old hiccup

anonymous asked:

Can you talk about how the first line of the series is the last line of the series? "There were dragons when I was a boy."

The BOOK SERIES? Is this a BOOK ASK?

To be honest… there’s not much to say. That entire sentence is sort of iconic. The one thing I hadn’t been prepared for when I cracked open those books was the beginning and end of each story, in the withered, enlightened voice of an old man. Seriously, old!Hiccup made those books for me.

There were dragons when I was a boy came off as whimsical, fantastical, mythological.

There were dragons when I was a boy came off as heartbreaking, yearning, nostalgic, regretful.

It’s the same sentence, but it carries such a different weight by the end of the story… one of responsibly, of the truth, and of Hiccup’s very own hands in it all. 

Tarch’s Old Fanarts - Day 45
Title: The Inferno
Date: August 2014

A little out of the timeline, this is a piece I’ve quickly put together in August 2014, 6 months after I left Tumblr. But I just couldn’t leave it out from this series heheh. :P

7 years ago today Hiccup was a 15-year-old troubled teen struggling to fit in, never believing he’d ever be a great chief like his father, or have the village’s respect, or that Astrid Hofferson would ever give him the time of day, or that he’d ever be able to look a dragon dead in the eye without cowering…

anonymous asked:

How many cosplays have you made in a day?

HUrgh! I’d say in total, twelve? I’m qualifying it as “bought all the materials and started and finished in one day.” But most of them are all easy cosplays. Like these are all in a day:

Mostly clothes. I think the fastest mad costume was Cole, which I made in about 6 hrs for Call to Cosplay. 

The February Kids (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧

Just let me pretend that my two sons celebrate their birthdays on the 28.02 if there isn’t a leap year C:

so they can celebrate with me hihihi

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alright i have been fidgeting and fussing over this stupid redraw since really late last night and i can never truly be satisfied with the result so i’m just gonna post it and leave it as is!!!

still crossing my fingers and hoping this happens in season 4.

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Jack: Yeah! He goes to our high school (he’s a year older) 
Jack: And yeah, he helps me with my homework sometimes

To all the people who keep telling me that Hiccup is not a delicate flower wisp:

Look at that boy, he is airborne.

Behold Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, my delicate little flower child:

And it’s not just in the first movie.

Granted, 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 roughly.

Is 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.

In 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.

I 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.