The top voted question was Why does Harry have no childhood trauma symptoms from his abusive adoptive parents? asked by TheAsh and answered by DatabaseShouter.
The top answer was given by KerrAvon2055 to the question Why is the number of orcs thousands instead of millions in “The Lord of the Rings”? asked by Maykel Jakson.
The most viewed question of the quarter was What was the black spider creature in Villenueve’s Dune, Part One? asked by Lexible and has yet to receive an accepted answer.
The most controversial question asked in the quarter was How is Luke Skywalker blond?, receiving 15 down-votes compared to 11 up-votes.
27 bounties were awarded for a total of 4425 sweet delicious rep.
- The October challenge produced five questions from two distinct users (Buzz, Rand al’Thor). Only two of them were answered (Wolfe’s enigmatic work is known for giving rise to many questions and few answers), and I chose to reward friggle’s answer to Is the Sante Croix officer actually Number Five’s brother? as it was based on an in-depth analysis of hints and clues in the text rather than just an easy search for a quote.
- The November challenge produced nine questions (plus one closed and deleted) from four distinct users (Silly but True, Clara Diaz Sanchez, David Siegel, Spencer) and eleven answers. My favourites, based largely on answer quality, were In Samuel R. Delany’s Dhalgren, what catastrophe befell the city of Bellona? and Do the events in Empire Star happen only once, the same way over and over, or slightly differently in different iterations? Again, these posts saw a lot of in-depth knowledge and analysis of the works in question, rather than simple find-a-quote answers.
- The December challenge produced two questions from two distinct users (Basya, just me). They were both good questions with good answers, but I decided to promote In “The Deed of Paksenarrion”, what race is the Kuakgan? with a bounty for just me (a new user whose first participation in the site was for this topic challenge).