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15 Reviewing Pet Peeves
Hello, everyone. As you know, my primary goal here on dA is to review various works, and so of course, in my spare time, I like to read and watch reviews online. When you go through so many reviews, whether on DeviantArt or elsewhere, you begin to notice that certain phrases pop up time and time again. Some of these phrases are innocuous enough ('without further ado' is a phrase I see or hear all the time, and I've probably used it myself in one of my own reviews) but others do annoy me slightly to the point where they've become pet peeves of mine. It's these particular phrases that I'll be focussing on in this journal.
Before I begin, some disclaimers. Firstly, using one of these phrases does not automatically mean that the review (or indeed, the reviewer) is bad. They're pet peeves; they may dampen my enjoyment of the review somewhat, but none of them are deal breakers. Secondly, and conversely, a review isn't good just because it avoids using these phrases. Reviewing is an art, not
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Mike at the Movies: Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
For my next review, I will be taking a look at-wait, what day is it? 
*checks the calendar*
Holy shit, it's August already?! But I wasn't able to get anything out last month because of my thesis! Wow...I'm not sure I've ever had a month of pure silence on my page, and I deeply apologize for that, but if it's any consolation, this review is the first of a triple feature! That's right, remember those movies I mentioned I saw in a status update last week? Now that I've finished my thesis, I'll be able to get reviews of those movies out relatively quickly, and as for the binges, don't think I've forgotten about those! I just have different plans for them in the future. But speaking of forgetting things, let's start off this triple feature with the movie that, of the three, people have already forgotten exists.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Director: J.A. Bayona
Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Rafe Spall, Daniella Pineda, Isabella Sermon
Three years ago, the world w
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Gravity Falls Season 2 Review
This took a lot longer than I expected it to, but I had a lot of other things on my plate, but now we're going to review the 2nd and last season of one of my favorite animated things ever, Gravity Falls. As usual, I'm using PlagueKnightReviewer 's scoring system for this review; 
0/10: Garbage
1/10: Must Avoid
2/10: Awful
3/10: Bad
4/10: Poor
5/10: Passable
6/10: Par
7/10: Good
8/10: Great
9/10: Superb
10/10: Must Watch
11/10: Above and Beyond
1. Scary-Oke:
This was a good episode, with zombies and a party for the re-opening of the Mystery Shack. This is also the first time we see the government agents, who indirectly convinced Dipper to conjure up the zombies to prove that the journal is real. The ending where they sing to defeat the zombies is pretty great, because it was just so funny. 8/10.
2. Into the Bunker:
Now, I've seen relationships like Dipper and Wendy's, where one person loves the other, but the other doesn't feel the same way. However, I've seen
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Canada Quest #1: Mimi Who?
Welcome, my friends so glorious and free, my name is Aston Levy, aka, the fabulous BlackMoonPaladin, the reviewing warrior of the night! And welcome to the first step on a new journey for this page!
As a lot of you are well aware by now because I've said it so many times, I hail from the glorious nation of Canada. I think it's fair to say that my childhood has been pretty different from yours in terms of an animation standpoint, what with exclusively Canadian programming being unique to say the least...
(This and many other ridiculous PSA's would air on my cartoon channels like 12 times a day back in my time.)
So, for this fresh review series, we'll explore the animated shows of my wacky Northern wonderland and put a bunch of them under the microscope. A lot of the shows that I'll tackle from this point forward have a lot of Nostalgic value for me, and were a large part of my cartoon-viewing experiences. My interests were shaped by some of these shows and it'll be interesting to see ho
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DeviantArt Infinity War
This comes from a little thing I heard through the grapevine on Discord. Aston and Mike came up with the list and told me about it. Then, I got permission to publish it. I was going to wait for the DVD, but that may be too long. The movie is already on Digital, but the physical release is 8/14. So I just thought, "whatever", and put it out now. 
They went a ways with casting them, covering most of the major heroes and a few villains. I was going to stick with just Infinity War, but you'd be asking about at least Anti-Man and Hawkeye, so I threw in every name given to me! 
If you have any questions about your role, ask Aston or Mike! I did not come up with this list; I just got permission to post it. So I don't know why they picked most of you. 
:iconblackmoonpaladin: as Iron Man
:iconmikethehuman113: as Captain America 
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Rant.
If you'll pardon me, I want to get some things off of my chest. In my last journal entry, I said that one of these days I'd... just not care any more. I don't think that today is that day, but I feel that I'm more apt to just speaking from the heart about some of the things that piss me off, and what I've been keeping bottled up. It might be petty here and again, I don't know. I don't really care.
Let's start with something fun, I guess. The comments that tell me, or anyone really, to kill themselves or seem excited that someone is going to. I don't... get this. What do you get out of it? Here's a better question - what if someone does kill themselves because of your comments? Let me guess, it wasn't your fault. You had absolutely nothing to do with it. You're just going to tell someone else you don't like to kill themselves. 
I get it. They're just trolls, but I'm sick and I'm tired of this shit. Do you know what's driving me over the line here? The people that I know
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Teen Titans Go! REVIEW: (Part 2)

