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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: Tarot, Anyone?
Post: RE: Tarot, Anyone?

(01-31-2014 10:51 AM)Subb Wrote:   (01-31-2014 10:12 AM)DoA Wrote:  If you're after my money, just tell me up front, thanks :3 No, this is all free. To be honest, paying for Tarot is a bit...
Lung_Drac Philosophy, Politics & History 46 20,379 06-13-2015, 06:49 AM
  Thread: what does your name mean
Post: what does your name mean

Depends on who you ask. In some languages, Emily means industrious or abitious. For some, it even means rival or adversary, just like Satan's name.
Lung_Drac General Talk 28 5,444 06-13-2015, 06:40 AM
  Thread: My Pet is My Best Friend
Post: My Pet is My Best Friend

I can agree with that. Sometimes I'd prefer to spend time with my old rabbit than with another human being.
Lung_Drac General Talk 11 1,837 06-13-2015, 06:38 AM
Bug Thread: That Crazy Cat Lady Is Back
Post: That Crazy Cat Lady Is Back

Hi SS people! I would like to issue a semi-formal apology to everyone for my past self from three years ago. Around that time, I was not a happy teenager. School had left me very frustrated in many ...
Lung_Drac Welcome! 1 1,168 06-12-2015, 04:48 PM
  Thread: Please...Help Me...
Post: Please...Help Me...

Whew. Thanks, everyone, for helping me all those years ago. I've graduated last year and am now that much more happy now that I'm not surrounded by people I hate for five days a week.
Lung_Drac School Talk 27 5,419 06-12-2015, 04:36 PM
  Thread: The most fucked movies you've ever seen?
Post: The most fucked movies you've ever seen?

Where The Dead Go To Die was pretty fucked up to me. Not only did it have some pretty disturbing stuff in it, but the animation and graphics used to make it were horrible. The "hidden messages" the fi...
Lung_Drac General Talk 23 4,180 06-12-2015, 04:11 PM
  Thread: Sex with teachers/staff members
Post: Sex with teachers/staff members

I did have a crush on one of my teachers in middle school, but it was short-lived. I quickly realized how creepy it was for a young teen to fantasize about a 30 year old married man, even if he was a ...
Lung_Drac General Talk 22 4,956 06-12-2015, 03:59 PM
  Thread: things you never want to hear
Post: things you never want to hear

"Hey, Lung_Drac? Some aliens are going to come over to earth and lock you up with the classmates you hated while you were in school. Your captors will expect you to breed with them." Noooo! I will no...
Lung_Drac General Talk 20 3,724 06-12-2015, 03:53 PM
  Thread: I offend everyone (School Survival Edition)
Post: I offend everyone (School Survival Edition)

This looks fun. I want to be insulted!
Lung_Drac General Talk 41 10,079 06-12-2015, 03:50 PM
  Thread: Creepy spider gif thread
Post: Creepy spider gif thread

Uh ... sorry to be a snobbish biology bitch, but the baby spiders in the first post are harvestmen. Harvestmen are arachnids, but not spiders, like scorpions.
Lung_Drac General Talk 8 2,664 06-12-2015, 03:39 PM
  Thread: The fears and phobias thread
Post: The fears and phobias thread

Stinging insects and spiders bug me (no pun intended), but I do admire spiders at a distance. My fear of heights is non-existant as long as what I'm on is sturdy and doesn't sway. My biggest fear wou...
Lung_Drac General Talk 15 2,869 06-12-2015, 03:32 PM
  Thread: Jehovah witness coming to my house
Post: Jehovah witness coming to my house

I live in a dead end, and the nearest Jehovah's Witnesses church isn't exactly within walking distance (bussing distance, more like), so I've never had the ... um, "privilege" of having them come to t...
Lung_Drac General Talk 14 1,291 06-12-2015, 03:15 PM
  Thread: The SS Autism spectrum poll
Post: The SS Autism spectrum poll

