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(Contains: sexual themes and strong language)
(AKA 'The Many Angryfaces of Christine' AKA 'The Not Very Funny One With A Sh*tload of Text Where GND Comes Down Off The Shipping Fence And Some Phans Are Upset' AKA 'GDIAF, LND'.)


WARNING HOPEFULLY IN TIME BEFORE YOU ENLARGE: This page contains bad language, EC, RC, (...ES?), references to sex and contraception, sequel spoilers, and author rant.

(And was kinda tough to write out and bear with me 'til more is said and done next week, ok?)


The thing is, we have only ever seen Veritaserum in action when added to tea or pumpkin juice. Luna can now take the interesting note that when ingested with coffee, side effects may include irritability, mood swings, foul language and extreme media-awareness.


Also, never underestimate Christine.


(And text alternates handwriting and ownfont to spare your eyes and my wrist.)


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


Sarah (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly and Bowie
Erik & Christine (c) Leroux and Webber
"Veritaserum" (c) JKRowling and WB

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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:iconwynnifredd:
Wynnifredd Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
I have seen Doctor who fanfics written solely to keep that horrific sequel from ever happening.

It's horrid and garbage and character assassinates more than just principal cast.
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
1.) I hope the sequel NEVER HAPPENS in you AWESOME comic.

2.) Evalina & eric would make a cute couple

3.) I hope Christine was lying about BOTH of them being in Eric's sexual fantasies. Otherwise Jareth might just give Eric the same treatment as Sequel Raoul *shudder*
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swanofmischief Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaah, multishipping all three (ES, EC, JS) simultaneously is a roller coaster of feels
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NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Awww, what a fitting round-up for that relationship! I can...actually get what Christine is saying here. It's not a logical action, it's a romantic one. That was always my feeling, too, that Erik was willing to kill for Christine but Raoul was willing to die for her, and one choice is ultimately selfish while the other is selfless. So...if they could be friends, even if it's messy, I think that could be a beautiful thing.

.........but Jareth and Sarah need to hit the sack, like, immédiatement
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
:)
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LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love both ES and JS respectively.
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gothgeek9966 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
E/S is actually kinda cute... I don't ship it, but it's cute...
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Erik, you terrible, brilliant, wretched creature (whose book I am reading right now)... some genuine progress, re-shaping even? This is why I love the Building-verse: they go through hell for it, but they figure things out. And at that point, they deserve what good they get out of it.
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NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BOTH OF THEM? Oh my god...really?
Besides that, I really understand your opinion of LND, but do you really think it was that bad? I rather (and now please DON'T hate me) liked it....
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:iconthalle-my-honey:
thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD both of them ? --- really ?! XD
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TheDiva1977 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Ah, sweet, sweet, anti-LND ranting...I could read it all day.

I'd like to think that Erik, once the "sweet, I get to knock boots with Christine!" rush had worn off, would realize that destroying the happiness he ultimately wished for her and watching her die (and knowing it was all HIS fault for not leaving well enough alone in the first place) would be much too high a price to pay for the privilege. To say nothing of the whole "Beauty Underneath" nonsense...leave the prancing around to 80s rock with small children to his glittery roommate, thankyouverymuch.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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Rinjapine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
i have to agree with your assessment of LND. such a STUPID plotline, with a horrid ending! (though i have to admit i like some of the music/songs for it, for which i am ashamed)

Question: since we're on the subject of BAD sequels, did you ever see the mangled mess made of Labyrinth in a "sequel" manga series called "Return to Labyrinth"? if not, i recommend it ONLY for cannon fodder for this comic series. XD
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Jareth knows of the sequel and is exerting some magical trickery to stop it from becoming better-known and 'real'.
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Rinjapine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
:rofl: probably a very wise course of action XD
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etile Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
I love her angry faces
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krystel-gracie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
THAT IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D :D
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.....
I know I am going to get an earful, but.... really, you thought the sequel was that bad? I heard all your reasons, but still, I have to ask.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Allow me to copypaste an earlier answer of mine to that:

(And btw I haven't seen the sequel. Not showing anywhere near me. I caught a few youtube vids of the major songs, incl. that "under a moonless sky" whateveritwas... It's reallly not about "how bad" it is of itself, it's the principle of the damn thing.)

