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15 March 2014 @ 12:21 pm
Night Vale: The Visitor  
Fuck you, StrexCorp.

Remember that scene in Prometheus when one of the scientist sees that snake/manray eel hybrid thing and starts to coo at it and holds out a hand to pet it? Remember how you were recoiling and silently wondering why anyone would DO something like that? Try to pet a creature you don't know and can't identify? Well, that was me for most of this episode. Granted, the creature sounded really adorable. And I always love it when Cecil goes into high pitched, excited mode as he practically squealed his delight at the thing. But this is Night Vale so I was super anxious the entire time and sure enough, shit escalated.

This marks the one year anniversary of the Sandstorm episode, I think. And we get the brief return of Kevin R. Free. Did Cecil know that was the Word from Our Sponsors?? Kevin's entire message about destroying your imperfect self was creepy as all hell and wonderfully delivered in that perfectly cult-like way. And we have a date for the mayoral election which falls on the 2 year anniversary of the podcast! Also, there seems to be some obvious cannibalism going on in the new restaurant in Night Vale. This podcast does NOT need to give my subconscious more reasons to cross it over with Hannibal.

We learned a canon fact about Cecil which is that he does feel physical pain. It's good to know for future ficcing purposes. I just knew the moment that thing started hugging his leg that biting wasn't far behind. But cutting to the main event:


I saw the tweets Fink and Cranor put up about this episode in advance so I was preparing myself. What happened to Khoshekh's kittens? Are they okay? Also, it was possible to get Khoshekh down from his floating position? Or does that only happen when he's injured and can't float anymore? Is it then his choices to constantly float exactly four feet in the air rather than just being stuck in some strange gravitational anomaly?

It's so clear that StrexCorp did this to 1) punish Cecil for last week and 2) to continue their chipping away at all things that are staples in the town in their quest to make everything perfect. Cecil better start making plans given he's got an imperfect boyfriend.
X-parrotxparrot on March 16th, 2014 08:48 am (UTC)
AHHHHH KHOSHEKH~~~~~!!! (...is he going to lose the spines and venom sacks, one wonders...)(and yes where were the kittens? did they get moved at some other point?) Cecil squealing over the cute thing was funny and adorable so of course it had to go terribly wrong...

I was thinking that Khoshekh getting removed from his fixed point was part of him being injured, part of what he lost...*sniff*

Kevin's word from our sponsors made me wonder if the Strexpet(tm) was Khoshekh's perfect double. (and/or a Furby...it kinda sounded like a Furby to me!)(and I just wrote Strex/Desert Bluffs having a safari tour of entirely robot animals so that reveal of the thing's nature rather pleased me.)

And yes, Carlos is imperfect, this does not bode well...
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on March 16th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
On a sound question, Khoshekh wasn't the one meowing, right? He has that weird hellish growl which I thought I also heard during the fight. Was the StrexPet/Furby the one meowing?

and yes where were the kittens? did they get moved at some other point?

The last we heard about them, those who adopted a kitten had to come to the bathroom to see them since they hadn't yet figured out a way to get them down. I do hope they're safe somewhere and didn't witness Khoshekh getting mauled.
X-parrotxparrot on March 17th, 2014 11:04 pm (UTC)
I was wondering if it was the StrexPet meowing, or if Khoshekh was sounding more like a cat because of his injuries (I was actually wondering if Khoshekh's losses might be his spine ridges and venom sacks and other atypical feline attributes...turned my wonderings into a bit of fic because I cannot seem to stop writing for this fandom!)