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I don't go around parading that I like Pokemon. I don't say that I like Pokemon unless someone asks. But if someone does, I'd just say yes. So I'm not exactly hiding it.
Except my parents don't really appreciate me liking Pokemon XDD
I don't keep it secret from anyone. Sure, I don't ALWAYS talk about pokemon to everyone I meet, but I'm not ashamed to like the franchise.
You'll be surprised at how many people like pokemon, even the people you least expect to. When HG/SS was out, I found a pokewalker on the floor of my school, and this guy (Really tall, tough, into rugby, does NOT look like he's into pokemon AT ALL) said it was his, and we've been closer ever since, talking about pokemon and such.
My argument is, I've loved it since I was really young, and there's no reason to start not-liking it. :)
I didn't keep it as a secret, but I didn't talk about it when no one does... I think I'm the only one who play it... That's why I'm here, to talk about it :)
I'm okay... I'm just... need to be alone right now...
Of course not. I don't keep my love for Pokemon a secret from ANYBODY.
I don't give a damn about the opinions of the inferior creatures that is 95% of my school(yes that is what I think about my school). And If my friends don't accept the fact that I have my own awesome fandoms, they are undeserving to be my friends. A true friend would accept me and my weirdness. I spread my love of Pokemon, I have absolutely no shame, it's one of the few things I can talk about, and haters must accept that fact. You can't change my opinion random-person-that-I-don't-give-a-single-fuck-about, so just screw you and go back to your group of other haters that I also don't give a single fuck about.
I think I went a bit overboard there.
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I don't hide, but I also never talk about it offline. No one seems to like or care about Pokémon here.
I am not ashamed of being a Pokémon fan, tbh.
The few friends I have in real life, and hundreds of friends online know. I don't keep it a secret, on the contrary, its one of the three things I let everyone know about me, I love Pokemon (the other two are felines/mustelids (for my favorite animals) and football).
All my family members also know I love Pokemon, and I'm not afraid to hide it, even on special ocations (birthdays, certain holidays, and Pokemon premiers) I will proudly wear my Meowth Pokemon t-shirt.
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From my friends? No.
But from other people? Yeah. I always try not to talk about it within earshot of people other than friends and family. Not because I'm ashamed about liking the game series, but because I know for a fact that people will misunderstand and make fun of me. Well, they have. And they will again.
No, pretty much everyone knows I like Pokemon; I don't keep it secret at all.
but almost no one knows about my Adam Young obsession, they know I like Owl City but they have no idea...
I've never kept it as a secret. Pretty much all my family and friends knows that I play Pokémon, and none of them is ashamed, or has ever made fun of me for that. Pretty much all my nearest friends like Pokémon too. I know people that if you see them in the street, you'll never think that they're fans of Pokémon, like a cholo friend I had in middle school; he had his head shaved, wore baggy shirts and baggy pants, and listened to a lot of reggaetón, yet he became friends with my best friend because he was a Pokémon fan too, and I eventually became his friend. (and that's rare because I really try to avoid that kind of people, as they're usually involved with crime and drugs :S)
However, I hardly ever talk about it if I'm not asked before. But if someone asks me, for example, what video games do you like? I'd respond Pokémon, along with the other video games I play, without any shame. If they laugh, I laugh with them. I don't have any problem. I do care about what people thinks about me, but I don't think that telling them I like Pokémon is any bad, or that it will damage me or something.
(edit: I'm not using "cholo" as a racial slur; that's how we call that social group here in my country :P)
Like most others said, I'm not trying to hide it, but I don't go around announcing it either. Besides, most people here don't care about Pokemon anymore, so there's no reason to talk about it to others.
Nope, I don't hide it at all. My friends know that I play Pokemon but most of my friends either collect Transformers or have a vast knowledge of sci fi so they don't say anything. Most of the people at my work don't care either; we have a group that watches Doctor Who and plays Magic so I'm seen as one of the other geeks. And hey, if it weren't for us, the place would fall apart.
It also helps that when people ask what I'm playing, I tell them. "I'm beating the crap outta cute, fuzzy woodland creatures, stuffing them into capsules and making them beat up other cute, fuzzy woodland creatures in order to enlarge my ego." XD
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all of my friends have been introduced to pokemon at one point in their life. not all of them still play or watch currently but i am not a fanatic. i useully talk about it if something interesting or funny comes up. but i dont blurt it to the enitre world. if i were asked id tell the person. I grew up with pokemon and it will always be a part of me even how bad it gets
No way. In fact, it's one of the few things we have in common to nerd out about.
Jumping on the Fenne-Bandwagon
I do. I don't know anyone else who likes Pokemon except my little brother, and you can't really talk about Pokemon with someone like him. My friends all stopped playing a long time ago, so I generally keep it to myself. I don't even think my parents are fully aware of the amount of time I spend on here. They already forbade me from watching Japanese subbed episodes because they think that makes me obsessed. (But I do it anyway, not as often though.)
I feel like the world doesn't really have to know what I like, as long as I continue doing it to make myself happier.