hunter you are greedy for love

anonymous asked:

This might be kind of weird but, have you ever imagined seeing things from a dragon hunter's perspective?Believing that dragons are to be treated like farm animals (or even below them), getting pissed at the dragon riders for destroying anything you've tried to build, constantly being attacked and your hard works are ruined. It's pretty hard being a dragon hunter too isn't it? Of course I don't think this way personally, but wouldn't it be interesting if the story is told by the opposite side?

I don’t think this is an odd thought at all! I like it! I honestly wish that more of this perspective-switching were done in media. The best antagonists, and most realistic, are those whose perspectives are understandable. Human beings tend to have decent reasons for behaving as they do; the dragon hunters are no exception.

Honestly, I think that the dragon hunters can be presented even more favorably than how you described them. Your description of the dragon hunters might perhaps be interpreted to some readers as the hunters looking at the dragons with little concern or even contempt, and a lot of focus on their own personal problems. But I think that there are a lot of ways we can legitimately humanize and make sympathetic the dragon hunter characters. It doesn’t mean we have to agree with all of their actions, but I think they have a very fair case for being humanizable and understandable.

Trading animals is nothing new to human civilization. I’m not going to go into the morals of whether or not this should be the case, but the fact is that countless humans across countless civilizations have hunted, fished, and domesticated animals to be eaten for millennia. How long has humankind raised pigs, chickens, and cows for consumption and survival? How long have people hunted elk and deer or fished salmon and trout out of the waters? The dragon hunters are pretty normal people to capture dragons and then sell the creatures for profit. It’s been in human trade for innumerable species for millennia to do things like this.

Really, the oddballs are the Hairy Hooligans. Everyone else in the Barbaric Archipelago across dozens of islands… are pretty accustomed to dragons being fought in battle or captured for trade. Dragons aren’t pets, dragons aren’t friends.. .they’re enemy creatures. It’s normal to hunt or fight dragons in this society, just as it’s normal to eat chicken or fish. It’s only the Hairy Hooligan Vikings who have befriended the dragons… and very recently, at that.

So I don’t think we need to talk about the dragon hunters looking “down” upon dragons in some sort of contemptuous or unsympathetic way. It’s not like they’re attacking family pets. They’re not being crueler than normal in this society to dragons. From their perspective, they’re just living their day-to-day lives doing typical societal things in how you treat dragons, just as most cultures don’t mind if you eat a chicken for dinner.

From the dragon hunter’s perspective, Hiccup’s gang are complete oddballs. Those kids are doing something monumentally bizarre. The kids are disrupting good, honest, economic trade. The Hairy Hooligans are flying around and being lawless menaces, disrupting legal trade and making it harder for these hunters to earn their honest wages.

The dragon hunters are engaging in a common Viking trade that has demand across lots of islands. The dragon hunters are going to be people with real lives and real cares. There are going to be brother dragon hunters who are doing this together, and find great happiness in engaging in this activity. They are the heroes who sail bravely across the islands and capture the dangerous beasts that burden their island homes. Some Vikings are proud warriors who defend their home from invaders; the dragon hunters are those who fight the most dangerous enemies, the dragons themselves! There are going to be husbands and wives on the dragon hunter crews with families back home. They will have families that they love and care about; this dragon hunting is their income, and the means by which they can feed their spouse and children and maybe their elderly parents they’re taking care of at home. They will be upset when their ship gets sunk and they’re stranded on an island… Hiccup’s destroyed their ship, meaning it’ll be many more months before they can sail home to see their baby child. And there are going to be dragon hunters who have no one to return to, who constantly sail across the archipelago because there’s nothing back “home,” but have found a mission and a goal and a purpose on the open seas conducting this trade. There are going to be dragon hunters who question Viggo’s trade practices and wonder if they are ethical, but know they have no other job to go to if they quit. There are going to be dragon hunters who have a mean streak in them and enjoy harming the dragons. There are going to be other dragon hunters who respect the dragons they capture, and look with awe at the creature on the other side of the cage bars.

The dragon hunters are going to be people with happy tales and sad tales and tales of family and love and honor and moral questions and conflicted feelings and senses of pride and conviction and happiness and more. They don’t have to be any more villainous than Stoick was in HTTYD when he wanted to fight the dragons Hiccup wanted to save.

