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As promised, we’ve got some videos of the show for all you Adventurekateers old and new! We’ll be starting with just some musical numbers, but I’ll post a video of the full show when I have it. The sound quality is not the best, I’m afraid, but I trust you can see what a great time our performers had. 

Don’t forget, if this almost aggressively amateur video isn’t enough, we have another post here with some excellent professional photos!

First up, there’s the Sparks Nevada theme song. You also get the tail end of On With The Show. 

Then we take you out to the Red Plains (Well, not that red, I have a small stage and a fondness for minimalist sets) for “Written in the Stars”. 

From a happy couple to one not so much, here’s the second verse through the end of “Gettin’ Nowhere Fast”. This little bit contains my favorite joke in the show.

And you know we just HAD to pay tribute to our fictional sponsor, which is why we closed Act 1 with a word from @workjuice Coffee. BOW BEFORE YOUR KING AND HIS CAFFEINE-RICH MAJESTY!

For a little bit of every song in the show, check out The Wedding Medley. Featuring all the Mutantes and killer robots you want. Just like everyone dreams of at their wedding. 

And finally, as any good Adventurekateer knows, the only way to properly send off a performance is with this simple truth: LOVE AIN’T NO BILLY GOAT. 

Sparks Nevada created by Ben Acker and Ben Blacker 
Music by Andy Paley
Lyrics by Acker and Blacker & Andy Paley
Sparks Nevada’s Theme by Eban Schletter
Love Ain’t No Billy Goat by Jonathan Coulton 

Imagine if Bucatino Business took place in Night Vale.

Unspeakable horrors are inflicted on the Bucatinos, but it’s treated in the same sad way Dan treats everything.

“Connie was absorbed by the Glow Cloud yesterday. Connie my brother’s wife, not my on-the-lamb brother. We found her in our house today, like it never happened. She was drinking a cup of Workjuice Coffee, which I would as well, given how it’s the first thing you’d want to drink after waking up or coming back to life. I don’t know how many times Connie has died. I don’t know how many times I’ve died.”

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Lock the doors, bolt the windows, and steel yourself for mysterious suspense in tonight’s final post: our Top 10 Thrilling Adventure Hour Crossover Headcanons.

23) The Condos are a bleedthrough from the alternate future where James Lyons/Cactoid Jim helps all humanity achieve perfection, making them a singular consciousness.

36) Dr. Allie Laredo, NVCC Associate Professor of Inhumanities, is an ancestor of bounty hunter Mercy Laredo.

51) Carnacious Canary is the most beloved children’s character in all of Night Vale. Most notice that he sounds strangely like Cecil.

54) The Traveler was Colonel Tick-Tock. (Cactus Jane is his equivalent of River Song.)

55) Marcus Vansten is a distant ancestor of Sparks Nevada.

62) Tamika Flynn is an ancestor of the Red Plains Rider.

79) At all Strex-owned places of employment, folks’ preferred pick of coffee is WorkJuice brand coffee.  Even the great corporation’s horde of scientists haven’t figured out how to successfully replicate—let alone improve upon—WorkJuice’s signature caffeine density, but they have seen its effect in increased worker productivity, so they have become one of WorkJuice’s biggest customers.

114) The time traveler who came to save Night Vale and married Cactus Jane before mysteriously being drawn away to parts unknown was, in fact, Cactoid Jim.

118) The Sheriff of Night Vale is Barkeep Mordecai Benmont Jiminy, using his powers of The Force Galactic to make sure there’s no trouble in anyone’s place.

144) Frank and Sadie Doyle have a summer house in Night Vale.

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I went to the big Welcome to Night Vale / Thrilling Adventure Hour crossover event tonight, and it was a great deal of fun. It really felt like both podcasts at once, which is pretty impressive. Cecil got to interact with Thrilling Adventure Hour characters (mostly Sparks Nevada and Croach the Tracker), and the creators of Welcome to Night Vale read an ad for Workjuice Coffee that had been rewritten by Cecil. (Cecil thinks commercials shouldn’t mention the products)

There were special guest stars (John Roderick! Alan Tudyk!) and I had amazing third-row seats. It was a really good night.

At all Strex-owned places of employment, folks’ preferred pick of coffee is WorkJuice brand coffee. Even the great corporation’s horde of scientists haven’t figured out how to successfully replicate—let alone improve upon—WorkJuice’s signature caffeine density, but they have seen its effect in increased worker productivity, so they have become one of WorkJuice’s biggest customers.

I wish more of my followers listened to “The Thrilling Adventure Hour” not only because it’s excellent but because of this FUCKING KING OF COFFEE AD.

YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND. I CANNOT STOP LAUGHING EVERYTIME I LOOK AT THIS AD IN THE GRAPHIC NOVEL AND WELOVEFINE MADE IT IN POSTER FORM. THOSE LAST TWO PANELS JUST KILL ME AND I AM SO CLOSE TO MAKING ONE OF THEM MY TUMBLR ICON (though it IS my Steam icon).

I need it on my wall to cheer up on bad days.

The citizens of Night Vale are so accustomed to the weird that the sponsor messages have to be rewritten to add enough weirdness to avoid making listeners uncomfortable.

Mod note: More or less canon! NVCR doesn’t get “normal” sponsor ads often, but when Workjuice Coffee sent one, Cecil “did them the favor of rewriting that obvious mistaken release, and now it is a very effective ad.”