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Christine does not approve of your sexist game mechanics!

This one is for the boyfriend, who is a big fan of the character. (and rather sulky he gets bounced.) Another cameo absolutely no one requested or suggested! :D

A brief explanation: Geralt of Rivia is from the video games/novels/Polish TV series 'The Witcher'. He is a magic-potion-enhanced (cat-like eyes, super reflexes...) mutant sorcerer&swordsman trained from a young age to slaughter nasty beasties. Witchers travel the land, a rather grim and f*cked up fantasy setting, hiring themselves out to local lords having trouble with marsh ogres or cursed princesses, stuff like that. The novels rather hilariously describe how feared/reviled they are - when Geralt enters a town, "dogs howl, cats hide and small children start crying."
He is an angsty aaaangsty character à la Drizz't, always musing on his outcast nature and whether the monsters are truly the ones he's paid to kill.
His world has, among other nonhuman races, the classic fantasy Elves - forest-dwelling arrow-happy xenophobes - but also is occasionally visited by the Wild Hunt, a dimension-hopping spectral horde of properly weird and powerful Fair Folk, and one of his main story arcs is trying to find his on-again-off-again love-of-his-life Yennefer, a wonderfully neurotic and extremely powerful sorceress, when she is abducted by the Fae.

The card thing has to do with a gameplay aspect in the first video game - Geralt gets to have a LOT of Optional Sexual Encounters, despite having regular girlfriends (he is amnesiac when it comes to Yennefer for a long time). Like, it is well ridiculous. In-story this is actually fairly reasonable and justified - all the potions Geralt ingested while training and growing up render him both immune to most human diseases and sterile. HOW CONVENIENT for all those medieval wenches, dryads, renegade princesses, courtesans, sexy female scholars...., who can show their gratitude for Geralt having saved their town/killed their abusive pimp/written them a poem/brought them flowers. And because all video game developpers and players are male these nubile young ladies are really very very grateful. Or just friendly. Or curious about human mating rituals. Or horny succubi. Or... Anyway - the gimmick is, the player gets a souvenir of each time he scores by obtaining a rather nicely-painted, Art Nouveau-esque card depicting the sexy lady he has just banged. The "gotta collect 'em all!!" trophy-like aspect strikes me as ridiculous and offensive and hilarious all at once.
(You gotta hope he didn't strike up a conversation with Ash Ketchum while they were waiting outside...)

Hie thee to Wikipedia or TVTropes for more info.


Don't expect many video game characters in the comic, however, this was an exception. (and there were novels to begin with, so hey.)


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(Interview#06 'cos I'm counting Spike)


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

Christine (c) Leroux and Webber
Sarah and Jareth (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Geralt of Rivia the Witcher (c) Andrzej Sapkowski, CDProjekt

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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:iconrakshiel-mogaidren:
Rakshiel-MoGaidren Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
*cough-female-who-collected-all-the-cards-reporting-in-cough*

I was being all completionist and it kinda just happened. What can I say I wanted to explore all the conversation options....
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katie22222 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
I love it when you draw Jareth with a perky bum. 

Yay Sarah being all protective!
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:iconlilaym:
LilayM Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Filmographer
HOW DID I MISS THIS?!!!

