Outlander Warns Fans to Avoid Large Rock Formations in PSA

Today, the official Outlander Twitter account reminded fans that June 21st marks the Summer Solstice, with a friendly PSA to would-be time travelers.

Outlander Warns Fans to Avoid Large Rock Formations in PSA

"Stay away from any large, circular, rock formations," the tweet read, followed up quickly with a "or don't, Or don't… we all know 21st century dating is hard."

The account is, of course, referencing series main character Claire accidentally falling through time via a stone monolith which stood guardian over a portal. In both the book and television series, these portals (spoiler: there's way more than one) are most widely open during solstices and fire feast days, pretty much lending credit to the traditions of celebrating the changing of seasons as a powerful time.

Outlander Warns Fans to Avoid Large Rock Formations in PSA

Our personal favorite example of Solstice celebrations in television is the Dance of the Druids from season 1 of Outlander, which was remarkably well done. As Claire says in the book:

"They should have been ridiculous — but the hairs on the back of my neck prickled at the sight, and some small voice inside warned me: I wasn't supposed to be here. I was an unwelcome voyeur to something ancient and powerful."

Or, you could just watch the ORIGINAL Wicker Man from the '70s for one of the happiest endings this side of The VVitch.

Outlander is scheduled for a fall of 2018 return to STARZ.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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