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Saaaaaame.... by HugaDuck Saaaaaame.... by HugaDuck
Fr. McCarthy looks just like how I feel currently.

Continuing to procrastinate on college things and doodled my favorite Irish priest instead.
((Finally looked into Ireland's citizenship laws. Because both of his parents were born in Ireland, Fr.'s got Irish citizenship. He's so happy.))

Just been working on tons of character development this past week. Got a private art group on FB for me and three of my artsy buddies and I'd put together a huge character info sheet to help with personal development and so that we could learn about some of each other's kids. It's friggn huge. Did Florian, Niklas, Koty, Sven, Philippe, and Fr. McCarthy. Honestly has helped a lot, especially with Koty and Fr. since I'm still working on their new story line. I ought to do Zane too. Maybe Terrence.
Got me to think about and flesh out a lot of minute details though, so that's good. -u-

So big things so far in this WR reboot....

Koty's got his skills at complaining again.
Zane's got his chill and sarcasm again.

Aaaaand Fr. McCarthy's got crooked teeth and ADHD.
But hey, he's a citizen of Ireland!!! He can't complain. : D

You'll also notice, I'm breaking the rules here. In this new story line, I'm making Fr. McCarthy a little more true to his Order, (Society of Jesus). Jesuits are notorious rule breakers/ignorers/twisters. Jesuits also really like to totally ignore Canon Law 284 and section 66 of the Directory on the Ministry and Life of Priests..... they don't wear the collar. So I've got it that occasionally Fr. McCarthy just wears pants and a sweater when at work. (He's a hospital chaplain now). Bad Fr. McCarthy.

Elias - :iconpicklejelloz:
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LadyData Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice changes :aww: Fr.McCarthy looks so adorkable  la in love I had no idea Jesuits ignored the collar rule and get away with it. I still have to do more research on religious orders to decide which one my nun character should be in. 
HugaDuck Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, thanks! Freckles and the crooked teeth did most of the work there, I think....

Yeah, I've noticed it's a bad trend among the Jesuits and several orders of sisters. Interesting to note though, that most orders of sisters who don't wear the habit have very few young women coming in... they almost all go to the orders that wear the habit!! You'd think that'd be a sign.... >.>
LadyData Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome =D Do you plan to post your story on here?

I had no idea there were orders of sisters that don't wear the habit. Maybe the reason is because they're not that well known compared to the orders of sisters that wear the habit. I could be wrong but it's just a hunch :shrug:
HugaDuck Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know I'm going to post development stuff and short stories, but I'm not sure about the actual story. the plot and setting are still works in progress and I've never been good about keeping up with updates XDDD

A lot of it came out of the post-Vatican 2 mindset of "let's ditch tradition." So a lot of priests don't wear the collar because they want to "blend in" or be like everyone else.... however, a priest is set aside to NOT be like everyone else, and not "blend in."
I actually did a short speech over this once for a speech class.... There's a really good article if I can find it again by two priests, laying out excuses some priests give not to wear the collar, and then their response to those excuses.
I think a lot of it's similar with some groups of sisters, which is part of the reason I believe that most of the groups who don't wear the habit are older women and the groups that do wear the habit. Today's youth is seeing a rise of young people wanting to fix things that went wrong and get back to our teachings and traditions. The older groups of sisters and priests today are a lot of people from the post-Vatican 2 era.
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