Anyhow, I absolutely LOVE to see the cameo of Geralt. Also, being polish n all, therefore understanding his words... Let's just say I don't get to see that in english-written comics and it's both amazing and delightful. Thank you. Also, obligatory "the tv series never existed" rant must be honored (as is often the case with atla and a few other fandoms).
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
:D
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:iconeffigytormented:
effigytormented Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Of course he and Yen also angst over not being able to make a child of their own, since all sorcerers and sorceresses are also sterile.  Seems to go hand and hand with magic.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Geralt angsts over a lot of things. :D
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:iconeffigytormented:
effigytormented Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
From what i've read the other Witchers think Geralt is a bit of a drama queen.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:giggle:
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:iconpsixitheraven:
PsixiTheRaven Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(Starclan, I just commented on the last one about how I was going over myself wishing the vampire was Regis from Witcher. Next page I know, Geralt shows up. XD)
I've never played the game, actually.
I've only ever read the books, so I pretty much love the Witcher saga. I usually hate reading anything in Polish (look, the fact I'm polish and currently living in this color-forsaken country doesn't mean I'm fond of it's language. Which is hard as bloody hell, even for me.), but the books I can read as easily as in English are Prtchett's, Agatha Christie's and the mentioned above Sapkowski's Witcher. 
But, anyway, yay for Geralt!
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:iconhunterxiii:
hunterXIII Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student
I know several girl gamers; just throwing that out there.. :/
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
I think it's safe to say ''The Witcher'' was not made with them in mind as prime target market, ne?
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hunterXIII Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student
Maybe not this game. Didn't mean to come off as a dick. I just got done arguing over a similar topic yesterday. Guess I'm still fuming a wee bit :I
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
And I am sure you were arguing against the persistent sexism and disregard for female gamers in the industry, and appreciate that my original comment was made with tongue firmly in cheek. :aww:
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:iconhunterxiii:
hunterXIII Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student
Something like that. Still. I friggin' love these comics
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:iconlilmisspeppy:
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Will they ever find the one? XD
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nataruma Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
The sex cards are important to trade and commerce >.> I dunno I thought it was a pretty funny and totally illogical idea. "Here have a sexy card that I posed for with some artist while I was naked and in a compromising position". But at the same time I enjoyed collecting 'em! Probably cause I'm a packrat gamer and it was just another thing to collect! No, it's probably cause I'm a perv. Yep.
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:iconcrazykitty2222:
Crazykitty2222 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the sign on their door!
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:iconarsgratiaamoris:
ArsGratiaAmoris Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Souvenier nekkid cards....are THOSE what Erik was gonna give Sarah a few pages back?!?!
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's an odd suggestion!
Erik's souvenir-from-Paris gift to Sarah? was a musicbox. That plays 'Mon Amant de St Jean'.
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:iconkyndsie:
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
... and we get a display of Sarah's "Certain Powers" as she and Christine physically kick the rejected-hunter-#6 down the stairs (all of them), and out the door. :D
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:iconanaxerik4ever:
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Writer
Jareth totally busted his ass!
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:iconyukiriku:
YukiRiku Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
sounds like they need Van Helsing right about now
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:iconkaitoraikan:
Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
:rofl: La description est encore plus drôle que le dessin !! Faudra que je trouve le 1er jeu s'il y a plus de sexe que le 2ème, tiens :p lol
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:iconladydesmoria:
LadyDesmoria Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Drizz`t! *happy squeal* I'm so glad someone else knows about him will he show up?
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RocknDasha9 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
aww c'mon! cant blame the game creators if the first Witcher book starts off with a sex scene :P haha, i was waiting for Geralt to show up in teh monster interviews xD cheers!
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:iconsix-foot-two:
Six-Foot-Two Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
wow...just, wow. ahahahaha
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:iconsupamanda:
supamanda Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I was thinking Legolas' Death-Metal Twin as well Sarah :D
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:iconjarzyna19:
jarzyna19 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
GDZIE JEST YENNEFER CHAMIE!
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:iconsevishichiyou:
SeviShichiyou Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Geralt! I was soooo WHAT IS HE DOING HERE! -drops jaw-
Maybe it's stupid but I actually haven't suspect that someone NOT from Poland would know him... only now realized that after all Sapkowski was actually known. -palmface-
I sooo love it, all your work, I just can't stop squealling over this.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
The games were pretty successful outside of Poland too. ^^
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SeviShichiyou Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
aaah now I feel stupid that I didn't know T__T as someone had already mentioned we're crying over the tv series ... books were lot more better. Oh, I was supposed to say that it reminded me about Claymore too! Gotta catch up with that manga :nod:
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NoblesHeart Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist
1# Love your comics all of it! It always make my day when I feel kinda off. So thank you for that!!
2# When I was reading the polish part my brain just cracked and I didn't understand if it's couse I don't have my glassess or just my mind is joking around from too much english language sites xD thank you for that as well xD
3# Love how you draw mimics and all of the characters and the gags are just hillarious ! ! :D
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you're enjoying.
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:iconsingingsailboat:
singingsailboat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, Geralt. It was a tie between him and Nuada.


Have you brought Nuada in yet? I can't remember.
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:iconzlabya:
Zlabya Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
"You gotta hope he didn't strike up a conversation with Ash Ketchum..." Can't stop grinning over that!
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Goodness, he DOES look like Legolas gone death-metal, as Sarah said.
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:iconnebode:
NEbode Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist
For a moment, I actually thought this was a buffer and bada** Legolas... before I read panel 3.
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KasiaDiamondDove Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
so funny and so true :D
I love, love, love the books and the games and all fanart of this witcher, yes :dance:
btw: Why Geralt changes from Polish to English in the last sequence? ;)
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
He speaks [mediocre] English to the girls but lapsed into native to cuss out Jareth.
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:iconkasiadiamonddove:
KasiaDiamondDove Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
ah, now I understand ^^
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:iconmusztarda:
musztarda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
hint: we don't mention the tv series. it leaves us Poles in tears and not the joyous kind.
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two-tailed-cat Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"over hill and over dale" another midsummer madness (weirdest thing because that's in the "fore from" box right now)? i don't think that's safe in this comic!
NO idea what leggy's death-metal twin is saying, but that dude really needs to keep it in his pants and TOO HIMSELF!!!!

and as always, Jareth tries to gain something from this situation... *sighs* Fae.....
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Silencelabyrinth Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
HAH I saw this before going on holiday early this month, didn't know the seires at that time....But I picked up one of his novels in a charity shop. By the time I was half-way through, I suddenly thought: 'Hey, is this the guy I didn't know who was almost hired in GND?' Pleased to see him know I know the story a bit better ^^ I'm enjoying it so far, but YES MY GOSH. He does take too many opportunituies to get side-tracked XD
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
:) Yay for Witcher getting to stretch his legs outside out of his home country.
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bonnefire Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Geralt meets Jareth.....
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mind overload
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JesseDenali Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Damnnn, I thought it was Zevran from Dragon Age: Origins. He'd be a crappy monster hunter, though :P
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viciously-witty Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
OMG - This killed me. My husband just started playing this game and even HE is kinda overwhelmed by the sheer amount of nudity/ sex... like vaginas galore (or at least so he says). Having only played Dragon Age/ Mass Effect type games, I was kind of expecting cut scenes. Needless to say, this made me howl.
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Kunamichan Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
In the last panel you can see Christine getting her slap hand ready xD
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IshiKai Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Hah! <sings silently> Gonna catch 'em all - POKEMON!

It was so surprising not only seeing Geralt but also the Polish words in his speech! How did you get them, by the way? Quoting? Translator?
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Luna-Zamiko Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
It seems the girls tend to attract pervs EVERYWHERE....hmmmm...
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