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Roommates: Kings War - 3 by AsheRhyder Roommates: Kings War - 3 by AsheRhyder
And so it begins. Happy Solstice...


Sarah and Toby belong to Henson, Lucas, Connelly, and Froud.
Legolas and Thranduil belong to Tolkien. (As does Orcrist, really...)
??? belongs to ???
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:iconryujou:
Ryujou Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
What's Legolas thinking in the fifth panel? 
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EmmaLeUnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ashe, is this the first appearance of Story? Cuz' I see the bastard.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Story's been around for quite a while before this, too...
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:iconemmaleunicorn:
EmmaLeUnicorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Poop, I thought this was his first appearance.
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EmmaLeUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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EmmaLeUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Orcrist. The goblin cleaver. OH NOES...
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:iconondyne:
Ondyne Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Orcrist!! Can it be we will see his owner? Maybe? *insert big puppy eyes here*
I love Thranduil eyebrows XDXD
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jerenda Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Writer
Comments have driven me to explore the "scribble figure" and I just found him. Close-up studies of the arm touching Toby reveal that the text says "They say curiosity kills the cat." Furthermore, the scribble figure is made up of words in every panel he appears in, we just can't read them.

I speculate that a being made of words in a comic strip potentially has the power to possess beings, or at least affect them. I find it no accident that immediately after the scribble figure touches Toby, he asks a curious question. I also find it no accident that the position of the scribble figure (that no one sees, by the way, which we know because Sarah is insanely protective of her little brother) is exactly the same as the position Jareth stands in just before Toby slices him up.

Further speculation in progress.
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love speculation. It makes my day so much brighter.
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:iconjerenda:
jerenda Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Student Writer
ASHE. You're making me crazy!

Shadow figures: fav.me/d654ftf
It's now canon that the characters cannot see the Wordsmen walking among them. Theories that these men symbolize Plot are currently being considered.

Poker game with the Erlkönig: fav.me/d62lqzq
Generally a bad idea and not recommended.

I could go deeper but in the interest of my sanity I shall not.
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LadyDesmoria Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok that scribble figure is getting on my nerves! I mean we saw him when the guys were on vacation and he or it  obviously gives everyone the creeps! Ecery nerve on my body is screaming that this weirdo is bad news! Can no one else see him?! I mean he's on the bench then coming towards them and then he touches Toby! How do we know that this guy isn't responsible for Jareth's accident? For all we know he could be influencing Toby and gave him the strength to wield the sword. No normal little boy would've been able to do that so something must have been helping him! I hope you explain this soon! I'm already mad and off my rocker but this is pushing it!

Otherwise great job can't wait for more
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Why is friend in parenthesis? Is there something I don't know about Legolas and Gimli's relationship?
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
More potential subtext, depending on personal interpretation. Shippers could, if they wanted, run with it in their direction. Non-shippers can take it as Thranduil's reluctance to support any kind of association with the dwarves. 'Sup to you, really.
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Oh okay. Neat.
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Student General Artist
OMFG YES
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SkysongMA Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Writer
Thranduil's steed always makes me laugh.
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:iconlord44:
Lord44 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Uh oh
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:iconarkiel-pixie:
Arkiel-Pixie Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...... Is that scribble the plot? I'm suspicious that much like Disbelief, it's a meta-concept rather than a character. And awww, it's King Thranny the Irritable!
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Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK
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:iconcimorine90:
Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
ohhhh boy.......
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Phantom-Griffin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Am I the only one who reads "They say curiosity killed the cat" in the second to last panel....
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Why does everyone forget the rest of that verse?! Curiosity killed the cat and satisfaction brought it back!
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:iconpika-la-cynique:
Pika-la-Cynique Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh super well spotted, bravo!
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... Several people could read "Curiosity" and some word fragments. But yours is the most complete and probable solution to date. :meow:
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MsRedmobile Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
There is a manga sequel to 'Labyrinth' where Toby became the next Goblin King.....

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....Just throwing that out there. :iconwinkplz:
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xxanARTchistxx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
I heard that one was terrible. What did you think of it?
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MsRedmobile Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
It's...certainly not what I expected when I randomly found it (and squealed a lot more than needed). But I wouldn't say it was terrible; it at least expands on the world and gives our dear a little more back-story (not childhood or parent stuff though).

The plot is 'meh' and Sarah isn't around much (and I think that's what people REALLY hated about it), but the art looks alright and there IS a scene when Jareth and Sarah talk in the third volume that's bittersweet. So it anyone wanted to read it I'd go in with low expectations.
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xxanARTchistxx Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Filmographer
Interesting. Maybe I'll take a peak at it just for the heck of it,
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
The art is horrendous!!! I own all four. It's fun on its own, but Roommates is way better. The guy is great at drawing non-human characters but holy hell is he terrible otherwise! First time I saw Sarah I thought she was a dude! It's interesting enough but don't let the drop-dead gorgeous covers fool you-they got a legitimate manga artist to do the covers.
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:iconmsredmobile:
MsRedmobile Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
There is a manga sequel to 'Labyrinth' where Toby became the next Goblin King.....

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....Just throwing that out there. :iconwinkplz:
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:iconjezabelledisreali:
JezabelleDisreali Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
I love that frustration Legolas seems to have with his dad over his "dwarf friend".
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:iconmgria:
MGria Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Something tells me that Toby and legolas are going too have a role together in the storyThat's interesting :-)
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Potterlover137 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
hahaha!! i loved the fourth and fifth panels!! btw, isn't that the sword thorin used in the hobbit?
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Blue-Mouse007 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Um . . . Orcrist "The Goblin Cleaver" . . . I am worried about this plot point. 0.0
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Kereea Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Leggy, don;t give the boy the sword!
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Rowena-Arum Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Interesting. I wonder how that will play into the plot. Also, I like your new style for an ambiguous character, it's really cool.
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Spider-From-Mars Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
They say curiosity killed the cat?!? Well that's not at all ominous! Messages like that and a sword known as goblin cleaver! Argh!
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Jai-Barou Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The sadowy thing! Isn't he/she the one in the ball? The one when they were on vacation? The suspense is killing me.
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No-Ones-Fool Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Legolas' "Not cool, dad" made me snort my drink. You'd think I'd have learned not to drink and read this at the same time by now, but no. :) I like your Legolas so much more than the one in the movies...

And that squiggly guy spells bad news. Is it the same squiggly guy from that masquerade ball?
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:iconasherhyder:
AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quite likely the same squiggly...
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alexiroseni Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thorin's sword...
Toby...
Sarah....
Legolas in NON-narrator mode....
my curiosity is peaked.
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Crystal-Peak Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Isn't that Thorin's sword?
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:iconmali-chan:
Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It was, is, and will be. As logic goes this takes place around the timeline of the Hobbit. But Legolas seems to be after Lord of the Rings, so he probably knows that he will give Thorin the sword, because he already did... Timey Wimey!
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Crystal-Peak Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Wait, so Legolas gave Thorin his sword? I got confused...
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:iconmali-chan:
Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well... me too... but If not directly, but Legolas definitely knows that the sword will end up as Thorin's, as he already went through both the novel and the film versions of the LotR. Cursed nonchronological adaptations screwing with continuity! :]
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TellMeWhatYouSee Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Orcrist... isn't that the sword more commonly known as the Goblin Cleaver?
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QueenTiamet Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ho Dayum, didn't even think of that!!!
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TellMeWhatYouSee Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I KNOW RIGHT?!
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PaisleyRose Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BRAVO!
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