i mean i get the joke

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]
[AUDIENCE SCREAMS]

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.

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Johnny Depp on David Letterman show:

-He'a a legend, He’s Al Pacino. He’s an amazing actor certainty but, you know, the one thing I didn’t really  know about Pacino, prior to the shooting was that he’s certifiably insane.
-Oh really, you’ve seen the paperwork apparently. How does that manifests itself?
-He has a joke, he likes to tell
-He likes to tell joke?
-Oh yes, he likes to tell jokes and he liked tell me this one specific joke over and over. And I really didn’t understand it.
-You didn’t get the joke.
-I did’t get the joke.
-And he thought it was your problem that you didn’t get the joke.
-Yeah absolutely, he definitely thought it was my problem.
-So he keeps wearing you down with the same joke.
-He flicked at it upon me and I could feel like, you know, IQ points dropping.
-The greater the pressure, the dumper you feel. Did you ever understand the joke?
-I finally figured it out yeah.
-Do you remember the joke?
- Yeah. He used to lean over and go “A skeleton goes into a bar and orders a beer and a mop.” But I mean on a loop.
-Over and over again. I must say, you kind of expect a little more from Al Pacino. I’m kind of on your side here. I get it but I don’t want to admit that I get it.

Me, while watching potc5:

Originally posted by gifsforthemasses

Prompt: “That’s irrational.”

When you first heard the album, sitting with Harry in your backyard, Carolina was one of your favorites. It was catchy and it had good lyrics. It didn’t cross your mind that the song was written about someone else. But when Harry went on Nicks radio show and told the story of the song and who it was about, a wave of anger couldn’t help but overcome you. Each and every time you had the album on shuffle, you skipped it faster than you could blink. When it came on the radio you turned it down. If Harry started singing it, you left the room. You came to hate the song. Hearing your love of 3 years sing about how another girl “feels so good” and is “all i think about” didn’t exactly put you in a position to fawn all over the song. This is what you were trying to explain to Harry when he confronted you about your obvious dislike for the song. 

“I know you don’t like Carolina. Why? You liked it when you first heard it, didn’t you? It was one of your favorites actually. What changed?” He asked you, when he stepped out of the shower, sitting next to you on the bed. 

“Nothing changed. I like the song, its good.” you said coldly. 

“Then why do you go out of your way to not listen to it, and when you have to, you cringe down to the last second?” His voice was angry mixed with a bit of sadness. He wasn’t yelling…yet. You knew your opinion mattered a lot to Harry. And although you didn’t like the song, you figured he deserved the truth. 

“Fine Harry. You wanna know why I don’t like the damn song?” you said and he looked at you expectantly. 

“It’s blatantly about another girl. You’re one of the most private people I know. You wouldn’t go out of your way to put the girls name in the song, put it on the album and sing it on national TV if it didn’t mean a lot to you. So excuse me if I don’t want to listen to my boyfriend sing about how another girl is all he thinks about.” you said getting more and more angry with each word that you said. Harry looked at you and didn’t say anything, so you continued. 

“Harry that song makes me look like a fucking joke. And I know its your music and you have the right to write about anything you want to. But every time I look at you, I see you and her. Every time I hear that song, I think of you and her. And if she means that much to you, then why am I here?”

“Babe…you’re over reacting. Its just a song.” Harry said tears welling up in his eyes, and it was then that you realized that you were crying as well. “I can promise you that she doesn’t mean as much to me as you do. Tell me what I can do to fix this. A song isn’t worth loosing you. I swear, she meant something to me a while ago. And she’ll always mean something to me in the way of a friend. But you…I can’t live without you.”

Now you were full on sobbing, “Then why’d you write the song? Its not a sin for me to be upset about the song. And it’s not even the fact that you wrote the song, it’s the fact that you took the time to expose the girl and make it very clear that it was about her.”

“So you don’t want me to write about other girls and life experiences? That’s irrational. I’m always going to write songs about my life experiences. If you cant handle that, when we can end this.” he said angrily. He immediately regretted saying it when you got up and stormed out of the room. 


