“Inspiration is waiting! Rise up! Don’t think twice!
Put your fate in your hands! Take a chance! Roll the dice!”
– from “Your Turn to Roll,” from Critical Role
I really like this quote.
I think I may have heard about Critical Role some time ago, but I only recently found it myself. For those who don’t know (and using their self-description), it’s “Where a bunch of us nerdy-ass voice actors sit around and play Dungeons and Dragons.” This group includes Laura Bailey, one of my all-time favorites, as well her husband, Travis Willingham, the couple of Matthew Mercer and Marisha Ray, along with Sam Riegel, Liam O’Brien, Ashley Johnson, and Taliesin Jaffe. Not only is it entertaining, but they give their characters a depth that absolutely surprised me, and now I’m riveted. Even if it is a bit time-consuming to watch. 😉
The quote comes from the song of their latest intro sequence, which the cast wrote and sang themselves, and a number of friends provided the various instruments and animation. It’s all about the experience of the game, and what it means to them. This particular line, however, is especially meaningful to me.
Inspiration really is waiting, I think, for anyone looking to find it, which is why I look everywhere for it (thus all the insights I can share on this humble blog of mine). And while I tend to do a lot of thinking twice, there are some things that we shouldn’t have to think twice about. Like, say, rising up, and taking our fates into our own hands. When I do think about it, I must admit, yes, that sort of thing is quite a chance to take, and no one really knows how it will ever turn out. It’s a lot like rolling dice that way.
But whether I get a 1 or a natural 20, I’d rather roll the dice of my life with my own hands, rather than let someone else do so.
It’s my life, after all. I have a right to it, more than anyone else. And I have a stake in it, unlike anyone else.
So… here goes! Wish me luck! And good luck to you, too! 🙂
Having recently written about critical role myself and having scene the intro like a billion times! I have got to agree….although the brief moment before it when Jester Summons her unicorn spirit guardians and huge lollipop .. is of course my favorite moment from the opening.
I really love this intro and I totally agree that you should be author of your own story even if it means taking risks some times. NPC’s rarely get their happy ..or at least perfect ending! Players can fight for it!
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Out of curiosity, have you seen the latest, with that *epic* finish by Laura Bailey?
Unfort I am fairly behind only being at episode 60 so I cant say I do
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…you have *much* to look forward to! Including the most awesome trick *ever!* 😀
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