I also am into many of the things this comm is (Trigun and FFVII are big interests. I'm semi convinced that otaku are the new hippies ~_^), and I'd like to introduce as interests the musician Hyde. If you've never heard of him, google for some of his lyrics: some have said he's possibly en route to becoming the Japanese U2, and I'd somewhat agree, but I think he's a LOT more than just a U2 clone. I especially recommend "It's Sad," "Mission," and "Dolly" from the latest album.
^_^ Love and peace, all.