Jan 24 2015

A WIP YouTube of Morrigan Aensland

Another of the “artist at work” YouTubes that I find on occasion… It’s interesting to watch how Morrigan appears as the artist creates her and, thankfully, the artist also linked to where the finished art can be found on DeviantArt…


And the finished art itself:

Morrigan Aensland by xDivaBloodx

This work is by an artist on DeviantArt called xDivaBloodx, you can find the page with this art here and the artist’s page is here as well…

I rather like the clean look the artist has created here of Morrigan. Her proportions look right, she has a lovely smile, and there’s a little different personality that comes out in this art of Morrigan that I do think works. I also like the little detail touches in her wings and clothing, the sparkle in her eyes and her hair is really done nicely too…



Jan 23 2015

The Lost Girl doesn’t seem to have a big enough umbrella…

The most amazing thing happened this week on Lost Girl. There actually was an episode that held my interest, told a decent story, told a lot about the pasts of many of the characters and, most of all, actually focused on the overall season arc above just making a silly side trip into irrelevancy. I almost thought we had moved back into the second season of the series and the most interesting thing is… the source of this story actually comes from an episode in the second season that comes back to haunt Bo and everyone else.

It is rare, at least in this season, that a fact, a moment, something that was a major plot point in the past comes back and is used in a way that isn’t over the top, or dumb, or, in the worst case, tossed aside or changed from what is known to be true in the series. The episode made a lot of sense, for the most part, and in that I thought that the series had finally found its footing this week. I’ll even allow that Mark didn’t make me ill when he appeared, for one, and that the overall situations and events in this episode fit together fairly well for the other.

There was a lot of the old season chemistry between the characters, something that has been a bit on and off as a whole. But with all of this, I still find myself wondering what this would have been like with Kenzi there. How things might have unfolded with Hale being present. I found myself thinking about the “what ifs” a lot in this episode. But more so I wonder about the “what will” to come in the mid-season finale next week and the second half of the season to come… eventually. There is a lot of questions to be answered, a lot of mysteries to be explained and, with any luck, that will happen sooner rather than later. I really hope for the next episode to be something amazing.. if not then after this episode, that will just be devastating a point to pause on as, in truth, this episode makes s very good mid-season finale on its own.

The seventh episode of the fifth season, also episode sixty-eight of the Lost Girl TV series, was this week. Bo gets lost in a storm and breaks Tamsin’s heart. Dyson gets involved in a marriage crisis and takes one for the team. Trick sees ghosts from his past while Vex gets a hint of his future. Lauren has all kinds of surprises happen while Evony’s past returns to rain on her parade…

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This is the seventh review of the fifth season of of Lost Girl. A summary of this episode has been added to the SuccuWiki, but won’t be adding my commentary to the articles there as that is what the Tale is for….

Bo finds out that after the day ends…


Here Comes The Night


The episode opens with scenes from the previous episode which include: Dyson discovering the mark of the Ancients that was left at the murder scene of the football player, Bo looking at the images of the three dead humans and Dyson commenting that they were all possessed by some kind of Fae. Trick is then shown serving Zee, the female Ancient, her drink at the Dal Riata. Alycia Welles meets with Dyson, telling him about her late husband who she saw very much alive, and then Bo meeting Heratio, the possessed husband and confronting him and the other Ancients. Iris tells Mark that something will happen at the football game, Bo realizing that the Ancients are feeding from the crowd and then Zee attacking Bo with lightning. Trick then calls the Ancients the most powerful Fae family that every lived while Iris is shown drawing their mark and then the three Ancients looking out their window at the city as lightning strikes and thunder crashes.

The episode begins with images of a rubble covered street, many wrecked cars and many walking wounded and injured crying out in pain as emergency vehicle sirens wail. Bo (Anna Silk), Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) walk through the street, appearing to have been caught in the disaster as it happened, but not seeming to be injured. Bo and Dyson approach a wrecked car and after a short struggle with debris, help free the trapped passengers and driver. Tamsin tells Dyson and Bo that the tornado is continuing east through the city and that there are ambulances in a safe zone nearby. Tamsin tells Bo that the scene “is a battlefield and I’ve seen my share” Bo replies that she has never seen anything like what has happened and Tamsin comforts Bo, telling her “As long as we are together we can take on anything. You’re my girl” as she embraces Bo. Bo begins to speak to Tamsin, saying her name, but when Tamsin replies: “Yeah girl?” Bo turns away and comments: “Never mind.” Bo then notices something in the distance and begins walking away from Tamsin. Approaching an oddly bare section of road which some kind of pattern marked into it with dirt, Bo walks to the centre and then stops. As Bo whispers: “Oh my Gods” it is shown that an enormous triskele has been left behind in the aftermath of the tornado’s wake.

The scene then switches to the apartment where the three Ancients have taken up residence, Zee (Amanda Walsh) standing on the balcony and gloating at the destruction she has caused. She calls out the names of the Oracles Pythia (Aniela Kurylo), Dedona (Sagine Semajuste) and Cassie (Vanessa Matsui) before striding towards them. She attempts to rouse the three who are laying on a sofa mumbling to themselves, Zee telling them: “It’s almost time.” and then pulls on each of their chains calling them “Oracles” and “Oraclettes” and “My little eyeless wonders” Zee then walks away from the three, looking out the window to see dark clouds forming over the city and blocking out the sun as they do so. As the room darkens, the three Oracles gasp, stand and then pronounce in unison: “Only in the darkness can we see the light.” Zee then smiles and replies: “Ready. Set. Bo.” as lightning strikes and thunder booms in the city.

After the abbreviated opening sequence ends, Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is seen working at her clinic as vast numbers of walking wounded arrive seeking treatment. A news report catches Lauren’s attention which reveals that lightning is continuing to strike over the city and that there is no answer to why the disaster has occurred. Bo’s assistant Sam (Gabe Grey) comments: “Apocalypse anyone?” and Lauren replies: “Someone is trying to send us a message.” and Sam jokes: “Oh good because we’re not equipped for the end of the world.” Sam then tells Lauren that Cassie is missing and that they have room for only one more patient as another patient arrives and then Bo, Dyson and Tamsin appear, Bo commenting: “How about three?” Lauren asks Bo what is happening and she tells Lauren that the Ancients are behind the disaster, that they saw the Ancient’s symbol which Tamsin describes as “like a big ass crop circle. At least we know they aren’t subtle.” Dyson reminds Tamsin that they do not know where the Ancients are, and tells Lauren that he is working on that problem. Tamsin then suggests to Bo that they “recheck the streets to make sure no one is left behind” and when Bo looks at Lauren, she tells Bo to go. However, Dyson stops Bo and expresses his worry that “someone is going to use this chaos to try and take Lauren’s serum.” Bo then decides to stay, and tells Tamsin and Dyson to be careful. Before Dyson and Tamsin leave, Tamsin kisses Bo, Dyson just nodding at Bo before he follows Tamsin out of the clinic. Bo then approaches Lauren who is looking at a patient, the two sharing a look as the power fails in the clinic and darkness falls. A moment later the emergency power comes on, Sam comments “About that apocalypse” and Lauren calls out that they have everything under control and no one should panic. Lauren then tells Bo: “It’s Evony’s cryobox.”

Elsewhere, Trick (Richard Howland), Vex (Paul Amos), and Mark (Luke Bilyk) are at the Dal Riata as the storm continues, Mark commenting “I love storms” and Vex replying” Oh! Enthusiasm!”, Trick calling for a bucket as the roof begins to leak on the bar. Trick then reads from one of his texts: “Zeus was so frustrated with the human’s piety that he flooded the Earth to destroy mankind. He used Hera’s messenger Iris, the rainbow god to do it.” Vex asks Trick: “When you mean Gods you actually mean…” Trick continues: “Fae. So powerful that, a long time ago, humans worshipped them.” Vex asks: “Hold the lift. If Zeus and his Ancient bunch are reeking havoc on our colony skies, why am I stuck here in Cheers with you lot? I feel like I’ve picked the worst lane in the shittiest traffic of all time.” Trick calls Vex fickle and then tells Vex to go and get him some candles. After grouching about this, Vex then goes off to find Trick some candles.

