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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Opera Mini for Android using too much storage space that needs to be freed up. [more inside]
posted by 6550
on Oct 7, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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
posted by bookman117
on Mar 24, 2010 -
Can I use my Guitar Hero 3 for Wii controller guitars to play Guitar Hero World Tour?
posted by chuma
on Oct 28, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by howgenerica
on Apr 5, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 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 -
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 -