Try as I might, I’m not sure I’ll ever truly learn my lesson on this point.
okay so regardless of any other opinions i have on HTTYD2
I genuinely thought they were setting up Astrid as the next cheif
because they set up that someone needed to take over
they set up hiccup’s reluctance
he told astrid about it and she had several opinions and an enthusiasm for it
while hiccup is going on his adventure she ends up taking charge and leading their group and fighting against the dragon catchers and showing several leadership qualities
like i REALLY THOUGHT THAT WAS GONNA BE WHAT HAPPENED
THAT THE END WOULD HAVE HICCUP USING HIS SKILLS AND ALL HE LEARNT TO CONTINUE EXPLORING AND MAPPING AND BEING AN AMBASSADOR OF SORTS AND ASTRID WOULD BE IN CHARGE OF PROTECTING THE VILLAGE AND BEING IN CHARGE AND BE THE ACTUAL CHIEF AND THE TWO OF THEM WOULD WORK TOGETHER FOR THE VIOLENT CONFLICTS WITH ENEMY FORCES AND
AND I WAS SO SURPRISED THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN
Chris Evans on Captain America’s fighting style in The Winter Soldier (x)
In between the first Captain America movie and The Avengers, I had played the Captain America video game; and the way Cap moves in the video game, there’s a fluidity and it’s very acrobatic. It’s very aerial. He uses his environment, and it’s almost this beautiful, smooth dance, and when I first met with the [directors], I said, “Have you played the video game?” And I swear to God, they said: “You know what? We referenced the video game, too.” I said, “Good, good, we’re on the same page. But that means we need to incorporate a little bit more of an acrobatic approach to fighting.” And so we put myself in gymnastic classes, which is something I always wanted to do – kind of, anyway [laughs]. I mean, I wanted to go play on like, the balance beam, but it was more like tumbling, essentially. Parkour-style gymnastic stuff. Flipping, and spinning, and just kind of getting a sense of your body in the air. So we did about two months of that. We did two months, a few hours each day, and it was invaluable. It really lends itself to a lot of those fight scenes.
So, I keep recommending Hunter: The Reckoning to everyone who’s got a question about their characters hunting monsters. Well, okay, so I recommended it twice last week, but, it’s something you should be aware of if you’re writing urban fantasy. Part of this is because I really like the World of Darkness setting it’s part of, or I wouldn’t be writing about it a decade after the setting nuked itself and closed up shop. The other part is; today, World of Darkness represents a road not traveled in mainstream urban fantasy.
With all the urban fantasy questions we’ve been getting lately, I really should talk about setting in more detail and why I recommend it.
Maria is a barista in a coffee shop that Natasha visits regularly. Soon Natasha isn’t visiting for the coffee anymore.