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Gay Kids Coming Out in Middle School

By September 25, 2009

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The New York Times Magazine just published a really interesting article on kids who come out in middle school.

It highlights a few openly gay middle schoolers across the country and discusses both positive and negative experiences they’ve have. As the author says,

"Though gay kids in the South and in rural areas tend to have a harder time than those on the coasts, I met gay youth who were doing well in socially conservative areas like Tulsa and others in progressive cities who were afraid to come out."

The article also addresses the fact that far too many teachers simply let anti-gay language slide, not stopping kids from saying that's so gay, about things they don't like, or ignoring it when they call each other f** as an insult.

Sadly, despite laws that forbid harassment, anti-gay bullying still goes unchecked in hallways and classrooms across the country. Teachers and administrators, who would never allow a racial slur to slip by unchecked, don't bother to step in when kids make homophobic comments.

As the article reminds us, though we have come a long way (even fifteen years ago, the idea that a pre-teen could come out at school would have been pretty unthinkable), there is still a long way to go.

Did any of you come out in middle school? If so, what was the experience like?

Comments
September 27, 2009 at 10:47 pm
(1) Morgan says:

I came out in middle school, and I meant with all my heart that I was bisexual. People insisted that I was confused and didn’t know what I was talking about. The younger you are, the more clueless people assume you to be.
Also, many of my teachers still let homophobic comments pass, and never point out how wrong it is, just like racist comments are. It really pushes my buttons, and I hope that one day I can go to school without hearing the word “gay” being used incorrectly.

September 30, 2009 at 6:04 am
(2) Glad UNT says:

We just posted a middle school coming out experience of one of our officers in our university’s LGBTI organization’s new blog:

I’m completing my teacher observation with a bubbly sixth grade writing teacher at a middle school about 20 miles from UNT.

Last Friday was my first day observing. At first, while making my way to my mentor teacher’s classroom before the bell rang through a sea of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders making their way to class before the bell rang, I wasn’t sure how I’d handle being in class all day with sixth graders. I’ve only spent a lot of time with babies and adults – never with people of ages inbetween.

Friday was a great day to go. Each period, the students would shuffle in quickly, sit, and turn on laptops on which they were to type up their final drafts of a narrative assignment. The final drafts were due that day. They were quietly busy finishing up, adding pictures, and making a title page, about-the-author page, and a dedication page for extra credit. My mentor teacher had dimmed the lights and left on some soft piano music to calm the students down.

I sat and watched my mentor teacher flutter from student to student, answering the same questions about how to save and print their documents, how to change the size of a picture, how to spell the word ‘dedication.’ Once I figured out that was all she was doing, I was up assisting students as well. They didn’t care that I was a stranger. They were all worried about finishing up their assignment. The world was going to end if they didn’t finish their final drafts.

Calling me Mr. R____ lasted for about 5 seconds. Then it was “Mr. R! Mr. R! I need help!” in loud whispers. I’d answer the same questions again and again. Usually the students would raise their hands. Sometimes they’d come up to me and wait for me to follow them back to their seats.

A few periods passed and then their was the homeroom period during which students could do whatever they liked within reason: read, work on homework, finish up their final draft if necessary, etc. One girl came up to me in the middle of the period and said, “Mr. R, I’m like you,” with a bright white smile.

“What?” I asked, smiling in return. I had no idea what she meant.

She led me to her desk and pointed to her laptop screen. There was my Facebook profile. She’d copied my name from my name tag on my shirt that I’d been given when I’d entered the school office, and she’d searched me down. She said, “You like you and I like me.” Then she pointed to my sexual preference being listed as “Men.”

“You like you,” she emphasized, “I like me.”

I got the message: she came out to me. This little girl who is like 11 years old came out to me. She didn’t know the vocabulary but she communicated this in her way.

I didn’t know what to say but in my head the feeling ”react positively” pulsed. (That’s where the idea for the title of this post comes from. Better not to allow out anything negative that could kill the innocence.) So I smiled at her. Then I said something along the lines of “good deal” and smiled some more. Then I excused myself and hurried over to another student who was raising their hand.

My heart fluttered around a little.

For some reason – I guess because that day was so full – I’d forgotten about the event until I was looking at buttons Robyn Ochs [recent guest speaker] was selling last night. One said something along the lines of “Queer Kids Rock!”

I hope that I made the little sixth grader feel positive about liking her. For coming out to a stranger (or maybe a not-so-much-of-a-stranger-thanks-to-Facebook stranger), she rocks.

October 24, 2009 at 1:15 pm
(3) eric says:

hey, i am in middle school.. im 12. I am gay (and proud xD) and i plan to come out to a couple friends. Anyone here been through the same experience? if so what should i say..

-Eric xDD

October 27, 2009 at 6:52 pm
(4) callum says:

Im 14 and have just came out, I dont think there is any one thing that you should say,just what ever feels right at the time.Your true friends will not mind, coming out is a good way to find out who your friends really are.Your pround thats all that matters.

November 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm
(5) Eric says:

thanks so much! I came out today to a couple of people and they are fine with it. It feels so much better now that i dont have to hide that part of who i am. It really annoys me how people say stuff like” Hes only 12.. how could he really know if hes gay”, well i have never been more sure about anything in my life!

November 27, 2009 at 11:33 pm
(6) Mike says:

I really want to come out but im not sure how people at school will react. I dont want to be made fun of and I actually have feelings for some of my male classmates. WHAT SHOULD I DO?!?!?!

November 29, 2009 at 9:05 pm
(7) Smile says:

I’m in 7th grade. I’m 13 and I live with my mom (dad died). I came out to my mom when I was 12, last year. The first person I ever talked about it to was my best friend in 4th grade. I live in a very small town that is real boring. I have come out to a lot of my friends and some I hint it to or simply don’t care what I say around them. If I had kept it a secret I wouldn’t have friends who except me and an amazing girlfriend(ok so maybe my mom thinks we are just friends..I’m working on that…). People think I’m weird and crazy. But, I don’t really care. I used to, but now I’m like I don’t care. Rumors come and go. But I’m really happy. Plus, suprisingly older and younger people confess their same-sex crushes to me and some have even came out to me. Just be yourself. It’s a lot better than pretending.

December 5, 2009 at 5:53 pm
(8) Nick says:

I am 13 and I want so badly to tell my friends about being gay because I’m just so tired of holding it in! I just dont know how they will react. some of my family members already know but sme of them are gay too. PLEASE HELP!!!!

January 4, 2010 at 9:46 am
(9) Marcus says:

Im 16 at last. I’ve known I was different since 1st grade. Of course I didn’t actually tell people until I began 5th grade. Sure they were fine with it( perhaps because kids have more acceptance abilities then adults do XD). After i moved i could not and would not tell anyone. I was overeacting though because after a text messagin screw which sent my private message to ALL of my friends, not one of them thought diffrently of me. Half of that is because 75% of my buds are nerds……..

January 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm
(10) (afraid to put name, as I am paranoid) says:

I’m not really worried about what my friends would say if I came out. I’m more worried about what those people who aren’t my friends would say. I’m fourteen years old, and I’m not sure how long I have known I was gay. At my middle school, I don’t know anyone who is openly gay, so I don’t have anyone to talk to who can sympathize or give me advice as to how I should go about coming out of the closet. I have no idea what my friends would say, and to be honest, I’m more afraid of their not saying anything at all. I already have plenty of enemies, because I’m smart and I’m short. I don’t think I’ll come out to anyone unless somebody else at my school does first so I can see how everyone reacts. By the way, I agree with Ms. Ellen. People shouldn’t use “gay” in a derogatory fashion. And, the teachers really should keep a tighter check on their students.

January 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm
(11) (me either i would rather not desplay my name) says:

I feel that exact same way but i know 1 person that is like me irl and every 1 thinks i hate him its so hard :S i am 12 and ive been like wondering what i should do i meen i wish i was like you eric and could just come out with it but im not that brave :(

January 25, 2010 at 8:36 pm
(12) (the original paranoid guy) says:

Hey! 12-yr-old kid who posted after I did! I have a recommendation for you! I just came out today at school and I think you should try my way. I just decided on the spot in second period that I was tired of hiding who I was, so I tore the corner off of a sheet of notebook paper. I colored it to look like the Pride flag and I just pinned it on my shirt. I wore it through the day and it made it easy to start “the conversation.” Here’s an example of what someone said…
“What’s that on your shirt? a rainbow?”
“Yep.”
“What’s it for?”
“What do you think?”
“I don’t know, are you gay?”
“Yep.”
“Oh, O.K.!”
Then the conversation continued perfectly normally. We went right on talking about how stupid the assignment was that we were working on. That was the end of it. Of course, one person asked in a less polite, louder fashion, and then spread the word through the classroom. I thought I handled that situation quite well. As soon as class ended I caught up to him and said “Hey, ________, this is my life and this is who I am. Please let me tell people myself, in my own way.” He actually acquiesced (agreed)! I had no problems telling people about myself because (this next bit should be italicized) I never started the conversation! All I had to do was say “yep!” Give it a try, it worked beautifully!

February 9, 2010 at 5:35 pm
(13) Scared says:

I am 11 and ia m scared to come out about being gay because my parents and my friends make gay jokes… Please help

February 22, 2010 at 2:34 am
(14) Alex says:

same here my brother ended up comeing out and my mom (dad not around) just seems like she gave up on him and most of his freinds stoped hangin around him so idk i grew up around gay jokes and my ex step dad allways talkin about girls and how boys are ment to be with girls so i have allways been afraid of comeing out and still am and im 17 so idk buddy from what i seen parrents that r todally against gay seem to dissoun there kids for comeing out. but im not saying you shouldent come out cause ur parents trully love you they should understand you should be able to be who you are with out any body stopin u im acully proud that there are kids out there today comeing out at young ages you guys have bigger balls than me for 7 years i have been keepin it a secret and it is nothing but stress every single day so i hope you gett enough corage to come out GooD Luck bud

February 26, 2010 at 12:12 am
(15) nicholas says:

hey im 16 and im gay i dont have really any friends would love to make some tho i am so scared to tell my mom about me would love some help let me no what i should do plus if you would like to be friends please email me i would love to talk to other boys like me nbnicker @ gmail.com

March 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm
(16) The original paranoid dude, hereafter reffered to as Blaise, which is his name says:

Hey again, everybody. I have reccomendations for everyone who posted after me as to what I did or what I think you should do. Everyone tells me I’d make a good lawyer so I should add a…
Legal Disclaimer: Blaise accepts no responsibility for the results of actions taken by any of the parties who are being given and/or following his advice.
Probably an unnecessary addition, but, as previously stated, I am slightly paranoid. Plus, I’m a showoff.
Dear scared,
For you, I would reccomend asking anyone who makes a gay joke, “What do you think is wrong about being gay?” Depending on how they answer, you might:
A) Ask them why they say that;
B)Depending on who you’re conversing with, tell them what and where to shove it;
C) Tell them “If that’s what you think, then why do you make gay jokes?”
D) Finally, depending on the circumstances, you may choose this time to come out.
If all else fails, request that, at the very least, the person or persons involved stop making gay jokes. You can say “Please don’t make gay jokes in my vicinity, they (are impolite, are politically incorrect, hurt my feelings, make me uncomfortable, et cetera.)”
Dear Alex,
Thank you for your support; if we had a nation full of others like you who were equally accepting of the GLBT community, the world would be a much better place for all concerned.
Dear nicholas,
Couple things. First, your mom. I came out to my mom by asking her if she loved me. Being my mom, she said of course she did. I then asked “No matter what?” Again, she said yes. I then clipped that miniature Pride flag I mentioned in my previous post onto my shirt. She said “Are you saying you’re gay?” I told her yes. She told me she knew, proving not only that she did love me no matter what, but also proving that parents are more perceptive than you’d think. I’m not saying you should copy this scenario verbatim, meaning word-for-word, but you might as well try something similar.
-Out of space; see next post.

March 9, 2010 at 10:17 pm
(17) Blaise says:

-Continued from previous post

Next and final point, I will try to cantact that email address you gave us. Not sure if I’ll be able to though; I don’t have an email address and I’ve been doing my posting from a DSi, which I don’t think has email capabilities.

To everyone else in the world in need of reassurance,
If you’re worried about coming out, I want you to tell me, and yourself,
What’s wrong with being gay?
Why should you hide our sexuality?
What are you scared of?
When, not if, you come out, what is the worst humanity can do to us?
Who can do anything to you to change you other than you?
Why would you change you?

(By the way, these are rhetorical.)

March 10, 2010 at 7:11 pm
(18) Scared says:

Idk I am 11 and I don’t know but anyone who has advice please give… Thanks Blaise

March 15, 2010 at 2:41 pm
(19) Robin says:

I’m 16 and gay and kind of out (my best friend and my mum know – they’re the only two people who know). For me its not necessarily the coming out that’s the problem – it’s the fact that I’m madly in love with my best friend who is (unfortunately for me) straight that’s the problem!

Well, I say coming out isn’t a problem for me – it is a problem, and more of one than I’d like it to be. I go to a really rough school in Essex (England) and practically everyone there is homophobic – most of the teachers included, sadly. And in some cases violent. My ex-boyfriend left the school because he was out bisexual and was getting bullied because of it.

If anyone has any advice to give me about coming out in such an environment, or about dealing with being in love with my straight best friend, please share it!

March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm
(20) Blaise says:

Alex- Sorry! I only read the part about your brother! (Hey, I was tired, okay?) If you want to come out to your mom, try enlisting your brother’s help. Maybe he can help her realize it’s not bad. As for his friends not hanging out with him,
A) Maybe they need time to accept it.
B) Are his friends neccesarily representative of your friends?
C) Do you think your friends wouldn’t accept you? If they don’t accept you as who you are, they’re not your friends, so you can ignore their opinions freely.

Robin- First, if any of my advice seems wrong, stupid, or politically incorrect, PLEASE DON’T FOLLOW IT!!! I’m from Florida, so I’m not sure how the English government views homosexuality.
A) Depending on what exactly your teachers did, you may be able to get them fired or even arrested.
B) Check your student code of conduct and see what it says about bullying. Ask your non-bigoted teachers for help, if they exist.
C) If they don’t exist, or they refuse to help, go higher up the chain of command:
Ask your mom for support
Principal
School board
County (or township, burrough or
whatever you English call them)
Government
National government
If all else fails, The Queen of England

If she won’t help, move to Florida. You’ll be safe here.

Next, I don’t know what to do about your crush. If it’s any consolation, I know exactly how you feel. Anyone else know what to do, for both Robin and myself?

Oh, anyone who reads this: you just lost The Game. (Bwahahahahahahahaha! Gotcha!)

March 18, 2010 at 2:30 pm
(21) Robin says:

The teachers don’t do anything – they just pretend nothing happens. We’ve got a couple of teachers who are hot on anti-bullying, but sadly they’re either too scared of the other kids to do anything about it, or simply not influential enough in the school to make a huge difference. But I’ll live – I’m leaving in June after my exams.

And by the way, we call them districts ;)

March 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm
(22) Blaise says:

Hmmmmm. Well, since the teachers didn’t actively participate, I’m not sure that I can do too much. Try saying these to the anti-bullying activists- I mean, teachers…
A) “‘Ms. Ann, did you hear what that (insert insult of choice) just said?!’
‘(Random Teacher Response, Aka an RTR)
‘Well, aren’t you going to do something? That’s prejudice! (or homophobia, racism, et cetera.)’
‘Sweetie-pie-cootchum, there’s not much I CAN do. (or something along those lines)’
‘Why don’t you give him a referral? (or Pink Slip, detentiion, lines, or whatever the English equivalent of a referral is)’
‘(RTR)’”
B) “‘Mr. Tye, what are you going to do about that (insert insult of choice) over there?’
‘(RTR)’
‘WHAT?! HOW DARE YOU LET THAT SLIDE! I’M REPORTING THIS TO THE PRINCIPAL! (or headmaster, dean, or other English equivalent of a principal.)’
‘I surrender! He gets a referral, as you command, o mighty Robin!’”
C) “‘Mr. Bullying, give that (insert insult of choice) a referral or I’ll pound you.’
‘Yes, ma’am.’”
Ms. Ann, Mr. Tye, and Mr. Bullying probably don’t act that sane, but these COULD work.

(In an alternate reality, maybe…)

March 24, 2010 at 7:49 pm
(23) rathernotdisplaymyname says:

Bi and closeted in middle school. Swung a punch at a kid for making a homophobic remark, if it was a racist remark, I probably wouldn’t have gotten in as much trouble.

Its not the “thats so gay” that bothers me. Its the “thats so gross”

March 31, 2010 at 8:10 pm
(24) does not want to display name says:

well i am gay but is to scared tryed to tell people by the way i am 12 in middle school and every time i try to tell i get scared and say nothin SO CAN SOME PLZ HELP ME I REALLY NEED IT.

March 31, 2010 at 9:29 pm
(25) Blaise says:

Rathernotdisplaymyname:
I haven’t heard that one yet. Got any context for me?

Does not want to display name:
Well, at least you tried! Most people wouldn’t bother to try, period. Can you tell us anything else? We’ll (Or at least I’ll) try to help you out.

March 31, 2010 at 10:06 pm
(26) does not want to display name says:

well my firends at school talk about how gay people are gross and need help and i really want to tell them but i am scared of what they say and they will not parbably not wan`t to be my friend anymore.

April 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm
(27) Blaise says:

As previously stated, if they don’t accept who you are, they’re not your friend;consequently, if they’re not your friend, why would you pay any attention to their opinion of you? Your real friends don’t care who you like (unless you like them, in which case, they may be slightly disturbed…).

And they’re wrong if they say we need “help.” If I may use a cliche, leopards don’t change they’re spots. Plus, if they think WE need to change, they should look at what they’ve done first. Did we get to vote on their future marraiges? No.

Finally, we are NOT any more gross than anyone else. Next time someone says anything like that, say (provided you can muster the courage,) “Well, they may be grosser than you think you are, but they’re smarter than you too.” If you want to, substitute “we” for “they.” That will indirectly let the person you’re talking to know that you belong to the GLBT community, so gay jokes made in your vicinity will not be tolerated. Again, depending on what exactly they say, and I mean their exact words, you could report it to the principal, dean, headmaster, Magistrate, Supreme Overlord, et cetera, and get them into some deep trouble. Using them as an example would be a good way to stop the jokes. At this point I’m just rambling, so…

Did I cover everything?

April 5, 2010 at 1:20 am
(28) does not want to display name says:

thanks blaise and u did cover every think.

April 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm
(29) Blaise says:

No problem; I’m happy to help.

I just hope I AM helping, and not doing more harm than good.

April 14, 2010 at 10:01 pm
(30) a girl says:

Im sorry. im not like you guys. but i did have some experiences with people who came out like my god brother when he told me i was shocked every one in my real family always made jokes about how they thought he was gy because he played barbies with me when i was younger. i didnt he was like my best friend he showed me his 1st boyfriend and every once in a while he even asks me if i know someone he lives his life as though nothing huurts him i just wish i could tell what hes thinking ivve never said anything rude to anyone just because they are different thats so rude in middle school every one knows that its very hard to fit in i think about my god brother often i thiink that deep inside i wish he was straight just to save him the trouble but its ok when we were in a store and he pointed out a random boy and told me he was gay i laughed non chalantly and said how can you tell he then told me that “they” could always tell that made me think man thats crazy But still i have alot to say so ill continue to post

April 17, 2010 at 10:22 pm
(31) Blaise says:

Feel free; the more, the merrier!

April 18, 2010 at 10:07 pm
(32) Allie says:

Umm this is mostly guys on here bt i need help cuz idk if im gay or not oh im a girl nd i hav “feelings” nd i hav dreams nd i pray nd pray saying id wanna b gay bt years nd years later nothing is happening i c soo many pretty girls nd i get a funni feeling inside. It makes it even ruff for me cuz im in the sixth grade wher ppl critisize u. I hav a best friend bt idk if i cn trust her. I havnt told anyone yet i wanna make sure i am gay

April 24, 2010 at 11:48 pm
(33) devante says:

im in the sixth grade and like…love one of my best friends i live in georgia and i keep geting fake girlfriends just so no1 will im 12 and dont really know how or even if i should come out to my family and friends please help me figure out how to come out because im scared

April 24, 2010 at 11:51 pm
(34) devante says:

id realy appreciate it <3

April 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm
(35) Blaise says:

Okay… where to begin…
First off, I would NOT recommend the “fake-girlfriend” approach to secrecy, because when you do decide to come out, you have to explain yourself to your fake-ex-girlfriend. Not that they take it as an insult (although some probably do), but it gets a little awkward. Believe me; I should know. I have many friends who just so happen to be girls (not girlfriends, just friends who happen to be girls.), and apparently, many of them thought I was rheir boyfriend/they were my girlfriend. The rest of the school seemed to think so too: one person even went so far as to say something along the lines of “Hey, why didn’t you keep dating ______ instead of being gay?”
So, yeah, not advisable.
At any rate…
If you decide to come out, I WOULD recommend telling them first (in private, obviously.) and apologize for stringing them along. Whether or not they accept your apology is irrelevant; you’ve played your part.
I probably sound like a broken record, but I’ll say it again: if someone- anyone!- mocks/insults you, THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND, whether they used to be or not. If they are not your friend, IGNORE THEM! Why worry about what some insensitive moron thinks about you?
As for coming out to your parents, it depends on who they are and how they’d take the news. Recommendation: try bringing up some kind of gay-related news, like a new gay marraige law or something, and see what they think. If they’re totally against it and seem to dislike gays in general: probably a bad idea. (Side note: if you go to a school that regularly contacts your family, you might want to tell them anyway, or they may hear it from one of your teachers or friends that you’ve possibly already told. That would be VEEEEEERRY BAAAAAD!!!)
As you can see, chronology is EVERYTHING.
Anything else? Did I cover everything?

April 25, 2010 at 10:27 pm
(36) devante says:

yes you did and thank you i feel more confident now thank you blaise <3

May 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm
(37) Blaise says:

Red:
I have several ideas and comments. First, albeit irrelevant: I post from my DSi too. No connection whatsoever to your request for aid, but I just found it mildly interesting.
Next, if you decide to write a script, why don’t you put it where your sister can’t reach? The top shelf in the coat closet, the attic, the cookie jar, or the roof spring to mind.
Anyway…
First salient point: yes, I’ll say it. Finally, someone else had to take up two whole posts. (I’m not alone!) With information that is useful. Not meant in a way that is demeaning to those of you who aren’t as loquacious, but it’s nice to have plenty of info to work with.
Point A: your parents are gay friendly. Always a good thing. That means I can provide any suggestion that I find would more than likely work.
Point B: you’re already confident enough to try. This will not be your first attempt at coming out/convincing your parents, so I don’t need to take nervousness into account.
Point C: you already tried to tell your parents, so I don’t need to worry about “dropping the bomb.”
Okay… let’s get down to business. (Yes, I realize that’s spelled wrong. I think. I’m not sure at this point. I’m having what my science teacher would call “an eighth grade moment.” At any rate…) Now, I’m not sure exactly what tactics you’ve already employed, so I’ll say every one that springs to mind. First, have you tried telling your crush that you have a crush on him? If so, you can introduce him to your parents as your boyfriend (even if he really isn’t). He would have to agree to this plan ahead of time, obviously. You could also try telling your parents (politely) that whether THEY think so or not, you ARE bi, and their disbelief does not change that fact. Another possibility would be for you to simply tell them flat-out, now that you’ve regained your composure, that this is NOT about trying to fit in, OR about/due to hormones. Try turning the tables on them and ask them questions.
To be Continued.

May 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm
(38) Blaise says:

Sorry, I ran out of space. I’m very talkative.

Sample questions to ask your parents:
“How did you feel when you met each other?” Then maybe say that’s how you feel about your crush.
“Are you straight just to fit in with most of humanity?”
“How could you SAY such a thing?!”
“Why do you think I’m not bi?”
Et cetera, ad nauseum.
(Meaning and so on and so on, to the point of nausea.)
Use those questions (or similar ones) as jumping off points in your discussion(s). Now, I think I’ve A) covered everything and B) created a monopoly on the number of blog posts, so tell me if I have covered everything. If not, and I’m warning you, I’ll create a post so all-inclusive you’ll be struck dumb! (Not dumb as in stupid; dumb as in mute.)It’ll be so long you’ll need a telescope to see the far end of it! I’ll use words the length of the Silk Road! I’ll… I’ll… run out of steam and give up my feeble attempts at humor, that’s what I’ll do.
By the way, a warning about creating a script: I’ve tried that myself, many times. The other party never responds the way you think they will. If you decide to use a script, keep that in mind.
Now really, did I cover everything?

By the way, why am I the only person who’s actually posted a response to other peoples’ questions? I need a little moral support here, people!

May 3, 2010 at 4:34 pm
(39) bebbo says:

im 16 an gay i am after eny one about same age to meet an talk if u have a facebook contakt me my thomas bebbington i live in crewe at the mo i dont no eny 1 thats gey i need help x

May 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm
(40) Blaise says:

Bebbo:
I, for one, don’t have a Facebook account. Or a Myspace, Facespace, Myface, Spacebook, or Spaceface account. My parents are a little paranoid. I’ll try and help on this site, though; however, I’ll need more information. Oh, and not to be mean or anything, but I agree. You do need help… with your English.

Red:
That’s what I’m here for. More than happy to help.
And since I’m posting this on Thursday night, how did it go?

Everyone:
Seriously, moral support… I need to know that somebody else (or several somebody elses) is willing to help people who need it. So far, it’s just been me, which helps to fuel my general feelings of cynicism. Why should I help you if you’re not also going to help others?
That was not directed at anyone in particular; I’m simply venting my mild frustration. The point still stands.
Oh, and for anyone who posts after this, If I intend to try and help but need more information, I’ll just say “NMI.”

May 9, 2010 at 9:50 pm
(41) Blaise says:

Before I give you the dictionary definitions, let me give you a recommendation. If your mom is going to continue acting as you say she is, then I would simply give up. Clearly, she will simply come up with a new argument against you.
At any rate, asexual means not having to have sex in order to reproduce. (You cannot perform any kind of asexual reproduction unless you clone yourself, or you could try chopping yourself in half and hoping for the best. I would not reccommend that.) Bisexual means being attracted to both sexes, not neccessarily having sex with both sexes. Homosexual means being attracted to your own sex, and heterosexual means being attracted to the opposite sex.
Again, if she’s going to be that stubborn, you may want to simply give up on trying to convince her. If she disagrees, let her. It changes nothing. If you wanted to, you could say my hair is hot pink. That does not change reality, which is the fact that my hair is dark brown. She can say you’re asexual, but that does not change the fact that you’re bi.
Also, congrats with your dad. Did he try to help you convince your mom?
Last, thank you for the intent of providing support.
And if you try to ease her in, you might want to give yourself a longer timeframe than a single week.

May 10, 2010 at 9:51 pm
(42) Blaise says:

Thank you; you’re welcome; no, there’s only one “p;” good luck; you’re welcome again; yes I am; yes I am, and stop it, I’m blushing.
In all seriousness, I hope everything goes well and I wish you the best of luck. Keep us updated and tell us how it’s going, please: I’m anxious to see the outcome.

Again, best of luck.
Blaise

May 11, 2010 at 12:48 am
(43) alex says:

im gay and i have some people scared of me [cause they know i can kick there ***] i never came out.cause im around a bunch of people who make gay jokes including my fat *** sister. insults bother me for some and i get madd easily please help

also im 13 and in 7 grade

May 11, 2010 at 9:15 pm
(44) Blaise says:

All teenagers are crazy. What’s the difference between a crazy teenager and a regular teenager?
(Awful pun: one goes to middle/ high school and one goes to an asylum. Hey, wait a minute… there’s no difference. Never mind.)
Value your determination. Not many people have it. Same goes for ambition.
I’m touched, I really am. I don’t have any emoticons, but I’ll just tell you I’ve got this huge, idiotic grin plastered across my face. Do you know how rarely I smile (not counting evil grins, leers or “say cheese!” grins)? I thank you, and if it’s true, I’m even happier because I know my methods have a chance of working.
I will definitely let you know if I have any ideas.

alex: NMI. N a lot M I.

May 12, 2010 at 12:16 am
(45) alex says:

Sorry I didn’t give enough info.But the point I was tring to get across was that im around a lot of rasist jokes from some teachers,most students,and my entire family.If I were to tell ppl i’m gay they would consantly taunt me and some of them would just avoid me all together.The part with people avoiding wound’nt bother me but the taunting would eventually drive me insane.I usually can muster the courag up for anything but for some reason I cant summon the courag to tell people that i am gay.By the way the jokes you made in your last post were very funny.

May 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm
(46) Jaygay says:

Ok. well go about it this way
(to ur friends who make gay jokes and are rude to gay(s) )
Say whats so wrong with being gay?
there answer is bound to be because they aren’t regualr and like guys/girls.
and you should say.. do they make fun of u for being straight? do they criticize u on ur sexsuality?
no. so leave them alone. and everyone could just get along. Peace and rainbows for everyone! Yay -gaypride

May 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm
(47) Blaise says:

Alex:
Really? They were funny? I’m pleasantly surprised; most people are under the impression that I have the sense of humor of a dead rock.
Moving right along, it’s good to know that you don’t mind being avoided. That, rather than the teunts, would be what would drive be crazy, because if you’re being taunted, it can be ignored, whereas if you’re ignored, you can’t really do too much about it. Oh well; I suppose that it’s a matter of preference.
If taunts would drive you crazy, I would reccomend simply ignoring them Being short, gay and smart have conspired against me: I am way too used to being taunted for my own good. At least I have the wisdom of past experience when I say that if you ignore the taunts, the taunters will not, as is popular belief, realize that they can’t faze you. They will simply decide to up the ante and make ever worse remarks. Eventually they will more than likely say something that is punishable under school rules, and that is the crucial time. This is going to sound like overkill, but do it anyway. Record the date, time, person who made the comment, the comment (even if it seems out of context when written), any witnesses, the class period, the name of the teacher, and any and every comment he/she or anyone else makes afterwards. DO NOT GIVE THIS PAPER TO ANYONE WITHOUT FIRST PHOTOCOPYING IT!!! If you give it to a teacher, they will TELL you they intend to do something about it, and when you remind them weeks later, they’ll tell you it “slipped their mind.” Give the original to the principal, dean, headmaster, Overlord, or, if possible, school board member. WRITE DOWN the name of the person you give it to, the date and time you gave it to them, and have them sign a paper verifying that they received it and will do whatever is withintheir power to rectify the situation. If they refuse to sign it, retreive your original paper. If they don’t give it to you, you have copies. KEEP THE SIGNED PAPER IF IT EXISTS!!!
Out of room, see next post.

May 12, 2010 at 9:31 pm
(48) Blaise says:

Alex cont.:
If they don’t do anything to solve the problem, remind them that they signed the equivalent of a legal document, and that they are legally bound to do as they said they would.
If they don’t sign your paper, give up on them and try the next highest person, be it another school board member, the principal, etc. Rinse, lather and repeat until desired effect is achieved.

Yes, I know I made some grammatical errors in my last post. I forgot to proofread it before I posted it.

Well? What do you think? I know it seems like overkill to the extreme, so if you think it’s a little too much, I have other ideas.

Jaygay: I apologize in advance.

Peace and rainbows? You sound like a cross between Barney the Dinosaur and Obama.

(sorry, but I’m feeling cynical.)

May 12, 2010 at 10:13 pm
(49) alex says:

Thanks for the advice.Ill try it as soon as posible.Wich would be on Friday cause I have no school tomorow!!!!!!!!!!!!!

May 13, 2010 at 8:59 pm
(50) Blaise says:

Alex:
You lucky dog. I envy you.

Red:
Yes, that was (actually very) good advice. Mind if I add to it?

Situation Four:
Homophobe: “No homo.”
You: “When was this declared this a homo-free zone?”

Situation Five:
Homophobe: “Haha, _________ is a ***.”
You: “Nice of you to care, but you’re not my type.”

And thank you for the compliment; if anyone else says I’m funny I’ll either melt or get a grin permanently adhered to my countanence. I don’t often get compliments, so when I get one it’s always extra-nice.
And cynical basically means having disdain for humanity in general; a cynic typically thinks that other people aren’t nice just for the sake of being nice: they typically think that everyone sticks to their own agenda and tries to do whatever they can to benefit themselves. When I get frustrated, I get cynical. When I have to deal with my more annoying classmates, I get cynical. Basically i just felt like I didn’t have any point in helping you guys, since you guys weren’t helping others (so far as I could tell). (No, I don’t mean you or anyone in particular.)

Put simply, I had had a long day and I was feeling mean. Now I’m not. I had a spectacular day today so no cynicism is called for. (Yay!)

At any rate…

What awards did you get at the ceremony?

(what the heck are “returnsies?!”)

May 13, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(51) alex says:

Red your comebacks sound great.Yours to Blaise.And Blaise your right I am lucky.Also I want to know to what awards did you win.Also I told a couple of my friends I am gay today didn’t bother some and others werent but i followed your advice and ignored them.Also i did it over im on facebook

May 13, 2010 at 10:44 pm
(52) alex says:

sorry i meant some were bothered others werent

May 14, 2010 at 11:43 pm
(53) alex says:

Last thing what do I tell my parents. There very religous and homophobic. So what do I tell them? It frightens me to think whet theyll say and do.

May 16, 2010 at 3:35 am
(54) alex says:

Thank you for the advice.And they are as homophobic as I said.I cant try it on sunday beacuse they go to church and I find some way to stay home and sleep as usual.But I feel sorry for what happened to you and your freind.

May 16, 2010 at 9:05 pm
(55) Patrick says:

hey. I’m 15 and from a really small, really homophobic neighborhood. for years I’ve known that I’m bi, but I’ve been terrified to come out. It’s terrible having to hide. My main problem is that my best friend in the whole world, same interests, hobbies, et cetera, will think that I’ll be a different person if I am. He’s the most homophobic person I’ve ever met, our only contrast. What do you guys think I should do? My brother was talking to his friend the other day, saying that if people discovered a gay kid, they’d be merciless, and I have to agree. I Live in constant fear that people will find out, and i still have 3 years of high school to deal with the incredibly likely possibility that nobody will like me. I hate to think that my best friend is so shallow to hate me if I’m bi. There is one girl at our school who is out, but she is unfortunately also a crazy person, and everyone associates the two things. I don’t know what to do, which is frustrating because I like to think I always know what to do. Any suggestions?

May 16, 2010 at 9:45 pm
(56) Blaise says:

Sorry I’m late; I had a really busy weekend. Helping out my grandma, neighboorhood block party (made some divinity and took that, everyone loved it), mowing the lawn, etc.
Alex:
Thanks, I try.
Congratulations!!! I’d slap you on the back but you’re not here, plus I’m afraid I’d seriously injure you in my enthusiasm. I’m really happy for you. Now, spill it. You told us practically nil; come on, how’d it go?

Red:
Oh. That does seem pretty second-grade-ey.
Congratz! And an air-slap on the back to you too, albeit for different reasons. For some reason, everyone thinks I’d be good at Drama too, although I don’t. I have awful stage fright: I’d rather stab myself in the eyes with red-hot pokers than perform. (Oh. That’s probably why people think I’d be a good drama-person.
Quit being so self-deprecating, your advice is great. It’s basically a more detailed version of my saying to bring up some peice of gay-related news and see how they react.
And don’t hate yourself for beating Miles up; I’m usually pretty pacifistic, but I’d've done the same thing in your place. He was {inappropriate comment deleted} and he {inappropriate comment deleted}, and why he {inappropriate commennt deleted} {inappropriate comment deleted} is beyond me. Quit feeling bad about what you HAD TO do. You had to beat him up: if you hadn’t, he would have either finished beating him up then and there, or if you had only pulled him off, he would have finished the job later, when you were out of the picture.

Alex:
Red’s advice is relatively sound. If you think they’d take the news badly, don’t tell them: they may disown you/ kick you out. If they wouldn’t do that, and your sure they wouldn’t, you may want to tell them anyway. But: Red did make one (only one; quit insulting yourself) mistake. Don’t PRETEND to be confident; BE confident. You came out to your schoolmates and everyone on myface, or whatever it is. Your parents are human too, no different from everyone else.

That should cover it.

May 16, 2010 at 11:30 pm
(57) alex says:

Ill tell you what happened.I told Tailor,Colby,Tanner they were all ok with it.Then I told Malikai who called me a cumguzler after I told him.Then I told Trevin and he deleted me from myspace then facebook.3/5 good 2/5 bad.Also I told them on facebook not myface.When I tell my parents the worst posible thing they probaly will do is yell take away my dsi and make me clean the barn,shed, and my room.

May 17, 2010 at 4:53 pm
(58) Blaise says:

Patrick:
Sorry I missed you! I think you posted your comment while I was drafting mine, so I didn’t see it.
Anway, my recommendation is to wait it out. You said you live in a homophobic town, so if you come out, the whole town might persecute you. That would not be a fun situation to be in. If you’re not worried about that, only about your best friend, then let me reiterate: if people don’t accept you for who you are, they are not your friend. If you ever come out, if he’s still your friend, he’ll hear about it. No matter what, he’ll go through dealing with your “change.” Why not get it over with now rather than later, after worrying about it for a few more years?
“Change” brings me to my next point: you are not going to change by coming out; only peoples’ perception of you will.
Is that everything?

Alex:
(Three fifths is a good start. :) )
Ouch. Deleted from a friend list on spacebook; man, that’s harsh.
Is that really so bad? I mean, who cares whether or not you’re a number on a computer page? As for Mikaila (sp.?), slap him upside the head if he tries that again. Not literally, but use one of the comebacks we’ve brainstormed.

Speaking of which…

Situation Seven:
Homophobe: “EEEEEEEEEEEEEWWW!”
You: (sniff underarm) “Oh, come on. I don’t smell THAT bad.”

May 17, 2010 at 7:04 pm
(59) Blaise says:

((jokingly) QUIT POSTING WHILE I TYPE DARNIT! IT’S MESSING WITH MY BRAIN!)

Red: I like the crazy plan so far; especially because it’s a brilliant, contrived (in a good way!) plan that I hadn’t thought of. Tell us more…

(See? quit telling me planning is MY department; your ideas are good too! Plus, I ASKED for support, didn’t I? Thanks!)

May 17, 2010 at 9:32 pm
(60) Patrick says:

red: I would love to try your crazy plan, but you’ve never met this crazy girl. people generally stay away from her because this is why she left her old school: when her girlfriend dumped her, it would be an understatement to say that she took the news badly. shortly after getting home, she slit both her wrists and was in the hospital for almost two weeks, because she needed many stitches and blood transfusion. to tell the truth, I’m scared of her.

Blaise: I agree that my true friend wouldn’t dislike me, but I’m more nervous for his sake. out of the 50 kids in our grade, he is the most shy and socially awkward of all of us, and I’m pretty much his only friend. I don’t want him to spend his whole high school life alone because he doesn’t want to be friends with the one person who will be his friend too. i just don’t think he’ll believe i’m the same person.

Sorry, I know I’m kinda shooting down your ideas, but It’s complicated. I would have come out years ago if it wasn’t so complicated

May 17, 2010 at 9:36 pm
(61) alex says:

Hey red I do post from dsi but if they try to take it I can hide it in a box in the barn.

May 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm
(62) Patrick says:

good idea, but my name’s patrick

May 17, 2010 at 11:12 pm
(63) alex says:

Once again I do post from my dsi.I have started to think of comebacks for anything they could say.By the way if they take my dsi I have 2 cell phones and a laptop to post from.I am going to tell them tomorow after s.a.d.d. activity day at my school. Wish me luck also luck to you Patrick.

May 18, 2010 at 9:40 pm
(64) Blaise says:

Pe- I mean, Patrick:
Well, I don’t really know what to say, other than this: Why the {inappropriate comment deleted} are you scared of her?! Because she didn’t want to have to deal with the loss of her best friend?! What, are you afraid she’ll try and slit YOUR wrists too?! Talk to her. Maybe she has some ideas that you won’t, as you so tactfully put it, “shoot down.”
On a slightly lighter note, let me re-reiterate: if someone won’t accept who you are, they’re not your friend. Why would you care about someone who isn’t your friend? Why would you care how many friends he has in high school? Who knows, maybe he has two hundred numbers on spacebook on the buddy list.

Red:
Good idea with the rumor starting. That way, if someone asks Pet- sorry, Patrick, if the rumors are true, he can tell them yes. But, I disagree with staying away from “that wrist-slitting psycho.”

Alex:
I wish you the best of luck.

(Lucky dog. Laptops are awesome.)

Oh, and to everyone: crazy people rule. I’M crazy myself, probably more so than TWSP (That Wrist- Slitting Psycho).

May 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm
(65) Patrick says:

sigh… to answer your first question, she’s incredibly unstable and prone to violence, and h*** yes, i think she’ll attack me.Violence is never the answer, except in the question “what isn’t ever the answer?” For your second major question in that little rant, the answer is because i care about him and want him to be happy. He’s a cool guy, I’m sure you’d love him, but we can’t all be perfect.

Besides, you’re not crazy, just dramatic

May 18, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(66) Patrick says:

However, i would still appreciate your help so i apologize for getting upset

May 18, 2010 at 11:51 pm
(67) alex says:

I told my mom tell you guys about tomorow.