Vex is then seen in the depths of the Dal Riata, examining some of Trick’s wine cellar before taking one of the bottles and drinking from it. Mark then appears, warns Vex that he will be blamed for the missing liquor and Vex puts the bottle back. What follows next is a series of sexual innuendoes referring to the length and size of candles before Mark drops out of sight and gives Vex oral sex, Vex gasping and moaning as Mark does so. After he finishes, Mark kisses Vex as the scene comes to a close.

Dyson is then seen at his gym, wondering where the Gods would be as Tamsin enters and comments: “Big fluffy white cloud in the sky duh.” and also asks: “Do you have any cream cheese?” which makes Dyson chuckle. Dyson comments that Tamsin “smells good wet” and hands her a towel. Tamsin tells Dyson: “Streets are under control, surprisingly no fatalities” and Dyson muses over why the Ancients would send a tornado over the city. Tamsin wonders: “Maybe it’s not about the tornado, it’s about the aftermath.” When Dyson wonders about the “destruction and chaos” Tamsin replies: “Blackout. Not the wakeup on Saturday morning at the Four Seasons kind.” Dyson notes that he has checked the previous addresses of Zee’s human body and the PR firm the Ancients had taken over, but both were empty. Tamsin then shows Dyson a flyer she found which Alycia Welles had posted asking for information should anyone see her husband alive. Dyson comments that he told her to leave town, but Tamsin tells him she saw her husband alive after an elevator crash, it if was her, she’d be looking for answers as well. Dyson then asks Tamsin to find all of the posters and take them down as well as looking for any evidence of the Gods and removing them as well. Tamsin comments that she is going to “check the clinic” first, but when Dyson begins to comment, Tamsin blurts out: “I’m not jealous of Lauren!” Dyson then explains: “Bo’s a succubus. There’s always going to be other people. It’s in her nature.” Tamsin replies: “It’s not the other people I am worried about. It’s just the one.” Dyson gives Tamsin a long look, then starts to leave, Tamsin asks where he is going and Dyson tells her that he is: “Going to see about a girl.”

Back at Lauren’s clinic, Bo watches Lauren as she frantically tries to keep Evony’s cryobox working in spite of the lack of power. Lauren cannot understand how the device cannot keep working when it is on three backup generators, Bo tells her: “With Evony nothing is ever enough.” Bo then asks: “Please tell me this thing is about to unleash a lifetime supply of FroYo.” Lauren, in a frightened voice tells Bo: “Try one of the oldest and most dangerous Fae ever to walk the Earth.” Bo sighs: “Lovely” and asks what they should do. The device then announces that it will shut down in ninety seconds and orders an evacuation. Bo looks at Lauren and says: “Evacuate it is.”

Following the first commercial break, Bo and Lauren roll Evony’s device into an isolation chamber and then lock the door. Lauren tells Bo that all of the patients are being moved away and any ambulances coming have been sent elsewhere. As the countdown comes towards its end, Bo and Lauren are armed and waiting to see what happens next. As the count reaches zero the container springs open and there is nothing to be seen within the device. Bo comments “Huh” and Lauren replies “Are you freaking kidding me?” The pair enter the chamber and then Lauren calls out: “Evony Fleurette Marquise I despise you!” Bo looks at Lauren and answers: “Yet you continue to work for her. This is for her, to make her Fae again!” Lauren looks at Bo and sighs: “Yeah. It is.” She then walks over to a radio and turns it on in an attempt to mask their conversation from Evony’s listening devices. Bo wonders if they “should save the generator power for something more important” and Lauren embraces her and they begin to slow dance to the music together. Lauren explains to Bo that Evony could be listening and then she explains to Bo: “I know what I am doing. You need to trust me. I’m getting to live my life long dream. Treating humans, Fae, conducting research and nothing has anything to do with turning Evony Fae again. I don’t work for anybody but myself.” Bo answers: “You know how to seize an opportunity.” Lauren replies: “For some of us, life is shorter.” Bo is silent and then answers: “Then let’s make it count” as they kiss.

Elsewhere, Dyson knocks on the door of Alycia Welles’ home and the door is answered by Heratio (Noam Jenkins) who asks: “Can I help you?” Dyson asks what he is doing there, but before he can answer, Alycia (Lisa Marcos) appears, calling out “Kevin” which seems to indicate that Heratio is masquerading as Vincent Welles, Alycia’s late husband. She recognizes Dyson and when Heratio comments to her “Oh, you know him.” Dyson explains: “I was assigned to your case. I thought I would check in.” Alycia then rants about how the police would not allow her to see Kevin’s body and all she had was an urn of ashes, but Heratio calms her down before tells Dyson that there is no need for him to be there and no need to investigate further as he is “home safe, no thanks to you and your department I might add.” When Dyson asks where he was, Heratio makes the excuse that he woke up on the side of Highway 6, stumbled around and then “found Alycia.” Dyson considers this and then asks if he could take Heratio’s statement about what happened, and at first Heratio declines saying that “we were about to make some hot cocoa” but Dyson replies: “Well, I’d love some.”

Tamsin arrives at the clinic and calls out Bo and Lauren’s names as she looks for them, moments later finding Bo and Lauren in bed together, standing there and looking devastated. Mark is then shown working at the Dal Riata and when he walks past Vex, Mark asks: “Help me unload again?” which makes Vex spit out the drink he was having and reply: “I beg your pardon?” Mark then asks Vex to give him a “quick hand” which confuses Vex even more as he asks: “Now? Right now?” Mark answers: “I’m sorry are there other dishes in the future that I don’t know about?” Vex seems relieved and agrees to help Mark with the dishes, adding that he thought that Mark was “referring to what happened in the Keg Room.” Mark is confused by this, but before the discussion can go any further Evony (Emmanuelle Vaugier) enters the Dal Riata and comments to Vex: “Dim lights does wonders for this crowd, except for you, your eyes still look sunken in.” Vex then introduces Mark to Evony, adding: “Her only redeeming feature is her filthy rich husband.” Mark shakes Evony’s hand and when she makes a comment about Mark’s complexion, Vex whispers: “Dyson’s offspring” to which Evony comments: “Explains the face.” Evony then comments that she loves storms now that she is human and they make her all “quivery.” Vex then uses his power to draw Evony away and confront her, commenting: “Not over role-playing are we Mrs. Robinson?” When Evony makes a snide comment about Mark, Vex’s obvious anger about it makes Evony comment that Vex has a crush on Mark. Vex remains Evony that as a human she is not meant to be in Fae territory, but Evony tells Vex that: “Once Fae, always Fae.” Evony then tells Vex to come with her, but Vex refuses, saying that he does not take orders from Evony any longer. She replies: “I need you. Power outage means you know what is on the loose.” Vex seems shocked as he replies: “Has he killed the monopoly man?” but Evony tells Vex that her sugar daddy is safe and well. Evony explains: “I had it stored at my clinic” and Vex sighs: “You wanted to gain control over your little serum.” When Vex asks about Lauren, Evony replies: “What she doesn’t see will definitely hurt her.” Bo and Lauren are then seen in bed, Bo musing that she wishes they could remain in bed together. Lauren replies that “since tonight is about seizing the moment” she should “pop open” some champagne. Lauren gets out of bed and leaves the room to find Sam standing in the hallway, turned away from her. When Lauren comes close, she sees that Sam has been attacked and is dead, his body falling to the floor as Bo arrives on the scene. When Lauren tells Bo that Sam is dead, Bo answers: “Evony wasn’t lying after all. There is a monster. And it’s invisible.”

After another commercial break, Dyson is interviewing Heratio with Alycia sitting beside him. Alycia tells Dyson that when she saw her husband at her front door she thought she was dreaming. After sharing a kiss with Heratio, Dyson asks Heratio to give his statement about what happened and as he does so, Heratio makes several mistakes from his initial explanation to Dyson including getting the number of the highway wrong, but Heratio brushes this off as “being a bit out of it.” When Alycia leaves the room, Dyson tells Heratio that he knows who he is and when Heratio tells Dyson to keep his distance, Dyson replies: “Murders, kidnapping Oracles, destroying the city. This all stops tonight.” Heratio smirks: “I’m not done playing house yet.” Alycia then returns and offers Heratio some marshmallows which he calls his favourite, and when Alycia asks what he and Dyson where talking about, Heratio replies: “I was just telling Dyson I was about to kill you” and then takes hold of Alycia by her throat. When Dyson demands that Heratio release Alycia, and calls him “Zeus”, Heratio turns to Dyson and tells him: “My name is Hera” before sending a cloud of gadflies to attack Dyson, calling them a “crowd pleaser.” When Hera turns to kill Alycia, she screams and drives a dagger into Hera’s stomach, adding: “Vincent hated marshmallows.” Looking at the wound suffered, Hera comments: “This damn human body”, turns to Alycia and tells her: “I’ll be back for yours” before stumbling away and the attack on Dyson ends.

