Favourite Visual Artist
Dali, Escher, Bosch, and the entire Haida Nation; Aaron Diaz, Kate Beaton, Evan Dahm, Spike Trotman, Pete Abrams, and many others.
Highlander, Fight Club, Heavy Metal, Waking Life, etc.
Favourite TV Shows
Everyone Loves Hypnotoad ALL HAIL THE HYPNOTOAD
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Clutch, Blind Guardian, Megadeth, Arkona, Testament, Dio, Death, Corrosion of Conformity, Dead Kennedys, Misfitsetc.
All of them
Tolkien, Lovecraft, Dunsany, Poe, Aldiss, Gene Wolfe, Kay Kenyon, etc.
Chess, hockey, wiki-roulette, competitive masturbation, etc.
Favourite Gaming Platform
A chess board? A frozen stream? I don't follow you.
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, pens, paper, my own two hands, plus a wide assortment of carving and scraping implements. Also sandpaper. Gotta love sandpaper.
Hiking, birdwatching, sitting next to a stream for three hours writing crappy poetry, fantasy/sci-fi world-building, etc.