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I just joined and I wanted to introduce myself

I found this place about a year ago by accident, and just today decided to finally make an account. So I decided to just tell everyone a little bit about myself and say hi.

I'm a guy, I'm 16, and I'm in my junior year. I have gone to a charter school since 10th grade after my freshman year was a wreck. My school has about 150 students and like ten teachers, so everyone knows everyone and there aren't any groups of people like the jocks or emos or what have you. There still is a social "ranking" but not as obvious as in my old pubic school.

I was born in Russia and moved here when I was seven, so English obviously isn't my first language, yet I can still speak and write better than a lot of people my age, which makes me really sad and pissed off. How hard is it to understand the difference between "your" and "you're"?

Anyways that's about it. If you have any questions about me, don't hesitate to ask, I love questions :D
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Welcome.
So, do you dislike school at all?

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(11-01-2011 10:08 AM)Lunatic Wrote:  Welcome.
So, do you dislike school at all?

Yes, I absolutely HATE school. I hate the way it's run in general and I dislike a lot of school rules and how teachers place themselves above you all the time.
11-01-2011 10:17 AM
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Awesome. You'll fit really well in here.
Dobro pozhalovat! And no I don't know Russian, just a bit of Cyrillic and like 4 words.

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Welcome aboard man... Russia? That's pretty cool.

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Russian was my first language, which is why I can't stand those Russian writers. It's a Zabolotsky kinda thing. Oh yes, hello there, your english is quite fine...no subtitles necessary...just enjoy the show!

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Hell yeah where's TDF?
We have a Russian!
Welcome aboard! Maybe you can teach me Russian!

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(11-01-2011 09:59 AM)Sharpie4710 Wrote:  I found this place about a year ago by accident, and just today decided to finally make an account. So I decided to just tell everyone a little bit about myself and say hi.

I'm a guy, I'm 16, and I'm in my junior year. I have gone to a charter school since 10th grade after my freshman year was a wreck. My school has about 150 students and like ten teachers, so everyone knows everyone and there aren't any groups of people like the jocks or emos or what have you. There still is a social "ranking" but not as obvious as in my old pubic school.

I was born in Russia and moved here when I was seven, so English obviously isn't my first language, yet I can still speak and write better than a lot of people my age, which makes me really sad and pissed off. How hard is it to understand the difference between "your" and "you're"?

Anyways that's about it. If you have any questions about me, don't hesitate to ask, I love questions Biggrin

I moved here from Ukraine when I was 6 and it is also sad how my grammar and punctuation exceeds that of my classmates and sometimes even my teachers. I welcome you.

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Si jeni?

Welcome to the boards!

You're Russian? Kosova is Albanian!

Other than that. Enjoy it here!

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Well I moved here when I was 12 from South America... still, my grammar seems to be better than a lot of native speakers', though still not nearly perfect. I think a lot of people's tendency to use shit grammar is more about laziness than anything else... I hope.

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Svoboda!

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(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
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Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
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(11-01-2011 05:01 PM)Lunatic Wrote:  Well I moved here when I was 12 from South America... still, my grammar seems to be better than a lot of native speakers', though still not nearly perfect. I think a lot of people's tendency to use shit grammar is more about laziness than anything else... I hope.

I've known people who honestly are terrible at their grammar usage, and it isn't just laziness.
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Welcome Biggrin

Why did you move away from Russia? Actually, where did you move to? I'm just assuming US, but you didn't actually specify.

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Are you russian sleeper agent sent here to infiltrate the CIA and take ALL OF OUR SECRETS?

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Welcome to SS and don't mind the people here.
Just a bit crazy. Razz

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How many times your body weight in vodka have you drank?

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(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
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krissy Wrote:dessert fox
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Again, I agree with you. School does teach you things. And once again, you are missing the point entirely. It's not that I disagree with school's mission or the things it teaches. What I object to is that the students are deprived of any choice in the matter. As benign as the intentions may be, any system that forces people into an environment where they have no say in their lives is a situation ripe for abuse of power.

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(11-02-2011 06:37 AM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  Are you russian sleeper agent sent here to infiltrate the CIA and take ALL OF OUR SECRETS?

Some things are better left unsaid..
(11-02-2011 06:12 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Welcome Biggrin

Why did you move away from Russia? Actually, where did you move to? I'm just assuming US, but you didn't actually specify.

Do you like AK47's? Razz

I was 7 at the time and it's what my parents wanted so I had no choice. I moved to Michigan where I still am.

And yes, I do Razz
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Do you wear a fur hat?

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(11-03-2011 02:45 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  Do you wear a fur hat?

It's called a ushanka, newfaf.

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(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
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krissy Wrote:dessert fox
Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
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(11-03-2011 02:49 AM)The Desert Fox Wrote:  
(11-03-2011 02:45 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  Do you wear a fur hat?

It's called a ushanka, newfaf.

I've always wanted one!

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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(11-03-2011 05:54 AM)Efs Wrote:  
(11-03-2011 02:49 AM)The Desert Fox Wrote:  
(11-03-2011 02:45 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  Do you wear a fur hat?

It's called a ushanka, newfaf.

I've always wanted one!

Same.

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(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
CrayolaColours Wrote:That post owned. TDF wins post of the year.
Faby Wrote:
krissy Wrote:dessert fox
Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
"There is no enemy, there is no victory, only boys who lost their lives in the sand."
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