Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How to Start a Dragon Academy: Something Funny and Personal

While I was watching the Dragons:  Riders of Berk episode “How to Start a Dragon Academy” for the first time on DVD two months ago, something that I thought was a bit funny on a personal level happened at two parts.

First, I was watching the part where Hiccup talks about the dragons doing what is in their nature (which echoes most of what Mildew said a little earlier in the episode).  After Hiccup said that, it suddenly reminded me of the overall message of a poem of mine that I had recently finished writing and a belief of mine that inspired it:  the belief that working to rise above your nature is working to rise above who you inherently are and rise above the part of you that you can’t change.  Later on when I watched the part at the end where Hiccup begins his voice-over, what he said about dragons at the very beginning of it reminded me of the overall message of my poem (and my belief that inspired it) again.  I thought that it was a bit funny that what Hiccup said in both of those parts was similar to the overall message of my poem and my belief that inspired it.

Why did this not happen at the part where Mildew says most of what Hiccup echoes a little bit later in the episode and Hiccup realizes that Mildew is absolutely right?  I don’t know, to be honest.  As hard as I can think about that, I just can’t come up with an answer to that question.

All that aside, I feel that the things that Hiccup said at those two parts can apply to humanity as a whole.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Something in How to Train Your Dragon 2 That Really Hit Home with Me

I saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 for the second time a while ago and I felt different than I did when I saw it for the first time, which didn’t really surprise me.  I felt different in a few little ways, but this entry is going to be about the way that affected me the most.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

My Intro

Hello there and welcome to this blog.  I am a guy who is a fan of How to Train Your Dragon and has a fascination with dragons (which started long before I even heard of How to Train Your Dragon).  It’s hard for me to say what I find to be fascinating about dragons, but it’s a fascination that I’ve had for as long as I can remember.

Anyways, this blog is going to be a blog where I intend to post the following things:  my thoughts on the How to Train Your Dragon franchise (which won’t be as deep and analytical as some of the thoughts on How to Train Your Dragon that I’ve read), my experiences related to How to Train Your Dragon, my thoughts on dragons, my thoughts on things related to dragons, and my thoughts on some of the dreams that I’ve had about dragons (well, the dreams that aren’t related to How to Train Your Dragon, anyways).

I have some things in store, but it's hard for me to say exactly how much will be on the way at the moment.  Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy what I’ll post in this blog!