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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.

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.

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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.

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"Truly, my power isn't something to be stopped so soon."
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"Truly, my power isn't something to be stopped so soon."

So an update in the life of the Great Iron. Because some idiot wants to know. I don't know which, but I'm not dead. Or incarcerated.

Okay, so let's begin with my current status. I'm in college. Yeah, my whole GED thing is done for the twits that missed it. And I went through a bunch of prelims and shit and now I'm in an Algebra class for the second session of summer semester here. Currently making a ninety-one because I'm a natural at this shit. Already did the first Algebra class as well and kicked its ass as well.

And on July 17, I get to take another prelim test to get me into more math classes, which is going to help my ass out when I take my computer programming classes.

Shit's gonna be great, but I haven't been going here because there was no need to. Maybe I'm crazy, but after I got what I needed from here, "paid" for it, there wasn't it any need. I didn't stop caring, I just lacked anything to contribute.



By the way, the smartass called Lunatic Barrage/Reverie is me in the news comments.
07-05-2009 12:58 PM
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Re: "Truly, my power isn't something to be stopped so soon."

Dude...you missed everything. Anyway, nice going on the GED and college thing you got going. Don't leave us again, you worried me sick.

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Re: "Truly, my power isn't something to be stopped so soon."

Good to hear from ya. Smile

I know exactly who you are in the news/blog comments. Mwahaha

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Oni-Chiisu Wrote:So an update in the life of the Great Mediocre Iron.

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How is college in general? I have heard that it is better than high school due to the freedom.

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Welcome back.
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john tuttle Wrote:How is college in general? I have heard that it is better than high school due to the freedom.

If I can eat a chicken biscuit in the middle of class and drink a coke whilst doing so, it's certainly better. Instead of a school-wide policy, each teacher, at least here, enforces their own in-class policy. My dick sister had a history teacher so awesome, he compared wars to the size of his penis.

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07-10-2009 08:57 AM
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My current high school's like that. I consider myself lucky.
07-10-2009 11:47 AM
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