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In which belief (and clapping) brings about an early posting,

OR

In which hearts break.

A glimpse at the shadows that plague the hearts of gods, legends, and mortals.

Disbelief is powerful: it crumbles faith, corrodes legends, corrupts dreams. It dismisses the validity of the things you love, denies the potential for things to be, and negates accomplishment. It is a thing that people must fight to conquer, because achievement is recognized in contrast to its stark background. But can this force be conquered when it eats at what you are?


There are two secrets in this page, one for the past and one for the future.

Erik belongs to Leroux and Webber.
Jareth belongs to Henson, Lucas, and Bowie.
Norrington belongs to Disney, Bruckheimer, and Davenport.
Javert belongs to Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
Erlkönig, Odin, and Arthur Pendragon are mythological characters and belong to everyone and no one.
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
um....... shudder
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:iconthechinasorrows:
TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
This is glorious.
You've made me all watery.
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:iconemari-chan:
Emari-chan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Can I just say that at the most random times and places an image of this page randomly appears in my head and then I get all weepy in public? Not even kidding, it gets me every time.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! I'm glad it was so effective! (sorry about the crying, though.)
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DaEvilKitty Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013

I want to say that the Erlkonig’s panel was the future secret when you posted this page, considering the prelude you did to the Kings War arc with the Erlkonig. However, it could also be the past secret if it was referring to during the Such Stuff arc, as both Jadis and the Erlkonig know that they cannot love. Otherwise, I think that the past secret is Javert’s panel, with the starts, angel, bubbles and judgement as were all shown just before Valjean was introduced into this verse.

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:iconnikimaweird:
NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh snap.
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:iconkeikothekitsune:
keikothekitsune Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I clapped. Like, irl.. Am I too into this?
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not at all. This comic thrives on connecting with the real life.
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:iconneon-raven:
Neon-Raven Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think I understand all of them, except for Erl's. His intrigues me the very most out of everyone else's, and I want to know mooore~!

I mean, I get that he, being Germanic, would have "I Love You" in German, but I want so badly to know to whom it was addressed, and by whom it was written.

In other words, "GAH FEEEELS!!!"
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait and see... we may be getting a few more hints soon.
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:iconthalle-my-honey:
thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why is the ich liebe dich written in german ? :?
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Spoiler:
The poem "Erlkonig" was originally written in German.
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:iconthalle-my-honey:
thalle-my-honey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yes , we sung it in Music ! *i'm german* :D
you can imagine , it was a bad song to sing ...
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Marizelda Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, don't we have to clap in order to believe? (Kinda a stretch since it only applies to Barrie's faeries, but hey, why not?)
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:iconmali-chan:
Mali-chan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually there was a poll... :D So yes. We ALL clapped. :meow:
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It probably wouldn't hurt...
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:iconepiphanyblue:
EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Have we figured out what either of those secrets are yet? Or is something still to come?
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Javert's background is a reference to his dream/judgement back in the... what was it, 70s now? The other one is still yet to come.
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:iconmayaegyptkezi:
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
you are just so awesome for this
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks muchly.
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:iconmayaegyptkezi:
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
you are very welcome!
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:iconwithdrawn-moonsilver:
Withdrawn-Moonsilver Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Luckily defeating disbelief is as easy as finding some person - one person, any person, no matter how insignificant - to believe. And for people it's even possible for them to do it for themselves, though friends and family to do it with them and for them when they cannot undoubtedly help. Not that this is Ever easy, never mind if believing in yourself is something possible for stories, myths, gods, or legends.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never easy at all...
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:iconauguste-lawliet:
auguste-lawliet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Somehow Erlkonig's is the most heartbreaking TwT
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huzzah! Wait. Is it bad to cheer?
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:iconauguste-lawliet:
auguste-lawliet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Nah
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:iconwerebunny131:
werebunny131 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
"Ich liebe dich" = "I Love You"

What could have happened that would make a confession of love, rate alongside being replaced, unwanted, rejected, and damned?
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:iconxer0-san:
Xer0-san Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
When it's directed at someone else.
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:iconchetungwan:
ChetUnGwan Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god... That makes so much heartbreaking sense...
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:iconeverdeen13:
everdeen13 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Words cannot express how much I love the direction you chose to take this arc. Oh my God. I can't even.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you're enjoying so much!
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kitkat-teh-mime Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
All this keeps making me think of an argument... of sorts.... that has come up between me and my little cousin. We went to see a play that came through town and saw that in the upcoming events to our area is the musical for Jekyll and Hyde which I told her I was kind of excited about even if its nothing like the book and she looked at me blank. I started to explain to her about the stage version and then it came up that she doesn't even know what Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is. Which lead to a bigger discussion all "You don't know that one? Don Quixote? Oliver Twist? Dorian Gray? DRACULA?!" Well she knew Drac, thankfully, you'd have to be living under a rock not to have heard of him at least, but she didn't know the story with him. But it wasn't so much the fact she's never read those books, I know most people haven't read the original stories, but for a girl going into high school to have absolutely no clue who these characters are? .... I guess I was just more hurt that it seems they're being forgotten. |D;;

Sorry about that.

I am loving this whole arch, but it kicks my heart, seriously ;w;
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh. Well, at least you've straightened her out?
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:iconkitkat-teh-mime:
kitkat-teh-mime Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
trying to at least XD;

I think it all goes in one ear and out the other XD
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AmbreeChristineSkye Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
*cheats and uses google translate for Erlkonig's words* *GASP* Ooooh!!! The hands, those words, that shading, that kid, the symbolism... It's all amazing. Pages like this, paired with your story telling and skill are what make this comic so amazing.
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Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Do those secrets have anything to do with the little symbols? Or am I attaching meaning where there is none?
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:iconjumphigh45:
jumphigh45 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I'm listening to the Hobbit soundtrack on youtube while reading this and the two really fit together. Great comic, but I don't really get it. I haven't understood many of your comics for the past months.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry!
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:iconmollythewanderer:
MollyTheWanderer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm gonna guess the past is Javert's, and the future's is The Erlkonig's.
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:iconthey-are-not-stars:
They-Are-Not-Stars Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually guessing the reverse: Javert's future and The Erlkonig's past.
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:iconhawthorne-cat:
hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
KILL THE LITTLE BASTARD!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So very vehement...
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:iconhawthorne-cat:
hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
yup
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:iconmali-chan:
Mali-chan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always forgot to link/write, but Odin's panel reminds me of "The Saga Of Biorn". [link] I'm sorry. I'm soooo sorry. :D
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:iconavenueqphan:
AvenueQphan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It's so sad, but at the sme time, this page is just so...AMAZING!! I love seeing the characters in the settings of their original storylines~:iconbigheartplz:
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tselea Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does this cut me to the quick? I am not a fictional character having my existence and purpose and worth questioned.


Oh wait, those are questions we all ask ourselves constantly. Ay yai yai.
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two-tailed-cat Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Odin and Arthur were denied their kingdoms and power.
Erlkönig and Jareth were denied love.
Erik, James and Javert were denied the things they wanted most (people to listen, someone to care, and redemption).
I'm going to go cry now. :icongivingupplz:
btw, is the cross shaped star in three panels related to the positioning of Disbelief?
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We may find out. We may never know. We'll see.
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:iconjoeofthemasks:
JoeoftheMasks Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ich Liebe dich. I Love You.
Fantastish!
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EweLamb-Lover Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
.........mk...........i'll just go over here now.... *walks into emo corner* :iconemocornerplz:
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