SO ME AND MY SISTER WERE WATCHING DREAMSCAPERERS A.K.A THE EPISODE WHERE SOOS DIPPER AND MABEL HAVE TO GO INTO STAN’S MIND TO STOP BILL GETTING THE CODE TO THE SAFE WHERE THE DEED TO THE MYSTERY SHACK IS KEPT
WHEN THEY ARRIVE IN STAN’S MIND THE ABOVE IS SHOWN
hmm I WONDER WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE
COMPLETE WITH THE DUCK AND EVERYTHING
AND THE SWING IS BROKEN
CUZ STANLEY LEFT
HOW GUILTY DID STAN FEEL FOR SUCH A SWEET MEMORY TO BECOME SO BROKEN IN HIS MIND?!
Why So Many Monsters/Creepy
Stuff In Gravity Falls?
It’s a great question and one of the burning mysteries of the show. The Author himself specifically set up shop, stuck around for at least 6 years and cataloged everything in 3 Journals just to try and answer that question. Which is saying a lot, from a kid who grew up on the shores of New Jersey. What led him to the West Coast? Was it school, life, family estrangement? Who knows, but whatever it was, he saw something worth staying in Gravity Falls, which means there must be an underlying universal reason on why so much creepy stuff happens there.
Now, the answer isn’t clear and it probably won’t be for quite some time, but I have a few theories. Maybe they’ve been discussed- maybe they haven’t, I haven’t been in the fandom long enough to know. If there are any other theories out there though, let me know and I’ll link to them on the bottom!
So, Why So Many Monsters???
My Main Theory: There is a Natural Trans-Dimensional Portal that was recently opened in the area and the Author found it.
Honestly this is my number one theory on all things creepy and mysterious in Gravity Falls OR, including Bill, the Town Name, and why the Author initially built the first portal. My evidence? See below.
Oh you can try and counter it by saying that his Southern upbringing may as well have, by default, made him polite in choosing his words. But someone like McGucket (who turned from respected genius to crazy hillbilly), well, I expected that he at least refer to him simply as “this ol’ feller” or “guy”, any word at all that befits his, um, eccentricity. Not “gentleman”, which is such a noble form of address. Also not to Stanford Pines, of all people.
And yet, as soon as he stuttered during his impromptu description of the beast (which as we already long know, he made it himself) that attacked his boat, describing its neck and its “wrinkly skin”, he just happened to be there, and among the crowd, it is he who he had noticed among those many faces (worth noting that Stan wasn’t the only old man there, too) and compared its skin to his. Then he points at him and his attention is caught slightly.
Say what you will about my reading in too much at this. Need we bring up how he jumped on Stan’s back out of instinct on seeing the dinosaurs in Land Before Swine—a much later episode—and the explanation for that thereof? Hmmmm…?