Back at Lauren’s clinic, Bo and Lauren are creeping through the hallways in the dark. Lauren frets over the deaths of Lisa and Sam, but Bo reminds Lauren that neither death was her fault, but Lauren explains: “I haven’t felt this guilty since my Karen Beattie days.” Bo comments: “Seriously? Now? Now you decide to tell me about your former identity?” Lauren blames it on her trauma, and Bo replies: “Hey, whatever I can get. Karen Beattie all over me.” Lauren tells Bo: “It was a long time ago, people died it was my fault.” Bo replies: “I guess we have more in common than I thought.” Bo then tells Lauren to leave and she will “take care of this” but Lauren refuses. Bo insists saying it is too dangerous for Lauren, but Lauren replies: “I might not be as strong as you and Tamsin but that doesn’t mean that I can’t fight.” Lauren then finds a fire axe and adds: “I’m not scared anymore.”

Dyson arrives at his place with Alycia. After asking her if she’d rather stay at a hotel, and Alycia telling Dyson that she feels safer where she is, Dyson sets up a place for her to stay. Alycia asks Dyson what happened at her home and Dyson replies: “He’s not Kevin any more.” When she asks who he is, Dyson answers: “I don’t know. But I’ll help you find out.” After Alycia sits on the cot that Dyson has set up for her, he leaves the room, closing the room behind him.

Returning to his evidence board, Dyson attempts to put the pieces of the puzzle together and is then surprised by what appears to be Bo, who tells Dyson to be quiet as Alycia is sleeping. Bo calls Alycia “pretty” and then asks who Alycia is. Dyson explains that she is “a human that needs protection.” Dyson comments as well: “Strange. Usually I can smell you coming from a mile away.” Bo asks: “Do I not smell like me?” and after a pause, Dyson replies: “Yeah. You do. Must be the storm.” Bo asks if she can tell Dyson a secret and Dyson replies with a bit of confusion: “I didn’t think we had any.” Bo then tells Dyson: “I think about you. Everyday.” Dyson tells Bo: “I think about you too.” Then Bo tells Dyson: “I just can’t be with you right now.” Dyson nods and replies: “I know. Same old game.” Then Bo wonders: “Maybe it’s time we changed the rules.” Dyson is surprised, telling Bo: “This is a bit of a curve ball” then Bo answers: “I’ll give you a curve ball.” Dyson then winces, Bo asks: “What? Not attractive?” and Dyson grunts: “No. A bit on the painful side.” They begin to laugh, but then hush each other so that they do not wake Alycia. Bo then promises to be quiet, but adds: “Can’t promise you will be” before the two kiss.

Vex and Evony are then seen at Lauren’s clinic, Vex not doing anything while Evony rummages through Lauren’s lab trying to find the serum. When Vex asks what good the serum would be without Lauren’s help, Evony replies: “She’s not helping me, she’s using me and I let her because I thought I didn’t have a choice. Now I am taking things into my own rapidly wrinkling human hands.” When Vex asks if Evony knows another doctor that treats Fae, Evony tells him: “I will find one. A witch, a druid, a sorcerer with a rope for a belt if I have to.” Vex seems to be transfixed by something on Evony’s chest and then comments: “What is that? Is that a skin tag?” which sets Evony off one a rant in which she tells Vex that is why she needs to become Fae again. There is the sound of something crashing and breaking which frightens them both. Evony tells Vex: “If it gets close, you remember what to do.” Vex chuckles: “How could I forget? It’s how you and I met.” Vex then continues: “You were a shattered little mess” to which Evony agrees she was and then adds: “And you saved me.” As Evony continues to search, Vex turns away and leaves at the exact moment that Evony comments: “Of course the serum is behind a bush. When will I learn?” Turning around, Evony calls out Vex’s name but he is no longer there, Bo and Lauren there instead, Lauren holding the serum and asking: “Looking for something?” Evony commands: “Give.” but Lauren replies: “Your monster killed one of my doctors and you have the nerve to come in here and try to steal my work?” Evony warns: “When that thing finds us, its going to eat you both alive and then it’s going to use me as a toothpick. Because I’m the skinniest.” Bo confronts her, saying: “We’re done taking shots in the dark” and asking how to stop the monster before it does any more damage. Evony tells Bo that “nothing on this Earth can kill it. No chemical, no weapon. Not even lumberbutch over here.” There is the sound of thunder and then Bo whispers: “I have an idea.” Evony asks what the idea is and Bo turns to Lauren and asks “how are your throwing skills.” Lauren replies: “It’s on an 82 percent on a good day.” Bo calls that good enough and then adds: “Question is, what does it want most?” The two then look at Evony who shakes her head and moans: “Oh… no” and Bo replies: “Oh yes.” Eveny tells Bo that she doesn’t know what she is dealing with, adding: “And I’m not talking invisible monster. With the Ancients back we are all ground meat, steak freaking tatar and hold the capers because there won’t be time for condiments!” Lauren offhandedly replies: “What? Some dusty old Fae? What makes you think they are so dangerous?” Evony is quiet a moment, then reveals: “I don’t think, I know. I used to date one.” The Oracles are then seen walking together in a street and repeating over and over again: “Only in the darkness can we see the light,”

After still another commercial break, Evony is seen walking in an alleyway and commenting to herself: “Sure… I don’t mind being the dangling carrot. The rain is great for my human hair.” She then calls out: “What are you waiting for? Come and get me! For the love of Mike Nichols. NOW!” There is a strange sound and Evony turns around, starting to taunt the unseen being with: “Oh come on I had to share a room with my sisters growing up. At least you got your own.” Bo and Lauren then appear and Lauren throws her fire axe at the being, striking it. Evony comes close and tells of: “You kept me in the dark for so long. It was your turn. I was a big girl Eros. You should have just told me how you really felt instead of stringing me along. Humiliating me. I loved you. And you chose that doormat Psyche. Evony then kisses Eros before drawing back and telling him: “And I hate to lose.” There is the sound of electrical arcing and then a bolt of lightning strikes Eros and kills him, leaving nothing behind save the fire axe which clatters to the ground. Evony then walks away, saying nothing as she passes Bo and Lauren. Lauren asks Bo: “Did she say Eros? The Greek God?” Bo replies: “Zeus’ lightning. it takes the power of an Ancient to kill an Ancient.” Lauren comments: “I guess everyone has their monsters, even Evony.”

Elsewhere, Trick is in his lair looking though his texts when Isabeau (Alisen Down), Trick’s late wife appears to him. She greets Trick and tells him it is good to see him, saying that he is in “fine form” and she “misses him too much.” Trick remarks that he has been fooled by visions before and Isabeau claims: “It is different this time. It’s true. I’m true. We’ll be together again. Soon.” As Isabeau moves to kiss Trick he asks: “What do you mean soon?” Mark then enters the room and calls out” “Holy orgy Trick” which reveals that Trick is surrounded by the three Oracles, Trick exclaiming “This isn’t real!” and pushing Cassie away from him. The Oracles then pronounce: “You are not the light. Only in the darkness can we see the light” then they leave, continuing to speak their phrase over and over again. As they leave, Dyson appears and asks if Trick is alright. Trick asks; “Has anyone had an unusual interaction with someone today? Something perhaps sexual in nature?” Both Dyson and Vex raise a hand and Trick continues: “It’s what I feared. Oracle visions.” Trick explains that the Oracles try to arouse others in order to get close to their lips and extract their truth. Vex asks if the visions are a “ruse” but Trick explains that “within each vision the Oracles are required to deliver truth in order to extract truth.” Mark makes the comment: “I didn’t see Kate Upton today. Why didn’t the Oracles come to me?” Vex questions what he has in common with Dyson and Trick and Dyson replies “Bo. Her blood. It’s in each of us.” which reminds Vex that they all did so in order to defeat The Garuda. Trick then speaks the Oracles words “Only in the darkness can they see the light.” Trick comes to the conclusion that the light is Bo’s blood. Vex comments: “That storm wasn’t meant to flood the Earth. They just wanted a power outage.” Dyson continues: “So the Oracles could see what they needed to. If Bo is the light at least we kept them off her track for a while.” Trick explains: “Zeus is known for giving Oracles their vision. He sent them. He wants her truth but why?” Vex then asks how the Oracles choose who they appear as and Trick explains: “Oracles are all knowing. They appear to us as the person our heart most desires.” This revelation makes Vex pause and when Mark asks who Vex saw, Vex does not answer.

