ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 44/54?: Theories and Explanations
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana, Janice, Serafina Pekkala (!!), scientists, Man in the Tan Jacket, Tamika, Steve
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

It's time for, among other things, Therapeutic Backstory Hour with Serafina Pekkala.

New art: various Sheriff's secret police officers, and more art-nouveau character portraits: the Faceless Old Woman and Delphine.

(Any readers have nominations for these daemon portraits? Feel free to suggest characters, here on the fic or over on Tumblr.)

( Carlos takes a few minutes to clean the blood off his own leg, then uses an illegal Sharpie to methodically black out the bar code on Cecil's neck. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 43/?: Rescue
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana, Hiram, the Man in the Tan Jacket, Kevin, Lauren, scientists
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

The cavalry is here. Let's go crash a company picnic...and take back a radio station.

Pilfers more quotes from the canon versions of these confrontations. Warnings in the endnotes.

( Luck and adrenaline have gotten him surprisingly far tonight, but let's be realistic. She's a sadist with a taser. He's a geek with a broken stick. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 42/?: Bookmarks
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: (Cecil/)Carlos, scientists, FOW/Sherie, Dana, Tamika, masked warriors, Lauren, Kevin, ???
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Cookies, Visitor, Parade Day, Company Picnic, and Renovations all continue to slam together for a five-episode pileup.

Warnings in the endnotes.

New miscellaneous story sketches, and new art-nouveau daemon portraits: the Man in the Tan Jacket and Megan Wallaby.

( "And for anybody who feels unsafe tonight – and why wouldn't you, with all the disturbances from a certain teenage felon terrorizing our town – Strexcorp is even opening the picnic grounds early." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 41/?: The Battle in the Vale
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana/Maureen, Janice, Tamika, masked army, Lauren, ensemble
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Dana does some last-minute wrangling of alternate-world allies. Cecil and Janice's uncle-and-niece team-up finally reaches the cookie-sales stage. Loving couples get their last few nights of peace together, and then all hell breaks loose.

( A dump trick emblazoned with the Girl Scouts of Hispania Nova logo drives past Cecil's apartment complex at half past eight, leaving behind a Prius-sized block of cookie boxes. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 40/?: The Will and the Law
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana, Steve and family, Tamika, kids, scientists, Man in the Tan Jacket
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

All Carlos wants to do is visit his sick mother. The tug-of-war between Strexcorp and the forces of the Republic has escalated too far to make it easy.

Daemon portraits: Cactus Jane, Sarah Sultan, Simone Rigadeau. Also: Emmanuel and Neharah; Sherie, family, and friends.

( "She wasn't there being treated for a heart attack; she was having her lungs rebuilt, after one of our record most-fatal school board meetings. But she was physically present when the hearts started attacking." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 39/?: Mothers Love
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana, scientists, Faceless Old Woman/OC, Tamika, Megan, Fey
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Janice investigates her family history, leading Cecil to reveal some of his own. The Faceless Old Woman, among other things, makes a good undercover bar mitzvah date. And Megan finds a new ordinater to bond with.

Answered a question about "how do you name all the daemons?" over on Tumblr.

( "Señor Palmero was someone Mom was married to decades ago – she kept the family name after he died. Natural death. Eaten by wolves, I think? Something like that." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 38/?: Allies and Mentors
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Dana, otherworld allies, Tamika, Janice, the Man in the Tan Jacket
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

There's an incredible adventure with WALK signs, which will surely go down in town legend. Dana is visiting surprisingly-familiar worlds all over the place. But the part of this chapter you really want to hear about is the Man in the Tan Jacket returning.

Guest art: psychedelic Isaña and Khoshekh, by cloudscaper!

( "Got the Royal Air Force on our tail, so we split up – she zigged, I zagged – give it a second. N-----h, dear, this is Tamika – and that – that's Dana." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 37/?: Heart of the Experiment
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Tamika, scientists, AU scientists
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Dana, adventuring across further worlds, meets a new set of AU-but-familiar faces. Back home, Cecil and Carlos harness the concrete-smashing power of love.

