ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (6/6): A Sudden Rain
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Tamika, Kevin, Emmanuel, Janice, Dana, ensemble
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

An epilogue. Friends and loved ones spend time together. Cecil, Carlos, and others work on figuring out how to be okay again.

More art: teenage Cecil with Leonard learning alethiometry; Kevin with Va'eira; a wedding night pinup. And don't miss this professional tarantula in scrubs.

This fic also has a companion mix. (The chapter titles are all song lyrics; those songs are all included.)

( And yeah, he looks pretty good...for a normal human...considering his age...and life experience...and so on. The lines on his face mostly stand out when he's smiling. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: ten feet under, and upside down
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Subject: Cecil Palmer + depression
Rating: T

A soundtrack for Cecil Palmer + sinking depression. (And the slow rise back out.)

Companion mix to Let The Shadows Fall Behind You.



And this flood, this flood / Is slowly rising up, swallowing the ground )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (5/6): A Sudden Rain
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Kevin, Cecil's mother
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

With Cecil at his most hopeless, all Carlos can do is lean on his friends, and listen from a distance, and wait.

A short chapter. One more to come after this. Includes canon-typical mental health issues.

New art: Cecil & his brother over the years.

( You may have noticed that I have taken an unusual number of sick days in recent months. You may have heard me comment, in ways both direct and indirect, that I am weary. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Some Sunny Day
Rating: PG
Cast: Jon/"Stephen", family, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Neil Degrasse Tyson
Contents: Character death
Disclaimer: #NotIntendedToBeAFactualStatement. Characters belong to the Report. Names of real people are used in a fictitious context, and all dialogue, actions, and content are products of the author's imagination only.

Tried to start writing this when TCR ended, but it didn't come together until just now.

Post-Report, "Stephen" is immortal. Snapshots of his relationship with Jon as The Daily Show ends too, and the years go by.

( "I have been busy! Running errands for Santa. Trying to launch a startup around the revolutionary concept of beard-based advertising, or 'beardvertising'. Handing out condoms at the drunken week-long bacchanal in Secret San Francisco after the whole thing with the gays and the marrying." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (4/5?): Something Solid Forming in the Air
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Cecil's brother, Steve/Delphine, Janice, Kevin
Rating: soft R
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Cecil tries to reach out to friends and famiily on his own, with mixed results. Carlos has an embarrassing encounter. And there's still no word about when that vacation will be available, bringing extra stress down on everyone.

( "He fell asleep on the bus afterward, but he wasn't sleepy throughout the day. He's got more energy in general now...called his brother earlier to set up a movie night, instead of just going along with whoever I invite over...and did I mention he's been carving again?" )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: August Bodies (part 3/4)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: one-sided Carlos/Kevin, past Kevin/Lauren, background Cecil/Carlos
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are mine. All mine. Because I am Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale. The real Joseph Fink, yep, that's me.

Even more angsty A/B/O from the otherworld desert. Alpha Carlos invents an extremely scientific device to help Kevin through his heats. Omega Kevin keeps trying to coax Carlos into providing more hands-on assistance.

( Sometimes they came back with fresh wounds and bloody clothes and prayers for colleagues they'd lost, and Carlos would chastise them for getting blood all over the place, which was how Kevin learned that Carlos was some kind of aesthetic minimalist. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (3/5?): Coming Through In Waves
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Cecil's brother, Tamika, Kevin, ensemble
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Cecil struggles to stay afloat. Carlos searches for treatments, and, in the meantime, leans on their entire support network to make the path as easy as possible.

( Carlos puts down the spyglass and hugs him. As if by sheer proximity he can transfer some of his own Rusakov production to Cecil, like sharing body heat. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (2/5?): Ten Feet Under and Upside Down
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Cecil's brother, Janice
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Carlos comes back from a conference overseas to find that Cecil is not okay.

( "Granted, I just got through spending fifteen hours on airplanes, and my head is still in a time zone where it's two in the morning. But I am not too depressed to get out of bed! Also, I have had coffee." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: August Bodies (part 2/3)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Carlos, Kevin, past Kevin/Lauren, background Cecil/Carlos
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are mine. All mine. Because I am Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale. The real Joseph Fink, yep, that's me.

Angsty A/B/O from the otherworld desert. Omega Kevin isn't sure how to cope, being separated from Strexcorp's efficiency-maximizing breeding program for the first time in his adult life. Alpha Carlos is fine, because he's always fine.

( "Trust me. I'm a scientist! Admittedly, that means I study science, not biology or sexuality...but I can say for a fact that you are overheated." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Let The Shadows Fall Behind You (1/5?): A Cold Wind
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Cecil's brother, Janice, Kevin
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

...okay, who wants futurefic from the HDM AU? (Not another novel...but something more than a one-shot.)

