We can see in the top frame, the elusive Dipper storing onion rings in its cheeks for the winter.
The second image shows a Dipper putting on a threat display to dissuade potential predators from engaging in an attack.
You know what really angered me in The Time Traveler’s Pig the most was the fact Dipper could have just told Wendy to fucking DUCK when he threw the goddamn ball….OMG DIPPER UR REALLY DUMB SOMETIMES!
What, and take responsibility for his own actions? Preposterous! Better to just steal something incredibly dangerous, valuable, and important from a total stranger, and then manipulate the events of someone else’s life without them knowing.
RANT RANT RANT RANT
But can we talk about the fact that EVERYONE SEEMS TO PICK ON DIPPER??! WHY?!?! Even if the things he found were because of the book, he’s still a good person??? He saved his sister from a bunch of gnomes even though she kept telling him he was just being weird, He stood up to the Manotaurs even though he would be treated like a coward, he gave up the chance to be with his dream girl to make his sister happy TWICE, hes brave and caring and it makes me so mad because okay so hes not a big strong guy BUT NO 12 YEAR OLD IS SO LIKE. IT JUST MAKES ME REALLY MAD.
The thing is, as much as we all like Dipper, he’s done some pretty shitty things for some pretty shallow reasons. No matter how much of a douche someone is, that doesn’t justify doing things such as stealing their property, or having them beaten to within an inch of their lives (regardless of original intent). Plus, while his crush on Wendy is cute, it’s also obstructing how he thinks, and what he rationalizes to himself is “okay” to do, such as determining who another person is or is not “allowed” to talk to or spend time with. This also ended up being at the expense of another person (though, I’m glad to see Blendin Blandin apparently didn’t lose his job over what transpired in The Time Traveler’s Pig).
We’re not “picking on” Dipper so much as that we’re just disappointed in him. Yes, he’s 12, which is a time where hormones are just starting to kick in, and no one’s going to be fully, emotionally stable at that point in their lives. However, he’s also claiming supposed maturity while simultaneously acting as if Wendy is his and his alone to hang out with, and actually taking measures to disallow someone else to even talk to her.
Dipper has the capability to move past this, and I think he’s finally realized this. He made a bunch of mistakes, but he has learned from them, and is becoming a better person because of them.
When Gideon claimed Dipper relied so heavily on Book 3 to accomplish anything, he was not entirely correct. When you think about it, Dipper has really only used the Book to get out of dangerous situations, such as pacifying the ghost couple, and finding a cave to escape from the Gobblewonker. He’s only truly used the supernatural information from the book to suit his own needs when he caught the Gremloblin, and when he found those crystals. When he stumbled upon the copy machine and the time tape, for example, those had nothing to do with the Book, so he was getting by entirely on his own (and in both instances, things ended up going terribly wrong).
I believe that from now on, we’re going to see a “new and improved” Dipper that understands that he can’t control what happens in life, but he can handle himself in a manner that will allow him to stand up to anything that comes his way.
I mean, come on - the little guy launched himself off of a fucking cliff, directly into the face of a robot that he really had no way of knowing what it was made of, or if he could get through it. That takes a helluva lot of balls, no matter how old you are.
TL;DR - Dipper’s made a lot of poor choices in the past that have negatively effected other people. However, he has also gleaned valuable life experience from them. He knows now that you don’t get what you want if you step on others to do it, and that’s going to make him a better person in the end.