Act one, Chapter Five: 19

11th Oct 12:00 AM, 2013 in Act One: Chapter Five
Act one, Chapter Five: 19
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MsMegan 10th Oct 11:21 PM, 2013
Hello, Dear Readers! I'm really enjoying everyone's input, especially as of late >D

Inspired by conversation over at the BATB tumblr, I've added a forum. The focus is more on a book club style discussion of various adaptations of Beauty and The Beast, but there is a webcomic subforum if you are so inclined. Can't promise I'll give anything away, though!

As always, I'm beyond thrilled by your comments. I love seeing your thoughts, reactions and input. Thanks, everyone!


cattservant 11th Oct 12:18 AM, 2013
Twisted Fate,
Dinner Date
Kind of Late.
Howling Moon
Coming Soon?
Vivocateur 11th Oct 12:19 AM, 2013
Don't you just hate it when you walk in on your host devouring a raw deer carcass.
It's such an uncomfortable moment.
MsMegan 11th Oct 9:33 AM, 2013
It's why I have company over so rarely.
LB 12th Oct 7:47 PM, 2013
Guest 11th Oct 12:22 AM, 2013
Beast eat a snickers, you get a little messy when you're hungry.
sheshallnotbenameless 11th Oct 12:28 AM, 2013
I think this page just beat the birthday gifts I'll get today in terms of sheer awesomeness. Well, *heartbreaking* awesomeness. I'm so impressed by how the Beast is still very clearly in "Beast form" in the upper panels, but he slowly becomes more recognizable as "Our Beast" as he moves. And at the bottom--there's the human within him. And he's terrified. And oh, I know everything will be okay, but *oh* I want to hug him. I give Beauty props though. She's understandably afraid and startled, but she's not in tears. Dang, I can't get over how strong she is. She's strong, without losing a bit of her fragility and feminine demeanor.
MsMegan 12th Oct 9:00 AM, 2013
A) Ah, I love your insightful comments!
b( Happy birthday!!
sheshallnotbenameless 13th Oct 2:11 AM, 2013
A) I'm glad! :D
B) Thank you!
C) I came home to celebrate my birthday and I found your poster was here for me. YAY. Thank you so much! I haven't even opened it yet because I want to make sure it doesn't get crumpled in the slightest when I drive back to my apartment by my school. I honestly think it was the best thing I got this week (although it's probably been here for weeks and I just didn't know because my parents don't tell me these things.
MsMegan 13th Oct 9:51 AM, 2013
Oh good! They were out of the shipping tubes I usually use, so I had to get creative. Let me know if there's any damage and I'll happily replace them, OK?
Kristen Seraph 11th Oct 12:32 AM, 2013
The suspense! Please hurry pretty please!!
LB 11th Oct 12:33 AM, 2013
The sacrificial deer.

Gorging on its blood and fear,
The beast draws near.

Run, my dear.
MsMegan 11th Oct 9:28 AM, 2013
You and catservant ought to get together!
Stitchlingbelle 11th Oct 12:44 AM, 2013
Love the pure "oh @!#$" look on Beast's face in that last panel.
Lavadiamond 11th Oct 1:47 AM, 2013
Whoops! I wonder how Beast is going to talk to Beauty about this!
Guest 11th Oct 7:51 AM, 2013
"I...I do not believe this."
"Beauty, I assure you, I usually wear pants."
"Beast, that is probably the least of my concerns right now."
"Speak for yourself; it is quite drafty in here."
"I just saw you muzzle-deep in Bambi's liver. THE PANTS AREN'T AN ISSUE."
DawnStar 26th Jul 1:11 AM, 2015
XD I know your comment is 2 years old now but... it's just SO perfect!!! lol I went from horrified (like Beauty) then my laughing/freak out reaction came in. lol So this just made my night! Thank you!
a Drop of Beauty 11th Oct 12:16 PM, 2013
a Drop of Beauty
Aw snap!
LizG 11th Oct 3:41 PM, 2013
"Personal matters" just became WAY more personal. His expression in the last panel is heartbreakingly perfect. I've never been so pumped for a Tuesday in my life!
SerinaNight 12th Oct 12:46 AM, 2013
I... feel sorry for him. He looks mortified/horrified. He doesn't look angry to me. I mean, he's trying SO HARD for her to see him and human, then he yells at her and she catches him eating like an animal... not working so well.

My first comment here! I just wanted to share that thought. Poor guy.
The Doodler 12th Oct 12:12 PM, 2013
The Doodler
Yeah, exactly. :/
Guest 12th Oct 4:43 AM, 2013
I feel like they're both thinking in that last panel "OH SH*T" That would probably make a great reaction pic actually.
Silver Lady 13th Oct 7:38 PM, 2013
He´s naked!! (embarassing)

That reminds me Jean Cocteau´s movie, when Beast is strolling in the garden with Belle and leaves her when he spots a deer - then afterwards he comes all disheveled and dirty asking her forgiveness.
Kim M 1st Nov 1:52 PM, 2013
Beautiful. Is this by chance the scene you had in mind when you decided the Beast's eyes had to look this way?
MsMegan 1st Nov 10:33 PM, 2013
It isn't, but it's one of the pages that most pleases me about the decision.
AbigailBrooks 15th Jan 7:39 PM, 2014
(Gosh I have so many pages to review!) And quite naturally Beauty is shocked by all of this. Now the Beast realizes she's there and, frankly, looks horrified that she's seeing him like this. It looks like this might be one of his worst nightmares realized: Beauty seeing him as some sort of monster, rather than the gentleman he has been trying to be.
nathyfaith 17th Feb 9:08 AM, 2016
Found where I stopped reading yesterday *long sigh of relief*
This page is beautiful! I love how you manage to show both of their surprises! How she is surprise to see him eating, a bit scared even and how Beast is almost terrified/surprise to acknowledge of her presence! ;)