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Relaxation by Cafcow Relaxation by Cafcow
Yay, my first How to Train Your Dragon art!
Astrid, Hiccup and Toothless.

I love these three, they are just so cute. (Sorry, didn't have much reference for Toothless)


I've been seeing some anti-HiccupxAstrid stuff saying they don't fit together Because she's tough and rough and he's not, but I'd have to completely disagree. I think because they are opposites they work together so well. I mean if someone sweet and soft had been put in Astrid's place you would not have gotten the same message.
Astrid is this hard Viking, that through seeing what Hiccup saw in life was able to become softer and open up. Yeah, it was a quick change (it's a kids movie for crying out loud), but like someone else said, you can see the emotional change in her face. And I swear if someone says that's not good enough I'll....Well I'll ignore them.
That is how you know good acting though! When a actor is able to have the character (or cartoon in this case)get things across in their expressions and emotions without having to say it.
When Hiccup took her for the ride, she didn't only get to see how cool Dragons were, but she got to see how Hiccup looks at the world, and it changed her view of him.
Plus there are no sweet girl-next-door Vikings. Had there been it would have completely ruined what they were trying to show with Hiccup being the only un-Viking Viking.

And even if you don't like them together that's cool, I just get annoyed when people think their little Mary-sueish OC's would be better, but I hate that with every 'fandom' so it's normal.
(Obviously the CREATORS didn't think that would be good, or else they would have had a character like that in there to begin with.)



Sorry, I just needed to get that out.

If you want to see more stuff like this then please comment to let me know.
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:icondreamclouddragon:
DreamCloudDragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
You have to put a strong-headed person with a calm, think-things-through kind of person. Two calm people don't work.0_0
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
Lol! That is very true.
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DreamCloudDragon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
:D:);D
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WarriorsXDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
*ahem* very annoying when people show pics of the Hiccupxanyone pairings
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WarriorsXDragons Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
I agree that people do pair their OCs with Hiccup too much, but, being one of those, I have to say we do just because it's fun. and i personally would never draw a pic of my OC with Hiccup, because i respect Hicstrid way more. it is very annoying.
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Well I don't mind CanonxOC, I know it's going to happen. I just hate when people trash the canon love interest to try to make their pairing look better.
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WarriorsXDragons Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Pft. Yeah, man...(what's canon?)
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Canon is what is true to a story. So A character or situation that is in a story is canon. Something that someone added in, or changed themselves is non-canon.
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WarriorsXDragons Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
oh..thx for telling me! btw, just call me clueless
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Little-Ms-Lizzy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hiccup.and Astrid forever! >D
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ARTYSK Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I read this a couple of times, and I TOTALLY AGREE with you. Yes, she was tough on him (but at the same time she liked him), and then, he managed to bring out her softer side. There 'Mary-sueish' OC's would be better, but it only gets worse, it's making me wanting to scream every time I see pics of Hiccup with OC's replacing Astrid. I like Hicstrid, but if I made OC's, it would be out of the pairing.
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Thank you so much! ]: D
Yeah, I can't stand Movieverse!HiccupxAnyone not Astrid. The two of them just fit so perfectly to me, that nothing else works.
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ARTYSK Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed! HICSTRID FOREVER!!!!!8D
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
Aw yeah! >]BD
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DeathofInk Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
I heartily agree with you

Hello! kids film! love interests are supposed to fall for the hero after only a small amount of time in an animated film!!!

Plus the whole deal of her not liking him at all in the beginning shows how far she has come from who she was before truly having her eyes opened.
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Indeed.
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DeathofInk Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Quite
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Kitsune100percent Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Nicely done and nicely said there Cafcow.
If you decide to make anything more, give me a heads-up and I'll make sure they get into my group ASAP.
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Thank you so very much. ]:3
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:iconskunkoon:
Skunkoon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very cute! :heart: :meow:
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Thank you. ]:3
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paxtofettel Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
*applause* bravo, just awesome.
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Thank you very much. ]:3
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Calvnor Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Preach sista preach!

