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August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

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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  Thread: Been a while, eh?
Post: Been a while, eh?

It has, indeed, been a while.
Faby General Talk 27 6,222 02-03-2017, 09:14 AM
  Thread: I'm becoming a teacher
Post: I'm becoming a teacher

/shrug I guess so, but what can you do?
Faby School Talk 18 3,342 08-23-2015, 11:24 PM
  Thread: I'm becoming a teacher
Post: I'm becoming a teacher

yup, indeed
Faby School Talk 18 3,342 08-19-2015, 06:54 PM
  Thread: a small musing on language
Post: a small musing on language

German, on the whole, is really beautiful because it's very earthen. I know I'm taking on a position which might sound kinda C19 Romantic and protonazi, but you can still feel that the language on the...
Faby General Talk 5 1,737 08-16-2015, 01:19 AM
  Thread: a small musing on language
Post: a small musing on language

I assume most people here are native English speakers, so I thought it'd be good to share this snippet I told a friend of mine when he asked me why I don't pursue German as a career or academic tool. ...
Faby General Talk 5 1,737 08-15-2015, 09:52 PM
  Thread: I'm becoming a teacher
Post: I'm becoming a teacher

I'm usually averse to stuff that makes people rich and famous xD Plus, I'm not kidding myself, I know a lot of people default to teaching when they have no other job options, and I know life might en...
Faby School Talk 18 3,342 08-15-2015, 07:58 PM
  Thread: I'm becoming a teacher
Post: I'm becoming a teacher

They do get paid about 3000eur a month in Germany, Switzerland, etc etc. Over here, you get paid 200eur. Which is $250. How's that for perspective.
Faby School Talk 18 3,342 08-15-2015, 10:13 AM
  Thread: I'm becoming a teacher
Post: I'm becoming a teacher

Not American, guys. I'm from Eastern Europe. Pay is still terribly shit, no advancement, you're basically one big fat joke. Nevertheless, it's what I want to do. It's what I have always wanted to d...
Faby School Talk 18 3,342 08-15-2015, 09:38 AM
  Thread: this place has gotten better
Post: this place has gotten better

since the blatant vitriol and 4channery has died out. it's still got its old feel but without all the rampant edge.
Faby General Talk 28 3,441 08-15-2015, 06:26 AM
  Thread: Hello All!
Post: Hello All!

hey there, welcome to school survival! this place is quite unique and disturbing and fun. i hope you like those things.
Faby Welcome! 7 1,541 08-15-2015, 06:17 AM
  Thread: I'm becoming a teacher
Post: I'm becoming a teacher

Yup. Aiming for assistant lecturer in college, but I'll have to enroll for a PhD for that in a couple of years.
Faby School Talk 18 3,342 08-15-2015, 04:00 AM
  Thread: I'm becoming a teacher
Post: I'm becoming a teacher

Well, not immediately, more like next year. I will be teaching English and German. Any tips, guys? Anything you wish your teachers had done but they haven't? I am all ears. This forum has been really...
Faby School Talk 18 3,342 08-15-2015, 03:49 AM
  Thread: on being done with school
Post: on being done with school

You guys have got amazing systems in place. Kudos for that. It's sad to hear that these alternatives aren't brought to the forefront like they should be. And I'm curious to see how MOOCs will develop ...
Faby General Talk 10 1,915 08-11-2015, 10:15 PM
  Thread: on being done with school
Post: on being done with school

Well, I'm an English major -- was? -- so I spent much of my time treating college like a glorified "recommended reads" list. But we also did linguistics and English/American history and Old/Middle Eng...
Faby General Talk 10 1,915 08-11-2015, 05:19 PM
  Thread: on being done with school
Post: on being done with school

College is cool, yo. People treat you like a responsible adult, and you get to feel like you are coming into contact with valuable information as opposed to getting surface information in a lot of are...
Faby General Talk 10 1,915 08-11-2015, 07:54 AM
  Thread: on being done with school
Post: on being done with school

I was browsing through my older posts, and besides cringing at how much of a dumbass I used to be, I came across my school schedule from 2007. WOW I am so glad school is over jesus o.o You know wh...
Faby General Talk 10 1,915 08-11-2015, 07:46 AM
  Thread: Sick of Facebook
Post: RE: Sick of Facebook

