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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #105 on: April 22, 2006, 02:18:26 pm »
the connection to steve is awesome, i mean, he's obviously a recurring character in machinae's lyrics.

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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #106 on: April 22, 2006, 02:35:01 pm »
it might have been the 17th song that was written for redeemer, assuming that some songs/ideas for songs didn't make it on the cd...

Close enough... :) I guess Ratti wins a t-shirt. And Drakonis follow-up is a good fill-in-the-blanks likeness of how it actually was:

I could defenitely see it being just 'Seventeen' on a list of songs they had wrote and recorded and simply didnt have a name for it and thus Seventeen became the permanent name. Im sure they had other tracks they had wrote that they didnt decide to put on Redeemer, so its highly possible.

Of course, since then, all kinds of meanings of the name have revealed themselves. Since "Seventeen", I see that number everywhere. I think it's true what they say at MIT. It's the least random number.

A few of my examples:

- in Half-Life 2, you're relocated to, and play out the game in "City 17"
- Battlestar Galactica's Kara "Starbuck" Thrace has viper# 17.
- Jonne's house street number is 17.
- In Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, you're held captive in amongst other places Tower 17.
- in 1917, there was a Worker rebellion on Seskarö, Sweden. Fight the power is very "17". :)
- Team 17.

... There must be some connection between creativity and "17". Authors and creators love that number. :)
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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #107 on: April 22, 2006, 02:41:20 pm »
And so, after eight pages of speculation, the mystery is solved. :)

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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #108 on: April 22, 2006, 02:42:18 pm »
let´s have some cake

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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #109 on: April 22, 2006, 02:57:54 pm »
Yes, cheesecakes !

Congrats Ratti.

(Still I think I was close but... gneuh I'll just shut up...)
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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #110 on: April 22, 2006, 05:04:15 pm »
Congrats Ratti :P

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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #111 on: April 22, 2006, 05:19:25 pm »
Go Ratti :]
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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #112 on: April 22, 2006, 05:33:00 pm »
Congrats Ratti =D

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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #113 on: April 22, 2006, 06:18:58 pm »
omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg.
awesome!

i sent you my adress in a private message...

<- happy happy!
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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #114 on: April 22, 2006, 09:32:06 pm »
cong"ratti"ulations!

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in my searches i learned that Team 17 is so named because they were originally called 17bit, as in "one better than all those high-tech 16bit developers." so cute.



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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #115 on: April 22, 2006, 09:52:49 pm »
Robert is actually a level 17 wizard.

:. a wizard did it.

Sorcerer > Wizard.


And besides, we all know that it's called Seventeen because that's the number of forum regulars there are.

(Fuck you, I CAN count.)
Since when is that a constant?
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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #116 on: April 22, 2006, 10:57:35 pm »
i only just realized the consequences of this.
if seventeen was the seventeenth song on that list, even if it was the last one and even if that list already  included prelude to empire and the cavern of lost time, and ghost as well, there is still one song left. somewhere out there it has to exist!  :o

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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2006, 10:09:03 am »
Yes, that songs might for example be Dark City.

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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #118 on: April 24, 2006, 12:19:23 pm »
Congratulation to Drak and Ratti!

I was so sure t had something to do with the EU... such a closed mind i have...
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Re: Why is 17 called 17?
« Reply #119 on: April 24, 2006, 09:19:37 pm »
Congratulation to Drak and Ratti!

I was so sure t had something to do with the EU... such a closed mind i have...

Thanks - but I dont think I won a shirt, heh =X

I still get recognition from Robert though, and I feel o so special!