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my confession: i think hiccup is hot! my first real crush on an animated character. weird eh?
let-us-be-freaks-together

Yes, weird. You’re the only person on tumblr with a crush on animated person.

Soo.. My httyd story. Well it started with watching frozen (since it was so overhyped but w.e) and i liked it so i decided to watch more animated films like tangled, RotG, wreck-it ralph etc. Until i came across the httyd movie ad i loved it. Not knowing much about the franchise i searched if there was a second film and i found out it was coming pretty soon so i watched it in cinemas and i was so good. I also watched all rob and dob episodes, the short films and i'm planning on reading the books
xxdragonzzxx

Ahh, thanks for sharing! Do read the books!! They’re amazing!!! =D

I think Hiccup is good for Astrid because they are both different but then later you can see that they have a lot in common. The only thing is why did they fall in love? :)
Anonymous

Dragons.

I don't really ship Hiccup and Astrid. If I was going to Ship Astrid with someone, it would be Snotlout.
Anonymous
My HTTYD story: I went to watch it in the 8th grade with a boy I liked. It was my first time going on a "date" sort of thing, so I was pretty nervous. He ended up falling asleep, but I really enjoyed the movie. He and I later drifted apart, but I still think fondly of him. I still love HTTYD as much as I did the first time I watched it though.
Anonymous

Note: It’s clearly because he fell asleep during the best movie eveeeer. But no! Thank you for sharing your story with us! It’s great to hear that you love HTTYD! Hnng, it’s so great. You’re great. 


My HTTYD story! :)
I think I first saw a trailer for it when I went to go see the first Percy Jackson movie (which was horrible, but anyway…). I remember being like, “Huh, that looks a bit different from what Dreamworks usually does.” So I was somewhat intrigued but didn’t feel strongly compelled to see it. 
I was a junior in high school when the movie came out. One of my friends was turning 17 around the time it was released in theaters, and he was the last one in my close group of friends to turn 17. So the rest of us were all like, “Oh, we’re all 17 now and we can finally all go see an R-rated movie together! So since it’s your birthday what do you want to see?” And he was like, “… Can we see ‘How To Train Your Dragon’?” One of my other friends was like “YES” but the rest of us were kinda like “….Ehhh.” But if not HTTYD then my friend wanted to see “Hot Tub Time Machine” so we were all like, “Haha okay, dragons it is.” 
So I remember going into the theater and sitting down and just being like, “Ah well, maybe this movie will be all right.” I’d heard it was getting good reviews and whatnot, so I was hoping it would be at least okay. And then it started … 
And I was really drawn into it right away. The animation, the characters, the story … all of it. It was a lot funnier and more captivating and just over all way, way better than I was expecting. I remember during the “forbidden friendship” scene just turning to my friend and we were both like crying from how cute and touching it was and I just had this moment of like, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting this movie to get to me so much and I love it gaahhhh.” 
Anyway, since I saw it that first time I’ve watched it over and over again and I’ve never gotten tired of it. In fact, over the past four years my love for it has just kept growing. There are just so many subtle things in it, and such great character development, and the stakes are a lot higher than in a lot of other animated/kids’ movies. … It’s just a damn good story, and executed so well.
I actually didn’t get so involved in the fandom until only a couple of months ago. Before that I’d just kind of looked at the HTTYD blogs/tag from afar without participating, and then randomly decided I wanted to start my own HTTYD blog and here I am! It hasn’t been very long but I already feel like a part of a community, and so far everyone has been very nice and welcoming. So I really love being a part of it. :) 
So yeah, I guess that’s my story! I love both HTTYD movies and this fandom. You’re all awesome. 


Admin Note: Ahhh, thank you so much for sending in your story!! And welcome to the fandom! Your Toothless art is so great! I saw it on DA! Thank you so, so much for sending it in along with your story!

My HTTYD story! :)

I think I first saw a trailer for it when I went to go see the first Percy Jackson movie (which was horrible, but anyway…). I remember being like, “Huh, that looks a bit different from what Dreamworks usually does.” So I was somewhat intrigued but didn’t feel strongly compelled to see it. 

I was a junior in high school when the movie came out. One of my friends was turning 17 around the time it was released in theaters, and he was the last one in my close group of friends to turn 17. So the rest of us were all like, “Oh, we’re all 17 now and we can finally all go see an R-rated movie together! So since it’s your birthday what do you want to see?” And he was like, “… Can we see ‘How To Train Your Dragon’?” One of my other friends was like “YES” but the rest of us were kinda like “….Ehhh.” But if not HTTYD then my friend wanted to see “Hot Tub Time Machine” so we were all like, “Haha okay, dragons it is.” 