May 19, 2010 at 8:55 pm
(68) Blaise says:

Patrick:
What are the odds she carries deadly force at all times on school grounds? Furthermore, what are the odds she’d attack you because you asked for advice?
And violence is also the answer to many other questions, i.e., “What occurs when three girls like the same guy?”
And you need not apologize. I overreacted, as I am wont to do. I should be apologizing to you for presuming that I knew more about your life than you yourself do. My apologies.

And I am crazy. Dramatic, too, but mostly crazy.

Red:
Thanks for the support. :)

Alex:
I sense something ominous. What did she do?

May 19, 2010 at 9:29 pm
(69) Patrick says:

no, no, no, i overreacted. you’re probably right. i just get defensive about him. it made me want to prove to myself that you had to be wrong. that’s my real problem i guess. I’m really nervous about how he’ll react because he’s my best friend in the whole world

On an incredibly different subject, i just met the guy who’s gonna win the jeopardy tournament tomorrow. therefore, I’m in a good mood.

also, Alex, I’m really anxious to hear what went down w/ your mom. hope it went well

May 19, 2010 at 10:33 pm
(70) alex says:

I forget what I was doing when I was telling her so I just said it as blunt as I could.I walked to my room and posted what I posted yesterdayand then fell asleep .All I can rember is her shoked face and she talked to me today about it and acepted it.Also I told the two oldest of my five sisters and my step dad.The only one who made jokes was Kynsie so I got back with fat jokes.Also Patrick Blaise is right the crazy girl probaly wont have weapons.※ I just found that symbol on dsi.

May 19, 2010 at 11:07 pm
(71) Patrick says:

red
what you need is proof. see how it goes with that guy you like. it’s not a specific plan, but if you two work out you can show your mom and she won’t just have to go by your word. I wish i had your confidence.

also, i hate you, my finals aren’t till the end of June. i still have whole month of school left.

May 19, 2010 at 11:10 pm
(72) Patrick says:

another thing, you can always scroll up and just look at what my name is. maybe i should call you orange

May 20, 2010 at 12:00 am
(73) alex says:

good luck on your finals [thank god i dont have to do that]also my last day of school is on tuesday [cant wait]also im not gona post on friday there is a party for the last full day of school.monday is a half day tuesday i get my grade card and leave school till next year.and then ill be a 8th grader

May 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm
(74) Blaise says:

Patrick:
Darnit! I didn’t see your post until just now. I should’ve spent my day making bets.
Tell you what, let’s just agree that we’re both sorry.

Red:
Great! What’s he like? Did you actually CATCH him checking you out, or did HE catch YOU checking HIM out? (yes, I know that’s confusing…)
AAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHH!!!! For me school ends June 11th, but we still have a bakers dozen of finals to take!!! Literally!!! (breaks down into incoherent sobs and howls of pain)

Alex:
(air-slap-on-the-back)
Allriiiight! Congratulations! I’m glad she took the news well, as well as the rest of your family. I guess all of our speculations about her homophobia were unwarranted. Good.

Everyone Who’s Reading But Not Posting:
(yes, I know you’re there.)
This isn’t a three- or four-person blog, you know. If you want help, just ask. We (or at least I) will do our best to help. So far, I think we’ve done a pretty good job.

May 20, 2010 at 11:19 pm
(75) Patrick says:

That’s awesome red! i spent the afternoon with this really awesome boy i totally have a crush on. he’s from Colombia.
we went golfing. however, he says hes straight. i don’t believe him though. i seriously think he might be gay. maybe if i come out to him he’ll do the same. he’s the type of guy who has never been interested in girls and isn’t good at hiding his anger around gay jokes. not a very good golfer.

by the way, Blaise, If you read this in time the jeopardy match doesn’t end until friday night. Jason Zalanger didn’t directly tell me he won, but he’s totally loaded now and didn’t used to be. you can still make bets.

my last day of school is the 22nd, and i still have to take 4 ridiculously tough regents exams. One’s for a college course.

good luck with your friend, red. I’m jealous.

May 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm
(76) Blaise says:

Oran- Sorry, Red:
(cheers)
I’m probably a little late, but good luck anyway. How did it go? Does he like you? Did you get his number? Is he tall? In short, SPILL THE BEANS!

Pe- Sorry, Patrick:
What’s his name? If you come out to him, A) good luck, and B) tell us how it goes: If you need help (which you probably won’t after seeing the last hundred or so posts), we’re here. Except for Alex. He’s off partying it up. Lucky.
And I saw your post too late, but thanks anyway. It’s the thought that counted.

Alex:
Lucky…

May 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm
(77) Patrick says:

Hey, i missed posting last night. went to my friend’s birthday party. stayed up till 4 playing Beatles rock band.

red, that’s awesome that you got his number! he sounds really cool. also, consider yourself lucky that you have cellphone service within five miles of your house. I feel like i live in a cave.

By the way, his name is John. Moved here from Colombia when he was 5 with his brother. He’s about a year younger than me (I’m fifteen), but the same height. And if you saw that movie Clash Of The Titans, he makes everyone look like the three old ladies fighting over an eyeball.

May 22, 2010 at 1:31 pm
(78) Patrick says:

Hey, i missed posting last night. went to my friend’s birthday party. stayed up till 4 playing Beatles rock band.

red, that’s awesome that you got his number! he sounds really cool. also, consider yourself lucky that you have cellphone service within five miles of your house. I feel like i live in a cave.

By the way, his name is John. Moved here from Colombia when he was 5 with his brother. He’s about a year younger than me (I’m fifteen), but the same height. And if you saw that movie Clash Of The Titans, he makes everyone else look like the three old ladies fighting over an eyeball.

May 22, 2010 at 1:34 pm
(79) Patrick says:

that’s weird that that posted twice. i only typed it once.

May 22, 2010 at 9:36 pm
(80) Blaise says:

Red:
Congratz!
He sounds cute; and judging by your description, you’d agree.
Where’s my hundred dollar grand prize?! (one hundred posts, one hundred dollars, right..?)
And sadly, my love-life is nonexistent. I have one crush, but I don’t know if he’s gay or not. I’m about 60/40, the sixty representing me being 60% sure he is. If he’s not, he obviously is not a good candidate for the position of my bf. If he is, I think he may already have a boyfriend; there’s a kid he always (and I do mean always,) hangs out with in gym. They both stick to each other like superglue, albeit only during gym.
Oh well. (sniffles)

Patrick:
Consider YOURSELF (should be italicized, not capitalized. I have to post from a DSi.) lucky. I don’t own a cell phone, period.
And that IS weird…

May 22, 2010 at 10:04 pm
(81) Patrick says:

hang in there, Blaise. You’re a cool guy. If he’s gay, I’m sure you two would make a lovely couple.

Red: Unless you’re absolutly certain about Collin, don’t go too fast or you might scare him away. But my relationship info basis is from movies.

And where’s my 109 dollar grand prize?

May 23, 2010 at 1:57 am
(82) alex says:

Your guys are so lucky there are ppl who might or are gay at your school. Im the only one at my school :( .Well good luck with your love lives.But one good thing for me is that I have a lot of money :) .oh yeah good for you red.I cant belive you got your mom to belive you.

May 23, 2010 at 8:43 pm
(83) Blaise says:

Patrick:
I’m flattered.

Red:
(applause!)
Congratulations! That’s spectacular! Wonderful! Superb! Awesome! Great! Fantastic! And every other synonym for “good” that I can think of! That really is great news. I would slap you on the back, as usual, but I’m afraid I’d snap your spine in my enthusiasm. I won’t even air-slap you on the back; it might cause a tornado. I’m imagining slapping you on the back with no ill effects, how’s that?
Seriously, that’s awesome.

Do I at least win a Maseratti Spider? Painted red? With flames on the side in silver and gold?

Alex:
Good luck to you to. Hopefully, you won’t need it, though. Did you have fun at your party? Was anyone lit on fire?

May 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm
(84) Patrick says:

Wow that’s great news, red! I envy you. It’s so awesome that you are so confident with your whole situation. I’m serious, I’m really jealous. If Collin was reading these posts, you two would already be dating.

also, i cut my finger open and had to go to the hospital and get stitches. did you know that broken glass is really sharp? If you’re gonna carry around broken glass, wear gloves and/or just don’t do it.

May 24, 2010 at 12:21 am
(85) alex says:

nothing interesting hapened exepct i had a fight with malikai and beat the hell out of him.it was F U N!!!!!!!

May 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm
(86) Blaise says:

Alex:
Nonononono. See, you should have run him over with a Maseratti Spider, sending flaming shards of glass towards his fingers. That way, you get a car, a flaming person, AND someone who can show Patrick some empathy. Sort of a package deal.

Patrick:
Ow. If it makes you feel any better, I know how you feel. I had two lightbulbs in my ceiling fan explode within two days of each other. I still have the same fan.
(glances nervously upwards)
Plus, I cut off my fingertip with a mandolin that same week. That hurt. A lot.
Oops! Sorry! I’m stealing your injurious glory! Sorry! Really, I’m sorry for you. How many stitches did you have to get?

Red:
What about a Nissan Leaf? Can I have one of those? Like, maybe as a consolation prize, instead of the Spider?

Alex:

May 24, 2010 at 10:00 pm
(87) Patrick says:

Blaise
Hold up. Are you saying you can play the mandolin?!

i only got two stitches. it wasn’t long, but it almost hit the bone. I told everyone that i was juggling flaming chainsaws. one person believed me. It’s really dumb that i can’t use my finger, because i can’t play golf anymore and i finally got picked to play in a match.

also, are maserati spiders convertable?

May 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm
(88) Patrick says:

red
it happened on sunday at about 1
i won’t get them off for a few weeks.

May 27, 2010 at 9:35 pm
(89) Blaise says:

Red:
I came out to my 12-yr old brother (rather than letting him hear a rumor at school) like this…
Basically, I showed him that little Pride flag pin thingy and asked him if he knew what it meant. He said “Gay rights, right?”
I told him to take off the rights part and add the word pride. Then he said “OK.” Then, I put the pin on and asked “What do you think I’m trying to say by wearing this?”
“That you support gay rights?”
“Think a little less into it.”
“That you’re gay?”
“Yes.”
“Oh.”
“What?”
“Nothing.”
“Do I look different to you?”
“No…”
“Am I acting different?”
“No…”
“That’s because I’m not different. I have not changed, only your perception of me.”
Then I left. He was totally fine with it. You could try something similar with Sis.

May 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm
(90) Blaise says:

I’m anything BUT jealous; I LIVE here in Florida, and I’d give anything to be somewhere cooler right now. Come pay me a visit while you’re here and I’ll show you the sunburns that I got while trying (stupidly, since I’m as pale as a vampire) to get a tan. DON’T TRY TO GET A TAN UNLESS YOU’RE PREPARED TO SUFFER THE (painful) CONSEQUENCES!!!!! Wear sunscreen!!!

Bot, I’d bet the Beureau of Tourism would love to have me working for them. As a spittoon.

And yes, I misspelled Beureau. I think. At this point, I’m not really sure.

May 30, 2010 at 9:25 pm
(91) Blaise says:

It said something the last time I tried to post about a duplicate, So I may be posting two or three times in a row. here’s a simplified version:

I LIVE in Florida, and I’d much rather be somewhere cooler. Come by and see me; I’ll show you the sunburns covering my body.

Boy, wouldn’t the tourist beureau love to have me? As a spittoon?

May 30, 2010 at 11:00 pm
(92) Patrick says:

hey everybody. sorry i haven’t been around lately, my internet connection was out. I’m sure you all missed me, right?

1st topic. My god, i feel smitten. i just spent the weekend with john at the rock and roll hall of fame. on the car ride back he fell asleep on my shoulder. it took all i had to stay still and not wake him. So, ya know, things are going pretty well.

2nd topic. shut up, Blaise. Don’t complain that you live in Florida! I never get to go to Florida! i live in Buffalo New
york, for god’s sake! the only thing at all warm about here is chicken wings. On the upside, I’m a really good skier, if i do say so myself. and i do.

3rd topic. I don’t have a third topic. See ya later

June 5, 2010 at 11:21 pm
(93) Blaise says:

YEEAAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGHHH!!!!!

Sorry. I always think the best way to break a long, awkward silence is to scream like a maniac.
Red:
Well? How’d it go? We’re waiting for news.
Patrick:
Of COURSE we missed you. Sorry to keep you waiting. Now say something so I know you’re not dead.
Whoever is Not Posting:
We’re still here, and we (or at least I) check this site every night, right before I go to sleep. If you want help with anything, say whats on your mind and we’ll (or at least I’ll) do what we (I) can.

June 8, 2010 at 9:49 am
(94) Drew says:

Hey there, I’m Drew, and I live in australia! From what it seems, people are pretty accepting in florida… which, in my opinion, is pretty awesome. I’m Bi, and I don’t really think people understand how hard it is… every day, there is some kinda “brilliant” insult (hey, drew, you’re a fag!) thrown at me from one direction or another. I’ve come out to a few people, my close friends, and even then I’ll make some kinda comment about a guy, and then they’ll tell someone. There’s a rumour going around y school right now as a consequence. Even some teachers joke about me, which hurt. A lot. I’ve gotten into fights about people calling me gay, and it doeset help that I get kinda emotional in them. so my little snippet of advice is think before you do anything to do with coming out… think REALLY hard before you do it, because what id sone, cannot be undone, or unsaid.

Oh, and I don’t mind people saying “that’s so gay”. I’m 15, turning 16, and for me it’s a part of everyday conversation. When people say it, they arent insulting me, or my preferences, just saying that the amount of homework, for example, sucks. After all, gay used to mean happy, and now it’s turning into something else.

June 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm
(95) Blaise says:

Red:
You forgot Alex. (I think he may be what you call “the silent type.”)
What kind of text? An essay?

Alex:
Are you dead?

Drew:
Hi! Before I go any further, I feel the need to clarify: you came out to our friends, and then when you comment on a guy, they start stupid, hurtful, thoughtless rumors? Why, why oh why, do you hang out with these people?
Next, why do you get angry when people call you gay? It’s not an insult (at least not in our respective cases); in your case, it’s simply a half-truth. In my case, it’s a whole truth.
Next time someone says “Hey, Drew, you’re a fag!” tell them “Hey, moron, you’re stating the obvious!”
(That’s situation nine? Ten?)
At any rate…
Are you gonna keep posting? After all, the more, the merrier.
Finally, did I cover everything?

June 9, 2010 at 7:24 pm
(96) Blaise says:

Red:
I’m voting for “alien abduction.”
And, again, what kind of text? A persuasive essay? A book report? An autobiography?

June 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm
(97) Blaise says:

…Looking back, that sounded kinda creepy and conspiracy-theorist-y. Can we strike that from the record? Please? And get back to the topic(s) at hand?

June 14, 2010 at 10:17 pm
(98) Blaise says:

I had a really long post typed that this stupid website deleted because it thought I “missed a field.” Here’s the condensed version.
Red:
Looks like it’s just us 2. This page is taking way too long to load on my DSi, so if you have a Runescape account, add me. I’m bc1191.If you don’t, make one. It’ll make chatting easier.
No, you don’t need to label them.
No, we have no other topics at hand.
See, what’s REALLY creepy is the fact that that made you laugh.

Alex/Drew/Patrick:
Sadly, you’re presumed dead. RIP.

Now, That’s not even half of what I had, but I’m tired now. Red, hopefully I’ll see you tomorrow. Just send me a message telling me you’re you. I’ll add you and send you a message telling you I’m me. Tomorrow probably around five o’clock EST. (GMT -5, I think.)

June 16, 2010 at 11:31 pm
(99) Blaise says:

Red:
Ok. Here it is, in glorious Technicolor/chronological order…
It’s free unless you become a member.
It’s not DSi compatible.
No, my parents don’t know. However, they will not see anything I type. I listen to Owl City while I use the computer, and that basically puts a force-field around the whole room. My family hates Owl City.
I understand; my baby cousin’s the same way.
I assume you did, in fact, have trouble convincing them.
I intend to check this site at least three times a week, all summer and possibly into the next school year.
I don’t know why our being gay would come up. Here’s the scenario I pictured when I read that…
“Hey, Mom? Can I make an account on Runescape?”
“Are you telling me your friend is gay?”
“What?!”
However, if it does come up, I like your plan. Just make sure you tell her my name, so she thinks you really did know me, as opposed to just my screen name on RS.
Best of luck.
Oh, just to let you know, you should not sacrifice your parents’ trust just because I don’t want to wait for my DSi to load for a few minutes. This website will work for conversations and Q and A if all else fails. RS would be PREFERABLE, but not NECESSARY.

Hopefully, I’ll see you tomorrow at five.

Everyone:
This is still a blog devoted to helping any GLBT teen trying to come out. If you want answers, don’t hesitate to ask questions.

June 17, 2010 at 2:33 am
(100) Gay kid says:

I am 13.. I came out 2 years ago at school… Most, almost all people accept me But. I can’t find another gay guy.. Does any1 know where u can meet other peorple? Please help!

June 17, 2010 at 9:49 pm
(101) Blaise says:

Red:
Awesome! Friday, five (four) o’clock. See you then!

Gay kid:
When you’re older, try a gay bar. At the moment, though, your best bets would probably be (as Red already said) forums like this one; GSAs, if there are any near you; and possibly Pride rallies. Unfortunately, those are few and far between. I read something about exactly this kind of thing just yesterday… I’m trying to remember the LGBT teen group it specifically mentioned… I think it was JASMYN. Try looking them up; maybe they have centers just for the purpose of meeting and greeting.
Good luck in your search.

June 19, 2010 at 3:15 pm
(102) does not want to display name says:

hey its me again.i am still having trouble with my mom.she says i am not gay and that it is just a phase and i tried to tell her that i am gay but she does not want to listen.

June 20, 2010 at 12:42 pm
(103) does not want to display name says:

thanks and it is cool that you are helping Blaise out he helped me alot.

June 23, 2010 at 5:09 pm
(104) AKsr,oa4a says:

I’m going to try to come out to everyone as soon as school starts again, but until then I want to at least tell my mom and grandparents. I just want some suggestions about how to take it if they don’t accept me. I’m not worrying about my mom and grandfather as much, but my grandmother is quite religious, and I don’t know what the Southern Baptist Church’s tolerances are, considering I’ve only gone to a church about 3 times in my life and I’ve decided I’m not Christian. I’m a gay 13 year old boy incase that makes a difference. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, and I’ll try to help others if I can. :)

June 23, 2010 at 5:30 pm
(105) Dylan Snyder says:

Im a 13 yr old boy and i am gay. At my school, I dont know of any gay guys in my grade but there is one i have a major crush on. Ill call my crush mat. Well, any time i see mat or are near him i find my self helping him or saying useless stuff just to get another look at him. I mean he acts gay, not to be a stereotype or any thing but he plays soccer and is on the swim team. But im not sure how to come out to him or my parents for that matter! Please help me! My email is: dsnyder11@yahoo.com

June 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm
(106) Blaise says:

Hi again! Sorry I haven’t been posting. I’ve been at my grandparents’ house for the last week, so I haven’t been able to check this website. Why the heck did almost half the posts get deleted?!
Anyway…
Gay-kid-who-has-chosen-to-remain-unnamed:
Judging by the fact that you thanked someone, I assume your question(s) has(have) been answered. Awesome.
Aksr:
To be frank, nearly no religion at all accepts homosexuality. Sorry to put it so bluntly, but it’s true. As for your grandma, I don’t know. My grandma is the same way; I simply chose not to tell her. As heartless as it sounds, chances are she’ll be dead before my homosexuality becomes a huge part of my life.
Dylan:
That’s the awful thing about gay crushes: you can never be sure unless your crush explicitly says to you, “I’m gay.” As for coming out, NMI.

Now, I’ve been doing manual labor all week. I’M TIRED! See you all tomorrow. Red, if you’re still here, I’m gonna be back on RS tomorrow morning. Sorry I’ve been gone all week.

And seriously, where are those fifty or sixty posts?

June 25, 2010 at 11:11 pm
(107) AKsr,oa4a says:

Thanks Blaise, though I already told my grandparents before you posted. They took it well, actually my grandfather said he was proud of me. Haven’t told my mom yet though, I’m going to do that within the next week. Me and Dylan are helping each other out by email. I’ll continue to help on this website since I read that you always want help. (BTW, my religion accepts homosexuality, in fact there’s a god who reigns it.)

June 25, 2010 at 11:13 pm
(108) AKsr,oa4a says:

Oh, and what were those scenarios or situations or whatever you called them if you remember, since now they’re gone?

June 26, 2010 at 1:05 am
(109) El que no ha dicho mucho en un poco de días. says:

¡Hola! Es yo, Rojo. Espero que mis padres me crean, pero yo no sé. Pensé que hacieron, pero ahora yo no sé. Voy a dar a mis padres algo cómo esto, en el internet. Despúes de eso, ellos deben creerme. Yo no sé si obtenerán en éste, y eso es por que estoy escribiendo esto en español. Yo le dí a Sra. Ellen un correo electronico que la pide a bajar que yo escribí. Lo siento si esto es malo por ustedes. Ahora que eso está terminado, ¡hablemos in inglés!

That was all on the top of my head, so sorry if somethings don’t make perfect sense on the translator. Anyway, that’s all over, they’re on my side! (I think…) And I would love to give a special thanks to the lovely Ms. Ellen for aiding me in an extremely difficult time. I would have come to you guys, but as mentioned above, I was afraid my parents would find this. I emailed Ms. Ellen and asked her to get rid of everything I said. Sorry…

Aksr,:
The comebacks or seeing what your parents think about homosexuality

Blaise:
That’s okay, I couldn’t get on either. I was on my stay-cation. And no. I can’t get on tomorrow morning. But I might be able to at about… 3 your time.

I’m sorry I got some of the posts deleted, but I was paranoid.

June 26, 2010 at 9:38 pm
(110) Dylan Snyder says:

Blaise…what does NMI mean…just wondering!

June 27, 2010 at 10:57 pm
(111) Blaise says:

Red:
Argh! Sorry I wasn’t there. My dad’s friend is moving to a new apartment complex and I volunteered to help. Monday at (for you,) 12:00? Howzat? If I’m not there then, check back at (for you,) 4:00.
And I dont care about the deletion; I was just confused as to what happened. And no comprendo, senór. No habla espanol. Translate tomorrow on RS if you make it.
Dylan:
N(eed) M(ore) I(nformation).
Askr:
For example, (I think we were on 8)
Situation 8:
Homophobe: “EEEEEWWW!!!”
You: (sniff underarm) “Oh, come on. I put on deoderant last week.”
OR…
Situation 9:
Homophobe: “You’re a fairy.”
You: “And you’re the toadstool I use as an outhouse.”

June 27, 2010 at 11:26 pm
(112) AKsr,oa4a says:

Okay, thanks to Blaise and Red. BTW, I don’t know why I went by “AKsr,oa4a” I guess I did it because I felt like it, I wasn’t paranoid like Red. My name is Jordan.

I’ve been trying to come out to my mother, but my annoying siblings keep getting in the way. I don’t want them to know just yet. Do you have any suggestions as to what I should do? I was thinking of doing while they were asleep, but recently they have been staying really late. By the time they’re asleep, either my mother is asleep or too tired to have a conversation.

June 28, 2010 at 1:44 am
(113) Red says:

Jordan:

Hi. Let me introduce myself. My name is Jackson Red (Last Name Here). Red is my true middle name. It’s on my birth certificate to prove it. I am most certainly not paranoid. (Except for the fact that my parents might find this.)

Blaise:

Haha! That sounds good. By the way, love Situation 9.

Both of You:

Let me translate.

¡Hola! Es yo, Rojo.
Hey! It’s me, Red.

Espero que mis padres me crean, pero yo no sé.
I hope that my parents believe me, but I’m no longer sure.

Pensé (now that I think about it, maybe I should have used “Pensaba”.) que hacieron, pero ahora yo no sé.
I thought (Let me make a quick note here.*) they did, but I don’t know for sure.
Voy a dar a mis padres algo cómo esto, en el internet.
I’m gonna give my parents something like this, on the internet.

Despúes de eso, ellos deben creerme.
After that, they should believe me.

Yo no sé si obtenerán en éste, y esto es porque estoy escribiendo esto en español.
I don’t know if they’ll find this, and that is why I am writing this in Spanish.

Yo le dí a Sra. Ellen un correo electrónico que la pide a bajar que yo escribí.
I sent Ms. Ellen an e-mail that asks her to delete what I wrote.

Lo siento si esto es malo por ustedes.
Sorry if I screwed this up for you guys.

Ahora que eso está terminado, ¡hablemos en inglés!
Now that that is over, let’s speak English!

* Here’s my note.
Okay, I thought, and still think, that my parents believe me. I plan to test that by asking them if they think I should tell sis I’m bi. If it turns out not, then I know how I can turn that frown up-side-down. Evidence. All I have to do is show them a site like this, if not, this site. I got the posts deleted so if they stumbled onto this article, they wouldn’t see that I’ve been posting on this site since March. And besides, I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t scroll all the way down to this. So thank you again, Ms. Ellen.

To be continued…

June 28, 2010 at 2:21 am
(114) Red says:

And I have to do it on the 29, which, depending on when your reading this, will be tomorrow, today, yesterday, or two weeks ago. Anyway, my sis will be at a party then. Wish me luck! Please…

Jordan (again):

And just cause you asked, I will repost all of our comebacks:

Situation 1:
Homophobe: “You’re a f*****!”
You: “Mhmm. You’ve been paying a lot of attention to me lately. You must find me pretty iresistable…”

Situation 2:
Homophobe: “Go ahead. Suck my d***. I know you want to…”
You: “Perv. And I’m pretty sure no one would ever want to suck on your puny excuse for a d***.”

Situation 3:
Homophobe: “Eww! You’re gay!”
You: “Again, you’re pointing out the obvious.”

Situation 4:
Homophobe: “No homo.”
You: “Since when was this declared a homo-free zone?”

Situation 5:
Homophobe: “You’re so gay!”
You: “Thanks for noticing, but you’re not my type.”

Situations 6 & 7:
Error 404. Comebacks not found.

Situation 8:
Homophobe: “Eww!”
You: (sniffs underarm) “Oh, come on. I put deoderant on last week.”

Situation 9:
Homophobe: “You’re a fairy!”
You: “And you’re the toadstool I use as an outhouse.”

Well, there they all are. For all to see and use!

Also, I thought of a way to for you to come out to your mom. Depending on your siblings’ ages, they may be too lazy to go to the grocery store with your mom. Well, you could tell her in the car… The best part about it is, the conversation ends when you get to the store! I mean, if your mom is not so thrilled about it, chances are she won’t be screaming about it throgh the store! And on the way back, tell her that you don’t really want your siblings to know. It should work! ;)

And as Jaygay would say:

Peace and Rainbows for Everyone!

June 28, 2010 at 9:31 am
(115) Blaise says:

Red:
Good luck with your sister. And judging by your lack of comment on RS, I’ll assume you can make it.

Aksr/Jordan:
Good luck with your mom.

Whoever:
Paranoia can save your life, when taken in small doses. Don’t knock it til you try it.

Alex/Patrick:
Seriously! Where are you?! If you don’t not shut up, we’re going to replace you, probably with Jordan/Aksr/Dylan, provided they’re willing to fill in for you.

June 28, 2010 at 11:54 am
(116) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
Thanks for reposting them, really funny. Love #9, but I’ve never heard the term “fairy” before, must not be the slang of my area. My siblings are 8 and 10, so they can’t stay home alone, but it was a good idea otherwise.

Blaise:
I would love to take place of Alex/Patrick.

June 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm
(117) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Oh, and good luck to you too Red.

June 28, 2010 at 1:16 pm
(118) Patrick says:

Hello everybody. sorry i haven’t been around lately as i have a less than existent internet connection at my house. please don’t replace me! and i’ve been really busy with being abducted by aliens. anywho, all’s fine here. my older brother is going to military camp for about 6 weeks, so that’ll be fun for me. my new friend (formerly known as the wrist-slitting pyscho) is moving away over the summer, and her advice was to tell my best friend really quickly as one of us is leaving so as to avoid a confrontation until he’s calmed down. i think I’ll try that pretty soon. she said that’s how she told her friend at her previous school and she was able to have a good conversation a few days later and they were still best friends.

June 28, 2010 at 3:33 pm
(119) Jordan (Aksr) says:

That’s okay Patrick, the internet here has been kinda fuzzy too. Also, there’ll be no replacing, there’s room for everyone. But Alex is still missing anyway, so, IDK.

June 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm
(120) Red says:

Patrick:
Wow! You’re alive! Anyway, has your new friend “attacked” you yet? :P Sorry, I had to say it. I couldn’t resist. So anyway, no, wait. That’s all. Thanks for letting us know you survived the aliens!

Blaise:
I finished the quest! I almost died in the process, but I did it! ;)

Jordan:
I’m on the case. I won’t rest until I think of something!

June 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm
(121) Jordan (Aksr) says:

On what case? Think of something for what? I’m confused. (And it’s hard to confuse me, so congratulate yourself)

June 29, 2010 at 12:39 am
(122) Red says:

Jordan:
My life is complete! I have confused the mighty Jordan! Ha! I mean I’ll think of a way for you to come out. ;)

June 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm
(123) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Oh, okay thanks. I actually figured out what you meant shortly after I posted that. But you know thats the same thing a lot of people say when they manage to confuse me. I’m dead serious. I’d accuse you of knowing me but I don’t know of anyone named Jackson or Red (depending on what you go by in your normal day-to-day life).

June 30, 2010 at 12:52 am
(124) Red says:

Askr/Jordan:
Ha! Anyway… I got it! It’s simple, easy, and kinda stupid… And it can be risky. If your mom isn’t homophobic and won’t scream “YOU’RE WHAT?!” at the top of her lungs then I have the thing for you. Now whenever you want, just whisper into her ear: “Don’t tell (name of sibs here), but I’m gay.” It should work even if your siblings are near.

Blaise:
Any other ideas for Aksr,?

Everyone:
Remember how I decided to post every comeback we have? Well, I have Situation 6!

Situation 6:
Homophobe (or very ignorant straight guy): “How do you know if you’re gay? Have you tried girls?”
You: “‘TRIED?!’ Jeez, aren’t we discussing the fact that I’m GAY?!”

June 30, 2010 at 1:10 am
(125) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Okay, I have to say that #6 doesn’t make any sense, or at least not to me. Thanks for the ideas Blaise and Red, but I told her and she took it well. I didn’t even have to tell her not to tell my siblings, she told me that I shouldn’t!

BTW: Situation 7 is still missing, in case either of you remember.

July 3, 2010 at 12:03 am
(126) Red says:

Sorry, replace “tried” with “girls”

July 3, 2010 at 11:30 am
(127) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Yeah, still doesn’t make much sense to me. I’d probably say something like “How do you know you’re straight, have you tried guys?”

July 4, 2010 at 11:21 pm
(128) Blaise says:

Hi everybody! Sorry I haven’t been posting again! I keep myself busy during the day, so by the time I would be posting, I’m too tired to. Even now, I can feel myself drifting off. Somebody throw me the ice bucket.

(SPLASH)

Thanks. I think.

Anyway…

Red:
Awesome! (About the quest that is.)
My brain is too fuzzy right now to think of any solutions for Jordan coming out. Sorry, Jordan!!!
That sitch doesn’t ring any bells. Are you sure that’s what Situation Six was? And no, I don’t remember Sitch Seven.

Jordan:
You may not need to replace anyone, but feel free to fill in for Alex for the time being. Or just fill in for yourself. Right now, I’m really too tired to care.
Yes, I know that sounded heartless, but it’s true.

Dylan/Drew/Alex/Gay kid/Whoever I’m Forgetting In my Sleep-Deprived State:
Don’t leave! We need people to post and answer any questions and just to chat and be all friendly-like!

Patrick:
While you were in the U.F.O., did you see Alex?
And welcome back! Please enjoy your (hopefully long) stay.

Alex:
R.I.P. until we discover what became of you.

Everyone:
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

I will check this site tomorrow, I promise. Ask whatever you will, I won’t be as tired. I’ll answer what I can. Limit 256, per household, per day!!!

*YAWN*

G’night, people…

July 5, 2010 at 12:00 am
(129) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Blaise, I already told my mom, so you don’t have to come up with anything anymore. I posted that days ago. As I said, she took it well, so… yeah… I’m tired too, so… bye…

July 5, 2010 at 6:21 pm
(130) Red says:

I don’t know what 6 & 7 were. I like Askr,’s idea, though.

July 5, 2010 at 11:06 pm
(131) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Thanks Red.

July 6, 2010 at 10:18 pm
(132) Blaise says:

Jordan:
Oh, okay.

Red:
Ditto. Now, all we need is Situation Seven.

Seriously? No one else? I thought I would HAVE to impose Pizza Hut’s limit of 256, but apparently not. I’ll be here all week, folks. No, really. I’ll check back every day this week. Ask what you will.

And was it Pizza Hut or Dominos? I know the commercial, but I can’t remember which chain it was advertising.

July 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm
(133) Red says:

Ha! I’m on it. Situation 7.

July 7, 2010 at 12:20 am
(134) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Blaise:
I thought you were joking about that… (I have no idea which chain it was. But does it matter?, you’re hilarious.)

Since you want questions, here: Have you come out at school? If so, how did everyone take it? I want to come out at school when the school year starts, my mom worries it will make school a total hell, but I want to here from someone with experience. I’ll be in 8th grade in case you think it makes a difference. BTW Red, you can answer too if you like.

Red:
You do that. :)

Both:
Are either of you on Facebook?

July 7, 2010 at 10:42 pm
(135) Blaise says:

Red:
I’ve got one.

Homophobe: “Don’t touch me!”
You: “Ew! Why would I want to, you perv?!”

Well? Whaddaya think?

Jordan:
Thank you. My family NEVER laughs at my jokes. Typically, the conversation goes something like this…

Me: “(insert joke here)”
Mom/Dad/Little Brother: “…”
(crickets chirping in background)
Me: “Well? Did you get the joke?”
Little Brother: “Joke? Where?”
Dad: “Yes, We got the joke.”
Me: “You were kinda supposed to laugh.”
Mom: “That was a JOKE? Oh, I see. You were trying to be funny. (in a robotic tone of voice) HUMOUR. HA, HA.”
Me: “Yes. Humour. Someday, you people will understand the concept of humour. Then, you will collapse and die from the suppressed laughter of decades.”

Or something along those lines. Thank you (a lot) for thinking I’m funny.
As for your question, yes, I’ve already come out at school. That reminds me: I’m technically a high schooler now. Am I still allowed to post on this site? After all, the topic is supposed to be “Gay Kids Coming Out in MIDDLE School,” not “Gay Kids Coming Out Whenever.”
Anyway, yes, I came out. Now I’ll need to do it again since there will be new kids in my school/ old kids that I haven’t seen in, like, four years. *Shudders.*
But I digress. Again.
At first, everyone took it well. Then the mocking/teasing/insults/torture/whatever memories my brain has suppressed. They weren’t enough to drive me to violence(I’m usually pretty pacifistic), but I got pretty close to losing my mind several times. The good, however, far outweighed the bad. I didn’t need to hide, which probably sounds like an overoptimistic cliche, but it’s true. Plus, I didn’t need to pretend to like girls. Nobody asked me things like, “Who’s hotter, Jessica or Chelsea?” I stopped caring about what idiots thought. I just started to ignore the homophobes after a while, and I got on with my life. It doesn’t sound fun, but in all seriousness, I would completely recommend it.
Out of room. See next post.

July 7, 2010 at 10:52 pm
(136) Blaise says:

Sorry ’bout that. I’m long-winded.

Now, your mom was right. It will make your year a little slice of hell, but only for a little while. After people start to accept you, you start thanking yourself. I’m glad I came out. I have every intention of doing it again this year. This time, though, I’ll probably use a t-shirt instead of graph paper…

That said, it’s your choice. My vote? Do it.

Best of luck. See y’all tomorrow.

July 7, 2010 at 10:59 pm
(137) Blaise says:

It said something about a duplicate comment, so this may post, once, twice, or not at all. Basically, I’m long-winded, your mom was right, come out anyway. It will ruin a few weeks of your life. But, later, when everyone starts to accept you, you’ll thank yourself. I came out, and I’m glad I did. I have every intention of doing it again this year, for a new group of students. This time, though, I’ll probably use a t-shirt instead of graph paper.

That said, it’s your choice. I say, go for it.

Best of luck. See ya tomorrow.

And I was joking. There aren’t even 256 POSTS yet, let alone questions.

July 7, 2010 at 11:45 pm
(138) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Keep posting even if you are in High School, you’re very helpful.

Everything you describe is exactly what I had been expecting. The slice of hell, then acceptation, then not having to hide and fake anymore. I really hate doing that. My best friend Robbie (who I still haven’t told, though I’ve told others from school) had always asked me who I thought was hotter last year. “Who do you think is hottest: Anna, Alayna, or Hannah?” I remember one conversation going. He had a crush on all 3 and wanted to know which one he should ask out first. While I answered “Alayna” I really had no idea and I’m just sitting there thinking that this boy named Travis is hot.

I usually just ignore the idiots now, so I’ll probably be able to do it then. I’m a strict pacifist actually so I’d never hurt anyone. And I’m definitely coming out at school, this holding it in thing is driving me mad, but what I want to know is how you did it. You said something about graph paper?

BTW, your situation 7 is okay I guess, but let me see what I can think of, instead of asking you two.

July 8, 2010 at 2:37 am
(139) Red says:

Blaise:
Stay!! Tons of people need your advice. And you are the only one on this forum that has made it through middle school and has lived to tell about it! PATRICK was in high school at the time he was on this forum. (Now he’s kinda on and off, ya know?) Besides, if Patrick cheated the system, I’m pretty sure you can. And BTW, Askr is right. You are really, really, really funny! I cracked up just reading the conversation your family goes through! So anyway, love Situation 7!

Askr,:
Nope. I have no form of social-networking account whatsoever. And lemme tell ya, I ain’t getting one anytime soon. And yes, I’ll do that. Except Blaise has already done that for me. Thanks Blaise, love Situation 7! But I also want to see what you will have/have came up with. After that, we may decide who gets Situation 7 and who get’s Situation 10, if it really matters.

P.S. Didn’t you hear? YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook are coming together for the very first time! They’re gonna call it YouTwitFace! Ha! (Kind of…)

July 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm
(140) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
I thought you were going to high school too. If not, what grade are you going into? Also, the YouTwitFace is funny, did you come up with that or did you here it somewhere?

Blaise:
Yeah, you’re extremely funny. Not many people can make me laugh, but I actually laugh out-loud when I read what you write. I can’t believe your family doesn’t think your funny.

Both:
I still haven’t thought of anything, but I’ll keep thinking.
Later

July 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm
(141) Blaise says:

Jordan:
Weel, It was kind of a spur-of-the-moment thing. I just tore off the corner of a piece of paper and colored it to look like the Pride flag. Then I just stuck it onto my shirt with two magnets. Don’t ask me why I carry magnets around. I don’t know, but they come in handy.
And no, I don’t have a spacebook account. Or a myface. Or anything else. I have an RS account and a Wikianswers account. (My parents are even more paranoid than I am; they won’t even let me have an Ebay account to sell my {large quantities of} what they call junk. I call it treasure. Either way, it takes up space that I need for other things.)

Both of you:
Ok, I’ll stay. (Not that I had any intention of leaving in the first place, but…) Thank you for thinking I’m funny, I’m flattered, yada-yada-yada. And actually, that Situation Seven was kinda feeble. Lets just leave it as an error 404 (comeback not found) and go on to Situation Ten. Jordan? We await your word (or hopefully, several sentences or, even, a couple of essays) on the subject. You do the honors.

And obviously, since this is a post, I’ll stay. Happy trails, see you tonight.

July 9, 2010 at 2:26 am
(142) Red says:

Askr:
Got it. Think of something great! ;) And I am now in the 8th grade. What about you? Oh, and by the way, do you prefer that I call you Jordan or Askr?

Blaise:
Got it. Until further notice, Situation 7 is an Error 404. Oh, and…

Thank you for Staying!! :D

July 9, 2010 at 1:34 pm
(143) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
I’ll be in 8th grade when school starts again too. I don’t really care what you call me, so long as its not f*****, but all of us being gay, that wouldn’t happen. But I guess I prefer Jordan. oh, BTW, are you out?

Blaise:
Thanks for telling me. If you don’t mind I think I’ll implement some of that to my own advantage. I actually already have some pride symbols (the flag, pink triangle, Greek lambda) made, but if don’t want me to copy you, I have another idea to come out at school. And I will continue to see what I can do for those “essays.”

July 9, 2010 at 5:29 pm
(144) Red says:

Jordan:
Am I out? Hmmm…. Uhh… I’d say no. In one group of friends, I drop hints every now and then, and I think they get them. But basically, no.

July 9, 2010 at 10:50 pm
(145) Blaise says:

Jordan:
Do I mind?
DO I MIND?!
Why do you think I’m still here? I’m trying to help you guys, not give you good (if I may say so myself) ideas that I promptly forbid you to use! By all means, use any and everything that I’ve said, ever. The GALL! The SHEER, UNMITIGATED Ñ€RV£!!!

