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Q: How does Nebula really feel about Gamora?

Marathon to MayIn the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, Nebula (when she is firing on her sister Gamora) says: "Out of all our siblings, I hated you least." But then in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Is the quote from the first movie just a throwaway line then, or was there a fundamental shift in ...

 
12:16 AM
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Q: Looking for story - post human galactic civilization

HakhazarA story from my youth, so the description is sort of fragmented. 1) Humans are almost extinct, most that remain are mutated or crossbreeds. 2) Earth's location is forgotten, but main characters find it. 3) Earth surrounded by blockade of derelict ships. 4) Aliens lack the ambition/survival drive ...

 
12:46 AM
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Q: Magnetic worm holes and magnets' field special dimensions

MuzeThere hasn't been any definite proof of what is the magnetic field is made of. Theories say virtual photons but would a gravity field be needed to curve a photon. Some say a sub atomic particle to small to detect. I stay that it is a particle that exists in two dimensions. Not fully in this one w...

 
1:03 AM
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Q: Why did the republic dislike the Jedi in Revenge of the Sith

Tyler HilbertIn Revenge of the Sith Palpatine says he wants all the Jedi to be killed in his speech and the Republic cheers. What I am wondering is what made them turn on the Jedi? Didn't they know the Jedi were protecting them? They must have seen some value in them if they were giving them missions still...

 
1:40 AM
I just realized I can use the Wayback machine to go to the old Pottermore! I want so bad to do it today, but it's late and I'm going to bed.
 
2:37 AM
@OldBunny2800 Sorry, doesn't work that way. The old Pottermore had a login screen. :(
It also relied heavily on flash, something not well supported by the waybackmachine.
You can use the wayback machine to view most of the old jkrowling.com (via the "text only" accessibility version.)
The old Pottermore however is gone.
 
2:51 AM
@ibid That said, most or all of its content is preserved on other websites (people’s blogs, etc) which in turn can be or have been archived.
 
Awww ;(
I liked the moving through the story and the potions class
 
@Adamant Most of the content (or at least of Rowling's content) is preserved on the new Pottermore. The only exceptions are the QWC articles, the textbooks, and the timeline. The non-Rowling writing bits are often preserved by pottermore.wikia.com. The artwork can mostly be found here. The interactive elements are gone (but you can find plenty of blogs/Youtube videos describing them).
@OldBunny2800 Don't know about Potions. (Does the sample potion for non-users work on the Wayback Machine?) For the story, I'd suggest browsing through this Google Drive in alphabetical order.
 
3:15 AM
Why did JK have to get rid of that stuff!? Thanks for the link, I'll check it out.
Wait.. aren't those just images?
 
3:51 AM
@OldBunny2800 By "story", I thought you meant the moments.
The writings can still be mostly found on the new Pottermore. I have a list of links in this answer.
@OldBunny2800 The old Pottermore was clearly closed due to money reasons. (Interactive websites cost a lot to run.) As to why some of the writings vanished, I have various theories.
 
4:08 AM
Ahh, makes sense about the money. A shame though.
 
 
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5:21 AM
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Q: Actually it's a question and also a theory.(Infinity Stone)

Aman RaizadaIn the trailer of Thor: Ragnarok, we see that Mjolnir is shattered. So can that be that the Last Infinity Stone is in the HAMMER. You know, it sounds also because T- Tesseract H- HAMMER A- Aether N- Necklace O- Orb S- Sceptre So, Maybe!! Its a theory made by me. So, enjoy :)

 
5:40 AM
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Q: Why didn't the British Ministry of Magic call on their foreign counterparts to help fight in the war against Voldemort?

Aman RaizadaI am just curious. It was a Huge, destructive and a famous war. Ministry of Magic could have helped them, but why did it not help? Please help.

 
 
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6:42 AM
@Gallifreyan then again, my xkcd app has been slow on the uptake for at least the last couple of weeks, so perhaps it's a problem on that end.
 
6:52 AM
@Mithrandir 3 days away from 100 flags
 
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@Gallifreyan down votes on my questions regarding European comics. Unsure why.
 
