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The Summerween Trickster: Trick-or-treat. 

Dipper Pines: Dude, really? You’re a little old for this, man. Sorry. 

The Trickster: But wait, I…

Mabel Pines: Why’d you close the door? 

Dipper: I told you, Mabel, I’m just not feeling it tonight. 

Mabel: I think a little trick-or-treating will make you feel better. 

Dipper: I’m not trick-or-treating! Look man, just go to another house! 

Mabel: Dipper! Where’s your Summerween hospitality? 

Dipper: I’m not getting that. 

Mabel: Well I am! I apologize for my brother. He came down with a case of the grumpy-grumps. 

Trickster: SILENCE! You have insulted me! For this you must pay with your lives!

Mabel: Aww, what a cute little mask! You’re a funny guy, aren’t you? 

Trickster: Funny, am I?! 

Gourney: Twik-or-tweet! My name is Gourney. AH! Remember meeee! 

Grenda: Gourney! 

The Trickster: There’s only one way for you to avoid his fate: I need a treat. If you can collect five hundred pieces of candy and bring it to me before the last jack-o-melon goes out, I will let you live. 

Dipper: Five hundred treats in one night? That’s impossible! 

The Trickster: The choice is yours, children. You must trick-or-treat…or DIE! .

-”Gravity Falls”

@ anon: I have indeed seen The Loud House! It’s so refreshing to see a large family being portrayed as exuberant and fun instead of burdensome and weird. (Speaking for myself, a few of those plots are very familiar–especially the one about staking out the ideal seat in the van for a long road trip.)

It reminds me of Gravity Falls in the sense that it’s clearly inspired by a real childhood (Chris Savino really did grow up with ten siblings, just as Alex Hirsch really grew up with a goofy twin sister), and I hope this becomes a trend in animation, because I love to see a creator eschew the usual stereotypes and invite the viewer into something genuine, something close to his heart.

#CIPHERHUNT Day 14 Summary (STATUE FOUND!)

DAY 1 | DAY 2 | DAY 3 | DAY 4 | DAY 5 | DAY 6 | DAY 7 | DAY 8 | DAY 9~13 | DAY 14 (FINAL) | DAY 15 (P.S.)

THE BILL CIPHER STATUE HAS BEEN FOUND!

(First on the scene was @shadow_wolfwind.)

As promised Alex released a new clue this morning.  

An urban legend arcade game
Gives the methods correct name 

Mathematically the letters hide

In branches & knots, no matter the side

The riddle is about using the Polybius square cryptography. (The first part is a reference to the Polybius arcade cabinet urban legend.) 

With these clues redditor, RunningIsFunny, figured out a name! (Which Alex later clarified after the statue was found.)

The answer leads to Reedsport, OR! Then using the edge of the rip as a map the location was further narrowed:

Watch Hunters find and dig up the treasure chest buried in front of Bill on periscope here. And here.

The treasure chest was filled with a number of goodies along with a ton of fake jewels and coins. Inside was:

  • A fake gold crown.
  • A red silk sash for “Mayor of Gravity Falls.”
  • A music box that plays the theme song

CONGRATULATIONS ON FINDING THE BILL CIPHER STATUE, BILL’S FINAL RESTING PLACE! WHOSOEVER FINDS THIS TREASURE IS HEREBY THE NEW “MAYOR OF GRAVITY FALLS,” SO USE YOUR TITLE WELL! CHANCES ARE YOU DIDN’T DO THIS ALONE, SO SHARE THE WEALTH! YOU ARE AN AMAZING FAN! 

YOUR PAL, ALEX HIRSCH.

♪ We’ll meet again, don’t know where don’t know when, I know we’ll meet again s-some sunny day… ♫ *hacking coughs* Ugh, my esophagus. 

Hey, guys. Congratulations on finding my– mysterious treasure of the– the statue in the forest! Um, this is it. You’ve reached the end. You really did it! You really… You looked for it and you found it. And um, now it’s yours. Uh… if you were hoping for some kinda like, cash prize… I can’t blame ya. But the real– the real treasure is the journey and the friends ya made along the way. ‘Case ya don’t have any friends, which y’know… least you got some exercise. 

Um, anyway, take a good picture with the statue. Yeah- Shake his hand. That’s kind of like a prize. And, uh, tell everybody how you did it first. And that makes you the best. Also, y’know if other people helped you, give them some of the gold plastic coins. Share the wealth! Anyway, congratulations! I’m Grunkle Stan, and as I always say… NO REFUNDS!

  • Loose bills of Japanese yen and Russian rubles. One of which had a note. And an addendum by the aforementioned Hi.txt guy.

Signed by Bill. Found July 12, 2016 -Bradley Picthal.

  • A framed “photograph” of Dipper, Mabel, Stan, and Soos around the Bill statue. A blacklight message on it saying “Trust No One.”

The statue has been left in place. However, the material it’s made of isn’t that permanent! So if you plan on seeing it for yourself, better sooner than later!

Thanks for this one last great epic journey, Alex!

(*This post will update as we get photos of the treasures, and any clarification.)

Finally uploading this ol’ watercolour i did last summer. Mabels doing what I usually do every Monday night- and gawking at hot, greased-up centaur men.
Gravity falls has been one of my fave shows to come out in a really long time. And It really couldn’t have ended in a better way.  Ill miss it…but Im thankful its so good I can revisit it and its still as fantastic as when i first saw it.