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A whole new year of insanity begins!
Presenting the Girls Next Door (well, technically they're upstairs but I liked the name better) ... that is, the girls' side of the Roommates story.

Roommates, starring Jareth, the Phantom of the Opera, Commodore (or Admiral) Norrington, Javert and supporting cast all living in modern apartments and driving one another up the wall is a fancomic by the wonderfully talented and hilarious :iconasherhyder: Go forth and read it, if thou hast not yet done so.

After expressing my boundless admiration and love of the strip, I begged permission to try my hand at a pendant comic... with, naturally, Sarah and Christine in the main roles.

The few times they've appeared in Roommates, the girls have been a sensible, civilizing influence, and stood as a united front against the silly boys.
Expect a lot more craziness and bitching to be going on in their own apartment.


Here's the first one. This is up as a test - please question and critique away and let me know your thoughts on legibility, etc... I'm wondering whether it's worth me inking these, if I have the time...
I have loads of ideas scribbled down, but I'll be very open to suggestions.

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This is a work of fanart, and solely intended for shits and giggles. No money is being made by this.
Sarah (c) Henson, Lucas and Connelly.
Christine (c) Leroux and Webber.
Based on an idea by AsheRhyder
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:iconkimblethethimble:
KimbletheThimble Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I haven't read this series in a while and I forgot where I was so I guess I should just start from the beginning again! :)  
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Storyweaver1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018
I've read several of these comics in isolation and I liked them so much I'm starting from the beginning. The coffee drinking is deadpan is so deadpan that it cracks me up.
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MidnightGhoul22 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Student General Artist
I read just the intro and I can already tell that I am hooked. This is fucking gold!!! You have an outstanding and unbelievably breath taking talent!
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UmiHoshi Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dropped GND some time ago, cuz I had reached the point of where you had gotten at that time and I'm easily distracted. and I decided to go reread it again after hearing a musicbox version of as the world goes down ( labyrinthbetweenthestars.tumbl… ) and I just wanna say.... HOLLY HELL, LOOK HOW YOU GREW OVER thOSE 10 YEARS!! O.O
after having just seen your latest update, going back to the very first page is an experience. you've grown so much dear and I'm really proud of you!
also really happy that after all this time the jerah ship is still sailing strong~<3
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional General Artist
:) welcome back
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:iconentropia1777:
entropia1777 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
desearía que estuviera en español TT
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Professional General Artist
Hay un pocito-pocito de español cuando aparecen a los personajes de 'El Laberinto del Fauno' (GND 109) pero no estoy capaz hacer mas con lo que me recuerdo de mis cursos.
Pero quizas podrias encontrar amigas por alli: building42nonenglish.deviantar…
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:iconarsgratiaamoris:
ArsGratiaAmoris Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Just referred a friend.  I hope she enjoys it as much as I do!!!
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional General Artist
:D
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:icontigeress909:
Tigeress909 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
This is my first time reading this comic and I'm already cracking up at Sarah and Christine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! \
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Professional General Artist
welcome!
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:iconnezzier:
Nezzier Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016
Re-reading your comic for the umpteenth time, and it just keeps getting better and better!!!
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Professional General Artist
Naww, bless.
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:iconmad-monkey-queen:
Mad-Monkey-Queen Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
The last panel is my favorite. XD

I feel kind of dumb, but I'm going to ask. Who is the girl Sara moved in with?
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:iconthemusicofthenight13:
She is Christine Daaé, from Phantom of the Opera.
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:iconmad-monkey-queen:
Mad-Monkey-Queen Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016
Thought so, though I don't know the names of anyone from The Phantom of the Opera, I just know what a few of them look like.
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:iconthemusicofthenight13:
No problem. :)
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Samonochrome Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Student Filmographer
I'm VERY late to the Labyrinth fandom but considering I'm new I get to discover a lot of cool and romantic fics, art, and photos of this awesome film ^^ Can't wait to start reading this :D
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:iconmonpettitpapillon:
monpettitpapillon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Student General Artist
it's so strange see how much has changed your drawning<<< bad english
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:iconwickidlystrange13:
WickidlyStrange13 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
How nice :D
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:iconryujou:
Ryujou Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
The beginning of a beautiful friendship.
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:iconacania:
Acania Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I just love this comic, I had to favorite it... Combining two of my favorite shows/musicals, this whole series just makes me lol so hard. Thank you for this, really. You rock!! :D
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and02626 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
I've just begun wondering: who were the previous roommates that Sarah and Christine speak of? ;)
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
That IS an excellent question.
Spin-off fic cue-ing, really. ;)
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:iconcheow12:
Cheow12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
I've just started reading this, and I already love it. ^^
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
:)
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LiekaBryce Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
I just found this comic a few days ago and haven't been able to stop recommending it. The artwork is incredible and I'm in love with the storyline. So grateful I found it!
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
What a happy-making comment. Ta! :)
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ScrumblingInk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have read this comic for years  and simply had to favorite it at the very beginning. This is awesome! :D 
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) Cheers!
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:iconlittlenjo:
LittleNjo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Going in for another re-read. Have you ever heard of- zippitydodah27.livejournal.com…

I think you'll like it.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
Ohh, yes. Lily-fox worked on that, I'm a big fan of her stuff.
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NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
This is the most insane idea ever and I'm totally in love with it. I had to log in just to favorite this.

(but still, RaoulxChristine forever, for serious)
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) Hi there and welcome to the party. Due credit to AsheRhyder for coming up with the brilliantly hilarious premise of the Building-'verse.
Don't fret too much about RC getting tossed out... (but you may have read far enough by now.)
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Aaaaand reading again. This is going to be the third time I think, straight through. Damn it. My time management is non-existent.
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Yanagi-Uxinta Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I just read your latest update, then decided to go back through the whole story again because I enjoy it so much. I have to say, you've improved in leaps and bounds since this first page, I was really surprised when I came back and saw this one again! Even though your art style's evolved, your story has always been brilliant (I've had several strange looks off my parents when I've just started laughing in the corner at some of the antics). Don't worry about slow updates, go at your own pace. It just means we enjoy the update all the more when it arrives :)
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:iconlilmisspeppy:
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Added.
A GND collection has been created because of you.
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:iconvanshira:
Vanshira Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*cannot help but notice how your art style has changed over time* *this Sarah looks nothing like the Sarah you draw now*
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Dude it's been nearly 7 years.
Actually, though, page 1 shouldn't be your basis for comparison, I was experimenting, trying to make the characters look more adult and find a new style. Pages 2-3 onwards are more my natural drawing shorthand of the time.
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Vanshira Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It has, hasn't it. I still remember the first page I ever saw...page 43, where Jareth is talking to Nuada. Yes, it's THAT kind of memorable.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well that's kinda high praise and vindicatin' there.
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:iconthagstands4:
thagstands4 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
And the drama ensued.
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AssassinPsyche Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like how they laugh and they both say that they are serious. Very funny. I love the idea of Sarah and Christine roommates. I never thought of it but I think they'd be great friends.
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:iconnikimaweird:
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Re-re-re-re-re-read!
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
^^;  Enjoy...?
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:iconnikimaweird:
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh bloody hell yes. 
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CottonCatTailToony Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
They have great new friend.
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:iconirrissa-cicero:
Irrissa-cicero Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love the "I was serious" part at the end. For some reason it's really funny. Can't get over it. XD
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TragedysMuse Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I have been hearing all about this and I'm already in love with this!
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tristanskyhero Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
hay i'v read all of this comic and I love it but I wonted to know if u drew these on the computer and also when the next part of the comic will come out???
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