lost bay

Lost And Then Found — Ted E. Bear’s Grand Aquarium Adventure

Late one afternoon, Security Officers Sylvia and Kevin found a lost teddy bear belonging to a visiting school. After locating the owners, they took him on a tour of the Aquarium to pass the time before he could be returned. Here is the tale of Ted E Bear’s Grand Aquarium Adventure.

Don’t worry, don’t panic. This has happened before.

Yep—I’m just here by myself, alone on the floor.
I guess things aren’t fine, since no adieu was truly bid…
Oh my goodness, my gracious, just where is my kid?!

Maybe the teacher brought everyone back to the kelp?
Nope, nobody. OK, uh—yeah, I may need a little help.

Excuse me coral, apologies, I don’t mean to vent
But perhaps you know where exactly my kid went?

I guess I’ll just finish the visit on my own, that’s not so bad.
When you’re happy as a clam there’s no reason to be sad.

*Sniff* No, this really isn’t fun to be alone with the fish!
I want to find my kid! Please, I just have this simple wish!

- Hey little buddy! Aw—are you lost my dear?
- Yes! I can’t find my kid! I’m alone forever I fear!
- What’s your name? We’re Kevin and Sylvia and we care.
- Thank you so much for your help. My name’s Ted E. Bear.

- Not to worry, helping you get unlost is part of our job!
- Really? Oh wow, oh thank you—you’re most—oh *SOB!*

There there Mr. Bear we’ll find your kid, post haste!
Now let’s make sure your visit doesn’t go to waste!

- Check it out, I helped raise this little purple-striped jelly!
- Wow, it’s really beautiful—awesome job there Tommy!
- Want to give it a shot? I’ll bet you’re great at animal care.
- Wow, I don’t think I could—I’m just a little plush bear!

- Nonsense, you got this. Here’s a scraper—it’s all in the wrist!
- How’s that?
- Perfect! Look at you—you’re a budding jelly Aquarist!

- Whoa, what’s this class—I get to feed the fishes?!
- Yep! But to pass, you’ll need to wash the dishes!

- The control room is cool!
- You’re eating it up like a glutton!
- What’s this switch here?

- Want to help us greet our guests—Jasmine needs an intern!
- Oh wow, a job at the Aquarium—it will be so much fun to learn!

Learn… Where do I remember hearing that word… SCHOOL!
My kid! I have to get back! But… working here would be so cool!

Oh me, oh my—I really want to help conserve the great blue sea!
And… being there for my kid is the way for me to fulfill my destiny!

- OK, let’s find my school—what assistance can I show?
- Oh, we already found them.
- Really, when?!
- About 8 hours ago.

- Well, then let’s get this show on the road!
Box me up, make sure I’m safe and stowed!
- Can do Ted E! We wish you the best on your journey!
Thanks for stopping by, say hello to your school family!

Dear Sylvia and Kevin, 
I made it back to class safe and sound.
The teachers were so happy to tell the kids I had been found.
Thanks for teaching me to find my dreams and in my heart carry ‘em.
Much love from your Beary-best friend, Ted- E, to the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

Thanks so much to Ms. Bizon’s class and the Sea Breeze School in Foster City for letting us host Ted E for the day—albeit accidentally! We hope to sea him again soon!

Descendants 2 + Aesthetic: Mal, Reformed Villain and Royal Girlfriend (x)

“She itched to do something meaningful, to be useful instead of simply decorative.”

City Love (Part 6)

summary: You attend one of Natasha’s office parties against your will and end up meeting a charming stranger who turns out to be the person who runs the company. (AU; CEO!Bucky)

characters: main - Bucky Barnes x Reader (F), Wanda Maximoff, mentions of Natasha, and Pietro
word count: 1404
warnings: mild angst, then a crap ton of fluff
A/N: I can’t believe we’re already halfway through this series! It still blows my mind knowing how many of you have taken interest in this story. Thank you so much for all of your responses and support. I love you all so much xx

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Originally posted by fuckyeahelizabetholsen

It was exactly a week before your exhibit and you still haven’t mentioned anything about it to Bucky. Guilt clawed deep in your gut, knowing that time was running out. If you wanted him to be at the art show, you’d have to invite him soon to give him enough leeway to rearrange his schedule. And by soon, that meant sometime today.

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Memory Lost 1-3

I love this drama sooo much OMG!! I just can´t stop watching it, it´s just so addicting!! I´m so grateful for all the fansubbers without you I wouldn´t understand anything <3 <3!! I have many scenes in this drama I watched over and over again. Everything is just perfect!! If you haven´t started it, start now you won´t regret it!!

Before The Storm Theory

It’s plausible that Rachel has wind powers. She’s the storm.

She has some kind of positive influence on everyone. Jefferson, some kind of negative energy, arrives and fucks it all up. Rachel dies. Arcadia Bay has gone to shit. Max arrives and suddenly has rewind powers. Her powers prevent people from harm (Hi, Alyssa). I saw a comment on YouTube saying that Kate was some kind of symbolism that the people of Arcadia Bay have lost hope or gave up.

