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Q&A Transcript with Alex Hirsch at MomoCon 2017

Question: Before you decided to make Bill the main bad guy, did you have another character in mind that would have been the villain? 

Alex: Yeah, um that’s a good question. Uh, so, when we came up with the villain of the show, I knew that… I knew that Bill was involved. And I knew that Ford had disappeared due to some deal gone wrong with some villain next to the mystery of how Gravity Falls was all assembled. 

Um, but, I didn’t yet decide that Bill was that character in the very beginning, y'know? I had always imagined it was some sort of evil character somewhere kinda hidden in the woods. I wasn’t sure I could go with the Bill idea cuz I thought it would be too much like Twin Peaks, but as we got further along the series we discussed it among the repairs and we were like, ‘none of our other villain ideas were as good.’ Bill, Bill was weirder than anything else we thought of. Um, I remember there were other ideas. Strange monsters and government officials; some kind of cthulhu– some weird crazy old man. But nothing was ever better than Bill, so it ended up sticking. Probably somewhere around, y'know, season one– midway through season one, we started thinking we might be– might be on point.

Q: Was Grunkle Stan ever aware of McGucket’s connection to his brother? 

 A: Oh, oh that’s such a good question. Wait, let me think about that for a second… Uh… lemme see… I don’t think so. I don’t think Stan was ever aware of McGucket’s connection to his brother. Because, by the time Stan traded identities with Ford, uh… McGucket had already gone off the deep end– Was already y'know, had already created the Society of the Blind Eye; had already lost his own memory. So Stan would’ve really only known McGucket as a local obnoxious fisherman. 

And McGucket, probably somewhere deep in the back of his mind, was eerily just drawn to Stan in a way he just couldn’t put his finger on, because he thought maybe he knew him, but– I don’t– I think Stan was ignorant of that. Um, I think Stan… I think Stan looking through the journals probably should’ve put two and two together, but Stan’s not the best at book-learnin’. Uh, so… my guess is Stan wouldn’t have known despite that uh, that there’s a lot of tumblr art out there showing them as like the Scooby-Doo gang. I don’t think Stan ever really knew McGucket before.

Q: What episode do you believe came out the strongest and the most well rounded overall? And is it the same as your personal favorite episode?

 A: Oh gosh. Um. That’s a great question. Hmm… I probably feel, personally, that the strongest episode is uh, “Not What He Seems” just because it’s such a dramatic episode. Like, we know– We’ve never had an episode that dramatic. But, when we first pitched it to Disney executives… they thought it was bad. [laughs] Um, Because it didn’t have a lot of jokes in it? Like, I remember normally when we’re pitching our episode, executives can usually gauge how good they are by how much people laugh. People didn’t really laugh for that one, because it’s really tense. So we thought, maybe we’d screwed up. But, when the animation came back we were like, 'Oh! It’s GOOD that it’s tense. Like, it worked!’ Um, So, I dunno if that’s my favorite episode, but I think– that’s the episode we should’ve won an Emmy for, and I’m still pissed we didn’t. [laughs]

In terms of favorite episode, like… I dunno. I think the first episode that I really felt that the show was really starting to feel the way I wanted it to– “Time Traveler’s Pig” in season one. Like, that was an episode where Dipper had an interesting story, and Mabel had an interesting story, and uh, felt nostalgic, and based around the summer, and had a big secret callback to even previous episodes, so– I just remember when we first just got that episode back in color, I was like, 'hey I think maybe I like how I’m making this cartoon show,’ so I think that has a particularly fond place in my heart, y'know.

Q: Is Disney bringing you to SDCC or NYCC later this year to promote the journal and other books coming out? 

 A: Right, um, yeah, Disney– Disney… Disney-general and me, have like– we’re divorced. Like, they kept the house, and the pets. Y'know what I mean? It’s… we don’t like get dinner or anything. But, the Disney Publishing department, separate from Disney Television, they’re really cool, and enthusiastic, and energized. And they wanna make new cool stuff. Um, so I think it’s possible I might be at D23 this year, and it’s possible I might be at Comic Con, but I don’t have anything confirmed yet.

Q: In the scene where Bill is trying to convince Ford to join him in the Fearamid, were there any other jokes or story beats that were considered? 

