A list of books, movies, TV shows, musicians, etc, that I find inspiring or that have heavily influenced my creativity. I always enjoy compiling lists like this; maybe some of you also share these favorites, or you might discover something new!


Virgil, Ovid, Homer, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stieg Larsson, Emily Dickinson, John Keats, Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Paulo Coelho, Octavia E. Butler, Kate DiCamillo, Luigi Pirandello, Elizabeth George Speare, George Orwell, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Saundra Mitchell, Stephane Mallarme, Shakespeare, Kurt Vonnegut, Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Plath, Robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, Alice Munro, Haruki Murakami, Ray Bradbury


Bach, Franz Liszt, Adrian von Ziegler, BrunuhVille, Celtic Woman, Gregorian, Kerli, Amethystium, Heather Dale, Evanescence, Broken Iris, The Neighbourhood, Starset, Paramore, Linkin Park, Lacuna Coil, Escape the Fate, Vanessa Carlton, Hadise, Mustafa Ceceli, Sami Yusuf


Downton Abbey, I Claudius, Sherlock, Cadfael, Columbo, Bones, Numb3rs, Criminal Minds, Hannibal, the Harry Potter Movies, Nadja Applefield, Devil Survivor 2, Death Note, XAMD, Disney’s Robin Hood, The Secret of NIMH, The Sound of Music, The Visitor, The Others

Cool topics to talk about until 2 am, or 6 am, or forever: 

nerdy/geeky jokes, astrophysics, astronomy, chemistry, British history, Celtic history, medieval history, Italian history, Italian language, Roman history, Romans in general—seriously do not get me started on this one—Latin, Greek, ancient Greeks, ancient mythology, Wicca, New Age, dreams, dream interpretations, past lives, anything to do with literature, poetry, fantasy novels, dragons, magic—anything fantasy, really—demons, things that go bump in the night, ghost stories, adventures, hiking, traveling, languages, epic puns, linguistics, philosophy, pondering the nature of the universe, pondering in general, pondering why we ponder so much…

* if there are any typos on this page, please let me know.

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