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i love how podcast fandoms have a way of producing fifty million versions of the same character’s appearance and yet you know exactly which character it is every time

especially when there’s practically no canonical description of the character in question

i may not know what cecil “the voice of night vale” gershwin palmer or jonathan “the archivist” sims look like but i sure can tell them apart at a glance

This is a really interesting parallel to art of deities in classical civs (I don’t remember this lecture super well, but I’m trying!) Basically, you could tell which deity the artist was depicting not based on their features, but by their iconography: Artemis would be depicted with a bow, or dogs, or deer, so that you could tell it was her. I’m pretty sure the same concept is in action here! Different characters are depicted with different color palettes and motifs (such as eyes and tape recorders) so that you can tell who it is.

I just think that’s really cool.

Yeah, this. Like I’m not even very far into tma but I still know that it’s



#thinking about this post again for obvious reasons #Welcome to Night Vale #The Magnus Archives #art #fanart #juxtaposition

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