On The Topic of Reemerging Memories


Hey friends,
I have interesting story I thought I would like to share.

So I recently stumbled across this whole world and being that I’m new here, I’m doing my best to get caught up.
I’m breaking up my reading sessions by roaming around the forum and I came across a hippocampus pin on the pin thread. When I did I suddenly, and vividly, remembered an interaction I had a summer or two ago.

So I was at my workplace in Seattle, (let’s avoid any specific details/brand, so I’ll just say it’s the Willy Wonka of coffee) and a guest comes in from the convention down the street.
I remember seeing the pin and commenting that it was a cool hippocampus pin.
She asked if I knew what it was. To which I replied that yes, it is a mythical creature and hippocampi are one of my favorite.
She shook her head and asked if I knew what it was from.
Of course I didn’t, but do remember asking from what.
Now I don’t remember the reply, but I couldn’t help but chuckle at the fact I didn’t remember that pin or this interaction at all until I started reading about memory shenanigans in the Monarch Papers today. Also was a little annoyed because I could have been a part of this community since then, but somehow never followed up or remembered.

So that’s it for my story,
But since memories being lost/erased and regained seems to be a theme at the point I am at in the books at the moment, I was also hoping someone else also had a story to share.

Anyone else have a interesting experience with a reemerging memory?

(Also sorry if this is already a topic somewhere. I didn’t see it anywhere but I am still learning my way around, so easily could’ve missed it. )


Whoah! I wonder which Mounty you met?! That’s amazing!


I’ve been on the lookout for little Hermans since I found the forum. No sightings as of yet, but I’m hopeful. I have had the hippocampus as a symbol in general following me around for years, though. I used it as the heraldry for my wedding banner in 2017, so when I saw it involved in the Monarch Papers it was a nice familiarity.

(I’m also in the Seattle area by the way…hello!)


Woah, that’s amazing! We actually have a Mountaineer on the forums who lived in Seattle at that time, I wonder if it’s her? :eyes:

I can’t say I have any memories like that, sadly. Tho I do often get people talking to me when I wear my Herman merch (esp the shirt). I don’t think anyone ever came to the forums because of me though. :sweat_smile:


It’s almost like those old "missed connections " pages of newspapers.

You: Person who was buying coffee and wearing a hippocampus pin
Me: The hipster that sold you said coffee with the handle-bar moustache.
Seeking you out to talk more about a world of Magiq
All jokes aside, it would be pretty awesome if that person is still actively involved.


If it’s who I think it may have been, the mundane may be keeping her a bit busy at the moment.


I can confidently say, there is also a site called Magistream, in which you play a mage who adopts and raises magical creatures. One of the first creatures you’ll catch in this world is a hippocampus, of which there are four varieties (as of the last time I visited my account, which was around five years ago…)