Act Two, Chapter Six: 012

20th Nov 12:00 AM, 2015 in Act Two: Chapter Six
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Act Two, Chapter Six: 012
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MsMegan 20th Nov 12:00 AM, 2015 edit delete
MsMegan
Gotta say, gang, I'm really impressed with the restraint you all showed with that last update. I was sort of dreading the comments, but you kept it chill and academic. I should know by now not to expect less of you!
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txinaz 20th Nov 12:15 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
txinaz
with this kind of storyline where the beast is questions his love for beauty.(as a beast or man) old stories, myths, and legends are bound to come into play, with this story.
Karen 20th Nov 1:06 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!

Ahem. Lovely, uhm, lines...and stuff. :-D
a Drop of Beauty 20th Nov 5:12 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
a Drop of Beauty
^ I agree.
cattservant 20th Nov 1:48 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
cattservant
Solid steady Beast!
Guest 20th Nov 1:48 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
I love this page, but I can't help but be distracted by the fact that in the first panel she comes up behind Beast on his right, but in the next three panels is on his left, and then in the last panel on his right again. Might need an edit before it goes to print.

Other than that, I think this page is very sweet. She doesn't think anything of seeking comfort from him, and he doesn't resist her. <3
Kukki 20th Nov 1:49 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
Sorry, I didn't mean to leave that comment anonymously.
MsMegan 20th Nov 11:50 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
MsMegan
dammit, you're right. Rats!
metaceryn 20th Nov 5:13 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
metaceryn
Why MsMegan, I'm hurt that you think so little of us. ;p

But the story's thematic parallel to the Leda myth, and the authorial intent behind its inclusion, was so unmistakable that there wasn't a lot of room for eyebrow-waggling (what it means in the story? who knows). What I want to know is, did Beauty the classical scholar percieve it as innuendo against her and Beast, or was she simply skeeved out by hot hot swan-god-on-chick action?

Also yeah, I see what Kukki means about the arm-switching.
ShinyHappyGoth 20th Nov 9:56 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
Let's see, I see The Goose Girl, what appears to be a mermaid, and that one prince in the Arabian Nights who married a tortoise. (And you should all check out Ursula Vernon's annotation of that story, here: http://ursulav.livejournal.com/1488524.html)
Guest 20th Nov 1:22 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
First time commentor, to say two things: one, this is an absolutely gorgeous comic! I bought a copy of Act One for Christmas last year.

And two, am I mistaken, or is the painting on the lower left of panel one meant to be The Selkie Wife? It's lovely to see Scottish fairytales on the Beast's wall - and nice to see an Animal Bride as opposed to Bridegroom :)

(Although given how the fisherman behaves, I'm not sure the selkie wife gets the best deal. Their kid, on the other hand? AWESOME. Who wouldn't want to be part-selkie?)
MsMegan 20th Nov 6:09 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
MsMegan
It is! Good eye!
mathmusicreading 20th Nov 1:59 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
I love that Beauty is wholly defying the awkward innuendo, ignoring the suggestion AND not allowing it to push her away from Beast. I got "The Goose Girl", given that the figure in the background is standing and the lady in the foreground still has her tail plus a little something I'm going to go with selkie instead of "The Little Mermaid" for the portrait below it, and I don't know the one on the right but I love that it's Middle Eastern and continuing your theme of diversity. All the love for your mixing in different cultures, different relationships, and both males and females playing the animal role.
Ransom 21st Nov 11:44 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
The thought that the castle put all those paintings up amuses me. Though I'm assuming they always have been up there? If so, it almost comes across as the Castle mocking the Beast.
Mad Hatter 23rd Nov 11:44 AM, 2015 edit delete reply
Aww that's so cute! And it's nice to see that Beauty and Beast are a lot more comfortable touching and being around each other compared to the beginning.
AbigailBrooks 27th Dec 6:58 PM, 2015 edit delete reply
AbigailBrooks
Beauty being a bit freaked out by the paintings is understandable - I mean, they're not exactly subtle, are they? As for nothing touching Beauty while the Beast is here...yeah, Beast, that rather makes me wonder what will happen later if /you're not there./