If you could press a button that would give you a great deal of money, but it would cause someone you don’t know in a distant part of the world to die, then you would have a good model for how our current economy works.
Cecil Palmer, Welcome to Night Vale episode 105: “What Happened at the Smithwick House”
I f*cking love crossovers. - The Ravenclaw dorm has an unspoken rule: do not turn off the radio - Back in 1983, a team off Ravenclaws figured out how to make a radio work in Hogwarts, but something was off - It only picked up one station: Night Vale Community Radio - The students didn’t know what to make of it. Was it a fictional station? Was it a real place? - Regardless, they left it on. They never once turned it off, to this day. - It’s a morale strengthener and bonding exercise for the Ravenclaws - Every evening all the Ravenclaws gather in the common room to listen to the American’s sultry voice - Some of them study, some of them create, some of them just listen silently, but all of them listen - Eventually, one bright student learns that Night Vale is a real place - The head of Ravenclaw house has to send them all to bed because of the party - Many Ravenclaws head to Night Vale after they graduate and are just so happy because Merlin’s beard, it’s real - All of the other houses are completely baffled by the Ravenclaws - “What the hell are they talking about?” - Luna Lovegood, especially, takes a shine to the radio station and brings some of her friends to listen one year. - Namely, Ginny, Hermione, Harry, and Ron - Obviously, Hermione breaks a little bit - “Muggle technology can’t work here!” “This is obviously just fiction!” “This can’t be a real place!” - Ron and Harry work together to stop her and they all listen in rapt attention - Ginny falls in love with the station, and Harry likes it - Ron doesn’t buy it - Hermione is convinced it’s fictional, and that there’s no such place as ‘Night Vale’ - Years later, Luna takes a trip to America after graduation - And Hermione receives a post card with the words “Welcome to Night Vale” on it and a photo of Luna in front of the sign - She has to sit down and absorb it - It’s a tradition for seventh years to tell first years what they need to know about the radio - Most importantly, not to turn off the radio - It’s a tradition that still stands today. - It’s a big reason of why Ravenclaws are the weirdest, wackiest, and most creative house as a whole (I plan on doing different crossovers with Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin, too, this is just my Ravenclaw pride coming through)