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GND183 - Monster Hunters, part IV - Dead Ringer by Pika-la-Cynique GND183 - Monster Hunters, part IV - Dead Ringer by Pika-la-Cynique
Because Spuffy hits quite a few of the same spots as J/S... [at least when it's done by goodficcers like KnifeEdge ( [link] )]

[Someone pointed out his scar is on the wrong eyebrow - sorry, but I had this one magazine picture of him pinned up on my wall my entire adolescence with it on that side and I cannot change that Head-Spike. (and hey, Sarah's hair parting is on the opposite side of how it is in the movie anyhoo.)]

Buffy... may yet show up.

And as to the matter of what season Spike this is and the chip business - Who's to say he's truthin' ? I'm thinking for a "post-canon" Spike, the chip gives him a good excuse to act decent if he chooses to hang out with "good" characters, and an ace to play when least expected.

Also, Christine's anti-vampire stance was briefly mentioned in the Wibsy club introduction - basically - (the whole blood-drinking and sublimination of sexual urges aside)... what is the classic vampire if not a murderous aristo [often Frenchman] in period evening dress with hypnotic-esque powers hiding away underground and being predatory around young girls...? Been there, done that, starred in one of the original Gothic Romance tales. (Also, too many badphics think making Erik a vampire is such an original awesome idea...)


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

Spike aka William the Bloody (c) Joss Whedon, James Marsters, Mutant Enemy
Sarah and Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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Wynnifredd Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Yeah, I've always had a soft spot for Spike, though I might not have if I caught more of his earlier episode.

and I must say, you caught his speech perfectly.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Ta. He was fun.
glorifield Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see now that I have a certain type. 
myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
lol awesome I also LOVE Spike as a character
PsixiTheRaven Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My reaction; "A vampire? *gasp* OMSC, OMSC, it's Regis, right!? Or Lord Akeldama? Please be Lord Akeldama! Regis too, I don't care! It's Regis, right, right. . . ? . . . Darn. Nope, wierd Spike guy. D*mn."
X3 Please pardon my fangirling.
Must looks up this Spike person . . .
yumi15kl Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
SPIKE!SPIKE!SPIKE!SPIKE!SPIKEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'m not fangirl....what would give you that idea............
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
babsie94 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
WAIT more love
DarkChild03 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
spike rules!
Crazykitty2222 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wussy pussy good vampire phahh sure!
ArsGratiaAmoris Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
MICHAEL-BLEEDIN'-FLATLEY!!! AH-HAHAHAHA!!!!!! *dies of laughter*

Am I the only one that heard Spike's voice as Anthony LaPaglia's character "Simon" Daphne's brother in Frasier?
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like that Jareth's text in panel... 8? (when we "hear" him before he see him) is slightly larger, communicating that he's doing his Big!Grand!Impressive!Goblin King type of speaking. :D

I also find it interesting how Jareth's first comment about not taunting someone who is powerless has so very many levels:
At face-value: Not very tactful there, love. Ease off.
Ouch! Personal remembrance: Because I didn't like it when you did it to me, and I don't like being reminded of that pain / embarrassment / ending I didn't like.
Snark: Even though this guy's apparently powerless *snerk* at the moment, so I acknowledge that you could probably handle him.

But Jareth's not one to miss an opportunity to declare his rights!
Otakukiller Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Writer
PLEASE include more spike if you can. He's my favorite Buffy character, though having faith or Wesley come around wouldn't be too bad either so long as it is post Angel for them. Kind of only really loved them after they started hanging out in LA.

also I have to ask why you stuck to season 4-5 Spike and not Season 5 Angel? Was it just for the whole don't taunt the powerless quip?
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
You believe everything Spike says?
Like I mention in my notes above (artist comments are for reading!) the chip thingie is something Spike would probably like to keep mentioning, in this whole "post-canon" comic setting which is presumably after his whole story has played out - it gives him a plausible excuse to hang out with good guys, for which he did kinda acquire a taste (... not literally), and an ace up his sleeve to play in a tight spot when people think him powerless. Also, is kind of his more unique trait. Yanno. There are sparkly vampires, and angsty soulled vampires, and the chipped vampire...
Otakukiller Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Writer
sorry, i guess this was one of the few authors notes that i missed. can't read them all. though i do understand where you are going.

