“It is okay to want your own happiness. It’s okay to care about yourself the most. You are not obligated to sit there and smile and swallow every bit of shit everyone heaps on you. You are more than furniture, you’re more than window dressing, you’re not their shiny toy. You’re human, and you have the right to say “That was shitty of you”. You have a right to protest your own mistreatment and set boundaries for respectful interactions. The rest of the world doesn’t realize you have this right, and they will act offended and appalled when you exercise it, but it is yours.”—Unknown (via ohteenscanrelate)
[This is the non-color version of Episode 49B, with speakers identified in the text instead of by color. Available in ODT, PDF, EPUB, AZW3, PDB, MOBI, and TXT for offline reading on your computer, tablet, or eBook reader. Cover images and metadata also available. Main download directory here.]
[Fade in, continuing from just before the point where Part A left off – first part of the sentence in brackets is not heard, but included here for context]
Cecil: [And what are we, Night Vale,] without darkness? Without shadows? And without secrets?