• 2 Jan 14th, 2017 at 5:05AM
    Lastest Reply: 16th Jan, 2017 03:02:58 PM
    I'm either imagining this or it's from something really obscure but I seem to recall The Sweet's Love is Like Oxygen being used in a movie or book or something as music for a space battle. I thought it was the book 'Armada' but I wasn't familiar with the song or the band when I read that (therefore I would probably not aurally recognise and associate it) and it's not in the provided song list on one of the back pages either. I just have this really strong association with the song and someone flying into a space battle whilst playing it. I'm pretty sure I'm imagining this but if anyone is able to confirm that I'm not it'd be great. Reply

      The Guardians of the Galaxy 2 trailer uses Sweet's Fox on the Run as a space battle breaks out. Just mentioning it.

      I'm a Guardians of the Galaxy fan and familiar with all the songs used including the Vol 2. trailer so no. I meant to put a disclaimer thing saying that it definitely wasn't Guardians I was thinking of but I forgot.
  • 0 Jan 16th, 2017 at 11:11AM
    Western Animation
    I will start by saying that I will be very surprised if any American users will remember, as from what I recall this show was quintessentially British and I can't imagine it being shown overseas.

    The TV show is one I have been trying to find for years - it was a different story every time but featuring the same types of characters. It was very Scottish - all set in the countryside highlands and featuring these funny little characters that were short and squat, with big beards and round black eyes.

    It wasn't animated as such, it was still frame pictures that illustrated the narration, and from what I remember it was drawn lovingly in a very pastel or watercolour style. The narrator was female and had - and I remember this clear as day - a very gentle, Scottish accent.

    Some quick points:

    I remember watching this in school during "TV time," when we kids would all gather around to watch it on VHS. Even as a child I never saw it at home. I don't know if it was ever shown amongst the BBC learning shows that played in the 90's during school hours.

    I am a 90's child born in 1990, so it would of been around 1994-1996 that I was watching and it did seem of its time, though I would say early 90's generally.

    I imagine it was intended for younger children of say, 4-6 years.

    If anyone remembers, please help! Reply
  • 1 Jan 5th, 2017 at 4:04PM
    Lastest Reply: 16th Jan, 2017 10:09:59 AM
    So this is in a book I read a while ago, where a girl attempted to commit suicide because of what this guy did to her, so her sister decides to get revenge on this guy. She cuts her hair, dyes it, changes her look, and starts wearing different clothes in an attempt to attract this guy that ruined her sisters life. She eventually gets the guy, but it happens way later in the story, and ends up being a different guy than she thought. Through the story, they go to a mall, almost get busted for shoplifting, hang out on school grounds, etc. I can't remember the exact names of the characters, but that's pretty much the story. I really, really want to read this again, and cannot remember the name of the story, or who it is by. I do remember that I checked it out from the Southwest Arlington Library in Arlington, Texas, and I think It had a girl with black hair on the front. Oh, and there is a scene in which they all are in the hospital with her sister. Reply
  • 5 Jan 13th, 2017 at 11:11PM
    Web Original
    Lastest Reply: 16th Jan, 2017 09:33:33 AM
    A good illustration for The Chain of Harm: A manager yells at a an employee, who takes it out on his wife, who takes it out on their son, who takes it out on his cat, who stabs the manager.

