So I'm not sure I'd exactly consider myself obsessed. with this, but I certainly am intrigued.
I'd been hearing chatter on Twitter lately about this new thing called "Welcome to Night Vale." What it was, I wasn't sure—I at first thought it might be a TV show or webseries. I was close; it's a podcast. A very strange podcast.
According to the series' official website:
It's a bizarre mix of spooky and small town. The podcast currently has 31 episodes, but I'm only on episode 11. Here's the first episode, so you can get a taste:WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.
I'm not really sure I get it ... but I'm going to keep listening.
And this week, from the Mister:
Colt has been "playing" this new "game" for about a week now. It's called Cookie Clicker, and the reason I use quotes in the previous sentence is because I use those terms loosely. The point of the whole thing is to "make" cookies—by clicking your cursor on a cookie located on screen and building up "achievements" in order to get the whole thing to auto run. (And I've just used up my allotted quotation marks for the whole week.)
This is what the starting screen looks like:
And this is what Colt's screen currently looks like.
Thank you (?) Shaun for introducing this into our lives.
And from TGG:
Pronunciation Book is a YouTube channel supposedly geared toward non-English speakers that, in 2010, started posting videos explaining how to pronounce English words. Earlier this year, the channel took a decidedly creepy turn when it started posting odd sentences, poems and short stories followed by the phrase "Something is going to happen in __ days." The number of days started at 77 and the channel has since been counting down each day—the coundown runs out Sept. 24. The creepiness factor is upped when you take into account that the static that plays at the end of each video, when cleaned up and stacked, show an image of a man pointing at a sign.
There are a lot of theories about the channel and what will happen come the end of the countdown, most of which you can find at the Pronunciation Book Conspiracy Wiki. Wes doesn't really care what it all means, but he enjoys the whole thing because of the "thrill of not knowing and making guesses."
Here's yesterday's video:
And on that bombshell (I was watching Top Gear while drafting this... ), what about you, friends? What's your obsession this week?