That whole "Erik finally wins the girl" angle. Eurgh. I don't care how pretty the sequel songs were, Erik won nothing more than Christine's first night (yay reducing the chick to a sexual prize) and one messed-up kid. He didn't win her, she DIED. And if you have to make Raoul an emasculated, alcoholic, physically abusive womanizer to validate Christine preferring her esrtwhile psychologically-manipulative, 30-years-older, freakishly-deformed, sociopathic murderer - whom in original canon she DOES admit she will always love, regardless, but knows is a toxic life choice - then I personally feel that bashing the "competition" into the dirt so thoroughly is a very cheap and contrived way to make Erik "win" by default rather than by his own merits or any valid, freely-made choice of Christine's, and that is disrespectful to *him* - let alone to the female character. Who IS, beeteedubs, the main character of the novel, incidentally. And who deserves to live, make her choices, and not have her judgement so utterly shat upon ("silly bint, we phangirls all knew Raoul was no good from the start...") by a money-grubbing subpar sequel.
I have all manner of sympathies and soft feelings for the lovelorn Phantom, in despite of his very reprehensible actions, but at the end of the day this is Christine's story too/first; and pity - even the of purest, warmest, non-condescending strain - is not love, nor a reason to throw away her own life.

The bottom line remains, this fancomic supports Christine/Free Will, and her canon *choice* is sanity and life with Raoul.
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austheke Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013   Writer
I've gotten used to being able to "like" comments (spoiled by Facebook, sigh) and was kinda dismayed to remember that I couldn't show how pleased I was with your comment above without commenting myself. So here we go--I'm all aboard the "Christine/Free Will" ship too. Bless your heart.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad we agree in feeling strongly about this stuff. :)
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*rub ear* I knew I was gonna get an earful. :XD:
But onto the serious note: Yes, you are absolutely right. I have thought a lot about what you have just said, and also have thought about what others (who also hated the sequel) have also said about it, and it makes so much sense.
You see, here is me when I watched it: At first, I was entranced, esp. at the beginning. I was like, "Oh my gosh, Erik is returning!!" But then after it was revealed that Gustav was Erik's son, things went downhill from there. I was shocked and hurt that Raoul was an alcoholic jerkface and Meg and Madame Giry were spotlight hogs AND that Erik made a bet with Raoul behind Christine's back, "Does she sing or does she walk, Devil take the heinmost" crap. But I just shrugged it off and watched the rest of the musical. I thought i loved it (except for the very end when she gets FREAKING KILLED!!! :shakefist: ). But then when I heard comments by other people, I really wasn't sure what to make of it anymore and was confused about how I should feel. But now I can really see it, thanks to you. :) You really have cleared it up for me. I think my old feelings was hoping that she could actually be with him, but now I see how, as you have said, it would be a "toxic life choice."
You see, I have always loved Raoul from the very beginning, even though I do love Erik more. I always thought Raoul was such a wonderful, sweet, and kind gentleman. And though I SORT OF wish that Christine chose Erik, I ABSOLUTELY respect her decision to choose Raoul. And for me, both men have been the Yin Yang kinda thing for me. Raoul represented the happiness and fun in the sun, while Erik was the peace and sweetness in music and nightime. :)
So anyways, with all that in mind, I thank you for clearing my mixed up feelings. I guess I was just wishy washy about the whole thing. But if there is two things about the sequel that is good, it's this: 1) The songs, and 2) The message that love will never die; in this case, even if Christine is not with Erik, or vice versa, thier love will never die.
But besides that, you are absolutely right, that the sequel sucked very badly. Thank you for helping me clear up my head about it. :)
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AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Fffft! Sara's face!! =D I kinda hope Jareth was listening in on that one. ;P
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OrangeHuskie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
LOL
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FadingStarlights Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
...quick question, feel stupid for asking, but..... did the veritaserum wear off BEFORE or AFTER Christine's comment about Erik's "sexual fantasies"?
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's the million euro question... :D
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:iconfadingstarlights:
FadingStarlights Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O....... I'll never know will I?
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Darned4AllEternity Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! NICE ONE, CHRIS!!! XDDD
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Tiffs-is-my-name Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
T.M.I. Christine!! lol Bahahaha Erik and Sarah. Interesting.
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Ana-Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
BOTH of them in his sexual fantasies? Tell Jareth that, why won't you ¬¬?
But now that I think about it, E/S is a cute pairing.
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PrincessArt49 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
You know, I find it kind of ironic that you've make such a big production out of the 'official' Phantom sequel (on which completely agree with your/Christine's viewpoint) but you've mentioned nothing in GND about Labyrinth's 'offical' manga sequel, 'Return to Labyrinth'. No doubt Pika that you could find something in that to lament about.