Sure, yes, there will be devious dragon hunters. We’ve seen some of them on the shows. Some of them enjoy capturing or threatening harm to Hiccup and the gang. Some of them have a bit too much of a violent streak to them. Some are going to be greedy for power and wealth. Totally. There will be bad apples in this bunch. But not all of them have to be, and if we really look at RTTE from their perspective, we’re going to see a lot of motivations that are very understandable and not at all… dark and demonic.

I love what you say about Hiccup and the gang being a nuisance! From the perspective of an everyday dragon hunter, Hiccup and the gang are being horrifically annoying. They’re do-gooder vigilantes harping after a cause that basically nobody cares about. They’re screwing up all the hard work you put into things, they’re being EXTREMELY reckless damaging SO MUCH expensive property (LIKE ENTIRE SHIPS THOSE ARE NOT CHEAP), they’re messing up the trade of multiple islands, they’re being unreasonable about what society and civilization is typically like. These unruly kids might believe in their cause, but from the perspective of the dragon hunter, it’s going to be a pretty ridiculous and pointless cause. All the fires the youths have set, all the buildings they have collapsed, all the ships they have sunk… I’m sure there are more than a few dragon hunters who wish these obnoxious kids would pay for the damage they caused. You are, as you so aptly put, being constantly attacked and your plans put to ruin as a dragon hunter.

I’m not going to say I agree with the dragon hunter perspective, either. I’m not going to say that them attacking Dragon’s Edge and fighting teenagers with weapons is ever okay. It’s not okay. And there are so many other things they do that are not okay. The entire point of the first HTTYD is that the Vikings don’t have to be violent to dragons, after all. Dragon hunters could treat the dragons better. But there’s definitely a way to turn this story around, look at their perspective, and understand why - even if their actions aren’t always right - there’s a reason they’re doing what they’re doing.

anonymous asked:

How about Reverse Fairytale Prompts?

I did one for the Beauty and the Beast you can check out. For others:

  • Little red is a hunter with the skin of a red fox over her back. The wolf is trying to hunt his hunter.
  • The baby from Rumpelstiltskin was stolen from a poor farm couple and given to the Queen. It’s Rumpel’s job to get it back.
    • Or, instead of Rumpel helping desperate people in exchange for their first born he is like a black-market every-man that will help greedy people get what they want. For a price, of course.
  • Snow White is an enchantress who can make anyone fall helplessly and foolishly in love with her with one look. Anyone but the “Evil” Queen.
  • Long ago Rapunzel was locked away in the tower because she’s an immortal monster (vampire, soul-sucker, gorgon…whatever you want). As the years passed and those who locked her away disappeared, a story of a damsel in the distress kidnapped and locked away by a witch began to float around. Many have tried to rescue her not knowing they’re walking to their death. The princes’ demise is always chalked up to death at the hands of the witch.
  • A genie who will grant you any three wishes, no rules at all. Except for—and you’re never told this until it’s too late—after the wishes are granted you have to replace the genie in it’s bottle until someone else finds the lamp.

pod7et  asked:

I'm being greedy now. Feel free to ignore . . . We were talking Babylon 5 before . . . So either Londo/G'Kar or Ivanova/Talia

So I generally am not able to ship people who actively hate each other, and while Londo and G’Kar’s relationship is a bit more complicated than that…I just can’t.

Ivanova/Talia, now, that I’m here for… (can you say a canon bisexual character in the mid-90s and no one even fricken TALKS about her? God I love Ivanova…)

  • who’s the werewolf and who’s the hunter: Talia is the werewolf, and Ivanova is the hunter. I could see it the other way, definitely, but with Ivanova’s sense of duty, I see her more in that role.
  • who’s the mermaid and who’s the fisherman: okay while I think Ivanova mermaid would be hi-lar-i-ous I’m gonna go with Talia mermaid and incredibly cynical oh-so-Russian fisherman Ivanova. (no storm today. storm tomorrow. There’s always a storm tomorrow.)
  • who’s the witch and who’s the familiar: Hmm. I’d love this either way but I’m gonna go with Talia witch and Ivanova familiar, with Ivanova who has been badly hurt before and Talia choosing her and helping her learn to love herself.
  • who’s the barista and who’s the coffee addict: hands down no contest this one is easy NO ONE HAD BETTER GET BETWEEN IVANOVA AND HER COFFEE SHE GREW BEANS IN THE FUCKING HYDROPONIC BAY.
  • who’s the professor and who’s the TA: Ivanova professor, Talia TA.
  • who’s the knight and who’s the prince(ss): Okay but I want Ivanova to be a fucking princess, okay, and she’s bad ass and she’s all, “I don’t need a knight!” so she’s determined to HATE Talia except there’s something so sweet and guileless about Talia that she just can’t!
  • who’s the teacher and who’s the single parent: I don’t really see this one for them tbh but I’d go with teacher Talia and single parent Ivanova.
  • who’s the writer and who’s the editor: Talia is so the writer. Ivanova is soooooooo the editor. And when the other writers drive Ivanova totally batshit crazy Talia is always on time with her manuscripts and comforts Ivanova until she promises she won’t kill any of her other authors. Yet.

