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Definition of the word Lee: (noun) Shelter.

Game time! Bonus points to the first person who can translate the Erlkonig's speech correctly.




Jareth and Toby belong to Henson, Lucas, Bowie and Froud.
Javert belongs to Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
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:iconwynnifredd:
Wynnifredd Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
That looks like Tolkien script...
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
Father vs Son
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:iconthechinasorrows:
TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Whoa...
So wow.
Wish I knew who Erlkönig is.
Or how to read that.
Awesome.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Erlkonig is from Scandanavian myth/folktales, most popularly known because of a poem by Goethe that's been adapted numerous times and ways. It describes a father and child riding out at night, and the child is lured and eventually killed by the Erlkonig, an 'elf-king' or 'alder-king', depending on what translation and research you use. It's rather old, but easy to find with a little research.
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EvanescentIdeas Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Es ist der Vater, und seinem Kind...

I always thought Jareth was more of an elfking than a goblin king, what with all the child-snatching.
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
"My hair is hiding my pointed ears.  You KNOW I mean business now, dad."
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:iconnikimaweird:
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm should I use german now? I mean I am german and der Erlkönig ist da. Hups, already used it. 
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:iconemari-chan:
Emari-chan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Everyone's already translated it, but I'm proud I can read it without having to look the characters up, regardless.
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:iconavalonrae:
AvalonRae Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm probably not the first to translate this, but:

Jareth:iconsaysplz:There is nothing for you here, ErlKonig.
ErlKonig:iconsaysplz:AH, MY SON THE DISAPPOINTMENT. SO THIS IS WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN HIDING. SUCH A PITY. THIS IS WHAT YOU WERE REDUCED TO? YOUR MOTHER MADE YOU WEAK. I CAN MAKE YOU STRONG...
Jareth:iconsaysplz:I know you, and I know this game. It won't work on ME.
ErlKonig:iconsaysplz:SO UNGRATEFUL. SUCH A PITY. YOU HAVE SO MUCH POTENTIAL.
Jareth:iconsaysplz:Enough. I'll show you 'potential'. And then you will leave the boy alone. DO. NOT. TOUCH. HIM.
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:iconavalonrae:
AvalonRae Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, great use of Runic, by the way!
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skmt999 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Wow, it has been a long time since I tried to read runic. Thanks for today's brain stretch. It did throw me off a little that you use the double-lined Hagalaz instead of the single that I was somehow expecting. (used to write my class notes in futhark for fun....)

got a lol out of me again when I spotted "such a pity". XD
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My sources by this point are so mixed up...
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ShyGaladriel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Yeah! Great Literature! I love der Erlkönig!!!!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed.
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ShyGaladriel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Have you tried to fit in Mr. Rochester yet? He's a really good villain/notavillain.
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it just me (could be as it's hard to tell with his monochromatic eyes) or does the Erlkönig an Aside Glance in the 6th panel. :confused: As self-aware as this comic is the characters don't seem to know "where the camera is" normally. :D
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or do they...
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:iconmali-chan:
Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They don't tend to acknowledge it at least (but they definitely know it's there somewhere... Jareth's "If you can read this..." underwear on the 4th page is enough proof).

And at least this is the only possible Aside Glance I remember. :D
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Writer
If he's anything like Prince Nuada, in King mode, and as overly obnoxious as Jareth is, I can probably guess that he's saying something about how Jareth poses no threat to him.
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
About half of his lines are mildly-taunting, and a half of the remaining may just be quoting Labyrinth back at him...
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inukiba951 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, so he's not Thranduil, a specific elven king, but STILL. He could be Thranduil's evil twin brother.

I'll just let my bubble float up out of reach of pokers.

Also, just discovered this comic yesterday. This is brilliant. I absolutely love it. Great job! ^___^
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you're enjoying!
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:iconmynorthwind:
mynorthwind Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   Photographer
I know it's way too late for me to do the translation, but it's super exciting to see someone writing in runes!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!
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WeebleClock Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Yay I was right about the Erlking! Also you are brilliant for making him Jareth's father. And these panels are absolutely gorgeous.
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks muchly. Pika did the linking reference between them before I did (though she did them as a same-entity picture based on someone else's fic...)
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Peace-Sprite Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Not sure if this has already been translated, but here's my go at it (had to write a verse from Kalevalah in runic in 4th grade and got a bit obsessed with runes) :

Panel 4: "Ah, my son the disappointment. So this is where you have been hiding." Assuming the Mannaz was supposed to be an Ehwaz in 'the'

Panel 5: "Such a pity. This is what you are reduced to? Your mother made you weak. I can make you strong..."

Panel 6: "So ungrateful. Such a pity. You have so much potential..."
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, that's about right... excuse my handwriting fail and minor handwriting error back there.
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TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
HOW LONG DID YOU TAKE TRANSLATING THAT???
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it were actually in Norse, it would have taken a lot longer. It's just the basic alphabet reapplied as phonetically as I was able, so it didn't really take too long. Runic used to be a hobby of mine.
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everdeen13 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The third panel is a masterpiece.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks muchly.
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:iconspiritfox94:
spiritfox94 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"YOU SHALL N OT PASS!!!!!!!!!" Sorry.....Had to...it reminded me of it...
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An appropriate memory.
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:iconspiritfox94:
spiritfox94 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup
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54viruses Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
In which Jareth wows me... and I'm a long time fan...
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed!
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mormongirlbyu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Huh, and here I thought it was Anglo-Saxon. No wonder I was having issues with some of the letters, because I was like, "This doesn't make sense!" XD I can read Anglo-Saxon pretty well, but it seems like some of the letters are different. The "o" you used, for example, I'm used to seeing it mean "ee" or something like that. *shrug*

By the way, sorry I'm spamming your inbox. I fell out of touch with your comic when my friend reminded me of it, so I'm playing catch-up. ^_^
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries. I'm glad you came back!
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:iconmormongirlbyu:
mormongirlbyu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It's great to be back! You keep getting funnier and funnier, and I was nearly dying at the BEGINNING of the comic!
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Kryss-LaBryn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Easy! You're using the Elder Futhark with phoenetic spelling to fill in for characters that don't directly match up with English letters.

Panel 4: Ah, my son the disappointment. So this is where you have been hiding.

Panel 5: Such a pity. This is what you are reduced to? Your mother made you weak. I can make you strong...

Panel 6: So ungrateful. Such a pity. You have so much potential...

LOL, Heathen Norse Scadian FTW. XD Nice job with it, btw. Too bad I'm so behind with the comic, but I promise I didn't peek first. ;-)
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep! I figured better the phonetics are right...
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
I just can't help but admire how you drew Jareth in the last few panels, just so in character and looks just like him!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
yw!
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Arkiel-Pixie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SOMEONE GET SOME FRAGGING COLD IRON ALREADY!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And lots of it.
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xXTasukisDestinyXx Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
...he's speaking the language of dragons.... o.o
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Or something very similar.
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NotSarahK Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Everyone who thinks its wicca is wrong. It is runes. I studied them and used them to write my own book, so not many people can read it. Since I saw someone else who translate it (close enough) I don't need to, but I will write to you on your board with it! ^_^ Please people read books or if you like puctures get the "The Runes of Elf Land" by Brain Froud and Ari Berk
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