|Reviews for Principles and Elements|
| no one chapter 15 . 10/12/2013
| Uovoc chapter 12 . 8/6/2013
I love the bending idea! After a dragon named Azula, I should've seen it coming. The physicality and natural aspect of bending match the HTTYD world perfectly. This is the best application of magic to the movie that I've come across so far. Stoick is such an earthbender.
But what does Fishlegs do? Guess I have to wait and find out, hopefully.
| Whitefang333 chapter 7 . 7/10/2013
As I've said about length I think it is better to focus on positives as there is not much that it can be done now about it.
So far my favourite is the portrayal of Toothless. I love that he is not showed as a human-like character. he has this detached-not-carrying attitude as he goes with what life presents him with, but when the situation demands it he can step right in and defend what he believes is worth protecting.
| Victoria62015 chapter 16 . 7/9/2013
Yay! A sequel! :) I'm very happy to hear about this, I've needed some good stories to look forward to! Maybe I'll even update mine XD Don't worry about replying, you're probably pretty busy. Can't wait to read more!
| Whitefang333 chapter 4 . 7/9/2013
Honestly, it was hard for me to enjoy the bonding scene as it happened so sudden. I just wish ideas and characters were more developed here. I decided to just turn off my analytical side and just enjoy the show. It helps. A villain time!
| Whitefang333 chapter 3 . 7/9/2013
Exposition time! Still interesting, but it is as if I've seen this idea done before...ah almne done something similar (very well as well, pity she never finished her story). Still...too short. But fun nevertheless.
| Whitefang333 chapter 2 . 7/9/2013
Yeah, it does not seem like a typical tale. There is awkwardness between the father and the son, but it seems as if they moved past the "I am disappointed in you son. I want to make you proud of me father". It is a big leap from the movie and Hiccup seems as a completely different character for now. He is outgoing, seems socially accepted (at least in some circles) and there do not seem to be any parental problems which were a pretty big thing in the movie. It does not seem as a retelling of the movie and Hiccup is much different than from what I expected. It is not bad, but I will need more character exposure to just know him better to form an opinion about him.
On the down note, why the chapters have to be so darn short? I barely can taste the world, see the characters before I read about something new. Now I saw that the story has 44k words and 16 chapter. That means that on average each chapter is only 2.75k words long...that is short.
| Whitefang333 chapter 1 . 7/9/2013
I like the idea, I like the narration, but most of all I have hopes to see that is not one of those two-dimensional stories. We have a boy who is a part of unusual, secret society (smelling quasi-Harry-Potter-crossover-here. Hiccup does not seem as a total "loser" as likes to be branded and the story has some hints of magic. Who does not like magic? Reading on.
| SkyHighFan chapter 16 . 7/8/2013
Nice, I like it. I can't believe Hiccup didn't send Zalath back to the Preserve after all the little guy's got a family of his own and I can't see him leaving it to play Sidekick to Hiccup on presumably Toothless' request. Though I imagine that people would get a kick out of knowing that Hiccup has a pet Dragon... sort of. Two actually with Toothless and Zalath.
| Camicazi chapter 4 . 6/24/2013
THANK YOU YOU UNDERSTAND DRAWING! :D You're doing a great job! :)
| ElmoDaHorse chapter 15 . 5/25/2013
Lol and I love this story! Good to find a practically art based one.
| Guest chapter 14 . 2/4/2013
can you make a sequel to this?
| Vondrakenhof chapter 14 . 8/30/2012
That was great. A very interesting idea. I didn't realise that they were all mages 'til the battle though, but it makes sense and at least gave them a chance to fight back against vampires and werewolves and the like. Do they use spells and stuff or do they just have a single gift? Like will Hiccup only be able to speak to dragons or will he learn other stuff too?
I think the ending lacked a bit when compared to the rest of the story, maybe a bit of resolution. But that might be just me. Will there be a sequel at some point?
Keep up the good writing!
| Gelado Pocket-mouse chapter 9 . 6/4/2012
I'm starting to realize why you said to look over the details about Astrid's eyes.
| Fencing Supplies chapter 3 . 4/2/2012
I hate to say this, but some of your readers are not American. Though you seem very proud of your country, and I respect this, all of this "typical American" "Native American" "our fellow Americans!"
Also, your Hiccup liked smiling wildly very, very, much. Another strange quirk I suppose, I know he is smiling, unless every "American teen" scowls all the time. (I hope they don't)
Stoick's house one with nature, hey? It sound like a hunting cabin with stuffed kills littered around the place.
You need to fatten up your description. I was all, WOAH WHAT?, during the first bit of the story. Probably because you just wanted to get to the thick of the story. Just go back and use a few more works and include a few more action, please?
A heavy duty blue ford. I imagined a rusty truck ute thing that smelled like mothballs. Love those mothballs.