In season one, Dipper’s summer mission—if you were to call it that—is basically, “have a good time, stay out of trouble,” maybe try to catch the eye of this girl he’s got a big crush on. He’s curious about what’s going on in town, but he doesn’t wake up every single day possessed of a need to know. In season two, that ratchets up. After the events of Lil’ Gideon overtaking the Shack, Dipper is now more curious than ever about what is going on with these journals, what is going on in the town, how it is all connected. He much more explicitly makes it his mission in season two to get some answers. Dipper’s need to know about conspiracies becomes far less passive and far more of a motivating factor in the second season. Grunkle Stan’s been in on it the whole time, but the quest lingers: In on what? Stan knows something, but we still don’t know what he knows, how he knows it, what he wants, and how the kids are wrapped up in it.
— Alex Hirsch on what’s going to change in season 2 of Gravity Falls (via magic-murder-bag)
my prize from waldo hunting i cant wait to hide him ALL OVER THE HOUSE