Basically, I’m thinking that Rachel is the storm. Max is some kind of instrument to avenge her and reveal Jefferson for what he was capable of. After all that, Max has 2 choices.

Save Chloe, leave Arcadia Bay and have Rachel/storm fuck it all up, give them both a chance to leave the “hellhole” and travel elsewhere.

Save Arcadia Bay, whereas, Chloe dies, finally reuniting with Rachel’s spirit and being at peace with her - all that hullabaloo.



Torpedo Juice

During the Second World War, life on US Navy submarines wasn’t the greatest, with little to no privacy, long patrols and little to no strong alcohol. US Sailors were antsy to get a strong drink to compensate with their living conditions and duties, there was an alternative that most people wouldn’t have tried, However US sailors are known to be a hardy bunch. 

In the first part of the Pacific War, U.S. torpedoes were powered by a miniature steam engine burning 180- or higher-proof ethyl alcohol as fuel. The ethyl alcohol was denatured by the addition of 5–10% “pink lady”, a blend of dye, methanol and possibly other ingredients. Methanol causes blindness when ingested, and cannot be made non-poisonous. The methanol was said to be (largely) removed by filtering the fuel mix through a compressed loaf of bread.

Later, a small amount of Croton oil was added to the neutral grain spirits which powered U.S. torpedoes. Drinking alcohol with the oil additive caused painful cramps, internal bleeding and a violent emptying of the bowels. It was intended as a replacement for methanol which had caused blindness in some sailors. To avoid the Croton oil, sailors devised crude stills to slowly separate the alcohol from the poison, as alcohol evaporated at a lower temperature than Croton oil. The stills were sometimes called ‘Gilly’ stills, and the resulting potable alcohol was known as 'gilly’

Various poisonous additives were mixed into the fuel alcohol by Navy authorities to render the alcohol undrinkable, and various methods were employed by the U.S. sailors to separate the alcohol from the poison. Aside from the expected alcohol intoxication and subsequent hangover, the effects of drinking torpedo juice sometimes included mild or severe reactions to the poison, and the drink’s reputation developed an early element of risk.

With the introduction of the electric powered U.S. Mark 18 torpedo, ethyl alcohol was no longer required for torpedoes; however, limited quantities of denatured alcohol were (and are) still required by the Electrician’s Mates and Interior Communications Electricians on board ship for the purpose of cleaning slip rings, commutators, and carbon brushes on a wide variety of equipment.

The standard recipe for torpedo juice is two parts ethyl alcohol and three parts pineapple juice.

The fourth picture’s caption reads: “To the amusement of his bunkmates, a Navy torpedoman under the influence of torpedo fuel–“torpedo juice”–stands
guard at the door of the Quonset hut dubbed “Paradise Lost.”  NAAF Cold Bay, 1943.

Okay, so hear me out… I think that Rachel did love Chloe (contrary to my last theory) but that’s just it… Rachel did love Chloe. Emphasis on “did”. I think, that yes, Chloe and Rachel were a thing… they were a couple, they loved each other. But… what if Rachel, as she got older, and closer to actually leaving Arcadia Bay, lost her affection for the punk. Think about it, from what we’ve seen so far, Chloe is weighing her down, keeping her in Arcadia Bay. Maybe Chloe loved Rachel in a way she wasn’t ready to handle, she was afraid, and whilst not meaning to hurt, Chloe… she kept her at a distance. Maybe she didn’t have mean to fall in love with Frank (And don’t start sending me anon hate saying that Frank was a pedophile because, Rachel was 19 when she was with him, not a minor) but since he had a ride, money and a means of living off said money, Rachel attached herself to him… and eventually fell in love. Soon, Rachel’s affections outgrew what Chloe could provide and in a sense…she[Rachel] gave up on her?

I don’t think Rachel meant to hurt Chloe… but maybe… just maybe, she was trying to spare her feelings, keep those she cared for at a distance so her leaving wouldn’t hurt as much.

“I’m a grenade and at some point, I’m going to blow up and I would like to minimize the casualties, okay?” - Hazel Grace

Cunning Celt's Spell To Summon One Who Is Lost

Gather the following:
- bay
- lavender
- rosemary
- a green candle, a yellow candle, a red candle, and a blue candle (or simply 4 white candles)
- an image of the one you wish to summon

Lay out the candles in a small circle - green at the North for Earth, yellow at the East for Air, red at the South for Fire, and blue at the West for Water. Sprinkle this compass circle with the herbs, and burn some as an incense. Place the image at the centre of the circle and chant:

“By the Elements, and Compass Round
[Person’s full name] will now be found.”

75+ Billdip Fic Recs (Update: 2/26/16)

hi everyone, i’m somewhat new to the fandom and only recently descended into billdip hell. this list is the result of that, and a friend of mine encouraged me to post it. so, here it is! ignore my incoherent ramblings notes, it’s just me being dumb u_u feel free to message me your questions/comments/concerns/whatever, especially if you have a fic to rec! I will try to update this periodically as I continue to read the awesome fanfiction this fandom has to offer. seriously though, props to all the authors- be sure to kudo/comment/subscribe/bookmark/etc., because they definitely deserve lots of love.

happy reading!

