Quitting a prestigious job I really enjoyed but grew incompatible with, starting a new one that has more promise, but is still an unknown. I've listened the hell out of Moody Blues' "Story In Your Eyes" and Simple Minds' "Don't You." What other songs capture the essence of a bittersweet ending and an exciting but uncertain future?
posted by Slap*Happy
on Mar 30, 2012 -
I thought I heard about an anthology that was endings to nonexistant Choose Your Own Adventure books. Or similar adventure gamebooks. I vaguely recall hearing about this through one of the fiction podcast places, so it might be a podiobook, not a dead-tree book. Anyone know what I'm talking about? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed
on Jan 23, 2012 -
Give me examples from literature, film, and popular culture of stories that end without actually telling us what really happened, leaving us unable to resolve multiple plausible versions of events. [more inside]
posted by decathecting
on Aug 1, 2011 -
I need a mushy reading/video for the team meeting on my last day at work. Up to five minutes long. [more inside]
posted by momus_window
on Jun 1, 2011 -
Reconstructing myself - where to begin?
Last night my wife of 22 years announced that she and I were finished as a married couple. Now, at the age of 53, I find myself alone.
Presently, I am seeking the anonymity of a bunch of strangers because it doesn't seem hurt as much this way. A cross sectioning if you will. Besides, MetaFites are generally a younger bunch, and they may have a more optimistic perspective on this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 23, 2008 -
How do I find out the results of a trial?
Every so often you hear about a murder or crime or something and somebody gets arrested. But it seems like you rarely hear how it ends. For instance, this one
has bugged me for a long time. As much as I search, I just want to know what happened to the guys they arrested.
Where do people look for how things end?
posted by CrazyJoel
on Dec 15, 2007 -
In bracing myself for a long writers' striker, 'm trying to prepare for a bad ending movie themed party, so am reaching out out to the hive mind for some ideas. What movies can you name that would have been great (or even good) but for tacked on, stupid, too happy, too sad, or otherwise badly composed endings? [more inside]
posted by psmealey
on Nov 8, 2007 -