the-time-traveller's-pig

Remember feeling like, in Time Traveller’s Pig, Stan’s looking for his red screwdriver was so awkwardly wedged in there? 

Why would Stan have a red screwdriver he cared enough about to notice if it was missing? He hardly seems to notice or care when way bigger/more expensive things go missing or get destroyed.

Then we see where the red screwdriver ended up and it appears it was just sort of artless dialogue and characterization so that Blendin could be introduced. A little unusual for a show like Gravity Falls, but hey, writers get tired, too, right?

But THEN, fast-forward to season 2, and we see Blendin’s Game. In the last minute, we see the red screwdriver again:

AWW, so it’s the red screwdriver that led Soos to the Shack and ended up getting him the role of adopted son handyman.

No wonder Stan actually cares about that screwdriver. Mystery solved.

And that’s it, right?

WHAT

Blendin you bettER HAVE GIVEN IT BACK HE NEEDS THAT SCREWDRIVER

anonymous asked:

What's your opinion on the theory that Dipper is treated unfairly throughout GF? For example, Dipper sacrifices a lot for Mabel, while she only seems to sacrifice her sock-puppet show for him. There are also many suggestions in the show that some episodes overlap, like that from July 11-15, Sock Opera, Blendin's Game and Into the Bunker overlap. Which means D was under a LOT of pressure that week and he sacrificed a LOT for his sister. But she doesn't thank him for that. What are your thoughts?

See, maybe it’s the big sister in me, because I’ve never understood this particular complaint. The fact is, Dipper loves Mabel so much that her happiness is his own; his actions of sacrifice on her behalf are freely chosen. That’s why Bill’s behavior in “Sock Opera” is so insidious; he builds on Dipper’s momentary frustration with Mabel (why won’t she help me?!?!) by bringing up the various ways he’s helped her in the past, implying that she hasn’t done much to return the favor. He seeks to engender resentment where there was none, where Dipper was previously unwilling to give him so much as a stitch of Mabel’s puppet show; hey, she worked hard on those.

The key assertion I have to address here is that “Dipper sacrifices a lot for Mabel, while she only seems to sacrifice her sock-puppet show for him.” I imagine that viewers come to the conclusion that Dipper has the losing end because, when they compare Dipper’s problems to Mabel’s, they see Dipper’s as more serious. Dipper has a crush he can’t shake (relatable), Mabel is gaga over a pig she just saw at the fair (less relatable); Dipper is pursuing the latest lead in his search for the Author (important), Mabel is rigging up an elaborate puppet show to impress the Boy of the Week (unimportant). Yet the show is always keenly aware that Mabel’s problems, as trivial as they may seem to us, are as important to her as Dipper’s are to him. Bill highlights this when he says, “Who would sacrifice everything they’d worked for just for their dumb sibling?”, causing Mabel to respond, “Dipper would.” Dipper’s “everything” is his investigation of Gravity Falls and Mabel’s “everything” is her puppet show, but each of their projects is everything. Coming from Mabel, the sacrifice of the sock puppet show–and, by extension, of a shot at the “epic summer romance” she’s been seeking as ardently as Dipper has been seeking the answers to his questions–is a very real loss, one she’s willing to accept because Dipper would do and has done as much for her.

Nor is Mabel’s puppet show the only casualty of her greater love for her brother; the loss of her dream world is no mean thing. Mabeland might not be to everyone’s taste (I would personally have thinned out the crowd and lowered the 80s club music a notch), but it’s Mabel’s ideal universe; it’s a world where everything is as she wants it, where she’s never bored or lonely, where every boy loves her, where the high court judge is a kitten. With the threat of change weighing on her and the most important relationship of her life under siege, the prison bubble presents Mabel with an irresistible retreat. Bill, who has banked on human greed in the past to great success, believes that the trap is inescapable, that no one handed all their heart’s desires on a plate will be capable of leaving (just as Mabel is taken in by her desperation to stop time, Dipper wavers when presented with the possibility of growing up on the spot). But without Dipper, all of it is hollow; she prefers in the end to leave her safe place and to follow him into an uncertain world.

