Act one, Chapter Four: 19

18th Jun 12:00 AM, 2013 in Act One: Chapter Four
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Act one, Chapter Four: 19
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MsMegan 18th Jun 12:00 AM, 2013 edit delete
MsMegan
Yes, The Beast does yardwork. He's very good about it.
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cattservant 18th Jun 12:13 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
cattservant
A natural born* landscape artist!

[Well, perhaps not!]
MsMegan 18th Jun 11:18 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
MsMegan
Haha! I think his is my favourite comment you've left!
lsdjfls 18th Jun 4:50 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I don't know what it is, but seeing a man (or beast) with his sleeves rolled up always gets my heart a-thumpin'. I love his robe shirt combo as well, comparing it to his earlier very dark ensemble he looks much more approachable here.
MsMegan 18th Jun 11:18 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
MsMegan
They're rolled up for function here (and he's rolling them down now that Beauty's here!) but man, do I know what you mean. When I see The Lad in a button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up... Phew!
Stitchlingbelle 18th Jun 12:42 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
Embarrassed Beast is possibly the cutest thing ever.

Also, of course he gardens! That's why he was so upset about that rose. =)

(And I third all those rolled-sleeve comments. Mmmm.)
RosesnWater 19th Jun 2:50 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
Awe, being all gentlemanly and rolling down his sleeves... also I don't know why but I love his position in the second panel, it's very well done and it looks really natural for the character great and all around wonderfully done :D
YoungMissDaae 19th Jun 10:10 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
that fourth panel made my heart melt :) I am actually loving him!
Xenos Rose 19th Jun 11:51 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
I love Beast's expression in the second to last panel. Not sure what it is, but I just love watching the emotions play on his face. Is the slight meloncholy that's usually about his eyes intentional or is that a product of the canine design of his face?
MsMegan 20th Jun 10:40 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
MsMegan
He worries a lot. ^^
Lavadiamond 20th Jun 3:05 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
This is so cute!!!
Lostariel 20th Jun 9:55 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
I love his artwork--his afore-praised rolled sleeves, the way he pushes on the fountain to stand up, his apron thing, his face in the fourth panel.
I also love Beauty's jawline.
Looking forward to more of their interactions!
The Doodler 20th Jun 3:41 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
The Doodler
Is it just me, or is he a little clumsy in his beast form? His hind(?) legs seem like they're giving him some trouble.
MsMegan 20th Jun 6:56 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
MsMegan
Yes, he's not quite built for the things he's pursuing. He probably has a fair bit of joint pain! Definitely no ballroom dancing in his future!
AbigailBrooks 29th Jul 11:11 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
AbigailBrooks
"Oh god she's talking to me. Willing. And caught me working with /flowers/. She might not think this is very manly. Oh dear." Ahem. I love how expressive you've managed to make his face! And...hmmm, interesting. So the castle must have power over more man-made things, I would think, with the natural world being a little outside of its domain. But since the Beast is a mix between a man and a beast, he would kind of have some sway over both parts of this realm, potentially? That or he's just had a lot of practice working with both.

Anyway, I enjoy how he starts rolling down his sleeves - dang, he has nice arms - and Beauty's delight that he works with the flowers. Gosh, I wonder if he started picking them and arranging them obsessively when he found out she was going to come here. "I have to be careful to pick ones with friendly meanings, just in case she knows the language of flowers. Oh god, what if she's allergic? The castle can be so intimidating - it needs flowers! Oh well, I'll hope for the best. She wanted a rose after all, so maybe these other flowers won't have negative effects on her. Not like that rose...." (I swear I'll stop someday, XD.) But yes, the Beast having a green thumb and his love of flowers is just so cute.
MsMegan 26th Aug 12:23 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
MsMegan
Geeze, I love your in-character monologues! XD
AbigailBrooks 14th Sep 1:45 AM, 2013 edit delete reply
AbigailBrooks
Well, if you like my in-character rambles, I will probably continue them on my next reviewing spree. Oh my, where did I leave off...? Expect this to be a trend, since I so easily lose track of time.
sheshallnotbenameless 25th Aug 1:28 PM, 2013 edit delete reply
I totally read "deadheading" as "beheading" at first. I thought, "Um, can you behead flowers...?" *facepalm*

Yes, Beast, I'm sure you wish to forget your ugliness by surrounding yourself with beauty (and Beauty!). Can you just marry the girl now and be happy?
b 18th Jul 3:30 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
I just love his face in the second to last panel--the wry, kind look he has in his eyes. . . He's certainly proud of his gardens, and (I think) extra proud that Beauty has noticed. :3

The more I re-read, the more I notice. The more I notice, the more I love. Brilliant work!
nathyfaith 16th Feb 9:11 AM, 2016 edit delete reply
Aww Beast here is so CUTE. I love the last panel! :)