“You know, I think there's a very real moment for everyone who was raised really religious and then they say, “Actually, that's not for me,” there's a really scary moment in the dark some night where they're like, “God, I wish I had that still”.
“See, it's really, you don't just gracefully move from, you don't just gracefully lose your religion. You just kind of fall out of the Uber and give them a one-star review and you know that's gonna tank their career and you got off at the wrong intersection and now you need to walk because your phone died.”
~ally beardsley as kristen applebees, fantasy high sophomore year, episode two: mirror madness
favorite fantasy high moment has to be the mess of everyone's coffee orders for gilear, threatening physical violence if he gets anything wrong, in the middle of the conversation they realize fig and riz arent there, fabian gets freaked out because riz didnt answer his call immediately, they ask sandra lynn to call sklonda, go right back to working out the coffee orders, all summed up with fabian's "boom! coffees ordered, is the ball dead?"
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mm reading a post about how a starstruck odyssey is less structured, more like a home game and thus less entertaining to watch, and also thinking about how ASO is the first d20 season I've watched in its entirety in like two years lmao. makes me realize that i definitely prefer actual play shows that are less produced and structured and more home game-y. it's the same reason why I've struggled to get into seasons 2 and 3 of naddpod but I've relistened to the first season three or four times (the subsequent seasons are clearly Telling A Story from the jump whereas the first season develops more naturally imo). i prefer actual play content to be sandboxy and, idk, less like a cohesive/scripted show. it's a fine balance to be sure because i can think of shows that were TOO sandboxy and i lost interest. but there are some shows that hit the perfect balance of feeling like a home game with enough narrative cohesion to make it a satisfying story, and ASO hits that for me. interesting that i might be in the minority there.
i’ve seen a lot of critiques of a starstruck odyssey which are well deserved for sure and make great points! but i would like to know — what did y’all love about this season? are there any characters made you feel seen or plotlines you will be thinking about for a while or just like moments you really enjoyed? like don’t get me wrong i think it’s great and important to critique this season and i think we should also keep that coming and this is in no way me dissing any of that. but like. also i wanna have a sec to talk abt what we liked! idk let me know <3