For much of the show, Dipper is the more responsible one within the context of their relationship. Regardless of actual birth order, Mabel is the baby; sometimes the baby gets in a habit of relying on charm to carry her through, taking it for granted that her older siblings will always step up to the plate on her behalf, because she’s just that cute (looking at you, youngest sibling in my own family). But if Mabel’s occasional thoughtlessness with regard to Dipper is a character flaw, it’s worth measuring against the depth of her concern for the world at large, a quality that Dipper himself, who tends to value his select group, could stand to learn from. Dipper’s only real issue with the destruction of Northwest Manor and all of its visitors is that Mabel happens to be among them; Mabel is the first to see the potential for redemption in Pacifica, even though Dipper is the one who becomes close to her.

But Mabel loves Dipper more than anyone, and she is grateful to him for everything he does for her and shows it. She apologizes to him at the end of “Sock Opera” for letting a transient enthusiasm skew her priorities: “I spent all week obsessing over a dumb guy. But the dumb guy I should have cared about was you.” After escaping the prison bubble, she makes it clear to him that he can stay with Ford if he wants to–her noblest moment in the series, because Dipper is her entire world, infinitely more to her than crushes and pet pigs and magical trees that grow stuffed animals. He stays with her, not out of guilty obligation, but because he wants to be with her–because she’s his best friend, because growing up without her would be unthinkable. He’s a fair-minded guy, not one to take the fall without good reason–when he operates against her in “The Time-Traveler’s Pig,” he does so on the assumption that her pig is an enthusiasm of the moment and that his love for Wendy is permanent. When he realizes that losing Waddles will truly hurt her, he doesn’t hesitate. “I could never break your heart, Mabel.”

But look at how she thanks him. She knows this wasn’t easy for him and she’s ready to show him how much it means to her. She tackles him in sheer strength of feeling. She lifts him right off his feet.

Treated unfairly? Dipper gets back everything he gives away with interest. Dipper’s happiness is his sister’s happiness and he always gets it because he is her happiness. Dipper is a lucky kid.

