Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jamie's Butt Model




Two things:

1. The editor of THE EXILE tells me that the book has been on the NYT Bestseller list for seven weeks so far. This is Very Cool Indeed, and thank you very much!

2. As a secondary thank you [g], here is a link to the original French painting that supplied the model (literally) for page 5. (It took a -lot- of hunting to find the right butt, believe me. I kept sending the illustrator, Hoang, links to Rober Mapplethorpe sites and the like, but Random House's porn filters wouldn't let Betsy, the editor, look at them.)

I would post the image itself, but am really not sure about the copyright of an image of a painting held by a museum--I mean, the museum certainly owns the painting, but not sure about the image. Don't want to infringe inadvertently, though--and the web page has some interesting information about the painting, anyway.

(No, if you want to see Page 5, you'll have to borrow somebody's copy, or sneak into the graphic novels section at Barnes and Noble.)

129 comments:

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  2. Gotta love that Butt... Just one question thought, why is there no scars on Jaime's back?
    Also I want to thank you for creating such memorable characters, Clair and Jamie's story is one I indulge in often, I quite honestly can't get enough. Can't wait for book 8.

    Thanks

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  3. That IS a nice butt. ;)

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  4. THANK YOU! Diana. You've just made my day.

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  5. I can never get enough of men's behinds. That is a lovely likeness for Jamie. And now I will be turning to page 5 to look at the similarities. :)

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  6. I might just have to make the trip into London this weekend so that I can take a closer look! Thanks for the giving us a gorgeous view of Jamie. As Jessica mentioned, I too wondered why there were no scars on his bacck on page 5. Any reason?

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  7. Dear Jessica and Rachel--

    There were in fact _supposed_ to be scars on his back, and there were, in the early versions of that page. But during the several alterations--one of which involved essentially redrawing the whole page, making the nude figure much bigger and closer to the viewer [g]--Hoang left off the scars, doubtless intending to add them once we'd decided that the figure was good.

    And...nobody noticed that the scars hadn't been added back. [shrug] It happens. (There's a much more glaring error in that book, but no one's written to point it out to me [g], so my guess is that relatively few people notice it.]

    Anyway, for purposes of Page 5, I think we'll assume that the filtered light through the leaves of the tree Jamie is standing under is rendering his scars less visible. [g]

    --Diana

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  8. Searching for the perfect butt in the future just look to male figure skaters and you will have more than one to choose from! :)

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  9. Ok, now you've got me going through the graphic novel for the error you mentioned... I can think of only one thing, I am probably wrong, but it has to do with Claire's dress when she comes through the stones, it appears to be in tacked. Though when she enters the cottage her dress is torn?

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  10. Anonymous--

    Yes, but so few of them are naked...

    --Diana

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  11. Dear Jessica--

    Nope. It's a Big, Fat, Error, but still not obvious. Claire's dress is torn because of her struggles with Captain Randall and Murtagh, we assume.

    --Diana

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  12. Ok, I am givin git one more shot... There are women in the church when Claire and Jamie get married, i don't remeber the discriptuon of there being women there?

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  13. Ok Diana, I am going to take a stab at the error, I was confused that Dougal and his men were wearing red plaids and Jamie was wearing the green plaid. I thought that the MacKenzie plaid was a green/blue mix. :)

    Course you have said that the colors were very different then what we see today, because of the colors that would be available from the plants.

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  14. I do love a good nude, always have. My Mom was an artist--worked mostly in oils at the beginning and then acrylics later on. She taught me an appreciation for the nude as an art form. There's something so vulnerable and open about them.

    That's a beautiful piece to base a graphic on. The artist captured the flow of the musculature so perfectly. Too bad there's no name on the page. I'd love to know who's work that is.

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  15. Dear Jesse--

    Nobody knows; the painter is anonymous (hence the question regarding copyright, plus the lapse of years).

