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.
The Hunger Games
Since I’ve finished the Harry Potter series, it’s finally time to move onto something different. Two years ago I read through The Hunger Games in a day and never finished the series, so I decided to pick it back up. As a refresher, I first gave The Hunger Games film a watch to set myself up for Catching Fire. It’s surprising in a way how mainstream this series got considering the violent content. Children are literally killing each other. I mean, most video games where anyone is a potential target still don’t let you kill kids. The movie is solid, though, and a faithful adaption of the original book (though I do remember there being hybrid-like monsters of the killed children near the end of the games that the film ignored, which was probably for the best because that part felt jarring in the novels). Either way, I’m set for Catching Fire and excited to see where the story goes.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
I finally got around to reviewing The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Read it here.