wtnv headcanons

The Cecilos household definitely has one of those chalkboard checklists you put in kitchens that says “things we need , things we want, things we don’t need”

Under “things we need”:

  • Cat food
  • New microwave after popcorn incident 
  • Sprinkles (yes, we need them)
  • More rainbow chalk
  • Offering for Parade of the Hooded Figures (before next Tuesday!!!)

Under “things we want”:

  • Feather boas 
  • A small drawing of a lab coat with a price tag that says “new” on it
  • An infinite number of cat toys

Under “things we don’t need”:

  • Matching socks 
  • Wheat or wheat byproducts
  • Glitter in popcorn 
  • Hats on animals that are easily angered and have more teeth than sharks 

Hey.

So.

Cecil’s an Aquarius.

His birthday is anytime between January 20th and February 18th.

So around this time of the year, imagine Carlos surprising Cecil at the NVCR Station with a homemade birthday cake (with “Happy Birthday Cecil :)” sloppily but lovingly written on the top in frosting) and the interns singing a municipally approved birthday song and Cecil just being really happy and flattered that they remembered.

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)

Cecil hopes that Khoshek can understand him when he’s talking to him. When Carlos says that cats probably don’t understand him, Cecil resorts to purring at Khoshek to display his affection.
Carlos will walk into their bedroom to see Cecil curled up on his side next to Khoshek, both of them purring with content looks on their faces.
Carlos finds this (scientifically) adorable. And more than often, he joins in.

I always love the idea of Carlos doing normal shit and Cecil freaking out.

“Carlos what is that”
“It’s a pen”
“CARLOS THATS ILLEGAL”
“What am I meant to make notes with then Ceec?”

“Hey Ceec, want a sandwich?”
“W h a t”
“I’m making sandwiches. Or I can do pasta if you want?”
“CARLOS THOSE ARE WHEAT OR WHEAT BY-PRODUCTS WHAT ARE YOU DOING??”

“Happy Valentine’s Day Ceec!”
“CARLOS ARE YOU TRYING TO GET US KILLED???”

When Cecil or Carlos get sick, they each have very different (but affective) ways of caring for each other 

  • When Carlos gets sick, he insists that he’s fine until he get’s force fed soup and admits defeat
  • Cecil has so many quilts and blankets where did they come froM 
  • Carlos cannot be seen he’s in blanket kingdom now 
  • Cecil will not leave until Carlos is 100% healthy again
  • (Carlos has no problem with this tactic)
  • When Cecil gets sick, he still insists on doing the radio
  • Carlos makes sure that Cecil sleeps right after though
  • Also Carlos tells more science jokes than usual when Cecil is sick because “laughter is the best medicine”
it's 1 AM I need to write something

why are we not talking about how important this whole “cecil rebelling” thing is like holy shit guys think about it

Last year, when Cecil was assigned to re-education, he had no problem with going through that hell and being off the air for a few weeks.

but now, with Josie’s death, he managed to smart his way out of re-education ?? he avoided it and continued to flaunt that angels are real it’s like he doesn’t care anymore he’s just like “fuck the government i believe this deal with it”

it’s strangely poetic

Ahh Science ?

In wtnv it always seems that Carlos is the sensible and mature one and Cecil is the silly fan girl in there relationship . But In reality I think that half the time Cecil comes home to find Carlos doing something weird, Like trying to balance stuff on top of etchother or having one sided conversations with inanimate objects.
Or planing out conversation out loud.

Once he came home to find Carlos laying on his back on the sofa with his arms in the air holding a spoon making silly airplane noises.

Cecil would watch for a little wile just falling I love with him all the more.

After a bit he would pipe In saying ‘whatcha doing"

Carlos would jump blushing furiously trying to play whatever he was doing as something normal.
He would always answer. “ ahh science? Yea I’m doing science ”

Cecil would just smile fondly at his perfect man coming over for kisses and cuddles. With an affectionate “oh your so clever. All that science must be tiering . You better come snuggle with me I don’t want you overworking yourself.

Carlos would smile too. He liked being the little spoon. It was worm and he got to trace all the markings of Cecil’s tattoos .

