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Charismatic = Manipulative?

Is charisma always a bad trait?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:55 AM on January 22, 2018 (17 comments)

Making a To-Done list with technology

I want to make a to-done list with some tech help (e.g. a daily email), because i never remember to update paper journals but am online all the time. IDoneThis costs money & is for teams; i'm just one person. What's a free way to do this?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:19 AM on January 8, 2018 (12 comments)

IRL Skill Trees!

This site has a skill tree for learning cardistry and I remember Khan Academy had one for Math but I can't seem to find that on their site anymore. What other examples of skill trees for real-life skills are out there?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 9:32 PM on January 2, 2018 (4 comments)

Becoming the queer lady magician of everyone's dreams

I want to get back into my childhood passion of stage magic - and make it more aligned with the kind of political & highly personal art I already do. Where do I begin?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 3:32 AM on December 17, 2017 (15 comments)

They can't do X, let alone Y!

I've always known the sentence structure of "they can't do X, let alone Y" to have X be the more general or smallest-step version of Y - for instance, "they can't even afford 1 book let alone buy the whole library!" or "they can't even tolerate the weakest beer, how can they tolerate moonshine". However, I sometimes see people swap X and Y around to the point that it bugs me. Am I wrong?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:10 PM on December 11, 2017 (11 comments)

Meal plans with more diverse recipes

Seeking meal plan sites that will help with the whole "here's your recipes for the week plus a shopping list" thing - but with options that's more than just Northern Hemisphere White People Food.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:50 PM on December 8, 2017 (8 comments)

Reeling with bestie breakup over allegations

Last week I broke up with my best friend largely due to his response to sexual harassment allegations. I'm still reeling from my decision and don't know what to think.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 6:05 PM on November 22, 2017 (40 comments)

Meal Trains for Other Purposes?

Are there sites that are like those meal train websites (to help those with severe illness or mourning) but which help organise hangout times? Or a way to customise those sites for those purposes?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:57 AM on November 20, 2017 (4 comments)

Getting the right Facebook Page to show up when marking self as a writer

I got prompted by Facebook to confirm that I write for particular publications, so I tried to add the publications I actually do write for regularly. For some reason, instead of that publication's official Facebook page, I can only add the Facebook-generated Interest page for that publication. How do I get the right page to show up as an option.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 2:39 PM on November 8, 2017 (4 comments)

What are these Mathnet harnesses?

I've been bingewatching Square One's MathNet and in this Broadway Unkidnapping episode (from 55 seconds in) Monday and Frankly are wearing these brown leathery things that look like a cross between suspenders/braces and harnesses, with rather unusual backs. What are they wearing and are they available anywhere?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:10 AM on November 4, 2017 (3 comments)

Same song, different feeling

Looking for suggestions of songs with alternative arrangements or cover versions that interpret the same lyrics with different emotional notes: breezy, slightly off-putting, sad/deary/Sinister.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:53 PM on October 15, 2017 (58 comments)

Low in iron, high in irony

Suggestions for recipes or meal plans for high-iron foods please!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:16 PM on September 19, 2017 (20 comments)

Tea Masochists Unite

Is there an equivalent of "SUPER XTREME HI-OCTANE DEATH POWER" type foods (like with hot sauce or coffee) or weird intense eating/drinking challenges for tea?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 8:13 PM on September 14, 2017 (14 comments)

American Historical Looks 101 Resource Help

I'm going to be part of a project that involves looking back at American history & pop culture, and we're encouraged/requested to come up with multiple looks that evoke particular time periods. I'm not American so I don't know all that much about American history. What resources can I look up that will give me a good overview of those time periods, especially those that can serve as visual references?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 8:44 PM on August 28, 2017 (1 comment)

Archetypal Top Universities

The School TM to go to for business, according to popular culture and wider society, is Harvard. For music, Julliard. For engineering, MIT. What other Archetypal/Stereotypical Schools are there for each subject?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 7:10 AM on August 21, 2017 (65 comments)

The most basic of playing cards

I want to print out a deck of playing cards for a game that's pretty much in Shitty First Draft mode. I don't need to be fancy - I'm happy to print stuff on regular paper, cut it up, and paste it onto regular cards if needed. How should I do so?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 1:10 AM on August 12, 2017 (13 comments)

Letting someone down gently: the hippie business version

How do I gently let someone know that while I appreciate them reaching out to me about their mountain of ideas, I am not able to take on the roles that they want - without making things worse? Especially in a way that someone with a hippie soul can understand.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:36 AM on July 26, 2017 (13 comments)

Transform me into a Ninja Warrior

How can this hopelessly unathletic person ever become the next Ninja Warrior - the sort that conquers obstacle courses?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 6:36 AM on July 20, 2017 (10 comments)

A stateless permanent resident?