So I remember going into the theater and sitting down and just being like, “Ah well, maybe this movie will be all right.” I’d heard it was getting good reviews and whatnot, so I was hoping it would be at least okay. And then it started … 

And I was really drawn into it right away. The animation, the characters, the story … all of it. It was a lot funnier and more captivating and just over all way, way better than I was expecting. I remember during the “forbidden friendship” scene just turning to my friend and we were both like crying from how cute and touching it was and I just had this moment of like, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting this movie to get to me so much and I love it gaahhhh.” 

Anyway, since I saw it that first time I’ve watched it over and over again and I’ve never gotten tired of it. In fact, over the past four years my love for it has just kept growing. There are just so many subtle things in it, and such great character development, and the stakes are a lot higher than in a lot of other animated/kids’ movies. … It’s just a damn good story, and executed so well.

I actually didn’t get so involved in the fandom until only a couple of months ago. Before that I’d just kind of looked at the HTTYD blogs/tag from afar without participating, and then randomly decided I wanted to start my own HTTYD blog and here I am! It hasn’t been very long but I already feel like a part of a community, and so far everyone has been very nice and welcoming. So I really love being a part of it. :) 

So yeah, I guess that’s my story! I love both HTTYD movies and this fandom. You’re all awesome. 

Admin Note: Ahhh, thank you so much for sending in your story!! And welcome to the fandom! Your Toothless art is so great! I saw it on DA! Thank you so, so much for sending it in along with your story!

Alright! Well, my main hobby is watching animated movies :) so one day (a year ago I guess?) I came across HTTYD. I decided to watch it. Needless to say, I fell in love immediately, mostly because when I saw Hiccup, I saw myself: the outcast, but still someone who has a lot more to give. Sometimes even a little bit arrogant about my intelligence xD so yeah, thats it!
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Note: Thank you for sending in your story! That’s great to hear! He’s an arrogant little bugger. xD But he’s great! 

i dint watch httyd when it came out at that time i wan'st enamored my animated movies i watched when it was on HBO then i kept watching it every chance i got and ended up buying the DVD because i fell in love with the movie and i related too hiccup so much and because of httyd i found out what i wanted to do in life and i have drawing and studying animation and have been wanting to do concept art
Anonymous

Thank you for sharing your story!! I really hope that things go the way you want them to with animation and concept art! 


Sorry for being an idiot, I sent this from my phone before and didn’t see the ‘submit’ box on the app. My technology IQ is like, 43, so if this isn’t the right place either, please let me know! I threw in a drawing just for the heck of it, that simple mechanical pencil sketch took me ~4 hours…
My very first impression of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise  manifested itself from the terrible and ubiquitous commercials that Dreamworks played during the 2010 Winter Olympics.Naturally, the commercials made me assume that the movie was going to be awful, and as a prideful young male, I had no intention of seeing ‘the stupid kid’s movie’.
Some weeks later, well after the movie had premiered, my little brother and sister (9 and 5) wanted to go see a movie, and my parents decided that HTTYD was the only suitable option for them.Despite my objections (At 12 years old, my parents felt I was too young to be left alone), I was dragged along and forced to sit quiet for the 2D showing.
To my surprise, I was almost immediately captivated. When I first saw the sheep’s reaction in the opening scene, I was interested (it was funny!).When I first saw the character animations, I was impressed. And as the ‘This is Berk’ scene/track played out, I became increasingly excited.
I left the theater shocked. The Hictooth dynamic was like nothing I’d ever seen before. The soundtrack had me fighting tears towards the end. The movie itself was the most exciting and complete animated feature I’d ever seen. Of everyone in my family that went, I enjoyed it the most. I saw it once more that year, on DVD.
That was the extent of my intrigue. If someone were to bring up HTTYD I’d defend it as an amazing movie, and recommend it.
Then towards the end of 2013, I heard a John Powell track on Pandora. Remembering what I had felt during the movie, I started a HTTYD station and heard most of the soundtrack over and over again, and truly fell in love with it.
Over winter break 2013, several of my friends and I went to eat/hang out at a buffet. The topic of the effect of soundtracks on movies arose, and I enthusiastically threw HTTYD in the mix. One of my best friends then talked about how much he loved the first movie, and how he didn’t know what to think about the new character designs for the second.I said “Woah woah woah what? They’re making a second movie?!”He then pulled out his phone and showed me the beginning of the first full trailer (the first one to show Hiccup/Astrid together).I told him, “Put that freakin’ phone away, I’m watching that in full quality on my computer first!”From that moment, my obsession was born. Every time I saw the first movie, I loved it even more (which had never happened for me).
Since then, I’ve seen the first movie 7 times, all of the short films, the entire RoB/DoB series, and the second movie 3 times.
The HTTYD franchise now has my two favorite movies; which I also consider to be the two greatest animated movies of all time. It also has the two greatest soundtracks I’ve ever heard. It also has my two favorite fictional characters (Hiccup/Toothless) in the strongest friendship ever imagined (Hictooth), as well as my favorite fictional romantic relationship (Hiccstrid). It also has the best teaser trailer (Beyond the Clouds) I’ve ever seen.

