A lot of people have a tendency to depict him as sort of a dapper 1960s-style radio announcer who is white and blond-haired, and that is great. There are a lot of people who depict Cecil as African American or Native American or Asian, and that is great. I’ve also seen Welcome to Night Vale Cecil fan art where Cecil is a moth who sits on a microphone, and that as well is great, because it allows the artist to bring themselves to the show, and take the ideas and process it for themselves.
—  Cecil Baldwin [x]

I get the feeling that if we were to give Carlos a cameraman he would be the Steve Irwin of Night Vale just because he is so goddamn passionate about science, and educating others, and he loves his job so dang much.

“Look at this! It’s a clock that doesn’t work, and it has some kind of gray goop where the batteries should go! And I have NO IDEA what it’s doing here but I’m gonna do experiments on it!” *goop hisses and dissolves* “AAH ITS ANGRY!”

“I’m here in my lab, and i have on the other side of the door the infamous ‘Man in the Tan Jacket.’ Now every witness account so far states that they’ve immediately forgotten what he’s looked like after turning away, so who knows what else they’ve forgotten? I’m gonna open the door.”

“You see this, everyone? That’s a miniature city, with miniature people ten feet below Lane Five of the Desert Flower BowlingArcade Fun Complex! They’ve been climbing to the surface for a year to wage war on us! I’m gonna go study them!”*climbs down*“Hi, miniature civilization!” *they attack* “AAH THEYRE ANGRY”

Dancing Style Headcanons
  • Cecil:A mixture of what looks like moshing and ballet. And the jitterbug. And disco. And tap. With jazz hands. His dancing is as random as his fashion choices.
  • Carlos:Bops casually along to the music until his jam comes on. When it does, he just fucking loses it. Watch out for his limbs.
  • Dana:Lots of twirls and wiggling around. Loves putting her hands in the air like she just doesn't care.
  • Kevin:He danced once at a party a co-worker threw in celebration for a promotion. Only three people survived.
  • Earl:Stiff and uncomfortable movements at first, but once relaxed, he can cut up a rug with his moon walk.
  • Maureen:Dances only when she likes the song, and usually just moves to the flow of the music.
  • Michelle Nyguyen:You wouldn't understand.
  • Hiram McDaniels:A ton of stomping. Some of his heads will nod to the beat, if in the right mood.
  • Faceless Old Woman:She's dancing behind you right now.
  • Tamika Flynn:Even though she defeated a librarian and Strex Corp, she's still only in her early teens. She shuffles awkwardly about like every other kid at a middle school dance, but eventually gets comfortable moving a bit to the music.
  • Janice:Arms in the air and tons of torso movement. Head bangs when appropriate and moves her chair back and forth to the beat. Loves dancing with a partner.
  • Steve Carlsberg:AWKWARD DAD DANCING.
  • Old Woman Josie:She can own your ass in any dance off, in any category, especially break dancing.
  • The Erikas:?????????????
What if

Cecil finally gathers the courage to go to Station Management directly, knocks on the door, goes in, and there’s a projector and speaker making “Station Management” horror effects. He walks past into an inner office and finds…

Jeffrey Cranor and Joseph Fink writing the next episode and discussing what to do with Carlos.

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.”

WAIT

WHAT IF EVERYONE IN NIGHT VALE IS A FASHION DISASTER

NOT JUST CECIL

WHAT IF IT’S BECAUSE THE WORLD ENDED IN 1983 AND NIGHT VALE EXISTS IN AN ALTERNATE DIMENSION IN WHICH ALL TIME PERIODS OVERLAP EACH OTHER AND ALL HAPPEN AT ONCE

AND THEY ALL ARE FASHION DISASTERS BECAUSE THEY ARE WEARING ONE ARTICLE OF CLOTHING FROM ONE CENTURY BUT ARE MATCHING IT WITH LATEST STYLE FROM ANOTHER 

AND THEY ALL SEE IT AS NORMAL BECAUSE ALL TIME PERIODS ARE HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME  SO NOTHING ACTUALLY DOES LOOK OUT OF PLACE AND NOTHING ACTUALLY IS OUT OF PLACE

YOU’RE WEARING A VICTORIAN STYLE SKIRT WITH A METALLICA T-SHIRT AND THE LATEST CYPHER-HAT FROM THE YEAR 2096? LOOKS GREAT! YOU HAVE ON AN ANCIENT ROMAN TOGA WITH A SLAPBACK HAT AND TRADITIONAL  SWEDISH CLOGS? YOU’RE SAVED FROM THE FASHION SPHERE. 

EVERYONE IS A FASHION DISASTER IN NIGHT VALE BECAUSE THE WORLD ENDED IN ANOTHER DIMENSION AND TIME GOT FUCKED UP FOR THEM

Carlos sits Cecil down on their second date, gushing out a sigh.

“Cecil, I care about you a lot, but I need to tell you something.”

“Okay?"  Cecil says with a questioning lilt.

"I… I care about you a lot, but I’m asexual."  Cecil blinks in confusion and Carlos goes on quickly, stumbling over the words as he explains that it means he doesn’t feel sexual attraction.  He thinks Cecil’s handsome and wonderful, but he’s squeamish about the body, and he can’t see himself having sex, and he’s really sorry if that puts a damper on anything Cecil has in mind for them.

Silence falls in between them and Cecil just… quietly smiles, tension leaving his shoulders as things fall into place, his coppery fingers reaching out to curl about Carlos’ darker hand.  "Oh,” he says quietly, breathlessly, “I thought I was the only one.”

So, imagine Cecil is doing the show, like normal, but at one point we hear his phone buzz on the desk. And then we just hear “oh! Umm…. Um, okay… Listeners, something serious has come up, and I must leave right now, immediately, so here’s the Weather!!” Then a sound of frantic running out the door and it shutting behind him and the Weather comes on.

Then after the weather, we just hear Cecil panting, and he’s like, “s-sorry, listeners, but intern Kareem told me a Lucario was sighted by Big Rico’s Pizza and I wasn’t going to let it get away AGAIN.”

anonymous asked:

Headcannon: The day Carlos and Cecil move into their not-a-condo Carlos tries to carry Cecil over the threshold. Unfortunately as Cecil is actually heavier than he looks they both fall into a great big heap of bruises and laughter. The SSP officer on duty took a photo of this candid moment and was nice enough to send them a copy. The photo is now on Carlos's desk.

This is literally the cutest headcanon I have ever laid eyes upon and is now 100% canon in my mind

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Cecil I can’t believe you left your niece with Carlos and his team of scientists and not expect anything to happen.

For MOGAI/LGBTQIA+ Day of  PoC Night Vale Week!!

Featuring: Queer couple Mayor Dana and Intern Maureen, Cecil and Carlos (kinda), and (most importantly) trans Janice.

Warning: fire, eye strain (bright colors)

I’d rather you not reblog my art than remove my comments, thank you.

Cecil comes home to find a pile of blankets and lab coats in the living room, with a snorkel sticking out of it.  On top of it is a little red sign saying “CAUTION: SCIENCE AT REST.”

Cecil gently smiles, makes sure there is a bottle of water in arm’s reach, and patiently waits for Carlos to be ready to brave the world again.

Psssst. Hey.

*whispers* On days when Carlos leaves for work when Cecil is still asleep he kisses Cecil’s forehead and Cecil smiles and snuggles the pillow with a happy little “Mmmm!” noise and that puts Carlos in a good mood all day pass it on