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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

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  Thread: delete me plz
Post: RE: delete me plz

I'm always amazed at how much I've changed in the last decade.
Elfy General Talk 13 2,742 12-05-2016, 09:42 PM
  Thread: I'm turning into a anarchist (and other random crap)
Post: RE: I'm turning into a anarchist (and other random...

I've been an anarchist ever since I was back in school. I even took politics and philosophy at a higher level, up to university. Still an anarchist.
Elfy General Talk 16 3,583 03-01-2016, 09:21 PM
  Thread: Non-driving
Post: RE: Non-driving

I would love to drive and have the freedom to go anywhere any time with little effort but I can't justify the cost of it at the moment. I may be having my dads car in the next year though so who knows...
Elfy General Talk 38 7,196 10-23-2015, 09:29 PM
  Thread: *pops head in*
Post: *pops head in*

Always nice to see this place up and running. I must admit after leaving school 5 years ago my usage of SS slowly declined to halt. I'll never forget how much this place helped me when I was at my ang...
Elfy General Talk 1 1,117 10-23-2015, 06:51 PM
  Thread: Still lurking
Post: RE: Still lurking

(01-11-2015 03:34 AM)Pieman Wrote:  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. Quite. I come visit here every once i...
Elfy General Talk 17 3,251 02-27-2015, 11:11 PM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

o/
Elfy Games 9,783 829,753 02-27-2015, 11:01 PM
  Thread: Transgender
Post: RE: Transgender

(07-02-2014 07:53 AM)REBAG102 Wrote:  For some reason I kinda wish I was a girl but even before that I acted pretty feminine Is this bad? There is no reason for it to be bad. Given your age yo...
Elfy General Talk 9 1,676 07-02-2014, 07:51 PM
  Thread: How adult are you?
Post: RE: How adult are you?

"Adult" enough to realise that this test and it's results don't really tell you anything meaningful or true. I know I know, it's just a bit of fun.
Elfy Youth Rights 112 37,159 06-20-2014, 04:40 AM
  Thread: You can't change anything
Post: RE: You can't change anything

Changing the school system would be no easy thing to do. It is part of something bigger, something that as we are we don't stand a chance of changing dramatically. In terms of dramatic change to the s...
Elfy Youth Rights 28 12,723 06-15-2014, 10:32 PM
  Thread: URGENT!!! 6 essays needed fast
Post: RE: URGENT!!! 6 essays needed fast

Why can't he do them?
Elfy Homework Help & Answers 14 7,059 06-15-2014, 09:47 PM
  Thread: Open Relationships
Post: RE: Open Relationships

The question of what is right for you should be followed by what makes you personally happy. I can appreciate that an open relationship would be desirable for you but I cannot appreciate it to the sam...
Elfy Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 30 6,941 06-15-2014, 09:09 PM
  Thread: Has there ever been a game that pissed you off before it was released?
Post: RE: Has there ever been a game that pissed you off...

I don't take games seriously enough to get pissed off.
Elfy Games 6 1,987 06-05-2014, 06:54 PM
  Thread: Emma Blackery "You Are Not Your Parents."
Post: RE: Emma Blackery "You Are Not Your Parents."

She's incredibly hot in more ways than just looks. She said pretty much roughly what I was thinking and that's pretty damn hot. We need more people like her (but themselves).
Elfy General Talk 2 1,364 06-04-2014, 05:08 PM
  Thread: asking me what i want to do with my life
Post: RE: asking me what i want to do with my life

Go with whatever makes you happy. You don't need to plan ahead. You like me don't like to plan too far ahead. I couldn't say where I'll be in the next year, two years, five years etc. All I know is th...
Elfy School Talk 13 2,638 06-02-2014, 06:46 PM
  Thread: Leaving University
Post: RE: Leaving University

(06-02-2014 01:11 PM)Night Wrote:  Be careful that farming was what you want. My boyfriend works at the greenhouse lace thingy. Basically it's a farm. It is hard work. How does your skin han...
Elfy General Talk 5 1,037 06-02-2014, 05:47 PM
  Thread: Being betrayed by those who we once thought were closest to us
Post: RE: Being betrayed by those who we once thought we...

(05-30-2014 01:49 AM)|55555| Wrote:  Fuck it. There's nothing you can do now but focus on non-relationshit stuff for a while until you're mentally ready for one again. Exploring a new hobby is a...
Elfy School Talk 19 5,291 06-02-2014, 10:49 AM
  Thread: Leaving University
Post: Leaving University

I'm coming to the end of my first year very soon, but I could have probably said that I stopped focusing on uni at the start of this year. I've just been living off the free rent and indulging myself ...
Elfy General Talk 5 1,037 06-02-2014, 10:30 AM
  Thread: Being betrayed by those who we once thought were closest to us
Post: RE: Being betrayed by those who we once thought we...

True that. Today is the day I see her to get my stuff back, I've no doubt it will be a quick exchange. Will be interesting to look into her eyes for the last time and make sure she knows the damage sh...
Elfy School Talk 19 5,291 05-23-2014, 10:42 AM
  Thread: Being betrayed by those who we once thought were closest to us
Post: RE: Being betrayed by those who we once thought we...

