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Oh my gosh what is going on here?!!!
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Oh my gosh what is going on here?!!!

There's negativity everywhere, and all this is doing is justifying and amplifying it! Folks come here because they're mad at their peers who don't want to talk to them and their schools which they're not good at, and instead of helping them deal with that, they just flatter themselves into thinking that they're too special for the rest of the drones in the communal hivenest and one day their beautiful wings shall burst from their flesh and they shall lay a brood of magic and wonder from their wildly undulating egg chute 38/

I don't really want to be right about any of this but I don't see why you people can't try being happy for once? Righteous fury is fun and all, but so is love and acceptance! Also hello I suppose.

(01-21-2012 10:42 PM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  homestuck more like homeSUCK
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Dude this place is to unleash righteous fury over everyone, not to unleash rainbows and bunnies.
And to unleash trolling too.
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Hello, lol.

Actually, it has gotten much better. Most of us don't think our pro-school counterpart students are less intelligent. We just think the ones we talk to that ignore us are hard headed, and the ones who hate school but think it's justified are ignorant. The days of ss members thinking they are superior have long since been stomped out, and even when they were in their prime they were cracked down upon.

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Righteous fury for a silly reason is also a waste of energy and really pointless! You could be getting mad about child brides and elder abuse and research for chronic illnesses, but instead everyone's just running around in circles and bashing their heads into walls!

Ugh, I don't want to sound angry and unreasonable, and it's really nice to see that this forum has become more reasonable and intellectual as well! 38D There's so many clever people on here, I just wish someone would tell them to fix their personal problems instead of misattributing them to other things!

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You just stayed on the main site and/or the venting forum. Explore more, its a wonderful community.

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Ah, but I mostly came here to tell you all about Homestuck.

Then I got real angry about the whole thing and also the controversial opinion thread which was full of some really terrible transphobia and slut-shaming and other awful stuff that totes rubs me the wrong way and yelled a little bit.

Seriously, though, Homestuck.

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You also must have not read my posts. One of the few generally happy people here. Though that doesn't mean anything. I think most people enjoy it here...

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TITS or gtfo

Homestuck... your writing style... are you Ivytai/Dissy?

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I haven't really looked at anything other than the fugue-inducing hellscape that is the controversial opinions thread, so I'm not -EXACTLY familiar with who you are, mister Unschool, or who this Homestuck lady is? (Also can I pretend that the writing style comment was a complement because I'm reeeeeeaaaaaly trying to impress you guys and I just realized that D: )

ironic rage at "tits of gtfo"

(01-21-2012 10:42 PM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  homestuck more like homeSUCK
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Hi guys, whats going on here?

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Well I think we had a bad start here, cuttle.
Well this place here is to rage about how school sucks. But we have fun here, here we can be ourselves, and not how our parents, school and society wants us to be. Please have a look around, speak with the other guys, and I'm sure you will know that this place is not negative or whatever you think it was.
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Glub, I'd really like to get my apologize on for this silliness, I guess I forgot that not everyone deals with their problems the same way! If this forum helps some people deal with their problems in a way that's more effective than trying to face them alone directly, that's GR-EAT! 38D

I'm a jerkfish and don't really have the right to police how everyone rolls, and this forum isn't really relevant to my interests, but I wish you guys luck in your ventures!

also homestuck

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I was gonna reply with some negativity just four laughs but you seem like a cool guy.
Welcome to SS, Hope you find the site more inviting. It takes a while to get used to our brand of humor, and philosophy. While we have opposing view points on different issues most of us tend to be pretty cynical in nature. Not necessarily a bad thing, Just takes those who aren't used to it a while to adjust. We are always welcome to new members if they aren't fuckwits. You don't really seem like one Biggrin
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What the shit is homestuck?

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I just saw you are a girl, my bad lol.
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(01-15-2012 01:58 PM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  What the shit is homestuck?

some mspaint comic thing, it's hueg, and not much at all like the MSpaint memes

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Sounds like OP has some controversial opinions she needs to express in the controversial opinion thread!

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Honestly this place is a sanctuary. You come home pissed after a day of school which you despise, and your parents are telling you to do better or you'll never succeed, your friends just don't get it, and your teachers yell at you. This is a place where people with the same opinions about school come. A godsend after the 24/7 grind that is school.

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(01-15-2012 01:10 PM)cuttlefishCuller Wrote:  Ah, but I mostly came here to tell you all about Homestuck.

Then I got real angry about the whole thing and also the controversial opinion thread which was full of some really terrible transphobia and slut-shaming and other awful stuff that totes rubs me the wrong way and yelled a little bit.

Seriously, though, Homestuck.

There is this person who I really dislike who likes Homestuck so I am resistant BUT

You noticed the transphobic thing. Thank freaking god. I seem to be the only one on here who isn't like "LOL TRANNYS ARE CRAZY FAG NIGGAZ."

Let's be friends, yes?

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Venting about things that piss you off is a perfectly valid way of dealing with them. Can't keep stuff like that pent up for very long, it eats you up from the inside.

Welcome, though... you seem interesting. I have never heard of Homestuck before.

Also, I do believe it's called the 'controversial opinion' thread for a reason. Giggle

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(01-15-2012 03:08 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Also, I do believe it's called the 'controversial opinion' thread for a reason.

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WAR AND FUUURRRYYYY!!!!! > Peace and Love.

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This is exactly the reason I only read like 2-3 topics nowadays. Venting's nice and all, and necessary too, but there's a difference between venting and vomiting bile all over.

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This is a positive place after all! It drains all negative energies from our soul and fills the empty shell with rainbows and love!

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Hehehehe, you guys seem pretty OK, really! You have different opinions about school, but I can get that. The system doesn't work for you, so trying to alter it is valid. :3

The only thing about the controversial opinion thread is that a few of the opinions seem to be kind of malignant, but the perpetrator is just a bit ignorant about the topic and is formulating them based on incomplete information! So the little SJ-fairy-troll fluttered down to their thread with tidbits of wisdom and information and also a lot of fury but that's safely bottled up now.

I wasn't really planning to stay long, but now I'm honor bound to all the threads I barked in. I have forged the chain by my own hands, and the chain is set in steel and stone, locked to a ghost ship that floats and does not sail. I wait until the sea comes to take it back, and the dark waters swell to swallow the hulking tumorous mass. As the stinging waves pour over the impossible ship, I shall sit and wait for the end.

But I don't mind acquainting myself with some folk while I'm here! *curtsies to mister Levio*

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lol... you sound interesting. How'd you stumble upon our merry rainbow-filled land of happiness anyway? Razz

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(01-15-2012 10:45 PM)cuttlefishCuller Wrote:  I wasn't really planning to stay long, but now I'm honor bound to all the threads I barked in. I have forged the chain by my own hands, and the chain is set in steel and stone, locked to a ghost ship that floats and does not sail. I wait until the sea comes to take it back, and the dark waters swell to swallow the hulking tumorous mass. As the stinging waves pour over the impossible ship, I shall sit and wait for the end.

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(01-15-2012 12:45 PM)cuttlefishCuller Wrote:  There's negativity everywhere, and all this is doing is justifying and amplifying it! Folks come here because they're mad at their peers who don't want to talk to them and their schools which they're not good at, and instead of helping them deal with that, they just flatter themselves into thinking that they're too special for the rest of the drones in the communal hivenest and one day their beautiful wings shall burst from their flesh and they shall lay a brood of magic and wonder from their wildly undulating egg chute 38/

I don't really want to be right about any of this but I don't see why you people can't try being happy for once? Righteous fury is fun and all, but so is love and acceptance! Also hello I suppose.

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