First of all: You’re not stupid at all! You are definitely not the only one who sent a reply instead of a submission/ask. But thank you so, so much for submitting! And your sketch is so great, ohmahgaaawsh. No one submits art! Ever! So, that’s really something special!! Thank you for sharing your story and your art!! =D

Sorry for being an idiot, I sent this from my phone before and didn’t see the ‘submit’ box on the app. My technology IQ is like, 43, so if this isn’t the right place either, please let me know! I threw in a drawing just for the heck of it, that simple mechanical pencil sketch took me ~4 hours…

My very first impression of the How To Train Your Dragon franchise  manifested itself from the terrible and ubiquitous commercials that Dreamworks played during the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Naturally, the commercials made me assume that the movie was going to be awful, and as a prideful young male, I had no intention of seeing ‘the stupid kid’s movie’.

Some weeks later, well after the movie had premiered, my little brother and sister (9 and 5) wanted to go see a movie, and my parents decided that HTTYD was the only suitable option for them.
Despite my objections (At 12 years old, my parents felt I was too young to be left alone), I was dragged along and forced to sit quiet for the 2D showing.

To my surprise, I was almost immediately captivated. When I first saw the sheep’s reaction in the opening scene, I was interested (it was funny!).
When I first saw the character animations, I was impressed. And as the ‘This is Berk’ scene/track played out, I became increasingly excited.

I left the theater shocked. The Hictooth dynamic was like nothing I’d ever seen before. The soundtrack had me fighting tears towards the end. The movie itself was the most exciting and complete animated feature I’d ever seen. Of everyone in my family that went, I enjoyed it the most. I saw it once more that year, on DVD.

That was the extent of my intrigue. If someone were to bring up HTTYD I’d defend it as an amazing movie, and recommend it.

Then towards the end of 2013, I heard a John Powell track on Pandora. Remembering what I had felt during the movie, I started a HTTYD station and heard most of the soundtrack over and over again, and truly fell in love with it.

Over winter break 2013, several of my friends and I went to eat/hang out at a buffet. The topic of the effect of soundtracks on movies arose, and I enthusiastically threw HTTYD in the mix. One of my best friends then talked about how much he loved the first movie, and how he didn’t know what to think about the new character designs for the second.
I said “Woah woah woah what? They’re making a second movie?!”
He then pulled out his phone and showed me the beginning of the first full trailer (the first one to show Hiccup/Astrid together).
I told him, “Put that freakin’ phone away, I’m watching that in full quality on my computer first!”
From that moment, my obsession was born. Every time I saw the first movie, I loved it even more (which had never happened for me).

Since then, I’ve seen the first movie 7 times, all of the short films, the entire RoB/DoB series, and the second movie 3 times.

The HTTYD franchise now has my two favorite movies; which I also consider to be the two greatest animated movies of all time. It also has the two greatest soundtracks I’ve ever heard. It also has my two favorite fictional characters (Hiccup/Toothless) in the strongest friendship ever imagined (Hictooth), as well as my favorite fictional romantic relationship (Hiccstrid). It also has the best teaser trailer (Beyond the Clouds) I’ve ever seen.

First of all: You’re not stupid at all! You are definitely not the only one who sent a reply instead of a submission/ask. But thank you so, so much for submitting! And your sketch is so great, ohmahgaaawsh. No one submits art! Ever! So, that’s really something special!! Thank you for sharing your story and your art!! =D

Guys. When I say ‘send in your stories’, I mean through the ask box or submit box, please. :)

Also, please use proper grammar. I completely understand that mistakes happen but when every word is spelled wrong…You’re setting yourself up for disappointment. 

Send in Your Stories!

Tell me how you fell in love with HTTYD and what it means to you!

jon1217 said: Yeah I saw it last Thursday in Manhattan. My school SVA and NYU I think did something with gofobo.com and we got to see an advanced screening of it. I jumped on board as soon as it was announced. What about the age up may I ask are you not that into?

