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Thick as thieves by orangelion90 Thick as thieves by orangelion90
Richard Dawkins and Douglas Adams.

From RD's Lament for Douglas, originally published in The Guardian in 2001:

"Douglas and I met because I sent him an unsolicited fan letter-- I think it is the only time I have ever written one. I had adored The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Then I read Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.

"As soon as I finished it, I turned back to page one and read it straight through again-- the only time I've ever done that, and I wrote to tell him so. He replied that he was a fan of my books, and he invited me to his house in London. I have seldom met a more congenial spirit..."

In The Salmon of Doubt, there's an interview with Douglas Adams "The book that changed me." He lists Richard Dawkins' The Blind Watchmaker. :D

Now, for the actual art, I don't like how the two came out so different from each other stylistically. I couldn't find any good pictures of Douglas Adams in profile, so I had to guess. -____-
But I really like the height difference between the two, since Adams was supposed to be over six feet, and Richard is so... I don't know. He always struck me as slightly delicate, or just under average size, but maybe it's all in my head, with his lovely soft voice in all....

Hope you guys spotted what books each of them are holding.
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that1weirdkid Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is adorable and slightly erotic.

I love it.
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PiGirl13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. Richard Dawkins slash... Is this a new thing, or has it been going on for years and I've somehow managed to miss it until a month or two ago?

Seriously, though, I completely agree with ~Im-da-moon; they were the most wonderful friends. Likewise, I hadn't even known much about their relationship until recently, but I already love what I've seen!

And I'll really have to write some fanfics sooner or later, now that the fandom has started taking this direction... :XD:
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Im-da-moon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!! My goodness shall I write a fic?
It's such a cute drawing! Well done :earth: :heart:

They were such wonderful friends, I always feel so joyful whenever I watch the Christmas Lecture where Douglas reads out The Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy and Dawkins can't help but grin and giggle xD
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orangelion90 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Should do it! (as I've said on the blog post)
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Are they having a love affair here or something..?
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Im-da-moon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh we wish ;)
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IreneLangholm Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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Yuiru Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
:confused: what... they are? ...
isn't he already married... ???
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orangelion90 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Ah... technically no, and in reality, they are both married. And the drawing was meant to be ambiguous so take it as you like. :D
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Yuiru Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
oh... is it bromance?
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