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St. Dodus the Intolerant by ursulav St. Dodus the Intolerant by ursulav
Dodus, (of the Mauritian Doduses) was a zealot. He believed that he was right, and all other faiths that deviated one iota were wrong. Unfortunately, he didn't keep very good notes, so what Dodus may actually have believed is lost to history.

What IS known is that upon receiving word that an enemy sect was approaching the town, without waiting for further details and with visions of forced conversions dancing in his head, St. Dodus climbed out an eighth story window and hurled himself to his death, thus becoming the first and only person ever to be martyred by Unitarian Universalists.

The Unitarians felt just awful about the whole thing and had him beatified by way of apology, after which there was coffee and cookies. He is not the patron saint of anything, but a medal of St. Dodus worn around the neck is said to warn off hugs from well-meaning strangers.

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...this one's for my Unitarian buddies, since I haven't picked on THEM yet. *grin*

St. Dodus is, obviously, a dodo (possibly in more ways than one.) Original is 6 x 9 ish. Wanted to try something different with the haloing this time, so I used the dark grey and made the whole thing less saturated--don't think it works quite so well. Possibly the thing is that saint icons tend to be garishly bright, so it just doesn't feel right. Oh well, live and learn... Original for sale, prints available for $10 plus shipping, send a note or visit [link] for details.
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:iconvalheru1000:
Valheru1000 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Hilarious
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:iconluckysweep:
Luckysweep Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
What. That is all. What.
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:iconghola8:
ghola8 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I freaking love the description.
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:iconspindlewinter:
SpindleWinter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks just so p*ssed off... It's hilarious. :lmao:
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:icontaren14:
Taren14 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Coffee and cookies always make accidental murder better!
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:icongjtproductions:
GJTProductions Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
The patron saint of the PC police. Enough said. ^^
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:icongref313:
Gref313 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Dodus.... lol
St. Dodus the Extinct
poor dodos....
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:iconjathis:
Jathis Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Writer
He's so adorable! *fights urge to hug him*
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:iconultraviolet-oasis:
Ultraviolet-Oasis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Wow, I can get behind that story 100%.

Thanks!
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:iconsenzanima:
senzanima Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
My thought process:
Is that a dodo with a 'fro?
*disco music starts playing in my head*
It is! It's a dodo with a--
*music comes to a screeching halt*
Ohh. It's a halo! Saint. Halo. Yeah.
Darn.
*reads description*
I've even seen this one before. Why did I think it was...
*scratches head*
Hmm. Late at night + strawberry-peach margaritas apparently = dodo with a 'fro.
Ursula would find this amusing. I shall tell her.
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GJTProductions Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
:rofl:
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:iconfarfalla-dea:
Farfalla-Dea Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL

Great expression.
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:iconkieranfoy:
Kieranfoy Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Wards off hugs from well-meaning strangers, eh? I could use one of those, although my present method (also known as the Chuck-Norris-Style-Roundhouse-Kick-Goodbye system) works well enough.
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:iconpinktiger:
pinktiger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008   Writer
Ahaha, St. Dodus looks pissed.
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:iconmagpie-poet:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Oh please please someday do a saints lives of these guys. I have way too many people I could get a book like that for and your stories are always so brilliant.
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:icondimensionten:
dimensionten Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
From far away I thought he had a white fro. xD
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:icongryphontamer:
gryphontamer Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
As a Unitarian Universalist, I would love to have a poster of this for our church hall. :D
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:iconinkerbel:
Inkerbel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
you make those medallions & Ima be 1st in line to get one *inkerbel flaps @ touchy-feely people* shoo! enh! can't you see the medallion, dangit?!
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:iconhsavinien:
HSavinien Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
...bwahaa! Brilliant. I love the story.
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:iconangstmonkey:
angstmonkey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
whoops, just requested this as a print, then saw the link, so ignore that :p
i still love this!
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:iconcarnivalchild:
CarnivalChild Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
I see him speaking with the voice of Sam the Eagle. And having the same personality, too.
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:iconemperornortonii:
EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I like that! Very clever! :D
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:iconsmaggers:
Smaggers Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
sett.

Did you know the Dodo's latin name is (was) Didus Ineptus?
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:iconphethure:
phethure Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
it's hard to be tolerant when you're extinct
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:iconkotegaeshi:
KoteGaeshi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
Oh, sry, didn't see your whole "prints available" thingy.
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:iconkotegaeshi:
KoteGaeshi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I shall join the sect of saint Dodus. Okay if I print this and make an icon out of it? I won't sell it...
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:iconliolli:
liolli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
heh. sometimes i think i enjoy your stories more than your art =D.. bu then i think.. nah.. the story is made just so much more interesting with smthing visual.
AWESOME!
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:iconferacoyote:
FeraCoyote Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, Unitarians would do that.
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Hymenomycotina Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I disagree on the halo, it's a halo of grumpiness, and therefore needs to be grey.
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:iconserediss:
Serediss Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
He might be intolerant, I love it anyway!

Nice drawing.
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:icontanaigre:
Tanaigre Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
...... There's not a one of these I don't love XD.
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:iconkrystalynx:
Krystalynx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Okay, this is great.
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:iconazymyth:
Azymyth Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Dodos are always fun to draw. :D
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:iconjinggo78:
Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Your story about him is hilarious. You are so good at that stuff. Thanks for the laugh.
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dodoman1 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hooray!
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:iconmusicisavictim:
musicisavictim Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
A thing that wards off hugs? finally!
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:iconnezumidoshi:
nezumidoshi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
...Hurrah for the Unitarians! *shares coffee and cookies*

Hurr hurr! Great!
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:icontheferretliveson:
theferretliveson Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
i AM a Unitarian Universalist... and i REALLY appreciate being recognized.

Plus this made me laugh out loud. =)

Thanks, and as always, your art is beautiful, amusing, and fantastic!
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:iconconspiracy-of-ravens:
This is one of my favorite stories that you've done. As always you have a brilliant writing style. :reading:
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:iconlabauraba:
labauraba Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
thaz a doddo right?
i hrt dem^^
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:iconlabauraba:
labauraba Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
i like how u color ure stuff,
srry for not really reading the story for each...
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:iconstinawiik:
StinaWiik Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: Brilliant.
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:iconmad-but-happy:
Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Professional Filmographer
That's too funny :XD: Nice one!
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:iconbeautifullyflawed:
BeautifullyFlawed Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
I thought it looked like a vulture, but I guess they're from the same family...
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:iconjubame:
jubame Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
i like the halo because the cold colors gives him an established "coldness" vibe.
with the halo colors, he gives off the impressions of stoic, strict, rigid, backwards, and cold.
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:iconsketcherjak:
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
lmao! Where can I get a protective medallion?!
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:iconprionbrain:
prionbrain Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008
Haha! Amazing!!! Love it totally!!!:D :love:
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:iconrockie7777:
rockie7777 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Saints in a coffee table book...
Okay, I won't go there.
BUT, a small pocket-sized prayer book (so to speak)...that I would buy in a heart-beat...and display promonently...prominently...obviously on my coffee table...or I would if I could actually find the surface. What with sketchbooks, blank dvds, psp, rubik's cute, water bottle, "Nurk", Serenity game play book, Hulk happy meal toys, cut crystal candle holder, etc, it would get lost. So I'd have to carry it around and show off to friends and co-workers and brighten their days...and mine.
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DruidElf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
Relaxing saint icons...hmmm. ;)
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:iconvmulligan:
vmulligan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha ha ha! You're remarkably prolific, and you have a wonderful sense of humour. Keep it up!
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