Friday, November 13, 2015

Friday 13th Part VIII

By +Tina Cruris

Oh God, is it my turn again, already. For those of you who are familiar with STP, you will know that we do a F13 post every time a Friday 13th rolls around. For those of you who actually read our posts then you will know that we haven't made an original F13 post since F13.2, we simply take the same plot, give it a little polish, and repost it, hoping that nobody will notice the resemblance to it's predecessors. 

Friday 13th part VIII - The New Twist
A new twist on an old idea, perhaps?
The toughest part of the F13 posts is coming up with a new angle and new artwork to support the post and somebody is going to get a 'slappy award' for this piece of creativity. To compare this post with previous incarnations you can click any of the links below.

F13.1 | F13.2 F13.3 | F13.4 F13.5 | F13.6 | F13.7

Friday the 13th has long been a date linked with superstition and bad luck. The power of Friday 13th is so great that there is even a word for being afraid of it. Friggatriskaidekaphobia literally means 'Friggin Friday 13th... again [small sigh]'.

I am not superstitious, but I do despise Friday 13th. Not because of what it is, but because of what people have made of it. As far as I know, Hallmark have not yet adopted the date and sold it to people in the form of a greetings card, but they will...

Obviously you can't sell bad luck to people in the form of a card, so they would have to reconfigure the meaning of Friday 13th to make it a positive event. Nobody wants to give a clichéd card depicting bad luck in the form of black cats, broken mirrors, walking under ladders and stepping on cracks. Maybe they should just forget about trying to sell Friday 13th cards and instead focus on a new holiday; the natural antidote to Friday 13th, which we at STP have created.

Hallmark should be selling Sunday 7th cards. Sunday 7th is the polar opposite to Friday 13th, a day of good fortune where nice things happen to nice people. Click HERE to find out more about Sunday 7th.

What are your superstitions about Friday 13th? Do you have any rituals to avoid bad luck? Share your opinions in out comments section. People do read them. Honestly.

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