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St. Dodus the Intolerant

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.

...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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Raphus-Wyvernus's avatar
What a whimsical mockery of the proud and much-underrespected species eradicated by the thoughtless action of the human race. I applaud the. Hahahahaha. No. 
Luckysweep's avatar
What. That is all. What.
ghola8's avatar
I freaking love the description.
SpindleWinter's avatar
He looks just so p*ssed off... It's hilarious. :lmao:
Taren14's avatar
Coffee and cookies always make accidental murder better!
GJTProductions's avatar
The patron saint of the PC police. Enough said. ^^
Gref313's avatar
Dodus.... lol
St. Dodus the Extinct
poor dodos....
Jathis's avatar
He's so adorable! *fights urge to hug him*
Ultraviolet-Oasis's avatar
Wow, I can get behind that story 100%.

senzanima's avatar
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.
*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.
Farfalla-Dea's avatar

Great expression.
Kieranfoy's avatar
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.
pinktiger's avatar
Ahaha, St. Dodus looks pissed.
magpie-poet's avatar
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.
dimensionten's avatar
From far away I thought he had a white fro. xD
gryphontamer's avatar
As a Unitarian Universalist, I would love to have a poster of this for our church hall. :D
Inkerbel's avatar
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?!
HSavinien's avatar
...bwahaa! Brilliant. I love the story.
angstmonkey's avatar
whoops, just requested this as a print, then saw the link, so ignore that :p
i still love this!
CarnivalChild's avatar
I see him speaking with the voice of Sam the Eagle. And having the same personality, too.
EmperorNortonII's avatar
I like that! Very clever! :D
Smaggers's avatar

Did you know the Dodo's latin name is (was) Didus Ineptus?
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