...is that for years i have watched you people complain about others being fake on the internet and yet i have kept it very real in all 8 years of my posting here, a select few of you even complain about that. #1 i tell you that i was wrongfully accused of rape and just got let out of jail. my main reason for the announcement was partly because i had been saved and wanted to voice my new found faith, but also that i had been locked up for a little over a month and was ecstatic and just wanted to reach out to people. the case was acquitted twice at grand jury thus proving my innocence. you then take this news, turn it around, and i become the board's registered rapist. very pathetic. #2 i tell you that i have just recently been married. you congratulate me. maybe a year later i then tell you that we are expecting a child, you congratulate me. thus, i am a full time student in college with a child, a wife, and another child on the way. i quit my part time job to watch my daughter as opposed to paying for childcare from a third party. i don't really remember voicing the fact that i quit my job, but somewhere or another i have expressed that i stay at home to watch her while my wife is at work. you take this news, turn it around, and i become an unemployed house-dad who's wife is out cheating on me after work. very pathetic. #3 i tell the league that my wife's great grandmother has passed in baltimore and that we are leaving immediately to be with her family. my sole purpose of this announcement was to express that the deadlines would be very flexible this week while i am gone being that i am the only moderator of the league. you take this news and say that i'm airing out my personal life and that i'm asking for sympathy. very pathetic. #4 i tell you that i make 4K a semester, 6K including tuition and maybe even a little more including the price of books. my wife works to make up the rest. its still as if we both have jobs. i average about 400 a pay check, which is more than a blessing considering that i am able to not work, focus on my studies, and take care of my own child. you take this news and say that i make 8K a year and that panhandlers make more than i do. very pathetic. -------- there are many more cases. a few have even hit me on aim or private messages or just in threads asking why i expose my "real" life. i am incapable of being fake. i don't sit here and complain about my life because i love it, i don't sit here and discuss it until it is brought up. when there is a disagreement, the first thing most of you attack is my personal life, i then defend it, and you reply by saying that nobody cares about my personal life and that i must be searching for sympathy. very pathetic. very immature. we are all grown. i know this because no matter how young you are now, you are at least 7 or 8 years older than when we all started posting here. thus, you should be able to grasp real life situations. it is neither my place nor yours to judge a human being. i have apologized to jai for saying whatever i said about her "woman". it was clearly a lighthearted joke in which she then replied attacking my family. i am now apologizing to magus for attacking your character, or assuming to know it rather, in the midst of whatever we argued about. i no longer care if you admit to enjoy this. yes, i think jai is unattractive by my standards. but as long as God thinks you're beautiful, then who am i to disagree. yes, i think magus is a bit phony for the sake of his internet persona, but who cares? i could easily be completely wrong about you. i don't know you. so its not my place to judge you. i just don't get it though. its as if you all continue to encourage people to be real just so that you can flip it for a text personal or a witty response to a disagreement. i have never been anything BUT real on this site or anywhere else. it's not me. i try my best to stay as honest as possible in all endeavors. in both leagues, every decision that i have ever made has been voiced publicly with thorough explanation as to why i have made such a decision. i follow the rules and you pin me for that. i lean on the rules and you pin me for that. i am possibly the only moderator who has told the league my formula in rankings which is by far the fairest. yet somehow, you all now exclaim that i am a corrupt moderator who constantly bends rules for my own benefit. it's all very pathetic on your behalf. you, being anyone who fits the description. you may not agree with my rules or views, opinions, and decision making skills. but you can't begin to legitimately say that i've been corrupt in any form. oh well. i'm spent. so there, i've said my peace. if jai, magus, or anybody else wants to still argue then please back and forth with yourselves by all means. i refuse to be a part of it. i'm leaving soon regardless due to my having a second child and in need of an internship. this is my senior year and i have my whole life ahead of me. i wish you all luck in your respective journeys and i hope that you can be mature enough to do me the same favor.