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We Said Things In The Dark by Muirin007 We Said Things In The Dark by Muirin007
"Things in the dark," of course, meaning little bits of Victorian naughtiness whispered under a blanket at some sort of Erik/Christine slumber party. 

I've made it fairly clear that I think Love Never Dies is, on the whole, completely ridiculous. The music for "Beneath a Moonless Sky" is absolutely gorgeous, but the plot and the lyrics...

I mean really, what in the world? Am I supposed to infer that, because the title refers to a "moonless sky," Erik and Christine just...ahem... did it out in the middle of the Parisian streets? And no one noticed? There wasn't some sort of costermonger strolling by at the end of the day who saw the whole thing and alerted one of the gendarmes? Or did Erik just wave him away? "No, no, carry on, my good man, carry on, nothing to see here--woo wee, mama, that's a spicy meat-a-ball-a!"

Oy. 

Just the phrase "things in the dark..." Who wrote this? Honestly. "Things" could mean anything, really, which is where this comic came from. I like to think that Erik and Christine get a kick out of potty humor. :lol: Heck, they could have been exchanging the names of exotic fruits for all I know, because "things" isn't exactly descriptive. 

So, Andrew Lloyd Webber, as much as I absolutely adore your work on the original Phantom and admire your work as a composer, I have to give Love Never Dies a big fat PFFFFT. 

Although you have to admit, it's great material for spoofing! :lol: When I watched it with my friends, we were laughing so hard that I think we may have dislocated something...

Phantom of the Opera belongs to Gaston Leroux.
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
As far as I am concerned, this can totally pass as Victorian foreplay. :giggle: ... Erm ... Catholic bonapartist foreplay...?


"I mean really, what in the world? Am I supposed to infer that, because the title refers to a "moonless sky," Erik and Christine just...ahem... did it out in the middle of the Parisian streets? And no one noticed?"

Tee-hee. Mh, well, one of Erik's first lines is "Ah Christine, you came and found where I -hid-." You can't hide right on the street, I presume we are supposed to believe Erik stayed in some old shack or raunchy hotel room. Somehow I thiiink Madame Giry even says something like this in a dialogue during the play, but my memory might deceive me here (saw the second version of the London staging in 2011, still haven't seen the DVD). 
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BlackFlashlight Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist
yessss Love Never Dies was so ridiculous I was laughing so hard I couldn't hear what they were singing, I'm sorry, the music was really good sometimes but what the heck man I can't take it seriously it's like a fanfiction and it should be no more than one, anyway this drawing is awesome, I LOVE your Erik, and it's really late so I think I laughed a bit too hard  heehehehe
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Werewolf289 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually do enjoy Love Never Dies. It is a little macabre, but I find it fantastic. I hate that Christine finally loves Erik, and then she DIES! She DIES. WHY? Anyway, this is just fantastic. I cannot image Erik saying nipple :D hahaha. The first time I saw this I laughed so loud. Great job :)
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MaskedNightingale Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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LittleNudibranch Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I sincerely love everything about this; your drawing style, the detail, the way the Phantom and Christine are at the foot of the bed like giggling five year olds. I can't stop smiling. Well done.
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DarthxErik Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student General Artist
*rolls on the floor, dying of laughter* OH MY WORD... *wipes tear* Ho ho....

And yes to EVERYTHING you wrote up there. HAHAHA... oh... oh God...

Why did that garbage ever have to exist. Oh well, as you mentioned, perfect material for spoofing. ;)
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PsychoticLaughter Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so adorable^^
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meatpuppet111 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
*hehe* for as immature as it is, that's actually outrageously funny! XD
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Bri-IHeartArt-Mae Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Me and my friends kinda act like this.. Lol the whole thing made me laugh, especially when I read the description lol XD By the way, I love your art style! ^_^
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ehehehehehehe!!! Love it!!!
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blumperbumper Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
Adorable👍
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JWiesner Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I didn't know about that movie until recently, so this comic makes much more sense now. :lol: Laughing so hard! I'm guilty of giggling about this sort of potty humor myself.

Ah when they talked about the moonless sky in that song, I thought they meant under a roof, in the dark. I imagined they just did it in Erik's place where the Music Of The Night happened, lol.

Agree, about 90% of the sequel movie sucks. The plot and characters were undeveloped and the acting was just AWFUL. It also bugged me a lot how the actor that played Eric basically looked like Jim Carrey. You don't hire a Jim Carrey actor when you apparently need a (now) 60 years old skinny guy that looks like he's been rotting for 100 years longer.

But the stuff that doesn't suck in the movie is really good, which is in my opinion the whole scene where the song "Beauty Underneath" happens. Dat whole scenery and ending of the song, holy crap. I felt like I was back in the essence of the original story again. At least for few minutes. But it went downhill from there again. Goddamn how much I hate Gustav lmao, he's as annoying as Duck from the videogame Walking Dead. Also, I remember the first time he was introduced I thought " What, 'Gustav'? Really? They didn't even bother giving him a French name to make it more believable?"

I thought the song "Devil Take The Hindmost" and its Reprise were catchy too. Though they were rather off-personality. I just can't get myself to believe Raoul bets his wife for money- and Eric betting at all when his thing is blackmail.