    Lisa and Jessica--

    No, and no. [g] Those aren't errors; just the natural effects of Hoang's artistic license (i.e., he did the MacKenzies in red, and I told him to go ahead and keep that, as it suited the composition he had going, and wasn't any kind of important plot detail. Jamie's wedding gear, however, _did_ need to be as described in the book, since we were so detailed about it.)

    --Diana

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  16. Love that painting.

    You know, London's National Portrait Gallery has always been my favourite, but I now think the National Gallery might just have a distinct advantage.

    Pam

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  17. and a nicer one, I can't imagine! It's exactly how I've been picturing it!

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  18. I think we should have a look at the runners-up just to make sure that the best butt was chosen.

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  19. A fine specimen that one is, to be sure. I think Dara has a good thought though....

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  20. I believe the error in the Exile is that Claire is not wearing any rings on her fingers, silver or gold.

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  21. Dear Anonymous--

    Actually, no--but you're right, she should be!

    --Diana

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  22. I noticed in "Outlander", that Jamie's shoulder dislocation (when he and Claire first meet) is on his right side, whereas in "Exile" it's on his left. Is that the error?

    - Jen Reese

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  23. Geillis (sp? - my book is on loan) Duncan's eye colour.

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  24. I believe that the error is so HUGE that we CAN'T see it b/c it's too huge to believe it's actually there :D I don't think that it's a missing ring or a wrong eye colour ;)

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  25. Dear Anonymous--

    Yes, Geillis's eyes are the wrong color--again, nobody noticed as changes were made to an original drawing. But Lisa's right; it's a very noticeable big error, but nobody sees it. [g]

    --Diana

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  26. Is the error that Murtagh is handsome in Exile?

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  27. Hi Diana,

    This has nothing to do with your post but I thought you might find it amusing. My boyfriend and I have been living in South Korea for the last two years and we recently adopted a feral kitten that we are in the process of taming. The kitten has not yet learned to take food gently so both my boyfriend and I have been bitten a few times (the kitten never bit us on purpose though!). Nonetheless, when we went to disinfect our bites we discovered that we had never needed to purchase rubbing alcohol. My boyfriend asked "Will whiskey work?" I replied that it works for Claire! And four bites later we are still infection free! And yes, we are up to date on our rabies and tetanus shots ;)
    Cheers,
    Leora

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  28. Dear Leora--

    Whisky is indeed a pretty good--if expensive [g] disinfectant. Good luck with your kitty!

    --Diana

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  29. Dear Terri--

    No. [g] Since THE EXILE is told (at least in part) from Murtagh's point of view, we're seeing Murtagh in his eyes, rather than Claire's. [g] And she, of course, only has eyes for Jamie; anybody else is not going to look that good to her.

    --Diana

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  30. Dear Diana:

    Sounds like you could have a pretty good contest going here.... "Spot the Mistake - Win a Luncheon with Diana".. [g]

    Just finished "Leaf" and loved it! One of the many things I love about your writings is how descriptive you are. More than once, I could picture myself there.

    I came across a well read copy of "Naked Came the Phoenix" at my local library. Thought it was very good. Loved the collaboration. It was a very interesting read in a different DG style.

    Stay well,
    Elaine

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  31. Was it this kiss by the well between Jamie and Loghaire?

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  32. Diana,
    Upon really close scrutinizing, it seems that the moon is permanently full. Also, the season doesn't seem to change. If the "Big" mistake is something else, then I guess I've failed the true fan test [g]. This exercise was as frustrating as "Where's Waldo"!
    Lynda

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  33. Is the error on the cover? Jamie is holding the gun in his right hand rather than his left.

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  34. Another try at the BIG error: In Outlander, Jamie tells Claire that he was in the countryside stealing cattle when he and his party ran into Claire and the Dragoons. But in Exile Jamie was getting fresh off the boat from France when Murtagh met him at the shore.

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  35. I think it's the color of Donas...supposed to be black, or at least dark.

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  36. Oooh...how about during the rescue from Fort William? Jamie is supposed to shoot the soldier and take his gun, thus accounting for it being unloaded when he bluffs Randall. In the graphic, Jamie used a knife on the soldier and Kenneth shoots another one.

