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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

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


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  Thread: Short animation about how school drains us.
Post: Short animation about how school drains us.

I was kind of expecting it to be different in execution, but the meaning rings clear. Now that I've graduated, I feel like my measly grade-point average is going to be my downfall I've been judged by ...
DreamRebel School Talk 4 10,051 06-27-2017, 08:27 AM
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Botany
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 05-28-2017, 12:23 PM
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Algae
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 05-28-2017, 10:00 AM
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Scrumptious
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 05-28-2017, 09:49 AM
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Hello?
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-30-2017, 08:43 AM
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Sea Shanty
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-19-2017, 08:59 AM
  Thread: Schools should start later to prevent accidents, depression, scientists say
Post: Schools should start later to prevent accidents, d...

I remember when my school started at 8:30. Then those butts decided to make it earlier to fit more into the day. Couldn't they have just made dismissal later?
DreamRebel Youth Rights 9 2,765 04-19-2017, 08:58 AM
  Thread: First living giant shipworm found
Post: First living giant shipworm found

Awesome!
DreamRebel News 5 1,615 04-19-2017, 08:53 AM
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HIYAH!
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-19-2017, 02:25 AM
  Thread: Animal Rights came before Children's Rights
Post: Animal Rights came before Children's Rights

If compulsory schooling and core curriculum must exist, there should be pet care classes. Too many people end up buying pets without knowing how to care for them, and the effects can be lethal.
DreamRebel Youth Rights 6 5,016 04-18-2017, 12:51 PM
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Ban
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-18-2017, 12:45 PM
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Waistcoat
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-18-2017, 03:35 AM
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Bulletproof
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-18-2017, 02:06 AM
  Thread: Chicken Soup Story on Zero Tolerance
Post: RE: Chicken Soup Story on Zero Tolerance

(04-17-2017 04:45 PM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Zero tolerance policies are a load of shit. That's because they are -90 tolerence policies in disguise.
DreamRebel School Talk 15 4,212 04-18-2017, 02:05 AM
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Earth
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-17-2017, 11:04 AM
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Cookie
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-17-2017, 08:56 AM
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Dour
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-17-2017, 07:58 AM
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Ionize
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-17-2017, 07:36 AM
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Ultraviolet
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-17-2017, 07:35 AM
  Thread: Oneiric
Post: Oneiric

True. Hidden stuff: 7/11/17 I lived in a building that was part orphanage, part mall, part school, part hospital part.... dystopia. I call it The Facility. It was vague, but nobody had a nam...
DreamRebel Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 17 5,249 04-17-2017, 07:28 AM
  Thread: LGBTQ+ on School Survival
Post: RE: LGBTQ+ on School Survival

(04-17-2017 04:44 AM)Username Wrote:  I don't know what any of these -sexuals mean. That's what google is for.
DreamRebel General Talk 43 14,931 04-17-2017, 07:12 AM
  Thread: How far are you willing to take anti-ageism
Post: RE: How far are you willing to take anti-ageism

(11-15-2011 06:11 AM)sergeant Wrote:  - Be able to decide what food the child will eat Within reason. A parent has the right to choose the meals, but the responsibility to make them healthy and ...
DreamRebel Youth Rights 22 6,534 04-17-2017, 07:12 AM
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Clitoris
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-17-2017, 06:50 AM
  Thread: Oneiric
Post: Oneiric

I might, one day then.
DreamRebel Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 17 5,249 04-17-2017, 01:46 AM
  Thread: [California] Lawmakers want to mandate internet for juvy prisoners
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Most excellent.
DreamRebel News 3 1,136 04-16-2017, 04:05 AM
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Hero
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-16-2017, 04:01 AM
  Thread: Oneiric
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Yeah, if I weren't too lazy to make them into stories they would be. In fact, they still might be one day.
DreamRebel Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 17 5,249 04-16-2017, 03:59 AM
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Vivid
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-15-2017, 08:28 AM
  Thread: Oneiric
Post: RE: Oneiric

Hidden stuff: This dream is from the metal hospital, where I had a lot of sleep paralysis and weird sensations when I was trying to awaken. I didn't remember the dreams much, though. I walk m...
DreamRebel Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 17 5,249 04-15-2017, 08:11 AM
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Joke
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-15-2017, 08:08 AM
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Lolwut
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-15-2017, 07:41 AM
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Ursa
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-15-2017, 03:45 AM
  Thread: re-name the person above you
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TheAwesomeFellow
DreamRebel Games 1,088 186,215 04-15-2017, 03:45 AM
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Win
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-14-2017, 12:27 PM
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Confection
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-14-2017, 11:16 AM
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Powder
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-14-2017, 10:52 AM
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Fairy
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-14-2017, 10:09 AM
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This is supposed to be word association, not a sprinking flame war.
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-14-2017, 08:01 AM
  Thread: Annoying sayings
Post: Annoying sayings

Anything at all to do with suicide - Ignores the reasons why people are suicidal
DreamRebel General Talk 44 15,152 04-14-2017, 08:00 AM
  Thread: [N. Carolina] Where Corporal Punishment Is Still Used In Schools, Its Roots Run Deep
Post: [N. Carolina] Where Corporal Punishment Is Still U...

Let's face it, whether it be by isolation, harsh judgement, or even physical abuse, society has no problem inducing mental illness; Though it stands as proof that they are wrong, that's what denial an...
DreamRebel News 3 1,188 04-14-2017, 03:19 AM
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Lazy
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-14-2017, 03:13 AM
  Thread: Logic
Post: Logic

Here's the thing. We shouldn't allow loopholes for abuse. And let's not forget, bad grades are reasons parents punish their kids harshly, whether it's the kid's fault or not. In fact, though I don't r...
DreamRebel Youth Rights 9 3,410 04-14-2017, 03:09 AM
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Fish
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-12-2017, 11:32 AM
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Deep
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-12-2017, 11:15 AM
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Saiyan
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-12-2017, 10:53 AM
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Anime
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Titan
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-12-2017, 08:22 AM
  Thread: How psychiatry discredits people who question authority
Post: How psychiatry discredits people who question auth...

Honestly, as much as medication has helped me, it's not fixing society at all. The psychiatrist prejudged me, and it was only by dumb luck that I was helped. He just churned out a prescription before ...
DreamRebel Psychology - Life, Love & Learning 18 6,993 04-12-2017, 08:21 AM
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WHEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVE!
DreamRebel Games 3,270 240,013 04-12-2017, 07:21 AM
  Thread: Were not a Minority
Post: Were not a Minority

Really, I think some anti school sentiment would comfort a lot of kids I've known who think they aren't smart just because they don't know words like "defenestration." The world needs to come to embra...
DreamRebel Youth Rights 15 4,872 04-12-2017, 07:19 AM

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