“What do I have to do to get my father to accept me?”
FAVORITE EPISODE OF THE SHOW BECAUSE REASONS
Because it showed that Hiccup still has some lingering self esteem issues.
That his confidence is growing but easily cracked. And that he STILL has an intense NEED to prove himself. He refuses to let what he’s found slip away. So much that this caused him to risk his life. Hiccup tends to make stupid decisions when its his reputation on the line. Even Stoick is well aware of this as evidenced by the finale. Hiccup gives in to taunting. He has a bit of a pride complex, that spawned from his need to prove himself.
I LIKE that the writers have an ongoing flaw for him. It gets him into trouble. He became increasingly arrogant, to the point that even Snotlout was like WOW REALLY HICCUP. And in the end, it got him into some DEEP DOO DOO. Alvin even used it against him, he knew it would work. Hic gets his mind set on something, and gets excited, or determined to prove a point, and he either forgets to weigh the danger, or dismisses it as “I can handle it!” Maybe you would, too, if you defeated something like the Red Death. But he’s figuring out that not every long shot plan is going to go off without a hitch. That’s why they’re called long shots. He is learning, he is still a kid, he is not perfect.
I love this character to pieces, wow.
Maybe this is a little off topic, but I want to rewind a bit because this reminds me of something else I really appreciate — when I first saw this movie in theaters I fell in love with Hiccup’s character the moment he said “okay-but-I-hit-a-Night-Fury?” and then quickly followed up with “it’s not like the last few times, Dad, I mean I really, actually hit it!”
He’s not a tragic misunderstood hero. He’s cried wolf so much that even he’s admitting to it. On top of seeing the damage he’s just caused to the village (which could have been prevented if he had just done what he was told), it’s actually understandable that Stoick is so angry. But as an audience we can easily see how he’s grown up desperate for approval and of course that would make him full of character flaws.
There was a really easy option there to make Hiccup the brilliant, kind, bullied child who all the less intelligent Vikings just mistreat and overlook, but instead of that Mary Sue what we got was an introductory scene with a maddeningly disobedient, cheeky, sarcastic little fishbone who is at the core only causing so much trouble because he wants to cause less trouble and if that’s not an endearing character than I don’t know what is.
She told me I could be anything I wanted. (x)
Adventure Time went ahead and created a transgender cookie. HATS OFF. I love this show so much.
is this a thing?
i love this show so much
Since the episode was taken down on the original source, here’s a link to another place to watch it.
Another thing about this episode that really helped me was where he said “She laughed in my face,” And when you watch the scene itself, she wasn’t laughing at him, she wasn’t mocking him, she just thought he was a cute cookie, or maybe she was thinking about how much being a princess sucked sometimes and he wouldn’t want to be one if he knew what it was like. But it wasn’t the “laughed in his face” kind of moment you’d imagine just hearing about it. She thought it was a harmless gesture, but it was something that drove him to violence.
I didn’t quite know why this mattered so much until my friend looked over and said that it showed how a lot of the slights we thought were terrible were mostly just in our head. That what happened wasn’t what you thought, and the malice we imagined was never there. Especially if it happened a long time ago. Our minds have ways of making things seem more dramatic in hindsight.
Maybe no one meant to hurt you, and of course that doesn’t mean you had no right to be hurt, but sometimes perspective can heal the wounds we pick out. Sometimes you just gotta let it go
How to draw houndstooth!
one of your heroes, Han Solo, realized he was going to be friendzoned by the girl he likes and ACCEPTED it and chose not to call her a bitch, even promising to not get in their way as a couple.
Sincerely, Be Like HanHan
I think it’s the first time I see gifsets of this scene with comments that focus on how Han Solo respects Leia’s feelings instead of incest jokes. Kudos to you, tumblr user jamesfactscalvin :)