I had an idea once. The idea was to tell one story that contained within it everything that is awesome. I originally had the idea many years ago, and while certain elements of changed as time has gone on, the core of it has always remained the same. The central element of the awesomest story ever told is time traveling ninjas saving the world.
Completely unrelated to this, one of my best friends had decided to put up a blog. He’d seen me doing it for quite some time and finally decided to jump in. He registered “dejafu.com” and ran in with the tag line “the feeling that somehow, somewhere, you’ve been kicked in the head like this before”.
On Christmas 2010, my friend shuffled off this mortal coil. It wasn’t until a few months later when I wondered what would happen to his domain. I’d always liked it. No one had any plans for it, and the hoops to jump through to transfer the name were too much. I decided to let it expire and hope to pick it up later. However the company it was registered with continued holding the rights to it after the initial expiration and were asking an insane amount of money (literally thousands of dollars) for it, so I let go of the idea.
Then, in September of 2011, I had the idea to transform the T.A.S.E.T. project from prose to comic strip. It was only then that lightning struck my brain and I realized that my story of time traveling ninjas actually fit quit perfectly with dejafu.com. So, I went to see if I could register the name. And I did, and here we are.
déjà fu – a classic tale of time travel and ninjas.