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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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I'm back, and everything smells the same. I'm just as messed up and pathetic as last you've heard of me. It's good to see that this place is still here, and the people are still awesome.

If this is our first time meeting, know that I'm the kind of person always looking for something new. And although I don't necessarily do adventurous things, I am in love with the idea of them!!

Do not let a moment go by that doesn't remind you that your heart beats 900 times a day and that there are enough gallons of blood to make you an ocean.
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Welcome back, you're not an emo or a hippy are you?

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
12-05-2011 09:46 PM
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I really hope not.. but I don't know. I don't try and classify myself, which probably makes me a hipster huh? But I'm only sure of the basics. Female, short, quiet, loud, up, down, left, right, I don't stand out, but I feel so different.

Do not let a moment go by that doesn't remind you that your heart beats 900 times a day and that there are enough gallons of blood to make you an ocean.
12-05-2011 09:52 PM
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Welcome back Biggrin

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Hi there.

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12-06-2011 01:26 AM
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We joined around the same time, but I don't remember you. Nice to see you all the same

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12-06-2011 08:22 AM
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(12-05-2011 09:52 PM)Spades Wrote:  I really hope not.. but I don't know. I don't try and classify myself, which probably makes me a hipster huh? But I'm only sure of the basics. Female, short, quiet, loud, up, down, left, right, I don't stand out, but I feel so different.

You sound good enough!
Welcome back! Biggrin

(01-10-2012 02:15 PM)Maelstrom Wrote:  Efs, your nihilism is beautiful.
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Sup.

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12-06-2011 12:54 PM
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Don't remember you, but welcome back all the same.

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I wasn't here when you were, but welcome back anyway

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