Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Here’s the thing about horror movies: They’re either good, or they’re scary, but they’re almost never both. So when my girlfriend suggested we watch Housebound, a movie that rated like 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, I knew it wasn’t going to be the least bit frightening, and I was right. Housebound is about this brat of a woman who’s put on house arrest in her mother’s home and comes to think the house is haunted. I won’t spoil anything, but she’s wrong, and things become a bit convoluted and weird. The movie’s good, and even funny at times, but avoid it if you’re looking to be scared.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
I’ve had the game since Christmas, but I’m only just now getting around to playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. I’ve always loved BioWare games (though I skipped Dragon Age 2), and Inquisition solidifies why I love the developer, at least for its ability to craft wonderful worlds and characters. The universe of Inquisition is unique and detailed and alive, as is the amazing cast, but the combat leaves a bit to be desired. It feels removed from me as the player. Maybe it’s just me. Regardless, the combat isn’t why I play Dragon Age anyway, so it doesn’t really bother me. I’m not very far into the game, but I look forward to seeing how the story plays out.