“Sorry kid, but you’re my puppet now!”
did someone say demonically possessed twelve year olds…… I’m here for this……
Fanart of Sword and Blade Knight, from Kirby, as ladies. Don’t think too hard about this.
It could be from the past! Other stuff appeared in the room when Bill came in, like that rubix cube. I don’t know what that means- maybe just an animation error, maybe Bill made Dipper’s dreamscape as into a memory he had?
Interesting point on the possible error theory—I don’t think the carpet - I don’t know about the cube, but it seems too conspicuous to not be on purpose - was an animation error (or at least, not a careless one) because the carpet appears for a second time in the background here:
but its placement (or else the camera view in this scene) is inconsistent.
I had forgotten about the Rubix Cube detail! Thanks for bringing that up. I assumed it was the room from the same time because the puppets are there before Bill manipulates them (ha).
Of course, the puppets were central to his whole spiel here so he could’ve easily transposed it over a “past” version of the attic. I sort of like to think he cobbles together old memory versions with new.
- Why I like them
- Why I don’t
- Favorite episode (scene if movie)
- Favorite line
- Favorite outfit
- Head Canon
- Unpopular opinion
- An oh-god-please-dont-ever-happen
- My nickname for them
I’m really surprised by how I see next to no conversation in the gravity falls fandom (maybe it’s just my dash??) about dipper potentially being on the autism spectrum. Specifically I’m thinking aspergers, I mean he
- easily becomes obsessively fixated on tasks on goals (who the fuck sits down eager to try every 8 letter combination possible for a password and ISN’T autistic??)
- clearly has some level of social anxiety. he’s shown rehearsing social interactions and speeches and avoiding eye contact
- I can SO easily see him with sensory sensitivities. his hygiene could be related
- his fantastic genius level analytic thinking and ability to quickly pick out flaws is basically a staple of aspergers (which is why they are highly sought after for hiring by programming firms)
- He’s shown to have been distressed on occasion by sudden changes in plans (again from sock opera, he’s more betrayed by mabel taking another day to work on the puppet show than a neurotypical person may be)
there’s a few things about him which would conflict with this kind of diagnosis, like his habit of making lists show good executive functioning and he has pretty good emotional intelligence and control than one might expect in someone with autism and he also doesn’t seem to have any trouble with figurative language
but every time I watch gravity falls I’m continually reminded of me and my brother on the spectrum, it’s a really easy and natural fit for dipper
[ I love the idea of there being aftereffects to Bill possessing Dipper, so the Permadipper AU is alllllll kinds of up my alley. It’s so interesting to think about how Dipper would cope as his time in the mindscape started to have an effect on his appearance. I feel like it would happen in chunks or stages, and concentrating on looking normal would help at first… but eventually he would wind up going full triangle and completely freaking out.
With Mabel’s help, I imagine that he’d eventually get a handle on things and adjust, mostly by constantly reminding himself that it’s all just temporary until he gets his body back. So he would do things like walking instead of floating whenever possible, even though it’s inconvenient, because it’s a way to (quite literally) keep himself grounded.
And after a little while, things might even almost manageable. But dream demons can’t sleep, and Dipper doesn’t want to be like Bill and run around inside of people’s heads unless he absolutely has to. So after all the research he can do starts to run out, he spends a lot of time alone with his thoughts at night. Wondering where things can possibly go from here, rethinking over and over whether there’s anything he hasn’t tried.
Eventually, all that frustration and helplessness wearing him down starts to turn into something else. Little moments when he catches his mind wandering, having random thoughts that don’t even seem like they’re his anymore. Mood swings where he’ll get more enraged than he thought was possible, or finding things funny that really shouldn’t be. They never last for long, but they horrify him even more than losing his human form did once he realizes what…or rather, who, he’s starting to act like.]
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