Sep 11 2012

Desires 45

How do you say hello exactly? And in the right way?

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Desires – Needs

By BFSlave and Tera S

Part Five

 
She smiled and giggled softly at his words, “I’m new and at the same time rather old as well…”

She focused all of her attention on him, watching his eyes, his body language and she felt comfortable around him. He wasn’t trying to put up a false image of himself to her. He was just being himself. She was so amazed by that. It was something so different from what she had always seen in this place.

And then there was that other thing about him. He was…. Was….. Something… Something about him was so inviting… So tempting…. She found herself drawn to him as much as he was to her.

She asked in a soft voice that somehow carried over the music and noise around them, “I do hope that I am not intruding on anything… I would hate to do something like that to you my dear…”

She tilted her head slightly as she looked at him. Slowly her hair spilled over her left eye, and for a moment it looked as if her eye was glowing underneath the fallen hair. She raised her hand and brushed the errant locks from her eyes and smiled at him. A moment later and she offered her hand to him and said, “Where are my manners! I’m sorry… Please forgive me… My name is Tera. And you are?”

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And so it begins doesn’t it?

 

Tera

Sep 10 2012

Drinking by TeraS

I wrote yesterday that I was thinking about a fanfic of sorts about Lost Girl. Well, last night this came to me and I decided to share it today on the Tale… This story, or rather scene, is set in the Lost Girl universe and is not cannon of course… But what if it was?

 

Drinking

By TeraS

 

Bo was at home: a mess as it always was, empty bottles of all kinds of liquor scattered around the place. Half awake, she stumbled over a couple of them on the floor, making them scatter and clink as she did so.

 

Kenzi wasn’t there, she was out … again. After what happened with the Garuda, something had changed with her, and she was distant of late. Bo intended to talk to her about that as soon as she could. She managed to stumble over to the couch when there was a light knock on her front door.

 

“The universe is having too much fun at my expense.” With a whine she got up again, made it through the hallway, and opened the door. Being in a bad mood she was about to growl at whomever it was when she was brought up short by who was there.

 

“May I come in?”

 

Bo had been told by others that she was beautiful, a large part of that being she was a succubus, after all. She hadn’t really seen any other Fae who came close to her own level of charisma and power over others.

 

The woman that asked the question, however, made Bo lose her train of thought. The first thing that caught Bo was this woman’s eyes: green, so very green. If that was all that she had going for her, that would be more than enough … but it wasn’t. A confident look went with the eyes, a bemused smile too. A wild mane of raven hair that framed those eyes and face. She didn’t dress over the top or wildly, she just … looked right, for lack of a better explanation. She looked … right.

 

Something that Bo would never forget.

 

When Bo didn’t say anything, the woman waved a hand at her and asked again, “You know, standing there in your dressing gown in the draft will do you not at all any good.”

 

Bo shook her head gathered her thoughts and asked, “What do you want?”

 

“Rather blunt, but, really, all I would like to do is talk to you for a while.”

 

“Why?”

 

“mmm … Call it an interest in you.”

 

“Anyone with an interest in me wants something.”

 

“Shame that. Care to try something new? Just for the heck of it?” The woman held up a take-out bag, “I have donuts; you look like you could use the sugar.”

 

Bo thought about how odd this woman was, but finally decided to let her enter: “Come on in. Excuse the mess.” She closed the door behind the woman and followed her inside. “So, Dark or Light?”

 

“mm? It’s a bit early to be cooking chicken isn’t it?”

 

Bo rolled her eyes, “Dark Fae or Light Fae?”

 

The woman laughed softly, “Let’s say I am an interested neutral observer and leave it at that for the moment.”

 

“Everyone has a side. Except me.”

 

“Maybe that’s part of what I want to talk about.”

 

The woman set the bag of donuts on the table by the sofa and then asked, “Mind if I have a seat?”

 

“No … fine … please do.”

 

Bo watched her as the woman continued, “So tell me, Bo: are you going to manage to remain neutral or are you going to allow yourself to turn towards the Dark?”

 

“I don’t know what you are talking about.”

 

“Of course. And hiding your problem from your friends and, more importantly, Trick accomplishes what exactly? You fall a little deeper into despair, into losing your friends and your life and then … well, then things get really bad don’t they?”

 

The woman nudged an empty bottle with her right shoe, “Oh, and you really need to cut back on the drinking. Honestly, it amazes me that you haven’t made some huge mistakes while you are drunk.”

 

“It’s my life.”

 

“Is it? What about Kenzi? Do you think you can protect her when you are drunk, when you can’t think straight?”

 

“Leave her alone.”

