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Dingo Doodles is an animation channel hosted by Dingo, the founder of Electric Bunny Comics. Inspired by the likes of Puffin Forest and Animated Spellbook, Dingo creates animated stories based around her personal life as well as her Dungeons & Dragons campaign, titled "Fools' Gold". Initially beginning in October 2017, Dingo quickly garnered a lot of popularity, much to her shock. Her channel and her web comic can be found in the links above.


Dingo Doodles provides examples of:

  • Absurd Phobia: Dingo herself has a bit of a bad history with water. How bad a history? Her mother once had to fight a kicking and screaming 10 year old Dingo for 35 minutes to get into a canoe. Hydrophobia is not really an "absurd" phobia, though.
  • Action Girl: The two female characters in the Fools' Gold campaign, Erina and Gothi.
    • Not to mention the villain of the first five episodes, Quinn-Ora.
  • Adopted into Royalty: Bouclaire. Unfortunately, she's both a Royal Brat and a Self-Made Orphan. She also had older, adopted siblings, who "voluntarily" refused the throne.
  • Adorkable: Dingo, especially in the early videos, had a tendency to stumble over some of her words, which just endeared a lot of people to her. And then there was the time she got excited over the Humblewood campaign kickstarter, in which she started to freak out over the bird characters. Needless to say, her initial awkwardness and excitability have had many people consider her one of the most adorable YouTube creators out there.
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  • Alcohol-Induced Idiocy: Sips sang drunken karaoke so badly, in Dingo's eyes, that he kickstarted the apocalypse by waking up the Tarrasque that was sealed away under the town of Alchemist Quarry.
  • All Just a Dream: The Halloween episode. The mansion the group was trapped in is real, as are the scars from the fights they got into, but the event itself was a magically induced dream that Sips, Erena, and Gothi all shared. They decide to destroy the mansion with the giant mech dragon just to be sure.
  • Alpha Bitch: Quinn-Ora, the villain of the first five episodes of Fools' Gold.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Erina can come across as this. In episode 8, she practically leaps at the chance to flirt with the baron to act as a distraction for the rest of the party, while in episode 9 she specifically states her intention to date the (female) Abby. It can still be considered ambiguous, since in both cases something else could be thought of as the main reason for her actions. With the baron, helping the party with something she seems to find fun could be what she's really thinking about rather than actually trying to get anywhere with him, while with Abby it should be kept in mind she's a 3 foot tall anthropomorphic red panda that everyone finds adorable, so wanting to keep her around could be considered a natural impulse.
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  • Ambiguous Species: Sneeze is Sips’ best and oldest friend, and no one, not even the DM, knows what he is.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Sips gains sentience and magic powers by having his right arm cut off and replaced with a crocodile hand.
  • And the Adventure Continues: Quinn-Ora was defeated, but Sneeze died, forcing Sips and Gothi to go on a quest to get Sneeze's soul back.
  • Anything but That!: Sips tries to convince Erina against calling Mr. Wizardly to help them figure out how to get Sneeze's soul out of a crystal. When Erina ignores him, Sips just screams.
  • Ax-Crazy: Sips has a bit of a temper. This conversation between him and Erina involving an NPC named Belmont pretty much sums it up.
    Sips: I knew I should have murdered him.
    Erina: You think you should murder everyone all the time.
    Sips: I should listen to my instinct more.
  • Back from the Dead: This is Sips' and Gothi's main goal from Episode 6 onwards, bringing back Sneeze, who was killed in the final battle with Quinn-Ora.
  • Badass Normal: Bouclaire/Potato Girl, a human girl who managed to put up a fight against a leveled elven druid.
  • Badass Transplant: Sips' arm might be cursed, detrimental to solidly predictable casting and seems to eat away at his alignment, identity and, arguably, sanity, but it did awaken him and also gave him his awesome sorcerer abilities in the first place...
  • Baleful Polymorph: The swamp village of Alchemist Quarry, besides being a town where everything is magical, is home to a number of people that Quinn-Ora has turned into anthropomorphic animals. She tried the same thing on Sips in the past, and he is understandably a little upset about it.