    Anyone know the one? Reply
  • 2 Jul 23rd, 2016 at 10:10PM
    Anime
    Lastest Reply: 16th Jan, 2017 07:55:34 AM
    I think this was either a dubbed anime or some animesque project. I don't remember which, but I've been recalling snippets of the show. I think. It may have been hallucinations, or dreams, but I'm fairly certain it exists.... I wanna say 'Spider Crusaders', but somehow, I don't think that's quite it.... Reply
  • 0 Jan 16th, 2017 at 7:07AM
    I remember staying up late some nights when I was little to watch this cartoon about this unicorn who went on quests assigned by her father. I remember the show clearly but not the name and its bugging me so much! An example of an episode would be like, her father who would normally assign her a mission was kidnapped by a giant. Now she has to save him. Reply
  • 6 Jan 15th, 2017 at 10:10AM
    Videogame
    Lastest Reply: 16th Jan, 2017 07:17:01 AM
    I remember a couple years ago seeing this new but old school themed RPG on Steam. It was a first person rpg somewhat like The Elder Scrolls but I don't know anything about the plot. It had kind of old looking graphics. Anyway it looked really cool but I can't remember the name of any. Anyone help? Reply
  • 0 Jan 16th, 2017 at 5:05AM
    I'm looking for an old advert I used to watch. It had a man in a black jumper change his face, literally, by repeatedly ripping it off, before going back to his original face. Reply
  • 5 Jan 3rd, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 16th Jan, 2017 02:31:03 AM
    There is an 2016 animated show on the Canadian channel Tele Toon starring a boy named Winston Steinburger, a cat named Sir Dudley Ding Dong, and a mouselike alien named Hampton. With a homemade space cruiser, the three explore the galaxy together.

    Can you help me with this one? Reply

      Link to imdb page Winston Steinburger And Sir Dudley Ding Dong

      So are your looking for someone to make a page for it or something?

      ^ Yes

      Can you think of some tropes that this animated series has an example of?

      Well for starters, Awesome McCool Name, because who would possibly get tired of saying "Sir Dudley Ding Dong?"

      Bump?

      I thiiink the forums would be a more appropriate place for this? Someone else will be able to tell you better, but this definitely isn't the right place— it's not really a board for coming up with trope ideas.
  • 2 Nov 17th, 2016 at 8:08PM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jan, 2017 07:54:00 PM
    I cannot really remember where I used to watch this show, but it was an educational show where 3 robots lived up in a spaceship orbiting Earth. Every episode, they would send a spherical ship piloted by one of the robots and research about phenomena on Earth. They where by themselves small enough that they looked like toys and people wouldn't notice them, specially since they where just using footage. I cannot remember anything else besides 2 episodes:

    - The spherical ship got hit by a thunder and got thrown out close to a garbage can. The other 2 robots on the spaceship would try to find a way to return him to he mothership, which was only through an emergency return lever that got turned heads down due to the crash. Here, they teach about circuits. - The robot inside the spherical ship noticed that it goes through a lot of turbulance when going too fast. They then research about aerodynamics, about how different forms "cut" air, and how turbulance is generated by small "tornadoes" on the tail of each form when seen through a wind tunnel. When they tried with the "airplane" shape, it was seen that it cut air perfectly. Reply

      I would say The Hoobs, but they weren't robots.

      Around what time did you watch this series?
  • 4 Jan 7th, 2017 at 3:03PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jan, 2017 05:43:12 PM
    An episode of Martha Speaks with this conversation (I think at a restaurant)
    Daniel (Helen's dad): "Ugh, everyone in this family's bilingual, except me! Even Martha! I bet Martha could translate those dogs!"
    Martha: "Translate? You mean could I tell you in English what those dogs are saying in Dog?"
    Reply
  • 0 Jan 15th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Webcomic
    I used to read this webcomic years ago, possibly around 2008, and I can remember basically everything about it except the title. It's a fantasy webcomic set in a large city on a coast (I think). The main character is a boy who is some kind of hybrid of races that no one has ever seen before. From what I remember he is an orphan and has blue or greyish skin, red eyes, elf ears, and black tattoo-like markings on his back that become massive feathered wings later in the comic. I remember one page specifically that has the boy crashing through a huge stained glass clock tower that was very beautiful, and another page that shows a large overhead view of the city, which was drawn in impressive detail. Other characters in the comic were an antagonistic male guard captain (he was either a human or an elf) and another orphan girl that was some kind of griffin-like race. The website itself was blue and the header at the top was an image of the boy sitting shirtless on a grassy cliff looking towards an ocean with his back to the viewer. The author comments at the bottom were sometimes accompanied by a drawing of the author's persona/fursona which I think was a furry looking pink dragon, or something like that.

    Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I'm fairly certain the title started with an A and was just one word, but that could be wrong. Reply
  • 1 Jan 13th, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jan, 2017 01:05:42 PM
    I remember seeing a little bit of this cartoon where there were a bunch of kids playing soccer outside of a building. A younger boy tries to get the bal, but is overtaken by an older boy and made fun of for his size. They're about to argue but are called inside to the building, which I think was some kind of library or school. I think the kids that went into the building were going to listen to a story or something, likely about an unlikely hero initially judged for his size like the younger boy was. The storyteller might have been some kind of animal. The setting looked almost like the Australian outback: a flat rocky plain wih red dust for the ground, and sparse trees. Any idea what this could be? Reply
  • 1 Jan 13th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jan, 2017 01:05:27 PM
    I remember seeing this short clip on Tumblr under #asexual (or something like that) of a man and a woman in bed together. The comforter/sheets are off the bed and the man is shirtless. I think they were kissing or the man was undressing the woman or something. The woman stops and says "I don't like sex." The man replies, "Okay," puts his shirt back on, and pulls the sheet/comforter over the both of them so they can fall asleep. Any idea what this is from? I can't seem to find it again. The man was brunette and I think the woman was blonde, if that helps. Reply
  • 1 Jan 13th, 2017 at 2:02PM
    Music
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jan, 2017 12:57:30 PM
    I heard this song the other day playing in Wal-Mart. It sounded kind of like soft rock/folk. The chorus sounded a lot like "I Want It That Way" by The Backstreet Boys (not like I listen to them or anything), specifically the part where they sing "ain't nothin' but a heartache." In the song, it was a whole step (two pitches) lower than "I Want It That Way," and it went something like "ain't nothin' but love(?)," and was sung by an older male singer. The tune sounded undeniably similar, though. Anyone know what it was? Reply
  • 1 Jan 14th, 2017 at 10:10PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jan, 2017 12:39:06 PM
    This is an odd request, but it keeps nagging me. Way back when I was a kid (between 1987 and 1990), I taped part of an animated film about Marco Polo's travels. The one segment I recorded that clearly stuck in my mind involved the ship back to Europe being damaged by a storm, forcing the crew to take temporary refuge on the Island of Dog-Men, which was inhabited by a Cannibal Tribe who dressed up in dog-pelts (wearing the empty heads as helmets). There was a nerve-racking assault by the howling, torch-bearing Dog-Men before the repaired ship managed to flee, ultimately returning home in triumph.

    I have no idea what the show was. Through a final fluke of luck, I think maybe it was the 1972 animated film "The Travels of Marco Polo", as the animation seems to match my very dim memories of the scene I had taped:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zShEOzpI5oo

    Thing is, my network is abysmal, so I can't simply watch this video through to the end and see if it has the Isle of Dog-Men sequence to prove it's what I'm after. Can anyone help me find out what the Marco Polo cartoon I'm chasing is?

    If it does turn out to be The Travels of Marco Polo... anyone know if there's any place to find it in English? Link is in Turkish, and there's an Arabic translation of it as well. Reply

      There is indeed a scene with the Dog-Men (who look like you described), and it plays out similar to how you described. It's around the 43rd minute mark. Here's a screenshot of the Dog-men: http://imgur.com/a/GAG6H. No luck on the English version.
  • 2 Dec 27th, 2016 at 1:01AM
    Anime
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jan, 2017 07:28:50 AM
    I am pretty sure it is either an anime or a manga, but which one? All I remember was this quote, it is a bit paraphrased, but the point still stands.

    "We are nothing but minds trapped inside a game called life."

    That, and it was said by an antagonist. But I really forget the rest, not even the villain's appearance. Reply

      No idea at all about any of the plot, any character designs/setting details at all? When did you see it?

