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        THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED AS AN ADvENTuRE
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Karen Pedroza Publication Optimized High
Karen Pedroza Publication Optimized High
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  2. 2. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUB NOPQRSTUBVWXYZabcde* VWXYZ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUB ABCDEFGHIJKLM vwxyz$@%#!@#$%^&* fghijklmnopqrstu NOPQRSTUBVWXYZabcde FRank SinatRa q 109 fghijklmnopqrstu Luck be a vwxyz$@%#!@#$%^&*** ABCDEFGHIJKLM* ›› acdefqrsvwxz$@#!@#$ LaDy (4:57) M J Finding a penny with head facing up They call you lady luck Horseshoes Horseshoes But there is room for doubt Four-leaf clover At times you have a very un-lady-like way A rabbit’s footclover Four-leaf Of running out Amanita muscaria mushroom Amanita muscaria mushroom (fly agaric) Ladybugs (Ladybirds) Your on this date with me The pickins have been lush E And yet before the evening is over The numerals seven,seven, China), and nine (in Thailand) The numerals eight (in eight (in China), and You might give me the brush. You might forget your manners Knocking on wood DEFGHI You might refuse to stay VWXYZ And so the best that I can do is pray Crossing one’s fingers Luck be a lady tonight Luck be a lady tonight A Buckeye nut A Buckeye nut Luck if youve been a lady to begin with Maneki Neko (in Japan) JKLM Luck be a lady tonight Omamori (in Japan) Luck let a gentleman see Winning the lottery (in Japan) Maneki Neko Just how nice a dame you can be VWXYZ I know the way youve treated other guys youve been with Bamboo Omamori (in Japan) Luck be a lady with me Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day Being born on Christmas Day A lady never leaves her escort Throwing rice at a bride and groom R It isnt fair, it isnt nice A lady doesnt wander all over the room. Lets keep this party polite OPQRSTUB Never get out of my sight Stick with me baby, Im the guy that you came in with Luck be a lady tonight Making an X on your windshield if a black cat walks by by your car walks your car A lady never flirts with strangers Shed have a heart, shed be nice JKLMN A lady doesnt wander all over the room And blow on some other guys dice Lets keep this party polite q Never get out of my sight 108 Stick with me baby, Im the guy that you came in with Luck be a lady tonight DEFGHI Introduction 23 e Americans love to gamble. One reason for this was the enor- In the 1980s many tribes looked More than half of all adults say they Many states started to permit mous growth that Las Vegas expe- to casino gambling as a means of play the lottery, and more than a betting on horse and dog races in rienced in the early 1990s. Tourism generating both jobs and tribal rev- quarter regularly frequent casinos, the 1920s, and Nevada became the jumped by 24 percent in this period, enues. In 1987 the Supreme Court according to a 1999 National Opin- first state to legalize casino-style and by 1996 the city’s population ruled that tribes could operate legal ion Research Center study. Each gambling in 1931. Every state was almost four times what it had forms of gambling on their lands year Americans lose more than $50 had banned lotteries because of been in 1980. This was in part free from state regulation and taxes. billion on legal wagering in casinos scandals in the 1880s involving because the gambling mecca had In response to criticism of the large and bingo halls, on lotteries, and at embezzlement and fraud, but in pursued a massive public relations amounts of untaxed, uncontrolled racetracks. They spend an additional 1964 New Hampshire, which has campaign, downplaying its image income, Congress passed the Indian unknown amount in private settings, no income or sales tax, revived the as “Sin City” and instead marketing Gaming Regulatory Act, which such as poker games, and through lottery as a means of generating itself as a family-friendly vacation returned some power to states. illegal channels, such as bookies. revenue. It was an enormous suc- destination. Casinos such as the The result has been a compromise, “Judging by dollars spent,” writes cess, with the majority of tickets MGM Grand, for example, built with tribes and state governments Timothy L. O’Brien in his book Bad purchased by out-of-state residents. roller coasters and theme parks in negotiating over whether a tribe Bet, “gambling is now more popular “In the next ten years,” writes addition to slot machines and craps may build a casino The result has in America than baseball, the mov- economics professor Richard Mc- tables, and the $900 million Mirage been a compromise, with tribes and ies, and Disneyland—combined.” Gowan, “every northeastern state casino-resort created an all-ages state governments negotiating over approved a lottery.” But, he reports, tropical theme park in the middle whether a tribe may build a casino This enthusiasm for gambling is as “the greatest growth of state lot- of the desert. Another factor in the and what types of games it may old as the nation itself. During the teries occurred between 1980 and city’s growth was the lure of slot offer. Today there are more than 120 Revolutionary War, states sponsored 1990. Twenty-five states approved machines, one of the most popular Indian casinos in 28 states. The most lotteries to help finance their armies. lotteries, offtrack betting, keno, and forms of gambling: In 1983, revenue successful of these has been the Thomas Jefferson advocated state- video poker machines.” from slot machines surpassed that Mashantucket Pequots’ Foxwoods sponsored gambling as a voluntary, of other games, such as blackjack or Resort Casino in Connecticut, which rather than a coercive, tax. Lotteries However, the 1990s may be roulette, for the first time. is the world’s largest casino. became popular again after the Civil remembered as the decade in War, when southern states used which Americans truly embraced Another important development in them to finance Reconstruction gambling. In 1993, for the first the 1990s was the spread of Indian projects. Lotteries were sanctioned time in U.S. history, revenues from casinos. Many American Indian because they raised funds for wor- casino gambling were greater than reservations are on lands that lack thy causes; other forms of gambling those from state lotteries. According natural resources, and poverty and remained illegal and socially unac- to McGowan, “this marked a turning unemployment are exceptionally ceptable until the twentieth century. point: Casino gambling became the e high among Native Americans. preferred form of gambling in the 22 United States. It also marked the acceptance of gambling as a legal source of entertainment.”
