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Mckay posted this thread...
May 2, 2013 at 2:42 pm

This of this as an advie column. Share whatever story you need advice on. Long or short. Doesn't matter. I'll give you the brutal honest truth. Okay? Think of me as a friend. Sometimes you can't tell someone you know your problems becuase you're afraid they'll judge you. I won't. You can ask me anything about any topic: dating, book reccomendations, parent problems, writing ideas, etc. So if you've got a problem we'll all try to solve it. I'll listen patiently and give you my honest opinion. I'll be a shoulder to cry on, if you need it. 
I accept checks and credit cards. No cash. XD Kidding. But I would appreciate a comment on any of my works. Don't have to. I can't wait to hear your stories. No limits here.

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Mckay replied...
May 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Feel free to ask anything you want to.

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SuperFloree replied...
May 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Eh, this is cool, but im still secretive ;P But any ideas for this contest would be helpful:
xite91. deviantart. com/journal/Awesome-Quotes-Contest-Cash-prizes-PRIZE-UPDATE-366713903
Of course, anyone with a dA should also totally enter =w=

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Momo. replied...
May 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Lets see here Ima start with a small problem and see how good you are at this before i spill the bigger ones.
hmh ok I dont know rather or not this  boy likes me. I like him but he is two years older than me so that complicates things i think. Ok so he is in my Algebra class and he had never said any more than 2 words to me until a month ago when he randomly messaged me on our schools website blog thing. I didn't even know thathe knew my name muchless would ever talk to me. We have been messaging quite a bit and on more than one equation he has said that he thought I was cute. Thing is that i dont know if he ment like little kid cute or what? I guess my question is should I tell him that I like him or should I wait and see if he will be more clear?

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Mckay replied...
May 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

SuperFloree, if your link is correct about the art contest based on quoted, I think you should do the one about if God would see us, then we should entertain. I think that would make a great portrait. Tell me what you decide. And if you win. And post it here after. I'd love to see it. Hope that answers your question, SuperFloree.

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Mckay replied...
May 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Momo, your question needs a long answer. Really long. But I'm up for aOk. Here's what you do.  
1. Tell him how you feel. Be straight up. And honest. Don't hold back. 
2. Let him think about it. Guys need time to process things like this. Give him some time to clear up his thoughts. 
3. Don't pressure him into telling you how he feels about you. It might scare him off. Then, you're screwed. 
4. Accept whatever he tells you. Good or Bad. He'll tell you if he likes you or not in that way. And you need to be mature about it. (Don't think I'm being mean or judgmental. I'm not. I wanna help you.) 
5. If he doesn't want to date you, then continue with your friendship. Don't allow this to mess everything up. If he doesn't feel the same way you do about him, don't allow this to ruin your friendship with him. 
6. Don't forget rule number 1. This should have been more earlier. But you must not forget rule number 1. Be honest. With him. And more importantly with yourself. 
7. Whatever happens, don't live life regretting it. If you don't tell him how you feel, he might find someone else. And you might discover that liked you all along. But he never asked you because he was afraid of ruining your friendship. Or, if you do tell him, but he says he doesn't feel the same way about you like you do with him, at least you'll know. 
Ok I gave this advice to Trai307. It should help you out too. See the thing is two years difference makes no barrier for him to like you or vice versa. Love has no limits. Unless he was a lot older than you, like 45 or something. Then it's wrong. 
Plus, he said you were cute. No guys tells a girl "you're cute" unless he is attracted to her. No guy tells a girl she is cute as in kid-cute. Cute for guy is just a fancier—more inoccent way of saying "You're hot" or something like that. Maybe not hot hot, but he is attracted to you. Trust me on that. Ask a guy, not this one though, some other one you know, and ask him what famous girl he fins cute. He'll tell you. They may not be model hot; but they will be attractive. He won't name a little girl. Becuase that is creepy. And if this guy means it that way, then get the h*ll away from him. *Bones-into-a-windchime-creepy* 
You see if this guys bothered—don't take offence to that word; I mean it in a good way—to message you out of the blue. It means he went asking around about you. He's been noticing you. No boy will message some random girl—not that you're some random girl. But know guy will unless he's into her.
So. Do the steps I placed. You can wait if you want. But chances are he might not wanna wait. Guys don't really like the hard-to-get-game. Kinda tires them out. If they see that a girl won't return the feelings he's displaying, even if they're not conspicious, boys will eventually leave. 
Do what you feel is right. If you like him, then tell him. Might as well know now, then later, when he's with another girl. Don't regret each passing moment. Life is to short. 
Good Luck! I mean it. Tell me how it goes. challenge. 

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Mckay replied...
May 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm

White99, first off; welcome to the family of Teenink. Welcome. I'm so glad you've joined us. And more so to meet you. You'll have a blast here. These guys are loads of fun. You'll make many, many friends. So many nice people here. ^u^ And yes, I've had a couple of works published on TeenInk.com and the magazine. So, my advice is...start posting your own work, In the forums is a great place to start that way people help you out before you officially post you work on the site. Everyone is willing to help you out, if you ask nicely and acknowlege their critique. Never take criticism on your work personally. We all want to help you become the best writer you can be. Honest truth, as if there were any other kind of truth. Once again, it's nice to meet you, white99. I'm Mcaky.

