came up on my ipod the other day

It has come to my attention that people who weren’t in the fandom when HTTYD2 came out may not know about Alexander Rybak.

Originally posted by dsiergiej

Now, some of you may know this guy as the winner of Euro Vision 2010. (Or however you write/spell it.) 

But, if you weren’t on tumblr, and part of the How To Train Your Dragon fandom, back in 2014, you may not be aware that he’s also Hiccup’s Norwegian voice. Yup. This is the guy who voice’s Hiccup in the language he would have actually spoken. 

Not only this, but, for the second movie, he wrote the INCREDIBLE song Into A Fantasy. Okay. It’s not as gorgeous or awesome as Where No One Goes. But what is? It’s still a beautiful song, and it’s perfect for Hiccup and Toothless. 

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Hopefully that works… I’ve never embedded a video in a post before. If not, here’s a link.

Now. Why am I bringing this up?

The other day at work, one of Alexander Rybak songs came up on my iPod (I’m a dishwasher, so I’m allowed to listen to music in the back). And I suddenly remembered the fact he’s Hiccup’s voice. And he’s an incredible singer. 

I felt it was important to bring this up, after the musical episode on Race to the Edge. 

That’s all. Enjoy the music. 

@midnight–flight and @bgsdragons This is what I was telling you guys about last night. 

Fast Car [Hidashi/Nerd Crew Head Canon]

Author’s Note: Hey guys! I have decided to start posting some of the content I had on my previous blog that I hadn’t posted on this one quite yet, for the tag revival. This particular piece isn’t a fic, it’s more of a head canon that ran away from me. It turned into a mini-story, but it is not as well-written as my other stuff. This is just something funny I came up with in regards to Tadashi’s musical tastes

Warning(s): Fred abuse, mostly.

The gang didn’t really know what kind of music Tadashi liked. Even when he finally bought a car, after realizing his vespa wasn’t able to transport the amount of materials he needed on a day-to-day basis, any music he played in the new vehicle adhered to the interests of which ever passenger he was driving around. He would never connect his own iPod in, but rather insisted that his road companion use theirs.

It was a sweet gesture that no one denied, but the nerd crew came to realize, after a long while, that none of them knew what kind of music Tadashi was into. It was a mystery so baffling that they decided to enlist Hiro’s assistance, not that he very helpful. In the lab, while working on a project, he just replied, “He always let’s me pick the music in our room.” That’s when Hiro came to the horrifying epiphany that even he didn’t know what kind of music Tadashi listened to.

A few weeks went by, and a robotics convention was being hosted a few hours south of the city. Since Tadashi was the only one with a working car (since Wasabi was still trying to recover from the financial backlash of his car’s untimely demise), they decided to carpool with him. That was when Hiro came up with the idea for a slap bet.

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Just got this anabolic… I mean anonymous note with a picture in my submissions. It apparently shows an early victim of CONVERT2JOCK.mp3, being handled by The Voice himself. Thanks for the submission, whoever you are. Anyone with more pics or info relating to The Voice, please submit. Or ask.

Hi Bodriver

I just came across your blog and noticed you’ve been writing about the Voice. I don’t have a cure for you, but I do have some info that might help.

In 2007, I had a roommate named Marty. We were Freshman engineering students at MIT (I studied mechanical, he did nuclear). Marty was an indisputable genius, and I was totally jealous of his smarts back then. But now he’s some emptied-out, juiced-up dropout, and it’s all thanks to the sick and twisted work of the Voice.

I actually have a picture of Marty from back then, which I included. And it shows the Voice too. Or at least, his hand. I tried to get the Voice’s face, but I had to be really quick with my phone to avoid detection. So I messed up. But I can tell you that the Voice was in his mid-20s (so, now in his early 30s), tall, and extremely broad-shouldered. I can’t tell you much more than that because he was wearing a hooded jacket.

So, the context of this picture: in September, Marty and I scoped out a Poker game in one of the dorms, because we were both avid players (though Marty always beat me). It was hosted by Eddie Weiss, a Sophomore famous for being an insanely good player. I didn’t want to lose my spending money to him, so I only watched Marty play. Marty and Eddie quickly took all the other players’ chips, and it was down to only them. Eddie then took a call on his phone which took 30 minutes in his bedroom. Afterwards, Eddie and Marty kept playing, though Eddie was making all sorts of mistakes now. Even I could outplay him. Eventually Eddie was down to his last few chips, so he anted up his iPod Shuffle. He lost.

The changes to Marty came gradually. First he buzzed his hair. Then he started going to the gym every day to lift, even though he was skinny as a twig. And finally, around October, just as we started bundling up for the weather, he started to wear only wifebeaters and cut-off tees with basketball shorts. I’d sometimes find Marty sitting in his room, listening to his shuffle, all blanked out and staring at nothing. In November, he came back from Thanksgiving Break talking like an idiot, always calling me “bro” and “dude” and pushing me to play basketball with him. One day, I finally relented and followed him to the gym. He didn’t have to change clothes, so I went into the locker room alone. When I came out, I saw him sitting with a man in a hooded jacket, seemingly under a trance. Afraid to confront the man, I snapped this picture instead.

Looking back, I’m positive that the Voice got to Eddie first and had him “lose” his shuffles to the smartest poker players on campus, and that’s how Marty got exposed to convert2jock.mp3. I’m sure the Voice’s methods have evolved a lot since 2007, especially with this virus you’ve been blogging about. Anyways, stay safe. I advise you and all your readers to beware The Voice, and to never seek out that madman.


My Forged Wedding Flash Fiction iPod Challenge

I’m currently studying flash fiction in grad school, so when I saw this iPod Challenge thingy I wanted to put what I’m learning into practice. Setting my iPod on “shuffle” I wrote a ficlet for each of the six main characters in My Forged Wedding based on the songs that came up. (Sorry I didn’t include the other guys but I haven’t played them yet.)

Ratings for each story are as follows:

Sweetest Thing – U2: Kunihiko (PG)
Eat You Up - BoA: Takao (M)
Sing – Travis: Ren (PG-13)
Neverland – UKISS – Saeki (M)
Lips – Marian Hill: Yamato (M)
Snoop Dogg (What’s My Name, Pt. 2) – Snoop Dogg:  Yuta (PG-13)

Songs linked in titles.

And away we go!

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