But yeah this is just the opinion of me as an old fan. :>
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xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This art made me laugh so hard cause that's exactly what my friends and I did in 5th grade XD
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PuffyShirt Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gOD
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nightmarefreak101 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
And their facial expressions, Dear God! I literally had to roll over, stop my life for a minute and just laugh.
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nightmarefreak101 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
This. This right here. Made me burst in to painful tears of laughter. Any and every phan must see this for the wondrous beauty it is.
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RedRavenwitch Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
This is fantastic and I love it. And yeah, this is the way I describe this song to my friends who have never heard it:
Erik: "Hey, Christine, remember that night ten years ago, you know like THE night? When we were both awkward virgins and totally, like, well, you know, when I put my 'thing' in your 'thing'? Let's sing about it."
Christine: "Oh, yeah, when you put your 'thing' in my 'thing,' yeah, totally. Singing about that would be great."
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OfWhatDreamsMayCome Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Man, I don't think I've ever laughed at anyone's POTO comics except when it comes to your stuff. Seriously; you are a genius in your own special right.

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DeadGirlsPlayThing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014
I love your style of Erik! It totally works for him. And even though I love some of the songs including beneath a moonless sky, this is hilarious!
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greekgirl13 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Imagine this: They sing that part and then flashback to this little sleepover, thus causing them to break into insane laughter all over again. ;3
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Thunder-Star Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ehehehehe. X'D Priceless.
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mollyjr3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
There is a reason the original cast was the ONLY cast.... 
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mollyjr3 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Though the music is really good. Have to say I love the music
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A-Being-Of-Fable Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
THIS XD 
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annaisclover Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I wish I wasn't such a sucker for shit movies and music. God! I have problems! But I loved 'Love Never Dies' cause I'm weird but I love it even more when people poke fun at it because it's HILARIOUS! This picture gave me so much joy. You are so very talented! And the way you draw Erik is the way he should really look. LOVE! <3
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SlightlyDraconic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Gosh, this is now my favorite Phantom comic ever. :lol: Your work never fails to make me happy. 

The facial expressions in this one are so priceless. 
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LaLadayCavalier Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist
:happybounce: Muirin, I'll say it again: the only thing that equals the awesomeness of your art is the hilarity of the stuff you write with it!
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Pentos89 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Pahahah lovely xD
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ElysseFray111 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
*Gasp* How scandalous!

Seriously though, this is totally what happened cause NO WAY they would do the dirty in the middle of a random street. Knowing Erik he would rent the Versailles or something like that for Christine.
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PHantomDragon-56 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014   General Artist
I love their facial expressions
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
hahahah i can't it's just to much! :rofl: 
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Francois4moi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
XD Oh, if only this WERE the real scene from LND.

It's silly, but it would ONLY improve that mess. I think if LND was treated more like satire, a commentary on the fanbase and its various aspects, something like that, it would be much more acceptable. If it could do for musicals what Blazing Saddles did for Westerns, it might just salvage Webber's rep.

Ah well. We can dream.
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AzuriteOpera Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Writer
This is adorable Clap  I love the music as well but I just can't listen to the song anymore because it makes me really uncomfortable.
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TornAsunder7916 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god, this is the best thing ever!!
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snapeslover Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
OMG. OMG  Who are you because I frickin' love you. The best thing about this whole thing was the explanation. I laughed so hard at "that's a spicy meat-a-ball-a" that  I was asked what was wrong. :rofl:
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Belle-et-la-Bette Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
I utterly agree with you about LND.
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VassagoX66 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
The only thing that could have made this better would have been their feet sticking up behind them.

I goddamn love you.
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okapirose Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect XD

Love their expressions for this!
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Mominator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Kumquat!   :giggle:

You dislocated "things" eh? I'm not even going to ask. 

Great to come home to this after a day at the 'rents and about 4 hours driving round trip.

Barb
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MissMochaccino Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness! Their FACES hahaha!! XD
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Kumu18 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is only 1 piece of evidence for why I freaking appreciate you.  
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RosesRed4Ever Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
XD Letting their inner suppressed five-year-old selves out ^_~ Awesome!  
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phantomdeviant Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Brilliant!
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Riochi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student General Artist
hehehe. hey beavis. they said nipple!
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jwagner13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I love the music to "Beneath a Moonless Sky", but the lyrics are atrocious.  "And I took you...."   Took?  Really?  That's the best word?

And then the lyric "Again and then again..."  So... three times in one night?  For two (supposed) virgins? Hmmm... 

And I must add that every time I get a notice that you have posted something new, it makes my day!  You have a fantastic talent.
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Happyunhappy13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I thought Erik was a huge dumb-ass in LND & not the same Erik as in PotO. PotO Erik would stay after sex and then take Christine to a priest to get married & maybe do her a few more times before getting to said priest. PotO Erik wouldn’t take any of the Girys’ crap either. He wouldn’t take constant criticism from Mme Giry, he would sooner Punjab her ass & PotO Erik would not reason with Meg, he would Punjab her, and then go do Christine.
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saturdaychick Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I have to admit to a fondness for that song... but this, of course, is just too hilariously silly and yet gorgeously drawn! Brilliant, as always!!!!
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MissAway Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 That was pretty funny! I laughed my mind off! Well, yeah, I mean, LND is quite ridiculous; I like LND on one hand as it has some amazing songs (with, sometimes, silly lyrics, but anyway...) and DVD version is well-made thing but on the other hand it somehow feels inappropriate towards The Phantom Of The Opera, it has dumb storyline and atmosphere of it is completely different from what I loved in TPOTO. I'm still pretty confused about the whole thing.
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Sweet-Reverie7 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear...  LOL 

I totally agree with you. When I watched LND a few years ago, the lyrics made it sound like Christine just woke up on the ground outside to me. I... I'm not even going to ask. 
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Sisy1995 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is perfect!!
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