@Edlothiad nice!
 
Although I think you nuked all the +1s
I'm 51 short today...
Hopefully rand or someone is here to handle my flags, otherwise we're in trouble :/
 
OK, this is very interesting. I think I’ve identified a conflated question of a very odd sort.
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Q: What book series is this?

AlyssaI read a book series a few years back about a dystopian type of society that was surrounded by some kind of barrier. The girl (the main character) is looking outside the barrier at night and sees a light, but I believe no one is supposed to be alive outside the barrier because of radiation. Someh...

This was asked on August 3, 2016, and it was about a book read “a few years back.”
Now, here:
A perfect match for a good number of the details: lives with her grandmother. In a dome. Sees a flashing light. Thinks that everyone outside must be dead due to radiation poisoning.
Except it came out in February of 2016. Who conflates one book with another after six months.
(The other is Pure. Simple titles, right timeframe, dome on a black background).
 
7:20 AM
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SQB
@Adamant seems plausible.
 
@SQB Six months is not long to conflate two books, and believe that you read it years before.
 
SQB
For you and me, perhaps, but someone else, who knows? I was surprised to learn that some people have very little recollection of events that happened before their tenth year.
 
@Edlothiad Are you here?
 
SQB
See the comments under
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Q: Why do both Olivia and Peter remember so little from their childhood?

SQBI just watched S3E15, "Subject 13", in which it is revealed that Peter and Olivia These are all very important events in their young lives. Why does neither remember anything of that? They must have been at least 6 years old at the time‡, more likely 8. Olivia can't have been older than 9, si...

 
7:32 AM
@SQB And there’s still one or two things that don’t quite match with “There Once Were Stars.” I should check Pure again. But I don’t like answering unless I’m sure, and these details are expected enough (and self-selected enough by my searches) that there could be a third book that matches everything.
 
@Gallifreyan yes
 
@Edlothiad Some obsolete comments here
Also, good morning to everyone.
 
SQB
@Adamant the worst that could happen is that querant telling you it's not what they were looking for. I say go for it.
@Gallifreyan good morning.
 
@SQB I don’t like “playing the guessing game,” though. I like to be sure. That’s why I’ve only answered 112 so far.
I’m trying to see if the missing elements are from Pure right now.
 
Why did the author of this delete their account?
 
7:40 AM
Very odd. Perhaps it was plagiarized? I think I would have heard, though.
 
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Q: Why did Marty ask Doc if they had made it in BTTF2 after returning to 1985 from 2015?

user2513149In Back to the Future Part II, when Marty and Doc return from 2015 to 1985, Marty asks Doc: "Did we make it? Are we back?" Why did he ask that? Did he have doubts that the time machine was working? They had used it successfully a couple of hours before to jump into 2015. What could have been wro...

 
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@Gallifreyan don't know, don't know who it was. It can sometimes be gleaned from comments, so we need to be quick, before @Edlothiad has flagged them all! ;)
 
No comments by the author.
 
SQB
No replies to the author that use their name?
 
No comments by the author and no replies to the author.
Unless they are deleted.
 
7:48 AM
@Gallifreyan Another user deleted their account here and I can't remember who it was
 
..... do you folk realize that calling a room "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" and then ignoring Towel Day is a violation of the Starfleet General Orders and Regulations?
 
SQB
I have my towel at hand.
But a announcement might be in order.
 
We need to pin a meaningful message about towels.
But what's the deal with the towels? I didn't get it from the film.
 
> “A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors;
> you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you);
> you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”
 
It's one of the better running jokes from the book. The movie didn't really go into it because it's a joke primarily in the narration and exposition.
 
7:55 AM
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Q: What book series is this?

AlyssaI read a book series a few years back about a dystopian type of society that was surrounded by some kind of barrier. The girl (the main character) is looking outside the barrier at night and sees a light, but I believe no one is supposed to be alive outside the barrier because of radiation. Someh...

 
not quite as visual as, say, the whale and the petunias
 
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Q: How could Marty not see Biff stealing the DeLorean?

user2513149In Back to the Future Part II, when the old Biff steals the DeLorean in 2015, Marty is just a few yards away. He might not have seen it because he was looking at his future house, but he must have heard it. The street was empty and quiet. Clearly it was not possible not to hear the DeLorean engin...

