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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.

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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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Do you like me?
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(06-28-2016 02:07 AM)Cianna200 Wrote:  Do you like me?

I don't feel strongly about you either way.
06-28-2016 02:26 AM
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do u hav le tumblr?
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When are you coming back to life?

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(06-28-2016 02:46 AM)Neohax Wrote:  do u hav le tumblr?

No. A friend of mine convinced me to try it a few years ago, but I only used it for about an hour.

(06-28-2016 03:42 AM)Chiron Wrote:  When are you coming back to life?

Can't come back to life if I was never alive in the first place.
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Can you mind control SoulRiser so she'll marry me?

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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(06-28-2016 04:17 AM)no Wrote:  Can you mind control SoulRiser so she'll marry me?

I think the easiest way would be to convince her that the US is a better place to live than South Africa, and then try and tell her that the best way to immigrate would be by marrying a US citizen (you).
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Do you like brains?

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(06-29-2016 11:55 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Do you like brains?

Never tried them.
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Ideal career choice?

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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(06-30-2016 01:52 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Ideal career choice?

Probably something to do with game design.
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What would you have in mind for a video game you made?
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(07-01-2016 10:24 AM)Neohax Wrote:  What would you have in mind for a video game you made?

Sandy Hook Simulator
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Only if kids aren't invincible.?

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(07-01-2016 02:40 PM)brainiac3397 Wrote:  Only if kids aren't invincible.?

Of course.
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