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Science fiction novel: sex scene with a lesbian and a monkey

Hopefully 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 ...
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Furry underground race with sleeping human instructor emerging into primitive world

I read a book back in the 80's in which a fur covered race was just emerging from hiding underground into a very primitive world which still had buildings and vehicles from when the humans ruled the ...
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Who was the first Headmaster of Hogwarts?

Which of the four founders was the Headmaster of Hogwarts? (if any of the four?) If there was no Headmaster at that time, who was the very first Headmaster?
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Novel - people in bio/eco-dome when virus is released

I'm attempting to locate a book for my mother she read a long time ago. Her description of the novel is that people are in a bio-dome/eco-dome and while in there a virus is released. Their contact ...
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73 views

What coherent fictional time travel theories exist? [on hold]

(TLDR - first two paragraphs.) I have been nurturing a pet theory for a few years now on time travel theories in fiction. My pet theory is, there are only two basic theories for how backward or ...
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Is anyone at Hogwarts married?

Is anybody at Hogwarts married? Professors, groundskeepers, lunch ladies? (Joking about the lunch ladies.) For however well we got to know the faculty of Hogwarts, I don't remember spouses or ...
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Are there any stories where a Spider-Man with organic webbing runs out of webbing?

In a few parallel universes of Spider-Man, Peter Parker is given the power of organic webbing in addition to his other powers. I want to know whether any comic book story (or TV show, videogame etc) ...
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In The Dresden Files, is Harry still beholden to the White Council?

Is Harry Dresden still a member of the White Council and still constrained by their laws, subject to their justice? In the latest novels he seems to still care about what the council thinks but it ...
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They lived on a planet and their home was named Fang

I can only remember bits and pieces of this book: The beginning the book describes someone running really fast They lived on a planet and their home was named Fang There was a colony of big wolves ...
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Story Identification: colonists on a planet where the wheat is crystalline

I read a story back in the early 90s about a group of colonists who landed on a planet where the wheat (or wheat-like equivalent) is some kind of crystalline plant. The colonists face starvation until ...
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Did Sirius' family assume he was a Death Eater and like him post-arrest?

Reading this question, a thought visited me: Sirius Black was disliked by his family (Blacks) because he didn't follow their blood purity ideology and was friends with Potter, Lupin, and co. 'I ...
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How did the letter from Lily to Sirius make it to Grimmauld Place?

In Deathly Hallows, at the beginning of Chapter 10, 'Kreacher's Tale', Harry enters Sirius' room and, after rummaging, finds the first page of his mother's letter to Sirius and the remnants of a ...
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140 views

Who was more powerful: Sauron or Morgoth?

Both Morgoth and Sauron were Dark Lords. Did Tolkien express any opinion about which he considered to have the greatest power at the height of their careers (either in the books or any of the extended ...
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Star Trek: Of Gods and Men - Where does it fit in the Star Trek timeline?

I am wondering where "Star Trek : Of Gods and Men" fits in with the star trek time line. ...
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114 views

How did Magneto get out of prison in the original timeline?

In X-Men: Days of Future past, the timelines between the war future and the end-of-the-movie future begin to diverge when Wolverine wakes up in the past and begins meddling with things, such as ...
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66 views

Who is the artist for the Kitty and Peter pages?

All-New X-Men issue 25 has a ton of guest artists, each doing a page or two. In the issue, there's a two page story of Kitty and Piotr that's in an adorable art style. Since the pages don't have ...
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Who was the guy who tipped They Walk Among Us in the first book?

Remember the guy who told They Walk Among Us about Mogadorians in I Am Number Four? Who was he? We're now on the penultimate book but the author seemed to have forgotten him already. I really wanted ...
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What relationship is there between tesseracts in A Wrinkle in Time and the mathematical object?

It's been a long time since I read A Wrinkle in Time, but I remember the heroes using a phenomenon or device called a tessaract to travel across space, kind of like a stargate. I later learned that ...
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87 views

Why does Bane ask only one guy to stay in the plane wreckage in Dark Knight Rises?

From the opening in sequence to the Dark Knight Rises we learn that Bane and two other members of the League of Shadows get in the plane. The CIA agent tells them that his flight plan includes only ...
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Where is Alfred Pennyworth in the Batman origin story?

I was wondering if Alfred's whereabouts or duties during the night Bruce's parents are murdered are ever discussed. Most of my knowledge of Alfred and Bruce's relations comes form movies and TV ...
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86 views

In what sense has the Doctor been running from the Question “all his life”?

In the 2013 Christmas Special "The Time of the Doctor", the true nature of the First Question was revealed to be a message from the Time Lords, sent with the intention of having the Doctor respond ...
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1answer
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Why did Beleg choose the sword, Anglachel, to wield in his quest for Turin?

When Beleg asked Thingol to let him go find Turin, Thingol let him take any sword in the realm (save his own). Beleg chooses Anglachel, although there were probably plenty of nice Elven swords to ...
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1answer
81 views

Looking for arms race critical story book about dragons

I read a book when I was a kid in the late 90s, but it maybe wasn't for kids. A boy gets transfered to another realm and I only remember they had a huge area of glass where some magicians had been ...
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103 views

Help Identifying an Alternative History Novel

I read a novel when I was 12 or 13 (late 80's, early 90's) about two timelines combining on Earth. It was a full length novel for adults that I swiped from my mom (she doesn't rememeber it at all.) ...
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Are the original X-Men movies and/or Origins really canon? [duplicate]

It's pretty clear after Days of Future Past that the older movies won't exactly be canon moving forward, but considering all of the discrepancies between the movies within the original trilogy and by ...
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Why is there a disconnect between Luisa Rey and the other reincarnations?