 
SQB
"Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is."
 
afaik they aren't making the rest of the books into movies anytime soon so you'll probably never find out what happens when the petunias come back for revenge
 
Book with a green cover and dome.
 
SQB
8:03 AM
> More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc.
> Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost." What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
 
coincidentally I do have a towel next to me right now, but that's mostly because I left it out here and never got around to putting it back wherever it's supposed to be
 
SQB
Today is both Towel Day and Ascension Day. The story almost writes itself.
 
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@Edlothiad the latter is just another example of which can get a bit opinion based, but doesn't have to.
 
8:11 AM
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Q: What is necessary to know before seeing Pirates of the Caribbean 5?

TaladrisThe fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean saga has just been released. I have only few memories of the story of the three first episodes, and I didn't see the fourth one. If I remember correctly: The first three episodes form a trilogy, with its own story and most of all plotline...

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Q: When did Lex Luthor save the world from Superman?

heyzeussLex Luthor is occasionally known for heroics, if only to further his own schemes. When does he have to defeat Superman to save the universe, the world, Metropolis, Louis Lane, etc.?

 
> Is it necessary to have seen the fourth episode before watching the new one?
Makes it opinion based imho
 
SQB
@Edlothiad I've edited the former to avoid asking for a list.
 
@Edlothiad I disagree about the list one.
 
SQB
@Edlothiad yes, strictly speaking it does, but we allow these kinds of questions, since the opiniony part of it can usually be avoided.
 
Yeah, I wouldn't close either of them now.
 
SQB
8:17 AM
I mean, the first three Pirates of the Caribbean clearly form a trilogy. That's more than just an opinion, that can be argued with facts.
Sorry, supported with facts is what I meant.
 
@SQB I assume that ep 4, 5 and 6 are meant to be a trilogy too. And once again the "first" movie is more loosely tied to the arc story than the other two.
I have yet to see the fifth movie, but the trailer pretty cleared states that the movie is again a two part story.
 
As far as I know,Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge is actually a sequel of sorts to Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End rather than Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Mainly because Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides sucks.
 
8:33 AM
possible, yet I expect it to follow the "quest for immortality" subplot that was the main point in Stranger Tides (that said, that theme was also present in movies 2-3, but played a "minor" role).
 
Well, the trailers so far seem to indicate that at least part of the film is about Will Turner's son trying to free him from the Dutchman, so...
 
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Q: What did Voldemort plan to do if any horcruxes remained after his body was killed?

ArgentinaHow was Voldemort planning to return into power (meaning having a body) after the eventuality that he was defeated but one or more horcruxes survived? Was anyone of the more trusted Death Eaters aware of the existence of the horcruxes and able to help him? If not, the horcruxes (except for the ...

 
@Babelfish Sounds like a dupe, but I can't find it right now.
 
Got an answer to my conundrum!
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A: The Marshal Conundrum

ArthurHere is an estimation (expanded from the comments). Say on a given day we start with $F$ flags. Using them all will reward us with $0.1F$ new flags. Using them again reward us with $0.01F$ flags, and so on. In total we're rewarded $0.111\ldots F=\frac19F$ flags. The next morning our $F$ flags ar...

 
Yay, I've got the bronze tag badge now!
Is the new film out yet?
 
8:46 AM
These are the tags I need to work on
short-stories 11
doctor-who 8
superman 6
time-travel 5
magic 4
batman 3
 
Got that one :)
@Gallifreyan @Edlothiad if we continue like this, it may be worth setting up a community moderation room for these NAAs and too chatty comments etc :P
 
Or just move them to Trash after we're done if they're too numerous.
 
And we can have Smokey reports there too...
 
Fox floofs:
 
9:01 AM
*heads to set up room*
 
Oh, crap, I'm an idiot!
 
Are we up to a new daily floof?
@Gallifreyan ?
 
