• 2 Aug 16th, 2011 at 8:08AM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 16th Aug, 2011 03:20:06 PM
    I was looking for this certain movie. It's about a princess who was cursed by an evil witch by giving her an enchanted necklae (if I'm not mistaken) that froze her for centuries. She was discovered in the modern days, except that people thought she was a mannequin. One boy broke the curse tough and this princess had to adjust to the modern environment. My best friend and I had this nostalgia thing for this movie yet we couldn't find it and we both forget the title. I think it was made on the 90s or otherwise late 80s. Reply

      This sounds like Mannequin Two: On the Move.

      ... or even the original Mannequin.
  • 1 Aug 16th, 2011 at 7:07AM
    Lastest Reply: 16th Aug, 2011 09:23:58 AM
    A video game for the Sega Mega Drive. It was about a man who met someone long ago who offered him immortality if he defeated him in a fight. He won, but at the beginning of the game has come to regret it. He learns (I don't remember how) that if he purges evil from the world he will be at peace. I think he wore a very wide-brimmed hat and his clothes were entirely black. Reply
  • 2 Aug 3rd, 2011 at 1:01PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 16th Aug, 2011 09:01:28 AM
    1. A book where the Earth is about to be hit with an asteroid. Told from the POV of a teenage boy. There's a spaceship that can save a certain number of people. The boy and his parents have tickets. After the rocket takes off, the asteroid hits the Earth and Earth breaks apart. The captain shoots himself in the head. The boy is watching the news from the ship where he can see a girl he likes in California filming as the asteroid hits. There was a sequel to the book.

    2. A short story where the King has put clues up in the town as some sort of contest. The clues are words hidden in various public places, one of which is a playground. A little girl finds all of the clues after an eccentric inventor tells her to read between the lines. Reply

      the first one is almost definitely the first book in the Remnants series. It's by K.A Applegate. Did the guy have a weird name? (Jobs?) If i'm right, there are 14 in the series.

      Can't help you with the second one though, sorry.

      That's it for the first one! Thank you! :D
  • 2 Aug 12th, 2011 at 3:03PM
    Western Animation
    Lastest Reply: 16th Aug, 2011 07:47:44 AM
    An animated short, about people living in the world of sweets and candy. All I distinctly remember is a blonde girl who was the love interest of the (I think also blonde) male protagonist powdering her cheeks with marshmallow dust. Also it used music very heavily I think it was without dialogue. The animation was reminiscent of the Fleischer Brothers, especially their Superman. Reply
  • 4 Aug 14th, 2011 at 3:03AM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 16th Aug, 2011 04:31:21 AM
    i remember everyhting but the name. aaauugghhhh! it was a YA book about a guy from Alaska in the bushlands who killed his neighbour when he was 5, after which he gets commited and grows up in an institution with other criminally insane youths who all have nicknames (one guy was called Slice 'n' dice, because he was in there for killing and cutting up pets and leaving the parts hidden throughout the owner's homes to find). The protagonist calls his psychiatrist 'the frown'. An earlyish chapter is called When Gloves Explode because he goes on a bit about Wile E. Cyote, and the next chapter is called When People Explode. Partway through he gets released and goes to highschool (he was homeschooled before he got commited) until he gets drunk or something and tells his friends what he did, so his family moves to a town (by the sea, i think) and he's homeschooled again. He meets a woman who was an alcoholic in her teens before getting addicted to coffee. The guy wants to repaint the house himself, as a project or something. i stopped reading around there. Sorry about the length Anyone know it? Reply
  • 2 Aug 16th, 2011 at 1:01AM
    Live Action TV
    Lastest Reply: 16th Aug, 2011 03:13:49 AM
    OK. So I remember watching this show back when I was a kid. It was like the live action karate shows of power rangers and vr troopers. The show always started out with this guy sitting in a dark room on a computer with a green light on his face with this evil computer virus telling the guy to create other viruses to destroy either the universe or something. so of course there is a team of teenagers that gets transported into the computer to destroy the virues all the time..BUT I CAN NOT REMEMBER THE NAME! an you help me out... Reply

      Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad.

      Hmmm, looks like the show's getting popular lately.
  • 1 Aug 3rd, 2011 at 5:05PM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 16th Aug, 2011 02:32:08 AM
    I remember this one book I read when I was a kid that had a girl get sucked inside a cardboard turkey and live through this surreal experience resembling the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. Also, I remember that the girl had a younger brother named Booker who she called Booger, and there was this weird mysterious guy who I think was called Ralph who showed up throughout the book. I think it was part of a series of books, but that's the only one I really remember. Reply

      The Turkey That Ate My Father by Dean Marney? I totally remember reading these books too when I was a kid, but I had to look up the title and author.
  • 4 Jul 22nd, 2011 at 10:10AM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 15th Aug, 2011 10:06:20 AM
    This one opens with our heroine as a child finding out that she's adopted. She is not at all happy to hear this and smashes a number of objects (including a couple of potted plants? I want to say violets?).

