thepasswordispeekaboo

thepasswordispeekaboo:

friendlytroll:

 

I think it makes extra sense when you consider this in the context of the Stans Twin theory! The theory that stan, too had a twin, who went missing in the 1970s, who was also investigating the paranormal in the town. (Evidence to back up- that was him in the time travel episode bc we’ve seen flashbacks of Grunkle Stan at that age looking very different, the room they found was his, the glasses grunkle stan swiped out of said room were his, his intense emotional reaction to the wax stan figure, etc etc). 

Reverse engineering that info suggests that Stan has a fear of Dippers curiosity about the town because it was what made his brother go *missing*. He’s worried Dipper will find out too much and just vanish, too. 

MIND it would TOTALLY go way better for both him and dipper to be HONEST with each other, but well. Suspicious old jerk that he is, it’s gonna take a while. 

Yeah, I saw something you said before I started catching up about that theory, and I quite like it.  And after googling and finding pics of comparisons between the two young potential Stan and twin, yeah, that’s a shitload of difference (that completely went over my head even marathoning the entire show in a day, yup).

It makes perfect sense and from the evidence it does look like that’s what the show is going for, but that doesn’t make it less frustrating.

On top of being a suspicious old jerk, I don’t think Stan’s got a lot of prolonged experience with kids, because just telling them they’re wrong and there’s not a thing?  Isn’t a good way to get most kids to stop from poking the thing.

YES exactly. He has like zero experience with kids and it’s super obvious he barely knows how to relate to people he likes. And I think he discounts dippers stubborn-ness; they’re a lot alike in that respect. It seems like a Pines family THING. Intense stubborn focus. 

AND DUDE ITS HONESTLY SO SUBTLE but well set up! Dont worry for not noticing it. Its really tricky! Theres a lot of super subtle stuff in the show that takes forever to notice and put together and its SO GOOD. 

thepasswordispeekaboo

thepasswordispeekaboo:

friendlytroll said: and here we see the effects of someone being alone and lying to everyone for something like 30-ish years. He’s only just learning to trust at all.

It does make sense that he’d be like that, it’s just frustrating as fuck to watch.  It makes sense from his perspective that he thinks the best way to protect the kids from whatever the fuck is really going on is to keep them totally ignorant, but that’s how they’re going to end up in massive fucking trouble arghhh.  I love Stan, I love that sort of alone and untrusting and definitely lying character, but things could be going so much better for all of you if you’d just be honest with each other.

(If only Dipper had learned from the LAST time him and Mabel had to deal with a government group dedicated to maintaining the masquerade with the whole President Trembley thing and getting shipped off so they wouldn’t reveal it.  NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THAT SHIT.  NOTHING.)

I think it makes extra sense when you consider this in the context of the Stans Twin theory! The theory that stan, too had a twin, who went missing in the 1970s, who was also investigating the paranormal in the town. (Evidence to back up- that was him in the time travel episode bc we’ve seen flashbacks of Grunkle Stan at that age looking very different, the room they found was his, the glasses grunkle stan swiped out of said room were his, his intense emotional reaction to the wax stan figure, etc etc). 

Reverse engineering that info suggests that Stan has a fear of Dippers curiosity about the town because it was what made his brother go *missing*. He’s worried Dipper will find out too much and just vanish, too. 

MIND it would TOTALLY go way better for both him and dipper to be HONEST with each other, but well. Suspicious old jerk that he is, it’s gonna take a while. 

whethervane

whethervane:

remember how shocked he looked when mabel unveiled it.
it caught him COMPLETELY OFF GUARD
he was NOT expecting to see somebody his own size and shape/so similar-looking to him (ever again)…………..

he only knows one situation where someone looks identical to him. You can completely see him smooth down the reaction, and the switch to complete delight. Which of course seems like haha he’s so egocentric! But then in this context the way he like. Watches tv with it, and talks to it… 

he misses someone. 

modmad
modmad:

"-and then you called me ‘Toots’ and I was just like, naaaaah…"
"Toots?!"
"I know, amazing right?"
"More like amazing that you didn’t punch me unconscious."
"Shoot, yeah! That could’ve saved a bunch of hassle… Okay, ‘you ever do it again and I’ll straight-up exorcise you with a fist to the face. Deal?"
"Deal."

This is so gosh darned ideal <333

modmad:

"-and then you called me ‘Toots’ and I was just like, naaaaah…"

"Toots?!"

"I know, amazing right?"

"More like amazing that you didn’t punch me unconscious."

"Shoot, yeah! That could’ve saved a bunch of hassle… Okay, ‘you ever do it again and I’ll straight-up exorcise you with a fist to the face. Deal?"

"Deal."

This is so gosh darned ideal <333

its really depressing trying to look up ways to like temporarily sooth a thing wrong with me and get nothing but pages of OK BUT IF YOU HAVE THIS THING LOSE WEIGHT RIGHT NOW NOW NOW

without even really any mention of how weight would affect the specific issue just if you have this problem and you are fat its your fault. even if it legitimately helps i will never find out bc im p sure i could look up how to reduce dandruff and it would tell me to lose weight. 

super awesome. thanks internet.