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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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  Thread: Well, we got Mother's Day, Father's Day and Veterans Day. HOW BOUT "KIDS' DAY"??!
Post: RE: Well, we got Mother's Day, Father's Day and Ve...

(05-15-2012 09:43 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Quote:Why should kids get a day? Everyone's a kid just by being born, but you have to actually do something to be a mom and dad. No offense. What are we go...
.Manicrose. Blogs 22 6,679 05-15-2012, 10:29 PM
  Thread: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
Post: RE: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is ar...

Just because humans can't observe something doesn't mean it didn't happen, you know... this is taking ego to a whole new level.
.Manicrose. Philosophy, Politics & History 18 6,716 05-15-2012, 08:08 AM
  Thread: Does anyone here speak Korean?
Post: RE: Does anyone here speak Korean?

또 구글 번역 사용하실 수 있습니다.
.Manicrose. General Talk 24 5,790 05-15-2012, 08:07 AM
  Thread: Girl Arrested For Swearing Whilst Talking With A 911 Operator To Help Dying Father
Post: RE: Girl Arrested For Swearing Whilst Talking With...

Oh my fucking god. This kind of shit should NOT go on. *knock knock* me-Whut? *door bursts in* officers- "Hello Manicrose you are under arrest for swearing, which has now become a felony in the Un...
.Manicrose. News 7 4,323 05-14-2012, 12:22 PM
  Thread: Why do you respect the elderly?
Post: RE: Why do you respect the elderly?

I hate boomers with a passion. They smoked pot and preached peace and protested Vietnam, and then "settled down" and "entered real life as a constructive member of society" and let the government grow...
.Manicrose. Philosophy, Politics & History 32 12,393 05-11-2012, 09:26 AM
  Thread: Pirates Beware: DVD Anti-Piracy Warning Now Twice as Fierce
Post: RE: Pirates Beware: DVD Anti-Piracy Warning Now Tw...

Quote:If you buy a bag of chips then share half with a friend, is that illegal? No. You bought it, thus you own it and can do what you want with it. FOR NOW.
.Manicrose. News 31 13,227 05-11-2012, 06:21 AM
  Thread: Would you rather...
Post: RE: Would you rather...

Young Republicans. Would you rather eat nothing but plain pizza for a month, or never eat it again?
.Manicrose. General Talk 277 79,633 05-10-2012, 09:35 AM
  Thread: Don’t let freedom slip away, because after America , there is no place to go.
Post: RE: Don’t let freedom slip away, because after Ame...

Oh. Well, Norway is still okay though. Even with its lutefisk. Then again, they're still freer than the US will be in about five years, nevermind who's the next president.
.Manicrose. Philosophy, Politics & History 11 5,127 05-10-2012, 08:59 AM
  Thread: Don’t let freedom slip away, because after America , there is no place to go.
Post: RE: Don’t let freedom slip away, because after Ame...

The UK? Are you fucking kidding? The place to be is Norway or Sweden or Finland, something along those lines.
.Manicrose. Philosophy, Politics & History 11 5,127 05-10-2012, 07:56 AM
  Thread: Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In School
Post: RE: Nine Dangerous Things You Were Taught In Schoo...

Holy shit, I love this. So true.
.Manicrose. News 15 7,143 05-10-2012, 07:51 AM
  Thread: What ticks you off
Post: RE: What ticks you off

When I'm scrolling down my news feed on facebook, half awake (I check it once a day) and suddenly there's this horrifying picture of a half eaten baby saying "This baby got half eaten by his dog. 1 li...
.Manicrose. School Talk 290 64,502 05-10-2012, 07:48 AM
  Thread: ATTN straight people (and everyone else)
Post: RE: ATTN straight people (and everyone else)

Faby come baaacckk
.Manicrose. General Talk 36 12,230 05-10-2012, 07:46 AM
  Thread: Stone knives
Post: RE: Stone knives

I used to make stone knives when I was a kid. I might still have them... they were awesome :evil:
.Manicrose. General Talk 27 10,534 05-07-2012, 07:51 AM
  Thread: Tennessee now wants to punish sex ed teachers for speaking positively about kissing
Post: RE: Tennessee now wants to punish sex ed teachers ...

