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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

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  Thread: Marijuana vs Alcohol.
Post: Marijuana vs Alcohol.

No doubt that both are fairly bad for you, however, im finding that the difference between the both of them is that one is socially unacceptable, and the other is not. One substance stimulates violen...
Coma Girl General Talk 2 947 09-27-2010, 09:38 PM
  Thread: Soak up the info like a Sponge
Post: Soak up the info like a Sponge

So i was thinking back to my school days, and perhaps why i disliked it a lot. I was wondering why i was so unmotivated and tended to fall behind everyone. And i think it is because i just couldn't s...
Coma Girl School Talk 1 1,156 09-21-2010, 07:41 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

The Desert Fox Wrote:Italy doesn't have a drinking age, and their number of DUI's is far below the US's. Different culture. Italians drink wine at home with their parents and families. Not out with t...
Coma Girl Youth Rights 103 27,390 09-21-2010, 07:25 PM
  Thread: College..is it worth it?
Post: Re: College..is it worth it?

Uni/college/tafe, whatever you guys calls it, its actually not all that bad. Sure, you do have that freedom, and you realize that you have such a different timetable to uni than school that it doesn't...
Coma Girl School Talk 14 1,957 09-15-2010, 05:48 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

I just want to add a few things about pornography, and why i feel as though it is restricted to people under 18. Lets just take a few main points about pornography that some under 18 year old people ...
Coma Girl Youth Rights 103 27,390 09-14-2010, 08:24 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

Coma Girl Wrote:'don't know. We're discussing porn and sexual morality right now in one of my classes and it really just gets more and more confusing the more I think about it. At the same time, I agr...
Coma Girl Youth Rights 103 27,390 09-14-2010, 08:10 PM
  Thread: School Schedules
Post: Re: School Schedules

Im only at Uni 3 days a week! Monday, i have an art class from 9-12, and then a History tutorial and lecture from 1-4. Tuesday, i have a class from 3-5. Wednesday i have off. Thursday i have a G...
Coma Girl School Talk 231 77,467 09-08-2010, 12:48 PM
  Thread: The best part about leaving school...
Post: Re: The best part about leaving school...

It is funny to be honest. You see people who did 'so well' in high school, and were so intent on going to uni, making a big deal of it as well.... and then you see them now, and they have dropped out,...
Coma Girl School Talk 19 4,872 09-08-2010, 12:46 PM
  Thread: Essay topic on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.
Post: Re: Essay topic on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Pl...

well, if you put it like that, i could possibly even answer the ultimate question, 'is punk really dead?' as an essay :P but i dont think they will like that.
Coma Girl School Talk 3 2,143 04-17-2010, 12:28 PM
  Thread: Essay topic on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.
Post: Essay topic on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

Alright, so in my history class, i have to write a 2000 word essay on anything i like. Basically, we have to come up with an essay question, and answer it. So, i am not too sure what i will be writin...
Coma Girl School Talk 3 2,143 04-14-2010, 02:10 PM
  Thread: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?
Post: Re: Why aren't kids allowed to watch porn?

'don't know. We're discussing porn and sexual morality right now in one of my classes and it really just gets more and more confusing the more I think about it. At the same time, I agree that images t...
Coma Girl Youth Rights 103 27,390 04-14-2010, 01:51 PM
  Thread: Was thinking of going into teaching.
Post: Was thinking of going into teaching.

