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Mistborn 07-16-2012 09:47 PM

I'm not going to rant about something that has happened in my life, but my friend who I will call "L".

L is a year younger than me, but she is really cool. We met through youth, and we've become close friends. I've known her parents, like mine, are divorced, but I had no idea how bad it was.

L's sister, "J", was having a birthday dinner on the night of L's confirmation ceremony. L and J were at their dads and stepmom's. J realized this, and asked their dad if they could move the dinner so L could attend the ceremony. Her dad yelled at L for wanting to attend a church function and beat the crap out of his own daughter with a belt and left welts.
L's psychiatrist had said that if L's father ever left marks to call 911. And that is what this very brave twelve year old girl: called the cops on her own dad. Her dad was arrested and charged with child abuse.

L has been through a lot. Her father and step mother 'bully' her. She's been beaten and yelled at. She once even rode her bike home (her dad lives five miles away) when her stepmother told her she was worthless and her father threatened to beat her when she was forced to come back. He did, but that time the belt didn't leave marks.

When L was young, her father threatened to kill her mom.

Unfortunately, L and J aren't fourteen yet. They can't decide where they want to live. L is sure that she won't be allowed to go back to her father's house. But what about J? There has never been any violence with her sister. The dad and stepmom pick on L. But, the fear is if that the judge lets J go back, that she will get abused as well.

Now, twelve year old L and ten year old J are caught in a legal battle to convince the judge that their father isn't fit to ever see them. The judge has allowed 50/50 custody, but L is scared for her sister and that her father may eventually snap and hurt/kill someone.

MaryElizabeth 07-16-2012 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Mistborn (Post 317780)
The judge has allowed 50/50 custody, but L is scared for her sister and that her father may eventually snap and hurt/kill someone.

What is the other option? Where will they go if the father is prosecuted?

MaryElizabeth 07-16-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mistborn (Post 317780)
I'm not going to rant about something that has happened in my life, but my friend who I will call "L".

L is a year younger than me, but she is really cool. We met through youth, and we've become close friends. I've known her parents, like mine, are divorced, but I had no idea how bad it was.

L's sister, "J", was having a birthday dinner on the night of L's confirmation ceremony. L and J were at their dads and stepmom's. J realized this, and asked their dad if they could move the dinner so L could attend the ceremony. Her dad yelled at L for wanting to attend a church function and beat the crap out of his own daughter with a belt and left welts.
L's psychiatrist had said that if L's father ever left marks to call 911. And that is what this very brave twelve year old girl: called the cops on her own dad. Her dad was arrested and charged with child abuse.

L has been through a lot. Her father and step mother 'bully' her. She's been beaten and yelled at. She once even rode her bike home (her dad lives five miles away) when her stepmother told her she was worthless and her father threatened to beat her when she was forced to come back. He did, but that time the belt didn't leave marks.

When L was young, her father threatened to kill her mom.

Unfortunately, L and J aren't fourteen yet. They can't decide where they want to live. L is sure that she won't be allowed to go back to her father's house. But what about J? There has never been any violence with her sister. The dad and stepmom pick on L. But, the fear is if that the judge lets J go back, that she will get abused as well.

Now, twelve year old L and ten year old J are caught in a legal battle to convince the judge that their father isn't fit to ever see them. The judge has allowed 50/50 custody, but L is scared for her sister and that her father may eventually snap and hurt/kill someone.

This.....isn't your own life, is it? I know you said "friend", but I can't get the thought from my head that you're covering up.

Sandy 07-16-2012 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 317744)
I'm starting to think that this really is a thread for melodramatic teenagers...

It, without doubt, is.
:)

rebecca 07-17-2012 01:17 AM

I love ranting, I don't even need melodrama 80% of the time.

LaurenM 07-17-2012 07:39 AM

I have no idea whether I'm melodramatic or not. Probably am.
Mandarin...*facepalm* There was a passage that I read fine, but there was a part about a birthday party planning for an inexistent brother and I spent half the talking time thinking. And the teacher started lecturing me.
How do you think when your mind is blank?
There are five classes. I'm definitely going to get into the third. Everyone knows each other, since this middle school has a primary school of its own. And I am lonely.
Oh well, can't wait till Thursday. I'm glad that I finally have a break.

Ruza 07-17-2012 08:42 AM

I'm really nervous for the new school year, mainly because of math. Math has never been a strong subject for me, so I'm terrified.
I love writing/reading and science, but math is just... O_e

LaurenM 07-17-2012 08:52 AM

I didn't finish the Math Pre-S1...unable to. Two multiple choices left.

LaurenM 07-17-2012 12:42 PM

GRRR.
I hate my dad.
Yes, I know it's impolite to say 'blah blah blah' when you're pleading me to publish my old book when I don't want to. But is it really necessary to drag me from the room, drop me and nearly slap me until Mum restrained you?
You are a freaking hypocrite.
And...apparently my normal facial expression is defiant and insolent. Because I have this hard shell resolving not to turn into those silly, giggling girls who talk about boys. I'm blunt, yes. Critical. Obstinate. But that's me.

