Analysis: The hidden pain of Jester and Scanlan – CR C2 Ep76 and CR C1 Ep85

Spoilers for Campaign 1 through episode 85 and Campaign 2 through episode 76 One thing I really love about Critical Role from both campaigns is the way they show that the seemingly happy, jokey, funny, delightful people are really using that as a mask for a lot of pain and insecurity that they're either hiding … Continue reading Analysis: The hidden pain of Jester and Scanlan – CR C2 Ep76 and CR C1 Ep85

Transcript: Network D&D Beyond Ad – Critical Role C2 Ep072 0:27:55

This is a double transcript of the famous Mad As Hell scene from the 1972 film Network and the Critical Role C2 Ep072 D&D Beyond ad that parodies is. I'll first present them separately and then line by line so you can see exactly what they changed. Network Scene runs: 0:53:36 to 0:57:37Video clip: I'm … Continue reading Transcript: Network D&D Beyond Ad – Critical Role C2 Ep072 0:27:55

Transcript: Yasha struggles against her chains – Critical Role C2 Ep60 3:27:02

In light ep C2 Ep069, this seems like a good scene to bring back. There's a lot of set-up here to what happened. Scenes runs: 1. A Dream from the Stormlord 3:27:02 to 3:32:26 2. Yasha, Nott, Jester, and Caduceus talk it out 3:32:26 to 3:41:09 3. Yasha Confronts the Stormlord 3:41:09 to 3:54:13 1. … Continue reading Transcript: Yasha struggles against her chains – Critical Role C2 Ep60 3:27:02

Analysis & Transcript: Fjord is ashamed of losing his abilities – CR C2 Ep62 1:56:49

I really sympathize with Fjord right now. As someone whose had their abilities and their old life taken from them, who thinks every day about what they cost their loved ones, this is a powerful and intensely real narrative. That denial and shame are horrible. It's awful and terrifying feeling like everything you've been working … Continue reading Analysis & Transcript: Fjord is ashamed of losing his abilities – CR C2 Ep62 1:56:49

Transcript: Fjord’s inner fears – TM for CR C2 Ep61

This is the longest Talks Machina transcript I've put together (it's 14 pages), and it's only half the good stuff: Beau's answers were also excellent. This is the absolute best of what Talks can be: Travis spilled absolutely everything about the subtext of Fjord and what's been going on in his mind as he panics. … Continue reading Transcript: Fjord’s inner fears – TM for CR C2 Ep61

Transcript: Caleb cleaned up because his cover’s blown – TM for CR C2 Ep58 0:16:29

Scene runs: 0:16:29 to 0:17:29 0:16:29 Brian: “Hey, Kiley Knott wants to know, ‘Liam: Caleb seemed to remake himself this episode in appearance; was that because of Nott’s self-acceptance recently or is Caleb more courageous to be his genuine self?” Liam: “Caleb’s feeling a little blown, lately. No, his cover. there were people in that … Continue reading Transcript: Caleb cleaned up because his cover’s blown – TM for CR C2 Ep58 0:16:29

Transcript Description of Moro – Critical Role C2 Ep61 Twitch 3:02:08

For Amanda Lindsey Neil, @ALindseyNeil on Twitter Scene runs: Twitch 3:02:08 to 3:03:26 3:02:08 Matt: “Across the room from you, you see clipping toenails with a small knife this kind of young goblin with her legs up on the edge of a desk, kind of table arrangement, & you can see these, like, long nails … Continue reading Transcript Description of Moro – Critical Role C2 Ep61 Twitch 3:02:08