RIP School Survival Forums
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

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Search Results
Post Author Forum Replies Views Posted [asc]
  Thread: Happy Mothers Day
Post: Re: Happy Mothers Day

Yeah, you don't have to be our blood mother to be A mother. i think it's more symbolic. But we all love you anyway.
WildFire General Talk 13 1,231 05-16-2008, 08:27 AM
  Thread: Surrounded
Post: Re: Surrounded

That made me chuckle, and made me apply yet more carmex to my badly chapped lips. Fuck it, it was worht the laugh anyway. :biggrin:
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 8 1,613 05-16-2008, 08:25 AM
  Thread: Forever, gosh.
Post: Forever, gosh.

I havent been here in like forever. I have a small question, which is my most curious. Who's the kinda chibi-like kid with red eyes, and black hair and clothes. i saw in a couple of signatures, an...
WildFire General Talk 18 1,438 05-16-2008, 08:22 AM
  Thread: How to Post Pictures
Post: Re: How to Post Pictures

i also approve, bout time someone put up sometihng like this.
WildFire Welcome! 5 7,985 05-16-2008, 08:19 AM
  Thread: Motivational Posters
Post: Re: Motivational Posters

the soviet one makes me chuckle.
WildFire Funny Stuff 181 109,547 05-13-2008, 11:51 AM
  Thread: interview with a guy who doesn't care about anything
Post: Re: interview with a guy who doesn't care about an...

What would you say, if you had to choose, is your favorite food?
WildFire Interviews 18 3,053 05-13-2008, 11:49 AM
  Thread: Call to Action! (again) ((UPDATE: No one gives two shits))
Post: Re: Call to Action! (again)

Ha, THAT WOULD BE COOL. I think we should go and color one giant ass skull on there.
WildFire General Talk 52 5,323 04-01-2008, 07:03 AM
  Thread: Pyro's Drawings: Yet Again
Post: Re: Pyro's Drawings: Yet Again

That's just you I guess.
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 10 3,168 04-01-2008, 06:58 AM
  Thread: HOLY FUCK! I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING. SOULRISER, GET IN!
Post: Re: HOLY FUCK! I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING. SOULRIS...

I want a piece. Kirby knows where I live, thanks to Freak. He even started at my house form Google Earth once. But I'd like a piece of cake too. That'd be awesome.
WildFire General Talk 35 3,323 03-17-2008, 04:41 AM
  Thread: Challenge.
Post: Re: Challenge.

I do it all the time, except for the occasional look that happens to be in my range of vision when I walk into the girls bathroom at my school.
WildFire General Talk 21 2,195 03-17-2008, 04:39 AM
  Thread: What kind of flicker are you?
Post: Re: What kind of flicker are you?

I'll just have to pass on that one.
WildFire Funny Stuff 11 1,950 03-16-2008, 05:39 AM
  Thread: wrighting a book
Post: Re: wrighting a book

I'll be a reader, even no one gives a shit about it. Sounds rather...interesting to say the least.
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 18 2,766 03-16-2008, 05:36 AM
  Thread: fuckin awesome lyrics
Post: Re: fuckin awesome lyrics

They sound awesome. :jawdrop:
WildFire Music 7 1,112 03-16-2008, 05:35 AM
  Thread: HOLY FUCK! I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING. SOULRISER, GET IN!
Post: Re: HOLY FUCK! I JUST REALIZED SOMETHING. SOULRIS...

*Grabs a multi-pronged cutter and cuts the cake into equal pieces all at once* Thar you guys go.
WildFire General Talk 35 3,323 03-16-2008, 05:30 AM
  Thread: Darthmat- A chosen being
Post: Re: Darthmat- A chosen being

I have dropped out a loooooooooooooooooooooooooong time ago.
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 572 34,282 03-16-2008, 05:27 AM
  Thread: Pyro's Drawings: Yet Again
Post: Re: Pyro's Drawings: Yet Again

You can check out my DeviantArt here for more. Apparantly people agree with you guys too. i submitted that big Naruto one, and it got faved at least 10 times in less than 4 or 5 hours. :wtf: ht...
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 10 3,168 03-16-2008, 05:25 AM
  Thread: Regarding my long haitus
Post: Re: Regarding my long haitus