Quote:You must not so strongly attach to a women, without having a contingency plan. Easier said than done, I could have had a plan all I liked, the attachment grows over the course of time. By virt...
Elfy School Talk 19 5,291 05-23-2014, 10:15 AM
  Thread: Being betrayed by those who we once thought were closest to us
Post: RE: Being betrayed by those who we once thought we...

(05-23-2014 02:01 AM)DoA Wrote:  Betrayal sucks, especially if its someone close. Me, I found out at my graduation that all but one of my irl friends were finished with me. They made no effort ...
Elfy School Talk 19 5,291 05-23-2014, 02:34 AM
  Thread: Being betrayed by those who we once thought were closest to us
Post: RE: Being betrayed by those who we once thought we...

I'm going to a folk music festival this weekend with a bunch of good friends. I'm hoping that time with friends will put all this aside, I'll will probably tell them. This has made me realise though a...
Elfy School Talk 19 5,291 05-22-2014, 09:01 PM
  Thread: Why small talk?
Post: RE: Why small talk?

If you don't want small talk then don't engage in small talk. No one else should tell you what you want to personally communicate, you might feel shit and not be in the mood to talk for all they know....
Elfy Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 18 5,771 05-22-2014, 07:19 PM
  Thread: Being betrayed by those who we once thought were closest to us
Post: RE: Being betrayed by those who we once thought we...

(05-22-2014 01:37 PM)SirMarty Wrote:  I wish there was more I could say to relieve some of your pain. :sad: Words aren't going to effectively relieve the pain I feel. I've already come to terms...
Elfy School Talk 19 5,291 05-22-2014, 06:51 PM
  Thread: Being betrayed by those who we once thought were closest to us
Post: Being betrayed by those who we once thought were c...

I am of mixed emotional states right now. Yesterday I learnt the full extent of my what my (now ex) girlfriend did in the last few months of our relationship. It was full of lies, deceit, she played o...
Elfy School Talk 19 5,291 05-22-2014, 12:53 PM
  Thread: Anyone else feel happier at night (night owls)?
Post: RE: Anyone else feel happier at night (night owls)...

I'm a night owl but I'm enjoying the daytime today. Blue skies and hottest day of the year here, ice cold alcoholic beverages all around.
Elfy General Talk 18 2,846 05-18-2014, 09:37 PM
  Thread: We're at it again: Teen suspended after refusing to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Post: RE: We're at it again

Refuse to stand for Pledge of Allegiance ????? Get suspended and get time off school
Elfy Youth Rights 10 3,888 05-16-2014, 09:22 AM
  Thread: Banksy on Advertising
Post: Banksy on Advertising

"People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant...
Elfy General Talk 11 2,830 05-15-2014, 05:18 PM
  Thread: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof
Post: RE: My Girlfriend...AKA the Lack Thereof

If she's on the same bus as you but you're not going to talk to her for six weeks cause she is busy until then, then what are you doing? No one is that busy that they're are busy 24/7 and on this bus ...
Elfy School Talk 11 4,233 05-15-2014, 04:45 PM
  Thread: Anyone else feel happier at night (night owls)?
Post: RE: Anyone else feel happier at night (night owls)...

I am a night owl too. I feel more active yet calm at night. It's weirdly nice knowing that most people are in bed, there's hardly no noise of people shouting in the streets and cars going by. The dark...
Elfy General Talk 18 2,846 05-15-2014, 04:23 PM
  Thread: Anyone interesting in hearing something I played?
Post: RE: Anyone interesting in hearing something I play...

I like ambient music, I can zone out to it well.
Elfy Music 2 1,239 05-15-2014, 05:54 AM
  Thread: Anyone interesting in hearing something I played?
Post: Anyone interesting in hearing something I played?

There was no thought prior to doing this, just hit record and thought 'let's go for an oriental sound' which I've never really tried before and played whatever came to my head. It's nothing lively or ...
Elfy Music 2 1,239 05-15-2014, 04:17 AM
  Thread: gender and sexuality
Post: RE: gender and sexuality

I am biologically male, but I believe humans regardless of gender all experience this 'consciousness' that seems to transcend gender turning what it means to be a male or female to not be an objective...
Elfy School Talk 16 2,648 05-05-2014, 05:57 AM
  Thread: High school crushes: what do?
Post: RE: High school crushes: what do?

(05-02-2014 11:52 PM)Ario Wrote:  How would I get rid of one if there is no point in hanging out with her because you're two different people and my brain is stupid as hell for not choosing a ma...
Elfy School Talk 42 9,845 05-03-2014, 12:07 AM
  Thread: A dream about a girl I barely know
Post: A dream about a girl I barely know

I go to sleep as normal and in my dream I'm playing this sort of zombie survival real life game with some other people. That might be irrelevant, anyway after the game this girl (who I don't really sp...
Elfy Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 2 2,687 05-02-2014, 07:49 PM
  Thread: The Death Penalty
Post: RE: The Death Penalty

(05-02-2014 11:42 AM)Illuzion Wrote:   (05-02-2014 09:42 AM)Dead Wrote:  You might also want to consider the people who have been executed and then later found innocent. I'm talking the scu...
Elfy Youth Rights 24 5,490 05-02-2014, 07:43 PM
  Thread: The Ban Game
Post: RE: The Ban Game

Banned for not letting people be themselves.
Elfy Games 2,501 424,322 05-01-2014, 05:27 PM
  Thread: I have 2 big projects due 3/10/14. HELP.
Post: RE: I have 2 big projects due 3/10/14. HELP.

