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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: The Six Pirate Kings
Post: The Six Pirate Kings

Wrote this while on a pirate kick. Enjoy (or not). Comments welcome. (Warning: for a poem, very long) Aye, the pirate kings be something to fear six of them be, best to stay clear of those captains ...
Decoy Original Artwork/Writing 1 1,265 09-15-2008, 11:41 AM
  Thread: Games you're looking forward to in 08,09, whenever
Post: Re: Games you're looking forward to in 08,09, when...

Left 4 Dead and Fallout 3 both look pretty cool.
Decoy Games 18 3,367 09-12-2008, 01:45 AM
  Thread: I used to respect you, History Channel.
Post: Re: I used to respect you, History Channel.

Mkayak? Wrote:Oh, come on! How could you not like Modern Marvels? Probably the only show that's worth watching anymore on History.
Decoy General Talk 13 3,990 09-11-2008, 09:41 AM
  Thread: I used to respect you, History Channel.
Post: Re: I used to respect you, History Channel.

Oh, and I like how you had the nerve to say that a certain WW2 program of yours used "cutting-edge technology" to recreate a battle, when all you did was use footage from a fucking Medal of Honor game...
Decoy General Talk 13 3,990 09-10-2008, 02:44 PM
  Thread: I used to respect you, History Channel.
Post: I used to respect you, History Channel.

I really did. I used to find your shows informative and entertaining. Your programs included many facets of history, and had many a thing to teach. But now, your programs have devolved into one of t...
Decoy General Talk 13 3,990 09-10-2008, 02:41 PM
  Thread: We're all no longer fucked!
Post: Re: We're all fucked tommorow!

I've heard that someone actually mailed the scientists a crowbar.
Decoy General Talk 16 4,134 09-10-2008, 02:10 PM
  Thread: Have you graduated high school?
Post: Re: Have you graduated high school?

Yeah, they do. I had to move shortly after graduating, and I mailed and emailed them about my new address in which to mail the diploma to. I just checked my diploma, also. It's dusty.
Decoy School Talk 12 3,796 09-10-2008, 01:54 PM
  Thread: Have you graduated high school?
Post: Have you graduated high school?

That is to say, you stuck with it and got your diploma, even if you did hate every second of it. My diploma's on a shelf somewhere. Skipped the graduation ceremony and just had the damn thing mailed ...
Decoy School Talk 12 3,796 09-09-2008, 02:00 PM
  Thread: What annoys you in video games?
Post: Re: What annoys you in video games?

Rubberband AI. When I'm half a lap in front of everyone else and suddenly everyone behind me gets an impossible speed boost, it only serves to increase my blood pressure. This is why I don't like most...
Decoy Games 31 6,266 09-09-2008, 01:55 PM
  Thread: Hello, you people you.
Post: Re: Hello, you people you.

Well, my MSN's deadecoy AT yahoo.com Otherwise, I think I'll just be lurking, mostly.
Decoy Welcome! 11 1,962 09-08-2008, 02:06 PM
  Thread: Fox News caught lying again...
Post: Re: Fox News caught lying again...

Reminds of the Mass Effect fiasco, which also was comprised of outright lies.
Decoy General Talk 10 2,916 09-08-2008, 11:01 AM
  Thread: What That Person's Avatar is Thinking!
Post: Re: What That Person's Avatar is Thinking!

"Fuck you, 9999 damage."
Decoy Games 600 109,658 09-08-2008, 05:33 AM
  Thread: If you were a boss battle in a video game?
Post: Re: If you were a boss battle in a video game?

I'd be that boss that is located near the beginning of the game, and yet is the most frustrating boss.
Decoy Games 14 3,621 09-08-2008, 04:07 AM
  Thread: What annoys you in video games?
Post: Re: What annoys you in video games?

liq3 Wrote:What about insane AIs? Nothing like trying to beat someone who can headshot you the second a pixel of your head pokes around a corner. >.> Case in point: FarCry.
Decoy Games 31 6,266 09-08-2008, 02:57 AM
  Thread: Good Video Game Music
Post: Re: Good Video Game Music

Sonic CD's soundtrack (both American and European) is really well done.
Decoy Games 6 2,018 09-08-2008, 02:49 AM
  Thread: The Dress Code Thread
Post: Re: The Dress Code Thread

In middle school, the students had to wear dress codes. The teachers, didn't. When the students pointed this out, the teachers hid behind the "Do as I say, not as I do" argument. I don't know about t...
Decoy School Talk 102 17,268 09-07-2008, 11:11 AM
  Thread: What annoys you in video games?
Post: What annoys you in video games?

What are some of the things that you just can't stand in video games? What flaws, features, and cliches just make you wonder what the hell the developers were thinking? I have a few. Escort missions...
Decoy Games 31 6,266 09-07-2008, 10:23 AM
  Thread: Hello, you people you.
Post: Re: Hello, you people you.

The screename comes from a game of Starcraft that I lost. Tried to trick the computer by using a mass of SCVs as decoys, which didn't work. After that, Dead_Decoy or DecoySCV was my screename, now jus...
Decoy Welcome! 11 1,962 09-07-2008, 01:17 AM
  Thread: What are you listening to right now? v2.0
Post: Re: What are you listening to right now? v2.0

Bad Taste Aquarium
Decoy Music 4,462 530,398 09-06-2008, 11:50 AM
  Thread: Video game music
Post: Video game music

I would say that at least 70% of my music library contains music from video games, or remixes of that music. Always been that sort of person that can't even concentrate if there's no music in my games...
Decoy Music 13 2,865 09-06-2008, 11:22 AM
  Thread: Hello, you people you.
Post: Hello, you people you.

I guess I should introduce myself. I stumbled across this site, and checked the forum, and the people here seem cool, so here I am. And, I hated school. Along with incompotent teachers, run-down buil...
Decoy Welcome! 11 1,962 09-06-2008, 10:48 AM

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