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.
Sniper Elite V2
I started Dragon Age Inquisition at the end of February. As of last weekend, I was still at least a dozen hours from finishing the game. I started to get fatigued of the RPG, so I decided to turn a previous free Games with Gold title: Sniper Elite V2. I spent the whole weekend trying to download it, but glitches and ghosts in the machine kept me for achieving that lofty goal until, suddenly, on Sunday night, it actually worked. The game only took me five hours to beat, but Sniper Elite V2 is a fun WWII romp that gets sniping right. The slow-mo kill cams always elicited a cringe or squeal of glee from me. I mean, they are brutal. I’m talking bursting bones, brain matter, eyeballs, and even testicles. Despite its short length and mediocre mechanics (when it comes to gameplay, the sniping is about the only thing done well), it was a nice distraction from Dragon Age. By the way, I finally beat Inquisition last night after, like, six weeks of playing nearly every day. Despite how much I enjoyed it, I’m glad I can move onto something else in my free time.