  Hello everybody, my name is JoyofCrimeArt and welcome to part two of my Teen Titans Go! retrospective! Or should I say my Teen Titans.....................................................................................................................No....retrospective. 
 Get it? because the show isn't that good! Okay, remember to click that bell icon and turn on notifications to-
  So in case your just joining in, this is part two of my Teen Titans Go! retrospective/review. If you haven't seen part one than I highly recommend that you check it out before going forward. To sum up the point I made in my last part...I didn't like this show that much.
  WHAT?! A CARTOON CRITIC ONLINE WHO DOESN'T LIKE TEEN TITANS GO?! WHAT A NEW AN UNIQUE TAKE-
  But for THIS part we are mostly going to step away from the show itself, and focus on the more meta aspect of the show. So
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Teen Titans Go! REVIEW: (Part 1)
  Hello everybody, my name is JoyofCrimeArt and God damn it! I said I wanted something better next time!

   So it's come to this. Talking about Teen Titans Go! is kinda like talking about politics. In so far as it's rarely pleasant, it brings out the worst in people, and you're pretty much guaranteed to get hate regardless of what your opinion is. But like politics, I think it is something that it is worth taking about. Because Teen Titans Go! is a very interesting specimen of a series. 
  Teen Titans Go! is, by far, one of the most talked about series in the cartoon community. Almost EVERY reviewer has talked about the series at one point or another, to the point to where talking about the series almost feels like a semi-rite of passage for any wannabe cartoon critic. If I were writing this review a few months ago I would say that the series was almost universally desp
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500th DEVIANT SPECIAL!
  Hello everybody, JoyofCrimeArt here, and I can't believe I've finally reached 500 deviants. The thought of that just feels...insane to me. It feels like it was just yesterday when I started my account on the site. And since then my life has been changed in such a positive way. I've met some of the greatest people I've ever had the pleasure of meeting, and was finally able to live out my dream of creating fun and captivating stories that hopefully have had a positive impact on peoples lives. The fact that I am actually doing the thing that I've always wanted to do since I was seven years old is amazing to me. And while one day I hope to be able to do this all professionally I'm just glad to be in the place where I am now. 
  I feel honored that so many people have chosen to stay by me for so long. And I feel that, for my 500th post on the site, the best thing I can do is thank them. I want to thank all of you who have stuck by me for so long! Obviously I won't be able t
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Rushfan Roundup: Junezone
Previously on Rushfan Roundup:
“But I’m sure that these roundups will be more substantial as soon as Nickelodeon DECIDES WHEN TO AIR THOSE LOUD HOUSE EPISODES ALREADY!!  COME ON, THEY’RE ALREADY A MONTH OVERDUE!!”
Let this be a lesson, dear viewer: screaming and shouting can get you what you want.  Just ask Caillou.
Hey guys, Rushfan here with the June Roundup!  I realize I’m a little late with this one compared to May’s roundup.  My internship has been keeping me very busy throughout the day for the past six weeks, and I’ve been spending a lot of my free time getting used to living in Miami.  Kind of a waste of time seeing how I’ll be going back to Chicago at the beginning of August, but hey, I might be living in the south full time next year, so I might as well get used to it now.  And now that I say that, the reality of my impending adulthood is stronger than ever.  Damn, where did the time go?
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Here is one of the many pictures I took from last night's concert. I think I'm definitely gonna make a log detailing my experience.
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I'm curious guys. Is it okay to have a pedophile themed party as long as it's a joke? Like, a way to make fun of them.
My dad and I are about to leave for New Orleans to see Ninja Sex Party play live on Thursday! I'll make sure to properly document the experience for you guys.
To those who have looked at and commented on my deviation about my shoulder, there's no need for concern anymore. It happened three months ago, and my should is totally fine. Thank you for the concern though ^^
RB'sB: GOLF CART THEFT. BINGO FRAUD. TELLING JOKES THAT JUST GO ON AND ON, I MEAN, I HAVE THINGS TO DO TODAY, REALLY. And there you go!

