Welcome to Night Vale: 70A - Taking Off
June 15, 2015 10:37 AM - Subscribe

It's the first broadcast of a new radio station in a desert otherworld. Plus, a huge research project reaches its conclusion.

The voice of Kevin is Kevin R. Free.
The voice of Carlos is Dylan Marron.
Weather: "Pyramid" by Jason Webley (jasonwebley.com).
Music: Disparition, disparition.info and Joseph Fink.
Logo: Soren Melville.
Produced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: welcometonightvale.com, and follow @NightValeRadio on Twitter or Facebook.
posted by jenfullmoon (11 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh noooooooo....poor Cecil. Looks like he won't be moving after all.

Hell, even Kevin's sad.
posted by jenfullmoon at 10:37 AM on June 15, 2015


So what exactly is Carlos and Kevin's relationship?
posted by 1970s Antihero at 11:28 AM on June 15, 2015


I WANNA KNOW THAT TOO. That sounded like a breakup letter if there ever was one. Sheesh. I know Kevin is Cecil's double, but c'mon, Carlos!
posted by chainsofreedom at 12:32 PM on June 15, 2015


Transcript

Man, Kevin just gets creepier and creepier. He was practically salivating every time blood was mentioned.
posted by Shmuel510 at 12:52 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


Huh. I just realized I have met the actor who plays Kevin, Kevin R. Free. Used to be a Minneapolis actor. Nice guy. Not very much blood on his lapels.
posted by maxsparber at 12:55 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


My takeaway was that Kevin is into Carlos but that Carlos was oblivious, or very possibly realized at the end that he was getting into an emotional affair and cut himself off.
posted by bettafish at 1:18 PM on June 15, 2015 [2 favorites]


Man, Kevin just gets creepier and creepier. He was practically salivating every time blood was mentioned.

Yeah, so much for being "mostly under control".
posted by chainsofreedom at 3:51 PM on June 15, 2015


I loved that Weather, Kevin has good taste. I'm not a big person for discovering new music on my own, and I (apparently) love the genre of sort of moody folk Americana Night Vale often goes for.

It's interesting - the desert otherworld is extremely chaotic but resistant to change. The armies march and fight, only because it's what they do. Cell phones don't lose battery. The light atop the mountain blinks. Desert Bluffs is the force of unchanging change - moot immutable mutation.
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood at 7:11 PM on June 15, 2015 [1 favorite]


I thought that Kevin had the letter because Carlos intentionally left it there -- he hand delivered it to the person he intended to hand deliver it to.
posted by garlic at 10:24 AM on June 16, 2015 [3 favorites]


I thought that Kevin had the letter because Carlos intentionally left it there -- he hand delivered it to the person he intended to hand deliver it to.

Oh, agreed! But the language in it sounded like a break-up . . . which has some people wondering what EXACTLY Kevin and Carlos were getting up to out there in the desert. I don't tell my buddies stuff like "I thought we were happy, but we really weren't happy, so maybe we should do our own thing separately".
posted by chainsofreedom at 5:46 PM on June 16, 2015 [1 favorite]


I was surprised at the surge of visceral hatred I felt upon hearing Kevin's voice... which I guess means Kevin R. Free is doing something right for sure! And when he was like, "Carlos is sooooo handsome" I basically went, "Back the fuck off, bro."

It's interesting - I enjoy Night Vale but I don't think of myself as massively invested in it, emotionally. But maybe I'm more invested than I thought.
posted by marginaliana at 6:18 AM on June 17, 2015 [5 favorites]


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