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Dipper and Mabel and the Curse of the Time Pirates' Treasure!: Select Your Own Choose-Venture is a book written in the Choose Your Own Adventure style.

Production information

Title description

Once upon a time... travel, Blendin Blandin searches for the legendary Time Pirate's Treasure, and he needs Dipper and Mabel's help-and yours, too! Journey through time, exploring the dragon-infested medieval era, the weird-and-wild west, and the laser-and-giant-baby-filled future. Will YOU make the right choices to help find the greatest treasure ever known? Or is it only a matter of time before the twins and Blendin are clutched by the hands of time?! This all-new Select Your Own Choose-Venture time-travel treasure hunt features thrilling adventures, original artwork, and an exclusive double-sided poster! 3 choises you have, which one? The Old West (or the old, old west?). Medieval Times (or Medieval England), or 20705 (The Future!).

Canonicity

According to Alex Hirsch, the book is essentially non-canon to the actual series, as it follows a "choose your own adventure" format, having many different possible endings. However, it does contain "one enormous 'canon' secret."[1]

It is speculated that the canon secret could be the Dipper and Mabel's encounter with the Axolotl in "the time and space between time and space." This page can be read in a hidden page at "www.disneyxd.com/awrongturn," a URL obtained after decoding a cryptogram on page 246.

The Axolotl, a giant talking axolotl, lets each of them ask him a question. Dipper asks him "what [does he] know about Bill Cipher," to which he replies with these rhyming couplets:

Sixty degrees that come in threes.
Watches from within birch trees.
Saw his own dimension burn.
Misses home and can't return.
Says he's happy. He's a liar.
Blame the arson for the fire.
If he wants to shirk the blame,
He'll have to invoke my name.
One way to absolve his crime.
A different form, a different time.

This suggests that when, before being erased from existence in the series finale, Bill gives a reversed message that says "A-X-O-L-O-T-L! My time has come to burn! I invoke the ancient power that I may return!,"[2] he is actually invoking the Axolotl for redemption for his crime, and that there is one way to get absolved: he has to take "a different form" in "a different time." This would mean that Bill could return someday in the future, but it's unknown if this will ever occur.

The line about "sixty degrees that come in threes" apparently refers to the fact that Bill's shape is an equilateral triangle: three sets of sixty-degree angles (adding up to 180 degrees).

The "arson" is Ford pines who ignites Bill with a memory erasing gun that he uses on Stan Pines when Bill is trapped inside Stans mind durring the series finale. Though this is not the crime. In reality the crime is what Bill was attempting to do in the first place. Which was infect the world with wierdmagedon. In absolving his crime He returns not in the future but in the past, and returns as our beloved Stan Pines! Thats right; all the evidence is there. Stan and Bill both say the enie menie minie you thing, they both say to buy gold before the apocolyps. this resurection does not assume that Bill in inside stans head still, but that he was definatly destroyed and that the Axolotl granted his wish. Also at the end on the cipher hunt, organized by alex hersh, the creator of gravity falls whoever found the statue of Bill cipher in the woods was rewarded a number of prizes one of them being a flash drive with stan singing the song, "we'll meet again" by vera lynn, which is the same song that Bill sings in the season finally to ford pines.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Jbq2EEPG14

Trivia

  • There is a cryptogram on page 250 that, when decoded using the Caesar cipher, reads "Shapes and colors whiz past! Time itself seems to slow to a crawl! Blendin screams! Where are they going?!" and "www.disneyxd.com/awrongturn."

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References

  1. Alex Hirsch (Mar 30, 2016). Tweet 715311437812371457. Twitter. Retrieved on October 1, 2016. “The book is essentially non-canon (since it has many different endings) but it contains one ENORMOUS *canon* secret”
  2. "Weirdmageddon 3: Take Back The Falls." Shion Takeuchi, Mark Rizzo, Jeff Rowe, Josh Weinstein, Alex Hirsch (writers) & Stephen Sandoval (director). Disney XD. February 15, 2016 No. 20, season 2.

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