|my friend Larry|
Hobbies, interests, and our tastes reveal personality traits that help us match with friends, peers and husbands/wives. They help us decide the path our lives should take. Job applications use them to determine if we'll fit among our coworkers. We often use them to teach ourselves how to handle life situations - like a shy artististic child using drawing to help socialization.
Our differing interests and tastes are pretty amazing things. There are as many different interests as their are individuals. No one will share all of yours, but you'll find those who will share many. I've been blessed to have friends who share my values and my interests, but sometimes they share more values than interest and I have to look elsewhere for geek fellowship. With the internet, this is pretty easy to do.
My geek interests are all over the board - from asian ball-jointed dolls and anime, to comic books, videogames, and geeky tv shows (Doctor Who, Once Upon a Time, The Big Bang Theory). I also admire Shakespeare, English poetry, small glass bottles and boxes, tea, and gems and minerals.
When it comes to music, my tastes are eclectic, but I've noticed they linger in the positive mood category. I don't like sad songs. They bring me down too easily.
Suddenly, I understood, even though I didn't share her interest. I also realized music affects us differently. I'm glad for the sharing, since she introduced me to a lot of beautiful (and not sad) music, including Vitas the opera singer. And I introduced her to all my favorite upbeat songs.
Speaking of which, here's a little something that combines two of my interests - music by Awolnation (my favorite band for the moment), and the movie Peter Pan starring Jason Isaacs which I recently rewatched because it rocks that hard. The video's a little choppy due to my low-tech editing software, but it's the first fanvid to a complete song I've made, so I'm proud of it.
I'm not going to guess what it says about me that I'm so fan-mad over a villain from a british children's story, but it's definitely inspired a lot of creativity.
Do you have something you can't help but fangirl/fanboy over? What do you think it says about you?