My shock aside, no, of course I don’t mind you using any or all of my brilliant scheme. Why else would I have given it to you so freely?
And I’m not really angry. I’m just a drama king.
Oh, and If you go to a school that uses ID badges, I just made a paper Pride flag later in the year that fit the plastic sleeve and put it in with the badge. That way it doesn’t get so beat up.
And on an almost totally unrelated note, I know the entire Greek alphabet. I say ALMOST completely unrelated because you mentioned lambda in your last post. Plus, as I’ve said before, I like to show off.

As for the wierd way I spelled “nerve,” I wanted to put extra emphasis on it, but it was already going to be capitalized, and my DSi won’t let me italicize anything.

Red:
No prob. I’m happy here, ‘cuz I can speak freely.

See ya tomorrow!

July 9, 2010 at 11:43 pm
(146) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Blaise:
Thank you very much. I guess that was a stupid question however. But that’s interesting, I now the Greek alphabet too. I have heavy interest in all things Greece.

My school does use IDs (what for, I don’t know, because they never look at them), but instead of putting them in sleeves, they’re just laminated, but I suppose I could use a permanent marker and color the flag on the back. Others have done similar things, but not the Pride flag obviously, considering that I’ll be the first openly gay kid in my school when I come out.

BTW, your schemes are brilliant (at least in my opinion).

Red:
Interesting…

July 10, 2010 at 12:42 am
(147) Red says:

ARE YOU GUYS SERIUS?! Likewise, I also know the Greek alphabet and am quite intrested in Greek mythology. Anyway, just a quick heads up, I get to go to Florida next Thursday! On the 15! So, starting then, I won’t be posting for two weeks. I am so freakin’ excited! ♪

Red

July 10, 2010 at 1:06 am
(148) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Really, I wish I could go to Florida. One of my best friends lives down there. I’m stuck up here in Maryland. :( Last time I was there was last summer, but I only got to stay for four days. It was such a bummer, not to mention my friend’s brother was pretty cute.

BTW, we shouldn’t tell anyone that all three of us know the Greek alphabet, it’ll become a new stereotype. :P

July 10, 2010 at 10:50 pm
(149) Blaise says:

Jordan:
You did read the part about me not actually being angry, right..? Just checking.
Good thought about drawing it on the back, but make sure you use permanent marker. Laminate sheds washable marker like a snake sheds its skin.
Argh! I’m talking in similes! Mrs. Quaintance must have twisted my brain! (language arts teacher)
Thanks, I like to think so. (about the schemes)
Don’t wish that you were here; you just might get it granted. I feel like I’m baking.
And mum’s the word, but I have to do this first. Is it pronounced “chi” as in the tea or “ki” as in the word qi? It’s spelled chi and that’s how I’m used to pronouncing it, but I’m not sure that I’m pronouncing it correctly.

Red:
Oh, you poor, trusting soul. Wear your sunscreen, you sad, naive child. You northerners and your delusions of tropical fun. You’ll collapse of heatstroke as soon as you step off the plane, mark my words.
Joking, of course. Except for the sunscreen bit. For the first whole week of summer here, temps were above 100° EVERY DAY, at least on the heat index. It’s not that hot now, but it’s still pretty hot.

Sigh… What I wouldn’t give to be in Alaska right now…

Enjoy your visit!!!
We promise not to replace you!!!

July 10, 2010 at 11:24 pm
(150) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Blaise:
Didn’t I write that I’d use a “permanent” marker. Let me check. Yep, I did. So now we’re even or something, I’ve lost track.
After we did the lesson on similes I accidently started talking in them too every once in a while for a short while.
You apparently haven’t heard. It’s been in the 90s along the East Coast. Even in the 100s (actual temps, not heat index) in DC Metro Area where I’m at. So hot I don’t even want to go to the pool. Not to mention drought (today was the first time we’ve had over an inch of rain since the winter blizzards) and water main breaks, resulting in water restrictions, so I think I have it worse. Then again you have the oily beaches. So I take that back, we’re pretty much tied.
I have no idea how to pronounce it, I’ll ask my aunt, she’s Cypriot (Cyprus is an island between Greece and Turkey, in case you were wondering) and she speaks Greek.
BTW, I would love to go to Alaska too.

Red:
I just thought, what state do you live in? I don’t think you’ve ever said, not to mention I’m too lazy to look. (If you wish not to disclose, that’s fine, I won’t persist, I’m too lazy.)

July 11, 2010 at 12:55 am
(151) Red says:

Blaise:
Ha! Got it. Sunscreen alll the time. ;) and I think it is pronounced “ki”. And thankyou, I would never want to be replaced. (But no one could ever replace me, at least not adequately;) )

Jordan:
Excellent question. I happen to live in Oklahoma. Sometimes it’s green, cool (by that I mean lower to mid 70′s), and lushous. Other times, it’s a desolate wasteland. With lot’s of tornados and super-cells. But it doesn’t sound as bad as Florida (although I used to think if you lived in Florrida, it’s fun in the sun every single day, even in the winter. Guess not. But I am still super excited! ;) ) Does the weather really get that bad up there?

July 11, 2010 at 1:00 am
(152) Red says:

Ha! Yep, that’s on it’s way to being one of the many gay stereotypes! Anyway, G’night everyone! See ya!

July 11, 2010 at 1:40 am
(153) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
Yeah, DC’s weather is nuts. It’s so random that the weather dudes (I can’t remember the real name) never know what’s going to happen. Just today the forecast changed from heavy thunderstorms to pouring showers everywhere to humid to scattered showers. It ended up being the latter of them, but it’s amazing they even got it right in the end! A lot of time they don’t. It doesn’t help that the entire climate changes with each season and each year. But Oklahoma sounds a bit like DC: one moment it’s one way, next it’s the polar opposite. Example: In the winter we had a series of like 3 major blizzards and a bunch of smaller ones. We had more snow and ice than Vancouver during the Winter Olympics, and the snow piles were still in the parking lots ’til late April. Now, summer is like the Mojave Desert with over 100 degree temps and drought conditions.
I hate DC, though I actually live in Maryland. Best part about Maryland: it’s one of like 7 states that has laws against bullying and discrimination based on sexual orientation. So hopefully school won’t be as bad as it could be elsewhere.

Boy, I really can write about random crap, but it helps occupy my time, and if I don’t occupy my time my crazy mind will start going into ridiculous situations about anything and everything. Sometimes being smart isn’t all that great, don’t know why my classmates want to be as smart as me. :(

July 11, 2010 at 9:24 pm
(154) Blaise says:

Jotdan:
Even? I didn’t know we were duelling to begin with. Mwahahahaha… (evil laughter)
The weather sounds awful. However, I’m pretty sure it’s hotter here in Florida, and thunder is literally shaking the house even as I type this. I hope your drought ends soon; if not, I can mail you bottled water.
Malta is in the same general area, right, The Medditeranean Sea? (sp. check, anyone?)
Thanks for checking.
Will you mail me a snowball? I want to chuck it at my little brother.
Meteorologists.
Anything I missed?

Red:
Oklahoma’s in the Corn Belt, right? My grandmother was telling us about the trip she took last month, and she menttioned something about Oklahoma and huge cornfields.
Sorry, that’s all I could think of that I know about Oklahoma.
Actually, I think florida is technically in Tornado Alley. Just last year, there was a waterspout in the St. Johns River. My grandmother works in one of the skyscrapers on the river, and she told us she was looking out the window, looked down at her work and looked up a second later and saw the funnel right outside of the window.

Sorry I’m not posting the way I normally do, but I’m tired and I’m not exactly sure what to say, so my normal voice isn’t exactly willing to help type. If that makes any sense.
See ya tomorrow.

July 11, 2010 at 10:41 pm
(155) Red says:

I just found out we’re driving to Florida! But I’m okay with it cause that means lots of hotels. Anyway, I’ve never heard of the Corn Belt, but there are a lot of corn fields here. Anyway… You’d never guess. It is freakin’ HAILING!! I’m serious. And I’m tired. See ya!

July 11, 2010 at 10:43 pm
(156) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Blaise:
I know but I didn’t know what else to type.
Malta is south of Italy, while Cyprus is south of Turkey, but they’re both in the Mediterranean, so yes and no.
There’s no more snow, it all melted with the heat. But if you had asked in April or prior. But I loved throwing them at mine too.
Yeah, that’s right. Don’t know how I couldn’t remember that. “Mental block?” “Probably.”
No, I don’t think so.

Yes, I believe Oklahoma is in the Corn Belt, though I did U.S. Geography in 6th grade so I don’t exactly remember, so lets wait for Red’s word. Although there are huge corn fields in northern and parts of eastern Maryland too.
I don’t know much about Oklahoma either.
Florida isn’t in Tornado Alley, sorry to tell you. Though I know DC/MD should be, we get them quite often in certain parts of the year. What’s a water spout though?

I don’t know what you mean about you’re not posting normally, but other than that it makes sense.
Agreed.

July 11, 2010 at 11:13 pm
(157) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
If only I didn’t keep getting interrupted, you posted 2 minutes before me! It takes me an average 10 minutes to write these things. My family’s driven to Florida, from here it takes about 2 days with stops. How could you live in the Midwest (is Oklahoma in the Midwest or the South? Let me check… It’s in the South, but it borders, so anyway) and not know about the Corn Belt, also known as the Breadbasket States. Maybe you know it by that name.

Let’s go into detail on Oklahoma, purely because I’m bored.

Approximately 3.5 million inhabitants, it is the 28th most populous and 20th largest (by land area) state. 46th state to enter the union, formed by the combination of the Oklahoma Territory and the Indian Territory in 1907. It’s capital and largest city is Oklahoma City. It has one of the fastest growing economies in the nation, a major producer of natural gas, oil, and agriculture. Part of the Great Plains and Interior Highlands, making it prone to severe weather. **(The following is important!)** Part of the “Bible Belt”, widespread Evangelical Christianity makes it one of the most conservative states in the nation, though it’s majority political party is Democrats. Blah, blah, blah…
Oklahoma sounds (sorry Red) boring. Although I now know why you aren’t out. Stupid conservatives…
Later…

July 12, 2010 at 10:21 am
(158) Blaise says:

Red:
I have to ask. Where in the state are you going? Are you Mapquesting it? Do you pass through Jacksonville? If the answer to the last question is yes, what major roads do you travel on in Jax? Get back to me. You may very well pass fairly close to me.
As for the hail, try a titanium umbrella. Or just hold a big piece of sheet metal over your head.
I just happen to have some spare sheet metal if you need it. No, really! There’s a really long story behind that. I’ll tell you when you get back, unless you want to hear it tonight. Again, get back to me.
See ya!!!

Jordan:
Ok… let’s see… chronological order… order of importance… Oh, forget it. I’ll answer the easy ones first.
A waterspout is basically a tornado that touches down on water instead of land. Typically, waterspouts remain waterborne and tornadoes remain landborne. Wherever they start, put simply, is where they stay. There are exceptions to this rule, but they’re fairly rare.
Irrelevantly, I usually take twenty to thirty minutes to type each post. i started this one at 9:56; when I’m through, I’ll write down the end time and total.
I’ve always called it the Corn Belt, myself. Thats what my fifth grade teacher called it, so now it’s kinda burned into my brain.
I thought the Bible Belt was a bit further North. I’m learning! It’s Summer! MAKE IT STOOOOOOOOP!!!
Are you a Democrat or a Republican? Or another party?
It does sound a little boring. Sorry Red!!!
Can you do a bit of research for me? I know Jax is the largest something in the country but i
I don’t know what. Largest Industrial City maybe? I don’t know. Get back to me.
Do me one other favor. Look up “Sky Sailing.” Listen to “Brielle” and “I Live Alone” and tell me what you think. If you like it, look up “Adam Young Projects.” He’s the guy who does Owl City, and Port Blue, and Insect Airport, and a thousand other bands that I love.

Th-th-th-th-th-That’s all, F-f-f-Folks!

July 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm
(159) Jordan (Aksr) says:

That’s interesting, based on the name I would have thought it was a geyser or something. We had a geyser go off the other day. Shouldn’t have, it was a broken water main (again). Montgomery County, Maryland doesn’t care for repair and maintenance of it’s infrastructure apparently.
My teachers called it both, but I think the reason they usually call it the Corn Belt is because Canada calls their equivalent the Breadbasket as well.
I don’t know, before I had started writing about Oklahoma (which most information came from Wikipedia, thus not completely reliable) I had never even heard of the “Bible Belt.”
I’m always learning, never a bad thing, it’s the school work I can’t stand, good thing we don’t have summer school here, not that I’d need it.
As far as politics go, I don’t know who I side with. I guess I have to say Republican, purely because in my eyes they’ve done less damage to the country. But definitely a liberal Republican, stupid conservatives… But I usually just say Independent just because I’m not that into politics and prefer to stay out of them.
Let me see… Sorry to tell you, Jacksonville isn’t all that interesting either. It’s (according to Wikipedia) the largest city (both by size and population) in the state of Florida. As such it is the 13th most populous in the US. And not much else.
I believe the Industrial City of the US is traditionally referred to as Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Detroit, Michigan.
I know Adam Young is the one who does Owl City, I’m a moderate fan myself, though he’s not one of my favorites. I knew he was releasing new material, but I thought Sky Sailing was a new album from Owl City, not a new project, silly me I suppose. I listened to the previews on iTunes, they’re okay, but I prefer his Owl City style.

July 12, 2010 at 7:22 pm
(160) Red says:

Blaise and Jordan:
“I’m sorry, but it sounds boring”. Don’t be. On vacation, we go out of state (also out of country sometimes) for a reason. And yes, I learned it as the Breadbasket. And I don’t like to stick my nose in politics. I like who I like. And I’m going to Orlando. It’ll take half a week to get there. More tonight.

July 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm
(161) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
You’re so lucky, you’ve been out of country. I’ve only ever been in one state not bordering the Atlantic Ocean: Tennessee. And even then we only went about 5 miles in, we went to a town called Bristol on the Virginia/Tennessee border. And I’ve never left the country. Where have you been?

July 13, 2010 at 12:40 am
(162) Red says:

I’ve been to Mexico 3 times, France, England, and Belgium. Not to brag, but you asked. ;) (that’s a “winky-face.”)

July 13, 2010 at 12:29 pm
(163) Blaise says:

Jordan:
I’d say I’m more of a serious-to-addicted fan. I have the lyrics to every single song he’s written memorized, and every single song he’s written as Owl City is on my DSi, as well as 2 by Sky Sailing and5 by Port Blue.
So addict would probably be the best description.
Thanks for researching Jax for me. We may not be the biggest city in the country, but at least we’re up in 13th place.

Red:
Lucky. Farthest I’ve ever been was to Pennsylvania.
How about you? Heard any Owl City?

And I’ll second both of you. I don’t really care about party so much as policy.

Anything I missed?

July 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm
(164) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
I’ve always wanted to go to Belgium. :(

Blaise:
Yeah, you are an addict fan. I couldn’t memorize all the lyrics to any song, I have to much else clogging up my memory, from school lessons to horrid personal memories I’d rather not go into. If you want me to I will, but I rather not.

Anyone:
Ever met a Canadian? I like them better than people who live around here (I mean DC/Baltimore, not the US), much more intelligent than most the people I know. Not to mention, most of our stereotypes about them are false, sort of like the stereotypes surrounding us. (They don’t say “eh,” nor are they super nice either, these people were cussing like it was common language.)

July 13, 2010 at 5:57 pm
(165) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I came up with a Sit. 7/10 (whatever it is now).

Phobe: “Queer!”
You: “I am weird, aren’t I? I thought about doing stand up.”

What do you think? I don’t know, I feel I could have done better. Although I guess it’s pretty good considering it was 3 in the morning when I thought/wrote it down. I forgot to put it in my last post. But I have it now.

July 13, 2010 at 11:22 pm
(166) Red says:

Cool! What’s Pennsylvania like? And, no. I haven’t heard any Owl City. I’ve been really busy lately.

July 14, 2010 at 12:42 am
(167) Jordan (Aksr) says:

What’s cool?

Anyway, Pennsylvania? Depends on what part. It’s not exactly a small state. But I don’t know much about Pennsylvania actually. I don’t often leave Maryland, and when I do it’s usually for DC or Virginia. There are 4 states (Virginia, W. Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) and the District bordering Maryland, and I’ve only been to 2 of the states and the District. If that’s sad, I know. I don’t get around much, in fact I’ve spent almost my entire life in one of 2 cities, the one I live in and the one my grandparents live in.

I need a life…
I hate summer… So boring… I don’t have a social life outside school… So yeah…
Later…

July 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm
(168) Red says:

Yeah, I don’t have one outside of school either. Anyway…

See ya guys in two weeks! ;)

July 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm
(169) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Oh, I just thought something. Blaise, what do you do about things like the locker room? That’s probably my biggest worry about coming out, all the guys’ll think I’m like perverted or something (which I’m not). I just don’t know what to think about such a situation.

July 16, 2010 at 9:44 pm
(170) Blaise says:

Sorry I haven’t been posting! I’ve been helping my grandmother out for the last three days, and she has no wifi for me to post on my dsi with.

Okay, I think Red’s already gone, (have fun!) but I’ll answer his questions anyway, as well as yours, Jordan.
(Chronological order, please keep me from losing my mind…)

1.Red: I’m kinda wierd in that I memorize every song I like, as long as I get to listen to it at least three times. That way, I can sing along to my music (even though no one in my family calls it singing, per se. they simply refer to it as that awful screeching, caterwauling, or howling, et cetera.)
2. Red: feel free to go into your horrible memory files! tell all the embarrassing stories you want; we promise not to blackmail you! (shut up, connor. yes, I know my fingers are crossed. quiet down.)
3. I have met one canadian. he was very annoying. not to mention irritating, hypocritical, and insubordinate. his name (may it be forever cursed by a thousand plagues) shall not be mentioned for the purposes of anonymity. however, one person is not necessarily representative of a people.
4. Jordan: For your first situation, i think you did pretty well.
5. Red: Pennsylvania rocks! it’s not flat, hot or humid constantly, or mosquito-infested, and that’s all I care about! other than my life and money snd family and friends and other such things. but thats beside the point.
6. Red: there’s always time for owl city.
7. Both: me niether. summer sucks, except for the lack of homework. oh wait! book reports! nvm. summer 100% sucks. it’s hot, humid, buggy, friendless, homeworky, boring, and still flat.
8. Jordan: I’m still working on that. In middle school, we never showered after gym, and now that I’m in high school, I’m not taking gym. (yaaaaaaaaay!!!) If you do have to shower with the other guys, I would be careful to not drop the soap and to look around as little as possible. As for just changing, i mostly got left alone. Just try not to draw attention to

July 16, 2010 at 9:50 pm
(171) Blaise says:

yourself and hopefully theyll leave you to yourself. If not,kick their butts. if you can’t, ill get back to you.

*apologies for grammar*
*i’m sleepy*

July 16, 2010 at 10:40 pm
(172) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Blaise:
The first 2 were for me, not Red, just to let you know.
Let’s see…
1) My mom likes to sing along to certain songs too, and we (me and my siblings) call it similar things… (I can’t leave this one unmentioned: Do you sound like Ricky Martin?)
2) I might later… I’m too tired to recall anything right now… (And who’s Connor?)
3)Yeah, I guess not, because these Canadians were cool, or at least what I consider cool…
4) Thank you, I’ll see what else I can come up with. (Oh, by the way in case they some how get erased [*cough* Red *cough*] again, I’m documenting them.)
5) For only being a state away from me, Pennsylvania sounds quite different from here. What part of Pennsylvania you been to?
6) N/A
7) You have book reports over summer? That sucks… Glad I’m not you… Although, my mom is making me start my annual Write-a-Book project early, my (oh, let me see) 6th one. Hate them, as bad as STEM Fairs.
8) No, we don’t shower. But the way my peers act we might as well be, they’re quite immature. But you don’t have to take Gym in high school there? Now I wish I were you…

BTW, you should be happy it’s flat, mowing the lawn on a backyard that slopes at a 60 degree angle (I should actually measure that) isn’t exactly fun. Good thing I’m moving to a house with a flatter yard, but it’s still not completely flat.

July 16, 2010 at 10:48 pm
(173) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Oh, BTW, who here’s experienced an earthquake. Last night one woke me up at 5am and the entire house was shaking. A 3.6 magnitude (which is huge considering we didn’t even know there was a fault around here). Say, I never want to be in a 6 magnitude or above, but this small one was actually kinda fun in my opinion, bouncy…

July 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
(174) Blaise says:

1. Who’s Ricky Martin?
2. Connor’s my little brother.
3. You’re welcome; no problem at all.
4. The Westchester area. farther north than Philadelphia, and a bit further to the west.
5. Yes, and they’re torture. Three book reports each summer…
6. No, and it’s wonderful. We get to choose our electives, and gym is considered an elective. I’m taking band, art, speech, and another thing that I’ve forgotten.
7. I’ve never been in an earthquake; was any damage done?
8. Did I cover everything?
9. Why are we talking in lists?

July 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm
(175) Jordan (Aksr) says:

1) He’s an old singer who has recently come out of the closet however everybody knew he was gay.
2) My brother’s name is (can’t disclose) and my sister’s (can’t disclose).
3) Okay… I think you skipped one…
4) I haven’t been to that part of Penn.
5) Isn’t the purpose of Summer Break to have no school, I mean if they’re going to continue to give work then they might as well still have you in school. Do you get graded on them? Or do they not do anything with them? It shouldn’t even be legal to give you work over the summer…
6) Gym is considered an elective here, but its a *mandatory* elective, so is Health. But the other electives we still get to choose.
7) They don’t think so. With all the water mains breaking before the quake, there weren’t many left to break afterwards.
8 ) Think so…
9) Because we can…

July 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm
(176) Blaise says:

1. Oh.
2. Interesting names.
3. I didn’t skip it, there just wasn’t anything to say.
4. Well, if you go, visit my Great- Aunt Bonnie and my Great-Great-Aunt Parky.
5. We do get graded on them, yes. And no, it shouldn’t be legal.
6. I think it’s just a high-school thing, because I had to take Gym and Health too in middle school.
7. I meant in your home, like dishes, china, etc.
8. Gotcha.
9. I see…
10. My face hurts. And my neck, back, chest, hands, and knees.

July 18, 2010 at 9:47 pm
(177) Blaise says:

1. Oh.
2. Interesting names.
3. I didn’t skip it, there just wasn’t anything to say.
4. Well, if you go, visit my Great- Aunt Bonnie and my Great-Great-Aunt Parky.
5. We do get graded on them, yes. And no, it shouldn’t be legal.
6. I think it’s just a high-school thing, because I had to take Gym and Health too in middle school.
7. I meant in your home, like dishes, china, etc.
8. Gotcha.
9. I see…
10. My face hurts. And my neck, back, chest, hands, and knees.

July 18, 2010 at 10:29 pm
(178) Jordan (Aksr) says:

1) N/A
2) I know right…
3) I know…
4) Okay… I will… (maybe…)
5) N/A
6) No, I looked it up while I was trying to decide which high school I wanted to go to.
7) Oh, no, we’re moving in about a week and a half, so most of the stuff was packed up.
8 ) Why? What happened?

July 19, 2010 at 9:09 pm
(179) Blaise says:

6. Gotcha.
7. Where to? Will you still be able to communicate with us?
8. One word: Sunburn. Bah-hah-had sunburn.

Seriously, people. This is not a two-or-three person blog. Talk to us, or we’ll end up driving each other totally nuts.

July 19, 2010 at 11:14 pm
(180) Jordan (Aksr) says:

7) A couple blocks. We have to down size after my parents’ divorce. Yeah, I’ll still be able to communicate with you, just maybe not for a few days (or possibly weeks, though I could use the computers at the library).
8 ) I figured that’s what you’d say. That’s why I don’t go outside much. Some friends and family call me the Canadian Vampire (I’m pale, I have an attitude, and I say “eh” a lot, though I’ve never actually been to Canada, let alone lived there).

I agree, I need people to talk to. I have problems…

July 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm
(181) Blaise says:

7. Gotcha.
8. I’ve been mistaken for a vampire too. Several times, actually. And once someone told me I was the Antichrist. That was a weird Thursday…

July 20, 2010 at 8:52 pm
(182) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Yeah, people have called me AntiChrist too, but just because I’m not Christian, doesn’t make me AntiChrist. I respect your beliefs as long as you respect mine. Why’d they call you AntiChrist, because you’re gay, or what? (If you don’t mind answering.)

July 21, 2010 at 9:07 pm
(183) Blaise says:

I think it was meant as a joke, but if it wasn’t, then it was probably a combination of a lot of little things. The Thursday in question was before I came out, so my being gay wasn’t a factor. Causes may have included my atheism, cynicism, sheer evil, lack of a heart (did you know coal works just as well as a heart?), lack of empathy, lack of modesty, intelligence (as in, too much for my own good), and my tendency to laugh when people injure themselves.

July 22, 2010 at 1:02 am
(184) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I think I’m in love with you… (Got a boyfriend? [jk])

Anyway, moving on…
I’ve been thinking… I said one of my biggest worries was like the locker room or something… Well, my real biggest worry is about my best friend. It’s not that I’m afraid she’ll hate me or anything of the sorts, but you see, she has a crush on me. I’m afraid that by coming out, I’ll break her heart (because I’ve said in the past that I like her back, because A- I do, just not like that of course, and B- these stupid girls were bugging me and her to go out) and I don’t want to hurt her. She’s my best friend in the entire world, she’s the only person in the world I think I’d give my life for. (I think that’s the biggest differences between us Blaise, I care for others, I have empathy, heart, and I only have cynicism for the idiots, that is unless your kidding, which I have strong reason to believe, but you know sarcasm is kind of hard to do over the Internet.) Anyway, I just really don’t want to hurt her. Do you have any ideas as to how to lessen the blow?

G2GB

July 22, 2010 at 9:22 pm
(185) Blaise says:

Wow… You don’t need me to answer that question, just tell her what you told me! If I were you, I’d tell her first, before you pin on your flag and march into the public eye. Sit next to her at lunch or partner up for a project or something so that the two of you can talk without being overheard. Tell her you like her a lot, tell her she’s the only person you’d give your life for, tell her she’s awesome. Tell her you like her a whole lot, but tell her you only want to be friends because you’re gay. All one sentence: “I think you’re a great gal, but I think it’s best if we just be friends, because I’m gay.” Or something to that effect. Apologize to her for stringing her along and ask if she wants to remain friends. You get the general idea? I can keep going if need be; I have more.

July 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm
(186) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Yeah, I guess that’ll do, I just have to hope I have a class with her, the last 2 years I have, but this year a bunch of things are changing so I don’t know what’ll happen. I just hope she’ll be okay with it and all.

I’m so stressed…

July 24, 2010 at 5:37 pm
(187) Blaise says:

Well, the best of luck to you.

July 26, 2010 at 5:37 pm
(188) Red says:

1. Hi!
2. I’m back!!
3. See ya tonight!

;)

July 26, 2010 at 8:31 pm
(189) Jordan (Aksr) says:

1) Hello!
2) Glad to hear from you.
3) See you too…

July 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm
(190) Blaise says:

Yay! Hi! See you tonight! Which is now, so see you now!

July 26, 2010 at 10:30 pm
(191) Red says:

Florida was fun! :D Uhh… I read all the posts… I’ll never tell my deepest and darkest stories ;) … And, oh yes, I wanted and NEEDED them deleted. And when I need something, I’ll do everything in my power to GET it ;) . We caught up?

July 26, 2010 at 10:36 pm
(192) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Why’d you need them deleted? I think you said, but I forget. But other than that yes we’re caught up.

July 26, 2010 at 11:25 pm
(193) Blaise says:

Red;
Aaaawwww…
Yeah, we’re caught up.
So? Come on, spill. What did you do? Where did you go? Did you get a picture with Mickey Mouse? Tell everything! (or does this count as a deepest darkest story…?)

July 27, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(194) Red says:

Blaise:
Ha! Well, we were flat out driving for the first 3 days. (On the second, we went to New Orleans. I loved all the Voodoo shops). Then, on the night of Day 3, we got to our condo. Parents flew in. We rode with our Grandparents. Anyway, on Day 4, we went to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Day 5 was Epcot. I got to do that awesome Mission: Space ride. It was so cool! I also got my picture with Mary Poppins. Moving on, Day 6 we went to Sarasota and went to a circus museum. The next day was Animal Kingdom, I got my picture made with Donald Duck and Raffiki. Day 8 was Universal Studios, which was a hit. Then came the endless drive home. Pretty cool vacation if you ask me. (And you did ;) ).

Askr:
I was introducing internet evidence to get my parents to believe me when I said I was bi. I was getting suspicious if they really did. So, in fear of them finding what I wrote, I asked Ms. Ellen if she’d delete everything I said. Turns out, they believed me the whole time.

July 27, 2010 at 11:20 pm
(195) Blaise says:

Wow, I guess you were pretty busy then! I’m really glad you had fun. Oh, I have to ask; as a Northerner, what did you think of the weather? Any sunburns or heatstrokes?

I probably sound a little short-winded, huh? Not much to say, is there, other than COME BACK ANY TIME!!! BYE!!! HOPE YOU HAD FUN!!! Plus, I’ve already written a lot today… I got a letter from someone I used to know. Details available upon request.

Sorry in advance for stealing the spotlight, Red! And really, I’m happy you had a cool vacation. Visit us anytime. (no, i will not send you a piece of my clothing’s fabric for a voodoo doll.)

July 27, 2010 at 11:27 pm
(196) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
What’s Raffiki?
Anyway, okay, that makes sense. I remembered you said something about you worrying that your parents would find it, but I didn’t know why you thought they would, but that makes sense.

Anyone:
I’m moving tomorrow (by the time you read this “today”). It’ll be a long day and honestly I don’t want to do it, but my mom’s making me, so who cares what I think. I just hope it’ll be as cool as it was today. Today was one of the coolest days I’ve felt in months, but others would disagree with me, since they didn’t have power and some didn’t have water after this huge storm Sunday. It was so strong, in some places it ripped trees out of the ground (that is so not an exaggeration, I’ll see if I can find a picture).
Anyway, since I’m moving I may not post for a few days, but if I get a chance I will try to use it. See ya.

July 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm
(197) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Blaise:
Didn’t see your post. Anyway, Oklahoma isn’t in the North. It’s considered in the South, which I believe I’ve already stated… Maryland however is in the North (some people will say it’s still in the South, but most locals, like myself, will disagree, we say we’re in both :) confusing huh? that’s what tourists say, I love going to Annapolis and confusing the people at the Naval Academy), so if you have questions about the North part of the country ask me (I just feel like I have to make myself seem useful).
Anyway, I’d love to here your story about the letter and your long lost friend. Speaking of long lost friends, I have one in Florida, and thinking about her, I haven’t spoken to her in about a year this week, since our vacation down there. And when did you steal the spotlight? As far as I’m concerned there is no spotlight…

Red:
If you want a part of my clothing for a VooDoo doll, you can have it, I’d love to see what you make me do. :)

July 28, 2010 at 12:23 am
(198) Red says:

Blaise and Askr:
Umm… I guess I don’t know where I live. That is, North or South. From Maryland’s perspective I must be in the South, but from Florida, I’m in the North. Hmm…

Blaise:
The weather in Florida… I don’t remember. All I can recall is stepping out of the car to see the vast tropical amazement of Florida, and the next thing I know I’m in the hospital with heatstroke and 3rd degree burns.

No. It was hot and humid. The lines were miserable but the rides were SO worth it. I also got a few minor/miserable sunburns on my forearms and shoulders. I’ll come back for sure! And if you change your mind about the clothing thing, just let me know.

Askr:
Not WHAT’S Raffiki, but WHO’S Raffiki. He’s the monkey from Lion King. And believe me, I’d also love to see what I could make you do. ;)

July 28, 2010 at 12:36 am
(199) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
So all we need to do to make where I live Florida is plant palm trees (although if you look hard enough, you can find one here and there believe it or not). It’s hot, humid (today wasn’t so much hot as humid), and some people are getting sunburns and heat strokes without the A/C. And I’ve never seen the Lion King, so no wonder I didn’t know who it was.
Oh, and do you say “y’all”? If you do, your in the South (at least, that’s what we say around here. since we have a mix of North and South culture, we say your a Northerner if you say “yinz” or “you’inz” or something like that, I don’t remember this moment I’m tired, but your a Southerner if you say “y’all” I’m a Southern Marylander y’all).

July 28, 2010 at 12:39 am
(200) Jordan (Aksr) says:

And BTW, Comment Number 200! It’s mine and you can’t have it! Mwahahahaha!

July 28, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(201) Blaise says:

Hi y’all! Just to let you know, as far as I’m concerned, if you’re not from Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, or Texas, then you’re a Northerner.
Yes, we do say y’all sometimes, but we don’t make a point of it.
You’inz?! *sigh* Crazy Northerners…

Red:
Did you know that sunburns aren’t “burns?” They’re technically radiation burns! Kinda makes you wanna stay inside, doesn’t it?

Jordan:
You don’t need to make yourself fell useful! You’re a friend (at least as far as I’m concerned), and that’s use enough.
You asked about the letter, right? It’s a long story, so grab a cup of tea or milk or beer (of the root or birch variety) and get comfy.

Okay… It all started back in fifth grade. We all had to participate in a musical (shudder). We assembled every single day in the auditorium for about two weeks for practice. Now, I hate dancing or singing in public, so I just stood in the back. I noticed that someone else was doing the same thing, so I moved towards her to chat. Being a relatively young kid, I had no idea whether I was gay, straight, bi, or what have you. We started playing on the swings at recess, hiding under the jungle gym, y’know, typical kid stuff. We decided, in our naivety, that we were boyfriend and girlfriend. Then, in sixth grade, we went to different schools. I got a new “girlfriend” and by this time had started contemplating my sexuality. Thtat was a bad year for me, because I developed ADHD, and almost failed one of my classes. Near the end of that year, my “girlfriend” dumped me for another guy, who dumped her by letter a few days later. Karma. I had to transfer to another school at the end of the year, and it was actually a better school. I started to take meds for my ADHD, and now it’s under control. That summer, I met a girl in my neighboorhood, and she decided she liked me and that she was my girlfriend. More on that later. In seventh grade, nothing very interesting on a life-changing scale happened. That was last

July 28, 2010 at 10:24 pm
(202) Blaise says:

Then last summer, I saw Katrina. (the first “girlfriend”) She was working at the library near me. We chatted aimlessly for a few minutes and then I had to leave. Last year in the eighth grade, I officially came out. I got a lot of candygrams that valentine’s day, but after a little digging, I learned that none of them came from the people whose names were on them. I burned them. Early this summer, I was walking around the block trying to think of how to tell the neighboorhood “girlfriend” I was gay. As I walked past her house, she walked out the door and told me she was moving away. That solved my problem, but broke both of our hearts, hers because she thought she was losing a boyfriend, mine because she was the only friend I have in the summer. It’s like I’m cursed, no family with kids my age ever seems to stay in the ‘hood. They always move away…
Anyway, now I’ve recieved a letter from Katrina saying that she hasn’t heard from me in a while, she has a new boyfriend, hoping you had a good summer and I didn’t break your heart by getting a new guy, et cetera. It also had her phone number and facebook page, as well as her address on the envelope. I wrote back, telling her not to worry about my heart’s condition, cuz it’s already in peices from losing a friend, that I’m gay, if she hates me and I don’t hear back, I’ll get rid of her number/address, that I don’t have a FB page, and my phone number. I haven’t sent it yet; I plan to type it… What do you guys think of it? I honestly think I sound kind of mushy and pathetic, but I’m not gonna change it. I meant what I wrote and it came from my heart, and changing it would take that away.

(sigh)

Sappy, huh? But there you go… Should I call her or send the letter? I feel lost…

July 29, 2010 at 12:11 am
(203) Red says:

Blaise:
That’s so sweet! I don’t think she’ll hate you at all. (But if she does, I claim no liability for misleading you ;) .) But anyway, I’m intruiged. Tell me about the Valentine’s letters, who they said they were from, and who they REALLY were from. BTW, have you seen Lion King?

Askr:
Gasp! Never seen Lion King?! (That’s a new one… ;) ). I do not say yinz. I say y’all. By the way, just so you know, just ’cause you got post number 200, DOESN’T mean you’re gonna get TWO Maserati Spiders. ;)

Do either of you know your first day of school yet?

July 29, 2010 at 1:00 am
(204) Red says:

I forgot! Pros and Cons, people! Pros and Cons!

Sending the Letter:

Pros:
Her initial reaction may not be what she actually thinks, so her writing a letter will give her time to filter out the shock and to come to her (hopefully positive) senses.

Cons:
There is a small but possible chance that the letter could get lost in the mail, creating two illusions:

1. She hates you and doesn’t want to speak to you ever again, when in reality she just didn’t get the mail and hasn’t heard from you.

2. She is afraid your heart is broken because she’s got a new guy, and that’ll make her pretty darn sad.

Calling her on the Phone:

Pros:
You get a reaction, granted it may be false, but it’s a reaction.
If the reaction is positive, than you’ll imeddiately feel great by hearing that she’s happy you told her.

Cons:
She may hang up on you in shock, giving the impression that she is disturbed and isn’t a big fan of you anymore, and then when she comes to her senses in a few days, she may feel it’d be too late to call you back and say she was sorry without it sounding awkward. Even smaller chance of her not calling back and feeling awkward then the letter getting lost. But it can still happen, I’ve experienced a situation slightly similar to that, and now whenever I see her it hurts. A lot. As always, details available upon request.

Now that I think of it, if the letter gets lost they’ll send it back to your house. So I guess Only Illusion 2 would occur but…

July 29, 2010 at 4:26 pm
(205) Blaise says:

I just mailed the letter.

July 29, 2010 at 5:14 pm
(206) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Crap, sorry I didn’t get back sooner, my internet just came back on. I would have hand written the letter. If you typed it, it could seem like a prank to her, and if you hand-write it, it’ll seem more heart felt. I always hand write everything, unless told to type or it’s on the web (like this). But I would have done the letter, I feel it getting lost would be better than having a harsh reaction from her and then her feeling as though she should never talk to you again… But I when my “girlfriend who wasn’t a girlfriend” (who I was “dating” from 1st to 4th grade) and I “broke up,” my mom and her parents were feuding, and I’ve never spoken to her again after the end of 4th grade, even though she’s lived up the street from me until now (BTW, I’m all moved into my new house, and I have internet which I didn’t think I’d have for another few days, so hooray). But I always believe sappiness is a good thing.

Moving on from that subject, you have ADHD? Cool, most of my friends (for some reason) have either ADHD or ADD or some other mental disorder. I don’t know why, I’ve always been pulled towards the weird people (not that ADHD or ADD makes you weird, I think being crazy or what ever you prefer to call it is awesome, in fact I wish I was a little crazier) for friends, even though my only problem is a little depression (from being in the closet, though that’ll change soon) and a little OCD, but I really got over the OCD a few years ago, but the therapist I go to about one every 3 months says I still have it. I beg to differ, what are the symptoms of OCD? I’ll tell you how many I display.

And oh yes, the you’inz or yinz thing, I don’t know anybody who says the Northern slang (not only am I a Southern Marylander, I’m in Southern Maryland), so I may have it wrong, but I think that’s what I’ve heard the people from Penn saying (particularly the ones from Pitts). But if you’re ever in Maryland, I really suggest not going to Baltimore with out having a Maryland native tour guide (I work for a cheap $3 an hour, $5 an hour on weekends and holidays, I’d charge more, but I like Baltimore [call me crazy] and I have nothing better to do), the only reason for this is because you don’t want to wander into the bad parts of the city and Baltimoreans talk funny (don’t believe me, come here, they even call their city “Ballmer”). Want a reason to come to Baltimore, we have the National Aquarium, the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, the original (that’s right, original) Washington Monument, and just to hear them talk, among other things…

July 29, 2010 at 5:37 pm
(207) Jordan (Aksr) says:

And to Red (though Blaise is welcome to read), my first day of school is the 23rd of August. I hope I get good teachers, but I don’t find out until the first day of school. I do however know my classes. I have (in order [probably], there is a rule they use to determine it, but they could change it) American History, Lunch, 8th grade English, Creative Arts including but not limited to Orchestra, Gym, Health, Art, TechEd, and TechComp depending on A/B day and Quarter, 8th grade Science, then finally Geometry/Algebra2. How many periods (we call them Mods here, but the same thing) do you guys have a day? I only have 5 (excluding Lunch).

And you mean to tell me I don’t get my 2 Maseratis? Do I at least get 1?

July 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm
(208) Blaise says:

Okay, I typed the letter, but included a PS apologizing. I’m a speedwriter, so my handwriting is awful. I used my typewriter, (long story) so I hope it still comes across as sorta personal.
Yes, I have ADHD, and if you want to know just how deranged I am, I’d be happy to tell you a few of my hobbies.
The Baltimore Aquarium is awesome! (also a long story)
August 23rd here too. We have four periods a day and we’re on an A/B schedule. YAHOO!!! I was on an A/B schedule in 7th grade, but in 8th the school switched to cut costs, and now I have A/B again!!! Yay!
Miss anything?