also i'm not a flamer or trying to start fights on the internet, i'm just curious about your writing process since i really like what you do. i actually really prefer your art as opposed to the roommate's stuff
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Sorry I was a bit brusque. And thanks!
Otakukiller Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
no problem. have you ever considered doing a story without the fail wall? or i that your schtick?
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
In this fancomic or original work?
Otakukiller Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Writer
well, you clearly seem to prefer having this fail wall in the GND story, so i was more referring to any other works you might do later on
stclair Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I laughed. And laughed. Especially at the first panel on the bottom row. ("Got it.")
etile Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
*tackle glomps you* spike! spike is my first fictional character crush and I am so happy you put him in and the dialogue and eeeEEEEEeeeeee *wiggles excitedly*
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Writer
Last four panels just kill it!
norbertrox Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Before i saw him i knew it was spike....
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Aww poor spike lol
vegetababy Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
hobbitgirlintardis Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love Spike :>
RedSunFlower7 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
ahhh Spike...enough said. Wonderful just wonderful seeing him you draw him flawlessly and write him rather well too.
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sublime. I can just HEAR their exchange, once Jareth arrives.
ShannonJessica Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student
Spike. <3
AngelERenoir Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Spike's outta there because Jareth and Sarah has a relationship he's familiar with? Why? (I only vaguely know Spike is part of this show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I have no idea what Buffy is about)
ChetUnGwan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Spike had a crush on Buffy, who is a vampire slayer and basically has super powers. She wasn't killing him because of the chip in his head which gives him a literarily killer headache whenever he hurts humans. So he's the "masochistic immortal with a crush" and Buffy is the "bossy bint with the power."
LostusAsLambus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
bahahahaha. I was waiting for him to show up.
madis-hartte Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
KNEW it would be him.
RavenTheTrickster Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This was one of my favorites in the monster hunters series!
Winchestergroupie Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Hooray for Spike!
hachimanskitsune Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Just reread this one... and really....I think it is my all-time fav GND page. My two fav fan-crushes in the same place *SQUEEEEEE*
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ah well, I hardly feel the merit is mine when the bleached wonder comes with such prepackaged fangirling. But hey, thanks nonetheless.
2sweet464 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
I wanted Spike to stay!
Dark-Angel-x08 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I totally fan-girled as soon as I saw Spike, I love Buffy! "Michael bleedin' Flately" XD
ErraticDreamer Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Here I was catching up on GND when I start reading the monster hunter plot and think to myself Spike would be awesome in this section"... And YAY!!! Look who shows up!

BTW If this comic were in book format, I would be all over it. Like syrup on pancakes. I would never leave home without it.
AteMozzarella Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Ahohoho Spike. Watching Buffy right now. Loving Spike.
Surelady Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I love you for this. Spike and Jareth in the same story arc.... Yes please! And good call on the similarities between Spuffy and J/S.
jujukittychick Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao love it
reese4me Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Sarah looks so nucking cute in all these panels. It's like a I-just-woke-up-and-seriously-didn't-try-but-still-look-good-enough-to-go-into-public look. NER I LOVE IT.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
"nucking cute" is amusing me no end.
Lord-frederique Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Thanks so much!
Il y a réellement un parallèle entre Spike/buffy et jared/sarah.
J'espère qu'on vera buffy un de ces jours...ou a nouveau spike!
Merci encore pour l'apparition de mon vampire préféré!
Juhux Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Writer
That was beuatiful and I laughed so hard i almost cried. Spike cracks me up.
Kalasinar Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic, really loved how you wrote Spike alongside Jareth. And you pulled off Spike's dry humour flawlessly. This has to be one of my favourites.

Good god i had a major thing for Spike in my teens, posters all over the wall and even a cardboard standup to my everlasting shame (buried away in the loft now covered in dust i should think). Though i admit the first crush was Angel...a somewhat more sane choice in my opinion, and one that doesn't cause embarassment XD

But Jareth, i do so love him in his very very, tight tights :3
Dewdropz Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Being a Spike fangirl is no reason for embarassment. Sexy British men, my dear. Sexy British men. <3
Kalasinar Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes but i am British, and his attempt at a British accent is truly awful XD
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