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GND170  - Let The Right One In by Pika-la-Cynique GND170  - Let The Right One In by Pika-la-Cynique
Both Jareth and the assembly of Dear Readers will know, of course, that that last line qualifies as a city-wide, down-central-avenue, twenty-float parade and cheerleader-trumpetted welcome back from Sarah.

Yes, that is him.
Sarah can tell because she knows what he smells like (something like cinnamon and leather and night air and magic, as any Labyrinth fanfic writer knows).

(and thanks to the couple of people whose comments made me ponder and weigh the comic/awful potential of an originally unplanned return of the Pale Man. Yes, he has earned a Brownie sash, too. Or taken it from a corpse. Your call.)

(I had plenty of alt titles in mind for this one, from the still-somewhat-seasonal 'You Betta Watch Out...', or 'A Warm Welcome', but when one has a chance to reference and therefore rec' one of the best damn vampire/childhood films out there (... the original Swedish one, with all my love to Hit-Girl...), seems a major fandom fail not to do so. Watch it. It is creepy and ghastly and adorable all at once.)


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

Sarah and Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly and Bowie
The Horror Known As The Pale Man, aka The Thing That Would Not Leave (c) Guillermo del Toro, Tequila Gang, New Line Home Video

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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CaseMayday Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
egads! That had me stunned. I'd be welcoming my predator who isn't likely to eat my flesh, too.
BlitzwingRox Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Totes saying that the Pale Man was *cough*forcibly*cough* welcomed into the ranks of the Girl Scouts and did indeed earn that sash. Just because that would be freaking hilarious.
Togglechen Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
The Pale Man is genuinely in the running for my favourite running gag in anything ever.

It's like an urban fox. No matter what you do it just keeps coming back and going through the bins/being randomly terrifying :)
Alys18 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Look! It's selling Girl Scouts!
DarkieHeartache Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww <3
Cheow12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Missed yah buddy. 
Shuggerpaw Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Dawww the last pannel is just to cute ^-^ 💜
oh Jesus Christ get rid of it!!!!
GreyHatter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
The Pale Man does not leave because he ships Jareth/Sarah and wants to help them get together.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
And why not.
writerwright Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Or he wants them to buy cookies.
PanzerCrappitista Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that Swedish Vampire movie...... This is perfect. These are all perfect. 
PsixiTheRaven Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good Lord, I went all 'D'AAAWW' squealing and all that nonsense at the last panel. XD Couldn't help it. Too cute.
NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I assumed it was off a corpse myself...
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
She's finally giving in...
SomeSortOfCrazy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
I just spent a good five minutes laughing, giggling, snickering, and snorting about the Pale Man and the Brownie sash. 
Igenlode Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The one occasion on which being grabbed by Jareth is the lesser of two evils... or quite welcome, in fact!

I'd almost suspect him of having engineered the situation, except that I feel he spent far too long trying to get rid of the Pale Man earlier in the year to risk bringing him back on purpose.

And by a very strange coincidence, I happen to have acquired a battered translation of "Let the Right One In" just two days ago...
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
BrothersGrim1000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if anyone said this yet but someone DID create a Jareth perfume, along with other Labyrinth ones.
Find it at….
Just sayin...
Love your work as always! :D
Irrissa-cicero Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Last panel has me all giggly. But not as much as GND 68. :lovesquee: OK, I promise I'll stop commenting about that... Unless it's absolutely necessary! 
blackwings78 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
NoteSpellingOf Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the idea of the pale man earning a brownie sash!
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No please not the pale man.....MAMA!
deideiblueeyez Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Raaawr.. argh aaaargh aaaawng!"

Translation: "Buy cookies! Ten more boxes and I'll get a summer pass to Noah's Ark!" (Noah's Ark is "the US's largest waterpark..ever..!!")
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I lingered on the first line this time through... wanting somehow to skip the Palm Man and get right to Jareth and Sarah... when my eye was caught by Sarah's bookshelves. I think it's a little figurine of something? Or just a bookend that I noticed. But I do wonder what it is. On the lower shelf.

Given their shared body language, I rather think that they would have remained happily in that embrace / cuddle for quite some time. Not enough for Sarah to nearly fall asleep, but for a loooooooooong time. (long in context of their previous physical contact moments)


I'm going to go stare at the last 2 or 3 panels again before I continue the re-read. Toodles!
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's the Hoggle figurine she has in the movie, or close.

(Slight correction of my answer to your comment on the next page: Erik did drop a few hints that Jareth was in a weird mental place. Without completely selling him out with the sad details, but making sure Sarah was slightly forewarned.)

Hey, you can assume that several silent warm minutes passed before Sarah speaks up...
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That works for me!

As does the fore-warning by Erik.

I could almost figure an application of the "gravity is for peasants" should Sarah start to relax enough to nearly doze... :D Happy fangirl thoughts, indeed!
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
That IS a nice image. :aww:
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll hold onto it for you, for safe-keeping, you understand. :)
thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow: that last Panel is sooooooooooo sweet !^^
PhantomGirl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I'd scream too.
etile Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Brownie sash! *rolls away laughing*
Kypriothe Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
'Let the Right One In' is probably the best foreign film I've EVER seen. LOVED IT. You are just full of my favorite things! It's pretty crazy and yet fabulous at the same time! (Don't suppose you've read any Tortall or Emelan books?)

(if anyone's thinking of watching LTROI, do so in the original Swedish with subtitles! It's far better that way)
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
That has got to be the scariest thing ever. Sarah is lucky she got jareth
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Writer
:nod: I know, right?
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
xXnerd101Xx Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those last panels are F*in adorable! Warm fuzzies for EVERYONE!
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Writer
Xer0-san Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
As far as I'm concerned, taking the sash from a corpse IS earning it.
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Writer
Really? I figured he'd smell of lilies, or something else that has a light scent (light as feathers one might say), mixed with a kiss of spicy masculinity (He's not called "King of the Nut Huggers" for nothing you know.) :phew: Whoo! Thanks for the save Jareth. That pale man is definitely scary.
BookWorm999 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
my my my, is that a Girl Scout sash I spy?
Marizelda Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
daydreemer14 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student
Her expression in the second to last panel...... <3
LadyDesmoria Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do I get the feeling he did that on purpose?
LadyDesmoria Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do I get the feeling he planned that? and "Hic"? cute/
Comedowntheroad Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Huh. And I thought that thing had transformed the Girl Scouts (not familiar with whatever that thing is out of GND at all).
supamanda Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
At first I thought this comic makes me happy I live in a two storied place, but then Sarah and Christine live on the fifth floor of the apartment building?? And I recently got the time to look up and watch Pan's Labyrinth, and I wouldn't underestimate what that creepy thing can do.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
ButterflyPigment Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Pale Man has a Girl Scout sash. :love:
fargreencountry Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
DAW! Sarah! Jareth! Stop messing with my feels.
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