Act Two, chapter one: 28

10th Feb 11:00 PM, 2014 in Act Two: Chapter One
Act Two, chapter one: 28
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cattservant 10th Feb 11:18 PM, 2014
Practical vs Philosophical
metaceryn 11th Feb 2:48 AM, 2014
To paraphrase the great Jules Winnfield, does he look like a beast?
askopalhypno 11th Feb 11:41 AM, 2014
So from here on out, you are going to reveal the history of how the Beast came to be the beast and live in the enchanted castle. Just wondering, but are you going to add the evil fairy from the original fairy tale?
MsMegan 11th Feb 12:33 PM, 2014
...or maybe I'll do something completely different! I'm unpredictable like that.

Interestingly, the original fairy tale had a number of different fairies involved, in many roles and guises, including veiled reference to female-on-male sexual abuse, and a nod to Cupid and Psyche in having one of the fairies take the form of a snake.
cattservant 11th Feb 6:00 PM, 2014
Deep Waters...
Kim M 11th Feb 8:52 PM, 2014
So much to love on this page.... Beauty's expression in that last panel. The shot of the tea dwarfed by the Beast's paws. And that line: "An enchantment is just a contract with magic behind it." It's such a small thing, but it's a lovely bit of world-building. Not that you haven't been world-building all along, but I feel a little as though this is our first straightforward glimpse into the laws and rules binding the magic in your tale. ...Which means I'm over here giggling gleefully into my (stolen) tea.
Hallan 12th Feb 9:07 AM, 2014
"That's not a real answer."

I thought you said you were listening, Beauty... didn't he just say there were things he couldn't tell you?

I'll definitely add my +1 to the 'world-building' praise, Megan. This is more of what rocketed your comic to my #1 spot. Please keep up the fantastic work!
AbigailBrooks 16th May 8:45 PM, 2014
Hmmm, so this is interesting. If all enchantments are contracts infused with magic, then there should be some level of consent in the effected party - meaning, perhaps, that the Beast agreed to the curse that was placed on him. This isn't something done on the whim of a fairy or sorceress, as in other versions of the story. And is the Beast's answer here an evasion or, as he said in the previous page, is this all he can actually tell her?