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Jake Yaniak

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I honestly don't tend to think of myself as a writer. There are things I need to say, however, and stories that I want to tell. And so I write, and I try to make no pretenses.
For Christmas one year my parents bought me a Lord of the Rings computer game. I started playing it and was so inspired by the story that I put the game aside and did not touch it again until I had read The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Those books sparked within me a love of reading in general and a love of fantasy literature in particular.
My favorite genre, however, is philosophy, particularly as it relates to ethics and metaphysics. This, together with my love of the fantastic, is the inspiration for my writing.
In my reading I have seen how ideas affect history
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Book Review - Slayer and the Sphinx

I try to keep up with what my son is reading, but since he has much more time than I have, this has become an impossible task. Well, he ran out of books, so I downloaded The Slayer and the Sphinx: Book 1 on my Kindle for him - he read it in one night and the next morning he was saying that it was his favorite book, and that he hoped 'They' would make a movie out of it.
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“No one, by swearing, makes themselves an ounce more honest; any more than a man makes himself wealthy by counting his gold. Oaths may make a liar a liar yet again, having lied about the oath as well. But it cannot alter the worth of an honest man's word.”
Jake Yaniak, The Punishment of the Gods

“It is somewhat difficult for the mind, which is accustomed to weighing the odds, to make a decision where probability is not, as it is in a coin toss, fifty-fifty, but where it is irrelevant.”
Jake Yaniak, Morality Is The Problem

“Who touches money touches dirt; and the less religion has to do with it, the better.”
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“The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.”
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“Said ye ever Yea to one joy? O my friends, then said ye Yea also unto ALL woe. All things are enlinked, enlaced and enamoured.”
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Thus Spoke Zarathustra

“A superstitious belief which embraces an error keeps the possibility open that the truth may come to arouse it; but when the truth is there, and the superstitious mode of apprehending it transforms it into a lie, no saving awakening is possible.”
Søren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript to Philosophical Fragments, Volume 1

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