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 Walking Dead has a simple concept: Zombies are taking over the planet, and a small group of people is doing their best to not turn into the monsters themselves (in more ways than one). But despite its basic premise, the show has grown so popular that a spin-off was apparently warranted. Fear the Walking Dead is about the beginnings of the zombie outbreak told from the perspective of a family living in L.A. It’s a lot slower than The Walking Dead, but I’m thankful it’s not the same experience as watching the original show. That said, I definitely prefer The Walking Dead over the spin-off simply because the former is more dramatic, better paced, and has a huge cast of fantastic characters. It will be interesting to see how long Fear the Walking Dead runs compared to its predecessor.