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12:33 AM
Q: How infertile are humans in The Handmaid's Tale?

RogerWith regards to The Handmaid's Tale, do the books or adaptations give us any clues as to just how infertile humanity has become? Relatedly, is there any sense as to whether the local or global population is growing, shrinking, or stable?

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2:38 AM
Q: Is the luggage trolley essential to get through Platform Nine and Three-Quarters?

BingoIt is well known that Hogwarts' students have to get through a barrier between Muggle Platforms Nine and Ten in order to reach the magically concealed train Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station and gain access to the Hogwarts Express. I have detailed all Harry Potter movies, and I haven't seen ...

Q: Why didn't the first overseer of vault 11 just admit the sacrifice was a lie to save themself?

DaveIn Fallout new Vagas there's a vault 11 where the first overseer told everyone they needed to sacrifice somebody or else the computer would kill the whole vault, the dwellers did not take kindly to that announcement so guess who became the first sacrifice? That's right the overseer, but why didn'...

3:03 AM
Q: Manga where the female lead regresses and gets adopted again by a black-haired, red-eyed duke with three(?) sons

MarielThe female lead was adopted from an orphanage and treated poorly, then dies and regresses back in time to the day the duke comes to adopt her and gets adopted by him again. The female lead has brown hair and green eyes. The secondary female lead with blonde hair bullies her.

Q: Did the One Ring violate the conservation of energy?

RobertFAccording to J.R.R. Tolkien, Sauron amplified his power by investing part of his power in the One Ring. Doesn't this sound like a violation of the conservation of energy? Could Sauron continue creating more rings and amplify his power exponentially, to the level of Morgoth and beyond?

3:28 AM
Q: Can you not become a vampire from a vampire sucking your blood?

LaurenIn twilight when Edward was sucking the venom out of Bella he was addicted to it and almost couldn't stop. He got the venom out so what would happen if he sucked all her blood? Would she die or become a vampire?

Q: SciFi Short Story About A Robot Caretaker and Her Ward

evilratboyI'm looking for a short story I read a couple years ago. It was about a woman (I think she was a marine biologist?) who was turned into a robot to help raise kids on an alien world. One of her kids is described as having hair like a dandelion puff a lot. Eventually some alien ocean life starts ta...

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4:44 AM
Q: Super soldier thief hired to steal vase of incredible beauty

user2609404I’m interested in finding a decades old science fiction short story that centers upon a rich guy trying to acquire a vase that is of incredible beauty. What stood out in my mind is by the end the story the thief hired was so taken by the vase’s beauty that he asks the guy if he may be allowed to...

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6:50 AM
Q: How is Wong’s reply relevant to Dr. Strange’s words even though Wong didn’t bow to him?

Samoe PIn Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022), Dr Strange saves Wong from octopus demon: Dr Strange: You're welcome. Wong: You know it's ancient custom to bow in the presence of the Sorcerer Supreme? Dr Strange: Yeah, I'm aware of the customs. How is Wong’s reply relevant to Dr. Strange...

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9:25 AM
@AncientSwordRage if we don't, we should if we have a question about it.
9:44 AM
@SQB I couldn't find any questions which seemed odd...
Q: Tv movie (or series) around 2000's

RemarRemember watching this on tv. Story goes as someone (a woman in my memories) is stopping at a resting spot in a forest area. She goes to the bathroom (stalls, very dirty) and she got attacked by 2 masked guys. They force her to drink a watery substance (contained in a transparent jar) using a fun...

10:24 AM
@SQB the thing is, I had a question about it but I forgot 😅
11:00 AM
Q: Short story where people can die and are revived in bed through high tech and need legal permission to die

Bill GallowayI read this story in an American anthology, sometime between 1990-2010. A woman who likes extreme sports, such as dropping to Earth from near-orbit. As she falls, she burns up and dies. Then she is revived in bed, perfectly healthy and sane, just like everyone else on earth - humans have invented...

11:19 AM
@AncientSwordRage so now your question is, what was my question?
@AncientSwordRage no, could not find anything about that title.
11:50 AM
Q: Is any detail know about the surviving Y-Wing pilot at the time of the release of the film?

A.SteerThe answers to the question 'Who was flying the Y-Wing when the Death Star exploded?' identify that it was either Keyan Farlander (who was named as the pilot in approximately 1994 with the release of the Star Wars: X Wing game) or Evaan Verlaine (created in 2015 for the Princess Leia comic mini s...

12:16 PM
Q: Do Star Trek starship inhabitants ever toggle their lights or close their curtains (on screen)?

dennis_vokIn Star Trek tv episodes and movies, we typically see many exterior space shots of starships, like the Enterprise-D pictured below, where some windows are illuminated and some are dark (see yellow highlights). Up until Voyager most of these starships shots were done with physical models having ph...

12:41 PM
Q: What does the guard take away from Ahsoka in episode "The wrong jedi" from the clone wars series?

blueberryfieldsAt the end of the trial, we see a guard ripping something away from Ahsoka, some kind of jewelry. What is the jewelry and what's the significance of the guards' act?

1:31 PM
Q: Book about 2-4 kids who go to a mansion and a statue comes alive to chase them

GuestThe house transports them to somewhere I cant fully remember. In a later book I believe they go to an old Roman arena and the older child fights in it.

1:56 PM
Q: What does this sentence mean in Stephen King's IT?

EthanWhat does "He had put away nearly three sixpacks during the baseball game, and he was shagged." mean at the end of the paragraph? Tom was nearly asleep when the phone rang. He struggled halfway up, leaning toward it, and then felt one of Beverly’s breasts press against his shoulder as she reache...

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3:11 PM
Q: An 80s or early 90s (1990) animated sci-fi series that took place in space on a space ship

Star AngelThe cartoon came in either the 80s or early 90s (probably 1990). The cartoon took place in space on a spaceship. The crew of the spaceship was human. The leader was a man and there was one female member of the crew who was either a brunette or a redhead. There was an episode where a villain made ...

4:02 PM
Q: Trying to find source of music used in trailer for Dutch cinema pathé

Pieter Janssen This is the 'intro' that is shown before every movie in Pathé cinemas in the Netherlands. It contains references to a number of movies and also to some styles and era's. My question is about the music/tones that start at 17 seconds when the text 'mysterious' is on...

Q: Looking for anime series with life-action segments, timetravel and spaceships

MajiyI am looking for a series. I saw it somewhere online in recent years, but from the style I would guess it was made in the 90s. I saw it in Japanese language, without subtitles, so my understanding of the plot is limited. Protagonists are a boy and a girl, maybe 10 to 12 years old. It had life-act...

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5:37 PM
posted on September 27, 2023 by Zach Weinersmith

Click here to go see the bonus panel!Hovertext: After about 3 slayings they just sit in a chair, look out the window, and shake their heads from time to time. Today's News:

6:27 PM
There's a lot of dust and cobwebs up in that corner. I hope it isn't hiding something venomous.
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