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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: BBC's Sherlock, Season 2
Post: RE: BBC's Sherlock, Season 2

This series is love, 'nuff said. Sherlock Holmes has been fantastic in almost ever incarnation, but this BBC version is one of the best things to grace the telle. In fact...it deserves its own gif pa...
IllusoryDeath Movies/TV/Videos/Books 6 2,400 01-19-2012, 10:39 AM
  Thread: SS IS BACK!!/News
Post: RE: SS IS BACK!!/News

(11-04-2011 12:19 PM)Pieman Wrote:   (11-04-2011 11:43 AM)IllusoryDeath Wrote:  Pieman is here! The party may commence. O_O IT'S ILLUSORYYYY :pounce: iknorite? Crazy stuff. :hug: PIE ...
IllusoryDeath General Talk 18 4,680 11-05-2011, 04:57 AM
  Thread: Nightwish - Storytime Single Teaser
Post: RE: Nightwish - Storytime Single Teaser

(11-04-2011 06:44 PM)alexander144 Wrote:  Really excited for this as well. Comes out same day as Skyrim, will be an epic day. You have that right. Loads of things are coming out that day.
IllusoryDeath Music 12 3,389 11-05-2011, 04:56 AM
  Thread: Greetings!
Post: RE: Greetings!

Weclome...I guess. :suspicious:
IllusoryDeath Welcome! 7 1,438 11-05-2011, 04:51 AM
  Thread: I just joined and I wanted to introduce myself
Post: RE: I just joined and I wanted to introduce myself

derail'd
IllusoryDeath Welcome! 22 7,851 11-04-2011, 12:05 PM
  Thread: 300 lb. gym teacher teaching "Boot Camp"
Post: RE: 300 lb. gym teacher teaching "Boot Camp"

All of my previous P.E teachers have either been hideously overweight, disabled, or senior citizens...clearly not idealistic for a class that has to do with sports.
IllusoryDeath School Talk 10 5,594 11-04-2011, 12:03 PM
  Thread: My Experience with an Aggressive Teacher
Post: RE: My Experience with an Aggressive Teacher

:none: Sorry to hear that happened to you. Being forced to do anything just burns my proverbial balls.
IllusoryDeath School Talk 7 2,587 11-04-2011, 11:59 AM
  Thread: Why I hate school as a teacher
Post: RE: Why I hate school as a teacher

Someone who argues with logic. :hug:
IllusoryDeath School Talk 27 17,817 11-04-2011, 11:51 AM
  Thread: SS IS BACK!!/News
Post: RE: SS IS BACK!!/News

Pieman is here! The party may commence.
IllusoryDeath General Talk 18 4,680 11-04-2011, 11:43 AM
  Thread: HAIKU 4 U =D
Post: RE: HAIKU 4 U =D

ITT: FIGHT!
IllusoryDeath Original Artwork/Writing 21 8,400 10-31-2011, 10:30 AM
  Thread: Is it possible to live in your daydreams or thoughts?
Post: RE: Is it possible to live in your daydreams or th...

(10-31-2011 10:26 AM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:   (10-31-2011 10:23 AM)IllusoryDeath Wrote:  Can haz move to Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations or Philosophical Discussion? As for your query...oh ...
IllusoryDeath Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 24 8,277 10-31-2011, 10:27 AM
  Thread: Is it possible to live in your daydreams or thoughts?
Post: RE: Is it possible to live in your daydreams or th...

Can haz move to Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations or Philosophical Discussion? As for your query...oh how I wish.
IllusoryDeath Our Ever-Shifting Imaginations 24 8,277 10-31-2011, 10:23 AM
  Thread: Why I hate school as a teacher
Post: RE: Why I hate school as a teacher

Nice video. :) Welcome to S-S!
IllusoryDeath School Talk 27 17,817 10-31-2011, 10:18 AM
  Thread: I don't use the "o.e" emote
Post: RE: I don't use the "o.e" emote

Say what?
IllusoryDeath General Talk 17 9,722 10-31-2011, 10:16 AM
  Thread: Happy Halloween!
Post: RE: Happy Halloween!

(10-31-2011 09:06 AM)Vatman Wrote:  30 days to write a novel. Good luck, mate.
IllusoryDeath General Talk 19 3,571 10-31-2011, 10:08 AM
  Thread: Did he bring this upon himself?
Post: RE: Did he bring this upon himself?

