I'm interested in stories (real or fictional) about people who have intentionally changed their identities following some sort of disaster in which they were presumed dead.
posted by phunniemee
on Feb 11, 2014 -
What's a word that means you say things to make people believe your intent or mindset is different than it is in order to harm them later without them suspecting you? For example, you might mention in discussion how much stealing disgusts you so that they won't suspect you later when you steal from them. [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator
on Nov 30, 2013 -
I would like to find the name of a film I saw a decade ago. To my recollection, it came out in 1992-1993 and had a male lead whose name I recognized at the time. A couple are driving in a snowstorm and go off the road. The wife disappears and the man makes his way to town (in Colorado, I believe).
He tells the sheriff and others that he doesn't know what happened to his wife, but she shows up and it is revealed that he tried to have her killed for financial gain.
posted by Radiophonic Oddity
on Oct 30, 2012 -
I love my boyfriend and we've been talking about getting married. I'm a little wary of some things about his past and some things he's said, even though he's been nothing but wonderful to me. I'm reluctant to address them with him directly because I don't want him to feel like I'm judging his character. Are my concerns valid, or do I let this one go? [more inside]
posted by Be cool, sodapop
on Jun 12, 2011 -
Please help me identify a philosophy book. Title and author are unknown, subject may have been either evil or deception. Ridiculously vague description inside. [more inside]
posted by BigSky
on Jan 18, 2011 -
It is the first day of class and the instructor does not show up. The members of the class discuss their options, and when the first person starts to leave, one of the "students" stands up and announces that she is in fact the teacher. Is this a campus legend? A scene from a sitcom? An actual demonstration? [more inside]
posted by solipsophistocracy
on Dec 3, 2009 -
For a person who enjoys deception, what are some games, sports, hobbies, or pastimes that they would be especially drawn to? [more inside]
posted by charris5005
on Oct 13, 2009 -
This might be a wild goose chase. But can anyone help me track down any sort of a technical clue for why
a white tint very specifically applied to one part of a photo taken in the 1920s – for the purpose of deliberate deception – would have turned a dark, purplish navy color over time? [more inside]
posted by Jody Tresidder
on Jul 24, 2009 -
Sockpuppets and gaming Digg. What other tricks are being used to deceptively manipulate opinion online?
posted by srboisvert
on Oct 20, 2006 -
How can the difference be determined between a genuine member vs. a fake member bent on deceptive overthrowing/subverting of a socio-political group's public perception (speaking from an outsider's POV, not belonging to either group)? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Dec 6, 2005 -
I am a really terrible person. I lie to everyone I know, I cheat on people relentlessly, I drink excessively and do things to hurt just about everyone I know. I hate doing these things in retrospect but when it's happening, all I can focus on is how it's benefitting me at the moment.
How do I go from being an asshole who's only concern is his own self interests to being a regular human being who concerns himself with those around him? I'm afraid that if I don't fix this soon, I'm going to lose everyone in my life.
posted by anonymous
on Jan 22, 2005 -