I raise my world 70% from trying to glue together wildly unrelated ideas, 20% from roleplaying characters in videogames without anyone prompting me to do so, and 10% from mishearing song lyrics and thinking my version is definitely better.
Vulture culture (collecting and preparing bones & dead things) & Vexillology (study of flags)
The End of Evangelion, Monthy Python's The Meaning of Life
The Dragon Prince, Black Sails
The Days of the Shadow (Liliana Bodoc), Crónicas del Ángel Gris (Alejandro Dolina), Paradise Kiss (Ai Yazawa)
Everyone of the people that wrote the Fallen London stories.
Also Neil Gaiman is cool.