Act Two, Chapter Three: 47

29th Dec 11:00 PM, 2014 in Act Two: Chapter Three
Act Two, Chapter Three: 47
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MsMegan 28th Dec 11:00 PM, 2014
my studiomate is telling me they need to just make out already, but she's wrong. I know what kids today are into, and it's absolutely no physical contact for 300 pages and then hand holding.
MsMegan 29th Dec 7:47 PM, 2014
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Rosen 29th Dec 11:18 PM, 2014
Bah, ha! Look at them being cutie-babies!

Zuza 29th Dec 11:33 PM, 2014
I'm inclined to agree with your studiomate. You know. Like that gif I sent you.
MsMegan 29th Dec 11:54 PM, 2014
Nahhh, pretty sure it's brooding and angst-ridden eye contact that gets the kids all hot and bothered nowadays.
metaceryn 30th Dec 12:48 AM, 2014
Children, yes. They can be entertained with pouty CPR dummies. Jangling some car keys would also do the trick.

Your readers, conversely, are highly sophisticated patrons of the arts who can enjoy examples of rich storytelling. Especially when it leads to furious no-quarter-asked-and-none-given snogging.
Puck 12th Mar 11:34 AM, 2015
Well, /I/ like it! It brings to mind both some of my favorite operas (although those are admittedly less broody and more 'Ah, a pox on the situation that keeps us apart!') and a lot of classics from the 30s and 40s.

... If you do an adaptation of the final scene of "An Affair to Remember", however, I might cry. Because that one moment gets me EVERY TIME.
Eleginia 8th Apr 10:45 PM, 2016
I am very much enjoying the slow pace, personally. That way you know that their love will be real, and not based on lust. And this is my first comment! I found this webcomic last Saturday and I have re-read this like 3 times now! I just love it and I can't wait to see where Ms. Megan goes with it!!! :D (p.s. I totally had bad timing, given where the comic is currently. Angst!!!)
The Young Entity 4th May 7:59 PM, 2018
yes yes yes! (mostly to the first thing you said)
MatthiasRat 30th Dec 6:55 AM, 2014
I am so glad you are taking the time to develop real affection between them. Love is so much more than mere physicality. "Making out" would destroy the story and their characters. Thank you for the gentleness and time you are devoting to them and their still budding relationship.
Michael 24th Apr 2:14 PM, 2017
The Young Entity 4th May 8:00 PM, 2018
And another series of 'yes's' and quite a few nods of agreement XD
Hallan 30th Dec 7:18 AM, 2014
Thank you for not listening to your studio-mate.

PS- (Hi, MattRat! Glad you could make it!)
Tevokkia 30th Dec 7:28 AM, 2014
I "Awwwwwwww"ed at the actual comic, then read your comment, Megan, and couldn't stop laughing.
Laevateinn 30th Dec 12:22 PM, 2014
Megan, if Beauty and Beast were making out by now, then the Beast might as well have been a sparkly vampire or a "Beast" that's just a guy covered in warts, tattoos and bits of metal. I think I prefer the slow and steady (and awkward) relationship you've got going on between them now. :P
Stitchlingbelle 30th Dec 1:38 PM, 2014
I'll admit to being split on the issue-- definitely it is way too early in their relationship (not to mention OOC for both) for them to be kissing, even if you were going to go there while he's still cursed.

However, yelling "Just kiss already!" is a time-honored tradition, and it would be the swooniest thing ever. ;)
Paula Richey 30th Dec 5:06 PM, 2014
The Patreon updates are worth every penny!
JadeWolf 30th Dec 6:29 PM, 2014
I think your studiomate is right, just remember to let a character die later. Really worked for all those novels being made into movies. *coughMazeRunnerFaultinOurStarsIfIStaycough*
manga 31st Dec 3:04 PM, 2014
I second every word MatthiasRat said.

And for everyone voting for snogging I have one question: Are you sure he even has lips? The human-style kissing kind, and not the flat, slightly slobbery doggy kind?
MsMegan 1st Jan 10:01 AM, 2015
I think, given the opportunity and inclination to be affectionate, The Beast would neccesarily tend more towards neck nuzzling and ear nipping. He's definitely got doglips.

er...not that I've given it any thought...
Michael 24th Apr 2:17 PM, 2017
A big smooch on his nose would be working. Still doesnt fit to the storytelling. So better no smooch.
a Drop of Beauty 31st Dec 5:58 PM, 2014
a Drop of Beauty
I third MatthiasRat's comment!
Oh and Manga that's a very good point (I'm on the not kissing side ;p)
Haze 1st Jan 5:04 AM, 2015
Ah, I'm not completely sure about this, but in the last panel, shouldn't it be "it's you who has been gentle with me"? Can someone who knows their grammar confirm this? It just reads more easily, for me.
AbigailBrooks 22nd Aug 7:17 PM, 2015
Come on, guys, we're not getting a kiss until late in this arc (as a goodbye, "We'll never see each other again probably" sort of things) or late in the final arc. Megan is determined to build up for it as much as possible, and considering how careful she's being about showing us a slow burn romance, with its emphasis being on emotional intimacy rather than physical intimacy, she's not going to have them kiss until she just can't avoid it any longer. I'm all for exploding passion, but I also like this more mature take on the subject.

nathyfaith 17th Feb 1:41 PM, 2016
*blushes* so cute. I just cannot!
eekee 27th Mar 1:07 AM, 2019
LOL! Comment cracking me up! :D I don't know what kids are into these days, but I think they're doing it right. Or as right as circumstances will allow, anyway. Goodness!