(04-29-2014 02:23 PM)|55555| Wrote:  Do what I do and do them the day they're due. Exactly this. 6000 worder in less than 24 hours before it was due, with research and a bit of reading. [img]...
Elfy Homework Help & Answers 17 6,047 04-30-2014, 06:49 PM
  Thread: Chat with Nash Ryker - pro-cannabis activist
Post: RE: Chat with Nash Ryker - pro-cannabis activist

Quote:btw do u smoke pot? who does here? i just watched a youtube video called something like smoking marijuana with the president of uruguay. it was a pretty good little documentary. i've never tried...
Elfy Philosophy, Politics & History 15 3,512 04-30-2014, 06:17 PM
  Thread: being able to see auras
Post: RE: being able to see auras

The human mind is more powerful than you might think, enough that it could possibly deceive you into thinking that there are auras. Be careful of pseudo-science, it can be very easy to believe what yo...
Elfy Philosophy, Politics & History 50 13,050 04-29-2014, 03:20 AM
  Thread: Hey Guys!
Post: RE: Hey Guys!

TC! Long time no see, I have only very recently posted here again. I too have done the whole move out of home gig. Good to hear you're doing well for yourself.
Elfy General Talk 13 1,606 04-25-2014, 06:46 PM
  Thread: what's everybody's goal here for an occupation?
Post: RE: what's everybody's goal here for an occupation...

I have no idea what to end up doing, anything that gets me as far away as feeling like a cog in the machine. I always thought that working in library would be one of the more peaceful relaxing stress ...
Elfy General Talk 46 4,633 04-25-2014, 06:43 PM
  Thread: Underage Drinking
Post: RE: Underage Drinking

Never knew why the U.S has it at 21. I'm 19 and I've been drinking in pubs and bars for over 2 years already.
Elfy Youth Rights 8 3,230 04-25-2014, 10:04 AM
  Thread: High school crushes: what do?
Post: RE: High school crushes: what do?

What everybody else is saying. Just do eet. Although if you need some examples of a scenario. Start off the conversation with a question, is she browsing books? Ask her for a recommendation (avoid a...
Elfy School Talk 42 9,845 04-25-2014, 02:08 AM
  Thread: "Why are you so quiet?" "Why don't you ever talk?"
Post: RE: "Why are you so quiet?" "Why don't you ever ta...

I am deeply introverted. Since leaving school my introversion has been more of a gift and I've realised the huge benefits it's actually brought me when I accommodate to satisfy my introversion includi...
Elfy School Talk 53 18,483 04-25-2014, 01:10 AM
  Thread: "Cartoons are for the Kiddies"
Post: RE: "Cartoons are for the Kiddies"

I'm an 'adult' and I watch adventure time, I even have a jake the dog hoody. Cartoons are for anyone, if you wanna watch it just watch it.
Elfy School Talk 28 8,070 04-24-2014, 07:40 PM
  Thread: A wild Elfy appeared
Post: RE: A wild Elfy appeared

(04-23-2014 06:57 AM)Faby Wrote:  :D Just felt like dropping by. I'm too lazy to write yet another page for my bachelor thesis soooo ... anyway, Elfy, how's it going? OMG Faby :D I'm too lazy t...
Elfy General Talk 34 6,289 04-24-2014, 07:04 PM
  Thread: Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?
Post: RE: Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?

I know you said no job but a paper delivery job is quite easy, usually takes less than an hour. Put adds in windows for small odd jobs for good prices. If it's a hot sunny day, buy some water bottles ...
Elfy General Talk 3 1,215 04-18-2014, 10:31 AM
  Thread: "Accept it"
Post: RE: "Accept it"

According to BMP if you think outside the box there is something wrong with you. Now I'm not the same person I was when I was in school but thinking outside the box gets you places. This is your per...
Elfy Philosophy, Politics & History 9 3,461 04-18-2014, 09:50 AM
  Thread: Clothing is genderless
Post: RE: Clothing is genderless

(04-18-2014 06:18 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  I get a lot of shit for wearing "girl jeans" My theory is that these kinds of people who give shit for these types of reasons are not comfortable in themsel...
Elfy Philosophy, Politics & History 11 4,435 04-18-2014, 06:33 AM
  Thread: Clothing is genderless
Post: Clothing is genderless

If any item of clothing can fit on both a male and female then the item of clothing is genderless, of course by virtue of being human this can be confirmed, tried and tested. Of course, the social c...
Elfy Philosophy, Politics & History 11 4,435 04-18-2014, 06:02 AM

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