Early last year, the game Rumble's Revenge was released. Continuing from the end of that story, the twins have defeated Rumble, but are still trapped in the video game- this is where PinesQuest was born. PinesQuest, which was released later on August 16th, 2013, like its preceding game, had a secret message as well...
When you put together the various fortunes you received from the fortune teller, a certain hidden message is revealed:
-COmMon sEnse isn't that common.
-you will search theme songs for hidden messAges..
-a peNny saveD is a penny you could have spent at the mystery shack...
-you will soon Feel as though you've wasted a coIN...
-increDible wealth will enter your life when you're hit by the MonEy truck.....
Take all the capitalized letters, and it says, "COME AND FIND ME". This is a reference to find all of the floating Bill icons within the game. Once you collect all of the Bills, at the end, a A1Z26 cryptogram is revealed: 15-12-4-13-1-14-13-3-7-11-14-15-23-19. When you decode it, it is revealed to say, "OLDMANMCGKNOWS". (ooh, what does he know?)
Dipper, shorts, decoding, oh my! At the end of each Dipper's Guide to the Unexplained, a certain picture flashed on the screen...
"At the end of each short from Dipper’s Guide to the Unexplained, a cryptic image flashes for mere fractions of a second. Every episode had a different image after it that seems to form an overall image. The complete image appears to be a singular eye with a red x through it. This points to a particularly sinister and mysterious order according to the local Gravity Falls library. Once aligned, the images also reveal a cryptic message and a strange numerical code appears in each shot. Thanks to the minds of the community, we know how to decode the numbers and are working towards their true meaning.
-Post from http://themysteryofgravityfalls.tumblr.com
When season two started, we had a new whisper... What does it say?
If you heard "Key Vigenère", then you are correct! Here's how to decode a message, according to the GravityFalls Wikia:
Vigenère cipher is a series of Caesar ciphers where each letter shift depends on a key word. Vigenère ciphers use a Vigenère square, like the one below, to encrypt the message. The square is 26 rows of Caesar ciphers starting with a zero letter shift. On each additional row, the shift of the letters is increased by 1.
As Vigenère ciphers a bit more complicated, consider the following example: we want to encrypt the message MABELEATSSPRINKLES and use GRAVITY as the key. We would repeat the key word until it matched the length of the message (in this case, GRAVITYGRAVITYGRAV). Using the table above, we match the message letter to a row and the corresponding key letter to a column and find the letter at their intersection on the table. For example, the row starting with M and the column starting with G intersect at S. The row starting with A and the column starting with R intersect at R. So using our message and the key, the we'd create the following cipher:
The Key Vigenère is the cipher mainly used for the end credits... But we'll get there when we get there. Let's decode each episode one by one! To save time, the following will be simply the pictures of where the code can be found (click on the picture to see what it is decoded! the pictures are put into a gallery format).
Into the Bunker
The Golf War
Soos and the Real Girl
Little Gift Shop of Horrors
Society of the Blindeye
The Love God
Northwest Mansion Mystery
Not What He Seems
And that's all the episodes! Thought we were done? NOT EVEN CLOSE! On to the codes from the book that came out somewhat recently- Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun!
In the book, a new cipher is used, Bill's substitution cipher:
"In the book Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun!, Bill tells readers "I bet you can't even figure out the code I've hidden throughout this book." The symbols are similar to the author's symbol substitution cipher." - GravityFalls.wikia.com
All the decoded codes from the book:
-let the games begin (back cover)
-DIPPER WROTE A THEME SONG FOR HIMSELF AND SINGS IT IN THE SHOWER (pg. 20-21)
-AFTER NIGHTMARES MABEL MEOWS HERSELF BACK TO SLEEP (pg. 30-31)
-SOOS KEEPS CANDY IN HIS BELLY BUTTON FOR EMERGENCIES (pg. 52-53)
-STAN WAS A BABY MODEL (pg. 69)
-THE MAYOR FOR GRAVITY FALLS IS NOT LONG FOR THIS WORLD (pg. 76-77)
-WENDY WISHES SHE LIVED IN PORTLAND (pg. 80-81)
-HELP ME ESCAPE OR BE DESTROYED (pg. 87)
-JAIL ZIP (pg. 87)
-THE END OF THE WORLD IS CLOSER THAN THE END OF SUMMER (pg. 88-89)
-SOMETHING STRANGE IS BURIED UNDER GRAVITY FALLS (pg. 92-93)
-TIME BABY IS WORRIED ABOUT BILL (pg. 94-95)
-BUD GLEEFUL WANTS TO RUN FOR MAYOR (pg. 96-97)
-MCGUCKET HAS SEEN TERRIBLE THINGS (pg. 106-107)
-GRENDA WILL MARRY RICH (pg. 108)
-THAT BURNT TREE BY SOOS'S HOUSE IS ODD (pg. 116-117)
-SOOS WRITES FAN FICS ABOUT STAN (pg. 118-119)
-DO YOU THINK WENDY LIKES ME? (pg. 120)
-TRUST NO ONE (pg. 123)
-ROBBIE IS A JERK (pg. 123)
-THIS IS WAY MORE FUN THAN GOING OUTSIDE (pg. 124)
-THE GNOMES HAVE A CLEAR VIEW OF NORTHWEST MANOR (pg. 124-125)
-TO GET BACK AT MABEL, CANDY, AND GRENDA FOR THEIR TICKLE ATTACK, I'M GING TO PUT PEANUT BUTTER IN THEIR SOCKS! (pg. 131)
-DIPPER AND MABEL'S FATHER WORKED COMPUTERS (pg. 132-133)
-ROBBIE SECRETLY DRAWS ANIME (pg. 142-143)
-THE INVISIBLE WIZARD KEEPS UNTYING DIPPER'S SHOES (pg. 144-145)
-THE GOVERNMENT CAN BE FORGETFUL (pg. 148)
-GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL (pg. 150)
-you ARe like mE Now. we are parT of a higher calling, we will meet one daY and On that glorioUs day we will show the small-minded doubters that we were right all along, and are also really CooL, and they should have been nicer to us. okay that’s about it. this sort of sounds like a super Villain manifEsto in Retrospect, but you get the gist. by signing this official Document, you are hereby agreeing to dedicate your life, your afterlife and any potential clone-liveS to the discovery, uNcovErY (is that a word?), and eXploration of the paranormal, the supernatural, the alter-average, and the extra-usual, when frienDs ask you to stop being paranoid, you will scoff when they say that you've been aCting really weird since yOu read that book and they don't even recognize you anyMore, that means they're jealous.
http://disneyxd.com/arentyouclever (pg. 151)
-YOU'RE NOT AS DUMB AS YOU SEEM... I'VE GOT SECRETS IF YOU KNOW WHERE TO LOOK THE PEOPLE OF THIS TOWN ARE AN OPEN BOOK... (http://disneyxd.com/arentyouclever)
-WEIRD MAGNET (poster)
"The government is forgetful"? My prediction is that Dipper will use the device from Society of the Blindeye (he never got rid of it...) on the government agents. Also, Soos' fanfic and Robbie drawing anime!! Hahah omg that's so great
But Time Baby worried about Bill? And McGucket seeing terrible things? What does it mean? We'll just have to wait and see!
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