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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby LogicSword » 11 Aug 2013, 14:13

I listened to episode one last night when I couldn't sleep. Wow, is this good.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby korvys » 11 Aug 2013, 15:20

LogicSword wrote:I listened to episode one last night when I couldn't sleep. Wow, is this good.

It is, though I don't imagine it would help with being unable to sleep.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby JustAName » 11 Aug 2013, 15:23

It's incredibly soothing!
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Timelady » 11 Aug 2013, 18:56

See, half of me loves the idea of a tattooed Cecil...

And the other half of me's convinced he doesn't have any skin to tattoo. Just the ghost of voices over the radio wires personified. And...yes, made flesh, so perhaps he does have tattoos. But when somebody looks into his eyes, all they can see is...radio static...
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby The Mimm » 13 Aug 2013, 03:13

I bet Steve Carlsberg is either head to toe tattoo or not tattooed at all, depending on whether you think they mark you out as a good Night Vale citizen or a bad one.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Keab42 » 19 Aug 2013, 12:36

I'm really enjoying it. I just find that the background music drowns Cecil out a lot. I know there are instances where it is supposed to, but for me the levels just seem off when it's just incidental background music. Bedding I think is the correct radio term for it.

Does that improve at all in more recent episodes?

Also, given that that is my only complaint, you know it's probably good.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Juliamon » 19 Aug 2013, 13:03

I honestly didn't notice bgm being a problem until my second time through, at which point it became glaringly obvious in the first episode. So I suspect it does in fact get balanced better over time. But so does much of the show, really, as they get into a groove and Cecil really finds his voice.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Keab42 » 23 Aug 2013, 05:21

I'm only a few episodes in. But why does all the fan art of Cecil have him with a 3rd eye tatooed on his forehead? Or is that meant to be Carlos? To be honest I'm mostly only seeing slash fanart on tumblr and don't know which is meant yo be which...
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby AlexanderDitto » 23 Aug 2013, 07:22

Keab42 wrote:I'm only a few episodes in. But why does all the fan art of Cecil have him with a 3rd eye tatooed on his forehead? Or is that meant to be Carlos? To be honest I'm mostly only seeing slash fanart on tumblr and don't know which is meant yo be which...


Tumblr fandom has started to portray Cecil as having tattoos, and often a third eye on his forhead. He's often blond, sort of lanky, and wears purple sweater-vests.

Fandom Carlos is usually latino or otherwise dark skinned, with gorgeous, gorgous hair, and teeth like a military cemetary. He's usually wearing a labcoat.

There's no good reason for most of the Cecil choices. The fandom hivemind has just converged on that representation. There's no actual description in the series of what Cecil looks like.

Obviously there's a lot of slash fanart. You're a few episodes in, so it should be abundantly clear that Cecil has a crush on Carlos.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Keab42 » 23 Aug 2013, 13:35

Indeed, that much is obvious. I loved the episode where he was describing Carlos' haircut.

I'm fascinated how the fandom hivemind works to have converged on that. Given that the tattoo was such a common thing in all of the artwork I'd assumed that maybe there was a throwaway line somewhere that mentioned it.

Has anybody done any research into how the hivemind works? If not I think I know just the guy...
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby JayBlanc » 24 Aug 2013, 03:54

So, I was at the AyaCon pub quiz, last event of the con before we all trudge home to our normal lives, and I turned around and saw that our little anime convention was being covered by local community radio...

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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby JustAName » 24 Aug 2013, 04:04

I've seen some good other types of Cecil as well, to be fair. I think tumblr just likes making him dapper, and since he's voiced by a white guy, it's not too improbable to connect the voice with a white character. I've seen some awesome non-white Cecils, though, so it's not all-pervasive.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby JustAName » 01 Sep 2013, 11:00

...Does this mean Dana is in our world now?
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby LogicSword » 01 Sep 2013, 13:43

I'm now wanting a FRINGE x Night Vale crossover.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Juliamon » 02 Sep 2013, 17:12

Just out of curiosity, is anyone here going to any of the upcoming live shows? The idea of a live solo-narrated podcast seems a bit strange to comprehend.

(I obtained tickets to the LA show anyway. Haven't been out in a couple years and it was a good excuse.)
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby The Mimm » 05 Sep 2013, 10:33

I wish I was, but sadly no.
I have decided that Carlos has a big 80s hair rock hairdo, and is in fact in a glam rock tribute band with all the other scientists.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Keab42 » 05 Sep 2013, 13:54

Do they do Tiger Feet or Blockbuster?
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby The Gecko » 08 Sep 2013, 09:38

Ahh, I LOVE Night Vale. Started listening to it a few weeks ago, just got to 'A Story About You', which is my favourite so far.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby LogicSword » 08 Sep 2013, 14:59

That's the only episode of Night Vale I disliked... I'm not entirely sure why.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby goatprince » 08 Sep 2013, 16:07

Night Vale is pretty great, I agree. I like how it is a well balanced story (given the genre) of two gay men and their community, without it being -about- them being gay, you know? I'd like to have more story behind old woman Josie (?) because her and her angels are pretty great.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby The Gecko » 08 Sep 2013, 16:57

LogicSword wrote:That's the only episode of Night Vale I disliked... I'm not entirely sure why.


Probably because it's a break from the usual format. We don't learn anything about Night Vale as a whole, and the story isn't really resolved. I just loved the writing.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby AlexanderDitto » 25 Sep 2013, 08:26

I've started using "Desert Bluffs" as a curse word. I hope you all will join me.
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby TheGhostOfZero » 25 Sep 2013, 08:31

AlexanderDitto wrote:I've started using "Desert Bluffs" as a curse word. I hope you all will join me.
Additionally, Steve Carlsberg...
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Timelady » 25 Sep 2013, 16:51

You know, that Rapidfire episode where all the bell-ringing is mucked up by "Steve!" just got a whole lot more interesting in my head...
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Re: Welcome to Night Vale

Postby Timelady » 02 Oct 2013, 12:33

GUYS. I THINK WE MIGHT NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE LATEST EPISODE.

STREX CORP. OMG. STREX CORP.

PS. In other news, I apparently RP Cecil now...
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