Wow. That list was so long I actually had time to write this next part.

Number 4/Dungeons, Dungeons, and More Dungeons


That's right, I use the Oxford comma! We've had a lot of fun here folks when it comes to GF goodness. This show is known for its scares, its mysteries, its heart tuggers, and shocking discoveries. But at the end of the day, it's still a cartoon. And like any cartoon, it knows how to have a sense of humor. These senses aren't always good per say, but in Gravity Falls' case it is great.

Case in point D, D, and More D. God that sounds weird typing out. We start with what appears to be an average day for the Pines family, but then Ford comes out with an alien. Oh yeah, if you thought GF was gonna pull a Steven Universe and completely forget about some crazy event the next episode after then you'd be wrong. For you see, GF has this neat little thing called pacing. It tends to come with cartoons that have much clearer goals in mind as well as a LOT less episodes. 

P.S. I'm only harsh towards SU because I love it. The recent arc was astounding, so let's not get our knickers in a twist.

Stan is noticeably getting peeved by his brother's antics, but not yet to the point of running for mayor. Hell, we even see the mayor make an appearance in this episode. The moment was funny, but I kind of felt like I was time travelling.


Ooohhh, so that's how you spell it.

Dipper obviously wants to hang out with Ford considering he spent nearly the entire summer trying to figure out if he even existed, but Ford doesn't want to risk anyone else falling down his path. Dipper also has trouble trying to find someone to play a DnD style game, and oh yeah, GF totally went there! DnD, even though I've never played it, is one of my favorite parody topics when it comes to fiction. Other shows like Community and Regular Show handle it with such respect and humor, and Gravity Falls is no exception to this principle.

However, no one wishes to play with Dipper and deems the game too nerdy, even Soos who essentially LARPs most days. Oh wait, my bad. FCLORP (Foam and Cardboard Legitimate Outdoor Role Play). But after stumbling into Ford's lab, he finds out that Ford is just as into the game as himself. 

Let it be known that I adore this show's handling of Grunkle Ford. He's the character this show has been building up to for years, so he most surely be this all knowing and devoid of imperfection type of guy right? Nope! This guy may have brought a level of seriousness and stakes to the show, much like Washington from Red vs Blue, but he can get just as geeky and passionate about little things as Dipper. Their common interest in a simple game is what ultimately leads to their compelling mentor-student relationship.

They even have conversations about the history of the game itself, including any IP's greatest weakness, the 90's! 


Remember Yo Yogi?

Honestly, the only mascot I can think of that manged to not talk down to kids in this way is Smokey.



Take some f***ing notes all you Hollywood hacks out there who keep thinking that this is a good idea!!!!

One of my personal favorite scenes from this episode is when Dipper is planning out his next session with Ford, and Mabel realizes that she may have gone a little far with making fun of him.

Mabel: You're uh, spending a lot of time with old Fordsy lately, huh?

