What does Httyd mean to you?

8 replies [Last post]
OwlsBane
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 08/31/2014

 

"But I do know one thing. Toothless didn't just become my friend. He became the friend, who gave me my purpose." - Hiccup

blockEdragon's picture
blockEdragon
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 07/28/2014
i'm not spiritual about it or anything

A franchise about dragons that I enjoy watching.

__________________
This post was brought to you by skrill. If  you need a electrician that doesn't have hands and is a scaly electric animal with wings, call

 

1-800-howdidavikinggetaphone.com. call now for a 1% discount.

Prices as low as 1 bazillion dollars!

If you experence death, you will not be entitled to any compensation, neither will your family.

Ask your plumber if skrill electricians is right for you.

Batteries not included because it does not need them.

Do not leave small children in the reach of skrill or it will eat them.

So, ask your plumber if skrill is right for you, because we wont care if its not.

Skrill electricians the best dragon electricians in Berk.

 

 

It may not be the Flightmare!

REVIEWS:

Very skilled electricans. The discount was a lifesaver,and now I can enjoy sleeping in my cardboard box.

Not only did they fix my lamp, they even fixed my children and they are now much quietter, sleeping like angels. My home is even more comfy-er especaially now that i cant feel my arms and legs :D My plumber friends  would approve of this service, but too bad they don't exist anymore :D Thank Thor they don't need batteries, they're jut too expensive these days.

 

10/10 best service ever. They also make great lighting 

-SoulStereo

 

8/10 I thought their service was awesome! Then again I'm a berserker so maybe I just liked seeing the skrill

although it did try to eat my cat...and my friends...and anyone who made eye contact

-HypergoofTheFri...

 

Skrill electrician's are the best! I called them over to Mildew's house a few days ago after he complained about customer service, they fixed every single one of the problems over there! The old man's quieter, sleeping quite peacefully, and he never complains about anything now! Absolutely wonderful job for the price! 10/10 Skrill electricians will really bring you an electrifying solution!

 

-Garth of Izar

 

 
I just barely bought a Skrill man that's a low price for such an amazing electric master. And guess what it does not need batteries! But though my cat did go missing in the last few days. 

 

but these electrician are perfect.
 
 
 
I'm not really sure what an electrician is or what they do, and my own Skrill doesn't either, so we sent Terror Mail to the Electrician Skrill, seeing as it's a highly recommended service. Only took two days to get here, which is speedy for customer service lately, and set right to work. The charred and blasted walls make my hut look a lot nicer than it did before, and the big storm caused by the electrician got rid of all my unfriendly neighbors. And, oddly enough, it seems that my own Skrill has been blessed with children only a few weeks after the electrician's visit. All in all, definitely a great service!
 
-Screaming Death Lover
 
"I always wanted to have light on my house, but I was too poor. I only had 10 coins on my pocket! But thanks to that amazing discount of 1 bazillion dollars, I got saved! Now I can have him light up my room when I sleep on my big coffee cup. Wait what? Did we have coffee on the viking age? Who cares. I used it to scare  my neighbors on the next doors, and it was worth it. I'll also keep it as a pet, and I'll teach my Skrill how to knit clothing. Thanks for wasting your time to read my review. You just lost 10 hours of your life. Baibai. Anyways, cookies anyone? No? Eh eh eh? Okay.
P.S. Amazing service. 10/10!!!
-NarixuZen the Japanese Feather"
 
 
Skrill electricians is the best ever! Great service. All though my pet hamsters did escape soon after the electrician left  
I will have to figure out how they ripped that big hole in their cage and where all those scorch marks came from...hmmmm Anyway skrill electricians is definitely the best! 10/10
 

 

Skrill electricians are amazing! They fixed my rabbit from eating his litter, however, he does seem to have been sleeping for a very long time. Three months exactly. I never have to worry about anything for electricity again, thanks to Skrill Electricians! They did blow up my house however, so I have to take away half a point for that. They also made it so my neighbors don’t bother me any more! They moved away because my electrician was “too deadly” Bah! Deadly? No! Over all, I rate this a 9.5! Chicken rates it a 9.7! 

 

-Madness

 

I don't remember calling one but he did come.

My yaks both got an afro and my sheep have never looked fluffier even tho a couple went missing but they probably ran away.

I got a bonus too!! Mildew is now too scared to call my dragon stupid again so that's a plus! Thank you skrill electritian!!

 

-MajaPercuilum

 

I called using my stone brick and straight away the Skrill came! I spent all my precious money on chicken nuggets, so the discount of a bazillion dollars really saved me. I got to just sleep in bed whilst the Skrill was hard at work, and when I woke up, I was extremely comfortable, thanks to the Skrill blessing me with a new house. I now love sleeping in my Gronckle Iron box. It's wonderfully metally and comfy. I need to figure out what happened to my last 100 chicken nuggets though, I bought a huge stock and now they're gone. And Mildew is fixed! He decided he likes dragons so much that he sleeps on the snow in Icestorm Island, never moving, sleeping like an angel he is (a wrinkly old angel).

100/10 Skrill Electricians are the best.

 

-LunarPride

 

Skrill Electricans are the best! One day, after a storm, my house almost collapsed of old age and the effects of the storm. I was in dispair, so I called Skrill Electricans. When they arrived, I fell asleep, and when I woke up, my house was completely fixed! It was beautifully done, made out of hay, and on fire!! It was the prettiest thing I ever saw. And the smoke billowing from it made me cough, but I loved it! Eventually it did burn down, but I payed them all I had! Skrill Electricans all the way!

 

-donnala

 

The Skrill Electricians have me an electrifying solution to a very dark and char free home! Now my home is much brighter! Now I just sleep outside!
I was short on money so the discount of a bazillion dollars saved me! They're wonderful service inspired me to use the money I saved with the discount to buy my own skrill! Thank you Skrill Electricians!
 
-Shamara30
 

 

PM me your review if it makes me laugh i will copy paste it in here

 

being a nurse can be very stressful

.....when you don't have fingers

this isnt mine, as we all know

spinning chairs is a very important part of making that mod API!

oh gogle search results, how you entertain me!

this awesome picture of my flying speed stinger by Ren Roar

 

63002 - 4chan Discord Hubble

 

 

 

my main oc moonstorm

template by http://Xbox-DS-Gameboy

 

 

Abyss, I like the color black, it looks pretty, your arguement is invalid

SAND WRAITH adopted from Midnight

Nightstorm my super pretty dragon, with my favorite color scheme and STARS, his style is absolutely perfect for my tastes!

adopted from Flyleaf Homes

 

 

and best for last

 

this is the best gift anyone online has ever given me 

THANKYOU ORCAWAVE THANKYOU SO MUCH, your awesome drawing gets the place of honor 

 

its a awesome drawing of my first fan dragon the toxic trench stinger 

 

----

 

man the humor in that ad for skrills kinda juvinile...oh well its too signature for me to remove sooooo WHATHEVES!

anyway whats wrong with a little juvinile humor for the ad anyway!

the reviews seem to like it! so it stays!

