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GND95 - What goes around...

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Published: February 2, 2010
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... is promptly returned to sender in Chris' case, and in Jareth's, comes right back to bite him in the glittery backside.

... I totally nicked that 'blood supply' line of Chris' from someone's comments a way back. Thank you, that person.

And to shout-out to the original Roommates - [link] - , the girls are scary.
BTW, Roommates 22b is when GND was born in my mind. One smitten and ever-hopeful GK, one sweet "chu" and a flick-of-the-hair from Sarah walking away, and it's all there. :)

This is pratically the end of the Kidnap Kaper/ROOFTOP DRAMATICS!! Arc, minus two Epilogues (-"Epilogues!" ).


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

Sarah, Labyrinth critters and Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly and Bowie
Christine, Raoul and Erik (c) Leroux and Webber

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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MicheaB's avatar
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That shot of Raoul made me think of Guybrush Threepwood! OMG! That's what happened! Guybrush is really Raoul after being kidnapped by Jareth!
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"Whatever, Jareth, you deserve that."

Now that I think of it, sooner or later, Jareth may question either Erik or Sarah on why the latter is so much more tolerant towards Erik's murderous/psychopathic tendencies than his own. It's a legitimately good question, to be honest.
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It's not that hard... Despite his one massive, murderous Christine fixation and a general overall tendency not to immediately discard homicide as an option, Erik is usually perfectly civil and pleasant company for his Building-mates (and students at St Judes) and just wants to work on his music. Also, his canon kinda punished him for his actions (alienates and loses Christine to Raoul, possibly dying of a broken heart in the novel....), and his backstory is tragic and unfair.
Jareth is a bully and a layabout royal who takes obvious glee in gratuitiously trolling all and sundry and has no canon redemption or moment of grace (arguably).
That's for the general reasons as to why he usually starts out with Sarah's (*everyone's) patience for his antics in the red. More subjectively: a. she is usually the prime target/victim of Jareth's shenanigans, but only a collateral to Erik's, and b. she has nothing so vested in her rapport with Erik. Sure she values his friendship and all; but with Jareth she wants to hope for more, is mad at herself for still having this crush in spite of herself - anytime he proves himself a dick she is reminded of how stupid it is for her to be attracted to him and what a bad idea it would be to allow her feelings to make her more vulnerable to his jerkish nature, and that feeds her disappointed resentment,; etc, sick cycle carousel.
Also she is *quite* capable of deliberately being cruel to Jareth herself by showing Erik preferential treatment, tbh...
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Two things. One, it's sweet that even though she's REALLY MAD AT HIM, Christine still doesn't like jareth picking on Erik. 2. For a stuck-up fop, Raoul apparently held his own in the Labyrinth. *claps* 
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I loveeee how Sarah looks out for Erik in this:3. If I didn't think he'd look cute with Mag, I'd say she and Erik would almost be cute too:3
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"Hold me. I'm scared." Ahahahahahahaha.... :rofl:
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One thing that I don't know if Jareth has picked up on. Having the girl you like punch you on the arm is ultimately a Good ThingTM. (Panel 2) At least, so my guy friends tell me.

Too bad he lost whatever points he might have thought he gained in Panels 4 and 6... or at least he loses most of them. I remember the epilogues! :)

Oh, and I LOVE the different ways that we've "heard" Jareth say "Sarah" throughout the whole 200+ eps. :) And two different versions right here. :happybounce:

In that last line, is Sarah actually considering the ways and means of strangling a Goblin King, as though saving the idea for later use as needed?

/still in re-read happy fangirl mode, in celebration of posting a chapter, and completing a first draft of another.
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Oh goddess! Jareth, how dare you, and also great line for Christine. "Tight pants cutting off your blood supply to your brain!" :XD:
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Christine scares me more than Sarah sometimes.......
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iheartslashersHobbyist Writer
FINALLY! I was WAITING for him to punjab Jareth! I did warn him, you know....
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"Cancan dancing goblins" indeed XDDD Goblin King threats rule!
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hahaha! i love Erik and Jareth's little corner! almost priceless faces! XD
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yeayuh! THIS IS AWESOME!!!!! :D
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(still on the re-read)

Beyond-Furious!Christine in panel 5... simply brilliant. I didn't see / couldn't imagine how you could show her any more upset or any differently upset than when she was chewing out Erik in #94, but here it is. Maybe it's the eyes being unequal in size, or her shoulders all tensed up, but her appearance plus the shift in her dialog box (going murderously dark) means that I'm sympathetic towards Jareth's reaction. Then, two panels later, she's all normal with Sarah, and after that starting to comfort / reassure Raoul.

And the mention of the cancan-dancing goblins... I'm not sure of the posting dates, but was that a reference to ~Lixxle's Skeep?
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Skeep's adventures predate this page, but I think the cancan-dancing goblins was more about simply reaching out for an absurd and disturbing image.
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KyndsieHobbyist Writer
And that idea is absurd and disturbing! So I'm very glad that you drew it later on (mention of regretting letting Satine show the movie to the goblins or something)!
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Pika-la-CyniqueProfessional General Artist
And I had not consciously made that connection, when drawing Cancan!Skeep, to this earlier threat. I think. There IS some weird time-fluxing mischief going on.
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KyndsieHobbyist Writer
Apparently time flows in more than one direction.
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LadyDesmoriaStudent General Artist
Yep he went all Pujnab rope happy on Jareth
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FOP-POOF! x'D I don't know whether to be smug or concerned over the fact that Erik is strangling Jareth. Erik IS pretty miffed...to say the least...
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LOL!!! Eric strangling Jareth is too funny ^_^
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LMAO!!!!! Jareth getting choked
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poor Jareth and Erick! XD
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