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i have been reading your comic for a few years…

i have been reading your comic for a few years now and have thoroughly enjoyed your reimagining of the beauty and he beast story and i just wanted to say good job!

Aw, thank you so much for joining me on this little jaunt!

Hey there, I love your comic, and I'm ver…

Hey there, I love your comic, and I'm very sad because I almost didn't find it! I originally read on tapastic, and when you left I waited for like a year with no update and thought you were gone forever, and I was so pleased to find the comic again (by accident). This isn't a complaint, it's all just to say maybe you should put a note on tapas redirecting folks? Anyway, have a good one ♡

blurgh, I gotta take that Tapas down and reupload it all properlyyyy

At least he isn’t a furry anymore.

At least he isn’t a furry anymore.

I ain’t judgin’

I was randomly thinking back over these past f…

I was randomly thinking back over these past few years that I have been reading your BATB comic and one of my favorite moments is when Beast kissed Beauty's hand and everyone was like "Aaaaw" and fangirling and stuff while your response was basically "…. SO kissing Beast is like kissing your dog. Have a nice day." I don't know why that stuck with me but it did and it was a time.

I am here to rain on every parade!

I hope he’s handsome.

I hope he’s handsome.

Well, you can tell me for yourself!

FINALLY! Argus needed to shave so badley.

FINALLY! Argus needed to shave so badley.

haircut’ll do ya wonders!

FAKIRU FOREVER MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!

FAKIRU FOREVER MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!

Haha, I’m a big Princess Tutu fan, as well! I highly recommend it to anyone who liked the Swan Maiden angle of BATB, and to fans of magical girls, ballet or bittersweet literary fairy tales like Swan Lake, The Nutcracker or The Little Mermaid. It starts out very simple and gentle, but slowly becomes a more and more complex tale. It never becomes too grimdark, but it does tug the heartstrings! Sort of a Revolutionary Girl Utena Lite. 

Have you read T. Kingfisher’s B&tB r…

Have you read T. Kingfisher’s B&tB retelling, Bryony and Roses? I thought it was really clever and sweet! The garden scenes reminded me of Act II in your comic.

Everyone has recommended this to me, and I keep not getting around to it! But no more! I have installed kindle on my phone and downloaded the ebook! I will report back!

This might sound offensive of me but what is i…

This might sound offensive of me but what is it like to have Prosopagnosia?

Mostly just frustrating and embarrassing. It makes networking an extremely difficult dance, and keeping track of my students real hard. I hope name tags are the next hot trend.

Which perspective do you like better – Beauty&…

Which perspective do you like better – Beauty’s POV, or the Beast’s? I identified with Beauty as a kid, but now I see so much more of myself in the Beast.

I am extremely on board with this. I identified a lot with Beauty as a teen –I, too, was frequently uprooted, left in charge of my siblings, with a father who was often away and I, bookworm, weirdo, and honestly, bit of a snob, didn’t mesh especially well with the rural teens at my various schools. The connections were so obvious! But as I got older and began to see more nuance in the world, and to struggle with more aggressive manifestations of anxiety and depression, started to identify less with a nice-but-slightly-offbeat-girl and more with an isolated mess of a monster.

As to which POV I prefer, that’s a tougher question! When we have Beauty’s POV we get to enjoy the building ambiance and mystery in a way we don’t when it’s the Beast’s. He is the unknown for her, and she’s our POV character entering his magical world from our shared mundane one. Logically, her POV makes good sense for the story.

But…If we’re entering the story from a stance of familiarity–”Ah, yes, we’re doing a BATB bit, OK then” – it can be interesting to flip it and go with The Beast as our point of contact (Alex Flynn’s YA novel Beastly does this, as does Donna Jo Napoli’s Beast). These work because they start pre-Beast, I think. It might be harder to come in in medias res with him… Interesting challenges for sure!