This is one of the best insights we get into Scanlan's core philosophy. Not happy-go-lucky so much as comforting nihilism. In being irreverent towards death, he accepts its inevitability and enjoys what he can. At 2:31:26, Scanlan says, "Everything before this was not as good. This is better, that's why. It's very simple. You had … Continue reading Transcript Ep45 2:30:06 Scanlan, how do you do it?
All of this transcription was done by Critical Role Transcripts. I’ve merely reformatted it from closed captions to paragraphs, and added the timestamps and links. The longer Critical Role has run, and characters have developed, the clearer it is that the telling of their backstories shows some very core personality traits, beyond the mere history … Continue reading Transcript Ep5 0:1:50 Character Backstories
[WIP: Partially edited, needs more time-stamps, may extend to the end of the Ziggurat War Room scene.] If you like this transcript, please consider donating to Critical Role Transcripts, @CRTranscript, to help them provide closed captioning to Critical Role. We’d like to share this wonderful show with as many people as possible, regardless of hearing … Continue reading Transcript Ep70 0:12:11 Initial negotiations with Raishan
Analysis: My main reason for this (masochistically long) scene cut is to look at why Vax attacked Raishan. I’ve included a handful of other scenes that also show how Vox Machina felt about Raishan. They show that no one trusts Raishan. They were all keenly aware, from the beginning, that the moment Thordak died they … Continue reading Scene Cut Ep79 3:14:42 Thordak flies into the hole, Vax makes a choice
WIP This transcript has not been edited for accuracy yet. But it’s my Winter’s Crest gift to you. Short quotes may be added after Thordak flies off, but mostly that’s a long transcript. If you like this transcript, please consider donating to Critical Role Transcripts, @CRTranscript, to help them provide closed captioning to Critical Role. … Continue reading Transcript Ep79 Short Quote Collection
Analysis: This is probably the best example of non-verbal exchange in Critical Role to date. Most of the scene’s development doesn’t actually take place with words. Vax and Percy are both very expressive people. Their talk the night before, camped outside the Sunken Temple (Ep44 1:15:21), was warm, earnest, and forgiving. It was full of … Continue reading Transcript Ep45 0:32:46 Percy tells Vax what happened in the Sunken Tomb
Things to note: 1) Vax is again the one to notice how agitated Percy is, confront him, and try to talk him down. 2) Vex checks Percy only once, at 1:42:51, when she thinks he might be far out of line. Even that is very gentle, and she mostly lets it go. Otherwise, everything she … Continue reading Transcript Ep67 1:36:46 Why Percy’s been twitchy about Ripley