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So Much Cooler by Crownflame So Much Cooler by Crownflame
My submission for :iconhttyd-fanarts: modern HTTYD contest.

There's some more things I wanted to do, and certainly more I wanted to say, but I wanted to post this at a decent time of day, and I have to get to work here in a sec.

So more comments and such when I get back.

Look closely (i.e., download the massive full size) if you've read the books, because there's a couple of stupid jokes just for you.

EDIT: OKAY I'M BACK.

This is late, because I have SO many stories and ideas related to this topic, it was difficult to settle on just one. Two days ago, Ruffnut and Tuffnut were cavorting in front of a cast-bronze Viking ship in front of the Cressida Cowell Historical Society. Last week, Hiccup and Fishlegs were ascending, dripping, from the annual Boy Scout Cardboard Boat Race, in a subtle nod to the Hopeful Puffin and the Pirate Training Program. Two weeks ago, it was going to be a comic of some form, Hiccup trying to explain away his new biker jacket, or Astrid forcing Hiccup to eat sushi, or something involving the prototype motorcycle, the Night Fury.

I just knew I had to be in on this, because it's as if you guys read my mind. XD

Anyways.

-"So Much Cooler" is a reference to a different Hiccup looking out of a different Gobber's shop window. Hiccup, in this canon, is actually the son of a Chief... executive. I.e., his dad is loaded, and he's fairly well-off. He just likes to keep his good clothes clean. Rather, he feels separated from the others, because he went to high school in an abroad boarding school rather than spending it with the Berk Park kids.

-Gobber is an old friend of Stoick's, from back when they were crazy and went biking together. After Hiccup's mother was gone, Stoick worked to keep his son on the straight and narrow, out of mischief in the city, so he has Hiccup work at Gobber's so Gobber can keep an eye on him.

Stoick would probably not approve of the bike Hiccup is secretly building and riding himself, even if it is a noble scientific endeavor.

-Tuffnut is a pizza delivery guy. He skateboards and collects music in his spare time. He's under the delusion that he can rap, and irritates people as much as possible with it. In the future, he wants to work with kids somehow.

-Ruffnut is an aspiring artist trying to get into a prestigious art school. Recently she won a lot of awards for a show she held centered around a concentration of her life as a twin, as well as gender roles (which involved a lot of photographs and depictions of her brother in her clothes. He'll do anything for a Klondike Bar). Her summer portfolio is centered on her heritage, and she hangs out at the Cowell society often for inspiration. She draws a lot of weird pictures of her friends in Viking outfits.

She's absolutely crazy.

-THOR'S ROAR: based on an ACTUAL motor rally taking place less than fifteen minutest from where I live, in a town known as Little Sweden (they have Vikings as their sports team and everything)

-Tuffnut's shirt says: "HYSTERICS: AMERICAN POTATO", a play on "GREEN DAY: AMERICAN IDOT". If you don't get it, you need to read more books.

-Alvin's Coffee: Costs you an arm and a leg, but you just keep coming back.... %100 pure-and-honest ingredients. READ MOAR BOOKS.

-The poster on the right was going to be a pinup from Dragonesque magazine, but I figured that was way more of Phlegma than you wanted to see. (I'm totally joking, by the way- I didn't actually draw anything. XD)

-I had so many layers at one point that I broke SAI. Apparently there's a layer limit. XD

-Most of this was done, ashamed as I am to say, to CWCipedia videos playing in the background. (just look it up)

-I had some other stuff I wanted to add, but I figured I'd cut it off there, for the sake of time. XD

-More modern HTTYD from me: [link]

