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2nd Dec '15 5:31:40 PM qazwsx
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* Basimah Bashara's father left to fight in the Blood Space War when she was six years old. He can only communicate with her through letters sent from thousands of years in the future, meaning she's already long dead at the time he's writing them. While she does love her dad, she resents that he didn't stay to watch her grow up and that they're practically strangers to each other. All she really wants is for him to come home... [[spoiler: [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments and he does!]]]]
18th Nov '15 5:16:45 PM qazwsx
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* In "Cooking Stuff: Thanksgiving Special", Earl discusses with Cecil the difficulties raising a son he didn't know he had until the previous fall. There's no record of Roger's existence, apparently no birth mother, he gets picked on at school, and doesn't remember anything from before showing up at his father's door. Even when Cecil tries to assure Earl that he's a good father, Earl hopeless admits [[AdultFear he has no idea how to connect with his son or help him deal with his many issues]].
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* In "Cooking Stuff: Thanksgiving Special", Earl discusses with Cecil the difficulties raising a son he didn't know he had until the previous fall. There's no record of Roger's existence, apparently no birth mother, he gets picked on at school, and doesn't remember anything from before showing up at his father's door. Even when Cecil tries to assure Earl that he's a good father, Earl hopeless hopelessly admits [[AdultFear he has no idea how to connect with his son or help him deal with his many issues]].
18th Nov '15 2:38:36 PM qazwsx
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* In "Cooking Stuff: Thanksgiving Special", Earl discusses with Cecil the difficulties raising a son he didn't know he had until the previous fall. There's no record of Roger's existence, apparently no birth mother, he gets picked on at school, and doesn't remember anything from before showing up at his father's door. Even when Cecil tries to assure Earl that he's a good father, Earl hopeless admits [[AdultFear he has no idea how to connect with his son or help him deal with his many issues]].
22nd Oct '15 2:09:33 PM Squiddlebuddy
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* There's something strangely sad about the tarantula's entire situation in the novel, reacting instinctively to simple stimuli in a manner that suggests an understanding it lacks, occasionally interacting with Catharine and building up to an ultimate fate that, when it comes, borders on the [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]].
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* There's something strangely sad about the tarantula's entire situation in the novel, novel; reacting instinctively to simple stimuli in a manner that suggests an understanding it lacks, occasionally interacting with Catharine and building up to an ultimate fate that, when it comes, borders on the [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]].
22nd Oct '15 11:34:18 AM Squiddlebuddy
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* There's something strangely sad about the tarantula's entire situation in the novel, reacting instinctively to simple stimuli in a manner that suggests an understanding it lacks, occasionally interacting with Catharine and building up to an ultimate fate that, when it comes, borders on the [[NightmareFuel nightmarish]]. --> [[spoiler:She opened the box. Inside was the mangled body of a tarantula. It had been hacked over and over until most of its body had detached from itself, a jigsaw puzzle way past solving. [...] Jackie tossed the box in the trash, wincing as she did.]] --> [[spoiler:[...] ]] --> [[spoiler:Somewhere, Catharine felt better. Nowhere, the tarantula felt nothing at all.]]
3rd Oct '15 1:57:30 PM NovaWolf88
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--> "I can't. [[ItMakesSenseInContext I'm still holding the trophy]]."
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--> "I can't. [[ItMakesSenseInContext I'm still holding the this trophy]]."

** Also, keep in mind the fact that [[spoiler: Cecil clearly identifies with her situation and the Strexcorp take over...it must almost feel like it's saying that he's doomed to fail, also.]]
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** Also, keep in mind the fact that [[spoiler: Cecil clearly identifies with her situation and the Strexcorp [=StrexCorp=] take over...it must almost feel like it's saying that he's doomed to fail, also.]]

* "Visitor", and [[spoiler: Cecil's grief over what happens to Khoshek.]] * In "Condos", the Old Woman Without a Face tells a story about a woman who only observes and follows the behaviors of others in an attempt to become an ideal person. In the end, this women lives her entire life never having truly lived for herself. [[spoiler:The Faceless Old Women is quick to add that this is not a story about her, but she understands why you might think that it is.]]
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* "Visitor", and [[spoiler: Cecil's grief over what happens to Khoshek.Khoshekh.]] * In "Condos", the Faceless Old Woman Without a Face tells a story about a woman who only observes and follows the behaviors of others in an attempt to become an ideal person. In the end, this women lives her entire life never having truly lived for herself. [[spoiler:The Faceless Old Women Woman is quick to add that this is not a story about her, but she understands why you might think that it is.]]

* Episode 67: [Best Of?]: Poor, poor [[spoiler: Simonne Rigadoe. She used to be the earth sciences professor of Night Vale Community College, and then started receiving visions of a timeline where the world ended (specifically, the one where Nülgorsk got nuked). She quit her job and became a homeless transient because she is trying to piece together her fractured psyche, but still lives in her old building possibly out of a longing for the life she lost.]]
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* Episode 67: [Best Of?]: Poor, poor [[spoiler: Simonne Rigadoe. Simone Rigadeau. She used to be the earth sciences professor of Night Vale Community College, and then started receiving visions of a timeline where the world ended (specifically, the one where Nülgorsk Nulogorsk got nuked). She quit her job and became a homeless transient because she is trying to piece together her fractured psyche, but still lives in her old building possibly out of a longing for the life she lost.]]