 A: Which episode specifically are you talking about? [Q: The We’ll Meet Again scene.] Yea yea yea, We had a– Every scene that you’ve ever seen in the show has a ton of ton of stuff we’ve thought of and had to cut for time or other reasons. Um, I remember there was definitely a version of that where Bill was a lot trickier. Like, he sort of more successfully lied to Ford about like: 'We’re actually going to make the world a better place. Though I present myself as this chaos lunatic that’s just my personality.' Like, 'here’s ways in which we’ll IMPROVE the universe.' 

Um, but it felt out of character. We thought it was much more like Bill to just draw smiley faces in oceans and eat the sun and just– hope, that the force of his charisma could convince Ford that that was a good idea. But uh, I feel like– I feel like Bill can be really really tricky when he wants to, but by the time Weirdmageddon showed up he’s so impatient, and he’s so convinced that he won, that he was no longer like, this brilliant chess master he used to be. He’s like, 'alright let’s do it! Do what I want or I’ll eat your face.’ Like, no more– No more, like– He wasn’t as smart a tactician as he used to be, y'know?

Q: Was “We’ll Meet Again” always the song you were going to use? 

A: Oh yeah, it had to be that. It was like… I think I’d just seen Dr. Strangelove recently around that time and it stuck in my head. It seems to me, if Bill has a taste in music, it would be, like, old timey music that ranges from either weird to obnoxious to obscure. 

Uh, Disney wanted me to cut it cuz it cost them a bunch of money to get the rights, even though it’s so old, it still cost them money to get the rights. And I just… said, please. Over and over and over again. I would send an e-mail that just said, 'please.’ And send another e-mail that said, 'please.’ And I would send another e-mail that said– Yeah. [laughs] Eventually I wore them down that they’re like, 'alright we’ll spend thousands of dollars.’ [laughs]

Q: Are real comics coming? 

 A: You want comics? Would you read Gravity Falls comics?
[Audience screams]
[Alex leans his ear forward]

A: It’s a terrifying noise isn’t it, Michael? I was at a… Gravity Falls gallery, and like, they didn’t tell us how many people would show up, and it was like, THAT noise echoing from every corner. And uh like, I think I lost a year of my life. My hair started going gray, and it was like, 'oh my god, this is too much love! It’s terrifying.' 

Comics. I would love to do Gravity Falls comics. Um, I have so many… One of the tough things about a half hour show like Gravity Falls is every now and then we think of an idea that we really liked, but it was too short for a half hour; 'oh that’s only five minutes of story’– Or it’s too specific and weird. And so I have tons and tons of ideas of the show that y'know we’d like to explore this character, we’d like to show this secret, this storyline. So, I’d love to do comics. But, that’s up to Disney Publishing, and I’m trying to convince them. So, hopefully, I’ll have something exciting to announce in not too long.

Q&A with Stan and Soos

Q: Is Dipper adorable or manly?  

Stan: Dipper smells like baby wipes. Even if I cut off all my shoulder hair, and taped it to him, he wouldn’t be 1/10th as manly I am.

Q: What would you do if Mabel told you she had a date to prom? 

Stan: I would… invite the gentleman over, have some coffee, tie him to a chair and interrogate him for 10 hours, and maybe throw him in the pit. [shrug] Hands off my neice, kid!

Q: What would happen if Soos met Giffany again? 

Soos: Oh yea, I recently downloaded this couple’s therapy sim? Uh, I think she and I would have to talk about our issues and pass around a conversation pillow, and really work out these struggles. Cuz she’s got some problems, dude.

Q: Soos, why are you so perfect? 

Soos: Yeah, uh, my grandma said that a whole bunch of doves flew down and formed the shape of a perfect angel over my crib. I dunno, dude I guess I was just born that way.

okay I know that no one else really cares but I’m genuinely upset about Ichiya and him disappearing from everyone’s life because I’ll be damned if that man deserved to. He’s such an awesome dude despite his uh… quirks and omg can we just take a moment to appreciate him and mourn cause I’m so distraught like there’s tears everywhere. 

look at this man. He’s the epitome of perfection with his snaz snaz hair and constant sparkles. AND DO YOU SEE HIS LIL BOW TIE!!! HE’S ROCKING THAT LIL BOW TIE!! LOOK HOW FANCY HE IS! SO HANDSOME








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anonymous asked:

Caroline asks Klaus if he's DTF

This one by guest writer, @queencarolinemikaelson, made us LOL. Enjoy!

Downtown Friday

Klaus scowled at the unknown number flashing on his screen.

 Late. It was late.

 Or early, he supposed.