    • Also, Sips accidentally curses Gorthan into a Ythrak for a while. It actually lets him save the day at one point.
  • Berserk Button: When it comes to Sips, just about anything to do with Quinn-Ora will set him off. But, anybody else messing with Sneeze? Hoo, boy...
    • Gothi may be the most level-headed of the group, but if you so much as THINK about hurting Jawbone, she will end you.
    • Erina tends to coast through life with few blow-ups of her own (she mainly causes other people to want to go nuclear on her). But, don't try to obliquely tell her who she can or cannot date. Her beeswax. Not yours.
  • Big Bad: Quinn-Ora for the first five episodes of Fools' Gold. In the backstory they also fought Gresh, a green dragon who had spent years extorting the city of Bundariko.
  • Big Ball of Violence: The battle between the party's dragon mech and the dragon Gresh, since Dingo does not have time to animate it.
  • Big Eater: Sips and Sneeze gorge themselves on what they think is an extravagant feast.
  • Big Fun: Though we only see him for a little bit before he gets turned into a monster thanks to Sips, the crystal golem Gorthan gives off this vibe, considering he's also the largest of the group.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Bouclaire. She doesn't bother much when it comes to the Fool's Gold party, but she was clearly good at charming if she could convince a royal family to adopt her.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Episode 5 of Fools' Gold. Quinn-Ora is defeated, Sips' curse is removed, but Sneeze is very dead.
  • Born Unlucky: Sips. Simply put, if anything can go wrong, you can guarantee Sips will be the one it happens to.
  • Butt-Monkey: Sips, again.
    • Poor Jack just can't seem to catch a break either.
  • The Cameo: Puffin Forest as the disembodied voice in the Halloween episode.
    • There are other YouTubers who cameo on Dingo's channel, mostly as collabs to talk about their own adventures, like Puffin Forest, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jo Cat.
  • Chaotic Good:invoked According to Dingo, the party is this at best.
  • Character Class System: The Fool's Gold campaign uses Dungeons & Dragons', with a few modifications due to Homebrew. 3.5th edition, which they play, was particularly infamous for its ludicrous amount of classes.
    • While Sips is not officially confirmed as a Sorcerer until the ninth video, all of his powers point to him being a Wild Magic Sorcerer even before then.
    • Gothi is confirmed as a Druid in episode 7, with Jawbone as her Animal Companion.
    • Julian is implied to be something similar to an Artificer of some kind.
    • Erina is confirmed to be a spellcaster, eventually, but her exact class is unknown. Her love of Seduction and reliance on charisma suggest she may be a Bard. Episode 12 confirms her to be a homebrew "magical girl" class that Dingo refuses to release the build for because it's "OP as f***".
    • Gorthan and Sneeze are unknown, but Sneeze's mannerisms and love of crime imply a Rogue of some kind.
  • Chekhov's Gun: Dingo tends to bring up important stuff just before it gets important in the story, so they don't tend to stay this trope for long.
    • Ireena's crystal, which she uses to transform, is brought up in her backstoryvideo. They turn out to be vitally important in the next arc.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Gothi was one before Ohio Jack stabbed her with a crystal. She was constantly distracted, her potions weren't very trustworthy, and several other quirks.
    Dingo: She had, like, 28 ducks.
    Gothi: Heh. I stole them!
  • Contralto of Danger: Quinn-Ora rarely ever raises her voice, speaking with a calm, low, deep tone.
  • Cool and Unusual Punishment: As revenge for Bouclaire trying to kill Sneeze, Sips gave her a dress with Wisdom Drain placed on it, which would slowly drain her wisdom score (which measures instincts, common sense and ability to put her theoretical knowledge into practical use) until it reaches zero, which in 5th edition is represented by a coma. In 3.5e, it is represented by a coma with constant nightmares.
