Act two, Chapter Two:022

10th Jun 12:00 AM, 2014 in Act Two: Chapter Two
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Act two, Chapter Two:022
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MsMegan 10th Jun 12:00 AM, 2014 edit delete
MsMegan
Beast's bishop to c5
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Guest 10th Jun 12:01 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
i think a quick swig of pepto bismol will take care of that beast
cattservant 10th Jun 2:21 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
cattservant
He's a beast.
Minds are secondary.
Hallan 10th Jun 7:13 AM, 2014 edit delete reply
Hallan
I love his expression in panel 5. "Why, yes, I did just give you one quarter of an answer and three more questions to ask, in exchange for a complete answer from you. Care to play again?"
Kim M 11th Jul 2:37 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
Just so! Not all games of strategy are so clearly defined as chess....
TolkienOverTwilight 10th Jun 12:03 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
If his contract is broken... so is his heart...
dreampiper 10th Jun 11:21 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
LOL You never said his answer had to be long Belle!
SRHiggins 12th Jun 12:22 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
SRHiggins
Sneaky :B
Lostariel 14th Jun 10:43 PM, 2014 edit delete reply
That sly face!
AbigailBrooks 21st Apr 8:15 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
AbigailBrooks
So it's not any sort of telepathic message (is there a magical word which means the same thing? It feels odd to use telepathy in a fantasy story, even if it is a concept that is older than sci fi). The Beast feels the warnings in his heart...and given how he deflects Beauty's question, there must be something unpleasant about that.
Anor-Roc Wildheart 31st Dec 10:58 PM, 2016 edit delete reply
There are a number of words to describe telepathy in the "magical" sense. There aren't any hard rules to choosing one(language being the fluid thing that it is), but some of the words have become recognized within the fantasy genre as being more or less one type of connection than another, so whichever word is used, often creates a shortcut in the reader's mind, allowing them a cursory understanding of who or what the character's mind is connected to, and what sort of information is being transmitted through the connection.

In my experience, three such words have become fairly common...
"Bond": Tends to imply a link between two people, or a person and an animal, where both parties are on roughly equal ground in terms of intelligence/authority. With each reading the other's thoughts, the two are able to plan quickly and act quickly, making them appear as one entity when complex maneuvers are required.
"Pact": Similar to a Bond, but with the added implication that one party has a distinct measure of authority over the other. Most often used, in my experience, to describe "Deal-with-the-Devil"-types of situations.
"Link": Essentially the inverse of a Pact; this is when a person piggy-backs on the mind of a (usually trained) animal, directing its movements and experiencing the world from the creature's perspective(during which time the human's body is usually either sleeping or meditating).

(Cripes, I really know how to make magic sound clinical and dull, don't I? XD)