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.
Deadman Wonderland is a fantastic anime series that shines in its first half, falters in its second, and ends far too early. It’s about a middle school boy who’s framed for the brutal murder of his classmates (did I mention this show is horrifically violent and vulgar?) and sent to a prison that doubles as an amusement park. He quickly discovers he’s a Deadman, a special person who can use his blood as a weapon. He gains the companionship of Shiro, an airheaded albino with ridiculous hand-to-hand combat skills. The story gets deep and intriguing right before the series end, and it’d take a miracle for a second season to come out. That’s frustrating, but the short ride is so enjoyable that I have to recommend you check it out.
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
Attack of the Clones is better than The Phantom Menace, but not by much. I mean, just look at that picture. You basically get the gist. Anakin is grown up, angst, and cringeworthy, but at least the special effects are decent this time around. Oh, and Jar Jar hardly speaks, which is great. I can’t wait to finish Episode III so I can be done with the series already.