Timber 07-17-2012 03:34 PM

It's weird...at random times I find myself annoyed with people who haven't really done anything to me.

Also, in the morning, I never want to get out of bed and start the day. It's not normal for me. I just don't want to face another day...

L.S.Trendom 07-17-2012 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 317744)
I'm starting to think that this really is a thread for melodramatic teenagers...

Out of curiosity, did my rants/vents seem like that?
Being satirically melodramatic is rather fun.

TheAshWolf 07-17-2012 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 317744)
I'm starting to think that this really is a thread for melodramatic teenagers...

http://www.iisretard.com/wp-content/...e-who-care.jpg

*le ten characters*

MaryElizabeth 07-17-2012 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by L.S.Trendom (Post 317998)
Out of curiosity, did my rants/vents seem like that?
Being satirically melodramatic is rather fun.

No....there were....others. :I

Satirically melodramatic is always fun. :D

AlgebraAddict 07-17-2012 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by L.S.Trendom (Post 317998)
Out of curiosity, did my rants/vents seem like that?
Being satirically melodramatic is rather fun.


Yup. So did every post on this thread.

MaryElizabeth 07-17-2012 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by AlgebraAddict (Post 318046)
Yup. So did every post on this thread.

LST is more practical. Others are hormonal.

AlgebraAddict 07-17-2012 04:45 PM

True.

Ten Character. :3

L.S.Trendom 07-17-2012 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by TheAshWolf (Post 318031)

When I looked at that picture again, I thought, "Ninjas care?" :^I xD

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 318052)
LST is more practical. Others are hormonal.

Haha. No. I am incredibly not practical. :P

MaryElizabeth 07-17-2012 05:00 PM

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Originally Posted by L.S.Trendom (Post 318063)
Haha. No. I am incredibly not practical. :P

More practical than a lot of other posts.

Sandy 07-17-2012 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 318052)
LST is more practical. Others are hormonal.

Like me?

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lomwzgJjc51qfxsyh.jpg

L.S.Trendom 07-17-2012 05:08 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 318069)
More practical than a lot of other posts.

I think we're using different meanings for practical… >_>

@Sandy: That picture is sort of creepy. And familiarish. :P I think I might've seen whatever it was from, maybe…
Edit: Oh. It's Spider-Man. .____.

MaryElizabeth 07-17-2012 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by L.S.Trendom (Post 318092)
I think we're using different meanings for practicalů >_>

Well, more sensible, then. You have a reason for most of your rants.

AlgebraAddict 07-17-2012 05:20 PM

Sandy's rants are attributed to the depressingishness of the teenage years, but they aren't random, if you know what I mean.

HeatherB 07-17-2012 05:38 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 317778)
XD That made me chuckle.

Well, you're welcome. It was actual kind of semi-traumatic when it was happening to me. Now I'm just relieved. Basically I cried, which I almost never do, and something inside me snapped and floated away and now I'm happy and can go be in the G******** Youth Circus without being burdened by..... stuff. xD

AlgebraAddict 07-17-2012 05:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by L.S.Trendom (Post 318063)
When I looked at that picture again, I thought, "Ninjas care?" :^I xD


Haha. No. I am incredibly not practical. :P


I am a ninja, and I can speak for my people... we do not care, we only stalk you in the picture to make sure you're not up to any funny business. I was there, in that picture, dagger in hand.

Lily09 07-17-2012 05:51 PM

You are most definitely not, AA. If you are a ninja, your dot wouldn't show up as green.:rolleyes:

Sandy 07-17-2012 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AlgebraAddict (Post 318113)
Sandy's rants are attributed to the depressingishness of the teenage years, but they aren't random, if you know what I mean.

Yeah... I may be wrong, but personally I don't think that the majority of my rants are just me being melodramatic... I'm pretty sure that what I whine and complain about is pretty serious mental stuff... :^I Although I'm not going through any "legitimate" problems like divorce or death, like... I don't think that hearing laughter in my room when no one is actually there is very melodramatic. I may be wrong, though.

MaryElizabeth 07-17-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by AlgebraAddict (Post 318113)
Sandy's rants are attributed to the depressingishness of the teenage years, but they aren't random, if you know what I mean.

But the depression of the teenage years originate from hormones.

AlgebraAddict 07-17-2012 06:07 PM

True. But Sandy's thing isn't a random, "OMG I CAN'T GO ON A DATE I HATE MY MOM" or seomthing like that. :P

HeatherB 07-17-2012 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by BlueMi (Post 318141)
*coughcoughcoughumheatheryoujustsaidthenameoftgeci tyweliveinCOUGH*

Whoops. I changed it.... now change it on yours, you quoted the unchanged version!

Mistborn 07-17-2012 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 317785)
This.....isn't your own life, is it? I know you said "friend", but I can't get the thought from my head that you're covering up.

