Welcome To Night Vale / Night Vale Presents catch-all

RolandofGilead wrote:

I love the weather in Night Vale.
I do not like the switch to not as good audio engineering when the lady comes on for the credits.
She sounds better in ep 8 though. I think it might be a different woman.

If you're still on early episodes, she had a really crappy audio setup at the beginning. It does get fixed.

Via facebook:

Welcome To Nightvale[/url]][O]ur next episode ("Capital Campaign") is co-written by the great Ashely Lierman, co-writer of "Summer Reading Program"

I actually can't stand The Weather. The thought has occurred to me that perhaps this is intentional, as people love to complain about the weather.

sometimesdee wrote:

I actually can't stand The Weather. The thought has occurred to me that perhaps this is intentional, as people love to complain about the weather.

Yup, same here. It's not quirky or funny at all, and whether it's intentionally annoying or not, it's still just dumb.

Weather's like a 30:70 split on love it/hate it for me.

I don't mind the weather, but whoever picks the music seems to have reasonably similar taste in music. Probably 1/3 of the songs so far have been in my library and the rest are inoffensively ignorable.

Nice essay on the most recent live show episodes, and the difference between Night Vale and Desert Bluffs:
http://tanglebones.tumblr.com/post/9...

Clearly spoilery for recent events

Only problem I have with "the weather" is that I have to take out my phone to slow the playback back down to 1x.

wordsmythe wrote:

Only problem I have with "the weather" is that I have to take out my phone to slow the playback back down to 1x.

I have yet to figure out a way to skip it while still safely driving...

Tanglebones wrote:

Nice essay on the most recent live show episodes, and the difference between Night Vale and Desert Bluffs:
http://tanglebones.tumblr.com/post/9...

Good read, thanks for sharing!

Cecil Baldwin (Cecil Gershwin-Palmer) and Dylan Marron (Carlos the Scientist) recreating a famous scene..
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Yes!

Can't believe I didn't post this - my phone was being stupid, but I ended up getting a mini-video Selfie with Cecil and Carlos at SDCC, while in my Cecil cosplay:

Along those lines, to get personal for a moment, I think the best way to die would be swallowed by a giant snake. Going feet first and whole into a slimy maw would give your life perfect symmetry.

BoingBoing[/url]]Logan County, Oklahoma Sheriff Jim Bauman created an extensive set of secret files on the citizens in his jurisdiction, inadvertently recreating Welcome to Nightvale's running gag about the Sheriff's Secret Police

Nightvale LARP? How would one actually do that?

Katy wrote:

BoingBoing[/url]]Logan County, Oklahoma Sheriff Jim Bauman created an extensive set of secret files on the citizens in his jurisdiction, inadvertently recreating Welcome to Nightvale's running gag about the Sheriff's Secret Police

It's not everyone. Just the people who talked about, looked at, or heard about the dog park. Which doesn't exist.

sometimesdee wrote:

Nightvale LARP? How would one actually do that?

It involves a lot of drinking to forget.

Demyx wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

Nightvale LARP? How would one actually do that?

It involves a lot of drinking to forget.

That's why I have the vague feeling of having done it before...

How old is Carlos?!

Up to #20, sandstorm was great!

Spoiler:

Though the question is, is the Desert Bluff guy's view so distorted that grappling to death the same as hugging or is this a Desert Bluff of some other parallel world, where Desert Bluffs is the psychotic nightmare of a place to live and not Night Vale? I was hoping that "completely blood-less desk" line would have a payoff and it did!

RolandofGilead wrote:

Up to #20, sandstorm was great!

Spoiler:

Though the question is, is the Desert Bluff guy's view so distorted that grappling to death the same as hugging or is this a Desert Bluff of some other parallel world, where Desert Bluffs is the psychotic nightmare of a place to live and not Night Vale? I was hoping that "completely blood-less desk" line would have a payoff and it did!

Keep going, Roland. More (but not all) will be revealed in time.

When dancing, lost in techno trance, arms flailing, gawky Bez
Then find you snagged on frowns, and slowly dawns:
You're jazzing to the beep tone of a life support machine, that marks the steady fading, of your day old baby daughter.
And when midnight sirens, lead to blue flash road smash, stretchers covered heads, and slippy red macadam,
and find you creeping 'neath the blankets, to snuggle close a mangled bird, hoping soon you too will be freezer drawered.

Then welcome.

sometimesdee wrote:

How old is Carlos?!

I haven't ruled out the possibility that he fell through a wormhole in the 1970s, and is secretly a colleague of Carl Sagan. (He hasn't been caught saying anything about billions (and billions) of grains of sand in the desert... but we all know that Cecil may not actually be a reliable narrator.)

Katy wrote:
sometimesdee wrote:

How old is Carlos?!

I haven't ruled out the possibility that he fell through a wormhole in the 1970s, and is secretly a colleague of Carl Sagan. (He hasn't been caught saying anything about billions (and billions) of grains of sand in the desert... but we all know that Cecil may not actually be a reliable narrator.)

are we sure he's not Carlos Sagán?

Jeffrey Craynor and Joseph Fink on success:

Jeffrey Craynor wrote:

If you're a marketer, you probably have lots of meetings around wood tables under energy-efficient lighting discussing how to harness the young, energetic audiences of Tumblr (or Twitter, or Ello, or Telepathy Clubs, or ham radio, or whatever the kids are into these days).

"How did you do it," you might ask if you're a marketer, or my step-father, or just someone interested in things like demographics and art cynicism.

"How did your podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, become the number one podcast in the US for four straight months, topping the massive This American Life? What's the secret to your success?"

"That's easy," I might say, leaning in to a near whisper. "Here's the secret."

This is the secret to all success. You've heard a version of it before. It's a three-step process.

Make art. Make art with people you love. Respect the art you make.

Got tickets to the January live show!

Tanglebones wrote:

Got tickets to the January live show!

Sweet!

Katy wrote:

Jeffrey Craynor and Joseph Fink on success:

Jeffrey Craynor wrote:

If you're a marketer, you probably have lots of meetings around wood tables under energy-efficient lighting discussing how to harness the young, energetic audiences of Tumblr (or Twitter, or Ello, or Telepathy Clubs, or ham radio, or whatever the kids are into these days).

"How did you do it," you might ask if you're a marketer, or my step-father, or just someone interested in things like demographics and art cynicism.

"How did your podcast, Welcome to Night Vale, become the number one podcast in the US for four straight months, topping the massive This American Life? What's the secret to your success?"

"That's easy," I might say, leaning in to a near whisper. "Here's the secret."

This is the secret to all success. You've heard a version of it before. It's a three-step process.

Make art. Make art with people you love. Respect the art you make.

The other half of that:

Do you remember the list?