Journal #1 is a cryptic journal owned by the Author, currently owned by Stan Pines. It is the first in a series of books, including Journal 2 (formerly owned by Gideon Gleeful, later by Stan Pines) and Journal 3 (owned by Dipper Pines). There is not much known about the contents of the journal.
Over thirty years before Dipper and Mabel Pines' arrival in Gravity Falls, the mysterious and unknown author of the three journals documented unknown information on the strange and paranormal activities of Gravity Falls. Out of paranoia he was being watched, the author hid his three books in various areas of the town, hoping to keep their knowledge separate to prevent the opening of the Universe portal. Some time later, Journal 1 found its way to the possession of Stan Pines, thus beginning his quest to reunite all three.
In "Scary-oke," the book makes a reappearance as Stan continues his plans, plotting to keep his project and journals hidden from the twins.
Both the left and the right page have sketches of the floating cliffs. On the right page, the author added a measurement of the distance between the floating cliff and the "base" of the earth it is on. Below said drawing, it reads "Not naturally ocurring?"
The floating cliffs of Gravity Falls are ____ ____ a geographic anomaly ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ the strange ____ ____ ____ ____ addition of ____ ____ cliffs floating ____ ____ ____ in ____ floating cliffs ____ ____ ____.
FLOATING ROCKS DETAIL
NOT NATURALLY OCURRING?
Note: it is actually spelled as "ocurring" in the text. So far, this is the only spelling or grammar error in any of the journals.
Magic Hair Only for the Pure of Heart
Drawn on the page is a sketch of a girl (possibly princess) with her eyes closed and mouth open (possibly implying singing). She is wearing a dress with a heart shape in its center.
Manual Override Fail Safe
This page includes a diagram, showing the fail safe mechanism for shutting down the portal.
When placed together with the other two journals, it completes a warning written in invisible ink (the bold is the contents of Journal 1)
The machine was meant to create knowledge but it is too powerful! The device, if fully operational could tear our universe apart! I was wrong the whole time! It must not fall into the wrong hands. If the clock ever reaches zero our universe is doomed! Total global destruction!
The page is mostly taken up by a sketch of a unicorn, with its mane being braided by a beautiful woman.
On the left page, there is a picture of an unknown creature taped to the page, with the word "unknown" written above the picture. There are 15 symbols, only 11 of which are known alchemic symbols.
The ____ ____ ____ to ____ ____ ____ ____ Gravity ____ the ____ was his ____ a student ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ have ____.
Alchemic symbols: composition, pulverize, digestion, fusion, purification, dry, reverberation, pulverize, purification, coagulation, distillation
On the right page, there is a drawing of Bill Cipher. There is also "Code Decoder #8". The page is very similar to the one that is seen in the theme song (except with the alchemy symbols on the left page appearing alongside the right page for the theme song). There is one unknown symbol, alongside a known alchemical symbol.
Alchemic symbols: preparation
Warning! Extreme usage not recommended!
Gravity hot spots:
The alchemic symbols visible in the upper right corner of the right page are air, water, and copper.
Journal 1's cover is burgundy and has various rips and tears, most noticeably a large piece missing in the upper right hand corner. It has two gold binder lines on its spine, and its three remaining corner-covers are gold as well. In the center of the cover is a gold hand with six fingers, with the number 1 written in black in the middle.
Its pages are seemingly worn and hold various page markers, similar to journals 2 and 3. It also appears to be the thickest of all three journals.
- 120. "Gideon Rises"
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