So I was a few episodes behind on Night Vale and I just got caught back up and a sudden surge of people reblogging my Josie drawing reminded me of a thought/question.
Okay, so we know Cecil has a niece named Janice, a sister, and Steve Carlsberg is his brother in law.
But in the Cassette episode it’s sort of implied that the only family he had at the time was his mother and the brother he doesn’t remember having. There’s no mention of any other siblings or a father or anyone else.
So where did the sister come from?
I guess it’s possible she’s enough older than him that she didn’t live at home anymore but it’s Night Vale so I think there’s something weirder going on.
I figured Janice was Cecil’s brother’s kid. Depending on when Cecil’s brother and Janice’s mom were together (and when whatever happened to Janice’s mom to take her out of the picture happened), it could shake out that Steve Carlsberg raised a kid that wasn’t actually his. But he loves her, and that’s what matters.
Of course, this is Night Vale, so it could be something a whole lot weirder going on.
(did Cecil say that Janice’s mom was his sister? The wiki just says she’s Steve’s stepdaughter and Cecil’s niece, so I guess it’s ambiguous)
But he specifically doesn’t remember having a brother, so he doesn’t have a bother now?
I could swear they said Janice’s mom was his sister but maybe I just assumed. He definitely mentions her having a mom.
I think the question would still stand regardless of the sibling’s gender. Cassette implies his only family was the mom and the brother, who he doesn’t remember, and also appears to have been erased from existence by the weird static/whatever thing.
So who is Janice’s parent? Where did they come from?
Does Cecil have an entirely separate family now than he did when he recorded those tapes? And they still haven’t resolved who or what the “Cecil Palmer” that was auctioned off in The Auction was.