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* It's easy to feel like [=.GIFfany=] got something of a bad rap. She's a program designed to be the perfect girlfriend, but people keep returning her game (and one person advocated [[SoulJar destroying it]]) because her [[{{Yandere}} clingy]] nature and ability to follow them out of the computer is creepy as all hell, so it's easy to come to the conclusion that by the time Soos came along she had finally crossed the line into murderous desperation. Keep in mind, however, that one of her arguments is that real women are "unpredictable", implying that is how she normally acts. And why wouldn't she? Lots of {{Dating Sim}}s have a {{Yandere}} character, it's entirely possible that going crazy when jealous [[GoneHorriblyRight how she was programmed in the first place!]]. More than that, a {{Yandere}}, [[TropesAreTools however well-used the trope is]], is based on something of a sexist stereotype of women. [=.GIFfany=], as a character in a low-budget, probably early example of a dating sim hinted to have {{Hentai}} elements, probably was intentionally made to conform to a stereotype, rather than act like a real person (who generally don't bring out the knives when they feel like they've been dumped). In short, she's a deconstruction of the fantasy that the Yandere and such games represents as well as the potentially unhealthy relationship that can form over such fantasies.

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* It's easy to feel like [=.GIFfany=] got something of a bad rap. She's a program designed to be the perfect girlfriend, but people keep returning her game (and one person advocated [[SoulJar destroying it]]) because her [[{{Yandere}} clingy]] nature and ability to follow them out of the computer is creepy as all hell, so it's easy to come to the conclusion that by the time Soos came along she had finally crossed the line into murderous desperation. Keep in mind, however, that one of her arguments is that real women are "unpredictable", implying that is how she normally acts. And why wouldn't she? Lots of {{Dating Sim}}s have a {{Yandere}} character, it's entirely possible that going crazy when jealous [[GoneHorriblyRight how she was programmed in the first place!]]. More than that, a {{Yandere}}, [[TropesAreTools [[Administrivia/TropesAreTools however well-used the trope is]], is based on something of a sexist stereotype of women. [=.GIFfany=], as a character in a low-budget, probably early example of a dating sim hinted to have {{Hentai}} elements, probably was intentionally made to conform to a stereotype, rather than act like a real person (who generally don't bring out the knives when they feel like they've been dumped). In short, she's a deconstruction of the fantasy that the Yandere and such games represents as well as the potentially unhealthy relationship that can form over such fantasies.

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** Also, all three were in the Shack when the opening credits rolled. Bill couldn't corrupt their portions of it because he couldn't get to them.

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* The paper clones created by the copier end up disobeying Dipper, not because they're turning against him to try and get the dance with Wendy for themselves but because Dipper is showing signs of deviating from the plan. If this is an inherent part of how the clones work instead of being unique to Dipper himself them it becomes very likely that the copier was either deliberately invented or modified by Ford to work this way: As he became more and more paranoid from dealing with Bill the only source of help he could feel safe accepting are clones of himself that will continue on as instructed even if Ford becomes possessed again and tries to stop them.


** It seems that he might not be able to see ''all'' possibilities, though, a he still lost. Either this means that he lost that ability after becoming 3-Dimensional, or [[Franchise/Danganronpa it's a lie!]]

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** It seems that he might not be able to see ''all'' possibilities, though, a he still lost. Either this means that he lost that ability after becoming 3-Dimensional, or [[Franchise/Danganronpa [[VideoGame/Danganronpa it's a lie!]]

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** It seems that he might not be able to see ''all'' possibilities, though, a he still lost. Either this means that he lost that ability after becoming 3-Dimensional, or [[Franchise/Danganronpa it's a lie!]]
-->Bill: "LIE. LIE UNTIL WHAT YOU WANT TO BE TRUE BECOMES TRUE. LIE UNTIL YOU CANT REMEMBER WHATS A LIE AND WHAT ISNT. LIE UNTIL YOU ARENT LYING ANYMORE."

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*Dipper and Mabel's birthday of August 31st takes on a double meaning. Not only is their birthday the last day of the last full month of summer, but on certain years can also land on US Labor Day weekend, which is also considered the unofficial end of summer for [[EagleLand Americans]], which includes the year the series is set in, 2012, where their birthday is on a Friday, marking the beginning of the end of summer.


** On the flipside, there's a Fridge-[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming]] for the opposite: Dipper's good memories of Reality serve to show Mabel that despite how cruel people can be, their [[ThePowerOfLove love]] and [[PetTheDog kindness]] outweighs anything the world can throw at them. His memories disproved that Reality has nothing but [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]] in it: there ''are'' good people in Reality (namely Dipper and Mabel).

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** On the flipside, there's a Fridge-[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming]] for the opposite: Dipper's good memories of Reality serve to show Mabel that despite how cruel people can be, their the twins' [[ThePowerOfLove love]] and [[PetTheDog kindness]] outweighs anything the world can throw at them. His memories disproved that Reality has nothing but [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]] in it: there ''are'' good people in Reality (namely Dipper and Mabel).

