IMPORTANT NOTE! If you happen to glance at this post, but do not want to read the whole thing because it is so friggin long, AT LEAST take the time to read the first paragraph! Then, by all means feel free to leave if you are not interested. Just know, I take any and all responses seriously and would greatly appreciate even the slightest bit of advice. Alright everyone, before I ask this, be prepared for a huge crap load of details because I think they are important (at least to me). Although, I'll try to keep it to the details that strongly affect the advice I'm looking for, which is pretty much any advice possible. Also, if you have any intention of helping me out but don't really want to read the long post right now, be aware that this is somewhat time-restrictive. I thank you humbly in advance if you take the time to read it and come up with whatever advice or comments you can think of. ADDED AFTER WRITING THE WHOLE FRIGGIN THING BECAUSE ITS SO LONG, DANGIT!: Long story short since nobody will likely read it all: how do you say happy birthday in an email to a friend you stopped talking to around 2 years ago, but you had a great IM conversation for the first time in a while a couple months ago, and then for no reason after answering an initial email in a nice, friendly and "invites conversation" way, don't say anything back to either of two additional emails? FYI, the two additional emails were harmless, just asking something about a random song. Now that the first paragraph to save time for casual readers is taken care of here's 3 more things I'd like to mention. Any criticism (however harsh) or advice is welcome, although I would prefer it if it has an understandable basis that I may or may not fully agree with. Second, if there's anything you'd like to have clarified or want to know, feel more than welcome to ask, and I will answer if I feel comfortable. Also, I'd like to just mention how inviting and warm GBATemp is generally and I don't think I'd feel comfortable posting this or asking for serious advice anywhere else! ANYWAYS, now on to the details (which were preemptively deleted). Where do I begin? The details were not posted because its like 3 pages long and nobody will read them. Ask me if you want to know anything specific that you think is important.