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Roommates 167b SLASH INTERLUDE by AsheRhyder Roommates 167b SLASH INTERLUDE by AsheRhyder
People who don't like slash, yaoi, or J/JVJ (or know what any of those are) please ignore this one and wait for Monday, when the comic will continue normally. This is an optional interlude between 167 and 168 - mildly slashtastic for those of us sailing on the ship. Technically, those of you who don't like slash can still take the dialogue, and just ignore proximity, because somehow my interlude ended up oscillating between totally slash and just heart-warming friendship anyway. </fail at life>

Only a sketch, 'cause I just got buried in projects.

Javert and Valjean belong to Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
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:iconthechinasorrows:
TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
This is lovely.
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:iconsilverchai:
SilverChai Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
masterpiece!~~
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NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I just needed that.
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:iconlittlereview:
littlereview Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Never apologize for slashy Valvert. :)
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed it!
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:iconetile:
etile Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
yes! I love you for this n.n
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you're enjoying!
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Marizelda Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I quite like this. *sits back with chocolate and a happy face*
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huzzah!
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:iconjarethsslave:
JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I think it was 34. Jareth has. . . interesting pictures of Jamie. THAT NEVER HAPPENED! Jareth grins and is all rule 34!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you're enjoying.
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Last two panels forces me to ask if rule 34 applies to this. . .
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I could ever remember which rules were which...
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:iconmayaegyptkezi:
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
i don't like slash, but this almost changed my mind
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mission almost accomplished.
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:iconmayaegyptkezi:
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
so close
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I actually would love to see this inked.
Even though I do not ship them at all- indeed I may have said that already- I like them being close in a platonic way. They must understand each other better than pretty much anyone else, and I like the thought of their coming to realize and appreciate that. (My Javert muse doesn't know what to make of that yet, so for now he is ignoring it. I wonder how he will be once I have finished the Brick. He won't be able to write me off. We'll make more sense to each other, and have more sensible arguments... perhaps "sensible" will be superfluous.)
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There will be a comic that gets into exactly what my interpretation of their relationship is sometime in the next month or so. I'm having to sort through a lot of different terminology to pin it down exactly.

I do so love drawing their interactions, though. They have some of the best scenes...
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jade1216 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student
Welp, that helped with the stress of the past few comics. Your humorous relief can only go so far, but Slash always works. xD
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoy it.
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
aww, yay for comfort moments!
I read your reply to strictlyamateur's comment, and now I am hopeful that Javert/Jean Valjean will one day be canon in Roommates :D
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Part of me wants (demands) that their relationship be handled slowly, gently, and with kid gloves, since they have an actual chemistry and canon history that I don't want to screw up. Another part of me is, at this point, suggesting that the whole things sneaks up on them, because that seems to be the kind of thing that would happen here. One day, they just realize that they've been effectively in a relationship for a while. We'll see which turns up.
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
the second one would be pretty cool :)
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KJPearl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
For two people who've been trying to kill eachother they're way too adorable together.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aren't they just?
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Yes, it's really not slashy at all until those last two squares, and even then if I insist on mostly innocence, I can have it. To believe I almost skipped this! "There's nothing that I blame you for" jarred me. My eyes were wet. I just look at the faces, and something in me is squeezed tight. Valjean's expression is the ultimate in compassion, and Javert's... it's as if an emissary from God were telling him he was free and would be admitted into heaven in spite of everything. So much grief giving way to such gratitude. Joy beginning to peer through. (*sigh*)
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah. I really like seeing Javert wear that expression...
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rose-harp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Chemistry!

I got an 4.0 in Chemistry!

*beams*

I love proper build up, but enjoy little things thrown in.

History, oh, history.

I passed history.

