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The Roman Redress: Poster by AvannaK The Roman Redress: Poster by AvannaK
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The Roman Redress

 

                The Roman Redress

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Nearly a year after the events of How to Train your Dragon, and Berk is barely recognizable.  Humans and dragon live side-by-side, managing, after much trial and error, to find a symbiotic existence.   The interspecies peace is maintained by Hiccup and his personally-trained peers through the Dragon Training Academy.  Astrid and Hiccup have grown closer over time; their teetering relationship slowly drifts from uncertain to comfortable.    Things are well for the Hooligans but not quite smooth.  Already burdened by responsibilities no Viking has faced before, Hiccup’s father is now "gently" pressuring him to take on even more—the Becoming Chief sort of


Few know this, but there were two other canon-deviation fics I was tempted to write aside from Hitchups. One was more politically/deceptive inclined, the other was more action/romance.

This is the "poster" to one of them. You may see a couple familiar faces... and yes, I mean a couple. See if you can spot Hiccup. :meow:

They're all related in some way; even the original characters are more deeply involved in Hiccup's past than anyone will realize, but I'll save the explanation for another time. Keep your eyes open for the journal with the full story synopsis for it.


Assuming enough people are curious about it. :)

Hiccup and Astrid Dreamworks
The rest Me
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Pfft. Of -course- we can spot Hiccup. Oh, the freckles.

The gal in the middle somehow reminds me of Gudrid, who, if your other comments are anything to go by, she is not.

Can't say about the other gentlemen, except to say that they do look quite exceedingly Roman.

Not sure how you'd pull this one off, historically -- the research I've been spurred to by Hitchups has told me that the Romans were kinda over and done with a few centuries before the Vikings cropped up. Should be interesting to see, should you feel the itch to fic. :D
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AvannaK Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Felicia reminds you of Gudrid? I can totally see that -they both have the city-girl look and dark hair. Though Gudrid is older and bigger than Felicia. And a few classes below her. :XD:
I'm really, really glad the other guys look Roman though. Especially the old guy - I rarely draw old guys but this one happened to turn out looking appropriately old.

The Vikings and Romans overlapped only very slightly. The Roman Empire was already dying down when the Vikings were busting down doors. In the HTTYD books there are Romans - Hiccup is captured in one of them. For this story, though it wasn't mentioned in the synopsis, Rome is already suffering financial problems and many Old Names are falling to ruin. The Vikings are like that final foot stomping them out. :XD:

Have you read the synopsis?
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I will be the first to admit that I only read the first book. While I found it amusing, and the Green Death's philosophical turns very interesting, it came off to me as very much a little boy's story. Slime, snails, puppy dog tails, and all. So I didn't borrow the others.

Actually, I totally derped and failed to notice your link until after posting my comment! So, no, didn't look at the synopsis. I will do that now! *swoosh*
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AvannaK Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the first few books I had on audio, which is how I had them on hand despite the very childish catering it had. But you really see Hiccup grow and see the situation get darker as he gets older. Plus, I LOVE the beginning and end of each book with Hiccup's adult voice. It's just chock-full of wisdom.
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AvannaK Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: :heart:
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PepperJDarcy Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the costumes on this are... wow... just WOW! And I LOVE Hiccup's haircut :love: what a cutie! Felcia is SUCH a cutie! and I LOVE how you portrayed Astrid here! SSOOOOO LOST and UNCERTAIN... and :love:

I'm in love with this story!! ya hear?! IN LOVE WITH IT!! :love: :clap:

:icondragonspin1::icondragonspin2: heck I MISS YOU!!!!
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AvannaK Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance: You like the short hair Hiccup rocks? You know, I think I do as well. I really just like all his hair styles.. unless it's a mullet. I have to draw the line somewhere. And you think Felicia is cute! :lol: Too bad about what happens to her.

I need to respond to that huge review you left--- I AM SO HAPPY YOU LIKED THE ENTIRE THING! :dance:
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PepperJDarcy Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yes! I love the short-hair!Hiccup!! haha! a mullet!! :XD:

Felica is adoreable! I know!! It's so sad she dies!! :sniff:
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Baldy looks a lot like the Greek healer in Hitchups. Iason I think. Also, I think you drew the middle girl before, somewhere.
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