Dipper: You have no idea. I knew the author must be cool, but he's better than I imagined. And, he doesn't make fun of me all the time, like you and Grunkle Stan do.

Mabel: Give 'im time, haha! Heyooo! (Pause) Nah, you got me. (Lays down; to herself:) You got me. 

The dialogue and Schaal's delivery prove that Mabel clearly isn't as selfish as we make her out to be. Heck, she even shows a little empathy here. The next day Stan, Mabel, and Grenda (though for some reason not Candy, odd), get ready to watch a not-so-subtle take on their own show called Duck-Tective. And you guys thought Crying Breakfast Friends was cringey. Though to be fair, it is still a very funny take on how outsiders look at shows compared to fans.

Ford: Hey, at least I'm not all keyed up to watch a kid's show.

Stan: I'll have you know that Duck-tective has a big mystery element! And a lot of humor that goes over kids' heads!

Grenda: I don't get a lot of it, but I like animals in human situations.

But then an inciting incident occurs. You see, earlier in the episode Ford revealed to Dipper that he possessed an item called the infinity-sided die. It's a die that, when rolled, can lead to infinite possibilities. This can range from having your face melted off, the planet turning into an egg, season 8 of MLP improving, or even season 6 of Teen Titans coming back.

RB'sB: You had me for a minute but you kind of lost me towards the end there.

What's important is that it's too dangerous to roll, and when the family gets into a scuffle, the die falls out (though I'm not sure why Ford brought it with him) and lands on a side that brings the characters from the game to life. The usual affair.

Probabilitor: Mortals of dimension 46'\, kneel before me and (rolls dice) snivel! I am Probabilitor! The greatest wizard in all of mathology! Give or take an error of 0.4.

Look, I'm a simple man. I hear Weird AL Yankovik's voice, I tend to say instant classic. Unless you're Adventure Time, Star vs the Forces of Evil, Teen Titans Go, Mr. Pickles, Pig Goat Banana Cricket, The High Fructose Adventures of-

RB'sB: All right we get it! Dude's as careful with choosing his roles as Tom Kenny! Let's move on!

Sorry. Anyway, he kidnaps Dipper and Ford in order to eat their brains and become smarter. Sure. This leads to Stan begrudgingly agreeing to save his brother. Hey now, that may be a little messed up, but I see where he's coming from. Dude's spent years trying to save his brother only to be greeted with a punch to the face. Despite that, they gear up and head out, meeting plenty of great references along the way.


"Hey! Look! Listen!"

Now if only we could get Stan to kill Fi. Anyway, once they arrive, the only way to win back their family is by playing, you guessed it, Dungeon, Dungeons, and More Dungeons. You know what, I think I'll stick with writing the initials. The battle is funny, the visuals are creative, Weird Al kills as Probabilitor, and we get some of that sweet Chekhov's Gun goodness this show rocks at.


Something told me that this gum would come into play later.

The episode even ends with the family getting disappointed by Duck-tective's big twin brother twist. Funny how Gravity Falls did this stupid trope flawlessly while other media like Despicable Me 3 just look like fan fics. Hey, that'd make a good comparison! Also, anyone else confused why the characters all got sent back to the game except for the Gryphon?

Number 3/Into the Bunker

Even though it may not seem like, Into the Bunker is, in my opinion, one of the most important episodes of the show, and probably the most important episode in terms of Dipper's development. And when this episode started with Dipper and Wendy watching a hilariously bad zombie movie together, I was wondering to myself if this show was actually going to go there. Of course that doesn't stop them from going here first.

Wendy: Dude, you're laying on my bra.

This is a kid's show right? Anyway, while Stan is going about usual con man ways, Dipper gathers up the mystery group to start exploring those new secrets from the journal. Once Wendy arrives and Dipper acts weird, Mabel takes notice and even applies her skepticals. When I first watched this episode, I found Mabel to be ridiculously annoying. The way she's butting into Dipper's personal issues and refusing to let go of it was starting to get borderline obnoxious. But looking back, I now realize how important Mabel's role is here. Not only is she being a considerate sibling with trying to help Dipper, albeit in her own strange way, but she knows perfectly well how unhealthy it is to bottle up your emotions until the day you die. It's better to get those feelings out than being forced to imagine what if.

