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Benjavaz's Blog
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So you may know about the SS shitstorm that is going on. It's happening both in discord and in the forums. I would like to show you some of the ageism in the discord right now.
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The other thing is that a new user has been chased away and I have tried to tell her that it is OK to come back now. I don't think that chasing users away is the best thing. Some awful things have been said about some users. Users have been labeled as pedos and pedo enablers. I hope that we can end this shitstorm peacefully.

I will be updating this thread soon.

I HATE my school. I'd rather die than go to school for another 6 years.Fu
06-26-2017 10:46 PM
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this is the gayest shit i have ever seen anybody get upset over
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I have a question. How is it gay?

I HATE my school. I'd rather die than go to school for another 6 years.Fu
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(06-26-2017 11:02 PM)Benjavaz Wrote:  I have a question. How is it gay?

I am perpetually stuck in the year 2003 where using 'gay' and 'faggot' were commonplace.

Still doesn't change the fact that this is the most worthless thing to make a fuss over.
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(06-26-2017 11:05 PM)Username Wrote:  
(06-26-2017 11:02 PM)Benjavaz Wrote:  I have a question. How is it gay?


Still doesn't change the fact that this is the most worthless thing to make a fuss over.

blatant invalidation of a user.
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Ben, if you're screenshotting ammunition on the Discord, you have the realize that we have received much much worse from snow over pm. I could screenshot that too, if you want.

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We've had a lot of fun, guys.
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