(05-07-2012 06:36 AM)Stadium Wrote:  Who cares if they have sex Because it's apparently the House's business, aka everyone's business, if kids want to hug or kiss during a fucking school dance. ...
.Manicrose. News 25 9,487 05-07-2012, 07:47 AM
  Thread: Does anyone here speak Korean?
Post: RE: Does anyone here speak Korean?

(05-05-2012 04:01 AM)Stadium Wrote:  My grandpa speaks korean. Could that be of any help? Nope, lol just wanted to know because my friend does (kind of).
.Manicrose. General Talk 24 5,790 05-05-2012, 06:15 AM
  Thread: Does anyone here speak Korean?
Post: Does anyone here speak Korean?

...
.Manicrose. General Talk 24 5,790 05-04-2012, 09:07 PM
  Thread: Obama Signs Executive Order Declaring International Law for the United State
Post: RE: Obama Signs Executive Order Declaring Internat...

What the fuck was the point of inventing nuclear weapons. People just seem to love inventing bigger and more efficient ways to kill each other.
.Manicrose. News 18 9,764 05-04-2012, 09:06 PM
  Thread: Stupid things people say
Post: RE: Stupid things people say

"Yolo" "Ew, the news? Who cares!" (about the news in every form, not just the washed out bullshit you see on TV) "I don't read, except for when I have to for school" (good job school making kids hat...
.Manicrose. General Talk 79 19,110 05-04-2012, 09:04 PM
  Thread: This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, single-handedly.
Post: RE: This man planted a 1360 acre forest in India, ...

inb4 they get cut down to build malls
.Manicrose. General Talk 6 2,617 05-03-2012, 08:56 PM
  Thread: You're not busy with anything that you're gonna get GRADED on!
Post: RE: You're not busy with anything that you're gonn...

(05-01-2012 03:42 PM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  School and its sacred status. Sadly.. if he isn't interested in logical discourse then you should just do what I did. "okay dad" and then I just...
.Manicrose. General Talk 9 2,248 05-01-2012, 09:00 PM
  Thread: You're not busy with anything that you're gonna get GRADED on!
Post: You're not busy with anything that you're gonna ge...

Apparently things are only worth doing if I'm going to get tested on them in the future. So I'm teaching myself Korean, sort of, as I have this manga that I'm fucking crazy about (shut up) but the on...
.Manicrose. General Talk 9 2,248 05-01-2012, 10:50 AM
  Thread: Frozen chicken nuggets are gross.
Post: RE: Frozen chicken nuggets are gross.

THIS my friends is why I only eat organic free range chicken and occasionally fish. The next time my family tries to goad me into eating a burger I'm just gonna read this thread to them.
.Manicrose. Food & Cooking 22 12,589 05-01-2012, 10:37 AM
  Thread: The moral/ethics game!
Post: RE: The moral/ethics game!

I wouldn't kill him. I agree with Efs on the 1-10 scale, never mind how I'd be able to live with myself if I'd just murdered someone who'd never done anything really bad...
.Manicrose. Games 85 26,460 05-01-2012, 10:36 AM
  Thread: Deformed shrimp & crab coming from the Gulf of Mexico
Post: RE: Deformed shrimp & crab coming from the Gulf of...

Yum!
.Manicrose. News 12 6,298 04-29-2012, 10:20 PM
  Thread: What do you want to do in the future?
Post: RE: What do you want to do in the future?