Gallifreyan has added an event to this room's schedule.
 
9:11 AM
I forgot to add the chat event for the film night.
 
Okay, I dropped formal piano lessons for the next month - I shouldn't be so busy now, although I do have to work on my piano by myself. I've been multitasking so hard the last few weeks, what with piano, working on my high school diploma, religious stuff, planting trees, and SE, that I'm kind of exhausted.
 
Right I need to stop being lazy and go to uni, l8rs
 
SQB
9:34 AM
@Mithrandir sign me up!
 
Nooo, no more rooms!
I'm in 4 rooms already :(
 
do we even have more than four rooms alive here?
 
Doesn't seem so, but I also count the Lit room.
 
we really need to clean out all the dead chat rooms here
 
I'm trying to keep the American Gods room from freezing; Malfoy Manor seems empty.
 
9:42 AM
how many days does a room have to go without a comment to stop being considered "active"? 15?
 

 SFF community cleanup room

Where the community chips in to help clean up scifi.stackexcha...
@SQB @Edlo @Gall ^
 
Noooo
Huh, already gone.
So who's going to post the Towel Day message that will be pinned?
 
9:58 AM
 
Huh.
 
@Gallifreyan 3 delete votes, community killed
So remember how we were doing internet speeds?
 
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Q: Is there any specific wand movement for patronus charm?

S SWe know that some charms need exact hand movement like Wingardium Leviosa. Is there such specific wand movement for Patronus Charm too? I have visited the Harry Potter Wikia of Patronus Charm. It says there is a specific wand movement. Below is the image. This hand movement is used by Luna Lov...

 
@Edlothiad Haha, funny.
 
That was on the uni computers themselves though
on mine it was a bit slower
 
10:09 AM
Lol, my download speed in the uni library (laptop, WiFi) is 2 Mbps, and upload is 25 Mbps.
 
@Gallifreyan yep, six spam flags automatically nukes it. Charcoal go to it.
 
@Edlothiad It's.... beautiful.
 
@Edlothiad Try testing with a server that is in a different city, see how it fares then.
 
That's on my laptop wifi
208 more First Posts till gold badge
I've been a bit selfish, 228 First posts in the last 30 days :/
 
11:15 AM
@Gallifreyan my "bad videogame adaptation" sense is tingling
 
It's Netflix, so I'm assuming best intentions and maximum effort.
 
@Gallifreyan yeah, right. Max effort and accuracy.
 
@Derpy So what, as long as he's acting good.
Try to bring up the Ancient One from Dr. Strange.
Or Keanu Reeves from Constantine.
 
@Gallifreyan Who's talking shit about the Ancient One?
 
@Gallifreyan call me conservative, but if the original character was portrayed in a way I feel somehow distracted when the adaptation actor does not look at all like the original.
Also, just suppose the same actor was chosen to play... Frodo?
 
11:26 AM
@Derpy What'd be wrong with that?
 
@DrRDizzle Falls in the same set of reasons I wouldn't use Depardieu to play in the role of Ariel in a The Little Mermaid remake.
Also know as the first rule of the cosplayer:
 
I sort of agree with you, but I can't see those being in the same set of reasons.
 
> If you are cosplaying a character and want to take part in a context, please try to at least vaguely look like the character you are cosplaying
 
Which LotR movie adaption was the most faithful to the books?
 
@Derpy Then it's a good job that there is a lot more to consider when casting actors than when dressing up as a character for fun.
 
11:31 AM
This ain't cosplay - this is an adaptation.
 
Ultimately, physical appearance is one of the least important aspects of most characters.
 
@DrRDizzle Considering that L physical appearance is pretty tied to his character... I won't completely agree on this one.
 
@Derpy Well, I said most. Like, it's of no importance if Frodo were a black hobbit instead of a white one. But in regards to L, how so?
 
@DrRDizzle that was an hyperbole. That said, do "black hobbits" even exist in the source material (and wouldn't it feel a little strange to have Frodo end up as the only black hobbit in the shire?)?
 
