On the relationship between continuity and weirdness

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“The first time Jeffrey [Cranor] and I sat down to talk about the show [Welcome to Night Vale], I said, ‘I feel like we can do anything with this show—like, we can get as weird as we want—as long as we have very strict continuity.’ Because then you’re building a world, and it’s a world that people can believe in. It doesn’t matter how weird that world is and what the rules are, as long as they’re consistent. I think it’s helped people feel more at home, because it feels like a real place, even if the rules make no sense.”

—Joseph Fink (in an interview here)