Wed
Aug 27 2014 7:21am

Time Traveling, Your Way: Would You Rather Be Claire or Jamie?

Hugh Jackman in Kate & Leopold Outlander, as we know, has a heroine who falls back through time. In other scenarios, a person from the past comes to the present (Kate and Leopold, Sleepy Hollow).If you had to choose, which would you prefer?

a. Being a present-day person falling back through time (like Claire)

b. Being the person who encounters the time traveler (like Jamie)
c. Being a past person who travels to the present (like Leopold or Ichabod)
d. Being the person who encounters the time traveler (like Kate or Abbie)

And why?

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7 comments
Scarlettleigh
1. Scarlettleigh
I don't think I would like to be the one who encounters a time travel -- I probably would think they had a mental illness!

I would more enjoy going forward then backward as long as society had moved forward and not experienced some type of doomday scenario --
Mainly because I don't think I would do well with lost of basic medical services -- can you imagine someone wanting to bleed you? Or put leeches on you (and yes, I know that they use them now too -- but still -ugh). Or pull a tooth with no numbing?

And not only that -- the past was difficult. Not only in the work, but the beliefs about religion, the role of women, etc. Nope the past is not for me!
Jennifer Proffitt
2. JenniferProffitt
I always wanted to be Claire (but pull a Kate at the end of Kate and Leopold, as far as time period preferences), but I think I over-romanticized the idea of the Regency/Edwardian period. Now I'd much rather encounter the Time Traveler, despite agreeing with Leigh that I would think they are mentally ill...

Again, like Leigh said, the past has especially lost its appeal to me because as a woman, I don't think I'd like the viewpoint people would have about me.
Laura Bracken
3. Night -owl
I'd never make it, if I had to go back in time(it would be a really short story, with a depressing ending). I'd rather meet a time traveler, can you imagine all the stories and information they would have to tell you. Plus I'd love to hear how it all turns out for better or for worse. It would be fascinating considering how far we have come in the last hundred years.
Jennifer Proffitt
4. JenniferProffitt
@Night-owl, Whenever I think of going back in time (and not surviving), I think of Timeline with Gerard Butler. But that movie also has one of my favorite 'ships. I think that's what fed my desire to travel back in time.
Carmen Pinzon
5. bungluna
I think I'd rather stay put in my own timeline. I'm too old to learn new ways (future) and would not enjoy the past (no pain meds?! the horror!)

As for encountering timetravelers, as mentioned about, most likelly I would think they are dellusional.
Ela Raymundo
6. ERromance
In real life, time traveling is a major business. Thus, I would rather meet a time traveler if I was in a crowd and not by myself. Given the language barrier...it is better if I have others with me.

That said, I like my time just fine. I would like to travel in the past only a few years if it doesn't harm my life, so that I can tell my past self some changes I would like to have, but that's just it. I like the conveniences we have right now to swap it with another time period.
Pamela Webb-Elliott
7. Spaz
Sign me up to go go back in time! And have a medical background. So I know what to do with all those plants. And meet a clan of Scots in kilts. I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE CLAIRE.
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