I bet Cecil makes a lot of dad jokes and says memes incorrectly (i.e., “right in the fields”, “you just got tricked”). Oh! He probably tells dad jokes to Maureen on a daily basis.

“Maureen, there’s going to be a lot of people in Night Vale tonight. Do you know why?”

“I’ve heard this one twelve times.”

Because they live here.”

Reality Check

“Cecil stirred in his sleep. He yawned and rubbed his eyes, and readjusted his position underneath three blankets to fall back asleep.

He turned around and, in the darkness, reached for Carlos in the darkness. Cecil had been expecting to feel Carlos’ warm, curled up form and had been expecting to hear Carlos’ soft snores, but Cecil heard nor felt nothing but cold, undisturbed sheets.

Carlos wasn’t there.

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The Signs as Welcome to Nightvale Proverbs (Part 1)
  • Aries:It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the other dog in the fight.
  • Taurus:Ignore all the haters telling you that everything isn't a sandwich. Everything is a sandwich.
  • Gemini:Does the carpet match the drapes? No, it doesn’t. You’re the worst interior decorator. Please leave my home.
  • Cancer:Knock knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad I didn't say your mother's in the hospital. I'm sorry. I'm so sorry. Is there anything I can do? Listen. I'll drive you over there. We'll leave right now. Grab a coat; it's a little cold out. I'm so sorry.
  • Leo:There's a special place in Hell. It's really hip. Very exclusive.
  • Virgo:Remember that all sentences must have a noun, a verb, and the phrase "foolish mortals".
  • Libra:Look to the sky. You will not find answers there, but you will certainly see what everyone is screaming about.
  • Scorpio:I let my haters be my motivators. Mostly they tell me I suck, and then I get sad. This was a terrible idea.
  • Sagittarius:If you love someone, set them free. Set them free now. This is the police, and we have you surrounded.
  • Capricorn:At your smallest components, you are indistinguishable from a forest fire.
  • Aquarius:A million dollars isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? A basilisk.
  • Pisces:Please move your brain so we can get to the drugs. And stop leaving it there. We've talked about this.

cosleia asked:

Welcome to Night Vale summer job at a drive-in movie theater AU

1. Cecil is REALLY ENTHUSIASTIC about his job okay he’s seen all of these movies and he will talk to you about them endlessly before and after the movie whether you want to or not
2. It’s slow on a rainy night so he pops over to the snack bar to get some sweettarts and talk about how they’re getting Jurassic Park next week but there’s a new guy and oh no he’s cute, so he convinces Earl to come see a movie he doesn’t like in the rain by himself so he can look at this fine young man 
3. Carlos is a student on a summer research trip, and he doesn’t actually need the money because he got a small grant from the school that covers his room; he just really likes movies and a second-run drive-in with all that weird retro signage seemed like a good way to spend boring evenings
4. Cecil has serious heart eyes and is perpetually singing, humming, or playing “Summer Lovin’” from Grease when Carlos is around, trying to drop the hint that they are fated for a whirlwind summer romance but Carlos is oblivious (even though “met a boy/cute as can be” is always sung while STARING  AT HIM and on one memorable occasion while POINTING AT HIM AND MAINTAINING EYE CONTACT because Cecil is shameless)
5. Finally Earl just tells him “look man I know your research is up in September but guy selling tickets is my best friend and you are literally all he talks about, jesus christ that boy is thirsty, just fyi.”
6. Carlos is like OH YEAH DAMN YOU’RE FINE and asks him to a movie
7. Whirlwind motherfuckin romance
8. Carlos goes back to his school to finish his senior year but they promise to stay in touch–and they do because Cecil snapchats him all the time and they talk about whether Cecil should transfer out of the local community college

WTNV Tarot

6 OF SWORDS - The University of What It Is

“Journeys for recreation, but more likely the Six of Swords metaphorically suggests traveling away from previous confrontation and turmoil. The journey will take the subject to a place of greater harmony on the far shore. What is left behind is also significant… this card suggests moving on from naive or erroneous ideas toward a state of clearer understanding, improved communications and greater knowledge. Traditionally, expedience, passage, travel, voyage.”

While Carnival is the episode that is the catalyst for Cecil to start rethinking his views on Night Vale, The University of What It Is is the episode in which he has the revelation.  It is then he begins his current arc of re-evaluating his town and his worldviews.

Click Here for the Masterpost of completed WTNV Tarot Cards so far!

Cecil looked at the car that she was pushed out of drive off before glancing around her darkened surroundings. Her head hurt from the reeducation, and she knew that this wasn’t her house. There were too many trees… But why was she here?

“Everything is alright, Cecil…Just come here, and we will protect you…”

Ignoring the blood that began to drip from her scraped knees and elbows, she clambered to her feet and began walking towards the trees. They were talking…saying nice things…and it helped a bit to listen to them. It took the pain away.

“You are so beautiful, Cecil…you have such unique outfits…”

Nodding, she stepped into the Whispering Forest, not paying any attention to the person that was calling out her name from behind her.

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