On another note, this particular episode of GND was both insightful and fan-freaking hilarious! :lmao: Those last two panels killed it for me. Excellent work on capturing Sarah's horror. :D
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TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Woooooooow. TMI, Chris.
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jewelia13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Hmm. Now I'm almost shipping Erik/Sarah. Iiiiinteresting.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like messin' with shippers like that.
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Ha!
Love Never Dies in a nutshell!
Again, I like the music in that musical, but the Christine abuse and death, the dick!Phantom and frightening pedophilia tendencies the songs seemed to be taking did not sit well with me.
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JesseDenali Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
The donating eggs angry!face is my favorite :D
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FantasmaItaliana Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Erik sooooooo won in pallenel 13! Haaazaaa! :D
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DarthxErik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student General Artist
STUPID SEQUEL. AHHHH

thanks for clarifying a whole lot of controversial stuff and emotions. Bravo. :clap:

LAST PANEL FTW! XD
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Neveresque Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
._. The sequel.... I am NEVER seeing it. NEVER! Well maybe i you paid me to but NEVER ELSE OTHERWISE!

That lie Christine made up. *Clap clap
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phantom531 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
just awesome, just so you know!!!
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DragnaForce Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
Oh, my phangirl-heart bleeds right now. Erik and Christine must be together. Period. I hope you send Christine to Paris just because you need a plot! :yum: By the way, I love GND, i'm just an utter E/C fan :psychotic:
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Canela29 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
Amen!
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TvTubeGirl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Was Chris joking in the 2nd to last panel? Who knows, but it would be funny if Erik did think of both the girls that way. Thanks to the midsummers comic I wouldn't blame him.
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EmbodimentOfSin20 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Hehe, you love to tease that E/S fandom, don't you? XD I wonder how Erik and Christine's relationship will change after this truth-telling session...
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GingaBurnz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
OH THE FANSERVICE
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nightmist-k Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
In the panel before last, had to squee a bit. That comment made me realize just how much of a closet E/S shipper I truly am. I really wonder what would happen if they got together just once, if only for the point of screwing with their respective roommates.
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Proforce Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I admit, ever since reading this I've been trying to figure out why Christine is so upset at Sarah. At the sequel, yeah. But Sarah?

Maybe I'm skewed or something, but this is how I see it: she has Raoul, knows Erik values her friendship and happiness above everything else (under veritaserum no less so she can't doubt his words), and got him to understand that everything has been her choice and hers alone. All the crazy pieces of her personal life are falling neatly into place, and all because of those macaroons. Regardless of everything and everyone else, her life is pretty much exactly what she always wanted it to be.

Yeah, she should really have been throwing Sarah a thank you party, not trying to put her in the hospital. But those are just my thoughts.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Mmm, I hear you, and ultimately you're right; Sarah has only triggered a resolution for the better of Christine's sticky situation, in fact.
But... subjectively, unexpected macaroon-induced-confessions were still a pretty jarring and embarrassing experience. Though Christine may come around to realizing it was for the best once the upset wears off.
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Proforce Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Best for Christine perhaps, but from Erik's latest reactions (at least it wasn't the African forest), probably not best for our dear O.G. It will be interesting to see just how things progress from here. Admittedly, I begin to wonder if his days in that building are not now numbered. Thanks for replying!
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ElaineRose Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Writer
"Deal, li'l miss PG." This is a Crowning Moment of Funny. Maybe.
- two minutes later -
Perhaps the OT3/revenge joke is more crowning moment of funnier...
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