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 simplest explanation of what Re:Zero is about is a young, modern-day man who is mysteriously teleported into a fantasy world with no explanation. Every time he dies, he jumps back in time to a random point with all his memories intact and then tries to change the future to prevent his own (or others’) deaths. The plot actually gets pretty convoluted. Main character Subaru’s motives are never really explained (besides the fact he’s in love with one character), but the character development is great, and the show is full of intense episodes. I’m excited to see how the season concludes in a few weeks.
We Are the City
We Are the City is one of the greatest bands you’ve never heard of. They’re a indie rock band, but they have some incredibly catchy tunes—all without a bassist. Honestly, it’s sad how few views they have on YouTube, especially considering how great some of their music videos are. Check out King David; I Am, Are You?; and Kiss Me, Honey.