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If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

-SoulRiser

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

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  Thread: I hate teaching 90 minute classes
Post: RE: I hate teaching 90 minute classes

(11-25-2014 12:06 PM)Joker Wrote:  You think that's insane? In middle school, I had 120 minute long classes for English and Math. It obviously hasn't helped much because my high school is the mo...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 5 3,051 11-28-2014, 02:23 PM
  Thread: Virtual Pet Game I'm Making
Post: RE: Virtual Pet Game I'm Making

(06-19-2014 03:48 AM)DeadorAlive Wrote:   (06-18-2014 12:37 PM)anakin9000 Wrote:  omg this looks AWESOME i want it when will it be out for Xbox one? I'm making this game on Gamemaker, and ...
ThorodonSorrow Original Artwork/Writing 23 9,593 09-12-2014, 02:39 AM
  Thread: asking me what i want to do with my life
Post: RE: asking me what i want to do with my life

(05-30-2014 01:45 AM)darkmind15 Wrote:  i do not like thinking abut the future never have never will but people keep cramming it down my throat "you gotta think about your lif you gotta plan ...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 13 3,324 05-30-2014, 01:50 AM
  Thread: Wiki open for editing
Post: RE: Wiki open for editing

(05-30-2014 01:16 AM)|55555| Wrote:  When I try to access the user group you linked to, I receive the following message: Quote:Sorry, but you are not a leader of this user group. Looks like pe...
ThorodonSorrow Announcements 11 4,780 05-30-2014, 01:42 AM
  Thread: Idea for SoulRiser?
Post: Idea for SoulRiser?

Well, if there was an icon on my iPhone's homescreen, I'd be reminded to check in more often. I don't like G+, and I don't know what you're talking about, when you say to check it out. I use it for bu...
ThorodonSorrow General Talk 5 1,232 05-05-2014, 04:55 PM
  Thread: You guys actually care what I have to say, wut?
Post: You guys actually care what I have to say, wut?

I can't speak for everyone, but isn't the whole reason for a forum to listen to each other? :)
ThorodonSorrow General Talk 6 903 05-05-2014, 04:45 PM
  Thread: Welcome Post!
Post: RE: Welcome Post!

Welcome, Jordan! Where are you from? :D
ThorodonSorrow Welcome! 7 1,456 05-05-2014, 04:44 PM
  Thread: Idea for SoulRiser?
Post: Idea for SoulRiser?

Hey S, Have you thought of making an app for this site? I know that I'd be so much more active if there were an app with notifications and stuff. I think it's worth looking into. Not entirely sure i...
ThorodonSorrow General Talk 5 1,232 05-05-2014, 04:41 PM
  Thread: NOTICE
Post: RE: NOTICE

(05-05-2014 04:20 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  And, if you are at risk of failing... it may be worth taking the steps to get those D's up to C's. At the same time, there's the question of how to help y...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 26 5,719 05-05-2014, 04:30 PM
  Thread: Can Someone Review my Poem?
Post: RE: Can Someone Review my Poem?

^ Same. If this is one of those poems that you dramatically act out, you should totally post it on YouTube and let us see! (Even if you just make it so only people who click on the link can see it.)
ThorodonSorrow Homework Help & Answers 9 5,921 05-05-2014, 04:23 PM
  Thread: gender and sexuality
Post: RE: gender and sexuality

(05-05-2014 11:15 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Yes. Ignore. I for one will now have to ignore those liberals who think I'm a snob for wearing a fancy suit and a killer ascot. :D I literally wish th...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 16 3,485 05-05-2014, 04:09 PM
  Thread: NOTICE
Post: NOTICE

^ That too
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 26 5,719 05-05-2014, 04:08 PM
  Thread: Who's the worst teacher you've had?
Post: RE: Who's the worst teacher you've had?

