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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: Grades
Post: Grades

Ugh. Got in a small ditch with my parents when I got my "Progress Report". Grades are: MATH 91.5% B+ (just off of an A-) RLA 96.5% A SCIENCE 98% A+ HEALTH 98.6 A+ SOCIAL STUDIES 100% A+ PHYS ED 100%...
SeReNiTY School Talk 7 1,989 05-07-2014, 10:39 AM
  Thread: "Test Security"
Post: "Test Security"

I strongly dislike how teachers, principals, and the state freak out over cheating. In my state we have ridiculous rules that will not fend off cheating at all, but seem to be more intent on controlli...
SeReNiTY School Talk 7 1,943 05-06-2014, 08:15 AM
  Thread: Police in School
Post: RE: Police in School

This article proves my point. It's the school-to-prison pipeline, not even to mention anything else.
SeReNiTY School Talk 3 1,720 04-30-2014, 09:05 PM
  Thread: The Ban Game
Post: RE: The Ban Game

Banned for using false evidence in your ban of brainiac3397.
SeReNiTY Games 2,501 577,251 04-30-2014, 08:44 AM
  Thread: Police in School
Post: Police in School

Ours is called a Prevention Resource Officer, but I call him a rent-a-cop. He arrests (I think under school authority) all the time for offenses as simple as fighting twice. TWICE. BS. When he does dr...
SeReNiTY School Talk 3 1,720 04-30-2014, 08:37 AM
  Thread: Ugh.
Post: Ugh.

I just had an epiphany similar to one if the earlier threads. Nobody gives a fuck about me. Even my parents think I am an annoying asshole. I have no friends. While people are out having a fucking li...
SeReNiTY School Talk 9 2,036 04-30-2014, 07:11 AM
  Thread: U.S. A communist country?
Post: RE: U.S. A communist country?

No. Oligarchical collectivism, as described in Orwell's 1984. There is Big Brother (the President, albeit being an actual being). There is an Inner Party (the rich lobby groups), an Outer Party (the ...
SeReNiTY Philosophy, Politics & History 37 14,871 04-28-2014, 11:56 AM
  Thread: Lunch Table
Post: Lunch Table

Ok, so I sit with a close friend of mine at lunch. We sit close to each other, but there are others around, so he usually talks to everyone. Except me. It's not like this is unusual. Regardless of wh...
SeReNiTY School Talk 3 1,585 04-25-2014, 12:33 PM
  Thread: Finals "Pledge"
Post: RE: Finals "Pledge"

Here is the 'pro-AR propaganda' video that my teachers air during Finals pledging. Day 2) Practically everyone signed it but me. Watch on YouTube
SeReNiTY School Talk 5 2,467 04-24-2014, 07:22 AM
  Thread: I just took notice of something
Post: RE: I just took notice of something

Not in my state (for school related misconduct anyways)
SeReNiTY School Talk 4 2,044 04-24-2014, 07:18 AM
  Thread: I just took notice of something
Post: I just took notice of something

In my state there is no 5th amendment for school-related misconduct, only for crimes. So if you were to confess, you'd be suspended, and if you were to remain silent, you would be suspended just the s...
SeReNiTY School Talk 4 2,044 04-23-2014, 09:53 PM
  Thread: RLA teacher violates Code of Conduct
Post: RLA teacher violates Code of Conduct

My teacher has been caught. After reading the West Virginia Code of Conduct (teacher edition) I found that she was violating several rules of the Code. The rules she was violating were: 4.2.3. mai...
SeReNiTY School Talk 5 3,134 04-23-2014, 09:50 AM
  Thread: National Anthem in lieu of the Pledge
Post: RE: National Anthem in lieu of the Pledge

KFC it's a joke. Not meant to be taken literally:
SeReNiTY School Talk 8 2,025 04-23-2014, 07:39 AM
  Thread: Finals "Pledge"
Post: Finals "Pledge"

Today in school we had the option of taking a finals 'pledge' to do our best. I half ass it and get the highest score. Nor do I care about the WESTEST, so I obviously refused. The pledgers names were ...
SeReNiTY School Talk 5 2,467 04-23-2014, 06:50 AM
  Thread: National Anthem in lieu of the Pledge
Post: National Anthem in lieu of the Pledge

Well, I did it. After the pledge was said I quietly started singing the Star Spangled Banner as to not disrupt class so there would be absolutely NO excuse for them to shut me up. I got strange looks...
SeReNiTY School Talk 8 2,025 04-23-2014, 06:41 AM
  Thread: Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.
Post: RE: Sending my complaints to the Superintendent.

