Behind Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night
You must have seen this painting before. Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night, 1889. You can at least hazard a guess to its observant title. This is Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night.
FYI, There’s a new Community on Vocal!
Our prayers have been answered! Today, Vocal has introduced a brand-new community to post our stories called ‘FYI’, and we at People! Just Say Something! are honoured to say that the Vocal team decided to reach out to offer us a chance to be one of the first blogs to be posted in the community. We agreed, obviously! Before we begin with the review, a little backstory is needed.
Why does everything taste like Chicken?
One day, I was scrolling through TikTok, and I stumbled across this gem! And it was this short, entertaining video that got me thinking about the following:
Famous Last Words
Death. It is a topic that many of us dread to talk about and does not appear during a light-hearted conversation. Unfortunately, our species is doomed for an inevitable end that, depending on your beliefs, will end our time here on this planet. At some point, we may be looking into robotics and advances in the medical field to extend our lifespan, but we are far from that goal.
What your Skyrim Character says about You
On the 11th of November 2011, yes 11.11.11, the world gained one of the best games I have ever played, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game immersed you with immense detail, vast possibilities and multiple storylines that allow some of the best roleplaying out of any games, both then and now. I have restarted the game countless times to try and complete quests that would suit my character. I find that roleplaying makes Skyrim a lot more fun to play, especially when you take certain traits seriously, such as Skooma addiction and the disliking of certain races. To begin your roleplaying adventure, you must first make the most crucial choice in the whole game: choose your character race.
I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine Today
I got vaccinated today. I’m a 23-year-old asthmatic with lung damage after contracting H1N1 (Swine Flu) as a child, and although it’s been over a decade since, a few years ago, I had bacterial pneumonia, and my lungs still feel as though they have yet to recover fully. So it’s safe to say that coronavirus would have a great time in my alveoli. It’s no secret that I’ve been somewhat terrified since the moment it was announced that the virus had been declared a pandemic, so to be offered a vaccine came as a pleasantly welcomed surprise.
Tristan Tzara: The Tsar of Dadaism
As a theatre practitioner, it is crucial that I know my ABC’s of art history. Despite certain practices focusing on paper-and-paint techniques rather than performance, I tend to find inspiration from past artists’ previous work 99.9% of the time. After all, nothing that we have today just appeared from scratch. From the newfound fame of Minimalism to the influential feminist art movement that stormed the world, these ideologies were explored throughout history in their unique ways within set historical environments. A combination of time, the events in history at said time, and environment, what the world was like for these artists to work in, allowed these ideas to emerge, developed, and distributed across the globe, prompting their official establishments. Everything that surrounds us has its roots and has gone through endless periods of trial and error experimentation, inspiration from some of the most influential artists in the world, and world-altering events, such as world wars, natural disasters and tyrannical rulers.
Plato's Tripartite Theory of the Soul
When we think about philosophy, a lot of different things may come to mind. Unless it piques your interest, many probably don’t know the first thing about philosophy, that it’s just a bunch of old men sitting around thinking all day, and this is also true.