Mission. You've really nailed it with that analogy of the cave. My experience is 100% in line with this.
Appreciated. Everyone needs a reminder of the rules.
Fucking loved the story. Well done!
Thanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely look into it.
The reason I love RP is that it was the first place I found that sat me down and said:
Damn I wish I had this when I was a very awkward teenager. Approach anxiety was huge. The idea of starting with small passing comments is great.