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GND 315 - Admin Has Its Eyes On You by Pika-la-Cynique GND 315 - Admin Has Its Eyes On You by Pika-la-Cynique

A tiny bit of a behind-the-curtains peek at Saint Jude's. Of course the board of directors of a cross-continuum place of study (and residence) for characters from all kinds of different worlds involves Lord Asriel, that's pretty much his life's work. And those desk plants of his may or may not be the kind found at the PPC HQ. ;)

Hamilton! is making a pain of himself in Sarah's classes. He has a prickly but mutually appreciative relationship with Leia ("winning was easy, governing is harder...."), sometimes gets along with Daenerys, but generally does not play well with characters from more fantastical, magical-monarchy verses. And writes very long essays detailing his arguments, but keeps losing points for appealing to some sort of "realism" arbiter or "applicability" arguments that do not fly at Saint Jude's. And here is where I pointedly do not make any jibes about Hamilton's canon of a humanist, meritocratic (and, unrelatedly, hip-hopping) US democracy being just as divorced from any "prime world" reality as any space opera these days....tralala.... good thing IRL events 2016-onwards stopped affecting GND-verse.

There's this weird unmentioned and unmentionable awareness of a hierarchy of credibility, however, at the uni, which does result in the characters from musicals canons being kept mostly separate in a building with stronger disbelief-disruption fields because why is everybody singing??? takes some serious handwave power. (Christine and Javert have book versions....)

Also, interestingly, just a throwaway term here but Altered Carbon's canon tech of Stacks and sleeves works rather neatly with this crossover type situation when it comes to situations of the same fictional character played by different actors.... (less so for the "an actor can slip between fictional roles they have played" as has also been seen a few times, and the final gag here.)

and because hell if I am going to look up all the credits and copyrights,
character list in order of appearance :

Nux from Mad Max: Fury Road (honorary Wrench Wench, where he met...)
Finn and Rey from the new Star Wars trilogy (Finn and Nux have become pretty good mates dealing with their past indoctrination-into-canon-fodder issues. With Rey, it's mechanics talk and getting starry-eyed over green growing things)
Javert from Les Misérables (currently, campus security officer)
Alexander Hamilton as portrayed by Lin-Manuel Miranda in the Hamilton musical
Lord Asriel and his snow panther daemon, from the His Dark Materials 'verse, The Golden Compass/Northern Lights movie version as played by Daniel Craig
Dennis, formerly the muddy anarcho-syndicalist Peasant from Monty Python's Holy Grail (who's nowhere near retirement - he's not an old man, he's only 37!)
and in the final panel, Daniel Craig slips into another, more ass-kicking and famous role of his.....
(also referenced: Telcontar is one of LOTR's Aragorn's aliases; and Jupiter Ascending gets fun poked at, again)





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

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder

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gemsgemsgems Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Is the Dead Poet's Society an In-Canon thing?? I really want to believe it is
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
The rules are pretty much that, unless I disprove a thing officially in a comic or author rant, that the Building-'verse and its Univeristy are open sandbox, headcanon away or write your own complementary spin-off ficlet, comic or fanart to Make It So. Me, I cannot know and cameo All The Things....
beesandhemlock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018
Ah great Ham I recognised him immediately
ChimeraWhimsy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018
So I'm behind. And catching up. And currently in love with the (somewhat older) French musical 1789 Les Amants de la Bastille. And *dear gods* I want them to somehow show up in GND cause it is also full of colourful, fun revolutionary historical characters that would be so fun to drop into this universe :P
thenerd-girl Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Student Digital Artist
I love that you've included Hamilton into this now. I have become absolute Hamil-trash the past few months so this is beautiful.
Francois4moi Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
Brava! Clap 

Much appreciation for the A.C. ref.

... wouldn't scoff at a Taka cameo either... :D (Big Grin) 
purpleEar Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Professional
oh my goooosh Lord Asriel! i'm loving all of this world building and your clever way you introduce these characters! this is so fitting for him i love it!
Mirdru Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
I can come to one place for my Jareth and Lin Manuel face-splitting grins.

I AM SPEECHLESS IN MY GRATITUDE!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AlaricKai Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Finn! Rey! *squee*
Kods-bee Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
I love this more than life itself. I wonder what other musical characters will make an appearance (aside from all the folks from Les Mis and Phantom)? How far does the fanon go??
Melstrife Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2018
OMG! LOL!!! :rofl:
Songsterbyrd Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
Argh, I love your stabs at crossover world-building. What a fine sandbox to play in. :D
Ranuel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018
This installment is AMAZING! 
theTieDyeCloak Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Ohmygosh I thought that was Nux, bless you! :hug:
growing-pains Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Re: A/N Lindsay Ellis touched (briefly) on the more...ahem...fantastical elements of American Exceptionalism in Hamilton in her RENT video if you find that sort of thing interesting. Very cute strip and nice detailed background, even if my own biases against Dany can't tolerate the idea of an even-sometimes alliance between the two. Good work as always!
gardendoor Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
*dies* Yes, please make AH a recurring character!
ashley-f Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Student General Artist
ashley-f Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2018  Student General Artist
By the way...I will offer you my services as writer/wordsmith. I've re-written some songs from Hamilton with new personalized lyrics for family and friends (for special occasions)...and the rhymes are #clever and #dank. (I can share them with you upon request.)
UmbraeCalamitas Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Professional Writer

