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Honoring Your Lover by Eating Him

Looking for a short story in a Fantasy/SF anthology. I read it in Vietnam in middle 1971, so the anthology was probably 1969/1970. The story has 12 sections, each representing a consecutive day. In ...
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In what book did Harry Potter start showing affection towards Ginny Weasley?

Does anyone know at what point in the Harry Potter books Harry started showing affection towards Ginny Weasley?
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Science fiction short story in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine about a Portuguese man who reincarnates

I read a story in a 1986 Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine about a Portuguese man who reincarnates and can make women fall madly in love with him by squeezing a secretion out from under his ...
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Did Olympe (Madame Maxime) love Hagrid?

At moments it seems as though the two are truly in love but at others it seems like she's using him. She gets all mad at Hagrid for saying the truth, and lies to him. Maybe she just wanted to get away ...
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Bruce Wayne’s pre Batman love interests

Has Bruce Wayne dated any girl before becoming Batman or he only trained and had no time for them ? if he has then how many had he dated?
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Book about a girl who never dies and a man who killed everything he touches

I saw this romance novel on an instagram reel being advertised by the author about a girl who never dies and a man who kills everything he touches. It was in one of those "bound to falling in ...
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What do the family relations between the Valar mean?

TL;DR: Some of the Valar are described in the Silmarillion as husband and wife, and others are described as siblings. But it seems that the Ainur don't procreate, and it's unclear what marriage means ...
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Looking for fantasy book about girl with hidden powers

I think I read the book on Wattpad once, but can't remember the title. It is about a magical world with a strong social hierarchy: the ones with magic at the top, the ones without at the bottom. The ...
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Romance/Supernatural book about a girl who falls in love with a male ghost after moving into her grandmothers house

I remember that their grandmother had passed away, and the family, mom, son, and daughter, moved in. The father might have been there. The girl starts to notice that the house is not normal. Their ...
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Did Zabulon really love Alisa?

In the Day Watch novel by Sergei Lukyanenko and Vladimir Vasilyev, at the end of Vitaly Rogoza part, we discover that Was his previously stated love real? Was he just using Alisa for the whole time?
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Fantasy book - Druid novel

I'm looking for a book I read ages ago and can only remember part of the story. I'm sure it was a one off book and not a series. The main character was a druid apprentice. A baby girl was left at ...
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Time travel short(?) story about love and an outdated calendar

So, I only vaguely remember this story. To make it harder, I don't remember if I read it in English or in German. Probably English, though I am not sure, as I read it a long time ago. PLOT: A guy ...
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Trying to ID a sci fi show from perhaps mid 90s? Martian invasion beat with love?

I remember Martians (looked like humans) with weapons landing is an assault craft of some sort and humans basically welcoming them/hugging kissing them. The main character, a Martian is sad because it ...
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How are programs from the Matrix capable of love?

I've been curious about this one for a while. We know they can - as evidenced by Persephone and the Rama-Kandra family - but how does it happen in the first place? Love comes about due to chemical ...
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Short story where protagonist tries to select wife based on predictions of automated system

There is a short story, most probably by an American science fiction author, not sure about the year (can be anything between 1960s and 1990s, most probably 1980s). The main idea is that there is ...
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Did Lily's sacrifice protection end when Harry turned 17 or not?

I'm a bit confused on this point. First, Harry is moved from the Dursley because this protective enchantment will break the minute he turns 17: "Once I’m seventeen, the protective charm that keeps ...
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Are Love Potions actually banned at Hogwarts?

Rita Skeeter's Witch Weekly article states that Love Potions are banned at Hogwarts. Love Potions are of course banned at Hogwarts, and no doubt Albus Dumbledore will want to investigate these ...
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Is Jack Harkness in love with the Doctor?

I'm intrigued by this quote from Series 3 Episode 12, The Sound of Drums (emphasis mine): DOCTOR: See? It just shifts your perception a tiny little bit. Doesn't make us invisible, just unnoticed. ...
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Was Harry ever attracted to anyone other than Ginny or Cho?

We know that Harry has crushes upon both Ginny and Cho at various points in the books. However, is there any canon evidence of him showing any form of attraction whatsoever to anyone else at any point?...
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Are Hera Syndulla and Kanan Jarrus in love?

Watching the interactions between Hera and Kanan - especially when they are alone - I get a weird vibe that there is more to their relationship than just close friends and fellow rebels. It could be ...
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Did Luke or Leia ever feel romantic attraction to each other?

In Return of the Jedi, Luke and Leia This development was... strange, to say the least. On one hand, they kissed in the films twice. On the other hand, one kiss was for luck, and the other was to ...
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When/Why Did Love Escape Voldemort?

We know that Voldemort does not love. He does not understand it, nor (generally) the magic that it possesses. He knows nothing of the sort. [...] "you possess in such quantities and which ...
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Is Anakin's love for Padme healthy? [closed]

Which of the following best describes Anakin's feelings for Padme, from a bystander's objective point of view? Going down from one extreme to the other: Sexual infatuation, nothing more True, ...
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How much of Anakin's love life during the war do we know?

