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Dec, 2017
Talking Crit

The adventures of Vox Machina have concluded, and we have a nice episode to tie everything up together.  What a long and strange journey it has been.  Brendan and I talk about the final conclusion; remember when we thought this was going to be done

THe Nerds

Thor Rangnarok hit us all in early November; in classic Nerds fashion, we are talking about it now.  We sit down to talk about why the Marvel comedy worked, and what makes it stand out from the rest of the MCU.   If you want to hear

The D&D Podcast

"I can't make decisions, I'm a minor!" Here we are, the finale.  It has been a long time coming, and the Head Smashers are facing off against a old foe.  There is nothing left to say, nothing left to do, it's time for the Head Smashers

Talking Crit Podcast: Elysium

It’s time to join the Planes Walkers Club, Vox Machina has gone full celestial.  It is a time of urgency for VM, as they try to gather the support of the gods.  We asked the question last week if the gods would help VM, and we got a partial answer.  So far, Sarenrae & Pelor have leant their powers to the group, with a few more gods to go, we may see more boons come across our Tal’Dorei travellers.  We know at least two more gods are on the list, Ioun and Kord.  Will Vex’s ascension as an avatar be enough, will Pike bring enough punch to the final battle?  Is it enough to debate Vecna?

The final battle with Vecna is where we find our Question of the Week.  Will Vox Machina defeat Vecna?  The first fight didn’t fair so well, and is getting the assistance from the gods only giving time for Vecna to finish the ritual?  Give your vote and let us know what you think.

Shout outs this week look to the gods, and god almighty are there some great ones.  The first shout out goes to Sanj.  This is an epic depiction of the Dawn Father, and it’s the colours the make the image blast off the screen.  It’s an awesome blend of a classic throne pose and the powers cosmic.  That subtle hit of face, and potential beard, draws your eyes to the head, and then scatters them off in every direction.  The image seems muted, but that’s just the amazing appearance of Pelor, there is so much loaded into the background.  Take your time and go over this image carefully, it’s the cosmic happenings in the background, that are subtle, but give it so much power.  This is a fantastic image of Pelor, one that should be on a poster or framed.  Thank you Sanj, for your amazing work.

Shout out number two goes to Brandi.  It is a great contrast portrait of Vex & Vax.  Black & White, Determination & Melancholy, the twins are similar, but have so much difference between them.  That’s just how a story of half a decade goes, characters go in different directions, and Brandi has captured it all in one piece.  She does a great job of story telling with just light, shadows, and composition.  It’s Hemingway-esque in its story telling.  It seems straight to the point on the surface, but there is a lot of layers just beneath the surface.  I love the differences in the faces, and the way the white blends into black.  Brandi has done some fantastic work with the twins.

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<p>My name is Jonny, I’m a writer, photographer, podcaster, all around general nerd. If you love comics, video games, or anything else in the geek-o-sphere.</p> <p>Let’s have some fun.</p>

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