I'm your 20 year old self! So you're about 12 years old and you're starting Juinor High. You've just discovered anime and manga. Unfortunately, you're going to be faced with bullies.
I know that sounds harsh but it's true. I'm you remember? I remember it very clearly. You're gonna come home every night crying at the mean things they called you [i.e. retarded, stupid, slut, bitch] yada yada yada, and you know what? None of those things are true. And you're gonna come home crying every night because they made fun of you for liking anime and manga. But you know what? Their opinions don't matter. Be who you want to be. In fact, when you get to High School you're gonna join a club with people who also love anime and manga like you do. In fact you'll also meet other people online who love it! I know, that sounds crazy but there's thing called youtube that's gonna happen in the future. And you know what? You'll meet plenty of people who love anime and manga too. There's also gonna be this thing called Facebook and you'll find out that a lot of your friends and people you don't even know love it like you do. So you know what? Don't cry anymore! There is nothing wrong with being an Otaku and liking anime and manga. There is nothing wrong with having Autism or Asperger Syndrome which you find out later that you were diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome and you know what? It's not a disease! There's nothing wrong with you! It's just you have a different operating system in your brain! So please, don't go home crying every night!
And for any of you out there who's reading/watching this please, don't let the bullies get to you! Tell an adult! They will stop the bullies for you! I never told an adult so the bullying never stopped and I came home crying every night, and hiding the fact that I love anime and manga! And you know what? If I hadn't have done that and didn't care what they say, my junior high year could've been a lot happier for me! So please, don't listen to anyone but you! Their opinions don't matter. Be who you want to be!