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Q: RIP Patricia McKillip

MaryShe died May 6 at the age of 74, after a long career of fantasy novels, winning both the Hugo and the Nebula, and has her own tag: patricia-mckillip

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5:54 AM
Q: Why didn't Cornelius Fudge suspect the resurgence of Dark Magic activities as proof of Voldemort's return?

Kyle VSince there were over 100,000 wizards who watched the Quidditch World Cup, and most saw what the Death Eaters were doing, like burning tents and people; levitating a Muggle family; the spinning of a Muggle child; and the casting of the Dark Mark, there were obvious pieces of evidence of the resur...

6:45 AM
Q: Why was the British Ministry of Magic so careless with the Time-Turners?

Kyle VAs we see in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley, and Luna Lovegood could penetrate the Time Room in the interior of the Ministry of Magic with ease, despite not yet having graduated from Hogwarts. Why didn't th...

7:10 AM
Q: What is Tara Tam's ethnicity?

Donatello SwansinoIn Chip Zdarsky's 2015 run of Howard the Duck, the primary supporting character is Tara Tam, a millennial tattoo artist that becomes acquainted with Howard and accompanies him throughout some of his adventures. Depending on who the artist is, she appears to have a different skin color. Have eithe...

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9:07 AM
@Slartibartfast damn.
10:04 AM
Q: Why did Ego not know this about Earth?

MovieMeEgo is a Celestial and plans to terraform Earth, as shown in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. But another Celestial, Arishem, has made Earth a host planet for the birth of another Celestial, as mentioned in Eternals. Why is Ego trying to terraform Earth when it's a host planet that is about to be ...

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11:58 AM
Yo Nappy, 'sup? ;)
Not much.
I built another little LEGO homage to Mass Effect: Andromeda, though.
12:11 PM
Very nice.
12:36 PM
@Marvin There should be a rule in Smokie that flags any HP question with "why" in the title...
Even more so when it's about time turners, I suppose.
Q: X-men comic about a citadel with an "all-powerful" gem

Guillem VicensBack when I was a kid I remember reading an X-men comic where they get transported to some sort of citadel in another planet by a villain, in order to retrieve some sort of gem. What I remember about it: I read the comic around the early 1990s, although it could be older. The villain wanted the ...

1:06 PM
Q: How does Motormaster's height compare to Menasor's?

PabloIn other combiners like Devastator, members form their limbs by attaching themselves to the torso. However in the case of Menasor, the Stunticons cars simply attach to the sides of Motormaster limbs. This would mean Menasor's height should be about the same than Motormaster's, unless some "magic"...

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3:57 PM
Q: How does "canon" work in the context of a multiverse?

J. HochbergI just re-watched season 7 of Marvel Agents of SHIELD, in the context of End Game/WandaVision/Loki/What If...?/No Way Home, and especially focused on the finale, where Fitz summarizes the branching and re-merging of timelines. (I haven't seen Multiverse of Madness yet, but what I've read so far s...

4:21 PM
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Q: Wuxia series about 2 brothers who were demigods with special power

user152079I remember when I was a kid, I watched this one wuxia series about 2 brothers who were demigods with special power. The youngest had eyes that could see through anything and they had 2 swords that would get stronger if they put it as an X together.

4:53 PM
Q: What is lexcorp in lego batman 2 inspired by?

Thomas HaeyenIn the video game lego batman 2 anything related to the company lexcorp seems to be jet black with green neon lights, such as the lexcorp juggernaut,(https://images.app.goo.gl/TvHCy1aGtK2SytqV8) the giant aircraft (https://images.app.goo.gl/E3i22BXaZzwV9gWr9) or the lexcorp building. Is there any...

5:13 PM
Am I just imagining it, or is there some increased activity in Tolkien questions (here and on Lit), possibly because of the newly planned films?
@AncientSwordRage There's not much need. Harry Potter questions already get lots of pairs of eyes to check them (except for the fan-fiction identification ones), so there's not much for smokie to add.
@b_jonas it might put people off asking 👀
@b_jonas almost certainly because of the Amazon Series 'Rings of Power'
5:38 PM
I'm biased here because some of my best scoring answers are for why-questions about Harry Potter. scifi.stackexchange.com/q/167993/4918 has the highest score, and I think it counts even though it doesn't have "why" in the question. scifi.stackexchange.com/q/55128/4918 is my favorite. scifi.stackexchange.com/a/112941/4918 may be one where the question is better. scifi.stackexchange.com/a/51743/4918 is a FAQ.
oh right, chat doesn't show the titles.
scifi.stackexchange.com/q/167993/4918 "How could Dumbledore's Army ride thestrals even though only Harry and Luna could see them?" has the highest score, and I think it counts even though it doesn't have "why" in the question. scifi.stackexchange.com/q/55128/4918 "Why didn't Tom Riddle kill Harry Potter in Chamber of Secrets?" is my favorite. scifi.stackexchange.com/a/112941/4918 "Why did Lucius give Tom Riddle's diary to Ginny?" may be one where the question is better.
scifi.stackexchange.com/a/51743/4918 "Why couldn't Harry see Thestrals at the end of Goblet of Fire?" is a FAQ.
@AncientSwordRage ok, it's a TV series, not a film. shows how little I pay attention.
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6:59 PM
Q: Anyone remember a young adult fantasy book in the 2010's about a teenager that goes live in a mansion and a young relative watches an evil tv show?

RavenI think he moved to the New England area. I remember him having magical powers and living in a mansion. If I recall there was a younger relative (maybe cousin) who watched this evil tv show or three was an evil character who infiltrated the show to gain control of the boy. I really want to pick t...

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8:15 PM
Q: How did Wolverine get his Adamantium back between X-Men Annual Vol. 1 11 and 12?

AncientSwordRageIn X-Men Annual Vol. 1 Issue 11 from 1987 Wolverine is regenerated from a drop of his blood. You can see his skeleton on page 37 Click images to enlarge. Which means he hasn't got his Adamantium skeleton and claws left, but in X-Men Annual Vol. 1 Issue 12 he seems to have them back: X-Men come ...

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9:31 PM
Q: Planet of cannibals

Danny Mc GThis question First story to feature the trope "the nice self-sufficient society that welcomed us are actually cannibals"? jogged my memory about a sci-fi short story that I read maybe 15 years ago. Two diplomats visit a planet to meet the high officials, a long lost earth colony - they are serve...

10:21 PM
Q: Golden age SF short story where spacecraft pilots are reanimated dead people?

scrussThe key detail from the story was that because of cosmic rays or some other deadly phenomenon, pilots of spacecraft returning to earth had to be dead people who had been specially reanimated. Living pilots would be killed by the re-entry process. Most of the pilots had been condemned criminals, b...


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