askbawssspike: Wha'cha think of Gravity Falls comin' back this Summer? Imma stoked! (luewd-bovine)
I NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S IN THAT PORTAL.
Why is it under the Mystery Shack? Who built it? Why did Stan open it?? WHAT DOES IT DO???
I NEED TO KNOOOOOOOOOOOOOW.
Anonymous: SLUTTY. UKE. ROBBIE.
I’M VERY UPSET THEY ARE MOVING TO DISNEY XD. >8c
I cant watch 2 out of my 3 top shows now what the fudge. XD is a graveyard of shows that most people cant watch because their family/home/residence doesn’t pay for extra channels. This is where shows go to die.
On the bright side, the episodes will always be able to be watched online at places like this. Also, I’m not sure to what extent it will really effect ratings, since it’s literally less than 2% of television-viewing households in the United States that actually participate in the Nielsen ratings (as in, if you don’t have the black box hooked up to your TV at home, you don’t affect the ratings).
So, while I don’t agree with this decision, I’m going to guess they’re doing it in order to try to coerce people into getting Disney XD. Also noteworthy is that Xiaolin Chronicles is on Disney XD as well.
omny87: Gravity Falls crossed with Hobo With A Shotgun. Would it work?
I tried thinking of it before, but it just didn’t seem to make any sense, no matter which characters I tried to put where.
I mean, the only thing I can think of that’s the least bit decent is having Stan as The Drake, and the twins as Slick and Ivan. XD
Not that the personalities match, but it’s just funny to me. Like, can you just imagine Mabel walking around on ice skates carrying a boom box, and Dipper using a flamethrower to set fire to a busload of children?
And Stan on television promising to give away “all his broads”, and it’s Wendy and Tambry…
Happy Valentine’s Day!
First off, i’m not an english speaker but i need to speak my mind so forgive me for the mistakes i’ve made.
It annoys me that only because someone made a sucessful post on tumblr about Dipper being a “jerk” in Boyz Crazy now suddenly some people are like really mad at him, and feeling sad because of Robbie and Wendy and making posts about how Wendy should not forgive Dipper and it’s like, WHAT?
Yes, his motivations were a little selfish, but otherwise it wouldn’t have been realistic (anyone would be happy if they get a little chance to be with the person they love, it’s like a natural reaction)…but his actions were THE RIGHT ONES, and you know why? Because Dipper didn’t mess up Robbie and Wendy relationship ONLY because he’s in love with her. Robbie was brain-washing her! I repeat: Robbie was using background messages in order to manipulate Wendy and having her with him against her will. Wendy didn’t even wanted to be with Robbie anymore. (She was angry at him, in the beggining of the episode, for reasons that are not related to Dipper, and she wanted to break with him).
Now tell me, only because Dipper’s motivations weren’t totally pure, that means that he should have done nothing about it? Yes, because do nothing and let Wendy being brainwashed by Robbie sounds like a really good thing to do.
Now, MAYBE Robbie didn’t knew what he was doing (after all he said that he stole the song), but why is Dipper the one who is actually getting the hate? The fun part is that Wendy, in the end of the episode, breaks up with Robbie IN HER OWN TERMS, she breaks up with him because he stole the song, not because the background messages. It’s Wendy the one who decided that she didn’t wanted to be with Robbie anymore, she wasn’t influenced by Dipper’s actions. And that’s because she’s her own character, and a good one.
The only thing that Dipper did that was really bad was asking her to hang out after she broke up with Robbie, but we can’t blame him for a decision that belongs to her, and he did the right thing when he exposed Robbie. (Think about it, if Mabel were the one who found out that Robbie was brainwashing Wendy, wouldn’t she have done something?).
You’re kind of forgetting that Dipper had been messing with things for a while before that, as well as not being truthful with Wendy. He lied about his age, cloned himself multiple times (in order to steal Robbie’s bike so he wouldn’t even be able to talk to Wendy), and stole a powerful time-travel device from a total stranger (which got poor Blendin Blandin in trouble) in order to literally direct the events of Wendy’s life so that she wouldn’t end up going out with Robbie (regardless of her feelings about him). When it all comes down to it, both boys are guilty of trying to control Wendy’s life.
The thing is, you’re ignoring what Wendy said to both Dipper and Robbie - neither of them were considering her feelings. Both of them were viewing her as more of a prize than a person. And, even if she did break up with Robbie on her own terms, she was visibly upset over it, considering that she was crying her eyes out (something quite rare for a character that’s normally very laid-back and down-to-earth). Neither Dipper nor Robbie were in the right, but at least it was only Robbie’s first offense of using something paranormal to his advantage. Keep in mind that the idiot’s probably had a crush on Wendy since tugging on her pigtails (and getting punched in the face for it) in fifth grade. Then this kid that’s not even going to be in town by the end of the summer starts making a point of messing with him whenever possible. I can’t blame him for panicking and doing what he did, even if it was incredibly stupid - it’s literally the same behavior that Dipper’s been doing since he got to Gravity Falls. Robbie’s just too stupid to know any better, and tries way too hard to be cool (he’s probably also envious of Dipper being smarter than he is, despite also being younger). I can’t fault someone just because they’re a try-hard dumbass.
Of course, I also can’t fault Dipper entirely either, because while he is quite intelligent, he’s more “book” smart, and not particularly “street” smart. He’s awkward when it comes to social interactions, and he is still just a kid. He’s just found this awesome girl that he really wants to like him, but he doesn’t know how to go about it, and he’s afraid of rejection. Both boys were looking for easy solutions to their problems, instead of thinking things through. They both try too hard to force Wendy to like them, instead of just being themselves, and letting her like them for who they are.
The reason that Dipper gets more “hate” over this is because it really wasn’t his business to be sticking his nose into other people’s lives, especially not relationships that have taken years to build. He even realizes this himself, also stating it out loud, after the fact (which, while it doesn’t absolve him of what occurred, it does show that he understands his mistake, and that he needs to consider Wendy’s feelings rather than only thinking of his own - a lesson that hopefully both boys have learned the hard way).
Dipper’s not a bad little guy - he’s just made some bad decisions, because he’s young, and interacting with girls is a relatively new thing to him. Robbie’s not the “evil” jerk that Dipper sees him as - he’s just also insecure, but isn’t as good at masking it (or dealing with it) as Dipper is.