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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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Smile HI!!!

Hi there! I just joined SS and I'm really happy about it! I'm 15 (nearly 16) years old and I'm Portuguese. I'm in 10th grade.

I like to learn, but I find it irritating that I have to learn the same things year after year, making me lose interest even if the teachers are nice and try to teach the best they can. Since last year I question the need to learn some things and how they're actually useful for my future.


I don't know what to do for the rest of my life, I just know that it has to do with writing and, hopefully, travelling.

"Quiet People Have The Loudest Minds"- Stephen Hawking


The next time you don't knock on my room door before entering... I'll probably write a rant in my journal.
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Hi!

No, this is Patrick.
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Welcome, what straight jacket size are you?

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Congrats for doing something I never had the balls to do.
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(01-25-2012 05:36 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  Balls of steel re-awarded. 
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another huehuehue, Welcome
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(03-08-2012 04:12 AM)Dirtbikemike Wrote:  Welcome, what straight jacket size are you?

The smallest possible

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03-08-2012 04:57 AM
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Your avatar is a very important piece of my childhood. Smile

Who am I? Who are YOU?
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Really? Mine too!

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Sup, purple. Any favorite books you like to read?

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(03-08-2012 05:30 AM)Derchin Wrote:  Sup, purple. Any favorite books you like to read?

Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I like action, fantasy and adventure books. I don't have a favorite, though.

I'm reading Sherlock Holmes right now, how 'bout you?

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Pretty much the same interest in genres as well. I also love sci-fi book; that's my favorite genre.

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Olá, Purple! Que bom te conhecer! Sou brasileiro Smile
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Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot!

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Welcome aboard!

Ah, Courage the Cowardly Dog. How my mom hated that show and I loved it, heh.

I wish you well on your path to finding a career that suits you. I myself have considered a profession of some sort involving writing as a focus if programming doesn't work out for me.

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Welcome to SS. I still remember that show where that dog that is your avatar was in, it scared the shit out of me when I was little.

The best bloody cover song I have ever heard in my entire life, period: http://www.youtube.com/user/sbeast64#p/c...yCFuP3rM2w
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(03-08-2012 12:33 PM)The Wrote:  Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot!

I'll try...

(03-08-2012 10:26 PM)Wingless Wrote:  Welcome aboard!

Ah, Courage the Cowardly Dog. How my mom hated that show and I loved it, heh.

I wish you well on your path to finding a career that suits you. I myself have considered a profession of some sort involving writing as a focus if programming doesn't work out for me.

My grandmother hated it too! In fact, I think she hated most of the stuff I watched... lol
(03-09-2012 03:45 AM)The Shadowman Wrote:  Welcome to SS. I still remember that show where that dog that is your avatar was in, it scared the shit out of me when I was little.

It didn't scare me a lot. I watched it everyday and I'm fi... WHAT'S THAT IN THE CORNER???

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Ah me lembro do Coragem, O Cão Covarde... bons tempos
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Hi there Smile

Quote:I don't know what to do for the rest of my life, I just know that it has to do with writing and, hopefully, travelling.

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(03-09-2012 07:32 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Hi there Smile

Quote:I don't know what to do for the rest of my life, I just know that it has to do with writing and, hopefully, travelling.

You might enjoy this guy's blog then:
http://chrisguillebeau.com/3x5/

OMG thank you so much! I've been looking everywhere for a site like that!

You're the best!

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(03-09-2012 05:48 AM)Purple S Wrote:  
(03-08-2012 12:33 PM)The Wrote:  Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot!

I'll try...

Did u see what I did there?

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(03-10-2012 09:02 AM)The Wrote:  
(03-09-2012 05:48 AM)Purple S Wrote:  
(03-08-2012 12:33 PM)The Wrote:  Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot!

I'll try...

Did u see what I did there?

Maybe, did you see what I did there?

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(03-11-2012 03:48 AM)Purple S Wrote:  
(03-10-2012 09:02 AM)The Wrote:  
(03-09-2012 05:48 AM)Purple S Wrote:  
(03-08-2012 12:33 PM)The Wrote:  Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot!

I'll try...

Did u see what I did there?

Maybe, did you see what I did there?

I mean the reference I made. Do you know what that line is from?

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(03-11-2012 04:05 AM)The Wrote:  
(03-11-2012 03:48 AM)Purple S Wrote:  
(03-10-2012 09:02 AM)The Wrote:  
(03-09-2012 05:48 AM)Purple S Wrote:  
(03-08-2012 12:33 PM)The Wrote:  Try not to suck any dick on your way to the parking lot!

I'll try...

Did u see what I did there?

Maybe, did you see what I did there?

I mean the reference I made. Do you know what that line is from?


No, I don't. And now you'll make fun of me like everyone else's been doing since the day I was born! And don't say you won't, that was what everyone said!



But now seriously, I don't know. Please tell.

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Welcome aboard!

And awesome, Courage!

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Its a movie called clerks. Watch it, its funny as balls

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