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12:10 AM
We have a tag... facepalms
This opens a whole new world of puns about burning
@Jenayah And once again Science Fiction & Fantasy has the best explanation of any of the sites with a (that I participate in).
@Alex it's meh, compared to the one of
But throw in the others, I like the guessing game
@Jenayah True, but:
Water is a colourless, transparent, odourless, liquid comprised primarily of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.
1) Nothing
2) Nothing
3) Water strictly refers to the liquid state of that substance; it can be used for washing, soaking, boiling, steaming, simmering, diluting, etc. Ask questions about using water in a recipe.
Well the third one's close, actually.
@Alex 1) is cheating :(
But I guess "water" is self-explanatory?
12:19 AM
2) is cheating :(
But then again, I would have thought "food" is also self-explanatory.
You can still try to guess the sites, though.
@Alex ... either Mi Yodeya or Seasoned Advice? You're not on Seasoned Advice though are you?
@Jenayah Seasoned Advice it is.
I have one post there:
A: How do kosher food preparation requirements compare with what is known by modern science to make food safe for eating?

AlexThe great Jewish thinker Maimonides argued that (basically) all the laws of forbidden foods exist for health/scientific/safety reasons, and he laid out the connections. In Guide for the Perplexed 3:48 he writes the following: I maintain that the food which is forbidden by the Law is unwholeso...

Which essentially could have been a Mi Yodeya post.
I thought you weren't :)
@Jenayah Well, one could argue that one post doesn't really count.
Which would then knock me out of History as well.
And English Language & Usage.
Which only leaves me with seven sites with more than one post.
12:33 AM
Q: Can Warhammer Fantasty vampires gain sustenance when feeding on Greenskins?

YasskierIn the Warhammer Fantasty, just like in the WH40k Greenskins (orcs, goblins, snotlings and squiggs) are, well... fungi. Sort of: The Runt pulled himself up out of the hole. A huge mushroom stood above his birthing-hole, wilting and black now it had served its purpose. The goblin lay on his ba...

depends on the post I guess
@Jenayah What are the criteria?
@Alex primarily opinion-based
@Jenayah And has that ever stopped anyone from giving theiir opinion?
@Alex when it's closed, yes
12:39 AM
@Jenayah Well, in that case it's the closure that prevents giving their opinion.
means to an end
Indeed. But then again, this is Chat, where everything is primarily-opinion-based.
@Alex I disagree with the premise of chat being exclusively primarily-opinion-based. Purely for the sake of twisting your pedant mind :)
@Jenayah Well, my pedant mind loves being twisted, and says "thank you".
you're welcome
My pedant mind also wonders why only like 1/3 pings actually ping me.
Q: What is this Harry Potter Fan Fiction about Sirius Black having a daughter?

Brittany beachThere's a story on Qoutov abut Sirius Black having a daughter and her uncle is lucius malfoy because her mother was lucius sister. Can anybody tell me the name of it I have be looking for about two weeks and I can't find it

12:59 AM
Please tell me that one day Lucius gets angry at the sister and yells: "Are you f****** serious?!?" and she just nods. — Möoz 1 min ago
Why can't I bounty a comment
@Jenayah Nothing stops you from giving a bounty to an answer in honor of the comment.
In fact, someone did something like that to me once.
Q: How much do Muggle parents like Hermione’s actually know about Hogwarts?

WesWThis is left vague in the books, but I can’t imagine parents sending their children off to a school they know nothing about. Do you think they’re well-informed, or told just a bare minimum, or are they outright lied to?

