Jareth has no idea, really as to why the comic would pan over to him after that discussion - like there was ANY kind of topical segue there. Preposterous.
(Balem ordered the most expensive mixed drinks in the house, of course.)
So, an internet eon ago, AsheRhyder first had Erik and Jareth meet and drunkenly commiserate in a bar... I guess this is also the beginning of another beautiful messed-up friendship, and Rey and Jupiter get to be roommates, and there's a whole other building a few roads down from ours with a dysfunctional cast of space opera and sci-fi characters instead....?
This is a work of fanart and solely intended for shits and giggles. Not mine, not making money from it.
Balem Abrasax [Jupiter Ascending] (c) WB, Wachowksi siblings, Eddie Redmayne
Kylo Ren [Star Wars] (c) Lucasfilms/Disney, Adam Driver
Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Bowie
Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
Also, Eddie Redmayne auditioned for Kylo Ren and had to read some Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice--the original, "Girl with stupid eyes ruining my life." I wonder how Kylo would react to Jupiter being the reincarnation of Balem's mom!
Kylo: That's sick, bro.
Balem: Your own fiesty, peasant, brunette obsession looks like your grandmother Padme!
Kylo: Granny Paddy had a whole group of decoy handmaidens assigned because they looked like her. I'm pretty sure that one of the handmaidens is Rey's own grandmother. I'm leaning towards Sabe (played by Keria Knightley which further adds to the Pride and Prejudice connection).
Balem: Fine. But if you don't want to see disturbing oedipal films, then never watch Black Swan (Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman sex scene, enough said).
Is Persephone, Belle, and Elizabeth Bennett Darcy one of the founders and donors of the University? They were the originators of spoiled, moody bad boy/plucky, peasant good girl ship that we all love.
In lieu of which... is it an optical illusion, or is there the faintest tint of flesh colouring used in all those grey-background panels?
There would be nothing more epic than the three generations of the Skywalker family together one the same college campus - or in a one-time family therapy session, with at least half the members there under extreme protest. With you bending the laws of character ages and canon death, a young Anakin and Padme could finally meet and spend time with their twin kids, son-in-law, grandson, and maybe-hopefully-most-likely granddaughter. And maybe Finn too, with him there to give Rey emotional support (and Rey could have her first words with her maybe-hopefully-most-likely Dad, Luke). With so much love, guilt, hope, animosity, and awkwardness (especially with the old torture and attempted murders, and the current patricide elephant in the room) within the most culturally significant family ever, you could do so much angst and wish-fulfillment it not even fair
I get them not having 'Spaghetti Western's as the drink consists of equal parts sarsaparilla and Root 100.
Separated/fighting parents, being "dumped" on Uncle Luke, throwing attention-seeking tantrums, and eventually falling for Snoke's sympathetic schtic: all are circumstances that could lead a young, emotionally immature, descendant of Anakin and his craziness to feel that he more identifies with his granddad than with his "weak" father who couldn't make his marriage work. I'm not saying that this makes him right, I'm just saying that I can see how he would come to be who he is.
So... yeah. Kylo Ren is pretty much another Joffrey Baratheon. Just older.
Gosh, I'm glad that little GOT shit's dead.
Delurking to thank you so much for GND, Pika. I’m a long-time, die-hard villain/heroine shipper, old enough to have shipped Eve and Satan in the days when we handwrote fanfic in our diaries, and giggled over it in secret with our best friends. Your thoughtful, feminist, and above all always funny exploration of the villain/heroine shipping dynamic keeps me coming back over and over again.
I love Reylo, and that it’s canon (yay, Foe Yay!). The ship hate comparing it to Jessica/Kilgrave reminds me of so many other villain/heroine ship hatreds throughout the years (“Sarah/Jareth is abusive and pedophilic”). On the non-villain ship side, I love Finn/Rey too, although their relationship is reminding me more of siblings!Luke/Leia so far. I’d adore Finn/Poe. :-D
Kylo being mocked as “emo” or “Crylo” reminds me eerily of when young male characters (and real male people) were mocked as “sissies” for crying.
Hi, Jareth! [waves, relurks]
But yeah, can't deny it pings some familiar and intriguing notes, and I certainly believe Kylo has all kinds of a confused crush on the bright-as-a-blade girl who wreaks destruction on him.
"Emo Kylo Ren" stuff is... ehh, I hear your point, he is allowed to be a sensitive and hurting character. OTOH, we have very little other than one line of Leia's about Snoke influencing him from a very young age, to make us quite commiserate with his struggles. So: he is a hale and [atypically]attractive young man from an obviously loving family, who has apparently made these deliberate decisions to become a villain, and inflict his inner turmoils on the world around him; and that vibes uncomfortably similar to the sort of entitled and narcissistic mentality that leads to privileged white dudes shooting up crowds, in our world. So people look askance at what is genuine suffering and what is selfish, violent petulance; and the latter gives rise to some cathartic bogeyman mocking.
whevs I'm sure you've been reading your meta commentary too:
Thanks for the delurk!