February 2, 2008
Thank you for the helpful comments on my 'what if' manuscript, Fo' Shizzle Adolf Hitler.
I'm sure the concept What If Hitler Was Black? would have been an intruiging, hard-hitting and inspired work. Since you've turned it down, Time-Warner will have the honor.
And speaking of honor; some of your comments surely were unnecessary. For example, your baseball bat whallop that my metaphor reeked. Hitler's hat, the one shown in home movies from his hideaway the Eagle's Nest, is a metaphor for his desire to be just another lacky -- a 'bottom' if you will.
Cruelty was comparing my prose to the Exxon Valdez. Since writers learn in utero that clarity matters, it would have been smarter to say, 'your prose reminds me of a runaway oil tanker with a drunk at the helm.'
Thank you for taking the time to improve my skills. I'm sure taking lessons from someone whose greatest work was a purloined term paper on the life cycle of an aphid will be of great assistance in future.