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GND 273 - Flip

More novelty! In which bluffs are called.
and we're kinda stepping out of the PG zone there whoa girl.
(shout out if you feel this should be Mature'd...)

"sweet clichés of fanfiction hell", indeed, again, Sarah. Except I daresay that one particular cliché, the lovely lovely recurring fanfic scene of our antagonistic OTP involving one party getting pinned up against the wall/door, threatened with the inevitability of things to ensue, and confronted with evidence of their physical reaction to the enforced proximity as a sign of their denied attraction WELL I think it usually plays out the other way 'round, ne? :D
(Ceci n'est pas une plainte. Also, guilty.)
Nor did I quite expect to ever hit this note in GND. what hey!

[This page probably owes something to a JS-relevant tumblr post about looking at boners while fighting. You know who you are.]






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

Sarah, Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
James Norrington [Pirates of the Caribbean] (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski
Eponine [Les Mis] (c) Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer, (by way of Sam Banks).

Christine Daaé, Raoul de Chagny [Phantom of the Opera] (c) Leroux and Webber

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

30 years??? Hold up, how old is Sarah? I thought she was in her 20s.

Pika-la-Cynique's avatar

It's timey-wimey. The characters in the comic have a vague awareness of their fictional nature and the works they hail from in our RL timeline, and Sarah is somehow starting on her second Bachelor's... while not having aged past 19.

OfDarkestFantasies's avatar

Ahhhh okay. That should have occurred to me.

Must be nice to look eternally 19!

Pika-la-Cynique's avatar

... I put Sarah through a lot of aggro in this comic. She gets some compensatory perk(ines)s.

zeynel13's avatar

Oh yeah, tight pants don't lie.

(And Christine and Raoul arrive just à propos, if I may say so.)

Those last four panels... excuse me while I take a cold, cold shower 🔥🥵👑

hikomio's avatar

My favorite form of fanservice so far SQUEEEE I love the wall-pinning trope with all my heart and ten times more when its the scary-sexy-intimidating-Goblin-King against the wall. And the height difference and eye-contact in the second-to-last panel? *enthusiastically drawn out chefs kiss and another squee on top*

Pika-la-Cynique's avatar

(ngl, I am very fond/proud of this little scene in particular.)

dildrum's avatar

I so want to see that scene from Christine & Raoul's perspective!

You cannot fathom how much I love this comic

thatgirl35's avatar
The entire last panel. **fans self** So much happiness and glitter right there!
meerkat77's avatar
This discovery is the best highlight OF. MY. LIFE.
rcoots's avatar
I LOVE that the costume changes are totally unconscious!
PenelopeStarfish's avatar
I love thisss! That whole defensive "nope, you don't get to change your mind now" thing is wonderful and very in character.
Igenlode's avatar
Hmm, Jareth doesn't look terribly involved in that apology either in the first panel or the 'Feeling better?' jibe -- but presumably just showing up counts for something ;)

And I strongly suspect he has hit the nail on the head with "You want to be queen all the more if it is to spite me"... it's not just  Jareth who gets his bluff called (or suffers an involuntary subconscious reaction!)

And actual tenderness out of Jareth before the inevitable smug in the last panel :)
Chepseh's avatar
She handles the boner alert well for a virgin... ;P

And is Eponine actually -crying- in the second panel, or is that just a shadow streak under one of her eyes?
Pika-la-Cynique's avatar
That is a good point, I believe I had a moment's pause for consistent characterization of Sarah's issues. On the other hand, this is little miss "it's a piece of cake" with a tendency to bold moves, and also, she has been dealing with those tight pants for some time now.
Like, this page actually brings it up as plot-ish point, but this is becoming an increasingly recurrent problem: rampant UST and tight pants is all very well and exploitable in fanfiction, but for a visual medium....

(nah, stray pencil line)
Chepseh's avatar
I appreciate the heck out of your elaborate answers! :clap:
OMG-fangirl's avatar
Ponine's face is gold and I love how she's freaking out and James is just cool with it and just stands there.
CaseMayday's avatar
I am hesitant about her claiming he's been bothering her 30 years. Especially since Toby isn't too much older... did you mean 8?
Pika-la-Cynique's avatar
Timey-wimey meta weirdness that has been acknowledged before in comic, referring back to their coming to existence in 1986. 30 years in IRL has translated as Sarah repeating her undergrad years (English major the first time, Poliscience currently), while Toby and her have only actually aged about 5 years.... the Building-verse is remarkably fudgy about how exactly everyone winds up living here and their post-canon pre-comic lives.
Corporal-Chaordic's avatar
~But the clothes came back/the very next day.~
mydivineemerald's avatar
I like the direction this is heading 
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