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Brentalfloss contacted me early this week wanting to collaborate on a video about the new Pope. Our goal was to finish most of the art by the end of the week and just add in the Pope's face later when we finally found out who he was so that we could time the video with his election. As anyone who's probably seen CGP Grey's video about "how to elect a pope" www.youtube.com/watch?v=kF8I_r… , knows that it can sometimes take a very long time. So I was planning to work on this project rather leisurely in-between other projects like brentalfloss the comic.

Then I woke up Wednesday afternoon to a txt from brent indicating that they had just elected Pope Francis.

We both immediately leapt into action. Brent worked on finishing the song and starting to edit the video, while I worked on churning out the artwork as fast as humanly possible. I literally worked for 30 hours straight without sleep trying to get the various illustrations finished in time. Every time I finished a drawing I would send it to brent who would then insert it into the video he was currently editing. I wrapped up the final drawing yesterday afternoon around 7pm... then promptly crashed from exhaustion.

I've had tight deadlines before, but never like this! Dear god...

Anyway, that's why brentalfloss the comic will be a little late this week. We had something else unexpectedly come up... lol

ENJOY THE SONG!
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  • Watching: King of the Hill
  • Playing: Minecraft: Redstone update
  • Eating: Jaffa Cakes... om nom nom
  • Drinking: I really don\'t update this section very ofte
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BoredTrucker Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
reading the comments on youtube for this video makes my soul hurt. how do you guys handle it? i'd actually listen to the voices in my head that tell me to burn things O.o

that being said...great video :D lol
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Nocturnal-Dayz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
:lol: This certainly brightened up my night. Now whenever they show the guy on t.v. or in the news this song and that car will be running through my head.
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minecraftbob Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
lol.

and, if u think 30 hours of art is hard, try bout 15 hw assignments, most of which are math.
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nora-betty227 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That, sir, is brilliant!
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CannedMadMan66 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Okay, I would never speak against anything you make, I respect you're right to creativity, I've often ignored/bit my tongue on any and everything political you brought up on here because I watch you for the comedy pieces you do, but here I really gotta speak my mind. For the sake of the Latino community as a whole, could you please not bitter the moment for us where we've finally had something good happen for us?

I'm aware of all the problems with the Catholic Church, I've lost a lot of my faith in it because of all the scandals, I'm well aware that the Church is 100 years behind in its thinking, but the fact that people are putting all these things personally on Pope Francis makes all Latinos look bad. Its just giving people another reason to marginalize us. It was bad enough that people are still trying to prove that "He's Italian not Argentinian" because apparently Latinos aren't worthy of such a position but with people attributing everything that is wrong with the Church now on to Pope Francis I, its like no one wants Latinos to have any sort of pride in themselves now.

I would never ask you to censor your own art, that's not something any artist should do when art is meant to speak the mind of the creator and portray it visually, but please take this into account. Now more than ever its really hard to be Latino here and abroad. With drug wars ragging in Mexico, Venezuela having a sudden shift in government leadership, a long history of military dictatorships both in Central America and South America, and continued marginalization of the remaining native populations all over Latin America we just really need something we can say that we're proud of. Please don't just jump in on this band wagon to tear the new pope apart just so it continue on making all of us Latinos look bad.
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you're reading a little too much into this. It didn't matter who was going to be pope, we were gonna make this same joke no matter who got elected.

I can understand your frustrations, people elected into positions of power are often burdened with the problems of the last administration (Obama anyone?), but this is no way a "take down" of Francis. I've never met the man, I don't know anything about him, and I'm sure he's done a lot of good in his life. From what I understand the man is a lot more tolerant than the previous pope was, and that's a good thing. But please rest assured, we're not trying to harm Latinos with this video.
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CannedMadMan66 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
It reassures me knowing that this isn't something made specifically for Pope Francis. Thank you. I apologize for seeming a bit over analytical.