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  37. [g] No, y'all are good, but nobody's seen it yet. Which I guess just goes to show _something_, though I'm not sure what.

    Some of the things you point out are indeed errors, like the color of Donas's coat, while others--like the reason for Jamie's present--are probably the result of Jamie not wanting to go into his family's complicated history and the fact that his uncles want to kill him, so he tells Claire something simple. And others are the result of minor artistic license--on either my part or Hoang's--to accommodate a good story in a different (but much more constrained) form.

    Nah, the error I have in mind is Really Obvious. [g]

    --Diana

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  38. Numbered pages! Are they usually missing from graphic novels?

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  39. Diana, it looks like you've opened a can of worms here! [g]

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  40. Oh let the worms squiggle...I for one look forward to any of your work...it just doesn't come fast enough! ;)

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  41. Dear Lynda--

    No, that's not an error [g]--though it would be nice to have numbered pages! (Though most people can find page 5 with no problem...) The publisher/book designer decided not to to include page numbers, in order to be able to make the art on the pages as big as possible, since the artwork is very detailed and painterly by comparison with most graphic novels. And if you have very small margins...you don't get page numbers, since that's where they live. [g]

    --Diana

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  43. Would the mistake/error be that you can't see the scar on Gellie's arm and Claire doesn't see it either and can't make the connection?

    ~Katie R.

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  45. Dear Anonymous--

    No, that's not an error; there simply wasn't room for the vaccination scar/recognition thing--and it wasn't necessary, since a) we already know that Geilie's a time-traveler, by way of the Kenneth subplot, and b) the fact that Geilie's a time-traveler isn't referenced anywhere between Jamie and Claire later.

    --Diana

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  46. A shot in the dark here. I don't have my Exile with me, but could it possibly be the badge on Jamie's bonnet? He took it off and flipped it into the air and put it in his sporan.

    LC

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  47. Diana,thanks for answering my question about page numbers.
    I give up the search. [sigh] Why are we looking for errors in a perfect story and beautiful images, anyway?
    Lynda

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  48. I'd just like to say that you posting Jamie's butt model made my day. And I must say, it is quite a perfect specimen.

    Thanks! :)

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  49. Could it be that there isnt enough rain for the story to take place in Scotland?

    ~Katie R.

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  50. Not sure if this is an error, but Diana has mentioned a few times that The Exile is told from Murtaugh's point of view. The book cover says "experience Jamie's side of the story." From that "line" I thought Exile was going to be told in Jamie's voice.

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  51. Dear All--

    No, small changes from the original text are not errors, per se; as I said in the afterword, there were a number of such changes that were made either for better aesthetics (like the color of Claire's dress and the MacKenzie tartans) or as adaptations for the form (like the omission of Geilie's vaccination scar--though that wouldn't be an error in any case), or simply as the result of artistic collaboration (i.e., there are small things Hoang did that I probably wouldn't have if I'd been the illustrator, but I didn't think them important enough to change).

    No, it's an honest-to-goodness error, by anybody's standards. [g]

    --Diana

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  52. Could the error be that Kenneth came through naked? I may have missed an explanation for this, sorry if that is the case, but all the others who have gone through have been dressed.

    mea

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  53. "Diana spies with her little eye......A really, big and fat obivious error in the book"
    Points Standings:
    Diana: 1
    Fans: 0

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  54. Cherchez le derriere... Congratulations on the satisfactory completion of what must have been an arduous quest for the ideal ass. Both paintings display very nicely developed gluteal muscles. Is it my imagination, or does Murtaugh resemble Sean Bean (Boromir-Lord of the Rings)?

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  55. Hi my name is Shell Allen,is it, that in the exile Claire says please let it be April 1946.... when I think it should be 1945???

