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90s(?) Movie where young boy's virtual girlfriend becomes real

I watched a movie in the 90s, I think. I don't remember much from the movie. There was a young boy who has a blond virtual girlfriend with large breasts. I remember a pool scene where they swam around ...
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Can you Awaken something that is alive?

Is it possible to Awaken something that is already alive, thereby gaining control over the being?
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In S6E10 “The Winds of Winter”, why couldn't the audience leave?

This is just one of those inconsistency things that bothers you. When all the people were in the Sept of Baelor for the trial and then they sensed something was wrong and then got blown up. Why would ...
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Can a Disney Princess be adopted into royalty? [closed]

Can a Disney Princess be adopted into royalty? Because two of the optional requirements to become one is to be born or married into royalty, but it says nothing about being adopted into a royal family....
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A short story about post nuclear war

Once I heard a unique story from a teacher. I really need to find its title. Here is the plot: in the post nuclear war times, a man goes to a strange place to find someone who can send people back in ...
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YA wizard novel about an orphan who becomes a witch and ultimately sacrifices herself to achieve something

I’m having trouble remembering what a certain book was called and I’d really love some help. It was the last of a trilogy (I read the last book first because they’re not related, really). It’s about ...
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Color Blind Short Story

There was a short story I read years ago that has stayed with me in the back of my mind; I just can not think of the title. It is about an old woman who by happenstance meets a group of humanoid ...
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LitRPG book about a girl who lives in a tower in a post apocalyptic world

I'm looking for a book I read. It's based on a girl who lives in a post-apocalyptic world in a tower. Two boys went out scrounging for things in the wasteland and found an apple core (for the seeds) ...
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Old kids show from the 80's about two kids with a magical compass that took them to another world

I remember watching this one show when I was a kid in the 80's/early 90's in Canada. It was a live-action show about these two kids and had some puppet/muppet-like characters, but it kind of had a ...
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When should the Battlestar Galactica episode “The Plan” be watched with respect to the episode “No Exit”?

I see that the special "The Plan" is generally recommended to be viewed after the episode "No Exit", although I hear it could very well be viewed before that episode, but the reasoning there is ...
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Is Nightblood a Shardblade?

In Warbreaker, Vasher uses Nightblood, an Awakened sword with enough Breaths infused in it that it has sentience. People who draw the sword end up dead and towards the end of the book when Vasher uses ...
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Are there any significant original novel series concerning major comicbook superheroes? [closed]

I ask this question because if we think about, for example, the case of Star Trek and Star Wars, there are very significant extended universes including original novels. However, as far as I'm aware,...
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Animated TV show where these students are secret agents and fight this one teacher who is kinda evil [closed]

These kids try to beat their evil teacher, I think her name has Macbeth or Ms. Beth or something, and they all act as secret agents? I never got to finish this animated show. It is either Australian ...
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Did Ollivander actually use his measurements?

When Harry gets his wand, Ollivander's magical measuring tape first takes all kinds of ridiculous measurements on him, like the distance between his nostrils, from eye to ear or something like that. ...
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Is there an intentional pun in this quote from the Necronomicon?

The Necronomicon is a fictional book mentioned in a number of Lovecraft's short stories and novellas. And we know a few quotes from it. In "The Nameless City" (1921), a rhyming couplet that appears ...
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How old is Aragorn at the time of the Hobbit movies? [duplicate]

At the end of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Legolas was sent to find Aragorn. But in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Bilbo is already 111 years old. So Aragorn must be ...
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How much influence does King's “The Dark Tower” have on Overwatch?

This reddit post implies that some Overwatch characters may have been created under The Dark Tower influence. Namely, McCree and Reaper might be based on Roland and The Man in Black respectively. I ...
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What happens if you don't fit in any of the Hogwarts houses and still have to go to Hogwarts?

Like me for example, I have some traits from some houses but lack other traits. I'm definitely not a Gryffindor because I lack bravery, not a Hufflepuff because I'm lazy, not a Ravenclaw because I'm ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry is a magical genius

I remember Harry condensing cloud and using them as a way to move around the castle. At one point when he’s experimenting with his magic he blasts a hole in the dungeon wall. Pretty sure I read it on ...
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What is the meaning of “G” in G7Turing in “Salvation”?

In the book Salvation, Peter Hamilton uses the terminology G3Turing, G5Turing, G7Turing to talk about AI. I understand what "Turing" means of course, and the number means the higher the more ...
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Sci-fi short story collection: Scientist tries to find one final equation

I am looking for an anthology where one of the stories was about a scientist who leaves everything to find the one final equation or formula that will combine all equations. The scientist was a man. ...
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Why did Nico embrace Dormammu in Runaways S02E10?

In S02E10 of Runaways, Nico has exhausted herself defending the shelter, but her body snaps into guard position and she uses her staff to destroy the enemies. After her body snaps upright and before ...
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Chinese drama of love story between rival immortal factions

From what I can remember, the main leads are immortals that belong to enemy factions. The male lead's faction wore white or black or something all the time and the female lead's faction wore red ...
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Why didn't Doc Brown send the letter to his house in Back to the Future Part III?

We all know how the movies happen at the end of Back to the Future, Part II and the beginning of Part III. Western Union delivers it at some road next to a sign for future housing development. Marty ...
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Anime where guy is forced to fight on his first day of magic school. Portal opens and his wife(!) comes out and gives him a gauntlet

This guy gets into a magic school where on the first day he is forced to fight a girl in front of everyone but during the the fight a lady comes out a portal and claims she is his wife and he gains a ...
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Seeking an anthology book called 'A View From A Distant Shore'

In the 1990s I came across a book by the title A View From A Distant Shore. It was a collection of short stories from Eastern Europe I believe. It was an older secondhand paperback. I mostly ...
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Can the teachers access the dormitories of the Houses?

