Announcing Verse Kraken issue 2! We’re open to submissions, from now (October 1) to the end of the year. The spurs for issue 2 are live - we encourage you to explore their origins, play around with them, and take your time creating your multimedia/cross-genre/hard-to-classify responses.
Our full submission guidelines, including recommended size/length for responses, can be found here.
For more information on the spurs, go here.
Have fun, Krakens!
We are open! We have a Greco-Latin poem-beast from the stars, one of the earliest examples of meta-animation, and a magic word to inspire you. We’d love to see your responses!
So I’m thinking of leaving the night vale fandom because as much as I like the fact that the characters can really be whatever we imagine them to be I do not condone people hating on others for deciding that Cecil is white. I believe Cecil is white, not because I have an issue with a colour character like some blogs have been accusing, but because I like the idea of an inter racial relationship and because the man who voices Cecil is white. I don’t care what your Cecil looks like in your head so I would very much enjoy if I would not have to see people getting upset about other people’s Cecil’s. you want Cecil to be a freaking alien go ahead! You want Cecil to be transgender good on you! You want him to have another skin tone other then white like a bed sheet, be my guest but DONT! Try to shame me for my head canon because I won’t shame you.
I would like to start off by saying that Cecil doesn’t have to be white for Cecil/Carlos to be interracial. interracial relationships aren’t just between a white person and a person of color. if Cecil is Native American and Carlos is Latin@, it’s still between two people of different races.
it’s completely fine if you see Cecil as white. fans who dislike white Cecils are not shaming you, nor are they hating on you; they are merely critiquing the majority of headcanons, because, yes, it is a problem that 80% of the fandom sees him as white [source].
no one is shaming your personal headcanon. pointing out the imbalance in racial representation is not shaming.
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EDIT: The Desert Bluffs preview looks a little wonky, but it’s all fine when it’s actually downloaded.
Time for FUN FILLED SCIENCE CORNER
Hypothesis: The most common reasoning for making Cecil white is by far, ‘because his voice actor is white’. So, as Kevin is voiced by a black man I decided to see if that would be reflected at all in depictions of his character.
Method: As there aren’t nearly as many pictures of Kevin I couldn’t do the same ‘random sampling’ so I basically hunted down every last head canon I could find, through searching tags on Tumblr and Google. I was careful to only count each person’s head canon once. (Fanart only, as with my previous Cecil searches to keep things consistent.)
Results: There is no significant difference in the ratio of white to POC depictions of Kevin vs depictions of Cecil (as reported in these graphs here) http://ivynajspyder.tumblr.com/post/58446192473/fantasticallyperfectass-wolfwum-hello-night
Brown/Tan (ambiguous race) 10
Native American 1
Non-human skin color 4
Hello, Night Vale Fandom. I’ve noticed a lot of people directing harassment towards POC fans over their dislike of white Cecil headcanons. I’ve also noticed a lot of people expressing their adoration of how “different” the headcanons for Cecil are.
Well, here’s a breakdown of all the Cecils I’ve seen today in the tag (excluding cosplay, including fancasts). White fans, I want you to take a look at this and really understand that you’re not being left out. POC fans are irritated that, once again, the fandom has defaulted to white—defaulted to white on a character who had absolutely no description of him, and all of the “different” versions of white Cecil honestly portray the same guy just in different art styles. And this is only over the span of twelve hours.
Just because a headcanon is popular doesn’t mean it isn’t problematic. Be more mindful and creative.
You know what is just the best? This probably won’t get a lot of notes outside of Night Vale fans of color. White fans will see this, feel victimized, and ignore it in order to go fanwank over more blond Cecil, because it is more probable to them that a man in a desert town has tentacles and three eyes and is white, than it is for him to be Native, or Black, or anything but a jar of fuckin’ Mayo.
There’s your fuckin’ unpopular opinion.
“Pooh and his friends were given as gifts by author A. A. Milne to his son Christopher Robin Milne between 1920 and 1922. Pooh was purchased in London at Harrods for Christopher’s first birthday. Christopher later gave them to publisher E. P. Dutton, who in turn donated them to the New York Public Library.”
Oh my god. Oh my god.
This is them, guys. This is them. Got chills.
I’m more star struck from this picture, than I have been at any other moment in my life.