it has become a full time job for me. A few kids knew at the begginning of the year but forgot. One really good mate knows though, and got me a copy of CAE! for my birthday. When he went to England over winter holiday, he even bought me a hornby Thomas set (which I have yet to see). My mom knows and only brings it in when she is mad. My brothers know and don't really care. so it's ok with me.
Oh, and also, about 160 or so people also know about it.
I'm not so secretive about my Thomas obsession as I used to be. Most of my friends know, and they figure that's why I'm into the Beatles. (which is true) Also, my parents are very supportive of my Thomas obsession. My dad will sometimes go out and buy a Thomas DVD, but he usually calls me on his phone to make sure I don't have that DVD already.
Yes and no. I try to hide it, but when I eventually let my friends know I was going on the Einstein Factor with TTTE as my special subject, the response was a lot better than I had envisioned. I suppose it's pretty pointless keeping it a secret now, considering my family knows (hard not to when you're meeting other SiF-ers ) and my friends have confirmation of it.
I suppose that a lot of other people will know when my episode shows as well...
While I was in school, my interest in Thomas was an extermely well-kept secret. People knew I liked trains an' all, but not the underlying reason.
But while I was living the last six months of high-school, I slipped up one day and wore a Thomas bandanna to school. People noticed, but didn't terrorize me over it. It was then that I felt better, and began to relax. I became open about it, and people thought it was interesting. Soon, my classmates were telling me where I could find Thomas-related items and stuff. It was quite awesome
So now that I'ver graduated, I'm quite open about my interest...and I don't give a d**n about what other people thing ;D
I really wish I could be as open about it. I guess I've kept it a secret. If someone asked if I liked Thomas I would say "yes" but I wouldn't tell them openly.
I feel really stupid sometimes. I don't want people to get on my computer because I'm afraid that they'll find out about this forum. One friend caught me IMing a SiFer on my cell phone. She took my phone and was probably going to find out about Thomas if I didn't get my phone back as quick as I did. It seems so silly that I'd hide all this. My friends are probably going to wonder why I'm so 'protective' of my computer. They know I'm hiding something and they probably think my secret is worse than it really is.
Very few people have asked me, but most know that I have a railway obsession. Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends are all part of that obsession. After all, one needs a fictional prototype to study.
If I wanted to keep it a secret, I think joining a Thomas forum was probably a bad idea. My family knows about it, and as ever they're cool with it. Sometimes I think I could say I was a mass-murdering psychopath and they'd be okay with it. It's become somewhat of a joke, actually, since my little cousin is also obsessed with Thomas. So everytime he gets something Thomas-related, someone'll say "You'd better not let Ross see that" or "Do you want one of those, Ross?" Around college though, I'm not very open about it. None of my friends know, for example. I often hide my browser when I'm looking at SiF on the college computers (like right now), in case someone sees it. I'm sure people probably have, but no one's said anything. If someone asked me about it, I wouldn't deny it or anything. There's no point. It's like being a Doctor Who fan or a Transformers fan. Sure, I'm a fan of it. But I don't need to go round telling everyone.
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You might hate me for this... at least every single person I know is aware of the fact that I like Thomas, and most of them don't even care! Besides, I insert Thomas parodies into my school magazine, so most people know that I like it thanks to those parodies anyway.
Yeah, I keep it a secret from everyone except my parents. My mum has never minded, but my dad used to a bit. I think they've both accepted it as a lifelong thing now and we can make of fun of the rubbishy new TV episodes whenever we watch them together.
I let one of my friends know when I was about 9, and that turned out to be a big mistake when he suddenly remembered it and decided to talk to others about it when we were 13/14. I kept quiet about it all through that and have done ever since.
Me? On occasion, yes. I don't tell my high school friends or my prom date. I keep it as "British Engines". But,with my mother, I'm all open topic about it. We discuss it all the time, but only the S1,2,and 3 episodes. She isn't too fond of the others. My brother doesnt care, but he can find it as an insult to me. I, now and not into the Take Alongs, ERTL, Wooden Railway, Tomica, and Bandai (Basically, all but Bachmann, the TV episodes, and the RS). I just dicuss the new engines and such. I like to make parodies with my friends, because they think it as making fun, but I think it comedy. Although i'll never grow out of it totally, I will eventually give up the TV series and Bachmann as well. Bachmann after the next releases, and the TV Series either when it stops or gets too oddly "un-Thomasy"
I kind of trick people. Like I was showing someone a pic of my dog on photobucket, until I scrolled past a few pics of my LC stuff. Luckily for me, I am well known as a railroad enthusiast, and I made up something about liking the models for their realism to their real life counterparts. A lie if I ever told one.
Post by CaptainGoatcake on Jan 26, 2006 15:10:26 GMT
Yes - it's mostly secret for me. I admire people who can talk about thier Thomas obsession openly, but me, I'm too shy! I have my own filing cabinet, and an external hard drive for my computer, and I live in the basement area of our house, which makes it easy to hide. I've told one friend (who just thought it was funny), and my dad (I had to, to use the amazon account for dvds). I've never told my mum about it (and made my dad swear never to mention it) because I'm not sure how she'd react. And as far as anyone else goes, they might realise I'm into trains.