ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Cecil On The N.T.A. (1/2)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil(/Carlos), Dana, ???/???
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See the His Dark Materials AU masterpost.

"Subway" with daemons, in two parts. (It was originally supposed to be a one-shot, then it doubled. As these things do.)

Part one: Cecil wanders into the newly-formed Night Vale subway...and ends up trapped for several years, away from his boyfriend, his daemon, and his home. Being a radio professional, of course, he documents the whole experience on tape. These are those recordings.

This goes with the big long His Dark Materials AU, but you can probably read it as a standalone, too. Just know that Carlos studies Dust, Khoshekh is Cecil's daemon, and Cecil has weird vision, an alethiometer, and a witch's range.

Title is a play on the Kingston Trio's "M.T.A.", featuring the immortal lyrics "Did he ever return / No, he never returned / And his fate is still unlearned / He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Night Vale Boston / He's the man who never returned...."

( I have started marking off the days with tally marks carved into the wall at the back of my seat. The long-faced whistling passengers did not seem to approve of this public vandalism, but we are pulling away from another stop at which they got off, so I do not have to worry about their disapproval any longer. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Child of Science (or, Scientifically Deduce Who's Coming To Dinner)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, Sparks Nevada: Marshal on Mars
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Science Beings, The Red Plains Rider
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books. The Thrilling Adventure Hour and everything related are the property of Nerdist Industries.

Carlos brings Cecil home to meet his family. It doesn't go so well. They end up hanging out with the Red Plains Rider for a while to recover.

No spoilers for the official WtNV/TAH crossover show, just a personal headcanon:

Carlos was raised by Science Aliens.

( 'Skepticism. He appears to be having difficulty comprehending our signifiers. I would expect a higher level of scientific deduction from anyone trying to date our brilliant Carlos.' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Is An Experimental Theologian (28/30-ish): Blood Oaths
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: pre-Cecil/Carlos, scientists, Sheriff's secret police, Steve Carlsberg, Janice Rio, Harvard officials
Rating: T
Disclaimer/warnings: See story masterpost.

His Dark Materials AU. The electrum spyglass gives Carlos and his team a lot of power, and the Sheriff's secret police are not happy about it. Can our heroes work out a deal? Only if they can make it through a high-speed car chase, another team member dragged off for re-education, and a municipally-mandated amount of blood loss and chanting.

New art: Carlos and Isaña at Josie's, by chess_ka! Meanwhile, I pulled together a fancast of Carlos and his team.

( 'I'll be supervising your ritual bloodletting today. Please take a seat and thoroughly read this list of conditions that might complicate your blood withdrawal, and, if you have one or more of them, do the medically appropriate thing and panic.' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: A Matter of Time before All Your Alliances
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, The Hunger Games
Characters/Pairings: Cecil & Carlos, Khoshekh, Sheriff's secret police
Rating: T
Warnings: post-traumatic stress, violence, police brutality, badly hurt Khoshekh, references to: non-con, character death, attempted suicide. (So, a bunch of THG standards.)
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters and settings are not mine.

Like everyone else, I needed to write a cathartic Khoshekh fic post-e043, and this is what came out. A follow-up to the AU where Carlos is a Hunger Games victor.

Revolution is hard; building a new society out of the wreckage is harder. Cecil's position in the post-war Panem is shaky at best, and there are times when Carlos can't protect him...or Khoshekh. Very loose remix of e043 Visitor, crossed with e037 The Auction.

( It doesn't occur to him to go knock on one of his fellow Victors' doors for backup. They've been his allies for years, but they've also spent most of that time scattered across the Districts and unable to help in a situation like this, so Carlos the Scientist is self-reliant. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Volunteers As Tribute, 3/3: The Mentor
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, The Hunger Games
Characters/Pairings: one-sided (?) Cecil/Carlos, Josie, Earl, Steve, Larry Leroy, Tamika, Paolo, Franklin Wilson, Dana, Erika, Megan Wallaby, others
Rating: T (references to non-con, even more character death)
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters and settings are not mine.