@Derpy It doesn't matter if they exist in the source material or not. And the simple solution to that is to make sure that Frodo isn't the only non-white hobbit in the Shire.
 
11:41 AM
@DrRDizzle very "weak" physical appearance, very pale skin (probably sign of a lack of sunlight since he mostly does his research indoor), eye bags that seems to indicate sleep deprivation, lives on sugar filled foods to "give more energy to his brain" and so on. Based on the actor they settled with, I fear all of this was thrown out of the window. But I will be very glad if I was mistaken.
@DrRDizzle agree. That is what "adaptation" means. It is not supposed to be entirely like the original. It is just that I somehow fear that the adaptation could drift in the 'something almost, but not quite entirely unlike tea' range.
 
"something almost, but not quite entirely unlike tea" - I have no idea what that means.
@Derpy All of those things can still be true with a black actor. Hell, if I remember correctly from Get Out, the actor they cast as L is pretty lanky.
 
@DrRDizzle you assumed that I was just talking about the white-to-black thing? Actually, if that was the only change I wouldn't really have much to say (other than I would have preferred a "are you even alive" pale color), I just fear for the character characterization as a whole. Also, probably begin a fan of the original anime/manga version plays it role there, by what I mean that when I think of L i automatically think of the very pale guy.
@DrRDizzle ..... Hitchhiker Guide to the Galaxy reference.
 
I'd have to agree that L really needs to look at least somewhat like L, more so than the vast majority of characters in adaptations
at least it sure felt deliberate in the manga that Light looked exactly like the socially ideal young man and L looked like the exact opposite of that yet they had so much in common except for Light being the one secrectly doing evil things
 
11:57 AM
That is true.
Meh, it's all pointless until we see the first episode.
 
...I also just realized I implied that that adaptation chose a black man as "the exact opposite of socially ideal"...oh god I hope that wasn't the intent
 
Then it'll be like with Doctor Who and the regenerations.
 
yeah hopefully
 
Aaand I'm gone to my MATLAB final exam.
Phew.
See you all! on the other side
 
@Ixrec You might not have intended it, but the show might've. The guy they cast as Light is the blandest, safest looking white guy you could ever imagine - what if the contrast between the two is deliberate, commenting on the perception of race in America?
 
12:00 PM
maybe
that's gonna be quite the can of worms
 
@DrRDizzle actually, I think they have even stated that in an interview. Which is why I will probably still try and watch the movie when it is released
 
Maybe, but it could also give this adaption real purpose.
@Derpy Excellent.
 
for an American adaptation of it that might actually be the perfect way to go
 
that said, the guy need to sit down "L style" at least once in the movie
 
finally wiki'd this and realized we're talking about a new thing and not one of the old live action deathnote things
 
12:03 PM
 
yeah he's gotta have at least some eccentric behaviors to be any kind of L
 
@Ixrec you mean the not-existent ones? The ones where a mayor plot device (you cannot make it so that the death of a person due to the death note influence or cause the death of other people) is simply ignored?
 
maybe, I'm not familiar with them
I'm pretty familiar with the manga in part because it's one of the first ones I bought in both languages to help teach myself Japanese, but I don't think I've ever seen any of the adaptations
 
hello
@Derpy Can you elaborate on the ignored plot devices? I'm not too familiar with the manga.
 
konnichiwa
 
12:11 PM
appropriate!
 
So I've come to the conclusion that the Supergirl acting is cringey
 
@zabeus I will have to check the source material again from the 200(6?) live action movies - I watched them only once and that was enough for me. Anyway....
> Whether the cause of the individual's death is either a suicide or accident, if the death leads to the death of more than the intended, the person will simply die of a heart attack. This is to ensure that other lives are not influenced.
the same concept is restated multiple time in the rules.
You cannot write something like "Mr Brown will die jumping down a cliff after shooting and killing 10 peoples in the area" because the note won't allow the life of those ten people to be influenced "directly"
 
12:28 PM
I hear on Anime & Manga.SE there's a running joke about questions with ridiculous DeathNote rules-lawyering
 
