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So a year on from Blackstar, a moment for our dear departed.

Yes, there have been other losses in cruel RL 2016, and that's not even the most iconic Rickman role*; but these are the characters I have played with in this sandbox.

I originally tried to frame this with some context and an in-comic explanation of this one extra-weird bar that brushes closer to our reality and only accessible for characters going through the strange meta grieving process but I couldn't make it work. But I couldn't let the anniversary pass unmarked, either.



(*Of course he may drunkenly switch roles and go Hans Gruber later in their boozing and that will be fun. In a ka-bloom-y kind of healthy processing way.)
(no, Snape doesn't teach at St Jude's.)



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This is a work of fanart. Not mine, not making money from it.



Erik [Phantom of the Opera] (c) Leroux and Webber
Blind Mag [Repo! the Genetic Opera]  (c) Smith, Zdunich, and Bousman, Sarah Brightman
Sarah, Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly, David Bowie

Jupiter Jones [Jupiter Ascending] (c) WB, Wachowksi sisters, Mila Kunis
Kylo Ren, Leia Organa [Star Wars] (c) Lucasfilms/Disney, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher
Sir Alexander Dane [Galaxy Quest] (c) Dreamworks, Alan Rickman


Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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:iconflimflanboy:
Flimflanboy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
...For they're some jolly good fellows....
...That nobody *sniff* can deny....
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:icondnawolf16:
dnawolf16 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this was an excellent way to honor them
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:iconpiethespiderfrommars:
piethespiderfrommars Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Student Artist
Oh my, heartbreak...
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:iconalexfr36:
alexfr36 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
A little though for those who have left us u.u
Carrie, Alan, David... and all the others... we will not forget you...
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:icongeorgiechaos:
GeorgieChaos Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
This is a beautiful thing.
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:iconinyuji:
InYuJi Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional General Artist
ahahahaha I figured it had to be those 3, since they died the same year
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:iconpondie:
pondie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that you did this tribute, and I love that you keep this comic up. I've enjoyed it for years. Thank you for the amazing art, and the laughter. You are brilliant.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ta. :)
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:iconrhenagoblin:
RhenaGoblin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
ALEXANDER!! Oh my goodness, Alan's death hit me hard. As soon as I saw the last name Dane, I knew it was him :3 Oh... and I didn't realize till now, Leia. Carrie. Crap, I didn't realize, very clever Pika. :) And of course, our dearly departed Starman.
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:iconcrazywriterchic:
crazywriterchic Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
That was mean. And lovely. And mean.
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:iconstrykingshadows:
StrykingShadows Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Listening to One Last Time as I read this tugs at my heartstrings.
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:icondeipie:
DeiPie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, that breaks my heart. Beautifully done.
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:iconrazrangel:
razrangel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
So perfect. *happysad tears*
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:iconfelren13:
felren13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
this is perfect!! brought both happy and sad tears to my eyes.
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:iconmagelit:
Magelit Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
I DIDN'T COME HERE TO CRY *sniffle*

...*favorite*
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:iconviciously-witty:
viciously-witty Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Oh so bittersweet. Whatever alternate universe Bowie has created is populated with the best people now. Lovely tribute. 
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:iconbiancainwind:
biancainwind Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for a lovely tribute.
Our dear dear stars will shine forever in our hearts.
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:iconrissarinz:
Rissarinz Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Fond remembrance with a smattering of tears.
Cheers, old friends.
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:iconmagzdilla:
Magzdilla Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
I'm not crying
YOU'RE crying
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:iconzombigal77:
zombigal77 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
😢😢😢
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:iconvanessalisa:
Vanessalisa Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017
oh God I miss those three so much
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:iconranuel:
Ranuel Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Thank you for this
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:iconwelsh-witch:
welsh-witch Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Kylo, Professor Dane has eyes and ears everywhere. You're not going to pass his class if you keep bad mouthing him. Just saying.
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:icongreeneyesandglasses:
greeneyesandglasses Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Because, to us, they will never truly be gone...

<3
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:icontsareia:
tsareia Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Miuna Crying Icon 
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:iconsongsterbyrd:
Songsterbyrd Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
"Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind...?"

What a fitting, resounding "Never." Thank you. :)
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
:salute:
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:iconokinawan-koi:
okinawan-koi Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
The love I have for this is all consuming.  Happy New Year deary.
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:iconrienerose:
RieneRose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
It's beautifully done, and yet such a sad reminder.
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:iconfigarro-luv:
Figarro-Luv Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fitting that Jareth play the sax. What a lovely way to remember the departed.
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:iconcatherinedesilver:
CatherinedeSilver Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know how to feel about this. Crying 
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SilverVelvet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
This pleases me so much. It's not some dark sad grievance. It's what they gave us that is what they wanted to leave us; happy, fond memories. Their characters will never die - They gifted us with their forever ongoing legacy in works like this one and it makes me so grateful! thanks for this, Pika. 
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:iconsaulderonwrites:
SaulderonWrites Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Student Writer
Safe journeys, old friends.
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:iconnightangelerik:
nightangelerik Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
This was lovely and appropriate and makes me want to cry. I hope Kylo shows up more in verse (Rey too!) because we can never have enough crybaby babies and the BAMF girls they're hopelessly obsessed with. Thanks for the gift, luv.
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MistaIsilme Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2017
Aside from the loveliness of the whole strip, I re-watched Episode VII the other day and Kylo Ren you lanky emo muppet you, thank you for being here. XD He's my absolute favourite out of the side characters.
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Kookie-Doll Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2017
Thank you Pika! I was wondering if you'd do something for the anniversary, and here we are. How you manage to combine funny, sad, uplifting and heartbreaking in four little pictures, leaving behind dozens of sobbing readers in the process is beyond me.

Genius and perfection. 💖

I'm so glad this alternative universe exists!
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:iconcaeliadimekio:
CaeliaDiMekio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Sobs heavily and runs out screaming because 2016 freaking sucked
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:iconanafiel:
Anafiel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think you did this artfully! good job!
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:iconkuroshi-neko:
kuroshi-neko Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
This made something sad into something happy 
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:iconhybridtea:
HybridTea Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
This one really got me >.< too many feels... beautifully done
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SarahWmoon13 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Damn, that was savage. All the feels. Well done.
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:iconrcoots:
rcoots Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
*wibble*
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:iconmilliebee:
MillieBee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, ouch. :'(
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GoblinBabe13 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
:( hits right in the feels
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:iconarchangelnathaniel:
ArchangelNathaniel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You made me cry :cry:
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:iconerulastiel:
Erulastiel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They'll be missed, but their inspiration will live on with all of us (:
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:iconangel-eyes2:
angel-eyes2 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
Oh gods this one hurt. In the good way, and it's a fantastic tribute, but jeeze it reminded me how much I miss them. 
*cries in corner*
Thank you so much for sharing your art with us <3
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:iconcheesecakem-consumo:
cheesecakem-consumo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a lovely simple tribute, love that Jareth's playing the sax. :D
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YukiRiku Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017
😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student Writer
Waaaaaaaah!  Mourning the yearling anniversary of Bowie and Rickman's deaths, and still reeling from Fisher's recent passing... oh, and Reynolds too.
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