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Book (online?) where one common (and powerful) form of magic consists of making vows

I was reading Sew You Want to be a Hero, second book of the Threadbare series, and there's a scene where a character is commenting on how the Knight class (it's LitRPG where people are aware of their ...
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What did Nebula look like before she was a robot?

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, what did Nebula look like before she was a robot?
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Anime where a popular teen becomes a demon slayer

I am trying to find an anime that has a super popular teenager as a protagonist. One day that guy goes at night in his school with his friends and he gets attacked by some shadow daemons. And all of a ...
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Are there any species with no Force-sensitives in Star Wars?

We have seen many species in the Star Wars galaxy who are Force-sensitive including Human, Mon Calamari, Wookiee, Twi'lek, etc., but are there any known species whose members are incapable of using ...
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What was the gambit pileup in “A Deepness in the Sky?”

I've heard it mentioned repeatedly that in the climax of A Deepness in the Sky, Sherkaner Underhill's and Pham Nuwen's gambits somehow come close to mutually cancelling and giving Nau victory. As I ...
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Star Trek novel in which the Enterprise-A is sold as surplus and refitted with Klingon technology

I'm trying to recall a licensed Star Trek novel that I encountered in the early 2000's decade. The gist of the story is that after the NCC-1701-A is decommissioned after the end of The Undiscovered ...
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Constantine and “suicide == no Catholic burial”

As one might recall from Constantine, a plot point was that Isabel Dodson was a suicide and thus barred from a Catholic burial, condemned to Hell, et cetera. After some cursory research I found this ...
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Does Trish actually have super-powers?

I'm half-way through season 3. They've just found Trish is talking and acting as though she has super-powers, but I'm not clear on whether she does actually have them. We got shown her doing a long ...
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Did Captain America make out with his niece?

I’m a little bit confused with the timeline after Avengers: Endgame. At the end of Endgame we learnt that: With that in mind and taking into account that Captain America kisses Sharon Carter (who is ...
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Curator working late discovers the night watchman is the vandal and the Egyptian gods are real

I’d love to identify a short story I read in an anthology that must’ve been printed in the 80s or 90s. The main character is a museum curator and she’s working late studying a statue of an Egyptian ...
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Fanfiction involving a sea horse, a sailor, a clam shell and a mermaid set in the multiverse

I read this online though it might have been on a surreptitiously dodgy (I mean to say sexualized in a profound way) website, it involved a love triangle between the sailor, the sea horse and the ...
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Is there a reason why, Tony didn't think of using this in “Avengers: Endgame”?

In Spider-Man: Far From Home, we see that Tony Stark And as we see further in the movie, quoting from here, Following this answer, it can be assumed that E.D.I.T.H was probably Considering this, ...
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Why was “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” cancelled? [migrated]

Why did they not make a fifth season of Jake and the Never Land Pirates?
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What does David Dunn's street address (1842) refer to in Glass?

I just watched M. Night Shyamalan's science fiction thriller Glass for the first time yesterday. Then I watched it again today because I just had to. I loved every second and wished all the deleted ...
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Movie with a girl/fairy who was talking to a unicorn in a snow covered forest

I watched this movie some time in what was probably 2010 or 11 on Netflix. I keep randomly remembering it and every time I search for it, I can't find it. I don't know what it was called, but I ...
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The warlock of firetop mountain, what's the deal with reference 192?

After defeating the warlock you get to his chest with all his treasures. In order to open it you need a combination of 3 keys. Luckily you found them all on your way. Each key has a number on it. ...
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Harry Potter fanfic where Harry has amnesia and forgets his pregnant husband Draco and tries to get back together with Ginny

No matter how I search in google, I am unable to find this fic. Please help me if you know this fic with the details I can remember - Harry and Draco are married for a long time. Harry is an Auror. ...
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Will the Sorting Hat still hesitate on the House of Harry after he lose this part? [duplicate]

As we learn in the last book Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows that Harry Potter is a Horcrux of Voldemort. Could we tell that all the specificities of Harry in some area come from this part of ...
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In Good Omens, why would anybody want to buy MEALS?

Neil Gaiman explains CHOW (MEAL's predecessor) as: CHOW contained spun, plaited, and woven protein molecules, capped and coded, carefully designed to be ignored by even the most ravenous ...
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Can a Hogwarts student refuse the Sorting Hat's decision?

After reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and remembering how Harry asked the Sorting Hat not to join Slytherin and how it granted his request, I started wondering what happens when a student ...
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Why does Yang-cha wear a face mask?

In Arthdal Chronicles, one of Tagon's Daeken soldiers, Yang-cha, since the very start of the series, constantly wears a black face mask that covers their mouth and nose, which I would imagine might ...
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Is there a “readable” map of the Warhammer world?

I found a map of the Old World of Warhammer but is is really blurry. Was wondering if there is a much better resolution of this map where the entire world is shown in detail? The entire map of the ...
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Song at end of Warehouse 13 season 4

I'm binge-watching Warehouse 13 and my Google-fu cannot identify this song that helps to end season 4. The tune was a powerful feminine drumbeat when Claudia dismisses her best friends and marches ...
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Archaeologists Time Travel to King Arthur Times

I remember reading a book about a group of archaeologists who are on a dig, they find a building, and they end up traveling back to what I believe was Arthurian times by way of something they found. ...
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Sci-Fi/Romance novel from 1990s (?) with girl who moves in with her bachelor uncle

I read a novel when I was a teenager, and my sister and I can't remember the title or author. The only things I remember about the book are that I believe it was a fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal romance ...
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Science Fiction Novel from the 70's (I think) about a cryogenically suspended man who awakes in the far future

I remember a novel I read ages ago and am looking for its name. The story starts with the death of our characters wife and he cannot get over it. So he sells everything and buys some land and builds ...
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How does Geralt transport his swords?

