Saucy novel recommendations, please! I really liked Perfume, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Crimson Petal and the White. What are some other wry/dirty/dark period novels? posted to Ask MetaFilter by Ambrosia Voyeurat 12:45 PM on June 19, 2010
You'll put your eye out!
My childhood was fraught with peril. I rode bikes without a helmet. My friends made flashpowder bombs. I brought knives and lasers to school. I survived. Blogger Tim Blair did too, and asks "What insane risks did you take as kids that would now induce rage and fear if repeated by your children?" posted to MetaFilter by bitmageat 10:42 AM on December 1, 2004
What are your "secret weapon" conversation topics? These are the topics that never fail to engage a group of people, are fun, interesting, long-lasting, and non-offensive? Examples inside. posted to Ask MetaFilter by TimeTravelSpeedat 11:33 AM on March 9, 2010
What other songs and artists fit my overly-specific criteria?
Briefly: female vocalist; sweet, soothing voice; singing quietly and backed by lush acoustic instrumentation. posted to Ask MetaFilter by pseudostrabismusat 12:33 PM on March 4, 2010
I'm looking for lesser-known fictional books involving serial killers along the lines of works such as Monstrum (Donald James) and By Reason of Insanity by Shane Stevens. All the lists I am pulling up are the big names such as Deaver, Cornwell, Harris, Carr, etc etc. Anybody have some obscure favorites? They don't have to be series (though I enjoyed David Wiltse's '90s run), and actually prefer them not to be series. They can be older works like Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me. Thanks for your suggestions. posted to Ask MetaFilter by snap_dragonat 11:02 AM on January 28, 2010
Sky burials are often practiced in the mountains of Tibet, both for religious and practical reasons. Basically, the corpse is placed on a mountain top and sliced open in various places, to attract the birds of prey circling above. They’d probably feast on it anyway, but an invitation like that doesn’t hurt. posted to MetaFilter by Mr_Zeroat 11:56 PM on January 23, 2010
I'm looking for stories of a type such that in some twist, the (for instance) police commissioner in charge of the search for the archvillain turns out to be the villain himself. Or something along that pattern. posted to Ask MetaFilter by swimminglyat 7:00 PM on January 7, 2010
To those who have successfully treated their depression using CBT or are in the process of doing so: How did you/ do you handle the constant barrage of negative thoughts and self evaluations? posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymousat 10:11 AM on June 21, 2007
Accessing JStor would greatly improve both my mental life and my historical research. However there are a few problems. I live in Spain and I am not accredited to any Institution of learning so popping down to my local library is not an option.
Does anyone have any suggestions.? Email in profile. posted to Ask MetaFilter by adamvascoat 4:25 AM on May 31, 2007
I've recently realised that I'm into certain types of fiction books. Please recommend some other books/authors I might find interesting. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Solomonat 4:19 PM on April 6, 2007
Looking for recommendations of Science Fiction book/series involving well-constructed, involving, and believable universes. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Raven13at 12:34 PM on April 6, 2007
Feedmyfamilyforaweekfilter: Now that we finished the lasagna, what other full meal sorts of dishes can I make in my big glass lasagna pan? posted to Ask MetaFilter by thirteenkillerat 9:38 AM on March 2, 2007
Music-for-studying-for-the-@#%#-bar-exam-filter: Please help me balm the pain of preparing for this miserable test by recommending excellent music that's either wholely instrumental or not in English. posted to Ask MetaFilter by palmcorder_yajnaat 6:29 PM on February 18, 2007
It's official, we're taking a trip to Greece this June. Specifically to the Greek Islands. Help me plan an itinerary! posted to Ask MetaFilter by donguanellaat 8:57 AM on February 14, 2007
Hummus recipe filter: What’s the most interesting (and delicious) hummus you’ve made? I’m tired of all my variations and in the mood for something new. Recipes that go beyond the usual add-ons (i.e. sun dried tomatoes, roasted garlic, jalapeno, bonnet peppers, etc.) are particularly welcome. posted to Ask MetaFilter by special-kat 12:18 PM on February 6, 2007
Do any of you have any advice for buying screenwriting software? I am looking for something fairly cheap, but want to hear about your experiences with the different software products available. Are there any that just suck? Are there any quality WORD add-on programs you've had success with? posted to Ask MetaFilter by brheavyat 11:21 AM on February 18, 2005
We recently had a MetaTalk thread regarding a three-letter word for a male cat and a five-letter word for a sea-faring vacation. I won't protest the thread's deletion; the entire site exists at the administration's discretion. What concerns me, however, are the Orwellian implications of deletion with no residual record in a community-based site. posted to MetaTalk by The Confessorat 8:57 AM on December 19, 2006
Can you help me find a book which traverses Russian history from, well, as far back as possible up to the Russian Revolution of 1917? posted to Ask MetaFilter by The Great Big Mulpat 5:15 PM on December 17, 2006
Who loves sandwiches? I do! But I'm tired of sandwichs designed in the vacuum of my mind. My question is thus: What are some great sandwichs? posted to Ask MetaFilter by TwelveTwoat 10:28 AM on December 1, 2006
Crime fighting comic books minus super heroes? I'd love recommendations for comic book equivalents of crime fighting/investigative television dramas. posted to Ask MetaFilter by aebaxterat 5:07 PM on October 28, 2006
It's that time of year again...it's getting cold and I'm craving soup more and more. The only problem is I'm sick of canned soup and I'd rather make most of it homemade. Lay your best soup recipes on me, ingredients/prep the works!
Any type of soup accepted! Hot, cold, lukewarm! Chicken, cream-based, potato leek, broth-based etc. I want to start a good collection of new recipes to try! posted to Ask MetaFilter by PetiePalat 9:46 AM on October 25, 2006
Recommend some sappy science fiction/fantasy to me please! I've read and liked Anthony, Heinlein, Goodkind, Card, Stephenson, Martin, and Rowling, but what I'm really looking for is touchy-feely stuff. posted to Ask MetaFilter by onalarkat 7:27 PM on October 24, 2006
A murder was confessed to me. I am a minister. What is my legal obligation: to report the crime to the authorities, or to maintain the confidentiality of the confession? This is not hypothetical. posted to Ask MetaFilter by Anonymousat 4:29 PM on October 20, 2006
I want to read a book that is gona scare the living daylights out of me. Preferably a thriller, not monsters and vampires, and it should be smart and believable. Show me the book that will make it hard for me to sleep after reading. posted to Ask MetaFilter by pwallyat 5:58 PM on October 19, 2006
I recently took a college course in Sci-fi and Fantasy (awesome course) and it really opened up a desire to read some of the recent speculative fiction that I've been missing. (more inside) posted to Ask MetaFilter by Slimemonsterat 8:10 PM on August 31, 2006
Tokyo Ryokan - Looking for a nice family owned Ryokan for a stay in Tokyo. If you've had a good experience with one, please recommend. posted to Ask MetaFilter by jsonicat 7:35 AM on August 22, 2006