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Roommates - Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On - 17 by AsheRhyder Roommates - Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On - 17 by AsheRhyder
Things should be getting clearer now... Even clearer in the next couple of pages...



Jareth and Sarah belong to Henson, Lucas, Bowie and Connelly.
Swan Lake belongs to Tchaikovsky.
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:iconthechinasorrows:
TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
I see no clarity - just feels for the un-sailing of my ship.
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NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Swan lake! Now it at least makes a little sense. 
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ScrawlMeHappy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
I'm going to say Trousers of Time just before I start reading on. Y'know, 'cos.

You and the rest of the buildingverse are pushing me to try drawing comic strips. I can't see them turning out as well as yours, though.

Love your work.
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YukiRiku Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I'm understanding a little more now
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Badassninja137 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh jeez have you been watching Black Swan? I get the same vibes from this page as I did from the movie. 0_0
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mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
SWAN LAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i think i get whats going now
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Withdrawn-Moonsilver Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
I. . . have to admit, while this is awesome I can't help but find the whole 'Swan Lake' theme terribly amusing. Mostly because the way I found the Roommates 'Verse was through a crossover fanfic someone wrote with Princess Tutu. . . now I need to hunt that fic down again and see if they wrote it before or after you wrote this arc. . .
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LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my GOSH! MOST! EPIC! PAGE! YET!
SQUEEEEEE! You've got heart beat up with excitement!!!!!!!
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Ana-Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
There is a lot of "tragic endings" of this ballet, but I guess the better one is when Odette and her prince (Siegfred, isn't it? Can't remember) die and are seen flying to Heaven together... It is tragic, but also somewhat "happy".
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
There is also a perfectly happy one where the prince defeats the evil sorcerer and lives happily ever after with Odette... currently (or as far as I know) we think that this was meant to be the original, but such stories just didn't go well with the ideals of romanticism so it was changed and the Darker And Edgier version stuck.
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Ana-Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Well, I know this ending, but I mean that out of all the tragic endings (The prince stays with Odile or he follows Odette and sees her dying) the "better" one is the one where they both die and go to heaven together... It is somewhat happy, in a Romeo and Juliet ending kind of way
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're right. Except for the comparison.


(For me the ending of Romeo and Juliet didn't even reach bittersweet, it was a downer... two deaths through sheer stupidity. Maybe I'm just not romantic enough to appreciate. My favorite version (the movie "Romeo + Juliet", it's so Bad it's Good) at least had enough self-aware irony to make it bearable.)
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Ana-Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Although I do consider a "happy" (better than having them living apart, since they loved each other so much and it served as a punisment for those moronic excuses of families they had) this doesn't stop me from crying (is like the The Little Prince. You're happy he's back to his planet and his rose, yeah, but I still cry like a baby).
Haven't watched this version, I'll try finding it to watch (got curious, I love irony)
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I felt their ending is "Love Makes You Dumb" and "Poor Communication Kills". Living apart has the option of meeting again (maybe even to get a bit of distance to see things clearer, because their love for me never seemed too healthy), dying together pretty much removes any chance of living together.

That movie is a polarizing one so a love it or hate it thing. ^^; I loved it, but I had the misfortune to watch the 1968, Franco Zeffirelli version before it and that took itself way too seriously for my taste. I ended up alternating between :facepalm: and :XD: at the "Oh-So-Dramatic-And-Tragic" death scene... Romeo + Juliet with all it's over-the-top imagery managed to be a lot more touching.
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Ana-Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Is that thing, bad news always travel faster. Since I believe in life after death, their ending is not THAT bad. Sure, is sad and all, but not that bad. Actually, my favorite works of Shakespeare are Otelo and The Winter's Tale.

I remember I watched one movie when I was younger but damn if I can remember which version was.
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm agnostic about life after death. I'm not even perfectly sure about life before death, but still... trowing away the only life we can be reasonably sure to exist looks just foolish to me. If we don't go meta that is. If life is fictional death doesn't matter just how memorable the story was. But in this case ONLY the story matters and not the lives of the people in it, which in itself is a tragedy (Roommates deals with this at times).
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Ethala1000 Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm just skipping back through the arch, and now I recognize the crystal in the last pannel! ha! I never would have caught that if I didn't go back! I absolutely LOVE this!
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alexiroseni Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's comign together and I think I am going to love it. I'll reread when it's over to get the whole idea. But this is becoming a small comicbook masterpiece.
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Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
Hehe. Maybe I'm just slow but... nope. Not getting clear for me.