Do it. Id love to but my parents won't let me. My school is worse in some areas but damn. Even though it is likely the superintendent won't do anything, you may as well.
SeReNiTY School Talk 5 2,861 04-22-2014, 09:11 AM
  Thread: School Ecosystems
Post: RE: School Ecosystems

There are 4 tiers of social class in my school- the 'rich' douchebags, the girl douchebags, the people who aren't necessarily cool but aren't hated (me), and the exiles. The exiles are usually the kid...
SeReNiTY Philosophy, Politics & History 9 4,081 04-22-2014, 02:55 AM
  Thread: Clothing is genderless
Post: RE: Clothing is genderless

About that, my wardrobe is hockey jerseys and sweatpants. Fuck the world.
SeReNiTY Philosophy, Politics & History 11 5,103 04-22-2014, 02:46 AM
  Thread: Free Speech
Post: RE: Free Speech

This is perfect.
SeReNiTY Philosophy, Politics & History 8 2,777 04-22-2014, 02:44 AM
  Thread: Just Typical
Post: Just Typical

The issue over me not saying the Pledge has led to me losing a friend over not saying it. This is SAD. If you can't deal with a different opinion than your own, you are an asshole. She told me to move...
SeReNiTY School Talk 20 8,667 04-21-2014, 09:37 AM
  Thread: "Only School Equipment Allowed"
Post: RE: "Only School Equipment Allowed"

Heil, my stick is composite carbon fibre, not wood. The nets aren't bad, just light cheap and easy to move with a shot off the post.
SeReNiTY School Talk 10 4,890 04-21-2014, 01:36 AM
  Thread: "Only School Equipment Allowed"
Post: "Only School Equipment Allowed"

First, Happy Easter to those who celebrate. This upcoming week is the hockey unit in gym. Gym usually contains sports I am picked last in (and don't care about) so this is a consolation. I played ho...
SeReNiTY School Talk 10 4,890 04-21-2014, 01:05 AM
  Thread: League of Nations
Post: RE: League of Nations

Skyvana is Skyvanian territory, so FUCK OFF.
SeReNiTY Geography of SS 400 92,129 04-20-2014, 11:49 AM
  Thread: League of Nations
Post: RE: League of Nations

I also on behalf of the country swear to defend the US in case of attack.
SeReNiTY Geography of SS 400 92,129 04-18-2014, 01:09 PM
  Thread: League of Nations
Post: RE: League of Nations

I will not concede land to any country nor will I start war. My people are in support of this. We will remain independent. However, I can make a deal. Explain the Reichstag.
SeReNiTY Geography of SS 400 92,129 04-18-2014, 01:07 PM
  Thread: League of Nations
Post: RE: League of Nations

Skyvana has now fully transitioned to Marxist communism, and is mobilizing for possible war with House Deimos and Demiosa. We have a small army of 7,000, but that didn't stop Finland in the Winter War...
SeReNiTY Geography of SS 400 92,129 04-18-2014, 10:28 AM
  Thread: Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?
Post: Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?

Ok, so I am saving up for a new gaming desktop, and I need a means of getting money. I am already looking under and around shit and got $6.75 out of it. I have $12-$13 saved for it, but I ...
SeReNiTY General Talk 3 1,677 04-18-2014, 10:16 AM
  Thread: TheLiberal is now BritishButterfly, ask away.
Post: RE: TheLiberal is now BritishButterfly, ask away.

brainiac3397 Anyways...What color would a "British butterfly" be and why? PM Quote (04-09-2014 07:47 PM) MichaelTownley What's your favorite type of sandwich? PM Quote (04-09-2014 11:39 PM) Gwedin W...
SeReNiTY Interviews 8 2,459 04-17-2014, 08:54 AM
  Thread: THE WORST PRINCIPAL OF ALL TIME
Post: RE: THE WORST PRINCIPAL OF ALL TIME

This principal. I hope he dies in a fire and the house collapses on him while it's burning.
SeReNiTY School Talk 7 3,001 04-17-2014, 08:45 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

Hi.
SeReNiTY Games 9,783 1,098,290 04-16-2014, 10:41 AM
  Thread: My plan
Post: RE: My plan

This will work nicely in both our cases. Could you PM me the plan with a bit more detail? I am building a PC and want to get ungrounded.
SeReNiTY General Talk 15 1,907 04-16-2014, 10:33 AM
  Thread: Who's the worst teacher you've had?
Post: RE: Who's the worst teacher you've had?

"Sounds exactly like my current Language Arts teacher.. and I'm also in the sixth grade..." Does she say "That's why, YOU GOTTA BE HERE."?
SeReNiTY School Talk 42 26,855 04-15-2014, 08:31 AM
  Thread: WESTEST 2 (WV grades 3-11 finals) coming up
Post: WESTEST 2 (WV grades 3-11 finals) coming up

So we got finals coming. WESTEST 2, to be precise. They really don't do shit in actually helping a student get better or helping a teacher plan appropriate instruction. In fact it just give the teache...
SeReNiTY School Talk 7 3,729 04-15-2014, 07:34 AM
  Thread: ...
Post: RE: I Stole From the Lost and Found

Holes, really?
SeReNiTY School Talk 34 7,952 04-12-2014, 07:04 AM
  Thread: Who's the worst teacher you've had?
Post: RE: Who's the worst teacher you've had?

