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.
I heard about this anime film while at Otakuthon in Montreal last week and decided to watch it with my girlfriend. Bad idea. It’s about a woman who has two children with a man with the power to transform into a wolf at will. She raised both of her children/wolf pups alone, and throughout the film, they grow, age, and change. The movie is called Wolf Children, but it’s really about a single mother’s struggle to raise children and let them be themselves, and it’s one emotional journey.
While on vacation last week, I finally got around to playing Hearthstone, Blizzard’s addicting digital card game. It’s a great game, but I’m so bad at it, and I don’t think I have the time or energy to devote to building decks and perfecting strategies, so I’ll probably leave this one alone, despite how fun it is.
Fallout Shelter has finally come to Android. It plays liked a funner, maturer Tiny Tower. You basically care for vault dwellers in a post-apocalyptic setting. There’s no real final goal beside keeping everyone alive, but I’m enjoying it for now. Once Fallout 4 launches, though, I’ll probably forget all about Fallout Shelter (and everything else in my life) as I get lost in the wasteland once again.