You know, I've always been very open about the fact that I'm a nerd. When I introduce myself, it tends to be something along the lines of "Hi, I'm Matt, nice to meet you. Me? Oh, I'm a total nerd." However, I've always stayed away from being too specific. I'm not sure why, maybe because I felt that it would be harder for people to insult me if I was just a nerd, not a TF nerd, Final Fantasy nerd, etc. Recently, though, I've begun to care less and less whether or not people know I love Transformers. I certainly think the Movie has helped make it a more acceptable thing, but considering yourself a fan is still pretty geeky. I guess what I'm saying is that I've really come to terms with who I am. I'm a TF geek, and I'll be damned if I care what anyone thinks of me as a result. I recently got a backpack for school that has a big ol' 'Con logo on it and says "to punish and enslave." And you know what? I love it. I enjoy walking around the school with it on my back. And if some (or most) girls think I'm wierd (assuming, of course, they don't already), then that means that those girls aren't worth bothering with anyway. People have to accept me for who I am, and I'm not about to change for anyone. So now that I've said that, does anyone else have any similar experiences? Do you desperately try to hide your interests? Or are you open about it?