(08-10-2015 03:49 AM)Night Wrote:  Complaints like the ones here just make me think people don't understand how to use facebook. Quote:Which is really unfortunate, because I love some of its fu...
Faby General Talk 16 2,518 08-10-2015, 04:29 AM
  Thread: Sick of Facebook
Post: Sick of Facebook

I closed my facebook account a week ago because I'd gotten tired of all the incessant attention whoring going around, and everyone posting pictures and checking in to places just to show people what g...
Faby General Talk 16 2,518 08-09-2015, 04:32 PM
  Thread: I like you
Post: I like you

Oh god, Vatman's still alive :D I remember you were into poetry and literature and philosophy... I finished Uni this year, English-German double major, wrote my dissertation paper on the poetry of Ro...
Faby General Talk 75 10,841 01-13-2015, 06:59 AM
  Thread: Forums back up (and on shiny new VPS)
Post: Forums back up (and on shiny new VPS)

Is this place doing OK now? Is everyone all right?
Faby Announcements 17 6,755 09-15-2014, 06:30 AM
  Thread: ITT you ask me stuff
Post: ITT you ask me stuff

you look very cute. What's your take on the introvert's life?
Faby Interviews 25 4,628 04-23-2014, 07:21 AM
  Thread: What is a MOOC?
Post: What is a MOOC?

Oh, by the way (not to hog your thread or anything), there's also this: http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm
Faby Alternative Learning & Income 5 3,278 04-23-2014, 07:10 AM
  Thread: Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?
Post: Getting Gaming PC, Need $600, How?

I'll send you some. If you ask. Nicely ^.^
Faby General Talk 3 1,128 04-23-2014, 07:08 AM
  Thread: Era of of SS-Administration Edition
Post: Era of of SS-Administration Edition

i remember the pretty acp sadface.jpg
Faby General Talk 14 1,588 04-23-2014, 07:07 AM
  Thread: A wild Elfy appeared
Post: A wild Elfy appeared

:D Just felt like dropping by. I'm too lazy to write yet another page for my bachelor thesis soooo ... anyway, Elfy, how's it going?
Faby General Talk 34 5,442 04-23-2014, 06:57 AM
  Thread: A wild Elfy appeared
Post: RE: A wild Elfy appeared

Elfaaaaay.
Faby General Talk 34 5,442 04-23-2014, 06:50 AM
  Thread: SS turns 14 today
Post: SS turns 14 today

happy birthday, SS :D
Faby Announcements 49 11,656 03-21-2013, 12:13 AM
  Thread: Do you like SOLITUDE? Why?
Post: RE: Do you like SOLITUDE? Why?

(11-20-2012 04:46 AM)LiptomaticMate Wrote:  Faby what are you writing about?!?! Skyrim. Er, more to the point, I like solitude because it gives me a sense of safety, a sense of relaxation and ...
Faby General Talk 19 2,341 11-20-2012, 04:53 AM
  Thread: Do you like SOLITUDE? Why?
Post: Do you like SOLITUDE? Why?

I really like Solitude. But I prefer Whiterun, though.
Faby General Talk 19 2,341 11-20-2012, 04:33 AM
  Thread: Forums back up
Post: RE: Forums back up

o.o
Faby Announcements 50 34,796 09-11-2012, 09:33 PM
  Thread: So
Post: So

School Survival's back? Since when?
Faby General Talk 4 1,152 09-11-2012, 09:31 PM
  Thread: SoulRiser, i said DELETE my interview thread
Post: RE: SoulRiser, i said DELETE my interview thread

wait wut
Faby General Talk 35 9,211 09-11-2012, 09:28 PM
  Thread: SoulRiser, i said DELETE my interview thread
Post: RE: SoulRiser, i said DELETE my interview thread

test
Faby General Talk 35 9,211 09-11-2012, 09:28 PM
  Thread: The Pussification of the Western Male (Debate)
Post: RE: The Pussification of the Western Male (Debate)

I so agree with the woman's reply. Being male is just that, physically having the organs that define one as such. Everything else's just clinging to tradition -- which is interesting from academical,...
Faby Philosophy, Politics & History 9 7,115 06-02-2012, 06:31 PM
  Thread: Movie "The Avengers" raises controversy about adopted children
Post: RE: Movie "The Avengers" raises controversy about ...