(a common question is what would happen if you cause the death of the only available pilot on an airplane, dooming all the passenger in the process. The common answer is that the death would took place since you aren't causing the death of other people directly)
 
i see
well apparently if you call something "adaptation" you can change anything about it so i'm sure they would have no problem changing all those rules in the new one too
 
That said, in the 2006 movie those rules are violated at least once because someone is written to die after shooting and killing someone else
 
that sounds familiar
 
@zabeus yep, but sadly the 2006 movies were never intended as and "adaptation" but more of a "porting"
That said.... changing that detail basically destroys all the plot of the anime.
The mayor point was that Light couldn't just kill off L because he didn't know L real name and just writing "Mr Brown has an heart attack after killing L" would NOT work
If he had the ability to just do that... the anime would probably have ended up MUCH shorter ^_^
 
12:34 PM
true, for all we know the new one might have a completely opposite ending to satisfy western audiences
 
@zabeus well, in the 2006 movies L "wins"
 
a pyrrhic victory for sure
 
12:51 PM
Greetings, Earthlings.
 
hello
 
@Donald.McLean o/
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Q: Origins of quote: "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup."

Andrew BickertonI've grown up loving the quote "Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup." and I've been searching around to find out where it came from (with only a small amount of luck). Including that it came from Suzanne McMinn, however I have no references bey...

I like ketchup.
 
Omg someone's clearing review queues!
Cheers Ixrec
 
@Mithrandir google.com/…
this is the oldest reference i found on google, a quotes list from 1991. it shows the transformation from the tolkien quote. you might want to add something about that
in that version it was still wizards
 
@Edlothiad lol, you're paying way too much attention to the queues
 
1:05 PM
3 hours ago, by Edlothiad
I've been a bit selfish, 228 First posts in the last 30 days :/
So I've had 150mg of caffeine in about 30 minutes. Let's see how much better I get at procrastination
 
!
 
@zabeus ?
 
don't mind me, i mainly drink tea
 
@zabeus I mainly drink water, and once every so often I have too much caffeine
Check room 59281, there's mad spam in there
Where are our mods? My flags haven't been handled in 6 hours!
Flag handling time is dropping out de skies
 
1:40 PM
Why are certain review items "This item is not reviewable"?
 
that usually means the post has been reviewed or edited since you were given a link to it
I think
 
@Ixrec Ah ok, cheers
 
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Q: Are there any Marvel "Heroes" with actual siblings?

Stegax KhenaccWhile it is rather common in the real world, that people have siblings (at least among the people I know), I can't recall any Marvel main-character with actual siblings. Well, there are Thor and Loki, but the latter is just adopted. So, as I've only seen the MCU movies yet, my question is: Are t...

 
2:32 PM
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Q: Can a wizard/witch do nonverbal, wandless, magic?

amflareWe know that Hogwarts students learn how to do nonverbal spells in the 6th year. From which point they are expected to use magic nonverbally from there on out. We also know that some wizards can do wandless magic, such as Hermione with the Confundus Charm at the Quidditch trials. Both of these ...

 
3:08 PM
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Q: Children's story about moneyless / post-scarcity / communist world?

snapzfoolzI have a vague memory of reading a story in my childhood and was hoping someone might be able to help me identify it. I've been googling all day and would be extremely grateful for any ideas! I'm not 100% certain on any of the following details, but they describe a rough impression I have of the ...

 
 
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4:58 PM
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Q: Science Fiction book name I've forgotten

dBarlowThere's a book a read a few years ago which I can't remember the name for but can remember some of the plot. Human race has devices implanted in their head so they can share information and communicate through the device Because of this implant the majority of people don't learn how to speak (a...

 
@Derpy It seems that a sensible rule would be based on intent. If you are trying to kill soneone, you have to write their name directly.
An alternate sensible rule would be that you can only kill your target. Write that your target dies in a plane crash? All the passengers miraculously survive.
 
5:34 PM
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Q: What is wrong with the embryo?

