Top Question and Most Viewed
Why are ships in Star Wars so ridiculously easy to steal? asked by Rogue Jedi with a score of 129 and viewed 25182 times, answered by Probst.
Top answer was a tie at 150 between Probst’s answer to the Top Question, and Curtis Frederick’s answer to Potatoes were alive and sprouted on Mars: How were they preserved on the journey there? asked by Fiksdal.
There were 124 bounties awarded last quarter for a total of 29,150 rep.
I’ll break convention and nominate a meta question:
I like this question because it makes our tagging look awesome. Our messy tagging that’s been known to cause arguments also creates a tag map with clusters of tags and surprising connections all over the place. Sites that enforce cleaner tagging sometimes have tag maps that look more sterile. Scroll through the tag map and revel in our messy tagging!
I also like Why is the Star Wars Universe not a Post-Scarcity-Economy?, although I might be seen as biased since I have the high vote on it.
Lastly, Why have most Superhero Movies ditched the Secret Identity? was entertaining to see how various people answered it on Word of God, sociological, and story-telling levels.
We have over 3000 [tag:harry-potter] questions. One that is genuinely thought-provoking is a rare find.
This is a truly comprehensive answer.
I seriously did not imagine any in-text answer to this question could exist, but this answer proved me wrong, and showed that Tolkien put much more thought into map orientations (or should I say occidentations?) than I gave him credit for.
The amount of effort put into this Question is truly amazing. Loved reading it.
Not really high voted but a very well thought Question.
I really enjoy reading answers which include maps and battle strategies, based in canon info of the franchise.
Embarrassing entry because this is one of mine and not high voted either. But since we are talking about enjoying stuff so what the heck, I really enjoyed writing this answer and creating maps for it.
There are some other very good questions but I suppose 4 entries are enough.
- Why is The Matrix tinted green?
- Why does everyone call Hagrid by his last name? (it’s a thinker)
- Why does Zaphod Beeblebrox call Ford Prefect “Ford” when they meet on the Heart of Gold? (because I noticed it years ago, but never remembered to ask it here)
The other Jonas (before he changed his name) gave several impressive answers:
- Why do manga characters love to eat a lot of food? As someone who doesn’t know much about animé and manga, this answer gives a nice glimpse into its culture.
- What is the first instance of a person gaining powers from radiation? Comics history.
- Warhammer story that covers someone’s transition from human to ghoul. Nice detective work to prove that something is never described in a long book series.
- Looking for a young adult book about an audiovisual recording device that can rewind and fast-forward past the limits of the recording FuzzyBoots and Jonas together are unable to verify if this answer is right, because the book is completely inaccessible, but it looks like a good candidate.
Other highlights of the quarter:
- Why is Gollum’s memory so selective? ATB answers why Gollum doesn’t know he’s a hobbit.
- Why did Rowling seemingly make light of the house-elf situation? Jason Baker’s answer explains that Hermione’s efforts were for a good cause but utterly misguided, confirmed by a Rowling interview.
- Is there a mind probe lying around in the middle of this Death Star meeting room? Nice question noticing a setting detail in the film by The Dark Lord, with a good answer.
- I remember a children’s book with math and a world inside a book Story-id well done, by user14111.
It was a good quarter for the blog.
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