AwkwardSquiid's picture
AwkwardSquiid
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 11/18/2016
I Like This Question. It's Deep.

In short? A lot.

 

I grew up with this franchise. I've loved the characters ever since the beginning, and HTTYD was one of the things that really made me who I am today. When it first came out, I was young, and I never really fit in anywhere. In a sense, I was like Hiccup- I was a nobody. HTTYD showed me that I can be a somebody, even if no one thinks I can. I was antisocial and awkward, and now I'm enthusiastic, and I love me for who I am, not for who people think I should be. This is one of the movie franchises that isn't just something I enjoy, it was a part of my childhood. And I still love the characters and the story, and pretty much everything about it. When I have days when I feel like the world is against me and I don't have anybody, I can remember the fictional world that I was a part of for so long, and still am, even though I'm much older now.

It also inspired me to write. When I first realized how much I loved the franchise, I became enchanted by the idea of creating worlds of my own. People of my own. Sprung purely from my imagination, just like those characters I loved so dearly, as if they were my own friends. I was like an architect, constructing worlds and adventures that no one else will ever experience. HTTYD was like a whole other world to me, and I loved the idea of having one of these "worlds" as my own. It's a sense that is fulfilling and cherished.

The characters were my friends and the world was my home.

 

Anyways, sorry, that was long, but as the subject says, I like that question. It's deep. XD

 

-Squiid

__________________

 

Disclaimer: This signature is image and fandom heavy. Approach with caution and a shovel.

 

Image result for funny cat peeking gif

THEY'VE FOUND ME

THE GOVERNMENT KNOWS I'M HERE

 

Hi, I'm Squiid~

Female|Writer|Roleplayer|Comedian

 

"Who needs other people when you can have puns?"

-Storm

 

I like...dragons and memes and stuff

And if I'm being honest all I do in life is play Star Wars: The Old Republic and scream and cry about kids' shows :,) Oh and I like...write stuff I guess? 

I'm a Christian, and always willing to chat! 

If you're ever having a bad day, just PM me. I have a whole list of really bad dad jokes and some terrible puns if you want them.

 

 

DISCO GIRL

*wheezes*

 

"Yeah, I am a loser, but I am the coolest loser you will ever meet."

-

"They open fire, we set a galactic record from zero to space dust."

-

"If you think this is bad, you should see my other personality."

-

"This is a jar of dirt."

-

"As someone who has spent most of their life in varying states of existential crises, I know the meaning of meaningless!"

-

"The darkest thing about being an optimist is that, being an optimist, you believe it'll go away."

 

 

ART STASH!

 

Clicky clicky above to stalk my Google Docs file full of all the art the wonderful artists here on the forums have done for me. REVEL IN THE BEAUTY!

I'd like to shoutout my 12 AM brain for finding the motivation to do this. Thank you.

 

Proud founder of the

#ViggoProtectionSquad

 

I'm Trash For:

 

Image result for star wars logo

 Image result for lotr logo

Image result for the hobbit logo

Image result for jurassic park logo

 

And a lot of others...

 

I'm mostly SWTOR trash though.

Image result for star wars the old republic quinn I'm insecure and sensitive and I ruin everything I love

we don't talk about the Quinncident here

 

 

Disclaimer: This user has a very weird and frowned upon obsession with villains

Please frown upon her for it so she can feel bad about herself!

 

Bae, do not touch

 

Image result for httyd viggo gif

other bae, also do not touch

 

and this because yeah

 

#TEAMHECKINGHICCSTRID

 

"You're having a shindig without me? The Prince of Panache?"

"Boom boom, shake the room."

^that's my lawfully wedded husband are you jealous^

 

And that's like...all I got. So I'll just be sipping my tea here. In silence...

hewatch.png

Helmyr's picture
Helmyr
Offline
Wilderness Explorer
Joined: 10/20/2016
I'm wondering if I'm the only one, who understand me...

Dragon - embodiment of power and freedom

combined with playful approach = httyd

Shamara30's picture
Shamara30
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 02/01/2017
HTTYD is everything to me.

HTTYD is everything to me. It's the thing I want to learn about and the thing I want to play. It's worth I talk about and the thing I love. Todd has made me see everything differently.

"I used to be scared of the dark,
because I thought the monsters
would get me. But then one day I
Thought to myself, 'What if not
all of the monsters are bad?"

__________________

                    

                                             One tear in the dropping rain

                                             One voice in a sea of pain

                                             Could the Maker of the stars

                                             Hear the sound of my breaking heart? :,-(

 

 

Signature under construction! 

 

I am on the Snow Wraith, Rheithebrave is on the Deathsong, on the Stormcutter is Kasanelover and the Whoolly Howl (actually a Svalbard Howl) is Shirokagefox!

this photo was taken by the fabulous Titan Sandwraith rider, Saigner!

this was really fun guys. Thank you so much!

 

 

           

 

Signature banners made by Vexy

 

 

 

My hands have touched the highest clouds. My feet have touched the depths of the ocean. Soaring through the sky, swimming through the sea, dancing through life. But what is it for? 

People wander this earth wanting to be like other people. They sing the same song. 

But my soul sings a song. A different song. I dance to the beat of this song, for this song is what he has given me. This song is a part of me. It follows me as I dance, through rain, through snow, through the hilltop. It cradles me in its warm embrace. This song is my life. And I will sing with, even when the song turns sad... For this song, is who I am. 

By Arrowalker^^

No. I don't belong here. But the only place you'll belong is the place where you make yourself belong. 

 

 

Star and all her dragons by FireNightStar^^
 
Name: Star The Navigator
 
Age: 18
 
Gender: Female
 
Appearance: Star has incredibly long Chestnut brown hair that when in a braid reaches down to her waist. Her skin is a light Carmel color and sure has a few freckles on the bridge if her nose. She has a slight scar across her left eye, but thankfully it does not affect her vision. She has amethyst purple eyes. 
By BrynneBjorrnson^^
 
By Fireflash^^
 
 
By BoomBox74^^
 
 
By FireNightStar^^
 
By Boombox74^^
 
Designed by Arrowalker, Vanilia Viking and I. Drawn by Arrow
 
Winter
 
Her shirt is a long sleeve olive green shirt with gold borders. She wears a brown leather chest piece and coyote fur wrapping around her waist. Her boots, wristbands and cape are lined with coyote fur also. Her pants are brown with deep brown buckles and she keeps her messenger style bag with her at all times. 
 
