Inspired to make this thread after posting something about mushrooms in the 'What makes you happy?' thread. We all have things we're super passionate about, and for me one of those things is mushrooms! I LOVE MUSHROOMS. :D I don't have a lot of experience in the field, especially when it comes to picking and eating edibles, but I spend a lot of time researching and learning about them. When I was young, my Opa would take me and my brother walking in the 'Enchanted Forest' (which really was just a lovely wooded park in Coquitlam, BC) and point out mushrooms to us, explaining what they were. Some even have beneficial medicinal properties, like Hericium erinaceus or the Lion's Mane mushroom! Plus, isn't it pretty? And it tastes like crab or lobster when cooked. Definition of magic mushroom right there. Neuronal Health – Can Culinary and Medicinal Mushrooms Help? Some are just really magical and gorgeous! Take these Mycena chlorophos, which are bioluminescent! Oudemansiella mucida - or porcelain fungus - are also dainty and gorgeous. Some are really creepy, too, like this Hydnellum peckii or 'Devil's Tooth' mushroom. It's not edible, but it's also not toxic, though you would think so just by looking at it. There's also Clathrus archeri, or 'Devil's Fingers'. These bizarre guys smell like putrid flesh when mature. Yum! My favourite will always be the classic toadstool, though - Amanita muscaria. <3 I just really love mushrooms. Otherwise, I'm very passionate about the ocean, especially when it comes to the deep sea. We know less about our oceans than we do about space, which I think is both fantastic and a bit terrifying. I spend hours upon hours researching this, as well as about preservation of our oceans. We fucked up our oceans, man. We fucked them up real bad. I used to talk about how much I hated squids, but my roommate/best friend pointed out recently that I really don't hate squids - I freaking love squids. 'You do nothing but talk about squids,' he said. It's true. I talk about squids a lot. And octopuses. And jellyfish. And most things, really. WHAT ABOUT Y'ALL TELL ME ABOUT THE THINGS YOU LOVE!