My favourite writers in no particular order:-
Iain M Banks, Neal Stephenson, Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, P.G. Wodehouse, Philip Pullman, Garth Nix, Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, J.R.R.Tolkien, Anthony Horowitz, Naomi Novik, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mervyn Peake, Rose Tremain, Anthony Trollope, Joss Whedon (et al :) ).
I cannot write like any of these people. Mine are incoherent, childish scrawlings on the back of a lemon-soaked paper napkin by comparison.
Gaming is my other favourite thing. Mass Effect and Dragon Age being the ones I've dabbled in fanfic with. Currently heartbroken about the Mass Effect saga coming to an end having just played Citadel. Am considering forming a support group. ;) "It's been a damn good ride."