Everyone knows what a doppelganger is, right? Well maybe not. It's your look alike, the same you only in a different place and maybe different hemisphere, but still you exactly. Looks like you. Talks like you. Walks like you and most importantly thinks like you. So is that a bad thing? I think not.
Think of all you could do if you and your doppelganger got together. I need at least three.
Number ONE: That's me of course, would sit at the computer and write all day long. Put out three books a year. Do book signings, meet people and generally (oh no the dreaded ly word) play long and hard.
Number TWO: would take care of working. Earn money, work day and night, and pay bills.(my least favorite past-time.
Number THREE: This one would do all the things I hate. Re-writes for one. Deadline buggers, (while I sleep of course) and last but not least, take care of all the other interruptions that keep me from doing what I want to be doing at the moment.
Wouldn't that be awesome. I need to be replicated, many times over. Maybe not too many times. Remember the movie Replicated? I don't want a -- I like pizza Steve-- me. I could live without someone who makes me look more stupid than I actually am. I do quite a good job of that all by myself, thank you very much. Okay, where was I? Oh yes, replicated.
Just think how much fun I could have with two other mes that get-- well Me? How awesome would that be. We could belly laugh at the same jokes, watch all my favorite shows without all the griping. Oh, and we'd always agree on what to eat for dinner.
Doppelgangers head my way. I'd take you with open arms. Forget the trying to take over my life, we'll just share and trade places when we get sick of doing what we're doing. Sounds good, No?
Well, as long as they remember who number one is. Crap! They want to take over. How do you get rid of a doppelganger? (comment me and let me know)