Cat Tales (Beauty and the Beast zine)

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Zine
Title: Cat Tales
Publisher: Kimberwicke Enterprises/Haunted Medium Press
Editor(s): Lisa Swope and Kim Prosser
Date(s): December 1990-?
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Medium: print
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Fandom: Beauty and the Beast (TV)
Language: English
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Cat Tales is a het digest-sized fanzine with fiction written by Kim Prosser and Lisa Swope. In it, Vincent is involved in a relationship with another woman.

Summaries

Cat Tales are our new, digest-sized (5-1/2" x 8-/2"), 70-page fanzines dedicated solely to Vincent stories in a universe independent of the series. Forging ahead in a world containing neither Catherine nor Diana. Vincent continues the search for his destiny. If you are offended by stories wherein Vincent forms close friendships with people (yes, even women!) other than Catherine, please ignore these titles. Some will be pre-Catherine. others post-Catherine, but all are for fun, with lots of entertaining, original characters. [1]
Someone Above has been writing what she thought was fictitious tales about Vincent and his world. He jsut discovered them; and she just discovered him... This zine is dedicated to Vincent tales in a universe exclusive of Catherine or Diana. [2]
This series often assumes a universe in which neither Catherine nor Diana has ever been involved with V. Here, V's involved in a relationship with another woman. [3]

Issue 1

Cat Tales 1 was published in December 1990 and contains 71 pages. It has the subtitle, "To Catch a Falling Star." The only art is on the cover.

cover of issue #1

Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1

A well-written and interesting story but not for those who dislike reading stories that take place after Catherine's death, or those who will not accept the possibility of Vincent entering into another relationship. References are made to Catherine throughout the story. Vincent is still mourning but this is not the focus of the story. Hearing her cries, he befriends a young girl who is grieving over the death of her father. A popular writer, it turns out her books are based on stories told to her by her father who was once a helper. Events become interesting when Vincent becomes upset after he reads these books and sees his whole world and life exposed within their pages. Her view of him and the Tunnels differs greatly from reality. When the conflict is resolved, the reader is left with the feeling that the friendship will deepen. [4]

Issue 2

Cat Tales 2 was published in February 1991 and contains 71 pages. has the subtitle, "I Dreamed..."

cover of issue #2
In this volume (all by Prosser), adult V recollects how, at a shy 22, he took an unwed, pregnant childhood friend, Charisse, eventually Samantha's mother--into his absolute and loving protection. Also "Touch of the Beast, " a brief account of Catherine's decision to move Below. [5]
  • I Dreamed by Kim Prosser
  • Touch of the Beast by Kim Prosser


Issue 3

Cat Tales 3 contains 51 pages and two stories. It has the subtitle, "Lost and Found."

...short stories with Vincent, in an alternate universe where he and Catherine haven't met. Helper Stacy is terrified of Vincent, but is forced to work with him to save lives. [6]
  • Be Mine Valentine by Kim Prosser and Lisa Swope
  • Lost and Found by Kim Prosser and Lisa Swope

Issue 4

Cat Tales 4 is a 80-page novel by Denise called Changes.

References

  1. from a 1990 flyer, one which advertises many of this press' publications
  2. from an ad in Datazine #62
  3. from the Qfer
  4. from The Beauty & the Beast Buyer's Guide to Fanzines
  5. from the Qfer
  6. from a flyer