Summer
 
When summer comes she changes to a green three quarter length sleeve shirt with gold borders. Her wristbands are no longer lined with fur, and so are her boots. She removes the fur from her waist and only wears her cloak on the colder days or when flying. 
 
Background: Star was 9 years old when she joined the school of dragons. 
 
Upon joining she made many friends. She Trained many dragons and because of her, Snow Wraiths were welcomed​into the school. But still, something was calling her. 
 
She went on many journeys​ to find what was calling her, but she never found it. She did find, however​, many different islands. Including, an island with a mountain in the middle. The mountain is hollow and covered in ice. Star decided it was the perfect place for all of her dragon companions.
 
 During the summer months Star stays on the islands to keep her ice dragons healthy. 
 
Personality: Star believes in following her heart more than anything. She sees the world at a different angle and because of that has traveled FAR beyond where any Viking has gone before. 
 
Star has not limited herself to Dragons. She is the proud trainer of a pack of wolves, a bear, a pod of Orcas, several birds and even a family of rabbits​!
 
As you might have guessed, star does things very differently.
 
Weapon: 
Drawn by Mechfighter^^
 
Other: Star has a necklace with the chiefs symbol ingraved on it. 
 
Dragons
 
Name: Skyfire
 
Species: Deadly Nadderhead
 
Gender: Female
 
Appearance:
                
          
       
By MajoraTheHyilan^^
 
By FireNightStar^^
 
 
There was some confusion. She's red and not pink. Still an amazing edit!
 
By Rrpetti^^
 
My good friend and Packmate, Shirokagefox, edited the edit! (Didn't know that was possible:/) thanks to Rrpetti for the edit and Fox for editing it!
 
 
By FloofQueen^^
 
Beautiful edit of Star (When she was younger) and Skyfire by Zitka!^^
 
I found something Piggyxl is bad at! Doing bad art! Can you believe I got this lil' gem from a thread called "Draw A Dragon Above You Poorly"!?!?!
By Piggyxl^^
 
Personalize: Skyfire does not tolerate sarcasm in the wrong moment. Nor does she allow games when they are on a mission. Wish she is given a task she will get it done THEN play. Unless of course someone throws something. Yay if her only weakness: Fetch. She cannot resist retrieving things. Which she gets made fun of by Star's other dragons for.
 
Favorite activity: Fetch
 
Biggest fear: Eels
 
Origin: Star received Skyfire as an egg when she first joined the school of dragons. 
 
 
Name: Polaris
 
Species: Snow Wraith
 
Gender: Male
 
Appearance: 
 
By BoomBox74^^
 
Base by MegaboltPheonix, Filled by Zitka^^
 
 
By WraithSkrill^^
Polaris was enjoying a fun game of fetch in the snow!
 
A scene from the story of how Star and Polaris met by Aelyras^^
 
Personality: Polaris is playful as can be. Once you get to know him or he sees that Star trusts you, he is caring as can be. But before you​ gain his trust, he might come off as cold (Pun Intended) He is playfully competitive and will not refuse a competition. 
 
Favorite activity: Snowball Fight
 
Biggest fear: Cabbage
 
Origin: During one of Berk's coldest Winters​ travel to the wilderness was banned due to a report of seeing Snow Wraiths. Star followed her heart and trained one anyway and aided Hiccup in defending the School from dragon hunters. Since then Snow Wraiths have been welcomed into the school. 
 
 
Name: Wolf
 
Species: Woolly Howl
 
Gender: Male
 
Appearance:
By AlexaDragonOnFire^^
 
By Okamsisui^^
By ScarfyWings^^
 
 
I think Wolf has been dreaming about Dragon Hunters again...
 
Doodle by Scarfywings animated by Mrizky2121^^
By FireNightStar^^
 
 
 By Arrowalker^^
 
By Laykary^^
 
 
Base by MegaboltPheonix, Filled by Zitka^^
 
Star and Wolf flying high above Berk!
 
By Arrowalker(Top) and By WraithSkrillBottom)
 
Baby Wolf by Dragonist Hellen^^
 
Apparently baby Woolly Howls are in!
By WraithSkrill^^
 
 
Seriously in :/ whatever! I'm not going to complain! These are adorable!
 
By Okamisusi^^
 
By Raxforax^^ 
 
Personality: Wolf is very protective of Star and the rest of her dragons. He is undyingly loyal to Star and overly protective. 
 
Favorite activity: Flying
 
Biggest fear: Dragon Hunters
 
Origin: Star found Wolf when she was in captivity in the dragon hunter's base. Wolf was trapped as well and had received a scar across his snout
 
Name: Journey
 
Species: Night Fury
 
Gender: Female
 
Appearance: 
By BoomBox74^^
 
By EmeraldDragon03^^
 
 
Bases by MegaboltPheonix, Filled by Zitka^^
 
 
Journey by Violetta Rosemary^^
 
By NeverendingSilverstorm^^
 
Personality: Journey loves to annoy people more than anything. She will play jokes (that aren't​ really funny) as is sarcastic. 
 
She is incredibly competitive and (just because is bugs Skyfire) will challenge Polaris to races all the time. However, she will do most anything to save Star.
 
Favorite activity: Racing 
 
Biggest fear: Losing everyone she cares about​.
 
Origin: Star found Journey on one of her trips. This time she flew farther than ever before. After weeks of travel she found a large section of land. It was too big to be a island. Upon exploration she made a surprising discovery, and met Journey. 
 
 
                          The Leaders Of Vivvore...
 
 
 
By Boombox74^^
 
 
Name: Sonda
 
 
Species: Titan Sand Wraith
 
 
Gender: Male
 
 
Appearance: 
Base by MegaboltPheonix, Filled by BrynneBjorrnson^^
 
Personality: Sonda is short tempered and hot headed. He is stubborn and has a wry sense of humor. 
 
His firmness is good for some aspects of leading, but he can be to harsh, so he needs some others to help balance his personality.
 
 
Favorite activity: Sleeping
 
 
Biggest fear: Hurting Star and letting her down. 
 
 
Origin: Star met Sonda when he stole Moana the Tide Glider's eggs. Star recused the eggs and in the process befriended the Tide Glider. 
 
After a long adventure trying to find the answer to why Sonda was stealing her eggs, Star found out that his family died when he was young, and so he was lonely and jealous of Moana. Star invited him to Vivvore, where he grew to in unofficial leadership position. Star saw this and officially​ made him the leader.
 
