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Hiccstrid in Race to the Edge


So, I’ve been seing SO MANY comments about how “Hiccstrid was such a mistake” or “Rtte writers really flunked the Hiccstrid” and “The writers ruined Hiccstrid in RTTE, they made a big mistake.” and even “The plot for RTTE Hiccstrid is so bad.” (and these are direct quotes)

People, I really don’t know what your talking about! I think Rtte did an amazing job with the Hiccstrid, and I know people say that it’s rushed, or forced, but I really don’t think it is. Just here me out, and you might change your mind.

So, in the first season of RTTE, it appears that the two are just “friends” (as said multiple times by both Hiccup and Astrid) which leads me to believe this: The two are just shy and unsure as to where their relationship stands. Neither have actually come out and said that they “like” each other in that special way, or have said “I love you” (they still haven’t, but honestly that’s what makes RTTE Hiccstrid all the better, and I’ll explain that later on) so both are unsure. Hiccup knows he likes Astrid, because as he said in Blindsided, he’s thought about it a lot. And Astrid obviously likes Hiccup, after all that blushing and studdering and worried looks and those talks with Heather, I mean, it’s pretty obvious. But neither one wants to push it on the other, just in case the other doesn’t like them in return. It’s just that over the years since Riders/Defenders of Berk, they’ve come to terms with the fact that they’re “friends”, since neither have stood up and said anything against that fact. They’re both just shy, nervous, and unsure of their feelings. Typical teen feelings.

But they’re around 18 now, and the feelings haven’t really depleted at all for either of them, and RTTE shows this perfectly. 

Season 1:

I mean, just look at Hiccup! These two are normally shown- through out the entire show- as either standing by each other, or near each other. And it’s also shown that Hiccup laid out the Edge so that Astrid’s hut was closest to his. It’s just these small, subtle little moments scattered through out Season 1 and 2 that make Hiccstrid look like it’s just starting, or has still hung on. Like maybe the two do have feelings for each other, but are still able to hide them. (From each other anyways. Us, the audience, and Heather obviously pick up ont his type of stuff right away. XD)

And then “Reign of the Fireworms” the two were teasing each other playfully, suggesting that they enjoy having fun with each other and playfully annoying the other. Very cute, in my opinion. And it’s not too STRONG either, but gradually becomes more noticeable.

And here in Season 2: 

Here, it’s obvious Hiccup’s concerned for Astrid, especially when he volluntears to stay behind and sleep in the arena with her and Stormfly, and the others all joinn in to, when later Fishlegs explains that Hiccup wanted to “support” Astrid. 

Hiccup rescues Astrid from drowning, and acts extremely panicked when he notices she’s gone and not responding. I mean, yes, Hiccup would probably done this with the other riders, but he seemed extra concerned since it was Astrid.

THIS. And this is when we really start getting the “Hiccstrid” feels. I mean, before this, in the other episodes, we would not have really noticed the Hiccstrid if we hadn’t been looking for it. Otherwise, we would’ve thought “Oh, they’re teasing each other. How cute. I think they might like each other?” that kind of thing. But this, where Astrid half hugs Hiccup and says “But I still have you” it’s quite obvious she’s very slightly hinting at something.  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

Season 3: 

AND THIS. This is when we really get it! This is where all the other little moments have led to. I just love how gradual Hiccstrid processes throughout RTTE. It’s all gradual, but obvious, but not too obvious. And the Buffalord Soldier only helped with this. It wasn’t too much, and they didn’t kiss right away. It was just simple actions and words, but it was still so simple and clear. But not pushy either. And the words “I can’t imagine a world without you in it” coming from both of them to each other was just beautiful, and so perfect and fitting.

In “Stryke Out”, the only real Hiccstrid we get is when Hiccup and Astrid hug, but again, it’s just this simple little motion and the looks passed between them that is shining through. It clearly hints at Hiccstrid, but again, IT’S NOT FORCED. It just happens, and it flows very nicely. Fishleg’s also states that “Astrid would’ve killed you (Snotlout) if we hadn’t found Hiccup.” saying that Astrid was very worried and concerned for Hiccup’s well being.

