Jun. 2nd, 2017

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I am too old for this. No, really, I am; at this point I should practically carry around some sod with me so I can put it in front of people and then tell them to get off my lawn.

While I understand your enthusiasm for writing, as it mirrors my children's preoccupations with other art forms, and I am not totally averse to the idea of being of help to others, you have to concede I am not the sort typically seen at the place you've chosen. There's my age, a point which I think you're greatly overlooking, and then there's the fact that you are putting me in the sole game you have found where anti-Russian sentiment is the norm among the populous. In case the surname was insufficient to clue you in, I am Russian. I am also too old to play the game of international politics. I scarcely even play at internal politics.

If I agree to go along with this I want two promises: firstly, no romance. I am a married man and thank God my dating days are over, let them stay that way. Secondly, no war. These are non-negotiable points.

[And what'll you do if I ignore them?]

I'm a father of four. I will do what I have done for decades at this point: be disappointed and lecture you on how I thought higher of you.

It doesn't sound like much, but it will break you. Trust me, I know of what I speak.