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GND242 - Relatable (the blatant songfic page) by Pika-la-Cynique GND242 - Relatable (the blatant songfic page) by Pika-la-Cynique

As I was reliably counselled, Jareth would not be one to shy from the 80s synthetizers and a extra waltizified version, like this one.

(Caveat: I have a huge gaping hole in my savvy of American teenage classics and have yet to see ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'', I gather it shows up there as well.)

(also personally I have a dire craving for a deep, raspy, anger-tinged Bowie cover of that song, damn.)

Anyhoo! YMMV on the degree of schmaltz, but here's Jareth's ''gift'' song to our second-chance-at-happiness crossover ships .... and also rather a lot of pointed awkward in Sarah's thought processes.






This is a work of fanart, and only intended for shits and giggles and vicarious fangirl thrills. Not my characters, no profit being made.

Please, Please, Please
(Let Me Get What I Want)

(Words and Music by Johnny Marr & Morrissey)

Sarah and Jareth [Labyrinth] (c) Lucas, Froud, Henson; Connelly&Bowie
Eponine [Les Mis] (c) Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer, by way of Sam Barks.
James Norrington [Pirates of the Caribbean] (c) Disney, Bruckheimer, Verbinski

Christine Daaé, Raoul de Chagny, Erik [Phantom of the Opera] (c) Leroux and Webber
Blind Mag [Repo! the Genetic Opera]  (c) Smith, Zdunich, and Bousman, Sarah Brightman

Cheryl (c) me!
Legorlando ['Lord of the Rings' movies] (c) Peter Jackson, NewLine, Orlando Bloom and JRR Tolkien

Based on the original Roommates comic by *AsheRhyder
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EmmaLuisaRose Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Oh.... ohhh.... dat cuddle into Jareth... dat look and lil grin he gives her.... *melts into a puddle* 
Dammit y u do dis 
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
More of a brusque, "I ain't even mushy", shoulder bump there.. ;)
Chepseh Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Marius: "Cosette cherie, I looove this song! Let's join in! ... Why, isn't this my dear old Eponine?"

Eryan14 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student Filmographer
NO. Those two are THE ONLY ONES with an entirely happy ending in Les Mis. They are SO NOT INVITED to this second-chance love ball
Chepseh Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
"They are SO NOT INVITED to this second-chance love ball."

But ... if Christine and Raoul can be there and dance in front of the phantom...!
NimbleFlourish Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
*cough* The sequel *cough*
Chepseh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015
YAY PROBLEM SOLVED! :la: :giggle:
Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Second-chance-at-happiness crossover ships for the win!
Kesna Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
best last liner ever "oh balls." I'm crying i'm laughing so hard.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D I'm delighted to amuse, but that one cuss is originally from ''Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog''...
Kesna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
love that show. need to get that cd.
Igenlode Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Is James calling the Goblin King an ass (silly idiot) or an arse (deeply annoying person)? =P (Razz) 
I'm assuming the former -- he is English, after all...

Not quite the music I was expecting from Jareth's hints at the 'rococo couple'!

No, 'Please' isn't really Jareth's favourite word, is it? ;p
(Did he really think he wasn't going to get requests? Even a non-magical orchestra isn't immune from those.)
tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, blatant songfic for the win! I love the sentiment.  Everyone deserves a second chance like that. :-)
mbrandau Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
I just sat and stared at the last view of James and Eponine while the song played and cried. So Perfect. Thank you.
estelle-yokai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you update regularly?
Just curious.
And the colored pages are lovely.
By the way, did you see this?…
There's a fancomic of your fancomic of a fancomic...:o (Eek)
...someone should make a fancomic of that:D (Big Grin) 
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
With devart's new tagging system, yeah, since she mentioned me in the credits I was notified for those pages. Very cool.

Going to try to get onto a every 2 weeks update schedule, but things are currently not smooth.
crazeyal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
As a villain turned Gray, then clear.. I know the slow pain of being held on a gossamer thin thread of hope. I have held my tongue when my eyes would speak volumes. I have spoken silently, knowing there was no-one to hear... but still I uttered "Why?" then "Why not??" and the ever present spectre of "When..."

As a player on and in the stage, I know the bindings of the Tale. The author can be so many things. Mother, Father,  the cruelest of friend, the dearest of enemy. The characters dance and weave.. their soul is the story, their freedom temporary at best.

The end is never "Happily ever after." There is only "This tale is done." The chase is the story, and for characters who chase each other... capture starts another tale. I say this as a fan. I say this as a reader. Be kind, Mistress. Let a flawed and hurting character be at peace and happy for a little while before hurting him again.

TLDR: Throw the guy a bone.. It's been YEARS, he's been GOOD. Sheesh!
AuditorNumber42 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Aw, Jareth's deliberate lack of expression in the bottom left panel...
Clandescending Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Oh god, this is so beautiful. I can't help the feels which well up within me. I actually prefer listening to it with the cover by Dream Academy - seems to fit the mood better (to me). I think this has to be my favorite piece to date.

