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August 2001 - June 2017

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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: Favorite GTA character.
Post: Re: Favorite GTA character.

I got Tex Avery and Ken Rosenburg from Vice City.
dudemeister General Talk 6 2,956 11-23-2009, 11:52 AM
  Thread: Chilling Images
Post: Chilling Images

We did this at a board I used to be at, thought it might be fun to see what you dudes can come up with here. The name of the game is Chilling Images, and the goal is to write as many creepy mini-stor...
dudemeister General Talk 4 529 11-23-2009, 11:49 AM
  Thread: How in the hell...
Post: Re: How in the hell...

This counts as Faux Cyrillic, right? 'cept maybe the Stalin bits...
dudemeister General Talk 18 1,233 11-15-2009, 04:29 PM
  Thread: Nasa launch rockets at moon
Post: Re: Nasa launch rockets at moon

Now, I didn't pay attention in my eight grade geology class, but didn't the moon get like ripped out of Earth's mantle sometime during our formation? Wouldn't that mean that the moon just stole some o...
dudemeister Philosophy, Politics & History 24 2,825 11-15-2009, 04:26 PM
  Thread: Well, Not So Much Awesome...
Post: Re: Well, Not So Much Awesome...

CrayolaColours Wrote::brickwall: Fucking Cancer. God, if that teacher was anything like my Science teacher, I'd be crying my eyes out right now. What was your science teach like?
dudemeister General Talk 5 720 11-15-2009, 04:20 PM
  Thread: Birthday presents.
Post: Re: Birthday presents.

CrayolaColours Wrote:My 13th sucked ass. Fair warning. Okay Crayola, why did your 13th suck ass?
dudemeister General Talk 18 2,137 11-15-2009, 04:19 PM
  Thread: Muse - Uprising.
Post: Re: Muse - Uprising.

You got the Muse CD? Bonertastic.
dudemeister Music 5 857 11-15-2009, 04:16 PM
  Thread: Very first poem I've ever written on my own time... ever.
Post: Re: Very first poem I've ever written on my own ti...

Very first poem huh? Hmm. What inspired you?
dudemeister Original Artwork/Writing 12 1,425 11-14-2009, 05:38 PM
  Thread: re-name the person above you
Post: Re: re-name the person above you

Pimento maui.
dudemeister Games 1,088 193,044 11-14-2009, 05:31 PM
  Thread: How in the hell...
Post: Re: How in the hell...

Was "Stalin" really the intention there? Whoa.
dudemeister General Talk 18 1,233 11-14-2009, 05:30 PM
  Thread: Muse - Uprising.
Post: Re: Muse - The Uprising.

Totally awesome dude. What a beat... them and Moby have got some interesting stuff.
dudemeister Music 5 857 11-14-2009, 05:28 PM
  Thread: What do you do when your lacking inspiration?
Post: Re: What do you do when your lacking inspiration?

Look around you. Lots of inspiration for anything in everyday stuff.
dudemeister Original Artwork/Writing 9 1,733 11-14-2009, 05:27 PM
  Thread: Well, Not So Much Awesome...
Post: Well, Not So Much Awesome...

But I really did appreciate my Business Admin professor. Joan Lazirko, teacher for twenty years and mine for half a semester, died this morning from breast cancer. She was the best professor I've had,...
dudemeister General Talk 5 720 11-13-2009, 10:59 AM
  Thread: Donnie Darko
Post: Re: Donnie Darko

Movie is a mindscrew. Doesn't make it any less sweet tho.
dudemeister Movies/TV/Videos/Books 20 2,148 11-12-2009, 03:23 AM
  Thread: stalker call of pripyat
Post: Re: stalker call of pripyat

How is the storyline? Gameplay? Do you like the game so far?
dudemeister Games 2 924 11-12-2009, 02:53 AM
  Thread: This song is so addicting
Post: Re: This song is so addicting

Yep. Goddamn it. Know the artist, by any chance?
dudemeister Music 4 746 11-12-2009, 02:51 AM
  Thread: Help with project.
Post: Re: Help with project.

Haha, cool assignment, love the idea of a Net hell. Hmm, how about a level for people lie about who they are instead of just staying anon?
dudemeister Homework Help & Answers 4 2,004 11-12-2009, 02:50 AM
  Thread: Ethics of joining the army reserve
Post: Re: Ethics of joining the army reserve

Well, a little discipline never hurt. You know, take away war and guns and the army is just one big discipline machine. Like an extreme version of school where you learn how to fold socks and not proc...
dudemeister Philosophy, Politics & History 2 1,433 11-12-2009, 02:47 AM
  Thread: Languages you want to learn?
Post: Re: Languages you want to learn?

Sick Silent Wrote:I'm learning Mandarin right now, but I would like to learn esperanto, japanese, and Perl :P Mandarin -- there you go! Both useful and poetic. Love how half the posts on this topic ...
dudemeister Other Languages 90 21,700 11-12-2009, 02:44 AM
  Thread: You rage you lose.
Post: Re: You rage you lose.

Poe's Law, everybody.
dudemeister General Talk 37 2,550 11-12-2009, 02:40 AM
  Thread: wat is real?
Post: Re: wat is real?

