Jan 13 2014

Whispers by TeraS

Just a short thing for today for various reasons that I shan’t bore all of you with … I have some other stories that I am fiddling with, but honestly none of them are anywhere near being right—or finished, for that matter—so …

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Whispers
By TeraS

 

We all have them, in one way or another: the little whispers that sneak into our thoughts as we go about our lives. Some are good; they tell of things we should think about, do, consider, and more. Some are not quite so; they tell of what might go wrong, or worse. But all of them, every one, are our own whispers of possibilities that we might, or might not, try someday …

Of course, Tera herself is not immune from them. Usually they are not there, because she is quite busy doing the things that will be done as they shall be done. But when those moments pass, then the voices become a little bit louder, asking if what she did was the right thing, the wrong thing, or if it really mattered in the first place.

Whenever she has a quiet moment, the whispers tend to take advantage of that …

Usually she is sitting on the patio of one of the Realm’s teahouses, a cup of Cherry Zest in her hands, a few biscuits sitting on a plate nearby. Perhaps the hustle and bustle of the Realm has quieted—at least for a moment or three—and the street that she looks out upon silent, the denizens of the Realm off in this shop or that one.

Usually the cute waiter or waitress, one of many that would dearly love to be serving Tera at that moment, had gone inside to freshen up another pot of tea or find a few more of those specific biscuits that they well knew that Tera enjoyed most of all.

Then, usually, as Tera traces a finger idly about the rim of her cup, her thoughts calming and settling for a moment, the first whispers sneak into her thoughts …

“Did I do the right thing?”

“Shouldn’t I have done it better?”

“Could I have done something different?”

Second-guessing is something that happens a lot, you know, when one has a conscience.

She sips her tea, thinks about those questions for a time, and then makes up her mind whether or not the answer was “yes” … or “no” … but, usually, it’s more of a “maybe.” By this point in time, the tea in her cup is finished, and, as she sets the cup down, she is asked if she would like more tea. The answer to that is never a “maybe,” but rather a “please and a thank you.”

The tea time of her whispers continues soon after, this time while a biscuit in her hand is being nibbled on. The whispers taunt her:
“Are you doing the best you can?”

“Is it really everything you want it to be?”

“Can’t you do more?”

As she enjoys the biscuits she loves, she would think about those questions and, again, the answer would never be a “yes” or a “no” … exactly. It was, once again, a “maybe.”

Once the last biscuit is finished, along with the tea, she rests there for a time, thinking, wondering, considering … and throughout all of those moments, the whispers do as they have always done, trying to poke at her thoughts as they always do. Closing her eyes and lacing her fingers together, she is soon seen tapping her lips with two fingers, nodding her head to the left, then the right, as if debating with herself about things. This goes on for some time, the one serving her watching for a sign if she needed something … anything, really.

Finally, Tera stretches out her arms, wiggles her fingers, and her tail shakes itself out a bit. She then looks about and catches the eye of her server, giving a wink and a little wave to call her over. What she asks for seems odd, but, then, she is Tera, and there are some things about her really no one ever really understands.

After she receives what she asked for, Tera places the items on the table just so before standing up, giving her server a warm hug (really, who would refuse a hug from Tera, anyway?), and then asking that everyone please leave the table exactly as it is for one hour before she taps the server on the nose with a single finger and goes on her way.

What she leaves behind is a single cup of tea with a single biscuit beside it.

It seems odd, but her wishes that things be left alone are always accommodated.

And an hour later, when the staff returns to the table to clean things up, the tea is gone and the biscuit is nothing but crumbs.

And as for Tera herself? She has left behind more than an afternoon snack. Her whispers do not return until the next time there is tea and biscuits to ponder over once more …

Jan 12 2014

A Review of The Succubus Prey by Robert Mathew

The Succubus Prey by Robert Mathew

The Succubus Prey by Robert Mathew

Succubi are, but for a few instances, seen as being unfeeling, uncaring beings who care only for taking from others and nothing more.

But what happens when they suddenly do feel and know that the one they are feeding from and will be the end of… is the one?

What happens to them then? That is an interesting question to consider…

The work tells of:

Val can take any form to give men pleasure. She has fed on the lives of men for eons without regret. Now it is her that has become the prey and her life will be forever changed.

Val has been a Succubus for a long, long time. So long in fact that she sees those around her simply as prey… a target… nothing more than a means to an end. But this time, in the place she finds herself, her prey is something different.

We never learn their name, who they are, nothing really about them save their innocence and more importantly, their overall good soul. But it is their soul, their being that does something to Val… she discovers that he is the one for her and her alone… and she will be his undoing.

It is that realization, that knowledge that in the core of this story and even in the erotic moments, the needs, the realizations that happen through the story, that knowledge tears at her throughout.

The work is a hot flash in one way, through the heat in the story, but it is also so very much a tragedy in what occurs throughout the story. It is I think important that the story matters and means something. In this work, that is very true.

