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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:

  • Adorkable: Taylor
  • Affably Evil: The Undersiders, and Lung (sort of).
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  • Aroused by Their Voice: 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 sumgling ring leaders ect and their extended families. If ever E88 were to attack Lung wouldn't even have to leave his Lazy-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: Got bus-jacked in one timeline, and in both drove right up to the Whispering Forest.
  • Crack Pairing: Taylor/Alec.
  • Cozy Voice for Catastrophes: It’s a WTNV crossover.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Product Placement: Taylor is a little annoyed at how many people are offering her money for this.
  • Reality Is Out to Lunch: Reality is 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?
  • 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.
  • Teen Genius: Madison, of all people.
  • 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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