July 29, 2010 at 10:22 pm
(209) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I’ve developed different handwritings so that depending on whether I want other people reading it or not. (And if I really don’t want people reading it [like my journal for example] I’ve memorized a code complete with extra letters and punctuation.) I’d love to here about your hobbies, mine include writing poetry (even if it may be a stereotype), photography (that’s a new one, but I’m really good at it), cloud watching (combined with photography is especially fun), web surfing, among other things.
So you’ve been to Baltimore? Have you heard them talk? Although the Aquarium is on the Inner Harbor, so you may have only encountered the people who work in all the shops that have to speak normal. I’ve traversed the entire city with relatives who live there, and the farther you get from the Inner Harbor the weirder the accent gets. Anyway, I’d love to hear your long story involving one of my favorite cities (after my hometown, St. Mary’s City, Annapolis, and one of Florida’s small forgotten wonderlands [the city that my long lost friend lives in]).
I don’t think you missed anything important, but let me check… … uh, you missed my question about symptoms of OCD, but that’s not really important. And you didn’t answer Red’s questions: “Who did the Valentines say they were from and really end up being from?” and “Have you seen the Lion King?”

July 29, 2010 at 10:31 pm
(210) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Oh, and why are you so excited about the A/B schedule? I find it annoying, coming back from a weekend and not knowing which books you need, or if you need your gym clothes, etc. Or maybe it works differently down there… Whatever then…

July 29, 2010 at 11:42 pm
(211) Red says:

Bravo! Congratulations on the letter! And as stated earlier, you missed my questions. I get back on the 19th. I have four periods (called hours here) a day excluding lunch. We are on the A/B Day schedule, and I LOVE it.

Askr:
You’ll know what books you’ll need. Here’s how it works:

Monday: A Day
Tuesday: B Day
Wednessday: A Day
Thursday: B Day
Friday: Alternates between A/B Day. These sometimes get a little confusing.

I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m excited about school!

July 29, 2010 at 11:56 pm
(212) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Why do you guys only have 4 but I have 5? Well, I’ve never had it any other way, so I guess I don’t really care. Anyway, Red, here the way the A/B schedule works is that starting the first day of school, A and B days alternate (meaning one week it’ll be Monday, Wednesday, Friday are A-Days, while Tuesday and Thursday are B-Days, but the next week it’ll be the other way around) thus the confusion. But now come to think of it, the elementary schools run in a similar way to how you describe. But how’s it work for you Blaise? My way or Red’s way? BTW, Red, you act as though I don’t know how it’ll work, I’m going into my 3rd year of Middle School, I think I’ll know how it works. (quote: “You’ll know what books you’ll need. Here’s how it works”) But why do you “LOVE” it? Anyway, so I feel jealous that you get to go back to school earlier, because I’m also excited (more of anxious) for school to start.

July 30, 2010 at 1:23 am
(213) Blaise says:

Ugh! I had a really long post typed and yada-yada, you know the rest.
Condensed version:
As for the story, I’d rather not tell it. I had typed it up, and it got deleted, and I really would rather keep it personal. It has to do with my grandmother, her sister, travel, a death in the family, and a hospital. I will say no more on the subject.
I don’t know the symptoms of OCD.
Yes, I’ve seen the Lion King. It’s practically a classic.
I will keep the names of the valentine liars priate. I never found out who actually sent them, but they weren’t from those whose names were on them. None were from the same person in actuality, but three were “from” the same person, and the other four had either wrong handwriting or i was told by the person who “sent” them that they didn’t send them.
A/B schedules are fuzzy and warm and lovable because you get 2 days for homework instead of one.
And my hobbies include dice collecting (almost 200 so far including a hundred sided die), candy-making (my specialty is divinity), hitting trees with sticks (i call it swordfighting but theres no swords or opposition involved), collecting dragon/snake/lizard/alligator figurines (only about thirty), making tea (and collecting teapots, but I only have 4 so far), and collecting rocks (i even have a fair-sized chunk of black quartz!). Also, playing any game by square enix, listening to music, playing my keyboard, and antiquing.

July 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm
(214) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Oh, sorry about that. I won’t ask any farther.
Well I figured I looked up stuff about Jacksonville for you, you could look up OCD for me, but whatever, not important.
So wait, is your A/B schedule like mine or his? And also, the A/B thing only applies to one of my periods, the others stay the same every day throughout the year.
You make candy? That’s interesting, what’s divinity? I sometimes enjoy hitting trees as well, but only when I have to let anger out, and I prefer to take pictures of them, not hitting them. I collect sea shells (really easy to get around here, even if you don’t go to the beach, because Calvert Cliffs [these cliffs that drop of into the Chesapeake Bay] are covered in them from when all of Southern Maryland was under the ocean millions of years ago), but I don’t consider collecting of any sort a hobby, unless you take a good amount of time into doing it (which it seems you have when it comes to dice).

July 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm
(215) Blaise says:

Ok, I looked it up. People with OCD have obsessions and/or compulsions that interfere with everyday life. Common obsessions include superstitions, order/symmetry, fear of losing items that you don’y need now but might later, religion, fear of harming yourself or others, and contamination. Common compulsions include accumulating junk, excessive cleaning, excessive praying, excessive arranging, counting, reciting, tapping, and checking, such as checking whether or not you really turned the oven off… fifty times a day.
As for diinity, it really can’t be described. I’ll give youa recipe if you want, but it’s pretty complicated, and if anything at all goes wrong, then the candy doesn’t come out right.
Yours.
Tree-hitting would be more fun if trees cried out in pain. Or if I had a person to hit instead. I might even give them a stick to defend him/herself with, if I was feeling generous.
Yes, I put a lot of time and effort into my collections.

July 30, 2010 at 8:47 pm
(216) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I do like things to be sanitary, but not in a compulsive way, just you know, to be clean. Other than that I don’t really display any of the OCD symptoms, but the therapist doesn’t care…
Your probably right, it would be more fun if trees cried out in pain. I do have people to hit, they’re called siblings, and I do sometimes give them items to defend themselves with.
I meant is divinity like a sugar based candy, or chocolate based or what?

July 31, 2010 at 12:33 am
(217) Red says:

I would never hit a tree. Here’s a lesson you should all know:
Trees have feelings, too. Use real people instead. I know it’s pretty redundant, but it’s true. Don’t have much to say lately. Oh wait, thanks for the answers on the candygrams! ;)

July 31, 2010 at 1:07 am
(218) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Yeah, I guess you’re right Red, I know that they have feelings. So I’ll switch to whacking the crap out of my brother whenever I have a mental break down (and if you lived in my world you would have them too [for the record, "my world" does not refer to the area in which I live, but instead my own mind]) and whacking my sister any time else I feel like hitting someone/thing.
It’s okay if you don’t have much to say, I write enough for the both of us.

August 1, 2010 at 12:28 am
(219) Red says:

;)

August 1, 2010 at 3:09 pm
(220) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Last night around midnight I came out to my friend Robbie. But guess what: he doesn’t believe me! I spent 2 hours trying to convince him I am gay, but I still think he doesn’t believe me. It’s not like I’m surprised, he had been one in a very small group of people who never called me gay in the first place (not that the other morons probably thought I was gay, just because it’s become such a common insult). Up until then he probably had no doubt in his mind I was straight. He always went along with my excuses for any of the few stereotypes I do fit. I like writing poetry: I’m emo (which I am, without the cutting). I have long finger nails: I’m lazy (which I am). And if there are others, I don’t remember them right now, but basically, my excuses were true, but I’m also gay. But he just wants to go along with the excuses and forget about the other truth. Do you have any suggestions as to how to get him to believe me?

I have some other questions as well. Are there any other openly gay people at your schools? There aren’t at mine (which I believe I’ve already mentioned), so I was wondering, Blaise, were you the first at your school to come out, or were there others?

August 2, 2010 at 12:07 am
(221) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red, I’ll bet you anything, when Blaise comes back (since he hasn’t written in a few days) he’ll say that he’s been helping out his grandmother.

The only reason I’m writing this is because I’m bored at Midnight, and not the least bit tired, as usual. And he always writes the same thing, EVERY time.

August 2, 2010 at 1:00 am
(222) Red says:

He might be! ;) Anyway, does your friend act like what you said was a flat out joke? I’ll need some more info on how he took it. I myself am in a slight predicament of my own:

Look, my sister’s friend is throwing a Lady Gaga party. My sister’s SIM card on her phone is jacked up, so she can’t send pics. She’s been using my phone to send a few outfits she could wear to the party to her friend. Well, when sis was dialling her friends number in my phone to send her an a pic of her in a (slightly hoochy) outfit, she dialled it one number off. Then to send another she just went to the Recent Calls and sent another pic. So this person I don’t even know says to quit texting them. My response is the usual: (I never texted you. Who’s this?”) Another outfit is sent. This person sends back:

“Quit sending me pics of this innocent little girl! You’re sick for taking pictures like that! I should report you! Poor baby… YOU are a truly disgusting person! People like that have no reason to be in this world!”

I guess it’s a good thing I don’t know this person… I’m gonna explain the situation to this person later. Hope it works out okay…

Anyway, how’d he react? Gotta know the reaction. ;)

August 2, 2010 at 1:21 am
(223) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I can’t give you specific details as to how he took it, as I told him over chat on Facebook. But the first thing he said was “Dude, you’re so straight.” Then I go on and write “no seriously, i am.” These 2 lines repeat about 10 or so times. I don’t remember much of his part of the 2 hour conversation, but I do remember sending him a link to some picture I found of some woman in only bra and panties (when I saw the pic, I thought “gross!” and I instantaneously knew he’d love it), and he tells me he’s hard (I thought TMI there) and I tell him that’s my point: it turns me off, not on. Anyway, I’ll post here immediately after the next time I talk to him, so you’ll get the most accurate info available. :)

August 2, 2010 at 1:27 am
(224) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I forgot to add, Robbie’s jokes are interesting in that you can’t tell they’re jokes unless you know him well like I do.
Oh, and good luck explaining it to that person. I hope you don’t get, like, arrested or anything. Did you tell your sister to make sure she types the number right next time? How old is she?

August 3, 2010 at 12:39 am
(225) Red says:

Askr:
Hmm… He sounds persistant. All I can think of is to be persistant right back at him! (Don’t even say it. I know it’s a cruddy plan.) I’m not good at the “they don’t believe me” stuff as evident of, well, you know, everything. Blaise will probably come up with a devious/elaborate/awesome scheme to help you out with that. And she’s 11. I’m just going to end all communication with this person. Oh and yes, IF she uses my phone again, she BETTER type the number right! ;)

Blaise:
Please tell me you didn’t end up like Alex and Peter! PLEASE!! ;)

August 3, 2010 at 1:52 am
(226) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Uh, Red, I believe his name was Patrick, not Peter. But agreed, I hope he’s coming back, he was very helpful, I’m sure he could come up with something to help me (the more devious and elaborate the better ;) ).

But anyway, my sis is 7 (or is it 8, I don’t really care) and she’s annoying enough, I bet an 11y.o. is even more annoying.

August 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm
(227) Blaise says:

Yes, you guessed it. I’ve been helping out my grandma for the last 4 days.
As for the trees, I hug them afterwards.
Divinity is not chocolate based.
You’re welcome about the candygrams.
I was the first and only person to come out in my middle school, but as for high school, I don’t know if there’s anyone else out. I’ll be the first to come out, I’m sure. On the first day of school I intend to wear a t-shirt with the Pride flag on it.
You told him on FACEBOOK!? (sighs exasperatedly) If I were you, I’d leave the topic alone for a little while. If he doesn’t believe you, so be it. What people believe is irrelevant, because it changes nothing. If someone believes my hair is orange with purple polka-dots, reality doesn’t change; my hair is still brown. Ignoring my digression, just give him a whileto get used to the idea of you beinggay. After a few days more, bring up the subject again and says something along the lines of “Hey, remember how the other day, I told you I’m gay? Why didn’t you believe me?” Notice I used “I’m” and “didn’t” instead of “I was” and “don’t.” Then explain why you think you’re gay and why you told him.
Devious enough for you?
If you get arrested and they post bail, I have fifty dollars.
Did I miss anything?

August 3, 2010 at 10:17 pm
(228) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I’m so good, I knew it…

Anyway, what’s wrong with telling him over Facebook? Besides, that was the only way I could tell him, I don’t see him over the summer, especially since his mother just passed. (That was one of the reasons I came out to him, I figured if he could be honest with me, I could be honest with him.) But I already know why he doesn’t believe me, but the reason it matters to me is because, if he’s in my class again (so not going to happen [I'm in the top honors class, while he's probably not going to be in normal honors, since we couldn't figure out why he was in honors last year], but hypothetically) I don’t want him bugging me with questions like “which girl is hotter” like all last year. But I’d leave it alone, except that’s not his or my style, so next chance I’ll ask him again. Up front and confrontational as always with me and him (yes, I know that’s incorrect grammar).

And, no, that’s not devious enough. The assignment was to come up with a plan that the bail would be $500+. Try again. And if you screw up again, I give you an E (do they do Es or Fs there, here we get Es, so I’m saying that).

And, yes, you missed something. Where’s my pizza?! I want pineapple on it! And make it snappy!

August 3, 2010 at 11:48 pm
(229) Blaise says:

One pineapple-arsenic pizza, coming right up. Did you want cyanide breadsticks with that? Or would you prefer C-4 chicken wings?

I get an “E” for “Excellent?!” Yay!

We use “F’s” here, as in “Failure.”

The bail thing was about the sister-sending-photos thing.

I wasn’t saying that bail should be $50, I was saying that I have fifty dollars to contribute. I’m saving up for something. Several somethings. Details are, as always (and by always I mean just ask whatever you want about me/my life or my posts) available upon request. (maniacal laughter in background)

Not devious enough? Ok…

Plan A:
Leave the subject alone for now unless he brings it up. Continue to drop hints all summer, and, if neccesary, all throughout the school year. For example, “‘Hey, who’s hotter, Jane or Janet?’ ‘Don’t you think a gay gay is the wrong person to ask?’”

Plan B:
Have another two hour argument.

Plan C:
Ask him “Who do you think is hotter, Brad Pitt or Johnny Depp?”

Plan D:
Same as my original plan, just skip the “wait a few days” bit.

Plan F:
There is no Plan F unless none of the above are “E” for “Excellent.”

August 4, 2010 at 12:41 am
(230) Red says:

Thank you Blaise! I’m gonna need that money to get me outta jail for apparent sexting! (Plus, there’s this really cool video game I want! ;) ) But seriously, what was with that person? It’s not like sis was wearing anything THAT inapropriate. Lady Gaga herself has done worse… (Remember when she was at that game, she got hot, so she stripped down to bra and thong?) Anyway, I’d say Brad Pitt. And Askr, Plan B works after a while. Trust me, it took months of Plan B’s, but I came out winner. BTW, Plans rated E. ;)

August 4, 2010 at 1:02 am
(231) Blaise says:

Oh, and I have a question for both of you. Another one of my hobbies is that I make puzzles. Things like mazes, word searches, jumbles, et cetera. One of my grandmothers’ friends reccomended that I try to sell them to newspapers, puzzle book companies, et cetera. What do you think of the idea? Here’s a few sample jumbles of the top of my head…

M I L A N U M U

R E L A E M D

T A F L E T N

Y P Z H A T E S I M

S C A R I C H N E A

M Y N A T O N

K L A N Y B L

N O D E V O R E

R A V O R N C I O U S

G L S I C I H T H W T

…Well? What do you think? No using the internet to help you. I’ll define up to five words for each of you. Participation is not required, I just want opinions on them and on whether or not someone might hire me.

August 4, 2010 at 1:10 am
(232) Blaise says:

And thanks, Red. I didn’t see your post until I finished typing my jumbles up for you guys.

August 4, 2010 at 1:27 am
(233) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Blaise:
I’d like both thank you. *you hand me pizza, breadsticks, and wings* *I eat them* *I drop dead* I leave all my stuff to AnaLi, my imaginary friend.
Oh, well in that case I have about $350 in a hidden place (which may or may not be a porn mag [jk]). Anyway, sure go ahead, let us know what you’re saving up for. I’m saving up for a plane ticket away from this hell-hole (that’s a joke, though come to think of it, I should buy a plane ticket away from here, how much does a plane ticket from BWI to whatever the airport in Jacksonville).
I’d go with Plan B. I enjoy arguing, but debates are better (I know it’s such a nerd thing to say, but considering almost everybody in my class last year does, I don’t care), no obnoxious people blabbing crap about their opinion, just facts.

Red:
If you need it, I may give you some of my $350, maybe… What video game? If it’s good, I want it every other week.
But anyway, yes, Lady Gaga did that like a month ago, so we would remember.
I don’t know what either of them look like. *I look up pics of Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp* Uh, both are okay, but I guess I agree with you, Brad Pitt is better looking.
Do you get Es or Fs?

August 4, 2010 at 1:29 am
(234) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I didn’t see your posts until after I did mine, so we both did it Blaise. But is there a theme to the words or are they just random.

August 4, 2010 at 1:32 am
(235) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Uh, the 9th word is “carnivorous.” Am I right?

August 4, 2010 at 10:17 am
(236) Blaise says:

There is no theme, and yes, you got “carnivorous” right.
I’m saving up for a hand-and-a-half sword. Near Fort Caroline, (or was it St.Augustine?) there’s a shop called Shades and Blades that sells swords, pistols, armor, helms, daggers, maces, and sunglasses. I really want this one red-and-black bladed sword, but it’s almost $80. Mom will probably go into conniptions and snap it in half, but at least I’ll be able to decapitate a few people or at least lop off someone’s arm.
If I can’t get a sword maybe I’ll buy a video game instead. Who knows? If so, it’ll be Kingdom Hearts II.

August 4, 2010 at 3:40 pm
(237) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I think #7 is “blankly.”

August 4, 2010 at 5:14 pm
(238) Jordan (Aksr) says:

#3 is “flatten?”

August 4, 2010 at 9:37 pm
(239) Blaise says:

Numbers seven and three are correct.

August 5, 2010 at 1:20 am
(240) Red says:

Wow. I couldn’t get any of them! I’m a Straight-A student, so I’m not dumb. But I can’t unscramble words. Never been one of my features. And I was just goofing around about the video-game. I have been ever since I got THIS! (Holds up New Super Mario Bros. Wii).

August 5, 2010 at 1:25 pm
(241) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Yeah, I’m not really good at unscrambling words either, they were just the easy ones. But I’m a Straight-A student too, if only I were straight. (No, not really, I’m perfectly fine being gay, and if I had a choice, I’d stay gay.) I’ve gotten Straight-As ever since 3rd Grade, when I started getting letter grades.
But the Mario games don’t interest me. Actually, not many video games do. The only one I’ve come across that really interests me is Pokemon, but that really can’t hold my attention for more than 10 minutes.

August 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm
(242) Blaise says:

Never mind about the hand-and-a-half sword. I made an account on Amazon yesterday, and got a Visa gift card at the mall, and blew most of what little money I had. I ordered a high-powered laser pointer, an iron-on-or-sew-on Pride flag (like the badges the BoyScouts use), a pair of fingerless black leather gloves, and a Zero mini fog blaster. I got lucky, the laser pointer was 84% off. Only cost me eleven dollars and some-odd cents.
Are you giving up on the jumbles? If so, I’ll tell you the answers.
As for my favorite video games, anything by Square Enix. Especially the Kingdom Hearts series. I’ve already beaten the first three (the original, Chain of Memories, and 358/2 Days) and my little brother bought Kingdom Hearts II today while we were all at the mall. I’ll start playing tomorrow.

August 5, 2010 at 9:14 pm
(243) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Why’d you buy a laser pointer for $11? You can get them at a dollar store for, well, a dollar? And what are you going to do with it, the gloves (I think fingerless gloves are kind of cheesy, but that’s my opinion), and the fog blaster? I always save my money until there’s something I really want. Like, now, I’m planning on blowing my three-hundred-some dollars on a good camera. I’ve been using my mom’s, but it can’t use high capacity SD cards, so the most memory it can use at a time is 2GB.
And I’ll continue trying on the scrambles I guess, it’s been really boring here lately.

August 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm
(244) Red says:

My favorite video-games are Mario’s and Pokémon’s. Anyway…

Askr:
You and me both. I’ll save up lot’s of money when I want something. Anyway, good luck with the camera. I’ve been wanting a laptop lately, but instead of:
1) actually buying it,
2) actually buying Microsoft Office, and
3) buying anything else it needs,
I’m just gonna start using one of them (the Toshiba, cause it’s my favorite and the only laptop that somebody else doesn’t use for work) A LOT. Eventually, It’ll BE MINE!!! Bwahahahahahahaha! Or, it’ll at least give me my gratification.

Blaise:
That laser pointer is pretty expensive if you ask me. The black fingerless gloves sound cool to me *cough* Jordan cough*, and the fog blaster sounds awesome. Especially with a strobe light.

August 5, 2010 at 11:26 pm
(245) Blaise says:

Jordan, you poor, poor thing. It’s not just any laser pointer. It’s a high-powered, military grade, 50mw, 532nm laser pointer.Cheap dollar store laser pointers are just that: cheap. The last cheap laser pointer I got worked for about a week before dying on me. This is a brand-spankin’ new MILITARY GRADE laser. I figure it’ll last a while longer. Plus, it’s so powerful, the beam itself can be seen in the air, not just a point where the beam strikes an object. It is, in short, AWESOME. And, I got it for 84% off!!!
Red, you are correct. The gloves are cool. The mini fog blaster is too, it shoots a ring of water-based fog up to 14 feet. My little brother has a full sized version, but his no longer works. I figure the laser will work in lieu of a strobe light.
I’m a decent saver too, for example, I bought my DSi with my own money. The only problem is, I have no willpower, so I can’t go to any stores with my family while I’m saving up for something big.
Freshman orientation’s tomorrow! I’ll have to go alone though, Dad will be driving me there at 8:45, and he has a meeting at 9:00, and Mom works from home. I’ll be on my own (figuratively speaking), all day, at a high school, until Dad picks me up at 2:00 when the orientation ends. Why does this seem ominously like it’s going to be a school day?
Word number one is a kind of metal.
Word number two is a form of corundum.
Word number four means “to share in the suffering of, or to feel sorry for.”
Word number five is a sugar substitute.
Word number six is “a word which is the opposite of.”
Word number 8 means done too much or to often.
Word number ten is a common household item; “a part of a circuit.”
Does that help?

August 6, 2010 at 12:33 am
(246) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red:
I already have a laptop. Dell Inspiron. I had one other before this one too, but the stupid thing worked for a month, then died on me, stupid thing. I’ve never used a Toshiba, so I can’t say how they well work.

Blaise:
I still don’t see what you’d need one for, unless you’re like a professor at a university or something. But yeah, my brother and sister are horrible savers. The most they ever have at a time is like a hundred bucks. Like lately my sister has been asking my mom to get McDonald’s all the time, but she says no, thus my sister goes and buys it herself (or at least she tries, being only 8, that doesn’t usually go her way).
I went to my 6th grade orientation alone, everybody did, so I don’t see the big deal about that.

#1 Aluminum
#2 Emerald
#4 can’t figure it out
#5 is it Saccharin, because there’s an E that I can’t figure out what’s for?
#6 Antonym, how did I not get that earlier, originally I thought it was Anatomy, but there are 2 Ns?
#8 Overdone
#10 Lightswitch

August 6, 2010 at 1:26 am
(247) Red says:

Blaise:
Is Word 4 by any chance, sympathize? (OH MY GOD!!! I DID IT!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!! HOLY CRAP!!! I SHOULD CELEBRATE!!!)
Moving on… That laser pointer sounds SO COOL!!

Askr:
We have had the Toshiba for a few years. It gets REALLY HOT, so I always have one of those laptop stand fan things under it, and that SERIOUSY helps. The heat is just cuz it’s age. It works pretty good. I may save up for my own, maybe. Depends on my mood. I have a good income though, so that may or may not help. Probably will. Anyway, our 6th Grade Orientation (called Camp Comet, since our mascot is the comet), was in a group. It wasn’t a very efficient system, until it got spiced up the next year. By “spiced up” l mean it got funner, not any more efficient. They’d take you to the chemistry classes (it’s a high school/middle school mix) and do cool chemistry stuff. It was REALLY cool. I’m off topic. Wait, am I? I don’t know. I’m tired.

Good night.

August 6, 2010 at 2:20 am
(248) Jordan (Aksr) says:

How did I not get that? It must be that I’m tired… Anyway, my 6th grade orientation was just like a day of school, except that we all gathered in the gym first, the principle introduced every teacher, and it was about half the length of a normal day. But, speaking of mascots, my school is really lame when it comes to the mascot. The mascot is a ram (like the goat thing) but I can in no way figure out why. The only thing I can think of is that it was the favorite animal of the guy who our school is named after. (And for the record, this is off topic.) But my principal always feels like she has to make acronyms. We have like 3 acronyms for the word RAMS that she makes us use all the time. Now, speaking of my principal, hate her. Her motto is “Be nice and do the right thing.” Lord, she is like the biggest doofus ever.
Back to actual (kind of) topics, my brother inherited a laptop from my uncle, an Acer I think. It gets really hot too, so he has too use a cooling dock, but I don’t know how old it is, I don’t think anyone does. But my laptop is really good when it comes to heat (and pretty much everything else).
But I wish I had an income. The only reason I have money is because I never spend it. I haven’t spent any money really in about a year. This is because the only time I ever get money is in 3 occasions: A- my birthday B- Christmas (which is stupid, since I’m not even Christian, but hey, if people want to give me gifts, I’ll do along) and C- when report cards come. I get a crappy $75 total for my birthday (I don’t know what I ever did, because my cousins get like $100 from each relative, and we have lots of relatives, and remember, I’m only starting to come out, so it’s not like it’s because I’m gay), maybe $25 from Christmas (since most of my gifts aren’t cash, but I wish they were, since what they tend to get me sucks ["really grandma, remote control cars, what am I? 6?"]), and $60 if I get straight As, $45 if all As except one B (I’ve never gotten worse than that). I would try to get a job, but they won’t even let me volunteer a freakin’ Bake Sales (and I’m freakin’ volunteering). So, yeah, last year, my total income was $350. So, when my next birthday comes around, and I get another sucky $75, I’m filing a complaint.

August 6, 2010 at 9:37 pm
(249) Blaise says:

I don’t NEED the laser pointer at all, I just like lasing people. You have no idea how funny the look on a persons face is after they realize a dot has been on their forehead for five minutes. With a visible beam, that’ll be harder, ‘cuz they’ll notice it sooner, but I can still go “pew-pew-pew” and lase an innocent bystander from twelve miles out.
Saccharine has an “e” on the end.
Congrats to both of you! I can make some more if you want.
$100?! I’d be shocked if I had fifty at any one time!
My middle schools’ mascot was a comet too. Now, my high schools is the golden eagle.
Yeah, me too. My income is a $5 a week allowance. On my b-day, I get maybe $30, and I never get money for Christmas. Not that I mind, because some of the gifts I get are awesome.
The gloves arrived today! They’re a little tight in some areas and too loose in others, but that’s probably just because they haven’t been broken in yet. Argh… I have to wait another week for the other shipments… I can’t wait a whole week to start with the lasing, maybe I’ll use my old red-dot laser pointer. It sucks because it has an auto-shutoff after 4 seconds, so the five minute forehead thing is impossible. Plus, the range is awful because it has so low wattage and the accuracy is poor at best. It always aims a little bit to the right, which is really annoying…
I’m just beating a dead horse, so I’m gonna shut up now.

August 6, 2010 at 11:36 pm
(250) Jordan (Aksr) says:

No, I looked up “sugar substitutes” to find a word it might be, and I found “Saccharin” not “Saccharine.” Look it up on Google, bet you $10 that I’m right.
Uh, no I’m fine thank you.
Yeah, well we’re poor, we find ways to save.
The one high school I could be going to (depends on if I want to go to a science/technology/engineering program, or a Summit program, this is the Summit program high school), it’s mascot is a bulldog. Again, no idea why. Not that it matters at all.
At least you get an allowance. Amongst my friends, I’m pretty poor, and they always brag that they get allowances, and it just makes me sick. I bet they do no or very little chores, but they get money. I do everything from being the landscaper (my mom kills everything she touches, she killed a cactus, and they’re really hard to kill, we don’t let her touch the tree in our front yard) to maid to cook (when my mom is too tired to cook, since I’m not exactly good at it). But I get didly squat (does that make any sense? it means nothing). My dad doesn’t really pay my mom as much child support as he should, so while he’s living nicely in some house that I’ve never even gotten to see, my mom has to try to support us on a teacher’s salary. Ugh, my dad just pisses me off so much. Everytime he calls, I don’t talk to him. If it weren’t for that he has court order visitation rights, I’d choose to never see, talk, or whatever with him again. I think my most fond memory of him is when my mom told me they were getting a divorce. I just find it so funny that everytime he leaves after coming to visit he says “I love you.” After he exits, I turn to my mom and say “Oh, yeah? If you do, then why’d you do what you did?” as if she were him, and she just laughs (sadly).
Okay…

August 7, 2010 at 12:44 am
(251) Red says:

Blaise:
I’m with you about the laser pointers. Make the funniest cat toys, too! ;)

Askr:
Sorry about your divorce… :’(

August 7, 2010 at 1:11 am
(252) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Why are you sorry? I jumped for joy when I heard. I hate my father. (BTW, “your” divorce? “your parents’” divorce)

August 8, 2010 at 10:35 pm
(253) Blaise says:

I concede.

CAINARCSH

Better?
I don’t have ten dollars. I blew it all on Amazon.
I know exactly what you mean about the brown thumb. Our lawn is mostly weeds, not grass. Yet, I still have to mow it. Oh, well.
Um… Congrats? Yay? I have no idea what Ms. Manners would think of this. I’ve never had to contemplate how to tell someone I’m glad for them because they’re happy their parents got a divorce. I am, though.
Our cat died. His name was Freak, because every time anyone got near him, he would freak out and run away, unless the person was carrying food, or if the person was me. He was black, with white paws and a white muzzle. I still miss him…
Now I’m getting all sappy. Thanks a lot for making me remember such a traumatic memory, Red! Don’t make me lase you, because I will if I have to.

August 9, 2010 at 12:18 am
(254) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Aww, so sorry your cat died. I have a cat that sounds just like yours. It’s black and white, skittish, except around me (most of the time), but will come around for food. His name is Cosmo. Everytime I leave, whether for school, or to go to my grandparents or whatever, as long as I was gone for longer than 6 hours, he’d freak out. We all say I have to take him with me when I go to college (if he lives that long) because he’d commit cat suicide if he had to stay with my mother without me. We have 3 other cats too, each with their own weirdly distinct personalities: Harley (the grumpy old Asian [not racist, just he looks like an Asian when he squints, and he's Siamese]), Lily (the diva), and Bitz (the stupid one). Bitz’s name is technically Angel (thanks to my sister) but he gets into too much trouble, and there’s an interesting story behind the name Bitz, so we let it be. Now I’m just rambling, so I’ll shut up.

And thank you. My life has been much nicer without him. I think my happiest moment in life will be when I shock the crap out of him when I kiss a dude in front of him some day (I have a big plot set up for that one, lets just say I was bored one afternoon).

August 9, 2010 at 1:36 am
(255) Red says:

Askr:
Uh… Congrats… on… you and your parents’… divorce…? Yay…? Happy day…, I guess…? Yeah… didn’t expect “Yay, my parents are divorcing! Finally!” as a valid reaction.

Blaise:
I’m sooooooo sorry!!! Freak sounds like the funniest little cat ever! :’(

August 9, 2010 at 2:34 am
(256) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Yeah, I know. A lot of my friends say the same thing, but if you met my father, you’d understand. You really don’t want to know why my parents divorced either.

Anyway, you want to see a funny cat you should see Bitz. He attacks thin air and runs into walls, among other things.

August 9, 2010 at 10:18 pm
(257) Blaise says:

The laser arrived today!!! I can’t believe it! It wasn’t supposed to arrive for at least another two days!!! The smoke ring gun got here too, but it only worked for like ten seconds. Worst seven dollars and ninety seven cents I ever spent, plus shipping and handling.
The laser is awesome! Not as good as I thought it would be (the beam is only slightly visible even in pitch dark), but I still love it! It’s really bright at the point of contact! The range is amazing! Et cetera!!!
Two words. Hara kitti.
So… You’re a male version of the infamous cat lady? I know someone who has anywhere between four and fourteen cats at any given time. His family sorta takes in any stray cat who comes their way, but they only caim to own four of them. The unclaimed cats are not allowed in te house but they do get fed. It’s a weird system.
Care to tell the story about Bitz’ name?
If you need help with that plot of yours, I’m still single. (kidding. although I am single.)
I’m actually kinda happy he’s dead, Red. Sounds heartless, but I have a reason. He had enlarged kidneys, and they were pressing on his stomach, which made him throw up everything he ate. That only started when he was about thirteen, and we took him to the vet to see what it was. The last I saw of him was when I was persuading him to get in a cat carrier. Dad was the one who actually took him, and the vet said we would either have to put him down, or he would starve to death. Dad came home with an empty cat carrier.
At least he lived to a ripe old age. Figuratively speaking.

August 9, 2010 at 11:50 pm
(258) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Ahhh, that’s sad. (About the cat I mean.)
So did you learn your lesson. Don’t buy stupid stuff online. I could have told that they were all rip-offs, but I figured I’d let you figure it out for yourself.
What’s “hara kitti” mean?
No, not really. I have friends who have more than double the number I have. And personally, I never would have gotten more than 2. But I got a first one years ago for my birthday. It ran away or something, point is that we never saw her again. After that, we got 2 more, a replacement for the first one (I find it a little harsh to say replacement, but essentially that’s what it was) and my father wanted one too. They were Lily and Harley. Then a year or two after we got them, my brother wanted one, so we got Cosmo. Then a year after that my sister insisted on having one, so we got Bitz.
The story behind Bitz’s name is that one day my mother was complaining that he was “no angel, but just bits of trouble.” Me and my brother for some unexplainable reason picked it up and started to call him Bits of Trouble. Eventually it shortened to Bits and we all called him that, just because it was a male, and Angel was a dumb name for a male cat who is indeed no angel. One day I was online trying to come up with a caption for a photo of him, and I spelled his name B-I-T-Z because I wanted to depict his stupidity, and no one had tried to write his name before, so from then on I told my mother to spell it Bitz. The story doesn’t sound that interesting, but (A) my mother tells it better and (B) I’m leaving out a lot of details, such as what the cat did when my mom called him “bits of trouble.”
I might need help with it, but I don’t plan on conducting it for a year or 2, but maybe then if your still single. ;)
I know what you mean when you say your happy about it, though. I’d feel the same way.

August 10, 2010 at 10:29 am
(259) Robocop says:

Hey guys. I noticed your site and started reading and was immediately taken back to my own years of jr high and high school. If you were a homo then you were considered mentally ill and I never wanted to be mentally ill so I kept it in for the next 40 years or so. After 2 wives and fathering 3 children i finally found the strength to accept my self. I came out at the age of 51. I am now 57. The last 6 years have been by far the best years of my life even though my health is not good. I thinks thats because I was so unhappy for nearly all my life.

My point is, come out and do it now. Your life will not be yours until you do. When you do finally come out you will understand the old saying “there is nothing to fear but fear it’s self”. Those who love you will always love you and those that don’t won’t.

What have you go to lose? Ever day you wait is another day lost to fear.

August 10, 2010 at 2:42 pm
(260) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I am, as soon a school starts. I would now, but the only way would be Facebook, and honestly I don’t want it circulating the web. But you kept it in for 40 years?! I would have killed myself before then.

August 11, 2010 at 12:57 am
(261) Red says:

Robocop:
Wow! You held it in for forty years. Then you came out and it all turned out fine. Thank you! You have inspired me!

Blaise:
That’s sad and beautiful at the same time!

Askr:
Good idea on not telling it on facebook. As Ferb once said: “Fame is fleeting, but the internet is forever.”

August 11, 2010 at 1:09 am
(262) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Okay… Don’t know who Ferb is. But I’m sure it’ll circulate Facebook after I come out, but I don’t want it to originate on Facebook.

August 11, 2010 at 12:12 pm
(263) Blaise says:

No, I did not learn my lesson. I still like everything I ordered, it’s just not as good as I thought it would be. The smoke gun does still work (I tried it again this morning), it’s just very temperamental.
Cat suicide? Hara kiri? Hara kitti?
What did Bitz do when you called him Bits o’ Trouble?
So are you saying there’s a picture of Bitz on the internet? Where?
Very touching. Are you planning on staying? It’d be nice to have someone with years of life experience giving advice.
I second FB=bad way to come out.
Thanks, Red. I try.
I don’t know who Ferb is either. Care to enlighten us?
If I don’t sound like myself, it’s because I should still be asleep. At least until one.

August 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm
(264) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Never heard hara kiri. Japanese term I’m guessing?
I don’t remember, my mom does though.
I have a pic of him on my Facebook profile. I’ll see if I can find a neutral place to put the pic and give you a link maybe. We’ll see.
I don’t think he’s staying, mainly because this is for teens and he probably has a life.
It’s agreed then, FB + Coming Out = Bad Idea, Don’t Do It.
Ugh, I’m up early too. Peoples got me up at 1, seriously, I usually get up at 2.

August 11, 2010 at 10:22 pm
(265) Red says:

Wow. Now THAT’S late. I am still in REM at 11. Ideal wakeup-time for me is 11:00-11:30.

Blaise:
Ferb is the British step-brother from that Disney show Phineas and Ferb.

Askr:
Yeah, what did Bitz do?

Schedule day tomorrow! G’night!

August 11, 2010 at 11:46 pm
(266) Jordan (Aksr) says:

My mom just said he was under her feet a lot. I think there was one thing in particular that he did, but I guess we both forget.
Oh, that’s why, I don’t watch Disney…
I find out my homeroom teacher at the end of the week. I just hope it’s not like last year when my homeroom teacher’s name was HRoom_223 according to the postings. And that’s actually what it said, I memorized it because I found it kind of funny. It wasn’t until just before Christmas break that I had a science teacher either. The other 3 I had the first day of school, just their names weren’t in the system yet, so it didn’t have their names on the postings. But I hope I don’t get the snotty British teacher, that’d be a nightmare…

August 13, 2010 at 11:57 pm
(267) Blaise says:

Hara kiri is a form of japanese suicide where one takes a katana and stabs oneself in the gut, and twists the sword a few times for good measure. Don’t ask how I know, suffice it to say, I have a younger sibling who’s obsessed with war, weapons, and anything to do with either of the two.
I think the latest I’ve ever slept was for a full two days in a row. I went to sleep on thursday at about 8:00pm, and woke up on saturday at about 5:30pm. I had the flu at the time, so I had an excuse. Most of the time I was just kinda dozing, falling in and out of sleep, but not really waking up or sleeping deeply.
I don’t watch Disney Channel, ever. I typically watch Discovery, Food Network, History, Spike, USA, or ABC. Mythbusters, NCIS, Wipeout. Top three shows. Not necessarily in that order.Other faves are Burn Notice, White Collar, all three Law and Orders, all three CSIs, and Last Comic Standing. Also, Middleman, but that’s not on anymore. I have the complete series on DVD, it’s hilarious.
My HR teacher is going to be Mr. Hart. I haven’t met him yet, he’s the science teacher. I’ve liked all my other science teachers, so hopefully the same will hold true this year. Then again, I’ve liked all my teachers, so…
Miss anything? (probably. I’m too tired to care.)

August 14, 2010 at 1:39 am
(268) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I know, I looked it up. :) But interestingly, my brother has the same obsessions.

I usually watch CBS or Discovery or History or Ion or E or something. My favorite shows are CSI Miami and NY (don’t care for the original), Big Brother, Last Comic Standing, Cold Case, House, The Mentalist, and The Soup (celebrity gossip, gotta love it).

I have yet to find out who any of my teachers are. I thought I would today, but apparently not. But I hated my science teacher last year. One day 3/4 the class had planned to spontaneously burst out crying, and once they did, the teacher gave the entire class detention (later learning that not everybody did it, BTW, I was one of the ones that didn’t). She later asked why, and they said her talking makes them said (the person who said that got another detention).
But other than her and 2 other teachers (a health teacher and tech. ed. [basically wood shop] teacher), I’ve liked all my teachers.

And no, I think you covered it all, well, everything that matters anyway.

August 15, 2010 at 1:18 am
(269) Red says:

I like a lot of the shows of of Disney. Not all of ‘em, though. I also like Law and Order, all my space shows on History Channel, Futurama, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, Big Bang Theory (it’s a sitcom, despite its name), Star Trek, yada yada yada… I like jussssssst about everything. Don’t remember who my homeroom was. There were errors on my schedule, so I turned it in for revising.

August 15, 2010 at 2:15 am
(270) Jordan (Aksr) says:

What kind of errors? Like not having teachers error. That was mine last year, as I’ve already said.

August 16, 2010 at 1:22 am
(271) Red says:

…If you really knew me and Wipeout are also good. John Henson cracks me up! Anyway, they had some of my classes wrong.

August 16, 2010 at 4:49 pm
(272) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Just found out my schedule. I so hate it. I have Gym 3 quarters. :( My core teachers are good, but my electives teachers aren’t so good. I’m just glad that the worst of them like me. I also have an extra morning class on B-Days. :( I have to go in an hour early. So it’s basically detention, but you’re learning stuff. They should make it so that the students who have the extra morning classes get to choose their other classes, because the reason I have Gym 3 times is because of the morning class. :( I’m so dreading this school year…

August 16, 2010 at 11:40 pm
(273) Red says:

Oh… That sucks. The second part of school is socializing, though! Ya still have lunch! Uhh, what else’ll, cheer him up… Um… It’s only 200-some days? You can do it?

