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Roommates 325 - For Jack Frost by AsheRhyder Roommates 325 - For Jack Frost by AsheRhyder
In which Jack's attempts at finding out more about the Phantom of the Opera have lead him to some very valid (and some less valid) concerns,


In which an apology is made.

The proper title of this issue is supposed to be Für Jack Frost (a play on Für Elise), but DA's title system does not like umlauts, so we translate. I guess I should just accept that language and I are going to be forever at odds, and I should not muck about with it.

For the music, please imagine something fun and winter-y and give it Erik's signature awesomeness. My composition skills are... sorely below his.

Erik belongs to Leroux and Webber.
Jack Frost belongs to Joyce, Ramsey, Steinberg, Berstein, Abaire, and Pine.
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KKgirls Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
Did anyone every dink around with the little bits of music you HAVE drawn here?  Love the use of snowflakes for notes!  :D
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think so? It's been a while and I don't recall, but my musical skills are limited to minor imitation, so I wouldn't really expect much.
Wynnifredd Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015
and if I could actually come down and pick a favorite, this may well be why it'd be Erik.
Bookwormgal Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
I love the snowflake musical notes.
TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
He's so cute. Those last two panels are so beautiful. I just love the coming together of wintry magic and music.
Potterlover137 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
dawww! i love jacks face in the sixth panel!! he's so damn cute! and how he assumes the phantom has super stregnth!!
Arachnakid Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Evidently Jack is letting his spirit start to soar in that last panel? Awesome!
Marizelda Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realized: how is the Guardian of Fun going to do as the angsty, moody, rarely-happy Phantom?
Crazykitty2222 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the music sequence in the last two panals!
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TachikomasGhost Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Waste of a good piano... I love it. ^_^
Thunder-Star Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daaaaaw, that's so lovely. X3
Ethala1000 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! brotp!
etile Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
awww bonding ^.^
SerinaElric Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwwwwww! New shipping!!!
jayb1rd Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
An apology AND a song! Heck yes!

And, snrk!! Of course, OG wouldn't toss a Baby Grand! Can't tell you how much I loved that statement. I cringe whenever the stupid (and very over done) smash-a-piano gag is done on the screen. They can throw/drop/smash things less expensive and much less useful.
Chukapix Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall use my super strength to hurl this piano at you. Hhahahahahahahahahahhhaahahahahah Erik :XD: :lmao:
Ryusora Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Beautiful :heart:
kendermouse Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Tiger-Of-The-Tundra Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Oh, Jack's face, he so just lights up when Erik starts playing!!!
RosesRed4Ever Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Omigosh, this is too cute and sweet! I just love their faces here! Beautiful job! I hope they become good friends (or at least stay on a friendly student/teacher relationship)
ThexShadowxQueen Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Please. You're making me want to cry.
The-Pondering-Poet Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Deerdryad Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Actually, fun story, :iconstalcry: made a song dedicated to Jack Frost that's post on her tumblr if you want to take a look. It's posted on both her art blog (which is her the same as her DA name) and on her casual tumblr (jackthevulture), and I really recommend taking a listen if you want! But other than that oh man is this adorable! Eric's character growth! Yay!
Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
This is beautiful. Magical, one might even say.

Also, Erik does not hold with the destruction of baby grands. :)
Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched the Rise of the Guardians today. (I asked if I can borrow a friend's DVD... she said I can keep it. I take it: she didn't like it) I love this movie, but I didn't dare to check the Hungarian dub yet.

I can also see why someone here won't like/understand it, though. Too much is lost without having the right cultural context* and meta mindset, also the story is pretty basic (classic) The Hero's Journey (I charted it... I'm weird) so some might find it too simplistic.