He didn’t sleep that much, really. Even now, he was painting instead. But it was the principle of the thing. Whichever way you looked at it, 4:15am was technically a socially unacceptable time for one person to be calling another.

“What?” he roared, hoping to strike as much fear into the veins of the caller as there was irritation running through his.

“Whoa, Klaus? What’s up your hybridy nostrils?”

 The voice on the other end of the phone was slurred and oh-so-familiar.


“Well, duh, dummy. Who else would it be?” 

“I can think of a myriad of people who would call me, sweetheart,” Klaus replied, his irritation beginning to seep away despite his better judgement.

“Nuh-uh, Niknak! Not at 4am. Everyone else would be too scared,” Caroline giggled. “But not me!”

“Please refrain from calling me that insipid name, love,” as he simultaneously winced and melted at her pet name.

“Never!” she cried.

 “To what do I owe the pleasure of this – extremely late – phone call, Caroline?”

“Oh! Right!”

Caroline giggled some more, and Klaus found himself begrudgingly smile at the tinkling sound.

“I was just sitting here drinking. And that got me thinking about that time we totally had hot hybrid sex in the woods. And I was remembering the way you did that thing where you slammed me against the tree and then like took me really fast with both my legs over your shoulders, so I wasn’t supported by anything but the tree…”

“Your point, Caroline?” Klaus said, trying to remain cool, as though he didn’t definitely remember that manoeuvre too late at night sometimes.

“Well, I just wanted to let you know I am totally DTF if you are. Bye!”

And just like that, she hung up the phone, and Klaus was left completely confused and strangely turned on.

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Commission for coffee shop au klance. Kinda just the beginning of klance, because of the word limit, but awkward bois are the best bois

Also I took a test on what kind of coffee/drink Keith would be and then added espresso lol 

Lance knew that choosing the perfect coffee to start your day could be a crucial thing; you had to take into account how much caffeine you needed, what you wanted to taste on your breath until lunch, how many times you wanted to get up to pee in the next two hours, things like that. He understood that coffee was an important staple to many people’s mornings.

But it didn’t usually take the assholes twenty plus minutes to decide what kind to get.

He had long since finished serving the morning rush and was now waiting, somewhat impatiently, for this guy in the red biker jacket with the mullet to figure out what the hell he was ordering. He had been standing off to the side for a while now, leaving Lance to wipe down all four counters of their island coffee bar that was nestled in the middle of the room and restock the pastry case.

Lance was now tapping his fingers against the wood of the counter, watching the guy from the corner of his vision. Coran didn’t allow phones while people were out front, so he was reduced to reading their menu (which he had memorized) about fifty times in a row.

Finally, as the clock ticked over to 8:30, the guy shifted, glanced at Lance, and then opened his mouth. “Do you um…do you have alternatives for people who are lactose intolerant?”


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…and then there was this dopey ogre…

Danny: Once upon a time there was a very handsome prince. And this, uh, handsome prince had a very beautiful black stallion. And this black stallion was, uh, was admired by everybody in the kingdom. He was the fastest and fairest stallion in the land, about 528 horsepower, very nice stallion, anyway. Uh, one day, uh, this incredibly handsome prince… (baby yells) Yeah, he was, he was out of sight, let me tell you. He was partnered up with a mean ogre. A disgusting, hairy ogre. It was not a match made in heaven. They would slay dragons together from time to time. And they’d argue all the time and, of course, the brilliant charming prince would-would win those arguments because the ogre was a dope. Despite their, uh, victories, there was a dark cloud that loomed. Because… the dopey ogre coveted the handsome prince’s stallion, okay? And he was a very greedy, selfish ogre with-with major control issues. And he would never let the handsome prince ride his own stallion.


Damian Wayne: Over-Protective

Imagine having a sibling like relationship with Jason Todd and having met members of his family before but when you meet Robin you both instantly hit it off, much to Jason’s dismay.

