Your gratitude is appreciated. And for what it may be worth, I respect what you stand for. I may still have lingering disdain about the fact that your escapism seems to be a crutch to lean on instead of a wish for something unique, but the reason I feel that way is because for years on end there simply wasn't ANY escapism in media powerful enough to make me feel better about my own depression issues. Everything conformed to a stereotypical human view of what fantasy should be like. PMD came the closest to what I wanted, but it still wasn't nearly enough. To see those who feel the same way but yet are content with believing that they can get everything that they want in the human world by reskinning the humans seems.. incredibly sour to me personally.
Of course, such a view is selfish. But all life is selfish at heart. Every drop of water that slides down your throat is a drop of water that nothing else, flora or fauna alike, can use to survive. And if heaven will always be something that exists in one's imagination, why not simply rule in hell instead? At least we know it exists, because we've always been here.I suppose none of this has much to do with the thread topic. As always I'm not very good at fitting in because my thoughts and words don't mesh well with those of others. But that's fine, because while I have no desire to force you to accept me, I wish for the power to ensure you cannot EXCLUDE me.