I'd like to try the Dark Barrel Latte that Starbucks is testing. I live in Orlando, which I know is a test area (I had a Golden Maple Latte last week, which they are selling here instead of Salted Caramel Latte). I've checked a few stores and haven't seen the Dark Barrel Latte yet. How can I find a location selling it? Is there a location finder that searches by menu? Some published list of test stores?
I am looking for modern, dark, forward thinking, dance music which preferably somehow reflects on the theme of a quarter life crisis. Overly exacting specifications inside. [more inside]
I am looking for songs about love and/or obsession that feature a creepy / dark / disturbing aesthetic. [more inside]
I've been listening to pretty much nothing but Bohren for about a week, and need more music in a similar vein: extremely slow and at least somewhat jazzy. Details regarding what I already know/like below the fold. [more inside]
Another ReadMe Question. Lately I've been really enjoying literary-leaning thrillers and mystery type books authored by women. Can you recommend some more? [more inside]
Many years ago I had a fabulous lentil soup in a very nice Greek restaurant (in Greece) whose owners/chefs were Cretan, and which used many ingredients from Crete (which may or may not be pertinent to my question). This soup was very, very dark, like mahogany colored, rich but not thick, and fairly "oily" (which sounds bad, but it was heavenly), and it was soooo good. Now, all lentil soup is good, really. Mine is quite marvelous, but I've been remembering this soup for so long, and have never figured out how it acquired that color, or what ingredient(s) made it so different and special. Any ideas? [more inside]
Working on a project and I'm looking for songs that have a dark, driving, ominous beat. Like a thunderstorm looming on the horizon if I could give it a visual. [more inside]
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)?
I love the theatrical, haunting, sad, yet, beautiful music of Lana Del Ray. Can you recommend any similar music, or accompanying literature and cinema? Thank you!
Due to persistant recommendations on AskMe, I am finally reading (well, listening to) The Golden Compass. It's amazing. Now I want to read about The Golden Compass. [more inside]
Help us build our goth-prom-party playlist! [more inside]
Asking for my husband: I just got the Heat soundtrack, and it is intense and moody. I am looking for other soundtracks, or actual albums, that fit that bill. Obviously Blade Runner, and I am imagining a lot of Friedkin films, but the mix of dark and strong is something I would like to hear more of.
Looking for beautiful songs with good lyrics that evoke a feeling of violation, dark secrets, slow growing horror [more inside]
Can the hive mind confirm that men need a dark side to seduce women ? I’m a nice guy and I’ve not been lucky in love. Have I not been lucky in love because I’m a nice guy ? [more inside]
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.)
Dark Souls for computer: any experiences? [more inside]
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]
I only have time to run at night. This makes me nervous. Am I just a nervous nellie, or am I asking to become the Central Park Jogger 2.0? [more inside]
Help a picky person find an alarm clock? [more inside]
I am an adult with fear of the dark, along with other anxiety problems. I hate driving in the dark, even on streets with streetlights (I even hesitate to ride in the car at night) and feel panicky in dark rooms. I sleep with a nightlight, but wish it didn't feel like a necessity, and with fall coming, I dread the long nights ahead. Beyond therapy (which I have tried for my other problems and cannot currently afford) are there any methods of coping with this?
I have terrible dark circles under my eyes. How can I deal with the comments I get about how tired/sick I look? Any other advice for coming to terms with people constantly pointing out something I dislike about my appearance? [more inside]
I'm looking for more songs like these three (male vocals, with dark and dour swoony swagger): Elbow - The Fix, The Damned - Torture Me, Blur - To the End. I already know about Murder by Death, Firewater, Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Joy Division, Morphine and Marc Almond...what am I missing?
