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12:28 AM
Q: Can super hero movies be looked at the abstract?

WilliamSuper hero movies Heroes, Star Wars and many others have both super powers and no super powers. Can these shows be looked at from the abstract and be generalized for other information or not? Like could I use these shows to generalize about actual Heroes and politics?

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1:29 AM
Q: In Shrek 2 when they drink the potion, we don't see Dragon... but why wasn't she invited with Donkey?

HellysalFrom the characters' point of view (in-universe) what is the justification for the decision to cut her out from the event? I mean, Donkey gets invited and on his invitation there is no 'with a +1'? Poor Dragon, I imagine her being so sad like "oh no, hon, you're going on a long trip and I'm not i...

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3:31 AM
Q: Why did Genie backdate Aladdin's second wish?

Steve NoelIn Aladdin (2019), Genie says to Alaadin, who is in underwater: Genie: I, Aladdin, being of sound body and mind..."declare that my second wish is to be saved from certain doom. I took the liberty to backdate that a day. I hope you don't mind. Why did Genie backdate Aladdin's second wi...

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5:58 AM
Q: Is the Coraline movie trying to make a point that people should have freedom?

TimothyI know it was originally a book and I'm wondering whether the original story was trying to make a point that people should have freedom. In the Coraline movie, the main character Coraline went into a new and different world. She had no problem with the other people having buttons instead of eyes....

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6:59 AM
Q: Taking LSD while having sex and dying

MartinDecades ago I read a story about a pilot who had a one-night stand with a stewardess native to Papua who had blue eyes due to some genetic changes in the future. They took LSD together and he realized he was dying during sex. What's the name of the story and/or author?

7:39 AM
Q: Why Voldemort didn't curse Harry name?

someoneuselessVoldemort can cast a curse that alerts his Death Eaters whenever his name is spoken.The order of Phoenix knows that later on. For example in vol 7 chapter 11 after Harry, Ron and Hermione escape from the wedding They explained what had happened; when they had finished, Lupin looked aghast. ...

8:20 AM
Q: Which Order of the Phoenix members use the name Voldemort?

TheAshWe know that some OOTP members use the name Voldemort: “Exactly! You’ve got to give them credit, it makes sense. It was only people who were serious about standing up to him, like Dumbledore, who ever dared use it. Now they’ve put a Taboo on it, anyone who says it is trackable — quick-and-eas...

Q: what happens when everyone in a room goes silent?

Martin40 or 50 years ago I read a story (possibly not actually syfy) that referred to a moment when everyone in a room stopped talking. Such moments were actually a remembrance of another world or spiritual state that was generally ignored during ordinary life (and chatter). Several people whom I menti...

@Jenayah it's "magazine", with a z.
> [...] possibly not actually syfy [...]
9:21 AM
Q: Why are First Order Stormtroppers are not clones anymore?

Ramon MedeirosIn Episode II, they showed that stormtroopers were a request from Sifo-Dyas to create the clone army based on Jango Fett. Why are the clones not being used in the First Order?

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12:39 PM
Thanks for the cleanup @SQB
1:09 PM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Chinese character in title, body starts with title and ends in url (184): how is City of Sin by Misty Rain of Jiangnan (煙雨江南) by sub1996 on scifi.SE
1:25 PM
Q: how is City of Sin by Misty Rain of Jiangnan (煙雨江南)

sub1996how is City of Sin by Misty Rain of Jiangnan (煙雨江南)? A wuxia novel found in https://www.wuxiaworld.com/

2:21 PM
Not convinced it isn't spam.
3:08 PM
Should I expand my request to merge into with ?
@SQB I wasn't sure either, but I figured it probably wasn't specific enough a reference to qualify. Moot now.
@DavidW not moot. Was deleted by OP, so can be undeleted by OP too. Would rather see it gone.
Hmm. I guess. I'm still not 100% convinced it's spam, but I might just be in a mellow mood this morning. :)
4:06 PM
@SQB *muffled scream*
Yeah, I know. Some people just want to watch the world tags burn.
Greetings, Earthlings.
@Jenayah That was excitement, right? You can't wait?
@Donald.McLean 'IwlIj jachjaj
4:28 PM
Q: Why did the Empire switch from a clone army to volunteers?

DJ Spicy DeluxeAs established here the Empire eventually switched from using Fett clones to instead using volunteer soldiers for their army. Watching the prequels versus the originals and sequels we can see that the clone army of the Republic was far more effective than the non-clones of the Empire and the Firs...

5:13 PM
Question. If I find a link has gone stale in a post I'm editing, and I can't find a webarchive copy, do I just leave it alone, add a note that it's stale or remove it?
6:09 PM
Q: Did something cause the mutant gene to disappear from occurring naturally in humans?

ShreedharFollowing what happens in Logan (2017), almost all the mutants are either killed or captured by the government. In one scene when Logan is putting Charles Xavier to bed, Xavier: They do not want me, they want you. Oh, yes. That's how fucking stupid they are.They're waiting for you at the St...

6:25 PM
@DavidW include it in a comment?
Q: Who is in the middle of this Avengers cover?

Daniel R. CollinsThe Wikipedia page for Marvel's Avengers comics uses the following cover for the main illustration: This comes from Avengers Vol. 3, Issue 38, which according to the Marvel Fandom Database entry has a fairly long list of featured characters (significantly more than appear on the cover). The ...

Q: RIP Terry Jones

Rand al'ThorTerry Jones - actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter, and director - has died just short of his 78th birthday. He was of course most famous for his work as part of Monty Python, starring in roles such as Mr Creosote and the mother of Brian the not-messiah, as well as directing the three films Mont...

6:50 PM
Q: Why Mace Windu and the council refused to raise Anakin to master rank?

riccs_0x I don't really understand why the council did this, other that doubting that Anakin is a Palpatine agent. But Anakin is right , how can be in the council and not being a master? Isn't the jedis too cocky? or why didn't they bounce him years ago, since that diff...

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@Marvin You don't reward whiners.
7:59 PM
@JackBNimble So, fiction then.
If he had been a Millennial he would have gotten it.
8:33 PM
@Adamant You just got the Lifeboat gold badge.
9:32 PM
Q: Where do the pigs come from in Spirited Away?

Misha RSpirited Away has a bath house full of spirits who serve and feed their spirit visitors. And one of the sources of their food are the pigs they keep in pig pans. We know that those pigs are edible, because Yubaba at some point implies that Chihiro's parents (turned into pigs) may be ready to eat....

@b_jonas Long have I waited.
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