Transcript: Caduceus likes talking to people – TM for CR C2 Ep59 Twitch 0:46:44

I thought of this image immediately as Taliesin was talking and had to put them together. Art by @smidge-art, used with permission. Scene runs: Twitch 0:46:44 to 0:47:49 0:46:44 Brian: “Taliesin, HEB807 wants to know, ‘Because of the language barrier, Caduceus was forced to step up and be the negotiator and the face of the … Continue reading Transcript: Caduceus likes talking to people – TM for CR C2 Ep59 Twitch 0:46:44

Transcript: Caduceus isn’t a pacifist and alligators eat babies – TM for CR C2 Ep59 0:36:16

I feel extremely called out, Brian w. Foster, but you're not wrong. Here's your alligators eating babies transcript. "Flowers are beautiful, mushrooms are fascinating, rot is beautiful, and the swamp smells great. Also, alligators fucking eat a baby. And you're like, 'And it's all part of the tapestry.'"Taliesin Jaffe Scene runs: 0:36:16 to 0:38:15 0:36:16 … Continue reading Transcript: Caduceus isn’t a pacifist and alligators eat babies – TM for CR C2 Ep59 0:36:16

Fiction: The Wrong Kind of Silence, CRC2 C2Ep58

At night Caduceus listened to the stillness. He emptied his thoughts and let the world fill him. It was a reminder than nothing is truly still. The plants and the animals and the weather all moved. To be part of the world was to hang delicately in its movement, to move as it moved in … Continue reading Fiction: The Wrong Kind of Silence, CRC2 C2Ep58

Analysis: Caduceus and Caleb build their relationship – CR C2 Ep47 2:40:07

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.

Transcript: Taliesin hints as Caduceus’ sexuality and discusses Fjord’s “bad decision” – TM for CR C2 Ep41 1:04:07

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

Fiction Caduceus Contemplates Language – CR C2 Ep041

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

Personal Background to Caduceus and Caleb’s chat in 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

Transcript Caleb and Caduceus talk about faith and fate, Caleb hands off the periapt – Critical Role C2 Ep041 0:12:14

This scene hit me hard. It was something I’ve felt for a long time, through several years of hell, but never had the words for. My full story, how Critical Role fit into that strife, and my thoughts on what Caduceus and this scene mean to me are here. I encourage you to read them … Continue reading Transcript Caleb and Caduceus talk about faith and fate, Caleb hands off the periapt – Critical Role C2 Ep041 0:12:14

Transcript Fjord asks Caduceus what the plants say – CR C2 Ep038 0:13:17

Reading the Talks Machina question submissions this week, I was struck by how many of them asked how Caduceus felt about Melora not talking to him or not in the way The Traveler talks to Jester. Some asked if this was a conscious character choice, and they were nearer the mark. Caduceus is heavily rooted … Continue reading Transcript Fjord asks Caduceus what the plants say – CR C2 Ep038 0:13:17

Analysis: Caduceus Clay Ace/Aro – CR C2 Ep 028-032

In the words of Taliesin Jaffe, “I’m not a big believer in hope. Hope is a sin.” [1] I have closely watched every minute of CR C2 Ep 028-032 with the intent of seeing something to prove this theory wrong, because I don’t trust hope. But the harder I’ve looked, the more solid the theory … Continue reading Analysis: Caduceus Clay Ace/Aro – CR C2 Ep 028-032