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#1 Koveras

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:13

You know how many people fear the number 13 because it's "unlucky"? Well, ever since I finished TLJ, it is one of the lucky numbers for me. :D Case in point: when I went to the driving theory exam today, I was assigned the seat number 13--pulled it off without a single error. So... yay to TLJ for subverting triskaidekaphobia? How do you feel about that number?



#2 VollachR

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:27

Well, in Jewish culture the number 13 symbolizes a number of good things actually and is considered by many to be a lucky number, I never feared it, nor do I believe strongly in it being a lucky number, got not special feeling about it, my preferred numbers are 6 & 7, don't ask me why, I can't explain.

 

Here's a little from Wikipedia about 13 in Judaism:

 

1. In Judaism, 13 signifies the age at which a boy matures and becomes a Bar Mitzvah, i.e., a full member of the Jewish faith (counts as a member of Minyan).
2. The number of principles of Jewish faith according to Maimonides.
3. According to Rabbinic commentary on the Torah, God has 13 Attributes of Mercy.
4. The number of circles, or "nodes", that make up Metatron's Cube in Kaballistic teachings.
 
I do believe 13 to be a significant number in many ways though, that's true for many cultures as is evident from various stories, movies and games that surround the number 13, including TLJ & Dreamfall.

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#3 ACID_RAIN82

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:58

Vestrum Tobias said that in Arcadia the number 13 is considered lucky. For other references to 13 in tlj, click here


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#4 MisterMetropolis

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Posted 08 March 2014 - 22:40

13 is the number of duality. 6 is supposedly the "bad" number and 7 is supposedly the "good" number. Together they make 13.


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#5 Happy one

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 00:35

A year ago I travelled (alone) to neighbouring region - by train. It was September 13th, place 13. And nothing happened - I spent good time and returned home fresh and happy. (I visited one good professional who is a famous and kind person. )

 

But I'm afraid of 13, to be honest.



#6 Crowboy

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 08:50

It's only a number. What you think of it, gives it the meaning. That's what I think


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#7 Koveras

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 10:15

It's only a number. What you think of it, gives it the meaning. That's what I think


So do you think that you thinking that thinking of it gives it meaning gives what you think meaning, as well?
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#8 Happy one

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Posted 17 May 2014 - 19:54

 

is considered by many to be a lucky number

Yeah, I've heard from some people that this number is their lucky one (I'm not from Israel, though).

 

 

So do you think that you thinking that thinking of it gives it meaning gives what you think meaning, as well?

OMG. Sounds like cycles in programming :) 



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Posted 17 May 2014 - 20:23

So do you think that you thinking that thinking of it gives it meaning gives what you think meaning, as well?

Actually, yes  :P



#10 Koveras

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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:39

OMG. Sounds like cycles in programming :)


Actually, yes  :P


Then we have to go deeper. :D
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