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GND 276 - Cachotteries by Pika-la-Cynique GND 276 - Cachotteries by Pika-la-Cynique
Good luck figuring your thing out, Daaé-De Chagny. :) At least Raoul has the "filthy rich" part of the 50SoG fantasy covered.

Can't recall if I established this outside of some comment discussion, but in case it needs clarification: at this point, besides wanting to finish her doctorate first, Christine is super leery that Raoul and her getting married is a step towards "Love Never Dies" characterization and will trigger that whole mess "happening"/having happened, in-comic.
But Vegas is an original-musical-friendly town, and! Paris is FINALLY showing a French-language version of POTO on stage (huzzah for finally recognizing the merits of that bit of their own pop culture), so maybe the main story and its canon happy/bittersweet/sane ending is getting, in RL, a boost and more "weight" to counter the LND threat on the meta-awareness plane.

(I am so sorry. Deadlines and general busyness and new book release and forgetting how much of a commitment a weekly post is! Also I hit a bit of narrative dry patch in this sequence - originally I was going to play around with Captain Jack Sparrow a little, then I kinda realized that between disappointing sequels and Johnny Depp's latest acting-up, I was not having fun with the character. :/ Next part, won't be next week, but hopefully closer-posted.)

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


Sarah [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Elizabeth Turner née Swann [Pirates of the Caribbean] (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski
Christine Daaé, Raoul de Chagny [Phantom of the Opera] (c) Leroux and Webber
Skeep (c) Lixxle

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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shinalajaden Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017
handcuffs always go handcuffs
for they end in only two ways three if your just unlucky one is you wear them and shes in control...she wears them and loves it....or the explain yourself ruote then a test 
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Igenlode Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Christine's comments on 'levelling up' are reminding me suddenly of GND34 - Of peerage and prats ... in a sort of reverse direction... (and given Raoul's comments in the past, I really don't think she's going to have much trouble bringing her groom up to the mark once she can bring herself to take the plunge).

Sarah is worried about his safety in the Building without the girls around as bodyguards ;)

Poor puzzled Raoul! Rifling through a young lady's drawers on the other hand :P
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
I like all the distinct noses.

Bet that compliment didn't come up yet. :)

... Off to find out if sub-dom fanfics are a actually a bigger thing in the POTO fandom.
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CMY187 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017
"I don't get it."

And Christine also likes pop music. She's got strange taste. Maybe she likes trashy movies too. Wonder if she's seen The Room (2003).
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Flimflanboy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Or"?
I imagine handcuffs are a tad cheaper, lad.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Part of the joke in bringing 50SoG parallels to Raoul/Christine is that Raoul has that whole "millionaire" aspect of the fantasy covered; now all he needs is the abusive shitlord behviour camouflaged as kink!
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tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm mojitos, gotta love 'em.  Skeep is so talented :-)

If there's a Vegas wedding, who's dressing up like Elvis to officiate? :D

And oh my. 50 Shades. I couldn't stop laughing when I saw that last panel.  Such a book can only create chaos and silliness.  And some really entertaining gifts for Christine :D
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thom2332 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Were 275????
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
does the Previous button not work for you?
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thom2332 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I mean comic 275
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CelestialJinx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016   Filmographer
Oh my, Raoul. Dare I know how this is going to sound, but it is just a book. I'm sure Christine would speak up if she wanted the kinky. lmao 
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AnataHana Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016
I let out a raucous laugh in the last panel. :D
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CelestialJinx Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016   Filmographer
Glad I'm not the only one.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
I'll never understand how anyone thinks 50SoG is sexy/romantic.

Grey hit's all 15 hallmarks of an abusive relationship, and [from what I've heard] he's doing the BDSM all wrong.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Ehh, I'll lay into the many faults of the book with glee, but lets not be disingenuous about it either. Dickish characters who are hott and powerful/rich get away with all kinds of their shit being ignored/excused (see: many many fictional villains including some Building residents; RL to an infuriating amount), and there's plenty of analysis that'll give you tools to apprehend the "ravishment"/submissive fantasy: it neatly disculpates a woman from her own (shamefulsluttybad) sexual desires because powerlessness makes it Not Her Fault if she enjoys what her dedicated, wicked, damn-near telepathic lover is doing to her, etc etc. The way our bland and virginal Ana dissassociates and "inner goddess"es her sexual dealings is pretty wild. And it IS a very circumvoluted female power fantasy, to be The One to humble/tame/Save the womanizing broken bad boy.
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dinshino Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016
I'll be honest, I only read through the first chapter.

Then I put the book down, placed the receipt on top, and mixed myself a few Spaghetti Westerns (half a shot Root 100, half a shot of sarsaparilla).
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Lady-Layawen Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god xD
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LilliphineBlack Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist
I neeeddddddddd moreeeeeee precious!!!!! Percious! Me needs percious!!!
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
Sarah's angry face is everything.
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DreamingTwilight Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2016

I like to think Christine is reading 50SG for her informal dissertation on feminist reactions to the portrayal of women’s desires and sexuality in contemporary popular fiction – called Life.

