long (desert, distance, dimension) relationship: a Cecil/Carlos fanmix

1. Telemiscommunications - Deadmau5 & Imogen Heap 2. Let My Love Open the Door - Pete Townshend 3. Time Travel - Chronotos 4. Simple & Clean (PlanitB Remix) - Utada Hikaru 5. Unsaid - The Fray 6. King & Lionheart - Of Monsters & Men 7. Who Would Have Thought? - Darren Hayes 8. Waiting - Beyoncé ft. Ne-Yo

cover art by Sirida!

sirida replied to your post: Wait, I’m confused. So, Steve is Cecil…

So Cecil and Steve are step-brothers, and Steve met Janice’s mother when Janice was a baby perhaps? That would mean Janice and Cecil aren’t related by blood, but they’re still family.

Aww yes, I do believe you can still be family and not related :) The only thing I was quibbling was the ‘Step-brother’, because Cecil having a sister who had Janice makes sense, but Steve marrying his sister makes him a brother-in-law, not step-brother. Does that make sense? Sorry, I’m overly complicating things.

sirida replied to your post: “We’ve never heard Carlos be so suggestive before this can’t actually…”:

‘Hey what if Carlos hasn’t gone through character development over the time he’s been with Cecil, and is less concerned about privacy and instead the writers are going for this non-canonical character who has never been even hinted to exist at all?!’

All I can ask for is that 2015 continues to bring us even more canon satirizations of this fandom’s nonsense. The “secret operative” joke in Old Oak Doors was a good start. 

sirida replied to your post: Imagine, after the events of Parade Da…

I thought of a similar scenario, though I think the door can be opened from the outside, but not from the inside, which is why Rachelle was trapped inside the house until the others finally opened the door she went through again.

*slaps head* Of COURSE! I forgot completely, oops. Maybe Carlos isn’t as doomed as I thought :D I wonder if he’ll see a glimpse of the future, though. I wouldn’t be surprised!

sirida replied to your post: “I’m quite angry about all the Carlos bashing going on in the wtnv tag…”:

I really liked Cecil retelling his conversation with Carlos. I remembered that Cecil must’ve had a bad mental image of the desert, since he only saw it with the Smiling God approaching. But Carlos has made it sound beautiful and not as threatening.

Yeah and like I think this is definitely a good opportunity for Cecil to get out for a bit and see that his world doesn’t have to consist solely of Night Vale. He hasn’t had a vacation since Europe after all. If the rumbling doesn’t seem to be a threat anymore, there’s basically no downside, the desert is safe, it’s beautiful, there’s friendly people (and a giant dog!) and Carlos is there. (Plus what we’ve heard about the imagery is stunning so it’d be amazing to hear some of Cecil’s descriptions of it all.) 

sirida replied to your post: I actually had a really nice time?????

Omg I’m so glad it went well! =D

:3 Thank you so much. I was pretty nervous but neither of us really knew that much about the other and we were both pretty casual and relaxed. The only thing I was worried about was the end of the date? I was worried he was gonna try and kiss me which I was so not ready for, and he was nearly out the door and I panicked so I thought “RIGHT, go for a hug, the hug technique works because they CANNOT ACCESS YOUR MOUTH/CHEEK WHATEVER”, so I go for it and he just casually picks me up like mates do (he’s really tall) gave a really gentle squeeze and put me down straight away then just, hopped out the door! No pressure, no expectation, no nothing! I honestly didn’t expect to have such a nice time and he’s so mellow so…

<3 Hope you’re feeling a bit spoonier lately!!! <3

sirida replied to your post “So, today I listened to the new Welcome to Night Vale episode…”

At the helicopter crash, I was fangirling over Tamika Flynn and her militia so bad. “Did they just– They did! They took down a– OMG, they are so awesome!” XD Also, Strex is totally scared of those kids.

Hahah yes, Strex is TERRIFIED of them, and considering Tamika took down the librarian I’m not surprised! Ooooh, I just hope they don’t take out their anger on Cecil!

sirida replied to your post: “Trying to characterize Carlos as someone who disregards consent or…”:

Also, comparing the time when he called and left messages on Cecil’s voice mail to a headcanon that he deliberately would ignore limits in a sexual setting is a huge leap even when not taking Carlos’ personality into account.

Exactly. Also, to my recollection, the way he approached that voicemail made it sound like “extra calls are okay when there’s an important discovery to share” was a rule that he and Cecil had already worked out, especially since by that point Carlos was looking for ways that Cecil could get to the desert, and likely passing along any potential leads he found in order to share his excitement with Cecil and keep his spirits up. So I saw nothing wrong with that part to begin with, but obviously some people are set in their ways about seeing it differently.

sirida replied to your post “So, it seemed pretty boiling in the most recent episode of Welcome to…”

I pictured him in shorts and t-shirt, and wearing a huge, floppy sun-hat. XD

OH GOD A SUNHAT! And Cecil would come home and see him, and before Carlos could do anything he would shout, “DEAREST CARLOS, WHAT IS THIS EVIL CONTRAPTION IMPRISONING YOUR BEAUTIFUL LOCKS?”

sirida replied to your post: sirida replied to your post: “Trying t…

That’s how I saw it, too. I figured that the boundaries were set because Carlos might have been calling more often than usual because he was worried about Cecil and unable to be there in any other way and it became too much and they talked about it.

Definitely! Being specific and having a formula for interactions with particular pre-established rules and exceptions seems like something that Carlos benefits considerably from. Whether he needs to call more often, or dial it back, he and Cecil always have conversations about it as a way of finding that balance. A lot of the people piling all this harsh critique on Carlos seem to expect him to be an expert at picking up subtle cues on his own, even from Cecil, who doesn’t always say exactly what he means and while his tone might make it obvious to some of us, that’s not an ability that everyone has, so yeah, Carlos sometimes needs more specificity and clarification, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

sirida replied to your post “sirida replied to your post “So, today I listened to the new Welcome…”

I hope they won’t, though it would be good plot if they did I guess. Though I do want to draw Carlos meeting up with Cecil and telling him how stupid and brave that stunt was and how proud he is of him… I have way too many things I want to draw.

Aghhh I LOVE your drawings so I wait with baited breath :D Oh man, I so want that scene too! Carlos would be all, “You could have fallen, you could have been punished-” and Cecil would just retort, “Excuuuse me Mr. ‘I’ll just walk into the war mongering miniature city!”

Watch on

“… where it’s simply just lack of knowledge or education on a subject and the biology of the human brain where it actively pushes away something it fears to prevent hurt- kind of a massive problem when we’ve become this massively complex as a society.”

Guess who run out of space and forgot what they said for the last 20 seconds of the video apart from that small rambling segment? I’m sorry.

I would record it again but talking is really exhausting for me at the moment.

Anyway, this is for sirida, please excuse my atrocious voice.

sirida replied to your post: “SERIOUSLY I was so uncomfortable listening to that host every word out of his mouth was terrible I didn’t want him to get his gross vibes all over beautiful shining star Dylan”:

I was going to give it a listen because eee actual man of sunshine and wonder Dylan! But the podcast name gave me bad vibes and I was scared off.

Yeah that was a major red flag for me too. If it helps any, at 25:00 or so Dylan gets to tell his adorable engagement story and mostly gets left alone in doing so. That middle chunk of the podcast with the engagement story and some of the stuff he brings up about being a gay teen in high school were the parts where he got to do most of the talking, and that was valuable, but I’d stay away from the rest.