matt is an amazing dad

The original script had the kids use the time wish to bring Soos’s son from the future to meet his father and let him know that he grows up to be an amazing dad. It was very emotionally potent but we ultimately felt it came too far out of left field and robbed Soos of making a big choice for himself at the end.
—  Matt Braly, storyboard artist and director for Gravity Falls, on the ending of “Blendin’s Game” (from this AMA)

honeythick  asked:

UM, THAT DRAWING IS AMAZING. Tell us more about how lil kid crushes manifest~ Is Stick their teacher?? What snacks do they share? Is Matt's dad still alive?

OH MAN SO MANY LI’L KID CRUSHES:

  • Ellie has only ever invited Matt to her mansion for a playdate (and was very braggy about it). (She’s just sort of braggy in general.) (I love her.)
  • Jessica doesn’t care because Trish is going to make a million dollars from her child modeling career and buy Jessica a mansion and a swimming pool and then they’re gonna get married.
  • “Girls can’t marry other girls,” Matt says pedantically. “Sure they can, Matty,” Foggy says. “My Aunt Lisa married my Aunt Tanya, and they’re both girls. And boys can marry boys, too.” “They can?” Matt asks, amazed, and makes a note to double check this with his dad tonight. (Jack sighs quietly and resigns himself to the Nelsons for in-laws.)
  • Marci’s mother packs her fancy cookies every day. She only ever shares them with Foggy.
  • Danny pesters both Misty and Luke incessantly. Misty yells at him for it; Luke calmly tolerates it. Both of those things mean true love.
  • Sometimes Luke and Jessica throw rocks at the river together in silence.
  • Sometimes Frankie finds a cool bug and shows it to Karen.
  • Everyone wants Claire to give them a band-aid, whether they’re hurt or not.
Preference 7: What your parents think of him...

Cameron

    Your mom thinks he’s a great guy and adores him, your dad was skeptical but ended up liking him.

Nash

    Your mom thought he was amazing and your dad liked him immediately.

Matt

    Again your parents both liked him a lot. Your dad really liked the fact he was so respectful to him and you,

Gilinsky

    Neither of your parents liked him. Your dad despised him and banned you from seeing him because your mom knew of his reputation with girls and partying and worried about you but did allow you to see him.

Johnson

     Your mom wasn’t sure because she knew he hung out with some iffy people. Your dad liked him because it was clear he would protect you.

Hayes

    Your dad didn’t think he was good enough for you but your mom adored him.

Shawn

     Your mom liked him a lot and wanted him to come to family events, dinners, and holidays. She thought you two were perfect. Your dad didn’t think he was good enough for you and questioned him constantly.

Taylor

    Your mom thought he was a sweetheart but your dad thought he was too loud.

Carter

    Your parents didn’t really like him and occasionally would even try to set you up with other guys.