So I open up my word document, start rereading what I'd written last, and for a few seconds I sit there thinking "Wait, did I open up my Princess Tutu fanfic by mistake- no, I didn't, ARGH!!"
You see, I have a fairly major character named Rue. He is in no way inspired by the Rue of Princess Tutu since I came up with him years before I even saw Princess Tutu, and I actually named him off of an herb. However, my recent obsession with Princess Tutu, and the fact that I did write fanfiction for it, has led me to start unwillingly associating the two characters together.
Which is awkward, because the mental image I have for them is completely different. My Rue is a middle-aged man with graying hair, a wooden leg, and scarred face. Princess Tutu's Rue is a young ballerina/Raven princess.