Act Two, chapter one: 13

19th Dec 11:00 PM, 2013 in Act Two: Chapter One
Act Two, chapter one: 13
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MsMegan 19th Dec 11:00 PM, 2013
Aaaaand we're back!


cattservant 19th Dec 11:03 PM, 2013
'Back' to just beyond
The Bannister Bang!

[Was this 'memory rush' news to Beast?]
Hallan 19th Dec 11:49 PM, 2013
Ouch. I know that posture and expression. I was wearing it two nights ago after waking from a particularly nasty nightmare. Beautifully drawn, Megan.
Rosengeist 20th Dec 12:40 AM, 2013
These past few pages have been so strong, and I feel so bad for poor Beast!
Guest 20th Dec 1:11 AM, 2013
I would love it if you did a kickstarter sometime in the future for funding to put this amazing story in book format. It would be amazing to have this graphic novel on my bookshelf.
Lavadiamond 20th Dec 1:32 AM, 2013
I take back what I said. Tuesday seems so far away now.
Rosengeist 20th Dec 2:53 AM, 2013
I second the geust...I want a paper copy too. U_U
The Doodler 20th Dec 12:26 PM, 2013
The Doodler
Poor guy. :(
Allison 20th Dec 12:58 PM, 2013
I would totally participate in a kickstarter if it meant I could have a physical copy of this beautiful project when it's done.
texan1972 20th Dec 1:06 PM, 2013
I have read this chapter a couple times, and I still find it a little confusing. Can someone explain to me, or will it all make since later.
FireStorm51 20th Dec 8:50 PM, 2013

From what I can tell Beast is having a dream that he's having a flashback while hunting a deer.

In the flasback parts it looks like it's giving us an idea of what his life was like as a human before he became the beast.
If I am reading it right, it looks like he's a prince, and there was a woman (wife or gf?) who was really ticked off at him for some reason and seemed to have made it her mission to make him miserable. (They suspected she had something to do with his dog getting so sick.)

Then in the hunting part the deer turned into Beauty, which doubtless means he's afraid for her for some reason. (perhaps he sleep-hunts, or maybe there is some magic around that can make people look like a deer to him right up until he kills them?)
FireStorm51 20th Dec 8:56 PM, 2013
At least I think they were suspecting the angry woman...
Rosengeist 20th Dec 8:59 PM, 2013
Well, that, or perhaps, his own fear that he is a terrible, gruesome destroyer of innocence is manifesting in his dreams. He sees himself killing a deer that becomes Belle because its an innocent thing, he's afraid he'll ultimately kill her.
a Drop of Beauty 21st Dec 4:00 AM, 2013
a Drop of Beauty
Is it just me or does he seem less..."beastly" in these images and more human?
Kim M 21st Dec 4:15 PM, 2013
And if we're back to where we left off at the end of Act One, does that mean that the deer turning into Beauty cued the Beast that he was stalking his houseguest instead of his more typical prey?

And I agree with you, a Drop of Beauty: he definitely seems more human and less beastly on this page. It's as though he's lost both his feral beastly self and his more self-possessed beastly self and what's left is a lost, ragged, very human man.
RosesnWater 23rd Dec 3:03 AM, 2013
Love the transition from the last page to this one with respect to the eyes, his hair looks a bit different, though I suppose if it was hanging forward instead of pulleback like usual it might look like this
Tuima 23rd Dec 10:24 PM, 2013
I am so happy I found this. This is everything I want from a story. Just beautiful.
AbigailBrooks 18th Jan 4:40 PM, 2014
Ooooh, I love the transition from his human face to his beast one. You can really see the similarities here! Heh. So he's waking up in a room covered in blood and shaking. That's how you know you've had a good night, sir. Gooooood times~! (In all seriousness that would suck and I want to give him a bath and bundle him up in a blanket. Poor guy!)
nathyfaith 17th Feb 10:05 AM, 2016
amazing job! Loved it!