Every Gravity Falls Episode Descibed In ONE Sentence
  • <p> <b>Tourist Trapped:</b> Norman turns out to be gnomes that want Mabel for their queen<p/><b>The Legend of the Gobblewonker:</b> The gang hunts for a legendary sea monster<p/><b>Headhunters:</b> Dipper and Mabel hunt for a missing wax head<p/><b>The Hand That Rocks the Mabel:</b> A psychic kid named Gideon falls for Mabel and starts hating on the Pines<p/><b>The Inconveniencing:</b> The twins and the teens explore a haunted convenience store and Stan gets emotional over an old soap opera<p/><b>Dipper Vs. Manliness:</b> Dipper tries to prove his manliness and Mabel helps Grunkle Stan win Lazy Susan's heart<p/><b>Double Dipper:</b> Dipper clones himself and Mabel defends her new friends Candy and Grenda<p/><b>Irrational Treasure:</b> The twins set out to find out who the real founder of Gravity Falls was<p/><b>The Time Traveler's Pig:</b> Mabel wins a pig and Dipper tries to correct his mistake with a time traveling tape<p/><b>Fight Fighters:</b> Dipper brings an arcade character to life to defend him and Mabel tries to help Stan get over his fear of heights<p/><b>Little Dipper:</b> Dipper makes a shrinking device and Gideon returns for revenge on the Pines<p/><b>Summerween:</b> The gang encounters a summerween monster and Stan tries to scare some kids<p/><b>Boss Mabel:</b> Mabel runs the shack for three days after making a bet with Stan while Stan goes on Cash Wheel to win money<p/><b>Bottomless Pit!:</b> The gang tells stories while falling in a bottomless pit<p/><b>The Deep End:</b> Mabel helps a merman escape a public pool and Dipper gets a job as an assistant lifeguard to hang with Wendy<p/><b>Carpet Diem:</b> The twins fight for a key to a room and switch bodies and Soos switches bodies with Waddles<p/><b>Boyz Crazy:</b> Mabel and her friends help a boy band of clones escape and Dipper and Stan try to save Wendy from Robbie's brainwashing music<p/><b>Land Before Swine:</b> The gang goes to save Waddles from a pterodactyl in an underground cavern with preserved dinosaurs<p/><b>Dreamacaperers:</b> The gang meets a dream demon and head into Stan's mind to stop him from getting the code to the deed of the Mystery Shack for Gideon<p/><b>Gideon Rises:</b> Gideon wins the shack and the twins try to get it back from him<p/><b>Scary-oke:</b> Dipper summons zombies that trash the Mystery Shack is back party<p/><b>Into the Bunker:</b> The gang head into the author's underground bunker and encounter a shapeshifter<p/><b>The Golf War:</b> Mabel and Pacifica compete in a golf off<p/><b>Sock Opera:</b> Mabel tries to impress a boy with a puppet show and Bill takes over Dipper's body<p/><b>Soos and the Real Girl:</b> Soos gets a dating simulator to help him talk to girls and it turns out to be evil<p/><b>Little Gift Shop of Horrors:</b> Stan tells stories to an unknown stranger<p/><b>Society of the Blind Eye:</b> The gang encounters a secret society of mind-erasers and McGucket's past is discovered<p/><b>Blendin's Game:</b> Blendin challenges the twins to a future battle called Globnar and the twins' try to fix Soos' birthday<p/><b>The Love God:</b> Mabel uses a love god's potion and makes Robbie and Tambry fall in love<p/><b>Northwest Mansion Mystery:</b> A lumberjack ghost seeks revenge on the Northwests and Mabel, Candy and Grenda attempt to win over a Prince from Austria<p/><b>Not What He Seems:</b> The twins question Stan's identity and the author is revealed<p/><b>A Tale of Two Stans:</b> Stan and Ford talk about their past<p/><b>Dungeons, Dungeons and More Dungeons:</b> Dipper and Ford bond over a nerd game and Stan accidentally summons the evil wizard of that game and his gang<p/><b>The Stanchurian Candidate:</b> Stan runs for mayor of Gravity Falls against Bud Gleeful<p/><b>The Last Mabelcorn:</b> Mabel and her friends go on a quest to get some unicorn hair and Ford's history with Bill is discovered<p/><b>Roadside Attraction:</b> Stan takes the kids on a road trip to prank some attractions and Dipper attempts to flirt with girls<p/><b>Dipper and Mabel Vs. The Future:</b> Dipper and Ford explore the alien ship for an adhesive and Mabel grows fearful for the future<p/><b>Weirdmageddon Part 1:</b> The apocolypse begins and Dipper and Wendy try to get past Gideon to reach Mabel's bubble, who soon reforms himself<p/><b>Weirdmageddon 2 Escape From Reality:</b> Dipper, Wendy and Soos try to save Mabel from the bubble<p/><b>Weirdmageddon 3 Take Back the Falls:</b> After a long fight, Stan eventually is the one to save the world from Bill and everyone lives happily ever after :)<p/></p>
Marichat Day 14: Aged-Up Chat Noir

“Marinette, stay behind me,” Chat Noir warned, keeping one arm thrown back behind him in her direction.

Older Chat leaned against the balcony railing, arms crossed and an amused expression on his face. “This really isn’t necessary. I’m literally you.”

Marinette peeked around Chat Noir’s back to study the older man. “Why are you here?”

“To see you, of course, Princess,” he winked. Chat Noir growled and the older man laughed, waving a hand. “Paon is learning how to use his powers of time travel. I’m the guinea pig. Don’t worry, my Lady will have me back in her arms  within an hour or so.”

“How do you know?” Marinette bypassed Chat Noir’s outstretched arm to his exasperated huff. 

Older Chat smiled at her. “Because it’s already happened for me.” He tilted his head in his younger version’s direction. “I remember it.”

Chat Noir furrowed his brow. “Why come here though? Why visit Marinette?”

“She knows why.” Older Chat gave her a knowing look. 

Marinette’s eyes widened and she blushed. Chat Noir looked at her incredulously. “What does that mean?!”

She put a hand on his shoulder. “Hey, I think it’s okay. Do you mind if I talk to him alone?”

“What?!” he sputtered. “No. Absolutely not!”

