I find that snakes are beautiful creatures in their own nature, and sometimes their deadliness makes they more beautiful as they can hold their own (depending on the type of snake it is). But what's more fascinating is the amount of symbolism in relation of the snake and the worshipping of the serpent creature in manners of respect. While I don't know if I could ever own one as a pet, they are quite fascinating and lovely of a species.
2. Sherlock Holmes.
The fascination I have with the Sherlock Holmes stories comes from my background of having my mother watch plenty of mysteries when I was younger. Another reason is due to watching the many television and movie adaptations, including my favorite being The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes starring Jeremy Brett; I believe that Brett truly made Holmes come to life on the television screen, and the adaptations were incredibly faithful to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's original works. It is also my intrigued interest in the Sherlock stories that had me watching House M.D., which the creators confirmed that Sherlock Holmes was the inspiration for inventing the character of Greggory House and the entire show (which there are written comparisons and connections between the two main focuses). I also have the entire collection of Sherlock Holmes stories in one gigantic edition book; tiny-texted separated into two columns on a page, yet fascinating to read.
3. Summer Glau.
Seriously, does this really need an explanation? Here's a shorthand version: I adore Summer Glau. Not only did she give the pure charismatic essence of River Tam, the character of Firefly and Serenity, but she truly does have extraordinary grace that is inspirational to me. Beautiful, humble, and just cute as a button, I am enthralled with her acting onscreen, her dancing abilities, not to mention how devoted she is to her fans and to Joss Whedon. I just adore her.
4. Stephen King.
Mastermind behind the storytelling of his most grotesque, horrific, sadistic stories and his talent is still moving with such creepifying grace. Having fallen deeply in love with his style of storytelling, he definitely is the King of Horror.
This wonderfully kickass paranormal-thriller/drama is my brand new obsession in fandom. Starring Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as two brothers traveling across the country as paranormal hunters, on the search for whatever killed their mother many years ago. Not only does this thriller of a series have awesome classic metal music in almost every episode and them riding inside a wicked 1967 Chevy Impala (known to fans as the "Metallicar"), my love for this show comes from the grittiness and darkened atmosphere that you'd think twice about watching if you're squeamish about horror-related things. And of course, my love for Dean Winchester knows no boundaries.
This is a subject that I'm very intrigued and interested in, among others that I'm contemplating becoming my college majors (or minors).
7. Simon and River Tam (Simon/River).
Crazy Space Incest. Probably the best Jossverse relationship created between siblings, especially between a brother and sister. Besides the obvious reasons for loving the Tam siblings, I loved how utterly devoted Simon was to rescuing his sister even by sacrificing his future. Their love is pure affection, romantic relationship or otherwise.
Really, does this surprise anyone? Our Big Damn Movie ruled, like whoa. And I'm praying that there will be a Big Damn Sequel or something else in continuation of our lovely Fireflyverse.
Granted I have yet to read the actual novel, however I have just recently watched the 1980 television-made mini-series movie and, I have to say, it was very impressive. The filming and pacing was just amazing, not to mention the acting was superb particularly upon Richard Chamberlain's performance. I loved the storyline and message, and even if you aren't familiar with the Japanese culture this film (and the book, of course) is one introduction of how their traditions differ from Western lifestyles, so on and so forth. Highly enlightening, I thought. And it kept me interested from start to finish.
Last, but certainly not the least, being strawberries. Luscious and deliciously sweet strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, especially during springtime when the infamous Strawberry Sales around here. Just the scent of their strong sweetness filling your nostrils when they are freshly ripe and picked, it's simply irresistible. Seriously, I cannot tear myself away from them. Unfortunately, our strawberries aren't quite ready yet because of the weird-ass unpredictable weather we've been having, but I have a feeling they'll be arriving in stores very soon. Of course, the guiltiest pleasure with decorating strawberries is dipping them in chocolate using the absolutely fabulous chocolate fountain that's been creating an exciting stir. Mmm-mmm, the taste is purely divine.
10b. Sin City.
Adding a bonus, just because I can. Discovering the greatest graphic novel series ever, the Sin City stories by Frank Miller are positively creative and addictive. Not to mention the 2005 featured film was visually stunning and faithful to the first four stories of the series (with an amazing cast ensemble to boot, as well). The craziness and intriguing characters and storylines, protagonists and antagonists alike, are just addictive. This is, by all means, my newest obsession.