But seriously. You can still have a cool year! All you need to do is think of a way to make it good…! Pack/buy your fave lunch, watch a cool movie when you get home, pursue a hobby/crush…

August 17, 2010 at 12:27 am
(274) Jordan (Aksr) says:

We’re not allowed to move around during lunch. At my school, you’re with the same group of people for all classes and lunch except for electives. So, basically, there’s no socializing unless you have a class with them. Thus the reason I know so little people at my school. And it’s 181 days, the school year that is.

And on the subject of crushes, I found a guy I like, and he likes me too! Only problem: he lives 2 states away. But we chat on Facebook all the time, so it’s not all bad.

August 17, 2010 at 2:34 am
(275) noah says:

i am 12 years old and i am scared to come out because there is a gay guy at my school and he is bullied i am sick and tired of holding it in so in a week 7th grade starts and i will tell people i am gay

August 17, 2010 at 1:22 pm
(276) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Noah, if you read this please take my warning: Talk to superiors in the school first. Teachers, principal, guidance counselor (particularly this one), etc. They’ll be able to help make sure you’re safe when you do it, that you don’t get hurt. Just don’t do anything that will cause you harm dude. Don’t get me wrong, I understand exactly what you’re going through. Just a month or 2 ago I was having the same thoughts: must tell everyone, it’s killing me. So I know you want to come out ASAP, but hold off until you’re safe, please.

August 17, 2010 at 11:55 pm
(277) Red says:

Noah:
Askr’s right. Guidence counselor’s awesome. Do not EVER put yourself in an unsafe situation.

Askr:
Awesome! Know him in real life?

August 18, 2010 at 12:18 am
(278) Red says:

Noah:
Yes. Talk to a guidence counselor first. And DO NOT EVER put yourself in an unsafe situaton. 7th grade is awesome, so enjoy it!

–R.E.D.

August 18, 2010 at 12:54 am
(279) Jordan (Aksr) says:

No, I don’t. But don’t worry, I’ve taken precautions in case he’s not who I think. I’m not dumb.

Anyway, I agree, 7th grade is awesome.

August 19, 2010 at 9:43 pm
(280) Red says:

“I don’t know how one can fall for another they’ve never met, but you know-”

-Red

Lovely quote, no? Anyway, my first day of school was today, and I loved it.

Blaise:
“Are you still with us?”

-Red

Answer the quote! Have you left?! ;)

August 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm
(281) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I didn’t think I could either, but I did! We plan to meet soon, so who knows, but I’ll bring along some of my law-enforcing relatives for backup, just in case.

Glad you liked your first day of school.

I was wondering the same thing.

August 20, 2010 at 9:53 pm
(282) Blaise says:

Grandmothers house.
Other fave shows I forgot to mention: House (of course!), Royal Pains, The Closer, M.A.S.H., Star Trek (the original), Time Warp (not on anymore), Futurama, and The Simpsons.
Glad you enjoyed day one, Red.
Sorry I’ve been gone! I played Bingo while I was down at my grandmothers house, and we each won a game. We had fun.
Ask what you will, I’m here again.

August 20, 2010 at 10:05 pm
(283) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Did I list House? Well, if I didn’t, I like it, one of my ultimate faves. Anyway, I figured that’s what was going on. And no comment on the fact that I found I guy?

August 21, 2010 at 10:10 pm
(284) Blaise says:

I refuse to comment until you actually meet him. When you do, I have two simple words of advice: take Mace™. You can never be too safe.

August 21, 2010 at 10:36 pm
(285) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Did I not say I’d bring law-enforcing relatives, I doubt I’d need Mace with a SWAT dude backing me up.

Oh, and BTW, by writing that, you commented on it.

August 22, 2010 at 4:00 pm
(286) Red says:

Blaise:
I thought the aliens got a hold of you! You’re alive!

Askr:
I still don’t think you can “fall madly in love” with a guy on Facebook. BTW, in addition to bringing Mace, bring an ACTUAL mace.

August 22, 2010 at 4:15 pm
(287) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I never said “madly in love.” But I really like him. I don’t really care what you think about it. Sorry, if that sounded rude, but I’ve never felt this way before, and I like it, and I’m sticking to it. But I’ll be careful, I promise.

But I like that idea, do you know where I can get one? I would also like to take it to a Bieber concert. (laughs evilly)

August 22, 2010 at 10:17 pm
(288) Red says:

I know right? Me and this really funny and charming guy in my piano class named Jacob (different Jacob) were talking about how Justin Beiber looks 12. Turns out the sub actually THOUGHT he WAS 12! He even made a book called “The Life Story of Justin Beiber” Does a 17-year-old even HAVE a life-story? ;)

Blaise:
Who won BINGO first? ;)

August 22, 2010 at 10:30 pm
(289) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Beaver is 16, not 17. Don’t make it seem older than it is. And we went to a Back-to-school party the other day, and when we got there it was playing Bieber (I knew because my ears hurt) and my mom actually said “who is that girl?” I laughed and told her who it was. No lie.

And so you have a crush on this Jacob? And what “other Jacob?” You’ve talked about another one before?

August 22, 2010 at 11:00 pm
(290) Red says:

Uhh… I don’t really know. He is funny and charming, cute, but he ain’t a CRUSH crush, if ya know what I mean. He’s in the 10th grade, so if I get’s to that point, it won’t go anywhere, at least until we get older and age isn’t a huge facter, I guess… He’s a great friend though! And he isn’t arrogant, which is good. Fine! I do have a small crush on him. That’s High-School Jacob. Middle-School Jacob is this cute kid that isn’t the “tough” or “strong” kid (He isn’t overweight, he’s slim and excersises and does some sports, but he is slightly shorter than everyone else, which somehow makes him “defensless” as some say.) Anyway, he once got beat up badly when a guy named Miles found a tube of lipstick in his bag.

August 22, 2010 at 11:22 pm
(291) Jordan (Aksr) says:

He got beat-up because the guy found lip-stick in his bag!? What was the consequence? I’d have long-term suspended him for the beat-up, and arrested him for trespassing. That may sound backwards, but that’s how the law works.

Anyway, the guy I’ve been talking about is a sophomore, I don’t see any problem with the age difference.

But there’s a kid at my school who’s just like how you describe middle-school-Jacob, except he’s ultra popular (pretty much the only person at my school who can hold such a title) and doesn’t have lipstick (but I have a feeling he uses mascara, but that’s not proven).

August 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm
(292) Blaise says:

I never specified what I ouldn’t be commenting on. Yay, loopholes.
I also said that you can never be too safe, implying that you would be safe anyway.
Both of you, forget taking a mace to the Beavers’ Concert. Take the answer to life’s problems. What? No, not drugs. C-4. (evil laughter)
Red, I don’t know the name of the lady who won first. I won before my grandmother did, if that’s what you’re asking.
Red, put it clearly. Do you or do you not have a crush on Sophomore Jacob? If so, good for you. If not, his loss.
My first day of high school is over!

August 23, 2010 at 8:17 pm
(293) Jordan (Aksr) says:

And my first day of 8th grade is over. I don’t know whether I hate it or love it. Probably hate it, except for the fact it’s the first year my best friend and I are in the same class.

August 23, 2010 at 8:46 pm
(294) amber says:

hey to all those how would listen i need help i kno wht i am(kind of) but i want to test to make sure so if theres any lesbins out in the baton rouge area leave ur name

August 23, 2010 at 9:34 pm
(295) Red says:

Askr and Blaise:
Guess you guys are right. And yes! I confess! Take me away, officer! ;)

amber:
Well, there are a lot of things you could be. The only one who can help you decide is you. You COULD be lesbian, you COULD be bisexual, or you COULD be transgender. If you scroll down to the “Must Reads” section of this article, there’s an article titled “Am I Gay, Lesbian, Bi, or Transgender?” which MAY help. The doctor is IN!!

August 24, 2010 at 5:47 pm
(296) Red says:

Askr:
At first, nothing. Then I almost got him expelled.

Blaise:
Highschool! First day! Spill the beans!

August 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm
(297) Blaise says:

Okay, yesterday was an A-day. My first period was Band (after HR). I think that Band is officially my favorite class, and the band room is my favorite room. O have a favorite room at every school. At JWJ, it was Mr. Wiesike’s room. Science teacher, by the way. He was the best teacher I ever had, and his classroom was awesome. Description available. At Kirby, my favorite was Mr. Ohmann’s room. Also a science teacher, but not MY science teacher. I was sort of his unofficial Student Apprentice. Description and USA (Unofficial Student Apprentice) story available. Now, it’s the band room.
Back to my day.
I got to first period, and there were only two kids there. After another twenty or so kids arrived (only a few stayed, most were looking for the Speach classroom next door. yes, I know. I’ll explain.) So, we now have roughly ten kids. He goes around the room, asking each student his/her name, middle school, and instrument. He gets to me and I tell him my name, Blaise Nugent. He asks if I’m related to Ted Nugent, and I tell him no. I tell him I’m from Kirby-Smith, and that I’ve played the piano for seven years. I only took lessons for three years and that was four years ago, and I’ve forgotten how to read sheet music. However, I’ve gotten very good at playing by ear. He (Mr. Jones) tells me I’ve come to the right place. After he asks everyone the basic three questions, a kid walks in late. Mr. Jones asks his name, his middle school, and his instrument. He played guitar. Mr. Jones asked who his favorite guitarist is, and you’ll never guess who he said!
Oh… You guessed?
Ted Nugent!
After all this, I asked whether a piano is a string or a percussion. He told us both, and explained. He then asked us the difference between a drum and a percussion, and then went on to show us all of his instruments. He can play every single instrument in the band room like a pro. It’s scary.
Second period is E.L.A. with Ms. Jahn. Pronounced with a “y” sound. She is cruelly funny, and…

August 24, 2010 at 9:19 pm
(298) Blaise says:

…she is very lenient when it comes to rules. As long as you’re making a mockable statement, you can say it pretty much whenever you want.
Then, lunchtime. I don’t usually eat lunch, and Mr. Jones told us that any of his students can eat lunch in his classroom. So, when I got there, he had a class/study hall in session. He eats during second lunch; I have first lunch. He said it would be fine if I stayed, so he told me to just take a seat in his office and do whatever. I pulled out a book, and in walk two seniors. They start a funny, and very confusing, argument with Mr. Jones. It must have provided me with about twenty minutes of free amusement.
Tthen, third period: Algebra two. I already met my teacher (at orientation) and we started discussing what we had when I was there previously: hexadecimal and the seemingly unmentioned base 32. I finished creating a table for the columns this morning. I can teach you guys binary, hex, octal, even base 32 if you want! It’s actually really simple. Ask and ye shall recieve. A math lesson. I’ll make it not boring.
Fourth period, I have every day. Bio, with Mrs. Horne. Or, as she occasionally refers to herself, Ms. Tallie. She’s been married for a while, but only this year started going by her married name to her students. She’s still getting used to it. She’s very nice, a little crazy (she said it, not me), but nice. She says she has OCD and is mildly paranoid. Oh, it’s gonna be a fun year.
Today, a B-day. First period: Speach. Our teacher quit yesterday, so they had to bring in a sub, who can’t spell “speech.” No news yet, since I have no teacher.
Second period: World History, with Ms. Mayo. She’s from Russia, lived there for a while, moved to Dubai for a few years, then to Toronto for a few years, then came here. Very interesting accent, sorta both Russian and French. In Mother Russia, you do not learn history, history learns you!
Then came lunch, and I went to band again. This time, the class wasn’t study hall, but…

August 24, 2010 at 9:47 pm
(299) Blaise says:

…was instrumental tech, aka, drumline. Basically, it’s practice time for the band’s drummers. They had me play the cymbals, which was kinda fun. I don’t think I did too well, but as soon as I got my fingers on the dusty old Baldwin Grand, I was much more in my element. I love playing the piano.
Then, third period: Latin. A few of my elementary school classmates are in the class too. After the typical teacher lecture (fairly short, actually), she had us learn the latin digits: nihil, unus, duo, tres, quattruos, quinque, sex (no laughter!), septem, octo, novem, and decem. Then, she had a little fun with us. You know how ancient greek and roman soothsayers would cast animal bones to foretell the future? She handed each of us a Milk Bone™ with a slip of paper wrapped around it, with a message, in Latin, onn it, written by last years students! She translated everyone’s who wanted a translation. I didn’t, I’ll translate it myself.
Then, science again. Same basic thing as yesterday; she finished reading us the class syllabus.
Enough detail? if not, I’ll provide more.

Vitandra est improba siren desidia
-My message
Quid nomen est
-What is your name?
Fac id
-a favorite of all Latin students, meaning “do it.” Typically is exclamatory. At least, in the class’ use of it…
Latin Trivia:
There are no silent letters.
“V” is pronounced “W.”
There is no punctuation: instead, the verb goes at the end of the sentence. Hence, “quid nomen est” translates literally to “what name is?”
Latin is very specific when it comes to tense. For example, if I said hello to you, Red, I would say “Salve” but if I was saying hello to everyone on this forum, I would say “Salvete!”

Valete

(goodbye, as said to multiple people)

August 24, 2010 at 10:24 pm
(300) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Okay, well here’s my day, if you want it.
First period: Re/LA with Ms. Majors. She’s interesting, kinda strict, but I think she’ll loosen up. I’m in the highest level class in the school, so the teachers usually make exceptions to rules they otherwise would be strict about. She has an obsession with purple.
Second period: US History with Mr. Roberts. He’s cool, I guess. He likes talking about Michigan. A lot. He calls it a glove/mitten (I don’t remember which). And this period is also split in half by my lunch. Lovely (sarcasm).
Third period: This is where the A-Day/B-Day thing comes in. A-Days I have TechEd with Mr. Etheridge. This guy worships me. I was walking down the hall towards his room and he leans over to the teacher across the hall and tells him he’s looking at the future president. We don’t actually do much in his class. We usually end up wasting all the class time with him either scolding people, telling life stories, or giving instructions we never actually end up doing. B-Days is Health with Mrs. Wright-Key. This is the woman I describe as an overgrown pig that’s learned English. She looks, acts, sounds, and smells like one. And she’s the most strict (and loudest, I once heard her yell from the complete opposite side of the school, and it’s not a small school) teacher I’ve ever had.
Fourth period: Science with Mrs. Coronel. I actually haven’t met Mrs. Coronel. Right now we have Dr. Sumes subbing while Coronel is on maternity leave. Dr. Sumes is this snotty, strict, weird woman who usually coordinates In-School-Suspensions. Can’t wait til she leaves. Until then, I suffer.
Fifth period: Geometry with Mrs. Lamb. This is an interesting teacher. Probably one of the most frightening I’ve ever had. You know how you can usually read a person, get a vibe from them, tell what they’re like? Well you can’t with this woman, and it freaks the crap out of me. But other than that, she seems pretty cool. But guess what the first thing she asked us was, even before our names. It was: “What are the numbers one through one hundred added together?” The answer: 5050. It’ll be an interesting year with her.
Sixth period: Weird enough, I only have 6th period every other day, and it’s actually before all the other classes, in the morning. This is the time I have orchestra. I play violin. This year we have a new teacher. She’s okay, but I really prefer our old one. The old one stopped teaching so she could open a bakery. She makes the best cupcakes. Anyway, there are only 9 people in the class. Only 6 (including me) showed up this morning for class. So we had some real personal time with Mrs. Morrison. Like I said she’s okay, but other people who have her later in the day say she’s horrible, so I don’t know yet.

But I really wish I had my teacher from last year. She’s teaching 8th grade this year, so I could have had her, but no. She was really fun, but I got these people instead.
I got my locker number and combination today, so I can now stop lugging everything around.
I hate walking to school, especially on B-Days when I have to be there at 8:00 for Orchestra. My school day usually starts around 9:15, and I get out around 4:10.
I have so much more to say, but I can’t remember it all, so this is all I’ll write.

August 24, 2010 at 10:42 pm
(301) Red says:

Cool! That sounds awesome! Tell me when you get that translated, cause I wanna know what it says! This was your… second day? Wow. Tomorrow’s my fith day. We always start school on a Thursday. Lot more available classes to take? Here’s a glimpse of my schedule:

A1: Honor’s Spanish IV– First Spanish class I’ve ever taken. Class consists of Sophomores and Juniors, except me. Most students have at least one job (technician). I’m Computer Technician (in charge of booting, opening certain files, etc.), and Lab Technician (we have these weird containers on the ceiling. There is a control board that looks kinda like a Light/Sound Board. Press the right buttons, the containers lower. It’s awesome.); and they (the jobs) are worth extra credit! Fun class!

B1 (HR): Language Arts 8– Pretty good. Classic English class. She provides tutoring/ study-hall-like thing after school. She’s hardcore on plagerism. She’s a very good teacher, but I can’t get a decent read on her unless she’s in my vicinity.

A2: Piano Focus I– this piano class is actually made up of different courses. (Piano Focus I, Piano Lab I, and Piano II. Don’t no the difference between the first two. All I know is that I’m in Focus.) I haven’t had the actual teacher yet, but a great subsitute. Ms. Garrett is everyone’s favorite sub. High-School Jacob (also a great singer. And I mean AMAZING. Blue-ribbon worthy in a national contest, not exagerating.) is in Piano II. He’s the most advanced player in the class.

B2: Drama 8– Mr. Payne (whom I had also last year) is one of the best teachers ever. Funny, never boring, yada yada yada, GREAT drama teacher.

A3: Science 8– Pretty good. Ms. Barrnett is nice, but strict. It’s a fun class, but it isn’t the highlight of the day. Last year was Mr. Rider, who was up there in the Best Teachers Ever group. He had these remotes that you plug your answers in (like in Oprah) and did everything in powerpoint. To bad I couldn’t get in Honor’s Science 8…

August 24, 2010 at 10:49 pm
(302) Blaise says:

Okay, now to say something unrelated and mildly relevent. I’m going to quote Owl city, because these lyrics are sort of what inspired me to come out. They may seem a little out of context, so you might want to listen to the songs. Yes, this is directed at everyone.

“I’ve had just about enough of cloaked diamonds in the rough.”
“If the bombs go off, the sun will still be shining.”
“Every mushroom cloud has a silver lining.”
“Get me out of this cavern or I’ll cave in!”
“Tie [your] handlebars to the stars so [you] stay on track.”
“If my intentions stray, I’ll wrench them away, then I’ll take my leave and I won’t even look back.”
-Cave In, Ocean Eyes, by Owl City

“I can finally see that you’re right there beside me.”
-Can’t remember, Ocean Eyes, by Owl City

“All I see is a shattered conscience staring right back at me.”
“It’s safe to say there’s a bright light up ahead and help is on the way.”
“I forget the last time I felt brave, I just recall insecurity.”
“Depression, please, cut to the chase and cut a long story short.”
“How much longer can this trauma afford to run?”
“All my heavy hopes just pull me back down again.”
“I was blind but now I can see.”
“Courage swept over me.”
“It hurts just to wake up whenever you’re wearing thin. Alone on the outside, so tired of looking in. The end is uncertain, and I’ve never been so afraid, but I don’t need a telescope to see that there’s hope, and that makes me feel brave.”
-Tidal Wave, Ocean Eyes, by Owl City

Yay! Comment three hundred is mine! All mine! MWAHAHAHAHA!!!

August 24, 2010 at 11:02 pm
(303) Blaise says:

NNNOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! You posted while I typed!!! I curse your name and those of your ancestors!!!

August 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm
(304) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Hey, I got 200 and 300. Ha Blaise! I rule. Anyway, nice lyrics.

And Red, what happened to B3?

August 25, 2010 at 9:59 pm
(305) Red says:

Awesome lyrics. All I need is that post to go bye-bye and 300 mine! ;) Jk. Forgot B3.

B3: Honor’s US History– Ms. Allen is the best. She’s funny, uhh, hard to think of vivid descriptions of teachers put into an oral form… Funny, sweet, outgoing, and overally great teacher. She makes history come alive. (I know it’a a cliché, but it’s true.) She and Mr. Rider have taken a fancy to each other, in my humble opinion.

A4: Honors Algebra I– I get high school credit in this and Spanish. (Next year, in Spanish V, it’ll be college credit.) Ms. Kellum is an interesting teacher. In a good way. It’s different cause last year Mr. Young was the WORST TEACHER EVER!!! Boring, confusing, low class effenciancy, and he explained things in the most difficult way possible. He was very unenthusiastic. Ms. Kellum is the opposite.

B4: Debate I– I had Ms. Madron’s Competitive Speech class last year, and now a have her debate. She’s awesome! And she’s got an attitude!I am Mr. Payne’s and Ms. Madron’s star student if I do say so myself. Actually, they both stated/implied it. In Drama, she came in complaining that her 2B competitive speech class was to small. Coincidentally, Mr. Payne’s was giant. She immediately asks Mr. Payne if she can “steal” some of his students (with their consent, of course). He said yes. “Jackson Red [Last Name Here] you get over here right now! Your in my class!” I didn’t transfer, though. Drama class is a requirement for a Drama Major (as are a number of speech and debate and tech and etc. classes.). Mr. Payne also gave me a moment of pride.

Those are my classes! Oh, and Blaise. My fave quote is the diamond in the rough one.

August 25, 2010 at 10:41 pm
(306) Jordan (Aksr) says:

You can have debate classes! Lucky, I love debating, but my school doesn’t have a class or club or whatever for it. Unless a history teacher by chance chooses to do one, we don’t do them.

Anyway, 3rd day, I’m hating Mrs. Lamb. I can’t write in pen. I know it’s Geometry, but still, I think my handwriting is 23% better with pen, and I want to do my notes in it, not the assignments. But she grades our notes, so “they have to be in pencil.” I hate when teachers grade notes. I write in my own form of shorthand and in chicken-scratch handwriting, so they probably can’t read it anyway. I ought to write some of them in my code just to annoy them.

But I wonder already have high school credits for Algebra I, and I passed HSA, so that’s good. Now I’ll get the Geometry credit. Advanced/Honors English I also believe I get high school credit for, but I’m not sure. History and science courses are based on grade level, so you can’t earn high school credits on those. And I have Gym 3 times this year, so I get extra credits for the 2 extra times I have it. I so wish they’d put Orchestra back in the 3rd period slot, so I don’t have to have it 3 times, I really hate Gym.

But I came out to a teacher, Mr. Roberts (through an assignment), and the guidance counselor today. I got away from both of them quickly, so I have to wait for tomorrow for their reactions.

I was just wondering, do you guys have to wear uniforms. My school is one of the only ones in the county that doesn’t, and it’s funny, because the other middle school in the city I live in has one of the strictest dress codes in the school. At my school, if it’s as long as your fingertips and you have sleeves, you can wear it. But one time, Mrs. Wright-Key made me turn a shirt inside-out because it said “CSI: Can’t Stand Idiots” on it. I was wearing it because I had Forensics club that day, but of course no one got to see it. (Hate Mrs. Wright-Key.)

G2GB

August 25, 2010 at 10:50 pm
(307) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Oops. I meant “strictest dress codes in the county.”

August 26, 2010 at 7:07 pm
(308) Red says:

Oh my Gosh! I saw that shirt the other day in target and it’s hilarious! Anyway… No we don’t have uniforms! And I love that, because I get to use my awesome fashion skills! Also, in elementary school, we had to where white polo shirts, navy or khaki pants/shorts, and shoes that had no color o it except white! Now, one would know I’d obey it the least amount I could get away with (the shoes), but it was horrible. 5 days a week. For 6 years. We do have a dress code, though. But it’s just stuff about indecent exposer. The girls aren’t allowed to where bikinis! :’( ;)

August 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm
(309) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I’ve never had uniforms, luckily. But the worst part of my dress code is no flip flops. Other than that, it’s basically the no indecent exposure stuff too.

August 26, 2010 at 8:39 pm
(310) Blaise says:

Yeah, I’m only taking Speech because it’s the prerequisite for Debate.
My favorite quote is “Alone on the outside, so tired of looking in.”
Are you taking trigonometry in your Geometry class? We did, and I hate it. Now, I’m taking Algebra II. So far, we’re just doing reviews.
We have no dress code except for the basics: shirts must have sleeves and nothing offensive, and shorts must be longer than your fingertips. Plus, you have to wear your ID.
I gave the marimba a try today. It’s harder to play than a piano because you have to do a lot more moving around to hit the keys, because you use a mallet instead of your fingers. I asked Mr. Jones if he could switch my instrument from piano to marimba so I can learn how to play another keyboard percussion instrument. I’m gonna try to learn the vibraphone too.
How long have you been playing the piano? What about High School Jacob?
If you want to make your notes REALLY hard to read I’ll teach you another base number system. Again, it’s really surprisingly simple. Please say okay! I haven’t given anyone a math lecture yet this year! I promise not to make it boring! I can teach you any base system from binary to base 32!

August 26, 2010 at 9:01 pm
(311) Jordan (Aksr) says:

I don’t know what any of that means Blaise, sorry. But go ahead and teach me if you like, I’m sure it’ll come in handy later. But I’m sure something that might as well be alien is hard enough to understand.
No, actually it’s more of Geometry and Algebra 2 together, but we don’t cover much Algebra 2 material.
I’m surprised none of us have uniforms. Almost all the schools here have them, I’m a rarity.
I think I’ve already mentioned I play violin. If you think it’s easy, think again. You hold it with your chin, not your hand like a lot of people think. If you bend your arm in the wrong way, it doesn’t sound right. You have to put the right amount of pressure on the bow. The bow strings have to be the right tightness. You have to make sure your fingers are in the right place. Even how you hold the bow makes a difference!

August 26, 2010 at 9:09 pm
(312) Red says:

With you, Blaise, nothing is boring! ;) I was really tired last night and the night before, I’m trying to go to bed earlier. In my state of half-sleep-ism, I forgot to say yes. I wish to learn binary and hexadecimal. Thanks! ;)

August 26, 2010 at 9:26 pm
(313) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Why have I never heard of binary (unless you mean like computer’s binary code?) or hexadecimal?

August 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm
(314) Red says:

Askr,:
Really? I never knew it was so difficult! I played the viola for two weeks in fourth grade, and I SUCKED!!! Guess I know why… ;)

Blaise:
I’m not very sure exactly HOW long he’s been playing, but over 4 years for sure at his level. I took a few years in elementary school. I have a keyboard that I play a lot. Usually Fur Elise or My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic) or I’ll give ‘em a little of my remix magic. What is your major? High-School Jacob’s a vocal major, I’m a drama major, what are you and Askr,? Today the 8th grade spent 1st and 2nd hour taking an aptitude test. I took it in Ms. Sylvan’s (one of the math teachers) class. Results will be posted. I hope my carrer involves a Ph.D. in astrophysics and quantum physics. Or acting, but that’s more of a hobby. I’ll get a degree in that, too. Also computer science. The four things that appeal to me most.

August 26, 2010 at 10:09 pm
(315) Jordan (Aksr) says:

You don’t choose majors here. I never heard of that at all in middle/high school until you said it. I found it interesting that you do. Here you just take core classes based on your academic abilities and creative arts classes based on random generation (except for orchestra, band, chorus, Spanish [in 7th and 8th, 6th grade is based on random generation too], and AVID [if you meet the requirements]). I don’t know if it’s the same way in high school, but that’s it in middle.

August 26, 2010 at 10:32 pm
(316) Blaise says:

Yes, exactly like binary code! Let me first tell you to count your fingers. Yes, I know. Just do it. As my Latin I teacher would say, fac id! (do it)
Assuming that you’ve never had gangrene, frostbite, a rabid puppy, or any other surprisingly painful occurences, you have ten fingers. That’s 10. Now, you need to know that we use decimal (base ten) as our base system in everyday life. Ten digits, and each column (ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten thousands, et cetera) is ten times greater than the one before it. So, 119 in decimal means that there is one hundred, one ten, and nine ones. Add them together and you get 119(decimal).
In binary (base two), there are only two digits: one and zero. Each column is two times greater than the one before it (ones, twos, fours, eights, sixteens, thirty-twos, et cetera). So, to represent 119(decimal) in binary, you would write 01110111(binary). That means there is one one, one two, one four, zero eights, one sixteen, one thirty-two, and one sixty-four. add them together and you get 119(decimal). To write three, you have one one and one two, so you end up with 011(binary). With me so far? I hope so, because if not, then I’m just going on with or without your understanding.
Now that you understand binary (hopefully) we can start on octal (base eight). Eight digits: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7. Each column is eight times greater than the one before it (ones, eights, sixty-fours, five-twelves, forty-ninety-sixes, et cetera). To write 119(decimal) in octal, I would say to myself, “Well, there are clearly no five-twelves in 119(decimal), so how many sixty-fours can I fit evenly into 119(decimal)? Only one. How much is the remainder? Fifty-five. How many times does eight go evenly into fifty-five? Six. What is the remainder? Seven. How many times does one go into seven? Seven. Therefore, the answer is one sixty-four, six eights, and seven ones, or 167(octal).”
Still with me? Next come the really tricky base systems: ones where you…

August 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm
(317) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Oh, I recognize binary. And it all makes sense. But that sounds awfully complicated to ever be practical, so I’ll stick to “decimal” until otherwise needed.

August 27, 2010 at 12:20 am
(318) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Um, 2 questions. First: why does binary always have a 0 on the left? Second: what happened to the continuation?

August 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm
(319) Red says:

I’m with ya. Very interesting! Can’t wait for the next edition! ;)

August 27, 2010 at 10:50 pm
(320) Blaise says:

Bad news and worse news. Bad news: no second section. Worse news: this is my last post.
The number of comments/ size of this page is too much for my DSi to handle. In order to get this to you, I deleted all my favorites, cookies, and history; turned off “download images,” the whole shebang.
Ms. Ellen, if you’re reading this, is there any way you could reduce the number of comments? Like, delete the first hundred, or anything like that? Maybe you could set up a new blog/board/whatever this is called so I could move to that? I will try to email you but I don’t know when or even if I’ll be able to.
Red, good luck with your crush, and your boyfriend.
Jordan, I wish the same for you.
Everyone else: if I can’t get back, then please, don’t lie to yourself and to everyone around you.
I’ll try to post from our Mac when my parents aren’t home, but I don’t know how often that’ll be. I’ll be lucky to get in one post every month.
Hexadecimal (base 16) has 16 digits: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E,F. Columns are 16 times greater than their precursor (1s, 16s, 256s, 4096s, etc.). 119(decimal) equals 77(hex).
Binary doesn’t have to have a zero in front, I just do it to clarify. There are rules about separation in programming though. Google it if you want.
Base 32: 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,P,R,S,T,U,V,X,Y. At least, those are the digits I use. Don’t use “O,” it can be easily confused with 0. Each column is 32 times greater than it’s precursor (1s, 32s, 1024s, 32,768s, 1,048,576s, etc.). 119(decimal) equals 3M(base 32). Unless my math is wrong. Now, you can learn pretty much any base number system.
Try Shoutbox on DSiPaint.com. I’ll be there until 45 minutes from now. If you don’t use a DSi, then you’ll just have to wait until I post when my parents are gone.
Red, Runescape, 8-28-10, sometime between 12 and 2 pm in my time. 8-29 also.
I won’t be able to see replies to this.

If I don’t get back, I’ll miss you all.

Goodbye.

August 27, 2010 at 11:15 pm
(321) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Red, Blaise (if you read this), let’s continue all of our stuff on http://gayteens.about.com/b/2010/08/20/nj-libraries-cut-glbt-book-citing-child-pornography.htm so that Blaise can join us.

Red, don’t post anything on this one any more so Blaise is sure to get the message next time he checks (if ever).

I’ll try to contact Ellen just in case Blaise can’t. See if she can delete some, like the ones in the beginning that now make no sense thanks to Red’s previous contact with Ellen.

August 28, 2010 at 12:05 am
(322) gayteens says:

Red, Blaise and Jordan,
Why don’t you start a new thread in the forum?
You can access it on the site’s home page under my picture where it says, “My forum.”
Or try this link.
http://forums.about.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?nav=messages&webtag=ab-gayteens&lgnF=y

Then just start a new topic and tell the other two about it!
What do you think?

August 28, 2010 at 1:44 pm
(323) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Okay, I’ve started one on there as a continuation of this page. http://forums.about.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=1&nav=messages&webtag=ab-gayteens&tid=2307 Go to it, sign up on the forum. I already have, I use the screen name I originally used here, the AKsr.oa4a, just to let you know. And then we can continue as normal. That is, if Blaise ever gets to see this.

August 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm
(324) zland666 says:

Hey if you need help coming out or need someone to talk to here is a site that gives you just that, it’s a site over 8,000 people gay straight and bi, you can write stories or poems about your thoughts, there’s a chat room and forum room where there is plenty of people who can help you who is or have going thorugh the same thing.

http://gayauthors.org/ but you do need an email address and be 13 + in age for legal reasons.

August 30, 2010 at 5:33 pm
(325) zland666 says:

There is a website that can help you with this process over 8,000 gay straight bi there family there. It’s included chat room forum you can write your own stories.

http://gayauthors.org/

The only thing is you have to be 13 years or older and an email address is required.

October 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm
(326) Alexa says:

I’m a pansexual 12 year old and I only told a few of my friends and my mom, who thinks that “this is just a phase”.

Blagh…. Parents don’t understand anything….

October 9, 2010 at 12:11 am
(327) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Pansexual or bisexual? Big difference.

October 9, 2010 at 12:24 pm
(328) melissa cinnamon says:

im 15 and bi……i dont care what people say i just started high school……i being getting more ? about me being bi i just say “yes” or “i like girls and boy”…….i make out with this 1 girl in lunch everyday and my twin sister just told my mom that i was making out with girls in lunch and she just said it was sick i told her in the car when she said that “that this is what i am your’ll get over it”……….i had 2 tell some friends that i was but most of them just had a feeling or find it out from some1 else………..i got stapped in 5th grade in the leg by a high schooler 4 being bi but i just took it and told them 2 get over it………i had feelings 4 girl when i was in kindergardin..i was always diffent cuz im bi and adhd and bipoler and i dont eat meat………but my friends dont care i dont hang with people that dont like gays besides my mom and dad……….my brother who is 5 years old then me told me when he found out that i was bi he told me that he had sex with a guy but didnt wont 2 do it again and i was ok with that…….i do all the gay pride thing people have come up with………when i was in middle school every1 knew i was bi and i had some teachers come out 2 me which made me feel realy good………but now im getting mad cuz ever sence that song by katie perry called i kissed a girl people have been saying their bi cuz they may get more guys and they think it well make them cool……anyway i do have 2 say if anyone want 2 talk 2 me about comingout or need advice look me up on myspace”melissa cinamon” or youtude “the cannibalist” (im not a cannibal but i do stand up 4 them)or if any1 has been rae or no some1 who has tey can look me up 2 u can ask 4 my phone number 2 ^-^ (free yourself)

October 14, 2010 at 11:59 pm
(329) Red says:

It’s good to be back! In case you’re wondering who the heck I am (I’m looking at you, Askr. ;) ) Here’s some stuff you may [not] want to know about me:

I’m 13

I’m a boy

I’m in the 8th Grade

I’m bisexual

I’m in the closet and only my parents know

I’m a drama major

I can be a bit of a show-off (like right now)

I’m in two classes that give me high-school credit (Honor’s Algebra I and Honor’s Spanish IV)

Next year I’ll get college credit for Spanish 5

I’m a drama geek, good with computers, and an overall genius

I love science and cryogenics

I’m a Straight-A student

I have a pet snake (her name is Venus)

I like a lot of video-games (Mostly Mario and Pokémon)

I’m confident and good looking (in my “humble” opinion

I’ve been on this forum for a REALLY long time

I’m here to help!

And I’m not a over-confident, cocky, arrogant snob like the above list suggests. (Askr can vouch for me.)

And I’ve always wondered this. What IS the difference between bisexuality and pansexuality? I know a girl who came out to me as pan and I’ve never known the difference, if there IS a diference… Thanks! ;)

October 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm
(330) Jordan (Aksr) says:

First off, you know me and Blaise have moved to Formspring, right? Second, I’m in Geometry. :P

Anyway, yeah, there is a difference. Bisexuality means you’re attracted to both sexes. However, pansexuality (also called omnisexuality) means you’re attracted to people regardless of gender. So this means you’re also attracted to transgender people. Pansexuals (like gays/lesbians/bis) aren’t attracted to everyone, as the definition suggests, it just means that if they’re attracted to someone, they’re going to regardless of gender. I think it’s cool because it’s really into that whole “love conquers all” idea.

October 15, 2010 at 11:02 pm
(331) Red says:

Wonder where that puts me since I couldn’t care less about gender…

{And yes, I do. I talk to Blaise all the time.}

October 16, 2010 at 12:41 am
(332) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Ok… So you and me chat on here, Blaise and I chat on Formspring, and you and him chat on whatever you two chat on (what? Runescape?).

Maybe you’re pan/omnisexual, maybe you’re bi, it’s really up to you.

October 17, 2010 at 10:36 pm
(333) Red says:

Runescape and formspring. Thanks!

October 18, 2010 at 12:31 am
(334) Jordan (Aksr) says:

Welcome?

October 24, 2010 at 1:31 am
(335) $kiTtlez_:P says:

Wow, all this stuff that Ive read really speaks to me.
im bisexual and ive already come out to my friends at school. although i dont plan on coming out to my parents any time soon (because my dads racist *a..whipe* and he’ll probably beat me more than he already does) but my mom will accept me nomatter what.
but im not sure what to do. im very proud about being bisexual but its like living a double life. im all loud n fun in school but @ home im depressed.’since i dont have my mom around its ahuge problem. she got deported when i was 9 ive been different. im more up in your face, cuzing others out, getting into fights ect.
in school most of the teachers know about me, and evryone thinks they knw me when they dont. but ive met TONs’of new friends and plenty of enemys, im very strong emotionally and mentally, and im alright physically…. but if u wanna make friendsu can ad me on myspace. im carlos_vega69er@yahoo.com. im honduran, salvaduran, black, and aztec. yeah im very complex:)
butjust say u read my post and ill remember you.

much love and peace <3
Carlos;)

November 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm
(336) Patrick says:

Hey Everyone. i’m back, at least temporarily. I don’t have internet at my house, so i won’t be here often. but it looks to me like you guys won’t be here either, the last post was a month ago. i just want you to know that i’m still here to help, as often as i can. Carlos, i don’t know what to do about your family, but just remember to stay out of trouble. nobody wants you to get hurt.

And then me, i’m doing great. i have an awesome girlfriend. i’m now in tenth grade, so i guess i don’t really qualify for this forum any more. so if you guys come back to this forum, i miss you guys and i want to help. email me at pwsnyder510@yahoo.com .

good luck. you guys’ll probably need it.

November 25, 2010 at 7:47 pm
(337) i wish not to say my name says:

Hey to anyone who is 12 and either closeted or openly gay. I’m 12 and im openly gay to my 5 closest friends. I have a crush on this boy. He sometimes plays around like he’s gay but he is never really serious. I haven’t come out to him yet but i’m almost positive he knows that im gay. What do i do?

November 26, 2010 at 12:08 am
(338) Jordan (AKsr) says:

Why don’t you come to the forum instead? There are tons of people who’d be happy to help there.

December 7, 2010 at 5:07 pm
(339) karli says:

im 15 and ive always liked girls but im finally comeing out and im proud to be gay :)

December 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm
(340) Red says:

Hey, Askr! Thanks for helping! I don’t know if you know this, but that “Gay Crushes and Flirting Advice?” was none other than me! His name is Kurtis, by the way. Anyway, I forgot my password to that account so I am going to make a new one with a very similar name. You’ll know it’s me. My screen name will be (as always) Red. So anyway, long time no see! Blaise disabled his Formspring. I couldn’t post but I always followed. I’m to sc

December 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm
(341) Red says:

What I was saying was…

I’m to scared to come out (but I am quite the flirt, although I need tips so as not make an old creepy fool out of myself) as bi, and to be honest, I am beginning to question my sexuality. Not if I’m GLBT or not, but if I go into the “B” group or the “G” group. So I don’t know what I am or what I’ll be, but it probably ain’t gonna be straight! ;-)

December 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm
(342) Red says:

Karli:

Yay! That’s awesome. You have a lot of guts! I wish you lot’s and lot’s of luck. Tell me how it goes!

December 21, 2010 at 3:37 pm
(343) john says:

Senior in hs. been Bi since I could remember. Never came out. I conceal it pretty well. Hell I even make gay jokes on a daily basis. I was depressed from 9th to 10th grade. Just be yourself guys. If I could go back I could have had such an amazing high school experience. But because I never came out I didn’t talk much and didn’t make any friends. I analyzed my speech, walk, actions and everything to make sure nobody knew. It sux – don’t be me >.>

December 22, 2010 at 11:02 pm
(344) Someone awesome says:

Hey iwishnottosaymyname
I’m twelve and gay too
I have a huge crush on one of my friends at school
Last month, we had a sleepover and i
was almost sure he Was gay
He always acted like it,but he had no idea I was gay
Then when we were fooling around on my phone
He saw on history a gay teen help website like this one
Once he saw it I was expecting him to admit being gay
But he just said “I’ll keep you’re secret.”

The point is don’t get your hopes up
Some guys are just girly, not gay
Now I know he’s not gay but there is always a very very vry smsmall chance
Hope you get him!

