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Gravity Falls Discovery

Hello, I’m still a unicorn. Recently, I’ve gotten into an awesome show called Gravity Falls. For anyone who hasn’t watched it, go check it out right now. It has to be one of the most brilliantly though out cartoons I have ever seen, full of secret codes, ciphers, hidden messages, and a great mystery. Case in point, the image that appears at the end of every episode:

Gravity falls cipher

 

The show is about two twins, Dipper and Mabel Pines, who go to live with their Great Uncle Stan, a con artist, and solve mysteries in a strange small town.The little pictures surrounding the illuminati symbol in a top hat each represent a different character from the show. For example, the pine tree represents Dipper, because he wears the symbol on his hat.  Several of the symbols have not been deciphered yet, but I want to focus on one in particular: the llama. In the latest episode of Gravity Falls, Pacifica Northwest, the resident rich mean girl asks Dipper for help in solving a mystery. In a secret room in her house, this is a painting in the secret room of her house:

gravity falls llama

 

This indicates that Pacifica is probably the llama on the cipher and will probably have a major role in the storyline. So what do you think Gravity Falls fans? Is this a possibility? Are there any other codes or Easter eggs that you’ve found?

Also, I’d like to thank my little sister and her sharp eyed friend for pointing this out. You two are awesome!

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Why Do We Need Superman Anyway?

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I’m a firm believer that you can tell a lot about a person by his choice of favorite Ninja Turtle. Obviously, if you prefer Donatello, you’re into math and science. If you like Mikey, you’re laid back and fun loving, and if you like Raph, you’ve got a rebellious streak. But what about Leonardo? Does that mean that you’re a boring stick in the mud as many have called him?* Why is it that people don’t really care much for Leo?
Or how about Superman? One of the major criticisms of Superman is that he’s incredibly dull. Why is it that we think of the more paragon-like characters as uninteresting? Obviously, there’s more than one reason why, and, like humanity itself, it’s very complex. Even I, the know-it-all that I am, don’t know why. Perhaps, in this day and age, we are looking less for heroes in red capes tossing the bad…

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Iris’ Allen’s The Life Story of the Flash

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With the ever controversial One More Day, and the blanket ban on New 52, it looks like marriage in comics is  thing of the past. It’s a shame too because then we miss out on trades like Iris Allen’s Life Story of the Flash, a delightful biography of Barry Allen’s tenure as the Flash told from the point of view of his wife. It’s basically a recap of Barry Allen’s life told in a very clever way. The narrative weaves in prose and comics in a way that makes it really easy and fun to read. I really liked how they drew the comics portions in the style of the late silver/bronze age of comics. This gives the reader a nice, subtle idea of when the original storyline took place. There were plenty of  other really nice touches that I really enjoyed, such as crediting Iris Allen as the author on…

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