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03:03:09 AM Dec 6th 2014
Random Teleportation was renamed, but I am not sure which trope to file this under:
  • Random Teleportation: In the pilot episode, a commercial airliner that, while in-flight, is briefly teleported into the Night Vale Elementary school's gymnasium during a basketball game. It's only there for a split second, and before it can hit anything, it's teleported away again, only causing a rush of wind and a roar. Everyone blames it on some wacky hijinks by the rival school.
    "No word yet on if, or how, this will affect the Night Vale Mountain Lions' game schedule, and also, if this could perhaps be the work of their bitter rivals, the Desert Bluffs Cacti. Desert Bluffs is always trying to show us up through fancier uniforms, better pre-game snacks, and possibly, by transporting a commercial jet into our gymnasium, delaying practice for several minutes, at least. For shame, Desert Bluffs. For shame."
07:34:56 AM Jun 4th 2014
We need to talk about Kevin

What does it say about him that the whispering forest doesn't even want him
09:04:25 AM Jun 20th 2014
Having just learned of the existence of this trope yesterday, I think Ambiguously Human might apply on his part; or it could also be Even Evil Has Standards (although the forest ain't exactly evil).
10:02:18 PM Aug 31st 2014
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Maybe he's too evil or strange or he might corrupt the forest if it tries to absorb him
01:15:29 AM Sep 1st 2014
That'd be a case of Even Evil Has Standards if it's spelled out that even the forest finds him creepy/evil.
12:23:46 PM Aug 21st 2013
Should tropes that apply to only one character be moved to the Character sub-page? With the sudden explosion of popularity for this fandom (and since it's still ongoing), the general trope list is likely to get a lot longer and currently much of it is character-based. For example, Omnidisciplinary Scientist applies only to Carlos and is listed on his character sheet as well as on the main page.
11:55:05 AM Aug 22nd 2013
Probably. I noticed "Hot Scientist" is on there too and that only could only really apply to Carlos (which we only have Cecil's word on anyway)
07:09:02 PM Aug 15th 2013
Creepypasta Lake Wobegon
11:53:54 PM Jul 28th 2013
This entry has been removed for being stupid and indecisive.

  • Racist Grandma: "Old woman Josie" who claims to see angels. Goes out of her way to mention that one of them is black.
    • Possibly subverted later in the segment, as she's trying to sell a lightbulb which one of the angels touched, specifically the black angel, which she seems to consider a selling point. And she's happy to let the angels all move into her house.
    • Also, in popular media angels are almost always presented as white, and she may have just been trying to keep people from assuming they were all white.

This doesn't seem like a real example. Mentioning that someone is black when they are doesn't make you a racist. Either way, this example is so nattery and indecisive that it's ridiculous.

Until someone can figure out what you want to say the example comes down.
11:51:54 AM Jul 8th 2013
I kind of thought the 'vague and menacing' government agency was actually not a description but the name of the agency. And I kind of thought that the description of the angel as black was not racist but simply a description that set the angel in question off against its 'radiant' colleagues. Or maybe I'm just taking the whole thing a bit too literally. What do others think?
03:46:30 PM Jul 26th 2013
It would certainly be in keeping with the absurdist streak in WTNV's humour if the government agency was in fact called A Vague Yet Menacing Government Agency. I can't call to mind any syntax that would indicate that it isn't a title. As for the angel issue, I was under the impression that Cecil was reading out a statement written by Old Women Josie, who could be Racist Grandma. Or an octopus. Because that'd be kinda cool.
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