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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: Malaysian airline shot down in Ukraine
Post: Malaysian airline shot down in Ukraine

Shit's gettin' real here. http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/1...TU20140717 Quote:(Reuters) - A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 pe...
Desu News 30 7,512 07-18-2014, 09:09 AM
  Thread: Why is reforming school so hard from a kid's POV?
Post: RE: Why is reforming school so hard from a kid's P...

(07-18-2014 08:20 AM)School Wrote:  Quote:Not gonna happen. I'm offering a realistic alternative that will be better for you in the long run. You don't get what I am saying. Young humans just a...
Desu Youth Rights 15 4,157 07-18-2014, 08:24 AM
  Thread: Why is reforming school so hard from a kid's POV?
Post: RE: Why is reforming school so hard from a kid's P...

(07-17-2014 05:02 PM)xcriteria Wrote:  stuff This is all good, but parents are a big problem. They have to be on board or it won't matter. Parents usually have to go to work during the day for ...
Desu Youth Rights 15 4,157 07-18-2014, 07:43 AM
  Thread: Why is reforming school so hard from a kid's POV?
Post: Why is reforming school so hard from a kid's POV?

I've only been out of school 7ish years. I've almost totally forgotten what it's like to dread the school days, facing shitty teachers/shitty kids/shitty homework I didn't do, dreading the prison-like...
Desu Youth Rights 15 4,157 07-17-2014, 04:08 PM
  Thread: Anyone wanna learn c++ with me?
Post: Anyone wanna learn c++ with me?

Here's some of the chapter 3 solutions. I omitted some because they were either straightforward or extremely tedious/unnecessary. I hate exercises where you have to write 10 if statements or some shit...
Desu Alternative Learning & Income 8 3,066 07-15-2014, 05:15 AM
  Thread: Anyone wanna learn c++ with me?
Post: RE: Anyone wanna learn c++ with me?

(07-14-2014 01:13 AM)MrAnonymous Wrote:  Maybe I could learn C++ with you. Sadly, I might choose C over C++, so we'll see. https://class.coursera.org/hwswinterface-002/ Relevant to your inte...
Desu Alternative Learning & Income 8 3,066 07-14-2014, 01:46 PM
  Thread: Anyone wanna learn c++ with me?
Post: RE: Anyone wanna learn c++ with me?

(07-14-2014 01:13 AM)MrAnonymous Wrote:  Maybe I could learn C++ with you. Sadly, I might choose C over C++, so we'll see. The computer science for everyone site uses C. :p
Desu Alternative Learning & Income 8 3,066 07-14-2014, 02:09 AM
  Thread: Anyone wanna learn c++ with me?
Post: Anyone wanna learn c++ with me?

I started learning c++. I'm hoping I'll get the programmer position for the air force (I probably will). Even if I don't, I would like to study computer science while I'm in. So I'm fucking serious a...
Desu Alternative Learning & Income 8 3,066 07-13-2014, 04:14 PM
  Thread: Meditation
Post: Meditation

People who say they don't have time to meditate are lying. You are currently sitting at 7,448 posts on school survival. You have time to meditate. Butchered quote from someone I forgot, "You shou...
Desu Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 6 2,904 07-13-2014, 02:45 PM
  Thread: Meditation
Post: Meditation

If this is too much reading, scroll down to "how do I meditate?". What is meditation? This is hard to answer... I'll keep it simple and say it's a state of mind where you are more aware. More fundam...
Desu Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 6 2,904 07-11-2014, 01:32 PM
  Thread: Does it perhaps help that we don't regret?
Post: Does it perhaps help that we don't regret?

I think you're confusing "taking a chance" with regret. Regret is bad because it's a form of dissatisfaction with oneself. When you feel regret, essentially you don't accept yourself, for the choices...
Desu Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 4 1,560 07-10-2014, 03:23 PM
  Thread: Night has leveled up to ADULT
Post: Night has leveled up to ADULT

The worst is yet to come. Have fun.
Desu General Talk 14 2,039 07-09-2014, 05:14 PM
  Thread: DnE Status Blog olo
Post: DnE Status Blog olo

bump
Desu Blogs 39 9,039 07-09-2014, 01:54 PM
  Thread: Suggestion for emotional support & venting
Post: Suggestion for emotional support & venting

Um, I'll write a starter guide. Also I have some audio files from headspace.com (very expensive, but very good guided meditation website). I'll upload some of them, and people can listen to them.
Desu Help, Support & Suggestions 16 4,470 07-09-2014, 08:02 AM
  Thread: Suggestion for emotional support & venting
Post: Suggestion for emotional support & venting