  3. 3. w 57 In Japan there are certain things one does not do because they are thought to cause bad luck. Cut nails at night: The number four: A few examples are: If you cut your nails at night, you will not be The number four is considered inauspicious with your parents when they die. because it is pronounced the same as the word for death (shi). Therefore, one should Lie down after eating: not make presents that consist of four If you lie down immedeately after eating, pieces, etc. In some hotels and hospitals the you will become a cow. room number four is skipped. Whistle in the night: Stick chopsticks into the rice: If you whistle in the night, a snake will come Do not stick your chopsicks into your food to you. generally, but especially not into rice, because only at funerals, chopsticks are Black cat: stuck into the rice which is put onto the altar. There are also some imported superstitions Give food from chopstick to chopstick: such as the believe that black cats crossing the street in front of you cause bad luck. This is only done with the bones of the In many shrines, temples and souvenir cremated body at funerals. shops, amulets are sold that are supposed Sleeping towards the North: to bring luck, safety or good fortune. There are amulets for money, health, love, success Do not sleep towards the North beacause on exams, safety on the streets, etc. Small bodies are laid down like that. pieces of paper (omikuji) that predict your Funeral Car: future are also available. These pieces of paper are tied around the branch of a tree If a funeral car passes you should hide your after reading; either to make the good thumb. fortune come true or to avoid the predicted bad fortune. w 56 For as long as I can remember, I’ve been playing cards with my family and friends, and winning too. Cards have a special place in my heart and bring back memories of a wonderful childhood. 19 q Since I’ve become a graphic designer and have Luck refers to that which become so involved with symbols and logos, Luck as an essence If “good” and “bad” events occur at random to everyone, believers in good luck will There is also a series of spiritual, or super- I can’t help but love the card suites’ symbols, experience a net gain in their fortunes, and natural beliefs regarding fortune. These happens beyond a Spades, Diamonds, Clubs, Hearts. I always try vice versa for believers in bad luck. This is beliefs vary widely from one to another, clearly likely to be self-reinforcing. Thus, but most agree that luck can be influenced to incorporate these symbols into my work in person’s control. although untrue, a belief in good luck may through spiritual means by performing any way I can, and since one of the words I could actually be an adaptive meme. certain rituals or by avoiding certain circumstances. work on was Luck I found it perfect for associat- This view incorporates phenomena that To a rationalist, a believer in luck commits ing it with cards. Numerology One such activity is prayer, a religious prac- are chance happenings, a person’s place the post hoc logical fallacy which argues that tice in which this belief is particularly strong. Most cultures consider some numbers to of birth for example, but where there is no because something is sequentially con- Many cultures and religions worldwide place be lucky or unlucky. This is found to be uncertainty involved, or where the uncer- nected it is connected otherwise as well: Luck also has a big association with gambling a strong emphasis on a person’s ability to particularly strong in Asian cultures, where tainty is irrelevant. This is the view of luck as influence their fortune by ritualistic means, the obtaining of “lucky” telephone numbers, contingency. Within this framework one can A happens (luck-attracting event or action) and superstition. I decided to take that fact and sometimes involving sacrifice, omens or automobile license plate numbers, and differentiate between three different types and then B happens; spells. Others associate luck with a strong center my book around it. In this book you will household addresses are actively sought, Therefore, A caused B. of luck: sense of superstition, that is, a belief that sometimes at great monetary expense. find a variety of articles, lyrics, lists of symbols certain taboo or blessed actions Constitutional luck, that is, luck Numerology, as it relates to luck, is closer to will influence how fortune favors them for an art than to a science, yet numerologists, and associations related to gambling. Even with factors that cannot be changed. Place the future. astrologists or psychics may disagree. It is of birth and genetic constitution are typical In this particular perspective, probability is though I’ve never gambled in my life, I know it’s interrelated to astrology, and to some degree examples. only affected by confirmed causal connec- Luck can also be a belief in an organization to parapsychology and spirituality and is important