  • Create Your Own Villain: Bouclaire started off evil but it was Gothi who enabled her to actually pursue her dreams by giving her an extremely powerful poison and the first potato for her to cultivate.
  • Cross Player: At least three of the Fool's Gold crew (Sips, Julian and Erina) are played by members of the opposite sex.
  • Crystal Spires and Togas: Emphasis on the "crystal" part for the Foreclaimers, who used Power Crystals for pretty much anything.
  • Cursed with Awesome: Sips' new arm gives him the ability to cast magic spells and gives him sentience. Too bad it also slowly turns him into a reptilian monstrosity and his magic has a tendency to go wild.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Really, just about everyone has something sarcastic to say for any given situation. It makes sense for Sips, as he's a cynical monkey boy, but not so much for Erina or Gothi.
  • Didn't Think This Through: A lot of it, as befits a D&D campaign.
    • Sips set a room full of poisonous potatoes on fire, not thinking about the extremely noxious fumes it would release.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: Quinn-Ora is the main villain for the first arc of Fools' Gold.
  • Disney Villain Death: Quinn-Ora is killed by Erina throwing her through an open one-way portal to the Elemental Plane of Fire. Since she's a pretty high level spell caster, it's not unlikely that she can Plane Shift out of there. If the heat doesn't kill her first, which it very well might have; her clothes and equipment were switched for Gothi's (Gothi isn't a habitual planes traveller with all the wearable bells and whistles and, on top of that, all of Quinn-Ora's creeptastic stuff that maybe could protect her wound up on Gothi), she was out for the count and was already just clinging to her HP thanks to Sips' beat-down of her. Yet, maybe she could have got exceedingly lucky...
  • Due to the Dead: The party ends up paying 21,000 gold to get a scroll that can bring Sneeze back. Mind you, this is almost all of their funds.
  • Enfant Terrible: Bouclaire was just 10 years old when she developed and executed her plan to poison her way from street urchin to queen. After seizing power she set about conquering the neighboring lands while executing anyone she found disloyal.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Sips is shocked that Bouclaire would grow poisonous potatoes. Old Gothi thinks it was a good idea.
  • Expressive Mask: Gothi, especially in episodes 9 and 10 when Sips bought her a fancier mask for a party. Despite her normal mask appearing to be nothing but a slab of wood, her eyes and sometimes eyebrows are perfectly visible.
  • Eye Scream: In episode 13, Bouclaire fights with old Gothi by stabbing a screwdriver through the eyehole of her mask. Sips reacts with appropriate horror.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When it becomes clear the Mech Dragon won't start up in time too recover, Julian recognizing he's about to die, remains relatively serine as he races towards his death noting he lived a fulfilling life.
  • Forgot About His Powers: Sips forgot that he had the Locate Object spell, and could use it to track down his missing hand (the spell has limited range, so he couldn't use it until he knew Quinn-Ora was within 400 feet, plus 40 feet per level Sips is above second).
  • Gender Bender: An option on Dingo's random curse table (because of course it is) which Wizardly is subjected to. Being a 20th level wizard, (s)he should be able to just polymorph themselves back to normal, but that's never brought up, likely due to Rule of Funny.
  • Gone Horribly Wrong: Erina feeds Sips a Bloodmoon Berry as a prank. It activates his Superpowered Evil Side, causing mass chaos, panic and looming plot.
    Erina: I thought it would be funny!
  • Grumpy Old Man: Mr. Wizardly to a T.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: Sips, again.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Sneeze allows himself to be killed by Quinn-Ora to save Sips.
  • Honest John's Dealership: As a merchant Sips is not above selling cursed items along with his other items of questionable providence.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: The Bearon. Even after the Fool's Gold party has caused large scale chaos and death and/or destruction twice in Rascam alone, he still sends them on a diplomatic mission. Subverted because he is basically asking the party to murder the leader under the pretense of "diplomacy."
  • Humongous Mecha: The group has a giant mech dragon they found in one of the Foreclaimers' ruined temples.
