Single Synapse Theory in Action

Rambling, musing, and generally existing via yet another platform. We'll see what happens, eh?

Anonymous said: Maybe I shouldn't be asking this after I've already bought tickets to the show in San Diego but I'm really only a fan of Night Vale. Nothing against Thrilling Adventure Hour, I just haven't had time. I'm going to give it a listen but I won't be able to hear all of them before SDCC. So anyone who saw their last crossover show can you still enjoy it without knowing much about Thrilling Adventure Hour? And anyone who's a fan of Thrilling Adventure Hour any recommendations where to start listening?

annakie:

fuckyeahwelcometonightvale:

I don’t personally listen to it— I’ve been meaning to, but I’ve just never had time.

Followers who listen to TAH, would you mind giving this anon some advice as to where to start? I’d love to know myself, as well, there’s a considerable number of episodes that are out already and it’s a little intimidating!

If you’re new to Thrilling Adventure Hour, please check out the New Listener FAQ over at the TAH wiki.  The main fandom blog is fyeahthrillingadventurehour so if WTNV people have any questions, please check out these resources or just ask in the Thrilling Advenutre Hour tag, we’re pretty friendly! :)

If you’re going to the SDCC crossover, you should listen to the Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars episodes of TAH.  I’d cram in as many as possible in the next week, following the Sparks Nevada Universe Continuity page on the TAH wiki to make sure you hit all the Sparks universe episodes, as there’s some other segments that also take place in the Sparks universe that have different names.

The Christmas episodes have Sparks Nevada stuff in them, but also full episodes of some of the other segments.

Sparks Nevada has a ton of continuity in it so it may be difficult to just jump into the middle, but I was at the ECCC show and they do a pretty good job giving WTNV-only people an idea of what’s going on.

If you have really limited time and just want to catch up on a few episodes, some that could help would be:

Just realize that you’re being dropped into a new storyline here, but those episodes feature a recent storyline that factored somewhat into the crossover as written at ECCC.

Also check out Emperor of Mars (TAH #166) VARIANT B for an episode which guest stars Cecil Baldwin. :)

The basics of what you need to know is that Sparks Nevada is the Marshal on Mars approximately 1000 years from now.  He has a faithful Martian companion, Croach the Tracker, who is under onus to him for saving his tribe from a flood and since then saving his life a few times and many other debts.  Martians take their onuses very seriously.  Pemily Stallwark is from the Earth’s Moon and is a the lone survivor of her year of Punishment Soccer, which left her with severe PTSD but she’s been trying to better herself recently.  The population of the Earth’s moon rebelled 76 years ago and since then the Earth’s government has held them in a vice-like grip. (The whole Pemily/Moon thing started as a Hunger Games parody but has grown into it’s own thing since then.)

The Red Plains Rider is a human woman who was raised by Martians and is an independent vigilante on Mars who has history with both Sparks and Croach.  (She isn’t going to be in the crossover, but she’s in one of the episodes above.)

I think the more minor characters are going to change from the ECCC show based on the casting, so I don’t know which minor characters are going to be in it. :(

I help out with both the wiki and fytah, so I’m also happy to answer any questions anyone has whenever. :)  Hope this helps!

mechcanuck:

IT. IS. ON.

mechcanuck:

IT. IS. ON.

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janiemcpants:

Time for Another Thrilling Adventure!

A Thrilling Adventure Hour Fanmix

(listen)

TRACK LIST

Part I: Clink!

I hope in your horoscope there’s room for a dope who adores you

01. Let’s Face the Music and Dance / Nat King Cole || 02. I’m Your Man / Michael Bublé || 03. You’re the Boss / Brian Setzer Orchestra || 04. You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight / Big Bad Voodoo Daddy || 05. The Wonder of You / Kitty Kallen || 06. Not a Care in the World / Benny Goodman & His Orchestra with Peggy Lee || 07. Too Marvelous for Words / Frank Sinatra || 08. Love of My Life / Artie Shaw & His Orchestra with Anita Boyer

Part II: Also, I’ll Have My 100 Lasers.

We patrol the streets around the clock

01. It Lives! / Two Steps from Hell || 02. Destroy Them with Lazers (VIP Remix) / Knife Party || 03. Mutants in Mega-City One / The Fink Brothers || 04. Crimewave / Mega Drive || 05. That’s Really Super, Supergirl / XTC || 06. Midnight City / M83 || 07. Boss Battle / Nigel Godrich || 08. Save the World (Alesso Remix) / Swedish House Mafia

Part III: I’m…from Earth.