What books can you suggest that share certain characteristics of The Dark Tower by Stephen King? [more inside]
Help me diversify my summer fiction reading list. [more inside]
Why won't Amnesia: The Dark Descent start? [more inside]
How do I photograph my sleeping children, in a dark room, without waking them up? [more inside]
What are some creepy, disturbing, scary, eerie DANCE tracks? [more inside]
I have been trying to deal with the shadows, or dark reality, of life: sex-trafficking, war crimes, war rape, rape, hatred, familial abuse, child pornography; even the "lighter" shadows of infidelity, corruption (of the 3rd World and 1st World), hard drug use and dealing of financial elites, etc.; and perhaps maybe even more importantly: the lack of public-moral outrage that would seek to eradicate such an infestation (strong words, sure - I don't mean to imply I want a 21st century witch hunt). [more inside]
I want to like dark meat, really I do. I hate letting food go to waste, but invariably, when we cook a whole bird, we let the back half of it sit in the fridge until one of us throws it out. [more inside]
Who's darker and more menacing than Tool? No ROHHROHHROHHROHHHHH death metal recommendations, please. Otherwise, go nuts. [more inside]
I'm looking for ambient music which consists of dark undertones, "good" beats, and a general feeling of...psychedelic hopelessness? danger, maybe? I'm not sure. [more inside]
MeFites, A long time ago I was playing trivia in a bar and in between rounds one night this dark, almost minimalist country song played. I'm reasonably sure it was a Patsy Cline song. It was in a minor key with a theramin or possibly backup singers (or both!?) providing eerie accompaniment to a very catchy tune. I'd heard it before so I assume it's well known, but it's not on her greatest hits. Any ideas what the title might be?
I'm particularly fond of Tara Nevin's rendition of "Stars Fell on Alabama" from the (terrible) film 20 Years After. (It's the only thing that made the film worth watching). It feels like something that could be played at a funeral march in the deep south. How would you categorize this particular piece of music? Dark bluegrass? Help me find more music in this dark and moody style. Slow, fiddle driven is a plus. Somber and dirge-like (musical rather than lyrical), double plus.
I love disturbing erotic tale like Daddy's girl and father of lies by Janet Inglis, Velocity by Kristin Mccloy, Jumping the green by Leslie Schwartz, True things about me by Deborah Kay Davies. I love relationships dark with anti-heros mysterious. Can you recommend me some novels like this ? Thank you very much.
Why is my upper lip skin (yes, skin, not hair) so dark, and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
MangaFilter: So, I recently watched Gantz, the live action movie, and it was so delightful, it inspired me to read the manga, and now I am addicted to it. A couple years back, I also enjoyed the DeathNote movies, as well as Oldboy. I seem to be attracted to a kind of manga that is quite grounded in reality, that trespasses into the fantastic, and goes to very dark places, and likes to play with ideas. Please, can you recommend other manga of the type I like? Thanks.
What is this dark, synth/EBM goth club song? [more inside]
Looking for music like these two specific songs sung by Jose Gonzalez. Dark, deep music with acoustic guitars. ("Far Away" and "Rope and Summit")
What month and year did the Flying Toasters from Berkeley System's After Dark first make their appearance? [more inside]
Movies with a certain atmosphere really hit the spot when life gets me down. The top three movies that match this mood are Winters Bone, Eastern Promises, and Mystic River. Can you think of others I might like? [more inside]
TV-Filter: Help me find VERY Dark Comedy / Cartoons [more inside]
Can you help me find other pieces of "dark" music to enjoy? [more inside]
I have been working out a lot at night, on a semi-deserted stretch of walking path. I occasionally pass women (I'm a dude). What can I do to not come off creepy? [more inside]
How do I make a small storage closet of an office livable for the next year? What kind of space saving measures/organizational things can I buy to make this work and keep myself sane? [more inside]
What's a higher quality or darker chocolate version of Nestle Crunch? [more inside]
I'm trying to think of the name of a male, Eastern-European artist that made paintings of dark, unsettling landscapes. I remember being linked to a very basic webpage of his work, and I wish I could remember more details about his work. As for time period, maybe 20's-70's. Again, sorry for the lack of details. I want to say he was not well-known and did the landscapes in the 40's or 50's.
Just moved into a windowless office. The lack of daylight is killing me. Please suggest hacks to brighten my office. [more inside]
Can you point me to a good (e.g. Stewart's-esque) ginger beer? My nights are bright and tranquil, and it's getting depressing. [more inside]
Gimme some podcasts about the seedy underbelly of society - sex, drugs & rock n roll all welcome. [more inside]
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