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The Shepard's Prayer by TheDalishRanger The Shepard's Prayer by TheDalishRanger
Inspired by the typical stupidity of the Mass Effect forums on the BSN and a conversation I had with :iconajones3232:.

Basically, I criticized people who can't take any disagreement or critiquing of Shepard from other characters, warranted or not. Shepard, BAMF though he/she is, is still human and hardly immune or undeserving of critique. I referred to Shepard as their "sacred space messiah" in sarcasm, and then the idea for this came. The Our Father was a good base because it's one of the more commonly known prayers.

Hope this amuses everyone as much as it amused me. :D
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:icondrakenimmortal:
drakenimmortal Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Now THAT'S a religion I can get behind ^_^  Sacrilege is awesome.
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LadyDracoViolet Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha! ^-^ This is so much fun!
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:iconthedalishranger:
TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconvideogamernerd:
VideoGamerNerd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is just plain awesome. :P
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:iconthedalishranger:
TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: Occasionally I get good ideas out of my sarcastic moments.
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Hallowedlady Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
This is brilliant!

I hate how some Mass Effect fans paint Shephard as some god-like being. He/she may be awesome but he/she still screws up, sometimes with to the player's intention of such.
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Exactly, and I'm glad that happens. I mean, when they have badass/awesome moments, I'm giddy, but I'm also glad when they screw up because they're still only human, and I like being reminded of that.

I actually look forward to being yelled at on Horizon each time I replay ME2 for similar reasons. :XD:
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Hallowedlady Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Same here, I like the moments of badassness but also those where they mess up because it adds character.
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soren7550 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Writer
I like this Shepard's Prayer better:

"Dear Lord, please don't let me fuck up" - misquote of Alan Shepard, the first American in space, said shortly before launch. In reality he said "Don't fuck up, Shepard..." but the former is what became Shepard's Prayer.
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao: That too, is a good one. ;)
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Maxamillion2009 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Writer
Hehehe, I know what prayer I'm gonna say at the end boss!
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:iconthedalishranger:
TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Say it and the Bioware gods will ensure your thermal clips never jam or run out during that fight! ;)
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Maxamillion2009 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Student Writer
I'll rely on Jessie for that!
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:iconbrialyn:
Brialyn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
LOL! Epic...
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:iconzara-arletis:
Zara-Arletis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Shephard wept.
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:iconthedalishranger:
TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Especially after reading the BSN forums.
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:iconzara-arletis:
Zara-Arletis Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yeah . . . it gets a bit crazy, especially where Our Shephard is concerned.
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:iconthedalishranger:
TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, definitely. Which is why I have fun with things like this. :D
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Techta Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YYYYYEEEEEESSSSSSS
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:iconthedalishranger:
TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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theclumsyninja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the prayer was going to be the one from "The Boondock Saints"
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao: I think it's more fun to parody a well-known real life prayer and create something new. ;)
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theclumsyninja Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you did a good job on it, it was just the first thing that popped into my mind when I read "the shepards prayer"
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I figured. It was amusing. :XD:
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Crazon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You know you should of used "I Should Go." in place of Amen. XD

Love this bit, my friends and I have been joking about a Church of Shepard for a few months now and it's awesome that other people are joking about this separately. I guess it is sort of a thing among the Mass Effect fan community.

Awesome job.
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:lmao: That would've been great, but I was also trying to fit the pacing of the original Our Father as much as possible, and that would've been a bit off. :XD:

Indeed! :D Hey, if you ever start a club or something to continue the joke, you're welcome to use this - just link back to me and let me know about it if you do! :D
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Crazon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I funny you should mention that! Although i haven't done one up on DA (Although perhaps I should) I did start a group page on Facebook. not much traffic to it, but I've post a few verse i threw together and some art up there. we have a few followers. XD
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't use facebook, but I'm sure I can see it through :iconajones3232:'s profile next time I see him. You're still welcome to link/feature this on the fb group if you so wish. :D
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Crazon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, will do so. also just submitted a club here on DA for review.
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! :D
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Crazon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's "The Church of Shepard" on Facebook.
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BacchiGuu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao:
God: >.>
:iconpoker-faceplz:
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Sometimes something good comes from the fails of the BSN forums. :XD:
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Zinneh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It amused me beyond belief, lmao. Can't stop laughing! XD
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TheDalishRanger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad it did! :D
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