Well ... yes and no. I was diagnosed with mild Aspergers Syndrome at age 6 (Aspergers has been abolished from the list of autism spectrum disorders recently). Strangely enough, it's gotten milder and ...
Lung_Drac General Talk 73 15,436 06-12-2015, 03:08 PM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: The Vent/Ranting Thread

I think my school years wouldn't have been so horrible if some lazy jackass didn't keep putting me with the same assholes every year for 13 years straight. I mean, come on, we have programming that co...
Lung_Drac General Talk 1,272 152,932 06-12-2015, 02:57 PM
  Thread: Haven't been here in forever
Post: Haven't been here in forever

I'm glad I'm not the only one that hasn't been here forever!
Lung_Drac General Talk 16 3,304 06-12-2015, 02:21 PM
  Thread: "School exists so you can experience new things."
Post: RE: "School exists so you can experience new thing...

(03-18-2012 07:57 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  "School exists so you can experience learn to hate new things." Fixed. :P Couldn't have said it better myself! :D
Lung_Drac School Talk 30 10,692 03-23-2012, 09:26 AM
  Thread: "School exists so you can experience new things."
Post: RE: "School exists so you can experience new thing...

We'd be better off in the workforce on our own, researching things in our spare time rather than have to go to High School.
Lung_Drac School Talk 30 10,692 03-23-2012, 09:25 AM
  Thread: Me Own Blog
Post: Me Own Blog

Well...here I am, nervously exposing myself to SS again. From grades 1 to current 12, I've had a lot of emotional trauma at the hands of peers and adults...the fact that my family is dysfunctional d...
Lung_Drac Blogs 1 6,258 02-29-2012, 01:01 PM
  Thread: My school's mission
Post: RE: My school's mission

For my school, the first assembly I went to, they spewed on and on about some thing like "we have high expectations that our students will strive for excellence!" Excellence, my ass. The whole buildi...
Lung_Drac School Talk 9 2,215 02-29-2012, 11:07 AM
  Thread: Revolution at my school
Post: RE: Revolution at my school

I want to try.... But maybe not to start a revolution. Rather, to reach out to kids who are aware that school is a prison and to awaken the ones that don't know.
Lung_Drac School Talk 33 10,962 02-17-2012, 01:51 PM
  Thread: Things people say that make you want to punch them
Post: RE: Things people say that make you want to punch ...

“If you’re feeling depressed, well, you’ve bought it on yourself,” “All you have to do is pretend and sooner or later you’ll get over it,” “There’s always someone worse off than you," And any other w...
Lung_Drac School Talk 82 19,044 02-17-2012, 12:30 PM
  Thread: Government teacher thinks he knows how we learn
Post: RE: Government teacher thinks he knows how we lear...

(12-11-2011 10:40 AM)RaiserZero Wrote:  I thought schools were more democratic than that. They never were when I was growing up. When I first went to school, I thought it would be fun. But just...
Lung_Drac School Talk 18 4,661 02-15-2012, 02:29 PM
  Thread: I'm Canadian and I hate Stephen Harper.
Post: RE: I'm Canadian and I hate Stephen Harper.

I'm from Ontario and I LOATHE HIM!!!!
Lung_Drac Philosophy, Politics & History 14 6,811 02-15-2012, 01:21 PM
  Thread: let me guess your astrological sign
Post: RE: let me guess your astrological sign

Guess my sign: Hobbies: Drawing, Writing, Massaging (yes, giving them, but receiving them is good too) Interests: Dinosaurs, fantasy, animals, prehistoric animals Favorite movies: Felidae Favorite mu...
Lung_Drac Interviews 67 20,208 02-15-2012, 01:19 PM
  Thread: Valentine's Day
Post: RE: Valentine's Day

(02-14-2012 05:26 PM)gore goroth Wrote:   (02-14-2012 03:35 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  What are your thoughts/opinions on this Hallmark holiday? I always get really depressed from being forever a...
Lung_Drac General Talk 46 12,234 02-15-2012, 12:56 PM
  Thread: Things people say that make you want to punch them
Post: RE: Things people say that make you want to punch ...

