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.
My girlfriend and I finished up Halloween with the scariest game I’ve ever played. Outlast is an indie horror game in which you investigate an insane asylum in which some truly sickening stuff is going on. Armed with only a night vision camera, you film everything you see as you try to figure your way out of a neverending nightmare. The only DLC expansion, Whistleblower, is a prequel to the main game is possibly even more horrifying than the base game. Definitely play this if you’re a horror fan.