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Welcome to Night Vale

Postby The Mimm » 05 Aug 2013, 04:12

Night Vale is a lovely, and ordinary own, full of lovely, and ordinary people. Apart from Carlos, who has perfect hair.

Their biweekly community updates are available here, http://www.commonplacebooks.com/p/blog-page.html or here, http://podbay.fm/show/536258179.

Turn on your radio, and remember:

Dogs are not allowed in the dog park.
People are not allowed in the dog park.
Do not go near the dog park.
Do not think about the dog park, and certainly do not acknowledge the hooded figures you may see in the dog park. They are merely figments of your imagination.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby JayBlanc » 05 Aug 2013, 06:11

It's typed as Night Vale.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby The Mimm » 05 Aug 2013, 06:21

*sigh*. Can I at least keep my sense of self this time? I mean, I normally get to keep my memories and personality, but I'd like to not feel like a person impersonating myself this time.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby JustAName » 08 Aug 2013, 04:38

Why did I not notice this thread? Yes. WtNV is fantastic. Listen to it. LISTEN TO IT.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby The Mimm » 08 Aug 2013, 05:51

Seriously, I've gotten hooked. I started listening to it the day before I made this thread. In four days I have listened to nearly their entire archive. Ok, so it's bi-monthly so their archive isn't that big, but I still think that's more than can be good for a person.

Also, I love Cecil and Carlos.

So much.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby JustAName » 08 Aug 2013, 06:40

The second-most-recent episode is adorable.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby The Mimm » 08 Aug 2013, 06:46

I actually fangirled. Full on, elbows in, fists over mouth, bouncing in place fangirled.

They have a t-shirt competition on at the moment.
I think that's kind of the one let down about them- normally I like to buy something to show some token of helping, but their merch is really expensive. I mean, I don't know how much $20 is in pounds stirling, but it seems like a lot for a t-shirt.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby JustAName » 08 Aug 2013, 06:53

Google says it's 12.88 pounds. And a lot of merch has to be that much just to cover costs. Heck, LRR's shirts are $20, too.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby The Mimm » 08 Aug 2013, 07:04

Huh... Guess I've been out of the merch loop for a while. Comment redacted.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby JustAName » 08 Aug 2013, 07:05

Eh. To be fair, it's still too much for me. I don't really buy merch at all. Some day, when I have money...
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby Mister Fiend » 08 Aug 2013, 08:20

A Story About You is my favorite.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby JustAName » 08 Aug 2013, 08:40

A Story About You is pretty fantastic. So are 19a and 19b, of course.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby The Mimm » 08 Aug 2013, 09:23

19b's beautiful. Terrifyingly beautiful.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby AlexanderDitto » 08 Aug 2013, 11:10

Someone really needs to edit the title, it's bugging me. XD

I've been listening to one a week while I fold my laundry. I'm only on the third episode though. It's good. I'm not as obsessed with it as other people seem to be (weird creepy things aren't usually my vibe) but the thought of a Carlos/Cecil relationship makes me stick with it.

Also yeah $20 is the standard online retail price for t-shirts now. Cotton went way up in price last year because US output has fallen and there was bad weather in China and India and flooding in Pakistan that reduced output. So prices have gone up.

The only way to get sub-$20 screen printed shirts is through flash-sales like teefury, and many of those have gone up in price too.
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Re: Welcome to Nightvale

Postby JustAName » 08 Aug 2013, 11:12

I guess it's supposed to be creepy, but so much of what my friends do can be in the creepy vein that I just find this humorous and frequently soothing. Cecil has a nice voice. And definitely stick with it. It's even better than you think, and there's never any, "Am I gay is he gay blurg sexuality". He just likes Carlos. That's it. It's pretty cool.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby The Mimm » 08 Aug 2013, 11:14

Is everyone happy now?

And yeah, I think the longer you stick with it, the more enchanted you will become by it.
Cecil and Carlos and their relationship is just so good, because it's exactly how I wish everything could handle relationships. Also, Cecil's adorable when he really starts with the smitten gushing.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Juliamon » 08 Aug 2013, 17:51

Station Management has stopped making threatening noises, so you're probably good.

Night Vale is one of the very, very few things that has driven me to the point of madness that I actually draw fanart. I'm a bit angry at it for that, because how am I supposed to draw Cecil sighing Carlos's name into his mic when I can't even decide what I think he looks like?

I don't think I've ever become addicted to something as quickly as this show. I started by listening to one episode, and then promised myself to only listen to four episodes a day, and then three days later I was finished and going through them a second time. I've found that listening to an episode while I go to sleep helps keep nightmares away. I plan to buy a Glow Cloud tee with my last paycheck.

My favorite episode is probably either The Phone Call or Wheat & Wheat By-Products, and my favorite weather is The Bus Is Late (I even bought the album).
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby korvys » 08 Aug 2013, 17:55

It reminds me of Eerie, Indiana, if anyone watched that.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby The Mimm » 09 Aug 2013, 01:04

It reminds me of the Series of Unfortunate Event books. The books, mind, not the movie. Just for that meandering, poetic style of writing which every now and then sharply veers to avoid hitting a deer and ends up plummeting into nightmare territory.

So Juliamon touched on a point, how do we imagine Cecil and Carlos looking?
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby JustAName » 09 Aug 2013, 02:13

I've seen a lot of Cecil with tattoos, and I quite like that. And I've seen some excellent Indian and African American Carloses (he's described as "dark and delicate skinned" so he isn't canonically a specific race yet). Most fanart I've seen so far is great, and none of it conflicts with my headcannon anyway *shrug*
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Timelady » 11 Aug 2013, 06:51

OMG. I NEED TO COME BACK TO THIS FORUM MORE OFTEN.

I'm only up to episode 7 so far and I don't have a lot of free time, lately, but I LOVE THIS SHOOOOW.

I'm also knitting a glove every time I listen. It's multicolored purple. It's sort of perfect somehow.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Mister Fiend » 11 Aug 2013, 07:24

I like to think Cecil was punk/rockabilly kid in his youth, hence the tattoos. Not really digging the Third Eye thing.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby The Mimm » 11 Aug 2013, 08:25

I think everyone in Night Vale is tattooed. Certain tats are like badges of compliance. It makes it easier for the Sheriff's secret police to tell if you're going to cause problems or not.
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Postby My pseudonym is Ix » 11 Aug 2013, 09:43

*sigh* OK, I'll give em a listen...
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Juliamon » 11 Aug 2013, 11:30

My feeling about tattoos is that you get them when you report for re-education, so the SSP can track you to make sure you don't cause any more trouble in the future. So, yeah, it's likely that most (if not all) of Night Vale would have a few. If you're particularly troublesome (as perhaps Cecil is) you would eventually end up with the logo eye somewhere prominent, like your forehead or hand, through which the SSP can directly contact you and tell you to stop whatever it is that you're doing/saying.

I don't know why I have trouble picturing Cecil being as heavily tattooed as most people seem to draw him. It just feels wrong to me, like he's not the sort of person who would have them. Thus I tend to prefer the headcanons where the tats can move around on the body, and perhaps his all hide under his clothes (except for the eye, which is in a fixed position). I promise this has nothing to do with wanting Carlos to be very confused, surprised, and intrigued if their relationship reaches a level where clothes came off.
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