rebecca* posted a quote
January 20, 2014 4:55pm EST
So I guess this is goodbye, guys. God knows how many times I've threatened to leave but this time I truly mean it. I haven't logged on in months and, as much as it sucks, I've outgrown this website. I'm not making this to be dramatic; I'm making this as a thank-you. Thank you to everyone who favourited my quotes. Thank you to whatever higher being decided I was worthy of being on the list of "People You Might Like." Thank you to Steve for creating this amazing place that was very important to me during my junior high years; Witty will always have a place in my heart because I don't know how well I would've survived those two years without it. As I'm finishing my second year of high school and getting closer to college I can see that this isn't the place for me anymore. I've grown away from it but I will never forget it. I made some great friends through this website and it's sad knowing that in leaving this website I'm leaving some of them behind, but the ones I really got close to are staying with me. Sarah, Kaitlyn, Krista, Rachael, Chloe, Anna, & Sophie. You guys are amazing and I love you so much and I'm so thankful this website allowed me to meet you. Honestly what would I do without you guys? I don't even want to imagine it. I've had some great times. Like New Year's Eve 2011 which was spent on my facebook specifically for Witty friends. Even the One Direction apocalypse that infected this place for a while brings up fond memories. I remember the not-so-fun times like FramingMatthew (RIP) and I took a lot of life-lessons from those situations and I'm glad I had my Witty family with me every step of the way. Because that's what this place was to me. A second family. A home. It seems like forever ago and, in a way it is. Maybe I'll come back some day. I don't know. I do know this is goodbye for now. How bittersweet. Thank you Steve. Thank you friends. Thank you followers. Thank you to everyone who reads this for making two of the hardest years of my life that much easier. I'll never forget any of it, and I wouldn't want to. I wouldn't trade these experiences for all the money in the world. PS- Steve I can't ever thank you enough for making this website and for putting all this time and effort into it because I know how little we give in return. You created a great place, sorry teenage girls hijacked it.
rebecca* posted a quote
September 18, 2013 9:12pm EDT
advice for freshman: 1. nobody except you will remember your first day of high school 2. nobody except you will remember anything you did in high school 3. don't worry about being alone at brunch or lunch; it happens to everyone at least once, usually more 3a. if you really don't like being alone, fake text or call someone, you'll look like you're waiting for someone 4. wear whatever you want because nobody is judging you 4a. if someone does judge you, they'll probably forget all about it in a matter of minutes so who cares 4b. for the most part everyone is too busy thinking about what everyone else thinks of them to even notice you so when you hear people behind you laughing, odds are it isn't directed at you 5. being invisible is a blessing; you have more freedom that way 6. don't worry too much about popularity, you don't need anyone other than yourself to like you 7. don't dress for fashion when it's hot. the jacket may be cute but passing out from heatstroke isn't 8. walking to classes alone isn't something to be embarrassed about; a lot of people do it and it doesn't mean you're a loser 9. you will have classes where you don't know anyone; it's time to make new friends 10. pay attention to school traditions and superstitions 11. don't ever say "why do you hate freshman so much, you were one once!" 10a. as soon as you graduate to sophomore, you'll understand 11. you have to take the hate freshman get. it's a rule. it happens to everyone. we've all been through it and it's only fair you go through it too. 11a. that doesn't mean you have to let it get to you. take it in stride and wear your freshie branding with pride
rebecca* posted a quote
September 5, 2013 6:35pm EDT
you think it's easy being a kid nowadays? you think this generation has it all figured out? well think again my friend. we have to defend pop punk, save rock and roll, we can't even set foot in a disco without panicking. being a kid now is harder than ever.
rebecca* posted a quote
August 25, 2013 8:14pm EDT
Don't get worked up over dating when you're young. I've had at least one boyfriend every year since I was twelve years old. I don't purposely do it. I don't walk on campus the first day of school every year saying "Okay time to get a guy for this year." It just happens. Sure, when you're dating, it's fun. It's great. You feel like the world can't get better. But the thing is, you're young. Even if you're mature enough for the relationship, the guy probably isn't. It doesn't help that since you're in high school everyone around you is immature and wants to have something to do with the relationship. In my experience, almost every break up with high school couples is caused by some outside force that only occured because they're young. Being broken up with is hard, and because you're young, a lot of people go into the relationship thinking they're never going to meet anyone else. Oh, but he's perfect. He's the one. I love him. I don't doubt that at the time you mean it and it is your truth. But because you're so young and your emotions are so strong, break-ups tend to be a real b/tch. Get real, you're either going to marry the person or break-up and at a young age it's almost definitely the latter. The more people you date at a young age, the more people you lose from your life. It's a lot of drama; to be fair, it really shouldn't be that much drama but you're young and everyone around you, including yourself, is stupid. There's only one real plus to dating when you're young and it's that you learn what not to do when you're older and the relationships are actually serious. You'll be a lot happier with your life if you avoid all the bad emotions that accompany dating. This isn't the time in your life to put yourself through that stuff. I know, I'm pretty hypocritical saying this considering the number of times I've put myself through this stuff, but that's how I know why it's not good to have boyfriends/girlfriends when you're young. Of all my friends, the happiest ones are the ones that have never dated. I wish I could go back in time and take a leaf out of their book.
rebecca* posted a quote
August 19, 2013 11:04pm EDT
A Super Simple Witty Profiles Guide to Handling the People Who Make the Internet Experience Unpleasant: When Dealing With Trolls and Otherwise Ignorant People: 1. Do not feed the troll. At all. Do not comment, not even sarcastically. Report it, block them, ignore them, move on. Even if reporting it does nothing and it is never deleted, they will see from the lack of response that their time could be better spent doing something productive rather than attempting to stir up arguments. 2. If they attack you, delete the comment and block them. It's super simple and super quick! It works wonders too because once you block them they can not bug you. Wow. Imagine that. 3. Do not be a troll yourself. Do not purposely say something just to upset, offend, or otherwise antagonise other users. You are not funny, cute, or original. You are annoying and you make the whole Internet experience way less enjoyable for everyone. Be considerate of other people. When Dealing With People You Do Not Agree With: 1. The simplest, easiest way to deal with seeing a quote or comment you do not like is to ignore it. Do not report it or give it a thumbs down unless what they are saying actually causes a problem; you cannot try to get someone's comment deleted simply because it is an opinion you do not agree with. That is unfair and quite self-centred. 2. If what they are saying that you do not agree with is horribly misinformed, go on and comment, but try to be nice. Try to include links to correct information and politely explain to them that what they are saying is incorrect. Try to be nice in encouraging them to educate themselves, such as saying "I'm glad you have such a strong opinion, but you may want to double-check your facts just to be certain." When Dealing With a Cyberbully: 1. Block, ignore, report. Continue reporting until action is taken. If no action is taken, perhaps give Steve a polite, short comment explaining the situation but please, do not demand that he deletes their profile. Steve is a busy man and he will take whatever actions he thinks are needed. If the bullying is really that bad, you need to talk to an adult. 2. If they continually make new accounts to bully you, as unfair as it is, you may need to either take a break from the website until Steve or someone else can do something about them, or create a new account of your own. As stated before, if the bullying is bad you need to tell an adult you trust. It does not have to be a parent; it can be a counselor or a teacher. Remember, when you talk to a school counselor they are required to keep whatever you tell them confidential unless they think you are somehow in immediate danger. If we can all follow these simple, easy steps this website will be a much more pleasant place. I know I'm guilty of doing the exact opposite in a lot of these situations, so I say we all make a conscious effort to try to handle things maturely. Thanks a bunch. :)