(02-09-2012 09:27 AM)The Wrote:  Boys > girls (Waits for enraged reply) Boys = girls that mutated in the womb at the last second >:3
Lung_Drac School Talk 82 19,044 02-10-2012, 02:04 PM
  Thread: My school and money
Post: RE: My school and money

(02-10-2012 10:10 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  Schools in my area last year were constantly requesting donations. Of toilet paper. They couldn't afford even toilet paper and were requesting that people d...
Lung_Drac School Talk 20 7,436 02-10-2012, 01:55 PM
  Thread: Please...Help Me...
Post: RE: Please...Help Me...

(02-05-2012 07:30 PM)M3116 Wrote:  And yeah, social darwinism is simply a failure to construct true statements from true concepts. Don't even worry about all that. Clearly you aren't the weak ...
Lung_Drac School Talk 27 5,419 02-10-2012, 07:36 AM
  Thread: Please...Help Me...
Post: RE: Please...Help Me...

Thanks everyone. I'm stuck in grade 12 right now, so...I guess this was a mental breakdown from being in school and trying to please everyone for so long.
Lung_Drac School Talk 27 5,419 02-05-2012, 04:41 PM
  Thread: Please...Help Me...
Post: RE: Please...Help Me...

(02-03-2012 11:34 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  Also, if you are 16+ go get a job then. I'm not ready yet. I'm fearful of failing at any interview I go to for a job...
Lung_Drac School Talk 27 5,419 02-04-2012, 07:24 AM
  Thread: Got a 20 minute lecture today over a plastic syringe
Post: RE: Got a 20 minute lecture today over a plastic s...

(11-02-2011 07:35 AM)Thought Criminal Wrote:  I've been lectured about the chains on my tripp pants when I used to wear them becasue they are a "dangerous weapon". I've been called out for weari...
Lung_Drac School Talk 10 4,714 02-03-2012, 12:37 PM
  Thread: School Crushes - Teachers breaking them up
Post: RE: School Crushes - Teachers breaking them up

My school doesn't enforce such strict rules (I bet they'd love to). As for kissing...well, I'd love to have my first one, but that shall never be... :(
Lung_Drac School Talk 39 16,288 02-03-2012, 11:42 AM
  Thread: How to get your principle to shut up
Post: RE: How to get your principle to shut up

My dad isn't like that at all. I'd have to deal with the principal myself (and that's not easy at all when you're as dumb as me)
Lung_Drac School Talk 12 3,012 02-03-2012, 09:53 AM
Sad Thread: Please...Help Me...
Post: Please...Help Me...

So...I just came back from a dinner conversation gone wrong. I wanted to tell how much I hate school to my family, and tell them how much I'm suffering on the inside because of it. Of course, they ju...
Lung_Drac School Talk 27 5,419 02-03-2012, 09:43 AM
  Thread: What ticks you off
Post: RE: What ticks you off

Once, when my mother opened the door and found me groaning and rolling my eyes at her, she said, "I know, I know. Life's one big interruption for you, isn't it?" Well...she's right. Life is a big int...
Lung_Drac School Talk 290 66,423 02-03-2012, 09:05 AM
  Thread: What is in your school bag normally?
Post: RE: What is in your school bag normally?

My binder (stuffed with paper and my pencil case) and my lunch. Nothing more.
Lung_Drac School Talk 90 17,005 02-03-2012, 08:51 AM
  Thread: Government teacher thinks he knows how we learn
Post: RE: Government teacher thinks he knows how we lear...

(12-11-2011 09:46 AM)aCol Wrote:  Get all students to not write the test. Then give the blanc test back. His powers are not as far as he thinks. I can't wait to try that on an arrogant teacher.
Lung_Drac School Talk 18 4,661 02-03-2012, 08:39 AM
  Thread: What do you do when you feel depressed?
Post: RE: What do you do when you feel depressed?

