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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.


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I always hated starting it.

So I found a solution. It was starting it before I actually started it. I'd have the introductory aspect roughly prepared in my head before I ever sat down to right it(sometimes coming up with it in class right after being told to write). Course this generally requires previous knowledge of said topics(I've watched all of Firefly 4 times over, and the movie, and I've seen a few episodes of Castle. And like I mentioned, I don't know 3rd one).

Don't set insane expectations for yourself and then moan about how you'll fail to achieve them. Contrary to how school tries to make you do this shit("OK kids, do a rough outline, actual outline, a rough draft, a final draft, the actual paper AND the re-do!"). All you want to realistically do is the get at least the first three sentences(or first paragraph. Whatever).

Applies to many areas. You don't start building a car and then lose motivation thinking of all the parts you have to put together. You start from the first part, and concentrate block by block, thus not overwhelming yourself. See the systems in the system and work on those at a time, not just one entire system and wonder how you'll build it all.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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