(05-05-2014 10:16 AM)Gwedin Wrote:   (05-05-2014 07:46 AM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:   (04-10-2014 02:50 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  Any and every teacher that has told me to tie my fucking hair up i...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 42 26,955 05-05-2014, 04:04 PM
  Thread: NOTICE
Post: RE: NOTICE

(05-05-2014 08:24 AM)crazyguy562 Wrote:   (05-05-2014 07:09 AM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:  That sucks, actually. I'm sorry that you're banned, but if you do get back on your brother's computer, ...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 26 5,719 05-05-2014, 10:26 AM
  Thread: Walking across the country idea (usa)
Post: RE: Walking across the country idea (usa)

(05-03-2014 01:31 PM)scorchededge243 Wrote:  So here's a crazy idea! Me, walking from Arkansaw (say this with a Southern accent) to Minnesota. I'm so enlightened at the idea of meeting new peopl...
ThorodonSorrow Alternative Learning & Income 16 5,382 05-05-2014, 08:00 AM
  Thread: Who's the worst teacher you've had?
Post: Who's the worst teacher you've had?

I don't hate this teacher, but he irritates my constantly. I'm sassy. I'm everyone's sassy gay friend (kind of), and he is sassy as well, so we have these sass battles in class sometimes which is hila...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 42 26,955 05-05-2014, 07:49 AM
  Thread: Who's the worst teacher you've had?
Post: RE: Who's the worst teacher you've had?

(04-10-2014 02:50 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  Any and every teacher that has told me to tie my fucking hair up is my worst teacher. I've had many teachers tell me to tie my hair up, but I tell them to fu...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 42 26,955 05-05-2014, 07:46 AM
  Thread: Report
Post: RE: Report

(05-05-2014 02:54 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  11? What happened to 12? He was badass in firefly, socialite in Castle, and I dont know the other. They've been making students use size 11 font inst...
ThorodonSorrow Homework Help & Answers 11 6,014 05-05-2014, 07:41 AM
  Thread: gender and sexuality
Post: RE: gender and sexuality

(05-05-2014 01:45 AM)Mizael Wrote:  if this isnt in the right forum please feel free to move it but i will probably vent a lot in this post so................. i've made it really obvious i wan...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 16 3,485 05-05-2014, 07:16 AM
  Thread: NOTICE
Post: NOTICE

That sucks, actually. I'm sorry that you're banned, but if you do get back on your brother's computer, then I'm here to tell you that you can always take up art if you haven't already.
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 26 5,719 05-05-2014, 07:09 AM
  Thread: Forum closed.
Post: RE: study

(02-07-2014 07:07 AM)isolatedsistem Wrote:  What is the best way to study ? Recently I haven't time to study all the subjects (they're 6) and as I said, I have a lot to do and all acumulated be...
ThorodonSorrow Homework Help & Answers 4 4,603 02-07-2014, 07:44 AM
  Thread: My school's getting strict about ID's...
Post: RE: My school's getting strict about ID's...

(01-23-2014 12:54 PM)Christian Hellhound Wrote:  Today, the assistant principal (I think) of my school announced at lunch that they are going to start routinely checking everyone for their ID an...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 15 5,738 02-07-2014, 07:36 AM
  Thread: My school's getting strict about ID's...
Post: RE: My school's getting strict about ID's...

(02-03-2014 11:13 AM)xcriteria Wrote:  Is it showing now? [IMG]http://i59.tinypic.com/2pzw6t2.png[/IMG] I can't see it. Perhaps that's just because I'm using a school computer currently.
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 15 5,738 02-07-2014, 07:31 AM
  Thread: My school's getting strict about ID's...
Post: My school's getting strict about ID's...

Unless it's stated in the official handbook of school rules and shit like that, then they can't actually suspend people for it. Even then, I don't think they could put something in the official handbo...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 15 5,738 02-02-2014, 12:16 PM
  Thread: Polar Vortex?
Post: Polar Vortex?

