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.
what. and Make Happy
After hearing a lot about Bo Burnham’s new special on Twitter, I decided to watch Make Happy on Netflix. I never much cared for Burnham’s musical comedy before, but Make Happy was great. I especially loved near the end how introspective and honest Bo got with his audience, basically proclaiming to the world that he’s not sure if he’s happy, that his comedy makes others laugh but he’s finding difficulty in being satisfied himself. The song he uses to share this is incredibly powerful (and musically, it’s awesome). Naturally, I watched his other special, what., and while it’s not as good as Make Happy, it’s still tons of fun. I regret blowing him off earlier.
God of War
In my quest to play all the PlayStation games I’ve missed, I played through God of War this week. The camera is outdated, and the combat could be better, but this PS2 classic still holds up remarkably well. Plus, the story actually explains while Kratos is so freaking white. I wish there was a new game plus mode to enjoy the story again with all powers intact, but I hear the sequels have it. The E3 tease of God of War 4 has got me excited enough that I’ll be playing them all.