Though I don't think I can prove it; the comment doesn't seem to exist anymore.
1:27 AM
@Alex not a valid bounty reason, though
Nov 1 at 16:58, by Jenayah
And before anyone comes in to snark on web history, each time I look for HP fanfic-id (which is to say, once every three months), I use incognito browsing.
Hmpf. I'll have IDed two HP fanfics in the span of one month, so this figure isn't really accurate anymore.
(although the most recent one is quite terse so not 100% sure)
@Jenayah I think it was kind of subsumed under "reward existing answer".
whatever works
In my case it was a little different, though, because the guy wanted to reward me for my answers in general, not for comments.
well then they only had to find the answer of yours they liked the most and set up a bounty
it's releveant
2:00 AM
@Jenayah True, but I think you could still get away with it.
Speaking of random tags:
And I don't think those have parallels on my other sites.
Eh I guess is okay if it's movie trick or stuff
Ha, both Science Fiction & Fantasy have but they are two completely different things.
@Alex Whoops, that should say: "both Science Fiction & Fantasy and Mi Yodeya have"
2:32 AM
Q: Are there examples of symbiotic organisms (like Venom) outside of Marvel comics?

LShaverI've been fascinated by Venom since I was a kid, and for years have been drafting short stories inspired by this type of character -- a sentient "infection" that can impart both power and weakness to the host. I'd like to know what other creators have done with this concept, but I haven't come ac...

Q: Short story about entity that suppresses human intelligence on trip to Mars

DocareenShort story about human first trip to Mars. The further the astronauts go from earth the smarter they get. At halfway point they have superintelligence and realize that there are earth entities that suppress our intelligence. They then start losing their intelligence as the Mars based entities b...

3:02 AM
Q: Film seen 2000-05, Deadly TV Signal, 'Cells expel calcium'

Bob BobFilm produced no later than 2005, with the following ridiculous premise: A few people watching TV die due to apparent paralysis and suffocation. One old man falls out of his chair and shatters on the floor. Two absurdly attractive law enforcement agents (FBI?) investigate, track down cause to ...

Q: How do you enchant an object?

Murcielago U.The effect of some spells can be either immediate or you can add it to an object to enchant it. But how do you do ? For example the gemino curse, you can use it to duplicate an object directly OR you can enchant an object and add a condition to it (like, if you touch it, it will duplicate) like ...

3:49 AM
Q: Are Aes Sedai capable of becoming pregnant?

fezI was reading Lord of Chaos earlier and came across the following interaction between Sorilea and Egwene: “You will, girl. You are not one to become Far Dareis Mai and think men are a sport like hunting, if that. Those hips were made for babies, and you will have them.” Lord Of Chaos - Cha...

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6:03 AM
Q: Movie where dad kills his young adult daughter

sjonesI think this is the beginning of the movie but I could be wrong. From what I remember it goes like this: Dad and young adult daughter are driving in a vehicle, (I think it was a farm truck) they're talking, and she tells him she has a boyfriend (or that shes getting married or something along tho...

6:39 AM
@SmokeDetector gone now (cc @SQB)
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La ferme, Smokey
7:17 AM
Q: Does voldemort have other options?

KDeogharkarIn battle of hogwards after voldemort know that all horcruxes were destroyed and harry has no effect of curse avada kedavra second time does voldemort never though to flew from the scene and come again with better plan instead of go one on one with harry. He can create horcruxes again right? and ...

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7:32 AM
Q: Older children's sci-fi novel, 80s/90s, maybe part of a series

Alyx SliverI've been trying to find a book from my past. It's a science fiction and maybe horror book for kids written in either the 80s or 90s. I'm fairly certain it's part of a series with different authours for each book. I also fairly certain that the cover art had an insectoid alien on it. The plot i...

Let's reopen this:
Q: Science fiction novel: sex scene with a lesbian and a monkey

JahanpanahHopefully I'm not violating any rules here. A few years ago while going through the posts on a writing forum I came across something that made me curious about the book. The person there had written this I bought a science fiction novel a few years ago (before 2007) which was one of Asia's be...

