hii :) how are you ? I just wanted to ask, you seem so over race to the edge-and pretty mad about it too-(I personally have stopped a while ago so I dont know whats going on right now) But why ? did something happen ? You seemed pretty into it, I hope people did not ask you this question too much ;)
Well my friend, this is kinda a loaded question and I don’t have the time to answer it completely hehe sorry I’m so busy right ow with college and tons of proyects so I’m gonna leave it as clear as possible :) Thanks for asking nicely tho <3
OK so I think you would need to check on my tag #rtte-talk first of all. There you can find all my reasons why I think rtte PARTICULARY Season 3 is not that good.
I liked the first season, I have to be honest it was really good and I liked the intro but that’s what it was an intro to the whole show so it didn’t have that much (the show is getting way too long) then I ADORED the second season (most of it) to continue watching it. I think my problem was the lack of judgement for good writing and my SUPER high expectations of it (I should’ve known better tbh).
Overall, I love some things in the show like interactions between the riders, that’s something I’m always gonna love, specially Snotlout and the Twins, Snotcup, Fishlout, Tufflout, Snotstrid adn Dagcup. I think that’s the reason I watch the show. Also Dagur. I adore Dagur dince day 1. Snotlout and the Twins and Dagur are the actual stars for me, because Hiccup, Astrid, Heather, Toothless, the dragons, etc etc are a total mess and I don’t like it.
I don’t like Heather (or how she’s portrayed and her whole unnecessary backstory no one cares about), I might like the idea of her. I kinda liked her in RoB and on some fics where she’s not being a total bitch to her friends, but after Rtte I couldn’t care less about what happens to her and when they made her Dagur’s sister I was like What? no? Why? now that doesn’t mean I don’t like how Dagur loves her and wants to find her and protect her and be with her, he’s such a sweetheart and I love him. But ugh idk WHY?
Ok so please don’t get me started on hiccstrid because it had been a mess since day one j
ust check on the tags for my whol opinion on them. For me, the only real (CANON, IMPORTANT) Hiccstrid is the one in HTTYD and HTTYD2 and one some fics that are just so good you can’t NOT count it as canon. @avannak I’m looking at you. <3
There are other things that just make me cringe, or just makes me want to punch the writers in the face like:
- Ruffnut’s portrayal
Fishlegs has triumphantly discovered his confidence like 18 times.
- Mala and her tribe (I’m yet to discover this in depth but the more I see it, the less I like it)
- Hiccup being oversmarted by Viggo 1000 times
- Astrid’s portrayal and treatment (SO ANGRY FUCK I CAN’T EVEN),
- People not acknowledging and comunicating stuff *cough* Hiccstrid *cough*
- the lack of Toothcup and Stoicup
- the lack of Berk
- The fucking lack of the best villain on the franchise Viggo on the 3th season
- Suddenly the Dragon Eye was not important in the third season, we don’t even got to see Viggo using it by that big thing with the Night Fury at the end of Season 2, I guess it’s not important anymore…
- The lack of backround of the characters (like it’s been like 80 episodes and we have NO idea of Astrid’s family, the twins’ families etc etc),
- The hundreds of unnecessary plot devices to make Astrid go down like a total punk.
- All the filler episodes (practically all season 1 and 3.
yeah they’re fun but… again why?)
- The laziness on the writing and lack of explanations.
- Here’s some comparisons with ATLA on the writing
OK so I have a lot of things ok? probably more but… I actually don’t care anymore? Like on the canon aspect, I just don’t. I love this show for what it is, a fun adventure of teenage dragon riding viking.
There is A LOT and I mean A LOT of depth in this series and rtte just ignores it. Plain and simple. I’m only going to stick with the movies tbh. They have more depth in them on one finger than RTTE as a whole. I’m probably exagerating but my point is that there is a LOT more to these characters and their interactions that they’re showing us and that bothers me. The writers are playing it safe. Like SO safe, they’re not taking risks, like AT ALL. I came here for the depth and since I don’t have it I’m just gonna accept it for what it is. It’s a HUGE dissapointment and I have to say it. I’m totally dissapointed with the writing of this show. I guess I’ll just love the good things that they do because up until now they haven’t fullfilled my expectations so I learned not to expect anything from this show. I’m at best, underwhelmed. I’m actually really angry, so angry that I can actually quit, but I just can’t? idk.
OK so I’m definitely NOT gonna quit. I’m totally finishing this show, but not because I have high expectations, but because I’m so curious about it. My hopes for the show are practically lost so I just want to know how far can I get. And WHO KNOWS? Maybe this season will be different? I doubt it but I have no idea and I’m curious. I just can’t quit you now? I have to see it. I’m gonna be honest, I DON’T want any more let downs and I have NO idea how am I gonna react if I have them AGAIN, but I’m willing to take the chance for the sake of this fucking franchise that no matter how much it makes me angry, I keep getting back to it. I’ve become HTTYD’s bitter ex girlfriend who doesn’t matter how much it’s hurt me, I keep getting back to it no matter what because I love it to death and I have to be there and watch every single aspect of it. Please read this. Yes, I’m gonna watch this damn season just for the fucking sake of it and they better not dissapoint me or I’m killing a bitch (Kidding I’m probably just gonna rant a lot)
So anyway, enjoy your reading (because there’s a lot in the tag) And I hope this makes you understand my view of it. :3