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

Thank you, Vox Machina

Dear Critical Role Cast, Vox Machina helped me transition thought the hardest few years of my life. Chronic, debilitating migraines slowly took away my active pastimes, my community, eventually my career. Bad medications caused my mental health to plummet and nearly killed me. My grandmother started dying of cancer. Critical Role was an escape when … Continue reading Thank you, Vox Machina

Essay: Describing division does not create division

chasetheeeling: Saw a useful question on the “Ask Your Black Geek Friend” Facebook page, and I don’t want to lose my answer to time. I’ve been trying to put this into decent words for months. Bless this show and Shield of Tomorrow for helping me articulate it. This framework and theory comes primarily from Octavia … Continue reading Essay: Describing division does not create division

Essay: Shield of Tomorrow Confronts Ableism Perfectly

Ep06: I Remember - Part 3 Shield of Tomorrow fans, if you found how Admiral Nash treated Rue to be offensive, please consider learning more about ableism. Those of us who are disabled, visibly or invisibly, get treated like this constantly. In obvious ways like this, and less obvious ways. What we are allowed to … Continue reading Essay: Shield of Tomorrow Confronts Ableism Perfectly

How the “Wednesday Club” Helped Normalize Autism

Geek & Sundry has a new show called the “Wednesday Club” where Amy Dallen, Taliesin Jaffe, and Matt Key discuss comics to make them accessible. Wednesday at noon PST on Twitch and Alpha (taking questions from Twitch chat). It’s a fabulous show. They do a good job of talking about broad topics without getting too … Continue reading How the “Wednesday Club” Helped Normalize Autism

What Critical Role Means To Me

Hi Critical Role Cast, Crew, and Critters, A year and a half ago, sudden, rapidly declining health started taking away my normal life. The illness wasn’t going to kill me, but I was so hopeless and depressed, I was pretty close to ending all anyway. Critical Role gave me an escape. It gave me back … Continue reading What Critical Role Means To Me