It's an explicit work, but we don't disallow those.
It's not too broad, either.
Besides the unique description, we also know a genre (science fiction), a location, however vague (Asia) and the fact that it was a very popular book.
^ ditto
There shouldn't be more than one book that fits this description.
Although there may be less than one....
Because people sometimes make up things on Reddit.
8:42 AM
9:40 AM
@Adamant the problem is that it's not a book the OP has read. We don't disallow these explicitly, but they are problematic.
@SQB aaaah good old Marauders' map
While I agree that this one is pretty specific, generally speaking it's difficult for an OP to know that it's the work they read/heard about.
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10:47 AM
Q: Has Daredevil ever lost his faith?

DavidSI just caught up with season 3 of Daredevil, which follows Matt during a rather dark time in his life. As is traditional for characters of a religious bent, the arc included plenty of angst and arguments around his beliefs. Viewing from a non-religious perspective, this led to a lot of weird co...

11:25 AM
This picture of a crow is interesting because...it's actually a cat
Bigger picture if oneboxing fails:
user image
> “Be that word our sign of parting, bird or felid!” I shrieked, upstarting—
“Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!
Leave no black mark as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my mat!
Take thy claws from out my heart, and take thy form from off my mat!”
Quoth the Raven “I'm a cat.”
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1:03 PM
Q: In Star Trek Voyager: How often did Distress Calls turn out to originate from antagonists?

DakkaronThe question came up in the comments of this question: Does Voyager ever answer a distress call from anyone good? The mentioned question was about the fact, that very often when Voyager responds to a distress call, the people who issued the distress call were either already dead when Voyager arr...

1:33 PM
Q: late 80's early 90's film. Time travel and heads exploding

Richard CIt is very possible I am mixing up a couple of movies from my childhood in my memory but I am trying to identify one or maybe 2 movies I remember seeing as a child. I would have seen the movies some time between 1992 and 1994 on VHS. It had an american cast and was set in America. The key as...

Q: What "muggle rights" did Dumbledore promote?

vap78In "The Life and Lies of Albus Dumbledore" Rita Skeeter mentions that Albus Dubmbledore promoted Muggle rights: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, chapter 18: Astonished and appalled though his many admirers will be, this letter constitutes the Statute of Secrecy and establishing Wizard...

2:30 PM
Q: How true is Delilah's story?

zabeusIn Dishonored 2, Delilah Copperspoon tells the story of her upbringing in Dunwall Tower as the illegitimate child of Emperor Kaldwin and a servant. As the firstborn, she says that her father repeatedly told her that she would be princess someday, while at the same time hiding her from the public....

3:25 PM
posted on November 05, 2018 by Jack B Nimble

Stats Top Question: The two top questions of the Quarter (both tied at 99 votes) were Is it possible to ruin one’s career by failing the Kobayashi Maru? and How do Star Trek viewscreens show perceivable depth? asked by Robert Columbia and RedCaio and answered by Dr Sheldon and Brian Ortiz (with the highest voted ... Read more

4:04 PM
Q: Magical vs muggle ancestry in Harry Potter

Anthony XIs there an in-canon explanation of the true difference between people of magical ancestry vs muggles? I found this question: Where did the "Magic Blood" of the Harry Potter Universe Originate From? but I don't think the answers quite address the point of my question. We know that the Harry Pott...

4:19 PM
Q: Anthropologist in Mars researching Martian’s sexuality

Rosa Maria VarillasSome years ago, no more than 5 or 6. I read a story in Asimov about a female anthropology PhD. Student doing research in Mars to try to understand sexuality in a caravan of Martians. They were named something along the lines of m’benebene.

4:49 PM
Q: Children's book: Book of curious machines

Vanguard3000I'm looking for a children's book I had as a kid in the late '80s or early '90s (and am fairly certain it was new at that time). I live in Canada, but I can't say if it's a Canadian book or not; though it was in English, and am fairly sure it wasn't a translation. I'd say it was about 25-30 pages...