Characters and their daemons: the UWII universe. Other art: jogging Delphine, and Cecil's apartment.

( Carlos in turn is wearing a borrowed nightshirt of Cecil's – it has a wide lace-trimmed collar and poufy sleeves – and pajama shorts with a cloth decal of a lithium atom sewn on the hem. Cecil thinks they're cute, although, to be fair, Cecil also thought the decal was the logo of the Masonic Drone Legion. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 36/?: Hands to Hold
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana, Maureen, Faceless Old Woman, Megan, Tamika, scientists, kids, masked army
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Dana takes Maureen to visit her new friends in the otherworld desert. Sherie's kids are back in town, with the Faceless Old Woman keeping a surprisingly helpful eye on them. Megan Wallaby gets a body transplant, we accidentally drop in on the University of What It Is, and, in the past, there's some guy doing construction work with a bunch of angels....

( "You will notice that some of the courses are marked with orange triangles. This indicates that they are generously sponsored by Strexcorp, and you should absolutely not use those time periods to skip school and, for instance, run secret anti-corporate missions around town." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 35/?: Waning Crescent
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Dana, Tamika, Faceless Old Woman, Janice, the Man in the Tan Jacket
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Dana, Tamika, and the team try to figure out how to block the light of the Smiling God. Tension among the experimental theologians over which mayoral candidate to support. And the Man in the Tan Jacket's luck might just be starting to turn around.

More art nouveau portraits: Mary Malone, Pamela Winchell, and Lauren Mallard.

( Dana runs through a long and varied list, including "three people, including one daemon who can still shapeshift as necessary," "two dead biomachines," "empty power-bar wrappers and bags of chips", and "one ceramic mug with the NVCR logo, chipped after Maureen threw it at a rock." )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 34/?: A Terrible Light
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Dana, Tamika, Maureen, John Peters, Night Valeans
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

The Li Huas are released, and they're not happy about it. Carlos and the other theologians try to straighten out their plans for surviving the next month. Maureen and Dana see off the rest of their fellow citizens...except for one. Oh, and there's this bright light, of terrible power....

Rearranged/updated some Strex daemon portraits: Daniel, Lauren, Zariya Thiébeaut; Vanessa, Kevin, Carlo. And here's a brand-new set! Marcus Vansten, the Faceless Old Woman, Hiram McDaniels.

( There's clearly no non-suspicious explanation for why they're dressed in cargo shorts and sturdy boots, wearing well-stuffed backpacks and carrying holstered guns, at dead o'clock in the morning. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 33/?: Reintegration and Re-Education
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Dana, Maureen, scientists, Janice's mother
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Carlos works his way back into the swing of non-kidnapped life: Whispering Forest expeditions, secret contraband hand-offs, team members getting dragged off for re-education, you know, the usual. Meanwhile, Dana bonds with Maureen and coordinates the beginnings of an escape — for everyone but herself.

New character-and-daemon portraits: Emmanuel, Vithya, and Maureen.

So much new art from readers, too! From birbcecil/soupengine: Isaña sketch, Isaña and Khoshekh animation, Isaña in a loud holiday sweater. And from inimitable-nectar, Tamika and Rashi <3

( "That is, I'm sure someone...I can't think of any specific names just now, but that doesn't mean...oh! Cecil! Cecil was an intern, and he's still alive. There you go." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 32/?: Possession Headaches
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Tamika, the Woman from Italy, scientists, Hannah/Lucy, Sylvia Kayali, the Man in the Tan Jacket
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

A hard day's work for the Subtle Knifebearer. Tamika builds illegal bloodstone circles, bonds with Carlos over their Kevin-induced injuries, races to get to Hannah and Lucy Gutierrez before Strex does, battles a visiting eldritch horrorterror, helps some confused archaeologists back to their own universe, and gets a present from a man in a tan jacket.

New art: Knife sketches; Strexcorp's Most Wanted.