 
 
Name: Moana 
 
 
Species: Tide Glider
 
 
Gender: Female
 
 
Appearance: 
Base by MegaboltPheonix, Filled by BrynneBjorrnson^^
 
 
Personality: Moana is compassionate and forgiving. Perfect to contrast Sonda's harshness, although occasionally they will clash. 
 
 
Favorite activity: Searching the depths of the ocean for treasures. 
 
 
Biggest fear: The dark
 
 
Origin: Star met Moana when Sonda stole her eggs. Star rescued the eggs and in the process earned her trust. 
 
 
 
Name: Pompeii
 
 
Species: Eruptadon
 
 
Gender: Female
 
 
Appearance:
Base by MegaboltPheonix, Filled by BrynneBjorrnson^^
 
 
Personality: Pompeii is a gentle giant but can also be firm. She does not find Sonda's sense of humor funny and will call him out on it. 
 
 
Favorite activity: Watching the hatchlings play
 
 
Biggest fear: Swimming
 
 
Origin: Star found Pompeii when she needed to fly into the depths of a volcano. None of her dragons could take that kind of heat, so Pompeii helped out.
 
 
 
 
Home Island
 
 
Name: Sivard 
 
 
Size: Small 3/10
 
 
Inhabitants: Omar, Carlil, Afnan, Lex, Star, Foxtrot, Azariah
 
 
Appearance:
 
 
Location: Not to far East of Berk
 
 
 
Name: Berk/The School
 
 
Size: Medium 7/10
 
 
Inhabitants: Too many to list
 
 
Appearance:
 
Berk^^
 
The School^^
 
Location: Um, Berk. 
 
 
Name: Dragons Edge
 
Size: Small 5/10
 
Inhabitants: The Dragon Riders, Star and any other students who have moved in
 
Appearance: 
 
Location: Outside the Archipelago
 
 
Name: Vivvore
 
Size: Large 9/10
 
Inhabitants: Star, Skyfire, Wolf, Polaris, Journey, and the rest of Star's dragons
 
Appearance: 
 
Location: Far South of Berk
 
 
Random Images That Have No Place In My Signature Right Now!!!!
 
Looks like Cardinal is trying to steal Onyx fish again...
 
By ShiroKageFox^^
 
 
All my friend's Terrible Terrors! 
 
Sparrow is mine, Bluejay belongs to Jedi, Falcon is Shey's, Ace's is Cardinal, Strix has Whitney and Raven belongs to Kyra. 
 
By VoSpader^^
 
By (Yep you guessed it) Keu Ray^^
 
 
 
 
Shey and Madeline by Violetta Rosemary^^
 
Boo by ShiroKageFox^^
 
Ace and Onyx by xXSilver.Night Xx^^
 
And while we're on the subject... here's how they met!
 

One blue and gold wyvern, a young girl with blazing red hair, and another older girl with a mess of black on her head. Nearby some sheep watched in half-hearted interest and in the distant background several tall wooden buildings were swarmed with a rainbow of different dragons of all ages and breeds. The School of Dragons.

“Now remember, let the dragon fly herself”

“Got it”

“And don’t yank back on the horns too hard”

“Knew that”

“And don’t put your foot there”

“What?”

Aunrey looked at where Jurada, her instructor, was pointing. Her heel was wedged in the Monstrous Nightmares armpit, which wouldn’t have been a problem except for the fact that she would be trying to get airborne in the next minute. “Oh, right” Aunrey apologized.

Jurada smiled confidently at her. The girl looked about 19, maybe 20, and had a maniacs’ glint behind her joyful eyes. Her thick black hair enhanced that look, and it didn’t help that her outfit was a weird combination of red-stained leather and fabrics matched with light armouring made from a very, very dark metal of some sort. “Alright, then- Ace, you said your name was?”

“Yep”

“Let’s see if you can get along with Nyemeri. Onwards!”

Nyemeri, the dragon, launched into the sky with a jolt. Aunrey was almost thrown off (again) but managed to grasp her lower horns.

This turned out to be a terrible idea because instead of throwing the dragons whole head back, it just pulled her jaws open to make a gout of sticky flames shoot out in surprise. Nyemeri tucked in her wings, rolled to one side, and made a nose dive for the ocean. Neither Aunrey or Jurada had time to protest to those manoeuvres and all three were now floating in the waves.

“Nyemeri, what in the name of Odin’s eyepatch was that!” Jurada cursed loudly.

The dragon started paddling back to shore, clearly done with todays lessons. Muttering a few more severe informalities under her breath, Jurada grabbed a shell-shocked Aunrey and followed Nyemeri.

“I think we’re done with flying practice for today” Jurada puffed. “You should get up to the Hatchery before the rare ones go” she suggested.

Aunrey clutched her arm. It stung badly, as did a lot of the rest of her body, but there were no marks or burns. “I guess” she agreed.

 

No more than an hour later, she had managed to reach the magmatic hearth of the Hatchery(and the heat dried her off, which was a plus). Left and right, other students made b-lines for different nests and others made round trips a few times before settling on their first dragon.

Not Aunrey, though. She just stood there.

“Just give it a moment” a boy said to her at some point. “You’ll feel what’s right for you”

And she gave it plenty of moments. Enough moments for even the Whispering Death’s nest to clear out. The mother happily lay curled around the empty ditch, just like the rest of them.

Maybe come back tomorrow?’ Aunrey thought to herself, but even she was having a hard time keeping her spirits up. For now, she would just have to find something else to do. Exploring the islands would have to do for a distraction for now.

It was a weird sensation. Aunrey normally was in a constant state of optimism, but the type of sadness or disappointment in her right now was almost nothingness. A sort of emptiness in her chest, as if the ‘happy-go-lucky’ carelessness was now just ‘go’. Go somewhere and do nothing.

The Lookout was pretty boring. A plot of land was for sale but she had no coin. Groups of students took turns gazing through a telescope fixed to an outcropping but there wasn’t much on the horizon to get a better look at.

The Training Grounds had some more promise- the racing tower stood proudly on its own rocky cape, its height outmatched only by the Flight Club platform. Arena’s built into caves either side of the entrance added another layer to the cove but Fireball was strictly experienced trainers only and ‘Bullseye Lagoon’ had a faded ‘Closed’ sign nailed to its door. Aunrey couldn’t wait until she could explore the place properly with her own dragon- something that she was slowly fearing would never happen.

This only left the Wilderness to wander through, the only forested part of the island. It was where most of the Hatcheries eggs came from, according to Jurada, so it wasn’t unheard of for a student to go in there with just the one scaled companion and leave with two.

