"No, seriously guys, why are you looking at me like that?"
Jack doesn't seem to understand that one simple fact, nor does he understand the weird looks he gets walking around in the snow wearing lighter robes and sans scarf or sweater. Even Hiccup, who hails from a place "a few degrees south of Freezing to Death" and is therefore somewhat used to horribly cold winter weather, knows the value of bundling up a bit. Course, that could also be because he's a walking toothpick, but the end result is the same.
What they're doing out in this weather, I don't really know. Perhaps Gobber needs some help with some new creatures or something. Hiccup's one of his best students, so he asked him to come down. Rapunzel volunteered to come and lighten the load a bit because she's sweet that way. Merida's there for her friends and because she's curious about what Gobber's gotten this time, and Jack's got nothing better to do and an interest in not being taken by surprise in class (Gobber's teaching methods make this a very reasonable ambition indeed).
Drawn for the contest at - the Big Four at Hogwarts. I found out about the contest the day after I did my last Hogwarts-AU pic (which was intended, at the time, to be the ONLY one I ever did). Contest rules require a new picture, meaning one drawn after sending in notice that one intends to compete. I started thinking about it and then this little scene walked into my head. I figured I might as well.
Deadline is actually June 1st. We'll see how it goes.
so cute c;
nice concept btw
jack: whaaaaattt? Nah aah, i did this. My work, redhead.
I agree in regards to the houses. In fact, I'm beginning to wonder if we're also misplacing Merida and Jack as a whole, mostly based on the fact that Slytherins, according to the Hat, are "cunning folk" who "use any means to achieve their ends." A Slytherin Jack would therefore have most likely taken Pitch up on his offer (perhaps even with the intent to double-cross him in the end?) in order to fulfill his ambition to be believed in and seen. Instead, he turned him down point-blank, turned his back on him, and started walking away (only to then surrender what he thought was his only means of power to save Baby Tooth - hardly a cunning move, but certainly a brave and chivalrous one). Meanwhile, Merida cunningly set up the suitor's contest so that she could crash it on a technicality of rules, win, and get what she wanted (which was out of the marriage thing), and that's not even mentioning buying a spell to force her mother to change. Sure, she learned to regret it in the end, but she didn't have any qualms initially.
A Slytherin who is courageous when it gets down to the wire and a Gryffindor with a deep personal desire. That's not really such an impossible thing, and I'm really considering drawing these guys in that arrangement.
Sorry for chatting your ear off! It's been on my mind for a while.
Some people are nuts like that. I've seen people walk around in shorts and flipflops...well, not once it actually froze, but not too far above that. Mid to late fall weather, you might call it.
Jack's a bit of a hard fit, true. He could probably be in Gryffindor for his bravery, but Slytherin works when you consider how he was driven by his ambition, his need, to be believed in.
Admittedly, he and Merida could easily flop houses, though such doesn't occur to most because Merdia's movie is called "Brave," which instantly shuts her into Gryffindor in most minds.
As such, thinking on it more and more, in the future I might swap Merida and Jack's houses. Jack can be brave and chivalrous, concerned with what is right over what is easy, since he shut Pitch's offer down flat (a true Slytherin probably would have taken it - "these cunning folk use any means to achieve their ends"), whereas Merida spent the first half of her film mostly concerned with her own wants and ambitions and was willing to do anything - humiliate the Lords, enchant her mother - to get her way. A bit more Slytherin, that.
Even then, though, Jack would be in red instead of blue.
the picture itself was hilarious already, but then you just have to add the epic background story and- BAM
And one other thing, and I'm sure you've heard this before but I'm saying it anyways, I am so happy that you put Hiccup in Ravenclaw!! I think that his brains and skills way overshadow the loyalty thing. And no offense to Rapunzel, but she didn't strike me as that bright......plus she was loyal to Flynn/Eugene, willing to give up her own freedom to protect him.
Oh yes, I agree. I love coming across pictures with this arrangement, but they're so rare!
I waxed pretty eloquent on these headcanons in my earlier BANDWAGON picture.