I see it like this: if you're doing something that you are genuinely interested in, and that you aren't doing for selfish reasons like money, you are helping others. As you probably know, I used to have a suicidal streak, and books helped keep me alive long enough to get help. My philosophy major is something I am interested in, AND can help people; I can be a lawyer, teacher, anything really. If you're doing something purely for other people, it's going to end up with you hating it, which turns into resentment. At least that's how I see it. Writers live very meaningful lives, especially if they're writing about something close to their heart. If you've ever read Tuesdays with Morrie, you'll know a great example of how a writer spoke from his heart and helped people. Eh, that's just my two cents, though.
>.> College isn't about being molded by your parents. It's about being able to choose what you really want to do, and then doing it. I hate it when parents tell their kids what they're going to be when they grow up. The only thing worse than that is when a college student chooses a degree based on how much money they'll earn rather than if it's truly their calling. Sorry for ranting.
I'm a Philosophy/History major. I did not choose this for the job market, and certainly not for the money (of which there is little; most philosophers are poor). I chose this path because I love to learn and stretch my mind, and the subjects call to me.
Hmmmm. Usually you have at least the first year of college to do basic classes that don't completely relate to your major - use that time to figure out what you want to do. However, I would recommend going in as an English major; specifically Creative Writing. You're such a talented writer, I could definitely see you going places.
Do you like History or Mythology? Those also seem like things that are up your alley.
Those Pokemon fetish things disgust me. Well, it would make interesting, heartstring-tugging literature... but I dunno how you'd feel about it after it was done. I could not do it, for my own emotional safety.
The main thing I can see being wrong with that is the emotional investment in writing it. I would never write a bio about rape because I personally would feel horrible just imagining it happening to a Pokemon or a human. It's horrible that it occurs in the real world, and I just don't think I'd being able to write that into a world I go to escape from the hard real life I live.