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Other helpful subreddits:

Got a physical object that you can't name? Try r/whatisthisthing.

Know what something is, but don't know where to find it? Try r/helpmefind.

Find a picture and wondering where it is? Try /r/whereisthis or /r/wherewasthistaken

NSFW question? Try submitting to r/tipofmypenis.

Looking for a video game? Try submitting r/tipofmyjoystick as well, but remember to mark your post solved if your question is answered over there.

Trying to come up with a name for something (whether it be your band or a school group), check out r/iNeedAName

Looking for similar things to something? Check out r/ifyoulikeblank

Need a good synonym or word recommendation for a writing piece you're working on? Check out r/whatstheword.

Trying to remember the name of a subreddit you've visited? Check out /r/findareddit.

Looking for a post you saw recently, or a while back? Check out /r/FindAPost.

Can't remember the name of your favorite teen book series? Check out /r/whatsthatbook.

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[TOMT] [ANIME] Show about demon and his assistant

There was an anime that I watched in that was probably from the early 2000s. One of the characters has yellow shoulder length hair with purple streaks in the front (or purple hair with yellow streaks). I think he might be a demon? He wears a business suit from what I remember, and I think his name starts with an N. There’s also a female high school student(?) who is supposed to be his assistant.

1 Comment
2024/04/19
14:41 UTC

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[TOMT] A children's cartoon about a monster(?) who ate planets but not the middle because it was too hot and not the poles because they were too cold.

It was potentially on a VHS tape compilation of children's programs at some point.

He also ate a planet which was inhabited by banana aliens or something?

2 Comments
2024/04/19
14:31 UTC

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[TOMT][TV][2010s] Kabillion show about cyber cows (?)

I’ve been looking for this show and from what i recall it had cows (maybe more animals but all I remember are cows?) and they would be in space or on different planets dressed up in almost a cyber-like suit.

So from all the memories left within me, there were cows in cyber suits in space. I keep wanting to think of the cow from the back at the barnyard but I know it’s not him lol.

If anyone has more knowledge, please feel free to share!

2 Comments
2024/04/19
13:49 UTC

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[TOMT] [Song] Repetitive song about a door?

My dad played it to me a long time ago. Male singer, older I believe. Don't know how to describe the genre other than classy..? Something older generations would like. Can't remember anything but that it was very repetitive, same couple of lines over and over again. About a knock on the door, or opening a door. "I knock on the door, I do this, then this" etc. Please help!

5 Comments
2024/04/19
14:31 UTC

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[TOMT][MOVIE][Early 90s] Science Fiction Prison Movie With Weird Themes

I know I watched this movie on premium cable between 1992 and 1993.
Likely on Cinemax/Skinemax.
Very dark, cyberpunkish movie set in a prison. Warden is called "The Boss." Scene where a guard forces a couple to have sex while he watches. People having sex have their brain chemicals removed with a needle. Climax involves a character talking about the Boss's "rocks" and the big reveal is that he has no genitals and has cybernetic implants in his groin instead. Whole thing is very dirty, wet, and dark.

2 Comments
2024/04/19
14:30 UTC

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[TOMT][Series] Filipino Ghost Series Where the Victim's Bodies Disappear

I remember watching this way back as a kid. This is what I remember.

What I remember is that it was a show from the Philippines. When a character dies their body would disappear with a flower left in the place of the body, maybe.

There's a scene where a group were at an old house and someone was explaining the haunting, when two of the girls walk around to inspect the place and see a figure in a white wedding dress with run by.

2 Comments
2024/04/19
14:28 UTC

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[TOMT]A Reddit post about an AI SAAS tool to create a set of tasks on a kanban board based on a prompt

I saw a post on Reddit yesterday morning and I can't find it any more. I thought it was posted in r/webdev or r/saas but can't find it in either.

It was a tool someone had recently developed. It was a tool designed for solo devs to help build out the tasks for a project. You describe the project in a prompt and it generates loads of tasks on a Kanban board.

I have searched on reddit and on Google but not been able to find it.

