Born in the usual way, I started roleplaying Dungeons and Dragons at the age of 8. I stopped playing it for awhile but soon plunged back into this world of fantasy and magic once more. I discovered a world of imagination and loved the myriad of possibilities that it offered. For years I designed worlds and cities, even races, and just as quickly I brought them tumbling down in ruin. I could create pantheons of Gods, and heroes to battle against their evil plots. I also started reading avidly, thanks to a teacher in high school, and this opened up more worlds for me to peruse and dissect for my own purposes. For the last 30+ years I have been coming up with whole functioning societies......but what was next? Well I was already writing short bio's for characters in our game, and elaborate back stories for interesting people that we would interact with, so how was that very different than writing a book? So in 2011 I started putting my brain to use on developing a new world, except this time I would have to fill in everything. Lythinall was born.
Even though I'm an author I'm also a dungeon master and have been playing D&D and other RPG's for over 35+ years
The Hobbit (animated), The Matrix, Any Star Wars, LOtR, The Holy Grail, and many more
DC television (not movies), Marvel on Netflix, Dr Who, Supernatural, The Magicians
Anything by Ed Greenwood, Deathstalker series and Blue moon series by Simon R. Green, LOtR, Wizards First Rule series by Terry Goodkind, etc....
Ed Greenwood (for his sarcastic wit and characters), Simon R. Green (for his humor and daring do), Terry Goodkind (for his development of story and characters), Michael Moorcock (for his epic evil VS evil)
Skyrim, Dark Souls games (really anything made by From Software), and every Final Fantasy game