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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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(09-20-2016 12:06 PM)Dead Wrote:  hormones and the body
particularly the chest and genital areas

Not what I meant. Never mind.

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So. Anybody catch any good sportsball games?

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Watching sports is for the plebians and proletariat.

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except for kickball
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and punchball

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and chopball

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People who watch American football should be made into soylent green.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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(09-20-2016 09:47 PM)no Wrote:  People who watch American football should be made into soylent green.

I agree. I wasn't a fan to begin with, but I outright hate it now that California has another team - one it snatched from the Midwest, I might add.

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(09-21-2016 12:05 AM)Dead Wrote:  eh

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This thread ain't big enough for the few of us

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ah eh ih oh uh
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I reckon we'll have to annex part o' the subforum

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winner takes all
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loser takes more

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quitter doesn't lose anything

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they lose the game
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Try-athlon

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Quitters win at life. Trying is for pussies.

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I wonder what a mashup between Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" and Hall & Oates' "Kiss On My List" would sound like.

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PAGAN CLUB WENT WELL

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I'M DOING A PRESENTATION ON TAROT

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Even songs with the same bpm don't sync well without serious editing. I should leave this to the hobbyists

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fork

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forte forte

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