Clean, high-res cover image for chapter 11 of But I’m A Cat Person. Featuring a subset of the major female characters, all in uniforms from Jany’s old school.
The statue, by the way, was Patrick’s default form in his last incarnation.
(a) Glad you like them!
(b) It’s an awesome song, and I would love to hear a recording of the parody.
(c) …Have I ever thought of a Little Mermaid AU? Well, there was that one time I wrote 21,000 words about oceanographer Carlos winning the attention of tentacled mer-creature Seacil. So, yes. Yes, I have thought of it =)
It’s the way to get it done
It’s effective and it’s fun!
If you want them all to flee you, every boss and racketeer
Give their acquisitions up and slink away in fear
State your wishes in a language that they all can hear
Am I clear?
Put slingshots on your shopping list
Get guns and ammo in our midst
We’ll use our books as clubs if they persist
When there are no cops around
Shoot their helicopters down
Watch out, you’re aiming from the wrist
Just to beat ‘em up is not enough
And we can’t let them call our bluff
We’ve got to be prepared to play this rough
They’re causing fatalities
In our municipality
So we must, forthwith, threaten them with
We won’t stop until they leave
You can do it, just believe!
If we’re gonna banish our invaders somewhere far away
We have to make them see that we are not in this to play
And the fastest way to put our dedication on display
[2/2] p.s. erm… that was… just in case you ~needed~ some animal-daemon-ideas ideas in future… *blush* oh dear - I just nerded out at you didn’t I? Sorry! >_<’
Not a problem! I’m always up for finding about about cool new animals =)
Those are some dashing primates in your list. Apparently the dusky leaf monkey’s genus mostly live in harems — now there’s a plot twist waiting to happen. Gorgeous birds, too, especially the ribbon-tailed astrapia. And hoatzins! They look like dinosaurs. It’s great.
(…And now I’ve spent half an hour checking out drawings of feathered dinosaurs on Wikipedia. Because hey, it’s Night Vale, there’s no reason someone couldn’t be walking around with an Alvarezsaurus.)
The His Dark Materials crossover won’t. It’s such an actor-specific thing — like, clearly the impressions in Old Oak Doors were not there for reasons of plot or pacing, they were there for reasons of knowing Hal Lublin was going to perform in this scene and wanting to take full advantage. You can’t really translate that into fic.
(Also, HDM!Steve is really different from what we’ve learned since about canon!Steve, and I’m not even gonna try to reconcile them at this point.)
Steve’s imitations might come up in The Musical, given the whole theme of “Night Vale spontaneously develops elements of a stage production.” There’s probably a song about doing impressions somewhere….
And yeah, I started the HDM AU long before Condos was released, so I had a different Carlos in my head for a long while there ^_^; In that case, with the characterization, I’ve been kinda trying to weave Dylan!Carlos in on top of what was already written. Giving him more scenes where he gets really excited, or gets caught up in science talk and starts rambling, or reveals some weird hangup (“I study science, not plants”). So it’s less “random shift in voice mid-story” and more “But Carlos’s true capacity for totally nerding out had never been required…until now.” [dun dun dunnn]
Jany Balachandran: awkward geeky British teenager, Master of a shapechanger who may or may not be the inspiration for any number of legendary dragons, currently living off a couch in her brother’s apartment.
She’s about to hop a plane across the Atlantic to go visit Ann Walker. Let’s all take bets on how well that’s going to end.
Clean, high-res cover of But I’m A Cat Person's chapter 15.
From the second book in the His Dark Materials AU.
When Strexcorp first hits town and locks down the radio station with Cecil inside it, the Sheriff’s secret police have reason to blame Carlos, and take him into custody. Cecil escapes first, and comes to see Carlos — but neither of them is getting through this unscathed.
You are so kind, thank you! I definitely have more fake news fics in me, even with TCR winding down…and in the meantime, there’s a nice large back catalog for you to work though ^_^