Ya, I meant mod approval or a whitelist for JUST that forum... not the whole forum, lol. That would be... retarded. Quote: Meditation is an interesting idea. I'm sure it'll help some people at least....
Desu Help, Support & Suggestions 16 4,470 07-09-2014, 02:38 AM
  Thread: Suggestion for emotional support & venting
Post: Suggestion for emotional support & venting

Quote: Is this in response to Steve's posts? Haven't read them. Quote: "Maturity" is generally shit. It's largely an idea of denying yourself, ignoring your own needs, and trying to fit a social mol...
Desu Help, Support & Suggestions 16 4,470 07-08-2014, 08:58 AM
  Thread: Suggestion for emotional support & venting
Post: Suggestion for emotional support & venting

Numbers to suicide hotline. Instructions on how to contact a counselor or something in real life. Instructions on how to meditate (proven to be as effective as medication in some cases). I can writ...
Desu Help, Support & Suggestions 16 4,470 07-08-2014, 08:12 AM
  Thread: body language
Post: body language

http://www.westsidetoastmasters.com/reso...chap1.html Good, free book about body language. Warning: This will give you an unfair advantage over other people. Don't tell your friends or colleagues.
Desu Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 2 1,307 07-08-2014, 06:00 AM
  Thread: New sig
Post: New sig

Fuck you.
Desu General Talk 12 2,081 07-07-2014, 04:13 PM
  Thread: Die Cis Scum
Post: Die Cis Scum

Oh my god that thread. I laughed so hard. thank you
Desu Funny Stuff 13 7,589 07-04-2014, 09:02 AM
  Thread: Die Cis Scum
Post: Die Cis Scum

Talking about the ... man/woman/trans w/e in that video.
Desu Funny Stuff 13 7,589 07-04-2014, 08:29 AM
  Thread: Die Cis Scum
Post: Die Cis Scum

Not sure if troll.
Desu Funny Stuff 13 7,589 07-04-2014, 08:24 AM
  Thread: Xanax and Dreams
Post: Xanax and Dreams

Interesting. Benzos never seemed to have an effect on my dreams. Do any other drugs affect your dreams?
Desu Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 5 2,336 06-28-2014, 10:25 AM
  Thread: Foiled School Shooting
Post: RE: Foiled School Shooting

(06-27-2014 05:44 PM)zerostyle Wrote:   (06-27-2014 05:42 PM)|55555| Wrote:   (06-27-2014 05:09 PM)zerostyle Wrote:  damn, too bad they caught him. Lol, so you're against punching cop...
Desu News 33 6,739 06-28-2014, 12:33 AM
  Thread: Amazing youtube channel with psychedelic/chillout/space music
Post: Amazing youtube channel with psychedelic/chillout...

edit: decided to delete this cuz im telling an obvious minor 2 do drugs lel
Desu Music 10 2,796 06-27-2014, 06:04 PM
  Thread: Amazing youtube channel with psychedelic/chillout/space music
Post: Amazing youtube channel with psychedelic/chillout...

No.
Desu Music 10 2,796 06-27-2014, 05:52 PM
  Thread: Foiled School Shooting
Post: Foiled School Shooting

Another trend showing the world is getting safer, but mass media blowing shit out of proportion to make us feel scared so we stay tuned in.
Desu News 33 6,739 06-27-2014, 04:28 PM
  Thread: Amazing youtube channel with psychedelic/chillout/space music
Post: Amazing youtube channel with psychedelic/chillout...

I haven't injected nearly enough marijuanas for that video.
Desu Music 10 2,796 06-27-2014, 03:27 PM
  Thread: Amazing youtube channel with psychedelic/chillout/space music
Post: Amazing youtube channel with psychedelic/chillout...

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiqS_owY45Eht0_zqXBZ4hg Best fucking channel I've ever found on youtube. Enjoy that shit.
Desu Music 10 2,796 06-27-2014, 03:21 PM
  Thread: A Loving presence
Post: A Loving presence

MDMA is pretty awesome.
Desu General Talk 17 1,876 06-27-2014, 01:14 AM
  Thread: Culture of The 2000s
Post: Culture of The 2000s

only 00s kids remember dis XD
Desu Philosophy, Politics & History 46 11,736 06-27-2014, 12:47 AM
  Thread: Dogs or Cats
Post: Dogs or Cats

I think dogs > cats. Never understood the appeal of cats.
Desu General Talk 8 1,244 06-26-2014, 03:01 PM
  Thread: Terraria
Post: RE: Terraria

(06-25-2014 08:24 AM)KFC Nyan Cat Wrote:  I don't get it. I can't figure out how to craft things. google terraria wiki These sorts of games are very difficult if you don't read a bit.
Desu Games 7 2,337 06-26-2014, 08:39 AM
  Thread: Creepy spider gif thread
Post: Creepy spider gif thread

