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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.

-SoulRiser


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Growing Up
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Growing Up

My god, I haven't been on this site in 3 years. I'm looking back at my old posts and cringing the hardest I ever have in my life. 7th grade me was a horrible human being. I'm glad that I grew up and actually matured enough to have respect for others!

I was such an asshole to Gwedin in particular because I was afraid of others' opinions in particular *cringe* I'm sorry Gwedin!
(This post was last modified: 11-10-2015 02:39 AM by metallica86.)
11-10-2015 02:34 AM
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Cianna200 Offline
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RE: Growing Up

Hello I don't believe we have met, I am Cianna. Unfortunately Gwedin no longer goes here. I am happy to know that you have turned over a new leaf Smile
11-10-2015 02:45 AM
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RE: Growing Up

It was a long and tumultuous journey, especially dealing with depression. But I must say that there is always hope for younger people!
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RE: Growing Up

We lost Gwedin a while back. He just vanished. I think assumption at the moment is he got bored of us or had some change in his life and just decided to stop coming. Don't know if he sneaks a glance here or not though.

I'm still here. Probably still will be even when I become ruler of the new human empire. Might even criticize myself because I'm that devious.

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RE: Growing Up

(11-10-2015 02:47 AM)metallica86 Wrote:  It was a long and tumultuous journey, especially dealing with depression. But I must say that there is always hope for younger people!

I wouldn't say there is hope for younger people. Maybe that's because I'm a pessimist. Maybe because I'm depressed.

schoolsux's countdown until school ends:

177 days until i get out of freshman year (aka hell)
1280 days until I get out of prison (aka school)

(as of november 28, 2016)

also Fu school

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