Elsewhere, Bo arrives home and sees Persephone still alight. Bo approaches the candle and then calls out Tamsin’s name but she does not answer. Bo then turns around and the three Oracles are standing next to her. Bo is confused a moment, but then her expression changes to a smile.

Returning from still another commercial, Bo sees Dyson and asks him if he has had any luck finding the Ancients. Dyson replies: “No. I was looking for you. Sometimes it feels like that’s all I do.” Bo asks Dyson what that is supposed to mean and Dyson continues: “You chose me first for a reason. Everything we’ve gone through, everything we’ve sacrificed. That was love. And it’s still there. It doesn’t go away.” Bo replies: “No. It doesn’t. But it changes.” Dyson replies: “It does. But know that I will always be there for you. I am strong for you.” Bo asks “Dyson, why all this now?” and then Lauren appears in the place of Dyson. Lauren tells Bo: “Because now is all we have.” Bo realizes that something is wrong as she whispers: “I’m pretty sure I was just talking to Dyson.” Lauren replies that Bo is tired, they both are and she blames Bo’s confusion on the blackout. Bo declares: “This isn’t real.” Lauren presses: “It is true Bo. I’m true. As long as we’re alive as long as we are walking the Earth we cannot be together.” Bo smiles and replies: “Looks like Lauren, smells like Lauren.” Lauren offers: “I even taste like me. Give it a try.” and then walks towards Bo. The lights flicker and Bo hears a man’s voice saying: “Don’t be afraid.” Bo whispers: “Dad?” and then the three Oracles are revealed once more. Cassie moves towards Bo to kiss her, but Cassie does not manage to kiss Bo as Trick intervenes and separates her and Bo. Bo then collapses to the floor as Trick moves to help her and the Oracles leave. Bo asks Trick what happened and Trick explains: “The Ancients sent them for your truth. What do they want with my Granddaughter?” Bo then tells Trick: “My father is Hades.” This shocks Trick and he stares at Bo in disbelief, whispering “That’s not possible.” Bo continues: “He took Aife from the Dark Dungeons and brought her to Tartarus. I saw where I was born Trick. In Hel. Persephone, my stepmother, told me to take that candle from my father. She told me to light it for her family. What if lighting it brought them here?” Trick continues: “And it caused the elevator to crash, allowing them to take over human vessels.” Bo replies: “It’s time for us to meet the other side of the family.”

Elsewhere, the Oracles return to Zee and she comments: “It took you long enough.” Zee grabs Cassie and holds her close, drawing what the Oracles have learned from her. Zee whispers: “She has it. She doesn’t even know.” Cassie then begs Zee: “You changed me. Used me. Showed me things that made me take out my own eyes. I’ve given you everything you have asked for. Now please, let me go.” Zee stares at Cassie for a moment then offers: “Okay. You can go” before she pushes Cassie over the railing of the balcony and Cassie falls to her death, screaming as she does so.

After the final commercial break, Mark and Vex are seen playing a game of drinking ping-pong. Mark asks why Vex left Evony and Vex explains: “Well, she had to face the music once and for all. Eros broke her heart, and instead of dealing with it all those years ago, I helped lock him up. And she’s been her evil self ever since.” Mark asks if Evony was the one that Vex saw in his vision and Vex replies: “My heart has been locked and chained and dropped to the deepest darkest ocean.” Vex pauses a moment, then adds: “I haven’t got a bloody clue what my heart wants anymore.”

Bo is then seen at home on her cellphone, speaking with Lauren and asking her to tell both Dyson and Tamsin that she is okay, but needs time to figure things out. As she finishes her phone call Tamsin appears and asks Bo if she should leave her alone. Bo says no, because she lives there with Bo. Bo asks Tamsin if she is okay and Tamsin tells Bo that she isn’t. Bo tells Tamsin they need to talk and Tamsin tells Bo that she knows what she is going to say, adding that she is “okay with it. As hard as that is, I’m okay with it.” Bo is unsure what Tasmin is talking about and Tamsin continues that she knows Bo is a Succubus and that she needs to see others, “Even if those other people happen to be Lauren. I know where your heart truly lies. It’s with me.” Tamsin then begs Bo to tell her that it is true so she knows it is. Bo is quiet for a moment, then replies: “Tamsin… I care about you. More than you know.” Tamsin whispers: “But?” Bo then continues: “And I know it seems like we’re a couple, because we live together and we take cases together.” Tamsin looks at the floor and whispers: “And we sleep together.” Bo tries to explain: “I think Tamsin, deep down, You feel the same way.” Tamsin chokes out: “Don’t patronize me. I’m wise beyond my lives. Don’t tell me I’m making this up. Don’t tell me me I’m stupid.” Bo insists that she isn’t and tries to explain that living with someone and being with them all of the time can be confusing. Tamsin cries that she is not confused and that she is in love with Bo. Bo explains: “Tamsin… I love you. I do. But not like that. I’m sorry.” Tamsin is devastated and asks: “So. Lauren is good enough. Dyson is good enough. Even Rainer is good enough. What’s wrong with me? Why not me! What’s wrong with me!” Bo tries to tell Tamsin that there is nothing wrong with her, but Tamsin tells Bo: “You know I thought that finally in my last life that I had found the one. Your eyes are both brown and blue.” As Tamsin says this, the power comes back on and the lights in Bo’s home flicker back to life once more. Tamsin then turns away from Bo and starts to leave, Bo calling her name. Tamsin tells Bo not to follow her and when Bo tries to stop Tamsin from leaving, Tamsin pulls away violently, yells “Don’t!” and then walks out the door.

The final scene of the episode begins with Bo standing alone in her home, then turning around and looking at Persephone’s candle. Bo then leans down and blows the candle out, looks at it a moment, and then leaves the room. The candle remains unlit for a few more seconds and then it relights, the candle burning once more.


Fade to black…


The thing about Lost Girl is when the series becomes focused on the season plot, when all of the extraneous material is pushed away and all that remains is story, character, and meaning, that’s when an episode appears that matters. It really sets out, clearly, just how much the series is harmed by having plots, characters and moments that don’t matter a lot. As a whole in this episode there was very little that wasn’t important, didn’t drive the season onwards, or come to tell something important that was needed to know.

There was really a lot of information packed into s single episode and as a result there were some moments that I felt were a bit short for what they were to show, while others, such as the long, long, long, long drawn out slow motion walk through a disaster scene at the beginning, took up more time than they really needed. It felt like there wasn’t a good balance between substance and art at several points and that could have been done better.

I’ve noticed over the last three episodes, including this one, that there are a large number of scenes where nothing is said, the characters are simply walking from place to place and then, finally, something happens. In this episode, as an aside, I noted about 7 minutes of… nothing. While it looked good, otherwise I just didn’t see the point to it otherwise.

The episode set out a lot of things that were new, such as the names of two of the Ancients that have been questionable for some time now and with that brings up an interesting question to think about, and hope they explain. If Zee is Zeus, and all signs seem to say so, then why take a female form? For that matter, why would Hera take a male form? Keeping the mystery around the Ancients is all well and I understand why that is. But there seems to be something off about the characters in that they don’t seem to ring true if they are who they seem to be. Further, the reveal about Vex being smitten with Mark I thought was well done, though the faux sex scene I think really didn’t need to be done. That seemed to be a bit over the top and really the sexual innuendo that came before that moment was much better, much more “Vex” and worked better for me. It would have been just as telling to have all of the looks passing between Vex and Mark, knowing what happened, and to see where things unfold to.