December 22, 2010 at 11:26 pm
(345) Wonderer says:

Hi everyone
I’m 12 and gay. I just dont know what to do at my school. Lots olots of my friends make fun of gay people. I just know if I tell them theyll never treat me the same. I’ll always be that weird gay kid. I’m so in love with one of my friends. He’s really cute a and has long emo hair. (so cute) I don’t know if he’s gay but I’m hoping he is. I’m only put to my mom and I don’t know what my dad will think. I dread the thought of telling my friends. ADVICE PLEASE!!!!!!!

December 23, 2010 at 1:22 pm
(346) Hello says:

Gay people should be ashamed of their inmorality and from being perverts, get right! why living a sinfull life like this is a joke! That is a chosen lifestyle that has to be deleted from humankind.

December 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm
(347) Annoyed says:

It’s people like you who give everyone else a bad name
Dont you realize how hard it is for gays!!!!

December 23, 2010 at 8:23 pm
(348) biguy says:

Hey Blaise. U live in FL, I’m Jw if u live in the Seminole/Sanford area??? Lol

December 28, 2010 at 9:56 pm
(349) preston says:

ok first that is the rudest remark i have ever heard!!!! if your a christian u shouldnt judge god loves everyone. im gay and proud of it.thou shalt not judge idiot. who cares if we like the same gender. all my friends dont. i dont judge straights. u shouldnt be on this site if ur not gay. i think u are arent u.

January 13, 2011 at 2:50 am
(350) DJ says:

I’m 16 and I wanna come out but I’m scared because I’m stuck in a scho with uneducated hicks in kentucky and there’s Been hangings and stuff idk what to do!!!!! I play football to make it worse!!!’

January 15, 2011 at 11:09 am
(351) 12&gay says:

hiya i’m 12 and gay in 7th grade in new york. i’m in the closet, and have don’t have the balls to come out. My best friend is a girl would be fine with it, but im still pretty scared. I am IN LOVE with this guy at school, i’m 95% sure he’s gay. all of his friends, like me, are girls, his voice is just like most gays, acts totally like a girl, makes ‘gay’ gestures (:P), and like me doesn’t fit in with guys. (do you think he’s gay!?!?)

‘Hello,’ you are a prejudice freak. gays are awesome. if you were gay, how would you feel if some other jerk said that? It’s people like you that cause all of the world’s problems. Gays are normal, but they just like the same gender they are. straight guys don’t rape every girl they see, and gays don’t rape every guy they see, so they’re NOT PERVERTS. idiot.

January 15, 2011 at 11:12 am
(352) bubbly says:

get off this blog hello.

January 19, 2011 at 10:22 pm
(353) dosnt want ppl to see says:

hey ppls umm i need some help im 11 and bi but im scared to comeout to my parents and friends i already came out to my sis and other friend tho but my dad is either gay or bi and my parents are divorced so if i tell my mom she might use it against my dad and if i tell my dad im scared of his reaction plus most of my friends make gay jokes and call them faggets and when they say stuff like that i feel weird inside like kinda bad plusssss i have a crush on such a hottt boy in my class and its sooo hard not to stare at him all day!!!
pls help. ps if you wanna talk or answer me not here or somethin els my email is writerdude55406@gmail.com

January 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm
(354) Stuck in Closet says:

I’m in the closet & my parents are homophobic . Most of my friends are to some are not and some I’m not sure about 1 of my frends are bi and he’s made fun of constantly . I told them to back of cos it dousent mater if he’s bi then thay said I was a f_____ & as a normal person in the closet would do I danide it . I felt terable about myself . I STILL DONT NO WHAT TO DO HELPME DESIDE.

January 26, 2011 at 9:37 pm
(355) helper dude o.o says:

to in closet: ok first of all for your parents ask them about what they would do if you were gay and it depends on what they will say to answer and about your friends defend him again if he gets bullied and if they call you a f_____ again say whatever maybe i am maybe im not and their response probabblllyy would be hahah you f__ sooo if they say that say oh just shut up ok and leave! if they dont ignore them if they do then doo whatever you want to do hope this helps ( :
ps you dont have to do this and do you have a crush on your friend?? just askin

February 5, 2011 at 1:03 am
(356) Bob says:

Help I am 13 and I am gay but I gay but I don’t know what to tell my friends will treat me weirdly

February 19, 2011 at 1:21 pm
(357) uglydykeling ;D says:

haha… it doesn’t seem there are that many lesbians on here… but anyway, I kind of have a story about coming out…to give you a bit of context, I’m 13, a girl (as mentioned before XD) in 7th grade, and go to a junior high in a small town in the south (and despite the connotations that may have for you, its actually pretty “socially progressive” with gayness, or at least the kids are, parents… def not so much)
anyway, back to the actual story, I was talking and goofing around with my best friend and said “(insert name here), I’m gay.” And she just said “No.” and I was like “um… Yes??” And she just said “NO” with a bit of an awkward laugh. And then the very next second we were back to joking around and babbling like we were before, but I was ultra confused. What did she MEAN by that? I mean, I expected maybe confusion, maybe outright rejection, but “NO”? Maybe she just didn’t think it was possible because I’ve always been the stereotypical girly-girl, and she just thought feminine=straight? I really just don’t know.
also, reading some above posts, you’re apparently not supposed to come out on facebook.
UM
WHOOPS

February 22, 2011 at 5:26 pm
(358) Matthew says:

Just wanted to say you people are awesome for coming out (or wanting to come out). Everyone should have the freedom to be themselves, without having to worry what other people think. Although, I am not gay, I think I know how some of you feel. I received a lot of flak from people at my school when I revealed that I was Wiccan. Sadly, most of my trouble came not from other kids, but from the teachers, and other adults in my community. It was ruff, for a time, having people think I was a “Satanist”, but eventually people began to see that I was still the same person I always was. I think it would probably be a similar situation for some of you. Once you come out, it may shock a few people at first, but eventually, at least I hope, your friends and families will be able to accept you too!

Blessed Be!

February 25, 2011 at 12:07 pm
(359) anominous says:

Mathew- i think everyone should be like you, non-prejudice and accepting, despite religion which everyone should accept.

uglysuckling- haha you made my day :D and in NY it’s the total opposite- im in 7th grade and the parents are more accepting while the kids are REALLY not. it annoys the crap out of me, they are always “That’s gay” and “He’s gay” or “She’s hot.” they just try so hard to try to be “popular” which really annoys me. My parents would be totally okay with me being gay but I’de rather wait a while so she doesn’t tell everyone in my family and everyone would wanna talk about it with me and think im too young to be sure im gay, blahblahblah. with one of my friends i made a fake facebook with the name like fredfreddison XD and then message my friend and ask if they accept gays. then go from there.
and for the coming out on facebook, yeah, whoops! XD

February 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm
(360) amonimous says:

*UglyDuckling.. misspelt it :P

March 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm
(361) whydoyoucare says:

Hello, guys! My name is ______ :)

I came out that I was bi just about 4 months ago and I kind of wish I hadn’t have done it. I’m not trying to scare anyone away from it or anything, but I’ve been teased so much about it that I sure wish I hadn’t.

People of been spreading rumors that I’m in love with some kid in 6th grade (my grade) which I don’t even have the slightest interest in. Stupid kids. The guy who I supposedly “liked” threatened to beat me up, so that was kind of scary.

It makes me sad that people can’t get along with people like us. It seems like you can’t tell anyone about anything anymore.

People always think of people like us as “perverted” or whatever, but they just need to appreciate us as what we are. WE ARE HUMANS, TOO!!!!!!!!!

March 15, 2011 at 11:15 am
(362) kay says:

hi! i’m a seventh grader and i came out to my school a couple months ago. heres what i did-
i drew a bunch of rainbow and bisexual(thats what i identify with) flags all over my stuff. just let the people figure it out. oh and when i came out to my parents they where all like “you cant be bisexual” and “youre confused”gahhhh!

March 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm
(363) Matthew Thompson says:

Here are some “coming out” tips:

Make sure you’re sure of your sexual orientation. If you’re still trying to figure it out, it’s not the best time to start telling people. Only consider telling others if you’ve reached the point at which you know and have accepted that you’re gay or bisexual. This is the crucial step – if you are not sure but you tell everyone you are, it could lead to complications further down the road. However, if you are close to a particular family member or friend and don’t tell them before you start dating out of your normal range, they may be quite shocked. Consider telling a friend or family member that you are very close to (if any) in order to prepare someone and decide how to tell others later.

March 18, 2011 at 6:39 pm
(364) Matthew Thompson says:

# Make sure you will be safe if you tell people. People have been thrown out of their homes or had their safety threatened. Don’t endanger yourself. If your family is very religious and anti-gay, they may not take the news well. They may attempt to “cure” you. In such a situation, silence may be best until you can survive on your own. Alternatively, if there is a school counselor whom you trust and is good at handling such situations, tell him or her about your sexual orientation and wish to come out of the closet. The counselor can act as a medium between you and your parents, to ensure your safety.
#
3
Start with close friends. You can always know that your closest friends are more likely to be the ones who accept you. If your friends have said negative things about gays and lesbians, it might not be wise to tell them. The reality is that not everyone is alright with homosexuality yet, and this could include your family. It’s very important that you have a safety net to fall into should your family reject you. This way, you are never alone.

March 18, 2011 at 6:41 pm
(365) Matthew Thompson says:

# Come right out with your statement. Beating around the bush or dodging the subject will (1): scare your friend or family member; or (2): give the impression that you’re ashamed. Instead, simply make your statement calmly and then discuss as necessary.

* As an example, a good conversation would be: “Hey, bro, I called you here because I have something important to share with you. I’m gay.” or “I’m so lucky to have a good friend like you that I can confide in. I’ve been going through something and I’m hoping I’ll be able to count on you for your friendship and support once I let you know that I’m a lesbian.” Don’t try to cushion or sugar coat it too much; let them know it’s important to you, and then just take a deep breath and say it.

Allow time for people to process and assimilate this revelation. Some family members and/or friends may need a little time to get used to the idea. Be gentle with them and give them time to come around. Remember, you didn’t just wake up one day and say, “Wow. I’m gay.” You took some time to accept it within yourself, so others will too.

March 18, 2011 at 6:42 pm
(366) Matthew Thompson says:

# Understand that this is something that will have a huge impact on certain aspects of your life. Some friends may need to detach for a while, some family members may act differently towards you. Your parents may even feel different and may react a bit angrily towards you. In certain cases, they may even disown you. Others will be drawn to you. Things will change, but if you are patient and don’t try to force the issue – while at the same time, refusing to suppress or deny it – there’s a good chance those changes will end up being very positive.

Live out without being in people’s faces about it. It’s great once you’re out because then people are aware from the beginning of your relationship of who you are – there is no difficult “revelation” later on. If you are comfortable with your casual acquaintances knowing, then the sooner, the better. When people know who you are from the start, they are more willing to simply accept you as you are. It becomes harder to tell people after you’ve known them for a while, because they have formed an idea of who you are in their own heads without knowing properly. But flaming around is only really funny and entertaining on television or amongst others in the LGBT community. Try to act naturally and as you normally always have. As more people in your social circle come to know you as an LGBT teen, you’ll have less explaining to do.

March 18, 2011 at 6:44 pm
(367) Matthew Thompson says:

# Be able and willing to discuss your orientation with sincerely interested individuals. Of course, you shouldn’t put up with people who just want to harass and humiliate you or make you the butt of jokes. But if, for example, a jock makes a joke, like “Don’t touch me, I might catch it”, and you respond with something like, “Hey, what did I ever to do to you?” sometimes it can be turned around. He may respond with, “Well, my brother thinks he’s gay now. Maybe it is catching”. You can say, “Oh, wow, was it a big surprise to you? Do your folks know?” and if he is receptive to talking, you may turn this into a good thing for all of you. Responding with “Would it help to let him know he could talk to me?” might make the jock feel a lot more kindly toward both you and his brother, and toward the LGBT community in general. That’s the way we help move others toward tolerance and acceptance.

Remember: Coming out is a process. It takes time – don’t rush the process.

March 18, 2011 at 6:53 pm
(368) Matthew Thompson says:

# Bringing up LGBT issues from time to time before coming out as gay can help prepare people — for example, seeing something on the news about same-sex marriage can spark a discussion and give you a chance to gauge how your friends or family feel about homosexuality.
# To drop hints about your homosexuality before you come out might be a good idea so when you do come out, so the news isn’t TOO shocking and out-of-the-blue to the people that you are coming out to. For example, if you are hanging out with a group of straight friends and they comment on the good looks of someone of the opposite sex, just say “Oh. I didn’t really notice. But the (boy if you are gay/girl if you are lesbian) at the store earlier was attractive.”
# If you think that anybody you come out to might not take the news too well, write some sort of script for yourself. Prepare for the worst-case scenario. It can be difficult to ad-lib if you’re facing criticism or adverse reaction.
# If your orientation causes you to be teased or bullied, consider your options, stay strong, but know that discretion is the better part of valor. That means that if it makes more sense for you to keep it on the down low because flaming around irritates people who are antagonistic in the first place, it’s smarter to be discreet than to flame on.

March 18, 2011 at 6:55 pm
(369) Matthew Thompson says:

# Make sure you are certain of yourself first. There is no rush on your sexuality – no time limit. Take your time to be certain before you shout your pride from the rooftops. Coming out once is hard enough, and the more times you “come out” to people the easier it is.
# Talk to other lesbian, gay, or bisexual people around your age online who have came out and ask them for advice. You could post a bulletin asking for advice anonymously. Others who have been through a similar situation can offer tips on how to do it – and possibly how to deal with any bad reactions there may be.
# Only you can say who you are. Never be afraid to be yourself.
# Don’t be defined by a label. You can choose what you call yourself, but remember that labels are superficial things that humans make up to categorize.
# Remember that sexual orientation is only one of many characteristics that define one’s identity. A gay businessman may have virtually nothing in common with a gay artist. Don’t become a “PG” (Professional Gay) or let sexual orientation become your primary identity.

March 18, 2011 at 6:57 pm
(370) Matthew Thompson says:

* It is great to be proud of who you are, but be careful as well. Unfortunately, we do not live in a world where everyone unconditionally accepts each other for who we are. Stay safe. If you are in an area or situation where you feel unsafe, leave it. If you are a place that you can’t leave (such as school) and feel unsafe, try to always have a friend with you and let authority figures know immediately of any mistreatment and definitely of any harm. Being hospitalized is far worse than being outed.
* If you are unsure, and believe that if you come out it will be a danger to you, then don’t do it. Your life is more important and sometimes keeping a secret can be safer than you may think.

March 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm
(371) Stukincloset says:

Haven’t posted in a wile thanks for help & I do have a crush but he’s probably strait so:( & by the way I told 1of my best rewinds since kindergarten & she thout I was tought for telling her so to the pepol that think u hav nobody think ahem

March 27, 2011 at 9:55 pm
(372) Stukincloset says:

By the way I’m 14 15in sep but want u to know I’m in 8th grade & sadly singly & in love with a guy named I—-k Miller.

I’m thinking on complete coming out to the whole school. Next year

April 3, 2011 at 8:33 pm
(373) trenton says:

ok im in the 7th grade and im secretly gay. i want to come out but im scared of what people will think . first of all my dad and brother are extremly homophobic and and even though i havnt come out my dad dosent pay attention to me just my brother so all i have is my sister and kinda my mom. i dont play sports , i already seem gay to people ( people have asked me and i denied). well i like this boy named N****.i think he is gay and likes me. he gives me signs like grabs the back of my leg , winks, says i look good . if i come out to any one it will be him first .i just dont know how i would . what i really want to do is come out to him and see if he comes out to me cuz i want him to be my first boyfriend . but some times it seems like he doesnt care but he does. how should i come out to him???? please HELP

April 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm
(374) Matthew Thompson says:

Trenton,

If you come out to anyone, I think you should come out to your friend first, since he seems to be most receptive. If you don’t want to come right out and tell your friend in a straight forward manner, maybe you could drop some hints, by starting a conversation about gay rights or something. If he seems to be favorable to gays in your conversation, then maybe you should just drop the news to him. I don’t think you should tell your dad or brother just yet. If they are hostile to gays, and you have to live under the same roof with them, it might put you at risk for a bad situation. Coming out is great, but it is not worth your safety or peace of mind.

April 17, 2011 at 6:36 pm
(375) trenton says:

thanks so much matthew you really helped me tons :)

April 17, 2011 at 10:23 pm
(376) Scares says:

all my friends know im bi and mostly the whole class knows it but i need some help on how to tell my parents my mom is kinda weird i cant rlly tell wat she would say and my dad iss gay so it would be tooo akward so if u can plsss help

April 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm
(377) Matthew Thompson says:

Trenton, glad I could help, and I hope everything is going good for you now.

Scares, Maybe you could get a feel for how your mom would react by causally talking to her about how gays are treated in your school, or perhaps a news story on gays in your area. Notice how she acts, and if she acts in a positive way, maybe just come out and tell her. If she seems to act negatively, then maybe now is not the time to tell her.

As for your father, in what way would it be awkward to talk to him? If he is gay maybe he might be more sympathetic to you.

Anyway, I hope everything works out alright for you.

April 23, 2011 at 1:32 am
(378) trenton says:

hey me again well today was going to come out to 1 guy well it was …. close ok well today me nathan (the guy i like) and jamie (my friend(girl)) went to the mall . well we went to jamies place afterwards and started playing truth or dare and nathan got dared to switch shirts so i got to see that .;) well then i was laying on the couch and he came up and layed on top of me and i got alittle ……..excited ….. so i started freaking out well i invited him over to my house later that night and he came over . well i was going to tell him until he started talking about his GIRLFRIEND(ugh) so i decided not to come out yet .:/ well we crashed right next to me . he looks so cute when he sleeps.

April 23, 2011 at 11:47 am
(379) Matthew Thompson says:

Hmmm…Have you ever tried to bring up the subject in a casual way just to gauge his reaction? Maybe mention a movie or a tv show with a gay theme and see how he responds? I hope the time comes when you will be able to tell him. He seems like he would be fun to have as a friend.

April 23, 2011 at 5:59 pm
(380) trenton says:

thanks…. again lol

April 23, 2011 at 9:58 pm
(381) Matthew Thompson says:

LOL Wouldn’t it be funny if he was trying to figure out a way to come out to you too?

April 30, 2011 at 10:37 am
(382) trenton says:

lol i hope he is that would be the best

May 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm
(383) mr. confuzzled says:

hey im 13 and in 7th grade and im gay and not out but am close to the breaking point. i like a couple guys in my school and am scared to tell people even though ive heard all these stories about the world accepting them and not but im just scared and am in a school where they call things gay. noone is out if they are gay but im just nervous because i hate all the discrimination i would get. im just uncertain. please help.

May 25, 2011 at 10:58 am
(384) Gay Old Fart says:

Wow, I’m really likeing what I’m seeing here. It warms my heart to see gay kids being supportive of each other. Pity I don’t see that many adults being the same for the kids.

Anyway, that being said, I would like to say that you guys are growing up gay in a more accepting and supportive way than when I was growing up. When I was in Jr. High (middle school on some states), coming out gay was almost like a death sentance! (Or at least they made you want to die). I can still hear my PE coaches saying things like “You all act like a bunch of little fairys” and much worse things. I was bullied for being a “fag” before I even knew what one was! (Okay so my mother kept me “sheltered”) And this was in Catholic School!

Long story short; I kept trying to keep the appierance of being “normal” I got married, even had a couple of kids! My marrage only lasted four years, but I got two beautiful kids out of the deal and now some really great grandkids! :) . I didn’t come “out to myself” till I was in High School and did come out to the world till I was 24. When I told my mom I was gay she replied with “I know” then immeadiately dropped the subject.

Now my 13 year old Grandson just came out that he is gay (Hummmm guess it does run in the family hehe) on his facebook page. I sent him a note, I haven’t heard back from him yet.

But I find the reaction of most of the adults who know him a bit amazing: “Oh its a phase”, “maybe he was molested” “he doesn’t know what he is, he’s only 13!” and such. Heck I knew (though I didn’t want to admit it) when I was that young.

In conclusion I have this to offer to you:
Be true to yourself
Be happy with yourself
Come out whe YOU are comfortable with coming out.
You’re here, you’re queer, now help make the world a better place (you are already) :)

June 2, 2011 at 10:10 pm
(385) 13questioning says:

ok well umm lets see i’m 13 in 7th grade in a very religious catholic school. i think i’m gay cuz i have lost all attraction to girls and have a crush on a guy. but my school is catholic and in religion class we just learned how we don’t belive in homosexuality and how it’s a sin. so no luck in an exceptoing school but i think this guy is gay too cuz he kinda coughed by me once and it sounded like he said i’m gay. but i can’t just go up to him and ask him cuz my school is like a rumor can be spread in literally a minute. ok also my parents also make hateful comments towards gays and like when thier on tv they’re like GROSS. so no luck there either. and we just had a talk about how gays shouldn’t marry and stuff so i don’t think they like gays too much. just wondering what u think i should do. cuz i really like this guy.

June 3, 2011 at 9:06 pm
(386) Stuck incloset says:

Hay
Know listen u all hopefully know who I am to 13 I wish I new what to tell u but I don’t becouse your stuck my suggestion is to ask you’re parents to switch schools to try it and not to hurt your feelings but it’s most likely you’re the only gay kid know I fill bad but it had to be said

And that gos for the rest of y’all if ther rely gay cum out to them first if u think u can trust em

June 6, 2011 at 3:42 pm
(387) d says:

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June 7, 2011 at 1:17 am
(388) Red says:

13questioning:
Hey. Lemme introduce myself. I’m Red. I live in Oklahoma City, am a high school freshman (9th grade) and am gay. Red is actually my middle name. It’s on my birth-certificate. Jackson Red Gable. Named after my grandfather, who had it as a nickname. Scroll up to the 200s in the comments and I’m there. Anything before that I had deleted out of paranoia, which is weird, because I’m usually not a very paranoid person… Anyway… I had a really huge and emotionally-packed comment for you, but it never took. I pushed “Say It!”, but it never came up. Anyway, bring up homosexuality in a place you won’t be heard/reported. If his reaction is positive and you’re ready, go for the kill. If it’s negative and you’re sure he’s serious, agree with his biased opinion and hang in there. It gets better. I promise. In fact, Google the “It Gets Better Project” and watch some videos. Be sure to wipe the history when you’re done though, otherwise you’ll probably get caught and badly punished.

Blaise/Askr,:
My period of questioning has been over for a while, so here it is: In “GLBT”, I am not a “B”`, but rather a “G”.

P.S. I hope you guys are doing good. Stupid thing to say, but it’s true. I haven’t talked to either of you in forever. I just got back from NYC and I swear I’ll live there. All my other issues with my parents have long been resolved. But enough about me, what about you? ;)

d:
IKR.

June 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm
(389) Blaise says:

Argh. I had a nice long post typed and this website deleted it. Just like old times. Anyway…

I’M BACK!!!

June 8, 2011 at 4:34 pm
(390) Red says:

Blaise:
Awesome! We’re bringing this page back to life! (I could make a career off of necromancy…) How’d you get back? Got a boyfriend? Can you only post sporadically, or are you a regular? Tell! Tell! TELL!!! (Sorry to bombard you with annoyance, but I haven’t heard from you in forever!)

June 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm
(391) Blaise says:

I’ve moved to my grandmother’s house, and so now I have regular access to a computer, so I will hopefully be posting fairly regularly, no, I have no boyfriend (sadly), and what else should I tell, tell, tell? Ask away; I have no problem with answering all of y’all’s questions.

June 9, 2011 at 9:21 am
(392) ....... says:

Mmk.

Could anyone possibly help me answer a series of questions??? (And, yes, I’m seeking guidance here because I’ve tried almost every other resource that I can think of, and they’ve not been able to help).

I’m not sure if I’m bisexual or not, but both genders do attract me, although males more than females.

There’s more to the story, but as of right now this is all that I’m comfortable with telling (despite my identity being unknown and this being the internet, kay?!!)

June 9, 2011 at 9:24 am
(393) ....... says:

Oops…

I just realized that I said “series of questions”….

Please disregard that for now.

June 9, 2011 at 9:25 am
(394) ....... says:

Oops…

Just realized that I said “series of questions”…..

Please disregard that for now…

June 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm
(395) Blaise says:

Dear …….: We will certainly try our best to help. What can we do for you? (Oh, wow. I hope that didn’t sound as shop-keeper-y to you as it did to me…)

June 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm
(396) ....... says:

It… did, actually…

Actually, Mister, I’m new to this area. Just moved in from the land of Hordes. If you’d be so kind as to tell me what I can get for the fifty bucks I have on me, I’d be incredibly happy.

June 9, 2011 at 4:23 pm
(397) ....... says:

And, Blaise: my first post did specify (did it not?) that as of right now {or then (when I posted), whatever you want to say} that the bit of information I provided (if any at all) was what I felt comfortable with.

June 9, 2011 at 4:28 pm
(398) Blaise says:

Hm… A ticket to one of Brian Regan’s shows… always a good choice. Plus you’d have enough left for a kebab!

June 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm
(399) Blaise says:

AND COMMENT FOUR HUNDRED IS MINE!!!

June 9, 2011 at 4:34 pm
(400) ....... says:

Brian Regan… -shudders-
As for the kebab, I’ll think about it.

June 9, 2011 at 4:50 pm
(401) ....... says:

Eh!?
Comment four hundred is NOT yours!

June 9, 2011 at 5:08 pm
(402) Blaise says:

I hate this website.

I tried to say, as comment three ninety nine, my email and facebook. I’ll try again.

June 9, 2011 at 5:15 pm
(403) Blaise says:

blsngnt@gmail.com

Would emailing me make you more comfortable?

June 9, 2011 at 5:18 pm
(404) Blaise says:

Finally!

June 9, 2011 at 5:19 pm
(405) Blaise says:
June 9, 2011 at 5:23 pm
(406) ....... says:

Ah…

Anyhow, I grew up believing I was straight, but the summer before my ninth grade year I discovered my attraction to both females and males.
I’ve had men tell me that I’m very cute and feminine, and at the same time women have told me that I have the qualities of a good boyfriend.

Might this mean that I am bisexual? Or maybe people can see me as being both genders?

June 9, 2011 at 5:27 pm
(407) Blaise says:

It means you have both feminine and masculine qualities. That doesn’t make you bisexual, gay, or straight. All it means is that your’re not Brad Pitt, but you’re not Adam Lambert either. Your physical appearance has nothing to do with your sexuality.

June 9, 2011 at 5:32 pm
(408) ....... says:

I appreciate your offer, but I don’t email people I don’t know, and I definitely don’t want to add someone on facebook then have to regret it later and take the time to unfriend them (and I’m speaking from past experiences).

And, yeah, I’m so lazy that I can’t even spare about five seconds to click the “unfriend” button.

June 9, 2011 at 5:49 pm
(409) ....... says:

And do you also have an explanation as to why both sexes attract me?

June 9, 2011 at 7:01 pm
(410) Red says:

…….:
Lot’s of theories. It could be exposure to hormones while still in the womb, how you’re brought up (doubt it), or just chance (think so). Science suggests, however that (on average) gay men and straight women have equally sized brain hemispheres; while lesbians and straight men have a slightly larger right hemisphere. Apparently, there’s been a lot of research done about it. The right side of YOUR brain in particular could be somewhere in between that ratio. That’s the technical answer. Want more of a psychological/philosophical one? ;)

Blaise:
Wow. Out of all the people in the world, I’d never imagine you’d be the one to get a Spaceface account! :P

June 9, 2011 at 11:56 pm
(411) trenton says:

im sorry to just pop back in but im lovein the convo. up in here i check in here like every once in a while . btw mathew im sorry but iv told 4 people and it wasnt nathan. the 4 ppl were girls. i kinda told nathan but he was like (really!) in a negitive way. then i said “not kidding” but nathan thinks i said “just kidding” so i just went with it

June 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm
(412) Blaise says:

There really is no reason. That’s like asking why you hate certain flavors, and love others, or why you prefer some music to others. You just do.

June 10, 2011 at 8:34 pm
(413) ....... says:

Well, when you put it that way…

I dislike certain flavors because they don’t appeal to me as much as compared to the ones I DO like.
I like strawberries better than grapes, oranges better than grapefruit, gummies better than gum, etc.

…hm.
You saying that just made me think of something that I could possibly do…

June 11, 2011 at 12:16 pm
(414) Blaise says:

You realize that saying something appeals to you is the same as saying that you like it… And that if something appeals to you more than something else, then you, by definition, like it more… Right?

And what have I inspired you to possibly do?

June 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm
(415) Stuck in closet says:

Hy what’s up my new name is Bj thats my nick name at school. Don’t ask why

June 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm
(416) ....... says:

Blaise: ……..yah… I suppose you’re right…
That “something” that I thought of turned out to be a failure….. Sad face…

Stuck in Closet: The ceiling is what’s up… Your new name is BJ. Got it. And… why?

June 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm
(417) Red says:

Stuck in closet:
I don’t even have to ask you why. I already know. That must suck. Sorry… I feel for you, just so you know.

June 11, 2011 at 10:39 pm
(418) Bj says:

Yeh it sucks but u now what I’ve had the nick since kindagarden so what ev bye this sentence it’s obeys I’m out

June 12, 2011 at 11:23 am
(419) Blaise says:

…….: Sorry it didn’t pan out. What WAS your idea?

Bj: I don’t know why, but I can guess… Sorry… My initials are actually BJ, but no one has ever called me that… I’ve always wondered why. And what?!?!

June 12, 2011 at 1:05 pm
(420) Bj says:

Blaise: the main problems with my words is my iPod it changes my words alot what i ment to say was
I’ve came out of the closet to most of my school

June 12, 2011 at 1:08 pm
(421) Blaise says:

Ah. I hate T9. And congrats!

June 13, 2011 at 4:44 pm
(422) Blaise says:

How did everyone take it?

June 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm
(423) Not Giving Myself A Name says:

I’m in middle school and now that I’m gay (I’ve known since 5th grade, but kind of sub-consciously knew my whole life, if that makes sense) and would love to come out if I could bring myself to do it.
I really would because my friends are really accepting of gay people (we participate in the Day of Silence every year), but one of my parents works in the building, so if I came out, she would eventually find out and I don’t want to tell my parents yet because I have a really homophobic father.
(My apologies for the super long sentences.)

June 13, 2011 at 10:22 pm
(424) B.j. says:

not all at the same time at first I told my closest friends one at time that’s the key for me I suggest it if not shire or scared of the outcome

June 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm
(425) Blaise says:

NGMaN: Why don’t you first ask your mom (the “She” I’m assuming you spoke of) if she’ll let you tell your dad? After all, it is something very personal to you, so you should ask her if you could be the one to tell him (whether you actually intend to or not) instead of having him hear it from her.

June 22, 2011 at 12:26 am
(426) Blaise says:

…Is this an awkward silence?

June 27, 2011 at 5:22 am
(427) Scared to death says:

I am 12 years old about to turn 13 in July and I’m so scared of coming out.IDK what ppl would say about me. In fith grade I had so many friends in my neighborhood but then when I didone gay thing they hated me.I knew then that they weren’t my real friends. They made fun of me I got scared. I am older than all of them I think that when they come to middle school next year they will tell every one I know. My life would be ruined.I’m not ready to tell anyone yet but I really want to. I just just don’t know what ppl would think about me.

July 1, 2011 at 6:27 pm
(428) Blaise says:

Dear Scared to death:If you act like you want to hide your homosexuality, then it seems to others that you’re ashamed of it. Plus, at this point, you have only two choices: either let your ex-friends tell the school, or tell your classmates yourself. Don’t be scared; all they can do is think bad things about you, and you can just ignore them. Why should you be hurt by that which is not an insult?

July 12, 2011 at 2:09 am
(429) new_confused_kid says:

1. I just wanna say Blaise, I think it is awesome that you are helping all of these people and giving all of this advice, you’re a great dude. Oh and no, YOU lost the game.

But seriously, I think I do have a problem. I’m 14 years young and I have a girlfriend, but after we got together I’ve realized I’ve been looking at guys more often. I mean I like her but now I think I’m Bi and I want to explore, I don’t know what to do and I just need some advice. ( And yes, I seriously am looking for advice on and help on this at 2 in the morning, I just typed in “how to deal with being gay in middle school” and here I am! ) Please do respond, thank you in advance.

July 12, 2011 at 11:58 am
(430) Blaise says:

new_confused_kid:

Thank you! It’s always nice to feel appreciated.
AUGH.
I would try and ask your girlfriend (innocuously) what her opinion on homosexuality is.

If positive, ask whether or not she’d be comfortable dating a bi guy. (If she really does like you, she shouldn’t mind whether you’re bi or straight, as long as you like her.) At this point, you would come out to her, assuming you haven’t already. Ask if she minds your exploring your sexuality.

~OR~

If negative, you might want to either A) not come out to her or B) explore your sexuality behind her back. (Sorry, but it’s what I would do!) If it doesn’t pan out, and you’re not bi, just curious, then you could tell her you did explore and that you’ve decided that men aren’t your taste. If it does pan out, and you find a nice guy, break up with her (gently) and apologize for stringing her along OR if it does pan out and you still don’t find any guys that measure up to her, then… um… You’re stuck with a homophobic girlfriend. At least that’s how I would phrase it. You might phrase it as more along the lines of “I’m still lucky enough to have the girl of my dreams even if I have to hide a side of myself from her.” Same thing.

~OR~

Ignore me because I’m crazy as a fox. Whatever floats your boat.

July 13, 2011 at 4:48 pm
(431) new_confused_kid says says:

Wow, thanks for the quick reply and all the help.

But….
Turns out, she met another guy that’s “a good listener”, really? So yeah we broke up. Which I guess is a good thing in a sense, I can now explore without being restrained and I don’t have to worry about hurting anybody…. Am I being shallow?

But anyways, again thank you and, what are doing later tonight?-wink- I joke.

Peace out

July 13, 2011 at 6:01 pm
(432) Blaise says:

You’re welcome! I check every day… It seems like things have petered out… very few posters now.

And that is sorta lucky… I wouldn’t say you’re being shallow.

And again, you’re welcome. I’m happy to help.

And nothing. And the same tomorrow… and the next day… and the next day… and so on and so on. But I digress.

Bai!

July 14, 2011 at 1:29 am
(433) new_confused_kid says says:

Well, hopefully people have taken what they’ve learned from this article/you and informed their friends and such… Always the optimist!

And yeah, I like to think that is was lucky because, well, I met a guy! And he actually understands me and we can relate on so much more! So I guess it’s fair to say that guys are my taste.

Aww, well poor you, I’m sorry. Maybe we can chat! Do you have a FaceBook or anything?

Peace, Love, and Free Hugs

July 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm
(434) Blaise says:

I duz haz facebook.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002373785176

And that’s great! What’s his name?

July 18, 2011 at 12:48 am
(435) no_longer_confused_kid says:

SOOO sorry for such the late reply! My internet has been messed up lately.

But his name is Keith and he’s just the sweetest guy, we’re going to the fair on Wednesday.

July 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm
(436) Blaise says:

I’m sorry too… I was on a trip to Georgia…

And I hope you’re having fun right this very minute!

July 21, 2011 at 5:21 pm
(437) Blaise says:

How was teh fair? And I don’t just mean the fair. I mean the attractions. (wink, wink)

July 30, 2011 at 1:12 am
(438) no_longer_confused_kid says:

Heh, the “attractions” were great thank you for asking. Sweeter than the candy apples.

Oh no problem, how(‘s) (was) Georgia?

July 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm
(439) Blaise says:

Georgia was fun. Busy, but fun.

August 5, 2011 at 12:15 am
(440) Etzio says:

Ello, first of all, I’ve been reading this blog thing for like three months but have been too chicken to post. Blaise, you are like a god on this site and everything you say sounds like it comes from my head. (And yeah, sound like I’m some creeper :P ) and this is probably one of those awkward-I-don’t-know-how-to-to-respond-moments ;) ) and someone needs to write a book from this all. It is awesome….
My background- I live in upstate new york. I am 13, gay, a guy and only one girl knows. She is my second best friend ever and I only told her because she never stopped asking me of I am or not. My beat friend is too cool to ask. And the one who knows is totally fine with it and we talk about guys and stuff :P …. I really want to tell my beat friend but unfortunately I’m a wuss. My parents are totally accepting of gays but I’m not ready to tell them yet. I have one blood related uncle and one not blood related uncle who is dating the gay personal assistant of selena Gomez (barf)….
My school is pretty unpredictable about gays, like no one ever talks about if they accept them or not. Luckily the guy I like is most likely gay. He talks that way (hate to say,) acts is (hate to say also,) All of his friends are girls and he asks nervous around guys. Also once he and his beat friend were talking. His best friend, a girl, jokingly called me gay. They simultaniously looked at eachother he way best friend number 2 and I look at eachother when someone mentions anything about gays. That is either proof or something else.
Also yesterday best friend number 2 told me she is gonna ask the buy I like if he’s gay (YESSSS) so I’ll tell how that goes.
AHHHH it feels good to vent how I feel for once :)
(my name isnt really etzio, it just sounds cool so call me that :) )

August 5, 2011 at 12:22 am
(441) Etzio says:

For some reason my iPod which I’m posting this with automatically made the word guys into buys and best into beat… Dunno why….

August 5, 2011 at 6:15 pm
(442) Blaise says:

Erm… I’m not a god… But thanks? And I wish you the best of luck! I hope he’s gay!!

August 10, 2011 at 3:09 pm
(443) sarahhkinsz396 says:

Hi im 12, about to be 13 and going to the 7th grade. i told some really good friends i could trust and would understand. i need to tell my parents sooner or later right? My dads super strict and i think my moms a homophobe. how should i tell them?, and should i let every one in my school know? i need help coming out.

August 10, 2011 at 5:34 pm
(444) Blaise says:

sarahhkinsz396:
Strict and homophobic aren’t the same thing. If you think your dad would accept you regardless of your sexual orientation, then I’d tell him first, and ask him if he can help you come out to your mom. And as for whether you should let everyone at your school know, that’s your choice. You can be as open, or as private, as you want.

August 15, 2011 at 12:00 am
(445) Anne says:

Hey, I’m thirteen and going into the seventh grade. I really need some help, and I’m here to help other people, too. I hope I don’t seem overly formal.XD Anyway, I’m already out to my parents and a few friends. I’m completely sure I’m lesbian, and it’s driving me crazy that my parents won’t let me come out. (of course my parents don’t know that I’m out to those friends) My dad was completely awesome and accepting. Except he doesn’t want me to come out until I’m at least sixteen because of hate crimes and such, despite the fact that we live in a city where people are pretty open-minded. I’ve been out to my mom for about a year now. I’ve finally been able to put the slightest possibility that I might be lesbian in her head. She thinks I’m confused and that when I’m older I’ll figure out that I’m straight and was “denying my feelings”. Any advice?

August 15, 2011 at 12:05 pm
(446) Blaise says:

Anne:

Hai!!! I don’t want to seem too formal either, so I’m just gonna ask how you are.

And as for getting your parents to let you come out, I’d go with one of two options. Tell them, gently, but firmly, that it’s your choice, and that if you want to come out, then it’s up to you to recognize when and to whom you feel it’s safe to do so. Option two would just be to go behind their backs. It’s not like they’ve a microphone planted on you somewhere, and they really have no right to control information about you that is your business; should you wish to share it, they have no feasible way to stop you and as such telling you not to is an exercise in futility. Just bear in mind that your dad’s concern IS grounded in reality, albeit perhaps not the reality you go through. If you choose to come out to more people, regardless of whether or not you’re “allowed” to, make sure you’re conscious of your surroundings. School cafeteria: Eh. Dimly lit back alley: Absolutely not. Your friend’s backyard: Okay. The streetcorner at twilight: Gawd, no. You get the idea.

As for getting the world through to your mom, instead of having her live in her own microcosm: There’s really no way, short of getting a girlfriend.

August 15, 2011 at 4:25 pm
(447) Etzio says:

Anne,
Your mom should not stop you from expressing yourself to other people. The only way she will quit her denial if when your at the age where she CAN’T suppose you can’t think for yourself, blah blah, etc….
And yes, PLEASE make sure you come out in the right spot. I came out to the only person that currently knows on a chaffer (big fancy) bus on the way back from a field trip. She was in the seat BEHIND me and we were both sitting with people. We are bad whisperers and I hope to god no one else heard :P ….

August 16, 2011 at 11:10 pm
(448) Anne says:

Blaise and Etzio, thanks so much for the advice. I’ll probably end up going behind my mom’s back. I’ll tell my dad, though, and I’ll make sure I come out in the right place to the right people:) There is really no reasoning with my mom. And one more thing, there is this girl that I really like, she is one of my best friends and I think she feels the same way, but I have no idea what to do. Thanks again.

August 17, 2011 at 5:38 pm
(449) Blaise says:

Anne:

No problem!! It’s what I’m here for!

Good luck. Just make sure you’re not coming across as bossy when you tell your dad you still intend to come out. Try to be firm, but not commanding.

Have you come out to this girl?

August 17, 2011 at 11:19 pm
(450) Anne says:

Blaise:
I’ll keep that in mind, thanks. I actually haven’t come out to her yet. Why didn’t I think of that?

August 18, 2011 at 4:07 pm
(451) Blaise says:

Anne:

If you come out to her, make sure you do it somewhere secluded, so she can feel comfortable enough to come out to you too, assuming she’s a lesbian too. Then you can go from there.

