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:iconjohnnyfive81:
JohnnyFive81 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a Happy Christmas Cafcow, and hope all goes well in the New Year!

Eva Christmas by JohnnyFive81
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Cafcow Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Aw, thank you!
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
how was your thankgsgiving buy the way.
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
It was good.
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Makosharkman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
so was mine we got the dress to our fiends house mix up because that resdent had the same first and last name. 
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lovely-lolo Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconemotethanks1plz::iconemotethanks2plz::iconemotethanks3plz::iconemotethanks4plz::iconemotethanksllamaplz:
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
You're welcome.
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MatthieuLacrosse Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
What is your response to the "negative" aspects some people have found in Dragons 2 like: 
Valka not being a well developed enough character, she's excellently nuanced, with her own strengths and flaws that are open to interpretation (as noted above), but her own personal character arc gets overturned in favour of Hiccup's own. Her efforts become nothing more than meaning to talk Hiccup out of his darkest hour. I say that the movie does revolve around her actions, in the sense that none of the characters would be where they are if it weren't for her. Ultimately though, she is a Lady of Peace rather than a Lady of War, she has the soul of a dragon but she is not a leader, when the Alpha Bewilderbeast appears she bows down to it. She fights to free the dragons but could not do what Hiccup did and convince Berk to come to peace with them, without her hiccup may not tried to return to Berk and mend his bond with toothless . She may not be in the spotlight for long , but her role is of paramount importance. 

Others complain that Astird went to the sidelines this film. I can see what their getting at but if you watch the series (and you should ) like me you'll see that while the series is about Hiccup and toothless' relationship to the rest of their ever growing world and people around them, the movies are about Hiccup and toothless' relationship to the Haddock family. What we do see of Astird is nice, t
here is no real nervousness or hesitation between there relationship anymore, and they don't even need to act outright romantic for one to see how in love they are. Its hard to explain but one gets the sense they are "meant to be together" when watching them that wasn't really present before, a subtle way of showing how their relationship has matured.To put it simple terms, they're obviously in love without needing to be obvious about being in love.The fact is there's no one moment, outside of the explicit moments (the various kisses, particularly) that speak to their romantic inclination. It's the many small moments between the two that slowly reveals how much they love each other without ever making a big scene out of it. I for one was happy to see that. I'm not the kind of guy that's gonna be a all lovey dovey to my girlfriend ( if i get one) , saying i love you every day, snuggling whenever, I'll show her moments of romance when the time really calls for it, cause if your too romantic you're not in love with a person  you're in love with the concept of love . These two don't need to proclaim their love to everyone because as long as they themselves  can see it their happy.
 
 Drago is another complaint . Some say he wasn't used to his full potential , we only get a brief scene of explanation by Stoick and some insight on his history, but not enough to fully develop him as a character. I was fine with how they used Drago. Time and your audiences attention span is short, if you drabble on for to long they'll get bored.  We could've gone into Drago's back story more but that might've taken too long and felt unnecessary . By that logic the Red Death didn't get much characterization either. We needed to see why Drago was such so feared and how evil he was and in that respect i think the film succeeded. Some of the odder complaints are that he's kind of narmy (when a dramatic moment fails),sounds like cookie monster or animal, oh and get this , one girl said Drago bears similarities to Nazi propaganda posters, where do you get this from? I think some people just over analyze things. 

One reviewer on a feminist blog reelgirl.com/?s=httyd&subm… said that Dragons like plenty of other films sidelined female characters while the male was the lead cause "even in fantasy films women being equal is still a thing of myth". Personally I've never noticed as to whether or not a character , like Astrid, gets treatment because of their gender I've always seen her as a equal character on par with Hiccup. See also wrote the she wished Big hero 6 should've starred a female robot, which is nuts because as a robot Baymax has no biological gender, he's only male because we associate his voice and appearance as male . She also said she didn't like how Honey Lemon was still "pink is feminine"

One reviewer said everyone in the film was making idiotic decisions, and Hiccup has rose tinted glasses that could've killed them all, but I don't think there where any rationally stupid decisions in the film. Hiccup believes that he can reason with Drago but he learns that not everyone can be reasoned with and he grows as a character ready to be a chief. The only flaw i can see with this film is that it doesn't have that special forbidden friendship like scene that made the first film so special. Flying with mother comes close but its not the same. What do you think of all the issues I've posted for you ?
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014

Like I said, I don’t think the movie was perfect. There were things in it that I wish they had done differently.

 

I thought Valka was fine. I actually really wish they went with the ides of her actually being a villain in the movie, or at least a sort of adversary like Stoick was when he found out about Toothless in the first movie.  But as she is in the movie she’s fine. I like the fact that she’s pretty much a failed Hiccup. She is what Hiccup would have been had he left Berk when Astrid followed him.

 

I do too wish Astrid had more to do, specifically with Hiccup, but again, as is I thought her part was fine.

 

Like I said about Valka, I wish they had kept the villain idea with her, and kept Drago in the background as the future villain. As he is in the movie there’s good parts and bad. He certainly made his mark as villain with having Toothless kill Stoick. It will make the heights even greater when he comes back.

However I think since they did make him the big bad that he should have been fleshed out more. I think they should have explained in the movie how he was able to control the Alpha, and not leave that to online material that you have to look up to find out.

 A movie should tell a complete story, and not leave information like that to side material.

 

I think Hiccup did have rose tinted glasses in a way. He had changed his entire village’s worldview in the first movie, and thought that he would be able to do that to one more person. Perhaps it was a bit of pride or arrogance that he had from his experiences in the first movie, or maybe it was his optimistic view on things. Whatever it was he ignored his father’ advice and went out to try to change things again. This time however he learned the hard truth that sometime people are just evil and not willing to change. His rose tinted glasses were shattered with the murder of his father. It’s good character development, and I will be interested to see where his character is at in the next movie.

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MatthieuLacrosse Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
What do you think of the new Httyd movie , what did you like, what didn't you like, what do you think of the new characters, the old characters, what did you want to see, when can we expect new fanart, what are you looking for in the third movie?
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
I thought it was great. I don't think it was as perfect as the first movie. With the first movie there is literally nothing I would change, with this one there was a scene or two where I was like "I would have done that differently." or, "I would have held onto that moment slightly longer." Things like that.
All the old characters were fantastic as always. I thought the new characters were fine. Drago was a good villain, and I look forward to seeing him again. Eret was alright. He didn't really didn't grab me, but he's alright. Valka is cool. I like how she's pretty much a failed version of Hiccup. I thought that was a neat story point, though I would have been interested in seeing the villain version of her that they originally had.
Don't know when I'll post fanart. I haven't been in the mood to draw any due to people posting my pictures on other sites, and the sites being unwilling to help me get them removed.
I'm looking forward to everything in the third movie.
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ToothlessFury26 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama :D
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
You're welcome.
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ToothlessFury26 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:D
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theastridhofferson Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thank you for the Llama :happybounce: 
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Welcome!
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Fairytall22 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Student Artist
thank you for the Llama have a awesome day :D
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
You're welcome! You too!
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Fairytall22 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Artist
I will :D
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Kai-Moon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Thank you for the llama! <3
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
You're welcome!
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junawashere Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav!!! <3333
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
You're welcome!
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CharlyHantschel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the fav :)
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
You're welcome! You have wonderful art!
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