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Whoa, a Journal. What's this doing here?

So, I'm endeavoring to start a series of drawings based on versions of the story and/or themes of Beauty and the Beast and/or Death and the Maiden. Mainly, I wanna focus on BatB versions that aren't overt versions of the story like Phantom or Hunchback, since I could do a whole series just on the retellings of those. There are versions of the basic story here, like Cocteau or Once Upon a Time, but I wanna show off some that don't get as much credit as others (I see you thar, Disney).

Okay, so, here we go -

Cupid and Psyche - Greek mythology
Hades and Persephone - also Greek mythology
Nosferatu (1922) – Count Orlok and Ellen
The Man Who Laughs (1928) – Gwynplaine and Dea
Frankenstein (1931) – The Monster and Elizabeth
The Mummy (1932) – Imhotep and Helen/Anck-su-Namun
The Old Dark House (1932) - Morgan and Margaret
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1932) – Edward Hyde and Ivy and/or Muriel
King Kong (1933) - Kong and Ann
Death Takes a Holiday (1934) – Death and Grazia
La Belle et la Bête (1946) – Belle and the Beast
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) – Gort and Helen
Soyuzmultfilm: The Tale of the Crimson Flower/Stories From my Childhood: Beauty and the Beast (1952)
Robot Monster (1953) - Ro-Man and Alice
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - The Creature and Kay
Bride of the Monster (1955) - Lobo and Janet
Young Frankenstein (1974) - The Monster and Elizabeth (again)
Star Wars (1977) – Chewbacca and Princess Leia
Halloween (1978) – Michael Myers and Laurie
Panna a Netvor (1978) - Beauty and the Beast
The Elephant Man (1980) - John Merrick and Mrs. Kendal
Faerie Tale Theatre (1984) – Beauty and the Beast
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) - Freddy Krueger and Nancy
Legend (1985) – Darkness and Lily
Cannon Movie Tales (1987) – Beauty and the Beast
Masters of the Universe (1987) - Skeletor and Evil-Lyn (at least in the movie; I've watched some of the show, but not enough; possibly Skeletor/Teela, too)
Beetlejuice (1988) – Beetlejuice and Lydia Deetz
Batman (1989) - The Joker and Vicky Vale
Edward Scissorhands (1990) - Edward and Kim
Darkman (1991) – Peyton and Julie
The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling
A Song of Ice and Fire (1991-1996) - Sansa Stark and the Hound
Phantom Manor (1992) - The Phantom and Melanie Ravenswood
X-Men: The Animated Series (1992) - Beast and Carly (Carlie? Karlie? Karly?)
Aladdin: The Animated Series (1992) – Arbutus and Jasmine, Ayam Aghoul and Jasmine
Elisabeth - (1992) - Elisabeth and Death
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) – The Monster and Elizabeth
Gargoyles (1994) - Goliath and Elisa
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995) – Beauty and the Beast
The Mask (1995) – The Mask and Tina
Mars Attacks! (1996) – Martian Leader and Natalie
Tanz der Vampire (1997) - Graf von Krolock and Sarah
Anastasia (1997) - Anastasia and Rasputin (even though for most of the movie he was trying to kill her)
Sleepy Hollow (1999) - The Horseman and Katrina (this is a bit of a stretch, since SPOILERS - he hooks up with her mom, so doing that instead, maybe)
Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2001) – The Grinch and Martha May Whovier
Shrek (2001) – Shrek and Princess Fiona
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (The graphic novel) (2001) – Edward Hyde and Mina Murray
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Gríma Wormtongue and Éowyn
HellBoy (2004) – HellBoy and Liz
V for Vendetta (The movie) (2005) – V and Evey
Hulk/The Incredible Hulk (2005 and 2008) The Hulk and Betty Ross
Death Jr. graphic novel (2005) - The Grim Reaper and...the mom (does she have a name?)
HellBoy II: The Golden Army (2008) – Abe Sapien and Princess Nuala
Megamind (2010) – Megamind and Roxanne
Un Monstre á Paris (2011) – Francoeur and Lucille
Once Upon a Time (2012) – Rumpelstiltskin and Belle, Rumpelstiltskin and Cora

Something else: I know some of these have multiple versions, like Jekyll and Hyde or King Kong, so those may or may not be mashups of multiple versions or just the ones I really like. Also: I'm sure there are literally millions of versions/variations of the story; I'm trying to stick with either a) unknown or unpopular versions of the basic story, or b) popular variations.

Anyway, feel free to throw some in that I've missed. Unless I haven't seen 'em. Then they might not be in here. It also mayyyyy be just a little while before I get around to these, but probably/hopefully this summer. This is fairly ambitious.

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SiryissoftheEast Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :)
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KellyM-Mortal Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
I just realized I wasn't actually watching you--fixed!
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MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha - no problem! Thanks! :-D Just be prepared for a lot of weirdness if/when I actually post stuff. :P
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ReddyArts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Digital Artist
 I have a story you might just appreciate. So right now I'm playing Just Dance 3, and there's a song on there by a singer called Anja, and before I started I was like "Alright, time to do some Anja!" then I paused, looked at my sister and said "That's what Rasputin said." And I dunno, I'm pretty proud of myself right now. :XD: Granted, the spelling's different, but the message was the same! :rofl:
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MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Haha - that's awesome. :XD: They probably did some dancing, too (like maybe the Charleston, OMG so scandalous), to get them in the mood. Oh geez, how filthy our minds have become. THANKS A LOT. :P
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ReddyArts Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014   Digital Artist
I KNOW, I'M SUCH A TERRIBLE PERSON! :XD: Well, they had to do SOMETHING. :rofl: Rasputin did love to dance, you know! :heart:
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MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
With bug minions. :XD: And hey, it was the hot thing of the day, along with jazz! That's my history nut coming out, though. And now I've been listening to Twenties jazz/dance music and trying to imagine them dancing to it. It's awesome. :P

Also, you've seen the Nostalgia Critic's review of his song, yes? And (ugh, a little bit) the Nostalgia Chick's movie review? (I pretty much assume you've seen everything and everything having to do with Raspy at this point. :P)
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ReddyArts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Heeeello there, fellow obsessee! :D:D I have a tremendously important question! I need to know- I MUST know, have you ever found any Anya/Rasputin fanfics ever in your life? I can't find any for the life of me! I only found one one sided one on fanfiction.net, and that's it!
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MelanieGracey Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Alas, I haven't! I think I know the one you're talking about - Rasputin's thoughts during the fight? Yeah, that's the only one I've been able to find. However! I had an idea for one a while back where, just before she totally smashes it, he makes some kind of deal with her (mainly to save his hide for a while) where he doesn't kill her, but keeps her as a servant in limbo with him for a while(? It was a really rough idea :P). And now, with all this stuff lately, I kinda wanna do it!
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ReddyArts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Digital Artist
Oh you must do it!!! That would be the absolute best! I actually found one I'm rather fond of on fanfiction.net a little bit ago. Rasputin gets to Anya before she ever even gets to St. Petersburg, but she doesn't remember him and after a series of events, she ends up with the reliquary and he tags along with her. All the while he's trying to get it back without her catching on, so that he cab finally kill her. Of course, it's a Ranya fic, so naturally that's not how it things go down. But the downside is that the author hasn't uploaded it in a few years, so I'm trying to convince them to finish the story.
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