Update (7/16/15): so I finally got around to updating! added 10 more fics on here (Limbo is a Legend - After a Normal Day - Of Journalists, Celebrities, and Fashion Designers - Solo Duo - Kings and Queens - Pit of Vipers - All I See Are Stars - I’ve Made Mistakes in My Mind - Love is a Polaroid - Problems of the Heart). also, Life is a Fairytale & Incalescence are now complete!! c: 

Update (9/1/15): changed the title because this should be around 75+ now, when you count all the fics in the series! added: (After a Strange Night - In Another Life, When We Are Both Cats - Out of the Blue - Five Times a Sinner - Hellspawn Central - In Your Dreams - Devil with a Silver Compass - Two in a Million - The Name Game - Ouja board AU). oh, and After a Normal Day, Paying Recompense, & Triangulum Entangulum Coffee House Emporium are now complete :3 

Update: (2/26/16): ok so big thanks goes to @spellhorn for sending in so many recs, they were all awesome! I added (Hating It - Always Watching - Siren’s Call - Like A Two Year Contract - There’s A Demon In My Biology Class - Let Magic Lead your Heart - Ten Years, Two Weeks - Ten Forward, Two Back - The Moral Ramifications of Dating a Ghoul - Down, But Not Out - All That Glitters). Faking It & Out of the Blue are now complete! :) 

✔ = Complete
♥ = Favorite
△ = Triangle Bill (ie. he’s an actual triangle in this, no hot human bod)