If you've watched the news lately, you'll find that there's this huge snow/polar vortex thingamabob floating over the United States and perhaps still some parts of Canada. I live in Washington [State...
ThorodonSorrow News 3 1,781 01-24-2014, 01:20 AM
  Thread: No.... you can't be fucking serious
Post: No.... you can't be fucking serious

AHAHA. I find it hilarious that people go to great lengths such as these to be able to sit in the denial that the world is changing, and relying less on the old practices of religion.
ThorodonSorrow News 7 3,454 01-21-2014, 06:01 AM
  Thread: I'm back! Did you miss me?
Post: I'm back! Did you miss me?

This was all over a period of like, 7 months. I'm just too lazy to put much effort into it at the moment. I've been here for almost 6 months now, so, that pretty much balances out the year.
ThorodonSorrow Welcome! 10 2,742 01-21-2014, 05:55 AM
Thumbs Up Thread: I'm back! Did you miss me?
Post: RE: I'm back! Did you miss me?

[/quote] Great, but I'll get better. What've you been up to since last you left? [/quote] Well let's see. I ended up moving out of my Dad's, and stayed with his ex-girlfriend [Who is still, to thi...
ThorodonSorrow Welcome! 10 2,742 01-21-2014, 05:54 AM
  Thread: I'm back! Did you miss me?
Post: RE: I'm back! Did you miss me?

(01-21-2014 05:27 AM)DoA Wrote:  I remember you. It's been awhile. How are you? I'm great actually. Yourself?
ThorodonSorrow Welcome! 10 2,742 01-21-2014, 05:30 AM
Big Grin Thread: I'm back! Did you miss me?
Post: I'm back! Did you miss me?

I have to re-learn the basics of the site again, but all is well! It's been just over a year guys, and I have missed you. Boy do I have some stories for you guys.
ThorodonSorrow Welcome! 10 2,742 01-21-2014, 05:26 AM
  Thread: How did you come up with your username?
Post: RE: How did you come up with your username?

(01-20-2014 10:21 AM)LedoS Wrote:  Does anyone care for my answer? Yes, we care for your answer.
ThorodonSorrow Funny Stuff 34 12,919 01-21-2014, 04:34 AM
  Thread: How did you come up with your username?
Post: RE: How did you come up with your username?

Well, I write, and do a little Roleplaying on the side, so I have a thing for medieval names. I was actually looking for a name for my horse, in one of the Roleplays I was in, so what do I do? I becom...
ThorodonSorrow Funny Stuff 34 12,919 01-21-2014, 04:33 AM
  Thread: When grown up, meet up together?
Post: When grown up, meet up together?

I think it'd be a great idea, but not everyone would be able to make it at the same time or day. So an alternative, video chat? PLUS the optional IRL meetup? Like a group video chat on ooVoo or someth...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 47 22,073 02-03-2013, 08:03 PM
  Thread: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any proxies I can use?
Post: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any proxies ...

I believe that was already mentioned up there ^
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 34 22,703 12-29-2012, 03:39 PM
  Thread: Merry Christmas!
Post: Merry Christmas!

I feel bad for the people that haven't had eggnog.
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 10 2,844 12-26-2012, 10:39 AM
  Thread: The End of me?
Post: RE: The End of me?

(12-24-2012 04:59 PM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:   (12-24-2012 06:10 AM)DoA Wrote:  Forgery doesn't tend to work very well. the only times i ever got caught were when i tried to be less suspicio...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 12 5,813 12-26-2012, 09:12 AM
  Thread: HI, I'm new (:
Post: RE: HI, I'm new (:

(12-23-2012 02:17 PM)|55555| Wrote:   (12-21-2012 04:24 PM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:   (12-21-2012 10:50 AM)|55555| Wrote:  Welcome to SS. You'll find yourself well at home here. The art p...
ThorodonSorrow Welcome! 15 2,877 12-23-2012, 07:01 PM
  Thread: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any proxies I can use?
Post: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any proxies ...

