Mom, Dad, I've got news: I've been transforming into a wolf lately, and I'm taking a gap year. That's right, I'm not attending Wesleyan next semester. Also, I’m a lycanthrope. I just want to see the world, you know? Travel around Europe, develop a smoking habit, go clubbing! And I’m compelled to hunt small mammals during full moons. This has nothing to do with how much I appreciate you both; it’s just something I have to do for myself. Oh, and I’ll need to borrow money, both for the trip and to chain myself up so I don’t eat you.