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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: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

Eh, no worries, I'm not very easily offended. In the school's opinion, it's the highest honour, but yes I have to agree that it's really the complete opposite. I'll try to protect that bit of my soul...
MaggieStrange General Talk 1,272 208,213 02-26-2010, 12:17 PM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

So tonight I have to go to a National Honours Society induction and basically pledge to be brainwashed by school for the rest of my life. I believe part of the pledge is something along the lines of, ...
MaggieStrange General Talk 1,272 208,213 02-26-2010, 08:58 AM
  Thread: My Japanese Handwriting
Post: Re: My Japanese Handwriting

Ceiling Cat Wrote:I was always puzzled how do you type in Japanese though. I mean, since they don't use uppercase it is possible to have the sixty characters on your keyboard, but what about kanji? Do...
MaggieStrange Other Languages 18 13,782 02-21-2010, 03:25 AM
  Thread: WebComics!
Post: Re: WebComics!

I seem to remember when I found the site, I read it pretty much all the way through in one go, and I was high on happiness by the end of it.
MaggieStrange Funny Stuff 271 76,278 02-20-2010, 01:20 PM
  Thread: WebComics!
Post: Re: WebComics!

Loxor, I'm going to take a wild guess and say you just now discovered Questionable Content and are going batshit insane over it, as is the usual protocol. Approv'd. Also: Loxor Wrote:[img]http://www...
MaggieStrange Funny Stuff 271 76,278 02-20-2010, 01:18 PM
  Thread: My Japanese Handwriting
Post: Re: My Japanese Handwriting

Apparently some time after WWII (I think?) the Japanese government tried to get rid of Kanji and it ultimately failed. Which is a real pity, because that would make the language so much easier to lear...
MaggieStrange Other Languages 18 13,782 02-20-2010, 01:04 PM
  Thread: My Japanese Handwriting
Post: Re: My Japanese Handwriting

CrayolaColours Wrote:I like Hiragana the most. It's pretty. This. Katakana is too stiff for my liking, and Kanji is too complicated. But then, I also like swirly writing in any form.
MaggieStrange Other Languages 18 13,782 02-20-2010, 12:59 PM
  Thread: Obama cancelled the Constellation program!
Post: Re: Obama cancelled the Constellation program!

fish20 Wrote:Obama needs to get out of office NOW!!! lolno. Fixing a severely damaged economy is a bit more important than taking a ride up to a planet we've already been on. I might be a bit more dis...
MaggieStrange Philosophy, Politics & History 24 3,160 02-20-2010, 12:30 PM
  Thread: Utah Looks to Cut 12th Grade
Post: Re: Utah Looks to Cut 12th Grade

I think my school gives three or four credits per class, so we have to pass 30 or so classes. I think. I'm a bit fail at math, especially when I have no desire to do it (which is always), so don't quo...
MaggieStrange School Talk 18 3,616 02-20-2010, 12:26 PM
  Thread: Utah Looks to Cut 12th Grade
Post: Re: Utah Looks to Cut 12th Grade

CrayolaColours Wrote:It's impossible to graduate early in my school. We need forty fucking credits to pass. Forty? How many credits do each of your classes count for? We need like 100 credits to gradu...
MaggieStrange School Talk 18 3,616 02-20-2010, 11:49 AM
  Thread: My Japanese Handwriting
Post: Re: My Japanese Handwriting

Looks a hell of a lot better than mine, though I'm still learning. I've also been using normal pen, which reduces the fancy swishiness immensely. Also, props for being able to do kanji. I can't even ...
MaggieStrange Other Languages 18 13,782 02-20-2010, 11:39 AM
  Thread: Simon Motherfucking Pegg
Post: Re: Simon Motherfucking Pegg

Oh god, your English teacher needs to go die in a fire. You should never talk in a British accent if you aren't actually British, unless you're joking around. Because no matter what, it will always bu...
MaggieStrange General Talk 23 3,449 02-15-2010, 01:41 AM
  Thread: This place could easily be a reality TV show
Post: Re: This place could easily be a reality TV show

Pieman Wrote:-picture snip- I lol'd. I've just never been a fan of hotlinking because it's stealing the bandwidth of other sites, which can cost money for their owners if they go over the monthly band...
MaggieStrange General Talk 76 7,506 02-14-2010, 12:55 PM
  Thread: Simon Motherfucking Pegg
Post: Re: Simon Motherfucking Pegg

Ceiling Cat Wrote:What I find funny is how you talking about nearly wetting yourself cause of a throat accent is usual 'girl talk', while if a bunch of apes compares their scores and talks about ass, ...
MaggieStrange General Talk 23 3,449 02-14-2010, 12:43 PM
  Thread: This place could easily be a reality TV show
Post: Re: This place could easily be a reality TV show