“I don’t know what to do Gem. She won’t talk to me, she won’t look at me, she won’t let me touch her. I don’t sleep in the same bed as her anymore, she sleeps in the guest house. Not even in the guest room, the guest house. I feel like I’m losing her, and that can’t happen.” he said on the verge of tears as he spoke to his sister on the phone. 

“How long has this been going on?” she asked him carefully. 

He let out a long sigh, “about 4 days.”

“Honestly, she probably shut down because she feels like you haven’t acknowledged the fact that she’s hurt. Weather you feel like you did something wrong or not, she needs to know that you know and care that she’s hurting. If you haven’t made an effort to apologize to her, she won’t know that. Especially if you aren’t talking. And Harry, you have to admit, if the roles were reversed, you’d be pretty angry, too. I think you both need to talk because it sounds like to me, this argument is a two way street.”


He made his way down the small pathway to the guest house where you’ve been staying for the greater part of a week. You didn’t want to see him, hear his voice, speak to him or anything else. You knew you were overreacting just a little bit, but in your mind, you still had the right to be upset. He rang the doorbell and you automatically knew who it was. It was the first time he had been over since you left the main house. 

“Love, baby, princess…let me in. Please?” and there was something in his voice that you couldn’t ignore, even if you wanted to. You made your way over to the door, and before you could even get it all the way open, Harry pushed himself inside and wrapped his arms around you. You tensed up at first, but then relaxed into this chest, realizing you missed him. You stood there, in the doorway hugging for a long time, the first connection you’ve had with him in days. 

“Let’s talk, yeah?” he asked you sweetly, kissing your nose. You nodded and lead him over to the kitchen table. You sat, not saying anything to each other before he said,

“I’m sorry. I’m so so sorry. When I wrote that song, I wasn’t thinking. I met Townes-”

“Don’t say her name.”

“I met her a few years back. It was just before I met you. We had a few mutual friends and they set us up on a blind date. And I’m not going to lie, I had a lot of fun that night. But she was missing something, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Plus the tour was about to start, so even just after one date, I broke it off.” He explained and you listened intently. “We remained in touch after that and I occasionally still talk to her. But I swear, she’s just a friend. She doesn’t mean nearly as much to me as you do. And when I said she was all I think about, its just a lyric. I don’t mean that literally. I deeply apologize if I made you question my love for you. That was never my intension. Its just a bloody song love. And yes it means something to me. Each and every one of my songs means something to me. But you…I could never express in words what you mean to me. I wrote countless songs about you- so, so many. But none of them bring you justice. You’re just that precious to me.” he said with a dimpled grin and a squeeze of your hand. 

“I’m sorry too H. I overreacted. I shouldn’t have been so jealous. And your music is your music, and I don’t have the right to question your creativity. I’m sure she is a nice girl. She should be flattered. But can I ask you something. Obviously you don’t have to answer.”

“What do you want to know, my lovely?” 

“Is there a song about me on your album.”

He looked at you with a devilish smirk and a gleam in his eye,

“Oh love, don’t you know you’re my only angel?”

(requested by: annon)

Dear Evan Hansen Characters as Things My Friends Have Said

Evan: I’m constantly stressed but I’m still alive, so I mean, 20 points to me.

Connor: Fuckin kill me, or I’ll beat your ass.
~Or~
Hey guys have you ever heard of… *stares down in sadness*
~Or~
Shit, I’m the gayest person here, but I’m still not gay enough.

Jared: The man in the hallway is my best friend. I shine lights on him and try to give him the best deep sleep experience.

Alana: If I fail this class, I’ll be behind, but still ahead and that will ruin my high school career, then what college I get into, and then my life.

Zoe: I love you, but you can be an absolute fucking prick. (This was to me)

Larry: Look, I’m the dad friend, and that means I have the best jokes, *shows screenshots of “100 best dad jokes*

Cynthia: I’m trying my hardest, yet you insist on drugs.

Heidi: I’m only a good friend 99% of the time, I have to sleep sometimes. I try my hardest to be amazing though…

unironic circus coach quotes  // meme  /  credit

edit pronouns as needed.