to other people and can be fun but also tions. A brick falling on a person walking of fortunate and unfortunate events. Luck is Circumstantial luck, that is, luck based on converting virtually anything mate- below, therefore, is not a function of that very dangerous if it becomes an addiction. a form of superstition which is interpreted rial into a pure number, using that number in with factors that are haphazardly brought person’s luck, but is instead the result of a differently by different individuals. Carl Jung an attempt to detect something meaningful on. Accidents and epidemics are typical collection of understood (or explainable) described synchronicity: about reality, and trying to predict or examples. occurrences. Statistically, every person I think it’s also important for you to understand calculate the future based on lucky numbers. walking near the building was just as likely to the “temporally personal gains.” Ignorant luck, that is, luck with factors Numerology is folkloric by nature and started the process of this book. The folios will always be have the brick fall on them. when humans first learned to count. Through one does not know about. Examples can be different on every page, as you will find the col- human history it was, and still is, practiced identified only in hindsight. The gambler’s fallacy and inverse gambler’s Luck as a placebo by many cultures all over the world from umn count will also be different on every page. Another explanation of luck could be given fallacy both explain some reasoning prob- traditional fortunetelling to on-line psychic Some encourage the belief in luck as a false as when preparation meets destiny. lems in common beliefs in luck. They involve Since luck has a big part to do with gambling reading. idea, but which may produce positive think- denying the unpredictability of random ing, and alter one’s responses for the better. A rationalist approach to luck includes the and randomness also does as well, I decided to events: “I haven’t rolled a six all week, so I’ll Others, like Jean Paul Sartre and Sigmund application of the rules of probability, and definitely roll one tonight”. incorporate a randomness factor into this book Freud, feel a belief in luck has more to do Luck in scripture an avoidance of unscientific beliefs. The with a locus of control for events in one’s life, The bearing that Isaiah 65:11 has on beliefs rationalist feels the belief in luck is a result of through the folios and page columns. Luck is merely an expression noting and the subsequent escape from personal concerning luck is a matter of controversy. poor reasoning or wishful thinking. an extended period of noted outcomes, responsibility. According to this theory, one The lot is cast into the lap, but its every completely consistent with random who ascribes their travails to “bad luck” will decision is from the Lord (Proverbs 16:33 I’ve really come to love this book and I hope you walk probability theory. Wishing one “good be found upon close examination to be living NIV)The lot is cast into the lap, but its luck” will not cause such an extended period, risky lifestyles. On the other hand, people do as well with all of the meaning and associa- every decision is from the Lord (Proverbs but it expresses positive feelings toward the who consider themselves “lucky” in having 16:33 NIV) one -- not necessarily wholly undesirable. tions behind it. I hope you find a lot of useful good health may be actually reaping the benefits of a cheerful outlook and satisfying I have seen something else under the sun: information in here with some fun on the side. social relationships, both of which are well The race is not to the swift or the battle to q known statistically to be protective against the strong, nor does food come to the wise many stress-related diseases. or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the Enjoy! 18 learned; but time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11 NIV) eqrw q 11 1Luck - DeFinition oF qrw q10
  4. 4. IntRo THIS BOOK WAS ORIGINALLY CREATED AS AN ADvENTuRE book in mind. One that you could flip through and read whichever storyline for whichever particular character you cared for. However, after revaluating my original concept of change through travel, it seemed best to keep this book in the tradition of maps. This book was based off of a map of New York City. This only seemed fitting considering that the story takes place in New York. As you travel though the different chapters, you will notice that the text also changes it’s position depending on where the story takes place. The five different quadrants are: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Staten Island. Manhatten represents Snow White’s main character storyline, Brooklyn features Bluebeard and Boy Blue, Queens for Prince Charming and Pinnochio , The Bronx, Bigby and The Adversary, and Staten Island for Animal Farm.

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