send me a ship and I’ll cast the roles!

Masterlist

#1 He gets jealous of another boy

#2 He wants to watch you touch yourself

#3 He watches you read

#4 Dirty talk

#5 He misses you on tour

#6 Wet dreams

#7 Celebrity crushes

#8 Play fighting

#9 He wants to have a threesome with another boy

#10 He finds out you’ve faked an orgasm

#11 Eavesdropping

#12 Birthday Sex

#13 Prince AU

#14 You refuse to accept a gift from him

#15 Hospitals

#16 You’re clumsy

#17 His kink

#18 He’s your teacher but you’re dating

#19 He’s your teacher but you’re dating (Part two)

#20 Romantic thing he always does

#21 How he kisses you (Visual)

#22 Vampire AU

#23 He mentions marriage

#24 Cuddling (Visual)

#25 Nicknames

#26 Thanksgiving

#27 Daddy’s little girl

#28 “Slow down.”

#29 Heart by Heart (Song Preference)

#30 Mistletoe

#31 His Christmas gift to you

#32 “Faster.”

#33 You can see Shadow hunters

#34 You catch him masturbating

#35 Victoria Secret Angel

#36 You find a huge insect and he ends up killing it/calling the boys for help

#37 Twitter Issues

#38 He thinks that you’re cheating on him

#39 How he eats you out (Visual)

#40 Spending a day with him

#41 You’re sick

#42 Greedy

#43 You’re an actress and you have to kiss someone else

#44 He asks you to stay after a one night stand

#45 First “I Love You”

#46 Valentine’s Day

#47 His favorite position (Visual)

#48 You send him a naughty picture (Visual)

#49 She looks so perfect (Song Preference)

#50 He cuts your hair

#51 You overhear him talking about proposing to you

#52 Interruptions

#53 “Stop…” 

#54 You’re home late and he gets worried

#55 Promises

#56 He tweets a photo of you at the beach (Visual)

#57 He uses a pick up line on you

#58 Boxer AU 

#59 Soulmate AU

#60 His perfect girl

#61 “I miss you”

#62 He tweets a photo of how he proposed to you (Visual)

#63 Momma’s boy

#64 After a fight

#65 Rude (Song Preference)

#66 Whipped

#67 You’re quiet during sex and it frustrates him 

#68 “Tell me…”

#69 Another boy tweets a picture of you two asleep (Visual)

#70 You find a love letter he wrote to you

#71 You leave marks on him and the other boys notice (Visual)

#72 You run into his ex who’s a bitch/crazy now

#73 You tweet a picture of him asleep and he replies (Visual)

Unlisted (if there are any)

Series:

Punk series:

  1. His appearance
  2. How you meet
  3. “Don’t fucking touch her.”
  4. A little bit of truth
  5. Disappearance
  6. He agrees to go on a “date” with you
  7. First “Date”
  8. He sneaks into your room
  9. He asks you to be his girlfriend
  10.  He gets into a fight
  11.  First “I love you”
  12.  Your father finds out you’re dating
  13.  You sneak out to see him
  14.  “Run away with me." 
  15.  He reveals something about his past
  16.  (coming soon)

Teacher series:

  1. How you meet
  2. "You’re a teacher?”
  3. Staying after school with him
  4. He overhears you talking about him
  5. He has a talk with you 
  6. (coming soon)

Imagines:

Lunch Date (Harry)

Hendall Setup (Harry)

Teach me (Harry) (Part 2)

Phone Sex (Harry)

Not a teenager anymore (Harry)

Protector (Harry) (Part 2) (Part 3)

The New Assistant (Harry)

Tell me (Harry) (Visual)

First Impressions (Harry + Niall)

