now remember when i said i had ALOT of aus well haha… this is one of em.
though i think mine is a bit different from other little mermaid aus, unless someone thought of this too. okay letteh me explain
dipper = Ariel (obviously)
Mabel = Flounder/ all the sisters (technically mushed into 1)
Pacifica = Sebastian (yep pacifica not tad haha!)
Stan = king Triton
Ford = (we’ll call him co-king BUT) Queen Athena
Gideon = Grimsby (the butler)
Bill = Ursula/ AND the prince (YOU WEREN’T SUSPECTING THIS ONE HUH??! okay maybe u did)
Eight ball and teeth = The eels
Tad = scuttle ( but he’s more like the greek siren aka harpie)
okay now for the story
okay dipper is ariel so blah blah blah he wants to go to the surface BUT WHY?! because he found a book where the pages and the ink was made with maaaagic. a book telling about the surface, he got curious and went up and down from the surface and back much to the dismay of stan (he doesn’t want dipper to go up to the surface because ford died in a ship crash (OR DID HE?!))
mabel always loves to follow dipper on his adventures around the sea as he collects “treasures” from the surface, sometimes they even miss they’re shows that pacifica likes to schedule. much to stan’s dismay (cause he gets money from the shows)
one day there was a storm and a ship and boom! the ship sinks Prince Bill cipher drowning in the waters, dipper (who was looking at the ship very very closely while the crew partied) saves the prince (even though he didn’t need saving) when bill was brought up to shore, he pretends to be unconscious as he hears dipper singing to him and then he peeked one eye open curiously but woe is him, dipper noticed and scrambled back into the sea in a blushing fury.
he was undoubtingly smitten to the mermaid
and so on and so on, bill was in fact not only a prince but he was also a sea demon granting the wishes of the merfolk (FOR A PRICE AHAHAHAHA) but he wanted to find out more of this merman who saved him, so he got his eels eight ball and teeth to search for him. they find him and they also find out that dipper is in fact a prince.
so the bill plotting intensifies. he wants the kingdom AND dipper in one go. so when dipper goes to his lair, he wears a cloth with a picture of an eye drapped over his head. so dipper doesn’t recognize him so when he found out that dipper was in fact in love with him. he becomes suuuuper hypey.
blah blah blah things happens, bill goes from smitten to being in love and he almost blew his shot at the kingdom by almost kissing dipper in the lagoon. helped by the singing of mabel and pacifica (with the side of tad but he has a bad voice unlike other sirens)
and the blah blah blah tad find out that Bill is the prince when he sings in front the mirror and he sees bill’s octopus form. bill in the end does become king of the sea for like a few minutes before the mystery twins beat him by mabel throwing a spear at bill while dipper distracts him.
but happy ending though as bill in his octopus form is washed out on the sea shore, he wakes up and cries (in a manly way). dipper sees this and continues to look towards bill.
stan looks towards dipper and with a sigh grants him legs which he uses to run towards bill.
none of them knowing that ford was in a dungeon below the castle grounds, chained and shackled.
Well, the time has come to play, This town is weird but you stayed; In the house so big and wicked, It was easy to hide the secret. The man downstairs was very clever, Although he couldn’t hide his plans forever.
No puppet strings can hold me down; So patiently I watched this town. Abnormal, it is now the norm; You enjoyed your calm before the storm.
Thirty years has passed since then And now the man is back again. I didn’t give him a chance to win; Instead, I made him bow to me.
The prophecy seemed far away, But finally we’ve reached the day. Give up the past, embrace the strange. Everything you care about will change.
Game is over, and I won Now it’s time to start the fun! I always love corrupting lives; Now, let’s see… which Pines survives?
So I basically just connected a few ciphers from the show, but the outcome is soooooo freakin’ good. I’m proud of myself. And that doesn’t happen often.
Many times it’s been said by Alex himself that he would always want to be sure that Dipper and Mabel were written with a healthy relationship in mind. It’s been a strict rule that they always love each other like how he loves his own twin sister, Ariel. He’s said this before, and he says it again in this interview.
Yet there’s often a “Dipper VS. Mabel” mentality instead of “Dipper AND Mabel VS. ___” (like one of the episode titles itself), and I’ve seen multiple people claim the two are the ones with a “bad relationship.”
How many of these people claim this and actually know sibling relationships? If they do have first-hand experience with siblings, they probably have a chip on their shoulder or are negatively biased, but yeesh.
Dipper loves Mabel so much, that he often values her above himself because of this. Yes, he has his selfish moments too - ALL characters and people just do have those moments. It’s human, it’s normal, it happens. (Same is said for Mabel). Doesn’t mean that selfishness is their whole being and makes them a “Horrible PersonTM.”
This love for his sister is what keeps her as one of his #1 concerns if there’s danger that she’s affected by. He cares about his family, especially Mabel.
Mabel also loves Dipper so much, that she gets scared of being separated from him. She’s afraid of being alone and/or abandoned. All she wants is to continue to trust and love him like she does the rest of her family and many other people. Mabel is a character who values her social connections and wants to keep this under good maintainance. I’m sure there are many people who would understand this if they feel lonely easily? I sure know those kinds of people. They’re NOT being selfish for it, it’s just one of the typical human desires that they have.
