Pika-la-Cynique
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Joined 04-30-07, id: 1268040, Profile Updated: 11-22-09
Author has written 4 stories for Labyrinth, and Neverwhere.

Hi and welcome to the obligatory brief blurb -

I'm a fanartist before a ficwriter. Things just got out of control and all sense of proportion or reason.

I do know where the T-shirt story is meant to be heading, and have notes and plans to finish it...

What I am still managing to do regularly-ish, is a weekly fancomic. It's over on DeviantArt, and involves characters from Labyrinth, Phantom of the Opera, and another few assorted fandoms all living chaotically together in the same building. If you like your JS snarky and slapstick with occasional fluff, you might enjoy it.

The Girls Next Door

(and its original inspiration : Roommates, by AsheRhyder.)

Other stuffs:

Stories without words (Labyrinth):

They are haunting, insistent things, images that come with a few forceful lines ringing in my head while I'm drawing, but only give me a glimpse of the whole story.

-Poison Peach Redux

- Uh-oh

- Here's the day you hoped would never come


(this one has inspired Paisley Rose, Chamaelirium, Coffeewench and Anij; Yodeladyhoo's snarky Blame it on the weather, the jaw-dropping work of terrifying--literally--genius that is In a Glass, Darkly by Subtilior -- and KnifeEdge's beautiful The Price of Dreams)

- Untenable

- And in a much, much lighter vein, Envy

(which has contributed to bring about Subtilior's My True Love Gave to Me and, less directly, Lixxle's My Fine Feathered Friend.)

These pictures stand as an open challenge to all writers, if you can find a story for them.


Fanfic illustrations :

for Erlkoenig, by Subtilior : ein Nebelstreif...

for The Possession, by Paisley Rose: "Just a boy, just a girl..."

for The Gift That Keeps Giving, by Lixxle : Karaoke (or, Crotch, Magic Crotch)

for He Doesn't See Me, by Chamaelirium : Caoilainn


Notes on 'The Tshirt Incident' stories :

The picture "Sarah's T-shirt" is here

The second version of Sarah's Tshirt is here

And "Jareth's T-shirt" is here: link

The wonderfully talented Lily-Fox on DeviantArt did this gorgeous piece of art that she says is for this fic but I say is just like every JS fantasy come true.

Retaliation&Escalation : Part Deux, Re-evaluation (or, One Hell of a Hangover) is being very slowly and painstakingly continued. Honest.