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6:31 PM
@Jenayah you were right, Batman story is better in rebirth
But again a unwanted death with don't stay dead for much time
Eh death in comics doesn't exist
@Jenayah Thomas and Martha Wayne, Uncle Ben, Marvel's first Thunderbird, all of these characters have stayed dead (pretty much, ignoring alternate realities, twisted current realities, etc.)
^^ Of course, Bucky Barnes used to anchor the list, so, no promises.
@RDFozz you know what I mean :)
Yeah - I remember when Joe Quesada said, for Marvel, "Dead is dead." That didn't last too long.
@RDFozz Papa superman was in the list too I guess
And watchmen was one offf thing but now Comedian is back I guess
6:46 PM
Yeah, probably - a little less clear, though.
One of the key loopholes is the "no body" clause - if there's no body, then you can always bring them back and claim they were never dead.
DC, of course, decided to build a story around the revolving door to the afterworld in Blackest Night. The X-Men have also reached a point where returns from death aren't particularly shocking, even when there is a body.
Q: Did J.K. Rowling express approval of HPMoR?

AdamantHarry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is a popular Harry Potter fan-fiction that has attracted strong critical and fan reactions, both positive and negative. It's possible more widely read than any other HP fan-fiction, besides perhaps the Draco Trilogy by Cassandra Clare or My Immortal. ...

@Jenayah I think I'm safe in nuking that even though the other answer is mine ;-)
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La ferme Smoke... Oh hey it's you Alex :P
Smart-Alecsmokey :-D
@Randal'Thor you fiend! You went and posted a R/A to bring up this answer of yours to the top! :D
7:29 PM
@Randal'Thor I vote for this one.
Eh I dunno they lack something
@Jenayah That's why they call me Rand/Althor.
All three of them
Feel free to come up with something better.
@Randal'Thor facepalm
@Alex trying
7:32 PM
I liked this series:
Aug 17 at 19:40, by Rand al'Thor
What do you call a man floating in the water?
@Jenayah If you can beat me in portmanteaux, I salute you.
I used to have "portmanteauthor" in my chat bio.
@Randal'Thor I can beat you with a porte-manteaux anytime... Oh, you meant in porte-manteaux :(
What does Jenayah say when she solves a puzzle?
What does Jenayah breathe?
@Randal'Thor She says: Almost certain it's not that
Let's see if anyone figures out that reference.
... I don't do puzzles to begin with :p
@Alex Hermione browsing her memory for something?
7:44 PM
@Jenayah No. It's a reference to you.
I do the cardboard puzzles though. Biggest I did was 5000 pieces, more than one square meter :)
@Alex my only answer on Puzzling?
Jenayah (Tulisan Jawi: جنايه) merupakan satu perbuatan yang menyalahi undang-undang kerajaan sesuatu tempat. Orang yang melakukan perbuatan jenayah ini dinamakan penjenayah. Idea asas apa yang dikatakan jenayah ialah apa-apa yang boleh memberikan masalah atau kesusahan kepada orang lain. Sebagai contoh, semua orang bersetuju bahawa mencuri dan mencederakan/membunuh orang lain adalah perbuatan jenayah. Namun demikian, ada juga perkara-perkara yang dianggap jenayah di sesuatu negara mungkin tidak dianggap jenayah di negara yang lain. Sebagai contoh, bercium di khalayak ramai merupakan satu jenayah...
@Jenayah Indeed.
Apparently your name means crime in Malay :-o
Yeah, Alex told me a while ago
7:46 PM
@Randal'Thor You're a couple months behind:
Sep 16 at 22:40, by Alex
Jenayah merupakan satu perbuatan yang menyalahi undang-undang kerajaan sesuatu tempat. Orang yang melakukan perbuatan jenayah ini dinamakan penjenayah. Idea asas apa yang dikatakan jenayah ialah apa-apa yang boleh memberikan masalah atau kesusahan kepada orang lain. Sebagai contoh, semua orang bersetuju bahawa mencuri dan mencederakan/membunuh orang lain adalah perbuatan jenayah. Namun demikian, ada juga perkara-perkara yang dianggap jenayah di sesuatu negara mungkin tidak dianggap jenayah di negara yang lain. Sebagai contoh, bercium di khalayak ramai merupakan satu jenayah dari sisi undang-undang...
Sep 16 at 22:34, by Jenayah
"Jenayah" is an username I thought at random several years ago upon signing up for a forum
Eh I blame mobile web
@Alex Weird internet pedants think alike? :-)
@Randal'Thor Absolutely.
Just wait until I find the real meaning of Rand al'Thor.
@Jenayah For what?
@Alex eh read the books I guess
Or ask here, it's on-topic
@Jenayah Too many other books on the waiting list.
7:50 PM
@Alex replying after you with the same transcript day... Takes longer to search for on mobile
8:06 PM
Q: Is Prince Charming half-fairy half-frog?