    The next chapter skips ahead several years. Now our heroine is age 13-going-on-14 and is out skiing with a friend. She accidentally collides with another skiier, a fellow teenage girl who turns out to be having a heart attack. Later the girl is reported dead on the news, so our heroine does some internet research and discovers that there's something of an epidemic going on — hundreds of teenagers around the world have been falling ill and dying from medical conditions that usually only affect elderly people — arthritis, hardening of the arteries, heart failure, etc.

    While researching, our heroine stumbles across a photograph of one victim who looks exactly like her. Long story short, it turns out that our heroine is a clone, the latest in a series of five clones who were given names beginning with A, B, C, D, and E — with our heroine being "E" — each one born a year apart and each bearing a red arrow-shaped birthmark on the back of her neck. The clones were created by a doctor whose daughter had a gene for the mysterious only-supposed-to-affect-old-people illness, and in an effort to find a cure for her, he created these five clones, each of whom would have the same gene and would give him more chances to try out potential treatments.

    The plot focuses on our heroine as she tracks down the other four girls, visiting their homes and talking to their family and friends, only to discover that each one died of the illness. She's also on a time limit, because the illness strikes at age 14, and our heroine only has a few more days before her birthday, so she's getting sicker and sicker as the plot progresses. Eventually she finds the doctor's old house, finds his stash of serums that he made in hopes of curing the girls, and manages to cure herself just in time.

    Let's see, a few more details: In between each chapter, there's a black page with white typeface that shows a bunch of numerical data — the current death-toll of the mysterious illness and (I think) the statuses of clones A, B, C, D, and E. I seem to remember that the C clone's name was Caroline. The reading level for this book was probably early teens or possibly pre-teen. Reply

      Maybe Anna to the Infinite Power by Mildred Ames?

      No I already checked that one and it's not the one I'm thinking of, although the stories are somewhat similar.

      Watchers: ID by Peter Lerangis. The girl's name was Evie, and the cover featured twin girls in green dresses holding flashlights, with lots of disembodied eyes. The black pages also featured the so called "Watchers" discussing the girl's situation, and whether they should or could help her. The Watchers was a book series my brother got into. The books were all pretty much unrelated sci-fi/supernatural stories that had the black pages with the musings of the Watchers, who aren't actually part of the story really, just kind of... watching and commenting. ID was the only one I ever really read, though I skimmed through the Island one.

      Pardon my squeal of joy, buy I'm so excited, I've never gotten a YKTS before, and I'm positive this is what you were thinking of!

      Yes, you're totally right! Yaaaaaaay!!! I had no idea it was part of a series, and I'd forgotten all about the "Watchers" aspect. Thank you so much, I was afraid I'd never figure this out.
  • 5 Aug 13th, 2011 at 11:11PM
    Lastest Reply: 15th Aug, 2011 09:56:10 AM
    It was this 90's tv kids show with actual actors, about this boy and this girl who were neighbors and friends. One of them had curly red hair. In the beginning credits it showed them talking through their windows and but it had an animated telephone cup chord drawn on the scene, I think the girl had a younger sister maybe? Sorry this is all I can remember but if you know what tv show is is thanks! Reply
  • 14 Jun 13th, 2011 at 4:04AM
    Literature
    Lastest Reply: 15th Aug, 2011 07:41:18 AM
    This one is a sci-fi novel I found out about on the wiki of all places. It takes place in a future with...space travel, I think. The main thing I do remember is that all the wildlife is evolved from homo sapiens. They're all adapted for certain environments. They have names like "hunters", "swimmers" "lurkers", etc. Those aren't exact names, I just know they sounded like that. Reply

      Perhaps "I, Weapon"? That one involves a far future where there's a combination of adaptation to given environments aided by genetic engineering (including all of the common tropes from heavyworlders to aquatic to flying as well as the people living inside the moon who've engineered away things like hair and belly buttons that they feel get in the way) to shepherded evolution (at some point, humanity was enslaved by an alien race who found us delicious. They bred for lower intelligence, large size, docility, and long earlobes [they found it aesthetically pleasing]. One of the dirty secrets of humanity is that humans found the meat delicious too and continue to farm these descendants).

      The main thrust of the book is that there's a form of invading aliens, tripedal creatures, and a secret cabal of humanity is breeding together specific exemplars of the branches of the human race in hopes of creating a potential savior. Very entertaining book if a little iffy on some of their science.

