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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: Nelson Mandela Dies
Post: RE: Nelson Mandela Dies

GOODNIGHT IRENE Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene I'll see you in my dreams Sometimes I live in the country Sometimes I live in town Sometimes I have a great no...
Mælstrom News 12 6,436 12-06-2013, 12:39 PM
  Thread: Mars colony by 2023
Post: RE: Mars colony by 2023

I think we should try to fix the problems of this planet before we go running off into the great red yonder.
Mælstrom Science & Technology 20 4,389 08-08-2013, 12:55 AM
  Thread: Just gonna throw up a couple of things I did for art class
Post: Just gonna throw up a couple of things I did for a...

I really like the flower painting.
Mælstrom Original Artwork/Writing 3 2,033 06-28-2013, 08:08 AM
  Thread: Cool bands?
Post: RE: Cool bands?

Try Tame Impala, please just try them!
Mælstrom Music 31 10,281 05-26-2013, 10:31 AM
  Thread: The Future
Post: RE: The Future

It scares me how you guys will do anything to escape death. Plants and animals decease by natural means. The oceans will boil off in another billion years, and the Earth will likely get swallowed by t...
Mælstrom Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 11 3,762 05-26-2013, 10:29 AM
  Thread: Fun Facts Thread
Post: RE: Fun Facts Thread

The head of a human penis is mushroom shaped because it allows a man to remove the sperm from other male partners, giving his sperm three best chance for conception.
Mælstrom General Talk 5 1,782 05-11-2013, 08:44 AM
  Thread: What is your ethnicity?
Post: RE: What is your ethnicity?

Native Falklander, though I have Scotch and Norse grandparents, and some possible Italian/Polish/Ashkenazi lineage. I live in Canada now.
Mælstrom General Talk 12 3,148 05-11-2013, 08:01 AM
  Thread: Are you an anarchist, libertarian, etc?
Post: RE: Are you an anarchist, libertarian, etc?

Yeah, most primitivists dislike progress, though there are differing opinions amongst adherents. I want there to be a natural world where humans can live free from the constraints of civilization, but...
Mælstrom General Talk 42 13,391 05-11-2013, 07:57 AM
  Thread: "Settle down"
Post: RE: "Settle down"

Touché.
Mælstrom General Talk 8 1,623 05-03-2013, 09:54 AM
  Thread: Favorite bands?
Post: RE: Favorite bands?

Sleepy Sun.
Mælstrom General Talk 12 2,091 05-03-2013, 09:53 AM
  Thread: Superheroes
Post: RE: Superheroes

All of the superhero movies coming out are starting to get old. Sure, some may have interesting stories and plots, or convincing characters, but the film industry is becoming oversaturated with the ge...
Mælstrom School Talk 11 2,548 05-03-2013, 09:52 AM
  Thread: "Settle down"
Post: RE: "Settle down"

(05-03-2013 09:45 AM)DoA Wrote:  I'll settle for not settling at all, or at the very least not settling out west. Settling down is unsettling. Preach it loud and clear, brother!
Mælstrom General Talk 8 1,623 05-03-2013, 09:48 AM
  Thread: What makes humans any different than other animals?
Post: RE: What makes humans any different than other ani...

Remember that intelligence isn't the end-all of evolution. Often, believers of progress enjoy making it seem that the first fish that crawled out of the oceans were on a set path, to become the suppos...
Mælstrom General Talk 13 2,724 05-03-2013, 09:44 AM
  Thread: If you could go anywhere, where would it be?
Post: RE: If you could go anywhere, where would it be?

Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. My safe refuge from the madness of the world.
Mælstrom General Talk 4 1,089 05-03-2013, 09:34 AM
  Thread: Why didn't people like the Soviet Union?
Post: RE: Why didn't people like the Soviet Union?

Hop on in, Wes.
Mælstrom General Talk 11 2,843 05-03-2013, 09:32 AM
  Thread: Animals that you like/dislike?
Post: RE: Animals that you like/dislike?

Gorillas are my favorite animal, with other primates and ravens as those that I adore to a lesser extent. Ones I dislike: house centipedes. Ever see any of those Cambrian fossils of giant anthropods...
Mælstrom General Talk 14 2,849 05-03-2013, 08:05 AM
  Thread: What is your religion?
Post: RE: What is your religion?

