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The Knowable Universe by novembersmith (G)

Title: The Knowable Universe
Fandom: Welcome to Night Vale
Pairing: Gen
Genres: Romance
Length: Medium (3444 words)
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: N/A
Author Website: novembersmith
Author's Summary:
“Let us approach a much more modest question: not whether we can know the universe or the Milky Way Galaxy or a star or a world. Can we know, ultimately and in detail, a grain of salt?” – Carl Sagan
or
Immediately following the events of Episode 25, Carlos realizes he’s been asking the wrong questions.
Review:

The Knowable Universe is an expansion on the Arby's scene between Carlos and Cecil, delving deeper into Cecil's headspace as he and Carlos fumble through the tentative beginnings of a romantic relation. It's stellarly written, with clever little literary flourishes and the most accurate Carlos and Cecil voices I've ever read in a fic written before we even got to hear Carlos'  actual voice.

There's also a subtle sensuality, a hastily repressed sexuality that oozes from the narration without being overtly sexy while typifying that very first is-it-a-date-or-not-a-date. To me this fic is the quintessential Arby's  fic.

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ysabet
Apr. 20th, 2014 10:39 pm (UTC)
It really is a lovely fic. And the podcast is kickass too. ^_^
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