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Roommates - Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On - 31 by AsheRhyder Roommates - Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On - 31 by AsheRhyder
In Inception, if you die within a dream, you wake up, or, if waking up is physically impossible (say, due to sedation), you fall into Limbo, which is more or less primordial subconscious.

Let's go back a moment to some older stories. Much older stories about dreaming, before it was simply something your brain did to decompress and refile all your thoughts and feelings. Let's go back to a time when people thought your soul left your body when you were dreaming and were afraid that, if you got hurt in a dream, you got hurt in real life. If you dreamed you fell, and you dreamed you hit the ground, and you dreamed you died...

... you did.

This, dear reader, is the time when Nightmares ruled, and when the Court of Fear was strong and held their banners high.


</overly poetic flavor text that may or may not have anything to do with the actual goings on>


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.
Swan Lake belongs to Tchaikovsky.
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
What's with that ring?!
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:iconthechinasorrows:
TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Now is as good a time as ever to comment on just how much I love your notes. They are so amazing.
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Has someone been hitting Rise of the Guardians of late?  Also, Abraham Lincoln once had a dream he was walking through the White House and everyone was crying and in mourning.  There was a casket in the room and Lincoln asked what was wrong and a man replied with "the president is dead."  A week later (if I remember correctly) President Lincoln was assassinated.
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NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh snap...
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mayaegyptkezi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
uh oh
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AnaxErik4ever Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Writer
Ah, the Court of Fear. A place where Pitch would be more than at home, and of course in power, I think. Mmmm... the Matrix again. Since the body cannot survive without the mind, if you die in there, you'd die out here.
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rose-harp Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just need to say that Jareth begging (for him), with please in THAT VOICE, always tears at my heart.

I felt you should know that.
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meimei808 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yayyy so excited to catch up on these!! You're amazing.
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait a second...I have heard that before. My brother told me if you died in a dream, you actually died. But I'm not sure that's true. Because I have had a crazy serial killer phsycopath slice my throat with circle sawblades for hands, fallen off cliffs, and bitten by a vampire who drained me of blood and left me for dead in a few of my nightmares. So if that is true, why am I still here browsing DeviantArt, going to college, and living life to the fullest? :3
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Finally!  Someone who has crazier dreams than I do!  Or at least AS crazy.  All my friends are convinced I take Acid before going to sleep.       -_-
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pffft, ahaha. XD Laughing about the Acid thing, not the crazy dreams. Sorry you have those, they are no fun whatsoever.
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JarethsSlave Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Well, some of them are honestly.  My friends insist I could write a best selling novel with them if I could figure out a way for the novel to make sense to non-drug addicts.
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RomanceFreak Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. How interesting.
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JoeoftheMasks Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unseelie vs Seelie, with Erlkronig in the middle.
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Indigo-Night-Wisp Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Oh, maybe it doesn't have anything to do with what's actually going on but hooo-Lordy it sure is pretty! :)
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Vanshira Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...Wait, if dying in a dream was supposed to make you die IRL...then how would anyone know? After all, if someone died in a dream and died in their sleep for real as a result, it's not like they could then tell anyone what they'd been dreaming about before they died.
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LadyEmberGuardian Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They had a squashed look on their face, like they'd just fallen from a long ways up... so they either died from hitting the ground in their dream or from really bad constipation. ;p
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CrazyMissDaisy Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
Once I dreamed I died (epicly I might add, all hero and swordfight and shit) and it was quite nice really, calm and like a much needed rest.

did I mention i looove this arc? Like totally love it! I wanna print it out and save it on my bookshelf for eternity
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al28894 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeouch! Hope the dream does a quick 180 then!
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing, and the text was beautiful
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littlecurvy Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
OMG youre so amazing!
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EveryDayArtist Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Jareth is so BA.
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trezelle2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I'm seeing lots of posts about how the girls ought to come and save the day...


... I respectfully disagree. This is a battle Jareth has to win.
Plus, the boys need moments of pure awesomeness too!
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Mali-chan Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My money is more on Dark!Jareth and Odile learning the hard way you Do Not Taunt Cthulhu... ummm... The Goblin King. :giggle:
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TvTubeGirl Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Fight is Jareth, I know you can
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Sahilee Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, there is only one thing that I would like to say - pride goes before a fall Odile ;)
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BoneNinja Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
You are amazing. An amazing artist. An amazing storyteller. An amazing dreamer. :)
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Darned4AllEternity Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
CRAAAAAAAAAAAP. IT'S THOSE VINE THINGIES. UGH! D:< And Odile is really starting to piss me off. JARETH YOU CAN DO THIS! GO GO GO, JARETH!! :iconcheerplz:
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AteMozzarella Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Awaken, darlings!
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Crystal-Peak Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
In little words, you die without having Freddy Krueger doing the job. Your own subconscious does it. Damn.
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FadingStarlights Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GET THE RING OFF!!!!
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:iconiridescent-mists:
iridescent-mists Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Well, that's not good...

(Also, damn, his armour is fantastic :XD:)
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riamachia Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I know, right? That collar is just ridiculously amazing all on its own, but then when you see the rest of it...

/sigh
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:iconladyoffellan:
LadyofFellan Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmmm, I think I am starting to see where this is going... :)
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DancewiththeStorm Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa... The details are spectacular... as is the suspense...
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No-Ones-Fool Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Poor guy. The vine-y things going up his arms look rather painful.
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RightorLeft Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Oh, man. Beautiful art as ever.
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spiritfox94 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D: OMG OMG OMG
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xXFear-ChanXx Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AH, Yes. At least he is trying to wake. If you make a connection, The woman he is speaking too should be familiar..
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JeenDarkcat Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
how are you going to end this on time and dose it have to end? I have had so much fun with this ark great job
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Lady-CrusaderKira Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jareth!!! Get up!!!!!
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:iconimaginationhaven:
imaginationhaven Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No Jareth!
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sing-while-working Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I'm hoping that Sarah will at least give him a hug or something when he wakes up, suddenly beaten and broken. Awesome artwork, as usual~
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lotusblosm Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't care whether or not that bit of poetry has anything to do with the story, I Love It!!!! :D
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Kiyoko-mai Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
someone quick! get a crowbar so we can pry the ring off! HURRY!!!!!!!!!!!! and a knife, I wish to stab that girl :iconevilplz:
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IntoxicatingFreedom Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh noes! The dramatic tension rises!
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Mylene2511 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
...damn.
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:iconfruitbat2011:
FruitBat2011 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
...yikes.

I like the poetry, though...
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CaeliaDiMekio Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
The ring.... ohshit, what is it doing?
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kitty-demon18 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
fascinating
also, while i adore the guys and their magnificent costumes, i admit to hoping that sarah swoops in and saves the day or at least manages to unbind jareth
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