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 was drawn to Anomalisa because it’s a stop-motion film done with dolls, kinda like Robot Chicken. Only it’s a serious film about love and the monotony of life. It stars a writer who lives in a world where everyone has the same face and voice. While at a hotel, he hears someone with a unique voice and immediately falls for her. Without spoiling the film, the protagonist discovers that maybe life’s boredom and his inability to connect with others or see what makes them unique is his own fault, not other people’s. I honestly expected the film to be more impactful, but hey, the dolls have sex with full-frontal nudity, if you’re into that.
Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
A decade later, I finally got around to playing the original Uncharted game. I didn’t love here. I go into more details in my Press Start column.