Act one, Chapter Three: 18

4th Feb 11:28 PM, 2013 in Act One: Chapter Three
Act one, Chapter Three: 18
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cattservant 4th Feb 11:35 PM, 2013
Memory morphing,
Liquid Time flowing away.

cattservant 4th Feb 11:36 PM, 2013
Who's got the keys to the T-Bird?
sldfjlsjf 5th Feb 12:37 AM, 2013
I love the deep zoom in before the zoom out revealing that it's Beauty as a child. I really like how you're utilizing this dream sequence. How it's sort of starting right in the middle and this swift change in perspective from Beauty as a young adult to her as a child. They're all very telling of being a dream and that's great.
The Doodler 5th Feb 2:23 AM, 2013
The Doodler
I'm too tired to be coherent, let alone insightful, so I'll just say that I love this comic.
Abigail Brooks 5th Feb 8:54 AM, 2013
It occurs to me that this sequence, memory-wise, would have to take place /before/ the prologue of this comic, given her mother is said to have died in that. So this could very well be when they both fall horribly ill.

I'm really enjoying how you're playing with perspective on this. The close-up allows for a transition between dreaming Beauty and younger Beauty (oh my god, she was an adorable kid), and the shot we get of her mother - that may well be from Beauty's actual POV - shows just how precarious her position on the bow is. I'm think she is either has /excellent/ balance, having some training in this, or she has magical properties that enable her to keep her footing sure. Because she should have been thrown from the boat at this rate - I mean, just look at those waves!

In any case, it may be fun, Beauty's mother, but that's also really, really dangerous, and I'm pretty sure you shouldn't be telling your daughter to come out and join you. Even though you don't seem to mean her any harm, that is still bad parenting. Now let's see if Beauty can manage to coax YOU back to safety!

Until next time,
Lostariel 5th Feb 11:30 AM, 2013
I couldn't think of an insightful comic, but I love how Beauty switched to being a child when she recognizes her mother.
MsMegan 5th Feb 2:13 PM, 2013
Sounds pretty insightful to me!
Lostariel 5th Feb 11:30 AM, 2013
Not comic. Whoops.
Tantz Aerine 5th Feb 3:19 PM, 2013
Tantz Aerine
Great work!
a Drop of Beauty 5th Feb 6:56 PM, 2013
a Drop of Beauty
I wanna give her a big hug!!!
Kim M 15th Feb 4:08 PM, 2013
Me too! Poor little Beauty....
LESimmons 6th Feb 12:21 AM, 2013
I'm reminded of lyrics from "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Mama! Any way the wind blows, doesn't really matter to meee...
MsMegan 6th Feb 10:30 AM, 2013
Come on everybody, get in on the chorus! It's Karaoke night on comicfury!
Guest 6th Feb 4:13 PM, 2013
Mama... Just killed a man,
Put a gun up to his head,
Pulled the trigger - now he's dead~
Laevateinn102 6th Feb 4:14 PM, 2013
BLARG! forgot to use my name D:
AbigailBrooks 6th Feb 5:47 PM, 2013
Mama, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away
Mama, ooo
Didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

(Because who wouldn't want to join in on this?)
MsMegan 6th Feb 10:25 PM, 2013
Too laaaaaate, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching aaaall the time~
AbigailBrooks 7th Feb 12:14 AM, 2013
Goodbye everybody - I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Mama, ooo - (any way the wind blows)
I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all
The Doodler 7th Feb 3:11 AM, 2013
The Doodler
I see a little silhouette-o of a man
Scaramouche, scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?

*clears throat in an embaressed way, but is unable to stop singing along*
Dyl 7th Feb 6:39 AM, 2013
You make little girls and pretty ladies so creepy!
MsMegan 7th Feb 9:56 AM, 2013
well, it takes practice....
a Drop of Beauty 7th Feb 10:50 PM, 2013
a Drop of Beauty
...I still think she's the "evil" fae lady, not Beauty's real mother...
Azerie 14th Jun 6:52 AM, 2013
This reminds me of a scene from Anastasia, and I liked that scene :)
AbigailBrooks 29th Jul 1:17 PM, 2013
As I read through the comments again, I'm remembering my theory that Beauty's mother, as she is now, could be some sort of fetch or changeling - something left behind in the place of her real mother, or maybe some sort of other magical being in disguise. Oh course, in one version of the story, Beauty WAS related to a fae in some way.... But yeah, Elise's mother is one of the big mysteries of this story, I think.
sheshallnotbenameless 25th Aug 12:37 AM, 2013
I just noticed how Elise's hair grew so much when Beauty grew younger. Rather than stay at the same age as when Beauty last saw her mother--when we imagine someone, we always imagine them as we saw them last, not aging them--Elise looked older in the page with young adult Beauty. Which makes me think the fae speculation may be accurate. She may be paving a way through the dream. Dreams were very important in the original fairy tale. But would a fae change like that in the span of a few short human years?