The two panels with Jareth and Sarah really give me hope for something wonderful. <3
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks.
Tiffs-is-my-name Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Eeee hee heee Christine's face is priceless.
phoenixdaisy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Finally got around to watching Repo (at least part of it). Needless to say the characters from that make a lot more sense to me now.
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwwww!!! :iconsqueeeeplz: This is soooooo sweet and beautiful!!!
myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
loving every bit of this beatyfest, great choices on the dresses and suites
Figarro-Luv Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I freaking love Raul's face. 
EmmaLuisaRose Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I definitely misread what James was saying at first o.O 
Having just developed a massive Les Mis crush for the first time, pathetic as it sounds this page has made me so happy after Eponine's canon disaster... thank you for giving her a happy ending :') 
Mitsukai-Aka Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Now listening to this, I am having far too easy a time imagining that Bowie cover. O.o 
tristanskyhero Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
who is pony dancing with and what is he from?
LillyLaRose Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
James Norrington from 'pirates of the carribean'
kimbre01 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Professional Writer
Although I love a little Morrissey, I tend to think Muse's cover of this song is the best. I was kinda hoping for some orginal slashy song fic but this was well chosen. Now onto the the Jareth/ Sarah seduction scene. Oh Please Let Me Get What I Want!!!
EugeneEyeo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Ah, Erik, I know that look, and it is especially well-rendered here. Well done, very well done.
An-Nah Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Norrington and Eponine are so cute together <3

And the song is lovely!
An-Nah Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
And yeah, Bowie should cover it. We should try kickstarter for this :D
eeza Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
See, the luck I've had can make a mad musician turn madder
See, the luck I've had can make a bad goblin turn badder

Here, Jareth, I fixed the lyrics for you :XD:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Awww, lookit the sweet JS moment and all the happy couples :iconiloveyouplz:

And aaany panel now, J & S are going to dance together...aaany panel now... =D
KarlyNoelleAbreu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
So I haven't read this comic since I finished school, roughly two years ago. So glad I caught back up. This is a gorgeous- and fun- turn of events! 
Chika1345 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Yes! I was thinking the same thing Christine! Chris, you've just. You've developed in this comic as well and I adore you for that! I foresee Christine either putting in too many requests or just the perfect request for her roommate and would-be-possibly-maybe-love-interest. Chris, you're good people. And Jareth... this is rather insightful on how you feel about certain couples and perhaps you granted the wish not just for Sarah wanting you to help Eponine, but because you are friends (yes! that word Jareth!) with James and want whats best for him too! *gasp* Or maybe I'm reading too much into that.

Anyway, you're doing pretty darn swell Jareth. And Sarah, looking at her get all sappy for a moment was very relate-able and adorable. What I'm saying is, absolutely wonderful page!

And yes... I misread James commenting on Jareth being an ass... I thought he was talking about Eponine's ass in a terribly sleezy cheesy manner with the smooth voice of Barry White. *face palm* I couldn't stop laughing.
FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just read all of these in one day (okay a few hours, really). AND I REGRET NOTHING! :la:
Now I have to read Roommates. But it must wait for I need sleep.
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
I noticed. :) Ta, glad you enjoyed!
sarahlee93 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014
Yes! And Bowie can have that little mod bob and his too big suit while belting it out!

So does this mean there's going to be some 80's dance numbers b/c I would sell my soul for some of that....
Songsterbyrd Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014

What can possibly go wrong?
RhenaGoblin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, Sarah's lookin' good in that bottom-left panel. O3O Oh, this is so cute. I still ship Sarah/Erik but to be fair, I shipped Jareth/Sarah far before I even knew who Erik was so... yeah, this whole scene is still adorable for me. I'm sort of hoping for a sweet kiss for Jareth and Sarah, followed by some smug/dirty/hilarious comment from Jareth that'll get him kicked in the crystals. :3 Oh well, one can always wish... and wish I shall.

Fine work, as usual, Pika. ;)
BryonyStClare Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect song choice, especially that version! (Though you're right, a Bowie version would be incredible.)

I'm assuming Chris is off to find something she can make Jareth and Sarah dance to? It sort of looks like Sarah's working herself that way as it is...
SarahRose29 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, what a perfect song for this, so cool.  :)
Peachkid4 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Oh god, listening to the song while reading the comic makes it come to life even more with the amazing colors and art!  This comic is always gonna have a special place in my heart and fangirl psyche :3
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Christine! Gosh you ruined it...but still funny XD
ellegabri Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
hahaha I would TOTALLY be Christine in that last panel! "Time Warp" on the playlist next plz Jareth!! :D
whiteXblackrose Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Writer
Christine, you are possessed by the fan service. :D (Big Grin) 
LtFlame Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Writer
Christine's face on the last panel! I died! -falls off chair laughing-
laurinrose Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Like.  (Haven't heard the song before--it's on youtube, btw)  Likelikelike.
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