I rewatched the movies recently, and was wondering about the dormitories. Would the teachers have access if they needed to check on a student, or would they have to gain access via another student? E....
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Why did McGonagall consider it to be “very dangerous these days” to have pupils out of the dormitories at night?

In Chapter Fifteen of Philosopher's Stone, when everyone gets caught out of bed on the night Norbert was given to Charlie's friends, Professor McGonagall says the following in her rebuke: "Four ...
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Sci-Fi book I read in the eighties. Dystopian future where violence is porn

This was a UK paperback (maybe) with red words over a dark city on the cover, I read it mid eighties. Set in future America. The protagonist may have been some sort of investigator, he dresses up ...
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Novel: AI-assisted Dog Drives Car at Night

I'm trying to remember a science-fiction novel (may have been a shorter form) about an optimistic near-future, possibly written in the 1960's. A very small piece of the plot had to do with a family ...
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Can Cersei still have children at the end of season 7?

Cersei's children are I am wondering what Cersei thinks about the heir and the family's legacy her father talked about. Given that she regularly has sex with her brother these days, can she give ...
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Are the scientists from “The Jameson Satellite” by Neil R. Jones based on real-world scientists?

"The Jameson Satellite" by Neil R. Jones (1931), which is possibly the first instance of transhumanism in fiction (according to this answer by user14111), has Prof. Jameson trying to escape death by ...
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Why does Hayley decide to stay?

In The Originals s5e06 Hayles undergoes binding and becomes a vampire, not a hybrid, therefore she is no longer able to survive daylight. On the other hand, there's Roman who has a daylight ring, so ...
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Why was there not a firestorm at Tallarn?

At Istvaan after the planet is virus bombed, the decaying matter creates a large amount of flammable gas (methane etc) in the atmosphere. One of the ships fires into the atmosphere then igniting the ...
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Is there any more information about the golden fleet?

Having read the Tallarn book one aspect really confused me. At one point a fleet named the golden fleet, arrives led by a rogue trader named Sangrea mistress of the Eagle Claw. The fleet is stated ...
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Is there a connection between Dr Who “The happiness patrol” and Dr Who “Smile”?

I was wondering due to in both episodes unhappiness is outlawed and if you are sad you will die, also that I wonder if "Smile" might be a sort of prequel to "The happiness patrol" is this possible as ...
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Is anything known about science fiction illustrator Martin Key?

Martin Key is listed as the illustrator in the debut issue of "Worlds of If" magazine, March 1952. The cover illustration is this: Wikipedia has nothing. Amazon has nothing (not surprising, maybe 1 ...
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Has Blob Ever Been Shown to Be Injured by Electrocution?

One of the main reasons I have started to wonder about this recently, is I can't find any instances of this happening, although I imagine that there are several characters who could use electrocution ...
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Identifying the writing inside T'Challa's shoes in this scene

Following up on the question asked here, what does the inscription inside the shoes mean?
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Are Mr. Poopybutthole, Noob-noob and Stealy of the same [alien] species?

Has it ever been revealed (or mentioned) by the creators of Rick and Morty that whether Mr. Poopybutthole, and Stealy belong to the same species (alien or otherwise)? Additionally, although Noob-...
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Ron/mute Hermione, recovery from Imprisonment, has sequel on fanfiction.net

Does anyone remember the name or author of a popular fanfic on fanfiction.net (several hundred favs) in which Ron spends a few chapters believing Hermione to be dead, but she remains hostage by ...
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Did Gandalf already know Boromir before the Council of Elrond?

‘Here,’ said Elrond, turning to Gandalf, ‘is Boromir, a man from the South’. Since Gandalf had visited Minas Tirith many times and was well-known to both Denethor and Faramir how was it that he didn'...
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Cartoon movie about a man turned into crow who helps a girl who rescues children that are to be sacrificed

I am looking for a cartoon movie about a man who is turned into a crow and a girl who tries to help kids who are to be sacrificed. She gets in trouble with the leader of some sort of group of devils ...
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On what basis was William (Willie) Alexander a member of the Government before becoming Baron Grantville

Given that Hamish White Haven is Earl White Haven, and therefore holds the White Haven seat in the Lords, on what basis is William (Willie) White Haven first the Minister of the Exchequer and then ...
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In which episode of Doctor Who is the Tardis a Red Police Box and is there a significance for it?

I have seen a few pictures of a Red Police Box in the Doctor Who sites, but there are no particulars as to its significance. Can anyone help me out? I am trying to write a fiction based on the Red ...
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2018 story about self-driving cars and the trolley problem

I'm looking for a story in which a self-driving car is trying to make a decision on who to hit in an inevitable collision but the story keeps expanding on the life of the different characters. It's ...
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Is there a definitive answer as to the identity of the Hybrid?

The finale of series nine made several alternative suggestions as to who the Hybrid is. It posits Clara and Me as possible Hybrids. On more than one occasion the Doctor claims to be the Hybrid. ...
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How did the alien survive for so long, given the circumstances?

In the 2019 ep Resolution, an alien is seen being killed and its body chopped into three pieces. Then the pieces are buried separately, for hundreds of years, before one piece is finally dug up. And ...
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Sci-fi short story about overpopulation, time travel and battle of the sexes

I recall a short story I read many years ago about a soldier or scientist being sent forward in time to see if man survives overpopulation and if we do, how we solved the overpopulation problem. The ...
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Horror story: main character is a college dropout, picks a fight in a bar, and ends up in a cemetery with a lady turning into a rat monster

I remember that it's a short story I first read one year ago. A guy in a mental hospital/prison is telling a tale. There is this guy with long hipster hair who drops out of college and then his car ...

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