Loki isn't even Thor's brother in canon mythology. He might be Odin's, but even that's questioned.
Faby News 14 9,067 05-31-2012, 12:41 AM
  Thread: I'm back
Post: RE: I'm back

A lot of us SS-goers seem to want to become teachers. Funny, that.
Faby Welcome! 24 5,024 05-27-2012, 07:31 AM
  Thread: Post rating plugin
Post: RE: Post rating plugin

wow xD
Faby Help, Support & Suggestions 48 12,320 05-26-2012, 11:14 PM
  Thread: ask me questions
Post: RE: ask me questions

how are you?
Faby Interviews 102 30,809 05-26-2012, 08:52 PM
  Thread: 3rd times a charm -- going back to college
Post: RE: 3rd times a charm

Sounds absolutely fascinating -- the palette of subjects you've chosen for yourself really runs the gamut (I really like Psychology and Cultural Anthropology). Hope you'll enjoy studying them :D
Faby General Talk 26 3,421 05-03-2012, 01:18 AM
  Thread: I have a right (song & lyrics)
Post: RE: I have a right (song & lyrics)

:D
Faby Movies/TV/Videos/Books 2 1,613 04-28-2012, 05:01 AM
  Thread: Post your hours
Post: RE: Post your hours

3 weeks still? :(
Faby Games 54 8,866 03-07-2012, 11:58 PM
  Thread: Turning the tables on Big Brother: Now internet users can watch who is spying on them
Post: RE: Turning the tables on Big Brother: Now interne...

mvpshost supersedes all of this.
Faby General Talk 13 3,449 03-06-2012, 04:53 AM
  Thread: Long Haired Dude Guild Of SS
Post: RE: Long Haired Dude Guild Of SS

(03-05-2012 02:29 PM)Desu Wrote:  Everyone judges you by how you look. In this very thread, absentinsomniac said the above guy looks like a fag. EVERYONE immediately makes all kinds of judgments...
Faby General Talk 43 9,535 03-06-2012, 03:26 AM
  Thread: Sometimes...
Post: RE: Sometimes...

(03-05-2012 09:54 PM)The Desert Fox Wrote:  I dream about cheese
Faby General Talk 6 1,741 03-06-2012, 02:05 AM
  Thread: bizzare homeschooling math problem site thing
Post: RE: bizzare homeschooling math problem site thing

Laughing like a hyena brb.
Faby General Talk 10 2,811 03-05-2012, 01:06 AM
  Thread: Speaking of well-rounded
Post: RE: Speaking of well-rounded

Frankly, I like that schedule. I'd like to go to a school that taught all those together. Just FYI.
Faby School Talk 9 3,609 03-04-2012, 05:26 PM
  Thread: Beards
Post: RE: Beards

yesbeard i do wish i had a full one though. there's still time :0
Faby General Talk 27 8,126 03-04-2012, 05:21 PM
  Thread: Ye Olde Tapestry of SS
Post: RE: Ye Olde Tapestry of SS

I can't read any of these without imagining Godwinson with an arrow in his faec.
Faby Original Artwork/Writing 19 21,728 03-04-2012, 07:31 AM
  Thread: What Art Thou Reading?
Post: RE: What Art Thou Reading?

Halfway through Gulliver's Travels for my 18th century literature class; also reading Last Light of the Sun, Myths of the Norsemen, and a couple other books.
Faby Movies/TV/Videos/Books 234 54,564 03-04-2012, 07:06 AM
  Thread: The Dutch government accepts racism
Post: RE: The Dutch government accepts racism

I don't mind that. I'm 100% Romanian and I don't care. A friend of mine (who's also Romanian) goes to college in the Netherlands and so far he didn't get stoned, beaten or in any way harmed. Let peop...
Faby Philosophy, Politics & History 19 4,675 02-28-2012, 04:03 AM

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