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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.

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I figured I'd post one of these.

I hate introduction posts but whatever.

My mom passed away in March of '08, during which I became increasingly withdrawn and bitched to my Dad about how I hate sitting in a classroom all day and how I just HATED going to school. All of my "friends" at the time turned into dicks, my teachers weren't very sympathetic about the situation, etc. It was a frustrating situation. In the end, I stopped going. I wasn't there for the last 3 weeks.

I failed seventh grade (they only passed me because of my mom dying) and my Dad got me into online-schooling and I've been doing it since.
09-26-2010 08:44 AM
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Welcome to the SS forums! I'm genuine anarchist, the forums' smartass yellow person! Biggrin

Anyway, that's an interesting story, and good for you to get online schooling. People will be dicks to you, especially in your hardest times, unfortunately. Here, we're kind of insensitive, but we're jocular about it. Best of luck in your "studies," and come here to rant about anything that pisses you off!
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Im happy to see alot of my fellow Coloradans get in here. Im sorry to here about you mom, sounds rough. is the online schooling any good? I took one online class and learned nothing... but maybe its just my schools online stuff.

anyway, welcome to the forum! hope we dont scare you off like 90% of the other people who come here. we like our freedom of speech and tend to abuse it here, but if you ever feel like hating on school or really anything you can come here and we will sympathize (or at least all of us will be in spirit, but trolls roam the land here so learn to ignore them)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmXMA34CeoQ
09-26-2010 06:17 PM
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The Desert Fox Offline
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Welcome to the SS forums. I'm doing online schooling as well, just in Pennsylvania instead of Colorado.
Jesusaurisrex Wrote:or at least all of us will be in spirit, but trolls roam the land here so learn to ignore them
Not really, apart from the occasional legit troll it's mainly people who confuse people who don't agree with them with "trolls".

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(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
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krissy Wrote:dessert fox
Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
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How do ya like online schooling?

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
09-28-2010 02:14 AM
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Holy shit, it's Loxor.

What's up man, how ya been?

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(11-27-2011 01:00 PM)psychopath Wrote:  
(11-27-2011 10:52 AM)Efs Wrote:  Our Army is more professional than Amerika. Smile
Except ours isn't allowed to have guns
CrayolaColours Wrote:That post owned. TDF wins post of the year.
Faby Wrote:
krissy Wrote:dessert fox
Mmm, flambéed vulpine.
"There is no enemy, there is no victory, only boys who lost their lives in the sand."
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09-28-2010 03:07 AM
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