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GND-Speshul -Midsummer Madness by Pika-la-Cynique GND-Speshul -Midsummer Madness by Pika-la-Cynique
In which a certain famous literary work is spoofed, the English language is mangled, all a Goblin King's genre-savviness is to no avail, and slashers are gently mocked.

As credited above, this idea was all thanks to a brilliant suggestion by *Skyen , and a few lines are lifted straight from that wacky ol'Bill Shakes. I kinda missed the June 21st proper date fo posting this, but nevermind that.

I'll willingly admit I'm drawing heavily from Neil Gaiman's depiction of the Puck in The Sandman - where the "merry wanderer of the night" is rather a "psychotic menace to life and limbs, more like...". And while I wouldn't do it in a straighter fic, I can't help but think that GND-Jareth, what with his mummy issues and his (nearly) ever-Failerriffic adventures in the Building... isn't frankly about to inspire fear and respect in the Puck, who's an irreverent trickster even at his best...


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

Crowley and Aziraphale (c) Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett
Sarah and Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly and Bowie
Christine and Erik (c) Leroux and Webber
Javert and Eponine (c) Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
James Norrington (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski
Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd (c) Sondheim, Burton, Depp, Bonham-Carter
Legorlando (c) Peter Jackson, NewLine, Orlando Bloom and (distantly) Tolkien
Dread Creature of the Cave of Caerbannock, aka Bunny (c) Monty Python
Recognizable quotes and plot pilfered from William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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NimbleFlourish Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
You know Puck is basically where we get the word Hobgoblin so I should hope he isn't intimidated by an expy from the 80s
TheSidhe Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Well, of course Jareth is unable to threaten Puck! He isn't Oberon, who could do some nasty, nasty things to Puck if pushed!
DrawingIsLikeDancing Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Christine, Erik and Sarah are great xD due credits and apologies cracked me up tho :b
CynderMizuki Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2015
Lovett and Todd in the background tho
aloragreenleaf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hold on... I'm a bit confused with the Javert/Eponine/James thing... Pony's with James now, right? (Right!) But in Les Miserables, she was in love with Marius. He's not in this story, that's Javert... Javert's the inspector chasing Jean... Am I missing something? Should I stop reading into things?


I mean no disrespect!! I really do love this comic!! <3 <3 <3
ThWHiddlestoner Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Sweeney and Mrs.Lovett are kissing!! FREE flying hearts Icon  but best of all is that Sweeney is holding a bunny X3 Emote :eeeee: 
NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Damn, makes you want to see what would happen if Puck HAD done what Jareth asked *eyebrow waggle*
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The one saying "Lo!" looks like Puck from Gargoyles. :)
Cute! I like it a lot! :heart:
Philyra2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, I love this so much!  I thought I had seen all the GND episodes but I keep stumbling across more speshuls!  Yay!
Irrissa-cicero Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I'm gonna need a whole favorite folder called GND. Lovin' this!

NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my god! Are Sweeney and Nell (Mrs. Lovett) kissing in the backround! Now I can die in peace.
ArsGratiaAmoris Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Take thou note that Legolas' speech be ever unchange'd. Forsooth this scribbling hath humour in its fibre.
MajikcalMischief Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Is that a Jepoine reference? Do some Valvert next!
Kyndsie Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I am totally LOVING the shadow effect in Panel 1. Seriously, it helps Jareth try to convey a Suitably Dramatic moment of Importance (or somesuch).

:happybounce: Goblin King trying to look / sound bored, but really hiding that latent optimistic streak.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
That was how Skyen sold the notion to me, really. Because I was like, Fail-Field + Puck + crossover with a story that is already a comedy of errors, how did Jareth even consider such a terrible idea? and he had the unarguable rejoinder that as far as Jareth's concerned, he has no more that the usual to lose and it's always worth a shot.
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yup. And we're all veeeeeeeeeeery glad that you agreed.
Leonette15 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Javert's really getting into his role, isn't he? Either that or someone of a magical persuasion (naming no names, here) put a love potion in his morning coffee to 'spice things up a bit'.
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
OMG Javert. My crush has grown. Javert needs a girlfriend!
HannahHypolita Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I find it absolutely hysterical that you posted this comment the day before Javert got a boyfriend in Roommates...
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
Lol i didn't realize that. but boyfriend, girlfriend i'm glad he got somebody :)
HannahHypolita Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Probably a good thing, seeing as it looks like he was about five seconds away from hitting on Eponine for real.
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Which would have upset James lol
HannahHypolita Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I can see it now...the screaming, the punching, Javert being the one kicked out of the apartment for once...
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
*snicker* Javert's face as he's thrown out....
HannahHypolita Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The excellence of that confusion.
PuffyShirt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Erik and James though
EmmaLeUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear god evry time I see this page, I CANNOT stop laughing.Seriouly, I was ready to punjab someone when my freind showed me this to cheer me up. And yes, i can haz punjab.
KAMwuzhere Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
this was funny the first time i read it, but now it's HILARIOUS because i just finished reading A Midsummer Night's Dream! freaking brilliant! definitely my fav Shakespeare story too.
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these huge "spreads" of the various characters interacting with their environment and saying witty things.. I also love how the demon basically gave the British equivalent of the middle finger to Jareth :rofl:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ABSOLUTE. GENIUS!!!! :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
two-tailed-cat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So... imma assume here that Norrington and Eponine were out of the apartment (probably out on a date or some such) while all this madness was going on and they walked into the middle of it and are now confused and uncomfortable to say the LEAST!!

LOVE THE MIDSUMMER MADNESSS!!! XD (i'm a total shakespeare nut)
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
That works. :)
Superhobbit Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Javerts outfit!!! Wahahahahaha!!! Oh, my gosh, that is hysterical.
Call-mE-aNGE Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ahh! *Has been reminded that she is supposed to be writing a spin-off's been almost a year since she uploaded the beginning...*
Will finish going through these first... they're too awesome to resist!
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Call-mE-aNGE Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
firemadge Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Mrs. Lovette and Sweeny just randomly making out in the backround. And the killer bunny in their laps. Lolz
Sailor-Earth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
OH MY GOD! I suddenly understand Puck's gesture at the end. I actually got something useful out of my sociology class. AMAZING! and hilarious.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
You hadn't seen 'Hot Fuzz' then?
Also, yes. British variation on a standard rude gesture...
selena-lenoir Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
LOL! LOVE IT! When I saw the words 'magic flower' I was just like "Oh no. Jareth wouldn't. He couldn't possibly think that something like that would work!" And then I saw the epic fail that was this scene. And died laughing. xD
DamascenexxNights Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Shakespeare and Jareth! What on earth could be better?
labyrinth-lover Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
? fail ?
Tiffs-is-my-name Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Fail again Jareth...
kuronekochan388 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Hey Jareth..
Epic Fail.
TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Is Erik HITTING ON James?!?!
GunItNeko Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(I just now saw this) Aw man. Now I'm into James/Erik. Ugh, being a slasher can be a burden sometimes. (lol)
AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
please don't scare me like that ever again.
Neil Gaiman's (or, specifically, the artist's) puck was a lovely thing.
Nefgirl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love mrs.Lovett and Sweeney in the back kissing ( heehee perv Sweenett fan :heart: !!!!SWEENETT !!!!!!:heart:)
Anyway...^^;....Although it's an awesome comic! :clap: Great Job! :la:
Rainnhowl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely brilliant, I love it!
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