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A manga about a man (samurai?) who falls in a lake/pond and ends up in another world surrounded by women who are all scantily-dressed witches

The man falls in water and wakes up seeing a busty woman bathing. He gets taken to her village where he learns that she and her villagers are all women and all witches. He helps them fight the empire/...
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Student expelled in order to go undercover; his father heads the agency [closed]

Student cadet recruited to secret agency. Has to be expelled to go undercover. Turns out his father who he believed dead is the boss of the agency. I thought this was by Heinlein but can't find it.
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Novel with mind-trapping sculpture-like object

This is a paperback novel that I read in the 00s, but I am fairly certain that it was published earlier (probably circa 1970s). I believe that it was part of a series (the middle book of a trilogy?), ...
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How many people died in the 5th and 6th episodes?

In the 5th episode of the 2022 Moon Knight TV show, purple streaks of light in the sky of the Egyptian afterlife show that Harrow and his followers are sending souls back earlier than their time. It ...
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How is fission drive possible? [closed]

In the second installment of Remembrance of Earth's Past (AKA the 3 body problem) - the Dark Forest - one of the scientific advances is a fission driven spacecraft. That is that a "non-chemical ...
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How are Custodes made in the 41st Millennium?

We know that the the Adeptus Custodes are the personal bodyguards of The Emperor and they existed alongside the Thunder Warriors before the Adeptus Astartes were created. Space Marines are created by ...
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Story about a really advanced room (called a "Nursery"), that makes realistic images, and ends in the main character's death

No idea when this was made, but the room (and the house) are all electronic. The "Nursery" is primarily Africa. The parents (main characters), try to change it from Africa. The parents also ...
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Who would win in a fight: Conan the Barbarian or one of the MacLeod immortals? [closed]

Assume Conan and any individual immortal representative of the MacLeod clan meet in an empty arena armed with their usual weapon and equipped with their usual things. They have to fight to the death, ...
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Short story about a euthanasia machine

I read a translation of this short story around 2000 but no idea how old the original could have been. The plot follows someone entering a euthanasia machine and being talked through the process by an ...
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Isekai Manhwa/Manhua here mc daughter and wife are murdered

I wanted to ask something does anyone know a series like (the live) where the main character's wife and daughter is murdered and the murderer disappears from the map for having gone to another world? ...
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Which SciFi/Fantasy stories explore scientific and ethical alternatives concerning animals? [closed]

On many pre-industrial human societies, agriculture, transportation and industry were based on nonhuman animal (referred as "nonhuman" thereafter) exploitation, and more than a few on human ...
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Fantasy manga about a noble main character frowned upon due to a lack of magic skills, and abused by his fiancée

From what I can remember, the main character (MC) is some sort of young noble who was frowned upon by people around him, due to how skittish and incompetent he was in magic. He also had a fiancée that ...
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In "The Algebraist" how do the Dwellers build their ships?

As far as I know gas giants have no metals. How did the Dwellers get into space in the first place? Are they capable of being in the vacuum of space without ships? I don't remember Banks talking about ...
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Movie with human-sized alien/bugs with guns

So all I remember is it having human-sized alien/bugs with guns. The bugs had some sort of, like, antennas in their mouths; they looked like whiskers, but they had just two each. Basically, they were ...
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Golden age SF short story where spacecraft pilots are reanimated dead people?

The key detail from the story was that because of cosmic rays or some other deadly phenomenon, pilots of spacecraft returning to earth had to be dead people who had been specially reanimated. Living ...
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Planet of cannibals

This question First story to feature the trope "the nice self-sufficient society that welcomed us are actually cannibals"? jogged my memory about a sci-fi short story that I read maybe ...
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How did Wolverine get his Adamantium back between X-Men Annual Vol. 1 #11 and 12?