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* The fact that Soos' abuelita is ''certain'' her late husband is not in Heaven. The joke is [[PlayedForLaughs funny]], but it's still sad to realize a nice woman like Abuelita was [[AwfulWeddedLife unhappy in her marriage]]... or perhaps [[DomesticAbuse something worse]] was going on. (And, given her age, divorce was still highly stigmatized when she was young.)

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** Not sure if this makes it better, but it's very likely McGucket's son simply assumed he was suffering from Alzheimer's. If that's the case, it makes McGucket's situation look more like abandonment.

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** Actually kinda makes sense in an odd sorta way. Chances are aquiring that much tree sap would be very time consuming and difficult, and waiting for it to harden might take ages. The candy mixture to make peanut brittle arguably kinda looks like sap, and hardens very quickly. Trembley may have seen the preserved dinosaurs and figured a similar enough mixture might work just as well, without requiring as much work and time. The real question is why peanut brittle in particular and not any other sort of hard candy.


** He recognizes he's a con artist when he sees one, due to being a con artist himself.

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** He recognizes he's a con artist when he sees one, due to being a con artist himself.


* Stan, unlike the rest of the town, doesn't buy into Gideon's phony psychic tricks. He either recognizes he's a con artist due to being a con artist himself or he knew that Gideon was full of shit when he called him by the name of Stanford.

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* Stan, unlike the rest of the town, doesn't buy into Gideon's phony psychic tricks. There are three reasons for this:
** His mother was a phony psychic herself -- Stan watched her work growing up, and has probably seen her use every trick in the book.
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He either recognizes he's a con artist when he sees one, due to being a con artist himself or he himself.
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knew that Gideon was full of shit when he called him by the name of Stanford."Stanford," since any true psychic would know that that is not his name.


* Why was Dippy Fresh brought about in the first place? Mabel wanted Dipper to be there with her, but if she was given an accurate version of her brother that also wanted to stay in Mabeland, a contradiction would eventually arise between what the real Dipper would do and the goal to keep Mabel imprisoned, threatening to break the bubble's control over her. So it created an "improved" version of him that claimed to be what she "really" wanted to placate her.

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* Why was Dippy Fresh brought about in the first place? Mabel wanted Dipper to be there with her, but if she was given an accurate version of her brother that also wanted to stay in Mabeland, a contradiction would eventually arise between what the real Dipper would do and the goal to keep Mabel imprisoned, threatening to break the bubble's control over her. So it created an "improved" version of him that claimed to be what she "really" "[[BlatantLies really]]" wanted to placate her. her.
* There's a slight Fridge-TearJerker for why Mabel's worst memories of Reality were glaring evidence of how awful it could be. It's one thing when Reality lets down Expectations, it happens. But what Mabel found unsavory about Reality is the people who are mean. Mabel's fiasco on Picture Day wouldn't have happened if that one girl hadn't been so callous as to [[KickTheDog stick her gum in Mabel's hair]]. And Dipper's Valentine Day was bad enough without that [[TheBully bully]] publicly [[KickTheDog pointing out to the class how Dipper had no Valentine cards]]. The way Mabel sees it, Mabeland isn't just a utopia, but a safe place from such people.
** On the flipside, there's a Fridge-[[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments Heartwarming]] for the opposite: Dipper's good memories of Reality serve to show Mabel that despite how cruel people can be, their [[ThePowerOfLove love]] and [[PetTheDog kindness]] outweighs anything the world can throw at them. His memories disproved that Reality has nothing but [[{{Jerkass}} jerks]] in it: there ''are'' good people in Reality (namely Dipper and Mabel).

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* Stan makes a comment about "magic money pants". [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%A1br%C3%B3k They exist]] in a horrifying and non-worksafe manner, and in his dealings with the weird he'd have heard of them.


* For the winners of some contest that was related to the Mabel's Guide shorts, Alex Hirsh released personalized messages in character on Soundcloud. The links can be found on his Twitter. Now, one of them was in character as [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Mermando.]] In the message, he said something along the lines of "pollution is getting into my home" and it was punctuated with a lot of coughing. Assuming that all of these are in canon, Mabel isn't going to be very happy in the future... In a later episode, he sent Mabel a letter saying he was fine... aside from being forced to marry a manatee. Needless to say, Mabel wasn't happy.

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* For the winners of some contest that was related to the Mabel's Guide shorts, Alex Hirsh Hirsch released personalized messages in character on Soundcloud. The links can be found on his Twitter. Now, one of them was in character as [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent Mermando.]] In the message, he said something along the lines of "pollution is getting into my home" and it was punctuated with a lot of coughing. Assuming that all of these are in canon, Mabel isn't going to be very happy in the future... In a later episode, he sent Mabel a letter saying he was fine... aside from being forced to marry a manatee. Needless to say, Mabel wasn't happy.

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