling quite odd.  What is that insane buzzing noise?
Sincerely,
Delusionally,
I. Fash Yeken, Ph.D.
James Alexander Malcolm MacKenzie Fraser

45 Comments

  • Reply Jessie July 8, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    So i just finished watching Outlander series and you know what? I live in Wilmington, NC!! I was so thrilled to see Jamie and Claire settling down in NC. When i first started watching the series I had no idea of the series connection to NC. What a great turn of event and such a small world!!

    • Reply Beth Pittman July 9, 2019 at 10:22 am

      I know, right?!?! I started watching the series before the books and at that time, J & C hadn’t come to NC. I started reading the books and when I got to DOA, I was like OMG!!! From that moment on, my world has turned completely upside down with Outlander Obsession! Thanks for your comment, Jessie. Nice to meet another Outlander fantatic!

  • Reply Cindy August 8, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    I loved the books and was thrilled when they announced the series (although there is no way to make Jamie flesh Sam does a VERY good job!). I really connected when they came to North Carolina in the books as I am a native to Boone, just a caber’s toss from Grandfather Mountain (Highland Games joke) I was a little disappointed they they wouldn’t be filming in NC but considering the number of devoted fans, they wouldn’t be able to get much done. Thank you Beth for giving us a place to get together and laugh, cry and lament that men don’t wear kilts more often (well, some men)

    • Reply Beth Pittman August 9, 2019 at 10:36 am

      Hey Cindy!!! Thanks for your comment and for stopping by! I became a fan of the books . My obsession is relatively new to compared to many others. Sam is AWESOME and as close to Jamie as I think anyone could portray him. I live in Ashe County – north of Boone and find myself looklng for Fraser’s Ridge from time to time. What a nutcase I am!! So glad you’ve found the blog and if you haven’t already, please join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/outlandernorthcarolina/

  • Reply Misty Cosgray November 8, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    Hi, Beth. I came across your MPC story and then I saw your blog and thought I’d stop by. I JUST discovered Outlander AND Sam a few months ago. WHAT??!!!?? Yes, only a few months ago, but I am HOOKED…line and sinker!! I binge watched all 4 seasons in about 3 weeks (maybe less) and now I am going backwards and reading all of the books. I just started Voyager last weekend, and I am ALMOST to Jamie and Claire’s reunion! 😀 One of my goals for 2020 is to join MPC; I just can’t afford it this year, but I’m making plans for the future. I have Type 2 diabetes and I need to get healthy again. I have also researched MPC and think that Sam is such an inspiration for all that he does, and for sharing this experience with the world, and interacting with Peakers all over! I have been thinking recently that it would be nice to find other Peakers in NC, so I guess this is the best place to start. I live, with my family, in Fayetteville (Cross Creek). I was not brought up here, but my husband retired from the Army in 2014 and here we stayed. I look forward to the journey ahead (and maybe meeting Sam one day).

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