It all started when I saw a panel from Girls Next Door
involving Aziraphale and Crowley (it was an obsession at the time) on Tumblr and followed in back to Deviant Art
. I started from the beginning of Girls Next Door
, but around the twentieth page, I decided to look at the comic it was a spin-off of. And thus I found Roommates
. I soon found that while I absolutely loved both comics*
, there was just something about Roommates
that I loved so much more. I found around the Dark!Jareth arc
that it was how deeply it delved into the tragedy of stories that made me love it.
Never before had I seen something that looked at how, because stories work a certain way, certain things must occur in that story. Most prominently though, it was how the villain must always
fall that hit me the hardest. I already had a thing for villains at that point (I blame Loki
), but this made me realize how tragic the role of the villain was. We always want them to fall, but there is no way that they can win because, as the villains of their story, that is all they can
do. It made me look at all stories completely differently. I even went back and rewatched Pirates Of The Caribbean
just to examine James' story differently. And it of course got me thinking about what would happen if the characters in a story realized that they were fictional and thus had certain roles to play. I'm getting off topic here.
Do I think it's a good comic and would I recommend it? I think that it probably the best webcomic that I have ever seen and I would most certainly recommend it. I do have to put out a warning to any potential readers. While it is highly amusing at most points, it is also very dark and will make you suffer from a massive amount of Mood Whiplash
. No really, it has reduced me to a sobbing mess at points and that's saying something. But I digress. I do hope whoever is reading this will go and check out Roommates
. I promise that you won't regret it.