jesus fuck youre wrong. see everyone knows what anime is- they just dont know it by name. you arent something original and edgy when you watch anime-its the only saturday morning cartoons of the 90's.
and when you dont understand why they call you a freak is because you have immersed yourself into the fucking anime culture (like most of /a/) and you are paying 3 bucks for a shitty 200ml bottle of ramune and you are buying shitty polyester teeshirts with a bad print on anime face of your favorite character, only for it to be ruined when you throw it in the wash.you have stepped beyond the boundaries of casual anime watching. it is no longer a hobby.
LULZY IRL EXAMPLE:
theres the casual anime kids at my school- but then theres the fucking superhero of the fucking internets. that fucking kid that runs like those fucking ninjas in naruto with his arms flung back like hes some sort of fucking spaceship to goddamn mars.he also is never without his deck of fucking naruto cards and shouhen jump AND newtype magazine. also a pencil in each ear.
hes the kid that us casual anime viewers are generalized as (i would say stereotype but its not like anime is a fucking lifestyle. its a hobby)