It was reassuringly quiet here. No other students. Any dragons that saw her turned tail and left silently. It was a good place to reset, and by now the sun was touching the horizon, adding to the serene environment.

In the distant forest, a pillar of black smoke billowed from the trees. Some boars burst out of the undergrowth, squealing and paying no mind to her in their blind fear. These were sure sounds of an injured or angry dragon- just the kind of thing she was looking for.

Racing towards the smoke, she grinned to herself as she pondered what could be the owner of the smoke. Smokebreath? Stormcutter? Hotburple? At this point any kind of dragon would be fine for her. She reached the place that the smoke was coming from, and found a patch of forest stripped bare by flames and gales. The ground was still warm- coals embedded in the tree trunks still glowed rather brightly. The tops of the trees melted into the dusk sky.

Then a beam of sunlight pulled itself from the rest.

She watched in awe as a dragon with fiery wings materialize out of the dusk sky, landing heavily on the other side of the field to her. They locked eyes, and Aunrey felt the connection. A Typhoomerang with eyes of light bronze, a face like white ash and a body made of fire, stood regal and proud. He was a powerful beast, but not without intelligence or kindness. Pale striping in his scarlet belly reminded her of the onyx geodes brought back from trading vessels, smoothed and buffed into shining stones as bright as his scales.

The dragon took a step towards her, growling. She wasn’t scared, however. And he didn’t seem defensive, either, growling more out of a test than to frighten her. He stopped rumbling and his pupils widened, taking another step forward. Their noses were almost touching. “Hi there” Aunrey whispered.

He sniffed her head, and made a strange gurgling noise. “Would you want to come with me?” she asked, hopeful.

It was a long shot, but there was no way she would leave this majestic dragon behind without even trying.

He slow-blinked, considering the offer. After a moment, he nuzzled her forehead, gurgling again. “You want a name?” she asked her new dragon, who was very quickly warming up to her. “What about Onyx?” she suggested, remembering the small stones again.

Onyx didn’t exactly object to his name, if anything humming even louder. She laughed, stroking his nose and horns, finally with her dragon.

Written by the AMAZING Wutend Bonfire^^ TYSM! 

 
 
Meet Snowbelle! She's Wolf's crush! 
By Fen Brekkie^^
 
More Snowbelle art! 
                                     By WraithSkrill^^
 
Wolf and Snowbelle by Snowflake12298^^
My sister, Lex and her Dragon Camaczi by Boombox74^^
 
Lex Lenox by Starke Raving Madmen^^
 
 
And Camacazi, also by Starke Raving Madmen^^
My Razorwhips, Blitz (Male, copper) and Iceshard(Female, silver) by Snowflake12298^^
 
And a WIP OC's Dragon!
 
 
By Teekay^^ (duh)
 
Tempest by RedEmber^^
 
                              Adoptables
 
 
Sniper
 
 
 
Species: Skyworm
 
Species first discovered by: Chameisida
 
Gender: Male
 
Background:  
  I met Sniper on an island far south of Berk.

My dragon, Polaris, spotted him first, he was high above the island, as if scouting out his next move.


As we   approached the dragon he attacked. He hit Polaris, barely, but it was still clear that Polaris was in excruciating pain.

We crashed into the island below, Sniper was quick to follow.

I tried to tend to my dragon, but Sniper came bursting through the trees, wanting to finish what he'd started.
I dodged a few attacks but he had me cornered.
"Stop!" I yelled as he readied the final blow.
This interested him. A human, who can speak with dragons?
"How can you do that?" He asked in a gruff voice.
"I learned your language, I live alone in an island will with dragons for half of the year." I answered.
"Show me the island." He demanded.

"I can't, my dragon is injured."

"Then care for him, then you will show me the island."
I tended to Polaris most of the night, amidst talking to Sniper.
The next morning woke up to see Sniper guarding us. He hadn't killed us!
Polaris was well enough to fly now and we began the flight back to Vivvore.
Once there Sniper was welcomed with open wings. It was there he realized that I had befriended all these dragons and I keep them safe.
I named him Sniper and offered him a place at Vivvore. He agreed.

He remains aggressive, but a bit less. Now he happily lives as the head of defense at Vivvore.

Yay! You made it to the end! Now you get the rest of the quote!
 
 
                     
 
 
 
Megaboltphoenix's picture
Megaboltphoenix
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 07/09/2016
BUBBA NOOOOOOO!!!

When I was 10 I got into dragons. That was just before the first HTTYD commercial played and I got obsessed with it for a while only because I liked dragons. Now, it just looks like another Dreamworks movie that I enjoy. I am a big fan of Dreamworks, someday I wanna work with them.

I still like HTTYD because I love the dragon diversity, and I would like it better if Toothless wasn't so popular.

__________________

Welcome to my Siggy 4.0

*Reminder* By the numbers of times people mistaken me as a man, I need to remind you or let you know, I'm a Female. No hard feelings.

Table of Contents

Lincs

OCs

Franchise Designs to Book Dragons

Other Accounts

SoD

Adoptables

Bases

The Bottom

 

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

 Art  Bizarre Animals  Chat  Vikings  FAQs(Q&A) 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

OCs

 

 

 

Other

Jaguar  Oca  Lagar  Aslan  Durkaanthurnax  Vector  Alan  Ungolf  Rhiana  Ky

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Franchise Designs to Book Dragons

  

Pictures contain Lincs

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Other Accounts 

     

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

SoD

     

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Adoptables

Open/Closed/Under Renovation/Coming Soon (no linc)

Fan Dragons

   

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Bases

 

Cat Bases

[Part 1]

[Part 2]

 

Dragon Bases

Wave 1    Wave 2   Wave 3   Wave 4   Wave 5   Wave 6   Wave 7

 

Requestable Dragon Bases

Windwalker

 

Animals

Animal Bases + a Wooly Howl base

          

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

You reached to this point of my signature. The bottom actually. Bubba isn't doing his job very well *whispers* he's a slacker.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

There are only 2 signs before our savior returns. First, the gospel will be translated in all languages and received to all world tribes to hear the word. The second sign is all of the nations will turn against Israel and plan to destroy the Jews once and for all. As the armies arrive, Jesus will emerge as pure and fight all the armies all against one. There begins the rapture to break down the old world, then form a new one.

Today the bible has been translated to 98% of all languages, and now Obama wishes to plan offences against Israel.

Jesus is coming back this century

WhispertheWolf's picture
WhispertheWolf
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 03/13/2015
For the Love of a Real-Life Toothless

HTTYD - the first film - is my favorite movie. And frankly, it was life-changing.