Alex DownsOK, so we know Charming is half-fairy because his mother, Dama Fortuna, is a fairy. However, we don’t know who his father is. It might put King Harold in a suspicious state coz he owed Fortuna for his happy ending. And if Harold IS Charming Fortuna’s father, could THAT be the reason why Charmin...

8:48 PM
@SQB can you edit scifi.stackexchange.com/q/196859/4918 "Are these figurines from any recognisable franchise?" to tell approximately when you got those figurines? We don't know when you were a kid.
Greetings, Earthlings.
Q: animation zombie movie or tv show

gerardI remember my dad watching a animation of a zombie apocalypse when i was younger i dont remember much and I’ve been trying to find it buy I can’t. I think it starts off like this little girl’s dad leaves her in a boat in the water this little girl meets a zombie but he’s nice he tries to help her...

Oct 17 at 20:35, by SQB
@Jenayah Eighties. Added.
A: The many usernames of SFF.SE

Rand al'ThorI joined this Stack Exchange to ask Wheel of Time questions. Rand al'Thor is the main character in the Wheel of Time series, and also someone I can identify with personally in many ways. Nobody else had taken that username (at the time, I didn't know usernames could be duplicated), so I used it. ...

@Alex Ah right. It says "They're from the early to mid eighties, but may have been bought earlier". Sorry, I'm too tired for this
@SQB False alarm, sorry.
@Jenayah Jigsaw puzzles? Nice.
8:57 PM
@b_jonas Ah, both you and Jenayah apparently interpreted my comment as referring to the real meaning, when I was actually referring to the "real" meaning.
Is anyone else unable to select "invalid" on network flags?
@Alex I just got a blue dot on my input box, was asked if a comment was spam or offensive, tried to answer no, and was told I couldn't counterflag something that wasn't flagged. - Did you see something similar?
@RDFozz Exactly. Seems like a bug.
@RDFozz That just means you were too slow.
As in, by the time you clicked, the flag had already been cleared.
9:13 PM
@Randal'Thor Ahhhhhhhh. That ... makes ... sense ...... I .... suppose.
Q: What does "You can only counterflag messages that have been flagged" mean?

Jon EricsonI responded to a chat flag by marking it "invalid" and got the following banner message: You can only counterflag messages that have been flagged What does that mean? What is a "counterflag"? Since I only saw the message because it was flagged, how could it have not been flagged? What d...

@Randal'Thor Ahhhhhhhh. That ... makes ... sense ...... I .... suppose.
(He said slowly)
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11:12 PM
11:35 PM
Ahoy indeed.
@SQB makes lurky ghost noises
I'm kinda on vacation from SE for the moment. ...turns out a SE addiction is a serious condition that you can't just decide to stop. You can never truly leave.
@Mithrandir Good luck. Look on the bright side, you can check out any time you like, right?
^^ (Sometimes I forget that not everyone is my age - if that made no sense, it's a reference to the Eagles' song Hotel California. Since, if you don't know that, the comment may seem rather rude....)

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