I know some of you are going to make fun of this, but my roommates and I are studying esperanto.
Why? Well, for one thing, it makes learning other languages easier (according to some studies done with German and French:
A control studied German or French for 2 or 4 years, depending on the study.
The experiement studied Esperanto for some time, then German or French—again, depending on the study. The experiement ended up learning the other language faster. They think this is due to how regular esperanto is. Apparently, once you learn one language other than your own, you can learn more).
Second, there are some websites run by people from all over the world in Esperanto, as well as magazines. These feature articles written in Esp. by people from all over the world.
I also like the ideology behind esperanto.
In any case, it’s a fun hobby. It’s the perfect langauge for creative writing, since it’s agglutinative (sorta like modular, think legos or Greek).
edit: I’m going to be writing articles for my fiancee’s website abotu Esperanto. I will link in this thread to those articles.