One Time Thing (Narry Threesome)

Knee issues (Niall)

Surprise? (Niall)

Blackouts (Niall)

Honeymoon (Niall) (Visual)

Snow Storms (Liam)

Sneaking out (Liam)

Little white lies (Liam + Ashton) (Part 2)

Childhood room (Louis)

Movie night (Louis)

Lucky (Louis)

The 7 seconds challenge (Louis)

Something New (Zayn)

Good Luck Charm (Zayn) 

Happy family (Zayn)

Au Imagines:

Best Friend!Liam

Daddy!Harry

Tattoo Artist!Zayn (Part 2)

CEO!Niall

Movie Star!Louis

Blurbs:

How Louis would be on your wedding Day 

How Zayn would comfort you

Romantic things Harry does for you

Niall and you being mobbed

What Harry’s skills would be in bed

What Niall would be like in bed

What Harry would be like in bed

What Harry would be like if you were pregnant

What Niall would be like in bed

Clingy Zayn

What Niall would be like if you were pregnant 

Lazy days with them

What Harry would be like if had big boobs

Wedding dresses with Harry

A Morning with Liam 

You sit on Niall’s lap and turn him on by mistake

Louis while you’re cooking

Zayn asking you out on a date

Jealous Niall

Au memes:

Finals are approaching and you need to study but Zayn would much rather do other things…

The other boys absolutely love to tease Harry about your relationship together whenever Harry talks about you.

Liam explains how he met his girlfriend, y/n, and it seems that Harry played matchmaker in their relationship…

Bound by Ink: (on hiatus :/)

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Masterlist

#1 He gets jealous of another boy

#2 He wants to watch you touch yourself

#3 He watches you read

#4 Dirty talk

#5 He misses you on tour

#6 Wet dreams

#7 Celebrity crushes

#8 Play fighting

#9 He wants to have a threesome with another boy

#10 He finds out you’ve faked an orgasm

#11 Eavesdropping

#12 Birthday Sex

#13 Prince AU

#14 You refuse to accept a gift from him

#15 Hospitals

#16 You’re clumsy

#17 His kink

#18 He’s your teacher but you’re dating

#19 He’s your teacher but you’re dating (Part two)

#20 Romantic thing he always does

#21 How he kisses you (Visual)

#22 Vampire AU

#23 He mentions marriage

#24 Cuddling (Visual)

#25 Nicknames

#26 Thanksgiving

#27 Daddy’s little girl

#28 “Slow down.”

#29 Heart by Heart (Song Preference)

#30 Mistletoe

#31 His Christmas gift to you

#32 “Faster.”

#33 You can see Shadow hunters

#34 You catch him masturbating

#35 Victoria Secret Angel

#36 You find a huge insect and he ends up killing it/calling the boys for help

#37 Twitter Issues

#38 He thinks that you’re cheating on him

#39 How he eats you out (Visual)

#40 Spending a day with him

#41 You’re sick

#42 Greedy

#43 You’re an actress and you have to kiss someone else

#44 He asks you to stay after a one night stand

#45 First “I Love You”

#46 Valentine’s Day

#47 His favorite position (Visual)

#48 You send him a naughty picture (Visual)

#49 She looks so perfect (Song Preference)

#50 He cuts your hair

#51 You overhear him talking about proposing to you

#52 Interruptions

#53 “Stop…” 

#54 You’re home late and he gets worried

#55 Promises

#56 He tweets a photo of you at the beach (Visual)

#57 He uses a pick up line on you

#58 Boxer AU 

#59 Soulmate AU

#60 His perfect girl

#61 “I miss you”

#62 He tweets a photo of how he proposed to you (Visual)

#63 Momma’s boy

#64 After a fight

#65 Rude (Song Preference)

#66 Whipped

#67 You’re quiet during sex and it frustrates him 

#68 “Tell me…”

#69 Another boy tweets a picture of you two asleep (Visual)

#70 You find a love letter he wrote to you

#71 You leave marks on him and the other boys notice (Visual)

#72 You run into his ex who’s a bitch/crazy now

#73 You tweet a picture of him asleep and he replies (Visual)

#74 Bad boy AU

#75 Couple tattoos (Visual)

#76 Home 

#77 One of you tweet a picture of your kid and you/him replies (Visual)

#78 He tells you a lame joke

#79 Winter

#80 Masquerade ball

#81 Hugs

#82 Night Changes dates

Unlisted (if there are any)