I do like the childish Jareth panels though.
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GingerDarkness Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The way all tales end always depend on who is telling them...

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I'm Gonna Kick It Up A Notch!

"Just love me. Fear me. Do as I say and I shall be your slave." - Jareth, Goblin King

"I haz a doobyus." - Gip, Goblin of GND, by :iconpika-la-cynique:

~You alone can make my song take flight...~ - Erik, Phantom of the Opera
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Adne Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
am I the only one who sees the couple in the crystal at the last panel? o.0
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:iconmali-chan:
Mali-chan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No. You're not. The panels before that are close-ups of the crystal so it's pretty logical too.
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Adne Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh yes! your right! didn't even see that, thank you for pointing that out to me! :3
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mr. King has his own magical crystal (even if the form is different). The Erlkönig-Jareth family resemblance is uncanny sometimes. :D
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Adne Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it really is, that's why I love this comic. she thinks of everything! :3
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely ballet pose :) Swan Lake, now that;s a kicker.
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k9Glacier Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no it isnt,im still lost XD i get that he's supposed to be learning something though
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If you know Swan Lake (and its variations) this page is extremely informative (just fit the roles with the cast) and inspirational. :meow:
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k9Glacier Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oohhh.swan lake.gotcha.its been a while since ive read any of that so it didnt click but i got it!thanks :3
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Radishgirl Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I'm still a little confused but I think I'm getting it. I love that his dad is using the story he told Jareth as a child to make mortal-Jareth remember who he is and realize that Sarah is only an illusion (I think that's what's happening?). If it is is beautiful. If it isn't its probably beautiful anyway just more confusing. I am loving this arc so hard and I was worried I wouldn't because I got a bit lost in the Doppelganger-arc but this one has really captured me. And the art is gorgeous especially the swan ballerina. I love her body and expression. Also pouty mini!Jareth who wants happy endings is adorable.
"Many versions end in tragedy. Even more end in death. But there is one that ends happily. And that is the first one. So remember." Love this so hard. It may be against the odds but there is a chance that if he takes it, it can all end happily for once.
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... this page went to the Heartwarming Moments page just for that! :D
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EveryDayArtist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
So I give up computers for lent, come back and find a whole brand-spanking-new arc going and at least ten pages worth of said arc.

That just made my day. :) Loving the Swan Lake references, I was a huge Swan Princess fan-girl growing up.
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TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Saw the second panel, and all I thought was, 'Black Swan'.
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hydr0ph0en1x Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow. Yes. I think I understand. Possibly. 0_0
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spiritfox94 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are they trapped in a story book?
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is a dream (or a flash-back but I think dream is more probable) Mr. King seems to use Swan Lake as an analogy to pass information on the current situation (and also an inspirational message) to his son... it's like he doesn't want (or can) intervene directly.
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spiritfox94 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...well okay then.

And if you put that and have them in a story book then you have INCEPTION
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Ashe likes that movie... and Inception-Swan-Lake-with-the-Roommates-cast sounds all kind of awesome. :meow:
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spiritfox94 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOLS
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Ethala1000 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY, Little Jareth! I really REALLY love this panel, it makes everything so much clearer, like you said! Its wonderful and sweet and pretty. YAY!!!
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BrooklynrageSaywhat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Ballet. Nice touch.
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ChibiStarr Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh for a moment there I thought you were going to incorporate Black Swan XD
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Sierraness23 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is absolutely incredible. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this.
I'm so hoping for a happy ending...
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frannygreengables Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I was reading some of the comments posted and some told me that the original ending of swan lake was happy! I only know the ballet version where everybody dies, and I was wondering if there was a link or something where I could more about the original since I've always loved Swan Lake and would love to learn more about it!

Thanks!
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frannygreengables Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I LOVE IT!!!!!!! (Major leaping freakout!)

Swan Lake w/ happy ending! Please! Also little Jareth is super cute!
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Mocha-Miel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Writer
...That's tiny Jareth but I'm still lost!
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jumphigh45 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Me too, still lost.
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Kiyoko-mai Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! I'm so excited for the rest of it! :squee:
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Meiriona Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Yay, you know too that the original had a happy ending. I wasn't sure if you were going that way or not, from the Odile image when I saw the preview, and I'm happy you are.

...crap, now I want to either watch Princess Tutu again or re-read Mercedes Lackey's "The Black Swan" Both of which give poor Odile a better end.
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kuronekochan388 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Sorry I heard somewhere that Swan Lake had a sad ending where the main characters died.
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