The calling back to the second season when Bo’s blood was injected into Dyson, Lauren, Hale, Kenzi, Vex and Val was a surprise and I really was glad to see the call back to the past in the series. However, there is a bit of a problem with regards to the Ancients and what they did. There’s an overwhelming mistake made, actually two of them, in that the Oracles did not actually take Bo’s truth for one, and for another, the hubris of Zee to kill Cassie and thus, it seems, make the Oracles no longer useful. After all of the effect they have gone through, one would think that they would be more focused and careful about what they do and why they do it. But, being it seems “arrogant” beings, this will be their downfall of course. Or it should be, but there is every indication that Bo will use that gift her father sent her, turn Dark Queen, and then go on a rampage… which would be disappointing.

I was a bit disappointed in the rehashing of Bo’s relationship triangle, then square, then triangle again. The “truths” given from Dyson, Vex and Trick were well told and made a lot of sense. The scenes with the attempt at finding Bo’s truth worked well overall, having a good mix of trepidation and pain and need that told much about not just Bo but Lauren and Dyson as well. But that’s where the problem lies. Why not Lauren? She has Bo’s blood in her as well, and she was accessible by the Oracles, so… why not her? For that matter, why not Kenzi or Val? I do understand why the latter two, but I don’t see why Lauren wasn’t targeted and her truth taken. To brush that off as her being simply human seems like a cop out. A waste. Disappointing really.

The one character who’s story was told the best I think was Evony. There has always been a lot of questions about her, her past, where she came from. how she and Vex met and how their relationship came to be what it is. Surprisingly, the reveal about her dating Eros was a surprise and very unexpected. But that left so many unanswered questions, the main one being how did Vex and Evony trap Eros in the first place, and how was it that they kept Eros imprisoned before the device was built that held him in the current time. Beyond this, now that Eros is dead, or seems to be, what happens to Evony now? I don’t think I want to see her become all good, that would be too jarring. Nor would I like to see her be no different than she is. I think, if nothing else, that Evony should become the foil to Bo that I think she should have been from the beginning of the series.

If the prior episode turned a corner, this one took the season to a place it hasn’t been before. To some quality writing, a story that meant something at the end, and a glimpse of the mess to come. What does Zee do next? What does Hera do? Is Alycia a target now? Will she be turned into the playing of an Ancient? While these are all good questions, the most awful one is what will Tamsin do now that she has been rejected by Bo? There are quite a number of cliffhangers in this episode which makes me ponder something.

Why wasn’t this the mid-season finale? There’s actually a lot going for this, it would be a very strong hook to keep interest up in the series to the next half of the season too. Which means there are only two possible outcomes for the next episode. It will be better and have a better cliffhanger, which I hope it does… Or it won’t. Both are troubling possibilities in either case.

On to the characters in the episode…

Bo… While there were a few moments for Boffy to appear, as a whole this episode was about Bo’s relationships, what she wants, and what she has to look forward to. There was a good deal of character building, which has been rare in the series to date. There was some rehashing of her past, of her ongoing inability to make a choice and, most troubling, the lack of being able to see Tamsin’s issues coming right at her and dealing with them in a way that wasn’t a repeat of every other time the love triangle has come up.

Dyson…There’s still that possible love interest in Alycia for Dyson, though it’s quite clear where his heart is, with Bo. Still to see “hero” Dyson trying to protect Alycia was good and that hasn’t happened in a while. I like Dyson when he is complex and more than “just” being present. I think that in this episode some of the old Dyson came back at last.

Lauren. Finally Lauren took control of her relationship with Bo and did something about it. This is something that has been needed for some time for her. Some funny lines, not quite Kenzi in quality, but not awful either. I think it would have been interesting to see Lauren’s truth… I’m not sure she knows what that is exactly.

Tamsin: As much as I liked the relationship she had with Bo, making the triangle a rectangle would have been a train wreck and it was starting to turn into one. Tamsin really went lovesick puppy this episode and that just made the confrontation between herself and Bo that much more tragic. She’s obviously hurt and what happens when a Valkyrie is in so much pain? This does not bode well I think.

Trick. Trick-o-pedia did happen, to an extent again, but with that came a moment to see Trick and Isabeau together that I did like. Yes it was a vision and yes it wasn’t true. But it was nice to see the moment, even after what came next.

Vex. Overall he seemed a lot more like the Vex we know and love. I liked that his truth wasn’t expected and offers some interesting possibilities that would be neat to see unfold. The reveals about his past with Evony as well told much more about Vex than we knew, but also brings up some really troubling points such as his real age. Vex has to be a least a thousand years old. More, I wonder if he is a child of the Ancients as well.

Evony. Overall, the most we have ever learned about her and I liked that a lot. Like Vex however the question of how old Evony is becomes more unclear and if she is a child of the Ancients as well is a question unanswered. But it would be interesting to find out.

Mark. He was, as a whole, much less of an ass this episode and it made me wonder why it was they they couldn’t have made him likeable from the beginning? Was it really necessary to introduce him as an ass and leave that being what we remember most about him?

Cassie. Saying the same thing over and over again. Then being killed by Zee. Her tragic life comes to a close and… it’s just sad.

Pythia and Dedona. Darkness. Light. Blah blah blah.

Heratio/Hera. Still really don’t care about him… her. Bit confusing, but then the entire Ancient plot line is that and then some. Her story isn’t over yet, but I wish it was really.

Zee. If that is your name… Still doesn’t work for me, still seems to be a Evony wanna-be. Too over the top, too arrogant and too much by far. If this is Zeus, that is a story I want explained and just saying that Zeus can take any form isn’t going to be enough.

Alyssha. I really hope she isn’t just going to become Hera’s new hang out. She’s a bit too emotionally over the top still, but I think that will calm down. I do feel like in the next episode she’s going to kill her husband’s body if it isn’t already dead and in doing so, give the means to kill the other Ancients.

Isabeau. I really, truly, want Bo to meet her Grandmother. I think that’s something that needs to happen before the end of the series. Just a dream this time, but… perhaps.

Sam. Another one bites the dust. Or wall. Or floor. Really a waste I did like him all things considered.

Overall the acting was good, the story kept my attention and I think, really, it was the best episode of the season. It could have been better, there’s no doubt of that, but when all else you have seen in a season to this point has made you only want to watch the second season again, it’s good to prove that good stories make for good television.


My Review of Here Come The Night

Keeping my interest – 4 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 1 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 3 Pitchforks

Storyline – 5 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 5 Pitchforks

Mythos – 5 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 3.8 Pitchforks out of 5


As I have noted before, this was the first episode this season that I really paid attention to and, in truth, you needed to otherwise things went by rather quickly and you would be left behind. That actually was a good thing in this episode because while there were some moments when time slowed and things were revealed, the comparison with the frantic events around the characters did a lot to sell the story as a whole.

The content of the episode, the character development, the answers to several mysteries was well done and I think that all worked well enough, though some of the dialogue was hard to understand at times. I didn’t care for the much too dark opening sequence however. The attempt at making the day turn night just looked wrong and did not do anything for the scene. Something better could have been done with a really cloudy day I think, and if there was on the day of the filing, then they really overdid the effects during post-production.

Bo wasn’t a Succubus in this episode, not that it was really necessary that she needed to be either. She wasn’t at least, full on Boffy which was a pleasant surprise. Still, the question that I’d like to see answered sometime is just how different Bo is from a “normal” succubus anyway. I think that Succubus Bo is just around the corner, because, of course, when she turns Dark she has to go “all out succubus” in that event. I hope not, but I just know that the writers can’t resist that trope with her.

There were moments in the episode where the interplay of light and dark worked well and I liked those moments. But as well, there is that opening sequence, which is far too dark, the use of too much dark and rain to obscure what happens, and… it really was just too dark most of the time and that hurt the episode a lot I felt. The moments of candlelight over the faces of Bo and the others when their truths were revealed were special and felt right in many ways. I just wish the series would bring more light to the episodes so we can see things better.