AU. Carlos has been his district's only mentor for the Hunger Games for a decade now (and part of Panem's favorite celebrity romance for almost as long). This year, though? He's gotten a tribute who might be, not just a survivor, but someone who can help change the Games forever.

( 'Exciting news, listeners! Perfect Carlos, the mentor for our brilliant, bold Tamika, is here in the studio with us. Let's see if we can get an interview!' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Volunteers As Tribute, 2/3: The Victor
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, The Hunger Games
Characters/Pairings: one-sided Cecil/Carlos, Leann Hart, Pamela Winchell, Josie, Khoshekh, others
Rating: T (violence, PTSD, prescription drug [ab]use, suicidal ideation, more character death)
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters and settings are not mine.

AU. Carlos has survived the Hunger Games, earning himself a cute nickname and a hefty helping of trauma. One year later, he has to return to the Capitol in the company of next year's tributes...and re-encounter the commentator who still has a frankly scary obsession with him.

( He reads the canned speeches Leann gives him, and walks away with vague memories of saying that such-and-such a district must be the most fascinating place in the country. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Volunteers As Tribute, 1/3: The Volunteer
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, The Hunger Games
Characters/Pairings: one-sided Cecil/Carlos, Simone Rigadeau, Leann Hart, Glow Cloud, Vithya, others
Rating: T (violence, character death)
Disclaimer: All recognizable characters and settings are not mine.

AU. How Carlos scienced his way into winning the Hunger Games, and what he did with his life afterward.

Complete, in three parts. Will be posted as it's edited (in between chapters of the ongoing HDM AU). Part one: Carlos's Games...as told through the voice of Cecil, the long-time Games commentator (and beloved Capitol fashion icon) who fell in love with him the instant he volunteered.

( I'm sure we'll be hearing plenty about this young man over the next week. Possibly even from people other than me. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Our Quiet Little Town, Vol. II
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Subject: The series in general
Rating: G

A musical recap of Welcome to Night Vale: one song per episode, for episodes 13-25.



During this time, the City Council lifts their bans on writing utensils, thesauruses, and public descriptions of the moon. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Our Quiet Little Town, Vol. I
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Subject: The series in general
Rating: G

A musical recap of Welcome to Night Vale: one song per episode, for the first thirteen episodes.



When asked why a Wheat and Wheat By-Products Shelter already existed, the City Council answered, simply, 'Prophecy.' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Republic of Heaven Community Radio
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, His Dark Materials
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Khoshekh, Carlos's family, a whole pack of scientists, Josie, angels, Steve and kid, Earl, Dana, the Man in the Tan Jacket, the Apache Tracker, the Faceless Old Woman, Pamela Winchell, Serafina Pekkala, Xaphania, past Lyra/Will, Tamika, Lord Asriel, Hiram McDaniels, Kevin, Lauren, and more
Rating: T
Contents: Re-education, non-con daemon-touching, daemon separation, physical violence, religious trauma, blood/injury, character death, mentions of suicide/suicide attempts, intercision. Basically, canon-typical violence/trauma, for both canons.
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books. His Dark Materials setting and ideas are all Phillip Pullman's.

A masterpost for the WtNV His Dark Materials AU. See also: the TVTropes Page.


Story, illustrations, guest art, vocabulary, and daemon guide )
ptahrrific: I want a girl with fingernails that shine like justice. (sailor moon)
Title: Dreams of perfection! The wonders of the computer age
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, Sailor Moon
Characters/Pairings: Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye, Fisheye/Carlos, Cecil/Carlos, Computer, Megan Wallaby
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books. Sailor Moon and everything related are the shared property of several huge corporate empires.

When the Amazon Trio decides to modernize their operation, a computer informs them that the human with the world's most beautiful dream doesn't live in Japan at all, but in a little town called Night Vale. Could Megan Wallaby be the key to finding Pegasus? How will the town cope with so many strange events involving mirrors? Did Big Rico's always sell fish-food pizza?

