Labyrinth

Labyrinth

NOTICE: Unfortunately, maintaining these recs pages has gotten to be too much work, given the amount of fic that I read. So from now on, I'll be keeping track of good fics via my AO3 bookmarks and the delicious account Grey Bard started for me.

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My Labyrinth icons
If you take one, please credit mosellegreen.
               
These were inspired by this installment of the delightful webcomic Girls Next Door. Of the animated icons, the first cycles 20 times and stops, the second goes on FOREVER.

Early screenplay.

Fanfiction

Invited
Author: astolat
Three times Sarah invites Jareth in.

Piece of Cake by innocentsmith
Sarah's rough draft for her self-help book:
Dangers Untold, Hardships Unnumbered: A Practical Guide to Happily Ever After by Sarah Williams
(First Draft - Notes)
For Jareth. Cheer up, emo king.

A Forfeit of Dreams
by KL Morgan
Novel. Summary: If you had a second chance, would you take it? If you had a choice, would you do the right thing? And if you had a dream... What would you give to make it come true?
Webmistress's note: Excellent. Recommended read.

Galatea
by KL Morgan
Even Jareth has illusions...

Say Your Right Words
by Scattered Logic
When dealing with Jareth, you should never take anything for granted...

Time and Again
by Scattered Logic
"I have reordered time. I have turned the world upside down. And I have done it all for you..."

Forget Me Not
by Scattered Logic
Sarah must choose between dreams and reality, but distinguishing between the two can be difficult.

The Enticement
by Scattered Logic
Summary: 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.

Erlkönig
by subtilior
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 ... Darkfic.
Webmistress's note: Subtilior says, "I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my Jareth evil." Be warned!

Frost
by subtilior
Drabble in the Erlkönig universe.

Thrice Upon A Time
by subtilior
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.

Advent
by subtilior
One December when he is young, Toby gets a present in the mail. The next year he gets another. Then Sarah puts a stop to the gifts - and though Toby doesn't realize it, their lives will be changed ... Dark.

Shards of a Dream
by subtilior
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? Dark.

In a Glass, Darkly
by subtilior
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 ...
Webmistress's note: You remember how this author likes her Jareths evil? Yeah.

My True Love Gave to Me
by subtilior
It's the twelfth day of Christmas, and something ... strange is in the air.
Webmistress's note: Lighter than most of her fics!

Wedding of the Year
Author: Subtilior
Rating: PG, for a bit of Innuendo.
Warning: for fluff! and a bit of "Inception." How did the latter creep in? I have no idea ...

Breathless
Author: Subtilior
Short humorous bit about Sarah trying on her roommate's corset.

and down will come
by Memphis Lupine
After: the beast in the cradle, the name on her tongue, the game.

Dropping Thimbles
by Memphis Lupine
A collection of vignettes.

Counting the Hours
by kingly queen
Jareth wonders how many times history would repeat itself before all is said and done.

At the Center of the Labyrinth
by merellia
There's always a monster at the center of the labyrinth. . . .
"Cupping the sphere in his hand, Jareth studied his plan, mapped in dark webs and light chains of magic. "This will do well," he said."

Between the Sun and Stars
by merellia
Jareth prized the promise of space but tolerated the subliminal squeal of spaceship electronics, the way their messages and signals and--what was it Sarah called them--bitstreams rustled along the edge of his magic.

All That Glitters
by merellia
"It was when someone, he forgot who, wished away a well-born toddler that Jareth first saw sequins. Their usefulness in making a good first impression was obvious to him immediately."

Gifts and Glory
by merellia
This is a one-shot meditation on "what did Jareth get up to 1300 years ago when he was younger?" with a brief cameo by Sarah.

Drunk Dial Part 2
by misplacedmama
Five times Sarah drunk-called the Goblin King. One time he sobered her up.

Figment
by Elke Tanzer
One version of Jareth, telling one perspective.

Cacophony
by S J Smith
Jareth really didn't notice all the noise.

Trial and Error
by amelia_petkova
A "five things that never happened and one that did" fic. Jareth's attempts to divert people with food haven't always worked.

A Story to Tell
by LeBibish
About a stubborn girl and an angry king.

Victory
by Argosy
Ten years later...

Broken Wings
by KC
"My Labyrinth story, with Sarah and Jareth, who is injured and on the run from something or someone."

The Tshirt Incident
by Pika-la-Cynique
"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."

