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GND221 - Public Affairs by Pika-la-Cynique GND221 - Public Affairs by Pika-la-Cynique
Political maneuvering judo! Maybe sorta. The still-Silencio'd Hat would be making ribald running commentary pertaining to the UST were he able to - shame about that. (Still more fun to watch than Super-Senior Chess...)

Aaand Jareth joins Team Snorkack Hunt! This will go well.
[That last panel shows Suspicious-Sarah, not Jealous-Sarah, as is hopefully logical.]

Couple of obscure-ish shout-outs here:
- The Hat is now named Cervantès.... because parallels to Chaucer showing up in one extremely good Labyfic y'all should've read....
- And that trick of Jareth's (actually a repeat from when they departed the rooftop) which is counting on human 'catch' reflexes when something [potentially magically dangerous or a Big Plotty Deal] is tossed their way and thereby getting to play some potentially nasty, classic Faerie rules of "you accepted the gift!" (and demanding equivalent exchange/compensation, etc...) - was nicked from 'The Books of Magic', the Timothy Hunter series started by Neil Gaiman. Though presumably in this case it's just Jareth cutting corners and nothing outright malicious. Yeah.


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

Sarah, Sir Didymus&Ambrosius, Bird-hat, glittery sets, Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Luna Lovegood [Harry Potter] (c) JKRowling and WB

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
Colours by *LouisaGallie
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DoodlebugQT Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Luna is probably one of the purest characters to have ever been written ever! She has absolutely no grudges on anyone and she just has this amazing power to just accept people how they are and treat them no different than anyone else. LOVE LUNA 4EVAR!
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
She makes a nice change from all the hedgy, trigger-tempered, often snarky main cast. :)
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I ship J/L. No regrets.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
what you can't ship all the things!
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Shipped. :D
shorewall Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Love love love Luna Lovegood!  And Sarah's various expressions are always a source of mirth to myself.  :D  Your art style is quite unique and enjoyable.  :)
Igenlode Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
"I've an army of rebellious poultry resurgent on my arms?"
Is this different somehow (bigger?!) from having them 'on his hands', or is it just a weird Jareth-idiom?

I'm not quite clear why Jareth is so keen on having Sarah wear the sigil in the first place... other than enjoying the thought of it against her skin (which she still doesn't seem to be co-operating on!)

And so Jareth is on the rolls of the expedition again, as I'd rather assumed he would be in the first place -- especially after he materialised outside the Labyrinth. They didn't get very far without him, and it's not as if the Goblin King has much else to spend his attention on in the world up above in Sarah's absence: isn't she the main reason why he is absent from his kingdom in the first place? The only reason I can see for his not going along would be if Sarah simply wouldn't have agreed to it unless forced by circumstances.

From that point of view the "Labyrinth-arc" so far feels like a bit of a detour...
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well bugger me, I believe that's a frenchism slipped past me... ''sur les bras'' for ''on my hands''. Bummer.

Murky GK motives are murky. :)

I do believe part of Jareth's agenda in this whole adventure is an observation of how Sarah takes to the Labyrinth, this second time around without his villainous pressuring her. Amazingly, he is not making it all about him, except insofaras  "You... you will be Queen - and I, I will be King...". They're both well aware they are a... distraction, to one another, at the very least, and he really does want her to appreciate her little adventure in what is intended to be her future beloved realm. I mildly resent on Sarah's behalf that ''they didn't get very far without him''... the Blikkins were not planned for.

Also to bear in mind, post depositing Sarah and her plus one in the Labyrinth, Jareth was hit by a whammy of a power rush and a sudden intoxicating array of options tempting him to revert to bad old habits and tip the scales in his favour, cf. 'Brink'. A great deal of the time between that conversation with Erik and his Big Damn Heroes moment was in fact spent prostrate in furious inner conflict about how to handle this and whether to go Dark or no, on top of whatever his original subtle ploys with the pendant-loan may have been. The Blikkin attack forced his hand before he could come to any firm decision, hence the tentativeness and intended tension of their reunion at that point, and some of his irritation (besides that at Sarah getting herself hurt).

The ''Return-to-the-Labyrinth'' arc was just something that always had to happen, in a fan-continuation of the JS storyline, y'know?
Igenlode Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, I must remember "have on one's arms" (like "be on one's guards") as a subtle 'fair but foreign English' indicator for fictional purposes :)

It's an interesting suggestion that Jareth would actually have preferred to watch Sarah's response to the Labyrinth minus his own distracting self (that serving presumably as a Queen audition!)

'Not very far' was conceived in 'game location' terms: I think they pass through two locations (the outer maze and the chess-players' garden) before running into the Blikkins.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yeah, but they aren't on a repeat of Sarah's run, trying to get to the Castle. Point, however.
ElaineRose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Writer
Heh heh, Touchwood. It's funny because both messing up the name and also the slipping in of a dick joke. Always a treat.
Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really really like Jareth's moment of uncertainty-bordering-on-vulernability in Panel 4. After all, if Sarah backs out at this point (she does have a legit reason), there's NOTHING he can do that won't utterly (1) undo any / all of the progress that he's made with Sarah; (2) be utterly humiliating; and (3) ... not sure... I had some vague idea, but it escaped.