Wendy shows off some of her bad a**-itude and leads them into one of the coolest looking shots from this season.


I mean just look at those expressions of intrigue and the way the stairs move with the camera.

And if that's not enough, we also get an intense action scene right after where the walls start closing in on the cast. The feeling of claustrophobia and fear of getting crushed makes this scene so strong and at times hard to watch. It even feels like you're right there with them. Now I know how the Terminator must've felt.

Thankfully, Dipper was able to use the journal and his quick wits in order to help them escape. But even though they escaped that room, Dipper is still trapped by a force much greater than moving walls. The weight of insecurity towards his feelings for Wendy! The kind of weight that can you drag you down and prevent you from holding normal conversations with a person because you're so scared something might slip out. So Mabel sees her opportunity to free her brother by... trapping him in a locker.

RB'sB: We are supposed to like Mabel right?

It's going somewhere. Because it's more than just a locker, but also an entrance to an underground shelter and research facility. Besides, all Dipper had to do was tell Wendy his feelings, but keeping his feelings a secret was literally more important to him than getting away from terrifying monster. And people call Mabel the crazy one.

Luckily, the monster gets scared away by... the author of the journals? This early into the season? Who is voiced by Mark Hamill, a man well known for voicing super creepy villains? Allow me to apply my skepticals. Mabel and Soos even begin to realize that something is up when they read up about a shapeshifter that escaped one of the pods. And then we get a dialogue exchange that I find rather underrated.

Mabel: (Gasps) I thought he was just joking!

Soos: YOU KNOW DIPPER'S JOKES ARE TERRIBLE!

While "the author" is looking through the journal, Wendy finds a bean can with a picture that looks exactly like "the author," and I love how the music in this scene adds to the creep factor in play. In fact, a lot of this show's music feels huge,varied, and matches the scene's tone perfectly. That's what you call brownie points! The four meet back up and discuss a plan to "destroy" the monster.

RB'sB: Can cartoons seriously not say death still?

I guess it just depends on how intense a show is. And this show in particular already pushes the censor bar quite a bit.



So I can understand why they'd need to pull back in some places.

But wait a minute, this is an episode with a shapeshifter. Surely we're gonna have a "Which one do I shoot?" scene right? Yes indeed! And would you look at that? Chekhov's Gun is looking mighty strong today. 


She does this a lot actually.

The monster is detained, and it actually stays true to its word when it says, "This is the last form you'll ever take." In Northwest Mansion Mystery, he looks exactly like that when he gets turned to wood.

RB'sB: That episode isn't on your list is it?

Nope.

RB'sB: And yet Stanchurian Candidate is?

Uh huh.

RB'sB: Why do you make life so much harder for yourself?

But none of what happened earlier matters, because this is the scene that really matters. Dipper finally discussing his feelings with Wendy. Not only does it feel so freaking good to see him finally being honest with her and himself, but the way Wendy herself handles it is a great combination of maturity, tact, and sympathy. Sometimes relationships just can't work out, and it is incredibly important for both parties to be able to acknowledge. Even more admirable is the ability for both parties to remain friends in the end, accepting their differences and staying true to each other by not dancing around the issue and pretending its simply cute. Other cartoon characters need to take note of this!

RB'sB: Gee, I wonder who you could be talking about.

That's right. April O'Neil from TMNT 2012.

RB'sB: Oh, I thought that.... never mind. You're doing great buddy.

After a scene that couldn't have gone off better, Soos reveals an old computer that he found. Oh wow! I wonder what secrets it's going to hold!

*We never find out. It just gets destroyed by Bill Cipher.*



Well, I'm sure we'll at least get plenty more episodes with Wendy being awesome now that everything is resolved between her and Dipper right?

