Author: Beauty and The Beast

1. The Beast Knowing how you loved the birds …

1. The Beast

Knowing how you loved the birds
I fixed them to the trees
so they wouldn’t fly away.
So you would stay.

And you remained silent
and never questioned my bloody palms
or reproached me the birds
because they didn’t sing.

It couldn’t last, of course.
No new birds came and those crucified
were taken by small animals or simply
disappeared from the nails.
I was sure then that you would leave me.

Finally I confessed.
Trembling, I brought you the hammer
and showed my broken fingers.
Leaves and branches in my hair,
the diagrams of Autumn
on the sky.

And you smiled and said it didn’t matter
about the birds
and drank at my tears
like a rare and fragile wine
that they too would not be wasted.

2. Beauty

I came to you so carelessly
there were those who thought I had not been warned.
I could only point to the false lovers who carried marks
where you had pressed coins into their palms
and admit I was impatient for your scars.

The rumours followed us as easily
as if you murdered me every night;
hemlock in my evening wine,
a loosened bannister on the stair.
The dull villagers and daft princes
waited still and at distances
for grave news and relentless
until I could only point again
at their jealous eyes and whisper
I had discovered why you handled me
as though I were made of glass.

I know they want to know about our bodies.
Our virginity confuses them
and they are reduced to words and silences.
What shall we allow them to believe?

We are a thousand years old, no histories
and nothing to confess.

5targuitar: Beauty and the Beast set in the 2…


Beauty and the Beast set in the 20’s.

A Detective is cursed to become a beast by a Fortune teller who saw no love in his arrogant heart for others. The only way he can break the spell is to learn to love another and earn her love in return before his transformation completes. Beast takes refuge in an old inn at a grungy sea port. There he hires lackeys to bring forth to him beautiful woman to help break his spell. Beauty, a beautiful young flapper girl is brought to Beast and he truly believes she is the one but Beauty views him as nothing more than a monster as he views her as difficult and stubborn. But soon Beasts life is threatened when rumors hit the streets of him being a monster, stealing girls and eating people in their sleep. Beauty is forced to help him but the two soon become much better acquainted during their escapade. (totally ripped this off from the disney movie summary but HAHA you get the point. Be sure to check back at my Character Blog for upcoming sketches of these two.)




important ship tropes:

  • fake dating
  • SECRET dating
  • being locked in a room or trapped in a small space
  • finishing each other’s sentences, KNOWING WHAT THE OTHER IS ABOUT TO SAY
  • tou chi NG!!!! FOr eheA DS!!!!!!11!!
  • wearing each other’s clothes
  • doing that thing where they accidentally get real close and, like, stare meaningfully at each other for a few seconds too long
  • channeling the inner romcom and having an epiphany about how much they care about each other and RACING TO CONFESS THEIR LOVE
  • fucking. Now or Never Kiss
  • defending each other to scathing tertiary or otherwise minor characters but ONLY WHEN THE OTHER ISN’T AROUND
  • reincarnation or time loop or OOOOH TIME TRAVEL SCENARIOS
  • dramatically saving each other from certain death or barely surviving something that almost makes the other break down and just smirking wearily and mumbling flippant smartass remarks to HIDE THE DEPTH OF THEIR FEELINGS
  • undercover as lovers, the classic
  • ALMOST KISSING. like getting so close that they start to close their eyes and hold their breath and then SOMETHING HAPPENS and they jump apart, that is MORE VALUABLE THAN ANY ACTUAL KISSING
  • casually sitting on each other’s laps during ensemble cast conversations or scenes
  • did i mention F AKE DATinG

@batbcomic encompassed ALL OF THESE 0.0 

Or came pretty close, anyway. 😀 Good list!











it took me like 3 minutes to process the fact that this wasnt cgi 

’The Lion King’ Writer Is Not A Fan Of Disney’…

’The Lion King’ Writer Is Not A Fan Of Disney’s Live-Action Remakes:

courtesy of @the-la-la-landerr

Hey! So I’ve recently been struck by the…

Hey! So I’ve recently been struck by the need to write a beauty and the beast series, probably a trilogy, where the first book is more King Thrushbeard, the second Beauty and the Beast, and the third East of the Sun and West of the Moon/Cupid and Psyche, but all the same couple. Do you perhaps have any other B&B-style fairy tales you can recommend to help give me ideas and/or that you think would fit in this haphazard arc I’ve created??

Hey Anon!

Oh my gosh, yes, write this thing. I’d read the heck out of it!

In the theme you have going here, I would check out…

-Riquette with the Tuft

-The Little White Cat

-Buffalo Head

-The School of Salamanca

– The Prince and the Tortoise

-Hans My Hedgehog

Hello, Miss Megan! I was wondering if a batb …

Hello, Miss Megan! I was wondering if a batb story could work if the Beauty had a disfigurement – such as a hairy birthmark covering her arm, or vitiligo on her hands? Would the former condition just make things too complicated in comparison to the big, hairy Beast?

Hey Anon!

I don’t see why not! I think as long as your writing is compassionate and not exploitive, it could be a very interesting angle!

I’m curious to know what a ‘Beauty…

I’m curious to know what a ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Sleeping Beauty’ mashup would look like.

Write iiiiiiiit~~~

Onceponymous sez…

Hello!  First off, I love your comic and this blog that’s become a repository of things related to the fairy tale.  I wanted to share a song by an indie artist I like that always reminds me of post curse but pre character development Argus (and perhaps other Beast interpretations).

Thank you for being a wonderful artist, writer, and all around cool person!