I'm a geek, always have been. My mom's a doctor, my dad's a software engineer, both my brothers are robotics nerds, and my parents decided to homeschool me. It's a lot of pressure to be taught by a family that is so talented, and I ended up leaning towards fiction-- novels, games, movies and stories. I absolutely love the sense of adventure and the unknown, and things like magic and super powers fascinate me.
But I can't really take things like super powers at face value. I like to think about how it works, what makes it tick. For example, how does Frozone from the incredibles create ice? He makes a comment about water vapor in the air, but how does he bring it's temperature low enough? Where does the heat go? The nitty gritty of the mechanics, the theory behind the practice, I have to know it and understand.