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GND148- Distraction no Jutsu

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Published: July 20, 2011
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Smooth move, Sarah, but clever =/= wise....

In other words: To be continued. O HO HO HO.

(This was an interesting exercise in a vaguely-plotted storyline expanding and changing and suddenly not hitting one in five of the originally planned lines of dialogue... Although the slight parallels to a similar [but much darker and serious] discussion of villainous and heroic roles in recent Roommates I don't think was deliberate. )


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

Sarah & Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly and Bowie
Gip is mine...

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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AvalonJohnsonArtStudent General Artist
So I just noticed this, but did he pop out of his mirror? Does his mirror contain the entire labyrinth in it? Because if so that is amazing and beautiful and awesome.
Also, his face when she let's her hair down! It's like he's thinking, "Oh ho ho, you remembered that little detail from our date, Sarah dearest. Hoping I'll go easy on you?" ♡
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Pika-la-CyniqueProfessional General Artist
It's a personal shortcut portal he's set up, yes.

:) Yesss. Given the situation she can't resort to usual ranty outrage, and Jareth is just delighted she is attempting manipulative flirting instead, it's a terrain he is fairly comfortable on....
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CaseMaydayHobbyist Traditional Artist
Two awesome things I hadn't noticed. That's great!
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AvalonJohnsonArtStudent General Artist
Uh-oh, we've got to watch out for *three* dudes who can travel through mirrors now! Watch out, Christine! Hehehe!
Nice touch, I really love the magical shortcut idea! And it totally fits in with his story too. :D
I wonder why he prefers glitter poofing into Sarah's room instead of mirror travel?

With Sarah that terrain's probably covered with mines- good thing he is not personally concerned about gravity. 

And a master within his element is always comfortable, no argument there. :nod: Too bad Sarah's only his shouty, curvaceous, cocky, and clever apprentice at the moment.

She *is* catching on rather quickly, which makes it all the more exciting.Jareth Smile 
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Pika-la-CyniqueProfessional General Artist
Sarah's mirror is on her dresser, not full length. Imagining Jareth stepping/scrambling through that like he's sneaking through a window or is Sadako in 'The Ring' isn't bringing the supernatural sexy, y'know?
More seriously, it's less that Jareth is a regular traveller on the King's Roads/through mirrors so much as that one in his bedroom (that he doesn't much sleep in, btw) is just his personal gate to his realm. Glitter poof remains his favoured method of transport.

Your last comment + gif usage is spot-on, tho. ;)
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AvalonJohnsonArtStudent General Artist
I think it's great that he chooses glitter-poof because it's glitter-poof. You get sparkly, and can arrive anywhere, anytime. Plus, it's kind of Eric's and the accidental evil stepdad's thing, so Jareth probably would much rather avoid being more like them in any way he can.

And thank you :D
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'elp indeed Goblin King *snicker* he does seem to get himself in some sticky spots ^^ love his face when she lets her hair down
ElfBaby24's avatar
I've read this comic like, 5 times and I've only just noticed that Jareth has Gip dangling from his fist. This is pure awesomesauce.
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Just kiss her already, you fool! She's two steps from your bed, and it's not that Sarah doesn't talk a big game, but we all KNOW she wants it!
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moonbaby17Student Digital Artist
Everything she does, she does for a reason.
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Love the way stuff is spelled for the Goblins xD "Halp!"
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Irrissa-ciceroHobbyist Writer
Ooooh, Jareth... what you be hidin' in dat box???? To the next page!
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I love The last Jareth line!
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I wonder what's in the box. Hmm....
Btw I like the fact that Sarah took her hair down. It's so obvious that she is doing this, because she knows prefere her hair down. :D
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KyndsieHobbyist Writer
Plus... in order to take her hair down, the act of reaching her arms up would have stretched that catsuit even tighter in certain areas.

And I've got an idea about what's actually in the box and why Sarah shouldn't open it... except that his understated reaction nixes it. *sigh* I'll keep randomly thinking about it.
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Eryan14Student Filmographer
Curious, because we never did find out and likely never will, what was your idea? Also I feel this strange kinship with you, I'm also re-reading these during a stressful time. 
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Strangely, while I love SO many things about this comic, the thing that sticks out the most to me is the fact that Sarah is OCD enough to be able to pinpoint an eyeshadow that she lost--if she's a freshman right now--almost a year ago. Maybe women just pay closer attention to such things. Or maybe she's trying to save face.

Also, it's very hard for me to find cartoons sexy, but Sarah is certainly doing it right now, that sassy b*tch. /pets her
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AnaxErik4everHobbyist Writer
Ooooh! Jareth's got skeletons in his closet, or rather under his bed. They wouldn't fit in his closet! :XD: I wonder if there's any room for Pitch underneath his bed, or if, besides that box, it's just stuffed with his off-season stuff.
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Did she take her hair down because its more comfortable or because she knows Jareth likes it when its down and hoped it would distract him? =D
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Pika-la-CyniqueProfessional General Artist
The latter - that and she had weaponizable spiky hair ornaments as back-up.
AmbreeChristineSkye's avatar
Oriental hair ornaments are useful like that. =D
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third line, panel 5, LOOOOOOOOVE!!! Jareth's face right there! I want it framed next to my bed while i sleep! That and wet little owl jareth at the window with wobbly eyes from waaaaaaaaaay back.
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