No, this is actually my friend's life. I have something similar going on, but not nearly as bad.

HeatherB 07-17-2012 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Lily09 (Post 318140)
You are most definitely not, AA. If you are a ninja, your dot wouldn't show up as green.:rolleyes:

Unfortunately for AA....

meerkat 07-17-2012 08:48 PM

why do i hate myself so often? i don't know what happened. i came back from a boring writing camp thing and my dad made me do math homework, but i got distracted and started thinking about how horrible i am at everything. i tried talking to my dad, but he acts like he's too good to understand his kid's feelings. or any feelings, for that matter. i sometimes think he's a robot and not a real person. my mom's too busy, and my sister's probably going to torment me with the memory of today if i tell her that i feel like i'm pointless.

Sandy 07-17-2012 09:01 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 318155)
But the depression of the teenage years originate from hormones.

All emotions originate from hormones regardless...
Are you implying that you have somehow evaded this?
If so... do share.
I'm sure that there is a mob of KPers who would dearly like to know your secret.

Lily09 07-17-2012 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by HeatherB (Post 318199)
Unfortunately for AA....

I am a ninja. See, I'm purple, yet still online.

Sandy 07-17-2012 09:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meerkat (Post 318207)
why do i hate myself so often? i don't know what happened. i came back from a boring writing camp thing and my dad made me do math homework, but i got distracted and started thinking about how horrible i am at everything. i tried talking to my dad, but he acts like he's too good to understand his kid's feelings. or any feelings, for that matter. i sometimes think he's a robot and not a real person. my mom's too busy, and my sister's probably going to torment me with the memory of today if i tell her that i feel like i'm pointless.

That's how most dads are. -____-
I'm pretty sure that the male brain just has tendencies to get like that, and my dad does that too.
I know how you feel, though... don't worry, it will get easier.
Be patient with yourself, take some time to relax, listen to your favourite music, whatever. But you're NOT pointless, no matter who you are. :)
I'm going through the same thing right now... actually, no, I'm not going through it, it's pretty much attached itself to my brain now... Just do your best to fight it, okay?
(*pats you on the back*)
<:^J

Sandy 07-17-2012 09:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lily09 (Post 318218)
I am a ninja. See, I'm purple, yet still online.

(*falls to the ground and worships you*)
O_O



http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...oBeautiful.gif

Ruza 07-17-2012 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 318155)
But the depression of the teenage years originate from hormones.

You're starting to get irritating with this, MaryElizabeth. -_-

You claim only LST has real problems, then have the nerve to say everyone else has petty problems that seem magnified by hormones. You don't know what's going on in someone's life. You don't know whether or not they have a simple mood swing (let's be honest, we all go through those, getting emotional over the simplest of things), or if they have a real mental problem. Sometimes, people just need to rant or vent over stupid things to burn off steam.

Sandy 07-17-2012 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ruza (Post 318224)
You're starting to get irritating with this, MaryElizabeth. -_-

You claim only LST has real problems, then have the nerve to say everyone else has petty problems that seem magnified by hormones. You don't know what's going on in someone's life. You don't know whether or not they have a simple mood swing (let's be honest, we all go through those, getting emotional over the simplest of things), or if they have a real mental problem. Sometimes, people just need to rant or vent over stupid things to burn off steam.

Thank you so much, Ruza.
I think you just gave a well-composed and sensible voice to the tension that's been floating around this thread for a while now.

MaryElizabeth 07-17-2012 09:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Sandy (Post 318217)
All emotions originate from hormones regardless...
Are you implying that you have somehow evaded this?
If so... do share.
I'm sure that there is a mob of KPers who would dearly like to know your secret.

Do you have the delusion that I am self-righteous? I haven't dodged hormones in any way; in fact, I've been extremely hormonal before, I just didn't realize at the time. I sometimes snap back to the "OMIGAWD NO ONE LIKES ME I HATE MY PARENTS IM NOT PRETTY I WANNA DIE" mentality of most teenagers, but I've realized how fricking moronic I look when I do throw a tearful fit or throw a snide comment at my mom.

Timber 07-17-2012 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by MaryElizabeth (Post 318226)
Do you have the delusion that I am self-righteous? I haven't dodged hormones in any way; in fact, I've been extremely hormonal before, I just didn't realize at the time. I sometimes snap back to the "OMIGAWD NO ONE LIKES ME I HATE MY PARENTS IM NOT PRETTY I WANNA DIE" mentality of most teenagers, but I've realized how fricking moronic I look when I do throw a tearful fit or throw a snide comment at my mom.

Most teenagers don't throw a fit and start whining or complaining out loud. Most of us hold it all in, or if we can't, we get upset in privacy. This thread is a place to let your emotions out, no matter how minor they may seem, and get reassurance from other KPers.

If you have a problem, feel free to express it on this thread. If not, offer support. What you're doing is neither.


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