 

“Oh I would not think about touching her. I rather like her. But she takes risks, you do as well, and the worst time for the two of you is when you are both drunk. That happens far too often.”

 

“If I want abuse, all I have to do is walk outside.”

 

“Ah, that’s the next thing. You really need to learn how to play the game so that you can survive in it. You have the talent to do so, and yet you are more interested in using weapons and fighting your way through. How about using some finesse? And I don’t mean the shampoo, my dear.”

 

“I’m a succubus. No one takes me seriously.”

 

“Oh you are a succubus; there is no doubt of that. But the question is: what does it really make you? Who are you? You just don’t seem to be coming to an answer about that, are you?”

 

“At least I finally understand what I am.”

 

“Yes, you have that much. But what do you do with it? Just running around chasing your tail”—the woman seemed to smile for some reason at the word—“doesn’t get you anywhere.”

 

Bo walked over to the woman, stood over her, and said in irritation, “What do you know?”

 

The woman tilted her head to the right and waved her left hand idly, “You would be surprised. Still, it is, as you say, your life, isn’t it?”

 

“Exactly.”

 

“And so Dyson and Lauren aren’t important either, are they?”

 

“Shut … up.”

 

“Temper, temper, my dear. You really need to control that, too.”

 

“You are about the most pain-in-the-ass Fae I have …”

 

The woman held up one finger: “When did I say I was Fae?”

 

Bo was brought up short by that admission, “You … you have to be Fae.”

 

She chuckled softly, “Oh … not really. I am who I am, and I’m not Popeye …”

 

Bo pulled at her hair in frustration, “Why can’t anyone tell me anything clearly?”

 

“You could ask.”

 

Bo shot a look at her, “It would never work.”

 

A shrug, “Suit yourself, then.”

 

As Bo watched, the woman opened the bag of donuts and pulled out a chocolate one before offering the bag to Bo: “Go on. You were out all night, got smashed, and you are going to have a massive headache in a moment or three …”

 

Bo took the bag and looked inside, “From the booze or from you?”

 

“Me, most likely.”

 

Bo sighed and walked off towards the kitchen looking for aspirin. Pushing around some of the trash there didn’t make them appear, so she turned back toward the woman, only to discover her standing nearby holding a bottle in her hand: “It was in your bathroom, next to the toothbrush.”

 

Bo took the bottle. “Thanks.”

 

“You’re welcome.”

 

Bo swallowed two tablets and the woman continued, “You know, if you really took stock of yourself and looked after yourself and your friends, you would be in a much better place.”

 

“Everyone thinks they know better than I do.”

 

“Have you considered that some of those people might actually care about you?”

 

Bo mulled that over while she picked the sprinkles off the donut she pulled from the take-out bag, “Not a lot of those … I’m..”

 

“Just a succubus?”

 

“Yes.”

 

“My dear, that’s baloney and you know it so how about you stop being sorry for yourself? You have so much promise.”

 

Bo looked stunned and then started to laugh. This went on for a few minutes until she realized that the woman was standing there, her arms crossed over her chest and tapping a finger. For the first time ever, Bo felt like she was disappointing someone that she really shouldn’t be. “Um … Sorry.”

 

“Don’t worry about it. I’ve seen worse.”

 

“Why am I not comforted by that?”

 

“That would be telling …”

 

She walked close to Bo and then traced a finger against her cheek, “The young do not know who they are or why they do what they do. When the time comes, you’ll understand.”

 

She stepped back and that odd smile was there again, “Enjoy the donuts, and for your own sake, cut down on the drinking will you?”

 

“That’s it?”

 

The woman stopped and turned back to look at Bo. As she did, Bo felt a shiver pass up her spine, “Don’t disappoint me.”

 

“Who are you?”

 

The woman smiled as she turned away and walked out the door, “My name is Tera. Ask Trick about me sometime …”

 

Later that night, Bo was sitting at the Dal Riata and did just that.

 

Trick seemed surprised at the question, “Tera? Where did you hear that name?”

 

“Some woman came by and we talked. When she left she said that was her name, told me to ask you.”

 

“Describe her.”

 

“Tall, long raven hair, really hot … and I mean she was stunning, Trick. Wore a long red coat and …”

 

“… black capri pants, ankle boots, and a bandeau top? Amazing green eyes?”

 

“Yes. But how do you know?”

 

Trick reached under the bar and put a bottle of whiskey and two glasses on the countertop. He opened the bottle and explained, “She is the Queen of the Succubi.”

 

“Hang on. We have a Queen?”

 

“Well, she is one of them, there are a lot in the universe that call themselves a succubus queen, but only one who calls herself a succubi.”

 

“I’m confused.”

 

“Here, have some of this. It gets confusing.”

