I recently caught up to current with Welcome to Night Vale. But listening to a few episodes, I found a couple of things that fit, uncomfortably, with my day to day life. The one that really jumped out at me was in Episode 27 – First Date.
Cecil says, “Tuesday is a holiday. Make sure you have adequate emergency supplies and plenty of clear plastic sheeting. We’re not sure which holiday it is, so have all possible antidotes on hand.”
Which immediately brought me back to mid-September and when asked several Japanese people what the holiday was coming up, they didn’t know. (It was Respect for the Aged Day.) After that, I have begun to notice a lot more similarities between living in Japan and living in Night Vale. Not all of them match exactly, but they do seem to have strong parallels.
I’ll be doing more of these, probably at a rate of once a month or so until I run out of things to talk about. There is a bit of fiction in there to keep with the Night Vale feeling, but there is also a fair bit of truth.
Hope you like it!