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What makes a woman "creepy?"

There's plenty of literature out there about creepy men, "nice guys" and other types of that sort. Where are all the resources for this regarding *women?* Google is only giving me examples like she put [something gross] in my food or she made inappropriate references to getting pregnant. I'm looking for something more subtle. Bonus points if it's aimed toward socially-awkward nerdy types. [more inside]
posted by Autumn on Apr 9, 2014 - 23 answers

Love songs with dark, disturbing music and lyrics

I am looking for songs about love and/or obsession that feature a creepy / dark / disturbing aesthetic. [more inside]
posted by Noisy Pink Bubbles on Mar 1, 2014 - 78 answers

Not Exactly Mister Rogers

How do I get my elderly neighbor to stop harassing me? [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Jan 28, 2014 - 65 answers

How should I act around my girlfriend's coworker?

How should I handle social situations with my girlfriend's creepy coworker? [more inside]
posted by deathpanels on Dec 14, 2013 - 21 answers

My friend hit on me and another friend innappropriately. What to do?

I (female, straight, single, late 20’s) had a small party a few days ago. At the end of the night, one friend (we’ll call him Joe) was lingering late. I didn’t suspect anything, until he kissed me out of nowhere. Not sure what to do in follow up, especially considering that this isn't the first time he's done this to a female friend. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 1, 2013 - 48 answers

Short story about a boy, a window and his sister who never exists

I'm pretty sure I came across this through the blue in the last few years: a story by an American author about a boy who becomes fascinated by a window he can see on the outside of his house (round? high?) that doesn't correspond with a window on the inside, and he cajoles his sister into touching it, and when she does she and the window don't vanish, they cease to have ever existed. What is it? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead on Oct 21, 2013 - 7 answers

How to make a room less creepy?

This is a design question, not a paranormal one: how can I make the creepy end of my house less creepy? [more inside]
posted by xo on Oct 13, 2013 - 28 answers

Creepy mysterious packages sent to my house- help!

A few weeks ago, a package was sent to my apartment from someone I didn't know in Chicago ( I live in California) They had my full name and address and I had never heard of their name. The package contained one cheap hairbrush with the tag still on. I assumed it was a mistake and forgot about it. There was no note. [more inside]
posted by tessalations999 on Sep 28, 2013 - 9 answers

What does creepy mean?

People say that I say creepy things. But no one will ever give me an example. How do I modify my behavior if I have no idea what I'm doing wrong? Most recently a friend I had a fight with, and when I asked "like what" he wouldn't answer. I have seen a therapist for over 5 years in the past. I'm female.
posted by Socky McSockersons on Jul 30, 2013 - 50 answers

I want to read things that squick me out, but are still well written.

I would like to read some truly disturbing novels. Give me some recommendations, AskMetafilter. [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on Jun 20, 2013 - 112 answers

How to deal with threat of violence against me from gf's stalker?

How do I (male) deal with violent (physical, not shooting) threats from another male who has acted creepy, but not violently, in the past? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2013 - 15 answers

how to react to a creepy anonymous voice mail?

What's the best way to respond to a voicemail left from an unknown number that is very creepy, sexual, and potentially threatening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 29, 2013 - 9 answers

Can I ignore this email without being an awful person?

Got an email from someone I dated very briefly, some time ago, which unsettled me. I have not replied, and don't want to, but I still feel somewhat guilty about ignoring/blocking this person. Please help me walk the line between "honoring my inner Gavin de Becker" and "being kind of an asshole to someone." [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Apr 16, 2013 - 48 answers

I Googled you and I found you! Nervous laugh...

I have an internet friend (never met IRL) whom I met on a discussion board for a health issue we share in common. We connected because we live in the same city and are undergoing the same treatments. He has told me his uncommon first name, his employer, and the hospital where he's being treated, as well as the fact that (unfortunately) his most recent procedure had a lot of complications and he's still in hospital. Would it be really weird to send flowers and/or a card? [more inside]
posted by telegraph on Apr 15, 2013 - 11 answers

Nursery rhyme movie, help me find it!

This movie is a straight-to-VHS, released pre-1990, and features live-action reenactments of nursery rhymes with occasional use of illustrations for the more animal-based rhymes (though I do remember Humpty Dumpty being portrayed in live-action). [more inside]
posted by itchie on Feb 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Anonymous Creepy Letter

My wife received an anonymous creepy letter from someone out of state. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 9, 2013 - 21 answers

Looking for creepy reads

I'm looking for recommendations for creepy and/or scary novels and nonfiction. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Dec 23, 2012 - 32 answers

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 by divabat on Nov 29, 2012 - 57 answers

Let's creep again like we did last summer / let's creep again like we did last year

The dark months are approaching: it's late October and it's time to be scared, but not by your typical Halloween spooks and haunts. Help me discover all that's disconcerting and downright disquieting online (and possibly off). [more inside]
posted by item on Oct 24, 2012 - 26 answers

Can you help me think of creepy clown tricks?

Can you help me think of creepy clown tricks? [more inside]
posted by snapplepop on Oct 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Please just go away!

Pulled away from a friend and now he's pestering mutual friends about me. How do I tell him (nicely) to back off? [more inside]
posted by cucumber patch on Oct 9, 2012 - 23 answers

New England spookiness!

Apropos of this thread (and this comment in particular), I would like book recommendations on New England-specific creepiness. [more inside]
posted by orrnyereg on Sep 9, 2012 - 16 answers

Subtle creepy strings.