  • Hypocritical Humor: Once Sips wakes up after getting his hand reattached, it is revealed that Sips' right iris has changed into a crocodiles iris. Erina, the magical girl in the party (who is confirmed to be a reference to Jojo, calls him weeb trash for this.
  • I Ate WHAT?!: While exploring a haunted mansion, the group gets separated from Sneeze and Jawbone. When they find Sneeze, he's gorging himself on an extravagant banquet that Sips joins in on. It's only afterwards that they learn they were eating rotten, maggot-filled meat.
  • Improbable Weapon User: Erina is shown fighting with a pair of metal spheres almost like shot puts.
    • As a Druid, Gothi using her faithful Jawbone in battle to double-team is always cool, no question about it. However, what about all those ducks she used to have? Um...
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Not so much "Interrogation" as it is "make your death as painful as possible", but Sips spends most of the final battle with Quinn-Ora gutting her and breaking her arm.
    • Sneeze also has a pair of switchblades ready for in case they have to do something like this.
  • Jerkass: Sips meanders across a jerkass spectrum of his own: from being a fairly playful Jerkass with a Heart of Gold much of the time (especially where Gothi and Sneeze are concerned) to a vanilla all-rounder with more than a few hints of Jerkass Woobie (distrusting, insulting and/or wishing to stab/electrocute strangers on general principle when he feels they're deliberately impeding him or when he feels the need to hide insecurity) to going extra heavy on the jerk spice when running across people like the overly bombastic Belmont or the extremely apathetic Mr Wizardly or any given nemesis... to becoming an outright bloodthirsty murder-machine with absolutely no ability to discern friend from foe (when his curse has hit him particularly hard).
    • Mr Wizardly: a consummate Jerk with a Heart of Jerk who is up there with Squidward when it comes to complete apathy and a disregard for others' emotional toes (even when getting paid). There's a reason why he and Sips don't get alternative along.
  • Kill It with Fire: Quinn-Ora is tossed into a one-way portal to the Elemental Plane of Fire.
  • Magical Girl: Erina's class is flavored after this trope though we don't see her do a lot of magical girl stuff. Or at least, we haven't yet.
  • Meaningful Name: Mr. Wizardly... He's a wizard.
    • Stout, the barkeeper of Bundariko. Also the mayor. According to Dingo, he is one hundred percent a walking pun.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Trans, actually. But yeah, after Wizardly touches Sips' cursed arm, its wild magic turns him into a woman. Sips immediately vocally supports her on what he assumes to be Wizardly coming out when he wakes up.
  • My Nayme Is: Quinn-Ora's named is spelled... Like that, instead of something reasonable like Kinora, Cinora or Qinora.
  • Mysterious Past:
    • Gothi’s backstory is teased through the videos from episode 2 onwards. Even after it is revealed in her eponymous episode "Gothi" that she is a Foreclaimer, it is still unknown what she looks like behind her wooden mask. We do see one eye when it breaks a little in episode 10.
    • Sips seems to have a clear origin story, being the test subject of an insane witch doctor which resulted in him being awakened. However Quinn-Ora states that there are parts of his awakening that Sips does not remember which factor into his intelligence and ability to use magic.
  • Near-Death Experience: One of Dingo's earliest videos was her talking about a few of these that she's had. In order:
    • Choking on a lollipop at the age of 3. Why? Because when her dad told her not to talk or it might get stuck in her throat, she looked at him and said "Okay". Her dad had to flush it out with a hose, which Dingo originally refused to have done because she had always been told "Don't drink from the hose".
    • At age 5, she was on a field trip that involved a hike up a mountain. When it was time to go down, Dingo decided to run as fast as she could, which resulted in her tripping. It was only because the teacher managed to grab her just in time that Dingo didn't fall off a cliff into pointy rocks of death.
    • Also at age 5, while sledding, Dingo got buried under a pile of 13 year old kids. The only reason she didn't suffocate was because one of the older kids pulled her out.
  • Nice Hat: Erina sports one.
  • Noodle Incident:
    • Dingo calls the 5e spell Dancing Lights the "Bane of [her] existence". No elaboration.