This part just made me smile, because of how awkward and genuinely surprised they both are at this physical contact. Astrid’s face is priceless, and it clearly states that she wasn’t expecting their hands to touch. This little moment is just another example for how gradually Hiccstrid’s relationship is growing.

Here, in “Last Auction Heroes” is another small gesture between the two, a kind comforting gesture that Astrid offers Hiccup when they get captured and lose their dragons, Berk’s gold, and well… everything. It just shows that the two are very supportive to each other, and that they still don’t have to speak words to make this point clear. It’s another thing that the writers did amazingly, was just all the movements and hints that made Hiccstrid seem more real.


In Midnight Scrum, the two interact even more. Hiccup and Astrid have a private conversation int he Great Hall, and then later on, Astrid helps rescue Hiccup and helps him walk when he loses his medal leg. Again, support, but it’s not forced, or over load. It’s just right, just enough to get the point across that Astrid wants to be there for Hiccup and wants to help him. 

In “Dire Straights”, again we get to see Astrid worried about Hiccup, and Hiccup glad for her comfort. It’s just a few sweet gestures and words, but it is still a beautiful show that their relationship is gradually making it’s way up tot he point it’s at in HTTYD 2. 

In “Out of the Frying Pan” we see Astrid is about to give up to the heat, but Throk reminds her to stay awake for Hiccup, and she does, for HICCUP. 

*takes deep breath* So, “Blindsided” is the episode where the dams break, where they can’t contain their feelings anymore. Hiccup is very concerned about Astrid, and Astrid is starting to despair. Hiccup again offers his support. and since Astrid is blind, there is some more… well… touching and stuff. *winks* and it just brings stuff to mind for both of them, making them realize that they did like each other. I thought that, yeah, DreamWorks probably could’ve figured out a better way to actually get them together, other then making Astrid blind, but it still worked out very well, and I think that the Hiccstrid development is still very good in this, and not over-board, forced, or fakey. 

In “Shell Shocked Part 1″ We get to see them again, rather awkward bout everything still, and trying to hide it from the others. We also get to see Astrid’s concern for Hiccup, and it’s obvious she’s worried about him.

In “Shell Shocked Part 2″ we get to see that, again, Astrid is worried about Hiccup, and she doesn’t want him to get hurt and even suggests he go back and stay safe. Hiccup firmly states that they have to go on, keeping their feelings aside during battle, just like they’d done for years. By this time, Heather has pretty much figured out what’s going on, and the others are beginning to notice something going on between Hiccup and Astrid, although none of them (but Heather and Fishlegs) really notice anything is going on romantically. Viggo captures Astrid, forcing Hiccup to make a choise, Astrid killed or handing Viggo the Dragon Eye. Hiccup tosses the Dragon Eye into the volcano, freeing Astrid when Viggo jumped to catch it. After Viggo’s death, Astrid apologizes to Hiccup for not listening to him, but Hiccup just says that she had to let him know what she was thinking. The two therefore share a kiss, right in front of the other riders. Hiccstrid is now official.

The reason I wanted to explain all this, is because I really don’t believe Hiccstrid was rushed, forced, or poorly done at all. I think it worked it’s way up gradually to the point it’s at, and I think it was all done very wonderfully. It’s difficult to get this type of relationship just perfect, because it is a branch off of an original film, and to make it harder, it’s placed between two films, making getting the characters right all the harder. But I think DreamWorks did it VERY WELL. They worked it up gradually, with many little gestures, and moments in between the big noticeable moments, which makes it so much better.

Reblog if you agree with what I said above. 

Long live Hiccup’s leg jokes!

Hiccup: “Weapons. We need weapons.”

Snotlout: *looks at Hiccup’s leg* *grabs it*

Hiccup: *tries to pull away* “Snotlout!” *bangs hand on Snotlout’s helmet* 

Snotlout: “I saw it first!”

Hiccup: “What is it Toothless, is it the other dragons?”

