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anonymous asked:

can u please explain to me this cipher hunt thing i'm going crazy

Sure! Cipher Hunt is, basically, an international scavenger hunt by Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch. The end goal of the scavenger hunt is to find this statue of Bill Cipher, seen at the very end of the finale of Gravity Falls. Alex has said that the statue is real and out there somewhere for someone to find (along with a prize), so long as they follow the clues he’s left around the world.

It sound really wild, and it is! So here’s how it started:

On July 20th, 2pm PST, Alex Hirsch posted this tell-tale tweet on his official twitter:

Immediately after, he tweeted with the following:

The hashtag translates from caesar cipher into #CIPHERHUNT, which has turned into the main twitter tag for this whole wild game.

The top paragraph (from caesar): THE URBAN LEGEND HAS COME TRUE. CIPHER’S STATUE’S CALLING YOU. THE SECRET MAP IS IN YOUR HAND TO TRACK THE CLUES ACROSS THE LAND.

The bottom paragraph (from caesar): DON’T FORGET IT’S ALL FOR PLEASURE. THE HUNT ITSELF’S THE REAL TREASURE. BUT PRIZE AWAITS THE FIRST ONE THERE. BE SAFE, BE SMART, AND OF COURSE BEWARE.

The red letters, when put together, translate from caesar to RUSSIA.

The numbers above Bill translate to PINES.

So Gravity Falls fans started to do what they do best: solve mysteries. Alex had been in St Petersburg a few months prior and had taken some photos outside of a cathedral there. So some GF fans in Russia went to the cathedral, looked around where the red circles indicated, and found the first clue: another cipher.

Which Alex confirmed was the real deal.

And the scavenger hunt escalated from there! That clue took fans to Japan, which lead them to Atlanta GA, which sent them to Rhode Island, which (after a mishap) landed them in Los Angeles. Today ended with the 7th clue found in Piedmont, CA, which included a key, a lockbox number, and an address for a post office back in LA. 

It’s happening so fast, too! The hunt started at 2pm PST yesterday. Seven hours later, GF fans had solved three clues. This morning the hunt began at 8am EST; twelve hours later, we were well on the way to solving the 6th clue. Clues have included codes, riddles, phone calls, reversed voice recordings (by Alex), puzzle boxes, flash drives, hastily-scribbled maps, and more. Jason Ritter and Ariel Hirsch even joined in to find one of the clues in Los Angeles! 

There have been some hiccups on the way, but it’s been a lot of fun—and pretty astounding, considering this is something Alex set up on his own time, with his own money, while on vacation after he was already done working on the series. Definitely worth keeping up with, as it will probably be ending tomorrow.

I hope this helps! I’m thinking about doing a chronological recap of the whole hunt, including where/what all the clues were, once the statue is found, so if that’s something you’d like to see, let me know!

The new short

Okay, first off I am sorry I have not been posting stuff on this blog. I have been working on FacFics and Fan art, so things just got away from me. Now with that out of the way, there is a GF short and it gives us ,the loyal fanbase, a short peek into the second season. Unfortunately this short is was only released in Russia and has yet to make it’s way to the the states, also, the only one that the U.S online community has yet to find is the second in what appears to be a series of shorts (the first thought to be a look at Mabel’s scrap book). However even though we do not have much to go we can still pull some information form the one video we have.

1- There will be vampires in season 2: Now before one side of Tumblr shrikes with excitement at the thought of sexy vampires and the other half gets ready to commit suicide at the same thought, let me stop you both. For once in the recent pop culture time line (starting in the 90s up to now) vampires will be , not glowing, shinny, big haired wimps, but cool butt kicking monsters that look like something straight out of my nightmare after                                                          I eat 10 pounds of sugar. I mean LOOK AT THAT THING! 

2- Li'l Gideon comes back: Yeah, I know  you can see that for your self but he comes back in the only way that a psychotic little mutant can. By using a monster Vampire to brake out of the Gravity Falls prison and freaking Mabel out though the T.V screen. 

3-Stan twin theory proved correct: In the beginning of the short Grunkel Stan is shooting commercial for the shack and towards the end he does a badly put together special effect that mirrors his image side by side

(sorry for the text it’s the only cap I could find short notice) this could be a hit the to existence of Stanford’s twin Brother, Stanley.

4-The handyman knows: In the middle of the short Soos get his own moment in the sun with “Soos says some words” in which he asks “if you eat the prize from inside a cereal box, will turn into a box of cereal” than turns  back to doing his thing. I’m sure that there is a hidden code in that sentence but it is 2:08 where I am and I’m brain dead.

?-PINECEST WILL BECOME CANNON: Just testing if you where paying attention. 

Well that’s all for this post, soooo bye, oh and look out for the hid behind.