When people ask me what rape culture is, or try and tell me that it doesn’t exist, I’m going to show them this article.
Reblogging again because important.
This article is disgusting!… What to do when your girlfriend or any woman says no to sex? The only answer: Stop!The fact that this doesn’t have more notes scares me.
not even 600 yet? this is disgusting
Oh my fucking god. That’s every sign of someone you should run away from; right there. I mean, my ex was bad - but even he wasn’t that bad.
these things don’t just portray women as objects, they also portray men as assholes and worse. None of this is okay in any way, jesus christ, this makes me so mad.
reblogging again because I freaking love this
Help I can’t stop laughing
Who would you rather party with?
”Night Fury: Speed unknown. Size unknown. The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself. Never engage this dragon. Your only chance: hide and pray it doesn’t find you.”
#HES JUST LIKE #WHEE #SPIN LITTLE HUMAN #SPIN
Toothless is by far a better character than ANY of the humans, including Hiccup.
I wholeheartedly disagree with you.
Toothless is almost a non-character. We know next to nothing about him. He raids Berk for unknown reasons. He spares Hiccup because Hiccup showed mercy (smiley sticker). He befriended Hiccup because free food, I guess. And that’s pretty much it. After forbidden friendship, he never changes paradigm.
I admit, there’s mystery to his origin. However, it works against him because there’s not much else to his character to tide us over. The fact that he doesn’t speak can’t help either.
If your reason for him being a ‘better character’ is he’s cute/awesome, no. Just, no.
Hiccup and Stoick are by far the most fleshed out characters.
While I wouldn’t say Toothless is necessarily a “better” character than the rest (that boils down to personal preference in most cases), I think that he deserves more credit than you’re giving him.
He spared Hiccup for pretty much the same exact reason Hiccup spared him: “He looked as scared as I was. I looked at him, and I saw myself.” I say this because the second Hiccup cut those ropes, Toothless pounced on him, and stared directly into his face. He could have killed HIccup. For a second, it looked like he would, before he just roared and fled. The roar was probably a warning for Hiccup not to go after him again, but regardless, if it was just the mercy thing, Toothless wouldn’t have pinned Hiccup like that. He stared at Hiccup, looking for something, and when he finally found it, he spared Hiccup’s life. It wasn’t just the mercy.
As for why he befriended Hiccup, it’s true that the fish had something to do with it, but more because it was a peace offering than because Toothless was just a hungry animal. After all, if it was just the hunger, he wouldn’t have given Hiccup the chance to begin with; he would have just attacked him, taken the fish, and would have been done with it. But first he watched Hiccup enter the clearing. Next he encouraged Hiccup to toss his dagger into the lake. Then he took the food, and then he shared it, by regurgitating half of it even though he was eating less than he needed to due to difficulties hunting.
And as for the Forbidden Friendship scene? We see more and more parallels between Hiccup and Toothless. Hiccup keeps going after Toothless because he’s curious about him. He wants to know why Toothless didn’t kill him, why he continues to tolerate his presence. And likewise, we see that Toothless is very curious as well. The way he monitored Hiccup’s movements before aside, and the way he watched the birds flit around aside, he constantly watches Hiccup, which culminates in him watching Hiccup draw and then mimicking the process himself. Toothless is a very, very curious creature. It’s blatantly obvious. He’s pretty damn sassy, too, if the way that he smacks Hiccup with his ear(?) is anything to go by during the Test Drive is any indication, or the way that he straight up laughed at the Terrible Terror for failing to steal the fish is. Toothless is a snarky jerk when he wants to be, but it — like the curiosity — is yet another facet of his personality.
He also hates, hates, hates disrespect. Remember how pissed off he was at both Astrid and Stoick at first? The looks he gave them? And remember how he wouldn’t fly normally until Astrid apologized to him, and how he wouldn’t show Stoick that he had Hiccup safe and sound until Stoick apologized as well? Toothless is prideful. This is why he didn’t want Hiccup helping him fly at first (he tossed Hiccup off during the first flight, ran away from him when he brought the revised harness for the second, etc), and why he wouldn’t forgive either Astrid or Stoick until they said, “I’m sorry.”
Not only that, but he is extremely loyal and protective. Time and time again, Toothless shows us that he is capable of accomplishing amazing feats if Hiccup is in danger—feats that, like a mother lifting a car off her son, he would not be able to accomplish otherwise. In the movie, when he senses from miles away that Hiccup is fighting the monstrous nightmare (known later as Hookfang), he manages to climb out of the cove, when he couldn’t do it no matter how hard he tried earlier in the movie. In Riders of Berk, in the episode “When Lightning Strikes,” he managed to break free of the very same harness they’d locked him in during the movie in order to save Hiccup from drowning—the very same harness that he could not break through when the ship was on fire and he himself was in danger of dying. And that’s an amazing facet of his character—the fact that, as prideful and sassy as he can be, he has that much love, loyalty, and protectiveness bundled up inside of him, for Hiccup. That he will do anything, accomplish anything necessary to make sure his boy is safe.
We also see that, although he is still quite dangerous when he needs to be, Toothless goes through the process of mellowing out/acting tamer, most likely due to Hiccup’s influence. In the movie, he was ready to fight off the Berkians with everything he had, and would have killed Stoick had Hiccup not screamed at him to stop. In Riders of Berk, he doesn’t fight humans unless there is no other choice (and we see him pushed to this limit in “We Are Family pt 2”). He has learned not to kill humans if there is another option, and instead to be more gentle with them. This is a marked difference in his personality.
And there’s so much more to his character, too. So while I do agree with you that Hiccup and Stoick are very fleshed out characters (and I would say the same for Astrid as well, and even Snotlout has received more character development in the show), I wholeheartedly disagree with you that Toothless is a static, personality-less character. He has tons of personality and character growth. He wouldn’t be “adorable” or “awesome” if he didn’t.
(Also, if you’ll remember, Toothless didn’t raid Berk. Hiccup says in the beginning that “the night fury … never steals food.” However, he clearly did live in the dragon’s nest with the others. More than likely, Toothless attacked Berk because Berk attacked the dragons that went there for food. He was trying to protect his brethren, which goes right back to his protective, loyal nature.)
THIS THIS THIS THIS IS A GREAT BIG AWESOME LOVELY POST ABOUT WHY TOOTHLESS IS AWESOME.
I love you. Anyone who says Toothless isn’t a good character should take into account the fact that Hiccup (and coincidentally the entire franchise) would literally be nothing without him.
Seriously though, this analysis was amazing, and it made me respect Toothless even more, which is saying something.
((My favorite character analysis on Tumblr))
Beautiful character analysis. Toothless really is an amazing dragon, a real being with thoughts, complexities and values. I honestly don’t think RoB does justice to his nuances and personality, the kind we see so vibrant and alive in HTTYD and GotNF.
Anyway, Toothlesslove ftw!
A dragon lives forever but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings make way for other toys.
One grey night it happened, jackie paper came no more
And puff that mighty dragon, he ceased his fearless roar.
His head was bent in sorrow, green scales fell like rain,
Puff no longer went to play along the cherry lane.
Without his life-long friend, puff could not be brave,
So puff that mighty dragon sadly slipped into his cave…
- Puff the Magic Dragon - (x)
" How long do dragons live? ” I asked my friends ,and we think about Hiccup and Toothless .. If one day Hiccup die … how could Toothless live?
Does he want to fly without his lifelong friend ? Does he understand why Hiccup disappeared ? … this topic made me sad T___T