Act Two, Chapter Three: 32

6th Nov 11:00 PM, 2014 in Act Two: Chapter Three
Act Two, Chapter Three: 32
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MsMegan 6th Nov 11:00 PM, 2014
no use beating around the bush when the bushes have you beat


cattservant 6th Nov 11:30 PM, 2014
Shake the bushes
see what fall out.
Oh my!
txinaz 7th Nov 2:35 AM, 2014
more secrets
rufiangel 7th Nov 5:29 AM, 2014
Oh, the dialogue on this page is fantastic! And also, sad D: plus, Beast's expressions are just so... complex... and also sad D:

Whyyyy Beast whyyyy
Hallan 7th Nov 8:10 AM, 2014
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised he's so good at dodging questions (like the ones in the second and third panel). He's got a spine and hips that are apparently flexible enough to switch painlessly from quad to bipedal motion. If he's that flexible of body... ;)
MsMegan 7th Nov 10:48 AM, 2014
Well, I wouldn't say painlessly. It has no bearing on the story, but I imagine that even though he can function bipedally, his joints generally ache from maintaining that posture over prolonged periods. He's chosen some semblance of dignity over comfort.
The Doodler 9th Nov 12:02 AM, 2014
The Doodler
I totally called that! I love it -- his body's an animal but he's making the effort to go with his human mind. Ow. I love it.
MsMegan 9th Nov 6:17 PM, 2014
It never seemed pertinent enough to be mentioned in dialogue, but I've tried to imply it by the sort of laboured way he gets to his feet from a crouch, on the few occasions we've seen it. I wonder if it should have been made more apparent?
The Doodler 10th Nov 4:13 PM, 2014
The Doodler
For what it's worth, it seemed pretty evident to me before this page -- this page just emphasized it.
Paula Richey 7th Nov 10:58 AM, 2014
So, the hedge-maze has been there long enough for Beast to have "always" been uneasy about it? I had kind of thought it grew while their backs were turned. Looking back, though, he never did really suggest that.
Stitchlingbelle 7th Nov 2:27 PM, 2014
That's the most encouraging answer to her questions he's given, I think-- that she might be able to learn more by being observant. (It's not like they don't both know that there are things he can't talk about).

She looks so little! I tend to fold up like that when I'm frightened/ chagrined as well...
metaceryn 8th Nov 1:02 AM, 2014
"But in all truthfulness, ignorance can be a kinder state."

What happened to "I don't love lies, Beauty. I prefer truth to kindness"?
MsMegan 8th Nov 10:01 AM, 2014
He might prefer it, but that doesn't mean it's comfortable.
AbigailBrooks 19th Aug 10:04 PM, 2015
"I was afraid I'd lost you, Simba - I mean Beauty." Sorry, whenever I encounter the "Are you angry with me?" "No, I'm not angry, I was just scared because you went to the scary place," it always reminds me of that scene. The Beast's lionel look does not help.

Also, you were "compelled," Beauty. By magic. And now the ruler of the castle is probably vexed that it came so close to getting you and the Beast snatched you away from it.

Also way to not answer her question, Beast. "You could learn the truth if you poked around more, but you really don't want to know." And yeah, we spent less than five pages there and we knew it was a scary place, Beast - we get you being uneasy about it.

How much does anyone want to bet we spend at least part of Act III in there?
The Young Entity 4th May 7:02 PM, 2018
50 bucks. Because I have already read to that part *evil grin*
Elkian 14th Jun 1:08 AM, 2016
...I wonder how he 'saw' her in the maze.
Anor-Roc Wildheart 1st Jan 4:18 PM, 2017
She hadn't gone past the first turn yet, so she could still be seen from the entrance.