I had to admit to a bunch of game AIs that I actually liked that I’d pulled them out of their games for purely selfish reasons. I know I’d said it was so I could meet genuine heroes and talk to them. That even had the advantage of being true, but it was no accident that most of the heroes I chose were attractive young ladies. Relevant to my interests and all. There were a lot of them watching me, and I apologized. Not for creating them, but for not thinking things through. The vast majority of them were still AIs, without the sense of self to really grok the issue, but the three that were waking up recognized what I meant. I asked how to make things better. And that’s how I met the therapist. We spent a lot of time talking things out. Working things out.