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GND175 - Big Damn Heroines

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By Pika-la-Cynique   |   
Published: February 8, 2012
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In which there are many Joss Whedon characters, the tar is beaten out of the bad guys without any need of calling the boys for help, Star Wars and Star Trek characters get along just fine, and, in a slight spoiler for anyone who has yet to see Firefly and Serenity, River Tam Beats Up Everyone.
(which is heavily inspired by/a hommage to/a rip-off of this [link] strip of XKCD.)

And 170 pages later, Sarah STILL hasn't twigged about her rock star crush having something in common with her stalker. Although to be fair, neither has Chris and the plot chose to interrupt Liz....

Also, this one is dedicated with much love to my BFF, whom I see far too little these days, who was the one to make me sit down and watch the entirety of Firefly and who in fact bears an uncanny likeness to Summer Glau.


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

Legorlando (c) Peter Jackson, NewLine, Orlando Bloom and JRR Tolkien
Sarah (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly
Christine Daaé (c) Leroux and Webber
Elizabeth Swann-Turner (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski
Lydia Deetz and Beetlejuice(c) Tim Burton and WB
Princess Leia Organa (c) George Lucas, Carrie Fisher
Evil League of Evil - inc. Dead Bowie, Fury Leika, Professor Normal, Fake Thomas Jefferson and the Bad Horse Chorus (c) Joss and Jed Whedon
River Tam (c) Summer Glau, Joss Whedon
Other named characters or quotes also (c) their original creators.

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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civil-twilightHobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my, so Legolas hooked up with Cheryl?? Lucky fangirl Cheryl lol

And holy crap, I never thought I'd see River Tam in this (then again I should have known better, this comic wonderfully revels in cameos)... I only ever saw her in Serenity as kid, but I thought she was so badass I loved her!
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Yay! River! Firefly! I love that she's the dance teacher!
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still waiting for that final one.
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Pika-la-CyniqueProfessional General Artist
? yah lost me.
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I would watch River Tam Beats Up Everyone.
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FlimflanboyHobbyist General Artist
Never change. 
Underinu1313's avatar
When Leia says "Dr. McCoy" does that mean Henry McCoy from the X-Men franchise? As in the mutant Beast?
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AmyTheClosetedRobotHobbyist Writer
Dr. Leonard McCoy of the Starship Enterprise I suspect. Star Trek/Wars and all that. 
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Pika-la-CyniqueProfessional General Artist
More 'Bones' McCoy from Star Trek... But hey, he never shows up, so headcanon what makes you happy.
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Ah! That actually makes more sense than thinking it was Beast. In fact--now that I think about it--Beast would be more likely the Chair of Biology or such, considering his published history--but I digress.
On another point--Your work is positively one of of the better strips I've had the pleasure of reading on Deviant Art. Keep up what you are doing.
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This is my favorite page so far for SO MANY REASONS!

Most of them involving spaceships.

Also, Leia's Moms might debate Christine's argument in that last panel.
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I really love this comic.  You draw and depict the characters of Jareth and Sarah so very well.  I also love how you portray Eric.  Super LOVE the River Tam and Leia.  All Star Wars and Firefly references and characters are awesome and totally add to the epic factor of this comic.
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I hope Legolas and Cheryl are being safe, here, or else someone's gonna be rolling up a half-elf rogue in the future, amirite?
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Pika-la-CyniqueProfessional General Artist
Thanks for that!
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CaseMaydayHobbyist Traditional Artist
BWAAAAAAAAAAAA I can't enough from this storyline. You've got Doc Martin (who probably isn't the most credited for being school nurse) and River Tam. (I know this story is already written, but this is the opportunity for Nathan Fillion to meet himself)
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BJ! Did I just notice that or did I forget that I saw that the last time I saw this page?.....mhhhhh.
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(Big fangirl attack wadfjfagaghuffff)
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The text above River wouldn't be out of place in a Borderlands series... Any hope of seeing Tiny Tina when **** gets real?
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I'm rather fond of this version of Leia, not gonna lie.
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This page? Pure and amazing awesomeness.
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SparrovvsStudent General Artist
Um....I like the LeggyxCheryl ship and all, but what in the name of ultimate crossovers were they doing in the first panel!!!!????
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