Wow Rowling for the win. Matrix was the greatest movie of all time. Easy. Also might want to watch the Truman Show or read some Descartes. Cogito ergo sum man.
dudemeister Philosophy, Politics & History 11 2,451 11-12-2009, 02:30 AM
  Thread: What Do You Think Of This Comic Idea
Post: Re: What Do You Think Of This Comic Idea

Alright here's one: the guys are working a regular shift, get a call, scurry out to the Taco Van of Justice and zip out to the scene of the crime, leaving only Pepe to work the counter. Turns out the ...
dudemeister General Talk 9 1,594 11-10-2009, 06:00 AM
  Thread: Police Brutality and Peoples Reaction, woah
Post: Re: Police Brutality and Peoples Reaction, woah

Dudes need to chill out and think for a minute. What happens to that mob after the cops come back in force?
dudemeister General Talk 14 1,970 11-08-2009, 03:47 PM
  Thread: Funny Pictures RELOADED
Post: Re: Funny Pictures

Whoa
dudemeister Funny Stuff 811 134,802 11-08-2009, 03:44 PM
  Thread: why is america turning into a socialist/ communistic state
Post: Re: why is america turning into a socialist/ commu...

Rebelnerd Wrote:I agree with you on a dictatorship, but where did the communist thing come from? America is still a conservative country and I think we're more likely to turn towards fascism than comm...
dudemeister Philosophy, Politics & History 60 11,601 11-08-2009, 03:23 PM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: Re: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

Rob D - I'm not Driving Anymore
dudemeister Music 4,462 446,171 11-08-2009, 03:17 PM
  Thread: Guy Fawkes Day
Post: Re: Guy Fawkes Day

Pieman Wrote:Rebelnerd Wrote:Nah, we save the pyrotechnics til July 4. Then there is no sleeping, no such thing as the words legal, or too loud, or too bright. God bless America.
dudemeister General Talk 27 1,954 11-08-2009, 03:16 PM
  Thread: Twitter?
Post: Re: Twitter?

Twitter? If it floats your boat. Just write what's on your mind, I guess.
dudemeister General Talk 22 3,055 11-08-2009, 03:13 PM
  Thread: Why was your day great?
Post: Re: Why was your day great?

'cuz life is pretty good about now. Sitting pretty and living easy; got no job and no girlfriend, but I'm happy as all hell. Need a reason? You'll find it if you go bowling :)
dudemeister General Talk 751 188,847 11-08-2009, 03:09 PM
  Thread: Birthday presents.
Post: Re: Birthday presents.

Alucard483 Wrote:$400 dollar pair of Rayban Aviators ^Fuggin radical. My greatest birthday gift? My first one LIFE ;)
dudemeister General Talk 18 2,137 11-07-2009, 06:56 AM
  Thread: Wanna pirate MP4's/ MP3's from youtube?
Post: Re: Wanna pirate MP4's/ MP3's from youtube?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up863eQKGUI dl that one. PS - iPod touch kicks ass
dudemeister General Talk 27 3,960 11-07-2009, 06:54 AM
  Thread: What Do You Think Of This Comic Idea
Post: Re: What Do You Think Of This Comic Idea

Heheh.. don't worry about it dude. Yeah, the OOTS look would be win, maybe with a bit more complicated backgrounds ;P IDEA! How about a hot anime no-clothes accent chick with double pistols AND A LI...
dudemeister General Talk 9 1,594 11-07-2009, 06:52 AM
  Thread: Hey!
Post: Re: Hey!

I'll.... watch out for that.
dudemeister Welcome! 17 1,491 11-07-2009, 06:43 AM
  Thread: What Do You Think Of This Comic Idea
Post: Re: What Do You Think Of This Comic Idea

Haha love the Chimerito Triangle idea - that's going in. Planning on making it kinda -- well, really really tongue-in-cheek. Definitely have a point about the heroic power imbalance. How about none ...
dudemeister General Talk 9 1,594 11-06-2009, 10:34 AM
  Thread: What Do You Think Of This Comic Idea
Post: What Do You Think Of This Comic Idea

Here's an outline we've been tossing around for a while for a (web)comic: There's a group of teenaged employees working at a taco franchise. Day's are humdrum and boring, and business is as usual. Of...
dudemeister General Talk 9 1,594 11-06-2009, 09:23 AM
  Thread: Funny Pictures RELOADED
Post: Re: Funny Pictures

What ARE these strawberries doing on my nipples? I don't remember ever even putting them there...
dudemeister Funny Stuff 811 134,802 11-05-2009, 01:09 PM
  Thread: Hey!
Post: Re: Hey!

IT'S THE DUDE! The rug really pulls the room together... Now, time to go have some educated discussions on the Recycle Bin Board...
dudemeister Welcome! 17 1,491 11-05-2009, 01:04 PM
  Thread: Hey!
Post: Hey!

Hey, I'm just a dude that's joined up because things here seemed pretty awesome. Hope to party with you :)
dudemeister Welcome! 17 1,491 11-05-2009, 10:20 AM

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