Alright, so i was thinking today during uni, thinking about the course i was in when i started thinking about doing a teaching course instead. I have no clue what i want to be doing when im older, b...
Coma Girl General Talk 30 2,384 03-18-2010, 03:42 PM
  Thread: bravest guy i have ever met
Post: Re: bravest guy i have ever met

THIS MAN IS GOD. never have i heard any store like that. he practically took a bullet for us. he is a hero. -bows down- i wish more people were like this...well, not peeing their pants, but every li...
Coma Girl Youth Rights 41 14,971 03-18-2010, 03:39 PM
  Thread: Driving test on the 26th.
Post: Re: Driving test on the 26th.

very true. im doing fine with saving and paying for petrol and what not. and it gets me to uni in 15 minutes as opposed to the 1.5 hours on public transport.
Coma Girl General Talk 7 1,450 03-03-2010, 04:59 PM
  Thread: My epic, successful (kinda) skipping of a whole school day.
Post: Re: My epic, successful (kinda) skipping of a whol...

haha, nice man.
Coma Girl School Talk 18 8,213 03-03-2010, 04:57 PM
  Thread: Driving test on the 26th.
Post: Re: Driving test on the 26th.

passed it. drove myself around. cut down travelling time by three hours on transport and more. everyday.
Coma Girl General Talk 7 1,450 03-01-2010, 08:13 PM
  Thread: During Sex
Post: Re: During Sex

I just lost the Jackie Chan during sex.
Coma Girl Games 332 20,540 03-01-2010, 08:04 PM
  Thread: No more tests.
Post: No more tests.

I wish we could live in a world where we'd have no standardized tests. I wish we could just eradicate all form of testing to work out how well you fare on a scale of other people. I wish i wasn't ta...
Coma Girl General Talk 7 1,109 02-25-2010, 03:56 PM
  Thread: Really?
Post: Re: Really?

Textblock of DOOM!
Coma Girl School Talk 11 1,356 02-12-2010, 09:38 PM
  Thread: Dystopian Novels
Post: Re: Dystopian Novels

Person#254 Wrote:Lovey Wrote:Sorry to fall in, but someone tell me if A Clockwork Orange starts being more English. I got 1/3 before I gave up translating the kvenyas stratonergle fwumpy daboozles, or...
Coma Girl Alternative Learning & Income 16 3,521 02-11-2010, 09:38 AM
  Thread: Dystopian Novels
Post: Re: Dystopian Novels

Electro Gypsy Wrote:I haven't read any, but Australia is pretty strict about this crap. Seriously, we don't have any controversial books here. None sure we do...where are YOU looking?
Coma Girl Alternative Learning & Income 16 3,521 02-11-2010, 09:36 AM
  Thread: People who are hot
Post: Re: People who are hot

thought criminal Wrote:Coma Girl Wrote:My cat Hidden stuff: [img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/Mud-Hippie/IMG_9448.jpg[/img] [img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l7/Mud-Hippie/IMG_48...
Coma Girl General Talk 230 15,137 02-10-2010, 03:37 PM
  Thread: Driving test on the 26th.
Post: Driving test on the 26th.

Alright, some of us on here may be driving already, and depending where you are form, testing stations will test you, and expect different things from you, in certain ways. Some places might be strict...
Coma Girl General Talk 7 1,450 02-10-2010, 12:55 PM
  Thread: People who are hot
Post: Re: People who are hot

its 'Coma', not 'Comma'. Like the Joe Strummer song..... Even though these people wont be found on SS, i thought id throw in my list as well. 1-My guy...because really....he's fucking sexy, he's at t...
Coma Girl General Talk 230 15,137 02-10-2010, 12:31 PM
  Thread: People who are hot
Post: Re: People who are hot

Swift Wrote:You need to talk to Soul, if ya wanna see 'em. Also, coma girl has mouth herpes, stop your fantasies now thought crimmie. lmfao. what the hell am i doing here. this kinda brought my day ...
Coma Girl General Talk 230 15,137 02-10-2010, 12:08 PM
  Thread: Share your stories of Hell: What is your school like?
Post: Re: Share your stories of Hell: What is your schoo...

