To all the people who keep telling me that Hiccup is not a delicate flower wisp:
Look at that boy, he
Horrendous Haddock III, my delicate little flower child:
And it’s not just in
the first movie.
20-year-old Hiccup is stronger than
he was five years before, and he’s definitely taller, but he’s still not a hot
manly man. He still often gets manhandled and protected and held and treated
Hiccup a physically strong person? No, he’s not, especially compared to all the
dragons and superhuman Vikings he’s surrounded by.
Is Hiccup a strong person in every other way?
Yes, of course he is.
Hiccup’s finest moments, his strength is either non-violent, or involves borrowing
the strength of other people whose loyalty he earned with respect and kindness.
think it’s FANTASTIC when a man manages to still be masculine despite having
traditionally feminine traits or roles, and vice versa. I think that Hiccup can
be a physical weakling and a good man
at the same time.
Hiccup is a manly wisp of a flower. He’s a
kitten leading a troop of gorillas. He proves that strength of heart is not
something to scoff at.
However small we are, we should always fight for what we believe to be right. And I don’t mean fight with the power of our fists or the power of our swords…I mean the power of our brains and our thoughts and our dreams.
And as small and quiet and unimportant as our fighting may look, perhaps we might all work together…and break out of the prisons of our own making. Perhaps we might be able to keep this fierce and beautiful world of ours as free for all of us as it seemed to be on that blue afternoon of my childhood.
She provided me with a great backstory of a Missed Opportunities headcanon where basically Hiccup and Eret actually meet several time before they meet, meet, and become aware of the other:
As heir to the chief of Berk, 14 year old Hiccup is following Stoick, [possibly lugged reluctantly], around an allied tribe’s trades’ dock. He’s pushing through the trades’ wharf’s masses, trying to keep up with his father, trying not to get in the middle of haggling-wares (and vikings can get caaaaattttyy over prices and trades) and one of the many people he bumps into as he squeezes through is a northern trapper haggling over weapons. He mutters an apology, and that’s that. Neither find it worth remembering. - Avannak
This was fun! At first I was worried my colouring style might be too cartoony on Avannak’s more realistic line work, but I think it looks good. I hope she likes it too!
Gobber! I need you to pretend to be my dad for Astrid's dad!
Gobber (picks up phone):
Hello? This is.... Dad Haddock. Yes the children are fine. They are playing swords. I'm sorry playing WITH swords. Oh no! They are bleeding! They are dead.... Don't call again.
Gobber (hands phone back to Hiccup):
Sorry I panicked.