 

Funny thing is, this all began, not with a dragon, but with a horse.

 

Jetta was a pony-sized Quarter horse mare we rescued. She was half-starved, had overgrown hoves, a bashed-in skull, and old scars all over her legs. I, meanwhile, was going through the worst years of most people's lives - middle school - and dealing with my parents currently having a visitation and child support court disagreement. (Fun times.) Not to mention I wasn't exactly a popular person at school, what with being your resident honors student dork.

 

Jetta was a little bit unsure about people, understandably. As a result, people thought the horse was crazy and that we were crazy for buying her. But...I don't know, I just thought she was the best thing from the start. She was quiet with me, she let me handle her, let me catch her in the pasture, and no one really knew why. I guess because I didn't know what I was doing, really, so I didn't ask much of her. I learned how to ride while trying to teach her to be ridden; we were both green and had many hilarious falling accidents (never because she spooked but because one of us just plain messed up). But we kept at it. I discovered we had the same energy and love to explore and willingness to try new terrain.

 

I didn't just ride, either. I spent time with her. I went for walks with her by my side. I read to her in the pasture. I introduced to her new locations, and she was always more curious than fearful.

 

Before long, we were riding bareback and bridleless regularly, and we were as inseparable as possible. She even proved protective of me, standing over me when I fell off during a stampede and chasing off a dog that tried to nip my ankles. Mostly we rode for miles into the wilderness, going as far as time would allow, riding out into miles of state park, chasing deer and running straight into flocks of wild turkeys, jumping any log or bluff we found. And I guess that riding paid off, too; I didn't like shows, but in all the ones we ever wented, we only ever got first and second place.

 

And they called her crazy.

 

Funny thing was, I thought I was healing a rescued horse. The truth was...I think she saved me. I won't get into that...but she wasn't just my horse. In a way, she wasn't even really a pet. She was my best friend. She was my sister.

The first time I saw How to Train Your Dragon and saw how Hiccup and Toothless interacted...I saw Jetta. Toothless was like her in so many ways, it just...tugged so much on my heart strings. From their untrusting first encounters to their comical first failed attempts at riding to Toothless' sassy and blunt Jetta-like nature and how he was even protective like she was...this movie had me from the touch scene onward and wouldn't let go.

 

That's just the main reason, of course. The music and animation are amazing; this is just beautiful to look at and listen to. This movie taught me that soundtracks can be composed to be good enough to stand on their own as pieces while also still being able to support a scene. And it taught me to appreciate animation in a way I never did before.

 

But the characters and story! This means so much to me, I can't even. Toothless is the absolute best part of this franchise for being every best friend-pet anyone has ever loved. Heck, every heroic thing that dragon does in the movies is for love; I mean, he becomes alpha simply because he loved and wanted to protect his best friend, for goodness' sake! And speaking of heroes, that's what Hiccup did, too, in both films, risking his life for his village and his best friend. Hiccup's conviction and bravery in the first film is still the most powerful thing of this franchise. I can't think of a stronger message or one I'd want proclaimed even more than the power of love. And the first film hands out character arches like candy. Hiccup gets a character arch, Toothless gets a character arch, Stoick gets a character arch, Astrid gets a character arch, we're just handing out the arches.

 

And that's where the storyline shows through. Let me tell you, as someone who loves the art of storytelling, I love the first movie's story. It's not flawless, but dang, is it good! People can talk all they want about the cliche storyline in the first film, and usually they're using that word incorrectly and what they actually mean is "tropey." And yes, it is tropey. But thing is...they do it well. Almost everything is set up, you can see every emotion in the characters, the pacing is great, and the heart of the story, the "love triangle" between Hiccup, Toothless, and Stoick, symbolizing the continuing conflict of what Hiccup desires vs. what he recieves, is what holds the tension together and keeps us entranced throughout the film. For the most part, this is good storytelling! This is using tropes in a way that shows us why they became tropes in the first place...because they make great stories with great morals! Jetta or not, this wouldn't have remained my favorite film for 7 years otherwsie.

 

I also feel this movie just hit all the right parts for me personally. I've always loved dragons and medieval fantasy worlds, so that's a plus. I love sarcastic humor. And I just...relate to Hiccup. I already brought up the Jetta/Toothless thing, but that just scratches the surface. I have father issues a mile long, so Hiccup and Stoick's conflict...eh, hit home harder than it probably should have. (I hope most of you don't relate as much as me.) Hiccup is a pretty nerdy Viking, too, which I can't even begin to tell you how much this straight-A student relates to that. Not to mention Hiccup being small and wimpy? ...I don't weigh enough to donate blood, okay? I totally get that. And now he just wants to research dragons. I'm currently getting a degree to research wild animals. And I actually did do animal training in high school as a "first job." I just...the only way I could have related more to this character is if they made him a writer instead of an inventor and then made him female. I connect to this character intensely.

 

Speaking of being an animal trainer, there's also the dragon training. I actually worked as a dog trainer and horse rehabilitator for a time, and I've been fighting against the harmful "alpha dog training" and the bullying "old school" way of horse training and riding in favor of working with the animal and developing an understanding based on trust. So seeing films and even a whole franchise that, in a way, are entirely about making a bond with your animal and training them with kind but firm positive reinforcement brings more joy to my heart than I can say. I sincerely hope that this franchise has a positive affect on the ideas children have about handling animals; it's powerful propoganda that I truly believe in and live by.

 

And finally, while the franchise often annoys me the further it corrupts things from the first film and the more ridiculous it gets story-wise, the many different types of dragons are a BIG reason for continuing to consume everything in the franchise. After all, without this riduclous expanding HTTYD universe, I wouldn't have my HTTYD ice dragons! ^_^ Not to mention...all the different dragons are just so cool, ice-breathing or not! They're amazing!

 

So I first loved it for Jetta and Toothless. Then I found so much more to love along with it. And I've been in deep ever since. I'm not going to sit here and say it changed my life, but it's gotten a huge chunk of my heart, and I doubt it's letting go any time soon. (Otherwise I wouldn't be here.) ;)

__________________

Soon her ice dragon would come for her, and she would ride on its back to the land of always-winter.

~George R. R. Martin, The Ice Dragon

 

<br/><a  data-cke-saved-href="http://oi65.tinypic.com/14cshz6.jpg" href="http://oi65.tinypic.com/14cshz6.jpg" target="_blank">View Raw Image</a>

HTTYD2 Concept Art by Jason Geieber, Woolly Howl and Shivertooth Edit by Me

 

 

Whisper the Wolf  STICKER

& Winterwind  

Winterwind Flying (Gif) by WhispertheWolfie

Whisper the Wolf by Pixel                                Winterwind by Nessie

 

Links

All links open in a new tab.