      Likely wrong, but maybe Sword Art Online? It seems like something one of the anragonists would say.
  • 3 Jan 10th, 2017 at 12:12PM
    Web Original
    Lastest Reply: 15th Jan, 2017 04:09:41 AM
    i remember this really weird video about a woman with paper eyes over her eyes doing some weird crafting tutorial on the style of 80s children shows, and some kind of weird looking puppet cat(?) with lots of allusions to mushrooms there are others characters like a woman obscured on shadows ("identity protection on a interview" style) and a girl who has a paper mouth over her mouth (yeah its pretty surreal) Reply
  • 0 Jan 15th, 2017 at 12:12AM
    Film
    Some years ago, it might be 10 or 15, I saw a foreign film which I'm positive was Scandinavian where a father takes his children to the movies. However, they go into the wrong movie and see a film where a couple is walking down the beach with their dog. It played out normally until suddenly the woman turns to the man and says " let's eat the dog". The next scene in the movie being watched is the couple sitting or dancing around a fire. The father then takes his children out and demands a refund. It's unlikely but perhaps the encompassing film is famous enough in whichever Scandinavian country it was for someone to recognise it. I'd like to add it to the Art house film as an example of satire. Reply
  • 2 Jan 14th, 2017 at 2:02AM
    Web Original
    Lastest Reply: 14th Jan, 2017 08:56:30 PM
    Can someone help me find it? Reply
  • 0 Jan 14th, 2017 at 8:08PM
    Film
    Its a pretty long running show, but i have only seen 1 episode. It started out like most crime series with some case that they solve that episode. However t he thing that caught my attention was that at the end of the episode there is a sub plot about theprotagonists partners ex-wifes husband being murderd. And some muddy boots tie the murder to said partner. Thats pretty much all i remember. I will be very impressed if anyone figures this one out. Reply
  • 2 Jan 14th, 2017 at 5:05PM
    Lastest Reply: 14th Jan, 2017 05:52:56 PM
    A guy is able to teleport himself and people in close proximity to a house (dollhouse in another dimension? or possibly a shared dream?) by whistling a specific song, and while there this guy (and no one else) is able to alter reality. He and the others get transported back after a short period of time (apparently because his whistling isn't very effective), but this guy decides he wants to live in the dollhouse forever, and traps these people by setting up a record player to play this song on endless loop. The other people want to escape to reality, but this guy is in control. They figure out that they can exert some control by the power of suggestion, and finally they manage to overwhelm the guy by pretending various horrible things are happening, which freaks him out and causes him to release his control so that everyone can return to reality.

    Possible tropes: - Dream World - Trapped in Another World - Shattering the Illusion - Portal Picture, except more like "Portal Song" - Warp Whistle

    Media: live-action, probably a TV show (at least 10 years old), possibly a film. Reply

      What sort of media —- television, book, etc?

      Whoops, forgot to mention the media... I think it was an episode of a TV Show, but could have been a Movie. It's been at least 10 years since I saw it.
  • 2 Jan 13th, 2017 at 3:03AM
    Music
    Lastest Reply: 14th Jan, 2017 02:25:00 PM
    In school I remember learning this Native American chant (though it could maybe be from somewhere else). It went something similar to this: Gishay Gishay ee manihu x3 Mamuhayha wamatah x3 Gishay Giahay ee manahu Hey Hey Any iidea? Not sure about the spelling, so Google is not much help.

    Reply

      I don't know the specific chant you're referring to, but it might be a chant to the Gitche Manitou, the Great Spirit of the Algonquian tribes. Maybe a Google search of Gitche Manitou will help you track it down?

      Probably, I had heard of the manitou before. I'll check.
  • 0 Jan 14th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Live Action TV
    Not much to go on with this one. All I recall is a puppet based show that took place in front of or behind this big wood counter. I recall it being based at teaching kids stuff, like one time they explained that gravity made stuff fall down, and demonstrated this by throwing a ball off the top of the screen, only for the ball to NOT fall back down into view. It would have been on the air in the late 80's or early 90's and I'm reasonably confident it came on right before Cheers, because I remember watching the opening to Cheers, thinking it might be a second episode of this show, only to be disappointed. Reply
  • 0 Jan 14th, 2017 at 1:01PM
    Live Action TV
    I recall a show about summer camp, or what I assume to be summer camp, I am sure it was set in the wilderness, that was aimed at kids. It didn't really have a plot, it was just a bunch of segments thrown together. For example I recall they would frequently cut to a couple of guys who were upside-down faces, like this. I also recall one time they set up a domino set and watched it go off. It was most likely on the air in the late 80's or early 90's. Reply
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