Linki Wrote:Here's a link so you can see how shithouse it is: http://www.parade.vic.edu.au/Default.aspx I go to the Preston campus btw. My school (or prison, whichever you wanna call it) is horribl...
Coma Girl School Talk 37 7,385 02-10-2010, 10:18 AM
  Thread: big snow storm
Post: Re: big snow storm

Ive never been to the snow before...never even touched it, but once, when i was a little younger, i scraped the sides of the freezer and made one snowball..but that's a sad story that i wont further o...
Coma Girl General Talk 35 2,180 02-10-2010, 10:00 AM
  Thread: expulsion for marijuana is ridiculous
Post: Re: expulsion for marijuana is ridiculous

im glad you've pointed this out.
Coma Girl School Talk 23 4,462 02-07-2010, 06:03 PM
  Thread: The Fountainhead
Post: Re: The Fountainhead

i can't say that ive read this book as of yet, however, it is on my list of thigns to read, so, i will have commentary on it in a few months.
Coma Girl Movies/TV/Videos/Books 7 1,022 02-07-2010, 06:00 PM
  Thread: The Ministry Of Love
Post: Re: The Ministry Of Love

When i was younger, and still sometimes now, id have a fear of balloons. Im not sure when it started, but i would freak out, panic a little, block my ears, and leave the room if i was close to a ballo...
Coma Girl Philosophy, Politics & History 25 2,409 02-04-2010, 04:48 PM
  Thread: when the fuck am i gonna need to use algebra?
Post: Re: when the fuck am i gonna need to use algebra?

YOU ARE GOING TO NEED IT IN SCHOOL WHEN THEY FORCE YOU HOW TO LEARN IT, AND THEN TEST YOU ON IT SO THEY CAN MAKE YOU FEEL USELESS WHEN YOU DON'T GET IT.
Coma Girl School Talk 86 17,039 01-29-2010, 12:11 PM
  Thread: im going to Uni!
Post: Re: im going to Uni!

Haha, today i enrolled, and i think i feel as though im going to 'learn' something this year. Ive chosen Gender Studies, History and Political Science! So im hoping that everything goes well!
Coma Girl School Talk 6 1,075 01-22-2010, 06:29 PM
  Thread: im going to Uni!
Post: im going to Uni!

I got inot a Uni course, a Bachelor of Arts in Victoria University. I enroll on friday, and im excited as hell! I wanna be doing Gender Studies...and no, we do not perfect the art of making sandwiche...
Coma Girl School Talk 6 1,075 01-20-2010, 09:36 AM
  Thread: Girls.
Post: Re: Girls.

Alucard483 Wrote:Faby Wrote:The girl: Well, if you can't please men, or at least your boyfriend, what's the point in living? I've seen moraly shallow before, but this takes the cake. That is just pla...
Coma Girl School Talk 86 9,367 01-16-2010, 05:46 PM
  Thread: Australia,you've torn my ass into pieces
Post: Re: Australia,you've torn my ass into pieces

I think that censorship is one of a shitty reason to dislike Australia. Im not suggesting that it was your only dislike, but however secluded away from the outside world we may seem, our country is ac...
Coma Girl General Talk 24 1,903 01-03-2010, 09:42 AM
  Thread: Hey guys, im really down at the moment.
Post: Re: Hey guys, im really down at the moment.

psychopath Wrote:They do the scaling thing in NSW too. If you can't get into uni at all, it's pretty flexible in Australia and you still can. I know of unitrack but I'm not sure if that's in Victoria(...
Coma Girl Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,077 12-17-2009, 11:01 AM
  Thread: bej
Post: Re: Win Lucid Dreams

i wish i had more of those dreams. I had one once....but i ended up tapping on a table -_- woooah, how rebellious.
Coma Girl Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 18 4,394 12-17-2009, 10:59 AM
  Thread: Hey guys, im really down at the moment.
Post: Re: Hey guys, im really down at the moment.

Teachers don't decide my grade, the state does because its my last year of high school. You see, the system we have is seriously fucked up, and without the whole concept of scaling down 'easier' class...
Coma Girl Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,077 12-15-2009, 12:01 PM
  Thread: Hey guys, im really down at the moment.
Post: Hey guys, im really down at the moment.