Anyway, enjoy. :)
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:iconmaxridefangirl:
maxridefangirl Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
Hah! Very cool.
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Crownflame Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
C: Thanks so much!!!
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FairyTailMember00 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Are the dragons dogs and cats in this universe.
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
They're in a museum! And also in your miiiiiind, spooopy
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FairyTailMember00 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Oh! I like that!
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so muuuch!
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:iconfairytailmember00:
FairyTailMember00 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Ya welcome! :3
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heeyitsm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Alvin's Coffee in the background made my day xD
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
C: Thanks so muuuuch! I'm so glad LOL
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FlamingNightfury Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Erm...Gobber's Body shop?
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
as in fixing cars? lmao
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FlamingNightfury Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
I've never heard that phrase before...
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
maybe it's a US thing! 
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:iconflamingnightfury:
FlamingNightfury Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
Makes sense, I'm not from the US neither have I ever been there.
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:iconflamingnightfury:
FlamingNightfury Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017
I can imagine someone close to Hiccup or Hiccup's father working as a bike or car demolisher as in 'killing the dragons'.
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SkalblakaFang Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016
There is sooooo much in this. I love it.
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
THanks so much! It's fun to bring as many artifacts as you can into the AU ;D
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SkalblakaFang Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Moar please.
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:iconarathelightningqueen:
I just love this so much!
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:iconarathelightningqueen:
I can see that :) Ruff and Tuff look awesome.
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:D Thanks so much! There's a lot of love in it! Haha
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Chopin8 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just noticed the Alvin's coffee in the background. Ha! It's perfect
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:iconchopin8:
Chopin8 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that's great! Haha :D
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
costs and arm and a leg and is around every corner LOL
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RolandLatoreSpeed Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty cool...

Also, here's my modern HTTYD world, more cyberpunk: rolandlatorespeed.deviantart.c…
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Masha26th Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student General Artist
lol this is amazing made and for some reason the first thing thatcame to my mind is rio idk why XD
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, thanks so much!

Rio like... the town? Or the movie? I never saw that. LOL
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Masha26th Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2015  Student General Artist
movie X3
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Midnights-Starlight Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I am very much enjoying this for several reasons~ One of those reasons is the mental image of Tuffnut in a dress, pffffft XD
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Crownflame Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Bahaha! Thanks so much!
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MichaelSchenker2nd Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I always wanted to see a "How To Drive your Muscle Car/Motorcycle" take on the HTTYD universe. But for some reason in my perfect take on them they were all self driving vehicles that had malfunctioning AI's and humanity had long forgotten you DRIVE these vehicles. Hiccup slowly becoming the first to tame a certain black sports car/motorcycle in years.
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Crownflame Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, that's interesting! Kinda like Transformers or something.
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MichaelSchenker2nd Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
More of a Total Overdrive(does anyone even remember that aweful movie?) take on the thing. The vehicles becoming rampaging, murderous machines and all the humans go into hiding.

The little survivor camp of Berk lived safely in the middle of the Nevada dessert until one night, during a vehicle raid, Hiccup fires an EMP harpoon(credit to Fast and Furious) at a legendary black sports car that no one has ever seen. No one believes him but upon closer inspection he discovers the car in a large warehouse not far away. Realized its self driving system(Google will be the end of us) has malfunctioned due to the harpoon he slowly gains the trust of the car and becomes the first driver in decades.
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PaintTheWorldRed Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
omg i love this ! :D :O 

its so awesome and so nice ! AAAAAAAH! ;D 

could you do a modern snotlout for me ?? :D :3
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Crownflame Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I've sketched him a couple times but I don't work on this kind of thing very often these days.
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PaintTheWorldRed Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
okay but thanks anyway ! :D
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DerpPaws Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love this.:heart:
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) THanks so much!
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banthafodder95 Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Tuff in Ruff's clothes just inspires an incredibly amusing picture in my mind.  Does art of this exist?
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Unfortunately no! I've been busy and distracted from this particular idea for quite a while, though I might revisit it later!
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:iconbanthafodder95:
banthafodder95 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
That's a shame.  I guess I'll have to sketch my own.
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KellyRiker Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hahha! I love the twins. 
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:iconcrownflame:
Crownflame Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:) Thanks!
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Electric-Bluejay Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Alvin's coffee xD
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Crownflame Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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actresspdx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Artist
Are you still doing this AU on your tumble
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Crownflame Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't lately. I've been so busyyy.
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actresspdx Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Artist
OK, thanks for replying.
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ViraIshnia Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, Alvin's Coffee, I just saw that! How appropriate.
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Crownflame Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, thanks! :D
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