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Fetal Christmas Ornament

I had drawn this fetus, and I sat and stared at it and tried to figure out what to do with it, and god help me, it wanted to be a Christmas ornament.

And then I asked my boyfriend, who I think sort of wonders how he came to a point in his life where "Do you think I should make this fetus into a Christmas ornament?" is normal conversation.

"The problem," I said, "is that the fetus as imagery has been completely comandeered by pro-lifers. You see a fetus, it's on some idiotic billboard, or it's been chopped up for protest signs."

"...kay..." said the boyfriend.

"They've completely co-opted fetal imagery, and I want no more of it."



He put his head in his hands. "So I'm going to come home, and you'll be wearing a jacket with "FETUS" written on the back in duct tape, and when I say something, you're gonna say, "It's okay, I'm taking it back"?"

From this we can determine that A) my boyfriend is a very patient man and B) he's watched a lot of Kevin Smith movies. And also that maybe I shouldn't be allowed to have my pencil and sketchbook that late at night.
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WearWolf77's avatar
It's almost a boxing glove lol I'm sorry at first glance it stuck me as one...I like it! I'm looking for inspiration working on a Christmas ornament...MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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xMaalikx's avatar
Dunno why but this is kinda cute... I get a sence of "life" from it... Maybe its because I am about to have a holiday baby myself or the fact that I always saw the holidays as a form of a "new beginning". Its probably cause Christmas is so close to New years that its like one of the last few hurrah partys before starting over again.
steinhakasei's avatar
It does have a sense of life to it.
putninsh's avatar
i really don't know why , but i love this
mohinigeek's avatar
Everyone at my house loves this thing, we would love to have one on our tree!
TNHawke's avatar
I started to feel bad about laughing when I saw the image... and then I read what you had to say about it... and laughed even more... and stopped feeling bad. lol.
mohinigeek's avatar
Ursula Vernon, you are my favorite person on the entire internet. I really mean it. You, above Randall Monroe, Cleolinda, Studio Foglio, and everyone else here, are my very favorite. I like you more than I like videos of Carl Sagan, and even my real life friends on facebook cannot compare.

-Noelley B, avalonmaiden
inshadowz's avatar
I've said it before: I totally love how your mind works :)
BurtonizedPrincess's avatar
But the good thing is he's supportive, yes? :boogie:
otterling's avatar
......maybe it's for the best that I'm deploying far away from my art supplies....I totally want to make one out of sculpy now......
SurlyQueen's avatar
Then, clearly, I have watched a lot of Kevin Smith movies too.


Incidentally, I'd love to give this as a Christmas gift to the prolifers whom I see protesting on my way to work EVERY DAY.
pan-feylin's avatar
Fetuses (and especially fetal christmas tree ornaments) are so cute! I never understood why no one else found the adorable rat fetuses in science room as lovely as I did, but still.
0olong's avatar
Love it.

I want one.

I think these would sell. Christmas trees need more grotesqueries.
rocketshipz's avatar
This is sort of grotesque.. xD
animefreak120's avatar
I like it. =3

It's very original.
This reminds me of something my brother did. Like yourself, he hates the pro-life displays. He expressed his distaste in a slightly more direct manner, though. He walked up to the people running the display, sat down in the chairs they had provided, and began making dead baby jokes.
bloodredscorpion's avatar
I knock over the signs they post along our highway. I have no problems with their opinions, but... eh. They're so in-your-face, all-the-time about it. :( But heehee, pulling up signs and hiding them under bushes at midnight is fun. ^__^

Aaaaanyway. You are going to get a fetus ornament for Christmas. I'm going to make lots, to go around.
TempestuousWorgen's avatar
I would totally buy one. Creepy yet chic. I can see it wearing a Santa hat too.

You are very lucky to have such an understanding boyfriend.
ShardAerliss's avatar
Fetii... phalloi... fetii... phalloi? Which is more bizarre? Which would be more amusing above my fireplace?
i like it!
now were can i find a glass maded one for my tree?
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