Hope you realize that's hotlinking, dude.
MaggieStrange General Talk 76 7,506 02-14-2010, 10:00 AM
  Thread: Simon Motherfucking Pegg
Post: Re: Simon Motherfucking Pegg

EXACTLY. Which is why I also love Nick Frost, even though I don't find him attractive in the slightest. Though he's pretty hilarious as well.
MaggieStrange General Talk 23 3,449 02-14-2010, 05:08 AM
  Thread: Simon Motherfucking Pegg
Post: Re: Simon Motherfucking Pegg

Rebelnerd Wrote:Seriously? Fuck the British. B-b-but... British accents are the shit. :( And there are some pretty coolass Brits (Simon Pegg, for instance :P ).
MaggieStrange General Talk 23 3,449 02-14-2010, 04:43 AM
  Thread: Simon Motherfucking Pegg
Post: Simon Motherfucking Pegg

Okay so we are going to talk about Simon Pegg because he is crazy attractive according to me. Anything that he partakes in is instantly awesome, because he's awesome. And he's British, which means aut...
MaggieStrange General Talk 23 3,449 02-13-2010, 03:46 PM
  Thread: This place could easily be a reality TV show
Post: Re: This place could easily be a reality TV show

AWOL Wrote:Monsieur Loxor... /botched Mexican accent. You are French Mexican? ASTONISHING. :bigeek:
MaggieStrange General Talk 76 7,506 02-13-2010, 07:30 AM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

Never swing from the rafters, children. That is, unless you're up to your eyes in armour. I slipped and fell, luckily landed on the couch but I bashed my leg up pretty bad. It was fun up until that po...
MaggieStrange General Talk 1,272 208,213 02-13-2010, 07:23 AM
  Thread: This place could easily be a reality TV show
Post: Re: This place could easily be a reality TV show

CrayolaColours Wrote:Perfect. Now all we need is a house and a chav to beat up. In addition to your one chav, allow me to offer my entire school.
MaggieStrange General Talk 76 7,506 02-12-2010, 11:05 AM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

Oh snap. :goingcrazy:
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-12-2010, 10:20 AM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

CrayolaColours Wrote:At first I thought you said "Charms teacher." I was about to lol. That would be really damn awesome, and I would probably try to stay in that class at all costs. :P Maybe I'll ha...
MaggieStrange General Talk 1,272 208,213 02-12-2010, 10:17 AM
  Thread: Hilarious Pro-school "comic book"
Post: Re: Hilarious Pro-school "comic book"

:notworthy: You are a Britishism-spouting god.
MaggieStrange School Talk 42 13,048 02-11-2010, 12:37 PM
  Thread: Hilarious Pro-school "comic book"
Post: Re: Hilarious Pro-school "comic book"

I just jumped at the chance to type British slang. :biggrin:
MaggieStrange School Talk 42 13,048 02-11-2010, 11:07 AM
  Thread: Interesting Conversation.
Post: Re: Interesting Conversation.

Some people on Omegle are bastards. Like me. :P Actually, had you asked me questions about education, I would have gladly answered. I would stave off my Vaginasaurus Rex spamming for things like that...
MaggieStrange School Talk 11 3,165 02-11-2010, 10:43 AM
  Thread: Interesting Conversation.
Post: Re: Interesting Conversation.

The only time I've been on Omegle was when I was trollin' with my online friends and our beautiful creation that we so lovingly named the Vaginasaurus Rex. I think I might still have it lying around i...
MaggieStrange School Talk 11 3,165 02-11-2010, 10:34 AM
  Thread: The Things That Keep Us Sane.
Post: Re: The Things That Keep Us Sane.

Jpop. Nothing brightens my day better, I swear. I mean honestly, how can you be all frumpled when there are shitloads of happy Japanese girls singing to you? The answer is YOU CAN'T. Other than that,...
MaggieStrange Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 23 5,893 02-11-2010, 10:30 AM
  Thread: Hilarious Pro-school "comic book"
Post: Re: Hilarious Pro-school "comic book"

Rebelnerd Wrote:OMG I'll be you're right!!!! Why, I'll be! You're jolly well right, Watson, that is indeed a clue! [img]http://i47.tinypic.com/24x2hch.jpg[/img]
MaggieStrange School Talk 42 13,048 02-11-2010, 10:26 AM
  Thread: This place could easily be a reality TV show
Post: Re: This place could easily be a reality TV show

You're forgetting the people-who-swore-they-wouldn't-get-into-anime-but-just-started-watching-it-and-are-kind-of-really-liking-it-maybe. I get my own category. I also shit rainbows.
MaggieStrange General Talk 76 7,506 02-11-2010, 10:22 AM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

I think it would be pretty awesome if one day someone e-mailed me and was like, "Dude... I'm Maggie Strange. Stop stealing my identity, bitch." I probably wouldn't even respond, just sit there and go ...
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-11-2010, 10:17 AM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

