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Recap / Welcome to Night Vale - Ep 19B - The Sandstorm

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"The future is what you make of it. Just know that your supplies are limited. Welcome to Desert Bluffs."

There's a mysterious (possibly corporately-created) sandstorm hitting the town of Desert Bluffs, but for the most part, its business as usual as Kevin takes listener e-mails, updates everybody on local sports and traffic, and reports on the exact, incredibly kind exact duplicates which have appeared around town and really boosted productivity. That is until a mysterious white portal appears in the studio, and Kevin enters to see where it leads....

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Tropes present in The Sandstorm Part B include:

  • Evil Is Visceral: Kevin's studio, and possibly the rest of Desert Bluffs as well.
  • Good Counterpart: Subverted. It initially appears that Desert Bluffs is really a more pleasant version of Night Vale, but actually it's even worse, but it's hard to tell initially because the residents are even more Conditioned to Accept Horror than those of Night Vale.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Cecil usually reacts to horrifying events with passive indifference, but when he gets transported to the Desert Bluffs Bluffs Radio station, he's utterly terrified, wondering whether he's gone to Hell and begging anyone listening for help.
  • Unreliable Narrator: Kevin.

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