[img]http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/whiteroselover111/Funny/tumblr_ln7gdwaHI41qhdz03.gif[/img] Excuse me whilst I RAGE.
IllusoryDeath Philosophy, Politics & History 27 5,955 10-30-2011, 05:44 AM
  Thread: IT'S SNOWING A LOT
Post: RE: IT'S SNOWING A LOT

No snow here, TYVM. I love winter, but it lasts ages here. I'll cling to autumn for as long as possible.
IllusoryDeath General Talk 29 5,712 10-30-2011, 05:43 AM
  Thread: Post your hours
Post: RE: Post your hours

11 Hours, 36 Minutes, 24 Seconds I feel...inadequate, somehow. Hidden stuff: but not really LAWL [img]http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/whiteroselover111/Funny/tumblr_lr7ypeDm6D1qc1lz...
IllusoryDeath Games 54 8,738 10-30-2011, 05:38 AM
  Thread: Hey...
Post: RE: Hey...

Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeello.
IllusoryDeath Welcome! 15 2,719 10-30-2011, 05:33 AM
  Thread: Interview a freaking weirdo!
Post: RE: Interview a freaking weirdo!

Oh boy.
IllusoryDeath Interviews 9 3,412 10-30-2011, 05:32 AM
  Thread: Catholic School goes against the Bible?
Post: RE: Catholic School goes against the Bible?

Reading too much into the ideas behind a Catholic school, mate. I go to a private Catholic college and do not even have to take courses in religion. There's a chapel, but anyone can go there to study ...
IllusoryDeath School Talk 12 4,610 10-30-2011, 05:22 AM
  Thread: Can't wait for skyrim.
Post: RE: Can't wait for skyrim.

[video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMKJ9fDM2mo[/video]
IllusoryDeath Games 21 11,922 10-28-2011, 05:58 AM
  Thread: I just watched the Disney movie "Tangled"
Post: RE: I just watched the Disney movie "Tangled"

Nice counter-review. :) I liked the movie, too.
IllusoryDeath Movies/TV/Videos/Books 12 5,198 10-28-2011, 05:43 AM
  Thread: Smackfest
Post: RE: Smackfest

The human race. :noo:
IllusoryDeath Funny Stuff 3 1,661 10-26-2011, 11:11 AM
  Thread: Drug legalization/ marijuana legalization
Post: RE: Drug legalization/ marijuana legalization

Oh do post. :P
IllusoryDeath Philosophy, Politics & History 20 6,779 10-26-2011, 11:08 AM
  Thread: Springfield superintendent bans Halloween costumes from town's elementary schools.
Post: RE: Springfield superintendent bans Halloween cost...

(10-26-2011 06:20 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:  "Halloween does not detract from learning," Bachman said. "In fact, they could turn it around and make it an educational experience. There is alway...
IllusoryDeath General Talk 17 11,135 10-26-2011, 11:07 AM
  Thread: Coffee and school
Post: RE: Coffee and school

Clicky.
IllusoryDeath General Talk 12 4,031 10-26-2011, 10:59 AM
  Thread: Well...
Post: RE: Well...

Hooray, an unschooler! In other words...welcome, person of the internet.
IllusoryDeath Welcome! 8 1,576 10-26-2011, 10:58 AM
  Thread: The Walking Dead
Post: RE: The Walking Dead

Has anyone read the comics?
IllusoryDeath Movies/TV/Videos/Books 4 2,016 10-26-2011, 01:00 AM
  Thread: TheCancer's Signature
Post: RE: TheCancer's Signature

huh. [img]http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/whiteroselover111/Funny/tumblr_lt9ss4BkLS1qze50n.gif[/img] sup TheCancer?
IllusoryDeath School Talk 30 10,877 10-24-2011, 01:50 AM
  Thread: Facebook Idiocy
Post: RE: Facebook Idiocy

Oddly, this thread has reached three pages.
IllusoryDeath General Talk 88 8,435 10-20-2011, 07:40 AM
  Thread: How many quotes can the forums handle?
Post: RE: How many quotes can the forums handle?

(10-20-2011 07:22 AM)UnschoolShqiponjë Wrote:   (10-20-2011 07:22 AM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  Holy fuck. Wow on the old forums the limit was like.... three lol Exactly three. o_0
IllusoryDeath Games 16 3,808 10-20-2011, 07:32 AM
  Thread: Good Evening.
Post: RE: Good Evening.

Welcome, internet person.
IllusoryDeath Welcome! 17 4,075 10-19-2011, 10:22 AM
  Thread: School Crushes - Teachers breaking them up
Post: RE: School Crushes - Teachers breaking them up

(10-19-2011 05:56 AM)Aurora Wrote:  WE MUST GO DEEPER! INCEPSHUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN!!!! Oh gods I lol'd. >_<
IllusoryDeath School Talk 39 15,234 10-19-2011, 10:19 AM
  Thread: Creative America
Post: RE: Creative America

(10-18-2011 07:39 PM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  Lol, I'd just be like. "Naw dog, I don't need free movies, I can download them my damn self." :P
IllusoryDeath General Talk 9 2,836 10-19-2011, 10:12 AM
  Thread: Joey Quits
Post: RE: Joey Quits