Series:

Punk series:

  1. His appearance
  2. How you meet
  3. “Don’t fucking touch her.”
  4. A little bit of truth
  5. Disappearance
  6. He agrees to go on a “date” with you
  7. First “Date”
  8. He sneaks into your room
  9. He asks you to be his girlfriend
  10.  He gets into a fight
  11.  First “I love you”
  12.  Your father finds out you’re dating
  13.  You sneak out to see him
  14.  “Run away with me." 
  15.  He reveals something about his past
  16.  Sexual Encounters 
  17.  (coming soon)

Teacher series:

  1. How you meet
  2. "You’re a teacher?”
  3. Staying after school with him
  4. He overhears you talking about him
  5. He has a talk with you 
  6. He stops another student from bullying/harassing you
  7. (coming soon)

Imagines:

Lunch Date (Harry)

Hendall Setup (Harry)

Teach me (Harry) (Part 2)

Phone Sex (Harry)

Not a teenager anymore (Harry)

Protector (Harry) (Part 2) (Part 3)

The New Assistant (Harry)

“Am I pretty enough now?” (Harry)

Tell me (Harry) (Visual)

First Impressions (Harry + Niall)

One Time Thing (Narry Threesome)

Knee issues (Niall)

Surprise? (Niall)

Blackouts (Niall)

Honeymoon (Niall) (Visual)

Snow Storms (Liam)

Sneaking out (Liam)

Little white lies (Liam + Ashton) (Part 2)

Childhood room (Louis)

Movie night (Louis)

Lucky (Louis)

The 7 seconds challenge (Louis)

Something New (Zayn)

Good Luck Charm (Zayn) 

Happy family (Zayn)

Au Imagines:

Best Friend!Liam

Daddy!Harry

Demon!Harry and Angel!Y/n

Tattoo Artist!Zayn (Part 2)

Art Student!Zayn

CEO!Niall

Movie Star!Louis

Blurbs:

How Louis would be on your wedding Day 

How Zayn would comfort you

Romantic things Harry does for you

Niall and you being mobbed

What Harry’s skills would be in bed

What Niall would be like in bed

What Harry would be like in bed

What Harry would be like if you were pregnant

What Niall would be like in bed

Clingy Zayn

What Niall would be like if you were pregnant 

Lazy days with them

What Harry would be like if had big boobs

Wedding dresses with Harry

A Morning with Liam 

You sit on Niall’s lap and turn him on by mistake

Louis while you’re cooking

You fall asleep on Louis

Dom/Sub relationship with Harry

Zayn asking you out on a date

Jealous Niall

Harry as a boyfriend 

Au memes:

Finals are approaching and you need to study but Zayn would much rather do other things…

The other boys absolutely love to tease Harry about your relationship together whenever Harry talks about you.

Liam explains how he met his girlfriend, y/n, and it seems that Harry played matchmaker in their relationship…

Bound by Ink: (on hiatus :/)

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Fic Rec

Villain Vol. 3 • The Fantasy of Beast

HOBiGIRLS has announced the third volume of their Villain series! (…but this isn’t recent news, actually ^ - ^;;—thought I would make a post on it, however.)

So I rather enjoyed the 2nd installment of this series, and since I was rather intrigued by the setting for this one as well, here is a short synopsis for this volume! ・ ᴗ ・

Synopsis (Paraphrased):

Within the mountains exists a village presided over by a fierce god. Given this arrangement, the village has had a long-standing tradition of offering a human sacrifice to this god as means of tribute. 

After experiencing a period of extended drought, the parched villagers decide, once again, to offer a human sacrifice in order to remedy the situation and hopefully placate the god that governs their village. 

Unfortunately, you (the heroine) are chosen to be the next sacrifice— ( ; - ; )

—and is subsequently offered to the god, while still alive.

Stricken by sadness and fear, you tremble as you first meet this “god,” who manifests in the form of a great beast (*I’m assuming a wolf here, given the artwork) capable of understanding human speech.

With a ferocious gaze, and a greedy and calculating nature, you are taken, heart and body, by this “villain.”

From the beginning to the end, you drown in this love…

*Needless to say, I’m definitely curious about how this story unfolds (human sacrifice stories can be interesting—the “hunter falls for the prey” trope, in other words).

CV: 左高蹴 (Yasumoto Hiroki)

Release Date: August 28th, 2015.