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Help me remember this book about a maybe-Dutch not-wizard

Hi metafilter, I read this (fantasy?) book as a kid and only remember it vaguely. I was hoping someone could help me find it. Here is all that I remember, which might be made up or two books joined into one in my head: [more inside]
posted by c[,,] on Feb 1, 2014 - 3 answers

 

What does "MTK" stand for?

This may be an absurd long-shot: what song/album/artist could "MTK" stand for? [more inside]
posted by Starmie on Dec 20, 2013 - 21 answers

Trying to remember a poem - "three than four then many more"

That's really the only string I can grab at it "Three then four, then many more" or maybe
posted by Atticus Swanson on Aug 16, 2013 - 1 answer

70s Anime ID

Super Hard TV/Movie ID: I am trying to ID an animated film/tv show I saw in the 70s. I recall it having an anime look, like Speed Racer or Star Blazers, but I am reasonably certain it wasn't either of these. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Jun 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Can you help me figure out what book I'm remembering?

I could have sworn it was something by Neal Stephenson, but I can't seem to find it anywhere. Here is what I remember -- bits and pieces -- and I didn't finish it at the time, so presumably these events happened near the beginning of the book... [more inside]
posted by whiskeyspider on May 1, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me find/remember the film I watched for intial few minutes.

I was watching this film on my previous laptop via TV-Tuner card and right then my laptop had crashed. I didn't check channel name and newspaper for the film name at the time, and now I can't remember it. It was at least before May 2010(I was watching the film in college and this when I left college - jic it helps though I am not sure if the film released recently at the time)... It was a train scene in the wilderness. [more inside]
posted by amar on Feb 12, 2013 - 10 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

Help remembering classical piano piece

Need help identifying a classical song I hum to myself,possibly a piano piece, but can't remember what the name of it is or who made it. Link: http://youtu.be/PjnX9HgWueE [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Sep 30, 2012 - 4 answers

A boy, a book, a candle.

Really vague teenage book memory involving a gold room, a candle, and meditation power? Did I hallucinate this book? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Jun 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Wait, what were we talking about again? Oh yeah, right.

Help with memory loss please! I am taking lithium for my mental illness, and although I've tried numerous other medications, it does the best at managing my symptoms with minimal side effects except this major one: I think I'm having a LOT of memory loss. I'm looking for coping strategies, techniques, etc that might help mitigate this. [more inside]
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration on Jun 8, 2012 - 11 answers

In the past 4 days I've had 4 lapses in memory. Otherwise I'm 100% fine. Is this a problem?

In the past 4 days I've had 4 major-ish lapses in memory. Otherwise I'm 100% fine. Is this a problem? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on May 20, 2012 - 27 answers

Is it worth it?

If something won't be remembered in 10 years, is it worth doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 28, 2012 - 52 answers

Remember the book with the snakes and the Christians?

I'm trying to remember a novel I read about 10 years ago with very little and possibly confused memories of it. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Apr 13, 2012 - 4 answers

What movie involved a plesiosaur-like monster in a cave?

Help me remember this movie from my childhood about a band of adventurers that were attacked by a monster. [more inside]
posted by hjo3 on Aug 6, 2011 - 2 answers

He didn't just disappear from his apartment, but from my memory as well

Help me find a vaguely-remembered blog that told a creepy fictional story about a house, which culminated in the main character entering the house and disappearing, possibly into a door to another dimension. (Not House of Leaves but probably inspired by it.) [more inside]
posted by lhall on Jan 10, 2011 - 3 answers

Children's book about a bird and a bomb?

I'm trying to remember a children's book. There is an explosive so powerful that a single grain of it would cause a huge blast. It is in the possession of a sinister person. Our tiny hero rides a bird, steals the explosive, and (spoiler) drops it in the ocean, where it detonates relatively harmlessly. [more inside]
posted by Eater on Jan 4, 2011 - 5 answers

I can't remember the name of this French singer.

Please help me remember the name of this french singer I heard about on NPR in the past month. [more inside]
posted by AtomicBee on Nov 11, 2010 - 32 answers

Old TV Show Request

Asking for a friend of a friend. He wants to remember the name of some old sci-fi TV show and we're all stumped, so I turn to the collective memories of AskMe. [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Oct 6, 2010 - 4 answers

Did I imagine this hostage situation?

Was there a hostage situation involving executives or heirs of Dow Chemical in the late 80's or early 90's? [more inside]
posted by heatvision on Sep 27, 2010 - 4 answers

The diary that we all carry about with us

How much of your life do you remember? [more inside]
posted by MrVisible on Jun 28, 2010 - 46 answers

Short story about Tefillin as Bondage gear?

Short story about a man who brings Tefillin (phylacteries) on a date and ends up using them as bondage gear? [more inside]
posted by milestogo on Jun 17, 2010 - 6 answers

tattoo to remind you of something?

