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.

  • 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!!!

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.


i always get confused at posts with Cecil or Carlos being smooth af bc they are literally the biggest dorks in the universe like once Cecil said “neat” to something Carlos was saying because he wasnt listening and he cringed about it on the air, to the whole of Night Vale. on their first date Carlos was pretending to scientifically examine a tree because he was nervous and Cecil just started. stroking his face. not to mention Carlos’s whole emotional Condos speech followed by “i mean, scientifically speaking, from the point of view of pure logic and science um.” theyre both awkward disasters. protect them.


So look at the fleeting stars with fleeting eyes, and feel how the earth beneath you gives. It is all a temporary manifestation of particles, and it is all unraveling back to particulate silence. The bustle of the human day will come and will go. And then there will be night.

But how beautiful these moments within the dissolve! What a temporary perfection we can find within this passing world! Everything good ever done! Everything good that was done today, and all the good people doing it, and back and back and forward and forward, all of that beauty within a universe unraveling.

- Cecil Palmer, Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 49 - Old Oak Doors Part B

Okay so I know that the Night Vale secret police members are supposed to be dangerous and feared but I just can’t stop thinking about how after having to watch people for so long, they get attached
Just imagine the secret police members consider these people to be a second family
Secret police members leaving gifts inside other peoples houses on birthdays or holidays because the family can’t afford them
Imagine the officer who has you under surveillance leaves a happy birthday card on your night stand every year
Imagine having no money and coming home to a fully stocked fridge
Imagine exchanging notes with them by leaving them on the window and waking up to a response letter
Imagine how surprised the secret police member would be when someone is brave enough to invite their invisible hero to have dinner because they want to return the favor

I dunno guys i think the Sheriffs Secret Police have more to them and they should be appreciated more

Wtnv Headcanons

Cecil makes those little Self-Care reminder type announcements you see all over tumblr on the Radio.

Sometimes they’re reminders to the town in the face of disaster. “Did you remember to tie down your garbage cans? Remember, it’s garbage CAN fly away, not garbage can’t!”

Sometimes it’s a reminder to himself for things. “Did you remember to lock the door this morning? Yes. Yes? Yes definitely yes.”

Most of the times though, they’re subtly aimed Carlos’s way, because since Cecil found out how sometimes he forgets to eat and drink water and take breaks when at work or even at home, the host was determined to help. So he slips little reminders and prompts into the show. “Have you had a break today? You work so hard. Take a ten minute break to recharge.”

Or “have you had eight cups of water today? Remember, it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law!”

Or even reminders like “have you considered the fact you are incredibly loved by a lot of people today? Not a person, not even just two or three persons, a lot of people. A lot of people care about you and love you immensely, even when they aren’t right there at this moment, even if they don’t say it outright. You are incredibly loved, dear listener. Even you, Steeeeeve Carlsberrrrrg.”