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Escape from Reality is honestly one of the most important episodes so far

So some people are believing ‘Escape from Reality’ is filler and Dipper should have taken the apprenticeship? Well I feel like some things are going amiss with that idea and yes the two are pretty tightly linked. ‘Escape from Reality’ is vastly important to the narrative for Dipper and Mabel and meta wise for the entire audience and refusing this is putting yourself in the same bubble Mabel was.

I’m going to address the narrative thing first though and it goes back right to the start of the series. What is one of the most obvious things about the kid beyond his obvious need to relax? He is bored and obviously frustrated by it. Then in comes the journal and suddenly there’s excitement every week and it’s his dream come true for good and bad. Mabel too gets her dream of multiple summer romances even if there’s bad mixed in there, it’s all an experience of joy, fear and maturing from the consequences of it all. Then comes ‘Dipper and Mabel vs the Future’ and that’s where an imbalance is struck. Mabel’s experience is obviously about coming face to face with reality and how frightening that is, but what about Dipper? His certainly isn’t that as he finds aliens exist with his idol, tries cool new inventions and is given an offer that must seem a dream to a kid. He isn’t facing reality here like Mabel, the consequences are completely ignored. Dipper proved himself but he was in enormous danger and if Ford wants to have him as an apprentice how will he explain his situation; the Stan switch, what he’s researching and where’s his money going to come from without the Shack open and his university connections gone for thirty years. Dipper’s entered the opposite of Mabel here instead of facing reality he’s being drawn further into his fantasy but this show has always broke fantasies down and that’s exactly what happens. Weirdmaggedon. The penultimate end to the fantasy he’s entered, the supernaturals everywhere and times stopped for him just like it has Mabel in the bubble but it’s the reality of the dream he was keeping himself in (that the apprenticeship represents.) The supernatural and Ford’s research is dangerous and being a hero is not only not easy but its terrifying and impossible alone. That’s the worst part for him, theres no Mabel to help cheer him up or look out for monsters while they’re hiding. She can’t use her ingenuity to help his academia and create a plan with him. Dipper has to realise he is still a kid and as a kid he still needs his sister. They’ll part one day but that day was not when they were thirteen and to go into a life where Weirdmaggedon or something like it always lurks around the corner.

So then if that’s in ‘Weirdmaggedon Part One’ why is ‘Escape from Reality’ so important? Because he has to put it to a test, has to truly see what kind of fantasy he’d put himself in by looking at Mabel’s. Because what he’d done was what Mabel had and that was wrap himself in a bubble and even blocked off the reaction their twin would have to it all. ‘Weirdmaggedon part 1 and 2′ is simply the inverse of ‘Dipper and Mabel vs the Future’. Where Dipper got drawn into his fantasy and Mabel reality they got switched and Dipper had to face reality while Mabel got drawn into her fantasy. This is the temptation both of them have faced through the show, the draw of their dreams being within reach but having to mature and accept they can’t always have that. Mabel could have had her boy band but had to realise she was hurting people who wanted to be free, Dipper could have had a chance to get to know Wendy by himself but he had to realise he would be hurting someone who wanted to be free and see their family again. This is only one time each, throughout the show they’ve faced this and ‘Escape from Reality’ is the culmination of it all and where they have to face the final temptation of it all. Dipper could give up and be older with Wendy in a place where the supernatural runs wild and Mabel could be with her brother, friends and boyfriends in a neverending summer. They have to realise this fantasy isn’t right, it hurts people and they have to go on into the future. That reality may hurt but it may also be better than any fantasy they could have if they move on and work towards it. They have to realise this together and complete the flux of opposite arcs they’ve had for the past three episodes by coming to a different conclusion than the one that started it all. Instead of both rejecting reality like at the end of ‘Dipper and Mabel vs the Future’ they both come to accept it at the end of ‘Escape to Reality’. The end of their character arcs and ready to save the damn world with full closure.

This is all ignoring the meta context of it all as well. Think it’s a coincidence we found out the show was ending completely just before ‘Escape from Reality’ aired? Or that all the references to the entire series throughout the episode was just fun call backs? No the entire audience was being put into Mabel’s shoes. We got devastating news and even went into a bit of denial, then we get an episode that brings up nostalgia with every scene it has. The entire episode is trying to get you to remember the previous ones and feel longing for them while being sad with the knowledge that the series is ending. The episode is also for the audience to face the reality that we probably don’t want to. We could retreat into denial or get mad but have to come to the realisation that the show has been a fun ride and we can remember it fondly but the future is awaiting us all filled with new things both good and bad. Its so we can come to terms with all that and be ready to kick Bill’s ass just as much as Dipper and Mabel’s are. If you believe ‘Escape from Reality’ is just filler? You’re denying that entire process, it doesn’t just happen and we were given the time with the episode to realise that. That Dipper dropping out of school and isolating himself in an apprenticeship is a good thing? It speaks more to wanting him to stay in Gravity Falls in his fantasy, much like wanting to keep the show going would be.

