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Skyward Typos/Errors Thread

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P.46 US version

"I think... I think did terribly."

Was Rig meaning to say "I think I* did terribly"?

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I'm reading on Kindle, US edition, pg. 162, 4th and 5th line. It says "Rig is good people. He'll take care of you." it doesn't make sense to use the plural form here. 

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"I didn't meant to do this"

Chapter 9, page 70 (I think) on Kindle.

 

4 hours ago, Porkchop726 said:

Rig is good people.

Pretty sure that's not an error. I mean it's a bit weird but so is Spensa : )

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"Rig is good people" sounded like an error at first- it made me stop- but yeah I'm pretty sure that's just a bit of slang that wasn't integrated perfectly

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14 hours ago, Porkchop726 said:

I'm reading on Kindle, US edition, pg. 162, 4th and 5th line. It says "Rig is good people. He'll take care of you." it doesn't make sense to use the plural form here. 

He definitely did that on purpose. It is slang, and rather funny. 

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But there's no other case of her doing anything similar. And she's not playing off of anything anyone else said. I don't know. It just doesn't make sense to me. 

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Page 9 line 13

The comma in “‘We fight,’ said Mongrel” is italicized. It should not be. 

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On page 99 of the book, Cobb is missing one b on the end.

"Kid...," Cob began.

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On 11/7/2018 at 6:56 AM, Porkchop726 said:

I'm reading on Kindle, US edition, pg. 162, 4th and 5th line. It says "Rig is good people. He'll take care of you." it doesn't make sense to use the plural form here. 

Agreeing with the others. "So-and-so is good people" is a pretty common slang.

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Cobb is also spelled “Cob” on p. 75.

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Cob was silent for a moment

 

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On the start of chapter 48, second paragraph, last line:

"I’d gotten a form letter from Ironsides."

Isn't it meant to be 'formal'?

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No, form letter would be correct, meaning a mass-produced letter that everyone else gets. 

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When Gran-Gran is telling Spensa about the Mutiny on the Defiant, she says her father was a historian.

Spensa says: "Grandfather was a historian?" When she is actually referring to her Great Grandfather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On 11/7/2018 at 6:56 AM, Porkchop726 said:

I'm reading on Kindle, US edition, pg. 162, 4th and 5th line. It says "Rig is good people. He'll take care of you." it doesn't make sense to use the plural form here. 

     Being that Spensa is talking to a robot, I bet she is saying he is one of the good people but it is some kind of cool Defiant slang. 

Edit: I just realised that tons of other people said this already. Sorry.

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I know a lot of people have talked about this, but "good people" is American slang and fairly common. It also shows up in the Dresden Files a few times when the protagonist sometimes says it there. I think I first encountered the expression about ten years ago and usually hear it mentioned a few times a year.

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Kindle location 5701 (page 517): "But I can't turn if off". 'If' should be 'it'.

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Hey, little late to this forum but did anyone notice towards the end when Spin shifted from bwing skyward 10 to skyward 11 ? Or was it intentional since she was flying with Mbot at the time?

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I have an (improbable) theory that involves this being significant, but it definitely isn't congruent with Earth biology, and is probably a research error:

"If I’d learned anything from collecting mushrooms in the caverns, bright colors meant: “Don’t eat me, or soon my brethren will be eating you, sapient one.” Better to not put the strange cave slug into my mouth."

Of the deadliest mushrooms in North America, Amanita phalloides is a boring yellow-brown, Amanita ocreata is a boring white, Gyromyces sp are boring brownish-grey, and Tricholoma equestre is a boring brown.  Meanwhile, several good edibles are very vividly colored: Laetiporous sulphureus is bright yellow-orange, Lactarius indigo and Clitocybe nuda are purpley-blue, and Russula aerugina is green, and fistulina hepatica is beefy red.  Yes, several brightly-colored mushrooms will make you vomit, but almost all the really deadly mushrooms have very boring appearances.  Warning coloration is definitely a thing for plants and animals, but not for fungi. This is partly because fungi are usually more interested in dissuading insects and (doom)slugs than they are in dissuading birds and mammals--amanita phalloides, for instance, DOES have warning coloration, but only in UV.

This will be even more true in subterranean caverns. Almost everything in caves is grey or white.  Why would an organism waste energy on energetically expensive pigments that nothing can see?

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