Thank you for this piece!! I expressed something similar to my friends, who couldn’t understand quite why I was so obsessed with a D&D game streamed online. There’s a genuineness and an openness to it all that breaks down one’s anxieties and barriers. You put it best by stating “ I felt something that I hadn’t felt in a long time — lightness. And comfort.”
Other forms of entertainment can serve well as distractions. But only with Critical Role have I felt *comfortable*. Thank you again for your words on this unique piece of media.