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  56. oops dont worry, I just double checked.. it is meant to be 1946 :D
    this is fun, it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack

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  57. ?When at the castle Leoch.... Clair is in his room and leaves from there, instead of him eating with her, tucking her into bed and then leaving himself.....? I thought that was strange

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  58. Dear Anonymous--

    No, it should be 1946--the 1945 in OUTLANDER is in fact an error that the publisher wouldn't let me correct (!), worrying that it would screw up the copyediting of the book, which was already complete when I realized that it _should_ be 1946 (and it is, in the UK edition, titled CROSS STITCH).

    --Diana

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  59. Dear Anonymous--

    Trying to imagine how Kenneth being naked could be an error. [scratching head] Well, it may have been _Kenneth's- error [g], but not ours.

    --Diana

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  60. Is it possible that the error is omnipresent?

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  61. Hello - could it be that the error is the "guests" in the church at the wedding? In Outlander wasn't it just the men in Dougal MacKenzie's party that were in the church - certainly no women?

    Elaine

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  62. I need to know what the error is! It's driving me insane

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  63. Should Murtagh have said, "Dinna try that one!" instead of saying, "Dinna try that on!" ?

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  64. Is it wrong that I am loving this way to much :)
    I have been a massive DG fan for 18yrs starting with Cross Stitch. I am loving trying to find the error with the Exile, even though it is driving me crazy and sending me back here throughout the day to check everyone else's progress..
    Thankyou so much Diana, for indulging us in this
    little game :)

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  65. Not that I don't love and appreciate your work, but these are some of the differences that I noticed - intentional or not.

    ...When Dougal meets Jamie on the coast, Exile says it wasn't planned. In Outlander, Jamie planned on meeting Dougal, and Murtagh was brought as a witness.

    ...Jamie's eyes are frequently not blue in Exile.

    ...In the Exile, Claire tells Colum she wants assistance reaching her relatives in Oxford when she is a widow from Oxford going to France.

    ...Claire's wedding gown is the wrong color in Exile.

    ...After the beating, Claire and Jamie should be riding at night, not during the day (in Exile).

    ...Murtagh told Jamie about Claire's arrest; he didn't voluntarily leave the hunt with the Duke as he did in Exile.

    ...Donas is white in the Exile, not black.


    .KV

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  66. Wasn't Murtaugh Jamie's best man?

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  67. Here's a guess as to the "very noticeable big error"- The book cover shows a full moon over Cocknammon Rock as Jamie and Claire ride toward the English ambush. (I presume this is just before Jamie dumps Claire into the gorse bush.) In Outlander, there was a half moon on the night of the attack. This might be a minor detail but since the disproportionately large full moon is the central point of the panel I might call this "Really Obvious".

    Dara

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  69. BTW- If I win, would you share a link for the butt model runners-up, the "full moons" that didn't make it. [G]

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  70. I must admit, I'm really enjoying this!! I keep checking back throughout the day to see what other folks have noticed that I haven't.

    Elaine

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  71. It should be night at the end of the book when Claire chooses to stay with Jamie nor do they leave the area until the next morning.

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  72. Give up, lasses! Given the subject of the post, it's got to be the moon bit!

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  73. I have read throught Exile 3 times in the past 24 hours and still CANT figure it out! Ugh its driving me nuts not knowing...come on DG give us a hint? Pretty Please??? =]

    ~Katie R.

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  74. LOL Elaine.. I am doing the same thing :) :)
    wish I had the book, have to buy it online where I live... job for tomorrow .. buy the book and search for the mistake... I am a checker of drawings as part of my job.. I have to find mistakes.. could be fun :) :)
    Cheers Jo-Anne

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  75. When Gellis Duncan is being put into the hole, she is clearly pregnant in The Exile (which Claire would have observed), but Claire is surprised about the pregnancy when it's revealed a few pages later. In Outlander, Claire finds out about the pregnancy in the hole before the trial. In addition, after Ned Gowan speaks on her behalf, she is seperated from Gellie.

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  76. I'm back in the game. I've been checking the progress all day as well.
    Why are there so many Scotts in France, in the bar fight?

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  77. Dear Lynda--

    Jamie was a mercenary in France--Scots often fought as mercenaries (usually in companies) in foreign countries.

