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HTTYD - Not All There by fortheloveofpizza HTTYD - Not All There by fortheloveofpizza
"No, no, no, stop. Please, don't cry."

"I told you-- I told you not to go."

"You did...but you know I had to."

"You can be so stupid sometimes."

"...Guess I'm not all there, huh?"

"..."

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It was a long and strange train of thought that led me to the idea for this image. It was in part coming off of the last image I did, then thinking about Ruffnut saying she wanted a scar in the movie, then me wanting to tackle the situation in an irregular way, switching the tables so that the person not physically hurt or scarred seems more emotionally affected by it. I don't even really know what happened to Ruff, it was just this moment that popped in my head. And don't worry, it'll probably be self-contained, so Ruffnut won't be missing an arm every time I draw her from now on. ;p

And I obviously don't know anything about how to apply bandages, so Astrid's doing her best. ^^;

Textures for BG form a myriad of sources that I didn't keep track of. Sorry!

EDIT: Fixed Ruff's face a little. And I've just noticed this is the fourth HTTYD fanart whose title starts with the word 'not.' And it hasn't been on purpose, I swear! XD
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TM2-Dinobot Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Kinda explains why I hate the show. Nothing ever happens, and no dragons get killed. Screaming Death? Hiccup should have said "Fine. It's a threat, we can't keep it away, we can't train it, so kill it." :/
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Prosper-the-XVIII Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have drawn an aftermath of this called 'One Step Too Far' Would really appriciate your comments :)
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Prosper-the-XVIII Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww, Ruff, hunni, there's a certain point from which you don't have to be so...Ruffnut. I love this and really wanna know more! Might you be doing a follow-up to this at some stage? If not...can I? This is just so epic, seriously!!
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I'm not sure if I'll do a follow-up, but maybe! :)
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ProfessorLawl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Hey, Looks like Ruff got mauled just like she wanted lol.....
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Battle scars are cool, man.
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ProfessorLawl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Battle scars are sexy :thumbsup:
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Definitely! :D
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ludorfaustin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
W-what......it's so sad and so beautiful :tears:. I just, I mean EVERYTHING is just so beautiful. The premise, the way you took something so small and innocuous and made it your own, the seriousness of her injuries contrasting to her attitude, serious Astrid getting so emotional, the care and thought put into the actual picture, the way emotions and feelings are portrayed though body language, and that last pun, the title of the whole thing that just sets the entire mood of a kind of somber, macabre, gentleness and rising of awkward feelings. I mean, this picture and the few words themselves just stir so much emotion within me, I just.....:tears: I don't know, this needs a full romantic story to go with it something...I just...favorite. :cries: Good job.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Awww, thanks for this very great comment! I loved reading your reaction to this picture and the idea. I am there with you, I hope someone someday writes something romantic out of this. I can only dream! XD
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charla316 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
still great to look at
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Ah, I'm glad! :D
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MacabreCat Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, they are best buddies now I guess...
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BenRG Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
"Are you gonna be okay, Ruff?"

"Meh, your boyfriend can manage without a foot; I can manage without a stupid arm! It isn't as if I ever used it anyway!"

"Ruff, there's a certain point where you don't have to pretend to be tough."
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
D'aww. Sweetness all around. That suits the moment nicely. :3
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charla316 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
does ruffnut look older than her
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
They're around the same age, but, yes, in this one, Ruffnut looks older than Astrid.
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Divided-Chaos Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
"...Guess I'm not all there, huh?"

