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Hogwarts, 1100 A.D.

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 5, 2013, 3:23 PM



No one expected the house Hiccup Horrendous Haddock was sorted into.

He was from a Viking Clan after all. Viking's were honest, loyal, proud, brave, united, and loud, of course. They could swing hard and swig harder. Vikings were Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs and to be sorted into any other house proved you lacked True Vikings Spirit.

Vikings didn't go into Ravenclaw. That was a place for Greeks and scholars and those pompous Englishmen.

Vikings certainly didn't go into Slytherin. A Roman would be more suited for such a place of backward dealings, craftiness and lies.

Hiccup could handle the shock of his classmates (a Horrendous Haddock? In Slytherin? How could he ever expect to take over as chief?) and he could handle his father's disappointment in those short-worded letters. Hiccup was always a bit of a loner and the Slytherin lifestyle catered to that just fine. Everyone in Slytherin minded their own business more or less, and most dealings with each other were for business purposes or for personal benefit. That he could work with. Even kids of other houses were easy to avoid given all the secret passages he'd discovered in his free-time explorations.

No, Hiccup's greatest problem was... his Head of House.

Before Hiccup came along, Alvin the Treacherous had a good, loyal hold on his house. The Slytherin students feared and obeyed him. They maintained a barrier, that aura of seclusion, which separated the Sytherins from the rest of Hogwarts to the point where they were known collectively as Outcasts.

Then Hiccup was sorted into his house and began to slowly undo everything Alvin had spent years, as a student and staff, working for. Hiccup introduces inter-house unity one student at a time to the Slytherin students. First he made friends with that Ravenclaw, Fishlegs. Then he made friends with that Gryffindor, Camicazi.

Now all he needed was to finally worm his way into the heart of that popular Hufflepuff, Astrid Hofferson, and her entire following would be mingling with Slytherins.

Puffs Only by AvannaK


No, Alvin the Treacherous certainly did not like Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the third. He didn't like having all his years of careful crafting and planning at Hogwarts being undone. After all, he couldn't take over the school without his house of Outcasts behind him.

So Alvin spends his time trying to get Hiccup expelled and, realizing this, Hiccup turns and tries to get Alvin fired. It's a constant, subtle battle between the two that lasts Hiccup through his years at Hogwarts.

Good thing ol' Headmaster Wrinkly is there to maintain the peace. ;)


Ending This by AvannaK


ADDITIONALLY:

In the early years of Hogwarts, before Quiddich became the prime-time of flying, before brooms were standardized and patented by companies, all students were expected to have a rudimentary knowledge of flying and broomcraft. Every student had to craft their own broom as a requirement to graduate. By second year, students would venture as a class into the Forbidden Forest to collect the broom wood. It was up to the individual to choose the core in their own time.

Southerners preferred unicorn-based cores, Easterners preferred anything of hair. Vikings preferred dragon-based cores.

From years 2 to 7, students would take on their personal project of completing their broom. Some crafted brooms early and flew daily. Other never flew at all. There were even those who waited until the months before graduation.

Dragons filled the forest in those days. Nadder spines and Zippleback teeth littered the forest floor. Gronkles left rock-like hunks of skin in tree bark and the occasional Nightmare whisker could be found hanging from a branch after some low flying. Still, the risk of running into, and fighting, these dragons was always a danger.

Naturally, Astrid Hofferson faced off a Nadder, collected a spine, and completed her broom in the early months of her third year.

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock finished his broom at the very end of his fourth year, nearly a year after every other Berkian had completed their brooms. No one knows what dragon Hiccup encountered, or if he even encountered one at all.

All they know is that his broom-core was midnight blue in color, and that Hiccup's broom was the fastest broom Hogwarts had ever seen.








Thoughts? Additions? Continuations?





So here is a basic layout of why I chose Hiccup for Slytherin. It's because I had a whole little backstory for it. The story is much bigger than I've let on so if you have any questions feel free to ask. :)


The pictures I dropped in there can be found in my gallery. They have even MORE explanations on them. :nod:

Clearly, today was the day I caught up on Pottermore.

I put this on the Tumbles too.
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Anonymous-13-Miki Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
Can I just say I absolutely adore this?
Brilliant work!
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Rowena-Arum Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet! If this was a fanfic, I would totally read it.
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: Haha, great to know!
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MythologyNut01 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
More, please. I loved reading every minute of it. Excellent job, you have terrific writing skills :D
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AvannaK Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: And this wasn't even properly written! It was a story pitch. :lol: Thanks!
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Shiek927 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Hehe, this seems pretty funny and interesting - It makes me think of super-old picture I saw of the main characters in Harry Potter outfits :p.

