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GND222 - Austen Allusions by Pika-la-Cynique GND222 - Austen Allusions by Pika-la-Cynique
In which once again the flow of time between the Underground and the Building/regular comics continuity is shown to be screwy, because none of us have seen the behaviour described here, and Keira Knightley is In Rather A Lot Of Costumed Films, Really. And our usually enthusiastic JS-shipping Christine was in fact rather sobered by things learnt in 'Brink'...

Still can't promise you the next page on any kind of regular schedule, m'afraid.

(Beeteedubs, my favourite version of P&P adaptations is the OLD BBC version - not the Colin Firthiness, but one with David Rintoul - you never forget your first Darcy... [link] )

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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 Daaé, Raoul de Chagny [Phantom of the Opera] (c) Leroux and Webber
Lizzie [Pirates of the Caribbean] (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski
Sarah, Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
[Jane Austen characters and places mentioned by name here also not mine obvs]


Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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:iconnightshadow13:
NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
I like the reference, but seriously, BBC (90s one, to clarify) version all the way. 
OH GOD I HOPE HE DOESN'T SCREW THIS UP! I know the "will-they-won't-they' is kind of a theme with this comic, but I think you could EASILY pull off having them finally hook up and still keep emotional tension. There's soooo many ways that could go. For example: I've been very curious to know if an immortal Fae and a human girl can have kids...
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm just saying, disregarding all the Mayfly/December potential angst issues that aren't much in-tone for this comic, ifwhen those two finally commit, the tempo of break-up flaming rows and make-up sexings is going to give their housemates whiplash. And a whole new set of grievances.
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NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Oh God, one of THOSE couples.
I take it all back, that would be miserable - for the housemates, not for us.
I always figured once you become the Goblin Queen, you're sort of immortalized. In it for the long haul, as it were.
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D
It's pretty clear that GND-Sarah's already affected by timey-wimeyness anyway, what with her awareness of her own movie getting released in 1986 yet not having aged a day past 20 and repeating her Bachelors' twice à la Cullens. (that's a fudgy part of her in-comic backstory. It's hazy, but it's All Jareth's Fault.) I'm not delving too deep into the meta as Roommates does, but, while there is some wriggle room for self-definition and embarking on new Stories, Sarah as a resident of the Building is already by default a Fictional and immortal, as a pop-culture character, by our frame of reference. (funny how the power of Fanservice has aged her up, mind you. Maybe it has ulterior motives? ;) ) I mean... she's not 100% aware of this fact and she habitually operates on a basis that she is [mostly] human and Jareth a Fae, buuut.... she also knows they are canon-mates in a fancomic, sometimes.
Blabla basically, of all the many issues those two need to sort out, that shouldn't be one.
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NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Oh, right! I do remember them bringing up her age at one point. I would assume that the building & St. Jude's are a non-aging pocket dimension, and Sarah's just normal outside that world, but then again, I am thinking WAY too hard about this. But it's always Jareth's Fault.
Thanks for taking the time to respond, it's very kind of you. Rooting for you and all your projects!
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LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for clarifying!
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shorewall Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
"I gotta re-read that bit."  Super cute Christine!  ^_^
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Igenlode Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Having seen the BBC adaptation of "Death Comes to Pemberley" over Christmas (and just read the P.D.James book), I got completely the wrong set of associations here :D

Christine busy fangirling over romantic novels in much the same way that she got worked up over Shakespeare ;)
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theSlink Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Gotta hope he manages half as well as Darcy!

And I love Colin, but the OLD BBC version has (I think) the best, most dead-on Lizzie of all time! I need to go watch that again now! :)
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Irrissa-cicero Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He's gonna screw it up isn't he. 
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PhantomCrooner Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Just recently got  back into this comic, and I'm so glad I did!
Pulling a Pemberley...stashing that away now.
Yeah, my first Darcy was Colin Firth. Or, at least, he was the Darcy I first paid attention to. Hmm...ironically, I couldn't get through the book itself, but I've enjoyed that BBC version and the modern vlog adaptation, as well as "Pride and Prejudice" book spin-offs.
...I don't know why I shared all that. Anyway, loved this one!
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Invisible-Zoe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
"He's pulling a Pemberley" 

That is so friggin awesome I can't even.

I have ceased my ability to can. ohmigod.
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Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was so sure that I had posted on this in my re-read... hmmm... I'll blame the directionally challenged goblins for stealing the post, even as they try to munch through my socks.

Too bad I can't remember what I was going to say.

Something about the "empty" panel to allow us to think, and to show Christine taking a moment to think, without having to actually show her thinking. It's well-considered, and makes the whole thing work even better.  And YES! It's very good to see Lizzie in GND... always. Not just because she's a great foil for both Sarah and Christine, but also because that means that Keira doesn't have to be in ANY KIND of period clothing. :D

Don't mind me... I just let a plot-bunny loose in the comments of one of the other coloured eps. :D  A plot-bunny that I don't intend to claim anytime soon... but it is very tempting.

