Daily Archives: September 15, 2008

Eerie Familiarity

I have a set of character names I use and reuse in game after game.  If you have read my posts for a while, you have seen more than a few of them.

So when we wandered into the vicinity of the Grey Lady Coach Inn on Saturday night, there was this feeling of Deja Vu, that strange feeling we sometimes get that we’ve lived through something before, that what is happening now has already happened.

My main for the instance group is Vikund.  I have used that name in a number of games.

Tistann is my main solo character in WoW currently, as well as being another name I often us.

And, of course, I have gone by the handle Wilhelm off and on for more than 22 years.

It wasn’t just the names, but the fact they were all in close proximity.  I thought it was like some scene from a new German cinema work by the likes of Werner Fassbinder.  And then I saw him.

It was an unsettling sensation of deja vu, that strange feeling we sometimes get that we’ve lived through something before, that what is happening now has already happened.