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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 found it

You tried to hide it from me David, and although it took me a long time, I've found your little internet refuge. And it will be fun irritating you to no ends.

Hello School-Survial, my name is Sarah and I am an old friend of your beloved Vatman. I think you will all grow to find my contributions very enlightening.

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05-20-2010 03:15 AM
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This could get interesting...
Hopefully you cvan get us up back to speed.

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Rebelnerd Wrote:Human rights are being violated by US law enforcement. This is what the media is here for, you're supposed to be the watchdogs! You're supposed to stand up for the downtrodden, not belittle them as though all their problems amount to nothing more than some angry glares toward parents and sabotaging their computers.
I've seen so much shit done to youth and for some reason, this has made me angrier than I've felt in years. Abuse and oppression happens all over the world. It's a terrible reality of modern society, but we've all accepted that it happens and we're doing what we can to fight it and build a better world.
But this...this mindless, condescending disrespect toward people who have no legal voice with which to defend themselves, this reduction of parents' betrayal into a cheap crack about kids being computer-savvy...it's like watching a surgeon joke about life insurance while his patient bleeds to death on the operating table. The media's job is to protect society from oppression and they've drawn a clear line between the people worth protecting and the people that don't matter. How can they people sleep at night?

You're a journalist. DO. YOUR. FUCKING. JOB.

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05-20-2010 03:21 AM
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This is not okay. Its creepy even. Just go off and be miserable and crazy elsewhere on the internet.

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05-20-2010 03:22 AM
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Why? You did tell me once that you wish you could spend more time with me. Careful what you wish for.

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05-20-2010 03:23 AM
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I'm getting kind of a stalkerish vibe here.
05-20-2010 03:26 AM
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I am here to contribute to this wonderful forum. I too hate school, its completely random that I should have stumbled on this website. And I am glad to have done so.

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05-20-2010 03:28 AM
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The fucking title of this post is.."I found it"...don't bullshit. Your just here to bother me. And I wish you wouldn't...its been over two years.

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05-20-2010 03:33 AM
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Did you know that Vatman can only use the restroom when classical music is playing.

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05-20-2010 03:35 AM
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Do you think I care Sarah? Really do you think I do.... tell some online forum about my many idiosyncrasies. Great! Good job. It isn't going to make me bat an eyelash.

Your efforts are futile and pointless. So on that note go ahead and dedicate the rest of your days to mocking and loathing me. Loathing is all your good for anyway.

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05-20-2010 03:40 AM
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I'm not here because of you, I really hate school and have searched for a long time for a place that I could feel at home. You mentioned this place once and I'm glad to have found it.

Does it really bother you so much that I want to find people who share my distaste with our education system.

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05-20-2010 03:41 AM
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I smell dual accounts.

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HEY, I'm the creepy king around here, and I've already got my eyes on my queen, SO BACK THE FUCK UP cuz it's time for some grapes)!

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05-20-2010 04:10 AM
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And what name do you call the kingdom in which you reign over, my liege?

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05-20-2010 04:17 AM
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Paradise Wrote:Did you know that Vatman can only use the restroom when classical music is playing.
That's silly. Real men only go to the restroom when Death Metal is playing.

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05-20-2010 04:18 AM
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He also screams like a child during horror movies, I wonder what would happen if you played classical music during a horror movie

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I have a strong feeling that this will end either hilariously or tragically. If it's a simple case of dual accounts, I imagine it will be the former.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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I think it will simply be dull and drag out a long period of time, I like this place.

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This got me thinking. What would happen if some of the people I talk to found this place, and identified my account?

...

Oh, O.K, I have a plan if this is to occur, although it may only temporarily work. No, no, it should work if I implement it correctly, and at the right time.

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Vats I pity you.

*Plays the Psycho theme*.

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Don't pity him, he can have everything he deserves. But I do like the Psycho theme, so you can keep that.

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Rebelnerd Wrote:I have a strong feeling that this will end either hilariously or tragically. If it's a simple case of dual accounts, I imagine it will be the former.
Or both. =D

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05-20-2010 09:34 AM
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Maybe it's dual accounts, but Vat just doesn't know it. It's like Fight Club but only slightly less gay.

I think Buenaventura Durruti is a pretty cool guy. eh kills fascists and doesnt afraid of ruins.
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Vatman seems, for the first time I've ever known, irritated. *shock and awe*

Welcome Paradise. This'll be interesting indeed...

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This certainly will be interesting... I've never seen our dear Modern-day Shakespeare irritated...it's actually rather strange.

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I aim to please.

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Rebelnerd Wrote:I have a strong feeling that this will end either hilariously or tragically. If it's a simple case of dual accounts, I imagine it will be the former.
This
Rebelnerd Wrote:Maybe it's dual accounts, but Vat just doesn't know it.
Wut?
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I am curious. Why do you want to irritate Vatman? What did he do to deserve such a cruel punishment?

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SoulRiser Wrote:I am curious. Why do you want to irritate Vatman? What did he do to deserve such a cruel punishment?

This. I have some guesses. But it's so much for fun to sit and watch.

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This, my friends, is my worst fear. For someone I know to find this place. It's kinda my own safe haven.

Though, Vat has a record for making dual accounts. If this is more than that, though, then oh shit.

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