Agnostic, though I'm leaning towards some sort of Taoism these days.
Mælstrom General Talk 8 1,596 05-03-2013, 08:00 AM
  Thread: "Settle down"
Post: RE: "Settle down"

Wishing for a life of nomadicism, Keita? That's something that I'd desire, though having several areas to dwell in semi-permanently would be nice.
Mælstrom General Talk 8 1,623 05-03-2013, 07:59 AM
  Thread: Are you an anarchist, libertarian, etc?
Post: RE: Are you an anarchist, libertarian, etc?

I'm an anarcho-primitivist.
Mælstrom General Talk 42 13,391 05-03-2013, 07:57 AM
  Thread: Modern governments explained
Post: Modern governments explained

[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUS1m5MSt9k[/video] I like it.
Mælstrom Philosophy, Politics & History 1 1,667 12-19-2012, 01:08 PM
  Thread: Confessions?
Post: Confessions?

I'm a foreigner, and have an obsession with fire.
Mælstrom General Talk 4 1,094 12-19-2012, 10:28 AM
  Thread: 26 reported killed in Newtown, Conn., school shooting
Post: RE: 26 reported killed in Newtown, Conn., school s...

(12-18-2012 08:46 AM)Miller0700 Wrote:   (12-18-2012 03:38 AM)Mælstrom Wrote:  Since this happened, my school installed automatic locks on the doors. We have to have special key cards to ac...
Mælstrom News 43 17,094 12-18-2012, 10:56 AM
  Thread: We're hijacking the school PA system... punishment?
Post: RE: We're hijacking the school PA system... punish...

(12-18-2012 12:39 AM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:   (12-18-2012 12:13 AM)Thought Criminal Wrote:  Just bumping old threads. [IMG]http://i333.photobucket.com/albums/m374/century32/1325910437729.jp...
Mælstrom Youth Rights 52 18,079 12-18-2012, 03:46 AM
  Thread: 26 reported killed in Newtown, Conn., school shooting
Post: 26 reported killed in Newtown, Conn., school shoot...

Since this happened, my school installed automatic locks on the doors. We have to have special key cards to access the building, since it "keeps us safer". Next thing you know, they'll be installing f...
Mælstrom News 43 17,094 12-18-2012, 03:38 AM
  Thread: The Catcher in the Rye
Post: The Catcher in the Rye

God, I remember reading the bloody book in sixth grade. Holden is the messiah of every hipster on this planet. Luckily, I got out of that phase, and now see the book as nothing more than a steaming pi...
Mælstrom Movies/TV/Videos/Books 16 3,617 12-18-2012, 03:34 AM
  Thread: why do YOU believe in a religion?
Post: why do YOU believe in a religion?

I'm an agnostic, though I tend to lean more towards a deistic view. However, I don't think that the universe was made by an intelligent designer, oh no. I just think that some species have evolved to ...
Mælstrom Philosophy, Politics & History 63 13,821 12-18-2012, 03:25 AM
  Thread: HI, I'm new (:
Post: HI, I'm new (:

Good to meet you. I go to a Catholic school too, so I can see where you're coming from. What grade are you in?
Mælstrom Welcome! 15 2,291 12-18-2012, 03:19 AM
Rainbow Thread: School shootings, and alarmist warnings
Post: School shootings, and alarmist warnings

I think that I could be onto something here, so listen if you want to. Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few days, you've probably heard about the Connecticut school shooting. With...
Mælstrom School Talk 3 1,812 12-18-2012, 03:06 AM
  Thread: Set Sail for Boring Tales: Some Whines, Some Reflections
Post: Bridge Jumping and Existential Angst with Eric the...

Well, I'm back ONCE more, though this isn't a safe haven from criticism. On Scholastic Dementia, I started a simplistic thread, one talking about the positive and negative aspects of our society. As w...
Mælstrom Blogs 32 9,742 12-17-2012, 01:06 PM
  Thread: This forums has gone to shit.
Post: This forums has gone to shit.

"The Plan" had the slightest possibility of working, if not for it's extremely short timeframe.
Mælstrom General Talk 71 18,826 11-05-2012, 05:43 AM
  Thread: If you did,when did you get caught here?
Post: RE: If you did,when did you get caught here?

My dad skimmed through a few articles back in March, and thought that it was a forum like Stormfront. You know, skinheads and stuff. They now think it's socialist propaganda, despite barely knowing a...
Mælstrom School Talk 65 16,747 10-11-2012, 01:28 PM
  Thread: Attention whore interview AMA blaaargghhh
Post: Attention whore interview AMA blaaargghhh

Please do eet.
Mælstrom Interviews 4 2,153 08-04-2012, 09:01 AM
  Thread: Explanation of my programming
Post: RE: Explanation of my programming

Would you guys recommend any good tips for someone who's starting to lift weights and calisthenics, and a BMI of 18.8?
Mælstrom General Talk 13 4,681 06-05-2012, 05:07 AM
  Thread: wtf
Post: RE: wtf

What do you think of the song, Efs? I know you like electronic music.
Mælstrom Music 6 2,070 06-05-2012, 05:03 AM
  Thread: Fucking HATE working out
Post: RE: Fucking HATE working out

MFW I ran across the 27 miles that comprise the entire width of your city.
Mælstrom School Talk 38 27,514 06-05-2012, 03:21 AM
  Thread: wtf
Post: RE: wtf

A creature from the works of H.P. Lovecraft. H.P. was the inventor of the cosmic horror subgenre of science fiction, and wrote dozens of books and short stories withing his lifetime. Anyway, Cthulu is...
Mælstrom Music 6 2,070 06-05-2012, 03:19 AM
  Thread: MS Paint Competiton (new contest go paint me shit))
Post: RE: MS Paint Competiton (new contest go paint me s...

This is the last time I post here until skewl is done. Enjoy your sanity being torn away from the earth. Hidden stuff: [IMG]http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p637/hfgdkjSDLsd/kalivho.png[/I...
Mælstrom Original Artwork/Writing 116 30,004 06-04-2012, 12:13 PM
  Thread: ANSWERS
Post: RE: ANSWERS

Oh kool. Very interesting.
Mælstrom Youth Rights 16 3,618 06-04-2012, 05:58 AM
  Thread: ask me questions
Post: RE: ask me questions

Yeah, it's crazy how biased most of Reddit is, even when it does stuff like that. There are subreddits for people who follow right wing politics and capitalism, but the overall majority leans towards ...
Mælstrom Interviews 102 32,120 06-04-2012, 02:12 AM
  Thread: ask me questions
Post: RE: ask me questions

(06-04-2012 02:01 AM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  Christo Redentor it is then r/atheism would have a circlejerk over your brave and noble deed
Mælstrom Interviews 102 32,120 06-04-2012, 02:02 AM
  Thread: ask me questions
Post: RE: ask me questions

I've heard that the Pitcairn Islands are nice this time of year. Lots of coconut crabs and balmy weather, along with locals who molest small children regularly.
Mælstrom Interviews 102 32,120 06-04-2012, 02:01 AM
  Thread: hey faggots
Post: RE: hey faggots

Relax, I've got this. I'm writing a deep political rap to him to change his mind as I type.
Mælstrom General Talk 14 6,436 06-04-2012, 01:59 AM
  Thread: hey faggots
Post: RE: hey faggots

I want to make friends that actually care about me,and I'll try to foster a relationship with a romantic interest. Also, some travelling would be nice. Then I'll go insane, probably find a way to get ...
Mælstrom General Talk 14 6,436 06-04-2012, 01:54 AM
  Thread: wtf
Post: RE: wtf

Plus, that thumbnail doesn't hurt either.
Mælstrom Music 6 2,070 06-04-2012, 12:39 AM
  Thread: wtf
Post: RE: wtf

You just found this? I love it, the Cthulu mythos is brilliantly disturbing.
Mælstrom Music 6 2,070 06-04-2012, 12:39 AM
  Thread: ANSWERS
Post: RE: ANSWERS

We already have one, though it's dominated by meme-spouting girls and weeaboos.
Mælstrom Youth Rights 16 3,618 06-04-2012, 12:38 AM
  Thread: Metalheads, we are smarter apparently
Post: RE: Metalheads, we are smarter apparently

Clearly the people who posted in this thread.
Mælstrom News 18 11,230 06-03-2012, 10:48 PM
  Thread: what it would look like from earth when andromeda and the milky way collide
Post: RE: what it would look like from earth when androm...

It's a shame that humans probably won't be around to see it :( .
Mælstrom Science & Technology 10 3,122 06-03-2012, 10:45 PM
  Thread: ask me questions
Post: RE: ask me questions

Ever have any paranormal experiences with stuff like poltergeists and demons?
Mælstrom Interviews 102 32,120 06-03-2012, 02:50 PM
  Thread: ANSWERS
Post: RE: ANSWERS

[img]http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2ucp1es261rt8i4vo1_100.gif[/img]
Mælstrom Youth Rights 16 3,618 06-03-2012, 11:56 AM

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