I was going through, sorting my emails into proper folders and I found a response to an LJ comment in which someone was doing a thing in which she would pick seven interests and I would explain them when I left a comment. Apparently I neglected to do it! (for reference, it was a post made on the 19th of August in 2008) I don't know why, but I felt like I should.
Well she picked some and I never made the post! So here they are and the explanations, though it may be a little dated.
Polyamory: Polyamory is loving more than one person in a romantic sense. It's just that. I've always known on some level I could do this, and never understood the whole monogamy thing. I get that people want to live that way and that my way isn't necessarily better, but for me it is awesome. I have my wife and my girlfriend of nearly three years. I am talking to someone in Florida right now. We're taking it as we can get it because the chance to even meet might just be distant, to be generous. I joked with Jodi that I have three speeds of women, now.
Girls: I think this would be self-explanatory, but here goes. Girls are great. I love them. I love how soft they are, the way they move, and the way I feel when I am around them. They are my only interest in a romantic sense. I have considered that there might be a fellow on the planet to whom I could be sexually attracted, but it hasn't happened yet, and probability says it won't. I am really picky, though, with regard to who I pay attention in that way. I haven't always been, but I have grown up to realize that I only want people around me who are worth being around.
Transhumanism: For me, this is the belief that humans will, and should, overcome the limitations of being human to become more than human. And to me being human means being enlightened. So it's not just about finding the key to over-coming physical limitations, but mental ones as well. With the physical comes the intellectual and moral. Whether it is through the elimination of aging from the human condition, cybernetics, or genetic improvement by taking control of our destinies instead of leaving it in the fickle hands of nature, I am solidly behind humans becoming more.
Cephalopods: I like cephalopods. They are fascinating. I've heard stories and read articles about octopuses in which they've used tools, escaped aquariums, and showed planning and forethought. I've seen and heard enough evidence for me to believe they are intelligent. And this is why I will never eat one. My definition of cannibalism includes eating of sentient creatures. Though there is a problem with this definition as some humans would be included in the list of things to eat.
Grues: "The grue is a sinister, lurking presence in the dark places of the earth. Its favorite diet is adventurers, but its insatiable appetite is tempered by its fear of light. No grue has ever been seen by the light of day, and few have survived its fearsome jaws to tell the tale." I became enamored of the grue when I first played the game Zork. I loved that game and it is an excellent monster and reminder of the game itself.
Hidden things: I love secrets. I sometimes treat secrets and secret things like jewels: I keep them to myself and take them out to admire and caress every now and then. I also love finding things that few others have found. Secrets include things people have told me that they find embarrassing or titillating, basements of abandoned buildings, hidden places, and so on.
World of warcraft: As I am sure everyone here knows, by now, World of Warcraft is an on-line game known as an MMORPG. I believe the inquirer has, by now, played the game at least once. But my interest goes a little further than just the game itself. I love the world...of warcraft. I have been fascinated with the world and the lore since I started playing the first RTS game, Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. I've kept up with the RTS games since then and the lore and ideas have crept into my ideas regarding fantasy and gaming. Many of the concepts have found their ways into my D&D games.
Well that's it! I missed the first post, somehow, but I hope this makes up for it.