That episode. Was amazing.
I honestly didn't cry, but I definitely teared up. I have so many feelings about and just ahhhhhhh I loved it all oh my goodness
(I'll probably do a post on what I thought about the episode in a week or so)
As promised, here are the final decodings. Let's go!
"Ten symbols placed around a wheel
Faded pictures bleached by sun
Goodbye Gravity Falls" -posted by http://que-ever.tumblr.com
Here is a picture of all the end credit cards put together (the amount of effort and planning that goes into this show man... how could you not appreciate it?):
And the last thing, a hidden cryptogram found in the bus:
-posted by http://kiomori.tumblr.com
With the key (which I believe is "AXOLOTL"?) it can be decoded to:
HIDDEN DEEP WITHIN THE WOODS A BURIED TREASURE AWAITS
SECRETS LOST AND STATUES FOUND BEYOND THE RUSTY GATES
...Which likely refers to the creepy statue that flashed at the very end.
I'm sorry that this post seems so short and very terse and to the point, but I didn't want to share my opinions on the episode yet (because there will be a post on that in the future ;) )!
Well that's the end, that's the final decoding. Don't run into any weirdness bubbles on the way out.
// kimiko hope
...and it's not just an expression anymore.
The last episode is airing tonight! Honestly, I'm not even going to deny it... I'm probably going to cry. I've watched this show since it first aired (the commercials for it pulled me in! I love a good mystery/paranormal show), and now it's finally coming to an end.
But let's keep our tears to a minimal folks, save it for 7/8 PM central for when the episode airs ;)
Good news, DisneyXD is hosting a 68 hour marathon (well, has been) of all the episodes! So if you have missed the last few, definitely catch up!!
Some things that I hope to see in this final episode:
Pacifica- How is she doing with her whole parents situation? Is there a possibility that her and Dipper (and to that further extent, Mabel) will become friends in the future *coughs*orsomethingmore*coughs*?
Someone dying- There was all that hype over someone dying this season... If it was just alluding to Big Henry or the Mayor, I may honestly be disappointed. Everyone getting worked up over nothing? What a shame, quite honestly.
Shermie/G4G- As you all know, I am a firm believer of the Grunk4Gramp theory, so I need at least an explination of who Shermie is.
Dipper and Mabel's parents- I want to see them!
Carla- Love her... And apparently she's a big spoiler. I need to see how important she is to the story!
McGucket- He's been gone for a while, he definitely needs to make a reappearance and meet Ford again.
Stan + Ford talking it out- They need to come to an understanding... My babes...
There are more, but those are the few that I could name off the top of my head. How about you? What do you hope to see?
*salutes* See you all after the episode! And remember, reality is an illusion...
"Can you please talk about some conspiraces concerning Bill Cipher?" -COOLMAN
You can bet your -12 dollar bill I can! Speaking of negative twelve dollar bills, my friend Jill is amazing, she got me one for Christmas, along with a Stan dollar. Bless her, I love her so much...
By the way, Coolman, I am so sorry that this is so late! School is a pain, but a pain we all have to go through. It sucks.
Anyway, on to the theories!! Well, conspiracies more like. Not all of these are mainly about Bill Cipher, but they all are related to him in some way.
"OK I have two theories. (well one and a comment) One) At the end of Gideon Rises, it shows Stan going down into the portal room. When he goes down into the elevator, it shows there are 3 levels. The first is just the way down (nothing special) The second level is not shown, and the portal level, what I'm wondering is what is on the second level. The second thing is the glasses in the Cipher wheel is actually Toby Determined. Reasons: He's in over half of all episodes, he was part of a secret society, and he's the only newspaper reporter in Gravity Falls. So that means he has to report EVERY story and he knows EVERY thing in Gravity Falls. He's kinda like Bill and watches everyone. Yeah I'm weird! But seriously whats one the second level?" -Dipcifica (ノ≧∇≦)ノ I love being a troll!
First off, I love Dipifica, whether you were joking or not. It's my favorite Gravity Falls ship!!
Anyway, hey there! Since I took so long to respond to this (I am so sorry, by the way, school just takes over my life), in that time frame it actually has been revealed to us what is on the second level. But just in case you don't remember, here it is:
It's Ford's private study!
Now, regarding your theory.
Well since there is no one as the glasses right now (the original person most believed to be the glasses was Ford, but he turned out to be the six-fingered hand), it could be Toby!
However, in terms of things challenging your theory...
Toby's glasses don't match the ones on the wheel. In addition, the fact that Toby is such a minor character who's lines are often for comic relief makes it even less likely (it can be argued that Robbie V and Pacifica Northwest are minor characters too, but parts of the story arc have been focused on them, whereas Toby just gets a line or two).