The Error Drabbles
by Desari

Fable
by Sh1 n0 m1k0
Once upon a time...
Unfinished novella. Very good.

The Letter
by Sh1 n0 m1k0
Jareth breaks up with his girlfriend Celia.

White Feathers
by mergatrude
Winning isn't necessarily the end of things.

The Prince of Night Places
(11230 words)
by Rabbit

Unamused
by mercuralis
Jareth demands that a fan artist paint him.

Crystal Dreams of Neverwhen
by Zilentdreamer
Before and after, never and always. Small snippets of what might have been and what will never be. Sarah and Jareth centric.

Something Has To Give
by AKA Jay
There are some things you can't walk away from. The Labyrinth is one, organized crime is another... also Jareth. And sentient predatory hand dryers too. Oh, and true love. But Sarah is going to give it her best shot.
Webmistress's note: This multi-chapter fic was never finished, but is still very much worth a read for its Douglas Adamsesque tone.

Crossovers

Glitter and Hurt Feelings Or, Four Times Sarah Williams Gave Me (Harry Dresden, Wizard) More Than I Bargained For and One Time I Returned the Favor
by norgbelulah
Harry Dresden crossover.
"Now, in my line of business a ghost isn't unheard of, but old friends coming out of the woodwork is usually a surprise to me. I've found that the world of magic separates people more than it brings them together and it's not often that I part with friends or acquaintances on great terms; Sarah was one of the few."

Bending the Rules
by Sylvia
Fandoms: Labyrinth, Supernatural
Summary: The kid's a little old, but Jareth hasn't exactly been inundated with pleas from mortals to come take their kids off their hands lately. Humans have grown depressingly oblivious to the magic that surrounds them. Most of them don't even believe in goblins anymore.

Without Fear
by Branch
Crossover of Petshop of Horrors and Labyrinth. D seduces the fading Goblin King into the shop. Written for the Porn Battle prompt: D/Jareth, what dreams are made of. Not Exactly Romance.

I Wish The Goblins Would Come
by marginaliana
Fandoms: Labyrinth, Harry Potter
Hermione has a cunning plan. Well, sort of.

A Reasonable Prejudice
by Argosy
Fandoms: Labyrinth, Harry Potter
Extremely short crossover in which Hermione is intolerant.

A Lost Child in a Forgotten Tale
by amelia_petkova
Labyrinth/Pan's Labyrinth crossover
Ofelia wishes her brother away but not for the reasons you might think.

Falling Down
by silverpard
Labyrinth/BBC Sherlock fusion.
Summary: When John is 17, he wishes goblins would come take his annoying little sister away.
When John is 37, he wishes the Goblin King would come take him away.
Notes: Written for a prompt on the sherlockbbc_fic meme. ...You'd think a prompt that basically boiled down to 'Sherlock is the Goblin King' would be filled with hilarity and crack, but no, apparently not.

Our Hungry Thirsty Roots
by raggedyhipster
Sherlock/Labyrinth crossover
Characters: Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Jareth
Pairing: None yet, but will be eventual Sherlock/John

Thirteen O'Clock
by boynamedjacket
Sherlock/Labyrinth crossover
Summary: Mycroft sends his brother away angrily, then worriedly, then Sherlock goes back on his own. Written pre-S2.

Vids

Labyrinth II: Return of the Goblin King imaginary trailers
Trailer #1 Trailer #2
by isabeauluv

Webcomics

Roommates
by AsheRhyder
Webcomic. Suppose Jareth and the Phantom of the Opera shared a flat? And Javert and James Norrington and assorted other characters lived next door?
Deviantart is difficult to navigate; to read subsequent pages, hit the "previous" button at the top of the page. You'll have to skip some artwork that's not part of the series.

The Girls Next Door
by Pika-la-Cynique
Webcomic inspired by Roommates. Sarah and Christine occupy the flat above those of their supernatural stalkers. So, on occasion, to Eponine, Luna Lovegood, and others. Hijinks ensue.
Again, use the "previous" button to go through the series.

Down the Street
by HeroesDaughter
Webcomic inspired by The Girls Next Door which was inspired by Roommates. A few different cast members, but Jareth and the Phantom are still there!

Oh My Goblins
by Ravietta
Webcomic. This time it's Toby who wishes Sarah away. Clearly influenced by the above. :-)

Jealousy
by Saniika
Playful one-shot webcomic.

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