haha where to start....
first off let me say I really like both my parents. Probably more of a moms boy, but both are cool.
But lets start with mom :O
My mom and dad met when she was pretty young, like 18ish or so I think. My dad wa like the player type of person back then, and my mom was more the shy type at the time. Shes really artistic, can draw and paint REALY well, and smart enough to figure out alot of stuff on her own, or with little help. Probably where I got my tallents from. Shes semi strict, but also very patient (unless shes already having a bad day) She would discipline us and actually tell us why we were being disciplined, not just a because "I said so". In most cases though, as long as the grades where good and the house choores got done, she didn't really have any other issues with us pretty much doing what we wanted, unless it was something we shouldn't be doing. She was pretty supportive of our hobbies, and even took some interest in a few anime titles in later years (when we actually got into anime) Shes pretty open minded. I think her favorites are ghibli type movies, Which I think are the best types of anime to get your rents into before anything else ;p
We always lived with mom. I'll get into the devorce on the dad part ;p
Now for Dad, I mentioned he was something of a player in his younger days, Well, My mom didn't like that idea, so they separated when I was around er 8 or ( I think. Although my mom was kinda strict, she wasn't so quick to punish us, most of the actual punishments came from dad. Such as I remember a time when we were supposed to take a bath and instead we somehow found it hilarious to run around the house naked instead of doing what we were told. Let me tell you a thick leather belt on naked skin doesn't feel very nice
He was also into cars, and was very particular about any of us playing next to said cars. He was very quick to threaten with the belt, and just as quick to use it if we didn't listen. Aside from that though, he was a pretty cool dad, and was well known in the town we lived, since he was hands down the best bodyman in town, all the custom jobs went to him. My mom actually helped out some with that, Drew the artwork and he'd airbrush it on the car or bike or van or whatever they were working on. My dad was alot like my mom in that he picked up on things pretty quickly and though not as artistic as my mom, was pretty good with a large range of things. Fixed alot of stuff around the house himself, stuff like that. I guess you could call him dexterous ;p
After my mom devorced him though, my dad was quite the ladies man. I have about 11 or 12 sisters as a result, all from different moms. And I think 1 brother that I know of. I havn't even met all of em yet. Its bitting him in the but now though, cuz now all of em are coming back winning about childsupport, even though alot of these girls are the type that would take the money and go to the mall with it. My dad has settled down in his later years now though and gotten much wiser with those kinda things. Hes married with a girl he helped to get into the country but they don't realy get along, since shes almost like the evil stepmother in the cinderella story to my older sister living in the house named Rashida. Shida is not her daughter, while the other 2 in the house are, so a similar situation materialized in the house, especially since she gets jealous easily and does not like Rashidas mom. Shes somewhat immature for her age sometimes also, tough she is still pretty young at around 29. Fortunately shes been better with this lately and usually is nice unless something gets her upset, then she takes it out on the rest of the family for days after. (its almost like she has an internal switch that you don't want to flip) He still claims my mom was the best girl he ever had though and regrets that he screwed up in the past ;p (although theres a blessing in desguise I guess, since I like all my sisters that I have come to know
My dad is also somewhat into anime, though He prefers shorter series that he doesn't have to watch over a long period of time. He ejoyed titles like Initial D, Afro Samurai, Kenshin OVAs, Memories, Tokyo Godfathers, Steamboy, and pretty much all the Ghibli movies. He prefers the stuff that has more impressive animation, such as movies, and 3d works like the Final fantasy movies over the cheaper budgeted Syndicated TV shows. He also showed some interest in my AMVs and have commented on them in the past.
Me being a grownup now though, I have to say its thanks to my parents being strict as they were that kept me out of trouble and helped me grow to a pretty stable person today with no problems with stuff like drugs or alcohol abuse and the such. Well thats pretty much my rents in a nutshell, typed alot more than I expected I would ;p