I was musing to myself this morning, I fell in love with dolls late high school. I had been into anime in middle school, but this was completely different. I was head over heels. However, I was part of what in a stereotypical teen movie the outcast narrator would call "the popular kids" or something like that. I knew straight up my friends would never accept my kids. I collected on the side. I would go to doll meets, but I didn't click with the people there. I felt really out of my element. I didn't have anyone to share my hobby with. During college I kept my collecting a secret until my Jr. year where I just..stopped caring. I didn't display my dolls, but I didn't keep them a secret. It's like I grew into myself as a social person, who has this odd interest. Now post college all my room mates have seen them and know. They think it's weird, but there isn't the backlash that I first thought there would. I was just wondering, how do you relate to your dolls vs. your friends. Are they a secret? Just a part of you? How do you tackle having a very out there hobby? Those of you still in high school/college what is it like?