As this was, overall, the best, most involved, most interesting plot and storyline of the episode, it gets one of the few five ratings for that. There was so much learned in this episode compared to the rest of the season so far that it pains me to look back on the season and regret how much time was wasted on dead end plots, moments and throwaway events. Having to jam so much into a single episode takes away from the whole, but as well it offers so much.

The same is true of the main characters in the series. We learn so much about so many and that doesn’t happen very often. The reveals explained a lot about why some are as they are, what others want, and, for many, what they both fear and need. Again, a single episode that gave more than any other so far this season. But a lot of information, thankfully not in an infodump format, and it goes by in a flash. Too much wasted time again it seems that caught the season up needing to explain what will be, i’m sure, important in the future.

The series mythos, in short, exploded this episode. The Ancients, who they are, the Oracles and their search, the truths of Bo, Dyson, Vex and Trick. The past of Vex and Evony, the questions about Lauren and Tamsin. The story of how of all of these stories came to be, how it creates this universe and what it all means, really mattered this time. Solidly telling in how this was done and it provided some answers that many have been waiting for. Really good to see and it is, really, about time.

I can count on one hand the number of episodes that changed the landscape of the series, I think this is one of them in a lot of ways. For this season certainly, this is a turning point episode and one that leaves a cliffhanger that works really well. The problem is that this isn’t the mid-season finale. So what comes next, and can it be as good as this one was?

We’ll know soon enough…


Next Week: End of Faes

Bo and the gang attend a party with a mission to take down a new enemy.

I’d like to know, exactly, who it is that comes up with these plot summary teases? ‘Bo and the gang’ just makes me think of ‘Kool and the Gang’ and it really shouldn’t. Or for that matter I shouldn’t be thinking a Scooby Doo adventure either. I can remember when the summaries weren’t go awfully short and silly. It’s a shame that whomever is doing them doesn’t have a better imagination. Or ability to write well. Either would be an improvement I think.

The only thing that I can hope for, and it is a very thin hope, is that Bo might appear in a really amazing dress in this upcoming episode. It’s a thin hope, but some of the teaser images that have popped up in the last few days do give me some hope. We’ll see how that goes of course.

The episode title I think is a bit of a red herring though. I’m not expecting the end of the Ancients plot nor do I expect all of the characters to come out of what I expect is an oncoming disaster in one piece. With any luck Mark will take a dive off a baloney or something. Really anything will do. For that matter “Zee” if that is your name, I do hope gets what’s coming to her and her “family” shortly as well. I really feel like all of this first half of the season should be driving towards Bo’s Father finally appearing, but that has been danced around so much and teased so often that really expecting that will happen in the coming episode I think is asking for a bit too much.

But, thinking this further a bit, what if Bo is “doomed” and her father appears to save her for his own reasons? Or maybe that jack=in-the-box is going to be used and Bo will go “Evil Bo” again. Either thought would be better than most I think, and as a mid-season cliffhanger, they aren’t bad ideas really.

Still, I am expecting a lot of scenery being chewed by the Ancients, a storyline that I fear will be a lot of “pause” and not a lot of action. Nor do I expect anything but Boffy to appear in the episode either. Because Bo being a Succubus can’t possibly happen. Not the way the stories are being written at least.

And this is the problem with there being, finally, a really good episode. It shows what the series is capable of, should be doing, and then it doesn’t. It comes back, at least for me, that this season’s purpose, so far, is just to get the episode numbers up for syndication. There could have been at least three better episodes so far and that really bothers me. Still, we have another half season to go.

So, the only thing I can hope for is that the second half focuses on the overall story of the series and we come to a conclusion that isn’t cheesy or stupid… or worse. This next episode will either make me really want the next part of the season to start, or to wish that it didn’t come back. I’ll have to hope for the former I think.

It is a hope, I admit. But then there’s always that until there isn’t.

Popcorn not withstanding.




Jan 23 2015

A Review of Incubus Needs by Dawn Wilder

Incubus Needs by Dawn Wilder

Incubus Needs by Dawn Wilder

A tale of three Incubi in need and the woman who comes to their aid this time to review on the Tale. One might expect that a story which can be described in this way might be simply a hot flash and nothing more. This work isn’t. It’s a story about discovering one’s fears are misguided and the ability of some to control what they are and allow who they are to come to the fore.

Character matters, I’ve said this before, and in this work there are stories to tell about each of them. The telling of that story makes this so much better than I expected it to be.

  • Title: Incubus Needs
  • Author: Dawn Wilder
  • Length: 25 Pages
  • Publishing Date: February 15, 2014
  • This work at Amazon.com

The work tells of:

Raine had no idea she would be called on to service stranded incubi. She also didn’t realize how enjoyable the task could be…

Raine receives a call for help, one she never expected. What makes it more concerning is that she is asked to help a group of Incubi who have not fed in some time. Raine goes to their aid and discovers that what she thought she understood about Incubi pales to the truth about them. All of them.

I thought Raine was a strongly written lead for the story who had a lot of history behind her. That past really isn’t touched on all that much, and it would have been nice to understand more about where she was coming from. That said, from the first page it’s obvious that she has a sense of honour, the need to be herself, and most of all, she knows her life is her own. But that does not mean she has no feelings or emotions. Help is needed and she wastes no time in doing so.

Eventually, after a slight misadventure, she arrives in the camp of the Incubi and discovers that one of them is close to death with the others not all that well. Liam, Cy and Ramsey, the three Incubi she encounters, accept her aid, which leads to three wonderfully hot pieces of erotica. Through this is it made clear that each of them is unique and passionate in their own ways which tells Raine something she didn’t understand about Incubi, assuming they were simply beings that fed on sex as she puts it.

Raine remains with the trio for some time, they are being trapped by a violent storm, and a relationship slowly begins to appear. It is that connection between the three of them that adds so much to this story and made it more than I expected it to be. While there is no sign of horns or tails, the three Incubi looking handsomely human, they are some of the most tempting Incubi that have appeared in any story I have read about Incubi in some time.

When the conclusion arrives, I did feel like there was something missing that I would have liked to see. There is an opening for things to progress a little further, some closure, perhaps a… connection I think is the best way to put it. I could see about another ten pages of threads to tie up which didn’t happen and that really was my one issue with this work.

The writing is solid, the characters have soul, heart, wants and needs. The erotica isn’t a simple hot flash, the story makes it much more than that. It’s a shame that it ends where it does, but the trip is well worth the read.

I’m giving this work four out of five pitchforks.

I’d like to see more about Raine, Liam, Cy and Ramsey. I think their relationship, their future would be something to read about. Perhaps that will happen sometime.



Jan 22 2015

Succubi Image of the Week 366

I always find that some of the ideas for the outfits that Succubi wear can be really amazing things. While there is, of course, latex or leather, lace or for that matter nothing at all, it’s the more uniquely created materials that make me pause and wonder about…

Flame Dress by Nekokitsune

Flame Dress by Nekokitsune

This is called Flame Dress and is by an artist on DeviantArt named Nekokitsune. You can find the page I found this art here and this artist’s page is here on DeviantArt as well.

The concept of a flame dress, one made of flames that lick and roll over the form of one of the Succubi to me makes a lot of sense. I especially like this art in that it’s more watercolour in nature and softens the flames to make them look more like a dress and not simply fire rolling over her form.

It’s something that will stay with me for some time and perhaps there’s another story in that somewhere too…

The artist says that this Succubus is trying to look “all Disney Princess” and I can see that. And sometimes Succubi need to be that too…



Jan 21 2015

There’s nothing like an unattractive costume is there?

Devil Halloween CostumeSometimes you look at a costume for sale and your immediate thought is… “Well, that’s lousy.” Sometimes that’s just from looking at the package, even fleetingly. However, when you are looking through websites and you happen to find a model wearing something so unattractive that the model herself looks to be having a fit in wearing it… That’s just a clue one cannot overlook… It’s much worse when the shoes the model is wearing look to be about ten times better than the costume itself…

This is called the Devil Halloween Costume and it comes with the dress, the lousy pitchfork, the even more lousy gloves and the terrible horns. the leggings and the shoes are not included and this disaster sells for $50 US.

If there is any one that can tell me that this looks nice on this model, or that the model’s expression makes them want to buy this, I have  the pointy end of a real pitchfork to show them… repeatedly.