Suppose someone has citizenship of Country A and permanent residence in Country B. Then, for some reason (perhaps something political like speaking up against the Government or maybe just that country dissolves), this person no longer has citizenship of Country A. What happens to their Country B status? Do they get booted out too, rendering them truly stateless? Can they ask for citizenship from Country B?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:49 PM on July 9, 2017 (12 comments)

Recs for tablet/netbook that's portable, good for writing & games making

I've got some extra money coming in and I'm thinking of getting a small tablet or netbook (circa 10 inch) that I can bring on the go to work on writing and possibly games making (& playing on occasion). I already have a Macbook Pro but am interested in something with Windows because some of the software I'm interested in is Windows-only. My budget is around $500, in Australia.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:00 AM on July 6, 2017 (4 comments)

Delicious, delicious Nyquil

Is it dangerous to cook or eat boiled Nyquil?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 7:43 PM on June 24, 2017 (10 comments)

Seeking translation from archaic Japanese & Chinese (re LGBTQ news)

Please help me translate these two snippets related to same-sex marriage in Taiwan: one in archaic Japanese and one in Chinese!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:57 AM on June 18, 2017 (5 comments)

Romantic friendships!

Homestuck has moirallegiance, Pacific Rim has drift compatibility (sorta), The Magicians on TV has Eliot and Margo, bromances show up in random places. Give me more IRL or pop culture representations of romantic friendships!
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 10:17 PM on June 4, 2017 (44 comments)

Thanks, Internet

There's the Rihanna/Lupita heist movie that started on Tumblr & Twitter, and this ad-hoc collab between Pat Rothfuss, Chuck Tingle, Neil Gaiman, BPAL, and others that took place on Twitter. What other collaborative projects between seemingly disconnected public figures have come about because of social media?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:48 AM on May 28, 2017 (7 comments)

I just wanna be a humble tavernkeep

Is there a MMO or similar game out there where I can join in not for combat but to set up shop, like as a trader or innkeeper or something? Particularly one that allows me to talk to other players and get to know them?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 3:39 AM on May 21, 2017 (13 comments)

Earn ALL the merit badges!

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Duke of Edinburgh, Spiral Scouts all have a structured merit badge system. Who else does so?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 2:56 AM on May 14, 2017 (16 comments)

A True Top to Toe Spa Experience

If youwere to design a full on, time-and-money-are-no-objects spa and pampering experience that goes from the tips of your hair to the soles of your feet and everywhere else within and without, what would be in it?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:29 AM on April 24, 2017 (24 comments)

Music similar to Night In The Woods' dream sequences

I have been listening to Night In The Woods' soundtrack on repeat, especially the Astral tracks (1, 2, 3, sorta 4, links maybe spoilery). Any recs for other music that's similar?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:58 AM on April 1, 2017 (3 comments)

Games with Bands

Which video/digital games feature some kind of band as part of the story? Not something like Rockband or Guitar Hero, but where the story or universe involves a band of some fashion playing actual songs (doesn't have to be a big part of the gameplay).
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 9:16 PM on March 24, 2017 (20 comments)

I Will Face God and Walk Backwards into Hell: The Soundtrack

Suggestions for songs that are about risk-taking - particularly ones where the narrator is still anxious or scared about said risk, or where the song is more ambivalent/ambiguous than "You Can Do It!"?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 3:56 PM on February 6, 2017 (25 comments)

Tell me about your life, buskers

I'm working on a creative project (primarily a game) about magical buskers and would love to learn more about the day to day lives of buskers of various kinds.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 2:11 AM on January 14, 2017 (8 comments)

Songs about close friendships / chosen family?

Trying to make a playlist of songs for my Most Important People - any suggestions for songs about ride-or-die friends, chosen family, best friends forever, companions, that kind of thing? (Bonus points if there's something about keeping you safe.)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:51 PM on December 14, 2016 (41 comments)

Advice for people in the US but not a citizen?

