William Somerset Maugham is my favourite author and I am fairly sad that he is dead and no more books will be produced by him. I love him because he is bitter and cynical and self-depreciating like me. In his novels and short stories, he laughs at art, literature, romance and himself.
I love anything and everything by Studio Ghibli. Hayao Miyazaki, the founder of Studio Ghibli, is in my opinion extremely prodigious in terms of both film making and traditional arts. He is also a bitter old man who threatens to retire almost every year but I love him for it.
General Plot line: curiosity kills the cat, girl's parents go explore and get turned into pigs. Girl works at the bath house and meets various miscellaneous creatures such as Mr. gold digger ghost, pretty boy dragon, and rat baby. They go on an adventure.
General Plot line: girl gets turned into an old lady. She somehow then got involved with a hot Blondie who happens to be a bird and lives in a ridiculous castle with his scarecrow friend and a talking flame. Girl and Blondie fall in love despite their age gap (appearance wise).
General Plot line: this one is actually kind of depressing and should be taken seriously. With Grave of the Fireflies, Hayao Miyazaki reveals the absurdity of Japanese nationalism during WWII.
They've got bomb soundtracks too.
Other than that i just make art. Drawing also is what I have to do for school anyway so I just draw lots of other things to procrastinate from my actual art assignments. Right now my favourite medium to make art with is watercolours just because of how flexible they are. I also like to stalk old art masters who have been dead for ages.