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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.

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.

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.

-SoulRiser

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My introduction

Hello Everyone
My name is Johnathan and Im 17 (at the time of this writing, gonna be 18 in two months).
In case anyone's been keeping track, I've been lurking around here for awhile and leaving comments in the news section and the ramblings... I've also been reading the forums on here and after awhile, I've decided to join not too long ago. Prior to all of this, i found this site via Google (I put "school sucks" in the search box haha) and I've read almost all the articles since they are very interesting (I also come on here often to read the news updates in the sidebar)...

Ill be posting on and off on here because I'm dealing with my personal life and school of course...
I think that is pretty much all I have to say Smile
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Welcome. Cool Avatar.

" I never knew until that moment how bad it could hurt to lose something you never really had. " ~From the television show The Wonder Years
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Thank you @ pieman
It was originally a desktop background that i downloaded at first until one day, i thought to myself "This would make a cool buddy icon and avatar"
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Come to the Random forum if you dare.

What should Gaiyara do Onii-chan? ♡

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Heeelllllllllllooooooooo
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Hello there @ mm
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Just so you know, half the people (probably 97%+ actually) came here via "school sucks" in google. I think I'm a rare exception Biggrin

Anyway, I hope you and your other skeleton soldiers will enjoy your (presumably :( ) short stay.

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Guess I'm not the only one then Biggrin
Im the only skeleton soldier alive (the rest all died before they could make it through school, if only i found this site sooner Cry )
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I'm pretty sure your avatar is the album cover of a melodic death metal album. If only I could remember the name....

Anyway welcome.

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|55555| Wrote:I'm pretty sure your avatar is the album cover of a melodic death metal album. If only I could remember the name....
Interesting... Now that you mention that, it reminds me of this one album that i used to listen to. Its MegaDeth, so far, so good, so what (i know my avatar isnt the album cover but it just got me thinking as my avatar remotely reminded me of MegaDeth)

Anyway, thank you for the welcome Smile
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Found it!
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/ ... he_plague/
I love how wherever you got it from removed the part with the band name and album name. Laugh

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|55555| Wrote:Found it!
http://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/ ... he_plague/
I love how wherever you got it from removed the part with the band name and album name. Laugh

It was actually a desktop background that i found here: (the site that i got it from is blocked because im posting from a school laptop, ill post the link to the background when i get home). I decided one day that i would crop out part out of the picture and use that for a buddy icon for aim (and the avatar for here).

By the way, thanks for the link, i was actually trying to figure out where the picture originally came from as well one day...
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Im listening to their album right now.... All i have to say is that is some awsome music! Biggrin *Goes to download the album on limewire*
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Good to have another SSer. No relation to Nazi Germany, btw.

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Lol i know the difference Smile
By the way, here is the link to the background that i promised: http://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?p=Da...pg&i=37112
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Ummm, something went wrong with my last post, dont know why though....
My original message:

Lol, i know the difference Smile
Heres the background that i promised http://wall.alphacoders.com/big.php?p=D ... pg&i=37112
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Nothing went wrong with your last post...

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Alright, so I'm a little embarrassed after saying that something went wrong with my one post because i discovered that there is something wrong with the browser that i was posting from that was causing my post to come up as if all the words were reversed (found it out when i viewed the thread with another browser)

Leave it to me to already make a bad first impression to the community Rolleyes
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It's not a bad impression, I thought it was funny. Anyway, start posting in other places, I can't wait to hear the noob's opinion on the topics we have here.

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Welcome Smile

My first thought was also "nice avatar". Oh yeh, and I think most people actually come here by typing in "i hate school", but it's almost the same thing. Smile

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Hey SoulRiser,
Thank you for the welcome and the complement on my avatar Smile
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There is no space in SoulRiser... Just a random fact, people kinda like it when you get their UN right. People also use Soul. You can call me AWOL, awol, The Djinni, Djinni or 火.

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Alright, I shall keep that in mind
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Welcome, always nice to have another shipmate =]

If you ever need to rant, my PM inbox is open to you/

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"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
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Hey random_name
Thank you for the welcome Smile
Ill keep it in mind if i need to make a rant but i probably wont have to (unless i have a horrible day at school) Smile
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Well. Oh, btw - i must warn you, my user rank says it all.

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"A 'no' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble." - Mahatma Gandhi

"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
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"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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Guess i have to be careful then haha

I have to warn you as well, my rank is pretty much explanatory as to who i am Smile
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you dont have to be carefull, just avoid me if you have a girlfreind Wink

And so are quite a lot of people on this site... i doubt i'd be here if they werent./

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"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
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"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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random_name Wrote:you dont have to be carefull, just avoid me if you have a girlfreind Wink ./

I have an internet girlfriend (she lives across the state from me) if that counts hahaha
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Yes, sadly. I may have to become a home wrecker Laugh

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"The irrationality of a thing is no argument against its existence, rather a condition of it."

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy."
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"when I was a kid I used to pray for a bicycle. then I realized that god doesn't work that way. so I stole one and prayed for forgiveness."
"I would rather die for something I believe in than live for anything else."
"What is the task of higher education? To make a man into a machine. What are the means employed? He is taught how to suffer being bored." – F W Nietzsche
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