slacks, ties, anything business-like and "proper" looking
Science, physics, math, being the smartest person around, showing off his knowledge, homework.
Sports (doesn't see the point), goofing off, laziness, nicknames, people smarter than him, people getting in his way, people being annoying, people in general.
Physics, with a Chemistry minor.
Edward is the know-it-all of Nowhere. He thinks there is no answer relating to his interests that he can't answer. It drives him up the wall if anyone challenges his mental superiority. He loves to study and learn, and finds goof-offs a waste of oxygen. He tends to look down on anyone he doesn't see his equal . . . which is pretty much everyone. This has given him a lonely life, which he won't admit to because that would be saying he's wrong. This causes him to bury himself in his work even more.
Edward was created mainly as a rival figure for Diedre in class. He's evolved to the resident know-it-all, and has become far cooler in my mind than he was meant to be. Darn it, he's supposed to be annoying! And yet, there's something about the guy that's just cool. Don't ask me, I sure don't know. Anyways, originally he was just going to be in Diedre's chemistry class, but he demanded more screen time and thus became the fourth roommate in the guys' dorm.
In some ways, Edward is the manifestation of my workaholic side. It's a small side, but it's there. Since I believe in hard work, it made it easier to write someone whose life revolves around it.