Something I’ve wanted to draw for a long while now! I know Nico has this reputation as this big brooding baby and I see him drawn with such closed body language all the time (hands in pockets, arms crossed) but I also love that he canonically speaks with his hands? I mean. Guys, he’s Italian. In his introduction we see him and Bianca making very loud hand gestures and I don’t think that kind of body language just goes away just because he’s sad all the time now - I still think he should have very expressive hands uwu
a friendly artist tip: once you have no a clearest idea what to draw, genderbend some of your otps, it’s always so much funnnn, at least for me
anyway, for some reason while drawing girl!Ed I kind of came up with this headcanon in which she’s quite \flat\ and it’s her insecurity. (all because I wasn’t entirely sure the girl would be that mad about someone calling her a shortie and therefore why not let the girl have small breasts eheh)
And as for dude!Winry I wasn’t really sure what is the way he’d be mad *like girl!Winry going completely crazy because of broken auto-mail and punching Ed with all the possible stuff*, therefore I thought guy!Winry would be that guy who gets sort of super calm but still terrifying haha
I am not even sure anymore what do I ship more the original or this help
chestry007 asked: Can you recommend any good HTTYD fics? I've been a diehard fan of the movie since it came out, but haven't thought about looking into fanfic for it until recently.
Well I have to include a shameless plug for my own work on ff.net. I have… *checks* wow. Apparently I have 11 HtTYD fics? (I seriously didn’t know it’d gotten that out of hand) so if you feel like humoring a small-time ficcer, I have some oneshots, drabbles, and chapter fics. But I can’t really rec them because I wrote them.
*ahem* …moving on…
Hitchups by Avannak (The Antic Repartee on ffnet): If you’re into super long, super awesome, historically-realistically done AUs. This fic is basically the HtTYD fic. (Every fandom has one…) I gobbled this up in two days. I think my family thought I’d died because it’s over 300,000 words and took up the entire two days. I cried at least twice.
To Soar Into the Sunset: Being the Memoirs of a Rather Irregular Night Furyby Fjord Mustang. It’s a mouthful, that title. I’ve reread this one like three times, at least, because I love it so much. It’s basically HtTYD told from Toothless’ perspective with lots of headcanon and bonus material added in there. It’s lovely.
Logic of Steel by Fjord Mustang. I laughed so much through this story, and it warmed my heart, too. Reading it was like eating the very best kind of fanfiction candy. A lovely, lovely marriage of book and movieverses.
Blessing by Strati is a oneshot favorite of mine. It’s angsty, but very heartfelt anda very lovely look at Stoick’s character, which is rather rare.
The Past is the Present by almne is, without a doubt, the best, most enthralling modern AU for HtTYD I have ever read. BUT BE WARNED! IT WAS NEVER COMPLETED. The main plotarch of the story is finished if you still want to give it a go, but it was never finished. (For which I bang my head and scream ‘why’ to the fanfiction pantheon)
Chasing Thunderstorms by Foxy’sGirl is another perfect-in-every-way modern AU for different reasons, and is more focused on the development of the relationship between Astrid and Hiccup, which she pulls of beautifully. Be warned, it does contain some material like physical abuse which could potentially be triggering for some people? Just a forwarning. But it is brilliant and you should definitely read it. It is a work in progress that is being updated often.
Eeehhh, those are the ones that come to mind off the top of my head right now, but there are literally thousands more. I don’t frequent A03, but they have tons, and FFnet recently revamped their filter system so it’s a heck of a lot easier to find good fics. Go fourth and search, my friend! I hope I’ve helped a least a little!
Oh wow! A - thank you :)… B - some great picks here, so pay attention followers!… C - I’m so happy you added Logic of Steel! That was actually a gift Fjord made for me. It was supposed to be a one-shot with movie!Hiccup encountering Flashburn and she made it into a freaking 3-shot! I was so stoked! I’m just super glad other people appreciate her stuff too. She’s definitely one of the under-appreciated gems of the fandom, both in writing and wisdom.
I’m not much for modern!AUs (though I do like almne’s stuff, so we’ll see), but I’ve got another modern one to add to the list:
Principles and Elements by Grim Revolution. I haven’t read it in years, of course, but I just remember it being an amazing slide into the modern era. Also, it’s completed! No waiting :)