Toothless: *grabs Hiccup’s leg and dashes off*

Astrid: “How long do you think he’ll go before he realizes?”

Hiccup: *sits up* “I don’t know. He seemed pretty comitted.” *looks down and notices his leg is missing*

Ruffnut: “So, if my calculations are correct, which they usually are. Hiccup is on his…”

Tuffnut and Ruffnut: “LAST LEG!”

Tuffnut: *hanging upside down* “Hey, Hiccup. Do you know that upside down you have a medal arm instead of a medal leg?”

Dagur: “Here I think I can fix it.”

Hiccup: “No, no, no, don’t-!”

Dagur: *breaks Hiccup’s leg* “Oops.”

Snotlout: *to Mala* “You do know he only has one leg, right?”

Jay Baruchel & Alfred Molina

Just another ‘messing around’ post :P 

I watched this 2010 movie ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ yesterday, and I was thrilled that I found a Jay-Alfred confrontation scene just like in the RTTE!

(If you haven’t watched the movie and you want to check it out yourself, please skip my post, since the pictures below may spoil the movie to some degree…)

Dave Stutler & Maxim Horvath in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Hiccup Haddock & Viggo Grimborn in Race to the Edge

Thus, when I saw Horvath asking Dave for the Grimhold, it was all Viggo asking Hiccup for the Dragon Eye…


Horvath kidnapped Dave’s girlfriend Becky…

Viggo kidnapped Hiccup’s girlfriend Astrid…

When the villains were defeated, Dave and Becky kissed…

When the dragon hunters were defeated, Hiccup and Astrid kissed…

EVERYTHING’S JUST SO FAMILIAR!!! Such an interesting discovery XD

Mallory Pugh

Whenever the team goes to Starbucks, Mallory Pugh convinces every one of her team moms to buy her something different, since they’re all wrapped around her finger. The baristas can’t help but remark on how young she is, but she can’t hear them over all her success.


Running Man members trying to report the weather

anonymous asked:

toothless seems to get pretty empathetic and concerned when hiccup loses his leg or sees him without it, like when hiccup is scatching him under the chin in midnight scrum episode and he looks down at his leg and notices its not there seems concerned, another moment would be in zippleback experience after hiccup and toothless fall because of barf and belch knocking them down accidently, after they fall hiccup shows toothless his deformed peg leg and T seems disappointed, thoughts?

Toothless seems to demonstrate sadness the first time he realizes Hiccup has lost a leg. 

And when Hiccup struggles to walk on his new prosthetic limb, Toothless is there to help him move.

Toothless is capable of understanding what is going on with Hiccup’s missing limb struggle. Toothless lost his ability to fly after his left tail fin was injured. When he sees Hiccup with a missing body part, Toothless can understand; they both have lost mobility. And here we see reciprocity: Hiccup helped Toothless fly, and here now Toothless helps Hiccup walk.

It would have been a long, slow, painful process for Hiccup to acclimate to his peg leg. Just like it took a long time to figure out how to get Toothless to fly again, Hiccup with his now-lost-limb has to readjust to basic life tasks. Toothless would have been there to witness all of it: the pain in Hiccup’s leg, the slips and falls, the ongoing struggle to return to mobility. Indeed by GOTNF, we see that Toothless is quick to catch Hiccup again: the dragon has become accustomed to being in this role of support.

So even when Hiccup becomes very adept on his peg leg, Toothless still understands why it’s a sensitive issue. Toothless will be concerned when he sees Hiccup vulnerable without his peg leg in RTTE times. It’s because Toothless has lived it: both in his own life, and in trying to help Hiccup live his.

HTTYD FanFiction: Haddock’s and bed rest don’t mix

Haddock’s and bed rest don’t mix part ½ and 2/2

Warning: LOTS OF HICCSTRID FLUFF! XD All rated K. 

