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Postby Chief_Petty_Officer_Klerk on Sat Apr 28, 2001 2:36 am

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Postby omniweapon on Sat Apr 28, 2001 5:01 am

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Postby elven_ranger on Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:43 am

Kill the interloper! ^_^<P>
Seriously, though. I feel your pain, being a fellow high schooler.<P>But I disagree on a few points. <P>1.) What's the big deal with being accepted? Given, i am a bit antisocial, but "popularity" is way overrated.<P>2.) I don't think that <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>for girls, all you need is a good pair<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>is strictly true. At least, I pride myself on that not being true for me. Given, it may be true, but if it is, I have just lost a little more faith in humanity. <P>^_~<P>-adrian, elven ranger<P>"He who controls the past, controls the future.
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Postby polarbee on Sat Apr 28, 2001 6:50 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by elven_ranger:
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2.) I don't think that <P> is strictly true. At least, I pride myself on that not being true for me. Given, it may be true, but if it is, I have just lost a little more faith in humanity.
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Postby Lemming1st on Sat Apr 28, 2001 7:34 am

Ah, high school. Twas only a year ago that I left it and, oddly, I miss it already. Don't worry much about getting accepted into a certain group. Eventually (if not already)you will form your own circle of friends and they'll make high school more enjoyable. Just don't let the years blaze by. Make an effort to make it more memorable. Fall asleep in class, obtain a mortal enemy, tell the teacher that sucks, that they, in fact, suck. Next time the administrator says "Excuse me, son" in the hallway, run like hell. Do what you can so that in ten years you can say, "You know, high school sucked, but I had fun."<P>------------------
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Postby omniweapon on Sat Apr 28, 2001 8:49 am

Hi, I'm new here. If this place is anything like the Sinfest forum I'm outta here (IOW, no newbie adoption agencies).<P>I'm not crazy about my high school either. With over 3500 students, who knows what'll happen. Plus the whole group clique thing is a real bitch! And being a guy, it's tough to get accepted when you're very different from the crowd (but for girls, all you need is a good pair and the right clothes and guys will be all over you <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/tongue.gif">).<P>Anyway, very cute comic! The artwork is really good! Are there any colored ones I can see? Check out my unworthy piece of crap - <A HREF="http://omnimation.keenspace.com" TARGET=_blank>http://omnimation.keenspace.com</A> .<P>Cyaz!<P>------------------
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Postby gwalla on Sat Apr 28, 2001 9:00 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rabidazell:
<B>High schools are places where there is a good chance the students are smarter than the teachers. How can you not love that?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>And college is the sequel...<P>------------------
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Postby omniweapon on Sun Apr 29, 2001 4:16 am

Sorry it took me so long to reply. Damn Keenspot boards, so popular!<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>At least, I pride myself on that not being true for me. Given, it may be true, but if it is, I have just lost a little more faith in humanity.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Tell that to my D-size friend Rochelle, who's been here for one year and the guys are crawling all over her.<P>------------------
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Postby Trialpha on Sun Apr 29, 2001 6:11 am

High school? That name sounds vaguely familiar for some reason. Is that what took up the four years worth of time before university? I remember practically nothing of that period.<P>I wonder if something traumatic occurred then that I blocked out.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>
tell me about it. though there were some things i liked about high school, i was glad to get out of there. and now i'm in college, and i can wait to get out of here either.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Just wait... the real world is worse. Far worse. They really need to add a sign to the exit door of the graduation hall: "Abandon all hope, ye who enter here"<P>--
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Postby iguanabob on Sun Apr 29, 2001 6:33 am

So of the best times of your life can be had during high school,
And a whole lot of the worst.. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/frown.gif">
But hey, you got to take the good with the bad. And dont worry too much about acceptance, you cant please everybody. Just be yourself and find the people you like you for who you are.<P>------------------
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Postby Dynonychus on Sun Apr 29, 2001 6:58 am

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Postby gwalla on Sun Apr 29, 2001 7:12 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by alpaca2500:
<B>tell me about it. though there were some things i liked about high school, i was glad to get out of there. and now i'm in college, and i can wait to get out of here either.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Then once you're out in the rat race, you'll want out of that too. Which can be a problem since there really isn't anything else until retirement.<P>------------------
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Postby Sir_Crashalot_Of_Kendall on Sun Apr 29, 2001 10:54 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gwalla:
<B> Then once you're out in the rat race, you'll want out of that too. Which can be a problem since there really isn't anything else until retirement.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Personally, I see high school as an idiotic burden holding me back. Who needs to spend four years going through stuff like U.S. history? Just try to tell me where you're ever going to use *that*. There are a lot of things I can think of that I would rather have been doing with my life than basically retaking subjects that had already been exhausted in middle school....<P>As for the great social divide, I'm quite indifferent. I've been stuck on homebound this year, not because I need to be, but because of an inept administrator over at my usual school. You may think, "well, he has it really easy, he gets to stay at home all day and..."... no. just.... no. It sucks major Fakahatchee Strand muck. Thus, I've had to devote all of my attention to the subject of just not getting severely dumped on by my increasingly inept and almost hostile teleclass teachers (teleclass.... there's a word you should hope to never, ever see again in your natural lifetimes); and haven't even given a second thought to the masses. And I do mean ... great masses. There were about 3,500 students going when I was there, of which maybe three I knew would ever talk to me, and one of those would only do so when they needed technical advice... and two of them were girls who wanted me to be their supposed boyfriend (not at the same time, heh)... just so they could prove to their other obnoxious squealing female friends that they weren't too obnoxious to have a boyfriend. I dunno, it could just be my bizarre outlook on the situation, but that's how it seemed to me while I was sorting through the charred, fractured remains of both "relationships".
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Postby alpaca2500 on Sun Apr 29, 2001 11:40 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by gwalla:
<B> And college is the sequel...<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>tell me about it. though there were some things i liked about high school, i was glad to get out of there. and now i'm in college, and i can wait to get out of here either.<P>btw - my memories of high school bear absolutely no resemblance to avalon.the story is way too mature for me. i still spend most of my time playing video games instead of wasting my time on these "relationship" things. pfft.<P>
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Postby Fink The Insane on Mon Apr 30, 2001 11:00 am