I loved how Astrid is a Hufflepuff (which is what I hope I'd be too) and not a Gryffindor -- she has passion but that it's driven through almost obsessive loyalty to her people then just aimless fire: she'd make a great Gryffindor, but she's the ultimate Hufflepuff.

And Hiccup as a Slytherin?....I get it, I really do - he certainly is cunning and inventive, that's him. Yes, he's brave and persevering, but he's gung-ho in a different sense....he's much too independent to be a Puff', and while he's smart, he doesn't necessarily love or chase knowledge for knowledge's sake...he's genuinely smart and crafty, and not just in the nerdy book-smart kind of way.

:XD:, I don't want to gush, but this is the kind of depth that separates you from so many others....because it would be all too easy to just place Astrid and Hiccup as Gryffindors, and do everything as we'd expect...and it would be okay, but that extra mile you go is something that people rarely do =3.

(Camicazi as a Gryffindor? Yes, she's got the kind of fire to be there, and Alivia as well)
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AvannaK Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahaha - YES! Thank you! :hug: Not only for your gushing, but also for acknowledging the thought that went into this. I don't know if you've seen The Big Four around here, or, even worse, the Big Four in Hogwarts, because let me tell you… it makes me cry. :sniff: It's like they want to put the four of them in separate houses even when they don't fit well in there--even more, it's a terrible representation of their characters and the houses. As an old potterhead it just makes me cringe a lot.

Honestly, I think Hiccup could do well in both Gryffendor or Ravenclaw as well (He's reckless, he studies, he invents, he's witty… all that good stuff) but Slytherin is strong in him also and I think it would serve as a great storyline prompt. :nod:
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Shiek927 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I honestly have no idea what the "Big Four" even *are* >_<.

You're right in that Hiccup go do well in, well, any house with a certain direction...I just feel it expresses as sort of creativity in avoid putting him straight into Gryffindor and instead thinking through where he actually deserves to be.
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AvannaK Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pray that you never find out… it's basically taking Hiccup, Rapunzel, Jack Frost, and Merida - the four recent animated protagonists of the last few years - and throwing them together in AUs… but their characters are essentially lost in it. It's just taking their designs and squishing them together and spamming the rest of us who actually LIKED their original characters with it. It's become highly irritating. D:
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Shiek927 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Hehe, that sounds simplistic enough...and maybe with the right execution, that could actually turn out pretty good, but I'm not surprised you don't like it - your standards are too high to enjoy something something so, for lack of a better term, 'teenage' :p.

Not that it's a bad thing - never feel bad about having high writing standards: it's fine to try and enjoy a story anyway for what it's worth, and not nitpick the hell out of it, even if it's too teenage (whether in concept or execution)...but you can argue that it's not so much nitpicking so much as plain good/bad-writing and you only learn to distinguish the two through hard-training.

I'm not sure if they'd really fit through...I mean, obviously things would change to make such four-way crossover...and you have to question why, say, someone like Rapunzel who lives in a happier world then Hiccup's would even get involved.

ugh, I don't know....with the right creativity, anything is possible, even if the concept seems shallow -- we've both gone into lengths about trying to appreciate the canon and not trading depth just to see disparate characters that you like from different media joining together. Still, as before....ehh, sometimes you shouldn't make a fuss and try and *let* yourself enjoy the story, or any media, for what it's worth - I wouldn't see that as turning off your brain, but just trying to have a good time...it doesn't mean you can't have high standards :).

Very often, I'll watch something that, thinking on it, is pretty stupid and illogical...but it's just fun to see, as long as I don't think about it too hard - in that regard, maybe there *is* some intelligence there or...

Nevermind, this is too long >_<.
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AvannaK Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, believe me, Big Four was something I could have had a lot of fun with. Even when I'm asked specific questions about my opinion on how something with them would work out, and I get to merge them together into some world for a hot second - it's all totally doable. With the right execution, yes it could be nice. Unfortunately, the 'right execution' was done and gone months ago; it's grown and changed into this new portrayal of the characters so that they fit better together and I'm just… I'm done.

The problem is that it's become SO popular and SO prevalent that I can't escape this skewed form of the characters I love (character, really, it's just Hiccup I'm here for). Meaning if I'm looking for some nice HTTYD art I end up finding a million Big Four things instead. I see Hiccup acting like a traditional shy maiden around Jack Frost more times than I can count. He's constantly taking up the 'woman' role (seemingly because he's technically younger than Jack??) - I mean, good God, enough is enough. Unless Hiccup canonically dies sometime before the next movie comes out he's soon going to be bigger and older than Jack.

