You all know the rules, I'm sure. If not, see: See me once, see me twice

See me once and I can act
See me twice and I can nap

See me once and I'm on a scale
See me twice and life I have failed

See me once and you will accomplish the thing
See me twice and listen to them sing

  • It warms my heart to see fanmade see-me-once riddles <3 – Cashbee Nov 14 at 12:38
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I think the answer is

Do

See me once and I can act

Do - verb meaning to perform an action.

See me twice and I can nap

I think dodo is another name for a baby's pacifier.

Edit: there is also "fais do-do" originating from a mother's gentle command to get their child to sleep.

See me once and I'm on a scale

Do, re, mi,...

See me twice and life I have failed

Dodo - the extinct bird

See me once and you will accomplish the thing

Do - can mean to achieve or complete.

See me twice and listen to them sing

Dodo - not sure about this one but possibly the song of the extinct bird.

Could also possibly be referring to The Dodos

  • You got it nice and fast, lol. Unsurprising, these aren't typically the hardest. Close enough if not bang on on most of the clues, please expand on the last one though. – kanoo Nov 13 at 17:56
  • Good enough - if you look at the wikipedia disambiguation for dodo, though, you will see a list of artists who wrote songs called 'dodo' including David Bowie and Stromae. This was my original intention. – kanoo Nov 13 at 18:06

Partial

Are you:

LA

See me once and I can act

L.A. - Los Angeles, Hollywood - full of actors

See me twice and I can nap

La la land (note, it's also a movie!)

See me once and I'm on a scale

La weight loss diet plan?

See me twice and life I have failed

unsure

See me once and you will accomplish the thing

unsure

See me twice and listen to them sing

Singing is often represented as "La la!"

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