What is SearchfortheBlindeye? It is a website that launched on August 1st, 2013 by some unknown user. The name is based of the cryptogram from Gideon Rises. According to Alex Hirsch, during his AMA, he stated that this website is in no way affiliated with Disney. Nevertheless, the person behind the website seems to know something about Gravity Falls.
But what is with all this fuss over it? So it's some site with a cryptogram for a name, what is so important about it? It was simple things at first. Hidden words in a picture, you know? But then there were codes, and the suspense of waiting until the next update. There was always some kind of mysterious message...
When you check the Source of the website (which can be found by clicking 'View' and clicking 'Source' from the dropdown menu), there is usually something there.
Before you continue, click here to know about everything this website has done up to date.
Did you read it? Good. Now what I really want to talk about is this:
See the pattern? Often there's foreshadowing, or important phrases like "THREE DECADES LATER AND HERE WE ARE". Someone has to be behind the website, but who? There are a few theories as to who is behind the mystery.
“Hey everyone, Dipper here. I haven’t written in this book for a while, but I think I’m on to something big with that mysterious blobby image that appeared in this very book!
who has been releasing
all those hidden codes
throughout the years
And here's another one:
WAS THE AUTHOR HIMSELF.
Tl dr Dips is a f****** seer and the freaking Guide that you can find in the children’s books section of all leading bookstores is the book of prophecy and I’m quitting this fandom good f****** bye.
"so i was looking stuff up about searchfortheblindeye.com and apparently one of the past messages was “HE’S GONE BECAUSE YOU FAILED”
(If you can't read it) August 22, 2013: Previous messages are replaced with "WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO COMMUNICATE HA HA HA WHO WOULD BE DUMB ENOUGH TO LISTEN"
an earlier message is “WHAT ARE YOU TRYING TO DO COMMUNICATE HA HA HA WHO WOULD BE DUMB ENOUGH TO LISTEN”. it also contained a cryptogram that decoded to “A MAN WHO SOUGHT OUT THE WEIRD AND THE UNEXPLAINED.“ (this is pretty obviously in reference to the author)
(If you can't read it) August 20, 2013: Previous messages are replaced with "WHAT IS THAT. IT MAKES NO SENSE. PURE GIBBERISH. BEST IGNORE IT. TRUST ME"
LI L WROG WKHP D VWRUB FRXOG WKHB OLVWHQ? When the cryptogram is decoded with the Caesar Cipher, it reads "IF I TOLD THEM A STORY COULD THEY LISTEN?"
this one seems to be linked to that last one, matching up with the “communication” theme and everything.
(If you can't read it) August 31, 2013: Previous messages are replaced with "HE STILL TRIES TO TELL HIS LAUGHABLE TALE, HOPING TO FIND A WAY TO STOP WHAT'S SET IN MOTION." The hat portion of the image includes a cryptogram that reads "LMOBGSLHVDSLlxknvivswmzxumcrgr." When decoded with the Atbash cipher it reads, "ONLY THOSE WHO ocpmerehdnacfnxiti." "ocpmerehdnacfnxiti" is an anagram for "comprehend can fix it." The bill.gif has a new alt text "21-6-19-8-19-16-23-10-17-19-6." Which is a combined cipher that decodes to "." Also the space between the hat Bill wears is back in its original position.
this one looks like it’s in reference to Stan. Crepehanger basically means “killjoy”.
here’s a picture of Gompers" -posted by http://pendrakeon.tumblr.com/post/114102958442/so-i-was-looking-stuff-up-about
"Oookay so this has really been bothering me since I looked over the conversation (presumably) between the author and Bill. Haven’t seen it? Check it out at: http://gravityfalls.wikia.com/wiki/Search_for_the_Blindeye
So from August 14th through the 19th, we can easily assume that’s the author talking. It’s obvious something happened on the 20th though. I can’t help but feel like it’s got something to do with Bipper (the ‘’what are you trying to do…’ Line on Aug 22. Being a potential indicator of Bill taking over the authors body)
The biggest thing that’s been bugging me though is this: He has a weakness, use it against him, life imitates art. Not sure if anyone else has speculated on this but I figured I’d put my two cents in. The biggest thing that tipped me off was ‘life imitates art’. Guys, the title card at the end of the credits, the wheel. Life imitates art. Bill’s wheel isn’t who he’s fighting against, it’s who he’s controlling. Bill has been manipulating all of our main characters lives for (presumably) the past 30 years, towards his final goal. Think about it, why would Bill have all of his enemies in a wheel of power used to summon him?? It would make more sense if they were all his pawns.
After all, Bill can see the future. Dipper becoming a ‘pine tree’ in NWMM and Mabel a ‘shooting star’ in NWHS line up with their symbols on Bills wheel. Therefore we can conclude that Bill not only knew this would happen, but noted them as significant enough events in each characters summer as to define their entire personality. It would then not be surprising to see Bill manipulate each character down their ‘intended’ path to fulfill these symbols and, in the end, Bill’s main goal.
Basically, the author is trying to communicate, and Bill may or may not (oh who am I kidding, he probably is) involved. At least we won't have to wait long for possible information, because the next episode is a flashback into the Stans' past.
Ahh this is what I love about the Gravity Falls fandom! So full of mystery! Anyway, later dorks.
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