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QR CODE CREDITS GOES TO POKEDIT. For more items, check their site.(http://pokedit.tumblr.com//http://www.pokedit.com/qr/items.php)

Might not work on the New 3DS or recently updated 3DS. 

Instructions:
0. (Only if it didn’t work for you) Clear your 3DS Browser History and Cookies.
1. Be outside of any Pokemon Center.  
2. Press the HOME Button on your 3DS. Then, hold L+R buttons to open the 3DS Camera.
3. Use the QR Code Reader option. (That little square button on the lower left).
4. Scan the QR Code for this item.
5. It will find a Link and then ask to open the browser. Confirm the message and open it.
6. Wait for the browser Crash and error message.
7. Press A to close the error and go back to your game.
8. Go Inside any Pokemon Center and talk to the Event Girl.


This code Isn’t originally mine, but they’re trustworthy too. Check them for Event Pokemons and Items! 

Holy Mackerel....

what did I just come across.

On the Gravity falls website, use the Konami code (shown on the Wheel of Intrigue and this shows up!

This is the  symbol on Stans hat for parts of the show! (Below image is linked to the caesar code saying ‘Not What He Seems’ on Wheel of Intrigue with Stan in the hat with THIS symbol - so the symbol is relevant to the whole not what he seems thing)

And a message from the Royal Order of the Holy Mackerel as well! In Dipper’s and Mabel’s Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! there is a section on cults and it so happens to mention…

And then when I accidentally highlighted the secret post it had another secret message in Caesar code!

Which translates to 'the symbols have meaning' . Now considering this relates to the Order of the Holy Mackeral (whose paraphernalia is all over the mystery shack) obviously and this is the symbol stans wearing I decide to download the image to see if I can find anything. And surprise - look at what the jpeg image is named…

So this IS the mackerel symbol. Obviously Stan is a member of this order. I wonder what exactly the other hat symbol means then. They both look like simplified images of fish though and probably relate in some form to the cult.

The symbol could have switched during the season due to things happening in the cult. Cults also have multiple members which could be reason for hat change.

The symbols with meaning could refer to the Wheel of Intrigue though this seems rather obvious already but includes the important hat symbol.

Overall I’m going to assume if its a symbol than Alex didn’t just put it there for shits and giggles -its means something, whether code or ideas - no ones knows it fully… just another piece of the puzzle.

Grit, Persistence and Coding

Guest post by Kiki Prottsman

Did you know that Walt Disney went bankrupt in 1923? J.K. Rowling was rejected 12 times before one publisher (grudgingly) agreed to claim Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Play-Doh was originally a wallpaper-cleaning compound.

While these might seem like random examples of people who failed before they made it big. The truth is, people who achieve the greatest things in life are the ones who look at failure not as a sign that they’re worthless, but as a clue about what they can fix to get the result that they want.  

Failure is at the core of computer science

This core belief — along with the ability to maintain faith in yourself and your ideas — is also at the very base of programming and computer science. Us computer scientists begin to look forward to understanding what our failures tell us. Once we learn to interpret the feedback, we realize that each hiccup is another instruction for achievement.

I was introduced to programming as a kid, because my father recognized the importance of being able to explore areas of self-education, even when they weren’t required of an 8-year-old girl. I fully credit his decision to buy a family computer in 1986 with my ability to figure things out — even when no one else around me knows what’s going on.

There’s rarely a moment in life when I feel totally lost or without direction, because I pick up on the cues from my past to guide me toward a place where I feel safe: physically, emotionally and intellectually. I lament that, in this day and age, there are many kids out there who have not been exposed to the same life-altering experience.

Learning computer science at a young age takes pressure off of mistakes

Young problem solvers can maintain their self-esteem, even as they struggle through subjects that challenge them daily. I’ve seen this with my own children, as well as the throngs of young people that I’ve taught in elementary computer science classes and after-school clubs.

With most school work, you hand in your assignments for grades and that’s it. The disappointment of a poor grade doesn’t motivate all students to try harder, instead it punishes them to think they’ve failed.

Computers are patient

With computer programming, the moment you hit “Run” on your code, the computer does exactly what you told it to. When you get it wrong, you often know that there’s a problem immediately. You can fix your issue and try again. If you get it wrong a second time, you can keep trying. Computers are patient. The result is accelerated learning and an increase in perceived achievement. This leads to persistence, grit and a resilience in all areas of life, whether it be math, reading, piano, or astrophysics.  

The number one thing that we can do to raise brave, creative, problem solvers is to teach them computer science.

Kiki is the Executive Director of Thinkersmith and former computer science instructor at the University of Oregon. A Member of Mensa and Creative Director of Algorithms Magazine, Kiki was recently named one of Lane County’s 20 rising stars under the age of 40.