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Alright, this forum won't let me reply to anyone's posts, so I have no choice but to make one of...these posts. Which I've been dreading, since I hate these icebreaker introduction type things.

Um...I'm Zo. I would have made Oz my username, but apparently somebody already took it.
I'm pretty sure I'm an introvert. Libraries sound more appealing than prom and being social in general, except with a small group of close people.
I hate school (obviously). My friends and I are trying to construct an anti-school resource website after a string of other half-good-half-fail rebellions.
I've been begging/pleading/proposing rational arguments for my parents to let me unschool since last year. They are tired of it.
I'm labeled gifted, but I don't want to be, since that whole system of labeling is another ridiculous invention of the school system.
I'm taking Latin, and I'm decent at it, although I haven't really studied sentence construction yet.
I can also play chess. I'm not very good. Yet.
I spend my spare time writing (possibly good?) poetry, collecting found items in the woods, reading about various topics on the internet, and pacing about.
I think this constitutes a decent introduction for a socially awkward person such as I. I'll have to reveal more about myself later.
*braces self for replies*
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05-10-2014 10:31 AM
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Welcome

Do you like muffins?
05-10-2014 10:33 AM
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(05-10-2014 10:33 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  Welcome

Do you like muffins?

Yes. Muffins are delicious. I don't eat them very often, but they are delicious.
My family has a good recipe for pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and they are a great autumn treat.
05-10-2014 10:42 AM
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Wazzup. I is Gwedin de awesome.

What kinda music do you like?
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If you give me one of those pumpkin chocolate chip muffins i'll love you forever <3 deal?
05-10-2014 10:47 AM
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(05-10-2014 10:44 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  Wazzup. I is Gwedin de awesome.

What kinda music do you like?

Wazzup Gwedin de awesome.

I mostly listen to the alt. rock bands my friends get me into, some indie, and some classic rock (although it's only a band or two and I really should get into it more).
I'm open to any and all suggestions, though. I've only really started to seriously listen to music since a year or so ago and love discovering different bands--I picture it as wading deeper and deeper out into an ocean of different genres.
What music do you recommend?
05-10-2014 10:48 AM
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(05-10-2014 10:47 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  If you give me one of those pumpkin chocolate chip muffins i'll love you forever <3 deal?

Deal <3
*hands virtual muffin*
I may have a picture somewhere. I'll post it sometime.
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Thank you all for the replies--I was having a rather crappy evening and this cheered me up immensely.
I'm going offline but will get on tomorrow in between three different projects/homework/standardized test review. Ugh, standardized tests. I wrote a whole essay for class on why I hated them and will probably write plenty of rants in here about them too...
05-10-2014 10:55 AM
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Welcome!

Do you like any video games?

RIP URY AND GWEDIN
"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches a lesson."-Tom Bodett

"I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody. They don't teach you how to be famous. They don't teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don't teach you how to walk away from someone you don't love any longer. They don't teach you how to know what's going on in someone else's mind. They don't teach you what to say to someone who's dying. They don't teach you anything worth knowing."-Neil Gaimen

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Okie. We have a webchat thingie if you didn't know already that you may wanna join us on? http://www.school-survival.net/webchat.php

(05-10-2014 10:48 AM)Zo Wrote:  What music do you recommend?

Oh, wow. Uhm... Lately I've been really digging new age and electro industrial? So maybe those. IDK. Do you use Pandora? It's great for finding new music.
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Welcome to School Survival!

I'm DoA, resident voice of reason and aspiring psychologist. Nice to meet you Smile

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If you dislike such things, a simple "Yo" like a chill homie woulda done dawg.

I should stop playing GTA San Andreas...Cuz I'm turnin into real OG man.

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To make a long story short, my parents set my internet to shut down at random points in the day so i "don't spend too much time on it." this is why i must go off, even on chat. This is being pecked out from a cell phone with a dying battery. (this post was supposed to be a reply to gwendin's. Phones make everything complicated.)
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That sucks. Do you have any way of overriding it?

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(05-10-2014 11:19 AM)Zo Wrote:  To make a long story short, my parents set my internet to shut down at random points in the day so i "don't spend too much time on it." this is why i must go off, even on chat. This is being pecked out from a cell phone with a dying battery. (this post was supposed to be a reply to gwendin's. Phones make everything complicated.)

(05-10-2014 11:19 AM)Zo Wrote:  gwendin's.

(05-10-2014 11:19 AM)Zo Wrote:  gwendin's.

NO.
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He likes to be called watermarlawn
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(05-10-2014 11:48 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  He likes to be called watermarlawn

shurpeh speaks false truths.
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(05-10-2014 01:20 PM)Gwedin Wrote:  
(05-10-2014 11:48 AM)Sharpie Wrote:  He likes to be called watermarlawn

shurpeh speaks false truths.

Or are they true falsehoods? Goingcrazy

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Hello! I may as well drop some band recommendations while I'm here. Well, what I'm listening to at the moment. My go to alternative band is The Mountain Goats. The band leader, John Darnielle, has been hailed as the next Bob Dylan. There's also Kaizers Orchestra, a Norwegian band that's a mix of punk rock and folk, and known for their use of the oil drum and wheel rim in their music (My avatar is their logo.) Also, Emilie Autumn. The best description I know is a bipolar Enya who can play a good violin. So... yeah. Enjoy!

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(05-10-2014 03:43 PM)Sub Wrote:  My go to alternative band is The Mountain Goats. The band leader, John Darnielle, has been hailed as the next Bob Dylan.

I've heard some of the Mountain Goats before. They have an interesting sound.
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(05-10-2014 11:35 AM)Gwedin Wrote:  
(05-10-2014 11:19 AM)Zo Wrote:  To make a long story short, my parents set my internet to shut down at random points in the day so i "don't spend too much time on it." this is why i must go off, even on chat. This is being pecked out from a cell phone with a dying battery. (this post was supposed to be a reply to gwendin's. Phones make everything complicated.)

(05-10-2014 11:19 AM)Zo Wrote:  gwendin's.

(05-10-2014 11:19 AM)Zo Wrote:  gwendin's.


NO.

*gets on knees* Apologies, de awesome!
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(05-10-2014 11:23 AM)DoA Wrote:  That sucks. Do you have any way of overriding it?

I wish. Hard to do when one of your parents has good experience with computers.
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Maybe so, but that might be the stimulus you need to learn even more about computers.

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(05-11-2014 12:54 AM)DoA Wrote:  Maybe so, but that might be the stimulus you need to learn even more about computers.

True.
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