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25 October 2013 @ 08:55 pm
RL vs. FL  
Even though I somehow feel less busy, I realize my free time is significantly less this year than any other year now that I have a full patient load, a clinical fellowship, and am doing dissertation work. And now I've taken on a testing case so those precious few hours I had are now gone, gone, gone.

So it was a really bad time for me to be bitten by a plot bunny. A Night Vale plot bunny at that which means it has three eyes and four ears...and maybe glows in the dark.

The plot bunny came in the form of a first sentence which is, "The week Carlos goes to California for a research conference, Night Vale disappears from the face of reality."

I had ideas of Carlos, after being in Night Vale for a year is getting a little tired of how nothing in the damn town follows the laws of physics or general rules of science. Sure, it's interesting and fun at times but it wears on a person who hasn't lived there his entire life. Plus, he hasn't published a damn paper in over a year because how is he going to explain floating cats? He probably has a mild argument with Cecil about how stir crazy he's getting so he ends up going to the conference alone. And soon after Night Vale just vanishes. No records, no memories from anyone it ever existed, other than Carlos. It's like the whole of reality adjusted itself to neatly snip Night Vale out.

Because angst and characters having to suffer are the shiniest tools in my wheelhouse, Carlos would be slightly frantic and trying to find some sort of solid evidence that he hadn't hallucinated the entire last year and Cecil. I have a vague idea of why Night Vale vanished and how it'll...un-vanish. But I need more time in my RL. If Wednesdays get cancelled, can Fridays be accidentally get scheduled in twice?
in_the_bottlein_the_bottle on October 26th, 2013 08:30 am (UTC)
I never realised I need to read that until now!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 26th, 2013 05:43 pm (UTC)
I really, really want to write it. If anything because I really want Carlos to try and explain Night Vale to normal folk.
in_the_bottle: Jack Oopsin_the_bottle on October 26th, 2013 06:05 pm (UTC)
And everyone would look at him pityingly, thinking that he's finally lost it, and even he's starting to think he's finally lost it before he over hears this other scientist (who everyone always thought was really weird and tend to be wary of at conferences) talking about how much he/she misses Big Ricco's (or something that screams Night Vale) and he just goes "Phew! I'm not crazy!! And Cecil is real!"

Um... yeah. Or something. :P
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 26th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
"Phew! I'm not crazy!! And Cecil is real!"

I have this funny/sad image of Carlos driving aimlessly around the desert being all, "I know Night Vale is around here somewhere!" while trying to tune his car radio to pick up the NVCR broadcasts.
in_the_bottle: ASH Hee!in_the_bottle on October 26th, 2013 06:32 pm (UTC)
Aww... and then Cecil's getting traffic reports at the station about it, but he couldn't do anything since they can't leave during whatever it was that was going on until its over and as he gets the reports of what's going on, he's all "Oh, my beloved Carlos, I'm here! I'm here!! You're not going crazy! Damn this (event of choice)!" And gets all sad about missing his Carlos.

Am I feeding your bunny? :P
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on October 26th, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
Am I feeding your bunny? :P

Yes, dammit. It's now turning an interesting purple color.
in_the_bottle: CP-bunnyin_the_bottle on October 26th, 2013 07:48 pm (UTC)
All hail the purple glowing plot bunny.

Quite possibly one of the by-products of the Glow Cloud that managed to survived being dropped from the sky.
X-parrotxparrot on October 27th, 2013 09:31 am (UTC)
!!!! awwwwww~~~~!!!