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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.

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Nellethiel SireniaPlease email, i know lots

I’ll miss all of you! 4 months ago

Nellethiel SireniaPlease email, i know lots

I’ll miss all of you! 4 months ago

Nellethiel SireniaPlease email, i know lots

I’ll miss all of you! 4 months ago


Well, looks like this site is gonna be missed.

I don’t want to lose contact with the people who I’ve made friends with on here, so to those who want to stay in contact with me, the Skype address I use is lil wilfoe. Email address: (though I haven’t been responding to email much.)

Eh, why not? Facebook: I rarely go on Facebook, too, though..

People seem to be moving to, I’ve made an account on there, too. llirbwerdnadivad 4 months ago

Delphiine 4 months ago

AngelDaemen 19 months ago

Lord BearclawReality, it's all we have.

We live in an amazing world with wondrous sights and discoveries waiting to be made. With any luck we will soon be branching out into space.

Geologically the Earth is over 4.5 billion years old. Humans have only been present as a differentiated species for less than 1 million years.

Barring any disease or unforeseen accidents you will each live up to about 100 years, give or take. It took 4.5 billion years of the Earth’s existence and billions of years of evolution to produce the totally unique being that is You. There is no one else quite like You in the world, and there never will be again anyone exactly like You, ever.

Be proud. Stand tall. You are uniquely You – a member of the human race, the only sentient species this world has ever produced, and You have a finite lifespan to enjoy. Don’t waste it on impossible delusions and fairy dust. 4 months ago

ᴀ ɴ ᴅ ʀ ᴏ ᴍ ᴇ ᴅ ᴀ"Nothing Gold Can Stay"

Well, today is the last day I can post anything.

Since this will pretty much be up here forever, I just wanted to give a summary of my experiences and how they’ve changed me.

I started with this goal back in 2011. I was drawn to the sea with such power that it was completely unlike anything I’ve ever felt before. I knew in my core that I was meant to become a mermaid. I did those stupid “spells”, and researched everything I could when it came to mermaids.

As time passed, the call subsided. I felt like life had lost its meaning because I lost a sense of who I was. I didn’t see myself becoming a mermaid, or being anything other than human. However, something kept drawing me back to this community. I could never completely leave or bring myself to delete my accounts. So, I figured I’d give shifting a go.

While writing a p-shifting guide, I realized that p-shifting might not actually be possible, and so I relinquished all hope in this goal. However, people continue to amaze me with what seems to be their shifting progress, and so I suppose that anything is possible if you keep an open mind.

Along the way, I met some amazing people, such as Kateri, Antaria, and Nellethiel. They helped me and are partially responsible for the person that I am today. Regardless, I also made some enemies, but I see that it’s useless to hold any grudges.

Though I never actually accomplished this goal, I don’t see it as a failure. I see it as a stepping stone. I thought I was somebody that I wasn’t, and it subsequently lead me to who I would become. I don’t have any regrets and I wish you all the best.

Much love,

UPDATE: I went by many aliases over the years, such as Queen Sirena and Adrestia. If you remember me and want to contact me, my email is I’d love to hear from you! 4 months ago

SilverWaters 4 months ago

cutepmk1 4 months ago


Sometimes I think about this.
If mermaids have to live in shallow water because they are similar to humans and will die of the pressure then in mermaid form maybe they look like humans from waist up but aren’t in the inside. (Ever watched dr who lol he looks like a human but has a no circulatory system!) maybe they are in the deep waters. Or maybe after many years they adapted.meh idk but that widens the possibility I guess. 4 months ago


Yay 4 months ago

Vibrenta 4 months ago

Delphine001 4 months ago


If any of you have a wattpad account then come check out my book. Its called “The Tale of Two Pirates” ( sucky name – I know right :) ) Its going to be awesome. 4 months ago


Can I control when I want to transform? 4 months ago

13maddie26 4 months ago

mermaidwiki2003 9 months ago

trapped_mermaid14 4 months ago

cleo2255 4 months ago

Lord Bearclaw"Magic" and "spells"

Here’s an example of what believing in “magic” can result in.

Belief in a nebulous, heretofore unknown and undocumented energy source capable of rewriting and altering Reality inevitably leads to a breakdown of logic, reason, and common sense.

The only cure for this ridiculousness is education and intelligence.

Without that, this is what happens: 4 months ago

Lord BearclawSpells and shifting.

