Sunday, June 28, 2015

Quick RttE Update

I am going to continue to do reviews on the episodes. I've actually enjoyed watching the series so far! Gotten the occasional chill or chuckle or warm happy feeling, so I'd say things are going well! I really actually want to hurry and finish them, so because of that, I may not pause and do reviews as frequently. However, my goal is to do a review on all of them, so hopefully I will get to do that once I finish the first group. Hope everyone who is watching has enjoyed them!

RttE: Imperfect Harmony

Alright, next episode review. I know these are not long... nor particularly deep, but I am trying to make my way through the entire set of episodes. Once I'm done, I may be able to give some more thoughtful analysis on the new episodes as a whole. This next review will deal mostly with the Death Song, though of course I'll talk about other aspects of the episode as well.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

RttE: Dragon Eye of the Beholder Part:2

Ok, so this review will probably be even shorter than the last one, but I did enjoy the episode!

RttE: Dragon Eye of the Beholder Part:1

Ok, I don't have a ton of time to do this, but I'm gonna give my opinion on this episode! Yes, I have now gotten Netflix and I am working through the episodes. Been pretty fun so far! Sadly, I can't take screenshots, so I won't be able to make gifs or have many pictures in my reviews... sorry.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Hiccup and Toothless cosplay JW

The above image is not the whole art piece! Haha, after seeing Jurassic World, I wanted to do a HTTYD parody image. So, this is what I came up with. It was a very quick art piece, so you will note a real lack of detail. Still, it is kinda fun. It has no spoilers, so even if you haven't seen the film, you can look at the image.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day (in your face Drago!). So, I hope you will all take some time today to thank your fathers and appreciate all they've done for you. I am sure after HTTYD2, we all grew to love Stoick more than ever before. I must say, I do have a Dad who (like Stoick) is an incredible person who I admire so, so much. I could totally give Hiccup's funeral speech concerning him. Is he intimidating? Yes. Do I sometimes disagree with him? Yes. But, he is a wonderful man, and like many other fathers he does what he does because he loves me. I hope he'll have a great day today, and I hope you guys will make sure that your dads do too.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Race to the Edge

Ok, so I haven't given much of an opinion on our RAPIDLY approaching Dragons series: Race to the Edge (which I will refer to as RttE). I will now give you my brief statement on what I think my experience will be with this expansion of the Dragons franchise.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Celebration of Light

Well, here is my next Chronicle. I hope you will all enjoy it. If you plan to read it, do know that you NEED to read the one I posted before it before you read this one. Anyway, this one is a lot less intense than most of them, and it was pretty fun (though difficult) to write. I do hope you will enjoy it if you get to read it. Apologies for any grammar/spelling errors I make! I have only checked over this one a couple of times. The Chronicle is about thirteen pages if placed in a document form. So, click the read more to see the continuation of Hiccup and Toothless's struggled against the Gemnodes.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Happy (belated) HTTYD2 day!

Well, as you will all note, I am not posting this on the 13th! So, that makes it a little late. However, I did follow my tradition, so I watched HTTYD2 yesterday evening! When I went to try and make this post, my internet wasn't working, so I had to wait until today. I hope you all have had a great year since first seeing HTTYD2. I for one am still extremely pleased with it as a sequel, and I think we are lucky to have gotten such a great second step in Hiccup and Toothless's lives and friendships. I must admit, I cried more than usual when I watched it last night. Happy crying, sad crying, disturbed crying... yeah, that movie packs quite a lot of feels! So, anyway, I hope everyone's June 13th was great! We have a spectacular third film to wait for, but I think the second one can hold us over! I haven't made up my mind about what I think the next tv series will be like... the first one had a lot of weak points. However, I will toss out that I got to see the Deathsong clip, and the dragon's design is really cool (and sinister! Wow, they need to get rid of that thing!). So, whose willing to wait three more years for the next sequel? I am.

Friday, June 12, 2015

A comparison between two brilliantly similar, and yet very different films... both of which I love!

Alright, so I went and saw Jurassic World last night! Full disclosure: I loved it! However, I can say I hardly breathed after the first half hour because things got so intense! There are quite a lot of things in it that made me like it, and many of these can be found in HTTYD. Though I didn't enjoy it as much as either HTTYD film, I would like to do a quick post here concerning it. I want to compare and contrast it with HTTYD, and in doing so maybe pick out elements that made me enjoy both of them so much. I will warn you of two things: 

1) This post will possibly contain MAJOR spoilers, so do not click the read more if you have not seen it.

2) Jurassic World is a PG-13 film for a very good reason. It has quite a lot of violence, and if you watch it and don't find yourself disturbed at certain points... you seriously need psychiatric help! So, though I really enjoyed the film, don't think it is as clean and beautiful as HTTYD. It isn't. And when I say I enjoyed it, know I enjoyed it for the story and the suspense... not the many rather grizzly scenes you will see if you watch the film.

So, onto the review!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Fulfilled gif request 1

Alright, I have created the gifs that were requested from:

ImADragon and Ziggerastica's Kalevava

I was unable to do one of them because the shot requested was too long. Hopefully these are what you guys wanted. Please click the "read more" to access the gifs.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Open for requests!

Alright, I now have a gif generator (as the last post stated). I would like to say that I can very quickly make gifs now! Unfortunately, I cannot edit lighting or add text, but I can give you accurate gifs of HTTYD. So, in this post I invite you to all feel free to ask for any gif you might want from the films, the shorts, or the series. I am happy to provide you with what you would like. Keep in mind, I might take a day or two to get to it, but I may also be able to get it back to you in just a few hours. This is an addition to my blog policies: all readers are fully welcome to ask for gifs, and I will try my best to make them.

So, do you have a favorite moment, but you don't have a gif of it? Is there some obscure facial expression you want captured? Or how about an epic battle moment? A cool stunt Hiccup and Toothless do that is ruined by camera blur if you take a screenshot? If you want gifs of these sorts of things, I can now make them, so please don't hesitate to ask.

And while I'm here, I will say that my summer trip is going well. I am being kept busy with a lot of work, but I still have enough time to get some fun stuff in. I'll be seeing Lindsey Stirling perform this Friday, and on the twelve (exactly one year after first seeing HTTYD2) I will almost certainly go and see Jurassic World. Then, on the actual release date anniversary of HTTYD2, I plan to watch the film over again. I've written another Dsplash Chronicle, but it is in the rough stages of editing. I hope you are all doing great, and I am sorry I am not around as often as I'd like to be! Keep on training your dragons!