      That sounds very close. But you're going to find this odd.

      This one had a Wikipedia page with info on the different bipedal species. "I, Weapon" does not have a Wikipedia page.

      Sounds like Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon.

      That's not quite it either. This novel, if I remember, is a bit more recent and the descriptions of the species aren't quite right.

      Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future?

      There's also Future Evolution by Peter Ward, but that and After Man are illustrated coffee table books, and it sounds like you're describing something in more of a traditional novel format. If you do mean some kind of picture book, I think Life Off Earth by Ian Ridpath had a chapter about adapting humans to other worlds (but I haven't been able to find a copy since the one in my grade school's library, so I could be way off base here).

      Now, this is really going out on a limb, but could it be Godwhale by T J Bass?

      Someone else who's read Godwhale? Cool.

      Sorry I have nothing else to contribute...


      I bought it, but I haven't read it yet.

      It's good.

      This happens in the Ringworld novels. Humans evolved based on their environments, so you have Vampires, Grass Giants, Ghouls, etc. If so, the Wikipedia page you're looking for is here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hominids_of_the_Ringworld


      There was a book or anthology called Man Plus that had kind of a similar theme, humans genetically engineering themselves to live in vastly different environments... could it be from that? (I never read it myself.)

      Sheila Finch’s The Garden of the Shaped kind of also operates on a similar principle (with the original human scientists artificially prolonging their lives and continuing to live on the planet where their experiment is conducted as deities) but is probably not what you’re looking for.

      Pioneers, by Phillip Mann, is about a future where a small number of humans are genetically engineered to be good first settlers on planets that are being considered for colonisation. There's a bird dude, and a plant dude, and the cover was a guy with a bear arm. I'm not sure if this is close to what you're looking for or not.

      I am completely positive it is Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future by Dougal Dixon.
  • 2 Aug 12th, 2011 at 11:11PM
    Lastest Reply: 14th Aug, 2011 06:49:23 PM
    I know this is an odd request but I'm looking for a TROPE whose title has the initials SBE?

    Any ideas? I wrote down SBE on a post-it for later thinking I'd remember its full name but it just flew out of my mind!

    Reply

      Solved by a friend. I was looking for Significant Background Event.

      For future reference: The page for help finding tropes is Lost and Found.
  • 2 Aug 14th, 2011 at 2:02AM
    Anime
    Lastest Reply: 14th Aug, 2011 05:11:37 PM
    Okay what I remember about it was it was about a group of people who when they were kids made some kind of symbol, and later on in their lives they find out some sort of world dominating organization is using the symbol they created. I can't remember if it was just a manga or if it was an anime either... Reply
  • 0 Aug 14th, 2011 at 4:04PM
    Music
    Does anyone know the song in this commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46tvMsrb8MM ?

    I'ts not technically what should go here, but nobody seems to know it - I'm figuring it may have been made for the commercial. Reply
  • 0 Aug 14th, 2011 at 10:10AM
    I can remember an advert for a type of cleansing wipe, and it has a sort of superhero theme. To be more specific, there's this guy in a tuxedo, and he's tied to a chair in the Big Bad's lair. The Big Bad has an orange/red suit, and a black spikey mask (I think...it's been a long time). He and his henchmen are then surprised by a woman with pink hair, wearing a blue-and-silver outfit and make-up, who appears in the room and fights them all off. She then unties the man, before her wrist...thingy (it's hard to explain) beeps, and she leaves. She changes back into her normal clothes, and wipes the make-up from her face with the cleansing wipes. She then appears in a fancy dress, and the man (presumably her boyfriend) runs up and says something along the lines of "You'll never guess what happened to me." She shoots a knowing look at the camera, and the advert ends. Any ideas? Reply
  • 4 Aug 10th, 2011 at 10:10AM
    Lastest Reply: 14th Aug, 2011 08:03:06 AM
    Looking for a game, tower defense and similar to Plantsvs Zombies, except it was topdown. The title was something with "... vs Monsters" Reply
  • 1 Aug 13th, 2011 at 7:07PM
    Music
    Lastest Reply: 13th Aug, 2011 08:16:43 PM
    A hip-hop song that is just a sample of a long, nonsensical rant by an irate woman at a public meeting, with beats laid over that. The woman sounds African-American, probably middle-aged. She says "goddamn" every few seconds.

