So, remember how the shapeshifter said this would be the last form Dipper ever took?
And then in the last episode, he took that form.
But wait a second, that’s not his last form right. He got better right? Yeah. We see him after the woodening, talking and partying with folks.
But a thought occurred to me. What if that’s not Dipper anymore. What if the shapeshifter was right. What if that’s Bill?
It’s a stretch (and probably not remotely true) considering we aren’t seeing the “Bipper” behavior in full swing. And we aren’t used to Bill being subtle. Or are we? Whenever we have seen Bill directly everything is flashy and ridiculous. But up until that point, everything about Bill was subtle. The messages, the background images and clues. All subtle. Maybe that’s why Bill acts as crazy as he does, so that the more subtle things are less likely to be noticed.
So when I saw this:
I remembered this:
Similarity? The hand placement on the hips. A subtle similarity.
And maybe Bill’s possession was more subtle than it seemed? I mean, the episode was essentially all from Dipper’s point of view. No one else noticed Bipper’s eyes. No one else seemed to notice the voice. Maybe when we aren’t seeing from Dipper’s point of view, Bill possessing someone isn’t as obvious as we first experienced.
Or maybe Alex Hirsch has succeeded and I have joined the ranks of those who are full of theories and have no answers (see: raving lunatics at this point).
I don’t know. It just bugged me. How is that his “last form” then? Should I even take the shapeshifter seriously? Why did Dipper seem put off by McGucket saying something terrible was going to happen? Granted, he’s 12 and almost just died. But, he seemed annoyed.
And how the hell did he miss the tapestry??
That’s Bill plain as day and it was right there.
I know the episode is hyping up Stan Pines as being “not what he seems” … but what if that’s the point. What if the hype is like Bill? The hype is crazy and huge. But what if that’s the distraction? What if it’s all a red herring? What if “not what he seems” for once doesn’t just imply Stan Pines?
What if it’s Dipper who is not what he seems? What if we should not trust him in this next episode?
Things I learned during my first weekend at college
Your parents will hover like crazy and try to help you unpack when you move in. They mean well, but if you’re overwhelmed don’t be afraid to kick them out for a bit.
Don’t ask your RA what bars to hit up in town (like one girl from my floor actually did)
Check your e-mail five times a day, your professors might be sending out syllabi or other helpful/important stuff ahead of time.
You will cry at least once while buying textbooks from the campus bookstore that you couldn’t find used on Chegg (sidenote: use Chegg)
Your dining hall probably has pizza available for every meal. Don’t eat pizza for every meal.
Even if you hated salads your entire life, you will learn to love them so that, you know, you don’t eat pizza for every meal.
Check your dining hall hours online. Some of them close between meals.
Leave your door open or do random Internet browsing in the floor lounge if you want to meet more people.
At least one of your posters will constantly fall down no matter how many 3M command strips you use.
A lot of campus events are lame. A lot of them are not. Go to as many of them as you can anyways to meet more people.
If you need time to yourself, take it. You’ll make friends eventually without having to hang out with them constantly.
Don’t expect to become BFFs with everyone you meet, and don’t expect to become best friends over your first weekend.
If you’re standing if a long period of time, bend/relax your knees every so often. If you keep them locked, you might trigger a nerve in your body that causes you to pass out (this may or may not have happened to me on my second day, oops)
Carry an umbrella if there is the slightest chance of rain. Carry one even if there isn’t, just in case.
Carry a sweater or hoodie always.
Pokemon Go is lit on college campuses; every single building is a gym or pokestop and there are lures everywhere. Plus, your eggs hatch in no time because you’re walking everywhere.
It’s okay to eat alone in a dining hall; either no one will care or someone will sit at your table and strike up a conversation.
If you really, really don’t want to eat alone, literally just knock on someone’s door in your hall. If they don’t want to go with you, try someone else. Chances are, someone else might be hungry, too or at least willing to walk over with you.
Come up with a roommate agreement. Decide when you’re cleaning, sharing policy, guest policy, light and noise preferences, etc.
If there is a massive involvement fair on campus, research some clubs online so you know what to look for. Otherwise you’ll be overwhelmed in two seconds.
Join a group chat with people on your floor or in the same area of study as you, it’s super helpful for general information.
Ask everyone you talk to to add you on Snapchat.
Simple things like taking out the trash or doing laundry will suddenly feel very overwhelming.
You learn a lot of stuff from being in college for only three days and not even taking any classes.
Australian is known for being one of the best places to party in the world for students. But no one can go as hard as the kangaroo. Here we have one passed out after a crazy night of drinking and partying, and lets just say we’re pretty sure he’ll be really happy to have that plate of food when he wakes up, because although kangaroos are known for their partying, they also get some of the world’s worst hangovers.
Yeah, life is crazy. One day you’re right here in Beach City delivering mail and then the next thing you know, you’re on a bus to Kansas following your dreams of becoming an actor. Follow your dreams, they said. But no one said anything…about all the rejection and sadness there was to be found…