Dear Mr. David, Mr. Lionel Gallat and the Ghost of a Tale Team, a brief (sorry if it's actually tl:dr!) letter of sincere thanks (Grateful with or without reply) after seeing your game at Gamescom
My name is Albert (Varethas). Were this a meeting in person, by now I would be ecstatically and smilingly shaking your hand/s (before re-gaining some modicum of personable composure)
I figured I'd write to you before your inbox starts to get flooded with post-Gamescom-and-beyond love and support
There is no tidy way to begin this, so I will simply say that though I am turning 26 this year,
to this day I profoundly hold very near to me my upbringing filled with The Secret of Nimh (I used to flap around my house pretending I was Jeremy the Crow),
Watership Down ('the one that's scarier than The Secret of Nimh'), Disney's Robin Hood, Whinnie The Pooh, The Rescuers, Basil the Mouse Detective, Beatrix Potter, The Dark Crystal,
and even the recent Guardians of Ga'hoole, Armello and Ico - all of which have informed some deep and intrinsic aspect of my being or other.
Sir, your 'Ghost of a Tale' - I just read the lore about the War of the Green Flame, the Council of Asper, and Periclave, my word - very nearly caused me to tear up here at my Government work. You must, *must* always know and keep deep in your heart the fact that you are making possibly hundreds of thousands of people's dreams come true with this creative endeavour.
We're talking those of us who sigh wistfully at the thought of stepping into a Kenneth Grahame book, or into an episode of The Animals of Farthing Wood, a whole generation of Disney-loving,
Medieval fantasy enjoying folk who I can guarantee would give you a big bear hug of thanks if they could (and an extra one for all your work on many films beloved to us!)
This message is not meant to induce any overwhelming feelings of pressure, or anything of the sort. It's simply intended as, perhaps, a message you can think of/look to, even if you don't
notice or reply (out of being busy creating the literally tear-jerkingly beautiful Ghost of a Tale - it's seriously all good if you're doing that buddy!), that's just letting you know that you have
many grateful supporters out here, quietly, warmly, patiently supporting and appreciating your imaginative, technical, creative and artistic efforts with Ghost of a Tale
As you move ahead with writing and production, please consider the following three things - two half-lightly-inquiring/half-totally-serious, and one from truly the deepest part of my being:
1. Please release an Art & Lore book. Preferably leather-bound, with a quill, a candle like Nicodemus' one in The Secret of NimH, and...*almost faints with gratitude*
2. Please release even a 3D printed model of Tilo. He's a hero for the ages, and the bookshelves
3. Please always know that, in all things, 'Love is the Key'
From one of many thousands of grateful friends,
Ministerial Officer Ι Ministerial & Parliamentary Support Branch (I know, lame right? :p)
ps: I make Nimh-Thornbush style patterns here: rawartists.org/albertchessa