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watching CR live when I can • I stop tagging #cr spoilers on Wed • check out /tags and /about for more info • slowly making my way thru c1 (filter #m watches vm), on e75 • feel free to stop by my ask • don't forget to love each other
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The first time I saw the official fan art of Veth, I broke out sobbing. As a curvy, short, and half-Mexican/half-Native woc,...
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The first time I saw the official fan art of Veth, I broke out sobbing. As a curvy, short, and half-Mexican/half-Native woc,...

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i made this shitty edit for myself to use as a twitter userpic but i think the world needs it as much as i do

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i made this shitty edit for myself to use as a twitter userpic but i think the world needs it as much as i do

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ink practice with mister stinky #1

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ink practice with mister stinky #1

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ALL GOOD DEVILS MASQUERADE UNDER THE LIGHT!

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ALL GOOD DEVILS MASQUERADE UNDER THE LIGHT!

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The Mighty Eyes pt 2- Fjord, Cad, Veth

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The Mighty Eyes pt 2- Fjord, Cad, Veth

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My sister wanted to start watching critical role so im rewatching the first episodes with her and everyone’s so different, no...
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My sister wanted to start watching critical role so im rewatching the first episodes with her and everyone’s so different, no...

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Workin on a lil somethin somethin

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Workin on a lil somethin somethin

Nat 20 (32 total) in Int (History) for dinosaur lore. Beau is Queen Nerd. 

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Nat 20 (32 total) in Int (History) for dinosaur lore.  Beau is Queen Nerd. 

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Fortune Favours the Bold

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Fortune Favours the Bold

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I want Beau to run a popsicle stand called Beau’s Pop-Pops and sell misshapen M9 ice pops so bad.      These are going to be up...

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I want Beau to run a popsicle stand called Beau’s Pop-Pops and sell misshapen M9 ice pops so bad. These are going to be up...

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jock and nerd (and goblin)

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jock and nerd (and goblin)

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HEY I CAN MAKE CRAPPY COMICS :D
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HEY I CAN MAKE CRAPPY COMICS :D

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last piece of 2018- right on time!

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last piece of 2018- right on time!

We are beginning to really have comparable screen time with VM and the M9 now, and I’d just think it’s funny that VM - even early on at a like for like level - were well respected members of society (more so than the M9 are - which is crazy since they just helped facilitate peace talks), but you were just so much more likely to find them drunk and disgracing themselves at the local tavern.

I love seeing people who haven’t watched C1 assume VM were so much more put together than the M9 when it’s actually the other way around. Sure, the M9 look like a chaotic bunch of dumbasses but VM actually were a chaotic bunch of dumbasses, but with respectable people aura.

Level 12 VM was the Briarwood arc! The whole thing with the cows was right at the start of that! They were just absolutely ridiculous, especially at like for like levels. Percy still had his pact with Orthax. The incident with The Door was during this time. They were well respected when Keyfish happened. Tary and Grog in the shop in Vasselheim. They were level 17 for both of those!

#i mean the chaos thing is true #but also vox machina put effort into being recognised #and while they all had mildly sketchy backgrounds on the whole they had nothing to fear from authority figures? #like vm are how adventuring parties in dnd are recommended to be #you’re supposed to gain favour from important people and establish a home base and all of that #and like… sure vax was in the clasp for a bit and they met percy in prison but extenuating circumstances #they also saved a city and then stayed there #whereas matt gave the m9 plenty of opportunities to establish the same shit #but they ran away from all of them because they’re largely people who fear authority figures and need to stay anonymous for survival #they’re starting to get the respect in rosohna that vm had in emon #but they started a lot later #(and to be fair even vm had political figures who hated them) #(percy just happened to own a city so that goes a long way in letting you do what you want)

I’ve seen a post (that i, frustratingly, can’t find now to reblog) that talks about how the main difference is that VM were largely Somebodies even to start with, while the M9 are basically heroes that grew out of Nobodies - which is so interesting because we also got to start with M9 at level one when they were nobodies, but got kind of dropped in on VM after they were established adventurers!  So our audience experience coincidentally maps to the type of characters we’re watching.

