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identify this necklace

Can you identify this necklace? [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on May 28, 2016 - 7 answers

The Heroine's Journey

I want some books about women going on the traditional hero's journey! Ideally, non-fantasy and non-young adult. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Oct 14, 2015 - 25 answers

Guitar Hero controllers on PS3 and XBOX360?

I picked up an XBOX 360 Guitar Hero controller for very little money at a thrift store. But I do not have an XBOX, I have a PS3. So I have been doing some eBay research, but I am still rather confused. [more inside]
posted by shipbreaker on Dec 30, 2013 - 3 answers

Stories where heroes travel to the villain's land and bring back a cure?

I'm looking for stories (movies, books, folk tales, whatever) where somebody or something arrives from some rather mysterious realm and proceeds to wreck up our hero's land, and the hero has to travel to the realm of the unwelcome entity and bring back some way to defeat it. (It could be a special weapon, some knowledge of the previously unstoppable villain's weakness, etc.) Anybody got some examples? [more inside]
posted by Ursula Hitler on Nov 19, 2013 - 23 answers

Help me find a website: mash your keyboard and lines of code appear

That's about it - it was a one-trick website with a programming version of Guitar Hero, where you would mash your keyboard and lines of code would appear in that rhythm. Help?
posted by sixswitch on Jun 22, 2013 - 3 answers

Much Ado About Claudio

Shakespeare Filter, Much Ado About Nothing Subfilter: Why does Hero still marry Claudio when he is the MEANEST PERSON IN THE WORLD? [more inside]
posted by Eyebrows McGee on Jun 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Storytellers, thinkers, and musicians who are worth fully engaging with?

I believe I may suffer from a derth of artistic and intellectual heroes. Help me fix that. What artists and thinkers are worth engaging with fully as an adult? By "engaging with fully," I mean making a concerted effort to consume all of their output, several times, as well as seeking out supplementary information about them by way of interviews, criticism, documentaries, collected letters, biographies, etc. etc. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 15, 2013 - 50 answers

Sitcom about a former hero and former villain living in suburbia together

Okay, so there was this show (maybe on the USA network?) around 1990-ish, maybe. The premise was that a former superspy/secret-agent/hero had retired to the suburbs, and his former archnemesis moves into the house next door. They're still kind of enemies, but in a Simpsons/Flanders "friendly" way, instead of trying to kill each other like they used to. What is this show? [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Geeky intellectual hero(ine) stories

Help me find movies/TV shows about geeky, intellectual heroes! [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jul 6, 2012 - 19 answers

(Late) Hero Worship

How do I express admiration for a famous person in a non-creepy way? And do I really want to express my admiration to begin with? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius on May 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Not so famous, but still awesome.

Who do you admire who might not be very well known? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle on Jan 3, 2012 - 49 answers

This time, does it really have to be personal?

What examples are there of hero stories (books, movies, etc) wherein the hero and villain don't come into contact until the climax? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Dec 9, 2011 - 36 answers

Opera Mini Android Excessive Storage

Opera Mini for Android using too much storage space that needs to be freed up. [more inside]
posted by 6550 on Oct 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Tired of the anti-hero. I need a hero.

Can you recommend some good books that have characters that I would actually aspire to be like? [more inside]
posted by chevyvan on Sep 22, 2011 - 16 answers

Help keep my phone safe on bike rides.

I'd like to take my smartphone (HTC Hero) with me when I'm cycling and use it as a trip computer. Problem: I'm nervous that I'll be taking it home in pieces. Are there any smartphone bike mounts that will secure my Hero to the bike as well as protect it in the event that I crash?
posted by talkingmuffin on Jul 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me identify a forgotten hero

Has this mystery of the war of 1812 been solved already? Or can it be? [more inside]
posted by circular on Jul 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Meeting my heroes for the first time and absolutely dumbstruck

How to make the most out of a rare opportunity? Attending a lecture + book-signing soon given by a duo I admire greatly and want to be like. I want to learn as much as I can from them, maybe even assist them in some way, but how? What can I offer them? [more inside]
posted by Sa Dec on May 10, 2011 - 14 answers

There are no small roles, right?

Movies and specific episodes of TV series where the sidekick surpasses the hero? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 5, 2011 - 26 answers

I really dig you man

To gush or not to gush? Quite unexpectedly a very highly respected musician who is responsible for my first emotional response to music at the grand old age of 8, and who shaped my taste in music greatly from that time onwards, contacted me for help via email. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Jan 14, 2011 - 15 answers

Searching for average man protagonist who repairs aqueducts

Trying to find a fiction fantasy book that has an average protagonist that loses his gold and ends up traveling to another city to avoid issues with the lost gold. The book is apart of a series and features aqueducts, the antagonists as vampires, and the book title looks like some kind of deviation on the word Aqueduct, like Aquadia or such. [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jan 14, 2011 - 2 answers

Who is my hero?

Action Figure Filter: Who is this guy? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Guitar Hero Kick Pedal Dead

My Guitar Hero drum's kick pedal is dead. I looked online but there are a lot of options and mixed reviews for most of what I found. What's the best mix of frugality and "not going to die on me"-ality that I can find? I'm not opposed to buying an entire new set if that makes more sense.
posted by theichibun on Aug 28, 2010 - 4 answers

Which "questy" books should I teach undergrads?

Looking for teachable, modern, western and nonwestern examples of "quest" narratives in literature? [more inside]
posted by demonic winged headgear on Jul 1, 2010 - 41 answers

Is physical strength required to pull an aeroplane out of a nose dive?

