So I started off drawing this picture because I thought it was just a cool idea mixing Gravity Falls and steampunk but the more I thought about it, the more I really liked it~ so I made an AU.
It basically follows the same theme of Gravity Falls, the twins go to live with their great uncle Stan while their parents (famous archaeological explorers) are out on a year long expedition. On the first day there Dipper (while being forced to give out fliers for his uncles "Curiosity Shop) stumbles upon a journal hidden in the woods. Unbeknownst to the twins, they are actually descendants of a long line of monster hunters and the journal belonged to a previous member of their family~ worried their uncle may try to stop them from following the journal the twins keep it secret from him and using the journal to track and document mysterious beasts, the adventure begins~
The Hide Behind riding on the bike with them is Donald (named by Mable) and he serves as their body guard and best friend. In this AU, hide behinds are rare, curious creatures that only want to learn more about humans and how they are. He only hides when he cant be around the twins.
Lemme know what ya think~