That is such a Ruffnut/Tuffnut thing to say. I'd never considered anyone but Hiccup or Gobber having pieces removed and that realisation kinda makes me want to get back into fanfic. And THAT has been happening a lot lately. I think it's the Almighty Tallest telling me to start writing again. If I do write something I'm definitely going to have to make it good enough for you to do an art of it for me :D
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Haha! Well, if something's calling you towards more fanfics, then by all means don't ignore it. And if you ever do write a Ruffnut/Tuffnut one, let me know! :3
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hangmanheadphones Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
One idea for the backstory could be at Ruff was trying some really stupid/insane maneuvers and got knocked off. That would explain the claw marks (dragon trying to grab her) and, if she hit an outcropping hard enough on her right side, it could have torn her arm off pretty good.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Aah, yeah that story is definitely gruesome enough for the picture. It makes me hurt inside just reading it. X)
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hangmanheadphones Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
And it kinda fits her personality.
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Luffy-Kun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, poor baby. No arm!
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
Yeah. It was a bad accident.
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ebrithil-skulblaka Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Really sweet but sad...gonna have to go with generalzoi's comment as she pretty much goes over everything I have to say.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Hehe, good. I think ~generalzoi hit it in the head pretty much as far as people's reactions to this image. It is quite sad and shocking. ^^;
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KeKat147 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
:puke:.. oh god she lost a lim :O_o::puke:.. thats interesting :D
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Ahaha, sorry for making you barf. ^^;
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KeKat147 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
no i didnt barf:XD: i just like the face:meow:.
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Siyasais Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010   Writer
D'awwwwwwwwww. Poor Ruffles! It's okay! You have lots of Astrid love to make you feel alllllllllllll better!

There is some crazy emotion coming from this piece. Ruff seems more upset over Astrid being upset than the fact she's missing an arm now.

"Don't worry! It didn't hurt at all!"
"STFU and let me bandage your arm you idiot."

Now I feel bad for thinking that now she can threaten to shove her nub down people's throats if they piss her off. (I know a person IRL who has one arm and does the same thing. He's hilarious!)
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I love that you called her Ruffles!! I'm so going to use that next time. XD

Yeah, the whole intention behind doing this piece was wanting to handle it in a complete opposite way, where Ruff is trying to be cheerful while Astrid is having a hard time coping. They are complicated emotions for both in a situation like that one.

O.O Wow, that has to be pretty traumatizing to have that done to you. At least it would to me. XD
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Siyasais Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010   Writer
:evillaugh: Destroying tough characters' reputations, one cute nickname at a time!!

Reminds me of something I did when I was younger that also resulted in a scar! The same exact thing happened, I was like "I'm totally fine!" and everyone was freaking out.

I think it would be traumatizing. Just think about it scares me! :D
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Biodragon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
This is well done, since I can't use any other positive words to for a picture in Ruff loses her arm. T__T
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
True, I imagine positive words are hard to find, but I still appreciate the positive comment. :3
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KaguyaChick Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
Ohh, you were having an Alphard moment, eh? ;)

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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
What's an Alphard moment? I know what Canaan is, but I haven't seen it yet. ^^;
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KaguyaChick Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
In order to get rid of her tattoo she "removes it". Reminds me of your pic, is all ;) love RuffStrid art and your KaToph art too. Now Go watch Canaan O_O
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kyria Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
i want to cry!
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
No, don't. Is otay. *pats*
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xMickey-Masochistx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
This... makes me so sad ;.;
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
I know, it was a hard one to draw. ^^;
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ShinjiShazaki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Most abrupt thought after looking at this a minute: "Wow, it's going to be a bitch and a half to do her little braid ringlet from now on. Then again, Astrid's probably going to do that, so Ruff won't be too put out." :P

This is a fascinating little look at battle injuries in terms of emotional content. I find (at least in writing, however much lying I wind up doing) that severe wounding like this that leads to heavy scarring produces different reactions in different folks. Given that Ruff was all over getting some scarring, it makes a lot of sense that she doesn't mind that (or the missing arm, perhaps, but that'd be something else to investigate)--but it bothers her that Astrid is upset at it. It's an interesting scene to see Astrid being upset about Ruff doing something against her wishes like entering into a dangerous battle and then coming back without an arm.

Actually, that's kind of the sticking point, isn't it. It's not so much the simple injuries like on her foot, or if the claw marks were just limited to her shoulder and side. It's that she's lost a limb, and Astrid takes that harder than Ruff. ...Maybe. It might not be setting in what's happened yet with Ruff. (Also--would I be wrong in interpreting that bloody mess of bandages on her head meaning she lost an ear, too? Yikes.)

