Talking Crit: Midnight Espionage

Talking Crit
Talking Crit
Talking Crit: Midnight Espionage

It has been a jammed packed couple of episodes.  There was a little bit of everything to be had.  There was a little comedy, a little political drama, a little social commentary, a little bit of internal group drama, and a little bit of a cataclysmic event.  There are so many questions that got left with an exclamation mark at the end of the episode.  Who is in power in Zadash?  What caused the Zauber Tower to explode?  Who are these cloaked individuals?  Of course, this sets up our Question of the Week?

Brendan and I have been theorizing for a bit that the Cobalt Soul is not all it is cracked up to be.  We think there may be some Ras’al’Gul type of motives at work here.  So, with a recent strike at a symbol of power, is the Cobalt Soul involved?  Put your vote in and let us know what you think.

Shout outs this week are as awesome as always.  The first goes out to Lluis and this awesome 1980’s poster of The Mighty Nein.  The font, the poses, the colours, its’s all amazing.  You get that Thor: Ragnarok feel, while sprinkling in some Stranger Things.  The thing that stands out to me is Yasha and her literal axe.  That thing looks amazing.  It’s a great mashup, the neon Frumpkin, the 20 Minute Work Out onesie.  It’s all brilliant.  Give Lluis a follow on twitter to keep up with the rest of this amazing art.

Shout out number two goes to Dragon.  I’m a huge fan of portraits, I also love contrast; and this dual portrait of Fjord and Caleb is perfect.  The colours and the composition say so much about each character.  They’re different sides of the same coin.  The lighting that comes from the water and fire effect do a great job at showing the personalities of the characters.  It’s a Yin-Yang scenario with these two in this image.  Given recent events, this portrait carries even more weight.  It’s hard to have personalities like fire and water come together.  We can only open they work out their differences.  This is a fantastic image by Dragon.  Thank you for this work.

The final shout out goes to Morgane and this great image of Mollymauk.  The first thing that stands out is how universal this image is.  It could be anywhere?  It could be a Magic: The Gathering card, it could be an image in an RPG book like D&D, or Shadow Run.  It’s also just pure Mollymauk.  If you’re a fan of Critical Role you know instantly it’s Mollymauk.  Even if you’re not, the image composition just oozes the confidence that Molly has in himself.  You know he’s a grifter, you know he’s a charlatan, and you know you better grip your coin purse just a little bit tighter around him.  It’s all about pose and position in this image, and it shows so much of the personality.

Morgane, you did an amazing job on this, thank you for sharing it.

That is it for this week.  We had a cliffhanger last week, and now we’re into the thick of it this Thursday.  Don’t forget to tune in, and let’s all see what happens together.  Don’t forget to follow Morange, Dragon, and Lluis.  Your twitter feeds will be filled with amazing art if you do.

Don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast for automatic updates and episodes. You can tune in via iTunes or Google Play. If you want to leave a review and a rating, that would help us out a lot; or join along in the fun, and leave a comment or question for us, you can always use our twitter handle @TalkingCrit or the hashtag: #TalkingCrit and we’ll read your questions and comments on the show.

Edit Update: The artist for the Legends of the Retroverse art piece was incorrectly identified. @LluisAbadias did an amazing job and is now properly credited, our apologies for the mistake.

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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. Let's have some fun.

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