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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Okay… I don’t think I can do this anymore. I’m trying so hard, but I just can’t. And that scares me, a lot. I’m afraid of what I’ll do to myself, so will someone just talk to me? I don’t mean to bring your mood down or anything, so sorry…



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
Wait.

I just realized something, and I don’t know if you did before, but I’m guessing you all have read the Maximum Ride books? (By the way, Nevermore? I cried at the end T.T) You know how Itex owned alot, almost everything? Well, we have an Itex. It’s called Proctor and Gamble, P&G. And you can see it on a lot of lables nowadays. I’m not saying they’re evil or anything but they used to fight against black people’s rights… just thought I’d put this out there O.o.



stop cutting myself (read all 2 entries…)
Cut, cut, bleed, bleed.

I really need help. I don’t know how to stop.



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)

Tinychat, anyone? http://tinychat.com/autumnScars
If ya don’t know me, here’s your chance lol



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
...Hi

Hi people…it’s MayAugushay/Nyx/Spider/✖
I haven’t been on in a LONG time
...It’s probably cuz I gave up
On wings anyway.

I’m not really up for trying anything else anymore.
I feel like I’ve given up on everything
And I don’t know why, but good luck
with your wings…



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
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I saw The Hunger Games at midnight last friday…it was EPIC. X3



Start the Valley of the Wings (read all 8 entries…)
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I’m still here! Sorry…I had some issues. I need a new bow, which I’m making, but it takes a while. Plus, I’m no Katniss (c;) so i’m not an expert at archery. I’m practicing, so do you mind waiting a couple weeks? Just until April 16 or 17.



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
LEAVIN

Hey people, just letting you know two of us are leaving tonight (running away). We video chatted (so we’d know we’re both kids) and we’re off! Anyone want to come, speak now. Seriously. Wish us luck, we’re meeting up and it’s gonna take a while. It’s me and Fallen_misery (Slade).



Start the Valley of the Wings (read all 8 entries…)
Spring!

Contacting? I was thinking we stick to the computer (hopefully you have a laptop) until we actually meet up. Just to clear a few things up, yes I am still here, I’m just planning my butt off. I need to know what weapon you’re bringing. I’m bringing a dagger and a bow and some arrows. I know how to make them if you need one, but you need at least one weapon to start off. I guess it’s time I say this, finally. We need to get moving! It’s almost spring, and we can’t risk waiting until Spring hits us full on. Why? We need a place to live before people go hiking in the Spring. I’ve started a book of edible plants and roots, and we’re gonna have to find a water source immediately. I’ve never heard of cooking rabies out of an animal, have you? Didn’t think so. We’ll have to fish instead. Also, no eating any berries. No. Matter. What. Who knows? Could be poisonous. One last thing. I’m twelve, and very small. But I am NOT weak. I need you to do one very important thing for me before anyone leaves. I need you to get a camera if you don’t already have one, and I need you to video-chat with me. Gotta be sure you’re who you say you are. Then again, none of you ever really said who you are. There’s a first for everything, right? Who wants to go first…



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
When All You Gotta Keep Is Strong

Hey everyone. Wow, look at all the new people we have. Last time I was on we had 700-something people. Now—a thousand! Jeez! To the oldies, hi. I need to do a little more than just a “Hi,” I know…I’m getting to that. But before I give you a speech about how I’m back, I just want you guys to know I’m still here. How are you doing? Hope all your wings are growing, since I know mine aren’t, and I’m ready and willing to give up. Yeah yeah, I know, the whole “If at first you don’t succeed” thing. Well, I have tried, tried again. And every time I do it loses meaning. I feel like I’m wasting time. I have one month. I’m making a bow, and it should be ready by then. Don’t know where I’m going yet but I’m leaving. Any place with big trees is good, so let me know please :) Good luck, and you can come if you want to.



Start the Valley of the Wings (read all 8 entries…)
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Sorry again…I can be a bad leader, but I’ll make it up to you! We should really leave in the spring. One, because its winter (my bad, I completely forgot). So Sorry! Keep in touch…



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
HELLO

I haven’t posted in SOOO FRICKIN LONG….Just wanna let you know that I love you all. I think I might be getting diabetes. It runs in my family, Type 2, and my mom thinks I have the symtoms, so she’s taking me to the doctor. So much for flying ): :P Have fun in the skies, and never. ever. give. up.:D



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
WTF 2!?!?