August 20, 2011 at 2:37 am
(452) Don't want to show says:

Im 12 and I’ve been thinking about it all summer. I’m gay and I’m thinking about telling one of my friends on the first day of school but what iftheir not as good of a friend as I thought and they tell people and it gets to my parents. I’m going to tell them but when I’m ready. What should I do?

August 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm
(453) Blaise says:

Don’t want to show:

I’m guessing you don’t want your parents to know? If not, then let me just say that parents tend not to pay attention to that which does not go on at home. They probably don’t pay attention to what your friends say at school, because they have no way of hearing what y’all talk about there.

August 21, 2011 at 1:08 am
(454) Don't want to show says:

That’s mostly true but I live in a small town wer everybody knows everybody. And to top it all off my sister goes to my school

August 21, 2011 at 4:07 pm
(455) Blaise says:

Don’t want to show:

Oh. Well, only you know whether or not you can trust your friend… if you think you can, then by all means tell them, but if you don’t think you can trust them, then don’t tell them. That’s the only foolproof way to make sure your parents don’t eventually hear about it through your sister.

August 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm
(456) Etzio says:

Dontwanttoshow,

I was in your EXACT position a few months ago.
One day the only girl that knows, who I wouldn’t have trusted beforehand, asked me if I’m gay. I risked a TON and admitted I am. She is awesome about it and has told no one.
If she is your friend, I don’t think she would want to lose you no matter what she thinks.
But that is for you to judge.
I would hint it to her, maybe ask her what she would think or do if a different friend of yours came out as gay. Then go from there.
Good luck!!!!!
And Anne, maybe too late to reply since I was in Vermont for the week, but if you tell your friends you with no doubt trust, they or him or her or whoever wouldn’t tell in fear of losing you as a friend. And I think there is NO chance at all of your mom finding out no matter you in your school knows, but that is for you to decide.

August 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm
(457) Etzio says:

Don’twanttosay,
I didn’t read the part saying your sister goes to your school….
Dang!
Well, yes, go to a private spot which I didn’t do (I came out on a chaffer bus and the person was in the seat BEHIND me XD. ) Anyone you trust to tell would never tell, again I really don’t surely know though. If the person/people is/are your friend, they probably want you to be your friend no matter what. If or when you come out, do it AWAY from your sister.

August 25, 2011 at 8:04 am
(458) Just dallas says:

Shite, it’s been forever since I’ve been on here!

This is “new_confused_kid” and “No_longer_confused_kid”, but now I’m just Dallas~

First of all, Etzio, great name bro. XD

And Blaise, how are you? Seems like the blog (what is this considered?) picked up again huh?

Love ya’ all~

August 30, 2011 at 3:51 pm
(459) Blaise says:

Just Dallas:

Ohai! And welcome back!

And I’m… Huhm… I dunno how I am. I found someone, but there’s a problem, so I guess I’m simultaneously great and awful. And yeah, it has; and you’re right! What the heck is this thing? It’s sorta snowballed from an ordinary “Comments” thing to an advice column/chatroom… Yeah, I guess blog fits.

And <3 to you too!

September 2, 2011 at 11:03 pm
(460) Lady Gaga says:

As Do I Get Paranoid When “Gay” Is Used Inappropriately, And I Think Teachers Are Being Lazier Than Before Trying To Stop The Comments. <3 Little Monsters

September 3, 2011 at 12:45 am
(461) Blaise says:

O_O.

Nothing more.

Just O_O.

September 4, 2011 at 7:26 pm
(462) Anne says:

don’t want to show: I think I’m a little late, but I’ll go ahead and give my advice anyway. If they’re a real friend they won’t tell anyone if you ask them not to. But if that friend does start telling everyone, and you think it’s inevitable that your parents and/or sister will find out, make sure to tell them before they find out from someone else. I’m not saying that will happen, just be prepared in case it does. Oh, and did you know that if your school is threatening to out you to your parents you can go to the ACLU about it? Good Luck.

September 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm
(463) Anne says:

What did I say to create such an awkward silence??
O_O

September 13, 2011 at 4:40 pm
(464) Blaise says:

Anne:

It wasn’t you. It was Lady Gaga. An impersonator, more likely. But now that it is broken, hopefully things will pick back up a bit.

September 20, 2011 at 10:32 pm
(465) Anne says:

“Lady Gaga” and any other trolls out there: Why do you feel the need to impersonate someone else? And why do you feel the need to come on this particular page and do it? Do you like that everyone on here has stopped talking? Do you like the fact that you make this page feel unsafe to come to? Of course you do. That was your whole point right? If you haven’t noticed, there are very limited resources for gay kids in middle school. This is a page where anyone can come to for help and advice, a place where we can talk to other kids our age about what we’re going through, and a place where we won’t judge you. Are you so hateful that you want to take this resource away from kids who need help and have no one else to turn to? Do you have such a pathetic life that the best thing you can do is come onto this page and impersonate Lady Gaga? If so, I would suggest getting involved in role playing or joining an acting club. You have no idea what some of these people are going through. You have no idea who these people are. Stop being a hateful bigot. If you are a homophobe, why do you even search for this site? Get on with your life and we’ll get on with ours. It’s not funny.

Everyone else on this site: Let’s show “Lady Gaga” and all the other trolls out there that they can’t get to us. Please continue posting. :)

September 23, 2011 at 7:55 pm
(466) Etzio says:

Anne, you are like a goddess of amazingness for saying that. If everyone talked like you maybe our government would actually get somewhere.
And I just thought I’d put out there that I came out to another female friend so two now know. She supports it to the point where, liking the same guy, she is trying to find out if he is gay. And my BEST friend who doesn’t know is adopted, and I didn’t tell her because i never knew how she would react. But recently she met her half brother that happenens to go to the high school across the street from our school! He is openly gay, and now she is anti gay jokes and supporting, and I know I can tell her so next time I have her over I will. (She had never been told anyone that is biologically related to her until meeting him!)

September 24, 2011 at 1:35 am
(467) Anne says:

hmm… well this is kind of frustrating. I had this long post written out, I posted it, and it’s not there.

Etzio: *Blush* Thanks so much!! You just made my day! It’s awesome that you came out to your friend! I’m glad she took it so well. So PLEASE keep me updated. Is the guy you like gay?? I’m also glad that somebody responded. I was afraid that I was gonna have to hold the funeral for this advice thing/comments/blog. So thanx for that. xD
I recently told my two best friends. One of my friends said, “Are you serious?” (Apparently I “look straight”) And then he was completely awesome about it. When I told the other person, she said, “This is so awesome!!” Then I completely spilled my guts to her and we had a three hour discussion. The only thing that she didn’t like was the fact that I didn’t tell her first. She said (jokingly, of course!) that I’m “coming out of the closet if she has to pull me out with a bungee cord.” And she has this whole ten year plan plan for me to become a billionaire. She says she going to write a blog, musical, and movie about me, where I share my “inspirational story”. She’s gonna call it “Out of the Closet and Over the Rainbow”, which caused me to laugh hysterically for several minutes. I Just had to share her reaction. Here’s my facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001628184442 Just let me know that you sent me a friend request on here. Otherwise I’ll assume you’re a creepy stalker and won’t accept the friend request.

September 24, 2011 at 2:10 pm
(468) Blaise says:

Anne:
I know EXACTLY how that feels. And I fully intend to friend you. When does the movie start showing in theatres?

Anne & Etzio:
Yay! I’m glad y’all’s friends took it so well. I’m starting to wish I hadn’t come out in such a sweeping way; it seems that coming out to individuals makes for a more personal response. Or at least better quotes.

And sorry I haven’t been posting! I still check every day but I’ve been either too lazy or too busy to actually post. If someone asks for help though, expect a response either that day or the next.

September 28, 2011 at 8:19 pm
(469) the king says:

hi my names andrew and im bi. im 14 and about to be 15 in a few months. im bi, dont like to cross dress, blonde, and have came out to most everybody. not my parents. they would murder me. dad is a douche and would never look at me the same way. all i want to do is make him proud :,(. but gettin help for family prolems is not what i want. i have been readin all these comments. sorry if im a little late.

blaize: u are awsome. u are one of the smartest people i know. man u should write a book on this stuff. i hope ur doin wonderful right now.

gay kid: i saw ur comment a while ago saying ur looking for someone. im ur age and lonley sooooo :P . whats ur email address and il shoot u an email.
:)
btw i live in alabama. AND NOOO IM NOT A HILL BILLY IDIOT WHO LIVES ON A FARM LOL. and i dont want to pursue in any sexual relationships. idk what it feels like but i think it feels extremely painfull lol. sorry bout my spellin yall

September 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm
(470) Anne says:

The King: Hey Andrew. I know exactly how you feel. I had been reading this for a while before I finally posted, and Blaise was like a god to me. lol So let me get his straight, you don’t want any advice? And I believe you’re not “A HILL BILLY IDIOT WHO LIVES ON A FARM LOL”, even though I’m a tad offended by that seeing as I used to live on a farm and I don’t consider myself a hill billy or an idiot. And you sure you don’t want any advice? ‘Cause if I was in your shoes I would want advice. Just saying…
Oh, and what is it like to be out in Alabama?

Blaise: I’m thinking it’s better to come out like you did. Though coming out the way I did/am doing definitely is more quotable:D So tomorrow I may do what you did. Though I’m kind of afraid I won’t have the guts to wear it. Anyway, how’s life?

I’m kind of rambling, so I’m just gonna stop talking now.

September 30, 2011 at 4:13 pm
(471) Blaise says:

the king:

Thank you! It’s always nice to be appreciated. And don’t worry about your spelling; so long as it’s legible, you’ll get a response.

Anne:

The nice thing about my method was that word spread quickly, because more people saw it and asked about it and went off to talk about it with others, instead of me telling one or two people and expecting the grapevine to take care of the rest for me. And by the way you are, do you mean the movie? Because I really want to see it. Is the 3D version worth paying for, or is it about the same as the 2D? And who plays you?
In all seriousness though, I (would have) wish(ed) you the best of luck, and apologise for the late reply. As I’m posting it after the fact, how did it go?
And life… is… uhm… better in some ways and worse in others. Complicated is the word I would use, but then, everyone’s lives are complicated.

September 30, 2011 at 4:19 pm
(472) Blaise says:

And for the record, rambling is fun. If you want to ramble then by all means do so.

September 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm
(473) supa sexy bi boi AKA ANDREW LOLZ says:

anne: im sorry i didnt mean to offend u. and im sure i dont want any advice. why would i want advice about something im not going to tell my parents. i will take this secret im keeping from them to the grave. because my dad hates gays. when i went on my first date , by the way my dad thought i acted a lil bit gay, he told me atleast im not gay and if i was he would freak out :/ sighh. but hes a racist fat pig. btw any black people im not racist. and its different than what people expect. i live in huntsville alabama, by the way if any old pedophile trys to come here and stalk me il kill u lol, its the city part of alabama. some rednecks are here. but theres nothin like sittin on the boat in guntersville lake with ur family fishin while lookin at the sun go down. theres a lot of lights.
Blaise: I really dont know what i want to know about. just to find the same sex that is gay in a highskool. i here theres a few seniors in rotc that are. but that be wierd datin someone whos four years younger than u and all. sorry for ramblin lol im very tired.

thanks yall for replyn and being so kind. this is for blaise, anne and a boi whos sexy lol: my cell # is 3214273376. i cant get on this site often cause dad cheks computer and i cant keep deletin my history like this. text me if ya want but im not goin be on this site much. well im gonna get off.
piece

October 1, 2011 at 4:42 pm
(474) Blaise says:

Mkay, Anne can’t post because her computer’s acting up, but she wants me to post this for her.

” Yep. I did it. That’s a great way to come out. Thanks so much for the idea and wishing me luck!! You are so awesome!! I got mostly positive reactions. Several people asked me what it was, but I was surprised at the amount of people who didn’t notice. Not that I much care since all my friends noticed, just an observation.
About the movie, it’s totally worth seeing in3D!! I can’t think of an actress around my age who resembles me. Any ideas? Otherwise I’d have to play myself and that’s not as fun. You should be in it too!! Who do you want to play you?”

To which I responded:

“Congratulations!! I’m so glad people were so accepting! And I’m so glad your friends all saw it. It can get REALLY awkward when one friend doesn’t notice and then weeks later there’s a really awkward moment where they think you like them and everyone around you just stares at her like she’s crazy… Which happened to me, in case you’re wondering. Random.
And I will definitely see it in 3D then. And… uhm… http://www.syfy.com/alphasseries/cast/nina_theroux looks sorta like you… Although you look like a happier person, if that makes any sense. And as for who would play me, I would. No one else could pull it off; in fact, my friends tell me I’m very “blaise-y”. There’s now an adjective that applies solely to me. Scary and gratifying at the same time.”

To which Anne said:

“I know that must’ve been REALLY awkward when it happened, but I laughed. And randomness is one of the greatest things in the world, just behind sarcasm and humor. And I was actually gonna suggest you play yourself and I was gonna use the word Blaise-y, but I was curious to see who you would want to play you.”

Hopefully she’ll be back on soon, because I have to crop our conversation so that I only post that which pertains to this column, and it’s hard to know what she would and wouldn’t want posted.

October 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm
(475) Blaise says:

And my apologies for taking up two posts, but there’s a 2000 character limit, and I exceeded it.

supa sexy bi boi AKA ANDREW LOLZ:

If your school has a GSA, that’s a good place to start looking. Other than that, though, I don’t have any ideas at the moment… And I have no long-distance, so I won’t be able to call… Sorry! I don’t mean to disappoint!

October 3, 2011 at 10:24 pm
(476) Anne says:

Yay!! My computer is working right again!!

supa sexy bi boi AKA ANDREW LOLZ: Ah, I understand now. Sorry your parents aren’t accepting. Those kinds of parents stink. So your parents look through your computer history??? That’s really disrespectful. Does your computer have private browsing? It doesn’t freeze your computer up like deleting the history does.

Blaise: Thanks for posting for me.

October 4, 2011 at 8:54 pm
(477) Blaise says:

Anne:

Not a problem at all!!! And let me second that: private browsing is really useful.

October 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm
(478) catdog12567 says:

I am 13 also gay I want to come out but am afraid and I told a couple of freinds and tried telling my parents only once.

October 22, 2011 at 3:59 am
(479) Blaise says:

catdog12567:

How did your parents take it? Were they supportive? Indifferent? Homophobic?

October 24, 2011 at 7:23 am
(480) Anne says:

catdog12567: As Blaise said, how did your parents take it? As for coming out, do what you feel is right and come out when you want to. How your parents took it also plays a factor in coming out. So does where you live. Come out when you feel is right.

November 14, 2011 at 1:01 am
(481) Etzio says:

Hi!
Sorry, my laptop was in the car and my brother dropped a textbook on it and the screen shattered, and I would have posted on a family member’s device but too risky….. I finally saved for a used one!
Anne- I’m so glad you told her!!! She sounds like the first person I told- she made several futures for me which included marrying the guy I like, but when he was picking out the curtains for the wedding, he died from hypertension….. (I then made one of her becoming a hobo, and-) SOOO..:. Sorry I can’t really friend you, my mom will see you and wonder and ask who you are so…. Email is holdendeman00@aim.com – email me!
Catdog- First, I loved that show. Second, I would only come out to parents if you are totally confident you can handle expected and unexpected outcomes.
Don’t think im partying since I’m posting at 1 am, I’m just an insomniac which means it’s really hard for me to sleep.
Anne- I live on a TREE farm, dunno if it counts as a farm though…….
What movie are you guys talking about in 3D? The last movie in 3d I’ve seen is Harry potter opening day. (I am a Harry potter geek, but anti twilight. As my friend says, “I am not gay enough to like twilight”. No comment….)
I came out to my best friend and she’s totally supporting!!! She is adopted, and JUST found out her half brother lives in our town, ironically, and he’s openly gay 3 years above us with a boyfriend, so I knew I could tell her! I’m planning to tell 2 more close friends tomorrow in school before lunch where there are no people. Dunno how it will go, but I’m too close friends with them for them to hate me if homophobic… That will mark 5 people knowing?
(I’m pretty close to 2000 characters XD )

Blaise, don’t you live in Florida? We are driving down there from new York for vacation right after thanksgiving!!! Orlando area.

November 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm
(482) Blaise says:

Etzio:

Welcome back!!! I’m sorry to hear about your laptop but I’m glad you got a new one! And yes, I live in Florida, but nowhere near Orlando… I’m in Jacksonville, much farther north. Have fun though!

November 15, 2011 at 11:12 pm
(483) Marlena says:

I’m seventeen (almost eighteen, woot) and I’m in grade twelve. It’s been three years since the day I first came out. I’m not homosexual or bisexual, but proudly pansexual. [For those of you who don't know, look here for an explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pansexuality ]
It was a monday, cold, windy, and a crappy day all together. i had this one friend, Stephanie, she was like a sister to me. We had a sleepover the night before, to study for a big english test. I might not have picked the best time to tell her i was pansexual, but she didn’t have to freak out. I told her straight up, and after explaining what pansexuality is, she literally took a step back, said I was a freak and didn’t talk to me again. Apparently in 2009 it wasn’t cool to be something other than straight. Now everyone’s a bit more accepting, minus a few people,but I never expected her to be that harsh. I mean, I’ve tried being straight… it didn’t work xD
I am who I am and I’m proud of who that is. If those who you think are your friends don’t accept you for who you are… they aren’t really friends are they?

December 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm
(484) confused says:

hi im 13 years old and in middle school i know im gay and all but im afraid of what people will think they are really mean to gay people at my school and i dont have much friends that i can trust what should i do i want to tell my mom but if she told my dad im afraid he might kill me ..

December 22, 2011 at 12:18 am
(485) Blaise says:

confused:

It cannot be stressed enough: If you do not feel safe, DO NOT COME OUT! If you honestly think your father would do physical harm to you, DO NOT come out to him. That said, I came out to my mother first and did not have an opportunity where I felt comfortable coming out to my father until about two weeks later. My mother didn’t breathe a word to him; she let me tell him, on my own terms, and where and when I chose to. If you think your mom would tell him instead of letting you do so (or not do so, whichever you chose), DO NOT tell her either. I would think you’d be safe telling your friends at school, unless you have siblings who go to your school. As for your friends, you may not have many, but those you do have I would hope would have enough integrity not to hate you for one aspect of you and one aspect alone. Bear in mind, as has been said many times: If they treat you poorly, why associate with them? It’s hardly as if they’re going to follow you around to make you feel bad; odds are they’ll be stupid enough to believe it’s contagious and want you as far away as possible. In all seriousness, though, if you want to tell people you think will accept you, and you trust enough not to tell others, then by all means come out to them.

December 22, 2011 at 1:47 am
(486) B.j. says:

Dear.
Everybody sorry I haven’t been on here in forever the only things I focus on is Facebook & my phone.

Find me on Facebook b.j.stiltner or text me 12762191378 please say why your texting me or I will ignore you and don’t post on my wall message me

December 22, 2011 at 2:05 am
(487) B.j. says:

Ps.
I just finished reeding all that I have missed so much. By the way I’m 15 know I just got out of my first relationship:( I’m a freshman (go generals!!!) I live in virgina lee county the litle end point haha look me up.

December 23, 2011 at 12:04 am
(488) Blaise says:

B.j.:

Welcome back! Don’t be sorry; we all have lives to tend to. I see you already found me on facebook, and I did send you a text message. For those of you who want to know, my number is (904)-229-5095. Feel free to text me at any hour of the day, but please don’t call unless there’s an emergency of some kind, in which case I’ll do everything in my (limited) power to help you. Anyway, B.j., congrats on getting half-way through your first year of high school! How’re you holding up? And I’m sorry to hear about your getting out of a relationship; was it long distance or did you know the other person irl? (Blaise knows acronyms; what a shock!)

And to everyone out there, HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

December 23, 2011 at 1:58 am
(489) B.j. says:

Blaise:
Won’t be able to text you or any one I broke my phone it :( but I’ll still have the same number when AT&T sends me a new phone. Me and Derek (my ex) we go to school together.to answer all your questions.
And to every one else
Merry Christmas happy honnika and what ever thay say for kwanza

January 11, 2012 at 6:18 am
(490) Rev. Schultz says:

I guess I must have been gay from the very beginning of my life. All I really knew was that I loved the looks of hairy arms and hands. I loved how the hair can take on various patterns, and how it can be seen from a considerable distance at times. As for cpming out, it was forced onto see. This was during my high school years 1970-74.

The first time it happened was in my 9th Grade Freshmen year. In the locker room, after the shower, one guy near me made a ckmment on the size of my boobs. Then, for the rest of the week, made sneak attacks on my boobs in the hallway, always from behind. Grab and run. Another time a guy sitting behind me in study hall
grabs my boobs twice in three minutes. A third.guy grabbed a boob once in the rest room.

I don’t really consider myself having come out completely, but I am getting there. For some it takes longer. I live with my bachelor brothers, and won’t consider myself free to come out until I can afford to live by myself.

In the meantime, I have written an unpublished guide on proper sexual manners in public. With it I am hoping to squelch hompphobia. No one should have to be victimized nist because they are different. Those who are victimized for being even sexually different are greater.I g

February 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm
(491) Kat says:

Well Im 14 I like in a small hick town in florida and I came out last year in 7th grade. Most everyone knows now because Im going out with someone but what I’ve noticed is that ALOT of my teachers say absolutely nothing when a kid says “thats so gay.” I have a teacher right now who is pretty cool but a few weeks ago a boy in my class said ,”thats so gay” and she agreed with him saying, “That is so gay.” I’ve often thought about saying something to her before or after class but I never work up enough courage to actually do it. Im not afraid of her I just respect her as a good teacher. I think she just tries to hard to be that ‘cool and hip’ teacher that everyone likes than the teacher that shows discipline.

February 24, 2012 at 10:52 am
(492) GLBT Teens says:

Hi All-
After a few requests I am going to start a new section on this site for discussion of coming out in middle school. Post your experiences, questions and thoughts here: http://gayteens.about.com/u/ua/tips/Readers-Talk-Coming-Out-In-Middle-School.htm#ua_form

March 11, 2012 at 8:30 pm
(493) Dev says:

To Blaise and Robin: about liking a straight friend…it happened to me as well, and I found it better just to tell them how I felt, even if they weren’t interested!

March 29, 2012 at 1:04 am
(494) spark says:

hello i have been gay since sixth grade(im in eight grade) and havent come out yet. im extremely shy so coming out for me is really hard. My older sister even told me it was ok if I was gay but I was too scared to tell her the truth.this might be a little off topic but theres a guy in school i really like. i barely talk to him even though i sit next to him in math class(extreme shyness). Also he always stares at me when(he thinks)im not looking and i think he likes me back but i shouldn’t get my hopes up. i just don’t know what to do

April 15, 2012 at 3:01 am
(495) Blaise says:

I’d like to apologize to ALL of you. My life has been INSANE these past few months. I’m back now, and I will try to reply in full to each of you.

B.j.:
You have my number, and I know you texted me, so you have a phone now as well (woo!), so you can text me whenever you want.

Rev. Schultz:
I love hair too; everyone else I know tells me I’m crazy (which is true, I suppose) because I love facial and body hair.
I am truly sorry that your choice was taken away from you in coming out; I know being harassed like that must have been terrible. I hope people are kinder to you now than they were then.
If you ever publish your guide, I’d love to have its title! I’d certainly be interested in reading it and getting to know your opinion on proper etiquette.

Kat:
I actually had to do that last year, albeit not for such a comment as that. I maintained my composure (that’s the important thing to do when confronting someone in authority, in my opinion) and told her what she was doing that I had a problem with. We discussed it for about fifteen minutes, and she conceded the point after I brought up my opinion and supported it. If you feel in any way derided, please, do talk to her. She’s an adult and can take responsibility for how her actions and words affect others.

GLBT Teens:
Probably a good idea. I apologize for kinda taking over this thread; I had no intention of doing so, it just kinda… snowballed…

*to be continued*

April 15, 2012 at 3:04 am
(496) Blaise says:

Dev:
I actually ended up telling him! He was totally okay with it, and we harass each other about it all the time (all in good fun, of course). He’s flattered, I think, but I’ve never asked him THAT.

spark:
It’s not off-topic at all; you can say whatever you like here.
I used to be really shy too; I actually think coming out helped me to overcome it. Now that I’m out I have a lot more friends, and those friends I have, I know better than I did prior to coming out.
Aaargh, I hate when that happens. There’s really only one option, and that’s to ask him about it… If I were you, I’d get to know the guy better first, because there could always be something about him that just totally erases any attraction you feel for him. (Like, he could be a member of the KKK. Don’t call me on that; for all you know, it could be true!) Once you get to know him, and if you can muster the courage, come out to him. You can tell him you like him, and ask if he feels the same way, if you still think he does. Don’t just ask him out of the blue; that comes off… kinda creepy… (I know from experience, mkay?) Set the scene first.

Again, I’m truly sorry for my absence. I have now returned, and intend to be here EVERY day.

April 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm
(497) Spark says:

I just wish i new about this back in 2010 when this place was still new and had lots more people.

Anyway, about the guy, he’s been upping the staring lately and any class I have with him, he seems to sit as close to me as possible. Even if he was gay, I don’t know what he sees in me. There are better looking guys that me and more confident than I am. I barely even talk to anyone except for my friend.
I apologize if this is lacking more details, I never been good at writing

April 29, 2012 at 2:58 am
(498) Blaise says:

Spark:
Oh, don’t be so self-deprecating! Everyone has different tastes; I’m sure there are plenty of people who would find you attractive. Don’t put yourself down.
Again, seriously, talk to the guy! It doesn’t take much confidence just to say ‘hi’ does it? You don’t have to commit to a heart-to-heart conversation; just say ‘ohai there!’ Let the conversation grow, and get to know him.

July 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm
(499) Im scared says:

today was just barely my birthday n im 14nd im goin to 9th grade now n im still in the closet im scared n i wanna come out buh idk wut ppl will thnk of me haha the funny thng is im mormon n its a sin to b gay i got baptized n everythng i did one gay thng in 5th grade n friendsl in my neighborhood ended up hated me i did another gay thng near the end of 8th grade n one of my ex friends saw me n told 2 of the most of the most popular girls in skool luckily the didnt tell no one i wanna meet somone whos gay who has come out so i no wut to expect i hav a gf rite now n idk i luv her alot like alot alot buh i dont feel like im bi i feel more gay…well actually at times i feel gay n other times i feel straight buh im not bi its confusin i jus wish ppl were accepted no matter wut ther personality is or ther skin color or wutever i need help n ill b glad if someone helps :P

July 10, 2012 at 11:24 am
(500) Blaise says:

Im scared:

Happy belated birthday! I hope it was a good day for you.
I can’t help you with your religion; I’ve no experience with religion at all, really, let alone Mormonism. That said, I do agree that you should be accepted, by EVERYONE, God included, regardless of your race, sexual orientation, age, or anything else about you. You’re you, you’re human, and you should NEVER compromise on who you are, just to make someone else feel better.
I also want to say that IT’S OKAY TO BE BI. I’m not saying you are, but don’t say it like it’s a terrible thing! I have a friend, her name is Hana; I love her like a sister. She and I are completely inseparable, and I really do love her! I’m not physically attracted to her, though, because I don’t really go for women at all, but everything else about her is amazing. I identify as gay because that’s my sexual orientation; what I consider appealing, SEXUALLY. Love and sex are two different things; there are women I love, but no women I’d have sex with.
Does this help? At all? If you want to chat, since I’m out, I can give you my facebook, or my cell number. I think I’ve said both somewhere up there… (cranes neck and looks at the towering wall of 500 replies)

July 10, 2012 at 1:17 pm
(501) Im scared says:

Hahah thnks blaise u seem like a really cool guy i hope ur advice helps n ill thnk bout txtin u so um hope u havin a good summer so far.

July 10, 2012 at 5:21 pm
(502) Blaise says:

Im scared:

Thanks! X3 It’s always nice to be complimented. And yes, I am having a GREAT summer!

July 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm
(503) was Anne now Mark says:

I’m Scared:

I think Blaise pretty much summed everything up really well. I personally am not religious, but I recommend going on Youtube and watching a movie called Prayers for Bobby. They bring up some really good points and it’s a true story. Just know that love is love no matter what gender and that you’re perfect just the way you are.

Blaise:

A few weeks ago we were in Florida!! In Naples and Disney World to be exact.

I guess everyone should know that I’ve come to the realization that I’m transgendered. I realize that this is for gay kids coming out in middle school, so I hope that I can still help on here.

July 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm
(504) Blaise says:

Mark:

Did you have fun? =3
Congratulations on coming out as transgendered! And yes, of course you can still help out. This is definitely a place where we don’t discriminate for anything, let alone which letter of LGBT applies to you. If you want to keep helping out, we’d be glad to have you.

July 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm
(505) Mark says:

Blaise:

I had a lot of fun! The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was the best part, in my opinion. Though Epcot was really cool too. :)
Thank you! It feels like a huge weight off my chest. I’m just really scared to come out to my family and friends and stuff. Let alone all the other questions that go through my mind like, ‘What if I don’t pass?’ and ‘What if I get harassed?’. I could go on and on.

July 18, 2012 at 7:35 am
(506) Blaise says:

Mark:

I’ve actually never been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Epcot, though, I have seen, but it was forever ago.
If you want any help in passing, I can ask a couple transgender friends of mine; they pass really well in my opinion. I can ask them for tips if you’d like me to. As for being harassed, the best option is really just to ignore it. “Bitch, you can say I’m a woman, but your opinion don’t change nothin’. Hell, you can accuse me of having neon green facial hair if you want to. Reality stands: I am a man.” (Forgive my language; I’m getting more and more dramatic as time goes by.) Let people think whatever they want to; truth is, you’re who YOU want to be, not who they want you to be.
Feel free to go on as long as you like. ^_^

July 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm
(507) Mark says:

Blaise:

You NEED to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It was amazing, except for the rides in front of the castle which kind of ruined it for me.
That would be really awesome if you could ask them for me. I would really appreciate it. xD
HAHAHA!! That’s really good advice and really funny. You should be on Broadway or something…

This is really trivial but I feel like posting it anyways; I don’t know whether to go with Erick or Mark as my name. I like them both so I’ll probably end up using one as my middle name. I just don’t know which order.

July 18, 2012 at 8:15 pm
(508) Blaise says:

Mark:

Was the scenery similar to the movies?
Sure, I’ll ask. If you want me to, I can ask them if they don’t mind me giving you their numbers.

Well, you seem to prefer Mark, given that’s the name you use here, but it’s totally up to you!

July 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm
(509) Mark says:

Blaise:

For the most part, yes. Diagon Alley was really cool, though the ‘snow’ on top of the buildings were extremely unrealistic in the middle of June.
That sounds really great. ^_^

July 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm
(510) Blaise says:

Mark:

Fantastic news; he said he’d be happy to help! I’m going to give you my cell phone number, arright? Then you can send me a text, or call me, and I’ll give you his number. That way, if either you or he aren’t comfortable with having your number put out on the internet, you don’t have to worry. Also, if you have a Facebook, add me, and I’ll send a link to his page to you.

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August 5, 2012 at 2:03 am
(512) Blaise says:

I never thought to use crown molding on chairs, but… okay. o_o

August 18, 2012 at 9:14 pm
(513) Toryboonynogs says:

i am new here and loved the forum don’t know if i am posting in the right place..
just wanted to say hi and i hope that i will have good time here

August 19, 2012 at 2:50 am
(514) Jonathan says:

Hi I’m 12 I came out to my friends they left me. :( What I really came here for was I need help coming out to my family. They are all gay friendly but could someone give me advice on how to come out to them

August 19, 2012 at 2:57 am
(515) Jonathan says:

Hi I am 13 and I really need advice to come out to my family. I came out to my friends and they stopped hanging out with me. Does anyone have advice to come out to my parents. They are gay-friendly

August 19, 2012 at 3:50 pm
(516) was Mark now Skye says:

Hey everyone! I changed my name again.

Toryboonynogs: Hey!

Jonathan: I’m assuming I’m talking to the same person… So anyways, how old are you? Twelve or thirteen? I’m just curious. I’m sorry your friends stopped hanging out with you. They aren’t real friends if they can’t accept you for who you are. You said your parents are gay-friendly, so I would suggest just getting it over with. Hope for the best and be prepared for the worst. It may take them time to accept. Hope this helps. :)

August 19, 2012 at 8:36 pm
(517) Jonathan says:

Thank you Skye. I am about to come out to them when my comes home from work.

August 19, 2012 at 8:44 pm
(518) Jonathan says:

Hey Skye I am 13 years old. I am about to come out to them when my mom comes home. I hope this works :) .

August 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm
(519) Jonathan says:

I meant my mom

August 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm
(520) Skye says:

Jonathan: How did it go?

August 21, 2012 at 4:59 pm
(521) Jonathan says:

Skye: it went GREAT. They told me told me they accept me and they still love me for who I am. Also today was my second day of middle school school and it was awesome.

August 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm
(522) Skye says:

Jonathan: That’s really awesome! I’m glad it went so well for you.

August 21, 2012 at 5:47 pm
(523) Jonathan says:

Sorry i always posted 2 times on every post/comment. I have very low patience

August 21, 2012 at 5:55 pm
(524) Jonathan says:

Skye: Thanks for your advice. I’m sorry I didn’t say that before.

August 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm
(525) Jonathan says:

I haven’t come out to my brother yet because I’m scared for some reason. He is really cool and is also gay-friendly but I just don’t have enough courage. Should I wait or come out. I am confused about that

August 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm
(526) Jonathan says:

Skye: How is it going for you.

August 23, 2012 at 2:34 pm
(527) Skye says:

Jonathan: You’re welcome. ^_^ As for your brother, do what you feel is right. He’s probably going to find out anyway if you’re planning to come out at school (depending on how old he is), so I would suggest just getting it over with. As for how I’m doing; I’m doing pretty good. My parents still don’t believe that I’m trans so that sucks. The girl that I like doesn’t like me in that way. But on the bright side my mom has agreed to call me Skye because it’s gender neutral. How about you?

August 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm
(528) Jonathan says:

Skye:That sucks but at least your mom agrees to call you Skye. I am actually doing pretty good. I started middle school Monday and finished my first week of school today. I will tell my brother and I see what happens

August 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm
(529) Jonathan says:

I just want to say hi

August 24, 2012 at 8:21 pm
(530) Jonathan says:

I just said hi

August 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm
(531) Jonathan says:

My brother has graduated high school but I think he will get the word.

August 24, 2012 at 11:00 pm
(532) Jonathan says:

I am hoping to tell my bro tonight. I also told some people at school I’m gay and now they pick on me. It is not fun. :(

August 25, 2012 at 6:43 pm
(533) Blaise says:

Why is it always when I’m gone that people start talking?! I was living with my best friend/sister all this past week, and she doesn’t have internet! GRAH!

Jonathan(s?):

I’m lost. o_o Not sure if there are two different Jonathans here (it seems like that, going by diction), or if you’re one person? Uhm… Help? If there are two of you, can one of you be Jonathan12 and the other be Jonathan13? Or something along those lines? If only one, I’m glad it went well with your parents! I’m sorry to hear that your fellow students are being unpleasant, though… I do hope it goes well with your brother.

August 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm
(534) Jonathan says:

Blaise: there is only one Jonathan and I told my brother last night and I went great. My classmates are mean to me and I am sad. One of my old friends started picking on me. We used to. We used be really good friends until I told him. Then he started picking on me.

August 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm
(535) Jonathan says:

Blaise: I am 13

August 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm
(536) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

In that case, as I said, I’m happy for you, that your parents and your brother took it so well! Not so happy, though, that your classmates are being immature about it. You have a couple of options regarding how you want to deal with them; you could ignore them, or report them to your school’s administrators. Bullying has become a MAJOR issue in schools, and your school will handle it with grave seriousness. You can report it anonymously if you want to, if you’re afraid of retribution; alternatively, if you want to be something of a martyr, you can include your name when you submit a report.

August 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm
(537) Jonathan says:

Sorry my comments are always weird. I no time to really post something correct in grammar wise.

August 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm
(538) Jonathan says:

Blaise:That sounds like great idea. I am gonna do that sooner or later.

August 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm
(539) Jonathan says:

Hey Blaise I have read most of the posts and in my opinion you sound like a legend.

August 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm
(540) Jonathan says:

I have just started middle school but I have known for a long time that I was gay and feels good telling people who I really am.

August 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm
(541) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

I’m no legend. XD In fact, I hate re-reading all of my old posts; I used to be really immature… I am glad, though, that you’re feeling good about coming out. It’s stressful at first, but the feeling of relief you get, not having to hide who you are anymore, is immeasurable.

August 27, 2012 at 8:06 pm
(542) Jonathan says:

Blaise:You are correct

August 28, 2012 at 2:56 am
(543) Jonathan says:

You know what is a fun website. Omegle

August 28, 2012 at 6:37 pm
(544) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

I personally don’t like it much. The text-based portion of the site is full of very shallow people and trolls, and when I tried the video-based portion, I saw many more dicks than I would have liked to see. Also, a group of Indian women laughed at my hair.

August 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm
(545) Jonathan says:

Well that sucks

August 30, 2012 at 7:22 pm
(546) Jonathan says:

Blaise:Hahaha that sucks

August 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm
(547) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

What do you like about it?

August 30, 2012 at 10:31 pm
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August 31, 2012 at 6:30 pm
(549) Blaise says:

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I’m afraid this really isn’t the appropriate place to ask. In fact, I’d be happy if someone plagiarized, reposted, copied, or in any other way infringed upon the copyright of the things posted in this particular forum. It would help us to have our voices be heard.
The best suggestion I have is to realize that this is the internet, and that anything posted thereon effectively becomes public domain. Sad, yes, but true. I suppose you could contact whoever infringed upon your copyright, inform them of their indiscretion, and ask that they delete what they posted. You could threaten them with a lawsuit if you really wanted to.

September 2, 2012 at 7:35 am
(550) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

I like it because I get to talk to random people and I just like doing that. I actually made some friends.

September 4, 2012 at 6:59 pm
(551) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

How’s life man. My life has gotten a bit better but not by much

September 4, 2012 at 9:12 pm
(552) Red says:

Looking back at some old memories and simultaneously wondering how the heck I typed all those posts with a stylus on a Nintendo DSi… :o

Anyway… Blaise! Looks like your worst nightmare has come true: and it’s happy to see you again. ;)

September 8, 2012 at 4:54 pm
(553) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

Life is going well enough; thanks. X3 Could be better; could be worse.

September 8, 2012 at 5:04 pm
(554) Blaise says:

Red:

Gawd! :D I see you haven’t lost your old habit of posting things while I type!

September 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm
(555) Jonathan says:

Everyone:

I got a boyfriend YAY!!!!!! 😃

September 19, 2012 at 6:37 pm
(556) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

Congratulations! :D

He who shall not be named:

So, do something fun…?

September 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm
(557) Skye says:

Jonathan:

Congrats :D

September 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm
(558) Kyra says:

umm, so im 13 and im lesbian and all of my friends are straight. I really want to come out and i think that my friends will accept me but im afraid of what my (very conservative) Indian grandparents will think. im nervous about telling anyone even my best friend. How do i tell them and keep my family accepting me for who i am? (im already the black sheep of the family)

September 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm
(559) Blaise says:

Kyra:

Hai! =3 Indian as in Native American, or Indian as in Southeast Asian? And how are you the black sheep of the family?

One thing I will say, independent of however you answer those: If you want to tell your friends, and you think they’ll take it well, tell your best friend FIRST. Chances are s/he’ll be fine with it, and you won’t need to worry about his/her feelings being hurt by hearing it through the grapevine instead of from you.

September 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm
(560) Kyra says:

Blaise:

Thanks for your help.

Indian as in southeast asian. and im the black sheep in the family because im the wierd relative with ADHD who always seems a little bit strange in the head. And on my dad’s side im the only dark skinned person( black sheep litterally)

September 26, 2012 at 5:05 pm
(561) Blaise says:

Kyra:

Any time. ^_^ I’m afraid I’m not terribly familiar with Indian customs, but I don’t imagine that the idea of family can be that different from place to place… Families [should] love each other, regardless of where they’re from.

If you do decide to come out to your parents, you could ask them how you think your grandparents would take it. After all, your parents lived with them for much of their lives; they’re bound to know them well.

October 4, 2012 at 11:27 pm
(562) Cristian says:

Uh… im 12. Im bisexual and probably one of the shyest kids around. Im in seventh grade and know for a fact my friends and classmates would stop hanging out with me. I told one of my friends but i chickened out and told him i was kidding because he immediatly started to look scared…my life i think to myself… is corrupted…… im just so afraid…… i cant….

October 5, 2012 at 10:25 pm
(563) Blaise says:

Cristian:

It is your decision when to come out. If you don’t feel like you should right now, then don’t! Twelve- and thirteen-year-olds, and eleven-year-olds, won’t be as open-minded as fifteen- and sixteen-ear-olds. If you feel like you need to wait until people have grown up a bit to tell them, then you can wait.
Please don’t be afraid of coming out, though, and don’t liken your sexuality to being corrupted. You are who you are; asking yourself to change is like asking yourself to start liking a kind of music you hate, or telling yourself to start enjoying your least favorite food, or the smell of raw sewage. It’s a fundamental part of you; you can’t change it. I know it can seem overwhelming at times, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. Just take it slow, and make sure you feel safe whenever you decide to tell someone, IF you decide to tell them.
And just remember this: your sexuality is only one part of who you are. If people can’t accept that one part, maybe they don’t deserve to experience all of the other amazing parts that make you unique and who you are.

