Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so that others can play along.
boy_named_susie gave me:
Anime (Japanese animation): Sailor Moon was one of my daughter's first huge fandoms (after the Oz books). I went searching for stuff relating to that anime, and before you know it she and I got sucked into the whole anime craze. She's moved on now (a few times!) so I don't follow it as much as I did, but I'm still fascinated by how seriously the Japanese take their animation (and manga, the graphic novel equivilant), and by how adult much of it is.
Architecture: Actually, my interest from an art standpoint is only casual, but I study it from a firefighting standpoing. A famous New York City fire chief once said "The (burning) building is your enemy; know your enemy."
Clem: Clem is a loose skinned, dog-like demon who was in several episodes of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". I write in the BTVS fandom and particularly enjoy putting minor characters into my fanfics; Clem is so eager to please and perpetually optimistic that he's fun to work with.
Gilmore Girls: I like the snappy dialogue and off-kilter characters on this CW show. Plus, the GG's are hot; so's Lane.
Glinda the Good: Everybody knows her, right? But as a long-time Oz fan I prefer the Glinda from the L. Frank Baum's Oz books: More serious, much more powerful, loyal and mysterious.
Nome King: Again from the Oz books, he's the nemesis of Ozma, the ruler of Oz, and tries to take over her kingdom several times. He's a fun villian, the ruler of a powerful army who's also an evil plotter and sometimes silly, all at the same time.
The Wizard of Oz: Well, I loved the movie -- I have three copies of it. Still, to me the books are the thing, and in the books the humbug returns to Oz, gains Ozma's confidence, and eventually becomes a real and powerful wizard. Rather an odd rags to riches story, and being a former con man, now a human in a magical world, makes him an interesting character.