Does anybody remember that time Pete Wentz on One Tree Hill and everyone just referred to him as “Pete from Fall Out Boy?” Or that one scene where all the girls are doing their makeup in the same bathroom and Pete’s just doing his eyeliner in the corner. What about all of the jokes where the parents butchered the band name, like “Fall Down Boy,” “Fall Out Shelter,” etc.?
I know it’s kind of a moot point now, since the latest episode, but we’ve had this theory for a while now, and we’ve just been super busy. Anyway, here is all the evidence we’ve gathered over the past few months of the imminent apocalypse scheduled to hit Gravity Falls.
In Boyz Crazy Stan is stocking meat for the apocalypse.
“Stocking meat for the apocalypse doo-de-doo"
This seems to be classic Stan being his usual eccentric and paranoid self. But Stan does seem to know a lot about what’s going on in the town and everything behind the journals. Plus he built the portal (or rebuilt it or whatever). He has the most information of anyone on the show so far (except maybe Bill). So, he might have some insight into what the future holds. Stan has also read all the journals, and it’s interesting to note that he and the Author might be on the same page about this apocalypse thing.
Into the Bunker shows that the Author was also stocking food.
"It’s like he was preparing for a disaster, but what kind of disaster would need supplies for over 60 years?”
Good question Dipper. Idk… maybe… THE APOCALYPSE!!!
Also, the bunker is decked out with all kinds of disaster preparation. Food, weapons…
The Author is decked out with weapons… almost as if he’s prepared for the apocalypse.
It even states on the wall that it is a fall out shelter.There’s even a gas mask right there.
Fall out shelters are used to protect people from bomb scares and other catastrophes.
And if there are any doubts as to what the Author needed the bunker for…
In Boyz Crazy, Stan said to Robbie that the apocalypse was coming soon, and that he should:
“Bury your gold! You’ve been buying gold, right?”
“If it make’s you feel any better, the apocalypse is coming soon”
In Dreamscapers, Bill tells Gideon to “buy gold”.
Why does Stan want Robbie to buy gold? Because of the apocalypse. And why would Bill want Gideon to buy gold? Idk… maybe… THE APOCALYPSE!!!
“Buy gold, bye!”
It’s also very odd that Bill seems to have a connection to all of this.
“I’ve got big plans”
Bill could be orchestrating the whole thing, keeping Dipper and Stan at odds, by concealing the identity of the Author and trying to destroy the journal, hindering any advancement of the mystery.He knows what Stan is up to and he knows the outcome, as evidenced by the images he flashed on his body in Dreamscapers.
(This has practically been confirmed in Northwest Mansion Mystery)
“Bow to me my minions!” (not an actual quote)
Also, in “Dipper’s and Mabel’s Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun” a secret message says:
THE END OF THE WORLD IS CLOSER THAN THE END OF THE SUMMER (p.88-89)
And of course, our final incriminating piece of evidence: the theory has been confirmed in Northwest Mansion Mystery.
“Something’s coming. Something big.”
Why is Stan suddenly so worried about the apocalypse? Could it have something to do with that weird portal he’s been working on beneath the Mystery Shack?
Only time will tell, but it looks like time is not on the side of our heroes…
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Joseph was at home at his country estate when the outbreak started, news coming in of some sort of virus that made people like zombies, and attack the uninfected. He rode out the first few weeks in the fall out shelter that his grandfather had had build under the manor during the cold war. But, life underground in that cold, dark place was not for him. There was another place, in Idaho, on a ranch that his family owned. It was also a fall out shelter, but not under ground, it was atop a sheer cliff, access only by a narrow trail that could be blocked off. He got his gear ready for the long march, things that he had brought back from Afghanistan when he was in the Marines, even his M16A4 rifle. It had been a long, tense walk, but now he was in Missouri, watching an isolated farmhouse, thinking about taking shelter in it for the night. He thinks, “No sign of anything moving around,..time to get closer.”