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Let Me Gladly Google That For You

How can I get paid to be a human Google + Wikipedia + Snopes?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:26 AM on December 18, 2014 (18 comments)

Licensing for inflight entertainment

How do airlines pick, buy, and/or license inflight entertainment?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 3:44 PM on December 2, 2014 (5 comments)

what's the deal with this octopus

What is the origin of the design of this specific octopus pendant and why is this exact design everywhere?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:20 PM on November 17, 2014 (8 comments)

out of bridging visa blah, yay!

A couple of months ago I finally got out of bridging visa hell and obtained my Australian permanent residency. What can I do with it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 7:53 PM on November 9, 2014 (8 comments)

A Fandom Halloween

What are some good fandom-related Halloween treats or tricks for an artsy foodie fangirl?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:19 AM on October 7, 2014 (4 comments)

recs for vets accessible by public transport?

So I am about to adopt my first cat (specifically this one, yay Mefi!). I'm looking for a vet for regular wellness checks in my area (Emeryville, CA, near Ashby Bart) - the catch is that I'm reliant on public transport, and I don't have a ton of money. Suggestions?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:09 AM on September 30, 2014 (13 comments)

Lesser-known women in technology

Who are some important women in technology that are lesser-known in the world? Especially women of color, LGBTQ women, and non-American women?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 1:09 PM on September 15, 2014 (44 comments)

Failures in Hydration, Cream Edition

Like this questioner here, I too am a grown-ass woman who fails at hydration. However, I do find that I am more willing to guzzle down creamy drinks, such as milk or hot chocolate. Are those enough to hydrate me, will I die from too much milk, and what other drinks will help fulfil both the cream craving and the hydration?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 1:54 AM on August 15, 2014 (23 comments)

community orgs for arts and technology?

Which organisations, companies, community groups, etc support and encourage embracing both arts/humanities AND STEM (especially technology)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 6:14 PM on August 1, 2014 (12 comments)

Page archiving and bookmarking

Is there a website that works like a bookmarking service but will also allow screenshots of the page? Or how else can I work this out?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:06 PM on July 21, 2014 (11 comments)

Indie Girls, Indie Boys, Indie Everyone

Are there versions of this book teaching kids to run a play/gallery/poetry slam/etc that are (a) non-gendered (b) geared towards adults?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:20 PM on July 13, 2014

[ l i m i n a l i t y ]

Which writers, artists, thinkers, etc explore the themes of liminality in their work?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 8:51 PM on June 15, 2014 (22 comments)

a road trip without any ability to drive

BeMyTravelAgentFilter: Help me figure out a way to make a trip from the Bay Area to New Orleans doable and affordable - when driving is not an option.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 7:55 PM on June 4, 2014 (23 comments)

The elephant-donating warrior

Who is Krishnokanto Gojdani and what is his story?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:34 PM on May 27, 2014 (2 comments)

The rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air

What are some subtle or lesser-known examples of current-day real-world USA being a dystopia?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:12 AM on May 5, 2014 (52 comments)

Let's Take Some Tests!

This FPP on the Putnam math tests made me wonder: what other outside-of-school exams or tests are out there that have some kind of competitive element? And how many of them are open to the public?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:28 PM on April 27, 2014 (10 comments)

Feel the rhythm! Feel the rhyme! Get on up, its bobsled time!

Asides from the Jamaican bobsled team, which other international competitors or talents are involved in pursuits that seem like a highly unlikely match given their nationality or location?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:20 PM on April 17, 2014 (24 comments)

Is there such a thing as a PG-13 version of Rocky Horror?

Your stage experience has mostly been variations on the Vagina Monologues, political spoken word, or absurdly sexual burlesque. You secretly want to be Joan Jett. You're auditioning for something that asks for a monologue or song that is PG-13 at the most - what do you pick?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:00 PM on April 9, 2014 (13 comments)

Track ALL THE THINGS

I see lots of writing submissions trackers, such as Duotrope and Assignmint, and job application trackers like Huntsy and StartWire. Is there a web app that helps me track multiple kinds of submissions?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 2:53 PM on March 16, 2014 (1 comment)

Business, Murakami, DFW, and Music

Book suggestions for a gift exchange recipient that combine business, Haruki Murakami, David Foster Wallace, and/or music? (here's hoping my recipient isn't also a Mefite!)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:21 AM on March 4, 2014 (10 comments)

Inspired by The Vagina Monologues?

