We will never be the same again. But here’s a little secret for you—no one is ever the same thing again after anything. You are never the same twice, and much of your unhappiness comes from trying to pretend that you are. Accept that you are different each day, and do so joyfully, recognizing it for the gift it is. Work within the desires and goals of the person you are currently, until you aren’t that person anymore, and everything changes once again.
—  (Cecil, Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 75) That is legitimately some of the most helpful advice I’ve ever heard.
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Cecil Baldwin talks openly about HIV for the first time. I love him, and I’m so incredibly proud of him. Honored to call him a friend, my fictional podcast boyfriend, and a stigma-ending badass.

I posted this tweet here, and many people responded (some in public, some in private) offering what they thought was the detail. But it seems none of you picked up on the thing Joseph meant. 

Someone on Twitter figured it out. Since it doesn’t spoil any plot point, and might be significant to many fans, I’ll just post the answer here: 

So there you have it. Cecil Palmer is Jewish! 

  • Cecil:My Boyfriend, Carlos t. Scientist!
  • Carlos:Sweetie, I DO have a real last name, you know.
  • Cecil:I acknowledge that you have a last name, but it's an ill-fitting last name and I have elected to ignore it. You should really change it.
  • Carlos:Oh yeah? What to?
  • Cecil:*sly smirk* Palmer. *walks away*
  • Carlos:
  • Carlos:
  • Carlos:
  • Carlos:WAIT
  • Carlos:WAIT!!
  • Carlos:W A I T A M I N U T E!!!
  • Carlos:WAS THAT A PROPOSAL DID YOU JUST PROPOSE TO ME?!
  • Carlos:DON'T WALK AWAY LIKE THAT COME BACK HERE
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Cecil Baldwin Reading My Immortal

I feel like not enough people have had the pleasure of hearing Cecil calling Gerrard Way a, “Major Fucking Hottie.”

Let me throw an idea to you. Welcome to Night Vale: The Musical.

Carlos and Cecil singing sappy love songs.

Steve Carlsberg has a random “I’m just trying my hardest” number.

Kevin and Cecil furiously having a tap dance competition.

DESERT BLUFFS AND NIGHT VALE COMPETING KICK LINES

Night Vale has proven that you can have a dramatic romance story without having the characters go through break-ups, affairs, love triangles, and other typical TV drama we’re so use to. The sources of drama in the relationship are also very relatable; Cecil having to realize that Carlos isn’t perfect, Carlos being a workaholic, etc. However, despite these challenges it always remains clear that the two still love each other and are happier together than apart. The story isn’t centered on the obstacles their relationship face, but on the love they have for each other that sees them through those obstacles. That is how you write a romance my friends!