Pffth. At least some people appreciate you HERE.
WildFire General Talk 9 1,080 03-16-2008, 05:23 AM
  Thread: SS Epic Moments
Post: Re: SS Epic Moments

Because it's not a special year for SS. Well, happy late birthday anyway SS.
WildFire General Talk 65 6,612 03-16-2008, 05:22 AM
  Thread: I was bored damnit
Post: Re: I was bored damnit

I remember getting a combo of Buddhism and Christianity.
WildFire General Talk 21 2,337 03-16-2008, 05:20 AM
  Thread: Pyro's Drawings: Yet Again
Post: Pyro's Drawings: Yet Again

[img]http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l18/sunaguke/scanned%20pictures/lightuncolored.jpg[/img] Yeah, it was orginally going to have ryuk in there somewhere, but I decided not to draw him. [img]http...
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 10 3,168 03-06-2008, 10:13 AM
  Thread: Introducing OBay! (From the makers of WhyBecauseISaidSo.)
Post: Re: Introducing OBay! (From the makers of WhyBecau...

True. That works too.
WildFire General Talk 13 2,790 03-05-2008, 08:57 AM
  Thread: 3375236 days...
Post: Re: 3375236 days...

Well you said eveyone else at the bottom, so Im happy with that.
WildFire General Talk 19 2,140 03-05-2008, 08:55 AM
  Thread: Teachers Strike, DAY OFF!!!!
Post: Re: Teachers Strike, DAY OFF!!!!

For Basketball, we might get half of Thursday and Friday off. A full day gets off at 1140, and I only have three classes, so I'll get off way early. So my dad is just letting me stay home. They mig...
WildFire General Talk 11 1,793 03-04-2008, 10:18 AM
  Thread: Happy Birthday, ATX
Post: Re: Happy Birthday, ATX

Another year of life. Dude, congradulations.
WildFire General Talk 30 3,015 03-04-2008, 10:13 AM
  Thread: REVENGE OF THE DRAWING THREAD!
Post: Re: REVENGE OF THE DRAWING THREAD!

omg that transformaers comic was funny. made me chuckle.
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 196 39,158 02-24-2008, 03:19 PM
  Thread: A Game
Post: Re: A Game

Yes, but they really dont compare to eachother. The person below me hates the term TPBM.
WildFire Games 1,818 145,472 02-23-2008, 11:42 AM
  Thread: How old are you?
Post: Re: How old are you?

Happy late birthday.
WildFire General Talk 30 2,244 02-23-2008, 11:36 AM
  Thread: Introducing OBay! (From the makers of WhyBecauseISaidSo.)
Post: Re: Introducing OBay! (From the makers of WhyBecau...

Hah, I would too.
WildFire General Talk 13 2,790 02-23-2008, 10:53 AM
  Thread: How old are you?
Post: Re: How old are you?

I'll be 16 this october. It's a long ways away, but i'll live.
WildFire General Talk 30 2,244 02-23-2008, 10:51 AM
  Thread: Shoutbox
Post: Re: Shoutbox

meh, it doesnt matter to me. I wouldnt care less if it was there or not.
WildFire Help, Support & Suggestions 11 2,223 02-23-2008, 10:49 AM
  Thread: Youtube inside posts
Post: Re: Youtube inside posts

Im all for it in both parties. There are some big pros, but also some big cons. If there is a video that maybe all would enjoy, then post the link so we can play it without going to the website. B...
WildFire Help, Support & Suggestions 12 1,165 02-23-2008, 10:48 AM
  Thread: SS Epic Moments
Post: Re: SS Epic Moments

Oh that Thanatos. That was a classic Frag Arena epic moment. It made me chuckle at his attempts to sway you out of your reign when Frag battling was popular (only lasted a couple weeks). I think he...
WildFire General Talk 65 6,612 02-19-2008, 12:14 PM
  Thread: Basic Literary Vocabulary
Post: Re: Basic Literary Vocabulary

