A major theme of this Talks episode was the narratives Matt does and doesn't want to tell. He talked about why he doesn't want to kill the pets, doesn't want Nott to be rejected, doesn't want to end the campaign from poor choices, and wants light in the darkness to inspire. Sam said Matt is … Continue reading Transcript: The story Matt wants to tell – TM 2019-04-09 for CR C2 Ep057
This answer tells us a few things about Clay. It's clear he knows sex is a thing, enough to know a colloquialism for it. Which suggests his knowledge isn't textbook. Meaning he's not just sheltered. You don't pick up the word hanky-panky from people instructing you what sex is for the sole purpose of telling … Continue reading Transcript: Caduceus’ reaction to the romance novel reading – TM for CR C2 Ep50 0:36:36
Hey, remember who was also developing military technology a little over 26 years ago in Rexxentrum, doing illegal human experimentation, and believed the strong and intelligent should rule the weak? Anna Ripley. Trent Ikithon would have been in his 40s. Ripley was court-martialed when it was discovered what she was doing. Three individuals turned her … Continue reading Analysis: Anna Ripley connected to Trent? – CR C2 Ep049
The two flattering exchanges between Caduceus and Caleb caught my ear as much as anyone. There's clearly some stronger, closer relationship forming there. Maybe it will come to something else one day, but on review, I'm not reading it as romantic overtures so much as two socially awkward people trying to communicate kindness.
I've been thinking about this since the end of campaign 1. There were an awful lot of lose threads for Percy's mental health between the last scenes of the campaign and the epilogue. Descriptions of Pandemonium sounded like a terrible place to put someone in Percy's state. I am going off my existing theory about Percy's mental health.
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This wasn’t the answer on Caduceus’ sexuality I was hoping for, but I’m so grateful for it. Taliesin knows what this means to people, and he wants to make sure he has time and space to explore it properly rather than give a short, incomplete answer. “We’re not there yet, but definitely…” He wants to … Continue reading Transcript: Taliesin hints as Caduceus’ sexuality and discusses Fjord’s “bad decision” – TM for CR C2 Ep41 1:04:07
Caduceus leaned against the railing of the Squall-Eater, watching two birds from a nearby island loudly arguing over a fish. He sipped his tea, intent on the action. “Language is incredible,” he said. “We make these slightly differentiated sounds, gestures, marks with our bodies strung together into collective symbols of abstract meaning and it lets … Continue reading Fiction Caduceus Contemplates Language – CR C2 Ep041
This is my personal background to why Caduceus and Caleb’s talk in Ep041 hit me so hard. The transcript is here. It’s also about how Critical Role has gotten me through hell, and why this blog exists. It’s a heavy read that takes a fair amount of emotional energy.CW: death, mental illness, medical traumaI know … Continue reading Personal Background to Caduceus and Caleb’s chat in CR C2 Ep041