Not everyone would have the personal resolve to live as openly as Clay does. Coming out to your family at such a young age was difficult, but Clay knew he needed to be true to himself. He knew he would be treated differently when people found out. He knew he would lose some friends. He knew that he would face, ridicule and hardship. Yet he still chose his own path. I respect that S***. When he first came to his parents and told them that he was watching... "alternate" means of entertainment. They were shocked. They questioned every aspect of how they raised him, but with time, they came to accept his new life style as more than "just a phase". His choices shaped him into who he is today. A strategy master, a rule aficionado, a fierce opponent, and a loyal teammate. He learned these things as he went through the journey that took him to the culture he knew he identified with... Some may call him an Otaku, or Japanophile, he wouldn't identify with such extremes, but admits an argument could be made. To us Clay is simply, Anime Man. After coming out to his friends and family about his love of Japanese culture he slowly found support. Clay started learning Japanese, attending fan expo's, collecting Anime paraphernalia, and immersed himself in any Japanese Anime he could get his hands on. Truthfully, we wouldn't have him any other way.