* Lost without context. The main characters:
-- The Easter Bunny is well known.
-- Santa Claus is known vastly differently** (but Popcultural Osmosis helps).
-- The Boogeyman has a local equivalent.
-- The Tooth Fairy and the Sandman are virtually unknown (if they are it's mostly through Popcultural Osmosis).
-- Jack Frost? Who the hell is Jack Frost? :confused:

** Santa here is more-or-less the German version. So he comes at St. Nicolas' day (the 6th of December) not Christmas (that is either the job of Baby Jesus or the Christmas Angel) and brings small gifts (mostly sweets) for the nice and bunch of sticks for the naughty (a remainder for times when it was perfectly normal to beat misbehaving children). He also has the "Krampusz" as helper who is dark skinned, has hoofs, horns and a tail (he is also believed to be evil, or at least known to delight in punishing the naughty children with beating or mean pranks).
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The movie is incredibly culturally based; however, it's inspired by a series of books that seem to require no actual cultural knowledge. In fact, to this point in the series, very few of the characters have actually made a visible connection to their commonly known incarnation. (Jack Frost hasn't even shown up in the books yet; our protagonist is a young girl.) The differences between the books and the movie make them seem like two different worlds, or at least two VASTLY different time periods, so if someone expresses caution or difficulty with the movie version, I usually try and recommend the books, which has one of the characters effectively go down my personal mental checklist for favorite character tropes.

... All of that is a rambling way of saying, "The books are different, and awesome too. I recommend them both for different reasons, not in the least because the fandom's done some amazing things in managing to transition and combine the two of them."
Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is only one problem with this: The books are not out in Hungarian.

It's actually not that uncommon that we get adaptations (more likely with big budget ones) first or at all.

Like the only Dr. Seuss book out is "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" while we got all the movies (for better or worse), and none the animated specials. Also the Howl's moving castle books got published after the Ghibli anime became a big hit (it even has a cash in cover). Etc.
MegeraBowenson Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
If Erik ever wrote something for me, I would forgive him just about anything.
EchoVision1357 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
My vote is he played 'Winterspell' by Two Steps from Hell or something like it! I think that song is so perfect for Jack since I saw this music video: [link]
Though, anything Erik writes would be epic! :squee:
Neon-Raven Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Writer
This is beautiful~!

And now I feel inspired to compose this cx
catc10 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And old obssessions meet new in a crossover I didn' know I needed to see for this universe. OMG, please can Jack recur more than once eventually?! I just need him to use Bunnymund as a humor prop on all the boys!!! *wanting*
I'm slain.
SilverandZuko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Into the Light by Philip Weasley reminds me of something Erik would play in that last panel
SilverandZuko Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student General Artist
excentricaluli Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I like it its nice :)
faithfulpurelight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
This is beautiful......And I have a is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
oh gosh.... will they practice together???? will Erik give Jack voice lessons? that would be SO COOL!!!!!
Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
wait, never mind.. but ohhhh I wanna hear it so bad!!!! :D
Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
ooh! ohhhh!!! what's the song!?! WHAT'S THE SONG!!!! :D
Haru-chii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
No, Jack, he's going to give you the Townshend Special. Incoming!

Why do I have the feeling Erik writes leitmotifs for everyone he knows?
rose-harp Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That was a good apology Erik.

Good job Phantom.
UmbraeCalamitas Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Writer
I love Jack Frost, so I love this page. Also, snowflakes on musical notes!! XD
Dracophile Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Aww. Wow, Eric really does put in an effort to apologize. And Jack looks so happy :heart:

I kind of imagine the song like this [link], or [link] or this [link]
mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Awwwww!! I'm going to kidnap Erik now. *Gets her patented Phantom of the Opera catching kit*
WhiteWolffie Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I think that 99.99% of people on the planet fall short of Erik's music compositions, so we'll forgive you for the shortcoming. ;)
MorganaRowan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
Aww, Jack is so pleased ^_^
mae4632 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
The last panel!! <3 Amazing art! :D
Brighthart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh jeeze...Jack's expression and reaction in the last two panels...too many feels! This as beautifully done - you wrote Jack really well!
PaisleyRose Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Bravo Ashe, Bravo... I can hear the music of Erik for Frost in my ears now... BRAVO
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