But hey, what do I know? I only know as much as you do, so I could be wrong. We won't find out for sure until the last episode comes out!
"Can you talk about Stans brother the author please" -Submitted by Mary Kehoe
"Is stans real name Sanford?" -Submitted by Jojo
"OK so in the second episode of gravity falls the legend of the gobblewonker. We can see the front of the license plate says STNLYMBL or Stanley Mobile, but Stan's real name is StanFORD so this is the first instance of there being someone close to Stan that shares the same name(his twi brother we already know about), but how did he get that car. Basically that is all post it or don't. I am just rewatching with a fres set of eyes." -Submitted by Nathan Ho
Who is Stan? Despite being one of the main characters of the series, we honestly don't know much about his past (though we have had some flashbacks).
Buuutttt (heh. butt.) with what we've seen in Not What He Seems, a bit more has been shown about Stan's past life. It provided evidence for two major theories surrounding the twins: the Stan Swap theory, and the Grunk4Gramp theory (they go hand in hand with each other).
This post will talk about Grunk4Gramp, touching briefly on Stan Swap, and the twins' identities and past, which all in all is a looott of info. However, I just want to say right now that this post is twin-centric, and theories about one twin specifically will not be touched on in this post, but later on in the blog series in "Gravity is Falling: Stanford Theories" and "Gravity is Falling: Stanley Theories". Anyway, this post is kinda long (so much searching went into this omg), so I put it under "Read more"!
Now let's get into it!
Stan's tattoo is something that has shown to be something important in multiple instances, such as within a code and one of the Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained shorts being centered around the topic.
While there is no single theory about Stan's tattoo that really stands out, here are a few of my favorites.
"I want to know stans tatoo thery" -commented by Wendy
"Can you talk about dippers real name and Stans brother the author please" -Submitted by Mary Kehoe
Dipper's real name? Oo, of course! I've been meaning to do a post on this for a while now. (But since you along with a couple others requested a post on Stan's brother, I will be acknowledging it in a different post. I hope that's alright!)
There are many different theories surrounding this topic, one of them based on a short moment during Irrational Treasure.
Quentin Trembley III says, "...And Roderick (Dipper interrupts with "Actually, I-"), you dear boy are on your way to unlocking the mysteries of this great land! So I'd like you to have my president's key."
If Trembley is someone to trust, then perhaps Roderick is Dipper's real name. This would explain why Dipper interrupted with, "Actually, I-", because maybe he was going to say something along the lines of, "Actually, I go by the name Dipper."
Here is another theory:
Basically, it centers around the idea that Stanley (the assumed grandfather of Dipper and Mabel), was the one that died in the car crash. Thus, Dipper's father names him Stanley, but he prefers to go by Dipper.
Another one deals more with a relation to Mabel's name, and is titled "Amabilis and Mabel Pines":
"So imagine this...
"While procrastinating, decided to throw some names through Wolframalpha (which is one of the greatest databases known to man) and ended up with another Gravity Falls theory.
It's a tree... It's a flipping tree... From the Pacific Northwest, basically, Gravity Falls Oregon.
This final one is interesting, and is more religious based. Along with the Amabilis one, this one is one of my favorites:
"Cain and (M)abel?
Stan and Dip are often seen butting heads throughout the show because they're similarly stubborn and arrogant. Stan mostly just wants Dipper to quit his mystery solving (which honestly isn't really that great of a thing to be doing anyway), but Dip's reluctant. A line in the bible goes like this:
Some interpreters believe that Cain wasn't the son of Adam and Eve like Abel was, but instead was the son of Eve and Satan. I seriously doubt that's the case in Gravity Falls, but if Bill, the supposed Devil-like figure in this world, does have something to do with the mark, maybe that explains some of the parallels that exist between Bill and Dipper (and Dipper's ability to decipher codes in his head like some freakish superpower).
Essentially, she becomes a savior and even takes a Christ-like position, just as Abel does in the Bible. The death of Jesus and the death of Abel are often compared; the difference being that "the blood of Jesus is interpreted as bringing mercy, but that of Abel is demanding vengeance", hence the mark Cain has to live with cursing him to never die a premature death. The brothers become two opposing forces in the end; Abel being a light of righteousness and Cain representing perdition.
Aaaand those are some theories surrounding Dipper's name! There isn't much people can go off of, since not much (if at all) information about his name has been alluded to within the show.
Regarding Stan's brother, the author, I will be talking about him in a different post since several people requested it. So keep your eye out!
// kimiko hope
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