Have you ever had people tell you that cartoons and anime are a waste of your time? I had that happen to me plenty of times.
I wrote an article about how watching animation is actually good for you, possibly the best thing you can do (other than read and exercise).
Shannon is a super-talented writer--check out her books here--and she's been awesome enough to host my writing before. (This one was about RL Stine's Goosebumps book series.)