He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead

01. The Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space) / They Might Be Giants || 02. Don’t Fence Me In / The Andrews Sisters feat. Bing Crosby || 03. You’re a Real Good Friend / Ernest Tubb & Red Foley || 04. Titoli / Ennio Morricone || 05. Big Iron / Marty Robbins || 06. Peacemaker / The SteelDrivers || 07. Further on up the Road / Johnny Cash || 08. The Lonely Shepherd / Gheorghe Zamfir

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portablemiah:

shout out to my fellow natives who feel bitter about the 4th of july and aren’t allowed to speak up about it. shout out to any non-straight/trans/etc person whose rights aren’t recognized and feels silenced by pro-american propaganda. shout out to anyone who knows that america isn’t a free country, that independence is limited, and that the only men created equal are the ones who meet the criteria.

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crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

crystaltokyogorepolice:

teenagemutantnegroturtle:

ask-aphsiberia:

mr-pond-parties-in-the-impala:

cosbyykidd:

It’s worked for white people, I figured I might as well give it a shot.

GET THIS GUY TO DISNEY WORLD DAMN IT

I want you to go man!

if this was a white girl this would have had the notes 3 weeks ago

People are sending him racist messages telling him it’s not gonna happen and he doesn’t belong in Disney World over this post. So we’re gonna reblog it even more.

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quantumflex said: Regarding female led superhero media: I don't think that women actually deserve equal representation in fiction. The vast majority of heroes in real life, like soldiers, police officers or firefighters, are men. So if women want to be at least half of the heroes in fiction, they need to step up their game. That's only fair.

itswalky:

It must be personally embarrassing for you, living in a world where only men are heroes, to have turned out to be such a fucking idiot.

silvermoon424:

zulchep:

elionking:

real-hiphophead:

kaijuleng:

tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!
- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.
- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.
- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason
- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.
- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 
- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized
- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it
like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.
I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.
Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty shit. 

Don’t snitch. That is all.

We been saying snitches get stitches

NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.TAKING ANYTHING HARMS THE WORKERS. THEFT DIRECTLY AFFECTS STORE BUDGET, WHICH IN TURN DETERMINES WORK HOURS AVAILABLE. YOU ARE COSTING PEOPLE THEIR FUCKING JOBS BY STEALING.THE CEOS AT THE TOP ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS. THEY DO NOT FUCKING CARE. YOU ARE STEALING FROM THE EMPLOYEES WHO WORK AT THE STORE.DON’T FUCKING STEAL, YOU SORRY FUCKING SHITS.YES, EVEN FROM WALMART. BECAUSE CORPORATE DOESN’T FUCKING CARE. YOU ARE NOT STICKING IT TO THE MAN BY SHOPLIFTING. YOU ARE STICKING IT TO YOUR LOCAL STORE, STAFFED BY LOCAL PEOPLE, AND ARE COSTING LOCAL PEOPLE JOBS.YOU ARE DIRECTLY MAKING MY FUCKING LIFE HARDER. HOW DO I KNOW? BECAUSE I WORK IN LOSS PREVENTION AND INVENTORY. I SEE FIRST HAND HOW YOU SHITHOLES FUCK UP MY LIFE, AND THE LIVES OF MY COWORKERS.THERE IS NO CODE OF FUCKING HONOR, BECAUSE THERE IS NO HONOR IN THEFT.IT IS JUST YOU BEING A FUCKHEAD.STOP IT.

The amount of pro-shoplifting propaganda on Tumblr never fails to astound me. Do you people have ANY IDEA what you’re doing? Or who you’re hurting? Hint: It’s not the corporate bigwigs. You’re just hurting underpaid and overworked retail employees who are just trying to make ends meet; now they have to deal with getting their wages cut thanks to YOUR stealing.Don’t fucking steal. Just DON’T. And if you see someone shoplifting, ALERT THE STAFF. Don’t just sit there and do nothing, someone’s job could be at stake. This whole “Don’t be a snitch” mentality NEEDS to stop.

I gave a lecture during our morning meeting today on just this. As people steal, a store goes out of budget. As the store goes out of budget, corporate cuts hours. Stealing costs all of us. I had a girl just the other day who was in tears because, as the one of has to do the stock counts, numbers being off just COST HER A JOB. A job that supported three kids.
The idea that stealing isn’t a bad thing is a shitty one, especially considering that our products are luxury items, not necessary to survive on.

silvermoon424:

zulchep:

elionking:

real-hiphophead:

kaijuleng:

tattoosfade:

oppressionisntrad:

anarchist-memes:

We are forced to live in a system that steals from us daily, Kill snitch culture.

