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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: How to go invisible in school?
Post: RE: How to go invisible in school?

Don't do that, you'll regret it. Make friends and have the best times of your life with them, cherish times like these
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 13 14,567 08-16-2013, 07:20 PM
  Thread: Essay files
Post: Essay files

Just a thought. What if we started a collection of pdf file downloads containing essays or research papers? That way, the guy who is either running out of time or isn't giving a fuck can turn to one ...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 6 2,519 01-16-2013, 05:59 PM
  Thread: I think i might have a anger problem?
Post: RE: I think i might have a anger problem?

What the fuck? Honestly, if I were I'd run the fuck away from home. Thats just me. You don't need to put up with that shit
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 14 5,058 11-26-2012, 06:32 PM
  Thread: Beautiful Lyrics This song has
Post: Beautiful Lyrics This song has

I never really listened to the lyrics on this song...and boy im glad I did... such motivation. Im sure you'll all love it too. Alter Bridge - White Knuckles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7UfYQKsE...
Land Of The NotSoFree Music 1 1,797 05-17-2012, 04:52 PM
  Thread: wth is wrong with disny and nickelodeon these days?
Post: RE: wth is wrong with disny and nickelodeon these ...

hey now drake and josh was the best show nick was running for a while Victorious is ok although its such an eye candy show Thats so raven was awesome and so was even stevens suite life was good when t...
Land Of The NotSoFree Movies/TV/Videos/Books 52 29,986 02-14-2012, 05:14 PM
  Thread: I fail to see why I need to clean MY room
Post: RE: I fail to see why I need to clean MY room

its ok to clean up every now and then. jeez
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 23 5,656 01-27-2012, 05:17 PM
  Thread: I'm so lost.
Post: RE: I'm so lost.

im in NYC.
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 6 2,306 01-26-2012, 03:31 PM
  Thread: I'm so lost.
Post: RE: I'm so lost.

So I don't have to take the classes? What you said sounds ideal..
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 6 2,306 01-26-2012, 01:24 PM
  Thread: I'm so lost.
Post: I'm so lost.

Last week I went to a GED prep center and passed their eligibility test with flying colors. I had to take my birth certificate and social security number. So Im invited to go to orientation on the 31s...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 6 2,306 01-26-2012, 01:16 PM
  Thread: My classmates from last year
Post: RE: My classmates from last year

how low we talking here? like tay zonday low or something? also if I were you I'd just leave the room. nobody should have to deal with that
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 17 8,806 01-18-2012, 08:05 PM
  Thread: Being a night person sucks.
Post: RE: Being a night person sucks.

same here. & since im forced to go to school it really interferes and shit. I like how im writing this at 5 am
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 104 38,081 01-16-2012, 08:38 PM
  Thread: lolwut
Post: RE: lolwut

Fuck.
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 16 5,466 01-13-2012, 10:32 PM
  Thread: I need help! Its about a girl!
Post: RE: I need help! Its about a girl!

Flirt your way in, bro.
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 54 17,740 01-11-2012, 04:57 PM
  Thread: Starting to have a little hope
Post: RE: Starting to have a little hope

(01-10-2012 06:51 PM)Efs Wrote:   (01-10-2012 06:42 PM)Blackbird Wrote:  I've been looking more and more into getting a GED. Only problem is I'm not so good at math, the advanced stuff and ...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 4 1,245 01-10-2012, 06:58 PM
  Thread: Starting to have a little hope
Post: Starting to have a little hope

I've been looking more and more into getting a GED. Only problem is I'm not so good at math, the advanced stuff and all that but I'm ok at math. I'm just scared that they'll ask me some hooplah questi...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 4 1,245 01-10-2012, 06:42 PM
  Thread: Back to school bitching thread.
Post: RE: Back to school bitching thread.

oh fuck me. I don't sleep healthy because of school. I have some serious insomnia damnit.
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 40 15,617 01-04-2012, 07:16 PM
  Thread: Talk With Me Live TONIGHT!
Post: RE: Talk With Me Live TONIGHT!

Did anyone check this out? What was said?
Land Of The NotSoFree Youth Rights 7 3,329 01-03-2012, 06:29 PM
  Thread: So it begins again
Post: So it begins again

Fuck school. Fuck it. This vacation was amazing. A real eye opener, because I realized I was on the right track. The track to having an inner peace. I was having fun, was very happy with being with ...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 16 5,136 01-03-2012, 06:14 PM
  Thread: Back to school bitching thread.
Post: RE: Back to school bitching thread.