    The guy whose iPod was playing said it was by MC 900 Ft Jesus but I didn't get the title of the song. I'm posting this query here because Google is being weirdly useless, and there's a chance he downloaded it thinking it was by this artist while it's really by someone else (as happened to me many times in my Limewire days). Thanks! Reply
  • 4 Aug 11th, 2011 at 6:06AM
    Lastest Reply: 13th Aug, 2011 07:22:33 PM
    This is going to sound VERY vague, but it was a tv show from the nineties, about a group children/teen aliens I think, and their ship was on a beach somewhere. The characters could transport themselves (I don't remember any of their other abilities). Any ideas (fail on the vague, I know) Reply
  • 3 Aug 11th, 2011 at 5:05AM
    Anime
    Lastest Reply: 13th Aug, 2011 06:50:24 PM
    A TV show from the nineties, about two asian twins who had superpowers or something when they held hands? Reply

      possibly the wonder twins.


      The Twins of Destiny ?

      Yes its the Twins of Destiny! I just watched the opening credits on youtube... I don't remember it being that queer, but its definitely the show LOL.
  • 3 Aug 12th, 2011 at 9:09PM
    Music
    Lastest Reply: 13th Aug, 2011 12:04:23 PM
    I remember listening to this song a long time ago, back when 4kids TV was in it's heyday, as in, this was around the time Yu-Gi-Oh was on, and TMNT. This song came on while I was listening to 4kids radio online (they had some good-ass music), and I fell in love with it.

    I don't remember many lyrics, but I remember part of the chorus that went like "It's a jungle out there whoaa, whoaa, whoa-whoa"

    I used to be almost certain that it was meant to accompany TMNT, but any searches have brought up only the Monk theme.

    I realize that's not much to go on, but it's all I have, so hopefully one of you remember hearing it and know more? Reply

      Oh God, it’s not Tarzan Boy by Baltimora, is it?

      Haha, no, but I can totally see where you get that from.

      .
  • 2 Aug 12th, 2011 at 10:10PM
    Lastest Reply: 13th Aug, 2011 08:34:42 AM
    I've been trying to figure out this one for a while. It's a kids show I used to watch in the early 90's. It had puppets living in a mansion or some sort of theater. One of the characters was a fat and blue ghost lady who sang opera while going downstairs (In a sympatetic way the show wasn't scary at all). I also remember some sort of butler character but I'm not certain. Any help will be greatly apreciated :D Reply

      'The Ghost of Faffner Hall'

      That's the one! Thanks a million, I've looking for it for a very long time. Now I can stop tormenting myself, thank you very much my friend :)
  • 0 Aug 13th, 2011 at 5:05AM
    A manga called Hapi Mari. Are there any trope entries for the comic? Reply
  • 1 Aug 10th, 2011 at 6:06PM
    Lastest Reply: 12th Aug, 2011 03:58:10 PM
    I'm looking for a music video, I thought it was Fatboy Slim but must be wrong because I can't find it anywhere in their videos.

    It is two young boys, Arabic I think and they walk, get on buses etc, looks like a day long journey to go to the dentist. It was a really good video but the song has totally vacated my head. Reply
  • 0 Aug 12th, 2011 at 2:02PM
    Music
    So this is another one that's somewhat less about the music itself: A few years ago I remember reading about a band that suffered a major case of Executive Meddling - Basically, their most recent album sold poorly, so their label threatened to drop them if they didn't record a cover of The Beatles' "All You Need Is Love" that they could license for a commercial. The band weren't comfortable with the idea and refused to do it. I think this was connected to the Chase credit card ad that used Nada Surf's cover of the same song. I want to find out the name of the band so I can see if I remember the details of the story correctly. Reply
  • 2 Jan 23rd, 2011 at 12:12PM
    Music
    Lastest Reply: 12th Aug, 2011 11:26:14 AM
    This is one that has just started bugging me a few months ago, but I have a 1995-96 ish cd called Revelations, well anyway the song Love By Grace (track 7) has this line in it "I didn't come here to leave you, I didn't come here to lose" and I was thinking that line was from an older song, but I may be wrong since I wasn't able to find any other songs using that particular line, could you help me? Reply
  • 1 Aug 12th, 2011 at 9:09AM
    Film
    Lastest Reply: 12th Aug, 2011 10:25:07 AM
    So I caught the last ten minutes of this movie on cable. It appeared to be a horror film, with this corpsey looking demon girl chasing around this guy through a somewhat ritzy looking house. The corpse girl could also shoot green fireballs out of her hand. I recognized the lead male actor as the guy who played David Shepherd on Kings. So I pulled up the guide and the show info page, and they gave me two different descriptions. The guide said it was a movie called “Mercy”, a romantic drama about a writer falling in love with a literature critic. The show info page said it was a movie called “Crush” a “sexy Australian thriller”, in the vein of Fatal Attraction. Neither of these descriptions seemed right. Is my cable guide buggy, or did I just fall victim to some Genre Shift weirdness? Reply
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