Okay so. Talking to my chem teacher went surprisingly well this morning, but still not as planned. My attempt to storm in there and fling the book at him was a failure. Here's what I shit out instead:...
MaggieStrange General Talk 1,272 208,213 02-11-2010, 08:25 AM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

SoulRiser Wrote:I like your word-vomit. It smells peachy. What was the last thing you ate? Err... I believe chicken pot pie. But perhaps mixed vegetables, cream and chicken could amount to peach smell...
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-11-2010, 08:12 AM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

Chibi Moon Beam Wrote:I eventually want to move with my fiance to Sweden, as I'm part Swedish. That sounds wonderful. :D CrayolaColours Wrote:I have a Buddhist friend. But if I had to pick, I'd proba...
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-11-2010, 04:51 AM
  Thread: History of Youth Rights.
Post: Re: History of Youth Rights.

Actually, I've no idea. Probably a small. I'll be sure to dirty it with my communist ways.
MaggieStrange Youth Rights 18 5,731 02-10-2010, 01:33 PM
  Thread: History of Youth Rights.
Post: Re: History of Youth Rights.

But I wasn't even assigned a straitjacket yet... :( No one asked me my size.
MaggieStrange Youth Rights 18 5,731 02-10-2010, 01:05 PM
  Thread: I can't get on SS without noscript
Post: Re: I can't get on SS without noscript

Adblock the shit out of it. Fix'd. Actually, does Adblock continually block an ad after you tell it to block it once? I use Chrome and have an extension that automatically disables all ads from being...
MaggieStrange Help, Support & Suggestions 7 1,889 02-10-2010, 01:00 PM
  Thread: History of Youth Rights.
Post: Re: History of Youth Rights.

I will admit to the godless part, but I'm actually a straight-edge chick. :P And I ent a communist, but that's obvious.
MaggieStrange Youth Rights 18 5,731 02-10-2010, 12:53 PM
  Thread: History of Youth Rights.
Post: Re: History of Youth Rights.

Oh goddamn old people and their obsession with communists. If they weren't so paranoid about red scares at the time of the Depression, we wouldn't have this problem. :noo:
MaggieStrange Youth Rights 18 5,731 02-10-2010, 12:33 PM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

That's so cool. If I personally ever were to get into a religion, I think it would Buddhism. True, I'm more atheist than agnostic, but you never know this early in the game, and I do believe in reinca...
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-10-2010, 12:30 PM
  Thread: Goddamn RollerCoaster Tycoon
Post: Re: Goddamn RollerCoaster Tycoon

Oh my god, that game is the shit. The only thing I really remember from when I used to play it was kids vomiting everywhere and always having to put thousands of janitors around the park to clean it u...
MaggieStrange Games 16 2,502 02-10-2010, 12:24 PM
  Thread: The Vent/Ranting Thread
Post: Re: The Vent/Ranting Thread

I'm finally escaping my Honours Chemistry class tomorrow, which I had been previously failing like a motherfucker, by dropping it. I'm relieved to not have to take Chem anymore, so all is well and goo...
MaggieStrange General Talk 1,272 208,213 02-10-2010, 11:23 AM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

Aha, so I was right in my unapologetic view of the place. Probably one of the things I hate most is cold without benefits, but then I just hate cold in general. People who force beliefs are horrid; m...
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-10-2010, 11:04 AM
  Thread: Share your stories of Hell: What is your school like?
Post: Re: Share your stories of Hell: What is your schoo...

Those Asian boys know what's up. And that sad looking kid with the glasses.
MaggieStrange School Talk 37 9,650 02-10-2010, 10:50 AM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

I've always just pictured Georgia as barren and boring. I could be wrong, but that's the impression I have of it.
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-10-2010, 09:53 AM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

Thanks very much! I'm more than comfortable here already.
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-10-2010, 09:45 AM
  Thread: My epic creation...
Post: Re: My epic creation...

That is definitely a monocle right there. Mind blown.
MaggieStrange General Talk 30 3,799 02-10-2010, 09:17 AM
  Thread: Hilarious Pro-school "comic book"
Post: Re: Hilarious Pro-school "comic book"

THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT [img]http://i50.tinypic.com/24glzj8.jpg[/img] RAAAAAAAAEG On a more comprehensible note, do they honestly have their heads so far up their asses that they're past the point of...
MaggieStrange School Talk 42 13,048 02-10-2010, 09:10 AM
  Thread: Screenshots
Post: Re: Screenshots

Yikes. Well, at least you managed to get it to work.
MaggieStrange General Talk 16 1,631 02-10-2010, 08:47 AM
  Thread: And then I word-vomited everywhere.
Post: Re: And then I word-vomited everywhere.

Eugh, I can't imagine going to live in Georgia. I can see why you want to come back. That's sweet that the both of you have plans to move here together, though. :D
MaggieStrange Welcome! 37 4,698 02-10-2010, 08:43 AM

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