I actually don't write nearly as much as I'd like to, mostly because of a lack of time. If I had time I'd probably be constantly writing. But my favorite genre to write would probably have to be medieval fiction. I tried my hand at satire once (for Nano last year, the story's here on the forums), and that failed pretty brilliantly. Which is a bummer, because I think I would enjoy that if I was any good at it.
When I'm not actually trying to accomplish anything, I love writing ridiculous comedy that makes no sense whatsoever.
To get into my mindset? Music, definitely. On occasion I'll get a good idea from an anime, though. But listening to music definitely brings out the best in my writing. Although if it doesn't match the mood of what I'm writing, it can make things weird...and I often accidentally make scenes waaaay too emotional or make my characters think too much if it's more slow-paced/gentle/sad music. Song of storm and fire has produced some fantastically epic fight/escape/intense scenes.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? -Micah 6:8 KJV
They have shewed thee, O teen, what is good; and what doth the world require of thee, but to fit in, be wealthy, have good looks, and be rebellious? -Peer Pressure 1:1
"I hate milk; it's like drinking vomit." -Edward Elric and me.
ClaecElric4God in regards to Wolfsong - You're the coolness scraped off the top of this morning's ice cream, after being pulled out of a beautiful summer day!