So, I watched the last three eps of this season and having seen the creepy blind almost kiss, I’m actually more cringed out over the part where he falls on her and doesn’t get off right away. It was a poor use of a trope and came across as both super awkward and creepy. The almost kiss was on the creepy side, too, since, you know she’s BLIND. (Though honestly it’s not entirely out of character for princess outpost, who is, in fact, an entitled, self-absorbed monster at times.) Also, Astrid’s “why didn’t you” line makes no sense. He didn’t because you turned your head. You know this. Stop reducing yourself to being a pawn in things that Hiccup makes happen, Astrid. The bigger question is why didn’t YOU? Alas, I digress.
What I don’t like, what I really don’t like (aside from an almost kiss that edges on non con) is that the rtte writers decided that hiccstrid development consists solely of making them kiss on screen and making Astrid be worried about Hiccup (and then making her apologize for that? Fuck that noise). This isn’t relationship development. This is cheap. Anyone can kiss. Kissing doesn’t mean anything at all. I don’t want to see them kissing in every episode. It’s weird. I want to see them working together and respecting each other and for fuck’s sake, I do not want to see Astrid apologizing for her feelings every damn episode.
So, in conclusion, my opinion is: meh. Still better fanfic out there.