2 Comments
2024/04/19
14:22 UTC

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[TOMT] early 2000s sci fi kids cartoon with a character who’s skin changes when exposed to water

I remember seeing some kids cartoon in the early 2000s with a dude who looked human but would transform into an alien looking being and become powerful when exposed to water.

I remember he walks through a room with a sprinkler system going off and his form is revealed. I cannot say if he was the main character or if he was an alien or a super powered human.

I swore he appeared in either the Zeta Ptoject or Static Shock but I cannot find descriptions of a character like that online who appeared in those shows. Maybe it was an anime I can’t remember. Some help would be appreciated

2 Comments
2024/04/19
14:11 UTC

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[TOMT][COMMERCIAL] IHOP(?) commercial from the 90s

I swear this is real, I remember it so vividly from when I was a kid. It's a bunch of adults dressed up like pancakes having an important board or UN style meeting. I have searched high and low, and can't find it, please help!

3 Comments
2024/04/19
14:17 UTC

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[TOMT] [YOUTUBE CHANNEL] [2020s] Incredible Venetian Jester Costumer?

I found this youtube channel about 6 months ago which had a bunch of short films about someone in, like, an incredible venetian harlequin costume wandering around Vienna (?). They had a website which displayed all the costumes and gave detail character descriptions for each of them.

2 Comments
2024/04/19
14:06 UTC

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[TOMT] Titanic Movie that seems to not exist online anymore? [1930-1970][Film]

I distinctly remember a movie that I saw maybe 5-7 years ago. It was a Black and White titanic movie that my grandmother was watching on TV one night. It’s not Titanic (1953) but It’s similar. I remember a scene in a dining or lounge area and another scene showing the grand staircase, more historically accurate looking than titanic 1953. Then my grandmother said “you wouldn’t want to see that, you just want to see it sink” so she skipped to near the end where I remember passengers with life jackets running up the grand staircase followed by a close up shot of passengers while NMGTT plays, then I remember water pouring out of one of the doors in the superstructure as passengers are falling down and running across the deck. The shot afterwards shows titanic sinking in the distance as a helicopter or plane or maybe a bird flies past the camera from behind in the direction of the titanic. I remember that is what happened because I specifically asked my grandmother “why doesn’t the helicopter save the people?” And my sister told me she remembered that movie years later (she was watching it with me). The last shot showed lifeboats floating in the water with ice surrounding them in the water. Like I said it’s not Titanic (1953) but it’s similar. It’s also not the deleted scenes from the 1929 and the 1980 movies. Thanks to anyone who can help.

10 Comments
2024/04/19
14:08 UTC

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[TOMT][Music Video][Artist][2010s(?)] Heard this song about 4 years ago. Black, not American female singer.

I think the black female singer is (was) in her twenties, maybe early thirties. The genre of music is a bit pop/dance. I think she may be from Central America, as one her music videos appears to be on islands, at one point she is riding on like a rickety speed boat heading for the coast. On the island, in the forest, are some kids looking a little bit surreal in costume and body paint. I think the name of the band and/or name of the song was something in Latin (ancient Latin, not Latino).

The second music video is her wearing a blond/white wig, in like a nightmarish, surreal 1950s White American family. The family has these weird creepy smiles and they are sitting down to dinner. The artist is singing to the camera but the rest of the family appear to be unaware and continue to eat dinner. I think things might be falling apart without anyone reacting to it. The video appears to be dark, very over the caricature of the perfect family. Surreal and creepy.

2 Comments
2024/04/19
14:00 UTC

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[TOMT] Title of the song - pop, sang by dark haired male singer

Pop song, staying at home, introvertic vibe. I start to think I imagined it

I've been looking for this song so long I don't believe it's real.

I only remember the video and the point od song. It was sung by a young, dark haired man (20-25 yo) and I first heard it between 2019-2021. The video began with him going out of school and a girl inviting him out on the weekend, but he says he can't hear her because he has his headphones on. Whole song he is in his house (in suburbs?) or porch, dancing, and cleaning and I think working out but I can't remember that well. The song was about wanting to be at home more than going out. It had introvertic/insecure vibe.