I am specifically speaking about the novel here, rather than the movie of the same name, although I doubt there is a difference between the two. All of the other characters in the novel appear to be ...
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Why does Agent Smith call the Oracle “Mom”?

In The Matrix Revolutions, Agent Smith and the Oracle finally meet. Before he assimilates her, they have this conversation: ORACLE: You are a bastard. SMITH: You would know, Mom. But ...
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144 views

Superman time-travels to red Sun age

I have a rather vague recollection of this comic book. I believe I read this in early 70's. Superman time-travels back to the time when the Sun is a red star. The Earth is (rather strangely) inhabited ...
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Can Harry Potter's Invisibility Cloak hide inanimate objects/Non-sentient beings?

So anyone with the invisibility cloak (The Deathly Hallows cloak) can hide themselves, almost completely. Can this effect work on inanimate objects in any capacity? As someone in the comments said, ...
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Whose underwear is this?

Okay, this is a bit different.... My son recently got underwear for his birthday. The underwear came in a set of 5, packaged as Justice League underwear. On the packaging, you can see The Flash, ...
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117 views

Hacking scene in Swordfish (2001) [on hold]

Swordfish is a 2001 action crime thriller film starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle Berry. Do you remember the infamous hacking scene in which Hugh Jackman is trying to break into the FBI ...
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1answer
3k views

Had JK Rowling seen King's Cross Station before writing the first book?

A someone who frequented King's Cross a great deal for commuting, one things always struck me as odd: Platforms 9 through 11 do not have the large pillars shown in the movie that is used for access to ...
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64 views

Transformers 4 Song's Title

Could anyone please tell me the titles of the songs played from 6:50 to 7:57 minutes (2 songs, one after another) in Transformers: Age of Extinction?
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Are there any royal jesters in song of ice and fire?

An interesting question arose in my mind, since Martin actually keeps his books quite close to the medieval history. Now, almost all medieval kings in Europe (and in my native Russia too, by the way) ...
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1answer
110 views

Why did the Infinity stone just lay around when it is so powerfull? [duplicate]

In the beginning of the Guardians of the Galaxy Movie, starlord walks around and have no trouble finding the Infinity Stone. Seconds later, the other Troopers arrive as well. Why did no one bevore ...
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In the 1982 movie, “The Thing”, why do they have flame-throwers?

In the 1982 movie "The Thing", is there ever any explanation why this polar base has several flame-throwers? They're clearly not home-made, like the ones in the first Alien movie. Why would a polar ...
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Was Luke flirting with the Dark Side when he committed animal cruelty?

He openly admitted to Wedge Antilles that he used to "Bullseye (kill) womp rats" in his T-16. So when he killed animals for target practice, was this leveraging him to the Dark Side? It really adds to ...
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112 views

What humanoid species are immune to the Vulcan nerve pinch and the mind meld?

Some species (Cardassians, apparently Ferengi, etc.), are immune to the Vulcan mind meld, but they'd fall unconscious if Spock did a nerve pinch on them. Are any humanoid species immune to both the ...
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115 views

Child of the Forest or Wildling?

In the first scene of Episode 1-1, Winter is Coming, a child appears twice. Once, she is on a tree, appearing to be dead. Next, one of the men from the Night's Watch sees her standing in front of him, ...
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What was this movie about an isolated community that came out earlier this century?

I am trying to identify a movie that I saw a trailer for around five or more years ago. This century at least. The movie was about a peaceful, low technology (maybe rural,) community isolated by a ...
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111 views

What languages is Data fluent in?

Data can speak French, apparently fluently, and surely can speak other ancient languagues equally well. I would imagine that he can also speak Klingon well. I recall that in Nemesis, Data struggles ...
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120 views

Do Dirk Gently and The Hitchhiker's Guide exist in the same universe?

There are several common elements between the Dirk Gently and Hitchhiker's Guide universes which I noticed while re-listening to them in succession, but there are also differences: Thor and Asgard ...
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1answer
94 views

Did Neelix ever take/steal warp plasma from Voyager?

In season 3 episode 13 (Fair Trade) of Voyager, does Neelix ever actually take warp plasma from voyager? From watching the episode, I understand that he "couldn't" and was given low-quality warp ...
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3answers
234 views

Is toothpaste used in the Star Trek era?

Soap is apparently optional, as is shampoo, so does this mean that there's a "sonic" teeth cleaner available for Kirk, Crusher, and Tuvok? Or perhaps not? Is this ever discussed in canon (or ...
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3k views

Do any clones refuse order 66?

When the clones are issued with order 66: do any refuse to carry out the order?
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1answer
105 views

About Vulcans And Their Feelings [duplicate]

Is there any substance in the brains of Vulcans that makes them feel less feelings?
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97 views

Why we don't see guns in Harry Potter World? [duplicate]

They can shield bullets ? and a shot seems to be much stronger than a expelliarmus
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270 views

Why was Gandalf the Gray so underestimated? [on hold]

The folks in Middle-Earth thought of Gandalf as a random wizard. OF course they seem to have a notion of Gandalf's wizardly powers, however, their notion underestimates him... Information about ...
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1answer
126 views

In what order do the Awesome Mix Vol 1 songs appear in Guardians of the Galaxy?

The Guardians of the Galaxy movie features several songs from Star-Lord’s Awesome Mix Vol 1 mixtape, compiled for him by his mother. This mixtape (or near enough) is available as one of the official ...
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312 views

What is economics like for ordinary people in the Star Trek universe?

I realize that this is a very broad question, with the stories told in the Star Trek universe spanning hundreds of years. I sometimes hear of economists talking about a theoretical "Star Trek ...

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