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Friday The 13th What Does It Mean To You?

 When you think of the number 13, do thoughts of black cats, witches, and bad luck cross your mind. What about the date Friday the 13th, are the thoughts similar, or do they drift to slasher flicks, Jason Voorhees, and pop culture images? Maybe, like most people the number 13 and the images it provokes meld with the pop culture phenomenon that IS Friday The 13th the franchise. For me, 13 has always been a lucky number, after all there are 13 full moons in a year, and a darkling needs as many full moon baths as possible. Right!? I look on Friday the 13th with excitement, not doom. I love the fussing about people do on that day. Whether it's posting black cats, memes of all sorts, or witches posting about special rituals. I love it! It's also fun to see all of the Jason Voorhees pics, memes,
merchandise, and movie references that appear. Actually, there are even many memes of Jason for Thursday the 12th as well. It's crazy how a simple slasher flick from the 80's has embedded itself in popular culture. The Friday the 13th films are some of the few slasher type flicks I will watch. Perhaps, it's because it was one of the originals, and modern slasher flicks aren't really slasher flicks in my opinion. (we'll open that can of worms another day).

Of course, Friday the 13th isn't just about Jason. Oh no minions, it's spawned other cult favourites as well. Such as Friday the 13th the series, which I love to watch at least once a year, usually in Autumn. Which some critics - who's names shall be withheld have remarked that it was misleadingly-titled. Obviously, for some reason these individuals feel that no one else is allowed to use Friday the 13th in a title? Maybe, they should read up on the lore of Friday the 13th, to understand the fear of the date came WELL BEFORE the Jason properties. ANYWAY, enough of my rant. 

The bottom line is this Friday the 13th the franchise, may have made the date a pop culture holiday, but no one owns the right to that date as far as making creepy good content, whether it be other movies, tv shows, books, comics, art, stories, music; you get the point minions. 

Friday the 13th is a rare yearly experience that means many things to many people, or maybe you don't give a toss about it. Whatever you think, I'd love to hear about it! 

In the mean time, you can entertain yourself, with my other Friday the 13th posts. BTW - There is only one Friday the 13th this year so enjoy it! See you next Friday the 13th minions!

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