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Does anyone know what this fantasy script is from?

Wow, this takes me back. This is the script of the Royal House of Riftgard, from Brian Jacques' Redwall series. Specifically, it is featured in Triss. Here is your friend's message in full:
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What is this painting on the Enterprise showing?

Here's a better capture of the context from "The Best of Both Worlds Pt I". In the capture, Riker is presenting the quarters to Shelby for the first time. PICARD: Number One, why don't you ...
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Is this a laptop in the Weasley's house?

It appears to be a two-tier, cantilever sewing box. Given that Molly is a known knitter, those large orange round things are likely to be balls of orange wool.
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Does anyone know what this fantasy script is from?

EDIT: Adele C. seems to have found the actual language. So go give them some love. I feel that after pouring over possibly hundreds of fictional languages trying to find an exact match I can ...
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What is the bottom left object in this picture of fantasy items?

Purely for the sake of completeness, this image is "The Geeky Hallows" by artist TheHookshot. The objects are: Link's "Master Sword" (Zelda BOTW, etc) Gandalf the White's staff (LOTR) The ...
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What are those "sticks" on Jyn Erso's back?

The Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide factbook describes them as ILLUMINATED TRAFFIC WANDS They were part of the outfit that Jyn stole from Imperial "Deck Technician" Kent Deezling. You ...
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Where in the Star Wars original trilogy does this translucent green orb in a circular dish appear?

That's the hologram of the forest moon of Endor from Return of the Jedi. I'm sure if you look closely, you'll see a hologram of the second death star orbiting it.
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What is the bottom left object in this picture of fantasy items?

That is a sonic screwdriver from Dr. Who. Specifically, I believe that's the Mark IX model used by the 11th and 12th Doctors.
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Where is this triangular-shaped space station from?

This is Space Station Delta from the Japanese series Ultraman Tiga (1996), obviously part of the Ultraman franchise. Specifically, the shot is taken from episode 7, timestamp 1'55: For the record, it'...
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What are all these Harry Potter objects?

From left to right: The Philosopher's (Sorcerer's) Stone Tom Riddle's Diary (with inkwell and quill) A Time-Turner The Goblet of Fire A Prophecy Record A pensieve The sign of the Deathly ...
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What is this Star Wars LEGO figure?

The Brickpedia article on the 2011 Star Wars Advent Calendar says that it is Nute Gunray's walking Mechno-Chair, and seeing it myself, I agree. It was used in The Phantom Menace to talk with the ...
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What are those "sticks" on Jyn Erso's back?

It looks like the wands used by the air marshaller to direct the cargo shuttles when they were landing. You can see the red sections at the tips of the rods that light up and help indicate to the ...
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Are these figurines from any recognisable franchise?

These are Airfix Space Warriors.
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Star Wars references in this drawing

Here are all the Star Wars references that I found in the drawing: Obviously, the main reference is Darth Vader's helmet. I'm not sure what the thing next to the Death Star is. It could be Alderaan ...
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What franchises are these weapons from?

1) Thundercats (Lion-O's Sword of Omens) 2) Zelda (Link's Master Sword) 3) Final Fantasy (Buster Sword) 4) Star Wars (Jedi lightsaber) 5) He-Man (He-Man's sword from Hasbro toys / Filmation ...
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What were those lines in the opening shot of Rogue One?

Those were the rings of Lah'mu, the planet on which Galen Erso was hiding. Star Wars: Rogue One: The Ultimate Visual Guide This image from the film gives you a better view. As you can see, the rings ...
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What is Darth Vader holding on the cover of the original Star Wars novelization?

In the original John Berkey painting, it appears that Vader is holding his lightsaber, stylized in a similar manner to Luke's lightsaber. (In fact, it almost looks like a solid metal blade with light ...
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What are these spaceship silhouettes?

In brief, from top-to-bottom: The Doctor's TARDIS (Doctor Who) Millennium Falcon (Star Wars) Battlestar Galactica (Battlestar Galactica) Saturn V rocket (Apollo missions) Discovery One (2001: A Space ...
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In Loki, who is in this photo at the bottom of this box?

It appears to be a T206 Honus Wagner baseball card (or perhaps a reissue/reprint/variation). It is an incredibly rare baseball card, with only an estimated 60 still in existence. They're considered ...
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What is this item in the movie Aliens?

I think this is "Casey", the head of a doll which was either the remains of hers or one that she found while she was surviving on her own. The "tube" is the bottom of the neck. If ...
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This sculpture in google maps looks very familliar - what is it?

It appears to be a Mondoshawan from the film "The Fifth Element" Here's the bobble-head version
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What is this object seen in Mos Eisley spaceport?

This is a 9000 Z001 landspeeder Per wookieepedia The 9000 Z001 landspeeder was a Ubrikkian model commonly used around the time of the Battle of Yavin. It was modified from the 9000 landspeeder,...
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What are Imperial officers wearing here?

According to the visual dictionary, those 'pens' are actually code cylinders. I'd assume by that they mean it's the authorization codes for that particular officer. (Kind of like a badge/PIN/password ...
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Is the tartan worn by Scotty in "Savage Curtain" an actual clan tartan?

This Wired article says that the tartan is one of the many Clan Scott designs. It looks like pieces of the actual tartan were sold and autographed as memorabilia, with a piece recently being ...
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Can anybody ID this ship silhouette?

It is a Starfighter from the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century TV series.
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Old fantasy image depicting a kid in a space suit building sandcastles on the moon

That's Michael Whelan's work "The Ultimate Sandbox": https://www.michaelwhelan.com/galleries/ultimate-sandbox/ http://sf.co.ua/13/05/wallpaper-2788939.jpg
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What are those two silvery objects resting on Ben Kenobi's table when R2-D2 plays Princess Leia's message?

After an extensive search, the only reference to these that I managed to find were, as you mentioned, listed as a goof, that simply states Items on Ben's table as he watches the hologram. There ...
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Identify this arrowhead-like gold icon on a blue background

I haven't actually seen this logo used in conjunction with the film, but Aquaman is currently slated to be released on July 27, 2018. You may notice that the logo resembles Aquaman's belt... buckle? ...
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What is this monument in the intro of Stargate SG-1 Season 4?

This is not a monument at all, but rather Ra's Mask. It was actually in the intro for all the first five seasons, intended to be a visual tie-in to the movie, where Ra has a similar mask. When it ...
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What are the orange plates on Picard's desk?

No official in-universe use, but they should be data storage devices according to Michael and Denise Okuda I asked Michael and Denise Okuda (TNG production and art designers) this question ten ...
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