(04-29-2012 01:03 PM)Reckoner Wrote:  Those all sound pretty interesting. My dream is to move to Northern Italy or somewhere in Norway, and settle down in a small village. Stop hijacking my brain
.Manicrose. General Talk 41 24,711 04-29-2012, 01:43 PM
  Thread: What do you want to do in the future?
Post: RE: What do you want to do in the future?

Get the hell out of America.
.Manicrose. General Talk 41 24,711 04-29-2012, 10:41 AM
  Thread: Mr. Swift, a neighbourhood menace that must be stopped!
Post: RE: Mr. Swift, a neighbourhood menace that must be...

(04-28-2012 01:47 PM)alexander144 Wrote:  Wow, that is horrendously awful. I am sure his rap career will be hugely successful. Adjusted for the 21st century "music" scene
.Manicrose. General Talk 11 3,158 04-28-2012, 10:54 PM
  Thread: Fire Coming Out of a Monkey's Head
Post: RE: Fire Coming Out of a Monkey's Head

Nope. And of course their NEW new stuff, even after Plastic Beach, is just so... weird... like "Do Ya Thing." I didn't even know what to make of THAT. And the Fall album.
.Manicrose. Music 10 3,362 04-28-2012, 12:44 PM
  Thread: Fire Coming Out of a Monkey's Head
Post: RE: Fire Coming Out of a Monkey's Head

FUCK I fucking love Gorillaz. Well not the new stuff but the stuff from that era, hell yeah.
.Manicrose. Music 10 3,362 04-28-2012, 09:56 AM
  Thread: Help stop CISPA.... OOPS..... TOO RATE!!!!!!
Post: RE: Help stop CISPA.... OOPS..... TOO RATE!!!!!!

(04-27-2012 08:35 PM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  rip ss
.Manicrose. Philosophy, Politics & History 28 12,179 04-27-2012, 09:01 PM
  Thread: Occupiers show their true colors.
Post: RE: Occupiers show their true colors.

Sleepin' on benches and shit.
.Manicrose. Philosophy, Politics & History 39 14,847 04-27-2012, 06:04 AM
  Thread: My school's idiotic rules
Post: My school's idiotic rules

Quote:Leggings or other form fitting pants (if you feel that you need to explain your pants, then they fit under this category) are not to be worn, unless with a shirt or top that is longer than the e...
.Manicrose. School Talk 5 3,614 04-27-2012, 12:11 AM
  Thread: It has begun
Post: RE: It has begun

No it's not... must be the shitty quality of the videos themselves that you're converting to mp3s.
.Manicrose. General Talk 23 3,049 04-25-2012, 09:52 AM
  Thread: Gore posts the stupid shit on his facebook wall for your amusement.
Post: RE: Gore posts the stupid shit on his facebook wal...

"One like equals one prayer for this beautiful girl/boy" <<in hospital Don't think so. Liking a post does nothing for that kid. It just makes you feel better about yourself. Even if you are reli...
.Manicrose. General Talk 38 14,866 04-25-2012, 09:51 AM
  Thread: It has begun
Post: RE: It has begun

I just use youtube-to-mp3, copy the link and paste it and bam you have an mp3. Thank fuck that's still around. Hidden stuff: inb4 the FBI are reading this and shut it down
.Manicrose. General Talk 23 3,049 04-25-2012, 09:12 AM
  Thread: It has begun
Post: It has begun

[img]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7250/7110735781_405b23f7f7.jpg[/img] Screen shot 2012-04-24 at 5.05.48 PM by manicrose96, on Flickr I was only trying to find one little mp3!
.Manicrose. General Talk 23 3,049 04-25-2012, 07:08 AM
  Thread: Hollywood loses final appeal in piracy case
Post: RE: Hollywood loses final appeal in piracy case

Yes baby. It has begun...
.Manicrose. News 6 3,255 04-22-2012, 07:19 AM
  Thread: Emo hater in my school... any advice?
Post: RE: Emo hater in my school... any advice?