Which other productions have taken on the model of The Vagina Monologues - first-person stories about gender, sexuality, and womanhood? (I'm interested in those that share the model but have custom material, not necessarily the script of VMon as performed by specific demographics.)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:49 PM on February 24, 2014 (6 comments)

Spring and Fall Games

There are summer and winter versions of big sports events such as the Olympics and the X Games. Are there spring and fall-based sporting events too? If not, why not? Are there any sports that are specially seasonal outside summer/winter?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 7:53 PM on February 10, 2014 (10 comments)

accio worldbuilding project

I'm working on a worldbuilding project set in the Harry Potter universe that incorporates Bengali culture and history. What can I do and what resources can I consult to make this project awesome? (Mild spoiler for Pottermore inside.)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:45 PM on January 25, 2014 (3 comments)

bridging visa blah

How do I get a long-term job in Australia when HR won't get past my bridging visa?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 8:21 PM on January 17, 2014 (19 comments)

meta stories are meta

I really love works of fiction that use the style, setup, or form of another media product as a means of storytelling and sometimes subversion. For example: TEDxSummerisle (complete with tweets and botched livestream) and The Theory of Narrative Causality, written primarily in the form of Livejournal posts by the Sherlock Homes fandom (inc comments and bits of fanfic) as well as GChats, TVTropes, and related media. What other similar works are out there?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:07 PM on January 4, 2014 (22 comments)

Int student finishing MFA, possibly obtain one-year working pass...

I'm a semester away from finishing my MFA in San Francisco and I'm looking for advice on how to start job-searching especially as a (about to be former) international student.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 9:42 PM on December 28, 2013 (3 comments)

perfume dabblerey

For some time now I've had an on-off fascination with scent and perfume, particularly the artistic side of scent. How can I further explore this?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 6:15 PM on December 21, 2013 (14 comments)

so much for trip of a lifetime

In a few hours I'm about to board a flight that was supposed to include my girlfriend. except she broke up with me last month and now I'm flying alone and demoralized. How do I not make this trip suck more than it already does?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:44 PM on December 11, 2013 (10 comments)

the one left behind

I've been seeing a lot of stories from people who left their relationships so that they can go on to be better versions of themselves, because they felt their ex held them back. Is there anything from the perspective of the ex that got left behind?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 8:38 AM on December 3, 2013 (40 comments)

flipped out!

How do I get better at not ignoring all the positive emotional work I've done when suddenly being triggered in a high-stress low-functioning situation?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 9:25 PM on November 20, 2013 (6 comments)

songs: i'm sorry

Looking for songs that reflect the following sentiment: I'm sorry I hurt you, you were right to end things, I hope we can build a better friendship but I don't expect anything, thank you for trying anyway.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 1:05 PM on November 13, 2013 (22 comments)

mmm vampire blood

I am a big fan of the Vampire Blood incense sticks - I love the dark, musky, smoky, very erotic and animalistic deep smell. What else smells like it (and what is Vampire Blood really the smell of anyway)?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:15 PM on October 24, 2013 (3 comments)

Fairy Godmothers!

Which people, figures, deities, beings, etc personify the concept of the fairy godmother - a caring compassionate motherly figure who grants wishes? There's the fairytale stock character, but there's also Oprah (and to some extent Ellen).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 9:13 AM on September 27, 2013 (18 comments)

Fundraising site - donor can pay processing fee?