They claim they teach you more complex levels of previously learned stuff, to refresh your memory. Sure id forget it. But if I read them again once, it'd come back to me.
WildFire Creative Writing 12 15,225 02-19-2008, 12:10 PM
  Thread: Best SS Couple?
Post: Re: Best SS Couple?

tied for third place. Eh, better than nothing.
WildFire General Talk 91 6,067 02-16-2008, 09:29 AM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World
Post: Re: Legend of the Other World

thanks I turned it in today so I'll bet my teacher'll will to
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,463 02-14-2008, 07:49 AM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World (edited)
Post: Re: Legend of the Other World (edited)

and. I only changed the first chapter. Thanks.
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 3 1,003 02-14-2008, 07:46 AM
  Thread: Basic Literary Vocabulary
Post: Re: Basic Literary Vocabulary

I know, they should have. It would have been conveniant.
WildFire Creative Writing 12 15,225 02-14-2008, 02:31 AM
  Thread: Developing Plotline Lecture: I
Post: Re: Developing Plotline Lecture: I

I shall read when I get home. but good lecture, Vatman. i'll give you that.
WildFire Creative Writing 7 4,684 02-14-2008, 02:30 AM
  Thread: Basic Literary Vocabulary
Post: Re: Basic Literary Vocabulary

My teacher tought us the same things, but it's always nice to have something as a reference as you're writing.
WildFire Creative Writing 12 15,225 02-14-2008, 02:22 AM
  Thread: Hello everyones.
Post: Re: Hello everyones.

welcome anyway.
WildFire Welcome! 17 1,915 02-14-2008, 02:19 AM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World
Post: Re: Legend of the Other World

Aw i know i went form first to third person. It was meant to do that. I can always re-wrie it after I turn it in to my teacher. and thanks.
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,463 02-14-2008, 01:53 AM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World (edited)
Post: Legend of the Other World (edited)

The flight was long, but it was calm. Kasee sat by a window seat, letting the hum of the plane’s engine lull her as she drew. Her mom sat next to her, reading a book on something Kasee really didn’t...
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 3 1,003 02-13-2008, 12:31 PM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World
Post: Re: Legend of the Other World

and really, this is my first draft, so that's why it seems so messed up in parts. I'm going to fix them though.
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,463 02-12-2008, 03:26 PM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World
Post: Re: Legend of the Other World

“This seems familiar. My son draws similar to you, and with similar subjects. But it seems that yours are from a different perspective.” He said finally, after an awkward moment of silence. He gen...
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,463 02-12-2008, 03:18 PM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World
Post: Re: Legend of the Other World

Chapter 2 The next day, Kasee and her mom visited the school, because it was a designated open house day for new and applying students. It was fairly large, and the uniform was modest, and surprisin...
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,463 02-12-2008, 03:17 PM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World
Post: Re: Legend of the Other World

Kasee actually agreed with her mom. The school she chose was a good match to her abilities. The acceptance rate was about 60 percent at most, but she knew she could get in. She filled it out and ga...
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,463 02-12-2008, 03:16 PM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World
Post: Re: Legend of the Other World

That was 2 days ago. Kasee now sits at a table in her new house in a rural town in Japan. The stuff was already moved in by the time they opened the wooden door. The house was smaller than her other ...
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,463 02-12-2008, 03:16 PM
  Thread: Legend of the Other World
Post: Legend of the Other World

This is a story ive been writing in English for our short story unit. But it got a tad bit long, and it's interesting too. I hope you'll like book one. :) Legend of the Other World By: Emily (my l...
WildFire Original Artwork/Writing 11 1,463 02-12-2008, 03:16 PM
  Thread: Best SS Couple?
Post: Re: Best SS Couple?

I did that at my grandpa's funeral. Tried dodging a deer with his car on the way home from Lambeau Field on game day. Crashed into a tree. yeah. i remember buying 8 dollar shoes that day because my...
WildFire General Talk 91 6,067 02-11-2008, 12:22 PM
  Thread: See Ya
Post: Re: See Ya

So long Wolf. We try, but our efforts are apparantly failing. I hate to see you go, but if it for your benefit, then I wish you the best.
WildFire General Talk 40 2,305 02-11-2008, 12:16 PM

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication