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GND134 - Buckets of angst by Pika-la-Cynique GND134 - Buckets of angst by Pika-la-Cynique
... and red paint.

Yeah... somehow I couldn't get the boys to have a fraternal heart-to-heart to echo the girls'...

For those who like to imagine behind-the-scenes shenanigans, and enjoy a tight sense of causality, it's entirely possible that the boys overheard last week's chitchat between Chris and Sarah, and Jareth was probably a little bit stung and envious of the ultimately trusting rapport between Christine and Erik... and decided to stir the pot, just for the evulz.

:iconalexandradawe: suggested to me some time ago that the Goblin King would definitely be a fan of Takeshi's Castle ( this [link] sort of thing). I totally agree.

This was another last-minute inspiration episode - the current situation is quite the goldmine for just letting the characters play themselves out...


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

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

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   General Artist
This is just a guess but I'm also thinking Jareth probably watched Carrie before, lol
Jareth was, is, & will always be a big, spoiled child
MissMcGuire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
This whole not enough villain/not enough man dichotomy seems to be a huge issue with Jareth...we've seen this multiple times. Being wholely good or bad seems to be hard for him. 
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well I don't get quite so deep into the meta as Roommates, but his problem is as simple as it is cruel. He is, as a fictional character, created to be the villain to Sarah's tale. But he is in love with her. And villains don't get the girl.
What he is and what he wants are at odds.
MissMcGuire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
So with the whole ballroom story arc, he's trying to create a story in which he *isn't* the villain and is thereby able to be with Sarah?
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Place your bets....?
Mizuki-chu Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Do you know any Japanese? Your hiragana look much nicer than your typical copied-by-looking Japanese handwriting.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
To my great shame, in the intervening...10 years now, yegods and little fishies - I have forgotten most of what I knew, but yeah, I actually studied Japanese for 3-4 years at uni and went out there one summer, used to have basic conversational level.

Nice detail-spotting!
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
That was deep, even for you.
Still heartfelt though. Jareth!Lolz ftw.
Springcloud Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, the return(?) of the tape! Is the Pale Man still in their kitchen with Gaga?
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