    --Diana

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  78. Dear Wanda--

    "Dinna try that on" is the correct Scottish/British idiom. [g] I.e., it's not a misprint.

    --Diana

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  79. No, minor details of light, position, backstory, etc. aren't errors--those are part of the adaptation to this form.

    Believe me, it's a _real_ error. [g] If nobody finds it before Thanksgiving, I'll tell you on Thursday what it is.

    --Diana

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  80. Here's my guess...Castle Leoch does not lie south by southwest from the stones.

    -Sharon

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  81. The only thing that more or less bothered me (if it bothered me at all) is that Jamie has more or less long hair throughout the story of the Exile. It was definately longer than I expected it to be since his hair had to be shaven off by monks after Jamie had been attacked. But I wouldn't consider this an error, I guess I might just have been easier to draw long red hair instead of extremely short hair.

    Btw I'm not sure if I even want to know what the error is.
    Maybe you should keep this secret to yourself and preserve some of the mystery, Diana ;)

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  82. Nothing like a nice butt discussion with my morning coffee. Thanks, Diana!

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  83. And now for something completely different-
    I've never read a graphic novel before this one. But they are fairly popular with the kids at school. I've noticed that these books are typically read from back to front. The Exile is printed in the standard front to back format. Could that the the error?

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  84. I've never read a graphic novel either before "The Exile", but my kids have. Aren't the graphic novels that read from back to front the Japanese "manga" style?

    Elaine

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  85. The only thing I noticed that could be construed as an error would be that during the witch scene, Jamie never throws the rosary onto Claire's,um, exposed chest to demonstrate that she is in fact not an agent of the devil because she is not being burnt by the holiness of it. I could just be grasping at straws, but figured I may as well join the comment section game too before someone figured out what it is.

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  86. Dear Dara--

    No, that's not an error. [g] As someone else noted, Japanese manga is read back to front, because Japanese is read that way (in non-graphic novels, I mean).

    This is--rather plainly--not Japanese, and not manga. Ergo, it reads in the normal fashion.

    --Diana

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  87. Dear Sonia--

    No, minor things that are left out of the plot are not errors; that's done deliberately and from the necessity of adapting the story to a more constrained form. (I shudder to think what y'all will do if/when a movie gets made. I think in that event I'll just post a brand-new blog for people to note down every word that was in the book THAT ISN'T IN THE MOVIE!!! and then not read it. Y'all can pickpickpickpickpickpickpick to your hearts content, and have a great time. [g])

    --Diana

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  88. Should "King Jamie" be "King James"?

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  89. Point Standings
    Diana: 3
    Fans: 0

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  90. Dear Diana,
    Thank you for answering my question about mercenary Scots. I would imagine any French(or other nationality) who met with a band of fearsome Scottish kilt-clad warriors would run the other way! [g]
    If it isn't to do with the story, or the artwork, perhaps the error is Hoang Nguyen's photo not being on the jacket?
    I am quite contrite about my compulsion to solve this mystery.
    Lynda

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  91. I wish you would give us longer to try and solve it.. maybe till Christmas :)

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  92. Diana,

    that was JUST what I thought! What will happen if a movie will ever be made? All these small minor things that people have been mentioning aren't really significant for the plot. I don't really care if Geillis eyes aren't green or whatever...as long as Jamie is still the desirable man he is in the novel and the historical facts aren't too falsified I'm fine with it. Every addition to the Outlander Universe is great :)
    I'd say stop picking and searching for the error and enjoy the graphic novel, for Christs sake :DD

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  93. OK, given all the comments By Diana that is a
    " Believe me, it's a _real_ error. [g]"
    can someone with a book ( not for sale where I live sadly ) check the spelling of Diana's name please ? in all locations, and also spelling of other names.. its the kind of stuff up that happens and that we miss because our brains assume what we read sometimes rather than actually read...
    Cheers Jo-Anne...