Fuck this thread.
Desu General Talk 8 2,396 06-26-2014, 03:41 AM
  Thread: Terraria
Post: Terraria

I've put in about 200 hours in that game. Awesome, awesome fun shit. Also props to the developers for basically tripling the content in the game since release and not jewfagging its customers into ...
Desu Games 7 2,337 06-25-2014, 02:09 AM
  Thread: Culture of The 2000s
Post: RE: Culture of The 2000s

(06-24-2014 12:41 PM)REBAG102 Wrote:  What was 9/11? On September 11, 2001, extremists Muslims afiliated with al-Qaeda hijacked 4 planes in a terrorist attack. 2 planes hit the 2 towers formerl...
Desu Philosophy, Politics & History 46 11,736 06-24-2014, 02:14 PM
  Thread: Culture of The 2000s
Post: RE: Culture of The 2000s

(06-24-2014 11:00 AM)KFC Nyan Cat Wrote:   (06-24-2014 04:07 AM)Desu Wrote:  2000s rise of outspoken atheism, international gaming grows rapidly, rise of social media (myspace), Anon & ...
Desu Philosophy, Politics & History 46 11,736 06-24-2014, 11:05 AM
  Thread: Culture of The 2000s
Post: Culture of The 2000s

2000s rise of outspoken atheism, international gaming grows rapidly, rise of social media (myspace), Anon & scientology, flip phones, dubstep becomes popular in the US around 2008-2009ish leading ...
Desu Philosophy, Politics & History 46 11,736 06-24-2014, 04:07 AM
  Thread: runescape
Post: runescape

So you're that faggot that never gave me my trimmed rune set?
Desu Games 15 3,744 06-20-2014, 02:02 AM
  Thread: runescape
Post: RE: runescape

(06-19-2014 10:08 AM)DoA Wrote:   (06-19-2014 09:41 AM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Then again I've only played the one before they removed the wilderness or whatever the hell you call it. Then I s...
Desu Games 15 3,744 06-19-2014, 06:02 PM
  Thread: runescape
Post: runescape

Hidden stuff: [img]http://i.imgur.com/BveFcCL.jpg[/img] 2 days of playing
Desu Games 15 3,744 06-19-2014, 05:48 PM
  Thread: runescape
Post: runescape

like 30? I just started today lol. I'm killing barbarians in the barb house atm to level ranged. >_< JUST LIKE OLD TIMES
Desu Games 15 3,744 06-18-2014, 04:39 PM
  Thread: runescape
Post: RE: runescape

(06-18-2014 04:21 PM)anakin9000 Wrote:  the rnescape is amazin i swear its awesome. i love fishing for lobies an going to fite monstrs. some of my best friends r on ther. not sure if troll
Desu Games 15 3,744 06-18-2014, 04:25 PM
  Thread: runescape
Post: runescape

ITT: Runescape I got on RS today to check out RS3. Holy shit was my reaction. I first played RS 15 years ago, but I don't care for the nostalgia of the game back then. All the new shit/changes are ...
Desu Games 15 3,744 06-18-2014, 03:59 PM
  Thread: Hi guys
Post: RE: Hi guys

(06-12-2014 07:58 AM)danky elfman Wrote:  I'm atheist. tip fedora
Desu Welcome! 13 4,555 06-17-2014, 10:58 AM
  Thread: Hi guys
Post: Hi guys

>smoke weed everyday MAH NIGGA
Desu Welcome! 13 4,555 06-17-2014, 10:58 AM
  Thread: Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long
Post: Imagine a sea creature 36000 feet long

Holy fuck that made my skin crawl. Fuck you OP.
Desu Science & Technology 5 2,340 06-16-2014, 01:07 AM
  Thread: What the fuck is the point in getting married when you can get divorced at any time?
Post: RE: What the fuck is the point in getting married ...

(06-15-2014 02:19 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I'd consider engagement parties capitalist products. It's like a mini-wedding to signify the scheduling a wedding/marriage. I didn't know this was a th...
Desu Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 30 8,929 06-16-2014, 12:49 AM
  Thread: Open Relationships
Post: RE: Open Relationships

(06-15-2014 01:36 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I want multiple wives. When do we start the polygamist movement? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Church_...day_Saints
Desu Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 30 6,125 06-15-2014, 01:49 PM
  Thread: Open Relationships
Post: RE: Open Relationships

(06-15-2014 06:13 AM)Rule_BreakerXVIII Wrote:  Nice idea...just watch out for people who try to reform you despite multiple warnings. I'll probably do the same soon. Why do you think that's oka...
Desu Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 30 6,125 06-15-2014, 11:07 AM

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