I love Astrid. After watchign the new short “gift of the night fury”, it’s pretty much convinced me she’s basically an over-achiever. When the whole viking deal was about kicking ass, she was THE ass-kicker. Now that Berk is all about innovation (mainly Hiccup’s), she tries really hard to be innovative and kind. When the situation seemed bleak, she worked hard to keep up morale and invent traditions. Of course, she’s more of a battlefiled maiden then anything else, so her innovative ideas were met with so-so results, kinda like Hiccup’s at first. So, yay, Astrid!
Hiccup is awesome, as usual. And his bromance with toothless is the best. :D The short really showed more of their abilities and their friendship. And honestly, that's why we are watching this in the first place. Dragon bromance.
The other vikings are amazing too. Gosh, the EXPRESSIONS. I was disappointed by the lack of textures and lighting, but the facial expressions really made up for it. Especially Astrid's smugness.
Also, be warned, the short features baby dragons.
Please ignore herp-dee-derp Toothless in drawing.