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Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

There’s been some crazy doppelganger happenings this last month.  Three instances of Jim’s doppelganger popping up.  I stumbled upon him on the web and was nearly fooled into thinking it was really Jim.  The following week his brother photographs this cigar ad with what looks a hell of a lot like Jim in it…same dude I stumbled upon online!  Next, a woman at a gig swears she knows Jim from Nashville…same place his brother took the photo of the ad.  I’m a bit freaked out as I recall reading if you meet your doppelganger one will die.  Sure, I know it’s myth, but it’s a little freaky when it actually comes up in the really real world.

Here’s a bunch of stories about doppelgangers and people who were supposedly in two places at once.  I love folklore and the like.  Wee!

Since we’ve been on a tentacle loving craze, I wanted to mention a cool etsy store besides my own.  Creeplings has tentacle scarves, tentacle stockings and plushies of cool creatures like squid, aphids and cyclops – unique, adorable, strange and hand-made.  Check out Creeplings on Etsy!

Creeplings Tentacle Scarf and Squid Plushie

I’ve added a couple of new octopus pieces to the GingerDead etsy store like this octopus ring:

Octopus Ring by Calan Ree

Sorry for the late post.  I screwed up the timestamp when posting last night so it never showed up.  :/

<3 calan

12 Responses to “doppelganger”

  1. justme Says:

    my mirror image
    stares at me, no glass between
    one of us must die

    Kind of a spooky myth, as is the experience of meeting one’s doppelganger. I ran into mine at a party more years ago than I care to admit to, and AFAIK we’re both still alive. I could be mistaken about myself, I suppose.

  2. Amanda Says:

    Hello me, its me
    No I’m me you’re not the one
    one dies forever gone

    I used to see my dad’s doppleganger all the time after he died which caused some really screwed up dreams about him faking the whole thing and i’m still a little sceptical that hes really dead and not living in secret amongst us. I guess it would have been better if i’d saw his body but mom didnt want us to.

  3. Amanda Says:

    sorry to double post but one of my other favorite comics that i read is featuring Haikus this week thought i’d share it’ll update on friday so this link may not have the same comic then http://www.xkcd.com/

  4. Creeplings Says:

    Thanks for featuring my shop! That was a nice surprise.

    I’ve never met my doppelganger, but I saw her in a film. No idea what the film was. It was being worked on in the suite, right before my editing class. My classmates remarked on it. I was too freaked out to ask questions.

  5. calan Says:

    wow i’m stunned how many of you have seen your own. i didn’t really know they existed which had me extra weirded out by Jim’s suddenly popping up 3 times in a month.

    i never met mine but was often mistaken for some other girl when i was a teenager. she was apparently going the popular route and i was off in an alternative direction. this is when we were like 12 or 13. anyway, kids would claim to have hung out with me at places like a roller rink, etc. that i hadn’t hung out in since i was a lot younger. they would think i was messing with them because she had the same voice, walk, face but just dressed more like everyone else did. people were adamant that it was me because we looked that similar.

    years later as an adult i had this temp job in an office and people occasionally started talking to me as if we knew each other and then they would stop and their jaws would drop as they realized i was someone else. i’d also get comments about how i changed my hair from strangers in the building. i looked for her every day in the parking garage, cafe, etc. but never saw her myself and never really believed she could look THAT much like me. I may never know.

    I’d like to think we are all incredibly unique and no one looks just like us unless we have an identical twin but i guess I’m wrong.

  6. Seraphine Says:

    who took that cookie?
    it’s not me, she asserted,
    it’s my evil twin.

    really, i wish there were two of me. one to take the credit for everything good and one to get the blame for everything else.

  7. Seraphine Says:

    my very first time in san francisco, i was staring at everything like it was some other world. and coming from rural idaho, in many ways it was. i was being a complete gawker.
    so of course, this homeless guy starts walking with me. he kept saying “blondie? blondie?” to me over and over again. the faster i walked, the faster he walked. it was freaking me out.
    i kept thinking, “i’m not blond.” i had no idea what to say to him or what to do.
    i practically ran into a fast food place and hid in the bathroom.

  8. Gabe Says:

    only one can stay
    he looks like a fine fellow
    with my knife in him

  9. calan Says:

    gabe doesn’t waste any time pondering the meaning of the encounter. hehe

    Sera – that homeless dude prolly just had a case of the crazies. the following bit is scary though. say what you want but don’t freaking follow me or get too close. grrz!

  10. Oris Itme Says:

    Seeing me freaked me
    Just what was I up to now?
    I may never know…
    Or will I?

  11. Seraphine Says:

    eeny meeny moe
    were triplets, what could they do?
    one became larry,

    one became curley.
    so larry curley and moe:
    unidentical selves!

  12. Chance Says:

    I am my own doppelgänger. I hope to never meet myself in a dark alley.

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