Speaking of which, it’s too bad our heroines can’t hire the new lady Ghostbusters to fumigate those malignant spectres of musical-sequels past.

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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Professional General Artist
I should find a way to bring in the new Ghostbusters damnit.
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
I would read that. Also PIKA PLEASE DO IT!
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Andromada-Sama Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
I love this haha. Great end panel 
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Top-Hat-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
took me 2 days to get to this page. Now I sit and wait :I
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Kourumi Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lupin is a wise man.
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keybladetotheheart Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
I love Raoul's confusion with the book, which I won't comment on the literary merits of said book, but I do enjoy the acknowledgement of the conflict of character xD you would think that Christine would be burning both 50 Shades and Twilight because they both feature a similarly borderline emotionally, mentally, and at times physically abusive main tragic "hero".
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PriestessRaven Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
sometimes even the most literary among us just want to read mindless trash. Think of it as cheat day for the healthiest eaters. I can't even consider it after George Takei read some of it with his distinctive "Oh my" inflections. 
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KnittingSamurai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2016
Don't forget the fake commercial for the audio-book as read by Gilbert Gottfried.
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PriestessRaven Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
and that one going around of Elmer Fudd reads porn.
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meatpuppet111 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Student General Artist
Huh, you make an excellent observation. But, my gosh, such a thing exists in the world wide web? I might withstand a few moments of that trashy book just for the giggles. "Oh my" indeed.:D (Big Grin) 
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PriestessRaven Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016
Terrible, don't drink anything while watching. Coffee is painful coming out of ones nose
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xlillywhite Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the status one-upmanship between king, queen and potential viscountess there. And, I do love your girly characterization of Chris, as it allows you to slide in some commentary about pop culture while still having a likeable character who genuinely appreciates the stuff. Let girls be girly! :D Can't wait for the next one.
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AvalonJohnsonArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Student General Artist
Raoul I don't think it would be a good idea for you to read that, it might help avoid sequel shenanigans somehow. Idk.
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MegeraBowenson Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Forget disillusionment and performance anxiety. Don't go through a woman's bedside drawers because she will hurt you badly if she finds out.

But Fifty Shades? Really, Chris?
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RavenMoon3369 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Take all the time you need! Can't wait for the next one!
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maryfgr23 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Oh Raoul. I never thought I would ever agree with Arsene on anything but yeah. You were better off not knowing.
And Srsly Christine I know she's a bit old school, there is much better fiction online. And you can clear your search history. XD
As always this comic gives me life. :)
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cheesecakem-consumo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a good bit of fun with the girls, those mojitos would have been nice though. :P
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roesor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I've missed you!
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54viruses Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
Fifty shades. I have lost all hope for Christine's artistic sensibilities, no wonder she needed Eric to coach her.
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bystander-surprise Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any chance of Merry Gentry and the lads showing up in GND? :tardgrinn: 
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
hahaha! A long, long time ago I had a minor plotbunny about Merry attempting to coax Jareth into her harem ("you even get power-ups!") and Sarah flipping out. Could happen yet. :D
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DeathWarmedOver4 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Oh no Raul! Put. The. Book. BACK. and move away slowly O_O You don't want to go there O_O
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MysticWolf71891 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Lol, love how you casually threw Gibbs in there.
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Nyxity Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Raoul, Raoul, Raoul... you should have asked Christine to divulge in her fantasies a long time ago... this of course means you'd have to expose many of yours... but it certainly is better than going to a book written by someone who doesn't know you, Christine, your history and relationship. *Smacks him over the head* Surprises are nice, but only when they show you listen to or take notice of the small things. Doi!
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
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ldsbabe Featured By Owner Edited Sep 22, 2016
If a guy ever wants to know how to spice up life in the bedroom, he reads his girlfriend's/fiance's/wife's choice of literature porn. Although, considering which book Raoul is looking at, that's probably not the wisest decision in this situation.
I also notice that Sarah made no protest to the "once-and-future goblin queen" comment Christine made. Does that mean she's actually acknowledging the potential reality of that title?
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Professional General Artist
Well, she can't even argue the "once" part....
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ldsbabe Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016
She could try to argue the "future" part. I noticed on a second look that she made a face, but she didn't make any verbal protest. . . Jareth's not watching this, is he?
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Manon-de Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
God DAMN we had a rough day in North Carolina– this was so, so appreciated as an unexpected little piece of levity. I often feel like I use your comic as a nice little escapist route from the everyday. It's so comforting, and much appreciated.
Also, someone below said it better than me, but I really, really appreciate the way you write the ladies. So refreshing/hard to come by in just plain ol' mainstream media. I don't comment a whole lot here nowadays but know that I'm still around, still reading, and still loving every bit of it. Heart 
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