Other GND-type spin update: I've finished a first draft of a something, and am seeing if a friend can beta read it for me. I'll let you know how it goes, when I'll post it, etc.
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ElaineRose Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Writer
I have so many positive feelings about this code.
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green576 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
12th panel Liz (the expression and hair) really reminds me of Jareth for some reason.
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inkybee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Professional Writer
omg I love that version tooooooo~ That is the Only Version as far as I'm concerned.
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SilvaraDragontear Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats true your first Mr Darcy is hard to forget, mine was Coln Firth and he was a good one. never saw the version with David Rintoul but something tells me I should check it out.
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moonsage1987 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
Oh man, I hope you've seen the Lizzie Bennet Diaries!!! They are so awesome.
Also, you said "Beeteedubs" which is what Lydia says...so that's why I really, sincerely hope you've seen it.
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Vanessa-Lee Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally loved the Colin Firth Mr. Darcy. It was my first time as a grown woman seeing him in his younger days (I'd seen him in The Secret Garden as a child, but didn't remember til I looked it up; his voice is very recognizable).
My mother, whom I was watching it with, got a real kick out of how I swooned when we saw him in his riding uniform. He was my first Mr. Darcy, so I agree; you never forget your first Darcy. ♥
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theBOMBERartist Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
DONT SCREW IT UP JERETH YOU DOG!
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jareth-lover50 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Don't screw it up jareth!!
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What does Christine mean when she says she hopes this doesn't screw this up? Whatever "this" is?
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LtFlame Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Writer
"This" being Jareth/Sarah. Christine has been shipping them since pretty much day 1.
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I see. Ok, thanks for the clear-up. :)
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Vivid-Vivo Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHH PRIDE AND PREJUDICEEEEEE FINALLY
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
uuh very convoluted and clever =D
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ButterflyPigment Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the P&P reference~
"He's pulling a Pemberly!"
I need to use that somehow...
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Ebonlake Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
YES! I love Elizabeth Bennet!
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VioletJimJams Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Olivier was my first. They rather skipped the Pemberly bit, though.
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chocolover13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Love this!
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princessyairi Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
o.o ... in just this one comic page you gave me an interesting out line of P&P im reading P&P& zombies but same thing sept for ya know killing zombies o.o but ya ... hm makes me wana pick up the book again
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Magicflute12 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
um, i really dont think its the same thing.
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princessyairi Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
ive read almost half the book so it sorta sounds the same o.o sept the whole zombie thing - have you read pride prejudice and zombies?
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LizAdeniji Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you read P&P&Z? Because, lol, it scene by scene is ridiculously similar. And horrible. It certainly does not contain the same themes, but...
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full0fgrace Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
David Rintoul all the way!! That's the best version :D
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azhwi Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
P&P Refs!! Eeee!

T-T I've lost my book... where is it?

*grins* I love the way Lizzie breaks it down to the bald truths. All my cheers to Jareth!!
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Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Ahaha! I love it! She calls Lizzie for PnP helps...


Oh my... Jareth does have a history of that though... Christine, no! Don't give up hope! He could still turn out to be decent...

Ish.
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agent-lexy-doll-009 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
(didnt get the allusions but) FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *FANGIRL SQUEE UP DUH ERSE*:squee:
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elferingewort Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Finally! Someone who knows and loves *my* first P&P. :) You're a gem!
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Manon-de Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Poor Liz; role association is a difficult thing to escape in the 'verse! Question though: Is she a mother in GND? There was that bit scene after the credits in AWE....
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Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
There are male underoos beside her in one panel there. I'm being vague with Miss Swann/Mrs Turner...
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Manon-de Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
oh gods please tell me she's shacked up with like, Barbossa or someone- no strings attached!

(If not though, excited to see where you go with her!) :)
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LizAdeniji Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHAHA! nooooo
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calico62 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
We all hope that, Christine. We all do.
(But even deeper down we all also hope he will because that'll just be so much more amusing and provide for even further future story telling ;) X) )
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frannygreengables Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Agreed actually! I love the really OLD BBC version. Closest to the book. I love that he starts off really stiff and then when Elizabeth admits her feelings, he really thaws and actually relaxes for a bit. Great stuff!
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LizAdeniji Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I need to see if I can find this version that I did no even know existed.
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frannygreengables Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
If you have netflix, it is on instant streaming right now.
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LizAdeniji Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, thank you :)
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frannygreengables Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
My pleasure!
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Lord-frederique Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
SQUUEEE!!!!!!!

merci milles fois! SarahxJared
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