It’s… so hard to define just how bad this mess is honestly. Calling it bad isn’t enough, lighting fire to it wouldn’t be enough. It’s… Just something that should be forgotten as soon as possible and move on to something better than this… thing.

I will say one thing and it has nothing to do with the costume itself… I really like the shoes she is wearing… I will have to look for them sometime or something similar…

A well deserved zero out of five pitchforks.

I haven’t a large enough garbage bin for this… But I will try none the less to place this in the home it deserves…




Jan 20 2015

A Review of The Naughty Witch’s Command by Sinn Lee

The Naughty Witch's Command by Sinn Lee

The Naughty Witch’s Command by Sinn Lee

Succubi and Incubi do not, always, have the upper hand in a story. Often they do and when they do it tends to make them stereotypically evil, uncaring and, sometimes, not all that erotic or seductive.

Sometimes another character has the upper hand, or thinks they do, and when the truth comes out the story could go really bad or really hot. Few authors can manage to get that balance right and when they do it’s amazing to read…

The summary tells of:

Rae is a witch in a new town, devoid of other witches. She has no one to keep her company, until a handsome young man moves in next door. Rae makes the logical, and naughty decision to cast a spell on her new neighbor and turn him into her willing boyfriend. But things don’t go quite as planned for the witch and she soon finds herself in a steamy situation with an incubus she hadn’t expected to meet, or be taken by.

Rae is a witch, a modern successful one, at least in being a witch. But she lives alone, has no friends and there isn’t anyone there for her to share her life with. One day Wess moves in next door and Rae decides to have some fun with him. The problem is that she has her fun, then finds out that Wess is an Incubus.. And Rae invited him into her life.

This is a cute little hot flash about a woman using a spell to have her way with a man and then discovering that man is something more than he appeared to be. It’s a bit of a cautionary tale in a lot of ways, but most of all it very much feels like Rae wanted something badly enough that the universe decided to put her and one specific Incubus together.

Rae is really very interesting as a whole, her story is a rather unique one and the setting up of her world, her situation and the desires that she holds tells a lot about her before Wess appears.

Wess, in his human form, is a lovely piece of beefcake, and in that he’s temptation that Rae cannot resist. What’s nice is that in his Incubus form, he’s the same person, just with red skin, horns and a tail. But there’s more to him.

He isn’t stereotypical, he has soul, he cares, he is willing to give Rae what she desires and when she asks about the legends, about her soul, the answer he gives is really the icing on this story.

While the work is a hot flash erotica wise, there’s the beginnings of a romance, a future between these two characters. Where the story ends works well in many ways, but, as seems to be the one thing about this author that troubles me the most, the work comes to a close with a promise made, a future story to be told… and it isn’t.

It is a prime example of how this author can build a world, create two characters that I caed about and when all of the passion comes to the end I’d like to see more.

I’d like to see what happens when Rae’s mother finds out about Wess. I’d like to see if Wes is as good as he seems to be or if that was all a front for Rae. I’d like to know more. Because there is a lot more to be told.

Four out of five pitchforks.

Lovely heat with a neat bit of mind control that I thought gave a lot to the story. Two characters that I adored and want to see more of. I hope that happens sometime. I really do.



Jan 19 2015

Sparkly Horn Horror Part IIIC By TeraS

Just a bit more added to Part III of Sparkly Horn Horror this week and I think, or at least hope, to be able to start writing more beginning next week. I know my writing has been on and off the past while, but … there is hope …

If you want to read Part One you can find that here on the Tale and Part Two can be found here.


Sparkly Horn Horror
By TeraS



The first thing that all of the textbooks taught about quarantine was that you needed to minimize the risk to the outside world. Florence had—stupidly it seemed—assumed that all of the staff and patients had left. Abby put paid to that dream and make it a nightmare.

The sound of snapping fingers, accompanied by a slightly miffed tone of voice, brought Florence out of her thoughts: “Doc? Uh … could you please tell me where Adam is? Please?”

The question would have been innocent, except that the outfit Abby was wearing consisted of an oversized sweater and a pair of clear plastic stripper heels. Clearly, she was asking not out of innocence, but out of her own needs. And those needs had endangered her needlessly.

Florence pinched her nose: “Abby, what the hell are you still doing here? I know you were released this morning. I signed the forms. Come to think of it, I also told you to get your tail out of here and to go home.”

Abby looked at her feet and scraped the toe of one of her heels on the floor: “Umm … yeah, you did, Doc. But I … well … kind of …”

“Yes, I can see that. Why didn’t you go home, Abby?”

She looked at Florence: “Didn’t … want to.”

A long sigh, then: “Never mind; it’s too late now, anyway.”

Abby looked up in surprise at the tone of voice in those words: “What do you mean by that, Doc?”

“I mean you aren’t going home anytime soon, Abby.”

It took about ten minutes to get Abby up to speed on what was going on, and, at the end, she stood there with an unreadable expression before responding in an eerily calm voice: “So what you are saying is that a friend of yours is sealed up in a room with Adam and she’s fucking him.”

“That’s putting things in a really bad way, Abby. Neither of them are exactly themselves at the moment. You probably wouldn’t even recognize Adam. I can barely recognize Deb, and that’s only because they are the only two in that room.”

“But … she’s fucking him.”

“Not because she wants to. Neither of them wants to.”

“How are you sure? They might want to. She might have set all of this up to get Adam from …”

“Abby, you have got to be kidding. You are trying to tell me that she’d go and get herself in a position where she’s turned into … that thing … for the sake of getting into Adam’s pants?”

“Why not? You don’t know what she’s thinking, or what happened, or why. All you know for sure is that she’s got him and he’s …”

Florence threw up her hands in disgust: “Fine! Yes! Deb is getting the shit fucked out of her by Adam! She’s planned this all along to get into his pants! Are you happy? Is that all that matters to you?”

Abby had the oddest look in her eyes, one that caught Florence and made her worry: “Yes, it does. I don’t care who your friend is, she isn’t good enough for Adam. Actually, neither are you, Doc.”

Florence’s eyes narrowed and she answered with a dangerous tone in her voice: “What do you mean by that, Abby?”

“I know you and Adam were fucking at the nurse’s station. You think I didn’t hear you? You think that I couldn’t tell? You can’t hide that from me, Doc. You …”

Abby was stopped in mid-rant by Florence slapping her, hard, and then it was Florence’s turn: “You think I don’t know you have a doctor fetish? You think that I don’t know you want into Adam’s pants in the worst way? I’ve walked past your room and heard you moaning out his name in the middle of the night! You aren’t fooling anyone!”

Abby was in tears as she screamed: “Fuck you, Doc! What do you care, anyway? You don’t own him! You don’t run his life!”

“No, I don’t! Neither do you! He’s not your pet or your toy … not that you wouldn’t make a great pet, at that!”

Abby started to run towards Florence, her hands in fists, meaning to hurt her any way she could. How dare she say those things about him!

Before things got much further, John coughed, then interrupted, waving his glasses at the pair: “If you are both done acting like children, perhaps you might think about the fact that you, Florence, have very little time left, and you, Abby, are likely going to be the only one in here when she is no longer capable of thinking about doing anything about this mess you are both in. So, why don’t the two of you get past who’s—as you so eloquently put it—‘fucking’ whom, and get to the question of who’s trying to ‘fuck’ the Realm and how to stop it?”

Abby was the first to speak after the shock of John’s words got through to them: “You just don’t understand. You can’t understand because you’re a … a thing. You have no idea what it feels like.”

Florence was going to say something more, but she bit back the words when she saw the look in John’s eyes and found herself feeling … bad … for him. Shaking her head, she cleared her thoughts and chalked up her emotions over John to being part of this thing that she was starting to suffer from. Of course it was that. It couldn’t be that she actually felt something for him. He didn’t exist, save in a computer. It was probably better that way.

Somehow, a part of her didn’t really agree with those thoughts. Shaking her head, Florence walked back to her desk and asked: “John, tell me the names of everyone that is here, please.”

“You, Florence; Abby, of course; Adam and Deborah and …” There was a pause, an odd one, then “… and myself.”

“Abby, have you seen anyone else here?”

