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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 and 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.


Tropes 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • 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 was dead, so now Sips and Gothi have 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 Erena 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 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.
    • Gothi may be the most level-headed of the group, but if you so much as THINK about hurting Jawbone, she will end you.
  • 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.
  • 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 PuffinForest, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Jo Cat.
  • Character Class System: The Fool's Gold campaign uses Dungeons and Dragons' (3rd or 3.5th edition), with a few modifications due to Homebrew.
    • 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, and is therefore likely a Wizard.
    • 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.
    • Gorthan and Sneeze are unknown, but Sneeze's mannerisms and love of crime imply a Rogue of some kind.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Ireena 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and panic.
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 plain, vanilla all-rounder (distrusting, insulting and/or wishing to stab/electrocute strangers on general principles — goes double when running across people like Belmont or Mr Wizardly) 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.
    • 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.
  • 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.
    • Dingo won't explain why there are sheep inside the soul gem in episode 7, other than "they got what they deserved".
  • "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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rescued from the Underworld: Episode 6 revolves around Gothi and Sips freeing Sneeze's soul from the crystal it had been imprisoned in.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Stealth Pun: Old Gothi had a pet rock named Dwayne.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: 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.
  • 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.
  • The Voiceless: Sneeze has no tongue, so he can't talk. And yet, somehow, Sips knows what he's trying to say.

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