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.
I can’t say enough good things about this amazing cartoon. Gravity Falls follows two preteens—Dipper and Mable—as they spend a summer in a small, mysterious town in the middle of nowhere. Dipper finds a strange journal in the woods and quickly starts finding unexplainable things happening throughout the town. The show has a perfect blend of humor and creepiness with lovable characters and a genuine mystery they’re trying to solve. It’s infinitely charming and an addicting journey through two seasons. I can’t recommend this show high enough.
After trying to play through Bravely Default years ago and giving up, I made a second attempt, only to give up again. Want to know why? Read my latest Press Start column about the game’s horrible second half.