Had to do something for There is No Part 1: Part 2  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ What an unsettling episode, dang. I’ve seen a few other people do puppet Cecil already but I couldn’t resist.

This is like…not what I set out to do at all actually. It was going to be DARK and SAD and all that good shit but Cecil was like NAH M8 [starts performing I Got No Strings]. Cecil may be an unwilling hero but I would like to see him save himself c’:

Carlos has apologized to Cecil for not keeping his promise to look for a way back to Night Vale. He knows he’s easily distracted, and offered to ask the masked army to step in and keep him on track. Cecil decided he was all right for the moment, but appreciated the offer, and would take Carlos up on it if he ever needed to.

Since Carlos likes to be seen as self-reliant, and would be embarrassed to have people know he needs help sometimes, he’s asked Cecil not to bring any of this up on the radio.

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Man in the Tan Jacket 4koma -2- by ErinPtah (Transcript)

Next comic! (I did say there were going to be a lot of these….)

Cecil’s brother has been trying to have this conversation with him every week or so for the past year. And the kid complains about it every. single. time.

At least it’s become clear by now that you can make him fold pretty quick with tactical use of the Mom Card.

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Death is slotted for us all, and maybe it is years from now – in a soft bed, surrounded by the soft eyes of the people that we love – or, maybe, it is not so many years from now at all. And we have every reason to be afraid. But we also need to learn to put that fear aside, like a library book. Sometimes we need to check out our fear, and– and– and read it, and– and study it and peruse it closely, but at a certain point return it to its proper shelf and experience something else.

Contentment.

Worry.

Calm.

Hunger.

Spinal parasites.

And a great deal of love, of every kind.

So put that fear in a place where you can find it when you need it, but don’t carry it with you! Don’t carry it with you.

—  Cecil Palmer, Welcome to Night Vale: The Librarian

I know everyone is so concerned for Cecil but when I heard him mention that he had rejoined his bowling league I was actually quite thrilled that he had picked up his old hobby, considering it might be an indication he is getting over his seeming depression after Carlos started to “spend time” *cough* got stuck *cough* in the Desert Otherworld.

The scariest thing for the WTNV writers to do would be for Cecil to start out his broadcast like “Joseph Fink” does: Hi. Its me. Cecil Palmer. The real Cecil Palmer. Welcome to Night Vale.

BECAUSE THAT WOULD IMPLY THAT THERE HAS BEEN AN IMPOSTER OR THAT MAYBE THIS IS AN IMPOSTER. HE COULD BE BEING CONTROLLED BY WHOEVER BOUGHT LOT 37 AND THOSE GOSH DARN WRITERS HAVE DRILLED INTO OUR HEADS THAT WHEN WE HEAR THOSE CURSED WORDS OF JOSEPH FINK, IT IS HARDLY EVER THE REAL JOSEPH FINK. SO WHAT HAPPENED TO POOR CECIL.

I desperately hope my prediction will never happen.

I know a lot of people believe that the man in the tan jacket could be the owner of lot 37, but like with the idea of Dana being behind all this, it just seems kind of… off.

(That’s not to say the headcannon’s wrong! I’m just saying it feels off to me.)

Personally, I think it’s the Erikas who own Cecil. I mean, why else would they send him a thank you card and a picture of him fighting the antiques (ep 62 - “Briny Depths”)? Any normal person owning him would have made him do something malicious or self-serving at some point. But the Erikas? They’re all about doing good things! And come on. There had to be some kind of divine intervention to make Dana mayor, even though she hadn’t been listed as a candidate, much less been in Night Vale for the past year.

I think the Erikas have some sort of plan for Dana—have had a plan for Dana for a long time—and they need someone (Cecil) to make sure that outside forces (Hiram McDaniels, The Faceless Old Woman, the City Council, etc.) don’t interfere with whatever they’ve got going on.

(Also, just want to add that Dana wasn’t even in town to buy Cecil at the auction. She was still out in the other desert world.)

This is a warning for the new episode of night vale called Hatchets, there’s a really graphic description of a car accident thats basically the whole traffic segment, so if you get triggered by car accidents, gore, or death, dont listen to it and once traffic starts just skip to 8 minutes 30 seconds. Please make sure people know this, its really triggering and comes with no warning.