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8th May 2013, 1:21 AM


Read it on your iPad!! Whoooo!

Readers! Exciting, unexpected news here. A reader on our deviantArt page was trying to format our whole novel into an ePub file format for his Kindle, from a Word document. But because I own Adobe inDesign I had the capability to create a niftier version of our novel, illustrations and all! So, I was half-helping him and half-exploring new tech skills. Making an eBook is heaps of fun, and I hope the e-reader friendly version of this story makes it easier to get through the word count. cheeky It's weird to see our story on the iPad, I really don't think it's half-worthy to be in such a gorgeous format, but anywho, it's still exciting, and I hope people can enjoy it!

Here's the download link from Google Docs. Don't mind the page which warns about Google's inability to scan for viruses. It's a safe file. smiley

14th Mar 2013, 11:51 PM


Riders of Berk: We Are Family


Guys! In light of the recent Riders of Berk episode, my sister and I have decided to hold off a story update til after the final episode of this season. While we usually like to play it dangerous updating with recent RoB hints here and there in our new chapters, this time the fire is much too close. Riders of Berk: We Are Family has the same main plot as our current webnovel arc, and we think it's important that we see what canon makes of the situation before we interpret it in our own fanfiction.

In the meantime, we'll be catching up on stuff, watching the History Channel's Viking series (because we are so sorely lacking in historical skills LOL), and drawing and stuff. I might post a few of my HTTYD one-shots in the break. Anywho, hope y'all are having a great day!

By the way, if you haven't seen the latest heart-pounding episode, be sure to do so at my Database page on my Tumblr:

And thank you, all our readers, who've stayed with us this long. My sister and I really do appreciate your support for our little contribution to the HTTYD fanfiction world. :)

18th Feb 2013, 6:47 PM


Good News!


Hey loyal readers of HTTYD2: The Dragon Whisperer, one half of the two-part writing team here, with great news!

For a couple months last year I got a little burned out with this story. Between my sister and me, we'd written a whole novel's worth of words, and the idea itself was many months old already. I found it hard to come up with new ideas and my sister picked up my slack on much of the writing. But recently, I've rediscovered my connection to the story and I'm excited to start writing more and posting much more often and regularly (at least, that's the goal). I do know how we started this project with a rigorous schedule in mind, and I still want to aspire to that.

My accelerated classes bottle-necked some of my enthusiasm in the weeks in which I was in the mood for this story, but those classes are ending this week, and I have opted not to take any more classes next term (my terms are 8 weeks long), so I can focus on this story and on other responsibilities that I've let lag due to distractions and classes. This story is important to me personally, because my sister and I have planned so many deep and important things, such as moral challenges, adventure, and peril, and I want to give 100% to it. I realize I haven't been doing that lately, and I think the story may have suffered in pacing. I can't turn back the clock, but I can work harder from here on out for the rest of the story.

The next chapter is going to be the end of Act 2, and Act 3 will follow (there are 4 Acts in the story). Hopefully we can get that chapter up by the end of this week, when my schooling officially finishes. :D

4th Dec 2012, 11:20 AM


Another Announcement

If you're one of those loyal readers of the illustrated webnovel How to Train Your Dragon II: The Dragon Whisperer, then this announcement is for you:

I'd like to say sorry, first, for being a bit uneven with the updates. They're slowly spreading out to Tuesday and Wednesday. I think writer's block is hitting me (the one half of the writing team), and even under normal circumstances, the novel is gobbling up time I could have used for a number of things: looking at people's art on my deviantArt, getting on commissions, learning about animation, chilling with my sister. So to help alleviate some things, my sister and I decided on a new schedule.

Instead of every week, we're going to post every week and a half: something like Wednesdays and the next Saturday.

So I don't know if I can get a post on Wednesday this week, I have to see.

If you still love our story or want to continue reading or even dream of forgiving me for being so ridiculous with my muse, then you deserve a major glomp.

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?"