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Stoick's Body Language Toward Hiccup in the First HTTYD Movie

kingofthewilderwest:

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An enormous percentage of communication occurs non-verbally. This explains why text messages or even phone calls cannot compare to a real live interaction with another person. And it explains why watching the body language in well-done live action or animated…

Aaah this is all the stuff I’ve thought about it but never bothered to put into words. 

Also I feel like it really shows that they had this huge cycle of misunderstanding. Stoick came off way more, well, stoic than he actually felt. His conversation with Gobber made it clear he did care about Hiccup, he was worried about his future, about him surviving, worried about him going into dragon training since he was afraid he’d die, but knowing he had to learn to survive, especially as Gobber pointed out that he wasn’t going to always be around to protect him. 

He DID love him but he did not understand him or know how to show it at ALL and because of it Hiccup interpreted it as he was a total disappointment and went overkill trying to prove himself all the time. Which made Stoick more worried about him and disappointed in him. 

Presumably he wasn’t always that way. After all, at one point Hiccup was a tiny child and his dad had to show enough love at some point in his life to make him want more of it. 

And we do see that in the second movie. Stoick saves him as a baby like he’s the most precious cargo in the world and according to Valka was the bragging father talking about how despite how tiny he was. he’d grow up to be the strongest of them all. In his early years, as his only parent, he was probably a bit more doting. It was probably as Hiccup got older and no bigger and more awkward and more hard to understand that the rift began to grow and so did the physical distance and lack of affection.  

Which might explain why Hiccup was so desperate to prove himself to get it all back. 

punkasfrick:

punkasfrick:

"Son," the father says, examining the broken petri dishes littered about the floor, “I’m not a mad scientist, I’m just a disappointed scientist.”

I don’t even care what you think this is the best post I’ve ever made

slicknyc:

cleromancy:

cobscookbay:

pantslesswrock:

hersheywrites:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System
Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Stay FUCKING Woke.
We are not crazy. This shit is happening.

HOW IS THIS NOT TOP STORY EVERYWHERE FUCKING HELL

Private prison are bad news all around but this is ridiculous.

#i hope he fucking rots#tbh his sentence should’ve been every sentence he ever unjustly gave out added together

Yep, this shit is real. It really happened.
Thankfully the Supreme Court is refusing to hear his appeal.

He should’ve gotten life. He sent a girl to jail for three months for posting negative comments about her assistant principal on MySpace. 
And most of the kids were black, natch. 
Dude’s the scum of the Earth and what upsets me is people acting like it’s some shocking thing. This is just the tip of the iceburg of the whole school-to-prison pipeline. 

slicknyc:

cleromancy:

cobscookbay:

pantslesswrock:

hersheywrites:

jessehimself:

Pennsylvania Judge Sentenced For 28 Years For Selling Kids to the Prison System

Mark Ciavarella Jr, a 61-year old former judge in Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in prison for literally selling young juveniles for cash. He was convicted of accepting money in exchange for incarcerating thousands of adults and children into a prison facility owned by a developer who was paying him under the table. The kickbacks amounted to more than $1 million.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has overturned some 4,000 convictions issued by him between 2003 and 2008, claiming he violated the constitutional rights of the juveniles – including the right to legal counsel and the right to intelligently enter a plea. Some of the juveniles he sentenced were as young as 10-years old.

Ciavarella was convicted of 12 counts, including racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud and tax evasion. He was also ordered to repay $1.2 million in restitution.

His “kids for cash” program has revealed that corruption is indeed within the prison system, mostly driven by the growth in private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.

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Why might this not be a HUGE national story and his name not household? I’ll give you one guess what color those kids were.

Stay FUCKING Woke.

We are not crazy. This shit is happening.

HOW IS THIS NOT TOP STORY EVERYWHERE FUCKING HELL

Private prison are bad news all around but this is ridiculous.

Yep, this shit is real. It really happened.

Thankfully the Supreme Court is refusing to hear his appeal.

He should’ve gotten life. He sent a girl to jail for three months for posting negative comments about her assistant principal on MySpace. 

And most of the kids were black, natch. 

Dude’s the scum of the Earth and what upsets me is people acting like it’s some shocking thing. This is just the tip of the iceburg of the whole school-to-prison pipeline. 

(Source: thefreelioness)