@Malazan the Moderate I got my English teacher to read Tolkien and Eddings, by writing essays on The Silmarillion, The Children of Húrin and helping a friend with one on The Fellowship of the Ring, and then she was on the jury when I presented my dissertation on the two authors; their lives and their worlds. I've never been upset for that, as I've never been insulted about it luckily (I could have been that geek at school that nobody talked to, but for some reason everybody in our year got on well [enough] with everybody else; there were about 70 of us). My sister joked about me playing D&D a couple of times, until she joined a session I was DMing and she's never mentioned it again, because she really enjoyed it. Do you produce any fantasy yourself, or just consume it (and imagine a few things)? Art, (short) stories, games, music?