“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.” –Oscar Wilde
What do you like? No, I really mean it: don’t think about the things that you’re supposed to like, or the things you’ll admit to the world that you like, but really ask yourself the question. Do you, as Golden Smog would sing,
Because if you do, and you like something unconventional, there’s a place for you.
I don’t mean college; I don’t mean the internet; I mean a Con, or a sci-fi/fantasy convention. If you ever found yourself outcast or ostracized for being a fan of something considered dorky, nerdy or uncool, no matter what age you are, this is an environment you can put yourself in and immediately, you’ll have yourself a home.