Let the emotion engulf me, tired me out, and then I try distracting myself. I only wish someone was there to hold me while I have such a burst of it. It would make it not as bad and faster.
Lung_Drac School Talk 36 10,795 02-03-2012, 08:30 AM
  Thread: What do you hate most about your parents?
Post: RE: What do you hate most about your parents?

(11-29-2011 03:13 PM)Efs Wrote:  Am I the only who actually likes my parents? lol Yeah...I think you are. I mean, I love both my parents, but since I live under an emotionally neglecting and se...
Lung_Drac School Talk 36 11,838 02-03-2012, 08:20 AM
  Thread: Freedom! Until...
Post: RE: Freedom! Until...

(12-17-2011 02:50 AM)|55555| Wrote:  I remember one day in hellementary school the power went out thanks to a mouse. We just sat in the dark for three hours, so it wasn't all that spectacular. ...
Lung_Drac School Talk 6 3,266 02-03-2012, 08:12 AM
  Thread: Types of people that piss you off
Post: RE: Types of people that piss you off

(09-05-2011 12:42 PM)Derchin Wrote:  What type of people piss you off? People who talk alot? People who think they know you? People who think they're better than you? People who talk about noth...
Lung_Drac School Talk 75 26,734 02-03-2012, 08:01 AM
  Thread: No One Gets Me
Post: RE: No One Gets Me

My parental units don't get it either. But, fear not, my lonely friend; rest assured, you're not alone on this one. There are billions of us from all walks of time hating school and the fact that we c...
Lung_Drac School Talk 11 4,115 02-03-2012, 07:57 AM
  Thread: Social Groups/Cliques?
Post: RE: Social Groups/Cliques?

Cliques? Awful things, they are. Best to be an individual and spurn every clique you come across.
Lung_Drac School Talk 23 4,569 02-03-2012, 07:49 AM
  Thread: School is Overrated!
Post: RE: School is Overrated!

(12-13-2009 04:17 AM)Amortisatie Wrote:  I really suck at debating :laugh: You're doing better than I can. :)
Lung_Drac School Talk 38 11,248 02-03-2012, 07:28 AM
  Thread: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was Wrong ?
Post: RE: At What Age Did You Start To Think School Was ...

My sub-conscious began to tell me something was wrong by the time I got to Middle school. But when I discovered SS, I took it in gratefully. Now I'm not so much of a slave to everyone now :)
Lung_Drac School Talk 91 29,177 02-03-2012, 07:22 AM
  Thread: How did/do you rebel?
Post: RE: How did/do you rebel?

I'm not rebelling, my sub-conscience is. My grades are slipping and my long term memory selectively refuses to kick into high gear these days. I guess a part of me is trying to tell me something is wr...
Lung_Drac School Talk 27 35,146 02-03-2012, 07:18 AM
  Thread: Blame school for the all chaos in your life thread
Post: RE: Blame school for the all chaos in your life th...

School obliterated my esteem and self worth. It crushed my soul and turned my will to goop.
Lung_Drac School Talk 30 10,857 02-03-2012, 07:15 AM
  Thread: Decided not to attend my High School Graduation
Post: RE: Decided not to attend my High School Graduatio...

I hate school too...it's odd...all my life I wanted to please my peers and teachers, and then what do they want from me? MORE. More than I could give. It wasn't and still isn't fair; that they could...
Lung_Drac School Talk 17 17,048 02-03-2012, 07:10 AM
  Thread: "You're going to work at Mc--" *SLAP*
Post: RE: "You're going to work at Mc--" *SLAP*

Finally, I'm not alone! Yes, they all suck, don't they? But, karma should be on their tails soon. Intolerance comes with a price.
Lung_Drac School Talk 69 17,531 02-03-2012, 06:53 AM
  Thread: Nervous Wave
Post: Nervous Wave

Hi everyone. Well, I'm new. Straight from the womb, I guess you can say. Normally I keep a low profile and try not to say anything, but every now and then I encounter something I just have to reply ...
Lung_Drac Welcome! 4 1,037 02-02-2012, 12:37 PM

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