I've seen a lot of advice for US citizens who wish to take care of their affairs post-Trump, but what are some useful measures for people in the US not as citizens (visa-holders, undocumented, Green Cards) to take care of themselves?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 7:18 PM on November 9, 2016 (2 comments)

Updated version of School Days Record Book

As a kid I was given a copy of the School Days Record Book illustrated by Helen Cann, a type of journal where you can record memories of your schooling years from pre-school to end of high school. This version's out of print/only available used; I'm looking for recommendations for a similar school-oriented journal that's more current. (Bonus points if compatible with the UK education system)
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 7:48 PM on September 26, 2016 (2 comments)

Journeyman's Feast for Everyone!

I am borderline obsessed by the Journeyman's Feast in this D&D-inspired menu, which seems to be a slightly less fancy version of a charcuterie board , and would like some suggestions on other food items I can use to make up my own 1-person board.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 1:29 AM on August 27, 2016 (12 comments)

What is this soothing match-3/match-5 game?

What is the name of this Facebook match-3/match-5 game that's celestial-themed and has the most soothing music ever?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:52 AM on August 13, 2016 (5 comments)

100 free consult hours?

A while ago I read a blog post about somebody who was offering about 100 free hour-long consulting sessions in the hopes that one of them would lead to a job offer. I can't seem to find that blog post now. Who was this?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 6:28 AM on August 5, 2016 (1 comment)

MEFITE: (posts on AskMefi) Why am I like this?

How did "PERSON: (action) Speech" become the convention for scriptwriting or dialogue writing, when that's not even how scripts are written professionally?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 8:09 AM on July 26, 2016 (7 comments)

it's not Vox but what is it?

Looking for a novel that involves a character whose job is to immerse themselves in a topic for about a month, write a column about it, and then move on to a new topic.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 5:23 AM on June 21, 2016 (5 comments)

Canvas on a picture rail?

How do I create an ever-evolving wall space to stick art & postcards on if I'm not allowed to use Blu-Tack but do have a picture rail with hooks?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 12:32 AM on May 14, 2016 (20 comments)

Central Asia and Whiteness

How do people in or from Central Asia and ex-Soviet countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan) experience race, especially Whiteness?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:57 PM on April 30, 2016 (14 comments)

What's behind the Immigration counter?

What goes on on the other side of the Immigration counter when you enter or leave a country?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:21 PM on April 23, 2016 (2 comments)

How many versions of my resume do you need anyway?!

Online job applications that ask for multiple versions of your work history (resume + manual entry form + LinkedIn +++): do employers actually read all the versions of your work history? Could you concentrate on just one?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 2:37 AM on April 10, 2016 (10 comments)

Suburbs to live in Melbourne

I'm moving to Melbourne from overseas in early May. While househunting I've been told that my list of suburbs is too long and I should choose about 4-5. Which 4-5 to choose?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 11:19 PM on March 29, 2016 (17 comments)

Default YouTube songs?!

What are the songs that are in the background of this video and this one and just about every other video on YouTube that has to do with lifestyle planning/organizing/self-help for women?! Is it a default of iMovie? Does YouTube provide default soundtracks? Where is it from?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 8:47 AM on March 3, 2016 (6 comments)

Saving a shuffled YouTube playlist

I would like to take my YouTube playlist, shuffle it, and save the results of my shuffling on YouTube. How do I do so?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 1:42 AM on February 1, 2016 (5 comments)

in service of ritual

What are some good examples of ritualized service?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 9:10 AM on January 14, 2016 (17 comments)

Seeking: international visual guides of fashion subcultures

Where can I find more visual glossaries of international fashion subcultures, particularly the ones that are lesser-known or more specific? They'll have photos or video of the style, some background on what the style is about and where it's from, and some description of key elements. Some examples of what I'm after are Refinery29's Style out There playlist, this guide to Japanese fashion, and this list of men's fashion.
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:30 AM on November 30, 2015 (3 comments)

Planner Inspiration for Weirdos

Where can I find inspiration for planner decoration that is geared towards various alternative/weirdo types - e.g. queers, geeks, artists, activists, certain subcultures?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 9:17 AM on October 15, 2015 (17 comments)

i triple dog dare ya!

Which accomplishments, artistic projects, records, businesses, enrollments, discoveries, inventions, etc came about as a result of a dare?
posted to Ask MetaFilter by divabat at 4:36 AM on September 14, 2015 (19 comments)

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