Cecil and Carlos grew up together and dated as teenagers. The City Council decided that Carlos was distracting Cecil from his calling as The Voice of Night Vale, so they both got called in for re-education. They both forgot each other’s existence an Carlos was moved out of town.
This explains 1, why Carlos is adapting to Night Vale so well, and 2, why Cecil ‘fell in love instantly’. He didn’t need to fall in love, he was already there.
This would also explain why Carlos seems uncomfortable around Cecil and avoids him at first, because he subconsciously associates Cecil with a lot of pain and angst.
(Note: While this post discusses the recent doxxing of a well-known member of the Welcome To Night Vale fandom, I will not be using her real name at any point. While the name is undoubtedly known to many people, I nonetheless ask anyone reblogging or commenting on this post or related posts to practice similar discretion. The more distance she can put between her professional identity and the damaging false accusations made against her, the better.)
This post was created as part of a joint effort by several people. It was written by branwyn-says, and co-signed by some (but not all) of the people who have been personally affected by the situation. I created a new blog for this post, both to keep the bulk of the traffic away from my personal blog and so that other people could make posts on the subject at a later time, if they wished to. I apologize for any confusion created by my use of the passive voice, which I deemed necessary to protect people’s privacy.
The purpose of this post is to bring to light information that will hopefully prevent what happened to Tumblr user sodomquake from happening to anyone else. I will only present information that has been verified through screencaps or personal statements from multiple people involved.
This post concerns the actions of a particular Tumblr user, namely the individual who has admitted to creating the teethforlunch blog that doxxed sodomquake. After serious discussion with people who know this individual, we as a group have elected not to disclose their identity at this time. This decision was made in the interests of protecting vulnerable persons, and in the hopes that teethforlunch will choose to take a break from fandom for awhile and seriously consider the choices that led them to engage in behavior that has harmed many people. This post will be using they/their pronouns to refer to teethforlunch, not as a reflection of that person’s gender identity or personal pronoun choice, but simply to protect their privacy.
Our hope is that the information we are sharing will create a context for serious fandom discussions that address the way we engage one another when it comes to important matters such as social justice and accountability.
This post offers a lot of reassurance for those of us who watched the whole debacle go down with anger and frustration, but weren’t in a position to do anything substantial about it. A heartfelt thank-you to everyone who was in that position, and did.