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    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2014
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    I hope they do a live show in the UK at some point.

    WTNV is one of the few series I go back and listen to old episodes of regularly. Compare Cecil's performance to the early stuff, especially since they expanded their format beyond One-dude-in-a-booth.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2014
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    I only started listening a few months ago, and binged the first 30 or so episodes in short order. So yeah, the change in his delivery is definitely something I've noticed. In the first few episodes, his style seems fairly corny, but as the story opens up he really blossoms.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2014 edited
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    Some lovely fanart coming out of the new ep: I love this...

    http://31.media.tumblr.com/13ab56a3d11f342888f2ef02dfae0328/tumblr_n6j6zwNWwT1sbq9lno2_1280.png

    (Edited as it's a wee bit spoilery - go to the link for the pic)
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2014
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    Ooh, nice - that moment made me punch the air when it happened.

    I find it weird how this certain common depiction of Cecil has caught on, though. It's so different to how I imagine he looks!
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2014 edited
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    memetics are a hell of a thing. I always saw him with dark hair initially.
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      CommentAuthorDextra
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2014
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    That whole buildup was amazing, and the musical transition in the background made it that much more triumphant.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 5th 2014
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    I loved this episode's Weather interlude, too - a good accompaniment to the off-screen fight back.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2014
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    I love how all the threads are coming together and that something big's on the horizon...
    (Literally, apparently. I thought the whole "Smiling God" thing was metaphorical, but I guess I should've known better.)

    ...and hopefully, the final result will be me being able to listen to Night Vale again w/out sobbing uncontrollably. I love how emotional a ride it's been, but man, it's not fun crying in your car over fictional floating cats.

    Re: Cecil's appearance.
    I genuinely can't picture what I think he'd look like. It's not something I think about when I'm listening to the show, and when I'm not listening, I don't think it matters all that much. If that makes sense?
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    In much the same way as I tend to picture most of the characters in The Thrilling Adventure Hour as looking more or less like the people that play them, I tend to think that Cecil looks like Cecil Baldwin. Definitely never pictured him with longish white hair, a glowing third eye and sleeved tentacle tattoos.
    • CommentAuthorStefanJ
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2014
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    Interesting. I stopped listening, for no particular reason, with #10, and around that time it seemed pretty random, with no real character progression.

    I loaded up 11 - 20 on my mp3 player and will start listening in again.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2014
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    I fluctuate between seeing him as Cecil Baldwin, not really seeing him at all, and seeing him as something like a small town John Waters. But no, no third eye, white hair or tattoos. One thing I'm pretty consistent on is that he's be a pretty conservative dresser.
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    Cecil's look in the pic seems to be one of the accepted fanon variants - the eye, sleeves and hair appear often in fan art.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2014
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    It was the voice, at first. The story second. Then the music, which grew increasingly interesting in each episode. The last five or so episodes had really intense music at THOSE scenes, which added to the weepies and the increased heart rate and bouts of fury. I don't remember when I began caring for each character, but I'm glad I've stuck around. Can't wait for 1 July.
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      CommentAuthorCat Vincent
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2014 edited
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    The latest episode - half of a 2-parter - is the second anniversary live recording. I'm really not sure that was a good idea.

    Without spoilers, I'll say that it's a major event in the series: one with immense weight and a turning point for a bunch of plot points and characters. And, as much as I get the live shows are quite an experience (I have recordings of the other 2 and would love to go sometime, somehow) I don't think the import of the events portrayed are actually enhanced by a bunch of fans screaming and applauding every bloody time someone they recognise comes to the sodding mic.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2014
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    Yeah. And it felt to me like it was played for laughs a little more than it should have been. Particularly given that
    Cecil and Carlos look doomed to be separated on either side of those Old Oak Doors. That moment, if it comes, will not be a funny one.
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2014
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    I definitely think the screaming fans are annoying as hell, though I do quietly squee from time to time too (especially when Dana's in the episode - she's my favourite, besides Cecil). I like the live episodes that are sidelines and not required to further anybody's plot (though I do feel like The Debate doesn't fit that, and I need to hear it before Part 2 in a couple weeks).

    @curb - You think so?? "One Year Later" made me weepy and swoony. If it comes down to that, it's going to be one hell of an emotional ride, and I'll bet a damn good episode.
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      CommentAuthorcurb
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2014
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    @Diello For the sake of my nerves I hope they don't go that way, but
    the 'saves the town and his lover at great personal cost to himself' trope just feels too potent to resist! And Carlos' whole "Don't worry, I'm a scientist thing just seems like asking for trouble...'
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2014
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    Ahhhh, I didn't think about that, but it's so obvious!!!
    Hello Dana... where's Carlos??????
    yeah, that's gonna devastate.
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      CommentAuthorbrittanica
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2014
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    The latest ep kinda confirmed my fears about the live shows. Even apart from the audience reaction, all the characters seem to be played up and overacted. It's just too big, compared to all the small, intimate episodes before it.
    And I get that they have a ton of story to get through, but damn. Between the Strex-drones giving a "last time on" summary at the beginning, and the avalanche of guests (I've never found myself wanting to hear from John Peters, you know, the farmer?), it's just a little too much for me.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2014
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    I don't like the echo-ish sort of feeling of the live recordings. it doesn't sound right.