Inspired in part by my anime thread, which really reminded of how broad one area of film can prove. What's annoying to me is how quick a lot of people group you into a single group despite your tastes. For example, there are people (J6P comes to mind) who would not see anime as their own brand of movies with different themes and moods, but just one genre in particular.
These are the kind of people that if they heard I liked anime would most likely assume that I also liked Star Trek, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, comic books, The X-Files, Buffy, Angel, and all other material commonly associated with the word genre. In reality, every single film can be broken down in and of itself and just because you like one, doesn't mean you like the other.
I remember a couple of years ago I was ticked that Fellowship of the Ring didn't get more Oscar recognition. Several others agreed, but someone felt the need to chime in and say "you were probably ticked when Star Wars lost in '77 weren't you?"
I was kind of taken by that comment. I never said Star Wars deserved best picture, in fact, after viewing Annie Hall, I think the right decision was made. However, because I liked LOTR, they automatically assumed I had a hard-on for SW as well.
Guess what I'm trying to say is, I think it is ridiculous the way people pass judgment on another individual due to their choices of entertainment and preference in one area. If I wear a T-shirt with an anime character on it out some night, everyone will think I'm the guy who won't get laid or have any woman speak with him. They could be wrong, or right, but they have no way of knowing based on their information.
For the record, I only like some Star Trek.