I know I'm going to get a lot of hate in this thread, but I encourage you to please leave any rude comments to private messaging. This is my first actual book contribution, and so I'm a little worried about how it's going to turn out. "Have you ever had a time when everything just comes together? How about the ability to think on your feet, to push your mind as far as it can go? After years of training my mind, after hours which turned in to days of solving riddle after riddle, I have found my true 'inner peace'. I grew up with a naturally high I.Q. I wasn't a superhuman, just like I'm not now, but I am a natural braniac. I found that my mind was always working, I was always counting or analyzing things, even if I didn't know it. My friends used to test my abilities as well. I can't tell you how many times I've heard something close to, "Brian, how many pennies are in this jar?" or "How many fingers am I holding behind my back?" To which I'd of course know the answer, and I didn't mind being played with. I had graduated high school with a 4.0, which is no surprise. It wasn't even the fact that I was so smart, but instead the fact that I was so serious about my grades. I refused to be surpassed by another student, I would succeed if it killed me. But enough about high school. I'm twenty-three years old now, currently going to college for a degree in marketing. I was kind of on my own for most of my life, just like now. I live in the big city, New York, so it's incredibly easy to get by financially. The reality is that while I may look like a scrappy young man, my pockets were filled to the edge. I ran a booth on the side of the road, by a couple major businesses. When people see me, the first thing that must run through their mind is that I'm stupid, and that I'm losing money by the second. This is of course not the case at all. I ran a few street-side gambling games, such as blackjack and follow the coin. These wealthy businessmen would play once or twice every day, sometimes even more if they were feeling lucky. But the reality was, they were under the knuckle of a few clever illusions, and paying this scrappy young man's bills. They were, (for the past few months) losing hundreds of dollars combined every day. Civilians would gather around to watch these "successful" animals fail. They just couldn't control the urge to win, or at least try to. That was often how the wealth was spread in New York, and I never really complained, seeing as how they provided me financially. ***SO MUCH MORE TO COME*** This book is inspired by recent successes. I came up with this idea and have been writing vigorously in my free time since. I'll be posting some updates in this thread until I can't anymore, and after that I'll start a mailing list for people to receive updates and new parts of the book before it's released. I would appreciate you guys' support more than you would ever know. The book is in perspective of a very smart trickster who lives in New York. More information will be provided soon. Please leave any extra comments, and remember to please keep flaming to a minimum.