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Mckay replied...
May 3, 2013 at 5:12 pm

White99, so glad to have you here on Teenink. I'm Mckay. You'll have fun here on this site. Everyone is nice...if you're nice too. ^u^ I've had a couple of published works on the site and on the magazine. You should start to post you work as well as soon as you can. In the forums is a great place to start, because people can help you fix anything that may be off or wrong before you officially post anything on the site. Or you can just post it on the site. Never take any critique as a personal attack. It's not. Everyone just wants to help you become to best writer you can become. We're all one big family. You'll make many friends. And we'll all help you out..don't be afraid to ask for anyone else's opinion on your work if you want it. Anyone will help. Again, welcome, white99. Glad to have you here.^u^

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Momo. replied...
May 6, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Okay so i am going to try and tell him that i like him today. That is if I can actually force it to come out. soooo nervous

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Goku-Is-Ness replied...
May 6, 2013 at 2:16 pm

I Have a boyfriend I met on google plus and we've been going out for about 2-3 months. for about 2-3 weeks I've emailed, tweeted and chatted him , but he never replies. I feel like he's ignoring me and I still love him. Is it worth loving him, even though he might not ever reply?

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Mckay replied...
May 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm

Momo, I wish you so much luck. *fingers crossed* 

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Mckay replied...
May 6, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Hmmm...Goku, your situation is a very tough one. I can't tell you to immediately do anything. Two or three months for a relationship is still new. 
Guys tend not to reply messages immedaitely. I dunno why, but guys are like that. They like to keep the other person on edge. 
1.) If he's interested in you still, he'll eventually call you back. May not be soon as you might like it, but guys eventually do.—That is, if he's interested. Don't pressure him to constantly reply you. Guys don't like pressure especially with new relationships. Guys like—need space. You've got to give him his space even if you may be impatient. 
2.) If he's not interested in you, chances are he may never call you back. If in 2-3 weeks or so, maybe less, he hasn't called you back, then he's sending you a clear message: it's time for you to move on. Don't persue him anymore, even if he replies after a long time span. Chances are he's seeing someone else, especially if the two of you haven't talkied about dating each exclusively. 
A slight, but minor chance, may be that something very important or very personal is happening to him. Very small chance. If he tells you this, if he ever responds, or if you find out by someone else who knows him, then you can choose to wait for him. 
Otherwise give him the space and time he needs. Not for eternity: don't be stupid either. if he doesn't respond in the 1 1/2 to 2 weeks that I told you about, cut him loose, and go find yourself someone worth your time.
I wish you all the luck and best wished with this guy. Tell me how it turns out, Goku. *fingers crossed for you*

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zombieslayer22 replied...
May 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Is a bad that i secretly love my bestie even though i have a bf? i know it seems wrong but  its a long story

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SuperFloree replied...
May 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

"Guys tend not to reply messages immedaitely"
lol im joking, but i sometimes take forever to reply to messages ^^; Mainly cuz im lazy XD
And also, okais, imma make sure to do dat quote =w=

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Mckay replied...
May 6, 2013 at 6:02 pm

Zombie, it's not wrong. Because face it. You love the person you love. You can't help it. Nothing wrong with that. If you want to be with your bestie, then dump your bf. if not, then you need to tame those feelings. I wish you luck. Tell me what happens. 

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Mckay replied...
May 6, 2013 at 6:04 pm

SuperFloree, I'm happy you're taking my advice with the competition. Glad I could help you with that. I trust you'll win. I've seen some of your drawings, and I have to say they're good, really good. Fingers crossed for you. 

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Maka. replied...
May 6, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Whats the point of life when the answer is only in death? (deep question, i am NOT going to kill myself haha)

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packerbacker12 replied...
May 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm

alright mckay, i've already asked raymond and didn't get a good answer, so i'll need a good one from you.
I have like this girl since 5th grade(idk if you can like a girl in 5th grade, BUT i did:P) and i'm in 10th grade now. I went to the same school as her last year, but i broke my leg and long story short, i'm in online school now. i haven't seen her since may 1 2012. and for some reason or another i still like her. i used to email her, then all of the sudden she cut me off, i know she liked me at one point though. and i knew that that meant she didn't like me anymore. i still can't move on, i even like another girl in my online school, the girl i've like forever doesn't even have the same beleif system as me!!!! how do i move on???

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Mckay replied...
May 6, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Maka, there's so much to life than just being born and dying. I know this questions boggles us all. But Life has so much to offer. it's about appreciating every second we have with our loved ones, despite the hard times that often arise. Take each day at a time. And Life won't be easy; but it can be easier if we have a good attitude throughout those hard times. And hope in a better tomorrow. Not everyday sucks. Remember, and sorry to quote this: "The sun will come out tomoroow; bet your bottom dollar, that tomorrow." ^u^

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SuperFloree replied...
May 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

^^ Oh, i was also thinking with the quote about dead bodies to make a pic of Kenny (from South Park, the guy in an orange parka who always dies) preparing to shoot himself in the mouth with a gun! :D:D:D:D ... I shouldn't be saying that so ethusiastically.

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