This is brilliant. THIS THREAD DEMANDS MORE ATTENTION. SO SAYETH I. EDIT: Failbump?
IllusoryDeath General Talk 2 957 10-18-2011, 11:39 AM
  Thread: Prom
Post: RE: Prom

(10-17-2011 02:11 PM)Absentinsomniac Wrote:  I kind of wish I could be like this guy: [video=youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sLBKc8Bih0[/video] The only good part in the entire movie,...
IllusoryDeath School Talk 28 5,866 10-18-2011, 11:29 AM
  Thread: ATTN: PRINCE RILLIAN!
Post: RE: ATTN: PRINCE RILLIAN!

(10-17-2011 02:58 AM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  Or hey, here's a thought How about we all stop being Nationalistic because being proud of your country of origin and it's achievements is stupid be...
IllusoryDeath General Talk 41 17,803 10-18-2011, 11:20 AM
  Thread: New here, thought I should introduce
Post: RE: New her, thought I should introduce

Nice username. :)
IllusoryDeath Welcome! 10 2,235 10-18-2011, 11:17 AM
  Thread: Greetings from Scandihoovia.
Post: RE: Greetings from Scandihoovia.

[img]http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/whiteroselover111/Funny/tumblr_lr6zwwJLht1qe9r2fo1_500.gif[/img] In other words...welcome. :P
IllusoryDeath Welcome! 18 4,515 10-18-2011, 11:16 AM
  Thread: School Crushes - Teachers breaking them up
Post: RE: School Crushes - Teachers breaking them up

(10-18-2011 06:49 AM)BaronVonStrangle Wrote:  noloveallowed.jpg I'm a frigid bitter lonely individual with a heart made of stone and misery and even I think this is stupid lol'd But yeah, the...
IllusoryDeath School Talk 39 15,234 10-18-2011, 11:13 AM
  Thread: Why I am antisocial.
Post: RE: Why I am antisocial.

I just want to point out...you probably mean asocial, not antisocial. From wiki: Asocial means "avoidant of society" while antisocial means "hostile toward society".
IllusoryDeath School Talk 17 5,432 10-15-2011, 11:32 AM
  Thread: 48/2(9+3)
Post: RE: 48/2(9+3)

(10-15-2011 09:42 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  So yeah... successful troll. ;) :P I'm loling at everyone trying to figure it out.
IllusoryDeath General Talk 65 15,318 10-15-2011, 10:53 AM
  Thread: I love going to bed
Post: RE: I love going to bed

(10-14-2011 08:10 AM)Derchin Wrote:   (10-14-2011 07:11 AM)Phrozen_Soul Wrote:   (10-12-2011 11:47 AM)Derchin Wrote:  Its ironic cause scientists don't know why we sleep. :P I thought...
IllusoryDeath General Talk 22 4,026 10-14-2011, 10:34 AM
  Thread: I never say the pledge anymore, just lip sync
Post: RE: I never say the pledge anymore, just lip sync

[img]http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/whiteroselover111/Funny/tumblr_lr6zwwJLht1qe9r2fo1_500.gif[/img]
IllusoryDeath Welcome! 16 4,976 10-14-2011, 01:02 AM
  Thread: Prom
Post: RE: Prom

My mother wanted me to go, but thankfully she did not force me. Why pay the school an unreasonable fee to hang out with students I didn't much like anyway?
IllusoryDeath School Talk 28 5,866 10-14-2011, 12:59 AM
  Thread: Minecraft
Post: RE: Minecraft

(10-13-2011 07:24 PM)Efs Wrote:  Minecraft is gay. I once made a CS 1.6 server for people at my school. It was funny as hell because they'd rage it and scream out "WTF!" when I used no clip, god...
IllusoryDeath Games 63 13,437 10-14-2011, 12:49 AM
  Thread: physics teacher
Post: RE: physics teacher

The physics teacher I had in high school was a jerk, too. He had aspergers, but you would think that as a teacher the board would make him work past that with therapy or medication. Most students fail...
IllusoryDeath School Talk 7 2,700 10-13-2011, 05:26 AM
  Thread: Can't wait for skyrim.
Post: RE: Can't wait for skyrim.

My actual reaction to the Skyrim gameplay trailer: [img]http://i236.photobucket.com/albums/ff206/whiteroselover111/Funny/tumblr_lriae7yq5l1qznt9o.jpg[/img]
IllusoryDeath Games 21 11,922 10-13-2011, 05:11 AM
  Thread: POST NUMBER 1000!
Post: RE: POST NUMBER 1000!

lulzy pic is lulzy
IllusoryDeath General Talk 15 2,936 10-12-2011, 11:34 AM

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