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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: School Survival turns 18 today
Post: RE: School Survival turns 18 today

Happy birthday to one of my oldest friends!
Eidolon General Talk 17 4,694 03-14-2017, 10:10 AM
  Thread: I need some practical advice on how to drop out or anything of the sorts
Post: RE: I need some practical advice on how to drop ou...

High-school drop-out and GED-holder here. Decide for yourself if I'm a "ghetto person". Any job I've ever applied for (which was really entirely blue-collar type work) has not cared at all about my e...
Eidolon School Talk 4 2,109 03-09-2017, 12:49 PM
  Thread: You guise :|
Post: RE: You guise :|

Good job dude. Make those social gains. Humanity only goes on because we're good at using tools and we're good at working together.
Eidolon School Talk 10 4,099 08-25-2016, 11:12 AM
  Thread: what Adulthood is NOT
Post: RE: what Adulthood is NOT

I think being an adult means having the capability and willingness to make one's own decisions and -- to a lesser degree -- capability and willingness to accept the consequences thereof. Many young t...
Eidolon Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 14 4,667 08-17-2016, 06:36 AM
  Thread: Twelve Virtues of Rationality
Post: RE: Twelve Virtues of Rationality

Neat! Some good advice there. Alsoo, buying the book of five rings. I've been interested in Musashi for a long time but this seals the deal. Thanks for posting, comrade.
Eidolon Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 1 1,142 03-11-2016, 12:06 PM
  Thread: Nanodegrees - A new alternative to college
Post: RE: Nanodegrees - A new alternative to college

I like it.
Eidolon Alternative Learning & Income 3 3,912 09-11-2015, 01:25 PM
  Thread: Call out to former unhappy students who want to change things -- feedback requested
Post: RE: Call out to former unhappy students who want t...

It's difficult to balance what I feel like I need to get done in my own life with the issues that you guys are facing with school. This is something that I'm really passionate about, but it seems like...
Eidolon School Talk 6 3,056 09-01-2015, 08:59 AM
  Thread: Research project - school survival kit
Post: RE: Research project - school survival kit

I always had a notebook on me, strictly for not-schoolwork. I practiced drawing and writing. I took notes about things that were happening in school that I didn't like, sort of like a diary, I guess. ...
Eidolon School Talk 22 8,499 04-02-2015, 09:59 AM
  Thread: Starting to Homeschool Session 1: Why Should I Homeschool? (free for a limited time)
Post: RE: Starting to Homeschool Session 1: Why Should I...

That's really cool. :O Thanks, x!
Eidolon School Talk 1 1,468 03-03-2015, 09:43 AM
  Thread: Discusson series: WHAT in the WORLD is going on?
Post: RE: Discusson series: WHAT in the WORLD is going o...

If you want in but don't have any dollarydoos, I am willing to pay one person's fee. PM me or something if you think it should be you.
Eidolon School Talk 41 7,945 02-12-2015, 01:04 PM
  Thread: Wanted: 1-minute Videos: What I'd do if I could leave school
Post: RE: Wanted: 1-minute Videos: What I'd do if I coul...

What do I do if I'm not even in school anymore?
Eidolon School Talk 5 2,241 02-11-2015, 11:00 AM
  Thread: How to get a job without a high-school diploma
Post: RE: How to get a job without a high-school diploma

(02-04-2015 04:43 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Dont forget apprentinceships. I believe they may require hs diploma or ged, but I saw some that just made you take a test to determine eligibility. With...
Eidolon General Talk 3 1,957 02-05-2015, 07:17 AM
  Thread: How to get a job without a high-school diploma
Post: How to get a job without a high-school diploma

Hidden stuff: Not sure how much this applies outside the US. It's important to have mobility. Nobody will hire you if they think you don't have a way to get to work. Ride the bus, take a bicyc...
Eidolon General Talk 3 1,957 02-04-2015, 03:40 PM
  Thread: Are you experiencing depression?
Post: RE: Are you experiencing depression?

Everyone thought I was depressed when I was in school. Turns out I just didn't like school. :)
Eidolon School Talk 32 5,688 01-30-2015, 08:05 AM
  Thread: Question for All
Post: RE: Question for All

My mother wouldn't have read it. She never read anything I tried to show her about school being garbage. Even recently, when I posted something on facebook that I thought she might actually read, she...
Eidolon School Talk 37 9,569 01-12-2015, 09:18 AM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: RE: Arcade

(11-09-2014 01:33 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Arcades were fun, but I hate putting in dat money. Each quarter was a prick to my jew soul. I completely agree. Quarters in arcades get used up way too...
Eidolon General Talk 21 6,322 11-10-2014, 01:38 AM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: RE: Arcade

(11-09-2014 09:57 AM)Alistoriv Wrote:  Home video gaming that's why arcades disappeared and the better system Imagine a scenario in which you only want to play a few games for one platform. Doe...
Eidolon General Talk 21 6,322 11-09-2014, 01:08 PM
  Thread: Arcade
Post: Arcade

Have you ever been to an arcade? What did you think about it? Why did arcades go away? What would make one successful? What would make you want to go to an arcade? I remember spending countless quar...
Eidolon General Talk 21 6,322 11-09-2014, 02:50 AM
  Thread: Sexism
Post: RE: Sexism

I don't understand how that's sexist. The general assumption (and I don't know if this is true or not) is that the vast majority of video game players are male. Also, a lot of guys find it attractive...
Eidolon School Talk 23 7,596 06-15-2014, 11:35 PM
  Thread: Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Class
Post: RE: Why Students Don't Read What is Assigned in Cl...

That was definitely my problem in high school. Not only was I disinterested in the required reading, it was made worse by the fact that they made it important to analyze the book for a grade. Reading...
Eidolon School Talk 26 10,127 10-07-2013, 01:14 AM
  Thread: G+ page or community
Post: RE: G+ page or community

I think that sounds good, x. I'm not familiar with Google+, how would we go about doing that?
Eidolon Help, Support & Suggestions 5 1,476 10-07-2013, 12:59 AM
  Thread: Modern Christianity
Post: RE: Modern Christianity

Following the Ten Commandments has very little to do with if you're a Christian or not. Nobody can follow them 100%; that's the point. Christians tend to believe that there is one god, who is referred...
Eidolon Philosophy, Politics & History 17 5,706 09-28-2013, 09:41 AM
  Thread: The School Revolution
Post: RE: The School Revolution

(09-22-2013 06:55 AM)DoA Wrote:  If Paul weren't so anti-Reagan, I'd consider what he has to say. What has that got to do with anything? Thanks, Fives. Buying.
Eidolon School Talk 3 1,876 09-22-2013, 07:44 AM
  Thread: Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley (new TED talk)
Post: RE: Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death ...

Yeah, I'm on G+ under the name Kyle Junes; I don't feel like I have very much to contribute, but I want to stay in the loop and maybe throw some ideas around when I can. I've always been aware of MOO...
Eidolon Youth Rights 9 11,991 09-22-2013, 01:45 AM
  Thread: Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley (new TED talk)
Post: RE: Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death ...

Are you still working on Sympadia or whatever it was called? Are you working with anyone else on something similar? I'd really like to get involved in something like that, even if it's only by donatin...
Eidolon Youth Rights 9 11,991 09-20-2013, 05:44 PM
  Thread: Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley (new TED talk)
Post: RE: Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death ...

Ken Robinson is really a cool guy. But for all the praise his talks get, it still seems like nothing is going to get better for a long time. We all go, "Hey, yeah, this guy is right!" but that doesn'...
Eidolon Youth Rights 9 11,991 09-18-2013, 09:02 AM
  Thread: tested by a psychologist
Post: RE: tested by a psychologist

Yes. I was told that I have "situational depression", meaning that when something bad happens, I feel depressed. Which is complete bullshit, because how is that even a diagnosis of anything? I thought...
Eidolon School Talk 11 2,510 09-16-2013, 01:50 AM
  Thread: 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB?
Post: RE: 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB?

Cowon. http://cowonamerica.com/products/
Eidolon General Talk 8 1,601 09-16-2013, 01:42 AM
  Thread: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothes
Post: RE: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothe...

(09-15-2013 12:16 PM)DL Wrote:  You people need to calm down. They are just gym clothes. Bring them, change into them, wear them, change out of them, wash them. It's not that hard, and better th...
Eidolon School Talk 24 9,540 09-16-2013, 01:28 AM
  Thread: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothes
Post: RE: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothe...

(09-15-2013 07:17 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Yep, and I don't understand it. It's a waste of money anyway, so I don't understand why they make such a big deal out of it. EDIT: Wait a second, it's the...
Eidolon School Talk 24 9,540 09-15-2013, 08:27 AM
  Thread: Can any gamers help me?
Post: RE: Can any gamers help me?

(09-15-2013 07:00 AM)SubCulture Wrote:  Yes, I am aware that PC's are the master race at this point. But, both the family computer and my school laptop aren't too good. I was able to play Portal...
Eidolon Games 26 6,048 09-15-2013, 08:24 AM
  Thread: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothes
Post: RE: Me And My Friends Didn't Put On Our Gym Clothe...

I tried that once in high school and got in lots of trouble. Apparently, it's a really big deal.
Eidolon School Talk 24 9,540 09-15-2013, 01:49 AM
  Thread: Can any gamers help me?
Post: RE: Can any gamers help me?

