Author and dreamer, Dragonlover
To me writing isn't creating. It's cleaning off a dirty window to peek into worlds that already exist. I'm not smart enough to create my worlds, and only a good enough writer to just barely do them justice.
Heinlein, Asimov, Stephen King, Stephen Donaldson, Tolkien, Dan Simmons (Hyperion), old pulp fiction like Edgar Rice Burroughs, comic books, movies of all shapes and sizes.