ACK *Makes a finger cross*<P>High School is 3/1L!!!!!!!!!<P>------------------
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Postby Skie on Tue May 01, 2001 5:07 am

<P>I was homeschooled after grade 8, so I actually never attended high school. For that reason, I can't really say much about it, except that, judging from what I've heard about it, I think I'm glad I didn't go.<P>College, though, was a good experience for me. I had problems with the administration and so forth, certainly, and didn't always do the best I could in classes, but on the whole I enjoyed it and learned a good deal.<P>I attended a little liberal arts college in the countryside, and now that I've seen what undergrad life is like at large universities, I'm glad it was that way. There were no troublemaking fraternities, no big football games that essentially made campus all but inaccessible, few problems with drug use and underage drinking, and the other things that plague UGA. The emphasis was off partying and football and on... well, not necessarily on academics, but on other, more meaningful things, at least. The small class sizes were a boon, as well. Not that UGA doesn't have its own good points, mind you.<P>I never was very good at making friends (before anyone blames that on homeschooling, note that I was that way long before I started homeschooling) simply because I'm an exceedingly boring person, but I had more friends when I was in college than at any other point in my life, including now that I'm in grad school. I became friends with regulars in the computer lab (gamers, mostly), with other philosophy and religion majors (all, oh, 6 of them), and even with a few of the people in the theater department when I did tech work there. It feels like at UGA, somehow, I don't really have those oppurtunities. Perhaps it's akin to the loneliest places being in big cities. Or maybe being a grad student just precludes any sort of social life.<P>Having rambled enough, I'll get back to the point I was trying to make. College can be a really neat place, but it's really subjective. It depends on what you want out of it, and what sort of a college you're going to. High school may well be the same way, but I can't really vouch for that.<P>With apologies for excessive wordiness,
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Postby lostfactor on Tue May 01, 2001 5:29 am

Ah, high school. Quite an ordeal for me, one that involved a complete personal reconstruction from the ground up and a series of failed relationships, not to mention two totally different environments. (I moved halfway through my sophomore year.) The first two and a half years were bad, largely because I had not only assumed typecasting by others, but because I'd typecast myself. If you subscribe to one, you pretty much subscribe to the other. If you allow yourself to believe that you can't succeed in the social sphere because you prefer computers to people, and that athletes will always have preferred status over you because of what you like, then you're typecasting yourself and others. Things changed second semester, Junior year, when I finally got sick of that crap and made a decision:
<blockquote>"I'm going to be whoever the hell I damn well want to be, like whatever the hell I like, talk with whomever I damn well feel like, and pretty much stop worrying about stereotypes and be myself. If other people don't like it, they can get bent."</blockquote>
That simple. About three years later (meaning now), I've got a lovely and wonderful girlfriend, a vaguely-successful website, and a small circle of friends that I really care about. We're not bound by any single determining factor - there are a lot of things we have in common, but the most critical one is that our biggest focus is on being true to ourselves more than anything else.<P>You think girls like jocks? Girls like jocks because they're confident about what they are. Confidence is a damned powerful pheromone. Try it sometime...<P>Anyways, I'm ranting. Yes, UCONN is run by jocks, filled to the brim with underage drinking and drug use. I ignore it. There's not a damn thing I can do about it, so I don't let it effect me. I am what I am, and I've never questioned that. If you go through life with that mindset, then you'll have an easier time. Trust me.
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Postby Dusty on Tue May 01, 2001 10:38 am

Well, I loved high school, although I can't really explain it.<P>I guess the thing to do is get involved in things and make friends, but I don't know how to tell someone else how to do that, because I sure never did that at college (but then I went to a great high school but then went to a third rate college).<P>I dunno. I ought to be a great time, when you can be yourself without having to worry about long-reaching consequences. the thing to do, I think, is don't be cynical and refuse to have fun, or hate things just because they're popular. I knew a lot of people who did that in high school and didn't enjoy themselves.<P>But that may just be me. Everyone has a different time that they enjoy. Most people love college, and I have hated it, so I'm probably not the best person to listen to.<P>------------------
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Postby Seneeb on Wed May 02, 2001 9:06 am

hell, my junior high faculty was so frelled up my parents ripped me outta puplic schools and homeschooled me. <P>as for college, i never did that either, i have my technical certifications and if there is something i want to learn, i buy the book and teach myself. <P>hell, im 20 years old and for the last 3 years have made more money then my dad did at any point in his navel carreer (course, the USN doesnt pay very well)<P>------------------
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Postby Spaceman42 on Wed May 02, 2001 10:09 am

How comforting for us HS drones to know that something better is coming up - after <B><I>3 MORE YEARS OF HELL!</B></I><P>Yeah. This thread is also excessively verbose. Write shorter.
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Postby gwalla on Wed May 02, 2001 11:20 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sir_Crashalot_Of_Kendall:
<B>Personally, I see high school as an idiotic burden holding me back. Who needs to spend four years going through stuff like U.S. history? Just try to tell me where you're ever going to use *that*.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>History is less important for being a productive member of society than it is for being a rational member of the electorate. I mean, the drug war exists partly because people forget how miserable a failure Prohibition was.<P>The dates aren't important. The things that happened <I>are</I>.<P>(Personally, I'm in favor of classes like that...especially subjects like Critical Thinking and Civics)<P>------------------
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