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I have (part of) a scene or plot stuck in my head and can't figure out what it's from, please help?

I'm fairly certain it's to do with a postcard making the rounds, possibly a Valentine's Day card - it shows up in people's homes, does something (helps them sort out their love life maybe, or find/meet a partner, something like that - definitely positive things, it wasn't a horror/ghost story or anything), and then moves on to the next person. I think the main part I'm remembering is that one person somehow refuses the help, or it doesn't affect them, so the card can't move on. I very vividly have this image in my head of the card, or even multiple copies of it, being stuck to their kitchen ceiling because its magic goes slightly haywire as it's not working/not able to move on. I also keep imagining the card propped up on a kitchen counter, so possibly rather than being posted, it just shows up in their kitchen one morning?

It seems like it'd be a story by Neil Gaiman, or else be rather Gaimanesque, but I flipped through both Fragile Things and Smoke and Mirrors the other day and didn't spot it. (Though it may have been a brief scene in something, and I may have missed it by just flipping through rather than properly reading.)

I thought at first it might've been a graphic novel, as some images are so vivid/clear in my head, but I haven't actually read that many graphic novels so you'd think I'd have remembered. It's definitely not Harlequin Valentine at any rate, because I reread that the other day in hopes that it was what I was remembering.

Sorry this is all so vague, but hopefully someone recognises it, or has a suggestion as to what it might have been/been from. Thanks in advance!
24 August 2015 @ 08:19 pm
I'm looking for a viral tumblr post about a blogger getting asked what their most inappropriate display of emotion has ever been, and they talked about their friend's funeral. Their friend had been mangled so the funeral was closed casket, so they used a photograph placed atop the casket. When the blogger saw the picture, they started laughing because unbeknownst to the rest of the family, the deceased had been a sexually adventurous gay man and though the picture depicted him looking happy and serene, he had actually had another man's fist jammed up inside him and had been wearing sparkly underwear. the blogger had to explain to the confused family that wires had been crossed in their brain in order to explain the what appeared to be inappropriate laughter upon seeing the photograph.

21 August 2015 @ 01:56 pm
There's a World Masterpiece Theater (maybe) anime during the 90s which had a character named "Camilla" (at least in the Philippines, I don't know in other countries). I'm not so sure if it's from Little Women 2: Jo's Boys but I can't seem to find any information at all or any picture from the internet of this character.

She lived alone and away from most people. She always wore a red and white dress (looked like a Kimono or a Korean traditional gown), had black hair. The people in the community didn't like her so much because she was thought of as some kind of "witch" so she was an outcast. However, she was a kind person in truth. The children would stray sometimes into her part of the town especially when it's raining or when they had ran away (this part is hazy in my memory) and then they'd get taken care of by Camilla. She was really nice to them, but still, the parents were worried because they didn't like Camilla.

I can't be sure if it's from Little Women 2: Jo's Boys or Peter Pan no Bouken or Tom Sawyer. Or could it be The Secret Garden (not World Masterpiece..)?

Help? Thank you.
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18 May 2015 @ 01:25 pm
What is the wide flat part on either side of a set of outdoor steps called? What I mean can be seen in this picture. From my research I can name ALL of the stair-parts in that image but the one I want. HALP.
11 February 2015 @ 06:39 am
Hi. I've had luck in this community before and am hoping you well-informed people can help me out once again. :)

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This is a screenshot taken from David Gray's music video for "This Year's Love" (which can be seen here, in case additional shots of this guy are helpful).

Hopefully someone here will know this man's name. :) Thanks in advance!
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11 December 2014 @ 06:57 pm
1. This was a children's tv show that I watched in the late 90s or early 2000s. I want to say it was puppetry but it could have been stop motion animation or something similar. The characters were all animals – I want to say the main two characters were cats or rabbits? There were a lot of woodland creatures either way. The one thing I remember very specifically is that there was a turkey or goose character, and in the opening credits there was a clip of her with a spoon hanging on the end of her beak, like a person would do this. I'm American but I don't know for sure that it was an American show.

2. I'm 90% sure this was a kid's book with illustrations, but my memory of it isn't very strong so it could have actually been a movie. I'll just assume it was a book for now. Either way, the main character was a little brown lizard who liked to hang out on a fence. All of the other characters were other animals who lived in this garden or wherever it took place. The lizard had a friend who was a female bird, I think she was a dove, and her name was Pearl. At one point in the story Pearl died – I want to say she flew into a window or something??? i could be making that part up – either way, she died and it was really unexpected. There was a scene where she was lying on the ground dead, and the lizard shut the bird's eyes.

So that's that! I'm angry at myself because I made a post on here ages ago about the TV show (using a different account which is now deleted), and someone actually helped me identify it, and now I can't find that post.
07 December 2014 @ 07:05 pm
Hi, does anyone have any idea what brand/where to buy this watch?
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17 August 2015 @ 05:41 pm
Does anyone remember what was a title of mid 90s educational program (Canadian or Australian) about a red-haired teenager that lived with her mom? Each episode was dedicated to a certain issue like how teenagers can find a job or wear make-up to school and so on, and there would be advice from psychologist about how parents should behave in these circumstances.
16 August 2015 @ 09:32 pm
I was recently listening to a 90s playlist on youtube, and you know how you do these things, you hear a song and you think "Oh! I like this song and I had forgotten it existed! I will totally remember it from now on."

I heard one of those songs I had forgotten about, and I failed to favorite the video or keep note of it at all. Indeed, I was not even logged into youtube so nothing from that 90s music marathon is in my history.

It is a pop/dance song from the 90s with a female vocalist, a fun/upbeat song and I think it is comparing a boy to a superhero? I thought the word "superman" may have been used but I didn't manage to find anything on Google with that.
16 August 2015 @ 01:45 pm
So let me tell you a story. One day there was a pen I picked up from work. Not one of our usuals, probably left behind by a customer. It wrote so nice that I tucked it into my pocket. I loved it.

It did not look like an expensive pen. It looked like this bog-standard pen you'd get out of a box: it was black plastic tips with a mostly-clear-but-slightly-tinted body showing the ink inside. The kind with a cap, not a clicky pen.

The difference was how it wrote. The ink seemed really... fluid, for lack of a better word. Not thick and cloggy like a gel pen. The point wasn't one of those super-fine ones that I hate that just eat grooves in a paper without leaving any actual ink behind. The ball didn't get clogged up requiring a bunch of licking and scribbling to coax it to write again. It just wrote, when you touched to paper. Even that stupid waxy receipt paper was no problem.

I lost that delightful pen, I don't remember whether there was a name or company on it, and I have not been able to find a replacement since, even though I've stood in the pen section of Staples and scribbled with everything in the expensive pen section, and bought countless boxes of different kinds of pens hoping this is the one.

Guys, please tell me you share my pain when it comes to good writing tools- and please tell me you know the pen I'm talking about!