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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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LilMissPeppy 2 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
That was deep, even for you.
Still heartfelt though. Jareth!Lolz ftw.
Springcloud Dec 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ah, the return(?) of the tape! Is the Pale Man still in their kitchen with Gaga?
Pika-la-Cynique Dec 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gaga left him for Judas without even giving him her te-te-te-telephone number, but Pale Man is still there.
Emalthya Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*Rolls around laughing at Takeshi's castle* I can totally see why he'd love that show! I mean, here are people actually TRIGGERING the elaborate traps he sets up in the Labyrinth, which sarah just... negates... through the power of friendship (and looking pouty). Also bribery.

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...
Pika-la-Cynique Sep 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not that it excuses any such behaviour, but I recall reading some SCIENCE! article to the effect that there really is some trace natural chemical in [women's? not sure] tears that makes males uneasy and is the anti-sexy. Like, obviously not in anyway overpowering, but a subtle influencer. Whatevs.

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.
Emalthya Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I read that article as well! They used vials of tears and vials of tapwater and the tears were from women watching a sad part in a film. And after that, the men's libido levels went down.

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. >>)

Pika-la-Cynique Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Y'know, there's a wee bit of both, I'd think. What's the right word to use as an opposite for 'villain', in this context?
Irrissa-cicero Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

"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!

Crazykitty2222 Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Erik watch where your going!
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