Ok, so I have encountered three exceptional HTTYD fics this last few weeks on ff.net, and I’m going to give them a boost, because they deserve it! All these fics are ongoing so please go read, support with reviews and reblog to signal boost!
1) Black as Night by Wolfie-Dragon (EDIT: Now with correct link! Please reblog this version!)
This is an alternate retelling of httyd1, where a terrible accident in Dragon Training results in Hiccup being permanently blinded. It is a hiccstrid-centric fic, but it is very well written, and the characters are a true treasure to read. It is at a rather critical point of the narrative, so be ready for the only enjoyable stress available to mankind; anticipation. (thanks @hijihoj!)
Apart from this author adorable nom de plum, I must warn you that this is a modern Highschool AU fic, and that the chapters are short and drabble-like, much like ‘How to Hold a Torch’, for reference. However, quite a few things happen for their brevity, and it updates quite regularly. Also of the Hiccstrid persuation, but this is me so no surprise.
Set during RTTE, this is a very sweet little fic about - who else - hiccstrid finally getting closer to being - what else - hiccstrid. It is adorable and well written, and I can’t wait for another update. I have seen it floating around on tumblr, so the author is also a tumbro.
Not in the numbered list because this fic is on the … hotter side. I’m also pretty sure that everyone has read it; but just in case. A warning needed with this fic; Ecoutez writes amazing sexual tension. You can feel it peeling your screen. So have some ice-water nearby! Some fics in her same headcanon universe are also available on ff.net on her account.
Just now the cover of Sandhya Menon’s second book, From Twinkle, with Love, was revealed by EW. I’ve been looking forward to seeing more of Sandhya’s work after reading her debut novel When Dimple Met Rishi. Never have I felt so comfortable, so at home, reading a book.
The cover of Twinkle has the same style as Dimple’scover; the Indian girl with the desi attire, a fitting prop in her hand, and of course that font. I love the color combination and damn, I want those earrings! To read the book we’ll have to wait until Summer 2018, but EW has published the first chapter. For that click on the source below. But first, the blurb:
Aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. So when fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Midsummer Night arts festival, Twinkle is all over it. The chance to publicly showcase her voice as a director? Dream come true. The fact that it gets her closer to longtime crush, Neil Roy—aka Sahil’s twin brother? Dream come true x 2.
When mystery man ‘N’ begins emailing her, Twinkle is sure it’s Neil, finally ready to begin their happily-ever-after. The only slightly inconvenient problem is that, in the course of movie-making, she’s fallen in love with the irresistibly adorkable Sahil. Twinkle soon realizes that resistance is futile: The romance she’s got is not the one she scripted. But will it be enough?
Told through the letters Twinkle writes to her favorite female filmmakers, From Twinkle, With Love navigates big truths about friendship, family, and the unexpected places love can find you.