It's time to play your favorite (maybe) Ask Metafilter game: recommend music for a specific purpose! Bonus difficulty: the specificity is really specific! [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Sep 6, 2012 - 23 answers

Professor Creepy Comes to Town

Former professor made a pass at me. This was upsetting because I consider him a mentor and didn't think he had those kind of motivations towards me. Now he is in town and wants to take me out. What should I say? [more inside]
posted by idle on Aug 17, 2012 - 59 answers

Someone gave my name and phone number to creep online. What now?

Someone gave out my name and phone number in a potentially creepy chatroom. What do should I do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by Ommcc on Aug 7, 2012 - 8 answers

It's a bug-eat-bug world out there.

Just a dead bug... but where could it have come from? And where did all these little critters show up from? Are they larva from the corpse? Please help me figure out how to best get rid of this mess. [more inside]
posted by matticulate on Jul 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Need help regarding older guy and my daughter's online 'relationship'

My daughter's infatuated with her online friend who turns out to probably be MUCH older than she. Looking for guidance on handling this situation. [more inside]
posted by barc0001 on Jul 18, 2012 - 49 answers

What are some creepy dance tracks?

What are some creepy, disturbing, scary, eerie DANCE tracks? [more inside]
posted by deusdiabolus on Apr 10, 2012 - 49 answers

Kitty Hookers!

Please tell me that the book described below actually exists, and is not a hallucination resulting from my troubled childhood. [more inside]
posted by OompaLoompa on Apr 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Say No To Bulls**t!

Why do I find propaganda so creepy? [more inside]
posted by DuchessProzac on Mar 1, 2012 - 18 answers

Keep me up at night!

Scare me please! I am looking for the scariest book out there. I have read most of Stephen King, The Exorcist, etc. But i want to find something new that will frighten me even more than the evening news...
posted by keep it tight on Feb 27, 2012 - 54 answers

How to break off a friendship?

How to get some people to stop contacting me? Long explanation inside. Any help much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Creepy creeper?

Help me understand what is and how not to be a creep/er online? (snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Jan 11, 2012 - 38 answers

Facebook just keeps getting creepier and creepier.

How does Facebook know my ex-boyfriend's name, and why is it showing me the profile of someone with the same name as a search result before any of my actual friends? [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Jan 9, 2012 - 12 answers

reconciling the undetermined feelings of creepiness

How do you deal with childhood feelings of being creeped out by a family friend, but no recollection of anything inappropriate ever happening? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 23, 2011 - 27 answers

Is it creepy to donate to charity with ulterior motives?

Is it creepy to donate to charity with ulterior motives? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 10, 2011 - 27 answers

So little to go on

I have the vaguest of memories of a TV movie I may have seen around the mid-80s, possibly on public television. Could have been British, or at least set in the UK. It was somewhat creepy, at least it was to young me at the time. It was about a family wherein one of the boys had magic powers. My only real memory is a shot of this boy putting his hands into a kitchen counter as if the kitchen counter were soft clay or a portal to another dimension, drawing some material out of it, and making a little sculpture of an animal (lion?) Young me found that special effect surprisingly unnerving. I thought it might be a WonderWorks production but none of the titles seem to match. Ring any bells for anyone?
posted by doift on Oct 23, 2011 - 2 answers

Looking for creepy short films

What are some good creepy, disturbing, or scary short films on youtube? [more inside]
posted by ollyollyoxenfree on Oct 1, 2011 - 26 answers

Help me hone my creepometer!

Online Dating Filter: What are some tell-tale red flags that someone might turn into a creep? Please help me fine tune my creepometer! [more inside]
posted by floweredfish on Sep 21, 2011 - 88 answers

My socially disordered coworker scares me more than he annoys me.

Coworker definitely has a social disorder (undiagnosed) and the suggestions given by my boss to handle the situation have not worked and I've become very anxious and have difficulty keeping myself from acting out towards this person when they continue with the unsettling behavior. [more inside]
posted by RoadMapper on Sep 6, 2011 - 45 answers

Making a Mountain out of a Molehill?

A guy followed me into a parking lot and tried to keep me from getting into my car. Please help me calm down, give me tips if this ever happens again, and tell me what I should do. [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire on Sep 2, 2011 - 80 answers

Night Flight RULED!

Help me find this creepy short film from the 80s I saw on Night Flight! [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Aug 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Possibly Cthulu

What are these writhing green worms I found under a rock at low tide? [more inside]
posted by Rinku on Aug 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Sinister solo church organ

Dark, creepy, church organ music [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on Jul 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Source a bafflingly eerie screencap?

Can anyone provide a source for this creepy screencap of two men dressed in formal white clothing preparing a child to present to a disembodied goat head lurking behind a plastic curtain?
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on May 25, 2011 - 18 answers

How Do You "Break Up" with Another Dude?

How Do You "Break Up" with Another Dude? I think I remember my present problem turning up on Seinfeld or Friends or something, which makes sense because it's kind of absurd. When a romantic relationship no longer functions, there are some established processes and social mores. When a regular friendship maybe needs to end or be heavily renegotiated, the way to proceed is much less clear. Help? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 30, 2011 - 36 answers

Giant bug attacks unwitting camper twice!

What animal or insect in Georgia is likely to climb onto a sleeping camper twice in two nights? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Apr 9, 2011 - 21 answers

scare me!

Suggest to me some creepy, scary, spooky stuff to read/watch/play with online. Not neccessarily Halloweeny stuff. [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Oct 22, 2010 - 23 answers

Going Insane

Somewhere there's a font or effect for it... [more inside]
posted by Nauip on Oct 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me get my back back.

Facebook is showing a naked picture of my back (with a distinctive tattoo) on one of their banner ads. I did not authorize and do not like this. What can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 - 10 answers

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