               Title: Haddock’s and bedrest don’t mix 

               Requested by: Gummybear1178

               Summary: Hiccup and Toothless crash land while out on a flight, and Hiccup’s spine is slightly damaged. So nothing permanent happens to his spine, Hiccup is put on bedrest for a week or two, and let’s just say that Hiccup and Astrid are battling each other: Hiccup to get out of bed and Astrid to keep him off his feet.

               Genre: Friendship, Humor

               Rating: K

               Time-line: After Race to the Edge Season 4… if we ignore the fact about the volcano erupting    

               Hiccup and Toothless flew high above the forest of Dragon’s Edge, and Hiccup was beyond bored. He almost missed Viggo, just so they’d get a bit of excitement. There had been almost nothing to do the last couple of days- well, besides repairs on the Edge and pick up. But they’d finished that days ago, and now they all had a lot of free time on their hands.

               Toothless was quite relaxed, his eyes only half open and his breathing calm. It was almost like he was sleep flying, but Hiccup knew how restless both of them were. Toothless was zoned out, merely because he had nothing to do.

               Hiccup finally shook himself and smiled, an idea forming in his mind. “Wanna try something new bud?” he asked Toothless. The dragon gave a little jolt as he too came out of his daze, then he turned his head and cooed at Hiccup.

               Hiccup grinned then unclipped his feet from the pedals. Toothless growled warningly, but Hiccup just pat the dragons neck comfortingly.

               “It’ll be fine, Toothless. Now, I’m gonna jump, use the Dragon Fly to glide over the forest, and you’re going to dive down and catch me, okay?”

               Toothless shook his head and growled again, not at all a fan of this plan. Hiccup just smiled and pat him again.

               “Come on, bud, it’ll be fine!”

               Toothless looked straight ahead, not amused.

               Hiccup wrapped his hands into the straps of his flight suit, and then he sat up straight. “Ready-“

               “Hey, Hiccup!” Astrid’s voice shouted from behind. But Hiccup had already slipped so he couldn’t hear the rest of what she’d wanted to say, for he was careening towards the earth below. He distantly heard her let out a shriek, and he hurried to pull the straps of his flight suit. The wings unfolded and he was gliding above the trees.

               “Yahoo!” Hiccup shouted as the wind whipped through his hair and made it hard to keep his eyes open. He craned his neck and saw Astrid and Stormfly, along with Toothless, diving towards him. He rolled his eyes before loosening his arms, letting himself slow down…. And lower. He realized all too late that there was a cliff in his way…

               “Uh, Toothless!” Hiccup shouted, the boulder growing closer. Behind him Astrid and Stormfly were hurrying forward as fast as possible, while Toothless was struggling to stay in the air at all. The dragon couldn’t dive anymore, so now he was faltering and struggling to stay above the trees.

               Hiccup tried to angle himself but it was impossible, and the cliff was coming closer…

               He decided that falling would be better than smashing into a huge cliff, so he dropped his arms and let himself fall quick and fast. The trees met him before he was ready and he let out a little cry as he crashed through them, landing in a large bush.

               Astrid and Stormfly dashed through the trees, and Astrid barely missed having her face sliced in two by a branch. Stormfly dropped down, and Astrid jumped off, hurrying over towards the area she’d seen Hiccup fall.

               “HICCUP!” she shouted, twirling around in search of the fallen rider. “Hiccup!?”

               “Astrid?” Hiccup’s muffled voice called from a large bush. She ran to it, dashing around in search of Hiccup. She couldn’t find him, so she figured he must’ve fallen inside it, so pushed her way through the soft leaves and branches till she found him.

               He was on his hands and knees, but he wasn’t moving. It was like he was frozen in that spot. His head was ducked and she could faintly see his chest moving as he breathed.

               She knelt down beside him, placing her hand on his back. He flinched visibly, so she withdrew it quickly.

               “Hiccup, is something wrong?”

               Hiccup grunted and shook his head, but she could tell something wasn’t right.

               She took a deep breath before wrapping her arm around his back, her other going to wrap around his chest. She began to pull him into a sitting position- so she could see his face- but at the least little movement Hiccup cried out, causing her to let go and back up a pace.

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