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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.

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Introduction of myself.

Hello good people of the interwebs. I've been lurking here a couple of days, so I decided to join in on the fun.

Quick introduction:

I used to be a straight A student, maybe a couple of B's here and there, but I was always on the High honor role, and I felt pretty good about myself. Somewhere along the line, I had a realization that 99% of the stuff I am being taught has nothing to do with what I want to do in my life. I was changing my life for the worse to conform around letters on a piece of paper. After this realization, and to my parent's disapproval, I stopped caring about my classes. I started researching what I wanted to learn about, bringing books about interesting things to classes that I would otherwise get nothing out of. As of now, I'm just trying to finish highschool with the least amount of stress as possible.

I wish to do something to reform our school system within my lifetime. I believe that schooling is a good thing to have, as it creates a common base knowledge that everybody can draw from, but the way it is done today is terrible.
12-04-2012 02:31 AM
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Hi there! Have you heard of unschooling and democratic schools? I think if schools were set up like that it'd be muuuuch better.

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What is your favorite movie?

Who is your favorite actor?

How old are you?

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

Boredom is the #1 enemy of learning. Therefore, school is the #1 enemy of learning.

"Bodies fucking fuck."~Night.Artist

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
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Unschooling and democratic schools sound awesome. If I could, I would do it.

Favorite movie is lord of the rings
I don't really have a favorite actor, it all depends on what role they are playing and if it fits them. But morgan freeman has a soothing voice.
I am 16, junior in highschool.
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Which Lord of the Rings?

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I really like the two towers out of the three.
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That's a pretty good one.

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death to lotr...Star Wars, Tron, and Hercules were all better in my opinion. Now if only we could get them all mashed together and the nput lotr against the main characters and see how it unfolds...SOMEBODY CALL DEADLIEST WARRIOR!

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

Boredom is the #1 enemy of learning. Therefore, school is the #1 enemy of learning.

"Bodies fucking fuck."~Night.Artist

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
12-04-2012 02:06 PM
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(12-04-2012 02:06 PM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  death to lotr...Star Wars, Tron, and Hercules were all better in my opinion. Now if only we could get them all mashed together and the nput lotr against the main characters and see how it unfolds...SOMEBODY CALL DEADLIEST WARRIOR!
Gandalf's gonna be pissed.

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12-05-2012 08:30 AM
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(12-05-2012 08:30 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(12-04-2012 02:06 PM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  death to lotr...Star Wars, Tron, and Hercules were all better in my opinion. Now if only we could get them all mashed together and the nput lotr against the main characters and see how it unfolds...SOMEBODY CALL DEADLIEST WARRIOR!
Gandalf's gonna be pissed.

Let him, thanks to Hercules' lore, I can escape Hell, or rather Hades, and come back to the surface world pretty much whenever I want.

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

Boredom is the #1 enemy of learning. Therefore, school is the #1 enemy of learning.

"Bodies fucking fuck."~Night.Artist

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
12-05-2012 08:33 AM
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(12-05-2012 08:33 AM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:30 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(12-04-2012 02:06 PM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  death to lotr...Star Wars, Tron, and Hercules were all better in my opinion. Now if only we could get them all mashed together and the nput lotr against the main characters and see how it unfolds...SOMEBODY CALL DEADLIEST WARRIOR!
Gandalf's gonna be pissed.

Let him, thanks to Hercules' lore, I can escape Hell, or rather Hades, and come back to the surface world pretty much whenever I want.
...Star Wars is not on your side. Gandalf and Obi-Wan are chill, and Darth Vader keeps going for the ring for some reason.

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MY PRECIOUSSS

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(12-05-2012 08:45 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:33 AM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:30 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(12-04-2012 02:06 PM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  death to lotr...Star Wars, Tron, and Hercules were all better in my opinion. Now if only we could get them all mashed together and the nput lotr against the main characters and see how it unfolds...SOMEBODY CALL DEADLIEST WARRIOR!
Gandalf's gonna be pissed.

Let him, thanks to Hercules' lore, I can escape Hell, or rather Hades, and come back to the surface world pretty much whenever I want.
...Star Wars is not on your side. Gandalf and Obi-Wan are chill, and Darth Vader keeps going for the ring for some reason.

meh, all i really need from star wars anyways is Anakin and the force... and i don't really consider Anakin and Vader to be the same person either because if you ever play star wars battlefront 2 then you will be able to play a game of heroes vs villains and anakin and vader are on the list...plus vader is pretty chill and crappy while anakin just wants moar power

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

Boredom is the #1 enemy of learning. Therefore, school is the #1 enemy of learning.