Ahh, that is sooo cool!! I got to do that once through that site. Not this time…but still! Hrrrgh. Did you enjoy it? I’ve heard good things! (Also, I’m sorry this reply is late. Tumblr hates me sometimes.)
And of course you may ask! 
This is just my opiniiiion and stuff, of course. I just don’t feel like Hiccup and Toothless’ story was explored as much as it could be. One of the excuses the creators used was ‘There was nowhere else to go with him at that age.’ And that was the biggest cop out! The books cover so much and Hiccup starts off as a 10 year old boy. I love the idea of a child hero. A hero who beats the odds despite everything weighing him down! And Hiccup certainly still has a lot to face with the age up but there was still so much to explore!
I feel like I’m being handed this person and being expected to understand his hardships when I want to SEE them. I want to see Hiccup grow up! I want to see his struggle of becoming a Hero the Hard Way! 
I also feel like the age was, in big part, fanservice. 
All of that being said, I’m not saying the movie isn’t enjoyable or that I won’t like it. Just that…I wanted more teenage Hiccup. I wanted to enjoy a series that didn’t deal with such ‘adult’ things. (Hiccup deals with huge choices, kills a dragon, ect…but it’s done in a setting with an ADVENTURE. It’s youthful and fun and uuurgh. I want more!) What I’m not excited for is what I think might show up. (:
So have you seen the second movie and if so what did you think? Oh, one more thing... are you prepared for HTTYD 3???
gemstone2474

I have not gotten to see it yet! I’m super poor right now! (I just got back from a huge comic convention!) But I reeeeally, really want to see it! So if anyone wants to send money along to my paypal. ;D But no! I’m not even prepared for HTTYD2! 

Everyone has been telling me it’s amazing! 

how did you get into liking HTTYD
toothlesslover4eva

Oh, gee! Thank you for asking!

When the movie first started being advertised I was really interested to like…a weirdly obsessive level. Okay, it wasn’t that bad but I reaaaaally, really wanted to see it! (The line that killed me was: ‘Look! We’re on dragons!’ Because it was so fucking silly and I needed to see it.) We did go to the theater once but my sister’s friends paid for it and we got to see any movie she wanted and she picked some movie about a pregnant lady, I don’t remember. It had J-LO in it. Not that it was a bad movie! But dude. HTTYD.We normally couldn’t afford to go to the movies though because my dad was unemployed and I didn’t have a credit card. Boo. I DID run a small business on etsy though and had paypal so I could order internet stuff. AND THAT’S HOW I CAME TO GET IT. FROM NETFLIX. 

I AM RAMBLING. 

Anyway. I’ve always been a weird person. (Who isn’t?) Like, I had friends in school but none of them really lasted. They all told me how weird I was. How different. And that was okay with me. It never really registered why it wasn’t okay with them. I had transferred from 5 schools though due to various forms of harassment and shit and I was just at a really bad place mentally after graduation. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a generally happy person but…I don’t know, after that I just holed up inside of my room. I would just sit on my computer all day and only come out to go to the bathroom or eat. I just felt like I didn’t belong. Like I was worthless. I love my family but they didn’t help. My mom used to say ‘you’d have more friends if you just stopped being yourself’.

But then one day HTTYD came in the mail! I watched it alone on my little portable DVD player and I was hooked. The relationship between Toothless and Hiccup really appealed to me. I’ve said it before but the idea of a companionable silence is really a therapeutic one, something I’ve always strived for (and found in a person who I like to call ‘my dragon’ and you people might know as ‘Crownflame’). I had always felt broken. I’d gone for big gestures to try and feel better! But none of it was enough. And then, as silly as it is I found Hiccup and Toothless and I didn’t feel so alone. Because here was a character who felt what I felt and he didn’t just hide in his room from a world that was bigger than him!

So, I started getting out more. Out of my room, at least. And talking to people, a lot of them online, but still. I felt better. 

OH. AND DRAGONS. Dragons help everything, lbr. Like…there’s nothing cooler than a dragon. Dragons. I’ve always loved dragons! My family thinks they’re demonic though. But I’ve always seen them as protectors. Not evil. 

But long story short! I started rping as Hiccup and then I met a lot of cool people like Glory, Eel, and my dragon Crownflame. And everyone was so nice and encouraging and they all had similar stories of feeling alone and stuuuuff and yeah. HTTYD just has a really special place in my heart. 

The story really gripped me too! And the music. I can’t listen to the music without crying. I’m pathetic. xD But uuurgh. It’s such a simple story but it’s told in such an interesting and new way. And then I got into the books. Holy hell, the books. They’re incredible! I’ve also met a lot of cool people through cosplaying! I spent an entire year saving up to make my Hiccup cosplay and then I went to a whole bunch of cons and sometimes I’ll go to the mall and people will stop me and say ‘Oh my gosh, you’re Hiccup!’ It’s really cool and special and it makes me feel all warm and dumb inside. 

Yeah, yeah. Dragons r cool. I love them. I’m fiercely protective of Hiccup and Toothless. Like, I get irrationally angry when people say they hate them. I will fite a bro. 

Now I’m hopelessly obsessed with HTTYD and the rest is boring history! 

You should all submit your HTTYD stories, btw. I’ll publish them.

When I first watched the first movie, my mom went crazy over Toothless and the others when I was like, "Okay, now leave me alone." Now, my friends call me addicted. They just don't know how awesome this idea is! I have even started writing stories with the characters and dragons in it.
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