I think you've given a lot of little plausibility details in the way you drew the aftermath. The marks on her shoulder and side make me think that there was a dragon that managed to get Ruff pinned down to go for her arm, and those spots were where all the pressure was placed to wrench it off. That her face and the side of her head and possibly her neck all match up to the same side as the major wound imply that there was at least a good deal of struggle between the beginning of this attack and Ruff's lost arm. And even though it's her left foot that's hurt, I can see that as well; if she was pinned, her left leg could have gotten in the position to be injured like that.

What an interesting scene you've presented--both writing and drawing alike. Hmm. Very nicely done! The injuries look quite good, and the emotion shines on through! :)

Also: :lol: I inadvertently led to Ruffnut losing her arm.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Hahaha!! You're right, and then you gave me the funniest mental image of her trying to do it herself. XD But, yes, Astrid would help.

I don't think it's that Ruff isn't taking it hard (she wanted a scar, not to be freaking handicapped,) she is. I think my idea for this was more she doesn't sulk when Astrid is around. She's prone to act as goofy as she can about it and feel okay, which she does, in part, but she puts up an extra effort for Astrid. She's lying but she sees it as a better solution, since Astrid would be distraught about it all of the time. Also, since Ruff is still recovering, I imagine it hasn't hit her full force until she tries to do more.

Wow, it made me all self-conscious to have someone break down the scarring pattern like that. I had put thought into what'd happened, yeah, but then I start to second-guess it when people are looking that close. And the bandages on her head, I originally was going to have her lose her eye, but then I found that was a little too severe, what with already losing an arm, so, yes, I went with the ear. Meanie dragon. And when you state it the way you did it made me cringe more than what I drew, 'cause I don't think I'd thought of it in that detail. ^^;

Hehe, thanks and yes you did. ;p
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ShinjiShazaki Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
:meow: Daaaaw, cute bonding moments interspersed with dealing with having lost a limb. ...Wait.

That's a very good point. I rather enjoy the idea of a front being put up, as it seems logical for the characters you've developed through your pieces (even if this is a standalone). And the idea of her really being hit with it later when she tries to do stuff is fascinating, so I like it even more.

:bucktooth: It's a terrible habit I've developed after doing what all I did to Kailas throughout Chigai. I also tend to just run away with what probably happened, so don't mind the extrapolation. You did very well for not having done lots of pieces with extensive injuries, so I was just going through the details of why it's good. :)

:giggle: What a terrible thing to giggle over, but it just makes me snicker.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Mmyes. Complicated situations rear complicated emotions, which just continue the cycle. It's fun, in a sadistic kind of way. But still, fun! :D

Yeah, I was wondering if you've ever mapped out all of Kailas' scars, like have a plain figure where you've just laid them all out. At least that's what helped me just now with this one, was actually having a body there to see how they work out. I can't imagine keeping them all straight otherwise. XD

Like I said, scar fetish. :|
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ShinjiShazaki Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
You make me wonder if you don't have a point about that.

I know that sort of feeling quite well; it makes for absolutely lovely and fascinating writing challenges, and I'm all about those. :)

Y'know, I've tried, but I can't draw a basic body figure to save my life, much less the specific lanky long body that Kailas has. It does make it difficult to keep track of things, but that's really a matter of deficit of talent on my end. Fnrgh. :|
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Well, I'm just thinking Kailas and Kei and even Tao. All have scars. I've noticed, s'all I'm sayin'

Hmm, well, if it were to ever be done, even just a list of them, it would be so helpful. I know it'd help me! XD
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ShinjiShazaki Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I know--it's kind of surprising to me, too. :|

...If I could ask your kindness in perhaps receiving base drawings of a body type like hers at various angles in order to map things out more clearly, it would vastly helpful. Only if you could/would, of course.
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fortheloveofpizza Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
Hmm, I'm in the middle of a few images I'm trying to finish (including the next YCMD one, which is kicking my butt a bit), so gimme a while and I'll see what I can whip up.
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Oh dear... looks like not all the dragons out hter eare the huggy friendly kind...
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