2011 was another good year for Succubi and there are quite a few events that came to pass that placed Succubi into the public consciousness. The following are the ones that the Queen of the Succubi thought were important, at least to her and what she thought of each of them…
So here, in mostly order from best thing to not so much so, are my top ten of Succubi moments for 2010…
- Lost Girl Television series – We had the second season of Lost Girl this year. The season was extended to 22 episodes, it was picked up by SyFy and shown around the world, and the series has received the green light for a third season to be produced and shown in 2012. The series continues to get good ratings in Canada and starting in January it will be shown in the United States as well. Quite a few surprises have happened in the current season, and I personally hope that the quality of the writing in the series will continue to improve.
- The Devil Girls – The two Succubi of the Sinfest online comic series had a lot of time this year. Fuchsia, my personal favourite of the two, grew a lot this year and made some choices that will, I am sure, have repercussions in the future. As well, Baby Blue came to realize what matters to her and it’s my personal hope that the two of them leave the Devil and go off on their own. I hope anyway…
- Locus – The last issue of this online comic series by artist Adam Black began recently and this event marks the end of a series that I found to be one of the most thoughtful and involved with Succubi as main characters in it. This past year has had a lot of literally Earth shattering moments in it and I expect, knowing Adam, that the finale will be outstanding and nothing like I can possibly expect.
- Thaumatology Book Series – This year saw the appearance of the Thaumatology book series by Niall Teasdale, which is, for me personally, my favourite book series with a Succubus in it. There were three books released this year and Niall’s fourth book in the series will be appearing in 2012 and I can hardly wait to see what happens next. Highly, highly recommended.
- Astarotte no Omocha! – The Japanese anime series about a rather young Succubus and her world. To be honest when I first heard about this series I was expecting the worst, but that didn’t happen. It turned out to be a cute series that was fun in it’s own way. It wasn’t overtly sexual, which honestly it didn’t need to be, and they sidestepped the manga series’ more adult take on the concept. I honestly would love to see a second season appear of this series, and I hope that someday the story continues.
- Lilitu Figurine by Tara McPherson – This past year saw what I think is one of the most striking figurines of a Succubus appear. Based on a piece of art created in 2010, it was reproduced into a figurine. I really like this work in a lot of ways, but having no horns or tail I was slightly disappointed in that. Still, the work itself was inspiring to me in a story I have been working on and for that I am thankful that the artist released this work to the world.
- The end of the Georgina Kincaid book series – Richelle Mead brought her book series about the Succubus Georgina Kincaid to an end this year. I personally didn’t like some of the universe she created, and I found many of the characters too easy not to care about. Still, she brought the series to a close that made sense and that seems to be something that not a lot of authors manage to accomplish in their books. She’s indicated that the story of Georgina has come to an end and she’s moved onto other universes, mostly about vampires, so at this point I won’t be reading anything more from this author it seems.
- Catherine – Possibly the most famous Succubus character in a video game of 2011. The game itself turned out to be very popular, more so that I thought it would be to be honest. I also thought it was a nice touch that the truth about Catherine herself isn’t revealed unless you manage to end the game in a certain way. The one thing that bugs me about this game is that we really don’t see much of her in a Succubus form and that is disappointing in that the game says she is one, but reveals so little of her being one in an obvious way. Still, it did add to the Succubus universe and that is good to see.
- The Devil’s Rock – Released in 2011, a film set in World War II and the hero of the work has to deal with a Succubus. It was a bit too bloody for me personally, but then most films with Succubi in them go for the blood and gore and not for the sexuality or seductiveness that they should in my opinion. As there wasn’t really a lot of Succubi appearing in movies this year, this is about the best appearance of a Succubus in any film that I saw this year and that’s a bit disappointing.
- Any Halloween Costume with any connection to Succubi – I thought that 2010 was a bad year for Succubus costumes, but 2011 surpassed that by a large margin this year and I don’t honestly expect that 2012 will be any better. It’s my personally belief that the mass costume manufacturers have gotten vampires confused with Succubi, trashy with sexy, and have forgotten that it’s the look that counts. It can’t be that hard to design something that looks decent can it? I see so many cosplayers that manage to do it, so why can’t they?
And as for my site… A few highlights for the year that I and Succubus.net had:
- The Tale now has a total of over 642,000 views in total.
- The Tale now has over 1,500 posts on it.
- The SuccuWiki has surpassed well over 2.3 million views.
- The SuccuWiki contains over 1,500 articles on Succubi.
- The Gallery of the Succubi has over 1,600 images of Succubi.
- I submitted another story to the EMCSA archive this past year.
- The Tale and this site had their fourth anniversary in November.
Not a long list, but then this year for me personally has been a series of ups and downs with a bit too many downs for my liking…
I wish you all a Happy 2012… May your coming year be happy and wonderful for you all…
*huggles and love*