( But when a handful of Strex security enforcers finally charge into the store, it just so happens that one person spills a carton of goats' eggs in their way. And another loses his grip on a jar of pasta sauce. And so on. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 31/?: Scars
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Faceless Old Woman, Glow Cloud, Pamela, Trish, the Man in the Tan Jacket, Janice, Tamika
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Carlos has a rough first day of recovery. In fact, all of Night Vale is having a rough day, because Strexcorp just banned bloodstones. Sherie bribes the Faceless Old Woman for help, with awkward results. Tamika had better get back soon.

More art-nouveau character portraits: Kevin, Josie, and, at last, Tamika.

And more guest art! Henriette and Clotère, by chess_ka.

( "Are you having hearing trouble?" asks the Faceless Old Woman curiously. "That's the first sign of ear spiders. You might want to get that checked out." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 30/?: The Time of Knives
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Tamika, Kevin
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

The one where Kevin takes Tamika on a life-changing field trip.

New art: The Knifebearer in the Library; portrait of Henriette.

( "We have heard so much about you in Desert Bluffs. Mostly that you are, tragically, a missing child, and anyone who has seen you should contact the authorities immediately." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 29/?: We Shall Return
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Megan, the Man in the Tan Jacket, Janice, Advanced Readers
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

This whole "let's rescue Carlos" plan isn't going as well as it might have.

Warnings in the endnotes.

( Speaking of Carlos: he looks a lot better now that he's not strapped down or covered with blood, but his pupils are still dilated much too wide to be healthy, and his own posture is blandly relaxed in a way he's not a good enough actor to fake. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 28/?: Nicked
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Lauren, Tamika, Man in the Tan Jacket
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Strexcorp stole themselves a Carlos. Time for an all-star Night Vale rescue mission.

Warnings for typical Desert Bluffs drugging, blood, and injuries.

New art! Erika!Carlos and Erika!Cecil, by chess_ka. Also: Cecil's separation ordeal, and happier family memories.

( "The entire greater Desert Bluffs metropolitan area is lucky to have you. Why, just look at you, diligently manning your desk even though earlier today your boyfriend collapsed and had to be hospitalized." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 27/?: Legally Empowered
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Faceless Old Woman, Tamika, Marcus, Steve, Janice, the Man in the Tan Jacket, Lauren
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Steve brings Janice over to the chapel for some quick tests. Erika-née-Marcus finally realizes that Tamika and the Book Club have been co-opting his stuff. Carlos tests the Little Theologian's Book on the Man in the Tan Jacket. And Lauren Mallard gloats.

More art nouveau portraits: Steve and Renée Carlsberg; Intern Maureen; Lyra and Will.

( Of course there's nothing. Steve got his brain scrambled by Strexcorp and walked away with permanent visual distortions. That's all this is. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 26/?: Deer Time Travelers
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Marcus, Vithya, Faceless Old Woman, Hiram, Kevin
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

Carlos's team re-organizes, and prepares for departures. Then Strex tries a thing with deer, leading to lots of fun with short-range time travel. Although, granted, when it involves Kevin showing up at NVCR in the middle of a mayoral debate, the only person having fun is Kevin.

Warning for typical Desert Bluffs gore.

( "Don't get too excited about that — it's only two days in the future, so it's not like we've made any significant breakthroughs since I was you." )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Blinking Light Up On The Clouded Mountain, 25/?: The Company and the Orange Trees
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Megan, Dana, Maureen
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

"The Council will recall who stayed in town to spread the warning to all its citizens of the encroaching pieces of void, long after they had punked out without so much as a word."

New set of art-nouveau character portraits: Carlos, the Scholar; Cecil, the Anchor; Dana, the Walker. (More to come; requests accepted.)

( "Burn them to ash, and the ash will still make people disappear. As I found out after, completely by accident, spilling some of this ash on a Strexcorp store manager. In, also by accident, small yet precise increments that grew increasingly larger, so the data suggests that it's safe in quantities of less than three grams, but —" )

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