We all have our little interests, fandoms, and whatnot. However, some things are more widely accepted among peers while others are mocked or hated. My Asian classmates love modern Korean music, and they have no intentions on hiding it. Yet, they refuse to talk about it among other students (most of whom are all Caucasian) due to the fact that we know that they'll mock us. Although I've been in this school for more than three years, people still don't know a lot about me and are surprised when they find out little facts about me. Their reactions are from enthusiastically approving to giving me a disapproving look and calling me weird. One day, after a school book sale, it was recess (free period) and we were all talking about the books we purchased. A classmate, and friend, of mine purchased a book consisting of Sinnoh Pokemon. We were talking about the release of Platinum when all of a sudden, a girl interrupted our conversation and said, "Oh my god, you guys still like Pokemon? Pokemon is for faggots." Of course, I could have made a witty remark, told her off, or point out to her that by what she just said indicated that she was a faggot, but I refrained. Looking back on it, I should have did the latter as she did a poor attempt at bullying me later on in the school year. But I digress. The main thing I'm trying to ask here is: What do people think about you when they find out that you like so-and-so? How do they react? Have they known it the entire time because that's how you guys became friends or that's how you had come to like the fandom or interest?