Luke: Joe can you describe what a fugue state is for those who are unaware?
Joe: A fugue is a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by reversible amnesia for personal identity, including the memories, personality and other identifying characteristics of individuality. The state is usually short-lived (hours to days), but can last months or longer. Dissociative fugue usually involves unplanned travel or wandering, and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity. After recovery from fugue, previous memories usually return intact, but there is complete amnesia for the fugue episode. Additionally, an episode is not characterized as a fugue if it can be related to the ingestion of psychotropic substances, to physical trauma, to a general medical condition, or to psychiatric conditions such as delirium, dementia, bipolar disorder or depression. Fugues are usually precipitated by a stressful episode, and upon recovery there may be amnesia for the original stressor (Dissociative Amnesia).
Luke: But I mean in your own words.
Joe: I don’t know what you mean.
Luke: Haha. Basically it is when something so traumatic happens that your memory blanks for a period of time and you become someone else.
Joe: That.
Luke: Exactly! So this is a flashback! And what the hell is a samurai doing in a cornfield?
Joe: Fucked if I know, you wrote the damn thing.
Luke: I know, I just wanted a guess man.
Joe: Engaging in autoerotic asphyxiation.
Luke: … Good guess. Well, next week we get to find out more.
Joe: Hopefully
Luke: Or I mean Thursday. Because now we update Tuesday and Thursday.
Joe: Yuh-huh.
Luke: Wonderful times man. Interesting times.