Think about it. Hell of an insertion, but it'd be funny if it actually happened.
Note that this isn't a joke, I'm honestly curious as to what people would think if this were revealed. I doubt it would be, but what with Mr. Blackwood being the Magical Negroe Courier that he is, it certainly wouldn't be out of the question.
Nice little theory and all, but there's no evidence backing it up. Not to mention, as others have said, James' letter in the beginning is a delusion. So that kinda pokes a hole in the idea that Howard delivered the letter to him.
Of course there's no evidence backing it up. It's just an idea, and a silly retcon one at that. Is there any evidence that the letter is a delusion besides the fact that it fades and eventually disappears? Silent Hill has done weirder things than deliver letters made of disappearing paper.
Floodclaw wrote:Is there any evidence that the letter is a delusion besides the fact that it fades and eventually disappears?
Why does it matter? There doesn't need to be anymore because the player is already given enough just from the fact that the letter turns blank and then disappears after the truth is unveiled. You can't get the message across any clearer than that.
There is no need for the letter to be a hard, physical copy that does't get altered or disappear entirely.
Remember, it's not the letter...it's the goal of giving the "lost soul" directions towards a specific location.
It didn't matter in the slightest what James' letter said, as long as it gave him the proper motivation to go to Silent Hill. For him, proper motivation was thinkin Mary wrote the letter, and she was waiting for him.
As the player becomes more aware of the truth, as well as James, the letter changes and disappears because it has served the town's purpose. There is no letter, it's a manifestation of the town.
Murphy threw his letter to the ground and refused to take it. Not a problem, the town simply manifests another copy. The actual physical copy is meaningless;the only purpose is the goal of getting Murphy to the orphanage. It was the only place Murphy had no business being at, so the town manifested a reason for him to go there; he could not learn to forgive and accept responsibility for Napier, and could not be able to assist in Anne's awakening.
On that line of thinking, perhaps it is a similar vein to that of Murphy's predicament. A letter from Mary was 'made and delivered', but the 'letter' in James's inventory is simply his mind's manifestation of what it should have said.