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This is my little sister, Emily. She’s 12 years old to my 20. I have taken her to see several movies, and at every one of them I have bawled like a baby. This time, while I’m wiping the tears from my eyes, I hear a sniffle from my left. When I look over, my adorable (though secretly really fucking evil) baby sister is sobbing. Overwhelmed by emotions from the movie, I hug her as best I can with the armrests between us. I can feel her shoulders shaking because she’s trying so hard not to cry too loud in the theater and - I almost feel bad to admit this - I just want to laugh. Here is the kid who would look at me like I was some kind of moron because I would sob at movies like The Last Song, or The Croods, or Rise of the Guardians and now here she is, taking a step in my shoes! Isn’t it just a movie!? (She would say this to me to try and get me to stop crying.) But then I start to cry again because I’m such a big baby. The movie ends and we leave. She’s stopped crying, but her face is white and her eyes are big and this kid looks like I’ve fucking traumatized her. We saw How to Train Your Dragon 2 and my sister acts like I took her to watch a live satanic worshipping ritual. She’s currently sobbing uncontrollably into my pillows about how much she hates me for taking her to a movie with “so many emotions she just can’t.” And I can’t stop laughing.
On The Spot
Hey Dragons fans! Guess what! There will be Dragons this XMAS! Just found this on Hallmark’s website. A new Toothless/Hiccup ornament is going to be released in October for the winter season! (I know I’m super early with this one ^_^ I can’t help myself at this point)
Just thought I’d let ya’ll know (I missed the one released in 2010 ;_;) so everyone can add a little dragon to their tree. (or in my case, anywhere it might fit in!)
From the web site:
"Hiccup and Toothless have taken to the skies, only to discover brand new threats to their now peaceful existence. Hang this unlikely duo high up on your tree to show your love of the "How To Train Your Dragon 2", as well as your longing for adventure—and the mysteries that often come with it."
specs: 3.44” W x 2.5” H x 3.68” D
I kinda want a stoick ornament too ;_;
While it may feel disappointing that we’re still at the point of rattling off gender triumphs in film, until there is an equal playing field in Hollywood, it’s necessary to if only to highlight what is going right.
Here are just seven of the subtle ways How to Train Your Dragon 2 speaks to female power and influence in order to show audiences, and especially young audiences, that indeed female characters are valuable.