Remember that you are a beautiful person. You’re a weird-looking tree, but you’re a beautiful person.
— Cecil

Civic Changes
Episode 74
Released 15 September 2015
Written by Joseph Fink
Jeffrey Cranor
Narrated by Cecil Baldwin
Produced by Night Vale Presents
Soundtrack Disparition
The Weather "I Love You Oddly" by Rebecca Angel
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Triptych Through the Narrow Place

Synopsis Edit

The City Council makes an announcement about the dog park. Plus, the start of the new high school football season and an update on the hole in the vacant lot.

Plot Development Edit

  • The Dog Park: Three years after its opening (in Pilot), the Night Vale Dog Park opens to dogs.
    • John Peters - you know, the farmer - calls in to report on the protestors at the dog park, describing them standing upright, growing out of the ground, with green leaves and brown tufts of hair, and crows flying in the air above them. A frustrated Cecil realizes John is actually standing in a cornfield.
  • High School Football / Desert Bluffs Economic Collapse: Night Vale High School begins the season with one win, due to Desert Bluffs High School having gone bankrupt and forfeiting the season opening match.
  • Whispering Forest / Maliq Herrera: Nonexistent NVHS graduate (and former high school running back) Maliq Herrera pursues his dream of being an artist in the Whispering Forest.
  • Hole in the Vacant Lot Out Back of the Ralphs: The people who huddle there are now nestling there.

Proverb Edit

Today’s proverb: The word "motel" is an amalgam of the words "hotel" and "murder".
— Cecil

 Notes Edit