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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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Its nice to see this forum has plenty of people who are like minded when it comes to school. Hate School love learning. I enjoy Computer Science, History, Sociology, Reading, Politics, Tobacco, Economics, Logic, Video Games, and Writing.

Currently a Junior in High school. After High school i plan to join the Air Force as a Computer Systems Programmer, Or a TACP (Tactical Air Control Party Specialist) if a serious war breaks out. After that i am going to try and launch my own software company. Screw College. I am also writing a couple books. One on the whole high school / teenage experience. And other regarding a totalitarianism centric future. Possibly another non fiction book. Something like a self help book but for people in my current position. I only write when i feel passionate about the subject i am current writing about so its easy for me to jump around.

Everywhere i go i just get labeled as a failure. Both by peers and teachers. It will do me some good to talk to people that understand my position.
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Very much so.
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Welcome! What video games do you like?

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One can be positively labeled a failure. You could fail at failing, but then if you failed to fail how would you fail to fail seeing that if you failed to fail, you logically would be incapable of failing to fail that failure. But if you also wouldn't be able to fail that failure because the statement says you can't fail at the art of failing. Failing would thus be non-existent in this case because failing doesn't exist after you fail at failing because you could only succeed as failure no longer exists. Or something along those lines.

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(04-13-2013 10:46 AM)Lollipopgirl Wrote:  Welcome! What video games do you like?

Currently playing out the first Bioshock. After that the second one. And then infinite.

Most all games really. Empire Total War is fun. Me and a friend have a private minecraft server set up that is real fun.
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hello! what things do you like to write? I'm also a junior in highschool.
Joining the Air Force is the same as going to college, it's actually extremely selective... good luck!!

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They have that test for aptitude, don't they?(Airforce).

I've only studied the US Army, since I was mostly interested in joining as an officer(ROTC). Course now they're sort of downsizing and leaving the places where the shooting is. I like to shoot...

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(04-15-2013 11:43 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  I like to shoot...



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I did intend to play AC/DC while shooting at the enemy. Maybe even mix in some Rammstein and Metallica and I've got a horrifying soundtrack to shoot up the baddies with.

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