Sorry, I’m an Asshole: Swearing and Apology in Critical Role

By | August 31st, 2017|DnD, Dungeons and Dragons, Fiona's Posts, Pop Culture|

Check out Critical Role Transcript here and follow them on Twitter. Donate to their Go Fund Me. Check out CritRoleStats here and follow them on Twitter. Below is an abridged version of the full paper. Find the full version of this essay and our data here. Warning: Spoilers for Critical Role! Background When I found [...]

Critical Role Recap: Episode 109 – “The Ominous March – LIVE”

By | August 24th, 2017|Critical Role Recap|

SPOILERS for Critical Role Episode 109 (obviously).  Go check out the full episode at GeekandSundry.com! Our recap of Episode 108 can be found here. Vox Machina searches for Vecna. Previously on Critical Role Vox Machina traveled to Scaldseat, a volcano to search for the Core Anvil. This anvil would allow them to create trammels imbued [...]

Arya is Gaslighting Sansa on Game of Thrones for No Reason

By | August 23rd, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Television|

Spoilers for Game of Thrones. Arya and Sansa's recent reunion on Game of Thrones has brought chaos and fear to Winterfell. Little Finger has noticed Arya's frequent snooping and spying, and he has been working on pitting the sisters against one another. This is almost certainly, however, playing into Arya's overall plan. Arya already finds [...]

Critical Role Recap: Episode 108 – “The Core Anvil”

By | August 17th, 2017|Critical Role Recap|

SPOILERS for Critical Role Episode 108 (obviously).  Go check out the full episode at GeekandSundry.com! Our recap of Episode 107 can be found here. Vox Machina attempts to forge trammels at the Core Anvil. Previously on Critical Role After convincing The Raven Queen, Sarenrae, Pelor, and Ioun to help them in the coming battle with [...]

Consumerism, MTV, and Alpha: Signal Boost!’s Identity Affirming Practices

By | August 15th, 2017|Fiona's Posts, Pop Culture|

Signal Boost!, one of Alpha and Geek & Sundry's shows, showcases a different celebrity each week to tell the audience about some of their favorite franchises and activities. As a show, it's quite effective. The host is always charming and funny, and the sketch-style cut-aways add a unique flair to the format. This show is [...]

Twin Peaks: The Spiritual Predecessor to Pretty Little Liars

By | August 14th, 2017|Television|

The similarities between beloved shows Pretty Little Liars and Twin Peaks is well documented. The shows have very similar premises: the death of a pretty, young blonde rocks a small town, and secrets come pouring out. Even outside of the in-world plot, the shows are both highly regarded within their respective genres. Unsurprisingly, despite the [...]

Critical Role Recap: Episode 107 – “Scaldseat”

By | August 10th, 2017|Critical Role Recap|

SPOILERS for Critical Role Episode 107 (obviously).  Go check out the full episode at GeekandSundry.com! Our recap of Episode 106 can be found here. Vox Machina travels to Scaldseat, the volcanic home of the core anvil. Previously on Critical Role Vecna ascended to godhood. Ioun named Scanlan her champion and agreed to join Pelor, The [...]