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Books about dragons and war from a cat-loving author
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It sounds like Eragon by Christopher Paolini. Published in 2003 but it looks like the German translation wasn't published until 2009. The film was 2006. Eragon finds a dragon egg and it hatches. ...

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Children's TV series with school giving out laptops and strange symbiosis occurring
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I think this could be Dark Season. It was live action Check. It would have been late 80's / (very) early 90's 1991 I'm fairly sure the show aired in the UK on the BBC (I don'...

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Short story where a girl collecting pink shells is trapped in a cave by a storm
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The Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo. The story starts with a girl called Cherry collecting pink cowrie shells to make a necklace. She goes to the beach to collect shells, but gets cut off when ...

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Book Title; Expeditions to Moon encounter hostile Venusians there
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Satellite, by R L Fanthorpe. Since it's by Lionel Fanthorpe it's almost certainly from Badger Books. It features a scientist called Leinster, who invents a new rocket projectile, spurring a rush to ...

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Story about students stuck in a black and white universe
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The first story is The Haunted School from the Goosebumps series. The lead characters get lost at school and end up in an alternate reality where everything is black and white. They start to lose ...

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3D animated show with a magic wristwatch that spawns lamp posts
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Could it be Reboot? It was one of the first 3D animated TV shows and aired in the late 90s on Cartoon Network. The setting was the inside of a computer. The characters were humanoid, but had blue or ...

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Story about escaping a dystopia
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This Time of Darkness by Helen Mary Hoover sounds like a good match. It's about a girl who lives in an underground city. Most people are illiterate and books are discouraged, but she's taught ...

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Looking for a book about dog rescued from scientists, then kids get superpowers with red eyes
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Virals by Kathy Reichs and its sequels. It’s about a dog or some kind of dog-like creature that was getting tested on in a science lab and looked like he was about to die and then a girl (maybe ...

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80's SciFi short-movie where the domestic devices come to life and takes over from humans
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At 95 minutes, Pulse is a relatively short film, and it came out in 1988 so fits the timeframe. According to the reviews and summaries, it's about an evil electromagnetic pulse that causes household ...

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Book about a Magic School set in a castle
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Could it be Wizard's Hall by Jane Yolen? It came out in 1991 and has been frequently compared to the Harry Potter series. An 11 year old boy goes to a school for wizards with magic moving pictures ...

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Book that has illegal car racing with a car powered by NOS
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The Supernaturalist by Eoin Colfer. The book is a YA novel from 2004. It's set in the future, and is mostly about a boy from an orphanage finding out about supernatural parasites, but the drag race ...

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Movie about underground engineers
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Is it Broken Darkness? It's a South African film from 2017. Humanity has been forced underground by a massive meteor shower. Our heroes (two men and a young woman) come under attack from mutants, ...

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Book Identification: 80s or 90s horror
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This sounds like The Fog by Caroline B Cooney, published in 1989. It was part of the Point Horror series when I read it. I couldn't tell you what the cover looked like but it's set in Maine and the ...

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Female feudal warlord allied with ant queen
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The Empire Trilogy by Raymond E. Feist and Janny Wurts. Female hero in conflict with surrounding warlords. Mara of the Acoma is the ruling Lady of House Acoma. Her house has many enemies, ...

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What's the Valyrian word for “password”?
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Password is a compound word, so based on the wiki page: rēbagon udir Plural form: rēbagon udra

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Book Identification: Noone house
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The lead character seems to be the boy not the girl, but how about Night Maze by Annie Dalton? It's from 2001 so about the right age. As the title suggests, it involves a maze. It takes place at a ...

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Movie about stranded people on an island with dog-like monsters and Japanese WW2 bunkers
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The Breed was released in 2006 but otherwise could fit. ii. a group of people in a pacific island (not the storyline of LOST), the people might have come by their own will and were possibly unable to ...

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Haunted house movie with a scary mirror scene
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I've identified this as the 1986 adaptation of The Canterville Ghost, starring John Gielgud. The full movie is on YouTube. The mirror scare scene happens at 34:30 and the bloodstain scrubbing scene ...

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Kids SF TV show: kid gets a laser as a gift and uses it to solve mysteries
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This sounds like Oskar, Kina and the Laser. It's a Spanish show from the late 1970s that was shown in the UK dubbed into English. TV Cream has a page for it. Oskar makes his own laser rather than ...

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Fantasy Book involving a Child getting taught by different Wizards
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Almost certainly the Books of Magic comic series by Neil Gaiman. a Child who met a few different wizards who teach the child something. The hero, Tim Hunter, meets a different magical DC character ...

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TV show or movie about yellow slime
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Another trip to the Hollywood Acid page on TV Tropes has finally revealed the answer. It Lives! It Grows! It Destroys! is season 1, episode 8 of The Incredible Hulk, an animated TV show from the ...

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Haunted Woods YA book from the 80s or 90s
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Based on the update, I think this is Nights In Ghostland by Carol Beach York. What I remember is that it was a young adult horror novel from the late 80s / early 90s. Published 1987 so fits the ...

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Long shot: 90's ish dystopian sci-fi with female lead
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This could be a conflation of two books by Monica Hughes: Keeper of the Isis Light and Devil On My Back. One of the covers for Keeper of the Isis Light looks a bit like your description: Living in a ...

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