  • “he’s vegan, atheist and gay but don’t worry, he’s actually a nice person! the disclaimer was because he’s vegan, not because he’s gay. obviously, my boyfriend would be pretty upset if i was getting at someone for being gay.”
  • “if i messed up, i‘d be the first to run into traffic. don’t tell the children i said that, jokes like that are never funny. unless i’m making them.”
  • “this child doesn’t know that paper comes from trees. i mean i know this is a circus school, not a normal school, but you can leave now.”
  • “not that i’m promoting alcoholism. just alcohol.”
  • “i wouldn’t care about kylie jenner except she’s promoted this contouring culture and now i can’t walk down the street without seeing fifty women who don’t know where to correctly apply their shading”
  • “child, you look tragic. oh god, don’t tell your mother i said that”
  • “i don’t know why they keep paying me to be here. what am i doing? other than looking amazing, that is.”
  • “i got my entire ballet class to play football with a pilates ball today and we broke it, and, long story short: the ballet mistress has murder on the mind.”
  • “you’ll regret it like i regretted my first shot of absinthe. well, that’s a lie. i never regret anything. especially absinthe.”
  • “have you ever done a handstand hungover? no? don’t.”
  • “everyone can dance if they believe enough! well, everyone can dance if they work at it all the time and don’t quit, but anyone can move their body roughly in time to the rhythm if they believe enough!”
  • “dating a baker is great in theory, but he keeps baking, and i ate an entire cake last night all to myself. don’t laugh, i don’t know if our relationship will survive if i get fat”
  • “everyone has natural virtues. well. most people have natural virtues.”
  • “glitter makes everything better. you can quote me on that.”
  • “i swear to goodness. haha. i swear to goodness? there’s no goodness in me”
  • “if reincarnation is real then i hope i come back as kate bush”
  • “have you ever got a hula hoop to the face? no? would you like one? no? then stop talking”
  • “hello! i know i’m late but the world will end some day and you won’t care about it then.”
  • “it was very funny when that ball hit you in the face. not that i promote violence! i just promote violence that makes me laugh”

anonymous asked:

What does obi wan mean "yes or a cousin" I get the other two, but not the cousin bit

@i-lavabean and I sometimes joke that Obi-wan was like Ahsoka’s other parent in the great big mish-mash of “Spot the Responsible Adult: There are None!” that Ahsoka grew up in. And so was, to some small extent, Plo Koon. So Ahsoka is like sister and aunt and cousin and the kid next door all at once and at this point Luke’s just probably going to stop asking

Originally posted by simplysamnicole

anonymous asked:

hey this is kinda a big question but how do you feel regarding how straight women in the mass effect fandom treat wlw fans pretty badly. ive seen a lot of it and some of it gets treated like a joke or isnt brought up at all. and i was hoping you might gave some insight? bc like u fshep means a lot to me but the moment i bring that my shep is gay (and like just. offhandedly mentioning it) i get shunned or quietly pushed out of the conversation

aw man dude, almost all fandoms have a serious issue with kicking aside f/f ships and/or sexualising them to the point where they exclude actual real life wlw from their own content.

like i’ve mentioned before that bioware has a problem with how they treat wlw ships, but fan behavior is another matter.

I understand that fandom has become a good way for women to explore sexuality, but there is some insidious shit in a lot of circles. casual misogyny, mlm fetishism, abuse romanticism, and like you said, shitty treatment of wlw and their content/ships.

and a lot of this comes from straight women. and since fandom spaces are considered ‘safe fun negativity-free spaces’, it’s ignored because criticism gets brushed off as “Fandom Drama” or “the Discourse, lol”. People are encouraged to ignore issues, laugh at them, or get defensive instead of thinking critically about their behavior.

