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GND204 - Contingency plans and frying pans by Pika-la-Cynique GND204 - Contingency plans and frying pans by Pika-la-Cynique
Well ain't this boding.

The frying-pan as weapon of choice comes from Discworld [+ 'Tangled' and Sam Gamgee] by way of Roommates' "Such Stuff" dream-arc. And I have long been itching for the chance to pimp out Jareth's armour in the wicked style he sports over there.

And coincidentally, in both comics it seems there are characters who have the common sense reaction, when dealing with a potentially dangerous/overpowered Goblin King, to give Harry Dresden, wizard PI, a call. I mean, there goes one guy who has as good a chance as any of blasting his way through the Nevernever to kick Fae butt, if the money is good and there are girls in trouble.

(And panel 7 Christine is all like, "if he wannabe my lover, he gotta help out my friends".)


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 Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Harry Dresden [The Dresden Files] (c) Jim Butcher
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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DrawingIsLikeDancing Featured By Owner Edited Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Eric has become deply involved in his and Sarahs friendship (since she started starring in his sexual fantasies especillay! ;) lol) he's still such a sweetheart, ever working on the gentleman thing :b  *squealworthy shot of Jareth last frame*
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Erik also still feels he owes Sarah, he has Guilt left over from the rooftop debacle.
nightcrawlerfan19 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Something of a freudian slip there, eh, Sarah?
RandomBookLover Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
* fangirls at last panel*
DoodlebugQT Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Jareth: "I'm shaking in my custome baby seal leather boots."
DoodlebugQT Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Aww... boys getting so protective. Sexy!
:squee: revamp 
GreyHatter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Return of the Bulge (yes, it deserves a capital B) and threatening Erik and Javert ? Niiiiiiiiice :)
NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
"Sexy boots" XD! Man, I am seriously hoping this leads to Offical Goblin Queen title-bequeathing. Sarah, you want it, he wants it, we want it, just GO WITH IT, girl!
LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Agh! Just gotta say, I loves that little thing you did, Jareth's finger juuuuust breaking that last panel.....
Isallsoawesome.... As always. :3
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Mizuki-chu Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Is Jareth putting those gloves on MANUALLY :shocked: or just adjusting them?

I feel like even without the pendant he would have enough magic for any wardrobe whimsies, so if he is actually putting clothes on himself it's because it's a *special* occasion/outfit and he wants to relish it.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
InkHeart17 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Last panel: Yowzah!
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love how Erik and crew come to Sarah's aid.
calico62 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Darn, and here I hoped the frying pan was a reference to Tiffany Aching (who also, as it happens, used a frying pan as weapon of choice against fae forces)
an interaction between the goblins and the Wee Free Men would be interesting if not highly amusing
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
... I said (typed, whevs) the frying-pan reference comes from Discworld [among others]!
calico62 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
:o (Eek) Sweating a little... sorry!Hug 
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How sweet of the boys in the building to look out for the girls.
anubislover89 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Can I just say, Erik and Javert look positively badass in that last panel. Seriously, I just want to stare at them and absorb their awesomeness. Well done!
Igenlode Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
On first sight I completely assumed Sarah was practising her ping-pong serve in the second panel (letting off steam?), what with the little downwards movement trajectory ;)

Do we take it this is a generic fund Raoul has set up, or is it a very specific 'Lovegood-and-Williams-for-the-rescuing-of' foundation on Christine's prompting? :D In either case, apparently I'm the only one who assumed that the whole "rescuing young ladies from the booby-trapped underground lairs of sexy evil psycho kidnappers" description originated from Christine's direction ... after all, it was presumably she who told Sarah about it! Sarah is just rather rashly repeating back the summary she was given :p

And presumably Sarah means 'cheating' in a strictly "that's not fair" sense rather than in a 'drooling over other women' one :D

Is Jareth pulling on armour gauntlets on top of his gloves, or instead of? And he's really glittering with power here... wait, does that mean he's going too..?
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Mmm. I'm guessing this trip was the catalyst, but once set up the De Chagny fund would be available to any petitioner with a decent case to submit. As to Sarah using those words, could be there was a wee dig at Christine included, or else Raoul is very wry about the whole thing. And it IS honestly part of the dynamic in both cases - knowing Raoul there's a fair chance his fund also fully reimburses post-rescue therapy and Stockholm Syndrome deprogramming...

Cheating used in the child's understanding of the word, yes.

