So, most anyone who reads this blog (I think there's only 3 of you) knows about my doppleganger.
A number of years ago, I found out about another Jesse Harlin in the world. No biggie. It's not like my name is something uniquely wonderful like Marvalu Triumphant. There have been Jesse Harlins. There will be more Jesse Harlins. (Does that sound like a threat?)
What's weird about it is that 1.) he and I both have middle names starting with "C" and 2.) [and what's weirder] he is also a composer who would like to do music for videogames. Strange.
Anyway, at first I just thought it was a weird little thing of fate. "Wow! What are the odds?" (Answer: 50/50) I didn't pay it much attention other than to use it as a weird little story when the subjects of names came up in conversation.
The thing is, my own career eventually started to take off. My name started to pop up on Google for things like my score to Republic Commando (shameless plug). And yet, as I found things on Google, I also started to find other things about the other Jesse Harlin.
- He was/may still be an actor. (so was I)
- He plays in a (prog rock?) band. (so did I)
- He loves Squaresoft RPGs (so do I)
Anyway, the doppleganger theory took hold and I've simply come to accept that we must one day have some kind of epic battle for control over the rights to the name and life of Jesse C. Harlin, Composer.
In the meantime, I have to simply be annoyed that there are quotes about him on google like this:
"...I didn't appreciate having my face masterbated on...Chad..."
Maybe I should just change my name to Marvalu Triumphant ...