Greetings. Welcome to my plot bunny farm.
I am an owl, despite the fact that I look like your average college student. I write, read and not much else. Unless you count obsessing over my preferred fandoms, like Supernatural, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, Good Omens, Disney, Merlin, and Avengers.
The consistency with which they do this in the movie is just amazing, too. I really appreciate that they kept this nuanced realism, and they didn’t make a big deal of it either. It’s just there, as a consequence of what Hiccup did, quietly in the background. Realism and deftness. Perfection. Marks of what Hiccup did to Toothless, but of what Toothless forgave him for too.
Also, if you look closely at those bola ropes, they’re stained with blood.
They matter because they gripped us tight and raised us from our perditions, they solemnly swore to stick with us as long as we remained loyal to them, they took us on remarkable adventures and showed us everyone is important, they showed us anyone can be a hero, anyone can be a symbol of hope, it’s okay to be smart, to notice things, and to need someone, they gave us a home
[The first person I came out to was Mickey Mouse. I was twelve. I quietly asked him if he would still love me if I liked girls. It took a moment but he nodded and held me very close for a photo. I still cry every time I look at it.]