I feel as if I need to explain a few things here.
My parents were fairly interesting, from an academic perspective. My father and stepmother were frankly abusive. My mother wasn't abusive, but was generally clueless and basically no help in dealing with the abuse. I had to learn to fend for myself pretty early on.
I can be somewhat difficult, and even somewhat annoying, as a result of that. I don't care; I'll just run you over if you get in my way. I have to. I don't know how to operate in any other fashion. My parents got quite a challenge from me and they deserved it. In fact they deserved worse than I gave them.
I apologize to anyone I may have rubbed the wrong way. I'm not really sure how else to explain this. o.o;;; I'm not trying to be difficult. I probably just haven't learned to moderate things...