(A fic based entirely on combining the way these two canons handle the phrase "a beautiful dream.")

( 'The two of you can figure out how to handle the Megan issue, and I will find out if Pegasus is hiding in this man's obviously perfect dreams.' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Children of an Elder God (can make Excellent Trophy Boyfriends)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, assorted Night Valeans, Cecil's father
Rating: T
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

For this Night Vale Community Kink prompt. "Cecil is over a hundred years old and looks like he's somewhere in his late thirties or early forties, so Carlos never even considered the possibility that his boyfriend might still be the Eldritch Abomination equivalent of jail-bait."

(Specific content warnings are in the endnotes, due to spoilers.)

( 'I've gotten about eight different calls or texts about you since your broadcast started. Some of them with pretty...colorful threats about what I can expect if I, ah, 'take advantage' of you. Should I be worried?' )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Family Reunion (4/4)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, fake news, The Magic School Bus
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Jon/"Stephen", Ms. Frizzle, other crossover cameos
Rating: T
Disclaimer: None of these series and/or people are mine.

Stephen takes Jon for a ride, while Carlos recovers his childhood memories in full.

( He didn't actually remember packing this particular navy-blue hoodie, but it was on the top of the pile, so (after the routine check for scorpions) he pulled it on. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Good Morning, Night Vale
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Kevin/Carlos
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

There's a new radio host in town.

( Everyone I've spoken to has been so kind and reassuring, and from the bottom of my heart I am grateful for your hospitality. )
ptahrrific: Jon and Stephen, "Believe in the me who believes in you" (fake news)
Title: Family Reunion (2/4)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, fake news, The Magic School Bus
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Jon/"Stephen", Ms. Frizzle, other crossover cameos
Rating: T
Disclaimer: None of these series and/or people are mine.

Jon bonds with Carlos as the only other normal person in a weird, weird group. Cecil wants to hear more about Carlos' childhood, and not just the magical adventures, either. And when Stephen gets picked on, the Friz decides to turn it into a learning opportunity.

( 'And two decades later you were doing seismology research that ended up leading you to Night Vale! I should really track down this Dorothy Ann person and send her a thank-you card.' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: Family Reunion (1/4)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale, fake news, The Magic School Bus
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, Jon/"Stephen", Ms. Frizzle, other crossover cameos
Rating: T
Contents (across the whole story); moderate sexual situations, canon-typical character death
Disclaimer: None of these series and/or people are mine.

Cecil brings Carlos as his date to a family reunion. He can't wait to catch up with his journalist cousin Stephen, and he's sure Carlos will get along great with his scientist aunt Valerie.

( 'You have to not...freak out. Or scream. Or hide. Or run to the nearest phone and call up the SCP Foundation. In fact, you really shouldn't let on that you've ever heard of the SCP Foundation.' )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Blinded Me With Science
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Subject: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: G

An unrepentently fluffy, cheesy, shippy mix. Featuring radio, science, true love, and perfect hair.

(Animated version of the cover art.)



Invisible airwaves crackle with life / Bright antennae bristle with the energy )


Rebloggable on Tumblr | Listen on 8tracks
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

A drabble (100 words). Cecil, Carlos, and karaoke.

( At least once every few weeks, Cecil drags a reluctant Carlos down to Marcia Riggs' Breakfast Buffet and Karaoke Bar. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer (7/7)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos, assorted Night Vale residents
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

With both of their lives changed forever, Seacil and Carlos each find their way home.

( It has been a very long three days, dear listeners. I don't really feel like talking about it right now. )
ptahrrific: Cecil and Carlos with science in the dark (night vale)
Title: He Says He Is An Oceanographer (6/7)
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Characters/Pairings: Cecil/Carlos
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Night Vale and everything related are the property of Commonplace Books.

On the last day before Seacil's time on land runs out, both he and Carlos learn a few things about getting burned.

( "Sorry, I guess this gets in the way of your whole 'perfect Carlos' image...." )

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