  • For the Health and Safety of Mabel Pines by charliesundies ♥ ✔
    Summary: If Dipper wants Mabel safe, then he’s going to have to make a fairly uncomfortable deal.
    For the Morality and Sanity of Dipper Pines by charliesundies ♥ (sequel)
    Summary: In order to save her brother and the town, Mabel makes a sacrifice that leaves her missing a bit of herself.
    Note: emotional rollercoaster ride from start to finish :’) if, for some reason or another you haven’t already read these, this is your sign to do so! go read these fics, they’re amazing!!
  • To Save You, I’d Do Anything by Whale
    Summary: When the Mystery Twins grow up and move to Gravity Falls permanently, everything seems great.
    Until Dipper dies, and the only way to get him back, is for Mabel to make a dangerous deal with a talking dorito…
    Note: if you liked for the health and safety of mabel pines, you will def like this! similar concept- but with its own unique twist. love it so far!
  • Can’t find my way home by Shadowboxer ✔
    Summary: After an argument with his sister in Portland, Dipper gets lost on his way back to Gravity Falls and finds a blonde hitchhiker with the same destination, little did they know they were more lost than they thought.
    Note: I don’t want to spoil anything but…brace yourself :o
  • Life is a Fairy Tale by LanxBorealis ♥ 
    Summary: Okay, so maybe stealing the journal and going off into the woods wasn’t the best plan in hindsight…
    Total AU
    Limbo is a Legend by LanxBorealis ♥ (sequel)
    Summary: Okay, so maybe stealing the journal and going off into the woods wasn’t the best plan in hindsight…
    But in his defense, he didn’t know it would lead to an adventure as wild (and as dangerous) as this one.
    Note: I cannot rec these enough!! frequent updates, perf mix of fluff & dark, foreshadowing, plot, and god!bill c:
  • Imprinting by Lady_Papillon ✔
    Summary: Most people are born with a name tattooed on their inner wrist, in every written language imaginable; some people are born without. Dipper Pines is born with a small black triangle with a flesh colored dot at the center printed neatly onto his skin, standing out against its dark backdrop like an open eye.
    He doesn’t know what to make of this.
    Dipper’s Guide to Dating a Dream Demon by Lady_Papillon (series)
    Summary: A collection of one-shots set in Imprinting-continuity detailing the misadventures of Dipper Pines and his stupid demon boyfriend. No particular order; some are fluff, some are slightly less SFW fluff. : )
    In Another Life, When We Are Both Cats by Lady_Papillon ♥ ✔
    Summary: “Sometimes you walk on four legs, sometimes you walk on two. Sometimes you live for a single day, and sometimes an entire lifespan. But no matter where, or when, I’ll find you, and we’ll be together again.”
    A series of fluffy AU drabbles with Dipper and Bill as Mabel’s cats, living out one life together before the next.
    Note: too good, too pure for this world…
  • Haunted by MiyaBlack
    Summary: When things start going bump in the night, Dipper doesn’t think much of it. Having a demon in the house comes with its fair shares of screaming floating heads and random giggles in the middle of the night. However, Bill has nothing to do with it this time. A new demon is on the loose and is threatening everything Bill holds dear. Specifically, his two favourite meatbags. 
    Dorito by MiyaBlack ✔
    Summary: “He has this way of smiling when he’s happy with someone… His whole face lights up! Have you seen him trying to make you feel better? Have you seen him worried for you? Have you seen him embarrassed or so happy he is practically jumping side to side like a puppy?”
    Bill realized he hadn’t seen any of Pine Tree’s reactions outside of sneer and anger. He wondered how it felt to be smiled at by him. It was a whole new side of his Pine Tree he had never considered.
    Luckily for him, Mabel had just the plan to fix that.
    Note: both are really good!! haunted is super suspenseful & intense, while dorito is absolutely adorable anD CAT!BILL NEED I SAY MORE :3c
  • Incalescence by llyrical ♥ 
    Summary: Dipper just wanted to have a normal college life- well, as normal as one could have it while continuing to research the mysteries of Gravity Falls. He did NOT intend to have to deal with losing all of his work just as he needed it the most.
    He also did not intend to have a demon be his only chance of getting it back.
    Alone Together by llyrical ✔
    Summary: With a bad living situation and a brother who was perhaps too masochistic for his own good, Will wasn’t sure how he would make it through.
    Maybe those Pines twins weren’t so bad after all…
    Cipher Twins AU
    Hellspawn Central by llyrical (series)
    Summary: A compilation of all of the Billdip Parent AU drabbles and oneshots I throw together.
    Note: everything about incalescence is perf ok I love it so much I just can’t asdfghjkl; alone together is  kid!bill & will as twins who end up befriending mabel & dip and hellspawn central is bill and dip with kids- they’re every bit as cute as they sound c:
  • Square Root of All Evil by EatYourHeartOut
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel head to the Mystery Shack like they do every summer but things will be different this year. Soos has a baby on the way. Wendy’s got a new friend with a suspicious smile. Dipper’s got more love drama than his whole high school life combined. And Mabel is….well, Mabel. The mystery twins are back baby, and it’s time for more adventure!
    Note: semi-regular updates, long chapters, and gr8 characterization! c:
  • Defining Bill Cipher: A Tale of Hormones, Sleepless Nights, and Overdue Debts by Athina_Blaine
    Summary: When 19-year-old Dipper and Mabel Pines move back into the Mystery Shack after their Grunkle retires, the return of Bill Cipher threatens to upset the peace of the town. That is, until he makes a peculiar request.
    Five Times A Sinner by Athina_Blaine ✔
    Summary: “You have all the power here, Bill.” The first Dipper leered over him, smiling in a way that made Bill hurt with arousal. “You can stop this whenever you want. You have full control.”
    One of them pulled his hands behind his back, and he heard the click of handcuffs being locked.
