I might be attracted to someone who could use the phrase "intrapsychic dialectic" in casual conversation myself, my extreme orientation towards dudes notwithstanding.
You got me with this one MW. Really did laugh aloud at the last pic.
*nods at Evie's comment* Thinking is the new sexy.
Mackenzie has probably found pre-bowdlerized versions I'd love to borrow off her when she's done her thesis.
cool comic MW!
Interesting explanation of the story, and I like the relationship between the two characters. I will have to read more of your stories to learn more about them. Smile
i was glad to see the reversal on the B & B theme there ~ i was about to go on a feminist diatribe of my own ~ hahahaha!
these two make a great couple!
I've always loved the version of Beauty and the Beast that I grew up with, which was somewhat older and translated from French.
The Disney take on the tale removes a lot of Beauty's heroism. In the story I used to read, Beauty's father is not at all a weak or sickly man, but a powerful merchant. He is ready to accept his punishment for stealing a flower from the Beast's garden but Beauty insists on taking his place because it was she who asked for the flower. Once ensconced in the enchanted castle, her every desire is catered to and in the evenings, she has long conversations with the Beast, who is always very respectful and courteous to her. He asks her at the end of each night if she will marry him (bit pushy but, curse and all that) and when she refuses, he accepts it immediately and departs.
When finally she agrees to wed him, it is because she realizes that he is her dearest friend and the thought that she might have lost him devastates her. It was very much a story about Beauty learning about herself, and who her friends are and where her loyalties lie, and saving the day with her pluck and her patience and her great heart.
That said, I still totally love Mackenzie's thesis (and I would bet it covers a few versions of the story anyway) and that would be a thing I'd be excited about too! Also I love these two together. This should be fun, can't wait to see what happens next.
Wow, Elizabeth! You used "intra-psychic dialectic" in your story. I don't think I've ever read that in a story written by anybody! Even though we've never met, I know there's a good reason why I like you. Forgive me for not commenting more frequently on your stories.
It's our imperfections that make us loveable.
Panel 10 ... Ellery's expression is priceless.
Me and My Muses is a Web comic of 1:6 scale ball-jointed dolls (BJDs), following a young queer woman, Ellery Langrock, and the various magical and sexy characters in her head. New episodes every Monday!