"Bodies fucking fuck."~Night.Artist

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
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(12-05-2012 10:14 AM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:45 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:33 AM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:30 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(12-04-2012 02:06 PM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  death to lotr...Star Wars, Tron, and Hercules were all better in my opinion. Now if only we could get them all mashed together and the nput lotr against the main characters and see how it unfolds...SOMEBODY CALL DEADLIEST WARRIOR!
Gandalf's gonna be pissed.

Let him, thanks to Hercules' lore, I can escape Hell, or rather Hades, and come back to the surface world pretty much whenever I want.
...Star Wars is not on your side. Gandalf and Obi-Wan are chill, and Darth Vader keeps going for the ring for some reason.

meh, all i really need from star wars anyways is Anakin and the force... and i don't really consider Anakin and Vader to be the same person either because if you ever play star wars battlefront 2 then you will be able to play a game of heroes vs villains and anakin and vader are on the list...plus vader is pretty chill and crappy while anakin just wants moar power
Anakin (while he is turned to the dark side) IS Vader...but he doesn't have his suit until he's burned alive. If you're talking about his less dark, Jedi alter ego...the chosen one sure is whiny.

Vader (from the original trilogy) is a badass, though. Choking bureaucrats? Like a Sith. Blowing up planets? Like a Sith. Torturing princesses? Like a Sith. Killing his master? Like a Sith.

You get the idea.

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(12-05-2012 10:30 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 10:14 AM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:45 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:33 AM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  
(12-05-2012 08:30 AM)DoA Wrote:  Gandalf's gonna be pissed.

Let him, thanks to Hercules' lore, I can escape Hell, or rather Hades, and come back to the surface world pretty much whenever I want.
...Star Wars is not on your side. Gandalf and Obi-Wan are chill, and Darth Vader keeps going for the ring for some reason.

meh, all i really need from star wars anyways is Anakin and the force... and i don't really consider Anakin and Vader to be the same person either because if you ever play star wars battlefront 2 then you will be able to play a game of heroes vs villains and anakin and vader are on the list...plus vader is pretty chill and crappy while anakin just wants moar power
Anakin (while he is turned to the dark side) IS Vader...but he doesn't have his suit until he's burned alive. If you're talking about his less dark, Jedi alter ego...the chosen one sure is whiny.

Vader (from the original trilogy) is a badass, though. Choking bureaucrats? Like a Sith. Blowing up planets? Like a Sith. Torturing princesses? Like a Sith. Killing his master? Like a Sith.

You get the idea.

yes, I know, Anakin is Vader. But they are two completely different personalities and according to the game, two different people. I could care less about him being a little bitch about not getting to go somewhere, it's when he pulled out his lightsaber that things got interesting.

Vader was just a lap dog until one day his master teased him one too many times and he decided to kill him.

The less you try to control things, the less you need to.

Boredom is the #1 enemy of learning. Therefore, school is the #1 enemy of learning.

"Bodies fucking fuck."~Night.Artist

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"free speech under the constitution only guarantees the government won't stop him saying it and does not guarantee his right to say things and have no consequences at all as a result. also i completely doubt that he is motivated solely by "i'm saying it because i can" and is probably motivated by a more shitheady motive like "i think it's funny to annoy people and Rustle Le Jimmies™ and is just hiding behind the first amendment to try to deflect any consequences or make you realize that being allowed to annoy people is a superior moral right. you can still disdain someone for doing things for dumbarse wankery purposes and you have evne more right to ban and insult them for it" ~Trar's friend about Potato.

Thanks for the diploma… can I have my childhood back?

I’d love to have a battle of wits with you… but I hate to fight the unarmed.
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(12-05-2012 10:38 PM)Heil_Kaiba8921 Wrote:  yes, I know, Anakin is Vader. But they are two completely different personalities and according to the game, two different people. I could care less about him being a little bitch about not getting to go somewhere, it's when he pulled out his lightsaber that things got interesting.

Vader was just a lap dog until one day his master teased him one too many times and he decided to kill him.
Canonically speaking, Anakin is Darth Vader as soon as he turns to the dark side, so that's about an hour of Episode III that he's cool-suit-less. He sucks up to the Emperor/Sidious/Palpatine/whoever that guy is because it's convenient for him (considering he attempts to convince his wife, his son, and, in the Force Unleashed, his own experiment, to kick his new Sith master out and rule with him).

The pathetic way he handled killing the Emperor was due to compassion for his son and a realization that he was supposed to be the chosen one. Redeemed, it was Anakin Skywalker that handled tossing the former Palpatine/Sidious/whoever down a giant space well and giving Luke a lame goodbye, not Vader.

Also see: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/vader.html

...But, I digress. This is about this guy's introduction thread, so as for any more Star Wars references:

YOU SHALL NOT PASS!!!

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