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  94. Hi Jo-Anne,

    I did the homework for you and no!! her name is well spelled on the cover page as well as in the inside. Let's keep trying. I have been having so much fun reading everybody's comments.

    Deb

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  95. OK one last try, on their wedding day when Claire faints and Jamie comforts her they are sitting against a wall. I if remember correctly in Outlander they were under a tree, could that be the error?

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  96. Thanks Deb, I am thinking that the error is still soemthing like that though, Diana keeps saying "real error", so I am thinking its not plot issues but something that is actaully incorrect in print.. mmmmm..
    a call to arms for all those with a book.. damm I wish I could go out and buy it ggrrrr.. snail mail takes AGES here.
    Cheers Jo-Anne :)

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  97. I agree with you Jo-Anne. It has got to be so obvious that once it is revealed we will not believe how we did not see it. I will look tonight before going to bed. Let's see, Diana said she will let us know after Thursday if we did not get it. I am game for it.

    Deb

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  98. Hi Diana, if no one has guessed the correct answer, and you post it on Thanksgiving day, will you also post another spoiler for Book 8? That would be better than turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, or gravy!! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for the gift of Jaime and Claire. They have brightened my world tremendously!! I don't know how to put my name :( Gigi

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  99. Hi I address this to our lovely Diana
    Please dont think we are pulling your lovely Exile apart, I think I speak for everyone when I say, we are just having so much fun, trying to find the error, you mentioned.
    I for one cant wait for a movie to be made, and ofcourse I will compare it to your books, but I will watch them and love them, faults and all. You Diana have created such loving characters that have been with me for so long, they feel like apart of my family and are firmly entrenched in my heart...faults and all.
    I am not frantically searching and re-reading "The Exile" over and over, for any other reason, than it is jolly good fun. I am a member of a few different fan sites, where we all read your books, this is fantastic and a great sauce of companionship aswell.
    I have met through these sites, some of the most fantastic women, who have become my dearest friends, ALL BECAUSE YOU TOOK PEN TO PAPER.. bless you DG......
    and ofcourse I haven't found the error yet, but I shall keep looking and checking back here :)

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  100. LOL.. dont crawl to DG too much.. :) (G) she does have a B&T streak [bitter and twisted], and I think DG really likes to play with us, like cat and mouse, ....mmmmm... where she is cat !!! :)
    otherwise why would DG even told us there was an error, but for us to turn ourselves upside down and inside out to find it ????

    love it Diana :)
    Cheers Jo-Anne

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  101. Dear Wanda--

    No, "King Jamie" is proper Scots, not an error.

    --Diana

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  102. Dear Lynda--

    I thought Hoang's photo should be on the dust jacket, too--don't know whether he didn't want one, or whether the publisher forgot to ask him for one.

    But I didn't say the error wasn't in story or artwork--I mean...what else _is_ there? [g]

    --Diana

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  103. Dear Anonymous--

    Oh, I _know_ you're having fun. [g] That's why I didn't tell you straight off what the error is. If I wanted you to stop, I'd just have told you.

    I don't _think_ I have a suitable piece of Book Eight to post just now, because what little time I've had this week has been spent filling in content for the new website--hope to have that "in public" by Nov. 30!!--and working on SCOTTISH PRISONER. I'll see, though.

    And in the meantime...it's 2:20 AM, and if I want much more sleep tonight, I need to go make a lasagna right _now_. [g]

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    --Diana

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  104. Perhaps it's this:

    When the woman in the cottage tells the McKenzies they can stay until dark, she says, "Oh, aye, sir! Come ben and welcome!"

    I did Google the phrase with no luck, so I don't think it's a Scottish term.

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  105. Happy Thanksgiving to Diana and all our friends to the South.

    Elaine

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  106. Let's see.....I thought it was that Jamie's left arm is injured instead of his right, but someone already suggested that. How about Jamie isn't taller than the other men? Or is it that _every_ single woman in the 18th century _did not_ have boobs that big?? :-)

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  107. Happy Thanksgiving to all...(I think someone already meantioned this); my bet is on the fact that Jamie is contantly shown using his RIGHT hand/arm to shoot, stab, sword play, etc. when he's left-handed..