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He Doesn't See Me by Chamaelirium reviews
Jareth tries to forget her, but he doesn't realise she is closer than he ever dreamed...
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 84,251 - Reviews: 522 - Favs: 272 - Follows: 375 - Updated: 3/29 - Published: 3/7/2007 - Jareth, Sarah - Complete
Consequences of Thoughtless Wishing by Dark-Lady-Devinity reviews
Based off the rooftop arc in Pika la Cynique's "Girls Next Door." Christine has just accidently wished Raoul away to the goblins. But what if Jareth couldn't just bring him back and Christine instead must solve the Labyrinth? This may be what happens...
Crossover - Labyrinth & Phantom of the Opera - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 5 - Words: 9,238 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 12/8/2012 - Published: 2/15/2012 - Jareth, Sarah, Christine, Erik - Complete
Here's the day you hoped would never come by Adnachiel reviews
A response to Pika-la-cynique's story challenge. A short, somber reflection on the reality of growing up, and what it means for the girl who ran the Labyrinth to finally say goodbye to the story and the characters she loved. One-shot.
Labyrinth - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,213 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 9/1/2011
A dream of feathers by Tichfield reviews
The owl still cares for Sarah. A dark romance.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 3 - Words: 5,233 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 7/17/2011 - Published: 1/16/2008
Christmas Pretty by Lixxle reviews
Seasonal sequel to 'My Fine Feathered Friend'. On the first Underground Christmas, Sarah's true love gave to her...well, it's the thought that counts. A Christmas tale of leather, goblins, and the odd stunted unicorn.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 6 - Words: 18,733 - Reviews: 333 - Favs: 280 - Follows: 334 - Updated: 4/18/2011 - Published: 12/15/2009 - Jareth, Sarah
Fine Print by CoffeeWench reviews
Underground spells, not being printed, don't technically COME with fine print, but it was there; as no one reads fine print, Sarah had missed it. REVISIONS begun 2/11. Holy cow, Chapter 11 is better now, and there's actually a new chapter.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 19 - Words: 42,510 - Reviews: 393 - Favs: 307 - Follows: 378 - Updated: 2/13/2011 - Published: 9/27/2006 - Sarah, Jareth
Dark Hour of Night by dansemacabre reviews
After eight long years, Sarah returns to the Labyrinth only to find that the Goblin King has married... for love. But as it was on her first adventure, Sarah finds that things and people are not always what they seem. JS. Also see prequel, Nocturne.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Adventure - Chapters: 13 - Words: 89,692 - Reviews: 687 - Favs: 402 - Follows: 504 - Updated: 1/27/2011 - Published: 6/12/2006
Shards of a Dream by Subtilior reviews
V-day gift for Pika. Sarah goes to a party with friends, sees what no-one else can see, and does what none would dare do. But there couldn't be any harm in a single dance - even in a place of illusion and pretense ... could there? Read and find out!
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 17,104 - Reviews: 115 - Favs: 364 - Follows: 43 - Published: 4/27/2010 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Persephone by Xaviere Jade reviews
Do you believe in soul mates? What if you met yours in the wrong lifetime? How could you possibly connect to each other without falling into sheer madness? Now with slightly revamped early chapters: 1 to 7, 12.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 134,006 - Reviews: 1105 - Favs: 504 - Follows: 452 - Updated: 10/14/2009 - Published: 8/30/2003 - Jareth, Sarah
Power Struggle by bobmcbobbob1 reviews
Being forced into it was not something Jareth or Sarah had in mind, and, since both are notoriously stubborn, naturally there is some resentment there. They will war for some edge until a compromise is reached or a bus barrels after Sarah. JS COMPLETE
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 50 - Words: 171,262 - Reviews: 1173 - Favs: 504 - Follows: 291 - Updated: 5/27/2009 - Published: 12/6/2006 - Complete
Fable by Sh1 n0 m1k0 reviews
Once upon a time...
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 19 - Words: 33,944 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 110 - Follows: 137 - Updated: 10/29/2008 - Published: 6/26/2007
Thrice Upon a Time by Subtilior reviews
Sarah has moved to a new city, and stumbles across the Goblin King one cold night. She never thought she'd see him again - and she's not happy to have him on her turf. They argue, and they make a bet in lieu of a date. What will come of it? Read on!
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Drama/Suspense - Chapters: 3 - Words: 23,658 - Reviews: 181 - Favs: 196 - Follows: 230 - Updated: 9/19/2008 - Published: 2/25/2008
Once Upon a Rescue by Chichuri reviews
Sometimes the princess doesn't want to be rescued. J/S
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,978 - Reviews: 43 - Favs: 169 - Follows: 14 - Published: 9/3/2008 - Complete
Bodice Ripper by Ergott reviews
What if the Labyrinth really had been just a dream? Too bad Sarah never figured that out, it would have saved writer Jareth Corbett a whole lot of trouble. Or is Sarah really on to something bigger than either of them could have guessed? JS.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 22 - Words: 61,831 - Reviews: 918 - Favs: 670 - Follows: 218 - Updated: 6/5/2008 - Published: 9/21/2007 - Complete
My Fine Feathered Friend by Lixxle reviews
A tale about a gender-confused, fashion-conscious goblin, a chicken of destiny, and leather pants. Oh and a good dash of ol' fashioned romance and some adult-type touching thrown in for good measure. JS. Not a crackfic, just a really caffeinated author...
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 86,205 - Reviews: 952 - Favs: 1,215 - Follows: 182 - Updated: 5/10/2008 - Published: 2/16/2008 - Complete