    “Unless, of course, you don’t want control.”
    Bill exhaled haggardly as they pushed him back on the bed. Five pairs of familiar, warm brown eyes stared down at him, expressions contorted with overpowering lust. He smirked.
    “I see.”
    They attacked.
    Note: really loving the dynamic in defining bill cipher, the snark is too perf :’) as for five times a sinner…hehehe ;)
  • Off the Deep End by MarshOnTheMellow
    Summary: It was at the beginning of summer 1732 however, that Captain Pines overheard the Tent of Telepathy’s deck cadet rant about lost treasure in Mindscape Bay. The boy talked and talked and honestly, Pines had long since tuned him out – lost treasure, yeah right! But when he heard the word ‘siren’ being spoken, he immediately perked up. When pressed, the boy, a snot-nosed little brat in Stan’s humble opinion, started to wax a grand tale about beautiful mermaids, gold beyond imagination and close calls with death. The Captain promptly told him to shut up. He walked out of the inn that night with a new expedition in mind and a smile on his face.
    AKA the merman!AU nobody asked for, wherein Bill is a siren, everybody else is a pirate and Dipper is somehow (maybe) magical.
    Note: *aka the merman!au that this fandom needed <3
  • Consorting with Demons by BurnerAccount
    Summary: Bill has plans, Stan has secrets, Mabel has sweaters, and Dipper has way more than usual to worry about.
    He’s attracted the wrong kind of attention.
    Faking It by BurnerAccount ♥ 
    Summary: Dipper’s the worst practitioner in his entire family. He’s never been great at magic, he’s struggling to improve - he doesn’t even have a familiar.
    Maybe it’s time to fix that.
    Hating It by BurnerAccount (sequel)
    Summary: Just a quick summon, why not? Give 'em a deal, take advantage of their idiocy - Bill was going to get everything he wanted.
    If it wasn’t for this asshole.
    Companion fic to Faking It, from Bill’s POV.
    Always Watching by Burner Account
    Summary: Bill can’t stop staring.
    Based on the prompt: “Bill experiencing human emotions towards dipper, not knowing how to handle them?”
    Note: ok seriously loving the concepts of all stories. esp always watching; that’s written entirely from bill’s pov…ty @spellhorn for the rec :)
  • Alone With Me by JusticeHawk ♥ ✔
    Summary: Dipper wake ups to an empty town. Empty but for him and a certain dream demon that is.
    “Oooh Pine Tree.” Bill cooed, reaching out a hand to brush the teen’s cheek. Dipper reared back, and the demon raised an eyebrow but desisted. “Not only did you make a deal with me,” his grin blew ever wider as he purred the next words, “you begged for one.”
    Cult Catastrophe by JusticeHawk ✔
    Summary: A cult kidnaps Dipper and attempts to sacrifice him to a demon. Who turns out to be Bill. Bill of course, finds this hilarious.
    A Demons Guide to Dating by JusticeHawk ✔
    Summary: Bill realizes he’s in love with Dipper and decides to seduce him the human way. It all goes downhill from there
    He’s Mine by JusticeHawk ✔
    Summary: “Lovely child.” A voice purred from around him. It echoed through the trees like a sibilant hiss. Shuddering Dipper reached for the little packet of herbs he kept in his coat pocket. It was a varied mixture, but could do mild damage to most creatures. Enough for him to be able to get away hopefully. “So pretty, won’t you come with me young one?”
    “Yeah” Dipper started, narrowed eyes peering about the shadows, “that seems like an incredibly stupid idea.”
    Dipper gets attacked and molested by a demon who, surprisingly enough, is not Bill. Bill doesn’t take this very well.
    Note: JusticeHawk has written so many cute/fluffy/dark oneshots, it was hard not to rec everything :’) these are just a few of my favorites, check out their profile for more tho!
  • Sigil: In Gold and Blue by syrren
    Summary: True names can give one extraordinary power over demons. When Dipper finds an annotated grimoire he gains just that and more. But this is Bill Cipher we’re talking about - and trouble is imminent.
    Note: bill under dips control yet working around that & still being a manipulative frick? ye :33
  • Wielder of the Eternal Flame by overlordy
    Summary: Dipper expects a normal, boring summer spent working at his grand-uncle’s tourist trap. But when he discovers a mysterious sword in the woods the hidden legacy of the Pines family comes to light. As trouble looms over Gravity Falls, Dipper must struggle between what is right and what is wrong, lest he be swallowed by darkness.
    (AKA, the AU where Bill is a sword, and Dipper his wielder)
    Note: I just love everything about this au :’)
  • The Last Six Years by ab2fsycho ♥ ✔
    Summary: After disbanding the Society of the Blind Eye, Mabel and Dipper meet a kid who simply cannot recall who he is. He thinks his name is Bill, but there’s no record of his existing anywhere in Gravity Falls. Despite Dipper’s suspicions and fears, he ends up befriending Bill over the course of six years.
    No Sweeter Innocence Than Our Gentle Sin by ab2fsycho ✔
    Summary: Bill Cipher can give Dipper all the knowledge he wants on one condition: he must belong to Bill.
    Shacking Up by ab2fsycho ✔
    Summary: New employee Bill doesn’t give Dipper much choice in the matter; he’s gonna have to put up with Bill whether he likes it or not.
    Note: ok so these fics are lit the reason why I am billdip trash :’) super well written + the author has written tons more billdip fics, so def check those out as well!
  • Why Weren’t You There? by ab2fsycho & TheChronicLiar ✔
    Summary: After a fight with Bill, Dipper runs away and finds himself in more trouble than he thought possible.
    Note: this is platonic billdip btw :o prepare yourself for the feels.
  • Card Tricks by TheChronicLiar
    Summary: Dipper couldn’t take his eyes off of the man on the stage. The way he walked with the clicking of his shoes to the way his voice demanded the attention of the people in the room, it entranced him. Or at least it would if that bastard wasn’t Bill Cipher.
    Note: magician!bill is just perf I can die happy now :’)))
  • The Demon and the Dog by Sirifall
    Summary: Dipper didn’t find Journal 3. No, Dipper got it straight from Bill.
