Welcome to Night Vale, from the minds of SA alum Joseph Fink and his writing partner Jeffrey Cranor, is a creepy, funny, sweet, and sometimes profound bi-monthly podcast set in the fictional town of Night Vale. It's a small town where the dog park is forbidden, the sinister Glow Cloud runs the school board, and reality itself bends around the edges.
That's not why you should attend Welcome to Night Vale's October 10th special LIVE performance of a brand new episode or why you should stock up on Night Vale merchandise.
You should do these things because it is commanded by the murmuring voice. You know the one. The voice that comes from behind every door in your house. When you open the door, there is nothing, but when the door is closed you faintly hear, as if from a terrible distance, the instructions of that knowing voice.
"Attend the October 10th performance of Episode 9," it murmurs. "Buy extra tickets. Invite your friends."
"Stock up on merch," it hisses.
Finally, so faint it can barely be heard at all, the voice intones, "Buy raffle tickets for the limb draw at the Fall Harvest Festival. One dollar each. First prize is a refurbished artificial limb. Second prize is an actual human limb donated by a human. There are no other prizes."
I suggest you listen to the voice.
The singer dove off the stage and crowd surfed in a sort of reverse funeral procession where the person being carried is the only one truly alive. Touching him I felt religious ecstasy and started speaking in tongues and requesting songs that didn't exist.
There's no easy way to put this, so I'll tell it like it is. Bouillon is died. He went missing before the weekend and yesterday I found his skeletonized remains at the bottom of the #3 soup vat during one of my swims. I thought the cream of mushroom soup had an especially nourishing taste, and a lot more clumps of fur and skin than usual.
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