09-29-2012, 11:46 PM
(This post was last modified: 09-30-2012, 12:08 AM by APDubtalia.)
Book 2 had mention other creatures when Gideon was reading them in the intro(demon caterpillars, had acquired cursed Egyptian termites later to threaten Stan), but who knows then if the three books had their own kind of pattern from who has written in them.
The theory of Book 2 of casting spells/curses could be possible. Gideon saying a zombie attack might not work(it takes too long and won't take orders[zombie teens won't listen to a child?]). The blood rain wouldn't work either since he doesn't want to mess up his suit.
I really felt like the twin's relationship was fully developed in this episode. I do love the fact that they aren't at each other's throats all the time like most shows play it out, but all siblings have that moment where you just fight. I was really caught up in their fight, rooting for Dipper, and then at the end when they actually talk it out was just so many feels! Reminds me of the relationship my sister and I have.
I think that each book doesn't have on specific "thing". I think they all have little bits of info, from spells to monster info to town history/secrets, and when you compile them all together, then you've got something really dangerous.
I don't think anyone has mentioned this, but two references to the importance of the Mystery Shack were made. First, Stan almost(?) revealed where his secret hiding place is, which I assume he meant the one behind the vending machine... unless there's more :D And Lil Gideon wanted the shack because that's where the power is, I believe his words were. The mystery continues...
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(Anyway, was I the only one who thought this episode was REALLY SCARY? I mean, Gideon is clearly insane, he treats his family like dirt, (Mostly his mother, but he's no peach to his dad either) and it's shown that, while he MIGHT have been using his amulet/bolo tie to control people, he didn't NEED it. He's just that manipulative NORMALLY. He could have EASILY killed Dipper & Mabel at any time, by squashing them, or some other horrible method. He WOULD have killed Dipper if he hadn't thought of using them as blackmail. This episode was the first that REALLY felt like the twins might lose. (Yes, even knowing that this is a children's show, and that wouldn't happen.) They almost blew it on the porch of the Shack, and if they hadn't tickled Gideon into submission, HE WOULD HAVE WON. If Gideon was just a tiny (Heh) bit smarter, and a little (heh) bit less insane, THE SHOW WOULD BE OVER. This episode was won on LUCK, nothing else. Then there's the bit of fridge horror/brilliance that the Gnomes might have been planning on shrinking Mabel to their size... (I still don't think that it was a ceremonial position...) This was one FREAKY episode, and I bet "Summerween" will be even worse. (At least that's SUPPOSED to be scary.)
TL, DR: This episode scared me.)
Hello children, I come in tentative peace.
Don't reveal me, and I shall not harm you.
I am merely an observer, come here to watch you mortals.
Soos continues to impress me in each of his appearances, always having the funniest jokes, and he's quickly becoming my favorite character. I liked how this ep showed a kinder side to him since he's really been nothing more than a goof up until now.
If Book 2 did have locations of other magical items or creatures, it's interesting that he may not have the same entries that he would need as Dipper does with his Book 3.
The episode was great, but I was a little disappointed, because I thought there would be more information about Gideon's book.
But the episode was so funny :P
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Well, we know Gideon knows he doesn't have the only book. He knows the books have secrets and powers. But, we don't know how Gideon got the book. Did he find it, or was it given to him?
Gideon's mom made me feel reeeaallly uncomfortable, haha. Like in a sort of 'how did this get on a kids show' sort of way.
The episode felt a liiitle off to me, probably because I'm not used to this being Gideon's characterization, but it was still really good. Especially got a kick out of Soos this episode.