any fellow pagans on here?
ughhhhh i want to write but i dont know what i want to write and really i just want to sleep
i guess it doesnt help that i still feel kind of sick and gross. i shouldnt really need to be able to breathe through my nose to write but yet it feels like a prerequisite.
Satanist orgies would be sad. Everyone’s probably a bit embarrassed. The dark lord is watching you.
"is your social worker inside that horse?"
by far the greatest question ever posed on hannibal.
… It’s been ages and people still think the sandstorm doubles and the Desert Bluffs versions of the Night Vale characters are the same.
Blame Cecil and Kevin — their situation gums the works up a lot, being both alternate-town counterparts *and* each other’s sandstorm double. Or something. The vagueness makes for an excellent story but can be confusing when you stop to think about it.
But there’s no evidence that Kevin and Cecil are sandstorm doubles. They’re one another’s Desert Bluffs/Night Vale counterparts. Desert Bluffs has people who are very similar to Night Vale (Old Woman Josie/Grandma Josephine, Dana/Vanessa, Mayor Pamela Winchell/Mayor Pablo Mitchell), but they aren’t exact doubles. Night Vale and Desert Bluffs are dealing with the doubles phenomenon at the exact same time.
- Lawrence Levine and Larry Leroy both report to their respective radio stations about meeting their exact double. They are one another’s DB/NV counterpart, each of whom has a double.
- Dana admits later that she has no idea whether she is the original or the Double. Cecil can’t tell either. So the sandstorm doubles are exactly copies, with exactly the same physical features, personality and memories.
- Kevin and Cecil look “almost exactly alike”. They are not the same person. They have different memories and clearly recognise one another as being a separate individual. If this were the case with the sandstorm doubles, Dana would know whether she were the original or not.
Kevin and Cecil are counterparts, like Dana-and-Vanessa or Josie-and-Josephine. They aren’t doubles. It’s not vague at all - the writing very clearly gives us the idea of Desert Bluffs having these weirdly mirrored characters as a separate concept to the sandstorm doubles.
Didn’t when Cecil go through the hole/portal he said he saw his double and basically describe Kevin. That what made it confusing for me.
Cecil isn’t omniscient. He knew there were doubles wreaking havoc in Night Vale and that he had been told “kill your double”. He didn’t know that Desert Bluffs has strange mirrored counterparts of Night Vale citizens, including himself. It’s natural that he came to the conclusion that Kevin was his double, given the situation. But we have been given more information than Cecil, having heard things from Kevin’s side too, and we know that Desert Bluffs has Night Vale counterparts and the weird double phenomenon.
Cecil and Kevin look very alike but are totally separate people. Dana can’t even tell if she’s her double or not, that’s how exact the doubles are. Cecil and Kevin are very clearly different people.
Also, if you listen closely, Kevin is the only one who says “I think I met my double.” Cecil describes Kevin only as “a grotesque man” and a “foul beast” after their encounter in the vortex.
update on the guy with the ccjr voice: so today was his last day in the program, which i was kind of glad of because he continues to sit next to me in the mornings and ask me a bunch of questions which makes me nervous. and im unnerved by his bon jovi hair.
but today because its his last day, he came in and gave me a huge, fist-sized chunk of jasper (which is my name if you dont know). omg. its mildly creepy but its also really fucking nice and i appreciate it a lot, its a great size and weight for just holding and using to help you relax. he gave me a smaller polished one as well but i like the larger one the best. he found them himself! its just cool. it was an exceptionally nice thing to do.
thus ends the saga of ccjr voice guy.