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1st Oct 2012, 8:27 PM


Sorry for the Delay!

For those of you looking for the latest chapter in my webnovel "How to Train Your Dragon II: The Dragon Whisperer," I want to give a short apology. The truth is, I was working every breathing moment on finishing the latest chapter and its illustration. I didn't make it, and the chapter is still quite a monster (over 14,000 words). My sister and I just need a moment to think about this chapter, maybe break it down, do some editing and what not. I value quality of storytelling over a timely post, so please forgive me. I want to give you the best story I can.

Please pardon the delay. We will be posting the next chapter the following Monday, and future updates will keep to the weekly schedule as much as we can. To hold you over, here's a preview of what's to come. Thank you for understanding.

Hiccup was wary and he tensed suddenly, didn't like the feel of Heather's arms around him. Dragon Island was coming up now, they were out that far, and he got the idea of flying over, getting off. He could make some excuse about showing off the mines or something, anything to get her away from him. He directed Toothless lower and they skirted the water, the dive making her arms stiffer, her fingers lacing around each other, pressing closer into him. "I'm going to show you the mine we got," he said, over the rush of the sudden wind that swirled around Helheim's Gate. "You can see the metal." She didn't respond, only hugged him closer and brought her legs nearer his, near the stirrup, the one boot of hers nudging his right foot and the other shifting up and down gently by his prosthetic. He turned his head and saw her eyes consumed with thinking, looking at his feet and at the stirrups, mumbling something to herself that he could not hear. Her body shifted closer to his and her arms released him suddenly, moved down to where his hands were, on the handles of metal near the top of the saddle. She got a satisfied look on her face which frightened Hiccup and he leaned forward, pushing her arms out from the stirrup holds. He didn't like this feeling he was getting. "Toothless?" he whispered, and the dragon eyed him with concern. "To Dragon Island, okay, buddy?"

23rd Aug 2012, 9:10 PM


New Schedule

Hello, dear readers and visitors!

If you noticed that this week's Thursday post was late, then it's a foretaste of what's to come. frown I'm a college student, and my classes start next week. But I will still try to post every Monday! Luckily my class is on Storytelling, so I'm sure to get inspiration. cool Thank you again for reading and supporting us. My sister and I are coming up with exciting ideas every day (literally).

13th Aug 2012, 12:43 AM


This Is It!!

It's August 13, and the webnovel is rearing its ugly head!! XD Seriously, though, today is opening day, and the first chapter and prologue are coming out. We are so incredibly excited; we've never done anything like this before in our (my sister and me) entire lives! Now... for some important information I want to share:

We are planning on updating the webnovel once or twice a week, on Mondays and Thursdays. The illustrations will be hand drawings and digital paintings. The both of us are full-time college students, so we will do our best to update regularly. Quality is a word I want to associate with this project of ours, so if we are late with an update, you can be sure we are at work trying to make it the best it can be.

Also, this story is being cross-posted to several places. The links are below:

The HTTYD2 webnovel gallery on my deviantArt account
The "httyd2 webnovel" tag from my Tumblr account
The "How to Train Your Dragon II: The Dragon Whisperer" story on my Fanfiction account

Oh, and one more thing... We don't own How to Train Your Dragon or any of its canon characters. We have DreamWorks and Cressida Cowell to thank for them!

1st Aug 2012, 10:50 AM


The Month is Upon Us!

Hey, everybody. It's August and in a few short weeks, the first pages of HTTYD II: The Dragon Whisperer will be coming out! My sister and I are so excited. We tried to include some of the developments we gathered from the series (or what we know of the series, which comes out officially in a month of so) and also some hints from the books by Cressida Cowell, not to mention the plot seeds laid down by the movie itself. It's a lot to think about, especially since we don't know what they're gonna throw the fandom with the series. So pardon us if some personalities and concepts don't gel with the canon. Have a great day, everybody! Or, as Berk's Grapevine says, have a Night Fury!

29th Jul 2012, 6:18 PM


"Riders of Berk"

The upcoming spin-off HTTYD TV series is really giving my sister and I such inspiration for our illustrated novel. It's called Riders of Berk and the depth of it even deterred Nickelodeon from choosing to air it on their network. (DreamWorks is going with Cartoon Network for airing.) We do know that the original book series by Cressida Cowell (highly recommended) is actually very deep and dark. Hopefully DreamWorks brings that depth and power to the series, not to mention the sequel coming in 2014. There are exciting times coming for the fandom!