[Image: First image is Utena and Anthy standing by a table, eating potentially poisoned cookies and tea while a red rose spins in the corner of the screen. Second image is Utena and Anthy standing on a hill, wind blowing their hair and clothing, as Anthy holds out the taped-together letter to Utena.

Text: Write us a letter telling us what you think, and then put it away in a drawer for ten years. Reading it again, you’ll get a little pang of nostalgia for the person you used to be, once upon a time.]

Text originally from WtNV episode 11 “Wheat & Wheat By-Products”.

[Image: Utena and Wakaba walking to school. Utena is in her girl’s uniform instead of her usual and Wakaba has an indignant expression.
Text: Of course, there are also times you do NOT want to go where everybody knows your name.]
Text from the Night Vale Twitter.

[Image: Utena and Wakaba walking to school. Utena is in her girl’s uniform instead of her usual and Wakaba has an indignant expression.

Text: Of course, there are also times you do NOT want to go where everybody knows your name.]

Text from the Night Vale Twitter.

[Image: First image is a close up of a Saionji about to take off his ring before being rebuked by Touga. Second image is the four original student council members standing below a starry sky, all looking pensive.

Text: Painful though it may be, it seems that all we can do now — as so often in our dull blinkered lives below a microcosm of horror and beauty — is wait. Wait, and hope, and know that our hopes are immaterial and powerless, and our wishes will go unheard by the indifferent multitude of stars, if indeed they (the stars) are even real.]

[Image: First image is a child Anthy surrounded by a faceless, angry mob. Second image is Anthy in a green party dress, surrounded by a faceless, well-dressed mob.

Text:  There’s never not something that, when feeling pressed to the wall, to a place with no room left to run, gathers its numbers, gathers its forces, and turns, savagely, on its oppressor. Turns viciously, and without inhibition, even on those who merely look like its oppressor.]

Text originally from WtNV episode 36 “Missing”.

Alternative version of Monday’s post!

[Image: First image is Anthy in her Rose Bride outfit looking distressed while Akio in his duelist/prince outfit grabs at her, an angry look on his face. Second image is Anthy holding on to Utena in her duelist outfit from behind, hand curled around Utena’s shoulder, staring straight into the camera.

Text:  There’s never not something that, when feeling pressed to the wall, to a place with no room left to run, gathers its numbers, gathers its forces, and turns, savagely, on its oppressor. Turns viciously, and without inhibition, even on those who merely look like its oppressor.]

Text originally from WtNV episode 36 “Missing”.

Hiatus

The blog will be on hiatus until next Monday. See you then!

[Image: Mamiya and Mikage standing in the doorway of their basement.
Text: A graveyard full of blank gravestones and a can of permanent markers by the gate.]
Text originally from the Night Vale Twitter.

[Image: Mamiya and Mikage standing in the doorway of their basement.

Text: A graveyard full of blank gravestones and a can of permanent markers by the gate.]

Text originally from the Night Vale Twitter.

[Image: Anthy, Utena and Akio in the audience for the “Tale of the Rose” play.
Text: So who is a lost child in the dark howling woods of this fable?]
Text originally from WtNV episode 31 “A Blinking Light Up On the Mountain”.

[Image: Anthy, Utena and Akio in the audience for the “Tale of the Rose” play.

Text: So who is a lost child in the dark howling woods of this fable?]

Text originally from WtNV episode 31 “A Blinking Light Up On the Mountain”.

[Image: First image is Utena in her nightclothes on a roof holding on to a gate with one hand and Anthy’s hand with her other, expression resolute. Second image is Anthy swaying back over the long fall to the ground below. Third image is a close up of their hands, Utena grasping Anthy’s wrist while Anthy’s hand is slack.

Text: The living tell the dying not to leave, and the dying do not listen. The dying tell us not to be sad for them, and we do not listen. The dialogue between the living and the dead is full of misunderstanding and silence.]

Text originally from WtNV episode 37 “The Auction”.

[Image: First image is Anthy awakening in the coffin, looking up. Second image is Utena looking down through her tears at Anthy. Final image is their hands finally reaching each other.

Text: Whoever you are now, you are home. We are home. You and I are together again! My mouth, your ears, we have each other!]

Text originally from WtNV episode 19A “The Sandstorm”, slightly edited to remove town name.