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Roommates 210 - The Candle Talk by AsheRhyder Roommates 210 - The Candle Talk by AsheRhyder
In which the custom of the "shovel talk" gets reapplied for a new situation,

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In which an agreement is made.

The "shovel talk", for those unfamiliar with the term, is also referred to as the "shotgun discussion", or any number of colorful yet vaguely disconcerting terms in which the father of a young woman sits down to a discussion with (traditionally) the young man who intends to court her, usually while the girl is elsewhere in preparation. It is customary for the father to make some degree of veiled (or completely open) threats to the suitor as a warning to treat the daughter with respect and courtesy. The term gets its name from what the father alludes to doing with a shovel, should anything inappropriate happen to the daughter (e.g., "I have a shovel and thirty acres of land. They'll never find you.")

In this case, we've got a reversal of roles here.


Eponine belongs to Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
Mrs. Norrington is still mine, I think.
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:icontheelizarosegirseach:
The continuing awesomeness that is Mrs. Norrington.
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:iconladylier:
LadyLier Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014
Eponine is perfect for James, both of they are dead in Cannon so :D 
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
OR

In which Eponine gains a new family member.  CX
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Sousetsuken Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, just damn, that woman ain't nice
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Goddessa39 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Oh yeah=he did fall in love with someone like his mother even if he doesn't see it.
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mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
i think eponine got off easy and they are going to get along fine. is james ever going to meet eponines parents?
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... The world would end.
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:iconmayaegyptkezi:
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
oh dear, than i pray that will never happen
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Writer
Hurrah for feminine "shovel talk"!
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
once again, my new found knowledge of Les Mis has made this so much easier to understand :)
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huzzah! Glad you enjoyed.
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KJPearl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Mrs. N is a very cool OC.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
And by the way, you should never have worried about the "original character" issue. It's going swimmingly.
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
I'm surprised Eponine hasn't started wearing more complete outfits... and for this meeting it would have been obvious, one would think.
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She went through an off-screen argument with herself over whether or not to dress up, and decided not to, because she didn't think she should have to change to get Mum's approval. This confidence did not last long upon meeting Mrs. N.
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rose-harp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I took over the shovel talk role with my friends.

Apparently, I frighten them more then the parents.

*smiles innocently*
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't it fun?
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rose-harp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is.
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Joan of Arc's burning will look like a child's birthday candle compared to what I will do to you."
o__o ....... I'm scared.......
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Runya-EithelNar Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Thanks, I couldn't read this fragment :) [" 's burning" is missing there :iconwhistleplz: ]
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :) :D 
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As well one should be.
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:iconromancefreak:
RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*quaking in my boots* Yes, yes I am.
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lesmislover88 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
LOL If I was a mom, I'd probably be like Mrs. Norrington.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is pretty cool.
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AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Nice!! =D
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks muchly.
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hottopic1989 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
the joan of arc line... kills me.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed.
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nickiethefox12 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
There's that... thing in the upper right corner of panel 2 again :) What is it??
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a stamp of my name (according to the friend who gave it to me).
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masqueradewitch Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
yep i still remmeber the version my dad gave my husband. 'If you so much as make her frown, not only will they never find the body, but nobody will ever look.'
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a fun conversation, as long as you're not the receiving end.
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Ana-Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
The tension at the beginning XD
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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Taragonra Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awwww LOVE IT!!!!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!
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TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
I love Eppy's hat. Just love it.
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!
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Constance-Truggle Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Nice! I quite enjoyed the Shovel Speech as well. Wonderful page!

CT.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Woah, I bet she was scared!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As well she should be.
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MarissaSunshine Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
yeah. :sprint:
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Loketa Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
way to go Mom!!!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, she goes.
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Xandi5anders Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I like your re-vamp of the shovel talk. =D Very...visual.

I do wonder a bit why, if Eponine is so worried to impress Mrs. Norrington, she would wear a skimpy outfit to meet the woman.
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My theory is that Eponine walked into the meeting with absolute confidence, and sort of caved after a few minutes of uncomfortable silence. She presents the brave front, but it gets worn down...
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