      • It's eventually revealed near the start of Fools' Gold that Sips' magic going Wild and turning into a Permanent Dead Magic Zone spell when casting Dancing Lights is what released the Tarrasque.
    • Dingo won't explain why there are sheep inside the soul gem in episode 7, other than "they got what they deserved". They reappear in episode 13 while listing the early encounters of the group; a curious commenter appears on screen and is angrily shushed.
  • "Not Making This Up" Disclaimer: In the aforementioned "Near-Death Experience" video, Dingo had this to say when she was buried under a bunch of older kids.
    Dingo: No joke, the thought going through my head at that moment was "So this is how I die? I'm okay with this."
  • Off Screen Moment Of Awesome: Episode 7 of the Fools Gold campaign tells of the epic battle between the party in their mech-dragon versus the dragon Gresh, which Dingo refuses to animate because she is one woman so get off her back.
  • Off with His Head!: Sneeze lets himself be decapitated by Quinn-Ora to save Sips.
  • Oh, Crap!: Often combined with a Little "No" for this group as "Oh no." Usually when they realize someone failed an important save or Sips curses someone without meaning to. Or the GM realizes the implications of something that just happened.
  • Our Elves Are Better: Played with. Jack, the NPC archaeologist that accompanies the party, certainly seems to think this applied to the Precursors. It's played much straighter once they are revealed to be elves empowered by crystals charged with sunlight, and that Gothi is one of the few that remain.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Vashinco, the vampire casino owner in episode 11, is pretty standard. Drinks blood, can cast Dominate Person by looking into their eyes. He can, however, go in the sunlight, as long as he regularly drinks blood.
    • The walking pun is also darkly punny: a classic horror creature is a bloodsucking casino owner and Eastern European mobster who isn't exactly hiding, what with being Mr Hammer Horror Set, Esq. Or is Konami. Take your pick of Evil; bad-to-know, rich, open, banal and/or systemic. Also... hilariously, majorly and scarily outgunned.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: The purple Foreclaimer crystals are powered by absorbing the souls of anyone who dies nearby.
  • Precursors: The Fool's Gold campaign has some, known as the Foreclaimers. The party has been hired to search for their artifacts. Some are actually still around, unless Gothi is an isolated case.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Invoked to the point of using an anvil of extreme pinkness on an entire capital city. A very glittery, rhinestone-encrusted anvil with a veritable colour-swatch of every available pink ribbon attached to it. Evil royal little girls rarely come pinker. Or poofier. It's so extreme, that many, many commentators strongly suspect that Obfuscating Glittery Pinkness is in effect. Crystals of power are a major aspect of the campaign, and glitter with lots of pink bling can hide, well...
  • Put on a Bus: Gorthan and Julian had to leave because their players had a baby. Presumably through adoption or childbirth, but knowing this party, stealing one is a possibility.
  • Railroading: Weirdly played with, as Jack (played by the GM) wanted the group to ignore the mech marching off towards Rascam (controlled by the GM) and the players refuted Jack by noting that the mech was obviously a plot hook leading them that way, away from the ruins plot for a while. So the GM was offering for them to not take the plot hook, and they refused hard to save a town they liked.
  • Random Number God: It's a recounted homebrew D&D campaign, so... Yeah — memorably devastating/ awesome dice rolls comes with the turf. But, Sips' entire build just adds to the degree of significance that dice charts hold.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Occurs for the Fool's Gold campaign, where Julian and Gorthan had to be written out because their players had a baby and that took up all their time.
  • Remember the New Guy?: While locked up in jail with Jack, Sips tells Erina to go find Sneeze, who hadn't been mentioned before. Erina spends a good 30 seconds talking about this.
  • Rent-a-Zilla: The Tarrasque, per D&D standard. Although Dingo described it more in terms of Physical God.
  • Rescued from the Underworld: Episode 6 revolves around Gothi and Sips freeing Sneeze's soul from the crystal it had been imprisoned in.