Warnings: Swearing


It was unexpected bumping into Red Hood and trying to help him out a little since he’d saved your life. Considering you were only young and so willing to repay your debt he taught you some useful skills and found you to be entertaining company, especially after being brought back from the dead himself. It was nice to have someone so fun and carefree around and after running into him a few times he decided to keep an out for you, plus you learnt a few things from him.
It took you some time for a proper friendship to develop, but as a young child you soon realised something.
“You care about me.” You smiled up at the vigilante across from you.
No, I don’t.” Red Hood breathed, waiting by his motorcycle to drop you home since you’d decided to sneak out in search of adventure again.
“Yes you do, or else why would you be teaching me all this.” You justified proudly.
“I knew it! Thanks Jay!” Your joyful grin returning upon hearing no response from the vigilante and you were quick to wrap your arms around his waist in gratitude.
“Whatever kid, let’s go.” Jason replied nonchalantly, awkwardly patting your back signalling that you can let go now. You both hopped onto his motorcycle ready to go home.
“Hey - helmet now!” Red Hood ordered, noticing your lack of safety gear.
“You big softie.” You muttered under your breath, but apparently he heard you.
“What was that?!”
“You total badass.” Was your instant correction, voice raising an octave this time.
“Yeah, that’s what I thought.” The vigilante responded, his tone holding a hint of amusement.

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anonymous asked:

Uh despite your family mostly committing suicide that does NOT mean it's guaranteed that you're going to actually have longevity whether you're a fucking fatass or a twig. It doesnt work that way. You could encounter very bad luck at ANY time.

Exactly, just do whatever the fuck you want before life tells you to fuck off
- Eric


Wow. I finally got around to write this Klance fanfic. Oh yeah, I fell into Klance Hell even deeper, and I couldn’t just keep myself from writing something. Soooo yeah, here you have it. Anyways, this is cannon verse and has kissing at the end I guess. Have fun then. 

Rated: T

Pairing: Klance

Genre: Fluff

Word Count: 3416

Summary: Keith never quite understood Lance. Rivalry, taunting, provoking - Keith didn’t comprehend why. However, once he starts to be more attentive around his fellow paladin, he realizes Lance is much more than snarky comments and boastful grins - He also realizes just how much Lance hides from his team. (Use of prompt: “This is gay.” “dude, we just kissed.”

Each breath he forces inside through his throat scrapes arduously, his chest expanding in exhausted fatigue. Sweat dripping from his chin, chest and arms maneuver its way down his body, leaving wet stains of water on his white shirt.

Keith barely notices it, however, his focus far too engrossed on what he’s accomplished. His lips tug upwards, and he chuckles under his breath. With an exasperated sigh, he lets his sword vanish in thin air, returning to it’s original, sheathed form as he places it on his hip.

Legs buckling, Keith has to use the wall he’d unconsciously approached to sustain his weight as he settles on the ground. He brushes a few strands of his onyx strands from his eyes, gazing at the ceiling as though it held the secrets of the universe.

“I’m amazed,” A voice comes, it’s cocky tone immediately giving its owner away. “You’re not brooding for once.”

“What do you want, Lance?” Keith doesn’t bother to crane his neck in the boy’s direction, his grin faltering.

Keith has finally achieved one of his goals - defeat level four session. It had been laborious and rather painful, but, with utmost effort and willpower, he’d done it. It was something he felt was needed. The fights they’d been finding themselves involved in no longer had an easy way out - They couldn’t simply form Voltron and be over with it all. No. Now, The enemies they encountered were beyond powerful, and simply forming would ease the situation but not end it.

That was, if they could form Voltron. Galra armies were learning from their defeats, and gave them no time to form, furthermore separating them. While yes, Keith agrees teamwork is one of the most important skills to possess, he also knows it is naive to presume they will be together at all times - they are required to fend for themselves.

Keith, since the oppressing danger grew, began intensifying his training. Now, he believes he can put up more of a challenge at least.

“Cold,” Lance remarks, his hands behind his head. “But whatever. I’m here ‘cause Shiro asked me to call you. Hunk’s made the… goo.”

Keith nods. He doesn’t budge from his spot, sighing as he waits for Lance to leave. Once he sees no sign of movement from the blue paladin, Keith stands and reaches for his jacket, throwing it over his shoulder now that he didn’t feel quite as soaked. He still needs a shower, though.

“What is it?” Keith asks, seeing Lance fidget on his spot, uncharacteristically biting his lips in what seems to be nervousness. Surely, there is a reason he’s still here.

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akirakurusu-kuns  asked:

jdksgksjdg are all these people REALLY doing that lmfao I'm laughing so hard fam ur like "I kinda like hanzo a bit more than jack tbh..." AND EVERYONE SUDDENLY JUMPS ON UR ASS WTFFFFFFF kdgdskjgsfjg

It was only that one anon but yeah

That was kinda funny honestly

// 5am suddenly lowkey happy abt my portrayal

So, uh, despite having Sky for a few months, I realized that I never gave her a proper color reference. And since she’s gonna be a part of my gemsona comic, that’s kinda important whoops. So, tada! Introducing Sky Diamond! She’s an Era 2 clear diamond, so height wise she comes up to about Blue Diamond’s waist. I also wrote a huge personality for her if anyone’s interested?