My True Love Gave to Me by Subtilior reviews
It's the twelfth day of Christmas, and something ... strange is in the air. Come for the fanfic, stay for the cake! Read, and review: I crave your feedback, since this is ... um ... a new genre for me!
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 25,817 - Reviews: 272 - Favs: 685 - Follows: 92 - Updated: 2/23/2008 - Published: 1/6/2008 - Complete
Child Of Fire by SGCbearcub reviews
Jareth had asked her to say goodbye to her world. The problem was, the world Above was not quite ready to let her go.SEQUEL to Sharp Edge Of Dreams[JS]
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 44 - Words: 111,296 - Reviews: 287 - Favs: 322 - Follows: 253 - Updated: 1/28/2008 - Published: 6/1/2006
Broken Shards by idnh-azuresky reviews
A series of oneshots offering a glimpse into the lives of the characters. More will be added later.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 579 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 1/18/2008
Old Friends by Tichfield reviews
Destruction paints a gift for an old friend. Labyrinth crossover. Spoiler warning: refers to events from the entire Sandman continuity.
Sandman - Rated: T - English - Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,261 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 12/27/2007 - Complete
The Price of Dreams by KnifeEdge reviews
Dangerous thing to get what you wish for. More dangerous still to crave it after, to miss that magic, to grab hold of it with both hands and refuse to let go. I never even tried. Foolish, I know. Complete. JxS. Sarah narrating.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,563 - Reviews: 107 - Favs: 369 - Follows: 27 - Published: 10/22/2007 - Complete
Here's the Day You Wished Would Never Come by CoffeeWench reviews
An Underground souvenir appears, and Sarah wishes that it hadn't.Response to a challenge from PikalaCynique I repsonded more to the image than to the title. It remains a oneshot for now.
Labyrinth - Rated: K - English - Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 652 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 12 - Published: 10/9/2007 - Complete
The Third Wish by dansemacabre reviews
When Sarah Williams was twenty one, the Goblin King decided to grant her another wish. JS. Short story in four chapters. COMPLETE.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 7,357 - Reviews: 165 - Favs: 229 - Follows: 41 - Updated: 10/8/2007 - Published: 9/13/2007 - Complete
Erlkönig by Subtilior reviews
Sarah takes Toby to a concert of art song. It is the darkest evening of the year. Words have power. Songs can be magic. And undying love can be more terrible than beautiful ... Please read and respond!
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 16 - Words: 52,189 - Reviews: 459 - Favs: 568 - Follows: 94 - Updated: 9/21/2007 - Published: 4/26/2007 - Complete
In a Glass, Darkly by Subtilior reviews
Dr. Sarah Williams, psychiatrist, wants fiercely to succeed. A tormented patient, Aaron Cohen, wants only to sleep. But they have something in common ... and that something wants nothing less than Sarah herself ... Pika's Reverse Illustration Challenge.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Horror/Supernatural - Chapters: 9 - Words: 72,544 - Reviews: 371 - Favs: 372 - Follows: 65 - Updated: 9/7/2007 - Published: 8/3/2007 - Complete
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by poeteer reviews
I've just always loved the title of the McCullers book. Please read & review. Dark fic.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Angst/Supernatural - Chapters: 7 - Words: 18,466 - Reviews: 35 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 38 - Updated: 7/31/2007 - Published: 6/14/2007
Elftouched by Liriel-eris reviews
Everyone has to grow up sometime, and once upon a time Sarah did too.The most logical thing after that was to speak her mind and change the world, if only a little.Fairytales have a way of enspelling. Fair lady, faint heart victory and all that.Oneshot JS
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 3 - Words: 10,839 - Reviews: 40 - Favs: 122 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 6/24/2007 - Published: 6/20/2007 - Jareth, Sarah - Complete
Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot by Leia1912 reviews
Sequel to "Mistletoe." So you are set up by friends to run into the man of your dreams at a Christmas party, you kiss him like nobody's business, and then you remember, oh, whoops, he just happens to be your old enemy. What's Sarah to do?
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 18 - Words: 90,295 - Reviews: 408 - Favs: 242 - Follows: 190 - Updated: 6/9/2007 - Published: 12/31/2003
True Love by Soshite reviews
Sixteen years later, she still dreams of him. An answer to the Reverse Illustration Challenge made by PikalaCynique on DevArt.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,443 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/9/2007 - Complete
What No One Knew by westendwordsmith reviews
Sarah and Jareth reunite in a dark tale of deceit and betrayal where only uncovering the truth can set them free of the chains they wear. Rated for mostly later chapters. JS
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Horror - Chapters: 14 - Words: 147,265 - Reviews: 119 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 64 - Updated: 6/4/2007 - Published: 5/1/2006
Forged Love by PaisleyRose reviews
Part 3 in the trilogy..
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Adventure/Fantasy - Chapters: 63 - Words: 143,180 - Reviews: 544 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 5/9/2007 - Published: 4/2/2007 - Complete
Patience by Cyprith reviews
It was only a phase. He could wait it out... And then she got engaged. JarethSarah and very sweet.
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,895 - Reviews: 178 - Favs: 549 - Follows: 38 - Published: 4/8/2007 - Complete
What You Wish For by KnifeEdge reviews