    Note: the title is very clever :33 def give it a read!
  • Experiment Subject: Will Cipher by fairandfoul ♥
    Summary: The Gleeful Twins get a new toy demon who may be hiding something.
    The psychic raised an eyebrow at the sight of said demon tied up in his lab. He was still doubtful that this nervous wreck was the all-powerful being of pure energy with no weaknesses. “Frankly my sister and I were very disappointed to see you, all sniveling and teary-eyed on the floor. We have big plans for this town and we need a real demon for the job.”
    “Please don’t-“
    “I guess we’ll have to find another demon. But for now, I’m going to conduct a few experiments.”
    Note: I love how even tho this is rev falls, a lot of…I guess fundamentals(?) from the show are still there (dip is still a dork, mabel is still quirky, and they still have that same fun, teasing relationship- tho with a lil bit more crazy sprinkled in). it just feels a lot more natural/ic that way.
  • Supernova by bloodoil ♥
    Summary: Several scenes exploring Dipper befriending a very strange kid named Bill.
    Note: I have a weakness for kid!bill, and this fic kills me with every update. it’s so cute and fluffy I cry ;u;
  • Triangulum Entangulum Coffee House Emporium by weelilghost ✔
    Summary: Dipper Pines is a tired grad student who just needs a coffee. Bill Cipher is a coffee shop employee… and an asshole.
    Note: the banter is so sassy I just can’t- it’s too perf c:
  • To Date a Cervitaur by MercuryHomophony
    Summary: It’s been about ten years, and the secrets of Gravity Falls still elude the casual seeker. The Pines family has done a stellar job of keeping the townsfolk’s biggest secret under wraps, but a wayward hunter’s curiosity might get the better of them all… (Dipper knows that hunters from outside the Falls are capital B Bad news… but this one hasn’t been all that bad. Mostly just annoying.)
    Note: monsterfalls au + well thought out + lots of detail + fast updates(!!) + bill’s dumb flirting = <3
  • Payment in Blood by SpyroForLife ✔
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel Pines have always been able to get out of bad situations. But eventually, they get into one so bad that it takes a certain dream demon to rescue them, and his services are not free. And the payment he asks for will change their lives forever.
    Paying Recompense by SpyroForLife ✔ (sequel)
    Summary: A few months have passed since the fire that claimed the Mystery Shack and the life of Stanford Pines. The Shack has been rebuilt and Dipper Pines is continuing its legacy, with Bill Cipher by his side… but can he trust the demon like he did before? And should he be worried about the return of an old foe who claims he wants to investigate the strange murders that have been happening over the past year?
    Fun in Vegas by SpyroForLife ✔
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel Pines have finally turned eighteen and their parents have taken them all the way to fabulous Las Vegas for a weekend of fun as their big gift to them. Mabel is right at home in the flashy city, but Dipper finds it to be a bit of a headache, and searches for some quiet. Instead, he finds the most exciting 'person’ he has ever met.
    Note: payment in blood/paying recompense are both really, really good, but also really, really dark. if you’re squeamish, be aware that there’s a lot of torture/gore/violence/character death (but dw there’s also a lot of fluffy billdip moments too)! fun in vegas is a fun (heh) read, and def a lot lighter :33
  • Sleeping Through the End of the World by OrphanCricket
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel agree to look after the Mystery Shack for their Grunkle and Grandpa when the victim of a car accident appears on their doorstep. Soon they discover the true identity and intentions of the stranger but it turns out to be more difficult to get rid of him than they had expected
    Note: I don’t know what’s happening but I really like it so far??/ just, the tone and the plot makes it a very suspenseful & exciting read :o
  • Conspiratheory by LCypherED
    Summary: Dipper returns from Gravity Falls with three journals, twenty postcards advertising the Mystery Shack, one sulking ex-dream demon and the lingering belief that life post-near-apocalypse is likely to bore him to tears.
    He’s wrong, of course.
    Note: ahhh this is really well written and i’m loving the plot and the style of this fic (and it updates semi-regularly)!! give it a read, it’s def worth c:
  • Yellow or Blue? by queersnakefairy
    Summary: Reverse au idea where Dipper is terrible to Bill but Bill is still in love with him anyway, but one day Mabel and Dipper push him too hard and it ends with Dipper breaking his heart causing him to run away and hide in the woods overnight.
    And because he knows he messed up by running away, he decides to open a little looking glass of sorts so he can check in and see how mad reverse Dipper and Mabel are going to be.
    Only he opens the portal on an alternate of Dipper who is kind and cute and everything he wants, and fancy that this Dipper happens to be smitten with an alternate of himself who appears to just be using him as well.
    So instead of going home he crawls through the portal hoping that this Dipper wouldn’t mind blue instead of yellow.
    Note: yes yes yes, rev!bill my precious cinnamon bun baby, you will bE HAPPY!! >:o
  • A Deals a Deal by Diamond
    Summary: Spoilers for Sock Opera
    But it’s an AU
    Bill asks for something different.
    Note: oh this is really clever ;)
  • Don’t Eat the Food of the Mindscape by halloweennut ✔
    Summary: based on the Myth of Persephone.
    Bill Cipher, enamored with now 17 year old Dipper Pines, decides to court him by kidnapping and taking him to the Mindscape.
    Note: hades/persephone au & billdip? awww yeah :33
  • What’s In The Box? by Jinngersnap ✔
    Summary: Dipper’s worst mistake in life was telling Bill that he ‘owed him one’. Because when Bill spouted out the idea of Dipper wearing dresses, Dipper had no idea how to say no.
    Note: *eyebrow waggles* ;)))
  • Codependance by Ciphernetics △ (series)
