If you don’t know about the Casey Heynes story I suggest you google it. This is not about MMOs but still, the story touched me deeply.
I know you will probably never read this but I wanted to write nonetheless. I wanted to applaud you and salute the courage you displayed in standing up to that bully and more than that, I am deeply impressed by all the restraint you displayed before and after the fact.
I was in your shoes when I was in 8th grade because I was into video games, wore huge glasses and loved Dungeon and Dragons. I was constantly bullied until one day I snapped and sent the other kid to the hospital with broken ribs and a broken arm. I wish I had displayed the same restraint. I netted me 2 weeks of suspension plus a heap of trouble.
But to this day I’ve never regretted it. Don’t let anyone fool you. You have the right to defend yourself and your dignity and some people only understand to stop once they are put down. I was left mostly alone for the rest of my high school and I wish you the same.
So once again, I applaud your restraint and wish the best in the coming weeks.