The genre of Satire. Flacco. Excel Saga.
Goosebumps series by R. L. Stine got me into reading in 6th grade. I used to loathe reading.
Neon Genesis Evangelion inspired my first comic (manga) - my 4-volume manga now somewhere at the garage of course.
Final Fantasy Playstation games got me into CG art.
Gwen Harwood got me writing poetry. Sylvia Plath got me writing psychotic poetry. Samuel Taylor Coleridge got me writing romantic poetry. Gwen Harwood got me writing individualistic, thoughtful poetry. << That is, by the way, chronological order.