This morning it was all bright and sunny and i was reading The Beast of Noor by Janet Lee Carey, and it was talking about Wind Esper, a wild spirit/wind woman. Well the wind came through the window and frightened the boy in the book, Miles. Miles remembered his grandfather telling him it was Wild Esper’s playful breeze. Just theN, the wind went vhoooooo outside my window and the breeze blew the leaves clean off the tree! Then something odd happened. I had a burning, achibg desire to be in that wind. I was clawing at my throat, trying to stop myself from going out there. What. The. Fuck!!!?



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
WTF?

So me and my best friend were pushing each other in the halls in school today, and I pushed her and she went flying (lol not really it’s just bird kid humor) and a teacher pulled me over with this odd look on her face. “Do I have to write you up?” she asked me. I said no, and she told me to apologize to my friend. Now this woulda been all fine n good if she hadn’t grabbed my arm. I don’t know what came over me, but I suddenly had this bitter taste in my mouth and I wanted her hand off. I resisted the urge to slap the white off of her (No offense) and walked away before I did anything I would regret. Was this the avian in me or the cat in me? I just felt SOO mad when she did that, like there was something wrong with her hand. I think she was one of Them. Not a Hunter, something else. I felt like the life had been drained outta me. I’m calling her an Extra for now. Any advice?



Amulets mew mew~team up 4ever!
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Hi…it’s me, Nyx…



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
Meditating Really Helps

I was just meditating and trying to find my spirit animal…guess it’s not ready for me or maybe i’m not ready for it. So then I meditated on my gray wings and neko tail and ears, and I started feeling all dopey and sleepy and now my back is all heavy and my head feels like there’s something on it. Hope they grow soon! My back is now stinging a bit too!



grow wings (read all 65 entries…)
Meditating Really Helps

I was just meditating and trying to find my spirit animal…guess it’s not ready for me or maybe i’m not ready for it. So then I meditated on my gray wings and neko tail and ears, and I started feeling all dopey and sleepy and now my back is all heavy and my head feels like there’s something on it. Hope they grow soon! My back is now stinging a bit too!



Start the Valley of the Wings (read all 8 entries…)
Answers

I haven’t been on I know…school started (did I say that before?) Anyway, to get there I REALLY don’t reccomend hitching unless you have the means to protect yourself. Like, say, if you have powers. Then, go ahead and hitch rides with random people! And the Great Appalachians are pretty much just the Appalachian mountains in Virginia. Also I have another Idea to propose to you guys: We speak code words in LATIN.

Like, “danger” in Latin is Periculum (pedi-coo-loom.). Or “People nearby!” is Praesent Sapien (Pray-sunt-sop-eeyen). Give it some thought. I get most of my ideas from books, and the Latin and the Hitchhiking drifts came from Daniel X. Anyway, back to transportation. To get here, you could hitch, but make sure if you’re a girl, it’s with a woman. Or, you could walk. I guess I didn’t give that much thought, but anyway, when do you plan on leaving? You have to have let me know when you’re ready by next month—November, 2011. Good luck!



Start the Valley of the Wings (read all 8 entries…)
Alright!!!

Okay! Thatonegirl72, you’re in. Are you POSITIVE, because I don’t wanna force anyone into anything.

Also, I’m re-reading My Side of the Mountain, and Sam’s home is a tree. I mean, a HUGE tree, and he dug out and burned out the inside (without knocking the tree down) and lived in it. You should read it, it also tells you some stuff you can eat. I don’t know when I’m gonna do this, but I know it’s gonna be after I’ve got enough data, like how to skin a deer and what fish and plants I can eat or not. So far, this is what I’ve got:

  • Hitch rides to the meeting site
    – Dogtooth Violet Bulbs are good food
    – Dandelion greens and roots are good
    – Having a pet fox, or falcon, or hawk, is good for hunting.


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