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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: Polyamory
Post: RE: Polyamory

(03-25-2008 01:34 PM)Cory Wrote:  Anonymous1.0 Wrote:*facepalm* Not really. Polygamy and polyamory are different. Polyamory has closer ties to the free love movement. This, and Polygamy is not ...
NightThoughts Best of School Survival 41 25,365 05-31-2012, 10:54 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

I seem to have forgotten everything that happened yesterday. Everything. I can't recall a supposedly epic Latin class (which, according to a classmate, was made epic by me), I can't remember my sister...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-25-2012, 08:00 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Currently trying to teach myself Japanese. 37 repetitions of the "a" hiragana and counting!
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-21-2012, 09:29 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

I had more to say, but couldn't bear to make my monologue any longer. My manga/anime-loving friend (let's call her X) watches anime and reads manga quite frequently. It's her passion in life. She ca...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-20-2012, 06:06 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

I feel so unproductive today. More or less. Yesterday was the school talent show, which alternated between amazing (a kid who sang and played a guitar composition and a girl who sang in Japanese) and ...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-20-2012, 05:56 AM
  Thread: Dream School
Post: RE: Dream School

A library, filled with loads and loads of books. Fantasy/science fiction, biographies, historical fiction, realistic fiction, autobiographies, how-tos, textbooks, anything. A lot of kids I know despis...
NightThoughts Alternative Learning & Income 54 16,723 05-18-2012, 08:34 AM
  Thread: Homeschooling is evil ad hoc rationalization
Post: RE: Homeschooling is evil ad hoc rationalization

The entire time I was homeschooled, I wanted to go into public school. Of course, I had no idea what public school was really like, and I was mainly going along with my sister, but still. Now that I'v...
NightThoughts Alternative Learning & Income 6 3,861 05-18-2012, 08:29 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Today we had the dress rehearsal for the school talent show. My morning was kind of rushed, so I forgot to grab my own cellphone, which I hardly use. As soon as I finished my performance, I went to th...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-18-2012, 08:22 AM
  Thread: Dream Log
Post: RE: Dream Log

Last night I think I dreamed of my piano teacher correcting the ornaments in one of my pieces. Dream predicting reality.
NightThoughts Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 3 1,659 05-11-2012, 07:09 AM
  Thread: Dream Log
Post: RE: Dream Log

You, indirectly.
NightThoughts Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 3 1,659 05-11-2012, 07:08 AM
  Thread: Dream Log
Post: Dream Log

Someone recently pointed out to me that I hardly ever post outside of my blog thread anymore. Thus, I decided to create a new one, this time based on the weird dreams I tend to have. A couple nights...
NightThoughts Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 3 1,659 05-09-2012, 05:09 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Depends on how much time I have in my day.
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-09-2012, 05:03 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Unfortunately for me, I need to have three online citations for a paragraph on the poem "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou. Not unfortunate in and of itself, but I can't find any. If a...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-08-2012, 10:00 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Eh, it turned out that my mom was just in a rush because we had to get so much stuff ready and there had been a belated birthday sleepover (which are held more for the benefit of my sister than for me...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-08-2012, 05:01 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Lucky me, I'm exiled from the forums for the weekend. My parents decided to hold a dinner party, and a few teenagers (both significantly older than I) appeared just as I got in the shower, which I had...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-06-2012, 09:40 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

So...good weekend? Bad weekend? I can't really decide myself. My dreaded English class is reading "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer", in which he wishes that the weekends didn't exist because they made go...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 05-01-2012, 05:37 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Anyone here an anime fan? Myself, I'm currently obsessed with an anime I picked up at Barnes & Noble the other day called "Rosario+Vampire". Another I favor is about animal/human hybrids called +A...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 04-24-2012, 08:51 AM
  Thread: worst dream you ever had
Post: RE: worst dream you ever had

The worst dream I can remember was a very clear one in which I was at school, but everything was different. For some reason the schedule had been changed, I was wandering the halls mindlessly, my Engl...
NightThoughts Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 85 36,059 04-24-2012, 08:01 AM
  Thread: The Dream Topic
Post: RE: The Dream Topic

I had a dream that my friend was an alien with white hair and black teeth, had neon green braces, and for some reason I had to take her to kindergarten with me, though I was in sixth grade at the time...
NightThoughts Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 306 57,568 04-24-2012, 07:57 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

You know, every time I see that you've made the most recent post in one of my subscribed threads, I start to worry.
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 04-23-2012, 09:02 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Thanks for that. I doubt I'd kill myself, as even needles scare me and I can't tie a knot to save my life. I'm not actually planning to commit suicide, my brain just conjured the question randomly.
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 04-22-2012, 12:25 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Hopefully everyone is having a good April vacation. Thought that I might as well have a little activity on here, and so I aimlessly began this post. Apparently my mind has become suicidal without my k...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 04-20-2012, 07:04 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Of course he is
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 04-16-2012, 07:30 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

I actually did end up getting Skyrim! The only problem is that I opened my presents late in the day, so I couldn't start playing and had to wait through a school day. Oh well. I also got a Dungeons an...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 04-14-2012, 05:13 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Happy birthday to me! I've have to deal with a lot lately to wrap up this term, so I apologize for not being online. I asked for Skyrim for my birthday, but apparently I can't be trusted with a "matur...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 04-13-2012, 07:39 AM
  Thread: Genetics
Post: RE: Genetics

This debate is getting really interesting.
NightThoughts Science & Technology 36 15,865 04-05-2012, 07:57 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

My "Genetics" thread seems to be doing particularly well. Having a good deal of fun on Chatzy, but I had to get off to do homework. My parents will skin me alive without straight A's, and our term end...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 04-03-2012, 08:04 AM
  Thread: Genetics
Post: RE: Genetics