I use that for Facebook. But Tumblr doesn't have one of those.
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 34 22,703 12-23-2012, 06:56 PM
  Thread: 2012 end of world
Post: 2012 end of world

Oh and come to think of it, (duh) Everybody's clocks are different because of the different time zones. So how are we supposed to figure out when it's supposed to end? It could end now.. =__=
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 29 7,315 12-22-2012, 02:39 AM
  Thread: 2012 end of world
Post: 2012 end of world

The world was supposed to end today. My Nana's birthday. Apparently the Earth has extended the T.O.D to some date in 2015. Can't remember atm.
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 29 7,315 12-22-2012, 02:37 AM
  Thread: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any proxies I can use?
Post: RE: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any prox...

(12-20-2012 08:51 AM)SmokeyTheAggie Wrote:  If you need another one, heres one that probably isn't blocked: http://devcoder-proxy.appspot.com/ Oh.. Nevermind. It won't let me do anything. It ju...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 34 22,703 12-22-2012, 02:27 AM
  Thread: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any proxies I can use?
Post: RE: I'm sick of my school's block system. Any prox...

(12-20-2012 08:51 AM)SmokeyTheAggie Wrote:  If you need another one, heres one that probably isn't blocked: http://devcoder-proxy.appspot.com/ Ohhh thank you so much! It's a little slow, but it...
ThorodonSorrow School Talk 34 22,703 12-22-2012, 02:21 AM
  Thread: HI, I'm new (:
Post: RE: HI, I'm new (:

(12-21-2012 10:50 AM)|55555| Wrote:  Welcome to SS. You'll find yourself well at home here. The art program at your school is lacking, but you can learn everything you need to know on your own t...
ThorodonSorrow Welcome! 15 2,877 12-21-2012, 04:24 PM
  Thread: A couple of Philosophy questions?
Post: RE: A couple of Philosophy questions?

(12-20-2012 08:06 AM)LiptomaticMate Wrote:   (12-20-2012 08:01 AM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:   (12-20-2012 07:58 AM)LiptomaticMate Wrote:   (12-20-2012 07:42 AM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:  ...
ThorodonSorrow Philosophy, Politics & History 34 15,396 12-20-2012, 08:11 AM
  Thread: A couple of Philosophy questions?
Post: RE: A couple of Philosophy questions?

(12-20-2012 07:58 AM)LiptomaticMate Wrote:   (12-20-2012 07:42 AM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:  Come live with me XD We can split the rent. You live like on the other side of the planet. Also it ...
ThorodonSorrow Philosophy, Politics & History 34 15,396 12-20-2012, 08:01 AM
  Thread: A couple of Philosophy questions?
Post: A couple of Philosophy questions?

Come live with me XD We can split the rent.
ThorodonSorrow Philosophy, Politics & History 34 15,396 12-20-2012, 07:42 AM
  Thread: A couple of Philosophy questions?
Post: A couple of Philosophy questions?

-Kills self-
ThorodonSorrow Philosophy, Politics & History 34 15,396 12-20-2012, 07:42 AM
  Thread: My dad's girlfriend annoys me
Post: RE: My dad's girlfriend annoys me

(12-20-2012 06:14 AM)Dirtbikemike Wrote:   (12-20-2012 05:22 AM)ThorodonSorrow Wrote:  Damn that's crazy. Talk to your dad about her? I tried to talk to him. No, he's whipped. Whipped?
ThorodonSorrow General Talk 15 7,349 12-20-2012, 07:36 AM
  Thread: So I have to move out of my Dad's soon.. Nowhere to go.
Post: So I have to move out of my Dad's soon.. Nowhere t...

I just now remembered to see what it was all about, but it just won't load for me. D:
ThorodonSorrow General Talk 14 6,605 12-20-2012, 05:55 AM
  Thread: So I have to move out of my Dad's soon.. Nowhere to go.
Post: RE: So I have to move out of my Dad's soon.. Nowhe...

(12-14-2012 03:47 PM)Thought Criminal Wrote:  Check out this website https://www.couchsurfing.org/ It's really not as sketch as it sounds I've used it a few times when I've been kicked out/trave...
ThorodonSorrow General Talk 14 6,605 12-20-2012, 05:54 AM

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