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RESPECT
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Missing since: 19 Jul 2003
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"They tell me you've lost two drivers."
"Yes. One killed and the fellow that brought you."
"What rotten luck. Would you like us to take the cars?"
"That's what I wanted to ask you."
"We'd take quite good care of them and return them to the villa. 206 aren't you?"
"Yes."

In Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell To Arms, Tenente Frederic Henry is an American serving in the Italian army as an ambulance driver during the Great War. His residence at the above villa is 206.

I believe this is the source of Alex Shepherd's recurring number. The fantasy he created is reminiscent of Hemingway's novel, and the author has been previously alluded to in the Silent Hill series.

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A very simple theory-yet also very accurate and correct. I can't believe I missed this one, since I've read most of Hemingway's books.


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Very neat discovery, MMY. :D

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Whew, good find... That makes a lot of sense.


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This is interesting... but would you mind elaborating a bit, MMY? Hemingway previously being alluded to in the series doesn't quite prove anything as far as Homecoming is concerned, and some of us haven't read the novel of which you speak, so it's difficult to fully believe you unless you give some convincing details showing how Homecoming is reminiscent of the novel, other than the number 206 and a soldier being involved.

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i figured it meant the time josh died or his autopsy report time of death.

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It does. He's talking about where Double Helix got the idea to use the number.

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I thought he meant the special powers of her vagina.


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Cafe5to2 Waitress
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:D Leave it to MMY to connect teh dots! Nice, but where else was there references to A Farewell to Arms in the SH series?

:S Maybe I dont know because thats the only book of his I read?

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My Bestsellers Clerk
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I wish I was as smart as MMY :?

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It's not so much being smart so much as well-read and really, really, really scrutinizing.

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I thought he meant the special powers of her vagina.


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And also incredibly smart.

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So why don't you answer my post? :( Is there nothing to elaborate on?
Basically, I just wanted you to back up the statement "the fantasy he [Alex] created is reminiscent of Hemingway's novel." (Spoilers for the novel are okay, because I'm not likely to be reading it anytime very soon.) From what you included in your post, I just don't understand how it's so convincing that the book inspired the number 206. The fact that a soldier and the number 206 are involved in both stories may be a nice thing for a fan of both to notice, but if that's all they have in common, I'm left scratching my head as to why everyone's so convinced.

If I've missed something, do enlighten me!

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Just Passing Through
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Weird...


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phantomess wrote:
So why don't you answer my post? :( Is there nothing to elaborate on?
Basically, I just wanted you to back up the statement "the fantasy he [Alex] created is reminiscent of Hemingway's novel." (Spoilers for the novel are okay, because I'm not likely to be reading it anytime very soon.) From what you included in your post, I just don't understand how it's so convincing that the book inspired the number 206. The fact that a soldier and the number 206 are involved in both stories may be a nice thing for a fan of both to notice, but if that's all they have in common, I'm left scratching my head as to why everyone's so convinced.

If I've missed something, do enlighten me!


I can't say much, since I've not read the novel, but considering a lot of stuff in the Silent Hill games is literary references, not to mention it's this exact number... it seems odd to be a coincidence.

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Just Passing Through
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Very neat discovery, MMY. :D


-Gasp- I was wondering where he went, I had no idea.

But yeah, it seems very fitting. That is very neat!

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