*No. In fact, she gets no more development afterwards.*



Number 2/Not What He Seems

And what would a Gravity Falls list be without one of the most talked about and celebrated achievements of the entire show? Probably a season 1 only list. *cough* plug-in *cough*

This episode begins with another round of Stan hard at work on his secret project, and he's apparently closer than ever. So close in fact, we actually get something that this show has been sorely lacking, something to actually do with gravity and falling! Throughout this episode, we get what is deemed as gravity anomalies throughout. I absolutely adore this plot point because of how well crafted and inspired it looks. It even eventually leads to some of this show's most exciting set pieces.

Also, I have a little fan theory that in this opening scene, the very first anomaly has actually been shown to us in every episode. Remember how Dipper and Mabel would float in the air near the end of the theme? I believe, with good reason, that this actually does happen to them at this moment, just off screen. It would certainly make sense, and it wouldn't even be the strangest thing to have happened to them.

After finding a stash of illegal fireworks, the Pines do a little bonding together, and much like the nighttime prairie scene from The Lion King, it's pretty easy to guess that this is simply the calm before the storm when it comes to positive times. Except in this case, we get a reality check almost immediately when the government swoops in to arrest Stan for the theft of some illegal toxins. I love how he reacts here.

Stan: Aah! I don't understand! What did I do that warrants this much arresting?

I've certainly been arrested before, but never to this degree! This is a very important part of the drama in fact. It's no secret that Stan has had a less than spotless past. So the idea of his past finally coming back to bite him in the butt isn't out of the question. Because of this, I was right there with Dipper and Mabel. Like, Dipper,my faith in Stan was put to the test, and it was very easy to assume the worst. And like Mabel, I wanted to deny it and pretend like everything was normal. I mean, this is Grunkle Stan we're talking about, one of the most well written and fun curmudgeons in animation. He couldn't be a bad guy... could he?

Even as an audience member who has a better idea of the big picture than most of the characters I was unsure of what to think. True, we actually know what Stan has been up to, but what exactly is his end game? Every time he talks to himself, he mentions how this is it, and everything is coming together and will never be the same. And to this show's credit, it makes sense that he wouldn't just outright say his plans out loud. 1, they're already kind of pushing it with the amount of things he says alone to himself, though that can be chalked up to solitude, and 2, what human being talks like that?

One of the biggest problems with visual media today is that it forgets that it's, well, visual! The best stories know how to take their time and let you actually experience the story as opposed to just dumping it all on top of you at once. Gravity Falls has been performing an impressive juggling act for about 2 years now when it comes to doling out the necessary details while at the same time painting a beautiful story for us that unfolds right in front of our eyes. Seeing the way Dipper and Mabel react throughout this episode, the aura of urgency that constantly surrounds Stan, the dark and chilling atmosphere, the somber and mysterious colors coming off the sunset that let us know that the end of an era is coming all come together perfectly to treat us with one of the most visually poignant and mature as Hell episodes for the entire show.

When Dipper and Mabel escape the government car and find out about Stan's multiple fake identities, it feels like a punch to the heart and gut. Stan Pines.... might not even be Stan Pines. It's insane. It's ludicrous. But what else could it possibly be? The correct answer, may not be as obvious as you think.

Remember when I said the gravity leads to some incredible set pieces? Well, you know I have to talk about the interrogation room scene for at least a little bit! Thanks to Robobuddies-

RB'sB: Aren't you forgetting something about her?



Welcome to RaccoonBroVA's channel, where we leave any and all drama at the front door! Make sure to wipe your feet of any controversial tweets while you're at it. In her video about Steven Universe, one lesson I will always carry with me is what it takes to make a really good fight scene. Elements like weight, character, and composition are all important, but what shines the most in this particular scene is the environment. The animators, even it's just for a little bit, are no longer limited by freaking gravity. Of course this scene is gonna look awesome!

As killer as that scene was though, the real climax is afoot. Dipper and Mabel, along with Soos, finally find Stan's secret lab. In this scene, we get arguably some of the best voice acting from the entire decade. Words can't describe the emotions that all these characters go through in finding out the truth about their once unimpeachable great uncle. Thanks to a cipher from the 3 journals, they figure out that he's been  working on some kind of doomsday device. But right before they can properly shut it down, Stan arrives just in time to make his final pleads. And before I say anything else, I think this image says much more than I ever could about the definition of faith.