“He’s you, kitty. There’s no one I trust more.” She cupped his cheek and smiled. “You can sit on my bed so you can still see us through the skylight.”

Chat Noir pushed out his bottom lip. “Fine, but I’m coming back up in five minutes no matter what.” He glared at his future self before dropping down through the skylight.

“I forgot how stubborn I could be,” Older Chat remarked, giving himself a finger wave.

“You know who I am,” Marinette said softly, stepping closer to him.

“You’re my Lady,” he whispered back. “I couldn’t help myself. I wanted to see you like this again.”

“Like this?”

“Softer.”

“I don’t understand,” she confessed.

“I wouldn’t expect you to. Just know it does me good to see you like this…to see you with him.”

“Do I tell you…him…” she shook her head. “Am I the one who tells Chat who I am first?”

Older Chat pursed his lips. “I really shouldn’t say anything. You warned me not mess anything up when I came back…”

“Can’t you give me one itty bitty hint, kitty?” she begged with a pleading smile.

Older Chat put a hand to his heart. “Low blow, my Lady. You know I can’t say no to you.”

“My Lady? D-did you just call her…” Marinette spun to see Chat Noir’s head poking out of the skylight. “Marinette?”

Marinette looked at Older Chat in terror. He winked. “You bast–”

A glowing blue light erupted from behind Older Chat, cutting off Marinette. “Come on, love. It’s time to come back home,” a familar voice said as a slender arm reached through the blue light. 

Older Chat kissed the hand reaching for him and turned back to the young pair. “See you in a few years, my Lady,” he said with a grin to Marinette. “Enjoy tonight, Adrien,” he finished with a wink before disappearing into the blue light.

Marinette spun on Chat Noir. “Adrien?!” 

here’s a montage of the grunkles being bad influences/guardians on the kids, requested here by anonymous!

An anonymous asker wanted me to comment on a certain analysis of Dipper and Mabel’s relationship, encountered elsewhere on the Internet, which interpreted their bond as a destructive and unhealthy one. Anon shared the original analysis with me in full, but was kind enough to provide me with a point-by-point summation of the poster’s arguments, each of which I will address herein.

A) Mabel may learn lessons, but she easily forgets them later on and doesn’t actually tangibly change as a person and doesn’t actually learn anything as her behaviour is still roughly the same.

Mabel’s a more static character than her brother, I grant you that. Dipper’s the protagonist, and as such the character whose growth is the series focus; he’s an avatar of creator Alex Hirsch himself, so there’s a lot of gentle self-deprecation in the way he’s written. But I tend to think that, in terms of story, it makes sense for Mabel to maintain a certain childishness, because that part of her comes to a head during the Weirdmageddon arc, when she has to choose between eternal childhood and the hard reality of growing older.

Dipper himself doesn’t change much during the series; he learns various smaller lessons to the effect of “just let things happen and don’t try to rush them,” but, until the finale, fails to fully imbibe the larger lesson about growing up. The events of Weirdmageddon give us Dipper at his best; he sheds the pervasive need to be seen as an adult that has characterized him from the beginning and in so doing appears at his most mature. He becomes a realist. He stops getting in his own way. At the same time, Mabel relinquishes her selfishness, the world which revolves around her, and her unwillingness to move forward, even granting Dipper the freedom to stay with Ford if he so chooses. They each grow in a far more definite way than they did over the course of the series proper, in which their character flaws were excellent plot fodder. (It’s also worth noting that in the show, as in real life, maturation is a process; we tend to revert to type, and it’s rare that one definitive “lesson” alters our tendencies. We have to learn again and again.)

