old hiccup

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.

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. 

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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

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.
—  How to Speak Dragonese, Cressida Cowell

The other half of the art trade I did with @avannak! I drew Hiccup and Eret as middle aged men and she coloured them and she drew Hiccup and Eret during a chance meeting when they were younger, (Eret 20ish, Hiccup 14ish) and I coloured them.

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! 

There’s something so liberating about roleplaying is2g. You can bring two characters together that would never meet, and have them go on adventures and even experience ROMANCE!

Here we have Moana and my Mericcup oc, Ardra, who wear’s Hiccup’s old hand-me-down flight suit to explore the islands of the South Pacific! Random, but enjoy! :D