It’s a bit like how classical theater was about kings and prophets and princes?  and one of the huge upsets in the creation of modern theater was just - why don’t we tell the stories of people who aren’t important?  why don’t we shine the spotlight on the common man?  

So in VM we have: 

Percy - a lord who is basically the king of a minor city-state let’s be real

Keyleth - going to be the leader of her people and also one of the most powerful people in the world, if she gets there. Tiberius used to call her “princess,” and that wasn’t sarcasm.

Speaking of — Tiberius!  People forget about him, but he was a member of a wealthy and highly politically important family in Draconia

Later, they have Tary, who also starts off titled - though they learn eventually that he doesn’t have much in the way of actual political clout, but!  Still!

This isn’t counting the titles that people acquire, because everyone becomes important and famous when they lead an adventuring life, that’s part of the game!  But that’s 4 members who started off, level one, as nobility.

The most “important” person in the m9 at the get-go is probably Jester, and that’s just by proximity to her famous mom.  The rest are almost aggressively common in their backgrounds.  Fjord was an orphan.  Veth was a housewife.  Caleb grew up as a farmboy and joined the party already a fugitive.  Yasha lived in what even she describes as “the wastes,” and when we met her she was a bouncer in a circus.  Beau came from a wealthy background, but when we met her she’d already distanced herself from that - and it’s worth noting that her father is wealthy but not nobility.  And as far as influence goes, at the start of the show she was basically a dropout from monk school.  They’re not the kind of people anyone expects to save cities and end wars.  It wasn’t their job to do it, they weren’t raised to shoulder that responsibility, they’re just a bunch of good-hearted assholes who got their shit together enough to do some amazing things.

I suspect I can help here!  Pretty sure the post referenced above is this one, which I wrote circa the episode they returned the Beacon (almost half the campaign ago, now, which is wild to contemplate.)

And yeah, level for level, it is still wild to me just how much VM were disasters day-drinking in the local tavern but projecting this aura of Authority, while the Nein still have such a complicated relationship with it.  I keep thinking about what would happen if the Chroma Conclave or its equivalent did attack Wildemount just now.

Because I do think the Nein would step up!  I really do.  They have grown so much in terms of taking responsibility for things so much larger than themselves, compared to where they were when I first wrote that post.  But I don’t think they’d do it the way Vox Machina did–under the general assumption that, “yes, obviously, we’re the people who are Supposed To Take Care Of This, you can all just get out of our way while we do this job (please don’t look at the idiots behind the curtain)”.

I think the M9 would mount up and deal with whatever catastrophe had come their way under the assumption that, if not them, nobody else would–and probably they’re not qualified, and definitely they don’t have to, except there’s nobody actually in charge they trust to do it and it turns out they actually care what happens to the innocent people down below who get squashed by things like marauding dragons.

And yeah, that comparison is endlessly fascinating to me, too.

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We are beginning to really have comparable screen time with VM and the M9 now, and I’d just think it’s funny that VM - even...

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Some old and new Mighty Nein doodles, feature the rescue team in ep27-eP29, Cobalt Soul expositors, Captain Tusktooth, sexy...
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Some old and new Mighty Nein doodles, feature the rescue team in ep27-eP29, Cobalt Soul expositors, Captain Tusktooth, sexy...

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“Technically…” 🍭 Jester from Critical Role! Any critters out here?   https://www.instagram.com/madboogie.creations/
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“Technically…” 🍭 Jester from Critical Role! Any critters out here? https://www.instagram.com/madboogie.creations/

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Hi guys, Dawn here again. Because there was some confusion with the whole re-upload/glitch fiasco, I’ve decided to just make a...

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Hi guys, Dawn here again. Because there was some confusion with the whole re-upload/glitch fiasco, I’ve decided to just make a...

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“help! its,,, again”

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“help! its,,, again”

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gentle mr clay 💖

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gentle mr clay 💖

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yasha getting to heal and grow??? we love that for her

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yasha getting to heal and grow??? we love that for her

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help it’s again

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help it’s again

Critical Role fans are wild cause they’ve consumed over 300 hours of content and will still be like “hey remember when Caleb stuck his hands into a loaf of bread on episode 11 at 1:25:18 exactly” and I’m like of course I do

I just went and googled it (critrole stats has All the stats) and if you’ve seen both campaigns and skipped the breaks and some of the art reels, then you’ve watched 722 hours of content. That’s over 30 straight days of content.

