Category: Art

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Why I love Stardew Valley

Why I started playing Stardew Valley Games I enjoy playing the most are the ones that allow me to explore the virtual world, see new things, gather or find artefacts, build and craft things, but most of all a game that has a story element. However, there also needs to be a sense of continuity and progress as you complete a mission, craft things, or build relationships. I explained this to my brother-in-law once when we were talking about games and the aspects of games we enjoy the most. This is when he suggested I try playing Stardew Valley and...

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The art within Stardew Valley

Do you consider video games as a type of art? Video games are different from all forms of art because they are an amalgam of all the art forms. They exist out of illustration, narration, music, and so much more. By combining multiple art forms together, they create a platform that allows the audience to not only view the artist’s creation but to understand the deeper meaning embedded within the artwork through experiencing it. What is Stardew Valley? At first, Stardew Valley might seem like an average mundane game, but there are so many interesting story elements, beautifully composed music,...

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Discovering Dear Evan Hansen – Part 2

My journey with Dear Evan Hansen As I explained in Part 1 of this series, the first time I started listening to the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack, I didn’t know much about the musical. I just happened to hear one of the musical’s songs on Youtube and that was the start of this journey… The music My first interaction with this musical was through an animatic on Youtube done by Linktoo based on the song; “If I could tell her”. I thought the song was sweet as it told a story of a girl’s dead brother and how he supposedly...

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Discovering Dear Evan Hansen – Part 1

Dear Evan Hansen is an original stage musical with music and lyrics by Benji Pasek and Justin Paul, and screenplay by Steven Levenson. However, I didn’t know all of this the first time I heard one of the songs in the musical. My journey in discovering Dear Evan Hansen is a long and interesting one. A story I will elaborate on in Part 2 of the series: “Discovering Dear Evan Hansen“. In this article, I share what I’ve learned about the musical after listening to the musical’s soundtrack, countless interviews and after reading both the novel and screenplay. What is...

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Rising to the occasion with “Hair Love”

How I came to watch “Hair Love” I love animation short films because they always deliver a beautiful and fundamental truth or lesson about life. So, whenever I have some free time on my hands, I YouTube “short films” or “animated short films” to see whether there are any new ones that I have yet to watch. This is how I came to watch Hair Love. The first time I watched this short film was in 2019 – before it won Best Animated Short Film at the Oscars. What is it about? On my cellphone screen appeared this beautiful heartwarming...

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Book Review: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

What is the novel about? Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows’ novel, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2008), provides insight into the lives of the Islanders who lived on The Guernsey Islands during the German occupation in the Second World War.  Stories about the occupation are made known to the reader when the main character of the novel, Juliet Ashton, receives a letter from a Guernsey Islander, Dawsey Adams.  We learn that Dawsey writes to Juliet to inquire about an author, Charles Lamb, and any other books that might have been written by this author. Dawsey obtained...