I would have liked to know more about Val and the one she finds in this story. There are broad hints about the latter and a few specific points about the former, but I was left a little bit wanting by the end of the story. But in spite of that, the change in Val that happens, the moment when the other… knows. Really knows who she is and what happens from that point on is heartbreaking.

Four out of five pitchforks.

I think I would like to see more about Val, and perhaps, somehow, something better can come from all that she now knows…

 

Tera

Jan 11 2014

A Morrigan Aensland Speed Painting YouTube…

There are a lot, quite a lot, of artists that share their works as they are being made on YouTube. I found one that really shows Morrigan in a way that I hadn’t seen before this… and I think it’s a really inspired way of portraying her…

And if you can’t watch the video here on the Tale:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr7a0p3GyTs

The artist also placed the finished work on their DeviantArt site which you can find here, but here is a small version of this art of Morrigan by the artist who calls themselves Psichodelic.

Morrigan By Psichodelic

I like the glow from Morrigan’s eyes and the kind of latex shiny look really works well in this art. The background sets a dramatic mood which goes so well with Morrigan’s pose and the slight smile she has…

For some it could be a nightmare, but I am quite sure for many others it’s a dream…

Tera

Jan 10 2014

A Review of The Devil’s in the Details by Kimberly Raye

The Devil's in the Details by Kimberly Raye

The Devil’s in the Details by Kimberly Raye

Succubi are not, by any means, perfect. As much as I like them to be, they are capable of just as many mistakes, issues and problems that any soul faces in their lives. Probably the single biggest problem is family and love. The question is which of the two is the bigger problem to solve or are they both unsolvable riddles?

When your family runs hell, and you really don’t want to be part of it anymore and then you find yourself falling into love with someone that wants nothing more than to destroy your family. That’s a real problem. Not even massive amounts of cookies and sugar can help with that one… But you can try…

The story is of:

Jess Damon’s life is…complicated. Not only is she a man-eating succubus (albeit recently reformed), but she has the mother from hell—literally. Yep, Houston’s hottest wedding planner is the daughter of the devil. Though as far as her mother knows, Jess is only in the business to hook up with hunky groomsmen, not to find true love.

But when demon hunter Cutter Owens rolls into town, turning her back on her evil birthright proves harder than Jess thought. Cutter is out to take down the devil once and for all—and he wants Jess’s help to do it. There’s no denying Cutter is gorgeous, in that sexy “a demon stole my soul” sort of way. And, sure, Lillian Damon is the queen of evil. But she’s still Jess’s mom. Now Jess must outfox the world’s greatest demon hunter without revealing her true identity or—devil forbid!—falling in love.

Jess is a Succubus, but she’s not your typical one. For one thing, she’s on the wagon, not taking the souls of men, or tempting them for that matter. For the other she plans weddings for a living and business is really good. It’s a shame that the universe has decided to mess up her world by having her mother demand Jess plan her wedding, and falling in love with Cutter, a demon hunter, for the other. Oreos aren’t going to be enough for these problems by far.

Jess isn’t like any Succubus that I have read about in quite some time. The best way to describe her I think is “sexy cute”, emphasis on the cute more than anything else. I like that she has a conscience, that she cares about what she does and she wants to do the right thing. Beyond that she wants to find the right person and be happy. She isn’t evil, nor is she stereotypical by any means at all. She does have one problem and that, like really all of the demons that appear in this work, in that she loves sugar… lots of sugar. Constantly eating sugar. The reason for that is really cute to be honest, but the list of cookie, gum and other sugar filled brands does get a little over the top as the story progresses.

Jess is really the one succubus that is focused on mainly in the story, but there are others, some a lot more stereotypical, some, like Jess not so much so. Her family, who basically run hell, is large, varied, and has such characters as Lilith, Jesses’ mom as well as just about every one of the most well know demons and demonesses you can think of. But they aren’t played as being demonic or overwhelmingly evil. Really the focus is more of Jess dealing with what amounts to a supernatural dysfunctional family that have a lot of problems to deal with. Watching that unfold and what happens to each of them really is as interesting as what happens between  Jess and Cutter.

Cutter, Jesses’ love interest is really a good match for her and the moments when they are together and trying to relate to each other are sometimes touching, other times aggravating, but always entertaining.

The story itself moves at a very rapid pace with quite a lot of introspection from Jess as the story goes on. It is a little bit odd when she “talks” to the reader, as if we are there in the room or moment with her. But that’s more of the style Jess has. To talk to herself and try to figure out what she is going to do.

She goes through a lot of problems in her wedding planning business from both humans and supernatural beings, but it’s interesting to look at the problems from each world and wonder which one is more complicated. Jess does the best she can and in doing so her successes are amusing and unexpected in how they turn out.

