"He’s behind me making that fucking face again. I don’t even have to turn around to know it. God damn it. I hate that goddamned face he makes. God fucking damnit."
Y’all think the way queer people talk about cishets is off putting or mean?
Have you ever listened to a bunch of cishet dudes talk about queer and trans people? It’s fucking horrifying.
respect gender identities
An adorable octopus hanging out with his curly-wurly tentacles
…Image: NEPTUNE Canada
no but after all the buildup in the last few episodes emphasizing that cecil can be disturbingly blind to night vale’s flaws, and then him finally seeing that his town has “a dangerous combination of suppression and indoctrination” I’m so damn proud of you gershwin
aND THE STRATEGIC USE OF WEATHER TO DISTRACT THE MOB i’m crying that’s incredible
I feel like this arc is shaping up to be even more poignant and heart-wrenching than the Strex arc.
With the Strex arc, choosing sides was easy because they were the outsides (the interlopers, if you will) and the whole town could band together and defeat them because it was a very black and white, us vs. them situation.
But now, things are less clear-cut. The citizens have probably always known Night Vale is fucked up in some, but they accept it and any inconveniences or injustices are considered normal, no matter how much death and suffering they cause. They may even be angry about some of the things that go on, but just let it go because they believe that Night Vale is the way it’s supposed to be. Cecil is starting to realize that some town customs are wrong, but he has internalized so much of what he’s been taught that it’s difficult for him to look beyond that. On top of that, his job is an important part of what makes Night Vale what it is. He reports vital information, interacts with the town’s most prominent citizens and can even influence the citizens to the point of violence. He has tremendous power, but he also believes he has a responsibility to uphold the status quo. In order for Cecil to change anything, it’s not about defeating “the evil city council” or some other faceless entity. He has to defeat everything he knows. He has to defeat the people he loves. He has to defeat himself.
feminism never made me hate men but the reaction to feminism sure as shit did
some men* you literally cannot hate people you’ve never met or even heard of.
oh MY GOD OH MY GOD OHH M Y GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OHHHYM GOD OH MY GOD OH MY OD OOOOOH MY GOD oh MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD O H MY GO D OH MY GOD O H M Y GO D OH MY GOD OH MY GOD
not to mention drinking hot drinks. steamy glasses will be the death of me
Emptying a steamy dishwasher. Pouring out a hot pan of water. Rain. Sand. Random scratches that just appear in your vision.
Coming inside during frigid winter.
Wearing headphones. Reading at the hairdresser’s. Facepalming.