And those are just especial pimped out gloves.
Igenlode Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ah yes, from that point of view it would be an interesting question whether "sexy evil psycho kidnapper" was originally Raoul's or Christine's description ;) 

*is still failing to get hold of Labyrinth video* :(
HyruleUnicorn Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That last panel made me drool a substantial amount.
Irrissa-cicero Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She called him sexy. And he is NEVER going to let her forget that. :D
Crazykitty2222 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the last panel!
EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
It's really something for James to be making light of the pigsty incident. I felt a bit of pain for him there, though I have only ever seen the first movie. Between these comics and a bit of research I have become rather fond of the quartet's Only Sane Man- though sometimes I imagine he only appears that way.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Good point.
ElaineRose Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Writer
And that is one lovely slanted Megamind reference in the last panel if I'm reading that correctly.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
I am forced to conclude I was subconsciously influenced - it wasn't deliberate, but once pointed out I can only acknowledge the precedent.
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Jareth's outfit. *_*
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ooooh! And THERE's another of the lower-half of Jareth's face!!! :happybounce: I should have been keeping track, and making a montage or something. *sigh* If it's possible for more to fall even more for the GND!Jareth, I just did... based on the lower half of his face.

And the gloves.

And............. the sexy boots (which we don't get to see here :( )
Igenlode Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, I immediately looked to see what 'sexy boots' consisted of, and discovered that they were (advisably?) missing :) Imagination being far more powerful than reality...
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:D Yeah... Jareth and his boots... :D
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I LOVE how Javert is firmly on the "protect the innocent" side here, even though we know that he looks askance at Sarah, based on her association with and growing affinity / sympathies toward Jareth. :D

Oh, and to second what others have said about this... Three days, Sarah? Really? Hmmm... timey-wimey interpretation here, I'm thinking. Either that, or Sarah has / will get over some of the mis-trust and /or her message to Christine will be sufficient to forestall the arrival of Dresden. Ho... snap. Wait a minute...

It's all coming together now. (I remember asking about Dresden in your journal, and the gist of your response...)
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh lordy, there is a Kronk icon. Joy.
starvingme Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I went away for a year and stopped reading because of work and drama... I come back because I decided it was time to include Girls Next Door back into my live... and what do I find? *sniffles happily* So many comics to read... <3

Heehee, I will always love this comic...
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
etile Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
that last panel is awesome
zephrbabe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Lol- Unseen University and their Unreal Estate...

Zoinks! Now I'm thinking about UU/Labyrinth crossovers... Especially that library Jareth mentioned. The potential for L-space jokes...!
TheDiva1977 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I don't know, Jareth, the master criminal and the single-minded lawman actually teaming up to say "step out of line and WE WILL END YOU" sounds like a good time for sexy-boots quaking, Goblin King or no....

*joining in the massive amounts of last panel squee*
smari306 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Writer
A Tortuga pigsty. Isn't that where they found Joshasmee Gibbs? I thought they found you in a tavern James.
Ah. The two resident Frenchmen glowering ominously as Jareth prepares to poof Luna and Sarah away, in full Goblin King array no less. Also, is that "quaking in my sexy boots" a connotative nod to Megamind? I'd love if it was!
I knew Tangled was denoted with the frying pan thing, but Samwise Gamgee? I didn't know that, and now I love him even more! :huggle: Hooray for my favorite Hobbit!
P.S. :rofl: Spice Girls reference in the description with Panel 7!
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Pretty sure James ends up in the pigsty by the end of that bar brawl.
AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, then that's where it came from.
Miko-dono Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
Jareth should totally Rock Band to "Get on Your Boots" by U2!
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Omg Javert in the last panel.....In fact all of them in the last panel, too sexy for their own good!
Withdrawn-Moonsilver Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
True, even if you're going with 'Blood Rites'-era Dresden, if damsels are in distress Harry can and will knock over all your towers and lead a bloody army strike force army through Hell and High Water to save said damsel(s). If I were Jareth contemplating a face off with a pissed off and properly armed Dresden I'd be quaking right out of my sexy boots.
shelby1309 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I had such an attractive band of manly friends to protect me
AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Sexy boots. Mmmmmmhmmmm.

Also I never really hated Raoul, but I never have loved him more than in this page where he's not in because A FUND FOR RESCUING YOUNG LADIES FROM UNDERGROUND LAIRS
I mean honestly this guy plans ahead.
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