No human has or has ever grown wings, tails, fins, gills, fangs, fur, etc. No one. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying.

The genetic “instructions” needed to grow wings simply are not part of our DNA inheritance, and never were. Birds are the descendants of the raptor dinosaurs and early feathered creatures like Archeopteryx. Humans are primates and share no genetic inheritance from the dinosaurs. None.

Neither do we share DNA with fish, wolves, bats, any other creature at all except that our closest genetic relative is the ape.

There is no magic. Wishing, praying, trying to cast “spells”, meditating, trying to “shift” – a complete fantasy in any of its concepts – anything at all you do, nothing will cause your body to change in any way. That may not be what you want to hear but it is the truth, no matter how cold and harsh that may be. It may “destroy your dreams”, but such a “dream” isn’t realistic or achievable in any way at all. Such things are complete fantasies, like becoming Superman, or Popeye.

There is no anatomical, biological, or physiological way for the body to change in such ways. “P-shifting” is a fantasy. Some people can become so deeply involved in this fantasy that they delude themselves that they have “shifted”, when the shift exists only in their minds. The “M-shift” IS the delusion. No human can become an animal, even mentally.

People who report therianistic episodes, and report “shifting” into animals behaviorally, do not exhibit authentic animal behavior – they can only exhibit learned or mimicked behavior of how they think such animals act and behave. Their behavior is an egotistical affectation, driven by their psychological need to “be” an animal, either mentally or physically because they feel their life would be “better”, or more fulfilling, or because they want to escape their current existence.

Humans are humans, from birth to death. Nothing else, no more, no less. 4 months ago


Go to it will really y help they have a ton of mermaid spells 4 months ago

kekegirl72 4 months ago


Believe in this maybe mermaids have adapted to hide deep below and lordd bearclaw you cant prove me wrong on this 4 months ago


OK before the site shuts Down I have to say this look up a user on YouTube in the bar where you would find search for videos look up a user by the name Realmermaidstuff that’s the username and there’s two amazing 100% guaranteed to work mermaid spells well there not exactly spells my favorite one by them you an watch only on a computer or Wii or Wii u just not a phone or tablet no mobile devices just find the person on YouTube called Realmermaidstuff and watch there two amazing videos I’m gonna miss this site hope you guys enjoyed it too! Bye: ) 4 months ago

daniellej98 4 months ago

nahomi10 4 months ago

Lord BearclawScience.

No dragons. No werewolves. No moon vampires. No lunar gods. No air.

This is what makes the photo possible – Science. Space travel, medicine, cellphones, computers, air conditioners, cars, escalators, plastics, hot and cold running water, refrigeration, convection/conduction stoves, microwaves, synthetic fabrics, electricity, CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, prepackaged food, food delivery, air travel, vision enhancements, prosthetics, beauty and hygiene products, flushable toilets, television, Doppler radar, solar panels, hybrid engines, etc. etc. etc. the list goes on and on and on and on and on interminably almost of all the products, services, and advancements that humanity has devised, implemented, or achieved all because of Science.

If you think that Science is “just another” concept that “really doesn’t do anything”, and that “magic” is real, then get rid of every single thing in your life that Science has brought you. No more clothes that you didn’t make yourself from cotton or wool produced on your farm. No more pasteurized milk from the store – milk it yourself from your cow. No more eyeglasses or contacts. No more wristwatches, cellphones, laptops, computers. Throw them out. No more toilet – you’ll have to go dig an outdoor outhouse, and when the hole eventually fills up you’ll have to cover it over with dirt and dig a new one. Have fun using the privy in Winter. Throw out everything in your house made of plastic – CDs, DVDs, combs, brushes, buttons, shoes, etc. etc. etc. No more medicines – not even aspirin – sorry, but you’ll have to brew your own willowbark tea for that. Having pain? Too bad. No more inoculations against chicken pox, measles, pertussis, etc.

Now replace any one item or service that Science has brought you with “magic”. Go ahead. Let’s see it.

The best thing that I can hope for all of you as this site shuts down is LEARN. Keep looking for the answers – find out what is real and what is fantasy. Keep an open mind but don’t become gullible. Question everything – especially anything that asks you to trust in unproven or undocumented hypotheses. Remember what P.T. Barnum once said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” And lastly, remember that you are a Human Being, a member of the only sentient, self-aware species this planet has ever produced. You are the product of 4.5 billion year of evolution. Act like it. 5 months ago

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