I guess people think I'm emo cause I have side bangs and used to wear stripy glove armwarmer things. But I wear a lot of black and eye makeup and several people know I like metal, so maybe that makes ...
.Manicrose. School Talk 25 6,041 04-22-2012, 04:01 AM
  Thread: Father beats daughter for damaging refrigerator magnet
Post: RE: Father beats daughter for damaging refrigerato...

(04-21-2012 07:21 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  The typical right winged parent in their natural habitat. Kids are basically servants and punching bags that are to live up to their expectations. Yea...
.Manicrose. General Talk 11 4,335 04-22-2012, 01:04 AM
  Thread: I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload
Post: RE: I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload

Quote:If I was there I would have insulted him right in front of everybody and shown everyone how he is responsible taking away everyone's freedom of the internet. He would probably have had security ...
.Manicrose. School Talk 20 8,892 04-22-2012, 12:08 AM
  Thread: I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload
Post: RE: I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload

(04-21-2012 12:18 PM)Derchin Wrote:  Wow, did he really just say that? He just went and switched positions on the matter just like that. Strange of him. If you don't stand by what you do then wh...
.Manicrose. School Talk 20 8,892 04-21-2012, 12:58 PM
  Thread: I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload
Post: I met the guy who shut down MegaUpload

On my Washington DC school trip! He gave us this really stern lecture on a lot of things and then talked about how he'd gotten the MegaUpload guys while they were in New Zealand, celebrating one of th...
.Manicrose. School Talk 20 8,892 04-21-2012, 12:09 PM
  Thread: goobye
Post: !!!

(04-18-2012 10:41 AM)Lunatic Wrote:  If you still care and/or there's some time left before you leave: Did you ever get a text screen (white on black)? Video example: http://www.youtube.com/wa...
.Manicrose. Blogs 21 4,033 04-18-2012, 11:12 AM
  Thread: "Books are boring because they have no pictures in them."
Post: RE: "Books are boring because they have no picture...

I hate people like that. "Lol it doesn't have interactive popups and games so it must be boring lollllzzzz"
.Manicrose. School Talk 13 6,885 04-18-2012, 10:37 AM
  Thread: goobye
Post: RE: goobye

(04-18-2012 08:33 AM)Lunatic Wrote:  Is that on a mac, manicrose?... Summary You can use key combinations to start up the computer in either single-user mode or verbose mode. These may be used ...
.Manicrose. Blogs 21 4,033 04-18-2012, 10:36 AM
  Thread: goobye
Post: RE: goobye

I'm sort of in the same boat, for some reason my parents turned THIS on again and it's showing up on almost all of the SS pages I just tried to open, so I'll only be able to come here when I'm at scho...
.Manicrose. Blogs 21 4,033 04-18-2012, 08:24 AM
  Thread: reprimanded for taking my students outside
Post: RE: reprimanded for taking my students outside

(04-17-2012 01:10 PM)TheCancer Wrote:   (04-17-2012 11:34 AM)gore goroth Wrote:  Knowing what I know now about public education, I can't ever make myself become a teacher. I would never liv...
.Manicrose. School Talk 19 4,673 04-17-2012, 08:56 PM
  Thread: So...
Post: RE: So...

I recognize your avatar! And yes every other thread is about weed.
.Manicrose. General Talk 28 4,434 04-17-2012, 12:06 PM
  Thread: Would you rather...
Post: RE: Would you rather...

Broken glass (didn't we do this one already?) Would you rather sleep on a bed of thorns or not be able to sit down for two days?
.Manicrose. General Talk 277 79,633 04-14-2012, 11:46 PM
  Thread: Would you rather...
Post: RE: Would you rather...

I don't know why the skinhead would be trying to kill me, cause I'm white.... though I'd choose Harlem if I could go in blackface. Would you rather be lost in the Sahara with no food or water, or on ...
.Manicrose. General Talk 277 79,633 04-14-2012, 11:32 PM

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