We see how quickly Anakin and Padme escalated in Ep II. What about during the Clone Wars? How much time do they get to spend together? Were they able to have a honeymoon, or spend any time on vacation ...
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Why didn't Paul Maud'Dib marry Chani Kynes?

From the last pages of Dune and right after Hasimir Fenring restrains himself from killing the emperor for having cuffed Fenring viciously across the jaw: Paul cleared his throat, said: "We were ...
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Why did Katniss not tell Peeta that she loves him?

In the movies and in the books, why does Katniss (not in the sense of denying) never say she loves Peeta or make him feel that she loves him, not until the end of the last book?
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Short story about a super weapon, an Empire, rebels, love and friendship (not Star Wars!)

A man has created a Super Weapon for an empire. By pressing one button he can eliminate armies, thus the empire is undefeatable and he becomes a favorite of them. But, one day, another battle, before ...
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The anthology's name and title of a short story where two ghouls fall in love?

I read a short story in a horror/scifi anthology back in about 2005. Not sure when it was actually published. There was a love theme to the anthology. A girl hung out by graveyards and ended up ...
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Is it true that Suzanne Collins was forced to add a love triangle to the Hunger Games?

TV Tropes states that Collins' publishers forced her to change Gale from Katniss's cousin to a love interest. I've heard this before in different places but sometimes the facts are slightly different. ...
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Identify obscure sci-fi indie short - Man has to convince cyborg gf that he loves her in the past to stop a robot vs human war in the present

It's pretty much all in the title. I did a bit of googling, no luck. It's live-action with extensive CGI for the robots. It starts out with soldiers screaming and firing machine guns at dog-like ...
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When and why did Harry Potter fall in love with Ginny Weasley?

In the earlier HP books it's pretty clear that Harry and Ginny get on quite well as friends (and that she's rather smitten with him) but I'm struggling to identify when and why Harry started to like ...
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Are there any couples in the Culture?

Is sex in Iain M Banks's Culture limited to orgies and one-night stands? The only romantic love I can think of is in the one that has a Hell and the one where they're descended from carnivores and ...
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Did Bellatrix really love her husband? [duplicate]

In harry potter, Bellatrix is one of Voldemort's most beloved and loyal Death Eaters. Voldemort even trained her himself. "trained in the dark arts by the dark lord himself" She is married ...
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Tolkien: Is there any incidence of a romance between a dwarf and a man/woman? [duplicate]

Following up this question about love between Dwarfs and Elves (What inspired Tauriel's story arc?), I wondered whether there is any incidence of a romance between a dwarf and a man/woman? The ...
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A man who buys true love [duplicate]

Many years back I read a short science fiction story about sold love. If memory serves, a man comes to a pleasure-planet. He passes several attractions, the weirdest one being a place where you can ...
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Dystopia where match-making computer gives user no choice

I need help remembering the name of a story that had a computer that functioned as a vending machine for relationships, but where the user had little to no control over who came out. It's killing me ...
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Movie about a boy finding the girl('s spirit) and falling in love with her

I vaguely remember this story (which I saw a long time ago) where a guy meets this new girl while all alone on a bridge at night. She comes into his life and makes everything alright about him. He ...
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What is the definition of true love?

In 'Once upon a time' series there is the myth of true love. Rumplestiltskin declares himself really interested to it: I'm a fan of true love, dearie. And more importantly... what it creates. ...
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Is love magical for Muggles as well?

In the Harry Potter universe, love is a very potent, mysterious force and the power source of some "old magic". The most prominent use in the series is the protection that made Harry himself survive ...
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Looking for the name of a book about a female scientist who travels back in time and falls in love with a Viking king named Per

I read a book around 1998-2000, which was about a group of (U.K./English?) scientists who had created a time machine. One of them, a female, travelled back in time and arrives in the time of the ...
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Female alien protagonist farms humans and crashes car in Britain

I may have read this story in sci fi & fantasy mag. The story concerned a lower caste female alien surgically morphed and assigned to an earth food processing center in Britain. She was appalled ...
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A werewolf short story first read in the mid 80s, about a cheating man

I believe this short story was in an anthology I read at my school library in the mid 1980s (similar to Alfred Hitchock's Monster Museum); the story involved a man who was engaged to a rich society ...
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What's the love story in Twilight? [closed]

I see a lot of those memes and images of eg. two kittens, or Spongebob with caption still better love story than Twilight I'm unfortunately not familiar with Twilight. What's the love story of ...
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Short story about Neurosurgeon uses nanobots to cure patients, 'reprograms' ex-wife to fall back in love with him

I read this story sometime between 1989 and 1991 in a SF&F magazine (Asimov's Science Fiction? The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction? Amazing Stories?) and I've looked for it for years, in ...
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