Friday, November 26, 2010

Ooookay....You sure you want to Know, now?



Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! We had a wonderful time with family and friends (to say nothing of the pleasant company of a twenty-pound fruit-stuffed, herb-rubbed turkey), after which the football fans sank into a contented stupor on the living-room couch and the dogs and I went off to enjoy a similar state of nirvana on the Taos bed in the lounge. (Dogs presently including Otis the pug and Charlie the corgi, as well as Homer and JJ, the two standard dachshunds. Charlie prefers to sleep -under- the bed, which is a good thing. Eighty pounds of assorted caninery generates a lot of heat.)


Anyway...I said that if nobody guessed the error I mentioned in THE EXILE, I'd tell you tonight, and as of last checking, nobody had. (I must say, y'all must be _terrible_ at those "find six things that are different between these two pictures" kind of puzzles...) But if you _do_ want to know....
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Which of Jamie's shoulders is wounded? It's the left one, right? Until Claire starts doctoring it at Castle Leoch, when it's the right one. Then during the fracas in Hall (and after), it's the left one again.

Told ya it was a head-smacker. [g] Happy Thanksgiving!

22 comments:

  1. Sheeesh... It's tough to get good writers now-a-days... Lol, j/k, I think no one saw it or mentioned it, because to us your incredible and could never make a mistake ;)

    Glad to hear you had a great thanksgiving.

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  2. I did notice, but chalked it up to artistic license and so didn't mention it in the hunt for the mistake. IOW, I didn't care because I *loved* the book. ; )

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  3. LOL!!! I knew it was going to be something so simple! I loved the challenge of trying to find the mistake, they should have one in all the books and drive us all crazy ;)

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  4. Diana,

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family (both human and canine).

    If one good thing came out of this game, it made me (us)peer over the beautiful panels again and again...Hoang is incredibly masterful at his trade, his artistry comes alive more so when I study the details for that "find the clue" game. Brilliant, really.

    You should send us, or _we_ should embark on, another such quest, it will make us appreciate this book we love even more .

    Anyway, I love the EXILE with its every little unusual "traits". (can't bring myself to call them mistakes, really)

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  5. THWACK! That's the sound of my hand hitting my forehead.

    Thanks you for putting me out of my misery. I eventually had my husband searching.
    And yes, I am terrible at those 'find 6 things wrong with this picture' puzzles.

    I did enjoy myself though. Hope you did too!

    Lynda

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  6. November 20, 2010 11:29 AM
    Anonymous said...
    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

    Jen came pretty close to guessing, right?

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  7. Dear Anonymous--

    Yeah, somewhat close. Though having noticed that, how did she not notice that it changed within EXILE?

    (Not to denigrate anybody's detective skills, mind; I only saw this after thirty or forty close readings/inspections, and I'd been lookin' at those drawings for nearly eighteen months.)

    --Diana

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  8. I also thought it was some kind of artistic license as well, I noticed that it was a different arm but just figured it was no biggie. oh well, atleast we all re-read the book hehehe =]

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  9. Well, I don't have the novel yet, it's on my Christmas list. However, there is a reason that the aborigines say it's a "three dog night" when it is very cold. Sleeping with three dogs is very warm! Been there, done that! LOL

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  10. DOH!
    And, hey - how'd you like the tee Darrin was sporting on 11/15? They come in all sizes - or a handy-dandy tote! :)

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  11. Oh Diana, who cares......we just wish we could "doctor" either of Jamie's shoulders! lolol Love it!

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  12. Diana,
    Didn't notice the shoulder discrepancy! So enjoyed meeting you and hearing you speak on St. Simons Island. I found Sam's book and purchased it for my husband for Christmas. I am sure I will read it too! Can't wait to see how his writing resembles yours. How wonderful to have that creativity passed down.
    Enjoy your holiday weekend,
    Georgia Parker

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  13. I tried to find the error over Thanksgiving, but I didn't noticed and once I knew I don't feel like it took away from the story. The only error I noticed was the lack of scars on Jamie's wonderful back, but then I saw his wonderful backside and he strong legs I kinda went "scars smars".

    By the way, Drambuie is a wonderful after dinner liquor while you are going through The Exile.

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  14. Its such a pleasure to touch base with Outlander-ites here... and collect Outlander trivia. I wish there was some way to live it all ...

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  15. Duh!!! I knew it would be so obvious. I was looking through the book like I was looking for Waldo, but didn't find it.

    Hope you are still enjoying your weekend.

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  16. Guess my days as a QA Tech are truly well and gone. :) I'll just continue to enjoy the book for the beautiful work of art that it is.

    - Jen Reese

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  17. Googled it and couldn't find it. . . what is a "Taos bed?" A bed from Taos? Does it have specific features that designate it a Taos bed? I have never heard that before. Thanks!

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  18. I must admit that I didn't notice the shoulder change, however I thought that the error might have been the lack of scars on Jamie's back in the GLORIOUS panel of the swimming scene. He had just returned from exile and recovery in France and would have had them at that time. Even in error the pristine back (not to mention the behind) was a sight to behold!

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