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Holy crap, an entire site of people who agree with me.

It looks like i may have actually found a place to vent and communicate with other people who agree with me. Smile

My name is Jenna or "Polexia" (internet nickname, long story). I'm a sophomore and sense 8th grade i have worried myself sick about school. I just started interpreting this from an logical viewpoint and i pretty much came to the conclusion that school does much more harm than good.
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Howdy, feel free to rant, goof off, whatever.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
11-01-2009 02:09 PM
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The thread title makes me suspect a troll.

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Avast ye matey! Pirate

edit: Op is an Alice in Chains fan. Op has good music taste.

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AWOL Wrote:The thread title makes me suspect a troll.
I'm not. But i'm sure this site gets loads of pro school trolls talking about how everyone on this site is never going to make any money so i guess it's natural to be suspicious.
11-01-2009 02:22 PM
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Yeah, we get tons of trolls.

D:

Just rant and try to have some useful posts and you're set.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
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We don't get many pro-schoolers. We just get regular trolls and spammers.

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polexia Wrote:
AWOL Wrote:The thread title makes me suspect a troll.
I'm not. But i'm sure this site gets loads of pro school trolls talking about how everyone on this site is never going to make any money so i guess it's natural to be suspicious.

Indeed, welcome to SS Biggrin

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Loxor Wrote:Yeah, we get tons of trolls.

D:
Yeah there are tons of trolls here, myself included, but it's actually pretty rare for the pro school troll to come along.

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5 only trolls when hes bored.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
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Welcome aboard! Please leave all valuables with me.

And although we don't get many trolls, like on a regular basis, still have had some past issues. *coughs*

*SPARKLING* *DOUCHEBUCKETS.*
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Welcome

These steps will ensure an easier time here.

1. Worship SoulRiser.
2. Hate school.
3. Abandon all sanity.
4. Enjoy your stay at SS. Biggrin

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Welcome
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Pieman Wrote:Welcome

These steps will ensure an easier time here.

1. Worship SoulRiser random_name mwuahahahahahahahahaha!
2. Hate school.
3. Abandon all sanity.
4. Enjoy your stay at SS. Biggrin

Fix'd. But yeah, welcome to SS, and enjoy your stay.

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Hey person with good music taste! Say no the therapy, it only makes you sane... Welcome

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Hai thar.

Quote:These steps will ensure an easier time here.

1. Worship SoulRiser.
2. Hate school.
3. Abandon all sanity.
4. Enjoy your stay at SS. Biggrin

All of these are true except the first one... I find worshippers to be somewhat creepy, actually. Razz

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Stay away from my topics if you don't like Japan and/or whining.

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SoulRiser Wrote:Hai thar.

Quote:These steps will ensure an easier time here.

1. Worship SoulRiser.
2. Hate school.
3. Abandon all sanity.
4. Enjoy your stay at SS. Biggrin

All of these are true except the first one... I find worshippers to be somewhat creepy, actually. Razz

Followers, then? Disciples? Fans? Come on, work with me here! Razz

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I felt exactly the same when I joined Smile
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