FUUUUUUUUUCK just as life was getting awesome. Fucking hell now everythings gonna suck again.
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 40 15,617 01-02-2012, 04:19 PM
  Thread: Post how your classmates are stupid, brainwashed, follows every fashion, talks like..
Post: RE: Post how your classmates are stupid, brainwash...

I don't hate many types of kids at my school, but -Loud talkers who get annoying doing some shit -Disrespectful to the teachers in the *worst* way possible blatantly showing how uncivilized and unedu...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 25 17,709 12-25-2011, 09:15 AM
  Thread: PREPARE YOUR ANUS FOR MARTIAL LAW
Post: RE: PREPARE YOUR ANUS FOR MARTIAL LAW

God. Fucking. Damnit.
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 52 21,536 12-23-2011, 09:56 AM
  Thread: What has been your main source of knowledge?
Post: RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

Internet. Observing and experiencing life. The Daily Show with John Stewart... and South Park. Yeah.
Land Of The NotSoFree Alternative Learning & Income 42 23,747 12-23-2011, 09:32 AM
  Thread: An interesting article about sex
Post: RE: An interesting article about sex

Holy crap, you guys.
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 14 4,202 12-23-2011, 09:26 AM
  Thread: So what exactly does a guy like me do?
Post: RE: So what exactly does a guy like me do?

(12-22-2011 04:04 AM)Comrade Wrote:   (12-21-2011 12:03 PM)Blackbird Wrote:  Uh, I think I know what it takes to be a pro wrestler The field is actually saturated and its very hard to make...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 14 3,620 12-22-2011, 06:48 AM
  Thread: So what exactly does a guy like me do?
Post: RE: So what exactly does a guy like me do?

Uh, I think I know what it takes to be a pro wrestler
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 14 3,620 12-21-2011, 12:03 PM
  Thread: So what exactly does a guy like me do?
Post: RE: So what exactly does a guy like me do?

Did my mom make an account here?
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 14 3,620 12-21-2011, 10:38 AM
  Thread: Story Time! (my dumb ass middle school)
Post: RE: Story Time! (my dumb ass middle school)

I liked this story lol. Man I hate trauncy officers or whatever they're called in my state (New York). It's like, go save a fucking bank. It's prison, man. It's prison.
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 7 6,900 12-21-2011, 10:33 AM
  Thread: "Lil' Wayne is stupid"
Post: RE: "Lil' Wayne is stupid"

(12-20-2011 11:52 AM)Alucard483 Wrote:  dudes a bitch. If he was a man of any kind he would not stop smoking because of chest pains. You pop a pill, drink a glass of water and muscle through tha...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 17 7,335 12-21-2011, 10:19 AM
  Thread: Holy shit, I hate linear programming.
Post: RE: Holy shit, I hate linear programming.

^ Private messages! Use them
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 7 4,131 12-21-2011, 09:41 AM
  Thread: So what exactly does a guy like me do?
Post: RE: So what exactly does a guy like me do?

Nope. Rather spend my time becoming a pro wrestler
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 14 3,620 12-21-2011, 09:31 AM
  Thread: So what exactly does a guy like me do?
Post: So what exactly does a guy like me do?

Alright... so surely you guys know the basic stuff of whats said here, & some of you have read my posts about school. Let me just tell you how it is I feel like I don't need school anymore. I'm r...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 14 3,620 12-21-2011, 09:17 AM
  Thread: Would you make a deal with the devil?
Post: RE: Would you make a deal with the devil?

I would accept that offer if you could pick the souls
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 26 7,909 12-21-2011, 08:33 AM
  Thread: No judging.
Post: RE: No judging.

Yeah I just try not to judge people lately. But when someone can't spell a simple word I cant help but raise an eyebrow
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 20 6,537 12-19-2011, 11:53 PM
  Thread: On Being "Naturally Smart"
Post: RE: On Being "Naturally Smart"

I was born into shit. Not at all that shitty, but still shit. Im surrounded by fools everyday of my life who are dumbed down by everything they take in. I consider myself very street smart because of ...
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 17 12,841 12-19-2011, 06:43 PM
  Thread: Birth... (if you could choose, would you have been born?)
Post: RE: Birth... (if you could choose, would you have ...

