So, I've decided I will be writing a Moana/How to Train Your Dragon crossover AU with the Moana/Hiccup ship for Camp NaNo next month... But I'm still not sure what kind of AU I want to work with. There's a few possibilities so far:
- High School AU - classic and simple, and easier to write in terms of research, but more difficult - for me at least - to inject plot into.
- Pokemon AU - I'd be going with an Alola AU, naturally, with Hiccup as either a Sinnoh native or a native to a Region I'd create, who has just moved to Alola. I don't think I'd follow the plot of Sun and Moon; it make take place after it, though, so some events could be referenced.
- Canon Melding AU - Basically, Polynesian!Hiccup as one of the villagers around Moana's age in Motunui. They'd be childhood friends, and honestly, this would work best as a retelling of Moana, the film. The problem is, retellings are very hard to pull off - again, for me at least - without getting to verbatim.