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AnniPierrot
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26 Apr 2013, 4:17 pm

I have got to have the shittest yearbook entry.
It's not even funny like everyone else's.
These people just dig up s**t from my past.
All are unhappy things that happened between me and people.
My bad break up, my friends ditching me, death threats from someone etc.
This is how people will remember me in 10, 20, 30 years time.
Ugh. I hate my school.


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26 Apr 2013, 6:03 pm

We used to sign each others yearbooks when I was in school. By about the 4th or 5th grade, I was really sick of all the putdowns that people would write. It was about that time that the first person signing the yearbook wrote something that upset me so much that I took it home and wouldn't let anyone else sign it. After that, I never let anyone else sign it again. I also never signed anyone else's after that.



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26 Apr 2013, 6:18 pm

AnniPierrot wrote:
This is how people will remember me in 10, 20, 30 years time.


At my 20th high school reunion, someone made a list of notable things for eacy member in the class. My entry on the list was that no matter what topic was assigned for any writing assignment in my English classes, I wrote about motorcycles. It used to drive the teacher nuts.

Actually, my first theme was in 7th or 8th grade and it wasn't about motorcycles. It was titled, "Common Diseases of the Horse's Hoof". That really baffled the teacher -- since she knew absolutely nothing about horses and their diseases and conditions, she couldn't grade me on content at all. Unlike just about everyone else in the class, all she could grade mine on was the grammer.

I did get some applause when we had to memorize poetry once. We had to memorize something like 125 lines of poetry split into one relatively small poem and the rest of our choice. Most of the class broke it into 20 or 30 line pieces and spread it out over several recitations in front of the class. I memorized Edgar Allen Poe's The Bells and got all but the common piece of poetry we all had to memorize done in one swoop. While I did it in a monotone from beginning to end, it seemed to impress everyone in the class.

In case you haven't heard it, here it is:
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The Bells

HEAR the sledges with the bells,
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars, that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells—
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.

Hear the mellow wedding bells,
Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight!
From the molten-golden notes,
And all in tune,
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle-dove that listens, while she gloats
On the moon!
Oh, from out the sounding cells,
What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!
How it swells!
How it dwells
On the Future! how it tells
Of the rapture that impels
To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells—
To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!

Hear the loud alarum bells,
Brazen bells!
What a tale of terror, now, their turbulency tells!
In the startled ear of night
How they scream out their affright!
Too much horrified to speak,
They can only shriek, shriek,
Out of tune,
In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire,
In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire,
Leaping higher, higher, higher,
With a desperate desire,
And a resolute endeavor
Now—now to sit or never,
By the side of the pale-faced moon.
Oh, the bells, bells, bells!
What a tale their terror tells
Of Despair!

How they clang, and clash, and roar!
What a horror they outpour
On the bosom of the palpitating air!
Yet the ear it fully knows,
By the twanging
And the clanging,
How the danger ebbs and flows;
Yet the ear distinctly tells,
In the jangling
And the wrangling,
How the danger sinks and swells,—
By the sinking or the swelling in the anger of the bells,
Of the bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells—
In the clamor and the clangor of the bells!

Hear the tolling of the bells,
Iron bells!
What a world of solemn thought their monody compels!
In the silence of the night
How we shiver with affright
At the melancholy menace of their tone!
For every sound that floats
From the rust within their throats
Is a groan.
And the people—ah, the people,
They that dwell up in the steeple,
All alone,
And who tolling, tolling, tolling,
In that muffled monotone,
Feel a glory in so rolling
On the human heart a stone—
They are neither man nor woman,
They are neither brute nor human,
They are Ghouls:
And their king it is who tolls;
And he rolls, rolls, rolls,
Rolls
A pæan from the bells;
And his merry bosom swells
With the pæan of the bells,
And he dances, and he yells:
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the pæan of the bells,
Of the bells:
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the throbbing of the bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells—
To the sobbing of the bells;
Keeping time, time, time,
As he knells, knells, knells,
In a happy Runic rhyme,
To the rolling of the bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells:
To the tolling of the bells,
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells—
To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.



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26 Apr 2013, 9:54 pm

That's terrible that people would even think of writing a negative comment in someone's yearbook. What assholes. Around here, people have never made a big deal about yearbook comments -- they're usually just quaint well-wishes like 'Good luck Sarah, we'll miss you' and things like that. Actually I remember being interested in the slightly duffering tone of my comments from one yaer to the next (between the second-to-last year and the last year of high school). It was funny because I put on much more of an NT act in my last year, because I thought 'ah, what the hell', and there were several comments saying 'don't change' and 'be yourself'.



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27 Apr 2013, 6:16 am

Meridian191 wrote:
That's terrible that people would even think of writing a negative comment in someone's yearbook. What assholes. Around here, people have never made a big deal about yearbook comments -- they're usually just quaint well-wishes like 'Good luck Sarah, we'll miss you' and things like that. Actually I remember being interested in the slightly duffering tone of my comments from one yaer to the next (between the second-to-last year and the last year of high school). It was funny because I put on much more of an NT act in my last year, because I thought 'ah, what the hell', and there were several comments saying 'don't change' and 'be yourself'.


As soon as I get the yearbook I am burning it.
I don't want these so called "good memories" to stay in my life
I don't want to be reminded that I came to England to get away from all the bullies, but had to face even more bullies for 6 years.
Most NTs here are terrible. Rich spoilt kids who care about nothing but the social ladder, and pick on those who don't or those at the bottom.


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29 Apr 2013, 9:54 am

Why are you even buying a yearbook?



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29 Apr 2013, 2:30 pm

ianorlin wrote:
Why are you even buying a yearbook?


It was compulsory, whole thing organised by the school


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