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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


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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Igenlode 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… ("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
Igenlode 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?

Pika-la-Cynique 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.
Igenlode 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...
Crazykitty2222 Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah Naked Yoga,YUCK!
NikiMaweird Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for setting picture in my head....:faint:
Kyndsie 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!
Kyndsie 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!
so much to love in this!
AnaxErik4ever 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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