I dont even know anymore. Sometimes I wonder my life sucks
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 55 22,545 12-19-2011, 01:21 AM
  Thread: Hello From Redbird.
Post: RE: Hello From Redbird.

Hello Redbird... I am Blackbird... ha.
Land Of The NotSoFree Welcome! 17 7,142 12-16-2011, 05:17 PM
  Thread: No One Gets Me
Post: RE: No One Gets Me

I suggest you come here often... you're not alone. I had a bit of a nervous breakdown a while ago and coming here knowing there are others who think the same way gave me comfort.
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 11 4,479 12-16-2011, 04:10 PM
  Thread: A whole short story in a week? No creativity?
Post: RE: A whole short story in a week? No creativity?

That long-tittied no-nippled bitch. Anyway just do the best you can, if you get a bad grade speak up and let her know how you feel. Better to say something than not say anything it all
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 12 8,730 12-16-2011, 03:59 PM
  Thread: South Park is the best cartoon on TV
Post: RE: South Park is the best cartoon on TV

Yes thats the episode I saw myself in stan in that episode :noo:
Land Of The NotSoFree Movies/TV/Videos/Books 19 10,493 12-15-2011, 10:31 AM
  Thread: Spirit's Last Will and Testament
Post: RE: Spirit's Last Will and Testament

I don't know what to say to this.
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 11 7,538 12-14-2011, 05:22 PM
  Thread: Oh guys, my final math exam is tomorrow.
Post: RE: Oh guys, my final math exam is tomorrow.

Good fucking god highschool math is STUPID..... STUUUUUPIIIIID. Good luck & let me just say this now, mmkay, If I could have my phone in school Id use that shit to cheat all the time without c...
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 16 6,952 12-14-2011, 04:10 PM
  Thread: "Lil' Wayne is stupid"
Post: RE: "Lil' Wayne is stupid"

Snooki is rich and famous. Enough said. I don't like wayne, and he definitely doesn't sound or seem all that smart. But whatever
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 17 7,335 12-14-2011, 04:07 PM
  Thread: South Park is the best cartoon on TV
Post: South Park is the best cartoon on TV

I mean, if you've watched south park in the last year or so you'd agree. It's so smart and witty, it's humor is perfect for me. The best episodes this year relate alot to me. Any of you know the epis...
Land Of The NotSoFree Movies/TV/Videos/Books 19 10,493 12-13-2011, 06:04 PM
  Thread: Interesting document on what education is
Post: RE: Interesting document on what education is

I really think this should be on the main site or something, seems like a good article to get started out on
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 5 1,649 12-13-2011, 05:21 PM
  Thread: I can't endure it anymore...
Post: RE: I can't endure it anymore...

Well just...do whatever you want. You have to take a stand and voice the way you feel to others. Talk to your counselor and see if something comes of it
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 7 7,286 12-13-2011, 04:15 PM
  Thread: Your mind on compulsory School
Post: RE: Your mind on compulsory School

School was good to me before highschool. I haven't even been to a math or english class in about 2 years, haven't done homework in 4, haven't given a shit for 1 year now. I haven't finished highschool...
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 28 13,171 12-12-2011, 01:09 PM
  Thread: Alternate Realities?
Post: RE: Alternate Realities?

No. I would never smoke pot.
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 5 2,993 12-11-2011, 09:51 AM
  Thread: Is it right to punish a person for a crime they can't even remember?
Post: RE: Is it right to punish a person for a crime the...

Well, to add to my earlier post, only if they did some serious shit like murder. Then again what if they faked a memory loss? lol
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 56 19,055 12-10-2011, 05:14 PM
  Thread: Alternate Realities?
Post: Alternate Realities?

Ok. What if everybody experiences different realities... What if there are certain moments in life where reality just splits into two(or maybe more), where scenario one takes place, and scenario 2 t...
Land Of The NotSoFree Philosophy, Politics & History 5 2,993 12-10-2011, 04:57 PM
  Thread: Should I just give up on this shit?
Post: RE: Should I just give up on this shit?

Well if it's highschool, go ahead and don't do it. Hell whatever it is just don't do it. Fuck that. I haven't done homework in 4 years
Land Of The NotSoFree School Talk 11 2,668 12-09-2011, 10:41 PM

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