So, after i finished school and all, i had to wait until December 14th to find out my results. Now, the way our schooling and results work in Victoria is really pathetic, and the system works on such ...
Coma Girl Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,077 12-15-2009, 08:51 AM
  Thread: Abortion
Post: Re: Abortion

I dont know, here's a though. Humans kill animals, and well, we eat animals. But, humans also breed animals to be killed. We show no real mercy for that, but when a lady has an abortion...
Coma Girl Philosophy, Politics & History 40 6,300 12-02-2009, 10:45 AM
  Thread: Exams are over, and so is High School.
Post: Re: Exams are over, and so is High School.

IllusoryDeath Wrote:*throws a party for you* Congratulations! What a relief, eh? :) yeah i know, i was just thinking, ive got nothing really to do over these summer holidays. Im gonna make some plan,s...
Coma Girl School Talk 4 1,017 11-14-2009, 04:16 PM
  Thread: Exams are over, and so is High School.
Post: Exams are over, and so is High School.

Alright, so as i put down my pen yesterday roughly at around 1:55, with 5 minutes to spare in my Geography exam (i originally finished 30 minutes early, however i felt so inclined to draw a comic abou...
Coma Girl School Talk 4 1,017 11-14-2009, 01:46 PM
  Thread: Meep.
Post: Meep.

What's wrong with 'meep'? It's all in how you say it. By Ethan Forman Staff writer DANVERS — It's no surprise that using bad language in school can get you into hot water. But "meep"? Danvers High p...
Coma Girl School Talk 52 5,488 11-12-2009, 11:05 AM
  Thread: Ska.
Post: Re:

Plain Jane Wrote:Oh man, I have been such a rude girl lately. I've been into the MNSka scene, though - local bands like Moving To Pluto and Small Kitchen Appliances and Two Tone Runts. ALSO I SAW STR...
Coma Girl Music 21 6,070 11-03-2009, 06:57 PM
  Thread: Ska.
Post: Re:

Sweepy The Cat Wrote:Hey you!, don't watch that, watch this, this is the heavy, heavy monster sound, the nuttiest sound around, so if you've come in off the street and your starting to feel the beat, ...
Coma Girl Music 21 6,070 11-03-2009, 06:56 PM
  Thread: Dystopian Novels
Post: Re: Dystopian Novels

its kinda funny and coincidental cause ive read those three books in the same order and im halfway through Fahrenheit 451 :P
Coma Girl Alternative Learning & Income 16 3,521 11-03-2009, 06:47 PM
  Thread: oh dear, ive got my English exam tomorrow.
Post: Re: oh dear, ive got my English exam tomorrow.

-MASSIVE SIGH OF RELIEF- Alright, so i went into the exam completely preparedthis time, and the examiner did not steal my pen like my last exam. So, all of the 6 practice essays that i had written d...
Coma Girl School Talk 9 2,190 10-30-2009, 03:19 PM
  Thread: oh dear, ive got my English exam tomorrow.
Post: Re: oh dear, ive got my English exam tomorrow.

The Desert Fox Wrote:Don't worry, the worst that can happen is they put a letter on a paper that you didn't want on it. No matter what grade you get, you'll still be awesome, and you'll have tried. So...
Coma Girl School Talk 9 2,190 10-29-2009, 06:50 PM
  Thread: During Sex
Post: Re: During Sex

All students must be in correct uniform at all times during sex.
Coma Girl Games 332 20,540 10-29-2009, 09:41 AM
  Thread: oh dear, ive got my English exam tomorrow.
Post: oh dear, ive got my English exam tomorrow.

It starts at 9am, and finishes at 12:15pm. Thats a long fucking time -_- I have to write 2 essays and a language analysis. I know most people have to go through these thing, but ive got that yucky fe...
Coma Girl School Talk 9 2,190 10-29-2009, 09:38 AM

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