Night Vale at Hogwarts part 2
  • Sam’s the headteacher. No one knows their last name, and at this point they’re too afraid to ask.
  • Dana’s a Hufflepuff. She’s probably going to be head girl one day, and is possibly the only person in the whole school who could beat Cecil in a duel. Naturally, this makes them best friends.
  • Steve’s a Gryffindor. So is Abby, who doesn’t give two shits about Cecil’s opinions on her love life. It’s no real mystery why Cecil can’t stand him. The only way Ravenclaw beat them at Quiditch during the whole Carlos-the-amazing-keeper phase was because Gryffindor’s star chaser was equally distracted by the way the commentator kept telling the whole stadium how much of a jerk he was.
  • And Kevin is… difficult. How exactly are you supposed to treat the child of a death eater recently sent to Azkaban? Especially one who’s Hufflepuff tie is proof that things could have turned out so differently for him, in another life.
  • Tamika hates him on sight. It’s not surprising, considering his parents were responsible for the disappearance of hers. Cecil could tell her to back off, could tell her to stop the glares and not-so-subtle threats and she’d probably listen, but he doesn’t. Kevin is quiet, and he only smiles when people hex him in the corridors, and he throws Cecil off guard like no one he’s ever met.
  • It’s Carlos, in the end, who approaches the lonely Hufflepuff and offers to help with his potions essay. He goes out of his way to befriend Kevin, to invite him along when everyone goes to Hogsmeade and sit next to him in class. No one can understand why he does it.
  • Cecil confronts him about it, eventually. Jealousy has never been an attractive shade on him, and he wants to know why his boyfriend is spending so much time with the son of a death eater. “Because he’s lonely,” Carlos replies simply. “He feels like he doesn’t belong here, and I know what that looks like.”
  • They never speak about it again, but next weekend Cecil invites Kevin on one of his regular escapes to the tattoo parlour in Knockturn Alley. It’s been six months (and four more tattoos) since the first eye, and he’s there to add to the ink that spirals up his arm. Cecil certainly doesn’t expect Kevin to pull up his sleeve, reveal a dark mark crisscrossed with thin scars, and ask if there’s any way to have it removed.
  • Cecil may or may not excuse himself to stagger outside and throw up, the taste of guilt thick in his throat. But it’s with a smile that they return to school two hours later.
  • Kevin rolls his sleeves up next week in Herbology to deal with a particularly nasty venomous tentacular seedling, and Dana can’t help but stare. The skull and serpent are all but invisible under a bloom of flowers that decorate his forearm in every colour. They’re less effective at hiding the scars, but Kevin doesn’t seem to care. She’s his partner every time they have herbology from then on.
  • And Cecil’s latest tattoo? If the curls of purple ink look  like the tentacles of the giant squid, and remind him of his first date with Carlos? Well, then that’s his little secret.

Night Vale Hogwarts AU 2/?

Wtnv Headcanons

Cecil makes those little Self-Care reminder type announcements you see all over tumblr on the Radio.

Sometimes they’re reminders to the town in the face of disaster. “Did you remember to tie down your garbage cans? Remember, it’s garbage CAN fly away, not garbage can’t!”

Sometimes it’s a reminder to himself for things. “Did you remember to lock the door this morning? Yes. Yes? Yes definitely yes.”

Most of the times though, they’re subtly aimed Carlos’s way, because since Cecil found out how sometimes he forgets to eat and drink water and take breaks when at work or even at home, the host was determined to help. So he slips little reminders and prompts into the show. “Have you had a break today? You work so hard. Take a ten minute break to recharge.”

Or “have you had eight cups of water today? Remember, it’s not just a good idea, it’s the law!”

Or even reminders like “have you considered the fact you are incredibly loved by a lot of people today? Not a person, not even just two or three persons, a lot of people. A lot of people care about you and love you immensely, even when they aren’t right there at this moment, even if they don’t say it outright. You are incredibly loved, dear listener. Even you, Steeeeeve Carlsberrrrrg.”

Random Kevin Headcanon

Pre-Strex Kevin was never a morning person. It’s why, despite his sunny personality, he had an afternoon radio show, rather than a morning show. Despite this, he was often a few seconds late to his show every day because Kevin LOATHED mornings to the point of hiding under his covers, almost biting the fingers of anyone who dared try to wake him.

Vanessa was one of the few people who could coax him out of his blanket nests and live to tell the tale, though it was with many promised cups of caffeinated tea and vague threats of Station Management “having words” with him. Most shows started with him clearly still at least semi-asleep.

StrexCorp made sure to fix that abhorrent, unproductive trait of his when they took over.