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Q: What is the origin of the name "Megatron"?

BuzzIn A Wrinkle in Time, Meg's father calls her by two nicknames: "Megaparsec" (whose meaning she explains) and also the much more opaque "Megatron." At last she turned to her father. "I'm—I'm sorry, Father." He took both her hands in his, bent down to her with his short-sighted eyes. "Sorry for ...

 
 
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3:11 AM
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Q: Journalist has a close encounter with a superhero (villain?) and gains a superpower. Subsequently, he learns that heroes and villains stage fights

FuzzyBootsI read this story as a Kindle book, I think about ten years ago. It's probably in my library if I search enough, but I'm putting down details while I remember them. The protagonist (a journalist by profession, I think) has had a fascination with superheroes since he was a child, when a very promi...

 
 
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4:51 AM
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Q: Why didn't Voldemort use Legilimency further to actually hear the prophecy in Harry's head?

Kyle VIn Order of the Phoenix, this dialogue happens shortly before Voldemort duels Dumbledore in the Ministry Atrium: “Don’t waste your breath!” yelled Harry, his eyes screwed up against the pain in his scar, now more terrible than ever. “He can’t hear you from here!” “Can’t I, Potter?” said a high...

 
 
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6:30 AM
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Q: Choose your own adventure book series, including one about an alien invasion, where I think you board the ship to try and beat them

StevenMcSteveI'm trying to find a series of choose your own adventure books. From what I can remember, they were standalone and the ones I have memory of are: You're a knight exploring a cave/dungeon looking for treasure/a gem, I think I remember a cat being one of the options that led to a bad ending, I thi...

 
7:20 AM
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Q: Searching for a kid’s book I can barely remember…

EzekielA long time ago, around when I was in kindergarten (2006ish) I remember reading a book (or rather, looking at the pictures) from the school library. It was a picture book set on another planet, with very detailed illustrations of the planet and its inhabitants. I seem to remember all of the chara...

 
 
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8:26 AM
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Q: Book about a girl named Abygail that can travel in time

DarnockDoes anyone know of a book that satisfies the following properties: The book is about a girl named Abygail/Abigail (or possibly another variation of this name). The book says that the name "Abygail" is an old witch name. The book was published in 2004 or earlier The book was written or translate...

 
 
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10:42 AM
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Q: Old space anime

TwixIt looked like maybe 90s-2000s. I remember there was a clumsy kid who was supposed to be a chosen one or something and was kinda beamed up into space and met with a princess. Don't remember what the princess (i think i remember some pink ??) looked like but the kid has glasses, brown hair, I'm pr...

 
 
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12:41 PM
posted on August 14, 2022 by tech

Click here to go see the bonus panel!Hovertext: This is the most autobiographical comic I've ever made, though I believe Kelly still runs on decimal when doing market analysis. Today's News:

 
 
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2:02 PM
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Q: Manga where the main character is held captive in some facility and experimented on

sarisHe also has to fight there on a regular basis until he escapes. It was a fantasy genre story with a male MC and had some bloody scenes.

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Q: Is there a story arc about Jenny (Doctor Who S04E06)?

JarodThe episode 6 in season 4 of Doctor Who is about a war between to species. During the episode, the doctor forcefully became father of a girl named Jenny. Jenny died in the end. The doctor thought, that she cannot regenerate and left her to her people. In the end scene, we see that Jenny can indee...

 
2:27 PM
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Q: Sci-fi TV show sexy villainess 70s-80s

PotatoCrispI'm trying to remember the name of a TV actress who played a sexy villainess in a popular sci-fi TV show of probably late 1970s to 1980s. I'm thinking of something in the original Battlestar Galactica era, but probably not that. I can only remember that she was dark-haired and very attractive. ...

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Q: Looking for a time travel short story I read

LolllischAs the title says, I am looking for a short story I read probably one to two years ago. It's about three people volunteering for a scientfic experiment concerning time travel. In it, they travel inside a house or rather the house travels with them through time. The catch is that although they onl...

 
2:52 PM
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Q: Movie about two children who discover an alien stranded in an old English-style village

Morgan TaylorI've been trying to find an old movie I saw in the past and hoping someone here might know it. Following the helpful "how to ask a good question" meta post: Detail. The story follows two young children who become aware of something otherworldly in their village. It turns out that the thing is an...

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Q: Looking for short story

Jimmy HotsHi I'm trying to find a short story I read a while ago about people who are unknowingly imprisoned by aliens in some sort of giant dome or underground chamber. They don't realize they are imprisoned until someone finds a crack that leads to the outside world. Most of their fellows don't believe t...

 
3:17 PM
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Q: Book Series (like 5+ books I think) with tan-ish covers about of group of adolescents

EthanI would have read them between 2003-2007 I think, the most I can remember is that it was about a group of teens who were either on a specific quest or adventuring and each teen was a different “class” like in DnD almost. The warrior/fighter one got hooked swords from his master that could be used...

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Q: Movie: Inventor creates a superfast car to escape across the Soviet Iron Curtain

ptlg225The film starts in an eastern european country under the soviet occupation and the main character tries to escape to the west side of the Soviet border. He's a simple farmer and firstly attaches pillows to his boots and tries to cross a mine field, but this and every one of his attempts fails. La...

 
 
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6:36 PM
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Q: What is the name of a poem about relativity?

user156909I am looking for a specific poem. I read it years ago and I wonder if anyone else knows what I am talking about. It was a poem on relativity and theories on the universe. I do not remember the author but I know she was female and either Spanish or Portuguese. In the poem is starts off with a larg...

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Q: Trying again.. name of sci fi novel

CJ TerryThe (psychic I believe)female protagonist runs from a former lover/bad guy and needs to get off the space station, so she has a one night stand with the male protagonist who has a navigation implant. They leave in a ship and help new colony project. Bad storms occasionally hit colony. Bad guy eve...

 
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Q: What is the name of this (possibly 40 year old) Sci-Fi novel

Flinxmy first question here, so forgive me if I do it wrong: I would like to find the name of a Sci-Fi book I read over 30 years ago (possibly 40) Author: he was some kind of military strategist i think. At least that is how the book reads. Plot: Their ship lands on an alien planet and they set up to ...

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Q: Was there a 60s SF novel about future in which very long-lived humans can try being another sex?

AlteripseMy vague memory is that a long-lived man gets the opportunity to live a phase of his life as a woman. Is there a Heinlein book with such a twist? LeGuin? Any other SF novel or story I might have read in the 50s, 60s, or 70s?

 
7:51 PM
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Q: Kids’ book I read in the ‘70s about a family of wizards, older siblings stronger than younger ones, something about cold steel and dragons?

Old-School Fantasy LoverWhen I was a kid in the ‘70s there was a book I really liked about a family of wizards —- the way magic worked was that you got stronger as you got older so the older siblings were more proficient and could cast more powerful spells. Also cold steel had special powers in this universe, and drago...

 
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Q: YA science fiction novel with title starting with the word "Uncle"

AndrewSometime in the 1990s I read reviews and saw copies of a YA science fiction novel whose title was "Uncle " - the name of the uncle was unusual (a word not usually considered a name). The only characteristics of the book I can remember are that it was about an unusual family with powers, possibly...

 
9:06 PM
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Q: YA book about kids who have powers but lose them when they get to puberty

user156918Back in around 2015-2016, I read a new book at that time about a kid who gets tested for having a superpower, and essentially he had to guess what a hidden object/drawing was and it was a penguin with a scarf (?), essentially there are a bunch of kids who have powers and as they grow older they l...

 

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