Dan receives fan mail on a fairly regular basis. Sadly, he is often slow to respond, or doesn't respond at all. This isn't, however, due to a large ego.
(Narrating) "Dan often hesitates to respond because he's a bit shy, and he thinks too much about what he should say. He could be thought of as a bear, as in he's more afraid of you than you are of him."
To help you better understand Dan's process for responding to E-mails, Sarah has been kind enough to create images depicting Dan's four crucial stages of E-mail response!
As you'll notice, his system could use some work.
Oh, cool! Fan mail! Hmm... I'd better think carefully about how to respond and then reply later...
"El Goonish Shive"?! What the--?! Is this bum calling me a goon?!