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fantastical reverse culture shock

Which stories deal with the aftermath of someone who had spent time in a magical world but is suddenly thrust into mundanity, and instead of being "oh glad I'm back to normal" they wish to return? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Sep 6, 2015 - 43 answers

Mundane Portal!

Starting with the wardrobe in the Narnia books, I'm looking for other examples of mundane objects (ideally furniture) that contain or allow access to magical worlds. Literature, film, pop culture - anything really. [more inside]
posted by rog on Nov 14, 2013 - 52 answers

does anyone know what film this is?

It's a Scandinavian film, though I don't precisely remember which country. The colour palette is faded greeny greys and faded pink. It has a grainy look. It's basically vignettes from ordinary life which are somehow absurd or sureally disappointing. There are lifts, staircases, cafes, offices...one scene is a couple in bed, she is a big blonde woman, he a rather scrawny man, all the time they are having sex she's telling him something heartfelt and meaningful and completely off topic... the scene is hilarious and pathetic at the same time. There is another scene of a young married couple starting their life together, talking of their hopes and their romance. It's supposed to be in their bedroom but the set is a moving train with one wall removed, so one wall is a continuously changing vista. The train stops and they get off in a crowd of friends and relations at the station; later in the film a different couple have the same names, ambiguously. Does anyone have a title, so I can find the DVD?
posted by glasseyes on Jul 6, 2013 - 7 answers

Help me learn to maintain perspective about the role that The Mundane plays in life.

Help me learn to maintain perspective about the role that The Mundane plays in life. [more inside]
posted by armoir from antproof case on Dec 31, 2012 - 22 answers

this is life, and everythings alright

PlaylistFilter: Songs about the mundanity of every day life please. [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Mar 15, 2012 - 60 answers

Help me find this amazing Korean TV show!

A while ago, someone posted a description of this show in a MeFi thread. According to the poster, this was a Korean show "all about people who did mundane things very, very well". Can anyone tell me the name of this show and tell me how to find it?
posted by shushufindi on Jan 31, 2012 - 6 answers

No More Handwavium Drives

I'm tired of suspending my disbelief regarding FTL travel. Suggest some good books, series, and authors. [more inside]
posted by General Tonic on Aug 8, 2011 - 28 answers

Looking for some good retail blogs.

Are there any good blogs about working in retail? [more inside]
posted by Dreamcast on Sep 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Have you ever gotten so lost in your thoughts that you lost touch with reality?

Have you ever been so bored with reality that you became lost in your own fantasies more than usual? [more inside]
posted by pixelnark on Nov 24, 2008 - 13 answers

Freedom! Horrible freedom!

How do I automate the mundane aspects my life? [more inside]
posted by ajp on Mar 22, 2007 - 17 answers

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