In X-Men Annual Vol. 1 Issue 11 from 1987, Wolverine is regenerated from a drop of his blood. You can see his skeleton on page 37: Click images to enlarge. Which means he hasn't got his Adamantium ...
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2010s young adult fantasy book about a teenager who goes to live in a mansion and a young relative who watches an evil TV show

I think he moved to the New England area. I remember him having magical powers and living in a mansion. If I recall correctly, there was a younger relative (maybe a cousin) who watched this evil TV ...
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What is lexcorp in lego batman 2 inspired by?

In the video game lego batman 2 anything related to the company lexcorp seems to be jet black with green neon lights, such as the lexcorp juggernaut,(https://images.app.goo.gl/TvHCy1aGtK2SytqV8) the ...
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Live-action wuxia TV series about two brothers who were demigods with special powers

I remember when I was a kid (I think in 2004), I watched this live-action wuxia TV series on DVD in the US about two brothers who were demigods with special powers. The youngest had eyes that could ...
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How does Motormaster's height compare to Menasor's?

In other combiners like Devastator, members form their limbs by attaching themselves to the torso. However in the case of Menasor, the Stunticons cars simply attach to the sides of Motormaster limbs. ...
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X-men comic about a citadel with an "all-powerful" gem

Back when I was a kid I remember reading an X-men comic where they get transported to some sort of citadel in another planet by a villain, in order to retrieve some sort of gem. What I remember about ...
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What is Tara Tam's ethnicity?

In Chip Zdarsky's 2015 run of Howard the Duck, the primary supporting character is Tara Tam, a millennial tattoo artist that becomes acquainted with Howard and accompanies him throughout some of his ...
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Why was the British Ministry of Magic so careless with the Time-Turners?

As we see in the Battle of the Department of Mysteries, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Neville Longbottom, Ginny Weasley, and Luna Lovegood could penetrate the Time Room in the interior ...
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Why didn't Cornelius Fudge suspect the resurgence of Dark Magic activities as proof of Voldemort's return?

Since there were over 100,000 wizards who watched the Quidditch World Cup, and most saw what the Death Eaters were doing, like burning tents and people; levitating a Muggle family; the spinning of a ...
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What episode is this from on Batman?

Anyone know what episode on the 1960s Batman TV show this is from?
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Has Jessica ever 'claimed' someone?

It's been a while since I've seen True Blood, but from what I remember it's common for vampires to 'stake a claim' on a particular human- Bill, for example did this to keep other vampires from harming ...
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In the apocalyptic film 'These Final Hours' what happened to Rose’s mom?

The film deals with the final 12 hours of the last humans on Earth in Australia. Rose (the little girl that James rescues from thugs) is heading to her aunt’s house where her dad is. But ultimately ...
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How did Garak know that the Romulans won't question why a data rod was partially recoverable?

In the episode In the Pale Moonlight, Vreenak says the following: VREENAK: You are persistent, Captain, I'll grant you that, but dogged determination isn't enough to change the reality of your ...
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Book where Patton or MacArthur teams up with Robert E.Lee in an apocalyptic world

A friend told me he read an excellent SF book years ago where Patton or maybe MacArthur partnered somehow with Robert E. Lee in a near-future apocalyptic world. Who knows this?
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Is Omega Supreme the only Guardian Robot who can transform?

In the Transformers G1 cartoon, Guardian Robots are seen a couple of times, one battling Superion, another battling autobots, but as far as I remember, they never transform. Omega Supreme however, can ...
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When was obliviation discovered/invented?

