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(Get it? Sew? Cuz you know, you…come on, I’m on a roll here!)

Anyhoo, I may be barking up the wrong tree. But I’ve been trying to live my life since my sorta forced retirement and survival with a little more purpose. I was happy to have these T-shirts go nowhere until I got to thinking, Who do I possibly know who could help me with this? 

I thought of you.

Chloe’s a designer and part of me is embarrassed to even be bringing this up to you guys. But you guys made the masks, so I wondered if maybe this is something you could help me with. Because you like the idea? Because you know the market? Because you have a distribution network? Because I am SO out of my element? 

I’m approaching this the same way I am the streamer. If the streamer likes it and gives me the creative control I want, then I’ll happily do the show with them. If not, I don’t. Simple.

I’m more than happy writing books of stories that few people buy but those that do really like them or are really helped by them. Or they’ve made them laugh. Or caused them to be just a little happier. If only for a moment.

If you guys don’t like this idea, truth is, I’ll probably spend an hour researching online T-shirt printers and see what the deal is there. If it doesn’t thrill me, this will probably go nowhere. But if it has the potential to be something more? A hit? A chance to work with you two? Then that makes it worth my while.

Cuz I adore you both. You were so sweet to help me with that award ceremony and I just loved every minute I spent with you.

So I worked my little ass off on this proposal and if this goes nowhere, well, I’ll have had a nice little polishing of my web skills.

I’ll tell you something personal: When I had my one-man ad agency for just a year, I stole all the gold and silver in radio and won Best in Show. An anime I did 15 years ago somehow transformed from a tiny cult hit to a YouTube internet phenomenon that spawned more than 500 related compilations, reviews, reactions, etc. with millions of views, thousands of comments, spawning over 100 memes. They quote lines I wrote all the time. They’ve even made merch from the show.  And while it’s a little like people loving Lost but not knowing who the hell Damon Lindeloff is, there are a lotta fans who know it was me or they tell people my name and the kids on YT call me a god/legend/icon/genius. And still I had thought I wasn’t good enough or talented. I literally had to lose my mind before I found my self.

Shorthand: I’ve got a helluva track record. 

If you two think this has potential, that this could make some people happy and make a few bucks so you could by the kids that playhouse they’re wanting and I could maybe keep a friend of mine who got fucked by covid in his house, then everybody wins.

Thank you so much for your time. I hope it wasn’t too tedious. And sorry for all that at the front and right here that looks like I’m just sucking my own dick. I just wanted to illustrate this isn’t coming from some idiot. Even though it may be idiotic that I’m bother you with it!

Call me whenever and if we don’t meet to discuss this, maybe we can meet and just have a social lunch. It’d be lovely to see you, as I am vaccinated and venturing out.