Let's leave it at that.
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope you enjoy.
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:iconmythelf:
mythelf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
There's nothing that I blame you for.
You've done your duty,
nothing more.
Thanks for putting those song lyrics in there.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for enjoying.
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GenocideWonderland Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness, they're almost canon, aren't they? And for that matter, so are Az and Crowley...
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Almost...
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silverdrago93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
I have read this about 3 or 4 times now. As strange as it may seem, Javert comes across as the one wearing the skirt in the relationship between him and Valjean. Please understand that I really enjoy this pairing because they have an awful lot of chemistry and history. Now, I could be wrong in me believing that Javert's the girl in the relationship but it's just how I've depicted it. I love these comics so much! You've done such an awesome job, especially with all the pairings you set up. Erik and Mag: Totally love this pairing. It just seems to fit so naturally. (Or is that just me?) James with Eponine is just adorable. I honestly think Jamie's won in that regard. Javert and Valjean: Cutest thing on the face of the planet! I totally approve of this pairing 100%! :hug: I hope you feel better if you aren't yet and I hope you continue the amusement and the twists and turns that you come up with.
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I interpret him as having a harder time dealing with his feelings on the matter, whereas Valjean comes to a decision and runs with it until situation demands adaptation. Javert is... not as good at adaptation, I think.
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silverdrago93 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
That makes sense.
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strictlyamateur Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
You know, you don't have to keep apologizing for slash in your comic. They're just a gay couple, which is no more fanservice-y than the other non-canon couples in your comic. Going out of your way to make sure that the "gay" isn't in the main continuity is just catering to homophobes, something no one should have to waste their energy doing.

Javert and Valjean are perfect together, just like many of the heterosexual non-canon couples you've come up with ^_^
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's less meant to be catering to the homophobes and more catering to the canon-people; since they both come from the same fandom, it lacks some of the blatant removal from the canon-scenario. (I mean, aside from the fact that they're suddenly somewhere in the modern world and decidedly not-dead.) The main reason they're not canon in the comic is because I'd really prefer to build up a proper relationship with them, rather than hit them with Suddenly Dating, as with happened with the other two who have semi-functional relationships right now. Erik and James' relationships were kind of dropped on them for comedic purposes and just seem to have worked out, but they have no real history with their partners. Valjean and Javert have real chemistry, and I don't want to mess it up by rushing. It's on my list of things to get to, I just have to figure out how to make it work...
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strictlyamateur Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Oh, okay ^_^ I see what you mean. Yeah, Erik's relationship is almost too perfect (an opera singer? Played by Sarah Brightman? Who's also blind? Yeah, Erik, you've definitely moved on) and James's relationship is just kinda hot, but Valjean and Javert have history/chemistry. Kinda like Jareth & Sarah :)
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which is also why Jareth and Sarah are still dancing around each other, too. Comedic value is one thing; genuine chemistry is too good to mess with just for the gags. I do have to find a good storyline for those two, though...
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strictlyamateur Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I look forward to it! ^_^
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Darned4AllEternity Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwww! :heart:
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed.
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Darned4AllEternity Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Still love you, still love this.
We will sink with this ship.
And when the movie comes out, we will be shipsters, or ship hipsters. <3
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I live on the razor's edge to see those two done like that... we'll see how much they give us to work with. Some of the people who play Javert do him very cold and reserved, like a statue, but some give him this pent up energy, and he's in Valjean's face...
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I do believe it's a little of both. Being an avatar of justice, Javert always has to keep in control, but when it comes to Valjean in the latter years, his control kind of goes to chasing him and arguing with him in the barricades.
Valjean is the key? :D

And given their characters, I honestly don't mind continuing friendship either. But it would definitely be a meaningful friendship because of their history.

:iconpika-la-cynique: made silly jokes XD I think silly jokes would be imminent since Javert is the only one without a romantic attachment so far.
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:iconthebasketkid:
TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Ahem. I'm pretty sure the J/JVJ slash pages count as a 'romantic attachment'. I mean, just look at them!
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:iconatemozzarella:
AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student General Artist
If only, if only this happened in the main storyline :))
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TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Hmm.
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