Edit - What did tumblr do to her outline holy cow? huh, I guess click for a better res whoops Update - Fixed it!

anonymous asked:

Show!Ursa: would very much like her daughter to behave like a "lady", laughs about burning a city to the ground, calls her daughter a monster when she thinks she's not listening, murders the Fire Lord. Comics!Ursa: plays in the backyard, doesn't like hearing about violence or war, is all understandable about her new daughter's behavior, would never murder a fly. Same character?

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XD had to.

Ursa was ambiguous enough in the show, you know. You had no idea whether she really loved Azula or not (then the comics do next to nothing to prove that she does, so good going, Yang, thanks for proving Azula right), you had no idea what her political alignments were, and ALSO, you don’t have ANY signs of Ursa not getting along with her husband? LITERALLY. All you know is that she’s not exactly going to shout around that she wants Ozai to be Fire Lord. This can either mean that she was hiding her support of him in that endeavor, (because ffs you can’t conspire about something like a coup and yell about it, Azula, but I guess you’re really young so we let it slide), or that she didn’t support it at all, of course.

Comics, though: no love for Azula confirmed (one kiss when she’s asleep that to me amounts to NOTHING because Azula had no idea it happened), still no real sign that she didn’t like the Fire Nation’s war but she is shown as a victim to, uh, the Fire Nation system because she’s been forced to marry Ozai. So you’re supposed to think that because the Fire Nation traditions made her miserable, she mustn’t like their ways. And because she was forced to marry Ozai, then obviously this must be a horrible marriage from start to end! Despite, uh, the show always had Zuko talking about times when their family was happy, suggesting the relationship deteriorated over time…? :’D

I’m not saying forced marriage should be shown as good, fact is, this trope is seldom portrayed at its worst by fanfiction and um, Yang kinda writes like fanfiction so well, at least I won’t fault him for showing that forced marriage can end badly. But he makes forced marriage awful to the absolute EXTREME by making Ozai horribly controlling, jealous, cruel and whatnot. I know I have what may amount to the most favorable perception of Ozai ever, but I don’t think this was necessary at all. It was just to turn Ursa into an even more victimized mess? Isn’t Ozai bad enough with what he did to Zuko already? Him being an average husband would have never ruled out the harm he has done to his children, but no, Yang makes him a thousand times worse than necessary and instead of letting him keep the teeny tiny bit of depth that he DID have in the show (see him sitting at the turtle-duck pond by himself after Ursa is gone, in the exact same spot she always was at, suggesting that it affects him that she’s gone), Yang makes it so he treats Ursa like crap and just uses her as the means to become Fire Lord via Azulon’s murder. Like, sorry, but I like my Urzai a lot more complex and interesting than “he was soooo bad and she was soooo good but soooo sad and he made her suffer sooo much!”

Long story short, I have no respect for comics’ Ursa for all her decisions and her behavior, but the show’s Ursa, thanks to that wonderful ambiguity from where you can actually build something very complex, where she can have agency, where she can KICK OZAI’S ASS BY PROVING SHE HAS MORE BRAINS THAN HIM…! *heavy breathing* Seriously, though, show Ursa has potential. I’ll never love her, but at least she’s worth writing about.

I really found @loopy777’s essay on the Two Ursas is a great read. If you haven’t read it yet, I’m sure you’d enjoy it, Anon.


 D: MadPat could never hurt Stephanie! In fact, its probably his only weakness. He works hard to maintain his “normal” life for her, making sure she doesnt notice any change in him. MadPat still keeps up his daily schedule making theory videos and doing GTLive and pretending like hes completely unchanged, and at the end of it all, he still loves all that stuff. He just now has to work in hanging out with a demon friend and murdering between. He might go dissapearing a little more than usual but Stephanie trusts him and loves him.

But uh, despite Steph being his one weak point, its does NOT make him weak at all. He is a super intelligent, Hannibal Lecter esque killer, so you probably shouldn’t mess with the one thing he has left in this world.

ahaaha that was probably the one time that NateMare was actually genuinely afraid of a human, let alone his friend. Threats are not normally part of their relationship, and MadPat is one of the few people he would take on his word.