* And now as of episode 69 [[spoiler: Cecil has grown sick of Nightvale, of his life constantly being endangered and manipulated, and plans to move to the desert otherworld permanently.]] * Depending on how you feel about Kevin, [[spoiler:the end of Episode 70A is this- Carlos' letter telling Kevin he's leaving him and the Otherworld to return to Night Vale leaves Kevin feeling not only sad, but terrified- it's likely this is the first he's felt sadness since he was corrupted by the Smiling God and he does NOT like it.]]
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* And now as of episode 69 [[spoiler: Cecil has grown sick of Nightvale, Night Vale, of his life constantly being endangered and manipulated, and plans to move to the desert otherworld permanently.]] * Depending on how you feel about Kevin, [[spoiler:the end of Episode 70A is this- this - Carlos' letter telling Kevin he's leaving him and the Otherworld to return to Night Vale leaves Kevin feeling not only sad, but terrified- terrified - it's likely this is the first he's felt sadness since he was corrupted by the Smiling God and he does NOT like it.]]
31st Aug '15 9:53:06 PM portaljumper339
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* Episode 73: Triptych - [[spoiler: We finally get to hear some more from Kevin, and all of it is really exceptionally heart-rending. Due to a TimeyWimeyBall affecting Cecil's setup, we get to hear Kevin from three different points in his life; the first is him Pre-Strex, when Desert Bluffs was so much like Night Vale and Kevin was a genuine person with pride in his town; ya know, like [[NotSoDifferent Cecil]]. The second time is during the events of the Strex takeover of Night Vale, and it is apparently this conversation that led to Daniel and Lauren being sent to Night Vale. The final time, Kevin is a broken shell of a man, possibly [[Really700YearsOld aged beyond his ability to tolerate it]], trapped in a wastescape with only his fractured psyche and the ebbing influence of the Smiling God for company. Poor bastard needs a hug.]]
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* Episode 73: Triptych - [[spoiler: We finally get to hear some more from Kevin, and all of it is really exceptionally heart-rending. Due to a TimeyWimeyBall affecting Cecil's setup, we get to hear Kevin from three different points in his life; the first is him Pre-Strex, when Desert Bluffs was so much like Night Vale and Kevin was a genuine person with pride in his town; ya know, like [[NotSoDifferent Cecil]]. The second time is during the events of the Strex takeover of Night Vale, and it is apparently this conversation that led to [[FridgeHorror Daniel and Lauren being sent to Night Vale. Vale.]] The final time, Kevin is a broken shell of a man, possibly [[Really700YearsOld aged beyond his ability to tolerate it]], trapped in a wastescape with only his fractured psyche and the ebbing influence of the Smiling God for company. Poor bastard needs a hug.]]
31st Aug '15 9:43:47 PM portaljumper339
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* Episode 73: Triptych - [[spoiler: We finally get to hear some more from Kevin, and all of it is really exceptionally heart-rending. Due to a TimeyWimeyBall affecting Cecil's setup, we get to hear Kevin from three different points in his life; the first is him Pre-Strex, when Desert Bluffs was so much like Night Vale and Kevin was a genuine person with pride in his town; ya know, like [[NotSoDifferent Cecil]]. The second time is during the events of the Strex takeover of Night Vale, and it is apparently this conversation that led to Daniel and Lauren being sent to Night Vale. The final time, Kevin is a broken shell of a man, possibly [[Really700YearsOld aged beyond his ability to tolerate it]], trapped in a wastescape with only his fractured psyche and the ebbing influence of the Smiling God for company. Poor bastard needs a hug.]] ** [[spoiler: Also, the fact that Cecil lied to Kevin 1 about his ability to fight off Strex to give him false hope at the end of the episode. And the worst part is, he wasn't technically lying; Kevin and the inhabitants of Desert Bluffs do get to live happily after the battle against Strex, but not with a happiness they know.]]
24th Jul '15 3:59:53 PM Lorialet
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** [[spoiler: It's made even worse when Violet takes all of Cecil's arguments and throws them back at him, not only when Cecil is angry about not being able to control his body, but also when he complains about losing his friendship with Dana. Without Violet taking matter into his hands, he would have lost Dana herself and not just the friendship he ruined by not trusting her.]]
21st Jun '15 8:51:11 AM portaljumper339
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* [[spoiler: Even though Violet was the one who bought Cecil at the auction to use him against his will, he has a pretty sad reason for doing so; given that he only has 1/5 control of his own body on a ''good'' day, and the other 4/5 are hell bent on revenge, it makes it really hard for a dragon to want to live a normal (for a literal five headed dragon) life. He just wanted to get his other four heads to agree to leave their petty squabble behind, and only through using Cecil to foil their plots with the Faceless Old Woman was he able to make any headway. Poor thing.]]
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