Some advice: The way forward is sometimes the way back. Take nothing for granted. Look before you leap. Things aren't always what they seem. Remember, Faeries bite. And most of all, be careful what you wish for... JxS. Now Complete.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 14 - Words: 27,294 - Reviews: 627 - Favs: 1,133 - Follows: 141 - Updated: 12/31/2006 - Published: 12/19/2006 - Complete
The Possession by PaisleyRose reviews
This is a slightly darker Labyrinth tale. The Williams Family are to die, can Sarah save her brother and new little sister? Will the right words still be the right words? Will anyone hear her? Does a rejected King still care enough to save them? ahhhh,
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 33 - Words: 78,495 - Reviews: 451 - Favs: 680 - Follows: 91 - Updated: 12/18/2006 - Published: 12/2/2006 - Complete
Familiar Comfort by LadyRhiyana reviews
Oneshot. He is willing to play it her way, for now.
Labyrinth - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,218 - Reviews: 33 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 5 - Published: 9/3/2006 - Complete
The Sharp Edge of Dreams by SGCbearcub reviews
Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. Ten years after she beat the Labyrinth, Sarah must defend Jareth's right to the Goblin Throne.[SJ]
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 31 - Words: 59,349 - Reviews: 312 - Favs: 457 - Follows: 85 - Updated: 4/13/2006 - Published: 2/9/2006 - Complete
The End of Days by dansemacabre reviews
19 year old Sarah believes the Labyrinth is behind her, nothing more than a childish fantasy. When she realizes her adventures were real, how far will she go to save the Labyrinth... or the Goblin King who rules it? JS. COMPLETE.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 99,808 - Reviews: 1208 - Favs: 1,443 - Follows: 243 - Updated: 2/15/2006 - Published: 8/25/2005 - Sarah, Jareth - Complete
Labyrinth: Immortal Love by KnifeEdge reviews
Sarah grows up, but the powers granted to her by the Goblin King have never faded, and neither has his love for her. For when a man is an immortal, the one thing he has in his favor, is time... JxS. Complete! included, one very small update
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 16 - Words: 36,514 - Reviews: 634 - Favs: 1,077 - Follows: 158 - Updated: 1/9/2006 - Published: 12/17/2005 - Complete
Somewhat Slightly Dazed by Trinity Destler reviews
Something happened in the little place of forgetting that Sarah... well, forgot. [Set postmovie, JS]
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 3 - Words: 21,966 - Reviews: 54 - Favs: 38 - Follows: 31 - Updated: 10/25/2005 - Published: 2/2/2005
and down will come by Memphis Lupine reviews
After: the beast in the cradle, the name on her tongue, the game.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Horror - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,147 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 86 - Follows: 8 - Published: 4/3/2005
The Enticement by Scattered Logic reviews
In exchange for returning to the Labyrinth, Sarah is offered what she desires most... She's about to learn there is a huge difference between fantasy and reality.
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Angst - Chapters: 16 - Words: 74,190 - Reviews: 833 - Favs: 960 - Follows: 115 - Updated: 6/14/2003 - Published: 2/28/2003
A Necessary Deception by Scattered Logic reviews
Sarah believed her defeat of the Goblin King nine years ago was a dream. It was real. But it was also a lie. (Story Complete)
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 28 - Words: 120,164 - Reviews: 1104 - Favs: 1,425 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 2/2/2003 - Published: 8/28/2002 - Complete
[St]ranger things have happened... by manky reviews
A LOTR/Forgotten Realms crossover. Both goodly rangers, both of noble bearing and proud lineage, and both people who take themselves quite seriously...it's a battle of the egos when Drizzt Do'Urden runs into Aragorn son of Arathorn (quite literally).
Forgotten Realms - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,782 - Reviews: 48 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 4 - Published: 6/7/2002
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The Tshirt incident: Retaliation & Escalation reviews
Sequel to 'the T-shirt Incident' fic and the 'Jareth's Tshirt' pic. Goading the Goblin King into a twitching fury is the sort of dangerous idea that can get a girl into very, very hot water indeed... Utterly JxS. EDIT 11-08: PART DEUX begins at last!
Labyrinth - Rated: M - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 11 - Words: 57,550 - Reviews: 740 - Favs: 1,069 - Follows: 838 - Updated: 12/20/2009 - Published: 5/30/2007
Underside reviews
The marquis de Carabas takes a shine to a girl on the London Underground, which results in his picking a somewhat uncharacteristic course of action, and making a bargain in dark tunnels. One-shot.
Crossover - Labyrinth & Neverwhere - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,357 - Reviews: 68 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 14 - Published: 11/20/2009 - Complete
One more time with feeling reviews
Being rejected was one thing; but being ignored and having his existence denied entirely was NOT going to happen. A short, somewhat cliched drabble based on my 'Here's the Day...' devArt picture. Not entirely serious and almost completely angst-free.
Labyrinth - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 367 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 51 - Follows: 12 - Published: 1/13/2008 - Complete
The Tshirt Incident reviews
Based on Sarah's Tshirt from my DeviantArt account, link in my bio. A provoked Goblin King shows up at the student bar, and a heated exchange ensues. Oneshot JS row with smirking, snarkiness & snogging, just for fun. Rating for language&references.
Labyrinth - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,730 - Reviews: 79 - Favs: 375 - Follows: 33 - Published: 5/3/2007