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GND 271 - Bird's eye view

(Oh do tell Erik which mistakes it was you did make, Jareth. I'm sure that'll further this new camaraderie.)

(Also we saw you on the previous page reading a book like a normal person, you are totally posing like a glittery moping poseur there with your twirly crystals like you've been pondering deep ponders, Goblin King....)






This is a work of fanart and solely intended for shits and giggles. Not mine, not making money from it.

Erik [Phantom of the Opera] (c) Leroux and Webber
Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Bowie

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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zeynel13's avatar

Laast panel of pure BROMANCE ! ! !

And yeah, Sarah is more slow-burn kind of gal, not the burn-fast-and-crash.

Awww. That last panel tho 😆

hikomio's avatar

hehe, i thought his crystal-swirling was a gothic bouquet of some kind

thatgirl35's avatar
I love this entire page so, so much. Like, SOOOO much!
I love this comic and what you've done with it. It's been so great watching it evolve from something whimsical, fun, and indulgent (enjoyable enough itself to begin with) into a really fascinating discussion on the nature of certain character and relationship tropes and making me actually ship too ships that I've never really been into. I love, love, love all the development you've given the characters and how you've used the meta nature of the comic to make observations and generally do things that would be nigh impossible to do in a conventional narrative. I also love that the romance is balanced out with a lot of fun, a lot of trope shout-outs, and a lot of investment in great female characters having solid relationships.
lilarcher's avatar
I'm not sure HOW, but when I caught up in the series after I came back from Japan I COMPLETELY MISSED THIS ONE. How on EARTH did I DO THAT?! (Actually I think I know what happened-- I hadn't had a chance to see The Force Awakens yet and didn't want any spoilers, so I was treading ground very carefully to make sure I didn't read anything that would give stuff away (now going back and reading, I think I made a good call there) but somehow this one also got skipped over.)

Igenlode's avatar
Jareth busy posing elegantly all over the furniture (I too thought that was a bouquet...)
And given the 'gravity-hacked' allusion I genuinely thought Erik was expecting to find him on the ceiling!

Of course Erik didn't help (or not in the way that Jareth thinks) by confiding his concerns to Christine... but on the other hand, how are we to know that the timely mid-ball reminder on Christine's part didn't serve to prod a dubious Fae conscience?

(I don't actually see blotting out those memories as an especially heinous act on Jareth's part; Christine was told a secret and has now effectively been 'untold' it again, but it doesn't in fact look as if passing it on to Sarah would have told the latter anything she didn't already suspect. And since it's a secret about something that in the event didn't happen, and losing the knowledge didn't hurt or disadvantage Christine herself in any way -- save perhaps in her rash tendency to fangirl-ship Sarah and Jareth together? -- it doesn't make much difference to Christine at this point.)

What I can anticipate happening is Erik making some reference to the matter to Christine again, as a sequel to this new turn of events between Jareth and Sarah, and discovering that she doesn't remember his mentioning it the first time. Which he is highly likely to take as unwarrantable interference on his roommate's part, both in terms of an assault on the sacred person of Christine and in terms of an implied censure of Erik's own actions...
CMY187's avatar
I'm still convinced that Erik will completely change his tune the instant he learns of Jareth mind-wiping Christine.
Jareth is making progress with Sarah, but that does not mean he's making equal progress with everybody else.
Pika-la-Cynique's avatar
oh aye, the irony is intentionally thick.

Although it seems, frankly, that where I expected to cast a pall of wrongness-tasting, when a hott villain is involved readership can be amazingly forgiving.
Chepseh's avatar
  "Still, an hour before Jareth had snuck a little glitter bomb in Erik's new violin as revenge for what the GK had learned about his bro in part 245" ;P
Pika-la-Cynique's avatar
ah but see I think Jareth didn't start a revenge-prank cycle at that point because, if he reacts he shows he knows Erik blabbed to Christine, which Erik didn't really consider would provoke her into action/endanger her; and insofar as he didn't really think through that action very well at all, Jareth can guess Erik would be *mightily*, unamusedly furious about what happened in 245...
Chepseh's avatar
Ah yes, ok, good explanation cycle!

Why do I want to see Erik mightily unamusedly furious now? Tze tze, appreciate the character development, Chepseh!
GalCantHelpIt's avatar
Sexy horse (oh noes) <==== how I feel about every page of this comic. Every. Single. Page.
LaLadayCavalier's avatar
I'm so glad to see this thing is still alive and as glorious as ever after prodigal years away from its well-sketched embrace.
*squeezes comic* I'LL NEVER LEAVE AGAIN! TT>TT

...Now, where the HECK did I last leave off, I wonder???
Pika-la-Cynique's avatar
Well, you made your return very enjoyable for me with that lovely comment spree. Thanks for that. :)
I'm sorry updates have been much slower the past coupla years!
LaLadayCavalier's avatar
Tch! No problems--thank YOU. :)
I love how he thinks to look UP first because the glittery git might actually be on the ceiling.  Also, is that two orbs in one hand or just one?  He is the King of contact-juggle after all.
Pika-la-Cynique's avatar
Akshully that was Erik checking for buckets in case Jareth was depressed again....
AW!  That totally didn't come to mind, the bucket incident...  I was thinking he was pacing on the ceiling again.  Oh well.  
kakashi-no-ai's avatar
Ooooo, fantastic realization summation, Jareth. I think you may finally get it! And about time, too--WE WANT YOU TWO TO GET TOGETHER, DAMN IT!
crazywriterchic's avatar
Aww! This page is bromance-tastic!
TachikomasGhost's avatar
Love the character development in this page so much. How far the boys have come! :D
operabbit's avatar
YEERRRSSSSS. Finally the sense is percolating through that excellent glitter mullet. And thank you for bringing back the crystal balls. A+. 
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