5 Comments
2024/04/19
13:49 UTC

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[TOMT] Mystery/suspense book about woman whose little sister was killed

Okay, I read a book in 2019 about a woman who returns to her familys home near the beach after her parents die. When she and her sister were children, her little sister was murdered, and the murder remains unsolved. The woman moves back to the house and does renovations. I remember her specifically fixing some rickety wooden stairs outside. She has an elderly male neighbor who is very reclusive at the beginning, but they eventually become cordial. However, it is somehow revealed that the old man is the one who killed her sister all those years ago. He has also been watching her inside of her home. I believe he ends up getting arrested, but I cant remember exactly. The woman is between 25-40 I would say, she is unmarried and comes to the house alone. Please help me, its KILLING ME!!!!!

4 Comments
2024/04/19
13:45 UTC

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[TOMT] [INTERNET VIDEO] [2010s] A funny video of a Russian woman bumping into a parked van because it's snowy and she has a hoodie on.

The funny part is after she makes a loud bonk sound there are about 5 or 6 guys inside the van who start laughing like supervillains. The camera is always pointed outside and you never see them.

2 Comments
2024/04/19
13:43 UTC

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[TOMT] heard this song back in 2014-15. only remember the video.

so this songs video basically has a woman (who is the singer) who orders a boyfriend (?) and by the end of it, he somehow develops feelings for her. i can’t figure out the name or the song and i know it’s vague but the timeline of this is around 2014-15-16😭. please help!

7 Comments
2024/04/19
13:42 UTC

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[TOMT][ANIMATED SHOW][ESTIMATED 2008-2015] an animated TV show about magical girls with some sort of transformative items

I just remembered this show from a long time ago. From what I remember the items that were a sort of companion to the characters were sentient backpacks I think? I believe the show was animated in 3d. I vaguely remember a scene where one of the companion objects was left on a conveyer belt and was soon to be destroyed. I thought it was aired on Disney XD as that is what I had remembered but when I checked the list of aired shows I didn't find anything similar. Any help would be much appreciated.

3 Comments
2024/04/19
13:28 UTC

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[TOMT][GAME][idk] An element combining game where you could make your own unique ones

Less than a month ago i visited a website similar to all these classic games like Doodle God, where you write words to invent things. For example it says: EARTH+FIRE:LAVA, then it takes the things that you wrote and asks to you invent more things like: LAVA+LAVA:SUPERLAVA, SUPERLAVA+FIRE:HELL, HELL+FIRE=HELLFIRE, etc. You were writing your own words it didnt generate

I want to find this website again but i cant. I dont have history and on my search i only see the classic games that i already know. Thanks!

6 Comments
2024/04/19
13:33 UTC

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[TOMT] TV documentary (possibly British) from the 1980's about a Nazi children's home/asylum where children with disabilities or psychiatric conditions were euthanised.

I think this documentary was shown on British TV in the late 1980's and it was about some sort of children's home or asylum in Nazi Germany before the Second World War. The central figure was a child who I think was a juvenile delinquent (possibly committed for stealing an apple if memory serves?). The Nazi regime introduced laws (Aktion T4?) which allowed the euthanasia of children with handicaps and psychiatric conditions, so one by one the children begin to disappear. I think by the end they even euthanise the delinquent boy. Needless to say it was a very sad and powerful documentary. I'm not sure but it might have been based on letters the boy sent his parents as well as general research but I might have imagined that bit in the intervening years! I've searched for documentaries about Aktion T4 but they mostly tend to be recent programs whereas the one I'm looking for was from the 1980's (or possibly early 1990's) in the UK (possibly BBC?).

2 Comments
2024/04/19
13:17 UTC

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[TOMT] Looks like Sam Shepard and Jim Carrey?

I was watching Steel Magnolias for the first time and the actor who plays Spud (Sam Shepard) reminded me of an actor who looks like both him and Jim Carrey.

5 Comments
2024/04/19
12:58 UTC

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[TOMT][MOVIE][1970's] western film where two guys eat beans at the beginning

I watched this scene on TV during the 2000's but i'm pretty sure it's an old western movie from the 70's.

