You know: I never DID learn what it was that made the suitor so villainous in Dear Devere; I knew that he was spurned by his light of love, but what he had DONE TO EARN that spurning remains nebulous. If I had to write a separate route on his behalf, it would be an exploration into the Kafkaesque nature of attempting to maintain relations with social deviants. The simple fact that one does not “like” a person obviously does not absolve one’s self of the necessity to treat that person with a measure of respect and common courtesy, and this latter appeal is of course of far greater influence in the development of marriages than the former, which is by and large reserved for romantic adventures: interesting but pointless. When the suitor is met with disconfirmation, in spite of appearing blameless (though I suppose you might wish to supply a backstory if and when you undertake a prequel or the publication of an appendix) he might automatically absorb the conviction that he had done something indecorous to deserve it: a veritable affront to a man of lofty social standing. This would, to my mind, explain his predisposition to vilification (he believes himself to be at fault, hence reacting compulsively to the suggestion of his inferiority) yet such a neurosis would represent a justifiable spite if, in fact, he had come to the Realization that he had done nothing wrong to begin with, and that the judgement past upon him was a partisan, emotive one. That this might represent his own descent into moral decay is not out of the question, but perhaps future World Building will act as arbiter in determining to what extent his responses were morally legitimate, since that is contingent upon the nature of his Society. At ANY rate, I am still learning the rules and principles which govern this recent form of literature known as the Visual Novel; it is quite riveting. Know that since I first reviewed your work I’ve been keeping myself apprised and have undergone several key transformations in my ethical outlook. If I had affronted you, having been too severe towards Devere, know that I reflect upon that period with both fond nostalgia and mild insecurity. I have tried to remain blameless, but in so budding a community customs can be nebulous. I grew up with the conviction that kindnesses are always expressions of appraisal and that coldness is synonymous with disapproval; I do my best not to allow either to be muddied by my own emotions, though rather than abandoning the emotional domain entirely I seek to find my emotional satisfaction in the appraisal. I hope that you agree that this is the best way to live. Your games are charming, but there seems to be an inconsistency in style and mechanism between them. I must advise you to focus in on one style and to truly explore all that it has to offer before moving on to the next. Finally, I should explain that “pinging” is the only means by which I can be both prompt in addressing my fellows and clear in whom it is that I address. Since it is intrinsic to the design of the Discord Server, I never questioned its utility or its legitimate use. I wouldn’t take it personally; it is, like most things, just a tool for communication, and it does not express personal feelings of any kind.