Webcomic / Girls Next Door

Found on Wednesdays here.

Part of the Buildingverse, Girls Next Door by Pika-la-Cynique is told from the girls' perspective, and developed its own storyline with only loose connections to Roommates.

This DeviantArt fancomic is Meta Fic that tends to run on Finagle's Law and Rule of Funny (or Rule of Fanservice).

It follows Sarah and Jareth of Labyrinth, and Christine and Erik of The Phantom of the Opera, as they live together as roommates in apartment building with No Fourth Wall, along their neighbors from Pirates of the Caribbean, Les Misérables, and Good Omens, among others, in an apartment building owned by Spaced's Marsha Klein.

Rooming arrangements so far:

Has a voice-over project on YouTube (here) and an audio only one by Shirekat here. There's also a Hungarian translation project titled A Szomszédlányok. (Scroll down. They have tropes!)

This comic provides examples of:

The Youtube Voiceover project provides examples of:

  • Limited Animation: Very very limited... you could swear it's just static images with an occasional effect or zoom.
    • It isn't?
    • It is, but if someone would do some mouth animation it would be actually hard to tell as thanks to the dynamic editing looks more alive than some actual cartoons from the 70s-80s.
  • Vocal Evolution: As the cast is mostly non-professional it's not surprising that they get better and better as time goes by.

The Hungarian translation provides examples of:

  • Gratuitous English: Some of the English is left unchanged. Mostly advertisement taglines and names of places (with subtitles if needed).