My dear, sweet Flare,
We’ve been in a relationship for the past 10 months. We’re very close, you know? I’ve bought you dinner on numerous occassions; at least, that’s what my receipts from Microsoft say. I’ve gotten to know all of your friends. Aether is awesome; she’s so supportive of our relationship! Jack is very mysterious but helpful at all the right times. The ones that help us build character(s)–Felix and Lisa–AWESOME folks to have around.
But lately, it feels like you’ve changed. We just don’t have the same spark anymore.
I promised I wouldn’t complain, so I’m going to stick to that. Instead, I’m going to tell you of a love that needs rekindling:
In the beginning, we moved slow. Every day was like a walk in the park, save for a few knights and archers harrassing me while I explored our world.
In the middle, things really picked up. We were both into horror flicks, especially those with mummies and werewolves coming at me from all directions. You asked me to lace up with some speed boots so we could go jogging more often. We really got a workout!
Now, in what should be the height of our relationship, things… they’re just not the same. You still surprise me with new gifts, and for that I’m so grateful, especially those sent from a much longer Range. But I feel like you’re slowing me down somehow. Sometimes, it’s like I want to Scream, but I just can’t. Other times, I try to Shield myself from things happening in our relationship, but I just can’t put up the same kind of defense. Our good Pal Adin feels so left behind and useless these days, even when we try to give him a Boost. I feel like a slow, lumbering Ogre whose heart is pierced far too often for comfort, because maybe our pet Wolfie just doesn’t have the howl left in him that used to always get us in a frenzy? I don’t know!
I’d like to cast a Spell on you all over again, but I feel like they’ve reach their max effect, and it just doesn’t work as well as it used to.
But I guess the biggest thing is that things are getting repetitive. You are giving me ever more Special things–they bring a lot of Healing–but I need a bit more than new gifts. I remember those good old days when each day I raided your heart anew. That’s what I want. I felt like I was exploring your world more and more. Now, it’s not even that our relationship is going through a daily Grind; it’s just that the Content of our relationship has remained mostly the same for the past 4 months, even with the change of Seasons.
Perhaps we need a different direction: scale back some of the changes we’ve made recently, and see if there’s a new way to make this work. It should be a new course, a new direction, a bolder vision, not just tearing down the things that we’ve built up over the past 10 months. It doesn’t have to be revolutionary all at once, just incremental. I’m willing to bet the Farm on us making this work, but only if we really communicate with each other.
Hugs and kisses,