First of all: Thank you for your support! This morbid little project is receiving way more attention than I anticipated (and in my humble opinion, warrants)! I am deeply appreciative and very excited that you are enjoying these. It is also really fascinating to me how wildly misunderstood some of these letters are or how some people passionately disagree with me.
However, business: I write to you all today to outline a few rules (or polite “please don’t do that”), just so that this stays manageable and fun for me. Three points here:
1. Hi, I’m Celine. I am the author of these letters (I come up with them, I write them, I put them in those black boxes) unless an alternate author is indicated in the post (then I just put them in those black boxes). I am dead serious about creative property. Please be respectful. (Edit: Now all entries are protected under Creative Commons. You can share, but only with proper crediting. No modifying, no commercial purposes.)
2. I will not take detailed requests about the kind of letter you want me to write for a dead person. You can write one yourself and send it to me for consideration (which may or may not be rejected), but I am going to write what I want to write. It also makes me really sad when you rudely ask me to “try again” (as in write another letter, this time more “positive” etc. to accommodate you and how you feel about a dead person). I will not try again. Nope.
3. The dead people you suggest actually have to be dead. No physical heartbeat. Emptied bladder. Dilated pupils. No consumption of air. Even if their metaphorical hearts have stopped and their metaphorical bladders are emptied, if they are physically breathing, no letter for them. Sorry!
Thank you everyone for bearing with me here, and thank you again for following and having a good time with these!