Is physical strength required to pull an aeroplane out of a nose dive? [more inside]
posted by beniamino on May 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Like Spy vs Spy only more complex.

Books, films etc where the protgonist and antagonist are both "right"? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Apr 25, 2010 - 38 answers

Che Guevara: Hero or Villain?

Hey, I'm interested in finding sites that discuss the positive and negative aspects of Che Guevara as a historical figure. They don't necessarily have to be ambivalent; editorials are definitely ok and might even be better since I'm interested more in the debate itself rather than specific historical facts. Examples might look like this or this
posted by bookman117 on Mar 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Guitar Hero 3 (Wii) filter: Can't defend Lou's whammy attack!

Guitar Hero 3 (Wii) filter: Can't defend Lou's whammy attack! [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass on Jun 14, 2009 - 4 answers

Rock Band vs Guitar Hero

Rock Band or Guitar Hero for Xbox 360? Possibly mitigating factors inside. [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf on Feb 21, 2009 - 22 answers

Bill Joy is awesome, and I want to meet him.

Can I meet Bill Joy? [more inside]
posted by masymas on Nov 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Guitar Hero World Tour Question

Can I use my Guitar Hero 3 for Wii controller guitars to play Guitar Hero World Tour?
posted by chuma on Oct 28, 2008 - 5 answers

Help me parse my Rock Band options!

Thinking about taking the Rock Band plunge, but there's so much to think about! Help me decide what to buy and when! [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Sep 23, 2008 - 15 answers

I need to become a Guitar Hero master in 3 months... HELP!

A co-worker and I are having an ultimate Guitar Hero Battle to the death in 3 months time. I need some tips/techniques so I can kick his ass! [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Aug 26, 2008 - 32 answers

Wii are the champions / Wii will, Wii will rock you!

I need help planning a Wii Sports and Guitar Hero competition. [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Aug 20, 2008 - 6 answers

GH3 guitar for PS2 doesn't work with earlier versions?

GH3 guitar doesn't play well with others. [more inside]
posted by Sweetie Darling on Jun 6, 2008 - 3 answers

When playing Guitar Hero, my eyes do wonky things.

When playing Guitar Hero, my eyes do wonky things. [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Apr 12, 2008 - 14 answers

"Most Likely to be a Super Villain" photo - ideas for a clever costume?

My senior class voted me 'most likely to be a super villain' for the superlative section of the yearbook. I need to throw something together to wear in the picture, and I was hoping someone could help me. People are expecting me to come up with something really good, and everything I can think of is a little mediocre. Can you guys think of anything funny/ cool for a high school girl dressing up as a super villain? Thanks!
posted by howgenerica on Apr 5, 2008 - 55 answers

Received Guitar Hero III for PS3..but i need another guitar controller...

Received Guitar Hero III for xmas and wanted an extra controller. I've noticed they don't sell individual controllers marketed for the PS3 but there are separate guitars marketed for PS2. Has anyone tried any of these? Do they actually work for PS3? I've been reading some reviews and some people comment that when a second controller is added the buttons work but it doesn't generate sound.
posted by LiquidKarma on Jan 10, 2008 - 2 answers

Hero/Villain or Hero/Sidekick costume pairings?

HalloweenFilter: This year's party is "Heroes and Villains"-themed, and my fiance and I would like to be either a hero/sidekick pair or a classic hero/villain pair. [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Sep 14, 2007 - 47 answers

The Reluctant Hero

I'm looking for movies in which the hero is given a second chance, which he or she doesn't want. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Feb 22, 2007 - 55 answers

Please help me find movies that end with the main character dying.

Please help me find movies that end with the main character dying. WARNING: Question and answers may contain spoilers, in case it's not obvious. [more inside]
posted by sequential on Nov 11, 2006 - 135 answers


I'm having a party on Nov 11th to celebrate the release of Guitar Hero 2 and to rock out to new songs with my friends. I was thinking it might be cool to hang up some fake flyers for my in-game band (Della Rhesus Monkey) around my place for flavor. I have no idea how to go about it, though. I have access to Photoshop, but have very little skill in it. How best to capture that "crappy local band flyer" feeling? Any other suggestions on how to add some nice flavor to the party? (I already have a wig and leather wristbands.)
posted by emptybowl on Oct 30, 2006 - 14 answers

What do I need next to my batarang?

I'm becoming a costumed crimefighter -- what should I have on my utility belt? [more inside]
posted by modern_heroes on Jul 6, 2006 - 67 answers

"I'll never turn to the Dark Side!"

I'm looking for movies where the hero finally has the opportunity to kill the villain, but chooses to "do the right thing" and to spare him instead. [more inside]
posted by roaring beast on Dec 5, 2005 - 68 answers

Good Historical Action Hero Movies?

Normally, I'm not a big fan of historical or period films, but lately I've been enjoying a few. Recently, I watched Braveheart and Gladiator, and now I'm wondering if anybody has any suggestions. I do enjoy epics, and I don't mind older films, so any ideas would be welcome. What historical hero movies do you recommend?
posted by MrZero on Mar 18, 2005 - 39 answers

What's the instrument played by the old man in Hero? What's that style of music called?

What's the instrument played by the old man in Hero? What's that style of music called?
posted by callmejay on Sep 5, 2004 - 3 answers

What are some great novels and/or myths that feature two heroes?

What are some great novels and/or myths that feature two heroes? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Apr 13, 2004 - 32 answers

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