Monday, May 14, 2012

Case Study No. 0320: Hairy Scary Librarian

The Hairy Scary Librarian
In referance to the 6th of the HTTYD books: A Hero's guide to deadly dragons
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The Hairy Scary Librarian:
Stay out of his shed [liberry]



The Hairy Scary Libarian is the libarian of the Meathead Public Library.

In How to Train Your Dragon, the Hairy Scary Libarian is an Elder, and Gobber stole a guide from under his nose. However, the book only contained one page. Stoick the Vast wrote a letter to the author complaining that it needed more words at the end of the book.

The Hairy Scary Librarian is the librarian of the library, full of banished books, in A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons. He was famous for using his Heartslicers to cut anyone who was caught in his Library. At the end of the book he is taken to the Ugli-Thug Slavelands. Madguts the Murderous took his Heartslicers when he captured him.



How to Train Your Dragon Book 6: A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons (How to Train Your Dragon (Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III)
by Cressida Cowell

Publication Date: August 17, 2010 | Grade Level: 3 and up

It's Hiccup's birthday, but that's not going to keep him from getting into trouble. To save his dragon, Toothless, from being banished, Hiccup must sneak into the Meathead Public Library and steal the Viking's most sacred book. But the Vikings see books as a dangerous influence, and keep them locked up and under heavy guard. To save his friend, Hiccup must brave the Hairy Scary Librarian and his dreadful army of Meathead Warriors and face off against the formidable Driller-Dragons. Will he make it out and live to see his next birthday?



The Meathead Public Library is located on the island of the Meatheads, and it is owned and guarded by the Hairy Scary Librarian. It is in fact, not a public library, as Vikings are not allowed to read books. (The one exception being How to Train Your Dragon by Professor Yobbish). Outside, it is also guarded by Meatheads and their Driller-Dragons.

In A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons, Hiccup and Camicazi have to go to the library, with their dragons, due to a burglary contest between the Hairy Hooligans and the Bog-Burglars. The Hairy Hooligans had lost every round, and in a final round, Stoick gave Big-Boobied Bertha a bet, that the Hooligans had stolen something better than the Bog-Burglars. Stoick was going to show How To Train Your Dragon, from the Meathead Library, but Hiccup discovers Toothless has burnt it. So they go to the library to get a replacement.



Hiccup was a rather ordinary looking boy for someone with such a long and impressive name; a smallish, thin-ish, runner bean of a boy with bright red hair that shot straight up as if it was surprised, and a face that nobody ever remembered.

His knees were wobbling as he flattened himself against the wall.

The window ledge that he was perching on belonged to a Castle of terrifying size and spookiness which sprawled like an ugly black monster on top of the gull-shrieking cliffs of the little Isle of Forget Me.

Although this Castle was known as THE MEATHEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY, it was not, in fact, open to the general public. This was back in Viking times, when books were considered a highly dangerous civilizing influence, so they were rounded up and kept locked up in the Library under heavy armed guard. Entry to the library was strictly by invitation only.

Hiccup had NOT been invited.

Which was why he was three hundred feet up in the air, and about to sneak in through an upstairs window.

What he was making here was definitely a surprise visit. He REALLY, REALLY did not want anyone to know he was there.

If Hiccup looked down (and he was trying very, very hard not to) he could see the tiny figures of hundreds of Meathead Warrior Guards moving in the courtyard below, the sun glinting wickedly off their metal-tipped Northbows, their Driller-Dragons on long chains beside them. Hiccup knew that they only had to look up, and they would have no hesitation at all in shooting on sight.

Hiccup swallowed hard. He was getting the nerve up to climb through the broken window and into the Library - but he didn't really want to do this, either.

Who knew WHAT could be hidden in that dark maze of rooms, a labyrinth so huge that you could be lost in there for weeks without a soul ever finding you?

Whatever else was in there, Hiccup knew that somewhere in that terrifying book warren there prowled the Hairy Scary Librarian himself, the half-blind, half-dumb Guardian of the Library.

Master Swordsman, Mathematical Genius and an all-round scary individual, the Hairy Scary Librarian showed no mercy to Intruders.

Hiccup had heard him at gatherings of the Tribes, boasting of how he finished off foolish Warriors who dared to try and find out the Library's secret with one slash of his swords, which he called his Heart-Slicers.

"I croaks them with me Heart-Slicers," he would whisper with the firelight flickering on his undead eyes. "I unzips them from their goggle-screams to their grub-washers." Then he would make a nasty swiping motion from his throat down to his belly button. "Serves them right - NOBODY borrows books from MY Library and lives to tell the tale."

And if the Hairy Scary Librarian was scary even on a social occasion, when you were sitting down at a cozy campfire with the rest of the Tribe all comfortably settled around you, how much scarier was he still when he was doing his business, lurking like a spider around every corner of his spooky Library, his Heart-Slicers at the ready?

Particularly when, like Hiccup, you had come to the Library not just to stroll about, but to actually STEAL one of the precious books and take it home with you.

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