- Carlos, episode 51.
Obviously “you have the best voice of them all” is beyond adorable and I am so happy that we’ve got canon confirmation that Carlos loves Cecil’s voice (though clearly it was a given)…
but I love “be patient with me”. It’s not just “be patient until I get home”. Carlos knows that Cecil is anxious, and a little impatient with him wanting to stay in the desert and explore further. He knows Cecil gets a little infuriated with him and his obsessions. I think this isn’t just Carlos asking Cecil to be patient until he gets back to Night Vale, but asking Cecil to be patient with him, as a person - to be patient with his interests, to be patient as he learns how to communicate better, to be patient as he figures out how to balance the important things in his life.
They run into a problem this episode, with priorities that don’t line up, and they talk about it. It’s maybe not the best communication in the world, but for two people who have had a lot of communication issues it’s obvious that they are trying, that they’re improving, and that they’re listening to one another.
Remember how everyone’s favorite part of Heath Ledger’s performance in Brokeback Mountain was his almost painful physical repression, his reluctance to express any emotion that wasn’t punching or SHUTTING DOWN? His voice was closed in on itself in a raspy burr — he fell to the ground rather than shed tears — his face was hooded and dark and full of twitching cheek muscles. Kristen Stewart is Heath Ledger, I assure you. She has the same handsome face, the same winsome, masculine smile, the same reluctance to make direct eye contact.
For years, everyone in the world has misunderstood Kristen Stewart’s compressed emotional range. They thought it meant she was a limited actress; it means nothing of the kind. She is John Wayne being forced to play the Maureen O’Hara character. Give her a rail to lean against during a sunset, a military jacket, a toothpick to chew on, and something to squint her eyes against lazily in the distance, and her guardedness will be transformed from unsuccessful femininity to The Great American Male.
Kristen Stewart is a goddamn cowboy.
we need to talk about this:
this is from a shoujo manga
lover of rain and the sky and everything in between
physics and films and reading and music
eternally bored out of life
poetry is the breath of life