I might be going off on a tangent since i’m unfamiliar with most of the mass effect fandom and their stomping grounds, but my time in other fandoms has shown me enough racism, anti-wlw, and abuse romanticism to fill a fucking book. I’ve seen this shit before, and it always smells the same.

anonymous asked:

thank u oh my god I've been pissed bc people got mad at Elias for the 'slave' joke but vilde does all sorts of shitty things that make sana feel terrible and they turn their heads. I used to think she had grown but nah and she's getting worse now

i know right, they put vilde on this pedestal just bc she is probably lgbt but that still doesn’t mean that she can’t be problematic, bc she is so damn problematic and i annoys me so much that she doesn’t seem to grow :/ tbh i was mad at elias too for a bit, but just bc i didn’t know what kind of relationship sana and elias have and how close they are

anonymous asked:

You really are a bitch-ass pussy who can't take a joke. How about I spread you wide open with my 9-incher to put you in your place. Also, say hi to @triggeredmedia for me, you wannabe conservative.

Even if you have the freedom to mock someone who posted about being raped, that doesn’t mean that doing so is right or ok. Maybe you should be berating the fuck heads who mocked OP even after OP said it bothers them instead of berating OP for posting on a public forum.

I get it – posting on a public forum comes with a chance of being cruelly mocked. But in the grand scheme of things, mocking a rape victim is a whole lot worse than a rape victim making a post about their rape.

Not sure how any of this makes me a fake conservative. Get your rape-apologist, sexist piece of shit ass outa here or catch these hands.

Aww God damn it Usagi why did you have to expose me like that!? Yes it’s true. All I do in life is draw Luana art. Nothing else at all. Shit dude I gotta kill myself now. Getting exposed like this? I just can’t take it. This is the end of my career. A 14 year old who can’t do shit without some 12 year old and her mom to back her up I mean shit. I might as well just show my wrists the nearest machine gun.

hugahalf-elf replied to your post: i’m trying to do bodyweight exercises/“get in…

are u joking about the sword thing, bc like that is legit what i want to exercise for skjafkgd (so i can start fencing again)

what is a joke, in this world? 

i mean, i do want to do HEMA b/c i think i could be great with a broadsword but i don’t think I could get through an entire lesson rn; also i feel like i suck too hard at fencing to do it even at a club tbh 

it makes me so mad that the shitty parts of the internet prey on awkward outcast children (boys), often with no real understanding of what they’re talking about, to drag them in and mold them into shitty, bigoted human beings. like we have a student who’s fourteen? fifteen? and he makes terrible, offensive jokes and memes that he flat-out does not understand and is just mimicking because he found them on the internet. he barely has a concept that gay people exist (and I know this through conversations with him), he didn’t know that “no homo” was a joke about gay people, and he recently asked annie if the holocaust really happened. not because he’s a denier or anything, but just because that’s where his level of conceptualization is at. I’m worried that he’s gonna get pulled into alt-right shit (which is especially going to hurt him because he’s autistic and not white) because he doesn’t understand what any of it means and thinks it’s just funny internet stuff. 

it makes me scared and angry. I understand that he’s causing damage to people around him, but he’s also being preyed on. as an adult, that’s a perspective that I am able to have. and as an adult, I know that he is literally a child. I hate it. 

i’ve been thinking way too much about. fucking. galra empire memes lately

as in memes popular within the galra empire becuase BOY does life get dull when you’re part of a sprawling civilisation that hasn’t been challenged in 10,000 years

i’ve only thought of a few

  • -points at a random object going by outside the ship- “is that voltron”
  • -something incredibly minor goes wrong- “fUCK YOU ALTEA!!!”
  • ‘which lion would you pilot’ quizzes because let’s face it everyone and their progenitors dream of flying one of those babies one day
  • quintessence puns
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Chris Evans Debuts Trailer for New Movie DENNIS

i cant wait for dnp to get married and make a golden future for themselves just… lying in bed wrapped in soft blankets and love warmer than anything listening to quiet music and watching the clouds move by their window bc they have to be floating at this point..

i saw lots of persons making fun of the way kyungsoo chooses to dress or just that he’s so simple but i see and love a humble modest boy who’s nothing but kind and who values life & money in other ways than dressing really fancy. he chose to ban receiving luxury gifts from fans on his birthday so now fans donate money and i think that’s truly meaningful. anyways i love stanning a man of constancy, modesty & pure kidness