at the end of Ford’s dream in “The Last Mabelcorn”, there is a creepily wonderful animation shift featuring a number of familiar, yet eerie images: Ford’s hand, a constricting eye, and then what looks like an extended Cipher wheel. Upon first watching, my thought was, “Okay, Ford eye color confirmed: blue”. Naturally, I took the thought further, concluding that Stan’s eyes must also be blue. Twins, right?
But here’s the thing… just a few hours after watching The Last Mabelcorn, I saw someone reblog a screenshot of a question and answer on Alex Hirsch’s twitter:
This question is from a few years ago, but it seems pretty safe to deem canon. So Stan’s eyes are brown, and the twins’ eyes are brown… it would be natural to assume that, being twins and all, Ford’s eyes are also brown.
Which started to make me wonder: Whose eye is this?
My best guess? McGucket.
In the McGucket’s Conspiracy Corner shorts, he mentions that his eyes are in fact blue. So, let’s say it’s Fiddleford’s eye. It makes sense, then, even in the context of the dream: as far as we know, Fiddleford was the first to see the true horror of the void, a horror then paralleled and shown in Ford’s dream when Bill projects the images of the demonic-looking, blood red pattern behind the Portal/beyond the void. Ford was the one to pull him out of the Portal, and was there for McGucket’s prophetic message.
Then is it possible, that after 30 years exploring other dimensions, when confronted with the nightmare of Bill and the Void, that Ford’s thoughts and dreams would immediately turn to his old friend, the one who first saw the evil of Bill’s true nature? In all that we’ve learned about Ford so far, never once has he openly expressed regret or concern for Fiddleford. But maybe, just maybe, his colleague and that day are still very much on his mind:
headcanon that Mabel sits down every night and writes letters to Ford and Stan telling them about her day because they don’t have cell phones, much less reception
headcanon that she covers those letters in stickers and drawings and encloses weird photos of a confused and startled dipper
headcanon that she never gets a letter back and starts to get worried about them and thinks that they aren’t even getting the letters
headcanon that when Mabel is feeling down on Christmas Day because she can’t wish her favorite people in the world a merry Christmas, and oh my gosh what if they’re dead?! she gets a whole box full of letters that had sent to the neighbor’s house instead, and finally they had figured out who they were going to, because the only form of name on there was a shooting star above the pines’s address. she giggles and reads them all out loud to Waddles in one sitting, and pulls some of them out and reads them when she’s feeling sad
p.s. headcanon that the biggest reason why they didn’t get delivered is because Stan swore that the last digit of their street address was a 3 and not a 4
I haven’t really seen anyone else talking about it yet, but it was one of my favorite details in the episode:
The journals can be wrong.They were just written by some guy! Sure he’s an incredibly smart guy, and he’s easily the most knowledgeable (human) on the supernatural in Gravity Falls, but the journals aren’t the be-all end-all that Dipper has been viewing them as. Neither is Ford.
Ford even lends the journal to Mabel for her “quest”, but she only opens it once to get the location of the unicorn to appear. After that the journal doesn’t appear again, but Mabel spends over half the episode trying to get the hair the way the journal described. In the end she finds a solution of her own method, and unlike what the journal described, it actually worked.
It’s been established that Dipper relies heavily on the journals, and I’m worried that it’s going to bite him in the ass.
After spending almost all year travelling the world with Ford, Stan is happy to be back in the comfort of his home. Retired and looking forward to a week of blissful domestic relaxation before the twins return to stay for the summer, the last thing he expected to turn up on his doorstep was Rick Sanchez. No seriously, just who is this guy? Can he help Stan remember that large gap in his long-term memories that Ford and the kids couldn’t fill? Does Stan even want to remember?
+ cycling. everywhere. every day. + competitive dancing and intramural sports + tagalog 4 life + what happens in Band does not stay in Band + lowkey regretting Engineering :)))) hey who’s up for ultimate frisbee– + antagonizing cal by impaling teddy bears atop The Claw. they actually bleed dye. the waters turn red for a week.
+ activism. not the kind that has him squatting in trees tho. are those guys still there??? + biochem was a Mistake + haha what are hobbies please see “biochem” + avoiding the student union at all costs because the particularly crazy homeless just always seem to hone in on him + SCREW. THIS. HILL. + not too busy to paint bear prints up and down stanford’s dumb tower sTOP SACRIFICING INNOCENT TEDDY BEARS, WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FUCK