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Oh, Welcome to Night Vale, never change.

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The Sheriff’s Secret Police went on to say that objects are invested with mana, magic power caused by the dangerous ideas of property and ownership. And holding onto them is our attempt at having something that will never let us down, even though eventually all will.

People leave. Parents leave the room. Lovers leave your life. You leave the world.

We clutch teddy bears first, then dolls, then sports jerseys, and automobiles with hand-sewn leather and excellent gas mileage. As if that were something permanent.

The Sheriff’s Secret Police gave a great cheer in honor of constant decay and the inevitability of abandonment.


- Welcome to Night Vale, Episode 37: "The Auction"

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sittingduck1313
Dec. 17th, 2013 04:41 pm (UTC)
You ever thought there should be a product called Cthulhu Helper, similar to Hamburger/Chicken/Tuna Helper except you add Cthulhu? And instead of a freaky-looking hand, the mascot would be the avatar image I'm using for this post. Anyway, here's Steampunk Board Game flavor.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 21st, 2013 02:01 pm (UTC)
You ever thought there should be a product called Cthulhu Helper, similar to Hamburger/Chicken/Tuna Helper except you add Cthulhu? And instead of a freaky-looking hand, the mascot would be the avatar image I'm using for this post.

*cackles* I think my head just exploded at this thought.

Thanks for the link! That looks really cool (love the steampunk artwork). I'm glad this got funded!
i_llbedammned
Dec. 17th, 2013 09:35 pm (UTC)
This series is wonderfully creepy and depressing. It's strangely thoughtful even while talking about mana imbued items.
eldritchhobbit
Dec. 21st, 2013 02:05 pm (UTC)
I agree! "Strangely thoughtful" is a terrific way to describe it. It sort of lulls you into a false sense of what it's doing until you lower your guard, and then it hits you with a wrenching insight. So well done.
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