O. R. MapperAs a part of his routine aboard the Covenant the android Walter checks the stored embryos. Nothing special has happened by that point, the colony ship and its crew and cargo (~40 crewmembers, 2000 colonists, a number of frozen human embryos) are still supposed to be save (not just presumably s...

 
5:49 PM
How did this crap survive that long?
 
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Q: What happened to the cryopod?

O. R. MapperWhen the colony ship Covenant has suffered some severe damage some people aboard the ship die. Why? What happened to that cryopod? At least on-screen, none of the crew seemed to be concerned about establishing the specific nature of the technical failure, which makes me think that the ob...

 
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Q: 1960s British SF TV episode - Fantasy Dream

Martin I remember an episode of a TV series, I guess late 60s/early 70s. The protagonist (I think a writer) seems to have spells where he becomes some kind of SF/Fantasy warrior in an alien or future world. I vaguely remember plastic armour and a sword or ray pistol. It could be that the setting is from...

 
6:33 PM
@Skooba Nah...
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Q: Why didn't Harry Potter marry Hermione?

Saeed ur RehmanI am confused about the marriage of Harry Potter and Ron's sister, and why he didn't marry Hermione. Any idea?

 
@Adamant we will just have to disagree lol. cause i am on the Double H Train
 
Why was this question reopened? It's a dupe of at least two questions.
 
6:52 PM
Because none of the answers cover wandless and verballess magic. At least not from the answers I read
 
are you saying it has to be "wandless and verballess"? because the other answer covers "wandless or verballess"
 
well that's what the question asks for
 
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Q: Why didn't Hermione get an Outstanding in her Defence Against the Dark Arts O.W.L.?

The Dark LordIn her fifth year Hermione clearly knew the Defence Against the Dark Arts textbook, upon which the theory exam was partly based, back to front. “What is it this time, Miss Granger?” “I’ve already read chapter two,” said Hermione. “Well then, proceed to chapter three.” “I’ve read that to...

 
i see
 
@Edlothiad Pretty sure mine did.
 
7:09 PM
Why do you guys keep duping my question. None of those other questions are covering wandless AND nonverbal AT THE SAME TIME.
 
They're just mean and want to show off their gold badges.
 
it's not Mos SFF without duping arguments
 
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Q: Can you pick up Thor's hammer?

stevenvancIn the Avengers Age of Ultron they make a big deal about picking up Thor's hammer. When they are on the aircarrier the hulk tries to pick it up and he can't... But the aircarrier (or earlier a table) does support it? Does that mean it only works on "living things"? Because when you follow this lo...

 
Their just immature. Leave it, or delete the question. There are examples in those answers I guess that do cover that
 
7:23 PM
@Edlothiad it's just an honest disagreement and/or misunderstanding
 
Y'all should discuss this on the question or in meta.
Chat isn't a good venue for settling matters like this, and the fact meta takes time & isn't instant lets people keep their heads cool.
 
^
for some reason on StackExchange nothing exudes authority like leading with "y'all"
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@Edlothiad that's exactly how it is. show those ice cubes what-for.
@Ixrec my goodness, you're right.
 
7:41 PM
@Ixrec It's because Shog talks that way.
 
@Adamant yes, that was the joke =P
 
oh huh, really?
 
 
Am I too late?
 
@amflare Some of the answers to those questions do bring examples of wandless nonverbal magic. Here on SFF we usually dupe close based on answers as well as questions.
 
7:50 PM
originally I was going to post Joker's "don't explain the joke!" image but doppelgreener forced me to go with the owl instead
 
Crap, my top tag is once again [harry-potter].
 
8:57 PM
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Q: How is the post-credit scene in "Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" not a plot hole?

JackItaSo in the post-credit scene but there is no reasonable explanation for that: even if he magically came back to life like the crew of Salazar, Does anyone have a theory or an explanation for that?

 
9:25 PM
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Q: Why did Lockhart's spell stop at the arm?

DCOPTimDowdWhen Lockhart tried healing Harry's arm and ended up removing his bones, why did the spell only affect his arm? As bad as Lockhart is with magic, it's not impossible to imagine him turning Harry into a pool of skin soup with the wrong flick of the wrist, so what stopped the spell from dissolving ...