If you’ve seen campaign 2 only, and watched everything, including the breaks, that’s 395 hours, 341 if you’ve only watched the episodes, or 16.5 days and 14.2 days respectively

plus talks machina

plus AWNP

plus game ranch

plus everything is content

plus the one shots

plus undeadwood

plus mini primetime

plus between the sheets

plus mame drop

plus narrative telephone

plus pub draw

plus handbooker helper, state of the roll, critter hug, critical recap, mighty vibes.

theres probably well over 1000 hours of content coming from critical role (including break time and art reels).

for context, supernatural has been on since 2005- for 15 years. watching the entire show in a short time span is seen as an insane feat. theres a little over 200 hours of spn episodes.

critical role started airing in 2015- for 5 years. so that’s almost 5x the amount of content in 1/3 of the time. and we still find time to theorize, and read fanfiction, and create mindblowing art, and play in our own campaigns, and think about these beautiful characters while finding time to live our own lives.

but we think we’re crazy, just think about the people who think of and plan all of this, who do everything we do while creating the campaign, figuring out their characters, writing books, making merch, running their company, making a fucking animated tv show, all while being successful voice actors and many of them having families back home.

just take a moment and think about how much love the cast and crew has put into all of their work. like holy shit. i dont even think they sleep.

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Critical Role fans are wild cause they’ve consumed over 300 hours of content and will still be like “hey remember when Caleb...

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  “Oh well that’s very nice of you.”    "Well, you said all girls like flowers. So I figured you did"   “What did I do to...

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  “Oh well that’s very nice of you.”  "Well, you said all girls like flowers. So I figured you did" “What did I do to...

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Here is a little process gif. I’m still experimenting a lot with this style.

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Here is a little process gif. I’m still experimenting a lot with this style.

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Hhhh I love your art so much! 💕 And your Nott is one of my favourite depictions of her. So full of life, and beautifully...

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Uk’otoa! uk’otoa…

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Uk’otoa! uk’otoa…

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I haven’t drawn Caduceus in months <3 I missed this precious man so much. Drawing him is like a warm hug ever when he’s a sour...

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I haven’t drawn Caduceus in months <3 I missed this precious man so much. Drawing him is like a warm hug ever when he’s a sour...

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yasha sketch, that moment was so, so good

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yasha sketch, that moment was so, so good

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Catch!

I loved this moment in the latest Critical Role episode.

Do not alter or repost my art anywhere. Reblogs are love.

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Catch! I loved this moment in the latest Critical Role episode. Do not alter or repost my art anywhere. Reblogs are love.

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dunamancer/pyromancer   i started this drawing to test my new computer setup and just kind of went a little wild from there....
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dunamancer/pyromancer  i started this drawing to test my new computer setup and just kind of went a little wild from there....

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You can’t convince me that Essek’s levitation trick wasn’t partially inspired by Verin growing a few inches taller than him...

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You can’t convince me that Essek’s levitation trick wasn’t partially inspired by Verin growing a few inches taller than him...

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Empire kids! Are they training or just messing around? Probably both…
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Empire kids! Are they training or just messing around? Probably both…

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Lineless art… It’s hard.

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Lineless art… It’s hard.

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And I’m FINALLY done!   This took so long to finish  but I had so much fun making it. I tried to capture some of their character...

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And I’m FINALLY done!  This took so long to finish  but I had so much fun making it. I tried to capture some of their character...

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Yasha vs. wisdom saving throws  BONUS:
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Yasha vs. wisdom saving throws BONUS:

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Finally the full drawing up!

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Finally the full drawing up!

Important question: do any of the Mighty Nein have middle names??

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Important question: do any of the Mighty Nein have middle names??

Jester rounding up everyone in the village who might have a first name that starts with a B

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Jester rounding up everyone in the village who might have a first name that starts with a B