Act Three, Chapter One: 012

27th Sep 12:00 AM, 2016 in Act Three: Chapter One
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MsMegan 27th Sep 12:00 AM, 2016 edit delete
Wow, so welcome to the party, 2500-odd new readers who showed up via the io9 article! Hope some of you decide to stick around for the angst-filled conclusion!

For those of you who were asking, you can purchase the first two acts in paperback from the store (or from me at conventions!) and there is a PDF of the first volume available via subscription to my admittedly sparse Patreon!

Thanks so much, guys!
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Mar-ee 27th Sep 12:01 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Ohhhhh awkward moment thereeee.
Fluffy 27th Sep 12:09 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
That feel when your little sister who was missing for months comes back and starts talking like she was in one of those steamy forbidden romance novels you read once a while back when you were bored...
metaceryn 27th Sep 1:26 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
I don't see her reading steamy forbidden romance novels so much as working them over with a red pen, like "...this scene is dumb.......protagonist is interest is an, let me tell you what barns actually smell like........'tumescent' is misspelled........ugh, that's not what leather oil is even for..."
MsMegan 27th Sep 10:10 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Temperance actually makes reasonable bank with a series of increasingly specific erotic ebooks released under various suggestive pennames. She paid for that shed HERSELF.
metaceryn 27th Sep 2:01 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
I cannot express, using mere words, how much I love this 100% Said By The Author Canon idea.

Between her classical education, and the fact that she was an accomplished writer with a fairly academic-sounding bent before they moved to the cottage, I want to believe her specialties are classical author/philosopher/poet slashfic and erotically-charged literary criticism.

Hell, The Sexy Symposium basically writes itself.
MsMegan 27th Sep 4:11 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
I dare you.
Cat 27th Sep 5:04 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
That feel I get when people use the TRANSACTIVE word 'feel' on themselves. 'Feel' to use on yourself is wrong; it's feeling. You can only use 'feel' as a noun when it comes to doing something to someone else: ie. coping a feel on someone.
the selkie wife 27th Sep 5:29 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
dude, this is the internet. embrace the evolution of language.


that feel when people refuse to acknowledge the usefulness and versatility of modern internet slang, and how this slang delves heavily into the use of metaphor to express the commentor's intent quickly and effectively.

Bird 27th Sep 10:17 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
That feel when you point out that the informal vernacular used on the internet, much like AAVE, is no better or worse than standard English in relation to clarity in regards to those who use it in non-academic settings, thus allowing for flexibility in diction and syntax among members of the in-group.

Linguistics is a beautiful field to be in right now. ;)
Skatie 27th Sep 12:32 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Wait, angst-filled conclusion...? *lip wobble*
ChiOfTheTripod 27th Sep 12:37 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Ah, the reality of the prodigal daughter's return. Lots of great build up and suspense as we get nearer to a conclusion. At the same time, lots of questions about Beauty's swan-mother remain! This story had me so hooked I've read everything in one day. Keep up the amazing work. I'm eagerly awaiting my physical books I've just ordered from you. Squee!
rufiangel 27th Sep 12:56 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
"He's never done anything I didn't want."

*Rufi's heart melts* :'D <3

Beautiful work with the expressions on this page <3 lookit gobsmacked Temperance XD
metaceryn 27th Sep 1:08 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Yes, Temperance, as unbelievable and fantastical as it all may seem, your baby sister...has found a man. (Careless Whisper plays in the background)

Also, hello new readers! GET READY TO CRY
mistressdizzy 27th Sep 1:35 AM, 2016 edit delete reply


Pooknow 27th Sep 2:00 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Wow. Just read through the last 4 years in one geekified afternoon. I knew I'd hit the wall, but it still hurt. Lovely,lovely work. Thank you.
Kawaii overload!!! 27th Sep 6:02 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Uh oh. Temperance is getting a different idea of who you're talking about from your own words, Beauty.
Time for you to explain that "he" does in fact refer to the beast—given that he did admit to being human once—and not to some random other human guy.
kenlon 27th Sep 6:19 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Called it! She's so very conflicted right now - because she's still feeling this way when he has no direct power over her.

Don't worry, Beauty, it's love, not Stockholm Syndrome.
Yoshi Toranaga 27th Sep 8:40 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Hello, I am one of those odd new readers who found your site via the i09 article. Glad to have found you, I've been reading through your archive for the past couple of days and have really enjoyed the characters, the setting and the unfolding storyline. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing your talent.
Stitchlingbelle 27th Sep 10:29 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
I legit cracked up when I saw Temperance's face.
Paula Richey 27th Sep 11:34 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Welcome to the fold, new readers! I'm going to have to binge-read this series from the beginning yet again just to catch all the new commentary!
Buckle up, buttercups, you're in for it now :D
Sophi(e)a 27th Sep 4:32 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
I love this comic more with each update.
Guest 27th Sep 4:54 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
This is so insanely good. I just binge-read the whole thing from this morning and I'm completely hooked. This is what I wish more commercially-published comics/ graphic novels were like. This has heart and soul and beautiful mystery, and it's so well drawn and written. Wonderful work, and I'm so looking forward to following it to the end.
the selkie wife 27th Sep 5:31 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
I'm so glad your comic is getting more and more readers - the art style is so gorgeous and the story so deftly handled that it's kind of insane to me how sparse the comments were on occasion.

(ofc i am also guilty of this, since i lurked for like 3 years before finally commenting about 6 months ago lol)
MsMegan 27th Sep 5:39 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
Haha, I'm a total lurker on every comic I read, so I can't get too upset at anyone for it! I LOVE getting comments (well. I love 95% of them. I take negative ones way too much to heart. I'm mostly made of pastry and a come apart easily) but I also do get to see the stats, so I knew people were reading... just quietly! ;)
GG 27th Sep 10:55 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
I remember watching a page of your comic years ago and I was a bit regretful I forgot to bookmark it at that moment.
As many others pointed out already, a recommended article on my phone brought me here and I couldn't be happier!