"And it is possible that I am alone in an empty universe, speaking to no one, unaware that the world is held aloft merely by my delusions and my smooth, sonorous voice.”
(c) Cecil in episode 5 “The Shape in Grove Park”
Whoever this ‘John Peters’ is, selling oranges and orange juice, is not the John Peters we know
Hello, Night Vale Fandom. I’ve noticed a lot of people directing harassment towards POC fans over their dislike of white Cecil headcanons. I’ve also noticed a lot of people expressing their adoration of how “different” the headcanons for Cecil are.
Well, here’s a breakdown of all the Cecils I’ve seen today in the tag (excluding cosplay, including fancasts). White fans, I want you to take a look at this and really understand that you’re not being left out. POC fans are irritated that, once again, the fandom has defaulted to white—defaulted to white on a character who had absolutely no description of him, and all of the “different” versions of white Cecil honestly portray the same guy just in different art styles. And this is only over the span of twelve hours.
Just because a headcanon is popular doesn’t mean it isn’t problematic. Be more mindful and creative.
I think everyone should be allowed to see their own Cecil the way they want to, there is NO definition on what he (the character) really looks like. I personally base my idea of Cecil on what I’m going to look like when I cosplay as him, since I want to feel like I pulled it off well.
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