    Note: ok so the series didn’t have a summary but basically the premise is dip finding a bunch of random spells/incantations/etc. via the internet and deciding to use them on bill…except it backfires and has the complete opposite effect :’) augh my summary doesn’t do it justice, it’s really a lot better than how I worded it, and def worth a read!
  • The First Dance is Always Free by jenmakesjenni ✔
    Summary: A masquerade at the Northwest Mansion. A mysterious stranger. A night that Dipper will never forget.
    Note: this is absolutely adorable :)
  • Signal Flares by satan_copilots_my_tardis ♥ △ (series)
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel grow up with Gravity Falls hanging over them like a shadow, and they adapt. Sometimes their edges are too jagged, and sometimes they are as smooth as the amber signal flares the resident dream demon leaves for them. But they’re alive and happy, so they’re not sure how much anything else matters.
    Note: this is a gem, ok? def rec everything in this series, esp magnesium flint. magnesium flint wrecked me ;u;
  • Til Death Do Us Part by HeirOfSpace
    Summary: Dipper and Mabel Pines were sure their summer with their Great Uncle (Grunkle) Stan was going to be a boring affair.
    Of course they hadn’t expected to see a blonde boy jump off the roof their first day there.
    (In which Bill is bound to a human body and is there when the twins first arrive in Gravity Falls. )
    Note: super interesting au, really curious to see where this is gonna go c:
  • Like a Red Cloth Ceremony by foxwedding
    Summary: It’s their seventh summer in Gravity Falls, and Bill is up to something entirely new. Dipper’s confused and Bill is going to use that to it’s furthest extent- if he can persuade him correctly.
    Note: ahhh this is really well written uvu
  • Dipper Goes to McDonalds by trashy_cans ✔
    Summary: Five miles away from Gravity Falls is a McDonald’s that nobody had ever heard about, with a very eccentric drive thru employee. Dipper would know, since he had the pleasure of meeting said employee at midnight on a Saturday morning.
    “Dipper. Dipper, answer me honestly. Do you have a thing for the drive thru boy?”
    Note: oh god this is hilarious, I cracked up so many times reading this :’) def give it a read!
  • After a Normal Day by Katelena 
    Summary: What started out as a normal day in Gravity falls, Dipper finds out his true purpose for living. With deals made and tasks to be completed, he pushes forth with his full 100 percent in hopes of not being taken away by a demon he was promised to sixteen years ago.
    After a Strange Night by Katelena (sequel)
    Summary: It’s been years since that one fateful day. Almost everyone had given up on looking for Dipper, but not Mabel. Her efforts on getting him back were great, but proved to be pointless. Perhaps with a stranger’s help, she’ll be successful.
    Note: I really, really like possessive!bill ;)
  • Of Journalists, Celebrities, and Fashion Designers by Ofsweetestdreams
    Summary: Mabel asks Dipper to move back to California with her to pursue a career in Fashion Design. Dipper reluctantly agrees, if only to gain a footing in his own Journalism career. Things seem to be going fairly well, until famous actor Bill Cipher comes into his life and turns it upside down. Who knew one little date could turn into such a disaster?
    Note: I just love everything about this au omg
  • Solo Duo by beanena ♥ ✔
    Summary: To Mabel, it has become a solo story. On the other hand, Bill is mulling over the fact that he can’t have what is already gone.
    Note: this just simultaneously ripped my heart in two AND gave me the warm fuzzies ;u;
  • Ouja board AU by Malfas ♥
    Kings and Queens by Malfas
    Summary: Dipper Pines is smart. But he’s certainly not wise, and leaving a book full of curses and spells with him was probably not one of Grunkle Stan’s best decisions.
    In which the Journal proves too much of a temptation and Bill takes full advantage.
    (Older!Dipper, demonic deals and college applications, bullying, BillDip, and plans for world domination.)
    Note: ouja board au didn’t have a summary, but the title is pretty self explanatory. it’s basically bill haunting/flirting with dip ;) kings and queens is really, really good. like, in the beginning I thought it was just another high school au with dip making a deal with bill to help deal with his bullies- but it’s a LOT more than that. def rec these!!
  • Pit of Vipers by OfStrangeShadows
    Summary: The first time they met was through a collision of bodies as Dipper rushed out of the shop and the stranger waltzed in.
    Note: very well written- super smooth and flows really well :3 
  • All I See Are Stars by Momma_Ran
    Summary: After being gone for 10 years, Bill stumbles back into the lives of the Pines twins. Mabel has made him her new best friend. Dipper is pissed until he starts to realize that maybe Bill isn’t such a bad guy. There’s a lot of things about Bill that bothers Dipper but the biggest is: what deal did he make to get stuck in a human body? When Dipper finds out he’s going to be even more pissed at Bill! But don’t worry cause everything turns out fine in the end. Mostly.
    Note: oh this is an absolute gem; cute and fluffy and perf <3 tysm andre-oide for the rec!
  • I’ve Made Mistakes in My Mind by AureateParalian & BumblyBea ✔
    Summary: Dipper Pines spent most of his childhood being haunted by a cruel demon and was known as the school nut as a result. The other boys didn’t take kindly to him and half of that childhood was spent hiding bruises and cuts on his body from his worrisome sister.
    Eight years later, The year is 1951, and Dipper is escaping his old home on a train to find inspiration for his book.
    Fate works in mysterious ways, and inspiration seems to find him first.
    Love is a Polaroid by AureateParalian & BumblyBea (sequel)
    Summary: Bill gazed over the headstone that sat in the ground. ‘Dipper Pines 1926-1990 ‘Amatur et numquam dediscor,’ “He is loved and never forgotten,” sprawled out in writing across it. The headstone was made of a gorgeous smoky marble, vibrant golds etched into it, along with trees carved in and growing up the stone.
    Bill had designed it himself.
    Note: mY HEART… please give these a read, they’re very long (200k+ words total) and very good c: ty zephyreden for the rec <3