Its just that so many people have been turning this against the Latin community since he took his seat in the Vatican. Like his whole deal on gay marriage, people direct it like its something specific that he's against when its no new fact that the Church is still 100 years behind and is against these sorts of things still; he's not the first Catholic to speak against it and that most certainly doesn't mean that all Latinos hate homosexuals (people only seem to want to acknowledge something that seems to be another problem about us). Rather than it being a positive outlook/event for Latinos, people have taken this event as something to tear us down more.

Thank you for responding to this the way you did. Its relieving to know that this isn't something else in the line of things to make the Latino community look bad. We really need something positive after everything else that's happened in the last decade.
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LtLink Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just watched it before checking my deviantart. and damn. i gotta say it was awsome. the song was badass. but the art is what did it for me! your amazing!
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RookieOwl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You just made my day man
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celticpath Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
lol Awwww... Bless your heart Tom! (and I mean that sincerely) Your hard work definitely paid off. The artwork and video turned out great! :)
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...and now I am glad I watched Full House. Otherwise I wouldn't have gotten this. xD
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Ekkena Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Digital Artist
Uh, don't you mean Grease? They used the song Grease Lightning from the movie Grease.
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. But this is a parody of Grease Lightning, so. o:
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celticpath Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
So... what does Full House have to do with the movie Grease? Just curious. lol
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I recall them singing Grease Lightning on Full House once. |D
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celticpath Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ahhh... Okay, now it makes more sense. lol
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Ekkena Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013   Digital Artist
I know. You just mentioned Full House. I wasn't sure how you got Full House out of that...
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could've sworn hearing it on Full House once. |D
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Ekkena Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Ah, I see. I was just wondering where you got Full House and thought you might have gotten the two confused somehow.
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AmericanGirlHope Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kay. x3
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>Priest Lightning
>nothing to do with lightning hitting the Vatican
>DISAPPOINT I AM SON
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J4B Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This certainly put a smile on my face.
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cip-rochnaug Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant video!!
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RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That made my day :D
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LadySparrow01 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
You guys did an awesome job! This is hilarious!
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Maplestrip Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
That's extreme 0.o Pretty awful deadline. I'm glad that you managed to make it turn out so great, haha!

Priest Lightnin', woah Priest Lightnin'!
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maxjpz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i... i can't... this is too funny... i think i'm gonna die of laugh.
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Ioialoha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
rofl nice work fellas.
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ToAnSt Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
That song was hilarious. When I saw it when it was uploaded, I died xD
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AndreaTn Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're so epic there's no words to describe it...
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KamiKaze-no-Ryuu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lol: It definitely jammed up my funny bone~! :rofl:
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the4gotten Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Rather funny, considering the new Pope is actually pretty modest :/ he used to wash the feet of young drug rehab people during the Holy week, used the sub back in Argentina and now didn't wanna ride the limo, he rode in the last bus of the cardinals so.. yeah? rather funny...
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Eldenina Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I agre with you. I couldn't find this injustice funny.
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Arbiter10123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I love BrentalFloss! He made the Slenderman Song.
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xGhostwriterx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pfft... *Falls out of shair*
Briligant work guys! This is hilarious. :XD:
Who's singing? :meow:
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RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's Brent if you look at the credits XD
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xGhostwriterx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*Looks again* How could I miss that? I looked at the video 3 times! XD I'm such a featherbrain.
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RainbowMarimo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha it's fine XD
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xGhostwriterx Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Still, it's a little embaressing. ^w^;
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TomPreston Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, I can't sing.
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Jacob3908 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Well done, my friend!
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cryticalvision Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
So so wrong but so so funny!! Well done, guys! :D
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Why guys

why

I can't stop laughing halp
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MichaelsComics Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha! lovely drawings! Great Song!
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thinkpink9 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student General Artist
saw the video last night, laughed my butt off. great job you guys! XD
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Orannis0 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I think maybe a little preachy (no pun intended) on the cost of the thing, but I think your art was awesome. XD
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Munckhy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very impressive, good job!
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Mnjooschji Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Not religious... and indifferent when it comes to popes, but that lightened up my mood.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Well played, sir! Sirs, that is.
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animeator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
I don't generally comment a whole lot, but damn that was awesome.
And, deadline or no, it seems like you had alot of fun drawing the dragracer-popemobile. Good job, Cardinal Dobson. Good job.
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