So today I was sitting in Study Hall, on this site. I had finished my homework and had free time so I immediately tapped in the web address. I was on here commenting and posting, you know, all that forum stuff. When I see the guy next to me leaning over a bit and glancing at my screen. I turned the computer away from him a bit, he was making me uncomfortable. He is also incredibly popular, so whatever he was looking at he had the intent to make it sound really bad and tell everyone else. Not that I'm not extremely popular, I have my own circle of friends, and I am in the "normal" spectrum at school. I turned my computer back to him, I was being silly, why would he care what I was on? He kept glancing, it was really weird. Then when the so acclaimed "popular" girl who had previously been sitting next to him, returned. She noticed his awkward side-glances at my screen. I heard her whisper under her breath, "what site is she on?" My heart plummeted, I knew this couldn't be good, they were going to spread around something totally wrong and untrue about what I was on, I just knew it, or make it sound stupid and "nerdy" that I was on here. He snorted "betta fish .com." As if it's some crime against humanity that I'm on a forum for betta fish! I wanted to tell him I heard everything, and that he was being a big jerk for acting this way. But I'm totally spineless. That's why I'm venting on here. I know I shouldn't have acted ashamed of my involvement on this site, but the way they said things sure made me feel guilty. I was hoping that sitting next to them wouldn't be too terrible. I was assigned that seat at the begginning of the year, and I hated it from the moment I sat down. It's a whole table of popular people, one strange girl who they like to prey upon, a relatively nice girl who tries not to get noticed by them, and me, who personally doesn't like them and tries to stay out of their way. But now all my careful non-involvement with them and their weird popular circle is ruined, all because I'm on a forum conversing with other people who share my interest of betta fish. I see him playing virtual football, and other nonsense games, but I never question him or gossip about it to other people. Did he ever think that it might bother me that someone was hissing about me right next to me? Luckily just in the nick of time my teacher tapped me on the shoulder and informed my about my unexpected early dismissal. I was so grateful that I practically fell on my face on the way out of the classroom to escape them. Jeez, some people are jerks! But now I feel utterly and totally bad for not standing up for myself as well as all of you fellow forum members, and my betta girl Shimmer! I know that bad-mouthing them is no solution but I sure want to. I never even got to talk to my friends about it, because of the early dismissal.
I like bettas. Why would I be here if I didn't?
Shimmer- VT Girl- 1 gal vase (temporary)
Pretty Boy- CT Boy- R.I.P
Jasper- CT Boy- R.I.P
Deluge- Delta Tail Boy- R.I.P
My favorite aquatic plant is...the...marimo...MOSS BALL!!!