Turning away with a shake of her head, Abby replied, sighing: “No, I was looking for Adam. I thought I heard his voice here in your office. Thought that … that he was here … with you.”

“I … stupidly had John show me what they were doing. It wasn’t a good idea.”


“Because I started to slip away … felt like I had to go to them and … join in … couldn’t think of anything else.”

Abby twined a finger in her green hair: “Kind of explains why you’re so horny, Doc … Sorry. I know that’s not you. You’re a little too straight-laced to be that horny … reputation or not.”

They shared a look, then Abby asked: “Can I see them?”

John replied to that: “It would be best that Florence not see what is happening.”

Abby nodded: “‘Kay. But you can show me, right?”

He waved his glasses in the direction of a tablet on the desk: “I’ll send a feed to that tablet. But you do not allow Florence to see it. When you are done I will end the feed.”

Abby took the tablet and moved off to the far corner of the office, then held the tablet up: “Okay … whenever.”

John’s image wavered a moment, then he replied: “Video only, no audio.”

Abby stood there, like a statue, for a good five minutes, looking at the video. Florence could see her face—not the tablet, thankfully—and watched Abby’s eyes grow very large as the video started, and then narrow to thin slits when she finally said: “I’ve seen enough.”

Abby put the tablet on the desk again, asking: “Are you sure it’s them?”

“It is. There’s no question. They can’t portal out, nothing can go in.”

“They … they don’t …”

“I know. I said you might not recognize them.”

“Doc, they look … wild. I can’t see Adam there. I mean, he has to be … it’s him … but it isn’t … not even close.”

Florence leaned against her desk, nudging some papers on the floor with her shoe: “Whatever happens, it’s like who you are gets buried under the need to …”


Florence smiled and wagged a finger: “Truth. Have you ever been with Adam?”

The blush was something to see. It went right up her tail and horns: “I … No, we haven’t. He probably doesn’t even know I exist. I mean, he’s seen me, said “hi” and stuff … just been too scared of asking him to … you know …”

“Fuck your brains out?”

Abby bit her lip and nodded: “Gawd, Doc he’s … perfect. Can’t explain it … I just … can’t stop thinking about him.”

Florence managed a soft laugh: “Oh Abby… I think you might have found your Eternal.”

Abby’s eyes grew wide as saucers and her tail wrapped around her right leg nervously: “You … You think so?”

Florence walked up to Abby: “I’ve seen the signs before. I think so, can’t be sure, of course, but … you’ll know.” The smile left and she turned away: “Tera tells everyone that.”

“You don’t have one, Doc?”

“Never had time to look. He’s out there somewhere—I can feel him—but he’s never made himself known, and I haven’t gone and spent the time to go looking.”

“You know Doc, as smart as you are, you really are a dummy.”

“Probably so … probably so.”

Abby looked out the door thoughtfully, John standing there watching them both: “How do we try to get him and Deb back?”

“There isn’t an answer yet, but we’ll find one, somehow. We have to.”

“Yeah. It doesn’t sound like a lot of fun, honestly. Getting the hell fucked out of me forever doesn’t turn me on. Any ideas where to start?”

“Miriam and Tera are trying to find a solution.”

“Well, that’s something. Can we do anything?”

“We can’t go in there for one thing. As much as I have figured out, exposure to them will speed things up.”

“So you can’t actually learn anything?”

“There’s not a lot to learn, Abby. I know that it starts with your thoughts starting to drift, you imagine you can hear … something … something that gets you hot and wet, and there’s an itch you need to scratch, but you can’t … yourself.”


“Yeah.” Florence paused, then changed the subject: “You know, I’ve never asked, what’s your ‘thing,’ anyway?”

Abby looked confused: “Thing?”

“Medicine is mine. What’s your’s?”

“You’ll laugh. I’m a pink-tail. We’re supposed to be all sex and no brains.”

“You never struck me as no brains. All sex, sure, but you never acted like a total bimbo. Try me.”

The blush came back: “I … have a green thumb. I love flowers and … stuff.”

“Goes with your hair?”

Abby pouted: “That was kind of a mistake with a bottle of magic fertilizer. I was a redhead, once.”

“Green looks better on you.”

Abby had a wistful smile: “Wish Adam would say that.”

Florence didn’t know how to answer, and, in the next moment, Abby was turning and walking to the door.

“Abby? Where are you going?”

She stopped at the door, her hand on the doorframe: “I’m going to see Adam. If I’m going to lose him, lose me, then I’m going to be the one that makes it happen. I’m not gonna wait around for stuff to just happen.”

“Abby, please don’t! That’s being stupid!”

Abby shrugged: “Sorry Doc, you’re not my type. Not really into girls. See ya’.”

As Abby vanished from view, Florence called out for her to stop, to turn around … Abby didn’t reply, and, as the doctor ran after her, she had but one thought: “The stupid things we do for love.”

Abby’s thoughts weren’t all that clear, but she knew one thing: if she was John’s Eternal, she was going to get that slut off of him and put her through a wall to do it. It wasn’t smart, but the anger that had been building inside of her had boiled over.

She needed to know—everything else be damned—if John was hers. It didn’t matter if he didn’t know who she was, couldn’t speak or anything else. She was going to see to it that no one else was ever going to be with him again.

Elsewhere, Tera and Miriam had been waiting for some time—how long Miriam wasn’t quite clear on. “Um … Tera? How long do we wait?”

“As long as it wants us to. It’s kind of a pain in the tail at times.”

Miriam was going to reply, but was stopped when she noticed something odd that had suddenly appeared in mid-air just in front of her. It was something she never expected when Tera brought her here. It was what appeared to be an old writing quill, green in colour, glowing with a purplish light. When Tera didn’t speak, Miriam asked: “What is that?”

“That is something I have always thought of as the Storyteller of the Realm. To be honest, I don’t even know if it has a name. It’s never told me.”

The quill started to move swiftly, the glow moving from the tip, words appearing as it did so …

Some secrets are never told. Some are. Welcome both: the one that is and the one to be.

Miriam looked at Tera: “What does …”

Tera put her hand over Miriam’s lips to stop her in mid-sentence. Then Tera’s tail held up a sign to her: Be careful what you say. We have little time here and when that glow ends our time is up.

Miriam nodded in understanding as Tera asked: “An old curse has returned to the Realm … the one that almost ended us. We need to know how to stop it.”

The quill replied: The story continues. The loss returns. Remember stories you have been told.

“They are too vague, too unclear. We have little time left. I ask … I plead. Will you give the answer?”

Remember your stories. The answer is there to be found.

Miriam frowned: “This is so confusing. I thought it was going to help us!”

The answer you seek is the one you already know, brightest of the yellow. Find the answer in yourselves.

Tera looked at Miriam, then at the quill, with some concern in her eyes. The glow had faded, just slightly, but it had.

This was the problem with the storyteller. It liked to tell stories, to reveal what it knew, but it never could just come out and answer a question.

To be honest with herself, Tera knew why that was. The storyteller was tied to the Librarian of the Realm and usually took on some of their traits. As Tera didn’t exactly come out and answer questions directly, it took on that trait.

For one of the very few times, Tera was on the other side of the situation when someone asked her a question. There was a difference however. She had been doing this for her entire life and she knew how she herself thought.

There was an answer, but it was hidden in the pages of a book, a line of a poem, a passage in a scroll … something … somewhere. The problem was coming up with the question in just the right way, the way that would reveal that secret. It was a safeguard, one that made things more complicated and, at least at the moment, very desperately so.

Time was running out, and it seemed that the storyteller had more riddles than answers. They just needed to figure out the answers to the riddles. Or ask the right questions …

Tera looked at Miriam and thought about everything the yellow-tail been through—her Eternal, some of the sillier moments that she’d seen from the two of them—and the Queen smiled. She remembered some of her own life, the connection that she had with her own Eternal, what it meant to her. She thought about the connection, the touch, the knowledge that having an Eternal meant, how having her Eternal had mattered so many times in the past. She sighed then, thinking about how this … thing … changed those of the Realm, wondering if that Eternal connection would be lost, as well.

That last thought brought Tera up short, and a question came to her. She considered the question carefully, thinking about all of the possible replies she might receive. It seemed like an obvious question, but that might be the point.

Sometimes the answers are staring at you. You just need to see them.