Winterwind Artwork

Winterwind Banners

Whisper and Winterwind: A Poem by Wolflight

 

Every day is shorter now,

Dimming, darkening, darkening.

Every night is longer and deep with chill...

Up above the timberline,

Echoing, echoing, echoing,

Winter Wolf is calling to the Frozen Moon,

Crouching in her forest bed.

Watching, waiting, waiting,

She can feel the snow will be coming soon.

~"Winter Wolf" by Amy F. Bernon

 

The Real Winterwind: Jetta

http://i.istockimg.com/file_thumbview_approve/56584758/3/stock-photo-56584758-young-woman-with-her-horse-winter-portrait-toned.jpg

Made by Owlsbane

 

The bond between Man and Beast...

http://images2.fanpop.com/image/polls/459000/459048_1275729097789_full.jpguploaded image

...is not just fiction.

 

 

 

In-Game Dragons in School of Dragons

 

Strike Class

Winterwind: female Woolly Howl (main dragon)

Dasher: male Woolly Howl (Snoggletog Wraith stand-in; main Christmas dragon)

Avalanche: female Snow Wraith (2nd main racing dragon)

Abominable: male Titan Wing Snow Wraith (3rd main racing dragon)

Icebones (in-game name Stormblaze): male Skrill

Galewing: female Titan Wing Skrill

Slashtail: male Triple Stryke

 

Boulder Class

Icevein: male Groncicle (2nd main dragon)

Hoarfrost: male Groncicle (Icevein's father)

Permafrost: female Groncicle (Icevein's mother)

Crystal (in-game name Krystal): female Groncicle (Icevein's sister)

Snowblast: male Groncicle (Icevein's brother)

Firn: female Groncicle (Icevein's sister)

Coldnip: male Groncicle (Frozen Groncicle stand-in)

Stonemaw: male Gronckle

Fireball: female Titan Wing Gronckle

Ironmaid (in-game name Honormaid): female Hotburple

Boulderdash: male Catastrophic Quaken

Redwolf: male Grapple Grounder

Meteorblast: male Eruptodon

Sawblade (in-game name Sawfang): male Whispering Death

Bramble: female Titan Wing Whispering Death

Furious: male Screaming Death

Merciless: female Titan Wing Screaming Death

Gemtooth: female Snafflefang

Charity: female Shovelhelm

Stonefist: male Thunderpede

 

Stoker Class

Sparrow: female Terrible Terror (3rd main dragon)

Van (in-game name Slurg): male Titan Wing Terrible Terror

Legacy: female Silver Phantom

Eclipse: female Night Terror

Brightsoul: male Singetail

Scout: female Flame Whipper

Firegale: female Monstrous Nightmare

Ridgeback: male Titan Wing Monstrous Nightmare

Lionheart: male Moldruffle

Sunheart: female Fireworm Queen

Cyclone: male Typhoomerang

Fireflight: female Hobblegrunt (Threadtail stand-in)

 

Sharp Class

Frostclaws: male Shivertooth (main racing dragon)

Solstice: female Shivertooth (4th main racing dragon)

Thistle: female Prickleboggle (main battle dragon; tiny Prickleboggle stand-in)

Oakthorn (in-game name Oakclaw): male Timberjack

Fleetsteps: male Speed Stinger

Spitfire: male Scuttleclaw

Jadeheart: female Titan Wing Scuttleclaw

Silvershard: female Razorwhip

Swiftslice: male Titan Wing Razorwhip

Windrider: female Stormcutter

Owleyes: male Titan Wing Stormcutter

Rainshed: female Raincutter

Shadowhunter: male Devilish Dervish

 

Tracker Class

Brightclaw: female Deadly Nadder (starter dragon)

Horntail: male Titan Wing Deadly Nadder

Echo: female Mudraker

Bullheart: male Rumblehorn

 

Tidal Class

Splashwing: female Sliquifier

Seacry: female Thunderdrum

Darkbreather: male Titan Wing Thunderdrum

Fjord: male Sand Wraith

Shorewind: female Titan Wing Sand Wraith

Sparky: male Shockjaw

Wavedancer: female Tide Glider

Riptide: male Scauldron

Freyasfang: female Windwalker

 

Mystery Class

Professor: male Flightmare (main Halloween dragon)

Aurora: female Titan Wing Flightmare

Sneak, Snip, Snap & Trap: male Snaptrapper (Leafy Snaptrapper stand-in)

Scourge: female Boneknapper

Wishbone: male Titan Wing Boneknapper

Nightingale: female Sithersong

Doomfang: male Death Song

Evermore: male Tiny Tooth Death Song

Bandit: male Armorwing

Flower: female Changewing

Double & Trouble: female Hideous Zippleback

Short & Snout: male Titan Wing Hideous Zippleback

Honey: female Sweet Death

Fortitude: male Buffalord

Mistwalker: female Smothering Smokebreath

 

In-Game Dragons in Dragons: Rise of Berk

 

 

Sharp Class

Frostclaws: Shivertooth (main dragon)

Fleetsteps: Speed Stinger

Oakthorn: Timberjack

Rainshed: Raincutter

Willowslice: Hackatoo

 

Tracker Class

Brightclaw: Deadly Nadder

Horntail: Defender Deadly Nadder

Adney: Edge Nadder

Stormfly: Unique Deadly Nadder

Bullheart: Rumblehorn

Skullcrusher: Unique Rumblehorn

 

Tidal Class

Seacry: Defender Thunderdrum

Sparky: Shockjaw

Riptide: Scauldron

Waveslicer: Exotic Scauldron

 

Stoker Class

Sparrow: Terrible Terror (2nd main dragon)

Firegale: Monstrous Nightmare (starter dragon)

Ridgeback: Defender Monstrous Nightmare

Hookfang: Unique Monstrous Nightmare

Fanghook: Unique Monstrous Nightmare

Halfeye: Hobblegrunt

 

Boulder Class

Stonemaw: Gronckle

Ironbelly: Defender Gronckle

Meatlug: Unique Gronckle

Ironmaid: Hotburple

Boulderdash: Champion Catastrophic Quaken

Sawblade: Whispering Death

Bramblespike: Exotic Whispering Death

Gemtooth: Snafflefang

Stonefist: Thunderpede

 

Mystery Class

Sneak, Snip, Snap & Trap: Snaptrapper

Rain, Mist, Dew & Drop: Defender Snaptrapper

Double & Trouble: Hideous Zippleback

Barf & Belch: Unique Hideous Zippleback

Mirage: Changewing

Fortitude: Buffalord

Big Buff: Unique Buffalord

Mistwalker: Smothering Smokebreath

Helium: Defender Smothering Smokbreath

 

