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.
My Hero Academia
My Hero Academia is the story of a powerless boy who lives in a world where almost everyone has super powers. His dream is to become a hero, but it’s impossible—until, that is, the most powerful hero, All-Might, passes his powers onto him. The boy then joins a school to learn how to not only control is incredible strength but be a hero in general. The show has some truly awesome moments, and the kid (why can’t I think of his name?) is a great character to cheer for and watch grow.
I haven’t played Undertale, but after hearing good things about the music, I downloaded the soundtrack, which, surprisingly, made by the game’s sole developer. Talented guy! The soundtrack is 100 songs long and has some catchy tunes such as, well, Undertale and Hopes and Dreams.
13 Reasons Why
I have a lot of thoughts about 13 Reasons Why, an over-dramatic teen drama about a girl, Hannah, who kills herself and leaves tapes behind to shame the people who “killed” her. The show has a good element of mystery as it follows main character and only good high school student Clay Jensen. You know at the beginning he’s on the tapes, but why? He’s the only person who treated Hannah well. The show has some great pacing and characters (way too much pandering and tokenism, though), but I didn’t really buy the story. Characters are simultaneously mature and adult-like and utterly foolish. Several students die within days of each other. And several of Hannah’s reasons for killing herself are completely unjustifiable and almost irrational. But I think that’s kind of the point: Teens are, frankly, pretty dumb, and certainly teens have killed themselves for less. I like that the show didn’t shy away from sexual assault or suicide, which are tough subjects kids need to know about. I just wish the show didn’t make drugs, alcohol, and suicide seem so “cool.”