 
Why do we call so? Where does it extend from? It's not connected to anything else.
 
DC Extended Universe (DCEU) is an American media franchise and shared universe that is centered on a series of superhero films, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, based on characters that appear in publications by DC Comics. The shared universe, much like the original DC Universe in comic books, was established by crossing over common plot elements, settings, cast and characters. The films have been in production since 2011 and in that time Warner Bros. has distributed three films with more than ten in various stages of production. The series has grossed over $2.2 billion at the global box office...
It's the official terminology.
 
@Catija Huh. Alright, one less meta post from me.
 
We have the same tag on M&TV
 
9:46 PM
@Babelfish sigh Don't know what to do about this one.
It's sorta answerable (I guess, if one watches the film carefully), but the guy's attitude is interesting.
 
I'm honestly not a fan of "Did I find a plot hole" questions...
 
@Catija It makes sense as a question, but it seems to me that asking about a post-credit scene in a film that's just been out and asking for "theories" doesn't make it a good question.
Why don't I vote to close it and see what happens...
 
I don't know the SFF rules on future works.
 
Woo hoo! I made it to 1k rep!
I can see all votes now!
I feel so powerful!
maniacal laugh
 
@DCOPTimDowd Congrats! Although it's not much fun until you get to 10k, when you can peek at what other people do.
 
@Null Killjoy.
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@Null This whole time?! <sob>
@Gallifreyan Didn't know you were a voyeur
 
@Gallifreyan And that's not as much fun as when you get a diamond and users don't realize you can see deleted comments.
 
@DCOPTimDowd Yeah, you get to see other people's reviews and smack them occasionally for robo-reviewing.
@Null Duly noted :D
 
@Null that is a blessing and a curse. They're deleted for a reason, like spam answers, which do not get screened behind a "deleted as spam/abusive, click here to view anyway" link when you're a mod either. D':
 
10:02 PM
@doppelgreener You chose being a mod and doing or dirty work - suffer for it.
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@Gallifreyan Thank you for the commendable support, citizen. Your thank-you gift of a box of cobras will be in the mail shortly.
I'm OK with it though. I actually find being a moderator pretty fulfilling.
 
@doppelgreener Your work will not be forgotten! (except it will, and the only remnant of it will be the election page)
 
@Gallifreyan Thank you for your continued reassurance, citizen.
 
@Gallifreyan I'm perfectly fine with users forgetting about the work I've done as a mod. If they forget about it that means they aren't posting questions on meta about why I declined a flag or whatever.
 
@Null That simply means they care; I'm always assuming best intentions, though it was hard in case of this guy (Pirates 5 spoilers!)
 
10:17 PM
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Q: What does the train guard shout in Philosopher's Stone and Chamber of Secrets?

MahkoeIn some of the Harry Potter movies, the train guard at King's Cross station shouts something. It sounds like "Egg jewel on!" Philosopher's stone: Chamber of Secrets: Must be some kind of railway slang, or maybe in a thick accent...

 
And I'm done being awake for today - good night!
 
Good night.
 
@Gallifreyan Goodnight!
@Null That's true. :D The things moderators do is keep things peaceful, handle trouble, etc -- it's the kind of job people notice most when you're doing it badly. (Kinda like UIs. People won't even think about a good UI, but they'll really notice an awful one.)
 
@doppelgreener Yes, people notice either when you're doing it badly or a user has done so much damage that there's no way to hide it. Either way, it's not a good thing.
 
11:12 PM
@Null At the end of the day, in my opinion, having a short memory on who said what tends to make things easier within a group. I refer to such actions as pressing the reset button
 
also known in these parts as "tacos"
 
11:44 PM
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Q: Fantasy-style book cover with merchants and an elephant-sized pack animal

Laird Bruce BoughnerI am remembering a novel from the 80s, I've never read it but the cover was in the vein of Darrell K. Sweet, Don Maitz or Michael Whelan and featured the gates of a city with merchants are coming and going. One merchant is leading a pack animal that is elephant-sized. Ring any bells?

 

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