Only...your skin doesn't have the potential to be sentient. And won't, unless you start eating a lot of radioactive waste, develop into a living, breathing human being.
NightThoughts Science & Technology 36 15,865 04-02-2012, 06:33 AM
  Thread: Genetics
Post: RE: Genetics

I may or may not have been thinking of autism...I hear that therapy can help a person to relate to others better.
NightThoughts Science & Technology 36 15,865 04-01-2012, 06:41 AM
  Thread: Genetics
Post: RE: Genetics

Yeah, if you think about it, using scientific tools to alter the very genes of a fetus (or other organism) is kind of scary. It's like rewriting someone's genetic code. I think that it'd be best used ...
NightThoughts Science & Technology 36 15,865 04-01-2012, 12:44 AM
  Thread: What has been your main source of knowledge?
Post: RE: What has been your main source of knowledge?

Books, the Internet, and real life.
NightThoughts Alternative Learning & Income 42 19,702 04-01-2012, 12:39 AM
  Thread: Classes pass faster...
Post: RE: Classes pass faster...

Cracked is pretty awesome. My school has WiFi but it's very impractical to bring a computer to school and teachers are always checking on you. The only way someone could sneak technology into my schoo...
NightThoughts Alternative Learning & Income 18 5,385 03-31-2012, 11:42 AM
  Thread: Genetics
Post: Genetics

What's your policy on the ethics of genetic engineering? And am I the only one on here who enjoys this kind of stuff? Just decided to create this thread on a whim; I don't have all that much to do ri...
NightThoughts Science & Technology 36 15,865 03-31-2012, 11:31 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Kind of bored right now. Not sure whether to get ready for bed, then play all night, or to stay up for a bit longer and actually go to sleep. Is anyone actually on right now?
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 03-31-2012, 11:29 AM
  Thread: Talk?
Post: RE: Talk?

...I feel so stupid right about now. I just realized that I don't necessarily need to use my Verizon email, I can use this Gmail one. Perhaps that might be a little more one on one, so to speak, and s...
NightThoughts General Talk 41 6,610 03-31-2012, 11:28 AM
  Thread: Talk?
Post: RE: Talk?

Deletion of a living human being might be a tad odd. Plus, the program would still be running and I don't know the administrator password. What's your sister like? And Bulgvar, you're really startin...
NightThoughts General Talk 41 6,610 03-31-2012, 11:26 AM
  Thread: Talk?
Post: RE: Talk?

Alright.
NightThoughts General Talk 41 6,610 03-31-2012, 07:49 AM
  Thread: Talk?
Post: RE: Talk?

Greetings to you as well! I really don't know...let me try. Presumably so long as they are not "Discussion" websites, I can go on them. It's very flawed; sometimes I can get on a site and sometimes no...
NightThoughts General Talk 41 6,610 03-31-2012, 07:47 AM
  Thread: Talk?
Post: RE: Talk?

It's not my choice, it's my parents'. It might be a special version of Norton 360 created specifically for parents who want to monitor their children. The best time I ever had with this computer was t...
NightThoughts General Talk 41 6,610 03-30-2012, 06:33 AM
  Thread: Talk?
Post: RE: Talk?

In my usual fashion, I think that I'll answer these new questions all in one post. Luiz: My sister and I get into all sorts of shenanigans (fun to say, that), and my brother gets on my nerves all the...
NightThoughts General Talk 41 6,610 03-30-2012, 05:35 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

The most recent book-The Warlock-is even better. I swear, if all of Ireland's writers turn out such good books, I'm going to move there.
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 03-30-2012, 04:48 AM
  Thread: Talk?
Post: RE: Talk?

That was fast. Thanks for the help!
NightThoughts General Talk 41 6,610 03-29-2012, 07:55 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Haven't been on in a while, sorry. Anyways, we had some more MCAS, and my English teacher was a general harpy to us. Why is it that so many good insults seem to start with the letter H? At least, the ...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 03-29-2012, 07:55 AM
  Thread: Talk?
Post: RE: Talk?

Anyone have a reason for why a mouse's wheel (the little thingy on top that scrolls up and down) might be behaving oddly? Mine is, so I'm a bit curious.
NightThoughts General Talk 41 6,610 03-29-2012, 07:46 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Anyone on here a LOTR junkie? As in, read the books, seen the movies, played the game a septillion times? Me neither. Still searching for a decent copy of the last movie. Yesterday was the MCAS Long ...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 03-22-2012, 07:08 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Yeah, I found that a little odd too. So I went ahead and did it anyways. Frankly, if the ultra-paranoid security system lets me on Khan Academy, it can't be all that bad.
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 03-18-2012, 12:23 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

This week seems to have gone by so quickly. At least, it does to me. My math teacher just got us all set up on the website Khan Academy. When I told my parents, they thought it was pretty cool. Ironi...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 03-17-2012, 04:49 AM
  Thread: Blog Thread
Post: RE: Blog Thread

Not sure if awesome or incredibly disturbing...
NightThoughts Blogs 83 24,109 03-17-2012, 04:46 AM
  Thread: Worst English Teacher Ever
Post: RE: Worst English Teacher Ever

You only say that because you haven't met her. Trust me, she's not.
NightThoughts School Talk 16 10,614 03-17-2012, 04:45 AM
  Thread: Worst English Teacher Ever
Post: RE: Worst English Teacher Ever

I always thought it meant a nagging, unpleasant woman, but I suppose the meaning is up to interpretation. One of my favorite words to call her. Since the fiend (another appropriate word for my teacher...
NightThoughts School Talk 16 10,614 03-14-2012, 10:17 AM

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