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August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

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: delete me plz
Post: RE: delete me plz

Vatman, I do find it impressive how you always manage to worm out some sort of existential meaning in nearly everything. Even here with just a single character. However, I wouldn't recommend asking ou...
Pieman General Talk 13 2,705 11-21-2016, 09:31 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

Paynus
Pieman Games 9,783 817,223 11-21-2016, 09:27 AM
  Thread: Trump won
Post: RE: Trump won

My extended family is largely catholic and all voted Trump. Thanksgiving is gonna be ffffuuun...
Pieman Philosophy, Politics & History 71 21,624 11-21-2016, 09:25 AM
  Thread: Monologue Misery
Post: RE: Monologue Misery

Does it have to be from a play? The key to remembering good monologues is something that makes you go "Holy shit.." in awe when you hear it. I'm a fan of many fictional villains for this very reason, ...
Pieman Homework Help & Answers 3 2,548 11-16-2016, 07:55 PM
  Thread: What is the worst thing teachers have done to you?
Post: RE: What is the worst thing teachers have done to ...

The worst thing? Hmm... In 6th grade I remember I had this math teacher who didn't really see the point in "teaching" at all. She would bring up the projector, show us a shitty slideshow from a workb...
Pieman School Talk 51 15,291 11-16-2016, 07:40 PM
  Thread: Pets of SS
Post: RE: Pets of SS

Fluffies acquired. Hidden stuff: [img]http://puu.sh/seuOK/0dc7b89b23.jpg[/img]
Pieman General Talk 18 3,530 11-11-2016, 07:35 PM
  Thread: That feeling when
Post: RE: That feeling when

I never did think lectures were a great way to teach kids, at least, not especially long ones. An hour at most. Students doing their own reading assignments make the information stick better, I think.
Pieman School Talk 4 1,802 11-11-2016, 07:28 PM
  Thread: Word association RELOADED
Post: RE: Word association RELOADED

Bacon
Pieman Games 3,270 232,685 11-11-2016, 07:17 PM
  Thread: Describe your country in one word.
Post: RE: Describe your country in one word.

USA = Fucked.
Pieman General Talk 36 9,722 11-11-2016, 06:53 PM
  Thread: delete me plz
Post: delete me plz

-
Pieman General Talk 13 2,705 11-11-2016, 06:45 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

Does it hurt you to know that you're losing, DoA? It pleases me.
Pieman Games 9,783 817,223 07-11-2015, 07:16 PM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: RE: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

[video=youtube]http://youtu.be/R5xzaDo5Q54[/video]
Pieman Music 4,462 440,761 01-11-2015, 03:49 AM
  Thread: Similar Snowflakes
Post: RE: Similar Snowflakes

(01-06-2015 03:00 PM)Vatman Wrote:  Starting in similar fashion, we loop the cloth around our neck, over then under. It's an accessory to life. Hello strangers. You are the eyes meant for cerea...
Pieman Blogs 94 30,550 01-11-2015, 03:43 AM
  Thread: "Voices of School Survival"
Post: RE: "Voices of School Survival"

I like it a lot. This place has always been a wondrous haven for those seeking relief from school, and anything related that they're missing to keep them sane, like a social life or like-minded indiv...
Pieman School Talk 66 20,496 01-11-2015, 03:39 AM
  Thread: Still lurking
Post: RE: Still lurking

I'm still around. The past is just a ghost, but this place remains as a pulsing silhouette in my head, and so I return.
Pieman General Talk 17 3,231 01-11-2015, 03:34 AM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: RE: Deskshots

(11-12-2014 02:28 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  MMO fan I see... Yuh-huh.
Pieman General Talk 126 43,915 11-18-2014, 05:23 PM
  Thread: Deskshots
Post: RE: Deskshots

Here's mine. Hidden stuff: [img]http://puu.sh/cNh7G/d749605963.jpg[/img] (If it's too big, go here: http://puu.sh/cNh7G/d749605963.jpg)
Pieman General Talk 126 43,915 11-12-2014, 01:15 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

fite me irl 1v1 faget
Pieman Games 9,783 817,223 11-03-2014, 04:04 PM
  Thread: [split] The State of School Survival, and beginning a Golden Age
Post: RE: The State of School Survival, and beginning a ...

I've been gone a while. Someone wanna catch me up on what exactly's happened to mah SS? Also, the golden age already happened bruh.
Pieman Split Discussions 23 9,882 11-03-2014, 03:18 PM
  Thread: Is god real?
Post: RE: Is god real?

