Of course I'm not going to disregard what you said. I understand. I mean, I call it "virtual life" because even though these people really are people, you never know who they can be on the other side. And thankfully, I'm totally fine and I am grateful for my parents as my best friends and the AetherPeeps as VirtuFriends. I understand, though, that a lot of people don't have many IRL friends, which leads them to make some IVL friends.
We just have to be careful who we trust, especially on an online platform like this. Thankfully, this forum is the best forum I've ever been a part of with the most trustworthy community. I share sooooooo much more than I've ever shared on another game, haha. Like, literally, I don't feel comfortable sharing even my interests with a random stranger dude/dudette on Pirate101 or something. There has also literally been a time - I was much younger, mind you - that I said "how I'm doing" is personal information.
But anyway, yeah, I'm definitely grateful for the forums but we've all gotta be careful still. I'm really thankful for the LITERAL answer to my prayers - to be able to share my Christianity openly. And to be more creative than ever, with epic supportive peeps. Just keep an eye out, y'all!
And this was speeching with Nola Applequill. I assume you didn't read all of this, because it's unnecessary. And if you did, kudos; you've got a lot of time on your hands. Good for you.