Act Three, Chapter Five: 14

14th May 11:20 PM, 2018 in Act Three: Chapter Five
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Act Three, Chapter Five: 14
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MsMegan 14th May 11:20 PM, 2018 edit delete
MsMegan
Well, this is unsettling.

Happy post-TCAF y'all, and I am in DEADLINE HELL! I've done my best to never miss an update over the six year run of this comic, so If this month I finally have to do that, I hope you'll all forgive me.
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Mar-ee 14th May 11:27 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Don't apologize/or stress so much MsMegan, we all understand, stuff happens. Real life can be tough and crazy.

Also ohhhh lovin' this page. Beast facing his worse enemy... himself
The Young Entity 14th May 11:43 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Exactly!
Anonymous Puffin 15th May 5:01 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
I've said it before and I'll say it again: this scene between Beast and Argus screams some of the soundtrack of the Jekyll and Hyde musical :P
("All that you are is a face in the mirror, I'll close my eyes and you'll disappear." "Ha! I'm what you face when you're facing the mirror. As long as you live I'll be here!")

In addition to that: I fully agree with Mar-ee, Ms Megan. Take your time. We fully understand.
FelinaofL2 17th May 12:31 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Agreed, "Confrontation" does rather suit them, especially with Beast's internal issues. ("I'll live inside you forever" makes me think of how things like anxiety never truly go away, but one can gain better control over them.)
Anonymous Puffin 17th May 1:07 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Exactly!
I'm surprised by how many people think of Jekyll as a saint and Hyde as pure evil. I've always read the story more as being about "internal issues": Hyde is everything Jekyll is not proud of in himself, but he does not learn to deal with it properly and things spiral out of control.

Please, Beast, just hug Argus instead of hurting yourself (in more ways than one)
The Young Entity 14th May 11:44 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
It sure is unsettling! And that's putting in mildly.

Who knew Beast's/Argus's past self could be so cruel?
The Young Entity 14th May 11:46 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
No problem about the slightly-late post, Ms Megan! You're a mom with an active baby, and you get busy sometimes. You've been doing an amazing job keeping up with the posts :-)
Lisa Conner 15th May 12:39 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
But he's being cruel to himself, not to others.
The Young Entity 15th May 1:50 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
True, but it's still cruelty, however it's used, and cruelty is always wrong
Lisa Conner 15th May 4:38 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Yes, but we've already seen he doesn't like himself. If he's going to cut into anyone, it's himself.
The Young Entity 16th May 10:45 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
Yes, but that's almost worse than at other people, though, because he's been torn down and been tearing himself down all his life!
Guest 15th May 5:03 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
I can't tell if the image of his human self is trying to push him to fight for his humanity or just make him suffer.

Gonna go with both.
The Young Entity 15th May 12:08 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Yes
KatieKat 15th May 6:33 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
I'd be lying if I didn't wonder about Argus possibly staying as the Beast forever.
The Young Entity 15th May 12:07 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Aw, that would be so sad!
Vain.3805 15th May 4:22 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Vain.3805
I read one adaptation of the story where he stayed a beast but it was a happen ending anyway.
Miss Elcia 17th May 9:01 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
I've also read a version that went that route, one I have reason to believe Ms Megan has read and been inspired by. And while I've no problem with that eventuality... I would love to watch Beauty's family not bat a collective eye lid when she arrives home with him and his reaction to a real family despite his looks. It'd still be nice for Argus to get a second chance to be human.
FelinaofL2 17th May 12:18 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
I think as long as Beauty & Argus are together and Argus gets to finally have a loving family, that it'd be a happy ending. We all want to see them succeed and be happy; some things are more important than outward appearance.
(If they do live with Beauty's family, Argus would be ADORABLE having his own herb garden to tend and mixing medicines for others~)
Anonymous Puffin 17th May 1:08 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
*squees internally at the mental image of Beast lovingly caring for a herb garden at Beauty's house*
Siva 15th May 9:58 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
Best version of this story since Rumbelle.
The Young Entity 15th May 12:11 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
No question! :-)
The Young Entity 15th May 12:15 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
I just thought of something. What if Argus, like, mauls himself?
*weird thoughts*
Stitchlingbelle 15th May 7:45 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Considerably more adversarial than what Beauty's going through. It's sad that Argus's main battle seems to be with himself, when we've seen ample evidence that he has someone much better to blame...
AshErika 16th May 1:13 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
so very true... :/ not surprising, given Argus's nature, but... still
The Young Entity 16th May 2:23 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
Yes :-/ I agree completely agree with both of you guys
NanamiG 16th May 10:51 PM, 2018 edit delete reply
Isn't it more likely that he is talking to the Castle? I mean, Swom just said that the Castle didn't take into account how unhappy it's avatar was, and now we see the Beast talking to Evil Argus - couldn't that be the Castle's avatar? 🤔
AshErika 17th May 8:17 AM, 2018 edit delete reply
possibly, if SwanMom underestimates how much the Castle is aware of. a likely scenario, I think, given the general air of manipulative hostility that thing gives off. he could really be facing his worst fear (himself), or the Castle could be playing him. mind you, the effect could be the same...