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Roommates 79 - Confrontation 2 by AsheRhyder Roommates 79 - Confrontation 2 by AsheRhyder
In which the Artist apologizes profusely for tardiness, and a long and dramatic story arc is resolved.

Or,

In which Valjean is wise, and Javert says words that cost him much, but gain him much in return.

Javert and Valjean belong to Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
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:iconthechinasorrows:
TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
I love the subtly and complexity that this has.
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Denni24601 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwwwwww. The endıng's so adorable.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!
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EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
This was the arc that really latched me into the comic. Considering these two in the context of the building-verse, I find myself thinking harder than I had before about the last couple of panels. I find a few things hard to read here, expression-wise. Physical expressions, mostly- faces are fairly clear.
In particular, I hearken back to the second-to-last panel. Jean places his hand on Javert's shoulder, and Javert's reaction is- surprised, but other than that I can't exactly tell. Is it just me, or does he flinch? It seems to me that his instinct would be to deflect, defend or defy, to recoil or even to retaliate, perhaps to push Valean's hand away and deny him that contact outright.
But whatever it is he is moved to do, he does not. He quite literally thinks better of it. If he does not accept the touch, he allows it, and he appreciates it. He understands the intent, if the gesture itself is unfamiliar- the tragic thing of course being that it must be. Nobody ever would have treated him like this. Valjean probably will not realize this fully until somewhat later on. Doubtless, though, he notices that movement, that moment of alarm, and the following moment where there is tentative acceptance. Perhaps this is where he really starts seeing Javert as a person, full of light and shadows, endlessly intricate but perhaps well worth the effort it would take to somewhat understand him. Perhaps this is the moment in which he is inspired to try. I like to think that when Valjean recognizes how difficult and daunting it is for Javert to let go of his suspicions and separate himself from his old role, yet witnesses him doing precisely that, he sees something truer and deeper than he ever would have imagined.
("There is green in that wood yet.")
(I have to wonder what these two pages would look like were in your current style- it would floor me, no doubt.)
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I cannot put into words the smile this put on my face, but yes, this is it exactly.

(Oh god, don't tempt me to redraw it, I've got so much to ink and draw on the upcoming Mega Arc... so tempted...)
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:iconlizard9932:
lizard9932 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where's jareth..?
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait and see.
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:icontricneu:
tricneu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I FINALLY UNDERSTAND THIS SECTION
AND I Am SO SAD
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*offers tissues*
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*cough* Wait for it...
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:iconpscycobaltolover110:
PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
lol, K *waits*
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it!!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you did!
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:iconjdluvasqee:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconepiphanyblue:
EpiphanyBlue Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Tears of joy. And of pain.
Could it ever really be, or have been?
So much to think about. To wonder.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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:iconrose-harp:
rose-harp Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That which costs us most will often grant us great reward.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed.
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:iconnight-mare-chan:
Night-Mare-chan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww -incoherent babble- this is such a good arc. I don't even-- Also the seventh panel is really awesome
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you're enjoying it.
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:iconthebasketkid:
TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Wow
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks muchly.
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:iconeverdeen13:
everdeen13 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
...Is this supposed to make me squee without even shipping them? Because that's a very hard thing to do, and I applaud you.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed!
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:iconlesmislove:
LesMisLove Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed.
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:iconspiritfox94:
spiritfox94 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWWWWWW I LOVE THIS ARC
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.
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:iconspiritfox94:
spiritfox94 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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:iconrubyoftrinity:
RubyOfTrinity Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
D'awwww! ^^
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed.
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:iconphantomdragon-56:
PHantomDragon-56 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011   General Artist
How interesting. It shows that anyone can change given enough time.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And other influences. It's not an easy road.
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:iconphantomdragon-56:
PHantomDragon-56 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011   General Artist
Change never is.
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:iconchika1345:
Chika1345 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
awww! -squees- that was touching!
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:icontavata:
Tavata Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
T_T <- Happy tears

THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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:icondubiousvolute:
dubiousvolute Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
The "good man" panel is dangerously, heartbreakingly beautiful. Yoinks.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I was really pleased with how it turned out, too.
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:iconredkiwibird:
RedKiwiBird Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Panel seven looks kind of like Prince Zuko.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh... May have to watch that series sometime...
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:iconspiritfox94:
spiritfox94 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow. This is a heart throbing section in roommates. I loved these colored pages. I ADORE IT!!!!! I love the dialogue.

"He has always been allone. Now, perhaps he need not be." I loved that. And I loved the pannel where Javert sais."A good man" and the "He has always been allone." I loved that pannel. Very dramatic. THIS SERIOUSLY MADE MY HEART BEAT LIKE CRAZY. IT STILL IS. You got to do more of the dramatic stuf. your good at it. (not allot, this is a commady commic, but some more would be good.)
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll do more dramatic stuff, but it takes a lot more work.
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:iconspiritfox94:
spiritfox94 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well......yea I know. STILL sometimes drawiing drama can be fun.
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:iconkittengrl39:
Kittengrl39 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Hee! I'm a sucker for redemption scenes. (The subtext is also wonderful. :D)
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed!
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:iconerik-equals-win:
Erik-equals-WIN Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
*tacklehugs Valjean and Javert* Dere we go!
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed.
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:iconthalassa-shells:
Thalassa-Shells Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
i think you made me a Javert/Valjean shipper. FORGIVE ME!!! DX
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:icongeek-de-la-musique:
geek-de-la-musique Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no forgiveness is required! I'm on that ship too! :)
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