Decisions, decisions.

So many D-words, so little time. Since I had a hard time picking a particular word, I’ve decided to include more than one. I think it’s okay, though, since I’ll do none of them justice so it will all balance out. 

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Dream-places. Once in awhile, I’ll have a dream about a place that feels so familiar, it seems it must be a real place I have lived in or visited. But after I wake up and search my memory, I come up blank. It’s as if the place in the dream is a place I remember, but the memory is false. Or, maybe my memory is really of a place I’ve only been in my dreams.

Perhaps it’s a form of déjà vu? Have you had this happen? Is there a term for it?

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Deuteragonist. I just had to include this word after posting about agonist on A-day. Earlier today, I came across deuteragonist in an article about the video game, “Bioshock Infinite.”

According to Wikipedia, “the deuteragonist is the second most important character, after the protagonist…” In literature, the deuteragonist is often a “sidekick” character, but could also be a second antagonist.

I might argue that the “second most important character” should be the antagonist, but maybe I’m getting overwhelmed with all the agonists.

Have you ever heard of deuteragonist before? (And can it be a real word if it gets flagged by spell-check?)


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4 thoughts on “Decisions, dream-places, deuteragonist

  • 04-04-2013 at 8:15 am
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    I’ve not heard / seen the word deuteragonist before but as for your dream memory – perhaps you are dreaming in series but forget them when you wake?

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    • 04-06-2013 at 1:49 pm
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      I don’t know about the dream place thing. I do know dreams are weird, though! And maybe your theory is right.

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  • 04-04-2013 at 5:03 pm
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    “I think it’s okay, though, since I’ll do none of them justice so it will all balance out.” This made me laugh. I feel that way sometimes, too.

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    • 04-06-2013 at 1:50 pm
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      Ha! I was wondering if anyone would pick up on that. I’m glad it made you laugh!

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