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Critical Role fireside Twitch stream goes up in smoke after massive fail

Published: 26/Mar/2020 4:05

by Andrew Amos


Critical Role took ‘fireside chat’ to the next level for the release of Dungeons and Dragons latest campaign book, Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, with the Q&A session being halted because of a literal fire.

Critical Role are used to slaying beasts and navigating through precariously-lit dungeons. The explorers trawl through their worlds, and a fire to them is both a friend and foe ⁠— providing a sense of community when huddled around it, but also an eerie sense of danger.

That’s all within the realms of roleplaying though, where there’s some preparation. When it comes to real life, however, there are some things that a dungeon master and their players can’t prepare for.

So when the roleplaying group set up a fireside Twitch stream to promote the latest DND campaign book, having it stopped by a literal fire was not something the masters had jotted down in the guide.

Critical Role
Critical Role is arguably the most popular roleplaying group in the world.

Marisha Ray and Matthew Mercer tried to make the set of their March 25 stream as homely as possible, putting the fire into fireside chat by setting up right next to a fireplace. However, shortly after getting the fire stoked, their plans started going up in smoke.

Within minutes, the fire alarm triggered. The crew fixed it up by opening up the doors, but as they were about to sit back down, it went off again. This posturing kept going for a few minutes, with every solution in the book drying up.

Ray, who was on set for the fifth fire alarm in just as many minutes, couldn’t help but laugh. They took the stream offline briefly to touch up the issues, before coming back after with no hitches.

Although the stream was delayed because of the unfortunate smoke alarms, that didn’t stop them from having a bit of fun with it.

When both Ray and Mercer appeared back on set properly, they dressed themselves up with a bit of soot for makeup.

However, the room was noticeably smoky afterwards, with fans fearing the roleplaying group could get sick from it. Sadly as well, the fireside chat had to go on without the lit fireplace in the background too.

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The show did go on, however it was without the lit fireplace.

The fortunate thing at the end of it all though was that no one was hurt, nothing was destroyed, and the show went on.

Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, the latest DND campaign book, has been a hit with fans of the roleplaying group, who stream their story to tens of thousands of people weekly on Twitch. Hell, we might even see a little tongue-in-cheek side story spawn out of this mishap too.


Dixie D’Amelio tears up over painful nose surgery aftermath in BTS vlog

Published: 29/Oct/2020 15:15

by Georgina Smith


Dixie D’Amelio has finally released the behind the scenes vlog of her nose surgery from back in September, with the uncomfortable after-effects leaving the much loved TikTok star emotional.

Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have taken the TikTok world by storm, very much as a family unit. The sisters, along with their parents, have spread their content wings past TikTok, and into YouTube, the podcast world, and have even dabbled in beauty.

The youngest sister Charli grossed fans out in August when she released a rather gruesome video of her own nose surgery to help fix her breathing, showing a very detailed look of the doctor scraping out pieces of cartilage and septum.

About a month following Dixie received the same procedure in order to fix breathing problems that had accumulated thanks to similar injuries that Charli received. Dixie even had to call out fans who claimed she was ‘copying’ Charli for getting surgery, despite the fact that the procedure was not cosmetic.

Dixie D'Amelio gets nose surgery
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Dixie postponed her nose surgery because she wanted to continue playing sports.

After waiting for over a month, Dixie has now finally unveiled the behind the scenes vlog of the lead up to her surgery on her YouTube channel, and it’s safe to say it wasn’t a particularly fun experience.

She included videos of the consultations between her and her surgeon, with him demonstrating that that main point of the surgery was to correct a twist in the septum that was caused by sporting incidents that led to a whopping 14 concussions.

Dixie D’Amelio shares negative side effects of surgery

The immediate after-effects were clearly uncomfortable, Dixie saying “I cried right after surgery because I wanted to go home so bad. And I just wanna snort, I wanna breathe in so deep but there’s cotton on my nose. And my forehead’s itchy but it’s also numb.”

In a slightly delirious video taken in the mirror, Dixie said “I keep crying and I don’t know why,” but even after an uncomfortable looking cough, continues to sing “keep your head up, it’s bedtime.”

While the star seemed in relatively light spirits initially, all things considered, things quickly took a turn for the worst the next day, when she said that “I had such a rough night trying to sleep.”

“My nose doesn’t hurt at all, but I have an awful migraine, and I get really bad migraines, so that’s just where all my pain is right now.” The TikTok star also admitted that she “couldn’t stop crying last night over my thoughts.”

However, now that time has passed since the surgery, Dixie looks to be in better spirits than ever, much to her fans’ relief. In the description of her vlog, she also thanked her surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia for “doing such an amazing job and making me feel so comfortable from beginning to end!”

Dixie D’Amelio is a TikTok influencer with over 42 million followers on the app. She and her younger sister Charli D’Amelio have garnered a combined follower count of a whopping 137 million followers.