Depends. What kinds of games do you like to play? What kinds of games do your friends like to play? What kinds of games would you like to play with your friends? Don't worry about the features of th...
Eidolon Games 26 6,048 09-15-2013, 01:37 AM
  Thread: "School Is Here To Educate You"
Post: RE: "School Is Here To Educate You"

Well, that is the intent. They make it more about obedience and subordination these days, though.
Eidolon School Talk 9 3,254 09-15-2013, 01:06 AM
  Thread: I actually cried... yes I cried. * SPOILERS FOR HUNGER GAMES**
Post: RE: I actually cried... yes I cried.

Yes, fairly often. Feels really good and really bad at the same time. I can't name any instances off the top of my head, though.
Eidolon General Talk 40 8,427 04-07-2012, 03:22 PM
  Thread: uncollege.org -- a discussion of alternatives to college
Post: RE: uncollege.org -- a discussion of alternatives ...

I wish I had something to say that hasn't been said a million times on these forums already. We all know that college isn't the only way to be happy. The "resources" page is particularly interesting,...
Eidolon Best of School Survival 7 10,904 04-02-2012, 06:53 AM
  Thread: College/university-level teacher
Post: RE: College/university-level teacher

I think it would be really cool.
Eidolon General Talk 6 1,797 03-30-2012, 11:03 AM
  Thread: Giving invites to my private music blog
Post: RE: Giving invites to my private music blog

|55555|, I have a few things to share yet, but it has so far seemed like too much effort to re-pack everything into 200 MB chunks for Mediafire. Lazy, I know. Is there a host I can use that doesn't h...
Eidolon Music 8 3,193 03-25-2012, 10:50 PM
  Thread: Shit-yourself Stairway Simulator: SCB-087-B
Post: RE: Shit-yourself Stairway Simulator: SCB-087-B

I thought the original was done much better. B is too jack-in-the-box.
Eidolon Games 68 45,290 03-25-2012, 10:42 PM
  Thread: Is online school really good?
Post: RE: Is online school really good?

The freedom is so nice, but there's really no more motivation for getting your schoolwork done.
Eidolon School Talk 13 4,498 03-20-2012, 08:42 AM
  Thread: How to make the best out of it?
Post: RE: How to make the best out of it?

Drawing is surprisingly entertaining in class. I would always try drawing the back of the head of whoever happened to be sitting in front of me in class, or try drawing the whole classroom from the pe...
Eidolon School Talk 12 3,772 03-19-2012, 05:44 PM
  Thread: Curbing my cursing
Post: RE: Curbing my cursing

(10-02-2011 09:47 AM)Derchin Wrote:  Eidolon Wrote:Edit! But don't let me make this thread about me. The point is: curse all you want, but don't expect people to be okay with it. People are too...
Eidolon School Talk 14 4,820 10-02-2011, 09:53 AM
  Thread: Curbing my cursing
Post: RE: Curbing my cursing

(10-02-2011 09:27 AM)Derchin Wrote:   (10-02-2011 09:24 AM)Eidolon Wrote:  A lot of people don't want to hear that shit, and it's not hard to try to be considerate. http://www.snipeme.com/...
Eidolon School Talk 14 4,820 10-02-2011, 09:33 AM
  Thread: Curbing my cursing
Post: RE: Curbing my cursing

A lot of people don't want to hear that shit, and it's not hard to try to be considerate.
Eidolon School Talk 14 4,820 10-02-2011, 09:24 AM
  Thread: What do you people think about this IB's program?
Post: RE: What do you people think about this IB's progr...

I had a good experience with the IB program, regardless of whether it was "worth it" or not. My "intro to computer programming" teacher liked my final project a lot and invited me into IB Computer Sc...
Eidolon School Talk 7 2,447 10-02-2011, 09:09 AM
  Thread: Why was your day great?
Post: RE: Why was your day great?

There was a cute girl at the ice cream place. She made me a smoothie.
Eidolon General Talk 751 180,082 10-01-2011, 01:26 PM
  Thread: Anyone play this game?
Post: Re: Anyone play this game?

Yeah, that's a cool game. Scariest one I've played yet. It's hard to find a good horror game; most of the games that say they are scary are really not. Just jack-in-the-box kind of stuff, you know? B...
Eidolon Games 3 1,314 09-13-2010, 11:22 AM
  Thread: Post your desktop
Post: Re: Post your desktop

Hidden stuff: [img]http://uloadr.com/u/04PMdesktopL.png[/img] :D
Eidolon General Talk 360 66,132 08-28-2010, 01:07 PM
  Thread: S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of Chernobyl
Post: Re: S.T.A.L.K.E.R Shadow of Chernobyl

I actually really like Shadow of Chernobyl I mean, it's not really a "good" game, but I still have a blast playing it. Y'know? Hidden stuff: and you can disable the headbob by opening the co...
Eidolon Games 11 1,678 08-24-2010, 01:51 PM
  Thread: I'm leaving SS forever
Post: Re: I'm leaving SS forever

Have fun out there!
Eidolon General Talk 15 1,366 08-13-2010, 12:02 PM

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