we are maverick
I've liked Pokemon for so many years now that all of my friends know that I like it still, and they really don't mind. Not all of them like it, but they don't give me flack for it. I've got more people that I'm meeting via conventions now, and that group doesn't really know that I like it, but if it ever came up I would just tell me straight up. XD Over the years I've had co-workers or students poke at me for it, but I just kind of laugh with them.
"What're you playin'?"
"It's just a Pokemon game."
"Hahaha, you play that stuff still? omg"
"Yeeeep, just kind of always stuck with it. xD"
"Oh, okay. What'ev."
is how it usually kind of goes.