^^

and I also like the pic
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Thank you so much. ]:3
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RyuujinWolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Student Writer
The german version of HTTYD someone pointed out that Astrid's voice before the Romantic Flight is all rough and after the flight her voice is calmer. Lol Hiccup's name is like Hics in german
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Really? Oh, that's very interesting. I think it's that way in the American version too. She doesn't have as much of an edge to her voice after the flight.
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RyuujinWolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Writer
Yeah but Astrid's german voice is all like "RAWR!" then after the flight her voice is calmer. Lol I'll try to find the site and show it to you if you haven't already looked it up
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
I haven't yet, if you know where to find it I'd love the link. ]:3
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:iconryuujinwolf:
RyuujinWolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Writer
I found it again. :) Link
It's making me wanna watch German HTTYD even though I'll have almost no clue as to what they're saying lol
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Thank you!
That is cool, I do like their German Voice Actors. ]:3
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RyuujinWolf Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Student Writer
your welcome. i'm searching for the german movie and if i find it i can send you the link ;)
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BloodsheadX Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
i love everything about this its... perfect. wonderful job
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Aw! Thank you so much! You are so sweet. ]X3
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FRASSY Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
Awww!! This is adorable! Wonderful work, the coloring works so well!
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
Oh, thank you so very much! ]: D
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FRASSY Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
You're very welcomed! :)D
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Opaul11 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute :D

agreed with everything stated in rant
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:iconcafcow:
Cafcow Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Thank you so much. ]:3
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Opaul11 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D you're welcome
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InuyashaWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Just saw that the guy below me had the Inuyasha Avatar too...and that I have agree with your rant.

And why yes, I want to see more stuff like this. Can you find me some?
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Cafcow Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Thank you, I'm glad. ]:3

lol, I will try~ ]X3
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Hanyou-no-miko Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
One thing I noticed in that movie was that Astrid ACTED all tough and awesome, but when she was faced with a truly gigantic, terrifying problem, she got pretty damn scared. Hiccup, on the other hand, may be a spaz and might be a toothpick, but he's mentally very tough and courageous. Just LOOK at their faces when they go into the dragon's den. Astrid is clinging to Hiccup for dear life and her eyes are practically bulging out of her head. She looks terrified. Hiccup most definitely does NOT. He's fascinated. The dude is NO coward. He's also not a weakling; the poor guy realized he'd lost his leg, and promptly decided to suck it up like a real Viking. So I don't really get why people think they don't go...? She's all tough on the outside and he's all tough on the inside. It works perfectly.
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Cafcow Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
That is a VERY good point. And you are absolutely right. ]:3
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:iconkeyblade-master-sara:
`Love the pic!! You have hidden Hiccup's little spoiler so well :XD:

And I agree with you. They match perfectly together!! They ARE together, so why people pairs them with another characters?? They kiss at the end of the movie!! For godness sake it's so clear!! I totally disagree with the other pairings, they're so stupid...
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Cafcow Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
lol, thank you so much! ]XD

lol, yeah. I generally stick to canon parings (though there are tomes when I like other parings), but the excuses some people use are what really annoys me.
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:iconkeyblade-master-sara:
yeah :nod: The most popular excuse is: I paired them cuz...er..they look cute together!!
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Cafcow Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
That and "Astrid only likes Hiccup because he's popular. She'll break up with him when the popularity dies."
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:iconkeyblade-master-sara:
WTF...! I never heard about that! That's the most stupid thing I ever heard >( Seriously! She didn't fall in love because of her popularity. He hated him when he was popular! She fell in love with him because she discovered his way to see the things when he went to the ride with toothless, and she discovered that he is a very cool guy!! I don't know what to do with that people...
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Cafcow Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I know! That's such a good point too.
Really, the excuses people use are just lame sometimes. ]:/
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