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.
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
What he is and what he wants are at odds.
Still heartfelt though. Jareth!Lolz ftw.
I do like Jareth's line about not being able to fix it. In my experience, when you cry, (to use an unforgivable generalisation) men want you to go away until you've stopped, whether it's because of them or something else you might want a hug for. Then again, when I was thinking about it, it's in (to use another unforgivable generalisation) their DNA to want to fix things, so I see where he put them together. Must have more thinks about this...
And again, yes, generally speaking, women are socialized to talk about what's bothering them and can find some measure of solace in the simple fact of sharing upsets with sympathetic listeners, whereas men have more of a pragmatic "this problem is being voiced how can it be fixed" response, and cue all the 'Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus'-type misunderstandings and frustrations.
Eh, it does Jareth good to poke at the bruise from this emotional uppercut.
Well... Jareth is so well armoured- whether form actual smexy armour or STABBY RANDOM PROJECTIONS FROM HIS CLOTHING- that it is good for him to have a bruise to poke at. It could always be worse. There's a dude who took too much viagra and had to have his penis removed. It could ALWAYS be worse.
I must admit, when Jareth says “I’m not man enough to fix it”, I wonder if he’s using that phrase in the ways we mere humans would mean, or if he is referring to the fact that he’s not human enough. (I highly doubt it’s the latter, but the thought cropped up and demanded to be shared. >>)
"I made Sarah cry. And I'm not villain enough to enjoy it, and I'm not man enough to fix it." Yeah, well now you made me cry too!
I'm also curious about the picture on the wall that we see in the 3rd line, first panel. What is it of?
I totally thought the "teeter" was referring to Erik's emotions on whether manly feels-sharing was in order. Then I read the next panel. Well done.
Sorry for spamming your inbox--I didn't have an account when I read most of these, and procrastination is a bitch.
So many feels
You are making me ship Jareth and Sarah.
Well, now I DO ship them.
I just saw Labyrinth this summer and I told myself I wouldn't ship it.
And now I am shipping it (Because it's a freaking perfect ship)
And I love angst (Moffat fans kind of have to to survive)
Blather blather blather
Anyways, your comics are freaking perfect.
Stop being so petty! (Even if it is funny...)
I was a sad, Japan-obsessed child.
Jareth's collar is not only dramatic and thematic for his ominous glowering, but it serves as a noose deterrent. Form and Function, oh Jareth, you master of melodrama, you.
This dark humor reaction to Erik fail does not suit you!