Thank you so much.
ichigogirl83 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE the pages about more of the college!!!
PolarBear-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
Honestly this is now my fave page of the comic.
DanzillaDrew Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Didn't recognise Nux in that hoodie, good to see he's getting along with other Rebel Scum.
Wasn't expecting that one democratic peasant from Holy Grail to turn up, though.
maryfgr23 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Damn you area freaking scholar of literature and pop culture with how you choose to incorporate and reference your characters. I'm totally floored.

Bows repeatedly Wayne's World style*
calico62 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
snow leopard*
:D (Big Grin) haven't seen/listened to Hamilton but this was great 
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Professional General Artist
Same difference outside of pointed taxonomy disputes!
Art-loving-Fairybug Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Oh man, just wait until Hamilton gets a look at the mess that is the way Jareth runs the Goblin Kingdom.
burkeonthesly Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
We'll know he's gotten involved when the Blikkins start dance-battling the goblins.
viciously-witty Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This was deeee-lightful!  Now I have to go and look up Dennis’ character because apparently it’s been too long since I’ve seen the film.  
BugeishaKyasarin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018
I love everything about this page! I don't always recognize each new character at first glance, but then you include certain details that makes me go "hey it's that one char from that thing". I also like that everyone seems to own at least one slogan shirt connected to their canon.
KiriHearts Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
I just wonder how the school manages to incorportate Hamilton, who is not so much a character as a very stylized representation of a real (dead) person.

I rather imagine him to be the head of the debate team.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Well this is addressing some of the issues: he doesn't get to claim any kind of superiority over his classmates by dint of being "real", not if he's gonna stay in his Lin-Manuel appearance; he has to play by the rules of being a work of fiction in a self-contained 'verse. But yeah, it took a lot of paperwork and he is a special case.
KiriHearts Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018
So very special. He must be a joy to deal with. I doubt there's many students who bust into classrooms in aggressive rap mode at the school. I'd love to see more musical characters thrown in, even in cameo!
Neshomeh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the greatest most bestest thing ever. I must show this to my husband, who is the biggest Hamilton fan. And yee, PPC shout-out makes it even better! {= D
MicheaB Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nahri-Seren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
I am in love with the Asriel/ Stelmaria appearance in this, juat perfect! Please tell me this means we may get a Lyra/ Will appearance too at some point?
Martisz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
DaughterOfErberus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
I love this holy crap Lord Asriel turning into Bond is amazing
Wynnifredd Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Positively perfect. Love it. Go Asriel/Bond
JolieMariella Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my gaaaaaaawd! Bless you for dragging Hamilton into this madness, I fucking love it XD Also Dennis holy shit, that's great.
Another amazing page! <3
MollyTheWanderer Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wait...did Asriel turn into James Bond at the end? Cause they're both played by Daniel Craig? That's a cool power you got there Mr. Board of Directors member.
LittleMrsMoffett Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
That last panel made me giggle. I haven't seen Hamilton, but I've heard it's good, however I've heard so many people going on about it that's it's become a silly, so seeing this is amusing. I only saw the Golden Compass movie, and that was a decade ago, so I know very little about it. I do agree with Hamilton though about Jupiter Ascending's oligarchy. I see you mentioned Daenerys, who I adore, I'm interested to see more of her if possible.
maari-rose Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
This is EXACTLY what I needed after work today. Bless you, Pika la Cynique.
Thank You DD Sign
Magelit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
I'm delighted that character transformation (based on the actor your interpretation is modeled after) is a thing now.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Professional General Artist
It happened way back when in the Monster Hunters arc, with a Van Helsing/Wolverine slip; and way back further still Javert once tried out his John Malkovich version. Pretty sure Roommates did a few gags with it too.
Magelit Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018
Now that you mention them, I definitely recall the earlier occurrences and feel a little silly. Thank you for reminding me. I think I'm going to have to go through all of your strips again sometime soon (it's about time for my yearly refresher anyway).
Gregorette1127 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
I already love your comic but the inclusion of Denis the Constitutional Peasant has made me love it 200% more. 

Please tell me the Philosophy Department is four Australians called Bruce and a British guy named Michael (whom they call Bruce to clear up the confusion).
A-Parliament-Of-Owls Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this has so many fandom in jokes and I love it
4eyes0soul Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Is this a different school than the one Amanda Waller is Director of?
octobersanctuary Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
I'm desperately hoping now that Rick from 'The Young Ones' is one of Dennis's students
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018  Professional General Artist
Headcanon away, write the spin-offs..... ;)
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