A significant difference between The Witcher game and its Netflix interpretation was shown in the series teaser, where Geralt carries only one sword behind his back. In the games Geralt is carrying ...
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Why did Lord Sunday get involved in taking down Lady Wednesday?

In Drowned Wednesday, we find this puzzling passage: ‘Saturday betrayed me! The other Trustees, save that somnolent fool Monday, called me to a meeting. I was ambushed, five Keys against my one. ...
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Who was first in precedence inside the House?

In Sir Thursday we find: ‘I do beg your pardon, ma’am,’ said the lieutenant. ‘Crosshaw is my name, recruiting officer. I have a draft requisition for one Arthur Penhaligon, only I think there must ...
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What's this object in SHADO headquarters?

The secret organization SHADO in the 1970s TV show UFO has this object in the middle of the floor in the operations room in their headquarters. The red disks rotate. Sadly, I can't quite make out the ...
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Story about a spacecraft crewman picking up women in a bar, intending them harm

A crewman has just finished a job, landed on a planet, rented a room, and goes to a bar. He picks up a few women who are dancing, taking them back to his room. He intends them harm. He expects to get ...
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Is there a reason why this happened in Endgame? [duplicate]

In Avengers: Infinity War, when Gamora is explaining what Thanos intends to do with the Infinity stones, Gamora: The entire time I knew Thanos, he only ever had one goal: To bring balance to the ...
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What were Odo's “Analogies”?

In the book The Dispossessed there are a number of references to what's called "Odo's Analogies". The Analogies seems to be the title of perhaps a body of writing or philosophy by the character Odo, ...
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What does Argus Filch specifically do?

I was reading a fanfiction when they asked this specific question, and it make me think... Specifically what does he do in Hogwarts? In all the seven books, do they explain exactly what he does? In ...
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Heinlein story regarding suspended animation and reading newspapers?

In one of Heinlein’s stories, a character awakes after having been in suspended animation for many years and catches up on what he’s missed by spending a few hours reading a history book, then remarks ...
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Has J.J.Jameson ever found out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man?

I haven't read the comics, only seen some Spider-Man movies and The Animated Series, so I wonder if J.J.Jameson has ever found out that Peter Parker is Spider-Man?
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A Movie About A Kid Making Wishes

It was years ago, and I was born in 2002. It starts with a fat kid with an infinite chocolate bar supply in his pockets. It turns out his friend, who is the protogonist of the movie, got a wishbook. ...
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Why are Star Wars Rebel Alliance ships named after letters from the Latin alphabet? [duplicate]

Inspired by the accepted answer to "Is there a logic behind the naming of the Rebel Alliance's starfighters?" I want to know in universe why the Rebel Alliance fighter names are based on Latin ...
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Short story man in dream facing monster in area remembers his Dad's .45 auto shoots monster [duplicate]

Short story where man is in a dream world or a world that is not quite real, his thoughts can become true. He is either a prisoner or a subject of an experiment, in a sandy arena facing a monster. ...
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Story about group of kids one of whom is called “Boomer” (and dies)

My brother has asked me to pass on a query for him re a book he would have read in 1970s or possibly very early 1980s. He thought there was more than one book and it followed the adventures of a small ...
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Movie where man is unable to die, keeps trying to kill self

A man is unable to die, he keeps on trying to kill himself and, possibly, is also attempted to be murdered, but he is invulnerable. I am dimly recalling the last few minutes, he either jumped off a ...
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Social experimentation with cryogenics fails to solve humanity's overpopulation problem [duplicate]

This may be a tough story to identify because of incomplete memory. A technique for cryogenic preservation and revival of the body has been developed and is applied to the overpopulated world in a ...
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What languages do the non-Arthdal people speak?

The Saram of the Arthdal Union speak a language that is interpreted as modern Korean. The Wahan tribe also speaks a version of this, presumably due to having a historical connection with Arthdal. ...
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Who completed the original binding in the Old Kingdom books?

In Abhorsen, the conclusion of the original Old Kingdom trilogy by Garth Nix: Is there any indication of who this person was? All seven seem to be accounted for: And it's clear that someone did die ...
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A man notices that has wife has tentacles coming out of her body that lead down to the sea

All I remember is that there's a scene where a man's wife(?) walks into the room and then he notices that she has tentacles coming out of her that lead all throughout the house(?) to the sea(?) It ...
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Short story (possibly a novella) about people living in caves; women start giving birth to worms

In eleventh grade, we read many a short story, sometimes novellas if our teacher liked them enough. I remember reading The Most Dangerous Game. This one short story I have been trying to find for ...
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Can the Room of Requirement bring people, if a person was to need someone else?

In Harry Potter, the Room of Requirement is said to be able to give anyone anything they needed. Hence the name. Can the Room of Requirement bring another person, if the person inside it needed them? ...
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A recent short Sci-Fi story about a family at Christmas and climate change

I'm looking for a recent (last four years?) SF story about a family enjoying a nice day in their house at Christmastime, watching the snow fall in the forest near their home through the windows. The ...
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Sci-fi movie featuring a fat man running sideways on a wall

This is clearly a fairly recent sci-fi movie featuring superpowers, but I don't recall seeing it advertised. There's an obese man with his belly hanging out, running on the side of a skyscraper ...
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Why did Lord Beckett expect them to sing?

In the Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End intro scene with the hanging, a soldier comes and says to Beckett that the people started to sing "Hoist the Colours". Beckett does not seem surprised ...

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