Honestly, I haven't had that many bad teachers, but I'd say my current 6th grade language arts teacher. She can't take any sort of criticism, large or small, constructive or not. She doesn't have any ...
SeReNiTY School Talk 42 26,855 04-12-2014, 02:59 AM
  Thread: F for doing day of silence
Post: RE: F for doing day of silence

This is a place for learning AND social activism. Good for you. 0 my ass. At least I don't have school today.
SeReNiTY School Talk 10 4,339 04-12-2014, 02:39 AM
  Thread: 1984 = School
Post: 1984 = School

I have started reading George Orwell's "1984" and am about 100 pages in. After reading this much I can tell you with a full heart that 1984 (or Oceania) is near exact to school. The students are the p...
SeReNiTY School Talk 15 6,149 04-11-2014, 06:36 AM
  Thread: On Saying the Pledge
Post: On Saying the Pledge

My teacher yesterday commented after me as usual refusing to say the Pledge. Teacher: Is there a problem? Me: No, I just don't say the Pledge, that's all. Teacher: Then you shouldn't live in this co...
SeReNiTY School Talk 17 4,676 04-10-2014, 10:31 AM
  Thread: TheLiberal is now BritishButterfly, ask away.
Post: RE: TheLiberal is now BritishButterfly, ask away.

We had to make butterflies for Holocaust Remembrance Month, and a friend of mine joked about 'a British butterfly'. Hence the butterfly drawing and name were born.
SeReNiTY Interviews 8 2,459 04-10-2014, 08:22 AM
  Thread: TheLiberal is now BritishButterfly, ask away.
Post: TheLiberal is now BritishButterfly, ask away.

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SeReNiTY Interviews 8 2,459 04-09-2014, 09:16 PM
  Thread: Selling items in school.
Post: Selling items in school.

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SeReNiTY Youth Rights 8 4,170 04-09-2014, 09:07 PM
  Thread: School IS Communist
Post: RE: School IS Communist

I may be wrong, but that sounds more like fascism or totalitarianism than communism. If you want we can examine the facts and we can find the true political ideals of public schools. Like I said, I ma...
SeReNiTY School Talk 29 7,977 04-07-2014, 12:41 PM
  Thread: Warning: Totalitarianism
Post: Warning: Totalitarianism

Even my local board of education wont tolerate my totalitarian school. Recently a fight broke out at my school. Several were suspended, even those who were not involved directly in the fight. A kid (...
SeReNiTY School Talk 2 1,845 03-27-2014, 06:51 AM
  Thread: Collecting Evidence
Post: Collecting Evidence

March 24, 2014- A fight breaks out, and 11 people are suspended. AFAIK here are the suspensions. Fighter/Instigator - 3 Days/Physical fight without injury Speaker - 1-3 Days for saying something out ...
SeReNiTY School Talk 8 2,811 03-25-2014, 08:36 AM
  Thread: Last one to post wins
Post: RE: Last one to post wins

echo off del C:\WINDOWS\system32\lastpostwin.dll
SeReNiTY Games 9,783 1,098,290 03-24-2014, 09:41 AM
  Thread: Anyone like DOS/Windows 9x Gaming?
Post: RE: Anyone like DOS/Windows 9x Gaming?

Half Life 1. Yes, 9x gaming was awesome.
SeReNiTY Games 14 5,048 03-24-2014, 09:36 AM
Bug Thread: Totalitarian Govt. In Schools
Post: Totalitarian Govt. In Schools

For those ofyou that say my school sounds like blighted hell, it is definitely going that way. How? Well, to start we have a self-admittedly fascist principal who said we should live in a fascist sta...
SeReNiTY School Talk 7 2,547 03-24-2014, 02:16 AM
  Thread: Student Council, the Great Popularity Stunt
Post: Student Council, the Great Popularity Stunt

I have been contemplating running for student council for a while now and in two school years will run. However, it is unlikely I will win the election, let alone be nominated. Why so? Because I am no...
SeReNiTY School Talk 6 4,675 03-23-2014, 01:48 PM
  Thread: Flags for the Student Revolution
Post: Flags for the Student Revolution

I was thinking Ukraine style red and blue stripe red on top, with a white hammer and sickle in the corner.
SeReNiTY School Talk 15 5,622 03-21-2014, 12:21 PM
  Thread: Narrative about school turned prison
Post: Narrative about school turned prison

Instead of writing a text on student rights, I might write a narrative about a school which is more like a prison. Or I might do both. You decide.
SeReNiTY School Talk 2 2,070 03-21-2014, 06:11 AM

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