Highlights from 2019 – 2nd Quarter

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Top Question:

The top question was “Did Darth Vader wear the same suit for 20+ years?” asked by Thunderforge and answered by Nolimon.


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Top Viewed:

The most viewed question (with 42365 at within the time-frame) was “Is 3000 a reference to Iron Man in the comics?” asked by Chipster and answered by Jenayah.


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Top Answered:

The top answer was actually a tie with a score of 148 on the questions “Who is “He that flies” in Lord of the Rings?” asked by klaus and answered by Andres F. and “Why did other houses not demand this?” asked by HBhatia and answered by user568458.


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Most Controversial:

Movie about a boy who was born old and grew young” asked by THE EPIC GUY and answered by Valorum. It had an up score of 24, but a down score of 14.


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Bounties:

There were 35 bounties awards for 4500 rep.

Blog Posts

June

Men in Black: International a Spoiler Free Review

May

Why Harry Potter is Not a Horcrux

Jack’s Bad Movies: Predator 2 (1990)

April

FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention (Spring 2019)

Avengers: Endgame Predictions

Highlights from 2019 – 1st Quarter

Jack’s Bad Movies: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

User Picks


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Reflected-sound-of-underground-spirits A puzzle that brings back old memories, but one I can’t remember if I solved or had the answer handed to me.

Men in Black: International a Spoiler Free Review

What can I say about this movie other than…Meh?

That pretty much sums the movie up for me. Everything about the movie felt pretty generic. It really adds nothing to the franchise. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are not nearly as charming or funny as they were in Thor: Ragnarok.

There are new aliens and old aliens and all the tropes we expect from a Men in Black movie, and the fate of the world is at stake (probably? Agent K said that was always the case) and… yeah. I mean, if you are a super Men in Black fan, maybe this movie is awesome, but otherwise, it isn’t particularly fun or action-packed.

Why Harry Potter is Not a Horcrux

Alternate Title: Harry is Not a Bloody Horcrux, OK!?

Tamper with the deepest mysteries – the source of life, the essence of self – only if prepared for consequences of the most extreme and dangerous kind.

Adalbert Waffling – Fundamental Laws of Magic

One of the most common fallacies encountered in the Harry Potter corner of scifi.stackexchange is a user’s belief that Harry Potter is a Horcrux. I maintain he is not. This quick analysis is less for the Harry Potter super user as it is more for the newer or mid-level Harry Potter reader, who has come away from the series believing that Harry Potter is a Horcrux, particularly, I’m guessing, because of Dumbledore’s proclamation in Deathly Hallows. We’ll get there, but let’s start with canon:

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Jack’s Bad Movies: Predator 2 (1990)

IMDB’s Description


Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.

This movie opens with Mike R. Harrigan (Danny Glover) involved in a major shootout with the gangs of LA. From the movie’s perspective, this is set in the future, specifically 1997. Not sure why that is relevant to anything though. A predator is watching the battle, something we only know because we saw the first movie (this movie basically requires you to have seen Predator (1987)).

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