Favourite Visual Artist
I've got a lot of 'em.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Helen Jane Long, John Powell, Clint Mansell
JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling, Edgar Allan Poe
Journey. (But StarCraft II, Portal, Half-Life 2, Mass Effect 1 and 2, Dishonored, and The Stanley Parable aren't bad.)
Favourite Gaming Platform
PC, hands down.
Tools of the Trade
Mechanical pencil, printer paper, Wacom Cintiq tablet, Photoshop CS5, Microsoft Word / OpenOffice, occasionally Blender and Toon Boom Studio
Drawing, reading, writing, games and game design, language(s) and grammar, computer programming, music, etc.