  • Devil with a Silver Compass by AureateParalian & interstellareloquence
    Summary: Some called him a rat. Others, the God of Gold. And some… Well, they were either too kind, or too thankful. God bless them all, wherever they may be. But here was Uncharted territory and all business. And business meant he’d be called Captain Cipher.
    Gazing about the old musk of the town, wooden and brick shops and worn glass. Children riddled the streets, hoodlums at few corners and finely dressed American ladies followed along their gentlemen, who smoked their fancy cigarettes and scoffed at the sight of the captain.
    Quite the sight he was, too..
    Note: I can’t even begin to properly express my thoughts on this fic, so i’ll just emote it: ;333c !!
  • Problems of the Heart by Citrus_Twist
    Summary: Grunkle Stan has a heart attack, Dipper is having strange dreams, and Mabel keeps throwing Dipper at customers. So what happens when Bill offers Dipper a deal?
    Note: I love this omg, very well-written, esp the interactions between bill & the twins <3
  • Out of the Blue by crispyChocolate ✔
    Summary: When Dipper Pines decided that hunting on his own was a good idea he quickly discovered that not every human was vulnerable to his song. He also found that pirate ships are full of lunatics and being stuck with the (way too good looking) Captain Bill Cipher would probably drive him to insanity.
    Siren’s Call by crispyChocolate ✔ (sequel)
    Summary: Dipper finds that he likes the now ex-pirate Bill Cipher way too much. He also has a hard time figuring out how to explain harmonizing to a human.
    Note: yes yes yes! good writing and sirens!! :D
  • In Your Dreams by hypercipher
    Summary: Bill has the tendency to text people in his sleep. One night, he texts a random number that just so happens to belong to a stranger by the name of Dipper.
    The format of this fic is all in the form of texts back and forth between the two boys. Bill is italicized and Dipper is underlined.
    This is sort of an AU fic(?) Bill and Dipper are both college age in this fic.
    Note: very cute read, bless the sweet anon who sent me this rec! c:
  • Two in a Million by Chromatic
    Summary: When Dipper’s soulmark is exposed, revealing the name of the psychopathic Emperor Cipher, he is brought to the palace to serve the demon tyrant. No one entertains the possibility of the truth— that his soulmate is actually the king’s newborn son, Bill Cipher, who grows up insanely possessive of Dipper and might possibly end up being madder than his father.
    Note: I am really loving this au: modern, magic, soul mates, and kings!! :D
  • The Name Game by Grotesque
    Summary: A new coffee shop opened in Gravity Falls while the twins were back home, when they get back Dipper finds himself in a sort of name war between him and the annoying barista that works there.
    Note: coffeeshop aus have so much sass I love it <3
  • Like A Two Year Contract by ZephyrEden
    Summary: Bill possesses Dipper’s cell phone. It all goes downhill from there.
    Note: interesting premise, can’t wait to see where this will go!
  • There’s a Demon In My Biology Class by Crystalmind
    Summary: When Dipper and Mabel arrive back in Gravity Falls after 4 years, they never planned on high school with an old, ah, “friend.”
    Note: high school aus are great and this is no exception ;)
  • Let Magic Lead Your Heart by Arach
    Summary: Bill messes with a witch because chaos is his thing and is given a love potion that can only be removed through True Love’s Kiss for his games. Now, all he wants to do is adorn Dipper with gifts and cuddle and take walks and be that lovey-dovey couple everyone envies.
    Dipper just wants the spell to be broken and for Bill to stop giving him animal parts.
    Note: the entire situation is just too perf. very cute and well written!
  • Ten Years, Two Weeks by Orphan ✔
    Summary: It’s been a decade since Dipper Pines spent one uneventful summer in Gravity Falls. Now he’s back, as the executor of his deceased great uncle’s estate. Gravity Falls may have more hipster bars and coffeeshops than Dipper remembers, but some things, and some people, never change. Between lunch with the Northwest-Gleefuls and beers with Robbie, it’s almost like Dipper’s picking up a life he never left.
    If only things could be that easy.
    Ten Forward, Two Back by Orphan ✔ (sequel) 
    Summary: Ten years ago, Dipper Pines and Bill Cipher first defeated the Bulk. Twenty years ago, Dipper Pines met his future self.
    Note: tysm @spellhorn & anon for the recs, it was a super action-packed and suspenseful read! :)
  • The Moral Ramifications of Dating a Ghoul by Miss_Yuki
    Summary: Dipper Pines is a young Rank 2 Ghoul Investigator under his great uncle, Stanford Pines. His first case is body clean-up for a serial-killer Ghoul who has thus far remained elusive. Due to his overprotective partner, he doesn’t believe that he’ll ever actively be tracking this murderer on an official assignment, but he quickly develops a great sense of curiosity in the case. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and all too soon he’s thrust into a dangerous game he never should have played…
    Note: it’s a tokyo ghoul au!!! w/ ghoul!bill :D this makes me so happy omg…ty @spellhorn for the rec
  • Down, But Not Out by BuyGold
    Summary: It’s 1927, and New York City is rife with music and creativity.
    Dipper Pines’ life is pretty good. He’s got reliable friends and is living pretty comfortably above the small grocery store he ran in lower Manhattan.
    Of course, all good things come to an end, and Dipper finds himself getting quickly pulled into the life of Bill Cipher, a notorious mob boss who’s got a reputation for being merciless when it comes to his… business.
    Just Dipper’s luck.
    Note: mafia aus are perf and so is this <3 thank @spellhorn for the rec :)
  • All That Glitters by IlanaNight ✔
    Summary: Cipher is the best dancer anyone’s ever seen, men and women flock from cities around to watch him perform. Bill is the most detached neighbor Dipper’s ever known. It’s difficult to believe that they’re the same person.
    Note: a really good stripper au ;)))