At the beginning of the movie, the protagonist comes back to his friend's house where he meets him along with the friend's family. The family is composed of his wife, 1 or 2 daughters and his friend.

His friend is a rather hefty and beardy man.

Anyway, they all eat BEANS together until things start to get competitive.

Out of sheer pride the two men proceed to see how much beans they can eat. They're both sitting in front of each other during this scene.

I haven't seen the rest of the movie only this scene however i'd like to know what movie this is.

Does it ring a bell to anyone ?

9 Comments
2024/04/19
12:53 UTC

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[TOMT] Children’s book about creatures that live in a rubbish dump

Looking for the name of a children’s picture book from the 2000s/2010s about a family of creatures that live in a rubbish dump. Think there was a song with sheet music at the end? Probably a UK book

4 Comments
2024/04/19
12:49 UTC

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[TOMT] Western movie where bets are placed on duels and someone says they can't shoot/kill yet do so

The title is pretty much all I remember from this movie. The character hesitates but when the clock hits he draws and against all chances he hits the target. The opponent says "thought you said you couldn't shoot...", implying he didn't expect the kid to actually shoot, maybe?

7 Comments
2024/04/19
12:48 UTC

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[TOMT] reddit post from about 3 years ago

i saw a reddit post 2-3 years ago and would like to see it again. it was a drawing of a femboy or someone with pink hair about to be beheaded by an isis member, and it was just a still frame with a nasheed playing in the background. mightve been on r/arabfunny

3 Comments
2024/04/19
12:42 UTC

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[TOMT] looking for a game which is set in the 18th century and it's multiplayer and murder mystery

I remember a game where you and other people are in a town and during the day they go to a old time hanging and during the night the murder strikes

I think Markiplier and or jacksepticeye and also there was a song about the game

When the player is voted to be killed if they are innocent they would have a piece of paper and it would be whatever the player writes on it

9 Comments
2024/04/19
12:40 UTC

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[TOMT] Movie/show where main character discovers villain's identity

I'm thinking of a movie with a classic realization during a conversation. Here are the parts I'm certain of:

  • The MC and villain are alone in a room
  • The MC thinks the story's pretty much over/case solved
  • The villain is a real monster
  • The MC trusts the villain
  • The villain is initially questioning the MC
  • The penny drops when the villain mentions something they couldn't know, MC's line is like "I don't think I mentioned X"

Things I'm think are true, but not sure, in descending order of certainty:

  • the MC is a woman
  • the MC is sitting, the villain standing
  • the villain pours the MC a drink
  • the villain has harmed the MC, possibly through sexual assault
  • there's a fireplace in the room

No idea where to go from here!

8 Comments
2024/04/19
12:29 UTC

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[TOMT] A movie where dads turn one dad's home into a daycare, and they try to take care of a ton of kids.

6 Comments
2024/04/19
12:36 UTC

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[tomt] A book I read a couple of years ago, 2020 at the earliest. Plot was that the MC never awakened a class and ended up being something like a ritualist or enchanter, he had these weird mud golem things he would summon and his mother smashed one with a broom.

3 Comments
2024/04/19
12:23 UTC

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[TOMT] [MOVIE] [1940's-1950's] black and white movie with a castle

Hello there.

I've only seen the opening scene in film class a decade ago, I would love to watch the rest of it.

The movie opens with a long and slow tracking shot inside an old castle or manor. There's no one there but a narrator is speaking, probably explaining the history of the place or the people who lived in it.

The atmosphere is heavy and gloomy, I don't think it's a horror movie but I could be wrong. It was in english.

Thank you!

7 Comments
2024/04/19
12:19 UTC

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[TOMT][GAME] Old point-and-click

Im trying to find the point-and-click game where human mc is a bellboy(?) of a hotel where guests are mostly anthropomorphic animals. In that game, mc is solving puzzles where the goal is to kill the guests one by one and serving them to the next guest and repeat that until you serve the final guest to an owlman(?). It is a graphic game.

5 Comments
2024/04/19
12:13 UTC

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