It's a few years after the Republic of Heaven took out the Smiling God, and teenage Janice is approaching her separation ordeal. Her uncle Cecil is fine with that! Absolutely fine! Or at least, he's coping. He is doing an excellent job of coping.

Until he isn't.

( Cecil's vacation essay is open, but he can't have made much progress. The toolbar across the bottom of the window announces that it has 327 words. )
ptahrrific: Madoka preparing to take on Walpurgis (madoka magica)
Title: And I Still Have My Hands On The Wheel
Fandom: Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Subject: Madoka/Homura
Rating: PG
Warnings: Spoilers.

A mix for Madoka's sacrifice, ascension, and incredible strength in rewriting magical-girl history with her own hands. (And a Homura who, for all her loneliness, still hears Madoka's voice and remembers that someone is fighting for her.)

They say these waters aren't what they used to be / But I've got people back on land who count on me )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: August Bodies (part 1/2)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Earl, background Cecil/Carlos
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are mine. All mine. Because I am Joseph Fink, creator of Welcome to Night Vale. The real Joseph Fink, yep, that's me.

A/B/O angsty sex (sexy angst?). Omega Cecil refuses to take any kind of heat suppressants. After all, Carlos is definitely going to find a way back to Night Vale any day now, so there's no need! Clearly there is no way this mindset can backfire.

(Alpha Earl is a good and supportive friend, even if he asks uncomfortable questions sometimes.)

( Obviously he needed to get better hormone blockers. The store-brand kind were already letting him develop pre-heat symptoms, and he'd only been on them for, what, a week? Two? )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Welcome To The New Age
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Subject: Republic of Heaven Community Radio
Rating: G

Official soundtrack for the Welcome to Night Vale/His Dark Materials crossover! (Spoilers through the end of A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain.)

Complete with flashy cover art, in the style of the Night Vale live shows.

I'm waking up to ash and Dust / This is it, the apocalypse )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Always Fine (parts 1-5)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil(/Carlos), Earl
Rating: G
Disclaimer/warnings: Not my characters, just borrowing. Severe depression in part 4.

A series of five vignettes, each titled to reflect the episode they go with.

Cecil deals with, and/or tries not to acknowledge, the Carlos-related stresses brought up in various episodes. Earl does his best to offer food, friendship, and words of support.

( "I was worried you might have forgotten that you used to have hobbies — you know, bowling, wood-carving, making fun of the moon, that kind of thing." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Dragon at the Opera
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Hiram McDaniels, OCs
Rating: G
Disclaimer/warnings: Not mine; no warnings.

In an alternate dimension of an alternate multiverse, Hiram takes a friend to see a show.

(Bonus ficlet from the His Dark Materials AU. Will be confusing and/or spoilery unless you've read through the end of Book 2.)

( "It sounded like she just called me a 'snack' instead of a 'creature'." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: This Rabbit Hole Never Ends (1-2)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Steve, others
Rating: G
Disclaimer/warnings: Not my characters, just borrowing.

Cecil agrees to move to the otherworld desert to live with Carlos, and discovers that even when they're in a new and unfamiliar place, their relationship hasn't changed.

An anniversary, and a snapshot of what came after.

( Cecil shook himself. What was he doing, dwelling on past stresses? Tonight was supposed to be for celebrating. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: When Can I Say That I Love You (and not have it be a lie?)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Subject: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: G

A mix for a relationship in trouble.

Carlos keeps shifting goalposts without being upfront about why. Cecil is pointedly in denial about the hints that something's wrong. They're stuck in a holding pattern of not saying what they mean, and having what they say ring increasingly hollow.

Title is from the lyrics of Episode 67's weather.



Thought this would turn out so well / But I'm beginning to see that instead it's trouble / Into a pattern we fell / Of prolonging the inevitable )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 52/52?: See You Again
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Loved ones are reunited, friends say goodbye, a new mayor rises, and warriors rest.

By request: a breakdown of all the characters from all the worlds that went up against the Smiling God. (If you've missed any A/Ns or Q&As, the AU masterpost has them all.)

Some artwork of battle participants: Tamika, Dana + Maureen + warrior, Cecil + Carlos, witches + Erikas.

( Eustathias, on Dana's shoulder, furls her fiery feathers. Showing off a little, perhaps, but Dana thinks they've earned it. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Gender Swap
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Tamika, Frances, TJ, Jackie
Rating: G
Disclaimer/warnings: Not my characters, just borrowing.

Cecil takes Carlos to a fun local Saturday-afternoon swap meet.

(Takes place at some vague, unspecified point in canon. *handwaves*)

( "I have some old genders in the back of my closet that I haven't touched in years; I keep meaning to trade them in. It's so much fun. Have you ever been?" )

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