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GND188 - Standard Joys of Cohabitation by Pika-la-Cynique GND188 - Standard Joys of Cohabitation by Pika-la-Cynique
Aka, Episode one-hundred-and-forty-f*ck in the Roommate Wars between Goblin King and Opera Ghost, which their neighbours know well enough by now to steer clear of 'til the glitter settles.

Seriously. Last time one of these prank wars/cycles of excessive and ever-escalating retribution for a perceived slight/expressions of intolerable exasperation with their roommate's very existence happened, Christine dipped into her joint account with Raoul and took Sarah and Liz down to Hawaii for a lovely relaxing spa and beach weekend away from the bumps and the screeches and the madness and the boys never even noticed they were gone.

When you factor in things like Jareth's squid-like natural defense of dissimulating his escape with a cloud of glitter, Erik's ingenuity in designing deathtraps, the resilience and general expendability of goblin minions, highstrung artistic nerves... gravity-disabling powers.... history of violent psychotic issues... cabin fever... presence in the appartment of cherished and expensive and very vulnerable musical organs.... long-standing familiarity with the other's touchy issues... yeah, it's batten down the hatches and get out of the way of the storm time.


In other words, to quote Christine from last week, things are back to semi-normal 'round here. Legolas, this is what happens when you're busy off canoodling with Cheryl and neglect your job.

... And after Prince of Darkness/Jadis sexxytimes, please welcome the new mental image of Jareth performing naked yoga in the front room. :D


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

Christine and Erik [Phantom of the Opera] (c) Leroux and Webber
Sarah and (offscreen nekkid!)Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Blind Mag and Grave Robber [Repo! the Genetic Opera] (c) Smith, Zdunich, and Bousman, Sarah Brightman
Legorlando [Lord of the Rings] (c) Peter Jackson, NewLine, Orlando Bloom and JRR Tolkien
Javert [Les Mis] (c) Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
James Norrington [Pirates of the Caribbean] (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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:icondrawingislikedancing:
DrawingIsLikeDancing Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist
unleash the poultry!!!
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
*cracks me up*
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
craps me up every time
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
I don't know why Erik is so bothered though. They have the same stuff.
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
1.) I love that couple.

2.) I think she was teasing you Erik.

3.) Hilarity ensues!!! I kinda want to see the blood bath.
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MissMcGuire Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
I strangely ship Jadis/Prince of Darkness....do their kingdoms join together too, or is it an unofficial affair? 
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hmm. I suppose they've both been given the grand tour of the other's pad, but no, no official marriage/alliance/evil merger. Yet? Writing up the prenup should take them a while though...
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MissMcGuire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I think it would be kinda funny if there was a wedding arc and Jareth and Sarah had to come for fear of offending those two (who are probably just looking for a reason to get offended and make Jareth's life miserable). Although it would be a stretch as to why Sarah comes....I guess Jadis thought it would be fun to have her son's conquerer-ish around.

Excuse my rambling. :)
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
I still have Jadis and Big D in my narrative toolbox, they may cause havoc yet. :)
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LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Omg. GR and Mags?
You're just too much. :heart:
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Igenlode Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I was sure the naked yoga thing had come up in one of the earlier episodes (after all, it seemed a not improbable habit for a gravity-defying exhibitionist), and was wondering why everyone was getting so excited about it.

I finally tracked the reference back down to www.fanfiction.net/s/8357027/3… ("Yes, I had seen some weird, twisted pile of naked flesh on the living-room carpet...") which of course was written shortly *after* this episode; I just happened to come across it back when I was reading much older stuff. And as I said, it seemed so entirely in character that I hadn't turned a hair at it at the time :D
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Igenlode Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So now I'm wondering what Erik saw that brought into mind Amber's face falling off...

Hah, and *I* was called out as anachronistically florid for having Raoul use "mille pardons" in 1907! :D (To be fair, Erik is being extremely courtly here...)

Sarah's posture makes it look as if she was in the middle of some kind of floor-based yoga activity herself :p But whatever was that photo on the short-legged table..?

Love the image of Jareth as glitter-squid! But would any old black chickens work? Wouldn't they have to be Labyrinth-based poultry?


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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
They were probably discussing Erik's own disfigurement insecurities - an odd conversation to be having casually in the corridor to be sure, but it was a point I wanted to address in their newly-depicted relationship - Mag is very much "seen worse" about Erik's deformed face-related hang-ups, besides currently being blind, so that's that somewhat put to rest.

I tried in very early strips to give Christine some faintly French-tinted turn of phrases and a teensy bit awkward, non-native English, but since I am deriving a lot of their characterization from ALW's musical, I dropped that in favour of full mastery of the English language for more natural snarking. So anachronistic turns of phrase must abound.