Anyway. That moment of openness. Yes. Quite wonderful. And how shocked and young Sarah appears. In that moment, I think that she remembers all the reasons that she used to distrust Jareth, and how she has distrusted herself.

Panel 6: Wise Jareth almost makes a VERY BRIEF appearance, with logical reasons that are also quite complimentary toward the... ummm... blocker of his own shippy plans.

And then they settle into their accustomed banter/fighting/flirting pattern. It has become as much a comfort for Jareth as it is a way for Sarah to maintain control over her own hormones / emotions, in my opinion.

In Panel 10, in addition to Luna's awareness that they're fighting... again (you mentioned it in a response to somebody already), I noticed Sir Didymus's expression. I think he's conflicted. His sense of knightly duty would have him siding with his monarch; his sense of chivalry would align him with Sarah, except that perhaps he would try to stop her from arguing... and his personal opinion of the topic? Hmmm...

Yup, lots of good stuff in this, for additional pondering.
NoteSpellingOf Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh gosh Jareth has AWESOME expressions starting in the sixth panel!
Crazykitty2222 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Let us Touch-Wood Ms.Touchwood!
theatrelover205 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Jareth: of course Miss Touchwood

Me * being the stupid person* IT'S LOVEGOOD!
somebodypeople Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Touchwood. *snort/laugh*
Withdrawn-Moonsilver Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I love each and every one of Luna's expressions. Something about them is just so absolutely perfect not only to her character but to just . . . everything.

I'm having a really hard time not fav'ing every page she shows up in purely on account of her expressions. Nice trick with the hand-off there though.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
She's a fun challenge to write for akshully - practically all the other characters barring possibly Legolas are rather snarky and With Friends Like These-ish to one another, but bitchiness is utterly out-of-character for Miss Lovegood, so she makes for a different flavour of comedy.
:) Glad you're enjoying.
EatsShootsAndLeaves Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
This is so good, I registered just so I could see the pages with the naughty bits.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Probably underwhelming after all that, tho. :D
aylin-art Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you should include a disney princess! make her optimistic and have a crush on Jareth and make Sarah crazy jealous!
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
aylin-art Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
just a suggestion, i thought i would be cool. like cinderella or something
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Actually that would be cool.
victoria911 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
I love your story line😗😗😗 so much better than the Return to Labyrinth Tokyopop made. Hey can you some how pull strings onto Return to Labyrinth. It will make my day😝😝😝
etile Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
i love both jerath and luna in this.
xxxXAsterRoseXxx Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally caught up with with the comic! (Only took me two days...?) Anyway, great panel, love that we're getting so many color pages recently! Keep up the good work!
Vampiyaa Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwn |:( wanted it to be jealous-Sarah
AneiDoru Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
[link] Sorry if Jareth gets high pitched near the end, he's a bit exited.
It's on-the-go voice acting so it isn't perfect...
WaltzQueen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hopefully Sarah always remembers to never thank a farie
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oops does thanking him for a rescue coupla pages back count?
WaltzQueen Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanking always counts Poor Sarah better be on her guard!
amydemon Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i absolutely adore your stories
AmoTVD98 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Awww *o* So cute! ♥
CptnIndecision Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Lovegood as Touchwood.... oh my mind is forever in the gutter ^^
Zlabya Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I love Jareth's continued sparkliness (gorgeous sparkles too!) and a hefty delightful dose of Sarah-and-Jareth snarkiness too.
vexen-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, I feel so bad for the hat/cervantes right now. He's thinking those snarky UST comments so hard in panel 10 you can almost hear them out loud XD
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
That he is. :D
Kiyoko-mai Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome page ^^
Callista-MacLeod Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
AHAHA. The facial expressions on panel 10...Luna and Cervantès seem to be baffled/trying to decide whether to be concerned, and meanwhile Didymus is just like, "Sigh. Here we go again..."
Peachkid4 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
this made me dance. while sitting down and almost hyperventilate i was so happy.

On another note, I love the colors and the page! It's so lovely and the story is so fun!!!!
GemStone234 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
That was some hot political discussion right there.
RynKimVay Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I love love love his expression on, I think, panel 9 lol "Walking force of destruction" Sarah and Jareth are, aren't they? In a good way, methinks, though.
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thank you to the nice person who posted the link for the fanfic :D

Am I the only human without a catch reflex? If someone throws something to me I flinch or duck. Utterly hopeless.

Awesome, funny, and beautiful comic, you're both artists! :D
ForestDaughter Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Miss Touchwood sounds like a stripper...or a prostitute.
Battygirl17 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Dude Sarah's so jealous. And Luna is awesome, Jareth is finally just giving kudos. XDD
nightangelerik Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
FurEmberLily Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
...trying to picture what a goblin's handwriting would be...guessing Jareth would interpret laws his own way regardless of how they were written, legible or not...
MajorAndy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
I love that Jareth always has sparkles around him. :)
LizAdeniji Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love "Miss Touchwood" and the wearing of the talking hat.
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