According to Harry Potter Wiki Mnemone Radford was the witch who first developed Memory Modifying Charms. She became the first Ministry of Magic Obliviator, due to her skill with the charm. When ...
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Webcomic about "small differences" ruining a date (specifically one of them likes YOHpt1 the other YOHpt2) [closed]

Trying to track down a webcomic. The panels are a back and forth between a couple on a first date. Something like "What do you do mostly?" "oh watch a lot of tv?" "whats your ...
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Short Marvel fanfic about Magneto having a head cold

I think I read this in college, which would put it between 1998 and 2002. I thought I read it on the Fonts of Wisdom site, but I can't find it on there. It was a short humorous fanfic where Magneto ...
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1950s TV episode where a motorcyclist takes a drug which changes his time perception, enabling him to avoid logs falling off a truck

On a show like Science Fiction Theater (but not that one), a maniac was releasing logs from the back of his truck and killing motorcycle riders. A man took a drug which changed his time perception, ...
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Book about a girl who finds out she was a fairy sent away to keep her safe, and gets sent someone to protect her

I’m pretty sure the cover has the girl in a dress sitting down next to a pool of water. She was born a fairy but brought up as human and eventually finds out she was actually a fairy sent away for her ...
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YA book ID: short stories including Masked Granny and hypnotic TV camera

Who can identify this collection of sci-fi (or spec-fi) short stories that I read (in Britain) in the late '80s or early '90s? One story was about a rock singer called "Masked Granny". She ...
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Manhua/manga/manhwa where the female lead's kingdom gets destroyed, and she's kidnapped and "held hostage"

It was a typical romance isekai to some extent. The female lead read a story and died, then reincarnated into it. She realizes her kingdom gets destroyed (I think). Her sister or someone she knew is ...
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Sci-fi book read in the early 2000s about a video game developer evading kidnappers, who want his in-game geology algorithm, I think

The main protagonist was a genius game designer / CEO of a computer game company, who knew where the minable resources in the game were, because he was the one who created the very realistic geology ...
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Manhua where the main character's mother's family was a renowned cultivator family, and his dad is watching over a portal to some dimension

I'm looking for a manhua where the main character's mother's family was actually a renowned cultivator family, and his dad is watching over a portal to some dimension.
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Film that begins with spaceship combat seen from a cockpit or control room

Alright, so as a kid I remember seeing the beginning of a film on TV, and it's been bugging me for more than a decade trying to figure out what it was. I remember the first scene - it felt like late ...
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How did GLaDOS open portals in the beginning?

If you look at the beginning of the original Portal game, GLaDOS opened portals for us. While the portals were opened on plain white surfaces, how could GLaDOS do it ...
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Spaceship chess game identification

I faintly remember the game, I played it as a kid in the early 00s. The game involved a chessboard where at first you could play chess as you normally would. When a piece would take another piece ...
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'80s novella about a computer running everything, which is destroyed by a punch card

I have been trying to find even a reference to this book and haven't been able to do so. I read it in the early '80s, but it might have been published a bit earlier. It was a rather small mass market ...
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Novel with a women editing 20/21st century movies to add interaction and 3D effects

Novel with a women editing 20/21st century movies to add interaction and 3D effects. She lived in a shack in the wilderness and if I remember correctly it was an additional source of income. I thought ...
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What happens to lightsabers after large battles?

Do the hilts just sit there? I'm specifically refering to huge battles like Geonosis or the 7th Battle of Ruusan. Is there someone who scavenges the sabers, or do the Jedi/Sith send people to recover ...
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Manga/manhwa about a guy with water powers, a secret society, and a secret training island

I read this story a bit then left and forgot its name. There is a guy who discovers that he has water-controlling powers when he is attacked on a rooftop near a water tank, and he suddenly creates a ...
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Short story about time travel and refugees from the future

I'm trying to find a short story about a woman whose job is processing time travelling refugees from a future genocide/dystopia. The protagonist is in charge of settling them in refugee camps. She's ...
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Why does Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) bother fighting if she can warp reality?

Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff) has the power of reality warping through chaos magic. https://marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Scarlet_Witch We've seen her warping reality in WandaVision: After ...
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Anime movie/series about school students that go to another world with rocky territory, they fight square monsters

I’m trying to find a movie or series, it was an anime or some animation if I remember right. I watched it around 2010-2016. I remember it had school students and they transport to another world or ...
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