October 6, 2012 at 10:42 am
(564) Cristian says:

……………heheheheh……………. you must be like some doctor or phsyciatrist or something…….*sigh* i geuss you’re right…….

October 6, 2012 at 11:10 pm
(565) Blaise says:

Cristian:

Nope, not at all. In fact, I’m about seventy percent sure I’m failing my AP Psychology class. (I’m too lazy to check GradePortal I don’t know my GradePortal password.)

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October 7, 2012 at 1:18 pm
(567) Blaise says:

Orinuinue:

Good to know…? o_o Guise, I wouldn’t click that link if I were you…

October 9, 2012 at 12:04 am
(568) Cristian says:

Lol. Actually, even though im bi, i lean more towards that-g-word side. I lost my glasses last friday (-_- fml) and now its VERY hard to try to watch tv or play video games. Im sooooooo bored with my life. Fml

October 9, 2012 at 4:05 pm
(569) Blaise says:

Cristian:

You don’t need to censor yourself here; you can say “gay”. X3
I know exactly how you feel; without my glasses, I’m completely blind.

October 9, 2012 at 10:15 pm
(570) Cristian says:

Yep. I just dont like saying…. well u know. Last school year i wore my glasse all th time and somehow found myself hanging out with a bunch of pretty cool and funny geeks. We couldnt hav b

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(571) Cristian says:

Omg plz ignore that last comment…. or pay a little attention to it. Typing oon this tablet sucks! -_-

October 10, 2012 at 12:19 am
(572) Blaise says:

Cristian:

You couldn’t have been what? o_o

October 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm
(573) Cristian says:

We couldnt have been closer…well we could have but i didnt feel that way about them. We always had a reason for finding each other in the halls knowing we would (maybe) be late. But this year, i decided to switch it up and not wear my glasses and in result (because i moved and transferred schools) i made friends with ALOT more girls. They eventually fell out of my pocket while i was partying. ( fml -_-) Im now getting two new pairs oof glasses that my mom paid $80 out of pocket for.

October 10, 2012 at 11:26 pm
(574) Jonathan says:

When I told my best friends that I was gay they just said cool like they didn’t care. That’s good because that means that they are ok with me being gay.

October 10, 2012 at 11:27 pm
(575) Jonathan says:

God I hate middle school!!!

October 11, 2012 at 4:25 pm
(576) Blaise says:

Cristian:

Why would you ever put your glasses in your pocket? That’s just asking for trouble. o_o That said, though, I’m blind as a bat without mine on…

Jonathan:

Why on earth do you hate middle school if your friends were okay with it?!

October 12, 2012 at 12:36 am
(577) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

I hate middle school cuz I’m making bad grades in math and it sucks so much.

October 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm
(578) Skye says:

Wow! It has been a while since I’ve been on here. Sorry to the people I didn’t get to answer to. I’ve just been so busy with homework and clubs and swimming and stuff. I feel like Blaise did a great job of answering, just like he always does, so I don’t feel like I need to answer the stuff that he has addressed. Anyways, hey Kyra and Christian!

So update on my life in case you care; I went to Pride and it was one of the best days of my life. And this girl is giving me completely mixed signals. She told me that she likes me and then the other day said that she has this crush on this other guy like she has never had a crush on anyone before. Ugh.

Jonathan: I’m glad your friends were cool with it!

October 13, 2012 at 10:51 am
(579) Jonathan says:

Welcome back Skye it’s been a while since you’ve been on here. And it’s great that they are ok with it or else I would be alone forever.

October 13, 2012 at 12:30 pm
(580) Blaise says:

Skye:

Welcome back! =3 That girl is totally trying to make you jealous, just saying. X3

Jonathan:

o_o Uhm… Study harder? I have no advice to give on that subject; I’m afraid I’d simply drive you to further depths of failure…

October 13, 2012 at 10:18 pm
(581) Jonathan says:

Blaise: I’m just gonna fail math anyway so it’s alright if you don’t give advice about that subject. Seriously I’m gonna fail middle school and my parents are gonna be so pissed.

October 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm
(582) He who shall not be named says:

Hi I’m a 13 bisexual dude. I’m wondering how do I come out to my closests friends.

October 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm
(583) Blaise says:

He who shall not be named:

Can you tell me a bit about you and your friends? If nothing already posted applies to you, then I’m gonna need something to go on. o_o

October 15, 2012 at 11:03 pm
(584) Cristian says:

Blaise: Because ppeople were constantly bumping into me.
He who shall not be named: I know how u feel.
Jonathon: I had advanced GEMS (idk what it stands for) for math and I had an F. Later at the end of the year, I stepped it up to a C and JUST dodged getting held back.
Skye: Hai :3

I need someone to spend time with. Ive got no freaking friends in this new neighborhood. I dont care if theyre gay or whatever.

October 16, 2012 at 4:45 pm
(585) He who shall not be named says:

Blaise: Well my friends and I have been friends since I could remember. Is there any possible way to see if they are ok with being bi? Becaus it would really help!

October 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm
(586) Blaise says:

He who shall not be named:

Bring up something in the news about LGBT issues, or work it into the conversation somehow. Maybe steer the gossip towards another bi student at your school; anything that helps you hear their opinions about it (be aware that gossip is usually pejorative!).

October 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm
(587) He who shall not be named says:

Blaise: alright I’ll try something like that it’s just that there is no bi student at my school ( that I know of) so I really cant steer the conversation towards them. You know what, I could just ask what they would do if I was bi and see how they react.

October 17, 2012 at 12:07 am
(588) Blaise says:

He who shall not be named:

Ehrm. I’d say that’s essentially telling them you’re bi. If you want to gauge their reaction objectively, keep yourself out of it. Bring up something in the news. It doesn’t even have to pertain specifically to bisexuality; anything LGBT would work.

October 17, 2012 at 7:34 am
(589) Jonathan says:

Cristian: that’s good that you brought your F to a C but I’m just way to stoopid to know that stuff.

October 17, 2012 at 7:45 am
(590) He who shall not be named says:

Blaise: Alright I will bring up something LGBT in the news.

October 18, 2012 at 5:38 am
(591) Murray says:

Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after looking at many of the articles I realized it’s new to me.

Anyhow, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking
it and checking back often!

October 18, 2012 at 8:04 am
(592) Jonathan says:

Murray: it’s great that you have this website because this is an amazing website.

October 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm
(593) Blaise says:

Murray:

Well, welcome, and enjoy your stay! =3

October 20, 2012 at 5:00 pm
(594) He who shall not be named says:

I came out to my friends and they didn’t care. Well they said that they have always kind of known I was bi, so they weren’t really that shocked.

October 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm
(595) Blaise says:

He who shall not be named:

That’s great! I’m really glad it all went well for you.
Don’t read too far into the fact that they already sorta knew. ^^;

October 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm
(596) He who shall not be named says:

Blaise:

I would like to thank you for giving me any advice. It really did help.

October 21, 2012 at 9:07 pm
(597) Blaise says:

He who shall not be named:

No thanks are needed. =3 I’m just glad it DID help.

November 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm
(598) Blaise says:

I think it might be prudent to start including ReCaptcha on these comment forms, About.com.

November 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm
(599) gayteens says:

We do have spam filters but, yep, a lot gets through. Sorry!

November 3, 2012 at 8:52 pm
(600) Jonathan says:

Hey guys, sorry I haven’t been on here in like the longest time ever. I have been so busy just hanging out with my family.

November 4, 2012 at 1:02 am
(601) Cristian says:

hay guys. srry i havent been on. so anyway heres the news. theres this one boy at school…. who seems to have taken an interest in me……. im not sure if hes bi like me or gay but im going to ask him. (jeez that was a runon sentence) also ill only be on every other weekend. Reason: we got a new wifi router and now everything that u do is stored and can be viewed. how i am currently able to get on every other weekend is when i go to my dads house (parents divored) and he doesnt have wifi. so i get onto the neighbors wifi when i bring my ps3 with me so i can do what i want without getting in trouble. Examples: this website, playing video games until like 4 a.m., and watching funny youtube videos. i may be back on tommorow btw. TO ANYONE WHO READ THIS LOOOOONNNGGG COMMENT: THANK YOU ! <3 lol X3

November 4, 2012 at 11:33 am
(602) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

Ish fien! =3 How’s the family doing?

Cristian:

Again, it’s fine. X3 So, tell us all about this boy.
As for getting past the logger, you could try using proxy sites?

November 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm
(603) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

Do you mean my family? If you do, they are great. My parents are divorced though. I’m bout to get a step mom next year and I like her because she is so funny. I might get a step dad in the near future too but he’s a big dick and I don’t like him. My brother is actually about to go to college but it’s a community college. He is just the smartest person and nicest person you will ever meet. I am ok not too bad. I learned I am failing 2 classes but I know I can pull them up.

November 6, 2012 at 10:23 am
(604) shoko barcelona lista facebook says:

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November 6, 2012 at 3:43 pm
(605) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

Well, I hope you and your stepfather learn to get along. I’m sure you and your brother will do well at your respective schools (and hey, what’s wrong with a community college?!).

November 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm
(606) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

Nothings wrong with a community college Im just saying that my family thought he might get a scholarship for him being so smart and all. My stepfather has and will always be a dick. Sometimes I just hate him so much. Now to school, at school I’m getting bullied by these two guys and one does it physically and the other does it mentally. It’s gotten so rough I cried in the bathroom at school but I know I can do something about.

November 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm
(607) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

Yeah, please do something about that. Odds are you’re not the only person they bully, and if you can help others AND yourself, that’s wonderful. You can (SHOULD) go to an administrator or a teacher, even your parent. Anything. Yes, there are times when that’s not an option, but generally that’s the best course of action.
How exactly is he physically bullying you?

November 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm
(608) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

Well he’s like punching me and not friendly punches, pushing and shoving, throwing me into walls, throwing food in my face.

November 7, 2012 at 5:11 pm
(609) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

Yeah, you should definitely report that to someone in power. Also, if necessary, hit him back. You’ll be punished for it, but sometimes you have to stand up and defend yourself, if not for your safety, for your dignity.

November 7, 2012 at 11:06 pm
(610) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

Alright I will defitinetly report him.

November 7, 2012 at 11:17 pm
(611) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

I’m actuall the one who doesn’t fight. I’m more of a wuss so I really can’t fight that well. Plus I wish I had more friends cuz I only got like two and they aren’t even like real friends. No one really likes me since I have come out.

November 10, 2012 at 11:36 am
(612) Drew says:

I could use some advice. XD
The first thing, is that with the begging of a friend, I have finally agreed to come out (I’m in 7th grade). Most people already think I’ m gay and my friend insists no one would care, but I am still really panicky. Any ideas of how I could quickly tell everyone in my class and have them spread the word, cause I don’t want to go up to everyone and tell them. Also, any tips for the Aftershock?
Second question:
This guy (who is my crush) just broke up with his girlfirend (who is one of my closest friends not the one mentioned above tho. He is awesome, but I am to nervous to talk to him. I have caught him staring multiple times (maybe 2-5 times a day) and he sometimes randomly walks up to me and asks me a question. We aren’t in the same classes, but I constantly see him. Does he like me?

November 11, 2012 at 1:22 pm
(613) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

Well, then I guess your only recourse is to inform someone in power.

Drew:

Well, you could be dramatic about it, and stand up in the middle of class, and announce, “I’d like to inform you all that I am a flaming homosexual.” If you want to be less silly about it, you could (don’t laugh; I’ve done this before) type out a text to one of your friends, and “accidentally” send it to facebook. I sent this: “I see him in IBM EVERY DAY. Do you know how awkward that’d be? He’s completely straight. -_-” to facebook… I’m just glad I didn’t mention his name. >_< But yeah, you could do that. Type it out as if you were sending it to a friend, but send it to facebook instead.
Another idea would be to come out to your teacher, and ask if she could somehow incorporate it into something she says during class…? Dunno how that would fly.

November 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm
(614) Mason says:

Hi im mason. I came out to a. Riend i met this year and another couple. Friends i just dont know how to tell my parents and im in 7th grd. And i need help asking out a. Guy

November 12, 2012 at 1:34 am
(615) Blaise says:

Mason:

Hoo, boy… Is it someone you know, or is it just like a crush?

November 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm
(616) Mason says:

Someone I know. He is really nice and he know s i am gay please respond and if u want i have an email mapbuddy@eartlink.net

November 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm
(617) Blaise says:

Mason:

Would you rather communicate here, or via email?

November 13, 2012 at 8:11 pm
(618) Jonathan says:

Blaise:

Heyy man I told some adults that I was being bullied and they took care of it. I’m afraid though that when they come back from being suspended that they will beat me up even more. I know that’s not gonna happen though.

November 13, 2012 at 10:47 pm
(619) Mason says:

Blaise. I would prefer on email just cuz i have toscroll down and it is really boring so yea mapbuudy@eartlink.net

November 13, 2012 at 11:47 pm
(620) Blaise says:

Jonathan:

I’m really glad that it’s been handled. =3 I hope you’re right, and that it won’t happen, but if it does, just tell the same adults.

Mason:

Alright. ^_^

November 14, 2012 at 5:07 pm
(621) Mason says:

Sorry Blaiise I forgot that I changed my email it is actually Jackson13@wi.rr.com thanks hope to here from you sooon and lots to vent about so get prepared my friend!

November 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm
(622) Help says:

Im 14 and in midde school (8th grade), my friends would be accepting, but thats not the problem. There is someone I like, and i can’t tell if their gay or not, my friends actually think he is bi/gay, however it is not certain in my opinion. I would really like to “come out of the closet” and say I like him and have a “happy ending”, but how often does that work? So, i really want to tell him and my friends, hoping for the likely chance he is gay, even though an openly-gay person at my school thinks he isnt, – (said person is never around him, so i dont trust it 100%, and their kind of…full-on fe-man. Guy wanting to be a girl, goth, etc, i have nothing against him fyi, and everyone is fine with him) – but what if my assumption is wrong? What will happen then, after saying you like someone, who you found out was straight? They display some things reffering to them being gay, but its hard to tell if its just jokes/being funny, or if he really is. His best friend (after i asked the question as a slight joke) said he isnt, but the person in question doesnt seem like he would tell people, even his best friend, that he was openly gay. H-E-LP- asap before i do something stupid. (please tell me this is still actively anwsered!)

November 15, 2012 at 11:13 pm
(623) Mason says:

HelpYes this is a reguarly answered page i know what ur talking about im in 7th grade i recommend Dr. Blaise

November 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm
(624) Blaise says:

Mason:

Hush, bowah; Ah ain’t no doctuh.

Help:

I’m gay, as you can see. o_o I have NO gaydar though. Literally none. Someone can walk up to me in rainbow jeans and bondage gear and I’ll just say “Oh, god; those pants with that top?” There’s no way for me to convey to you my complete lack of any kind of gaydar at all. I just don’t have it.
That said, your gaydar and the gaydar of anyone you listen to is completely subjective. Fe-man’s gaydar might be totally off, regardless of how gay he is. This guy’s best friend might not have any idea what they’re talking about. The only way you can know for sure is to ask the guy in question.
I’ve been in your situation, but I was out. I came out in eighth grade, and on the first day of high school, I made it semi-obvious that I was gay. Little flag pin and all that. In any case, I struck up a conversation with this incredibly attractive guy (there was nowhere else to sit on the bus, awkward “Sorry; can I sit here?” moment, he was nice about it, we chatted). We got to be really close friends, and at some point (like three months after we met?) I told him I thought he was really hot. He said he had a girlfriend; I said “Oh, damn! Sorry!” He was completely fine with it. Literally, we mock each other for it every time we hang out.
Anecdote aside, what I’m trying to say is that telling him you think he’s attractive is okay, even if he turns out to be straight.
If I were you, I’d come out first and then LATER tell him you think he’s attractive. Just give him a bit to get used to it, I guess? Don’t just be like, “So yeah, I’m gay, you’re hot.” >_<

November 16, 2012 at 12:46 am
(625) Help says:

ok, i’ll try that. I will most likely post back as to how it went. :) ( still scared regardless ) hope it works!

November 24, 2012 at 2:10 am
(626) Cristian says:

Blaise: Well his name is Domonic (? Did i spell it right?) Hes really nice but can get a little weird sometimes but thats how i like my peeps. We try to hang out whenever we can but not too much cause i dont want him to know my secret just yet. I really like him, hes the person that you see in your dreams, and will enjoy your company no matter what. He accidentaly got me attracted to him but he doesnt know yet….about my bisexuality…. BTW wtf is a proxy site? It doesnt sound very promising…..

November 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm
(627) Blaise says:

Cristian:

A proxy site is a website which will access the internet for you, so that all your history shows is that you went to the proxy site.
I know exactly the kind of person you’re talking about; I really hope it all works out for you! =3

November 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm
(628) Cristian says:

Blaise: Well if it does work out we’re gonna have to keep it secret…… And ur not Ah Doctuh? Lol. Anyway, he kinda gives me the feeling that he does this to everyone…. I mean like act gay and stuff…. But he calls me his boyfriend….. And always hugs me….. Im so confused. I pretend like I dont want it but….. you get the idea…..

November 24, 2012 at 8:10 pm
(629) Blaise says:

Cristian:

Well, I guess the best course of action would be to ask him if he’s serious. ._. Or hold a hug for longer than necessary or something, I don’t know. ^^;

November 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm
(630) Cristian says:

Blaise: I dont exactly hug him back i kinda just let him and stay quiet… Semi quiet. Hes got me so confused… (Woah Deja Vu) Well actually there was one time i hugged him back but it was more of a bro hug than a love hug y’know? ………. Hmm… I use alot of periods. O.o Idk really what I should do… I could ask him if hes serious but there was one time when he was hugging me and looked like he was gonna…. uh….. kiss me…. but then he pulled back and said he wasnt gay… Hes also the type of person who doesnt exactly always tell the truth. Thats what got me thinking.

November 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm
(631) Jonathan says:

Heyy guys, my boyfriend broke up with me, but hey all good things must come to an end. Well I got a crush on this guy and he hits on me but I don’t know if he’s gay or bi. Should I just ask him or what? Im openly gay at my school so everyone knows. I could really use some help!

November 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm
(632) Blaise says:

Cristian:

It’s really up to you how you think you should handle it; you know him far better than I do. Whatever course of action you decide is best, I wish you luck! =3 Tell us how it goes.

Jonathan:

You should just ask him! It’s not really an offensive question, unless you make it one.

(Sorry I’m not verbose; I have a friend over.)

November 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm
(633) Cristian says:

Blaise: Once again today, he hugged me. I didnt ask him cause there was alot of people around because we were both working on our art projects. I was silent most of the day for some reason… Idk why. I just didnt feel like talking and my friends thought and knew I was depressed. Even Dominic *Found out how to spell it ;) * knew… I told them all it was nothing they had to worry about and they just went with it. Other than Dominic, there is a girl I like. Her name’s Sierra and she is just like Dominic minus the hugging and stuff. She also knew I was depressed and kept asking me why. I told her it was nothing. I didnt tell them but it was because of Dominic. I kept thinking about him and another boy I like, Allen. Allen is straight though and has a girlfriend who is also a friend of mine. I didnt tell him I like him and his girlfriend *cant remember her name at the moment* told me they were dating. P.S. Idk what no verbose means but it probably has something to do with not being able to detail too much.
Jonathon: Im sorry about your boyfriend. Its true that all good things must come to an end though. Anyway, you ask the guy! Ive actually had MANY people ask me if I was gay at school and I half told them the truth. Lemme tell you the people who asked me: Hope, Alexis, Jonathon(not u), some random kid at my lunch table, Salvador, Izzy, Julian, my third best friend Roland, my mom, and Allen. Lots of people I know O.o! I took no offense though so your crush shouldnt either.

November 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm
(634) Cristian says:

OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG OMFG! THERE IS A GIRL THAT LIKES ME!! AND SHE IS A FRIEND! Heres the story: I was walking home with Dominic, as usual, and she popped out of nowhere and scared the crap out of me. Dominic, Crystal, and I kept walking and she stopped to talk to some friends and so did Dominic. I stopped too as most people would and waited for Dominic to finish beacause Crystal said bye. So we left. We got to the crosswalk and Crystal, again, scared me. Dominic was too slow of a walker so Crystal and I kept walking. She stopped AGAIN to talk to ANOTHER friend and she told me I could go. I decided to wait for Dominic and said bye to him. Crystal takes the same way home that I do and I heard her behind me she liked 2 guys. One of them was me and another guy. The friend she was talking to sounded surprised and tried to get my attention but I ignored him because I didnt want her to get embarrased. She was relieved when I didnt look back and I gave her a chuckle by almost getting hit by a car (I have to j walk because there is no sidewalk or crosswalk in the neighborhood I live in). CRAZY STORY RIGHT!?!? I think I should try to take it slow though and not let her find out that I know. Like by hanging out with her more and asking if she has facebook. Here is what I specifically heard her say when I found out. Crystal: There are 2 guys I like. Friend: Really? Who? Crystal: Him (points to me) and ___*blank*___. Friend: REALLY!? HIM!? HEY GUY!! HEY!!! Crystal: No! Shhh! Dont tell him! Friend: Why not? Crystal: Just dont! Friend: Okay okay…. OMG I could make this work! Tell me what you guys think I should do!

November 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm
(635) Jonathan says:

Cistian:

I got no good advice but you should do whatever you think is right. Or you could just ask her out and see what happens. If you ask her put and says yes great but if y’all broke up, it could ruin your friendship. Would you want that to happen? Probably not. On the other hand, it could work out well and y’all be closer. She could also turn you down if you asked her out. There are many different scenarios that could happen so you could just ask her out or don’t do it at all.

November 28, 2012 at 11:27 pm
(636) Cristian says:

Jonathon: Hmmm….. I see exactly what you mean….. Im noy exactly the type of person who asks other people out y’know? I mean no one ever said it HAD to be the guys who asks out the girls. Hmmm…. Other than that, we are friends but y’know like back-up friends as in if we had no other friends we would hang out and do what we usualluy do y’know? I mean, I would be a good bf cause some people think im too nice and stuff. Nobody really knows about my little secret though. NOBODY. No offense but, you guys dont exactly count cause you dont know who I am and stuff. The thing is, Im nice, wouldnt hurt a fly. But if I have to, I will kill a shark with my bare hands. I just dont really want to break up and for her to see that side of me would crush the both of us y’know? I mean if we break up & she sees that side, shell tell her friends and so on and so on. That could ruin my chances with other people, gay or not. You know what I mean right? But I do speak spanish, which some girls and guys seem to find cute or sexy or whatever. Idk. My school is weird. :/

November 28, 2012 at 11:46 pm
(637) Jonathan says:

Cristian:

I see what you mean. Like I said I didn’t have good advice and no one did say it had to be the guys who asked the girls out. But hey, need any help you can come on here and ask.

November 28, 2012 at 11:49 pm
(638) Jonathan says:

Cristian:

I see what you mean. Like I said I didn’t have good advice and no one did say it had to be the guys who asked the girls out. But hey, need any help you can come on here and ask. Oh I almost forgot, I asked my crush if he was gay and sadly he said “no I’m straight.”

November 29, 2012 at 4:57 am
(639) Elysa Griffiths says:

I’m and 13 and in 8th grade. I live in a very homophobic town with about 7 churches. Im considered an outcast at school and I have my own little pod of friends. 2 are bisexual guys and 4 bi-sexual or lesbian girls counting me. All of my friends know and my parents. But my parents and brother and sister constantly make fun of me when were together and it hurts my feelings terribly I’ve told them that but they won’t stop. I asked my dad who I primarily live with to stand up for me and he thinks I deserve it and need to get used to it. I’m so confused my friend have always accepted me but my own family cant? Any Advice?

November 29, 2012 at 4:27 pm
(640) Blaise says:

Cristian:

I guess you have a choice between pursuing Dominic or Crystal then. ._. Or you could pursue both, I suppose, but I wouldn’t advocate that… I speak from experience, here…

Jonathan:

I’m really sorry that he isn’t; I’m sure you two would have made a cute couple. Is there anyone else whom you’re interested in?

Elysa Griffiths:

Sounds like you need to stand up for yourself. o_o Your dad is wrong; no-one deserves to be mistreated or bullied. NO-ONE. For now, I’d recommend sitting down with your family, one at a time, and talking about it. Ask them why they treat you as they do. At the very least that will get them THINKING about it. If the conversation doesn’t go well, or just doesn’t go at all? I’d recommend talking to your school guidance counselors about it. They can do a lot more than you’d think, and they’re earnest.

November 29, 2012 at 4:37 pm
(641) Jonathan says:

Elysa:

I really don’t have advice but you do need to get used to being bullied cause it happens. A lot.

Everyone:

Hey this kinda cute guy( i dont have a crush on him)came out of the closet to me saying he’s bisexual. In not surprised he came out to me since I’m gay but now I know there are mor people who are gay or bi at my school.

November 30, 2012 at 1:33 am
(642) Cristian says:

Jonathon & Blaise: Ive decided to stick with Dominic. Ive learned from my friend, Sarah, Crystal has dated MANY MANY MANY MANY boys in the school. Then i thought: HOLY CRAP I HAVE NOTICED THAT! Soooo…. yeah it’ll be Dominic for now.
Elysa: OMG! UR DAD IS SUCH AN @$$HOLE!!! IF I EVER CAME OUT TO MY PARENTS, THEY WOULD NEVER, EVER TREAT ME LIKE THAT!!! TELL HIM THAT HE NEEDS TO LEARN THAT YOU NEED RESPECT TOO. AS BLAISE SAID TO ME, IF PEOPLE CANT ACCEPT THAT ONE PART IF YOU, THEN MAYBE THEY DONT DESERVE TO SEE THE REST OF TYE FANTASTIC PARTS ABOUT U!!!

November 30, 2012 at 4:49 pm
(643) Cristianbu says:

O.o Crystal actually admitted she liked me from the first day of school. My mind was just exploded (beacause i had a headache at the time X3).

November 30, 2012 at 7:10 pm
(644) Blaise says:

Elysa, don’t listen to Jonathan. >:l You should NEVER just ALLOW people to bully you. There is ALWAYS something you can do about it.

I had a much more inspiring version of that I’d typed up, when I was still pissed about him saying that you should just get used to it. It got deleted, not posted, et cetera… Just don’t let anyone bully you.

November 30, 2012 at 9:48 pm
(645) Jonathan says:

Blaise: well I like one guy and he told me he’s bi so I could have a chance with him. He’s also a close friend of mine too.

December 1, 2012 at 1:54 am
(646) Jonathan says:

Blaise: well I like one guy and he told me he’s bi so I could have a chance with him. I reallly like this guy so I want us to be together but he’s a friend of mine and many things could go wrong.

December 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm
(647) John Garcia says:

I came out in Middle School just a few monthes ago. I live in the South and its actually not that bad in school. I am the only kid that I know of in school that will openly say he’s gay but everybody is so wrapped up in school that nobody really cares what orientation you are. I am really glad that my Middle School experience is going well, and that maybe my community is getting better at thinking of everybody as equal.

December 8, 2012 at 4:15 pm
(648) Jonathan says:

Hey guys I just wanted to inform you that I have a boyfriend. He’s the guy who I had a crush and came out to me as bi so I asked him out and he said yes. :D he’s just my world and I love him so much.

January 5, 2013 at 11:47 pm
(649) ........ says:

If anyone’s gay or bi and wants to talk I’m willing to I’m 18 and bisexual and want to talk with other guys.

January 5, 2013 at 11:51 pm
(650) jack says:

Hi I’m a 18 year old bisexual and want to talk with other guys if you want to talk ill be glad to.

January 17, 2013 at 8:47 pm
(651) Kyra says:

so umm i am 14 and lesbian. i want to come outnut i am afraid of what my best friend will think. ive struggled with depression lately because of other things to do with being gay. i am getting really worried . does anyone have suggestions?

January 21, 2013 at 12:11 am
(652) Name says:

Blaise- I really need advice. I’m 14 and gay, but I’d rather not discuss anything here on this site to be honest…..

January 26, 2013 at 11:27 pm
(653) Was Skye Now Alex (Wow, I've changed my name a lot) says:

Hello everyone! Sorry that I haven’t been on in so long. I’m only going to answer the most recent ones since it would be kind of weird, long, and redundant to answer everything since I’ve been gone. So, here we go.

Kyra:
I would say do what you think is right. Is your friend accepting of gay people? If you don’t know, you could nonchalantly bring it up in conversation. Say, ask them what they think of gay marriage or a gay/lesbian celebrity. Then from their response you can judge whether or not you want to come out. As far as the depression thing goes, know that I have been there, and know that you are not alone. I don’t know how bad your depression is, but please don’t hurt yourself or try to kill yourself. Been there, done that. Trust me, it’s not worth it. If you ever want to talk to someone, I’m here. Just tell me and I’ll post my email address. Or you could post yours.

Name:
I know I’m not Blaise, but maybe I could help? Want me to email you?

January 28, 2013 at 1:36 am
(654) Cristian says:

I sometimes like to ball up on the kitchen floor and pretend I’m a crumb. :) . Lol ok for real now. There have been more recent sighting of both genders trying to hit on me. Some examples of this include: Elizabeth, Dominic(still), Jonathon, Michell(idk how to spell it), and slightly my friend Roland. Of these, 4 I actually liked sooooo….. I chose Elizabeth. We’re not to the actual bf gf stage but I could tell she likes me. But, dammit Dominic still stays with me. There were times he said he loves me and stuff but it sounded sarcastic so I can’t really tell. Then Jonathon gets up real close to me and we have alot in common with each other and we kind of flirt with each other every once in a while. Roland, we are really good friends. We’ll go to Universal with his parents and venture off on our own make jokes and stuff the usual… Damn Crystal got so annoying though. Anyway, Elizabeth told me to friend her on facebook and told me her picture was a puppy. So I looked her up and, of course, there has to be three different people with the exact sane name with a puppy as their profile picture. I have to tell her next time I see her if there is anything else we can use to get in touch…

January 31, 2013 at 6:43 am
(655) Blaise says:

Sorry I’ve been gone. Life’s been busy. I’ll get to replying to all of these when I get home this afternoon… In the meantime, it is 6:42 in the morning, and I’m barely coherent enough to write this apology…

January 31, 2013 at 9:08 pm
(656) Kyra says:

yea im back. i recently found out that one of my oldest friends is bi. all around me people i know are just nonchalant in pionting out that they aren’t straight. i want to andi realize that my friends will accept me but it is still hard to do. when i was little i played games with my best friend. Now these ween’t inapropiate games but im afraid that if i tel my friend that im gay she’ll loook back on those games differently. i was like 5 and i had no clue that i was gay. i should have realized because looking back it was quite obvious. anyway, she has been teasing(goodnaturedly) my bi friend about it but im afraid that if she teases me i won’t be able to ignore it like my bi friend. Any suggestions?

February 4, 2013 at 2:24 am
(657) Blaise says:

AAAAAAAAAAAND of course I type out a nice long answer, and forget to hit “Say it!…” I’ll try again tomorrow…

February 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm
(658) Blaise says:

…….. and jack:

This isn’t a dating forum, let me just make that clear.

Name:

Kyra:

Well, if she’s teasing in a good-natured way, then it’s probably safe to say that she’s okay with it. ^_^

Everyone:

Again, really sorry. If you want to get in contact with me, the best way is through facebook.

February 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm
(659) Mason says:

Hey peeps yeah its me again. So Blaise, my parents know im gay and my dad is more accepting than my mom-she comes from a religious side of things anyway i told my friend that i have a crush on him and all he says is ok i dont care so now i am only asking that the universe can like me for a little bit longer just enough so i can find a guy i like please respond asap thanks :3

February 8, 2013 at 4:38 pm
(660) Blaise says:

It’s not letting me post it. o_o

Awhrargh. Let’s try a shorter post…

Kyra, if the teasing is good-natured, I’d be fine with it if I were you. It’s up to you whether you tell her or not, but I doubt that she’d have a problem with it…

Mason, I can’t dictate the whims of the Universe. X3 Sorry.

Name, you can get ahold of me via email (blsngnt@gmail.com), Skype (blsngnt), facebook ( http://facebook.com/xRoyalWolfx ) or phone/text (904-229-5095).

Jack and …….., just to make this clear, this is NOT a dating forum.

February 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm
(661) Mason says:

Darn. Well, ill keep trying wish me luck

February 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm
(662) Jonathan says:

Hey guys been so long since I’ve been on here. Just wanted to let you guys know I’ve been doing really well in school. Even though I barely have any friends. This one girl I know actually told me she is bi and she is an amazing person. I’m just happy that people at school are finally ok with me being gay. I just found any gay/bi guys at my school yet.

February 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm
(663) Kyra says:

I just came out to my best friend Cate and i’m still not sure it actually happened. or maybe i’m just in denial.
Here’s how it went:
We were hanging in her room, lying next to each other on her bed and i turned and looked her straight in the eye. (i’m not the most confident person) i took a deep breath and said, “Catie, i have to tell you something.”
“what?”
“i’m gay.”
“Interesting.”
then she looked me in the eye and hugged me. i still can’t believe it happened.

February 23, 2013 at 1:42 am
(664) Blaise says:

Kyra:

Bravo! :D I’m really happy she took it so well! What about you; how are you holding up? I know it can be pretty nerve-wracking to come out to someone, especially someone really close to you.

February 26, 2013 at 5:18 pm
(665) Kyra says:

Blaise:
so far so good!

March 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm
(666) Jonathan says:

So there is this guy I like and he’s been my friend since the beginning of the school year. He’s a big guy. Not fat but just big. He’s funny and nice and I really like him. I just recently found out I have feelings for him. Can someone please help me?

March 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm
(667) Red says:

Wow… Haven’t been here in years and I thought I’d stop by for a visit. Oh dude so much nostalgia going on!

Blaise:
I’m so excited and proud to see that you’ve still been getting on here as often as you used to and are helping more and more people! Your commitment really makes my day. (: Congratulations on all the accomplishments you’ve made and on all the people you’ve aided.

Askr:
I don’t think you ever get on here, so I just wanted to re-acknowledge the fact that you exist. Hi Askr!!

March 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm
(668) Straight Girl says:

I wish people were more accepting of others I am stright but I would never make fun of anyone who likes the other gender its their life and their friends and family should love and respect them for who they are.

(Sorry for not spell checking im lazy)

May 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm
(669) Connor says:

I’m thirteen, and I came out this year. I’m in 7th grade, and when I told some people, they said: ‘How could you possibly know something so serious?’ and I just shrugged. I guess it comes naturally for people. But, on the other hand I had people who supported me, and some who didn’t. Some are really annoying, like my brother for example. He’ll make gay jokes while I’m around, and it’s very irritating. And I know what people mean when they say rude anti-gay comments. Almost daily things like f** appear on the walls of our school, and a lot of the kids say ‘that’s so gay’ or you’re a ‘queer’. It just pushes my buttons and it makes me so mad.

May 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm
(670) Anonymous, please says:

I came out to two girls once at a sleepover. One girl was my best friend actually replied with, “well, you better not be liking me.” I was really surprised at the homophobia she was presenting. She’s also friends with a total b**ch and I’m afraid that if I come out next year (middle school), she’ll start bullying me. I’ve been bullied before, but living in a homophobic state, it doesn’t help! I’m in the south, by the way. I’m bisexual, but people still think its weird. I also haven’t come out to my parents yet, but I want to come out once I have a girlfriend, but I can’t have a girlfriend until I come out!! Please help D:

May 7, 2013 at 7:54 am
(671) queer geek dating says:

The person who is transgender may identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or heterosexual.

Before we let the negatives rule, the positives deserve a reasonable hearing.
t do outreach help because you become involved and
attached.

June 19, 2013 at 2:58 am
(672) [paranoid walrus] says:

Hi. I’m planning on coming out soon (in like 3 weeks) but don’t know how to. Me parents appear to be gay-accepting. And Maybelle, you pro ably will use a WYSIWYG editor but HTML basics aren’t too difficult

August 10, 2013 at 8:57 am
(673) Layla says:

Hey, I’m 14 and a girl. I told my mom that I’m gay but all she says is that I’m too young to know what I am. I can tell that she doesn’t like the fact that I’m gay, which I don’t understand because she’s bisexual. But anyways what should I do about her?

August 29, 2013 at 7:21 am
(674) Sarah says:

I’m 12, and gay, but still in the closet. i’m thinking about coming out to one of my friends, though i don’t really know what to do…

August 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm
(675) nicolee says:

hi im twelve im a lesbian i dont know how to come out i told frinds but i have a crush on a girl she is also a lesbian so like how can i show that im a les withoutsaying it

September 1, 2013 at 2:05 am
(676) Me? says:

I’m gay and I am planning on coming out to my best friends but I don’t know how to do it. I’ve known cince the 5 grade but I am now in the 6 grade.

September 9, 2013 at 9:11 pm
(677) Vic (girl) says:

I’m 13. I’ve always worn guys clothes and liked pokemon and superheroes and action figures and stuff. I realized a while ago that I’m gay. I’ve told a few friends via The Gay Song (lesbiananswers YouTube). They’re all really great, but I’m scared to come out to more people. One of my best friends is extremely homophobic and has literally said she couldn’t be friends with me if I was gay. I’ve also been called lesbo a lot and people keep asking me if I’m a lesbian but I always say no. Should I just say yes next time? I don’t know. My dad is also homophobic, although my mom is completely fine with it. She blasts same love in the car all the time. Continued in next post.

September 24, 2013 at 1:39 am
(678) Jonathan says:

OMFG!!!! It’s been like three years since I’ve been on this site!! I’ve been fabulous and recently over the past school year, I’ve had like 10 people come out to me as like gay, bi, lesbian, etc. Btw I’m 15 gay, fabulous and in eight grade (got held back). I’ve gotten a couple of offers from guys to date me but I’ve got my on one hottie. What sucks about it is that he’s dating this girl for about a month and a half and he is bisexual and he acts like he likes me but I don’t want to ruin the relationship? He’s one my best friends and I don’t want to do anything to hurt him. Any body have any advice?

September 26, 2013 at 9:51 pm
(679) me says:

Y do p-ple not like gays? Y do they make fun of them? What if we made fun of them? It’s not fair!!!!!!!

October 6, 2013 at 10:51 pm
(680) Me says:

Hello? anyone here?

October 17, 2013 at 12:31 am
(681) isabel says:

im 12 years old and have always been curious about dating girls since i was 10. i acually grew up in a adventist home [ my grandma ] and never really realized how much that my neighbors and her were against gays until recently. my mom isn’t against gay/lesbians/bi-sexuals, but she still thinks that anyone that could date the same sex is messed up in the head. i was watching the ellen degenerous show at my neighbors house and he walks in and imidiatly grabbs the controler and changes the channel. i asked him why he did that and he replied that him and his wife didn’t support gay people. i was hurt but tried not to show it. i had recently been talking to a girl on the computer who i ended up really liking. we started to skype each other and we soon decided that we could try to become a long distance couple. it worked out until i moved to a new adventist school and met this girl that was secretly gay. i told girlfriend and she understood and said that i needed to meet other people to and that if [lets call the girl that i met at the school natalie and my ex girlfriend amanda] natalie broke my heart that she would always be there for me. i felt guilty and never talked to natalie. i got on skype the next night and saw amanda and apolagized imidiatly. i feel that i lost the most important girl in my life when she told me that she had already started dating a girl in her school. i don’t think that i mentioned that i am bi-sexual, but i mmet a boy that knows about me and understands that its hard to get over amanda. he is by my side and i do have feelings for him. i have come out to 4 people and they are just my friends. i have not tald my mom yet and i dont plan on telling her anytime soon. anyways, im done boring u to death with my story. bye c:

November 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm
(682) britney says:

im bisexual i plan to come out but i find it very hard cause im only 12 and im scared of rejections

December 16, 2013 at 6:34 am
(683) I to scard says:

Brittany do you live in wa? Just a question I kinda know how you feel. Im scard to come out but I just sent a Facebook message to my dad (we live in different towns) telling him I was gay and than I read that you wernt supposed to come out of the closet that way…… >_< im so scared

February 21, 2014 at 11:49 am
(684) Orlando Cellulaze says:

Great post.

February 26, 2014 at 5:51 am
(685) become a millionaire says:

I am in complete disagreement with the discussion submitted by this post. Although, many times my personal experience has been identical to this. Regards, Sir Laughton

February 27, 2014 at 2:57 am
(686) Charlotte says:

I am bisexual and I’ve known this since fifth grade. I’m in sixth grade now and scared. I have major anxiety and have to take medicine. But I forgot to take it one day and passed out. I had a panic attack about coming out. I’ve come out to my five best friends and a girl I’m starting to really really like online. We have video chatted and she lives in a different country. I havent told her. I have also came out to my gay sister and I really want to come out to everyone. Its eating me alive and I want to scream at the top lungs to my school that I’m bisexual. How can I openly come out about it without having another panic attack_? Ill even take a tiny bit more to last me, I getting really desperate.

April 2, 2014 at 12:21 pm
(687) help.zapposinsights.com says:

Now I am going away to do my breakfast, later than
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