I’ve always loved Suzy’s hair (from game grumps) and I’ve been dying to change my look for a really long time… So, I tried it out! (With her permission even!!) I love it so much tbh aaaaaaaa

pushing daisies sentence meme (season one)

❝ You can’t touch me. ❞
❝ You can’t just touch someone’s life and just be done with it. ❞
❝ You know what? We all have childhood issues. Okay? Believe me. I got the full subscription, okay? Horror stories. ❞
❝ I kind of killed her dad when I was ten. ❞
❝ So a kiss is out of the question? ❞
❝ Bitch! I was in proximity. ❞
❝ You know, I’m glad you did it. Makes the worst thing I did seem insignificant. ❞
❝ Did you know I was gonna get killed? ❞
❝ God, this is fantastic! Being honest is fun! ❞
❝ I’m not God, but if I was, I’d be an angry God. ❞
❝ If I’d wanted to hang out with geeks in leotards, I would’ve stayed in art school. ❞
❝ This is a pie shop, not a herbal crack den. ❞
❝ I’m not a ripper. I pull up a corner a little at a time and then I run it under warm water and I pull it a little bit more. It’s a process! ❞
❝ Pies for breakfast always remind me of mother. ❞
❝ That’s probably an odd thing to hear, but I wasn’t quite sure how to sugarcoat it. ❞
❝ Future Me though, is going ‘I told you so’ up one side of you down the other one… but Now Me is just gonna sit back and watch. ❞
❝ Just because there’s vodka in my freezer doesn’t mean I have to drink it. Wait… yes it does. ❞
❝ Can’t suck on her toes, neither. Some women like that. ❞
❝ The money don’t care. Touch him. ❞
❝ I don’t know how we survived without it: it’s like a sex addiction! ❞
❝ Maybe like a hypoglycemic werewolf! ❞
❝ Some women love like gangstas. They be like “Ooh baby, you bleedin’! How dat happen?” While dey hidin’ the razor in their weave. ❞
❝ What the hell happened to people shooting each other with guns? ❞
❝ Hm. As in Russian for vodka? ❞
❝ We’re not at that stage in our friendship yet. Please don’t cry in front of me. ❞
❝ I think it’s brave to try to be happy.  ❞
❝ The truth ain’t like puppies, a bunch of them running around, you pick your favorite. One truth and it has come a knockin’. ❞
❝ But most crimes of passion are actually a crime. ❞
❝ Wouldn’t it just be rock 'n roll if liking someone meant they had to like you back? ❞
❝ Don’t mess with the pie hoes. ❞
❝ I just simply like the word bosom. ❞
❝ We were talking about phantom limbs and I blurted it out; it was like word vomit. ❞
❝ You love secrets. You wanna marry secrets and have little half-secret, half-human babies. ❞
❝ We make choices and we live with the consequences. ❞
❝ Well, that idea might make a stupid idea feel better about itself. ❞

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I’ve been seeing posts where people say that they hope Teen Wolf gets cancelled and it confuses me because, you do realise that you don’t have to watch, read, or listen to something if you don’t like it, you can just live your life and ignore it. I think it’s immature. Other people enjoy this, you don’t have to, that’s fine. But wishing for something that others find enjoyment in to get cancelled?! Really?!

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I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR TAKANORI NISHIKAWA. 

He helped spread the word about Stand Up Japan all those years ago and got emotional and cried while he sand “Kimi no Uta” from Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 ;___;!!!

He was so emotional over wanting to help more and about the story of that show and just he is SUCH a genuine person, and always helps people in need And just SERIOUSLY BLESS THIS MAN. (and omygod the audience at the end was so supportive too ;~~; omg)

Why is there so much Marco hate all of a sudden?? I mean, I like him just ok, but damn, don’t think he needs all the hate. I get you’re tired of him but why hate on the poor guy. Hasn’t he been through enough?

  • Magnus:Michelangelo was great in bed.
  • Magnus:I know because I slept with him.
  • Magnus:Because I'm attracted to men.
  • Magnus:'Cause I'm not straight.
  • Magnus:Like SUPER not straight!
  • Alec:.....
  • Magnus:I'M ALSO CURRENTLY SINGLE!