There is a lot of non-standard cross stitch stuff going on out there. Sites like Subversive Cross Stitch and PixyStitches cater to the crafter having trouble finding something fun to stitch at the local big box store.
But personally, I am more inspired by the incredible cross stitch fanart people have made. The amount of time and effort that went into these projects is truly incredible. JUST LOOK AT THESE THINGS.