“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”

When I was sixteen, I had three loves: martial arts, video games, and this really cute boy who sat next to me in Algebra II. As I entered manhood, I realized that only two of these matched society's image of what a "real man" should love, so I hid my crush and started dating a girl to blend in.

— Serge Vartanov