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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] )


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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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...
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.
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.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
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.
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!
LilMissPeppy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for clarifying!
shorewall Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
"I gotta re-read that bit."  Super cute Christine!  ^_^
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 ;)
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! :)
Irrissa-cicero Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He's gonna screw it up isn't he. 
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