michelle Vale

I’ve been selling her blank CDs for years now and telling her that’s Panic! at the Disco’s aesthetic, that they just release completely silent songs with no titles on albums with no tracks or cover art and no name. It’s really funny, except for, their new album really did come out and it’s called “Quit Fabricating Our Musical Career, Michelle,” so I’m a little freaked out by that. But also, I think I’m really impacting the future of music.
—  Michelle Nguyen
Welcome to Night Vale
Episode 53 - The September Monologues
I’ve been selling her blank CDs for years now and telling her that’s Panic! at the Disco’s aesthetic, that they just release completely silent songs with no titles on albums with no tracks or cover art and no name. It’s really funny, except for, their new album really did come out and it’s called “Quit Fabricating Our Musical Career, Michelle,” so I’m a little freaked out by that. But also, I think I’m really impacting the future of music.
—  Michelle Nguyen, Welcome to Night Vale, The September Monologues
I hate Panic! at the Disco. I’ve never actually heard their music, so I don’t actually hate them so much as resent them. Or rather, resent what they stand for. Or rather, resent what I believe that they stand for. Or rather, resent my perception of other people’s projections of what they stand for. Or rather, myself.
—  Michelle Nguyen
Welcome to Night Vale
Episode 53 - The September Monologues

Finally listened to the latest episode of WTNV! Had to draw Michelle Nguyen cause a vision of her immediately popped right into my head while I was listening ;p Gonna make a proper render of her soon :)

*That is not a mole on her nose (nor a freckle) but a piercing :D I imagine her to have tattoos, too, but not where it could be easily seen? (plus she has highlights– why did I not just render her)

WTNV spoilers

Michelle Nguyen is autistic.

She prefers white noise to music. (Bees, washing machine, distant highway, hopping, etc.)
She spent a significant amount of time hopping on the carpet at the back of her store in socks just to listen to how it sounds.
She uses repetitive language. (“Sighing Maureen”)
She uses physical description to talk about the feelings of others. (“Hands fluttering” rather than “she looked nervous” (in other news, MAUREEN STIMS!!!))
She doesn’t really express her own emotions well.
She complains about noise and crowds.
She likes being alone or maybe with one other person she trusts.

Michelle is autistic and you cannot convince me otherwise.

What I say: I like this Michelle/Maureen thing.

What I mean: I really like how free their relationship is, like they’re not labelling themselves, they’re just letting it all come naturally. These two are very comfortable with each other, they are two lonely unusual people being brought together because they finally found someone who understands them. Yeah it might seem weird or frustrating to some that they don’t just say they’re lesbian partners but maybe that’s because they’re not ready for that commitment yet. Maybe they are just comfortable with being somewhere between friends and lovers. We know that they’re not just ‘gal pals’ but that doesn’t mean they can’t be in an in between or above place that they themselves choose. They are connected only where they are choosing to be connected. I love how Night Vale explores different kinds of relationships, both in combination of people (male/male Cecilos, Male/Female The Carlsbergs and now Female/Female Michelle/Maureen) and the way a relationship can be and function, it’s really only a matter of time before we get poly NB relationship action or something. And on that matter, what if one or both of these girls is aro and/or ace? That would be totally fine and cool too.