Important things to keep in mind!

- never take from ‘mom and pop’ type store. Its likely you’ll actually harm them, whereas taking from a walmart wont effect much.

- never take items that a worker is assigned to monitor (usually super expensive items), theyll be in trouble for it. and its usually a minimum wage worker and usually they lose hours or pay, or they even get fired.

- similar to the above, never take things that are usually locked up for the above reason

- if its a store you know gives their near-expiration products to workers/charity, try to avoid taking the near expiration products.

- if youre taking clothing, avoid leaving hangers. it sounds weird, but itll make it seem like it was more likely an error in the computer than a theft, since the empty hanger sitting there will seem suspicious. 

- also for clothing, try not to take more than one item at once, as it will look suspicious if theres 10 medium shirts missing, and it won’t be written off as just a stocking error. and it will lead to workers being penalized

- basically just always consider ‘will this harm a worker’ and if the answer is yes then dont do it

like i was homeless for a while when i was younger and i tried to follow those guidelines to avoid doing harm to people who were probably not much better off than me while trying to get food for myself.

Holy crap, is there like an unspoken thieves code or something?!

it’s a thing. I won’t even lie. I watched someone slip a nursing exam book in their bag at the store I worked at. She made eye contact with me and the blood drained from her face. I simply gave her a sympathetic nod and walked away.

I live in a small town and I knew she was a waitress at a hotel my sister works at, and people at that hotel don’t tip well during off season. Nursing exam books are 50+ bucks. Being a med student myself, I didn’t even breathe a word, and when inventory came up later and the book was missing, I suggested it was likely a mislabel, and the manager wrote it off.

Sometimes, thievery is a necessity. Don’t send people to jail over petty shit. 

Don’t snitch. That is all.

We been saying snitches get stitches

NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.

TAKING ANYTHING HARMS THE WORKERS. THEFT DIRECTLY AFFECTS STORE BUDGET, WHICH IN TURN DETERMINES WORK HOURS AVAILABLE. YOU ARE COSTING PEOPLE THEIR FUCKING JOBS BY STEALING.

THE CEOS AT THE TOP ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS. THEY DO NOT FUCKING CARE. YOU ARE STEALING FROM THE EMPLOYEES WHO WORK AT THE STORE.

DON’T FUCKING STEAL, YOU SORRY FUCKING SHITS.


YES, EVEN FROM WALMART. BECAUSE CORPORATE DOESN’T FUCKING CARE. YOU ARE NOT STICKING IT TO THE MAN BY SHOPLIFTING. YOU ARE STICKING IT TO YOUR LOCAL STORE, STAFFED BY LOCAL PEOPLE, AND ARE COSTING LOCAL
PEOPLE JOBS.

YOU ARE DIRECTLY MAKING MY FUCKING LIFE HARDER. HOW DO I KNOW? BECAUSE I WORK IN LOSS PREVENTION AND INVENTORY. I SEE FIRST HAND HOW YOU SHITHOLES FUCK UP MY LIFE, AND THE LIVES OF MY COWORKERS.


THERE IS NO CODE OF FUCKING HONOR, BECAUSE THERE IS NO HONOR IN THEFT.

IT IS JUST YOU BEING A FUCKHEAD.

STOP IT.

The amount of pro-shoplifting propaganda on Tumblr never fails to astound me. Do you people have ANY IDEA what you’re doing? Or who you’re hurting? Hint: It’s not the corporate bigwigs. You’re just hurting underpaid and overworked retail employees who are just trying to make ends meet; now they have to deal with getting their wages cut thanks to YOUR stealing.

Don’t fucking steal. Just DON’T. And if you see someone shoplifting, ALERT THE STAFF. Don’t just sit there and do nothing, someone’s job could be at stake. This whole “Don’t be a snitch” mentality NEEDS to stop.

I gave a lecture during our morning meeting today on just this. As people steal, a store goes out of budget. As the store goes out of budget, corporate cuts hours. Stealing costs all of us. I had a girl just the other day who was in tears because, as the one of has to do the stock counts, numbers being off just COST HER A JOB. A job that supported three kids.

The idea that stealing isn’t a bad thing is a shitty one, especially considering that our products are luxury items, not necessary to survive on.

(Source: anarchismwillwin, via elpedrososama)

kuueater:

kuueater:

why do dads always just want tools for father’s day

what are they building

image

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gothcatlady:

Prince Alexander of Daventry.

Thing I noticed when I was looking at references: He’s got some beautifully sculpted eyebrows for a guy. I wonder if he and Rosella have spa dates together for sibling bonding.