There is a lot of folklore about equestrian statues, especially the ones with riders on them. There is said to be a code in the number and placement of the horse’s hooves: If one of the horse’s hooves is in the air, the rider was wounded in battle; two legs in the air means that the rider was killed in battle; three legs in the air indicates that the rider got lost on the way to the battle; and four legs in the air means that the sculptor was very, very clever. Five legs in the air means that there’s probably at least one other horse standing behind the horse you’re looking at; and the rider lying on the ground with his horse lying on top of him with all four legs in the air means that the rider was either a very incompetent horseman or owned a very bad-tempered horse.
Oh boy, I’m terrible at this. Who would not fit together at all, what would be terrible? Uhm… Gobber/Mildew. Two lonely old men. Their old friends are gone, and they have grown cynical, thinking they’ll never find the one. But with all this young love in the air from the dragon riders, perhaps they’ll find comfort in each other as well.
Okay, I could not write that with a straight face. I feel dirty.
69) What is something you didn’t initially think about but grew to love about HTTYD?
Astrid’s loyalty. I didn’t really notice it at first, how much loyalty is a key part of her character. But now I love how she stands by what or who she thinks are important, and supports them no matter what.