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.
Gone Girl is a fantastic modern mystery movie. A couple in a failing marriage gets national attention when the wife disappears. Spoilers: Turns out, she faked her own death in a sloppy way to frame her husband. The movie’s conclusion is pretty heartbreaking and infuriating. I think I might read the book the movie is based off. Bet I’ll love it even more.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim is a movie basically made exactly for me. It’s about a nerdy, introverted guy who must defeat his love interest’s seven evil exes in order to win her affection. The second half of that description isn’t me, but the first is. Plus, the movie is full of video game and nerdy references, and it’s genuinely hilarious. I’ve seen it a few times, and each time I watch it, I think I appreciate something new about it.
CHON is a talented instrumental jam band that isn’t so flashy or complicated that a casual listener couldn’t enjoy them. As a bonus, they sing in some of their songs, which is a rare treat. Check out Story, Fall, and Perfect Pillow.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
Assassin’s Creed games have officially lost all novelty to me, and I have no clue why I still play them. Syndicate was literally a chore to get through. I have no clue why these games get great scores. They rarely innovate on what made them a success in the first place. I’m officially bored of them, but, knowing me, I’ll still end up getting the next one anyway. Sigh…