Ugh, haha, sorry for the explosive mini-rant. I try really hard to ignore it all but if it's brought up then I'm just reminded of how much silent, mental anguish I go through any time I'm on the internet. Unavoidable hazard, I'm afraid. :shrug:
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Shiek927 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Hehe, It honestly doesn't sound like a big deal - though it goes to show how little attention I pay to the HTTYD fandom if this meme really *is* this prevalent.

It's just a popular fanon interpretation is all...I can understand how that would frustrate you, especially since how much you hold true to realism and canon, and you don't have much interest in those other fandoms (though for me, I remember going on a ridiculous Tangled fanfiction spree when the movie came out).

*shrug, what can you do? If nothing else, remember that you give people something different - when fans want a break from seeing (a skewed) Hiccup and Merida paired together, and want something with more depth, they can turn to you...and you have 3000 reviews for show for it :). Memes are made to have fun with, and if you don't like or get the joke, I can get why it would be *so* annoying but....ahh, it's nothing worth getting too upset about :p.
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AvannaK Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I don't think you're really understanding what I'm saying, or how annoyed hundreds of people are by this now, (or what a meme is? This isn't a meme, this is an entire fandom now that's leaked into all four 'pure' fandoms). But then you haven't been around much either. I'm on-and-off at the 'straw the broke the camels back' point these days.

It was interesting at first, I love creative opportunities; I could easily mix and match situations where any of them would meet or put them in AUs. Fun and innocent and completely crack. Then it became somewhat annoying in the past months when the novelty wore off and the persistence and growth of it slowly filled my inbox. Now I honestly can't get away. It's all over my dash on tumblr, filling in my inbox for HTTYD groups I follow--it's not just pictures, it's analyses, fics, discussions… like I said, it's a full on fandom now.

It's like… say you love swimming and you go to this one special pool for laps. You've always gone there, it's always been a nice stress relief at the end of the day. You could always count on this pool. But now, every time you go to the pool, it's filled--filled--with fat old people and kids who pee in the water. You can't do your laps , it turns your stomach sour, it's not the stress relief you know and love any more…
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hat's what's become of my hobby now. I'm not alone in feeling this either. So yes, it definitely IS worth something getting upset about. The 'shrug and laugh it off phase' ended a long long time ago. :|

It's like watching a meteor, thinking it'll be a cool, interesting speculation to watch as it flies by you, and then having it suddenly change course and level your safe haven.

I do love analogies.

But like I said, I'm pretty stellar at ignoring it. It doesn't stop it from chipping away at my mood when it gets shoved in my face thirty times a day.
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highlord24 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
omg!!!!! i love it i love it i love it!!!!!
doooooooooo ittt! it's perfect!
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: Really?! YAY!
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mafan823 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
this looks like it could be the start of something great. you should totally continue.
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D You think so? Yay!

But chances are I'm not actually going to turn this into anything. :XD:
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PepperJDarcy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I read this... and all I can think to say is: 'woman, you need to right yourself a book! And then you'll be so famous everyone will poke dem sleeping bears FOR you!' :aww:
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: Some day. Some day I'll do it. But I have no focus right now. I'm jumping from one hairbrained scheme to the next. :XD:
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PepperJDarcy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I will wait patiently for that someday! :nod: (just write it before I die ;))
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CodyNaomiSwire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool concept! I really like the Harry Potter/HTTYD fan art I've seen. :)
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, really? I'm so sick of it personally. And yet I had to add my two cents anyway :no: :XD:
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SacredCandybar Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Very cool backstory. Loved the little bit about Greeks going to Ravenclaw. And about Camicazi in Gryffindor. She is Gryffindor material, in'nt she? :D