Is this iconic? I feel like it should be iconic.

This image is as universal in my opinion as Pen Pineapple Apple Pen. Anyone, from anywhere will understand the meaning and importance of it.

RB'sB: You're really comparing an episode of Gravity Falls to PPAP?

Hey man, don't underestimate that song's power.



Oh yeah, and it turns out Stan has a twin brother who was the author. Pretty neat stuff right? Not exactly a surprise these days, which is why I don't consider it a spoiler, but that certainly doesn't rob this scene of the importance it holds on the series to this day.

But hey, was your favorite episode not mentioned yet? Well then, here are some honorable mentions!

Society of the Blind Eye - Old Man McGucket has no right to be this sympathetic.

Sock Opera - Bill possesses Dipper, and Mabel finally makes a sacrifice.

Tale of Two Stans - A perfect continuation to one of the biggest cartoon reveals ever.

Little Gift Shop of Horrors - Yep. This is the episode that kicked off Northwest Mansion Mystery. I have no regrets. This episode is simply funny.

Worst Episode/The Love God

There were a couple of episodes I could've chosen form this season. The Last Mablecorn had a super jerky antagonist, and Roadside Attraction felt more like a detour. But those two  episodes don't hold a candle to the confused morals and lessons we're given here on the concept of love.

As I'm sure you all know, I am asexual. But one subject I've been a little confused towards is romance. After all, you don't have to be sexually attracted to someone to be in love with them. But even though I have skewed perception of romance, I feel like with most plot threads I'm pretty adept at detecting bull s*** being shown before me.

To be fair, romance is one of the toughest things to write. It's a juggling act in terms of realism, chemistry, and how much we as an audience want to see the two people be together.

However, I think we can all agree that literally using a love potion to make our wildest ships come true with any regard for the desires of the individuals being affected is a pretty scummy and horrendous practice no matter what. And to really put things into perspective, imagine if Hearts and Hooves Day or The Shippening ended with the same way as this one, where our characters decide it's best to just leave the two victims the way they are simply because they're "happy". I don't care how happy they look because none of it is real. It's all a delusion, and it's honestly kind of f***ed up.

If I were to choose what the worst episode of he whole show was between this one and Boyz Crazy, I'd probably go for The Love God. Simply because the latter, while very frustrating, is relatively harmless. this episode on the other hand is quite honestly destructive to show to kids.

The only reason I don't consider this episode an atrocity is because, much like Boyz Crazy, Stan was a blast to watch. Frankly, even more so here. I guess this episode is the show's version of Not All Dogs go to Heaven. Bad and destructive A plot, wonderful enough that it should've been its own episode B plot.

And the number 1 episode of the whole show is...... honestly better off having its own review. See ya then! (and yes, it's exactly what you think it is)


  • Listening to: Game Grumps
  • Reading: Deathly Hallows
  • Watching: Gravity Falls
  • Playing: Skyward Sword
  • Eating: Lasagna
  • Drinking: Milk

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Negan1994 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
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I think you'll love this.
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Holy crap, you really CAN portray anything with Spongebob. That was perfect!

Oh, and let me know if this Twitter video makes you laugh. twitter.com/Nabnett108/status/…
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EmeraldOfTheOcean Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
I think I've got another debate we can do

Wyldstyle vs Quinn Airgon

How do you like that idea?
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I don't know if I like Quinn enough to defend her properly.
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EmeraldOfTheOcean Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Do you want me to take the challenge?
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Is it that important to you?
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Negan1994 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
What is your opinion of Hans Landa from "Inglourious Basterds"?
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RaccoonBroVA Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2018
One of the greatest villains I cinematic history. I could listen to his speeches for hours, and the twist that he ends up actually helping the Basterds took me completely by surprise.
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InfraredToa Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
What do you think of the Hitler Rant Parodies?
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