    The best part of this game is, I got to admire EXILE over and over again, even have it next to the turkey at one point.

    Giving thanks for small blesssings :-)

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  108. oops! sent the comment without fixing the typo "mentioned", and "constantly"

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  109. Dear Diana,
    Well, then the devil is in the details.
    The leeches are on Jamie's unblackened eye.
    Claire's bra would be way too small for her! [g]
    I do think Jamie was trained by Dougal to be able to fight with either hand though.
    Lynda

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  110. Dear Diana,

    What fun you are making with this error. I have no idea what it is but am having fun reading all the comments. Thank you so much for the hours and hours of pleasure in reading your books. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and keep writing. We can't wait for the next one.

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  111. Dear Katie--

    [rolling eyes]

    Yes, it is a Scottish term. Try googling but-and-ben. "Ben" is the living space of a croft, as distinct from the space where the cows live. [g]

    Besides, I said it's a Really Distinct Error.

    --Diana

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  112. Dear Lynda--

    No, it's not in the details [g]. It's a Real Error--i.e., anyone would a) recognize it as a mistake (as opposed to a necessary adaptaion, or concession to artistic license, or just an inconsequential variation from the original novel), and b) would immediately smack themselves in the head and say, "How could I have missed _that_?" (because that's what both the editor and I did (I pointed it out to her), but it was too late to change it.)

    I'll tell you later tonight. [g] Going to go lie down now and digest a bit.

    --Diana

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  113. Thinking it might be that Jamie asked to ride the horse by himself after he passes out and falls off the horse, but on the next Page he is still riding with Clair?

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  114. Does it count if I cheated? No, I guess not. In my defense, I did read the book 3 times.................I just couldn't take it anymore!!!! Sorry.

    Jen

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  115. I think it is a continuity error when Jaime is rescuing Claire from Wentworth Prison.

    When he arrives and says "I'll thank ye to take your hands off my wife", he is wearing a shirt, then in the next few panels he is not. In all the panels, he is wearing the tartan sash across his body, so he would have had to point the gun at Black Jack Randall, stop and remove his shirt, readjust his sash and then continue with the rescue......

    I noticed this on my first reading, because I was having trouble distinguishing the characters and wondered "where did the shirtless guy come from"?!

    Michelle

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  116. He takes his shirt off so Claire can wear it since Randall rips/ruins her dress. So that can't be it.

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  117. Could the error be that Jamie and Claire haven't said "I love you" yet?
    Not enough "mmmphh" scenes?
    Not enough whisky being consumed?

    Katie R.

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  118. (am I the only cheater here???)

    It's a Left/Right problem..............

    Jen

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  119. Ok, I can't resist.......it's a rather "humerus" error.

    Jen

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  120. Disarmingly obvious (dis arm or dat arm). I adore bad jokes-even when they go pretty far out on a limb (pa dum ching).

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  121. HI DIANNA, HAVING LOST MY FIRST LOVE, MY 1ST BORN SON & AND MY BROTHER AND ONLY SIBLING I DID NOT CARE ABOUT MUCH AND YEARS LATER WHEN MY DAUGHTER TOLD ME ABOUT YOUR BOOKS AND WANTED ME TO READ THESE, I ORDERD THE AUDIO BOOKS AND WAS SO IMPRESSED I SENT FOR THE BOOKS SO I COULD FOLLOW ALNG WITH AUDIO I HAVE NOW LISTENED TO ALL OF THE BOOKS AND AM LISTING TO THEM AGAIN. I DO SO LOVE THIS SERIES I HOPE YOU DO CONTINUE I SO NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO JEM BECAUSE MY OWN SONS WAS 9 DAYS FROM TURNING 10 WHEN HE WS KILLED I GUESS I NEED TO KNOW JEM IS OK. DON'T WAN'T TO UPSET YOU BUT AFTER A BOTTLE OF WINE ECT.

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