(08-13-2013 02:48 PM)Potato Wrote:  "Arguing with a religious person is like playing chess with a pigeon. You can a make the best move in the world but they just knock over all the pieces, take ...
Pieman Philosophy, Politics & History 90 26,420 08-21-2013, 08:43 PM
  Thread: I AM RETURNED; LET FALL THE SWORD OF DAMOKLES
Post: RE: I AM RETURNED; LET FALL THE SWORD OF DAMOKLES

Well, I feel like this went south quickly..
Pieman Welcome! 45 13,630 08-17-2013, 12:11 AM
  Thread: The Monthly SS Book Club: First Edition
Post: RE: The Monthly SS Book Club: First Edition

Aaand, finished Educating Rita. I really loved it. Found it immensely interesting, especially as an English major. My only complaint about it is that I wish it was longer, although at the same time, I...
Pieman Movies/TV/Videos/Books 6 2,029 08-14-2013, 07:27 PM
  Thread: The Monthly SS Book Club: First Edition
Post: RE: The Monthly SS Book Club: First Edition

For those who enjoy audiobooks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQdpxYfQu2U
Pieman Movies/TV/Videos/Books 6 2,029 08-14-2013, 04:31 PM
  Thread: How to go invisible in school?
Post: RE: How to go invisible in school?

Easily. It's how I got through middle school, and most of high school. Become stoic, quiet, soft spoken. Just go to your classes without stopping to chat with friends (unless they're actual, true fri...
Pieman School Talk 13 12,791 08-14-2013, 11:18 AM
  Thread: SoulRiser, anybody else. If you earned a billion dollars. Suddenly.
Post: RE: SoulRiser, anybody else. If you earned a billi...

Pie. All of it in the world - mine. There would no longer be any Betty Crocker, No Pillsbury, No nothing..just me. I would own it all, and the people of this hungry world would be forced to buy it at...
Pieman School Talk 46 13,789 08-14-2013, 11:12 AM
  Thread: Suggestions for Book Club: Second Edition
Post: RE: Suggestions for Book Club: Second Edition

Suggestions - Twilight For Life: Finding Meaning in Stephanie Meyer's "Twilight" -- And in Life - By Joel and Ella Emmett Airman - By Eoin Colfer The Book Thief - By Markus Zusak
Pieman Movies/TV/Videos/Books 12 4,264 08-14-2013, 03:52 AM
  Thread: The Monthly SS Book Club: First Edition
Post: RE: The Monthly SS Book Club: First Edition

/enroll I'm really looking forward to this. :D
Pieman Movies/TV/Videos/Books 6 2,029 08-14-2013, 03:46 AM
  Thread: I AM RETURNED; LET FALL THE SWORD OF DAMOKLES
Post: RE: I AM RETURNED; LET FALL THE SWORD OF DAMOKLES

(08-14-2013 02:20 AM)Damokles Wrote:  Yes Man of Pie, it is I, cometh to wreak joyous havoc on your puny world [img]http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ah1f4W5W1qzfn59.png[/img]
Pieman Welcome! 45 13,630 08-14-2013, 02:28 AM
  Thread: I AM RETURNED; LET FALL THE SWORD OF DAMOKLES
Post: RE: I AM RETURNED; LET FALL THE SWORD OF DAMOKLES

[img]http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmwvoelwei1qg3dbh.gif[/img]
Pieman Welcome! 45 13,630 08-14-2013, 02:18 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

gg newfags
Pieman Games 9,783 817,223 08-12-2013, 09:48 PM
  Thread: My ISP is telling big fucking lies
Post: RE: My ISP is telling big fucking lies

[img]http://www.speedtest.net/result/2744424934.png[/img]
Pieman Science & Technology 40 21,083 06-01-2013, 08:59 AM
  Thread: Yahoo might be buying Tumblr??
Post: RE: Yahoo might be buying Tumblr??

I'm waiting for the obligatory "I for one welcome our new Yahoo overlords." post.
Pieman Blogs 9 3,426 05-21-2013, 05:24 PM
  Thread: Yahoo might be buying Tumblr??
Post: RE: Yahoo might be buying Tumblr??

If they buy tumblr, the amount of porn they will receive is unfathomable. And knowing yahoo, they'll try to make it "kid-friendly" and fill it with advertisements and sponsored buttons everywhere. If ...
Pieman Blogs 9 3,426 05-19-2013, 05:46 PM
  Thread: What does Computer class teach us?
Post: RE: What does Computer class teach us?

