1997-10 – Letters from Venus

Hello –

My name is Mei Pieh Chi, I was the student of the shinobi shaman Chung I. He was a great man, but he has passed form this world. I attempt to follow in his footsteps, but he has left difficult tracks to follow. I will do my best, as I should. In time I hope to do my Master proud. Chung I placed great faith in me, and I will strive to not disappoint him. Although his physical form has departed, he is still with me in many ways… as he will always be. It is the way of Shinobi.

My Master’s final decree was for me to travel to New York City in America to meet with my destiny. I am from China, and this trip was very difficult and more than a little frightening. Chung I bid me to do this as his last wish, and so I did. I found Master Splinter by using the methods of Shinobi. Master Splinter reminds me much of Chung I. Their thoughts and deeds are quite similar. I am honored to be a student with Sensei Splinter now. I am also glad that the Chung I had prepared me for this journey by teaching me English! This country is very different than my own… I cannot imagine what I would have done without knowing the language.

I was very surprised and pleased to meet Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Donatello and Raphael. While our initial meeting wasn’t as friendly as one might wish, it did establsih my abilities with the boys and taught them respect. Sometimes actions are better than words!

The boys are very nice. They have decided to give me a beautiful nickname: Venus de Milo. I like this name! I am very happy to also study along with them. I very much enjoy being in the company of “mutants”… as I am one myself. For many years I was lonely, but always felt that there was a connection somewhere. The link has now been made. I just wish it hadn’t been in a toilet…er… “sewer”. I sometimes forget the proper words, forgive me. I am still learning much of English. I do not know if I will ever fully understand Michaelangelo. I do not know if his language exists beyond his self. But he is cute. I enjoy his enthusiasm.

I thank you for welcoming me to your country as the Master and the Turtles have also. I promise that I will work hard to protect my new country from the evil Dragon Lord, as well as Vam Mi and the others who threaten us. I am but a novice, but in time I hope to be a true Shaman as Chung I was. It is my destiny, so I shall make it so with hard work and practice.

Thank you for visiting this spider page. I know very little of these computers, but Donatello is teaching me. Don says that the inner-net is like magic, and I believe it to be so! I look forward to talking with you in the future.

Peace be with you,

Master Splinter

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