I'm curious; how much characterization to you take from the book series?
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
From the HTTYD book series? I mean, there are a lot in the books and movies that overlap - such as with Stoick and with Hiccup, which is why adding characters like Camicazi or Alvin can happen so smoothly and follow similar relationships. So I guess I most often use the books to enhance the characters from the movies. :)
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SacredCandybar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Yep. There is a lot of overlap, but there are still some distinct differences between the movie characterizations and the book characterizations. That's why I asked. But you're right. With the expanding canon of the movies, it is very easy to use the source material to enhance the characters further.
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Korventem Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Really hope you will write a bigger story with those premises , they are awfully good !
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I'm really glad you think so! :heart: Though, I most likely won't be turning this into a full length story; I have no interest in writing a crossover. ^^; This was just a little story prompt I wanted to share with you guys. :)
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DoctorPond Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So I think you should like write a cross-over or something. This was great. :)
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, no way jose, my crossover writing days are done and gone. But I will entertain the ridiculous plot mixes with little drabbles like this :XD:
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Vixen-Uchiha Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I can see him in that house, I love this and would love a way to track it better than here. So will you be posting it on a fic page?
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I hadn't planned on posting it on a ffnet (is that what you meant by fic page?) Though, when I do "add" details to it I have DA notify my watchers, so if you add me to your watch list it will always pop up in your message box :nod:
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Vixen-Uchiha Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
there or arcive, Achive might be better as you can put the art work with it too.
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Archive of Our Own? That archive? I didn't know they allowed artwork. Is it the same way ffnet allows you to have a 'cover' for the story?
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Vixen-Uchiha Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I am not sure but I have seen art work and stories together not to sure how it works as I only post my written work there not to good art art work.
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Kaywenn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You on Pottermore too? Awesome! :squee:

That last part - WOW. I can really see it happening! It fits so well! What a pity that this tradition didn't survive to this day ;)

I really like this little backstory. And all the houses fit the people so well! I couldn't picture Camicazi in any other place :) I guess Alivia would be happy there as well?
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure do! I'm HollyQueen27902 :) Gryffindor, surprisingly. I fully expected to get into Slytherin. :XD:

I'm glad you like this little tale! Personally, I think HIccup could be great in Gryffindor or Ravenclaw as well, but to put him in Slytherin, I needed to add a little spunky tale behind it. :nod:

And yes, Alivia would TOTALLY be Gryffindor.

Or Hufflepuff, for that matter, because that girl is a loyal Bog to the bone.
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Lashblade Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Genius!
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: Thanks!
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super0knight Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Fantastic!! Just how I imagined it but you didn't put Snotlout and the twins in it!! Personally, I'm imagine the Twins in Gryffindor for obvious reasons and Snotlout seems like a carbon copy of Draco Malfoy, lol. Alvin can take him under his wing and try to make him his 'champion' if you will much like Snape and Draco. Anyhow, it was an epic story and I am loving it!! I would have thought they'd have dragon races instead of broom races but this makes sense. Keep up the good work!!
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:love: Haha, I'm so glad you like this!

I hadn't mentioned the twins, but they're all in Gryffindor. With the same way only 'chiefs' have Nightmares in the HTTYD books, only chiefs go into Gryffindor... which is why there was talk of Snotlout being destined to be chief instead of Hiccup back at Berk. :nod:

(even though Snotlout wished he was in Hufflepuff some days... for Astrid :XD:)

In my mind, these "personalized" brooms have a lot more spunk than standard brooms. Plus, there's the whole business of how Hiccup got that Night Fury scale :meow:

Besides, I'm saving the "flying a dragon in a quiddich game" for Hitchups ;)
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Prophetofgreed Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Very cool little plot thread. Would be very cool if the old time Hogwarts was explored (like differences between the Hogwarts Hiccup attends and Harry attends)

Also, Hiccup finding the room of requirement is a must ;)
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance: Thanks! OF cOURSE Hiccup finds the RoR... he's an exploring little busy body. He particularly likes to have it in the form of this cozy, little cove ;) ;)

I think it would be cool if Hiccup left some graffiti in one of the passages and Harry finds it centuries later. :nod:
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spidermaster14 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
You and your freaking history. I wish I had your grasp of things. Anyway, AWESOME!!!!
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconspinplz: Huzzah! Glad you like ;)
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marshmellow-killer Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
omfg you're like the only one with slytherin Hiccup and now that I've seen it him in any other house (except maybe Ravenclaw) just annoys me.
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, I'm getting in yo head! :dance: :mwahaha:

Good. My sinister plotting is coming to fruition.
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HoneyBadger12 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love it! I agree, Hiccup is NOT a Hufflepuff.
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm happy to see the light is being spread. :XD:
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student
I dig it, son.

Though I will be nitpicky and say I think you mean 1100 CE/AD, not BC, since the Iron Age is a little early for dem Romans :P
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AvannaK Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG
YES THAT IS WHAT I MEANT WHAT WAS I THINKING?

I was so distraught I actually let that whole caps thing be. Thanks for the heads up.
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