(04-07-2013 12:25 PM)DoA Wrote:  Everything useful I've learned about computers, I've learned from using one the way I wanted to. This. I've learned some programming languages from textbooks li...
Pieman School Talk 38 13,090 05-19-2013, 05:43 PM
  Thread: Prison Release Date
Post: RE: Prison Release Date

I got out June 8th, of 2012. So nearly a year on the outside, and it feels good.
Pieman School Talk 16 8,415 05-19-2013, 05:37 PM
  Thread: Music finding/sharing sites?
Post: RE: Music finding/sharing sites?

Grooveshark, and of course your usual torrenting sources..
Pieman Music 2 1,390 05-17-2013, 06:58 PM
  Thread: The Song Title Game
Post: The Song Title Game

ITT: A topic is picked. Sentences and communication are formed by song titles. Test your musical fortitude! Link the song and/or type out the name of a song as your reply. First one to break the chain...
Pieman Games 1 1,300 05-14-2013, 09:16 AM
  Thread: To This Day
Post: To This Day

This brought tears to my eyes, and I feel like a large portion of SS members can relate to the messages in the video. Give it a watch if you've got a moment. [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/wat...
Pieman School Talk 4 1,886 05-02-2013, 07:14 PM
  Thread: Worst year of high school?
Post: RE: Worst year of high school?

9th grade was the worst for me because I wasn't used to the various personalities and social groups around me. In Elementary school, everyone thought and acted the same way. In Middle school, it start...
Pieman School Talk 17 12,077 04-30-2013, 09:52 AM
  Thread: So we were down.
Post: RE: So we were down.

And now to Luna with the weather.
Pieman General Talk 6 1,779 04-30-2013, 09:43 AM
  Thread: SS turns 14 today
Post: RE: SS turns 14 today

There's that cake Cory made. Did anyone bring it?
Pieman Announcements 49 11,880 03-16-2013, 05:07 AM
  Thread: Retarded reddit.
Post: RE: Retarded reddit.

(03-11-2013 10:36 AM)Alistoriv Wrote:   (03-11-2013 08:34 AM)Desu Wrote:  Any subreddit with more than 10k subscribe is full of retards. This. This is completely true.
Pieman School Talk 24 6,014 03-11-2013, 02:55 PM
  Thread: Been a while.
Post: RE: Been a while.

Good to hear it :P I meant VIYH, but I should learn to read descriptions. :laugh:
Pieman General Talk 8 910 03-11-2013, 06:13 AM
  Thread: Been a while.
Post: RE: Been a while.

Soul: Yeah, About 4 months. Those topics you linked are quite interesting. I'll definitely get to reading those - the one about the Usefulness of High School and Personal Rebellion looks particularly ...
Pieman General Talk 8 910 03-10-2013, 03:35 PM
  Thread: Been a while.
Post: Been a while.

Hello there. It's been quite some time since I last visited SS. How's the ship been holding up? And also, how have you all been? Both members new and old. Any interesting topics surface recently, any ...
Pieman General Talk 8 910 03-09-2013, 04:01 PM
  Thread: This forums has gone to shit.
Post: RE: This forums has gone to shit.

If I remember correctly, the forums weren't so active BEFORE they were shut down either. It's mainly just shitposting now. The Recycle Bin's appetite is pleased.
Pieman General Talk 71 18,824 11-03-2012, 09:20 AM
  Thread: Scariest video game ever
Post: RE: Scariest video game ever

Amnesia: The Dark Descent.
Pieman Games 22 7,177 10-31-2012, 09:07 AM
  Thread: The War on Kids
Post: RE: The War on Kids

I LOVE this film. I remember a few years back when I first heard about it here. It's seriously great. Anyone in middle-high school would definitely like it. The stuff that actually goes on is really e...
Pieman Movies/TV/Videos/Books 17 5,045 10-14-2012, 04:31 PM
  Thread: Forums back up
Post: RE: Forums back up

Ah. Thanks. Pretty sure I can say that it means a lot to all of us, even if it's a huge workload on you to be Head-Admin.
Pieman Announcements 50 35,460 08-18-2012, 10:09 PM
  Thread: Profiling people with high IQ
Post: RE: Profiling people with high IQ

None of this surprises me.
Pieman General Talk 7 4,648 08-18-2012, 10:08 PM

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