(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.
What this post discusses - sodomquake and the very reactionary state of discourse for social justice on tumblr - is something I think needs both more time and discussion dedicated to it.
second giveaway pic. for sexybaldwin. cooking. yehaw.
I’ve just been informed that Mrs. Sylvia Wickersham has made another large donation to the Night Vale Community College Capital Campaign. This one consisting of 1000 live, and extremely fluffy rabbits. The capital committee is beginning to have difficulty finding space on campus to house her donations
Night Vale Minimalist: A Story About Them [1/?]
“This is a story about them,” says the man on the radio. And you are concerned, because this is not a story you were ever supposed to hear.
Cecil + 90’s fashion + cotton candy hair = ???
I am so tempted to, one of these days, take a long weekend, sit down with the Night Vale transcripts, go through the entire series from Pilot to the current update and mark down all of the little bits and pieces that come back later, especially as part of big revelations like Old Oak Doors.
Like, do you guys realize that they established the “portals to alternate realms only fully close once everyone/thing who went through them is back in their proper location” rule in episode four? With a completely different set of portals? And yet it’s mentioned very casually, as though this is an obvious thing that Night Vale has seen time and again, so it makes perfect sense when Carlos spells it out two years later as a major plot point?
And that’s not even mentioning how utterly unsettling all of the Desert Bluffs references suddenly become in retrospect. This podcast, man. The writing is frighteningly good.