Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow Toothless!

We had a heavy snowfall for where I live, so with it I and my brother (DsplashLink) decided to make a snow Toothless! Click the "read more" to see some more pictures.

Monday, February 23, 2015


It seems Big Hero 6 has won the Oscars. It took the Academy Award for best animated feature of 2014. All I have to say is that, though I liked Big Hero 6, I am seriously unhappy with the judge's verdict. Allow me to gif my feelings to you.


Come at me bro

Bravo critics...

Seriously? The robot movie?

The pig is the critics

Ugh the ridiculousness hurts my head.

I mean, Big Hero 6 was a *good* movie, but it broke ZERO new ground and truly, truly failed to move me anywhere near as much as HTTYD2 did. Its story telling was simpler, its morals were more one dimensional, and its graphics were just not as good. It was a fun movie, but a movie filled with super hero cliches and nothing all that notably fresh. HTTYD2 was shocking, and it was a story that had many elements that we do not often see in animated media. Why Big Hero 6 won the Oscar, I don't know. But it stinks.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Subtle Toothless

This is just a little Valentine's Day art piece I made. The above image is NOT the entire line art, so please click the "read more". I hope you'll like it. I wanted to color it, but I've got several exams early this next week, and coloring my digital paintings takes a really, really long time. So, even though it is black and white, I hope it will not have lost its charm.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Lost Father, A Lost Son

This is a relatively short Chronicle. If you have not at least read the last three... it probably won't mean much to you, but hopefully those who have read most of this story will enjoy this. It is short because it simply explores the struggle of a single side character. Though this isn't a Chronicle that "moves" the plot much, it is pretty important, so you might want to take a peak. It is about three pages in length.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Discover the World of How to Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks has released a spectacular little pamphlet full of extremely high resolution images of HTTYD2 along with quotes from critics. It is really lovely to look at, and I'd suggest going to the site. Here is a link to it.

Reptiles... terrifying, beautiful, awe inspiring, and absolutely lethal reptiles!


Am I the only one who thinks this is stupid cool?! Man, I watched the tv spot for the Jurassic World movies, and I got so many of good vibes. Giant, scary, dangerous reptiles have always been a favorite of mine... and that is one of the primary reasons for my being and HTTYD fan. In the post below, I want to kinda pull my motives apart. Why is it that I love Toothless and the loving, kind dragons of HTTYD... while at the same time I get excited in the exact same way when I see the terrifying velociraptors or I-Rex of Jurassic World? Maybe I'll be able to figure out by the end of the post!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Ah... I'm silly XD

So... I got something super dorky and awesomely nerdy offline recently, and they just came in! I debated whether or not to tell the HTTYD fandom, but then I figured if anyone would appreciate them, you guys would!

Returning to the Gemnodes

I seem to be getting these out faster than usual! My pre-publish reading group got back to me very quickly concerning this one, so I am happy to be showing it on my blog. I hope you will all enjoy it. This is the first real step into the final events of my story. We still have a long way to go, but once these events start happening there is no real stopping the plot. We are done with smaller conflicts, now the real war is beginning. I hope you will like it. If you have any questions please feel free to ask, and please leave your thoughts in the comments. Anyway, here you have it.

A perfectly handled subplot

It has been a while since I've actually been brave enough to do an analysis post, but I am going to try to do a short one now! There are so many that I want to do... ones on the big elements of HTTYD2 (like Hiccup's maturing and Stoick's character), but for now I'll stick to something that isn't quite as dramatic. Still... the subplot of Eret and Stormfly struck me as being beautifully well done as well as surprisingly thematic.