Is it a good idea to get a tattoo if you want to be reminded of something for the rest of your life? - the briefness and fragility of life. [more inside]
posted by Not Supplied on Jun 13, 2010 - 29 answers

Identify a book about some woman who tries to get her man to murder some stranger

Identify this book: lady with white hair and crimson "area" tries to get her boyfriend to kill a hobo and plant a tree. [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Apr 9, 2010 - 7 answers

What was this childhood meditation tape from the 80's?

Help ID this childhood meditation cassette tape from the mid-80's. Side A was "be a bird' and side B was "be a ball". [more inside]
posted by pants on Feb 19, 2010 - 7 answers

I can haz inspectorz Clauz?

Trying to remember a European produced sitcom/drama about a (maybe) a spy in World War II Germany. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Dec 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me remember a film?

Help me remember a movie I saw? [more inside]
posted by LN on Dec 26, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I remember to always put my mobile phone on silent before meetings and turn it back on afterwards?

How can I remember to always put my mobile phone on silent before meetings or seminars? And to turn the sound back on when the meeting is over? Any useful tricks? I don't seem to have a problem remembering this in artistic environments, only in work environments.
posted by grouse on Oct 1, 2009 - 18 answers

I need to run chkdsk on my brain...

My mind is blown, it's not my own, where did my idea go? I'm feeling fine, but I've lost my mind! Help? [more inside]
posted by Salvor Hardin on Sep 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Do you remember the day you started thinking in your current spoken language?

Those who have learned to speak and think in another language, do you remember the age (and day) you started thinking in your current spoken language? [more inside]
posted by querty on Aug 4, 2009 - 30 answers

What 70's or 80's serial killer movie is this?

Help me identify this 70s / 80s serial killer movie featuring a scene where a barber gives the detective a shave. [more inside]
posted by whir on May 11, 2009 - 5 answers

At what age do your memories begin?

At what age do your memories begin? [more inside]
posted by Billegible on Apr 19, 2009 - 78 answers

Does anyone remember the names of these obscure artful films?

Does anyone remember the names of these obscure artful films? [more inside]
posted by debbie_ann on Sep 23, 2008 - 12 answers

why am i so forgettable?

how do i get firefox to ask me *again* to remember my password? [more inside]
posted by msconduct on Aug 9, 2008 - 6 answers

Please help identify this childhood book.

Please help identify this childhood book. I'm 90% sure it was english, otherwise it could have been written in spanish. The book was wider than tall, probably 15" by 10", very colourful but dark and weird at the same time. The only page i remember is one where s the main character is walking through a cave or forest and all these very interesting animals/creatures looking at him. (I think there's also page with just eyes surrounding him in the dark). The creatures are oddly drawn and very interesting and it was scary if anything. I believe this was a hand-me-down but eitherway I had it late 80's early 90's. I know the details are vague but i'm just hoping someone out there can bring me to peace. Thankyou
posted by 0.0.0 on Jun 25, 2008 - 6 answers

'Something something....the...something..'

Yet another...help me find a this song after I supply you with really vague details about it question. But come on, it's fun! [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on May 24, 2008 - 24 answers

Help me find an online reminder

I need an online reminder which will send me an email reminder for one task one 4 different dates: tomorrow, after 7 days, after 15 days and after 30 days. I tried Remember the Milk, but it seems it only works with one date.
posted by leigh1 on Jan 7, 2008 - 7 answers

How to Make One Menu Choice Assign Three Variables in an HTML Page?

I have what is to me an extremely complex thing that I would like JavaScript on a webpage to do. It's related to this question I asked previously, but I've added a new complication. I understand that this may sound fairly customized. I have a feeling, though, that for someone who programs Javascript, these issues are probably both extremely common and extremely simple, which is why I'm asking here ... since perfecting this quirk could really help my efficiency. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Sep 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Remember Window sizes and locations

Is there a software that remembers the open windows sizes and locations in Windows XP? [more inside]
posted by matthelm on Jul 11, 2007 - 4 answers

Why does Safari offer to remember usernames and passwords for some sites, but not others?

Why does Safari offer to remember usernames and passwords for some sites, but not others? Specifically del.icio.us.
posted by airguitar on May 7, 2006 - 4 answers

The name of a horror movie where a ghost talks to the girl through a mirror.

I saw this old horror movie about eight years ago, but I think it's from the seventies. A young couple moves into an old house and people start dying. As it turns out, the ghost either is, or looks just like, the young woman. The ghost speaks to her through the mirror. The only line of dialog I remember is when she was walking along a flight of stairs with an old man, and he says something to the effect that, "people today are so impolite." [more inside]
posted by airguitar on May 20, 2005 - 6 answers

Help remember a CD based on album art

My boyfriend is having a hard time remembering a CD. [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Mar 1, 2005 - 7 answers

ID this indy film

Help me, independent Film Lovers (especially you Brits)! I can't remember the title, the actors, or the plot.... [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Nov 4, 2004 - 6 answers

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