  • Retired Badass: Mr. Wizardly is a 20th level former adventurer (the highest level in D&D) who is just done, and now sends adventurers on quests he doesn’t want to bother with.
  • Self-Made Orphan: It's unclear what happened to Bouclaire's actual parents (a flashback shows two graves behind her, but those might be fake), but Dingo is fully convinced that she murdered her adoptive parents.
  • Shout-Out: Erina is explicitly stated to be a JoJo reference. Most noticeable in episode 8, where she flirts in anime terms and outright references the anime that inspired her.
  • The Sleepless: Dingo wonders if Griffin Macaulay, the guy behind the Griffon's Saddlebag, is this, considering that he made 365 magic items, 12 new subclasses, two new settings and an antagonistic NPC.
    Dingo: My god, Griffin, do you even f*cking sleep?
  • Sound Effects Bleep: A duck quack is Dingo's go-to for this trope.
  • Stealth Pun: Old Gothi had a pet rock named Dwayne.
  • Take That!: While talking about the Griffon's Saddlebag, a third party D&D book full of balanced magic items, she takes an aside to tell Felix he has no excuse for not giving out balanced loot.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Old!Gothi had a thing for potatoes.
  • Troll:
    • Erina clearly enjoys messing with Sips. This leads to the trouble of episode 10, after she ends episode 9 with something she "thought would be funny" and very much goes wrong.
    • In Erina's defence, Sips trolls her all the time, too. They practically communicate in snark, pranks and with the proceeds of crime. For instance... one Acid Splash to the face is a failed will save plus an illusion; two is for the sheer lulz.
  • Unluckily Lucky: The whole party, mostly thanks to Sips' wild surges. (Not to mention the more general intervention of the God of Failed Will Saves). But, they often manage to make it work for them in some way (mainly because Felix goes ballistic finding a way to salvage the disaster, on top of the players' quick thinking). You get good at noticing potential opportunity within disasters when enough happen to you.
  • The Unpronouncable: Downplayed. Dingo gives up trying to pronounce the name of the guy behind the Griffon's Saddlebag, even though it's really not that hard (Griffin Macaulay).
  • The Un-Reveal: Quinn-Ora is initially surprised that Sips was a sorcerer, being certain at first he had no magic. When tracked down for their final encounter she claims to have worked out why he has magic and offers to reveal things Sips does not know or had forgotten. Sips ignores the offer and the secrets die along with her.
  • Uplifted Animal: Sips is a normal animal that, thanks to his transplanted arm, was subjected to the Awaken spell.
  • The Voiceless: Sneeze has no tongue, so he can't talk. And yet, somehow, Sips knows what he's trying to say.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Magic means all kinds of shenanigans, often even at parties. Poor alcohol; so upstaged.
    • Sips has a moment of this when he sobers up after his apocalyptic karaoke session. Gothi has an exaggerated version when she has a Foreclaimer crystal inserted into her abdomen, asking Sips about what she did for the 'several years' her crystal was missing.
    • Sips has another one after Erina accidentally reactivated his curse and he went on a murderous rampage.
  • Wham Line: When Bouclaire offers Erina the role of court entertainer she points out that's her parents' job.
    Bouclaire: Oh no, I had them executed.
  • Whip It Good: Quinn-Ora's main weapon is a group of severed hands with whips attached to each finger.
  • Wild Magic: Thanks to his curse, Sips can't control his magic, and it has a certain percentile chance of going wild. Which it loves to do at the most inopportune times.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Both Sips and Gothi were planning to kill Potato Girl. Sips because she hurt Sneeze, and Gothi because... she was still kinda crazy. When Potato Girl returns as Bouclaire, Erina takes the lead in killing her, although she has good justification.
    Sips: So I've never killed a kid before... but I'm open to new experiences.

    Erina: Let's kill a kid.
  • The Worsening Curse Mark: Sips' cursed hand is reptilian and with each use of magic there's a chance for the curse to grow, with more of his body transforming and his magic becoming even more wild.


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