The most ironic thing is I didn’t see it coming the entire time the episode was in production! Only when all the fanart started showing up did I realize “Oh, duh! This is gonna be HUGE with the creepy-cute, villain-loving side of Tumblr!”
Okay, so *puts on nerdy classes, snort*. If I’m gonna get technical here, demonic possession-and this particular incarnation of it-is pretty far away thematically from the themes in Jekyll and Hyde. But the appeal of Bipper may come from a similar place: There’s this delightful dissonance to seeing a character who physically looks the same, but acts like someone totally different. And Bill’s manic trickster personality reminds me of a lot of my favorite incarnations of Mr. Hyde, as well as my favorite description of him in the book: “And yet I found it in my heart to pity him, so wonderful was his love of life.”
(That may be slightly paraphrased? It’s from the Anthony Warlow album.)
As an aside, Bipper’s first scene is one of my favorite examples of character work in all of Gravity Falls. It’s such a creative take on Bill and a great illustration of his playfulness mixed with a total ignorance of human mortality.
Hello! Actually, no, there will be copies of the comic left over! However, before I can fill out new orders I have to fulfill the roughly 800 orders I already have from my kickstarter, so it will be a couple months before Bleeding Heart is available on my online store! :) Thank you for your patience!
Uh! Well! If you looked at the blog with an archeologist’s eye, you could probably figure out every spoiler in The Glass Scientists, but it is A) totally out of order, B) indiscriminately mixed in with outdated plot threads and random musings, and C) mostly written in a casual shorthand for myself that probably doesn’t make much sense to people.
The main potential danger of reading my personal writing notes blog is that you will stumble across a spoiler written down with all the drama and emotion of a Wikipedia plot summary. I tend to write things down very quickly for my own memory before going to bed, so it’s not at all intended to be good, dramatic storytelling. >< I don’t recommend reading it!
Also I switched to keeping my notes on Googledocs a little under a year ago, so I’m pretty sure everything there is slightly outdated!
Ah hah, you are quite right! 8D;
I planned to have the Glass-Scientists tumblr up by the time the print edition was finished, but I forgot that I included the link in the digital edition as well. I will make the new tumblr ASAP but it may be a little bit before it’s functional!!