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GND122 -Happiness and Homicide by Pika-la-Cynique GND122 -Happiness and Homicide by Pika-la-Cynique
Or to quote Rotti Largo, "Happiness is not a warm scalpel..."

Apologies for the slight tardiness. Anyway, here's a little E/C fluff to somewhat compensate for JS winning the poll and stealing all the Moments that are to be had 'round this set-up...

Depending on whether you die-hard ship 'em or are satisfied with them as close friends (with a few elephants in the room and skeletons in the closet, admittedly), you can read that 3rd-to-last little shot of Snuggled!Erk either as the lovesick Dogged Nice Guy who has just gotten gaily yet utterly shunted into the Speshul Friend zone just as the perfect conversation was starting, and is this close to wibbling - or a formerly miserable misanthrope suddenly realizing he HASN't alienated one of the few people who really care about him and feeling all D'AAW.
Or a bit of both.

Conversation was originally going to be a bit more emo, what with Erik's desire to teach vs his various social handicaps, but since *AsheRhyder has established he is teaching music at whatever faculty down the road the girls go to, I am quite happy with that. Kids may be cruel, and he probably has to put up with a lot of curious stares, but I daresay in this day and age Erik wouldn't exactly be shunned and drummed out of town as a freak.

Oh, and I don't watch nor give two hoots about the actual American Idol show, okay?
Or Glee, if that's what you'd like to mentally substitute.


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

Sarah and Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly and Bowie
Christine and Erik (c) Leroux and Webber
James Norrington (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski
Sweeney Todd and Mrs Lovett (c) Sondheim, Burton, Depp, Bonham-Carter

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
A bit of both, for sure.
But I seriously live for the JS moments in this.
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm growing fond of the EC fluff.
I like it... a lot, I might add.
Felhozet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Aughh I normally am way more interested in J/S than E/C, but this is way too cute and I love it!!
TheDiva1977 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
The way I see it, when you factor in Roommates continuity the faculty and staff of St Jude's includes a 17th century British naval officer, a 19th century French police inspector, a globetrotting archaeologist who among other things discovered the Holy Grail, a couple of interstellar travelers, and at least one wizard.  (And that's not even getting into the people on the student body.)  Erik's own particular brand of strange probably fits right in.
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett in the last panel. Mrs. Lovett looks like she would love to hit Sweeney with that rolling-pin.
Bitten-Bitter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
HEHEHE! Going to see Sweeney Todd by my uni's symphony tonight--this just makes it that much more unbearable to wait!
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Writer
I figured he'd hate it because of all the fakers, but this is actually legit sweet. :love: ExC fluff, and lol on the Sweeney thing in the last panel.
OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
^_^ i think this one's cute
Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My attitude next time my friends put up a reality competition show like AI. (I despise reality TV) that being said, this comic makes me prefer Christine and Erik more as just friends than ...what they were before ^^
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad that's what you take away from it. :)
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