Eric Tanafon

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Eric Tanafon writes software by day and fantasy fiction by the light of the moon. He lives in New Hampshire with his lovely wife and children in an old house, which unfortunately isn't haunted.

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Eric Tanafon I'm working on the first book of a three-book series called Sean's Saga, about a teenage gamer who becomes a hero, although there's absolutely no way…moreI'm working on the first book of a three-book series called Sean's Saga, about a teenage gamer who becomes a hero, although there's absolutely no way he can save the world, since thousands of prophecies guarantee that it's about to be destroyed come Ragnarok.(less)
Eric Tanafon Silvio, I'm almost always reading the source materials myself, which means the Elder Edda and Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda. But for an introduction,…moreSilvio, I'm almost always reading the source materials myself, which means the Elder Edda and Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda. But for an introduction, with the stories reworked in more of a narrative form and some good artwork, I'd say Padraic Colum's "The Children of Odin" would be a good choice.(less)
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It's that time again, in the U.S. anyway--Daylight Savings Time ends tomorrow. It's a nuisance, but at least this time, we get to turn the clock back and get an extra hour of sleep. The real killer is in the spring when the clock moves forward, and we celebrate by having lots of traffic accidents.

While pondering this problem recently, I came up with an ingenious plan to fix the system.

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“And see not ye that bonny road,
Which winds about the fernie brae?
That is the road to fair Elfland,
Where you and I this night maun gae.”
Thomas the Rhymer (ballad)

James Stephens
“The chief business of the gods is to give protection and assistance to such of their people as require it; but...they cannot give any help until it is demanded, the free-will of mankind being the most jealously guarded and holy principle in life; therefore, the interference of the loving gods comes only on an equally loving summons.”
James Stephens, The Crock of Gold

William Blake
“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”
William Blake, Jerusalem: The Emanation of the Giant Albion

Friedrich A. Hayek
“It is true that the virtues which are less esteemed and practiced now--independence, self-reliance, and the willingness to bear risks, the readiness to back one's own conviction against a majority, and the willingness to voluntary cooperation with one's neighbors--are essentially those on which the of an individualist society rests. Collectivism has nothing to put in their place, and in so far as it already has destroyed then it has left a void filled by nothing but the demand for obedience and the compulsion of the individual to what is collectively decided to be good.”
Friedrich August von Hayek, The Road to Serfdom

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Eric Tanafon Raymond wrote: "RATATOSK!"

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Eric Tanafon Kat Mandu wrote: "Hi Eric! I'm really enjoying Sean's Saga so far. I especially love the line Fiona says...

Thanks, Kat! Hope you continue to like it. More fun with prophecies to come. :)


Kat Mandu Hi Eric! I'm really enjoying Sean's Saga so far. I especially love the line Fiona says when they're in the library talking about prophecies and she goes, "This one must be about you Sean, it doesn't make any sense." I really giggled at that.


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