 

“Everything Fae is confusing.”

 

“She isn’t Fae.”

 

“But she’s a succubus?”

 

“Succubi.”

 

“Whatever.”

 

“If you see her again, don’t say that. Trust me.”

 

“Trick … Grandfather … please … small, simple words.”

 

“Tera is … different. She isn’t from around here, not a lot is known about her, but one thing is.”

 

Bo rolled the whisky in her glass around for a moment before setting it on the bar top, “She’s blunt and expects you to listen to her?”

 

Trick looked at the glass and then Bo, “What did she tell you?”

 

“To get my head on straight, to stop drinking like a fish, and … and to remember what really matters.”

 

“Which is … ?”

 

She laughed, “Oh, that’s easy: family, friends, doing the right thing because it is the right thing to do.”

 

“Smart woman.”

 

“You know, it felt like she had been around for a long time, Trick. Like she knows … everything …”

 

“Best guess is eons, Bo.”

 

“She’s a goddess?”

 

“Goddess … angel … devil … She is succubi … she’s Tera. Anything else anybody tries to hang on her doesn’t quite stick.”

 

“She said something about trying not to disappoint her, but she didn’t say how.”

 

“Well, knowing her legend … some of it is doing what you do. The one thing that is always true about Tera—besides the part where she can make men and women melt with a glance or a touch—is that she makes people’s lives better, all the time, every day.

 

“In that way, both of you are a lot alike. I think she would just want you to be the best you possible, and to enjoy who you are.”

 

Bo took hold of the glass again and raised it to her lips, but paused and returned it to the counter.

 

“Can I have a coffee, Trick? Somehow. I really don’t want to piss her off just now.”

 

“You’re probably right.”

 

“And maybe, just maybe, there is something more for me.”

 

Trick picked up the glasses and put them away, smiling at his granddaughter. “About that, you’re definitely right.”

 

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Love and many thanks to my heart for taking the time to help with my disaster of a story..

With luck, Storm Clouds will return next week…

 

Tera

Sep 09 2012

Expecting Lost Girl to return this week? Not so much.

So, the fall television season begins this week, and in theory that means that the third season of Lost Girl should also begin… But it isn’t.

Lost Girl Logo

Why you ask? Well, let’s start with this announcement from the official Showcase Twitter stream:

Lost Girl Announcement

So that means, realistically, that the third season of Lost Girl will not start until January 2013 at the earliest. And why would that be?

Syfy.

You see, Syfy in the United States will not be showing Season Three of Lost Girl until the first week of January 2013 and one would assume that they asked Showcase not to air the third season so that the ratings would be better…

Since Syfy hasn’t been able to show the series at the same time as it aired in Canada, a lot of viewers were going to torrents and “other means” to get their Lost Girl fix in advance of Syfy getting their chance to air the series, which, in theory, means that the ratings could be hurt to an extent. So how do you overcome that problem? Simple, you tell Showcase to not air Season Three until Syfy is planning to.

That then begs the question to both Showcase and Syfy if there will be more than 13 episodes in the third season or not. It also bring the question of if there is more than 13 episodes will that mean a split season, as Syfy always does with their series, and if that happens, what does Showcase do? And if that happens, does that mean that Season Three will then complete in the winter of 2014?

I think that doing so would harm more than help the series as a whole because that draws out the season to an extent that most of the Canadian viewers of the series may well forget that it exists… which would be a shame, but is entirely possible. The other part of extending the season, which I hope to be honest doesn’t happen this year, is that Season Two seemed… mishandled.

By that I mean so many of the episodes seemed like filler to me and that diluted the season as a whole. It started strong, got to the logical and well done end of the original thirteen episode season, and then the second half felt like it was rushed… far too much.

Another thing that I wonder about is that for the third season in a row the show runner has changed. It doesn’t make for a good overall sense of story and character development when the people in charge keep changing all the time. Now, I do know that the bible of the series is still being followed, and I know that much of Bo’s path is still being carried forwards in the overall season arcs, but otherwise things have been changing and not for the better I think.

As well, it seems like the in thing for this season will be having all kinds of guest stars popping in for an episode and creating some kind of havoc in the series before vanishing, never to be seen again. That gets old, really old, very quickly. I do not have high hopes for this, but as always I will give anything a chance to disappoint me of course…

This season also appears to be “The Year of Darkness” which I think has to be some kind of television series requirement now that I think about it. It seems to me that about this point in any long living series that either the main character or one of the important ones has to be corrupted, or turn evil, or have something dark happen for the sake of “character development.” I hope that I am wrong about this, but given how that concept was hammered at the viewer at the end of Season Two, I will not be surprised when that happens…

Who knows? Maybe Bo will finally get a decent wardrobe as a result?