The story has a lovely funny tone to it that makes the story enjoyable from the beginning and that carries through the work to the end. There are touching moments of romance, and a little bit of erotica, but it doesn’t overwhelm the story or seem out of place when it appears. I never found myself coming out of the story and wondering what was happening or hitting a stumbling point in the story that gave me pause. Well written, cute characters with their own problems and needs, and a mystery that when the answer is revealed you really didn’t expect the one that was responsible for what was going on… Or how Jess deals with them. One should never underestimate the power of a Succubus.

Four and a half out of five pitchforks.

Fun, silly at times, but so worth your time to read and enjoy…

The only thing that bothered me about this work was how dysfunctional Jess’ family is. Especially her mother who just rubbed me the wrong way from the beginning. I realize that is the point of course, but some of the moments were… just a little too over the top honestly. I adore Jess I really do. But a little less whininess would be lovely. She isn’t as lost as she sounds, not with all that she has been through. There are a lot of questions about her that I’d love to have answered and perhaps the next work in the series will do that for me.

I will, of course, be looking for it to appear…

 

Tera

Jan 09 2014

Succubi Image of the Week 313

I found a very striking image of a Succubus for this week to share… There is a hint of something about her… Not quite evil, but she has something in mind… Her expression and eyes speak to that…

Demonio Retratosmall by Nikkyfreaky

Demonio Retratosmall by Nikkyfreaky

This work is called Demonio Retratosmall and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Nikkyfreaky. The original page I found this art is here and the artist’s home page on DeviantArt is here as well…

There is kind of a 1960s throwback art kind of feel to this art. By that I mean that there is a softness, a dreaminess, a seductively gentle touch to the artist’s hand that brings out such an interesting personality in this work. While there is a hint of danger here, her fingernails, her forked tongue, the colour of her eyes, there is also balance in her look, her sensuality, the almost casual pose she has that is tempting and seductive…

She does have wings, there is the hint of them behind her which is subtlety done and I really like that. I also like the background of fire that seems to have something like stars in it… It’s a lovely counterpoint to her image and does not take away from her, but enhance her. I wish we could see more of her, if she has a tail, but what is shown makes her stunning and wonderful….

As all Succubi should be…

 

Tera

Jan 08 2014

Horns on a Succubus Costume should never be droopy…

One of the things that I look at first are the horns that come with the costume… Or not. What amazes me is that a lot of the time the horns are not included in the costume and that’s just mind boggling. You sell a devil costume without horns? But the worst thing is when the horns are droopy ones…

That just doesn’t work.

Devil Outfit Costume

This is called the Devil Outfit Costume. Quite the original name isn’t it? It comes with the horns, the dress, the long gloves and, believe it or not, a tail too. Shoes are not included and it sells for $70 US at a few places I found it with some sales as low as $40.

I’m kind of torn to be honest over this costume. I actually like the dress, the gloves quite a lot. I don’t care for the tail, but most of all, I really do not like the horns this model is wearing.

They look more like ears than horns and if they are horns, then why do they look like they are drooping? Succubi horns should never, never, be droopy. Period.

I think I would buy this, get rid of the tail and horns, replace them with my own and prolly add a pair of red thigh-high boots to it…

Might be an interesting look?

As it is, I’ll give this three out of five pitchforks.

There is hope, just needs some work to make that happen…

 

Tera

Jan 07 2014

Desires 110

I don’t think I have the strength within me to be all that the Succubi me is here… Perhaps that is the one thing that I fear the most of all…

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Desires – Travelling

By Fzzy and Tera S

Part Five

 

Hell I thought I packed for everything, this woman has more gear then I do. She has asked me several questions,just like your supposed too. It keeps the patient distracted.I try to answer them in order.

“I was heading for the buffalo drop museum. As well as riding.<gasp> I am living out my dream pretty lady.That is all we can do when we get the chance.<gasp>  My name well I go by Razor,FZY1 and Ray to my friends. My pain is not bad just shock I guess, just need to catch my breath.<gasp> ”

Gods this is no weak assed woman she has some strength to her. She put me in her tent like I was a baby. If I could just get my breath back I could.  Hell I don’t know what I would do.

She looked into his eyes, “Just relax… You aren’t alone…”

Those words mean more than I thought they should. I have finally realized it . The sharp stabbing pain in the left side. The shortness of breath. I am drowning in my own blood.   For the first time in a very long time I know fear,the fear of my own demise. I speak to my own Valkyrie in riding leather.

“May I have your name please? So when I meet St. Peter.<gasp> I can make sure you get the blessing you so deserve. Who did the metal work on your bike?<gasp> How did you happen to be here? Please stay with me.”

Tears begin to flow out of my eyes and down my cheeks.My emotions overwhelming my self-imposed controls.

“Why me is that not what I am supposed to say?<gasp> But I won’t do that. I have willingly faced the possibility of my end for 20 plus years guarding my country. <gasp>  Could you ……maybe wrap your arms around me? I …I want to be held like a child one last time. I don’t think my mother ever held me like that. Perhaps tell me a story. Something to do with that bike of yours?

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And at that point, I think I would lose myself…

 

 

Tera

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