This love for her brother is what drives Mabel to fight monsters and demons for him (even symbolically). They’re each other’s heroes!
Oh, and Dipper has this fear of separation too. Just look back at Carpet Diem! Mabel was willing to admit defeat (much to her sadness) with the situation of them being in separate rooms, but Dipper was the one who decided to reassure her that this wasn’t what he (nor her) really wanted.
“But siblings are supposed to part their ways when they mature!!”
Seriously? These KIDS are only turning thirteen. They’ve got an entire TEENHOOD to mature to that point! They’re NOT old enough to move out and have all those adult responsibilities. Much like I assume with Alex and Ariel, Dipper and Mabel willbe accepting of this natural parting when they’re actually ADULTS. They’ve got years ahead of them!
As for the health of their relationship, the creator of this show himself is right about it being positive and good. Yes, there are conflicts, but that’s the POINT. That’s how relationships grow! It’s how development in stories HAPPEN! Characters NEED to have their relationships, views, goals, and even motives to be challenged in stories. Dipper and Mabel at least try and work toward maintaining their bond. The same can’t really be said for the Stan twins…
When Dipper and Mabel are together though, they’re willing to communicate their problems and find solutions (to the best of their young abilities and experience). It seemed to get much worse after AToTS because Ford came into the picture, and Dipper spent a lot of time with him instead due to idolization of this author he had been searching for that whole summer. In a sense, this is very much like the situation in Carpet Diem, but this conflict was escalated to a greater and more dangerous scale.
And, well, as someone who has 5 siblings (1 younger, 4 older), I can tell healthy and unhealthy sibling relationships from each other. I can also identify when a relationship is neutral and indifferent at best.
Healthy siblings: They love each other and have each others’ back. Even when they part ways when they’re older, they’ll still protect each other at a moment’s chance. There’s always gonna be a bit of teasing and fighting involved - and sometimes it CAN hurt badly - but the important thing is that they be honest with each other about this and learn from it.
Indifferent siblings: You can care for them deeply, but not have much a bond with them at all. The bond is just a background thing that isn’t really felt. Not much communication happens between these siblings, but not a whole effort to get closer is needed or acted on. There’s not really any desire for getting closer anyways.
Unhealthy siblings: Lots of ignoring each other and not resolving their continuously piling conflicts. This is something that can sometimes happen with any range of health in sibling relationships, but it’s a consistent and persisitant issue with unhealthy siblings. It’s rare for healthy siblings, and even then they at least make an effort to fix this issue when it arises. There can also be extremities with unhealthy siblings when it comes to bullying, manipulation, arrogance, and/or outright abuse toward each other.
I would say I only have healthy as well as indifferent relationships with my siblings, but I used to have fairly unhealthy relationships with them when I was really little. If anything, what some of these fans often see as “unhealthy” for Dipper and Mabel was nothing compared to how I was with my siblings at their age.
These two also ground each other in different ways, and it’s important that they grow up by each other’s side even after they part their own ways.
“I actually thought I was gonna stay here and be Ford’s apprentice! Spend my entire teens in a basement cooped up in a lab coat? How ridiculous is that?!” -Dipper
Even after saying this, Mabel still assures him just in case:
“I appreciate what you said back there, but if you want to take Ford’s apprenticeship, I won’t get in your way.”
And still, Dipper insists on staying with Mabel as his final decision.
“Pfft, and miss out on your awkward teen years? You wish!”
LYRICS: Faded pictures bleached by sun, The tale’s told, the summer’s done. In memories the Pines still play, On a sunny summer’s day. Hidden deep within the woods A buried treasure waits for you; Secrets lost and statues found Beyond the rusty gates.
And even though our ride is here, The bus awaits, goodbyes are said Followed by the tears - and smiles. Cause one day we’ll come back here To mysterious Gravity Falls.
“See you next summer!” we scream. We’ll be waiting here for you. To come back soon… We’ll be here.
yes, people, it’s me again, sobbing like a little baby (i’m still not okay). so yeah, i’ve made this. about us, probably. i wanted this to be about us. oh, and there is a little thing at the end, if you listen to it carefully.
if you haven’t heard it yet, i’ve also made a song for Bill:
Words can’t even begin to DESCRIBE how thankful I am for the beautiful show!!!! Every single wonderful extraordinary person who has helped to bring Gravity Falls to us is my personal hero!!
Whenever I was feeling down, the Pines were always there to pick me back up.
Grunkle Stan taught us to never give up on family.
Mabel taught us that love and trust are the most powerful things in the universe.
Dipper taught us that family is worth fighting for.
Ford taught us that being a hero means fighting for what’s right, even when it seems impossible.
But most of all, Alex Hirsch taught us that just because you’re growing up doesn’t mean you have to grow up.
Gravity Falls, all the wacky, weird and wonderful people that inhabit it, and the Pines family will be in my heart forever. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for giving us the best Summer we ever could have asked for!!!! We love you!!!