The one storyline that I want to get to quickly is what happens to Kenzi. As a result of seeing The Norn, she has been given “a gift” of some kind which I have to believe is a Fae power or transformation of some kind… I wonder what that will be?

If she becomes a Succubus like Bo I don’t think I will be pleased by that at all…

So, another few months of delay and waiting until Lost Girl begins again, I will of course be watching and writing about the season when it begins…

Who knows?

I might even write a bit of fanfic if the mood strikes me…

 

Tera

Sep 08 2012

A neat Morrigan Aensland speed drawing YouTube…

I found another Morrigan Aensland art in progress YouTube this week… What’s interesting to me about it is that it has Morrigan with blonde hair and that’s something not seen very often…

And in case you can’t see it on the Tale…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN7uRb5wnW0

And one screenshot of the work as well…

Morrigan Aensland by Makushino2

Morrigan Aensland by Makushino2

This is a neat stylized bit of Morrigan art, which I do like quite a lot really… I have to say that I can understand why she doesn’t appear with blonde hair very often. It really doesn’t quite look right for her I think.

As always, but it is of course her particular style, she is a bit over endowed, which seems to be just the way things are with Morrigan. I like the pose, it plays to her character well, and there is a bit of mischievous in her look as well which works really nicely too…

If you would like to see more of this artist’s drawings they have many such videos on YouTube to watch here.

 

Tera

Sep 07 2012

A lovely Victorian style Succubus necklace…

And once again, I found it on etsy.com where it seems quite a lot of artistic talent connected in some way to Succubi appears…

Like this…

My Sweet Succubus Pendant by Autumn Bear Studios

My Sweet Succubus Pendant by Autumn Bear Studios

Sorry if this is a bit small, but I have links to share as well, so you can see this better there… This creations is by an artist on etsy.com that sells their works under the name Autumn Bear Studios, and this is a necklace with a small pendant placed in the middle of it that has a victorian scene of a man running away from a woman that also has a pair of wings upon her.

I found this work here and you can see the artist’s store here as well… Their name is Amber Leivo and their art in making pendants and necklaces with a Victorian or something of a more antique look to them and I think they are just wonderful…

I have been thinking about something of a more classic, or, Victorian, look for a Succubi costume this year for Halloween, and I do believe that this lovely work will go perfectly with it…

And for less than nine dollars, it’s a temptation that I won’t be resisting…

Please do visit this artist’s site and enjoy their talents!

 

Tera

Sep 06 2012

Succubi Image of the Week 244

I love fun works of Succubi Art… and while the artist that created this week’s Succubus calls her a Devil Girl, I think the fun of this work makes her more of a Succubi and so…

Devil Girl Garnet Diya by Hooksnfangs

Devil Girl Garnet Diya by Hooksnfangs

This work is called Devil Girl Garnet Diya and is by an artist on DeviantArt calling themselves Hooksnfangs. I originally found this work here on DeviantArt and you can find Hooksnfangs’ artist page here as well.

You can’t help but smile at this lovely piece of art… There is so much life in this character isn’t there? A nice seductive smile, a playful pose, really sexy outfit… All of it gives her life and that’s important isn’t it?

No wings or hooves which I like a lot really, that is my preference has I have said many, many times. Her horns are quite large of course, but, the artist’s style makes them look exactly right for her and that’s quite an accomplishment I think.

They have drawn two other Succubi, or Devil Girls as well that they shared on DeviantArt and over the next two weeks, they also will be Succubi of the week…

But this one is my favourite of the three by far…

 

Tera

Sep 05 2012

A Sparkly costume as a Succubus?

Sparkly things are not always a good idea. Sparkly Succubi are one of those… and wearing this sparkly costume is not, at all, a good idea…

Sequin Devil Costume

This is called the Sequin Devil Costume, which at least makes some sense looking at it…

This costume comes with a red sequin corset, red tutu skirt, a pair of devil horns, a tail and a pair of long red satin gloves.

The pitchfork, stockings, and jewelry the model is wearing are not included, and it sold originally for $120, but it can be found for as little as $90…

I’ve never liked tutu skirts, never will for various reasons, but the main one is that I just don’t see them as being sexy… especially if you are trying to look like a Succubus.

The corset has some possibilities, but with that corset it just loses something in the end. Sparkly horns I never have thought much of either. And I have to assume the tail is sparkly as well, which means it looks lousy, so all in all, there isn’t a thing to really like in this costume idea…

That’s a shame because I think I could make something of the corset at least, but, honestly there are better ones that can be had that look so much better…

I’ll give this a half pitchfork out of five.

Just not what I am looking for exactly…

 

Tera

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