Okay but who in the Haus hoards dishes in their room and makes the walk of shame with a stack of mugs and plates and bowls balanced precariously and making so much noise that they can’t even be stealthy about it?
Denise message: “One push of a button and this all comes crashing down.”
“I am your host for this afternoon, Affordable Chris Hardwick.”
Sam sings Britney Spears on command.
Asked what they were most surprised by: Matt talks about how surprised he was at the positivity in the community, Laura was surprised at all the sexy-time art, Sam was surprised that three fan babies (thus far) have been named after Liam and wants to emphasize that Sam is a great name as well, Liam was surprised at the number of new D&D games people have started playing.
Matt emphasizes the importance of the back-and-forth inherent in the online platform, so that it’s not just one-sided content production, because that’s what they wanted to avoid when agreeing to do the show.
Travis: “Once we got used to the random-ass cameras in the room, we just kept doing our thing.”
Sam: “But we always did blame Keyleth, even in the home game. Kept that consistent.”
Laura on the show: “It’s getting to hang out with our family every single week.”
Laura gets pre-show jitters every time before the show. Matt: “Don’t even talk about pre-show jitters to me, guys.” He’s generally freaking out for a full hour before each game.
“Some people walk out to the ring with hardcore metal music. We just yell profanities at our DM before starting.”
Liam is distracted mid-answer when Sam and Laura start messing with his hair.
Liam: “We’re not faking it, we weren’t cast. These are the closest people in my life, and they helped me work through some shit on stage, and it’s one of the greatest gifts in my life.”
Liam: “We are role models.” Laura: “We’re the worst.” Travis: “We’re Seal Team 6, shut up.”
Matt re: hellish contract-signing: “I absolutely love everything you do that is a poor choice. It fills me with such joy and inspiration.”
Travis: “We don’t plan on doing anything good.” Brian: “Or anything well.”
Sam talks about how scary and exciting it was to start playing a new character after everyone had been playing these characters for five years.
Everyone has some trouble with the WonderCon “some of your audience may be under 18 so be careful with your language” policy. Brian: “…I said the F-word in the introduction.”
Brian: “In the nearly 100 episodes of this show, there have been many, many guest stars, but would you say this one was… the first Noelle?”
Matt re: Rothfuss. “Yeah, the guy can write. He should write a book. Maybe a third book.”
Marisha: “[Keyleth]’s always gonna put her foot in her mouth at least once a week.” Travis: “And get arrested at least once a year?” Marisha: “…Yeah.”
Taliesin: “Percy will never stop pretending he doesn’t have anger issues.”
Liam: “Vax will probably always jump in front of trains to protect his family.”
Laura: “Vex will probably always hold grudges, and she’ll always wanna get naked in random situations. And she’ll always love Trinket.”
Marisha and Taliesin both don’t want to multiclass and are aiming to get to level 20. Sam? “I mean, I just asked Matt what multiclass meant.”
Matt wants someone to draw VM sitting in the City of Dis saying “This is fine.”
Matt on Vex failing persuasion checks: “Roll higher.”
The entire cast desperately wants Lin-Manuel Miranda to guest on the game now that he’s played some D&D.
The attack on Emon was one of Matt’s favorite moments as a DM.
Dream guests: Stephen Colbert, Lin-Manuel Miranda. Sam: “It would be nice to have the entire cast of Cats.” The Stranger Things kids. Dame Judy Dench, now that she knows how to play.
Laura and Sam get into a Trinket vs. Doty debate.
Marisha on Matt: “Every time he gets a new Dwarven Forge set, he plays house.” “It’s practicing.”
Sam has actually sat down to write a little bit of Taryon’s book.
Matt discusses the finer points of litigation in the Nine Hells.
Matt and Sam are meeting this week to figure out what Scanlan’s been doing while all everything has been happening.
tony stark being the living breathing definition of the “ ‘i dont care’, he said caringly, as he cared deeply ” re: the avengers never fails to make me la ug h like this dude went from 2012 fanon “help the poor man who doesn’t know how to FriendshipTM” to becoming de factor mom friend / personal stylist / quartermaster / pr manager of the team whose worst fears are literally losing the team, and doing everything he humanly and possibly can to keep the team together
6: “Marry me” (part 2 from the 5/6 request, also andreil!)
It takes 4 months and 2 weeks to organize Matt’s proposal to Dan.
Neil knows because he’s been pretending to understand most of what Matt says to him for 4 months and 2 weeks.
It’s not that he’s not happy for them, it’s just that being told to celebrate love feels like being told to celebrate the way the world turns, or the gravity that continues to pin us like the bar on a rollercoaster seat. Neil celebrates love by staying alive to see it. He celebrates it by keeping it.
He looks at prospective rings and says they’re fine over and over again. He dutifully tells Dan nothing even when she asks outright. He answers the phone when Matt calls him in a panic at midnight and says “what if she says no” so many times that Neil hands the phone to Nicky.
It does make him think though, about Andrew. Without meaning to.
He doesn’t think of it as marriage in his head (to Neil, marriage has always been something that swallows you like quick sand). Tying himself to Andrew though — having something legally binding like Neil Josten on his documents, like their names on the lease, like his contract with his team — that means something to Neil.
Being with Andrew is the thrill of being in the game, but having it on paper would be like points blinking onto a scoreboard. He knows he’s scoring now, but he wants the crowd to know too. He wants this win to stick.
He doesn’t mention it because it doesn’t matter, ultimately. Neil doesn’t need other people to tell him that they love each other.
Andrew scoops Sir off Neil’s lap and smuggles him to his side of the couch. He pours one bowl of sugar crisp and one bowl of granola in the morning. He catches Neil’s sleeve before he goes for a run and uses every ounce of 5 AM energy he has to hold Neil’s eyes. Neil knows how he feels.
But he really does support Matt and Dan, separate from the way he’s scared of hospital rooms he won’t be allowed into or the box on a form that labels them ‘roommates’ like that’s anywhere close to enough.
The engagement lines up with a weekend that all the original foxes are scheduled to meet up on, scraped together by Matt’s meticulous hands and Nicky’s constant phone calls.
Andrew isn’t interested in going, but Neil asks, so. They’re the first ones there.