Keep reading

what each Gravity Falls episode is basically about (spoilers duh)

S1

1. Tourist Trapped - gnomes stacked on top of one another try to get some with mabel

2. The Legend of the Gobblewonker - kids ditch uncle to find nessie

3. Headhunters - murder mystery but no one actually died

4. The Hand That Rocks the Mabel - plump southern kid tries to get some with mabel

5. The Inconveniencing - dipper thinks acting literally 2 months older will help him get in wendy’s pants and mabel gets possessed by old people

6. Dipper vs. Manliness - unnecessary gender stereotypes  

7. Double Dipper - dipper tries to get in wendy’s pants by making clones

8. Irrational Treasure - mabel solves a mystery by acting her age

9. The Time Traveler’s Pig - dipper goes back in time to get in wendy’s pants 

10. Fight Fighters - more unnecessary gender stereotypes

11. Little Dipper - mabel is taller than dipper in canada

12. Summerween - everything would have been fine if dipper was the fucking peanut butter

13. Boss Mabel - mabel learns to grow a pair

14. Bottomless Pit - episodes to short to be real so everyone just falls down a hole

15. The Deep End - mabel tries to get in mermando’s pants but he doesn’t wear any

16. Carpet Diem - mabel gets a dick and “the talk” while dipper reads erotica

17. Boyz Crazy - mabel tries to get into 5 boys’ pants but they are all stupid

18. Land Before Swine - stan is a dick to pigs

19. Dreamscapers - inception with a demon dorito 

20. Gideon Rises - children literally almost die because the plump southern kid is extra as fuck

S2

1. Scary-oke - the pines family sings so bad that zombies literally explode

2. Into the Bunker - a shape shifter gets dipper to tell wendy that he wants to get in her pants

3. The Golf War - two 12 year olds are suspiciously good at mini golf

4. Sock Opera - dipper freakiNG GETS POSSESSED BY A FUCKING DEMON AND MABEL DOESNT NOTICE BECAUSE SHE HAS A HARD ON FOR A GUY WHO MAKES OUT WITH HIS HANDS 

5. Soos and the Real Girl - soos wants to fuck a dating sim

6. Little Gift Shop of Horrors - more short not real episodes and stan be creepin

7. Society of the Blind Eye - shit is so fucked that people are ERASING THEIR OWN MINDS

8. Blendin’s Game - mabel and dipper time travel some more because they are nosey as fuck

9. The Love God - mabel causes two angsty teens to fuck

10. Northwest Mansion Mystery - an episode of supernatural with a ghost that turns people into wood

11. Not What He Seams - stan becomes a real person, shit gets real, and mabel single handedly furthers the plot

12. A Tale of Two Stans - forget stan’s old backstory. here’s a new one

13. Dungeons, Dungeons, and more Dungeons - dipper and ford play d&d

14. The Stanchurian Candidate - stan runs for mayor because mabel and dipper have discovered mind control

15. The Last Mabelcorn - a unicorn tells mabel she isn’t pure so mabel  PUNCHES IT IN THE MOTHERFUCKING FACE

16. Roadside Attraction - dipper still wants to get in wendy’s pants so stan teaches him how to be a douche

17. Dipper and Mabel vs. the Future - mabel has a mid-life crisis while dipper and ford escape death in the vacuum of space

18. Weirdmageddon Part 1 - A DEMON TAKES OVER THE TOWN. post-apocalyptic wendy is hot

19. Weirdmageddon Part 2 - bill traps mabel in HER OWN MIND???

20. Weirdmageddon Part 3 - OK SERIOUSLY A DEMON TRIES TO KILL TWO CHILDREN AND THE ONLY WAY TO DEFEAT HIM IS BY TRAPPING HIM IN STANS MIND AND THEN ERASING STANS MEMORIES HOLY FUCK. then they have a birthday party

a grunkle stan montage

(requested by gingienator)

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Gravity Falls Rewatch
   ↳ 1x09 The Time Traveler’s Pig

“Wendy, I just wanted to say that, well, I just wanted say that people make mistakes, and when they do, you should forgive them. And also that tight pants are overrated.”

a few people requested that i do a regular montage of dipper, so here you all are!

I realized something

In Time Traveler’s Pig, when Mabel is miserable because she doesn’t have Waddles anymore

Dipper goes into the future one day

one week

and then one month

to show her she won’t be miserable forever, but when she is miserable forever, he then decides to go back in time, let her win Waddles

and let Wendy be with Robbie.

But I realized, the timeline where Dipper keeps Wendy from being with Robbie

and where Mabel doesn’t win Waddles

and is miserable for (possibly) the rest of her life

still exists.

There is a timeline where Mabel is miserable for the rest of her life because she didn’t win Waddles.