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Go Gently is a crossover between the web serial Worm and the podcast Welcome to Night Vale that takes it upon itself to include the cosmic horror of both series, while still being hilarious. The story builds up a little slow but can easily keep your attention long enough for it to take flight.

The story can be found here and here.


Tropes found in this fanfiction include:

  • Affably Evil: The Undersiders, and Lung (sort of).
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  • Aroused by Their Voice: Aisha equates a Japanese soft drink to Taylor's radio voice as "rich, and sweet, and smooth, with a tantalizing undercurrent she couldn’t quite put her finger on." People are apparently getting off on Silvertongue's voice.
  • Badass and Child Duo: Lung and Taylor, who meets him at the age of twelve.
  • Badass Normal: The entire population of Taylor's apartment complex consists of assassins, international smuggling ring leaders, etc. and their extended families. If ever E88 were to attack, Lung wouldn't even need to leave his Laz-E-Boy.
  • Bad Boss: Coil
  • Berserk Button: For Lung, at one point this was the death of his dog.
    • Taylor has filled this void.
  • Body Horror: The description of people becoming trees.
  • Bus Full of Innocents: Coil tries to kidnap Taylor in one timeline by hijacking the bus she was riding on but decides not to go through with it when the bus nearly drives straight into the Whispering Forest.
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  • Crack Pairing: Taylor/Alec.
  • Cozy Voice for Catastrophes: Taylor's voice when hosting WBBB is noted to be very soothing
  • Dark Is Not Evil: The angels are pretty terrifying but aren’t evil and love TV.
  • Doting Grandparent: Josephine
  • Eldritch Abomination: The angels, trees, librarians, Scion.
  • Forbidden Zone: The City Dog Park.
  • The Gentleman or the Scoundrel: Carlos and Alec, respectively.
  • How Do I Shot Web?: Taylor isn’t quite sure how her powers work.
  • Humanoid Abomination: The (definitely not) angels.
  • Ignorance Is Bliss: Taylor with Kenta, and in general considering some of the dark truths hidden by the cold unloving world.
  • The Intern: Taylor’s is the Traceless Young Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home. It's Aisha. Obviously.
    • She might be getting a second one in Browbeat.
  • In the Hood: The Sinister hooded figures.
  • Lazy Alias: Madison Clements needs to go out in costume and what is the Cape name they come up with? Mad the Scientist.
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  • Lovecraft Lite: It’s a Worm and WTNV crossover.
  • Mood Whiplash: When we see the differences between some of Coil's alternate worlds.
  • Mythology Gag: Too many to list.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: While the jury's out on whether the Angels are from Heaven or not, when face to face with Lung who is furious over them grabbing Taylor, they do the smart thing and flee.
  • Oblivious to Love: Neither Alec nor Taylor are able to see that they’re basically dating.
  • Oh, Crap!: Tattltale's reaction to noticing Taylor aka Silvertongue is among the hostages in the bank.
  • Older Alter Ego: Due to the way the Microphone disguises Taylor's voice along with never seeing her in person everyone is convinced that Silvertougue is at least an adult woman.
  • Product Placement: Taylor is a little annoyed at how many people are offering her money for this.
  • Punny Name: Mad the Scientist, a pun on Mad Scientist and their real name: Madison Clements.
  • Reality Is Out to Lunch: Once Taylor Triggers reality goes off on a legendary infinite drug trip. And it's not the happy kind.
  • Reckless Sidekick: Sophia and Emma are concerned that Taylor will become this. They use this as the justification for not telling her about their identities as Wards.
  • Scary Librarian: Does it really need to be explained?
  • Sexier Alter Ego: Aisha's sort of disappointed that the mysterious voice on the radio isn't "some twenty-something bombshell in a secret base" but is far more impressed with the real deal.
  • Sociopathic Hero: Sophia as in canon, also Emma in this story. Despite Taylor not knowing that they’re heroes, she’s also fairly certain that they’ll be serial killers before they’re 30.
  • The Stations of the Canon: The Undersiders rob Brockton Bay Central Bank and of course on the day that they do so both Taylor and Amy are there on business as well.
  • Teen Genius: Madison, of all people, she's so impressive at chemistry that they and Doctor Mother know each other personally.
  • Wham Episode: The first few chapters themselves and then several more as the story continues.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Directly quoted by Aisha in regards to Taylor's insistence that she and Alec are just friends.
  • You Keep Using That Word: Discussed in universe as people are very confused by the weather.
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