Welcome to Night Vale: 92 - If He Had Lived
August 16, 2016 8:52 AM - Subscribe

This week is National Alternate History Week. Plus an update on the Beatrix Lohman Memorial Meditation Zone, a warning from the National Weather Service, and Children's Fun Fact Science Corner.

Weather: "Opposite House" by Cass McCombs cassmccombs.com.
Music: Disparition, disparition.info.
Logo: Rob Wilson, robwilsonwork.com.
Produced by Night Vale Presents.
Written by Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor.
Narrated by Cecil Baldwin.
More Info: welcometonightvale.com.

Today’s proverb: Writing rules. One: write a lot. Two: read a lot. Three: if someone tells you not to use adverbs or some other Elmore Leonard thing, swiftly kick them.
posted by jazon (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Nice return to form - a weird, spooky story with a bit of plot. Shame about Old Woman Josie - hope her fall won't slow her down.
posted by jazon at 8:52 AM on August 16, 2016 [1 favorite]

I thought this was wonderfully interesting. Poor Jackie Kennedy.

I also loved the mention of the Distant Prince! I had people argue with me that him and the narrow place was a one-time thing. It was my opinion that it was way too much of a potential to be a one-off.
posted by INFJ at 9:48 AM on August 16, 2016 [2 favorites]

This was my favorite episode in a while. I think the image of the Kennedys having an intimate conversation in the endless beige void left after the heat death of the universe is just really... sad and weird and lonely and beautiful. I like this Welcome to Night Vale more than the “recap of a horror movie” Welcome to Night Vale.
posted by books for weapons at 12:40 AM on August 17, 2016 [3 favorites]

I was hoping for John and Jackie to orbit each other in the beige void, but oh well; still well done.
posted by detachd at 7:13 PM on August 18, 2016

I really really liked this. Like, a whole lot.

Also, I think this is the first weather since "Waiting For The Bus" to actually mention meteorological events, is it not?
posted by chainsofreedom at 5:34 PM on September 1, 2016

I also really liked this one!
He continues as president through the turbulence of the '70s and into the '80s. A biopic is made of his life, starring the mid-level movie star Ronald Reagan (who will soon be washed up and entering his late-life career of narrating commercials for frozen food and insurance). The movie doesn’t even mention Dallas. Nothing happened in Dallas, except a short drive to lunch. This is mostly what happens in Dallas.
posted by schmod at 5:39 AM on September 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

I didn't enjoy the main storyline of this episode or The Weather, but liked the rest of it. Overall I would place it as my least favorite Night Vale.
posted by Julnyes at 9:48 AM on September 7, 2016

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