Sarah was working on some class notes, that's a pen on paper there.

and as for the black chikins, they now make Jareth instinctively freak out, so I hardly think he'd stick around to audit their intelligence and political agenda. They're kind of an official weakness of his now.
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Igenlode Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, the 'Hah' was directed at the person who assured me no Frenchman would have used that particular phrase in that context even a hundred years ago :D   Though to be honest, the idea -- a bit of linguistic confusion when Raoul bumps into someone in the dark -- really wasn't working, so I took it out anyway, and the fic is the better for it...

The black chikins don't seem to have affected Jareth's totally infuriating self-assurance... not as of the air-conditioner episode, anyway...
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Crazykitty2222 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah Naked Yoga,YUCK!
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NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for setting picture in my head....:faint:
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Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(but... but... but... "offscreen nekkid Jareth". You tease!) Now I'm going to have to search for related fanart. Just, you know, for ummm... ummm... complete story. Yup. that's it!
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Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(somehow I hadn't added this page to my faves before. And I only noticed it in the re-read, when I saw the comments in the next one about NOT getting to see the OG / GK epic throw-down, and I had to double-take and look at the ep numbers. *sigh*)

I LOVE what Javert's wearing!! And James, too, natch.

Times like this that I can't even wonder at the girls for having brought all that trouble on Jareth and Erik just a little while ago, so that the girls could get some good-quality study-time!
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etile Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
so much to love in this!
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Writer
:worship: Magdalene, the musical queen of Repo! A fitting match for the Angel of Music. :rofl::highfive: Nice one, GR; it is totally going to be a "blood bath".
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kateri-echo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Finally watched Repo! the Genetic Opera, and WOW omg I totally love it, and Mag is perfect for Erik! Graverobber popping up in GND does not hurt my feelings one bit either:D
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Writer
Jareth doing naked yoga! :rofl: Somehow, I find that funny as well as disturbing, just like Graverobber taking over Leggy's narrating job. "Grrrrrraaaaaaaaaaaaaves!" anybody? And Mag is so sweet here, not to mention spunky with that "That's horribly insensitive, Erik."
Also, Leggy... with you off getting some, long overdue, fangirl love/lust with Cheryl, someone had to do the narrating. And even though I can't say I'm too fond of Graverobber, having not seen Repo except in a few YouTube clips, including the one where he shouts out "Graaaaaves!", he certainly does a good job here.
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Jojonyon34 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
The mind's eye... It stings in more ways than one...
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mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
now i have to see repo! the genetic opera
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mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Jareth's gonna get it now. Attack of the Black Poultry!
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hippiewitch27 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Writer
huh..Jared and naked yoga...can't say i'm too torn-up over that image ;)
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BlackRose0602 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OKAy it's official i'm obsessed with theses..............*hangs head in shame*
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PrincessYvonne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
And here I was hopping for a cute little scene between Erik and Mag..... and Jareth ruined it.
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Six-Foot-Two Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
GOOODDDD NOOOO!!~ CANNOT UNTHINGK!;LSKJF;ALSKFDJA;SLKDFJ
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Serin-Sykes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
what i find funny is that the woman that plays Mag was THE Original Christine in Phantom of the Opera
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:iconprincessyvonne:
PrincessYvonne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Thats true, I mean Mag could be Eriks tickect to a better or less painful love life.
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
yesiknow.
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:iconmayaegyptkezi:
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
i love you for that
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grimsakura Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
I totally squeed when Graverobber popped in again >.> hehe
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PrincessYvonne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Me too!! Although I Feel sorry for Leggy!
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AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
CANNOT UNSEEEEEE!!!! Cue the chickens! =D
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:iconoverlordk:
OverlordK Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Blind Mag finally makes her debut in this 'verse
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:iconkyndsie:
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She was actually in earlier, here: [link]

Not sure who else in the Building has met her, or even if she's been hired on at the University.
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OverlordK Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
She's a bit more prominent in the Roommates 'verse
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Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Tru dat. Pika's commented about it a bit as it's come up, iirc.
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OverlordK Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Completely for got about that...
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PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my God, Erik's face in the third panel! xD
Erik: NAKED yoga.
Mag:...Oh.
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PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I like that Mag is telling Erik about Amber~
I love how Mag is in this! She and Erik are just darling together....
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Jess-Derringer Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Can we have the Graverobber doing the narration for a while? Leggy's earned some time off to canoodle with Cheryl, surely?

Naked yoga.... My fanart senses are tingling.... o~0...
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
FANARTIT. :D
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Jess-Derringer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Noooooooo~!!!!

I'd never be able to do His bits Nibs justice!!
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WitchyPhantom Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Writer
Since this is the only place I've seen this pairing done, I'll ask here: Does Erik/Mag have a shipping name?
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Good question. Phantomag(gia)? Magrik? Maghost? Blindrik?... O_o?
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WitchyPhantom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Writer
I kind of like Phantomaggia.... It sounds rather fancy, even if it is a little long. But they both like dramatics, so it fits :3
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PastMisfortunes Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Phantomaggia, definitely. :D
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