I got the best piece of fan mail today.
Here, I'll show you:
I just wanted to reach out and say some thanks.
One year ago, I got divorced from the only other age player I've ever known, or even spoken to. My Mommy left a huge hole in my life, and for a long time, I didn't want to even think about my Little brain partition. What changed that for me was two things. A) The Big Little Podcast helped me feel normal and... less like a freak? Yeah. That. B) I just bought and started reading Concerning Littleton today. The first has been a comfort for years, the latter spawned this gushing (Heh...). My sexuality has suffered a lot from the split, but then I was reading the scene where Christina is being undressed for her first diapering, and noticed that I was rock hard without having felt a transition. Which... which is not typical for me. S-so...
You and your brother have been such a healing influence in my life over the last few years, but never more than the past couple of months. I'm still isolated in Indiana, far from any munches or Mommies, but you guys have given me hope and comfort for the next couple years that I'm stuck here, and have helped me rediscover myself after something that shook me to my core. The past few weeks especially, I've been happier and more at home in myself than I can remember being since I was little in body, and not just in mind.
Thank you to you and your adorable brother for everything that you do. I can't express what a difference you've made in my life.
I'm your's sincerely,
PS: No, seriously, this is like the hottest shit I've ever read. FUCK.
Wow. I wrote him back (and asked him if I could reprint his letter in my blog, to which you can guess the answer.
Man, it feels so damn good to know that this stuff we do, the podcast, my books, that it makes a difference in the world. Yes, it doesn't hurt being told your writing is hot enough to fry the eyebrows off a yak at fifty paces, that part is great. But the real big hit is knowing that I set out to make people's lives better, and that it's working.