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Fata Morgana - where do I know this name from?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Jacob M, Mar 12, 2005.

  1. Jacob M

    Jacob M

    Aug 28, 2004
    New York
    I'm reading a book in which someone uses the phrase Fata Morgana to describe what might be "the cruel deception of a mirage".

    The second I read this phrase, I was struck with an incredibly heavy feeling of reminiscance, as if Fata Morgana were a significant figure from my past.

    Upon further examination, I realized Fata Morgana must've been a character from another book or movie or tv show or videogame or something.

    Does anyone recognize Fata Morgana as being a character from anything at all? I'm thinking perhaps she was some vampire-chick from a 90's arcade game simmilar to street fighter (perhaps even an update of street fighter), but perhaps it was something else. Maybe a character from Cowboy Bebop - or maybe the simmilarity to Faye is just what I'm thinking of...


    Thanks alot,
  2. I only know it from the William Kotzwinkle book of the same name. Great book. I've been thinking of rereading for a few years now.
  3. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    It was a song by Fates Warning a 80-90's metal band.
  4. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    Wasn't that the busty chic that runs out on the field during baseball games?
  5. Dave Siff

    Dave Siff Supporting Member

    Nice! Good call. I'm glad someone else knew this. :bassist:
  6. I remember a

    " Chesty Morgana" from 80's porn! :D

    Or was that the chick who ran around ball fields ????? My brains gone!
  7. I think that was just plain ol' Chesty Morgan.

    As opposed to Marine Corps legend Chesty Puller

    The "Kissing Bandit."
  8. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    I was really hoping someone else would!!! :D
  9. John Ruiz

    John Ruiz

    Oct 9, 2000
    Plano, Tx

    yeah, the Fates Warning song was the first thing that popped in my head too!
  10. Jean Baudin

    Jean Baudin

    Aug 27, 2003
    redwood city, ca
    Endorsing Artist: See Profile
    She's the widow in my dreams!!!


    I need to get "The Spectre Within" on my iPod.
  11. leanne


    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    I am pretty sure there was a character by that name in some fantasy book I read years ago, but I have no idea which one. But not the book someone else mentioned. Maybe written by some fairly well known female fantasy author whose name I can't think of right now...
  12. Isn't Morgana a witch in some book or film?
  13. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    She's King Arthur's sister. And she was a witch. So yes.