I remember running across a fundraiser on a site (ala GoFundMe or Indiegogo) where they gave the donors the option to add the processing fee to their donation, or take the processing fee out of their donation amount. Which site is this?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 2:34 PM on September 7, 2013 (8 comments)

Poetry and dance

What songs fuse poetry or spoken word with music? The closest I can think of are Baz Luhrmann's "Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)" and Poe's "Hey Pretty". I'd be especially interested in mashups that do this.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:55 AM on July 22, 2013 (31 comments)

Where to find Velvet Goldmine pendant?

Where can I find a replica of the green pendant from Velvet Goldmine? There's nothing like it on Etsy and my Googlefu is failing me.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 6:36 PM on June 5, 2013 (4 comments)

is this a well-documented scam?

Two people hit it off online. within the span of 24 hours, one of them gets her assistant to contact the other to organise meet-up details, claims that cars are booked for travel and that their airfare is booked - and then suddenly has died from being hit by a car. Is this a well-documented scam?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:16 AM on April 20, 2013 (31 comments)

Supporting my girlfriend through medical transition

My girlfriend is about to start a series of medical-related procedures as part of her gender transition (M2F). What can I, as a cis(ish) woman, do to be a good support to her?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 6:33 PM on April 10, 2013 (4 comments)

Overwhelmed Tutors and Teaching Assistants

What resources are there that address overwhelm faced by tutors and teaching assistants - grad students who are also taking on a teaching role?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 2:55 PM on March 26, 2013 (4 comments)

Playing my part in making life for fellow LGBT countryfolk bearable.

The State-sanctioned homophobia and transphobia in Malaysia, my country of origin, is breaking my heart. What can I do as a currently overseas citizen to make things better for my fellow LGBT folk back in Malaysia, particularly in raising awareness of the issue internationally?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 3:09 PM on March 5, 2013 (5 comments)

Books on immersive experiences

Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus and Robin Sloan's Mr Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore describe immersive artistic experiences that echo Alternate Reality Games or events like the All Worlds Fair. What other books describe events and experiences like these?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:24 AM on February 24, 2013 (8 comments)

Renting or borrowing Macs - Bay Area

Is there an avenue in the Bay Area for renting or borrowing a Mac, especially for (grad) students?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:51 PM on January 31, 2013 (7 comments)

human fishtank on a budget

For an art project I'm looking to build a transluscent human-sized fishtank-like container. How can I accomplish this without spending thousands of dollars?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 8:09 AM on January 17, 2013 (10 comments)

I AM NOT YOUR OWL

I am tired of being the owl for my friends and family. How do I get them to talk to *each other* instead of *me*?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:35 AM on December 25, 2012 (11 comments)

Sexy-Creepy Songs

chococat calls his rendition of Fame "dirge-like"; I call it creepy-sexy-creepy. e.g. It's rather a turn on, even though it sounds just subtly too menacing or scary to be a turn-on, but that very quality is why it's a turn-on. Any other recommendations for similar songs? (The only other one I know that fits is Poe's Control.)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 6:13 PM on November 29, 2012 (57 comments)

once-off letterpress possible?

I want to print a once-off version of a long poem I've written for display; all I have so far are the words (no specific designs or illustrations or whatever). I really like the look of letterpress but it seems that letterpress places only do bulk orders. Is this true? Are there other options?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:21 AM on November 17, 2012 (9 comments)

Crossing over with art

House of Leaves and Haunted are works in two different mediums (book and album) by two different artists that deliberately accompany each other. What other examples of this are there?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:01 AM on October 31, 2012 (30 comments)

You are not a bad person for wanting to break up, and neither is he.

Any resources for healing after a breakup when you're the one that initiated it? And that doesn't demonise either party?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:01 AM on October 6, 2012 (11 comments)

I'd totally run for International Ms Velvet. Or International Ms Fuzzy Fabric Of Any Sort.

How did leather, latex, and vinyl get to be the most popular and celebrated materials in the kink/BDSM world - as opposed to say velvet, silk, organza, lace, muslin?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 2:34 PM on September 25, 2012 (24 comments)

DIY Thermochromism

Where do I find a small square of material that changes colour by touch? Is this even possible?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 9:34 AM on August 29, 2012 (9 comments)

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