Strike Class

Fireflight: Threadtail

Toothless: Unique Night Fury

 

Unknown Class

Webweaver: Silkspanner

 

Chickens

Cockatrice: Unique Chicken

 

In-Game Dragons in Dragons: Wild Skies

 

Sharp Class

Brightclaw: Deadly Nadder (starter dragon; main dragon)

 

Boulder Class

Stonemaw: Gronckle

Sawblade: Whispering Death

 

Stoker Class

Firegale: Monstrous Nightmare

Cyclone: Typhoomerang

 

Tidal Class

Seacry: Thunderdrum

Riptide: Scauldron

 

Fear Class

Double & Trouble: Hideous Zippleback

 

Mystery Class

Mirage: Changewing

Mistwalker: Smothering Smokebreath

 

Strike Class

Toothless: Night Fury

 

 

Character Links

<br/><a  data-cke-saved-href="http://oi64.tinypic.com/2qv8m5c.jpg" href="http://oi64.tinypic.com/2qv8m5c.jpg" target="_blank">View Raw Image</a><br/><a  data-cke-saved-href="http://oi65.tinypic.com/2ahtssx.jpg" href="http://oi65.tinypic.com/2ahtssx.jpg" target="_blank">View Raw Image</a>

Trainer Sprites by Blackwolfen

Links are in blue, all open in a new tab

 

The Wolf and the Howl Characters:

Whisper Norling

Winterwind

Icevein

Sparrow

Ylva Norling

Pickle

Yarrow

Norbert Haugen

Frostclaws

Thistle

Carsten

Avalanche

Dasher

Coldnip

The King

Other Characters

More Characters

 

Son of the Sea Characters

 

Adoptables

 

 

Links to My Screenshot Comics

http://i.imgur.com/Eh6yYoZ.png

 

The Wolf and the Howl: The Song of Death

The Wolf and the Howl: The Dragon at Dreadfall

The Wolf and the Howl: Dragon Sledding

The Wolf and the Howl: A Winter's Ride

The Wolf and the Howl: Matchmaker

The Wolf and the Howl: The Mysterious Chicken Caper

The Wolf and the Howl: Terror Loose on Dreadfall

 

Extra: Dasher's Snoggletog Countdown

 

 

[She] liked winter best of all, for when the world grew cold, the ice dragon came.

~George R.R. Martin, The Ice Dragon

  STICKER

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/drachenzahmen-leicht-gemacht/images/6/63/Angriffsklasse-Wappen.png/revision/latest?cb=20141207093811&path-prefix=dehttp://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141207094427/drachenzahmen-leicht-gemacht/de/images/3/3a/Gezeitenklasse.pnghttp://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/drachenzahmen-leicht-gemacht/images/2/22/Pfeilklasse.png/revision/latest?cb=20141207094635&path-prefix=dehttp://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20141207094921/drachenzahmen-leicht-gemacht/de/images/c/c4/Schreckensklasse.png

 

Wingdnasher Fan

 

Prickleboggle Fan

 

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/347/8/4/__woolly_howl_fan_button___by_xbox_ds_gameboy-d89ohi7.pnghttp://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/347/8/7/__shivertooth_fan_button___by_xbox_ds_gameboy-d89ohfp.pnghttp://fc00.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/347/d/a/__groncicle_fan_button___by_xbox_ds_gameboy-d89ohin.pnghttp://s25.postimg.org/nj2x8khan/Bewilderbeast_zps15255901.png

 

Ice Dragon from the How to Train Your Dragon Book Series: The Doomfang

Doomfang by themasterplan47

 

And only a Winter Child, and the ice dragon who loved her, could save her world from utter destruction.

~George R. R. Martin, The Ice Dragon

 

AwkwardSquiid's picture
AwkwardSquiid
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 11/18/2016
I Like Waffles and Ukuleles

That is literally beautiful. I can honestly say I'm moved.

 

Why? Because the story about your horse, Jetta. I understand that, though not to such an extent. I find it amazing that you took a horse so damaged and treated her with love and affection, not to mention earning her complete trust- not many people can do stuff like that! More and more these days, I see people earning "trust" with animals by forcing them to obey them. My mum, sister and I train and ride horses, with a method not commonly seen. That method involves earning trust, but also respect, in not a dictatorship-like way, but in a way that you might earn trust with a new friend. The trust in our methods go both ways- we trust the horse, and the horse trusts us. We respect the horse, and the horse respects us.

 

My mare, Freya, we think was likely abused by her past owners. I started riding her when she was still skittish and unsure of humans, and though certainly not as much as your horse would have been, it was understandable that Freya was scared. Previously, about five years prior, I had suffered a riding incident that wasn't major, but caused me to fear riding and horses from that point forward. Then, I started training with Freya- who was also scared, just like me. And we grew out of that together, and we still are growing. I had been a part of the HTTYD fandom long before that, but then I started to realize that horses were a lot like the dragons I loved so much- if you treated them with love and respect, they would treat you with love and respect. Because young me had dreamed of having a dragon of my own (I spent my days searching my half acre backyard for them), Freya sort of became my "dragon". My friend that showed me I could face my fears.

 

Anyways, that's awesome, like I first said. Which is technically what I was going to say overall, but then I started ranting, shame on me. XD

 

-Squiid

 

 

OwlsBane
Offline
Supreme Viking Champion
Joined: 08/31/2014
Not everything - but something.

For me Httyd means, not everything, but something.

 

What connected to me the most goes along with what Whisper says about the bonding.

When I was young and first meeting my step-father, he let me pick a puppy from the litter his dog gave birth to. It was a 'welcome to the family' gift of sorts. Well as I was growing and learning, I tended to teach my dog a bit differently than my father did. While I taught her with praise and kindness, looking for ways to improve on where she lacked, my father taught her with strict rules and a punishments if need be. Now I wasn't the 'speak up to be heard' type, and I was young so what did the words of a 7 year-old matter anyway? Then came Httyd. I saw the way Hiccup bonded with Toothless and learned with him - no violence. I saw the way they loved each other too, and that gave me some sort of confidence that teaching by changing to fit the animal's needs is perfectly fine. Now that I'm older, I can see how well that works. I've trained my father's dog to stop barking with a simple command rather than shouting that she's dumb and stupid until she stops. (Yes - he does call the dog stupid :/)

 

So while this discovery wasn't life changing, the Httyd universe gave me a small push saying "Hey, being kind and working around the problem isn't you being weak, but strong."