Feb 01 2013

Just what chocolate bar does Bo like best?

One of the things that really hash’t been touched on a lot in the Lost Girl series so far has been the issue of Bo needing to feed on others through sex. For some, like Dyson, that’s understandable. For others, like Lauren, the understanding isn’t the hard thing… it’s realizing that a monogamous relationship isn’t realistic. But it can be fatal for both her and Bo if they aren’t careful. And in the end, the monster of jealousy can make an appearance with implications that none of them can foresee.

The fourth episode of the third season, also episode thirty-nine of the Lost Girl TV series was this week. Bo and Lauren find out that a hungry Succubus can be a real problem that not even chocolate and caffeine can deal with. Dyson gets in touch with his inner Griffin, and Bo’s insides as well. Trick gives Hale an ultimatum while Kenzi suffers when her friends don’t listen to her anymore. And Tamsin just can’t find her caring personality, not that she ever had one…

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This is the fourth review of the third 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 discovers that when you haven’t enough sex in your life, sometimes you can…

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The episode begins with a long erotic scene between Bo (Anna Silk) and Lauren (Zoie Palmer) in Bo’s bedroom which ends with both Bo and Lauren collapsing onto the bed together gasping for breath, Bo telling Lauren that it was “epic.” Lauren comments that after the night before she didn’t think that she and Bo would do so again so soon. Bo promises Lauren that they can be together as often as she wants, but Lauren makes the comment that she “hasn’t organized my swabs in a week and I have cultures growing out of control, and my control cultures have mutated and I have a delivery of formaldehyde arriving in thirty minutes.” Bo’s answer is that Lauren should say “formaldehyde” again as she kisses her. Lauren whines that she has a million things on her to do list, but Bo teasingly tells Lauren that she thought she was Lauren’s to do list. Bo relents and tells Lauren that she “is released” before getting out of bed and starting her day. As Bo walks away, Lauren sits up, in obvious pain and extremely tired looking before she collapses back onto the bed again. Bo in the meantime is in the bathroom and finds a chocolate bar there which she begins to unwrap. However, she stumbles and almost falls to the floor knocking things over as she does which makes Lauren call out to Bo asking if everything it alright. Bo tells her everything is “amazing” as she opens the chocolate bar wrapping and devours it, a look of exhaustion and weariness upon her.

Elsewhere, on the roof of a building, a man wearing a Lloyd the Magnificent t-shirt (Stephan Sparks) is finishing tying a rope between two buildings as Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) and Tamsin (Rachel Skarsten) arrive and ask what he is trying to do. Lloyd explains that his hero was a tight-rope walker and that his dream, since he was six, was to be a tight-rope walker as well. Tamsin is uninterested and pats Dyson on the back as she says: “Well, there you go, a man living his dream, can we go now?” before trying to walk away. Dyson asks Tamsin if she can “at least pretend to try” before he starts to try to talk Lloyd out of trying the stunt by asking if he can take some photos of him, which delays Lloyd for a time. As he takes the pictures, Dyson tells Tamsin that she is terrible at dealing with suicidal people to which Tamsin’s answer is: “He wants to live out a crazy circus fantasy, let him.” Dyson tells her that it is: “So typically dark of you” and then goes on to explain that there have been four previous “crazy human stunts pulled in the past week.” When he asks if she can remember how the first three ended, Tamsin’s answer is: “Crush, splat, Ka-boom.” Dyson continues to take pictures and also reveals that at each of the deaths he smelled Fae which likely meant that a Fae was somehow involved or responsible of what happened to the humans. Tamsin is less than thrilled and tells Dyson she has a date in less than an hour and she’d like them to wrap things up as quickly as possible. She then tells Lloyd that what he is doing is stupid which makes Dyson tell Tamsin to step back and let him handle this. Dyson attempts to do so, but Lloyd tells Dyson that: “It is not the time for questions, it is the time to dream! It is the time to live!” Tamsin cheers this, which surprises Dyson. As a result he is unable to stop Lloyd from stepping onto the tight-rope and then falling to his death, falling into a car below which sets off the car alarm. Dyson looks at the scene from above as Tamsin walks over, pats him on the shoulder and tells him: “Yeah. You got this.”

After the opening credits, we return to Bo’s place as she scrambles around the kitchen looking for something to eat as Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) tries to talk to her about something important, Bo complaining that there is no chocolate to be found and Kenzi finally having to throw a pillow at Bo to get her attention. Bo is not pleased with Kenzi, but Kenzi pushes on saying that she needs to have a “heart-to-heart” with Bo. When Bo tries to brush her off, Kenzi tells Bo that she has chocolate in her purse which gets Bo’s attention and she says: “What’s on your mind?” Kenzi seems unsure how to start and says that it is a delicate subject and Kenzi can’t keep it from Bo any longer. Bo assumes that Kenzi is talking about Lauren, but Kenzi says that it is something that has been “a big bug up my butt for months now.” Bo goes on the defensive saying that Kenzi has never liked Lauren, but Kenzi refutes this saying that she: “Louves me some Lauren” since the previous episode. Bo tells Kenzi that Lauren is very “louverable” to which Kenzi replies that from what she can hear, Lauren is “super bangable” too. Bo cries out in frustration: “Why is everything about sex?” Kenzi is surprised and replies: “Umm… Wondersnatch? Have we met?” Bo realizes that Kenzi has no chocolate and then throws the pillow back at Kenzi before leaving for the store. Kenzi watches Bo leave and then begins to scratch at her arm, which is turning colour and mumbles to herself: “Wicked, Wicked Norn, what have you done to me?”

Elsewhere, Tamsin arrives at the police station where Dyson is going over case files. When Dyson asks what happened to Mr. Six Pack, Tamsin’s date, her answer is: “Girl only needed ten minutes.” Dyson’s only comment is: “Too much information.” Dyson shows her the file for Lloyd and Tamsin’s comment is that since they couldn’t find anything on him, that it was a suicide and the case is closed. Tamsin continues to look through the file and then tells Dyson that all of the cases have been patients at a clinic called “The Better Way.” Tamsin wants to go and question the therapists there, but Dyson reminds her that because of doctor-patient confidentiality agreements, they will not say anything to them. She then suggests they go undercover, telling Dyson that she could be a great therapist, but Dyson is not impressed snf has another idea.

The scene switches to Bo drinking an espresso at the Dal Riata and agreeing to help Dyson with his case without even hearing what it is about. As they continue to talk, Bo is repeatedly attracted to several people that pass by and she tells Dyson, in a distracted tone, that she could use the distraction. Dyson tells Bo that he needs her to be a therapist at a New Age clinic and when Bo asks how she can convince the clinic of that, he shows her a diploma for Doctor Helen Green of the Sedona Centre for Psychological and Spiritual Healing which Bo scoffs about asking why she couldn’t have gone to Harvard. Dyson shakes his head and tells Bo that she hasn’t seen the Clinic. Dyson then explains that he needs Bo to access the patient files and help figure out why so many patients of that clinic are committing suicide. Bo is yet again distracted by another person walking by and tells Dyson that it: Sounds delicious.” He then tells Bo that she looks like she needs a feeding, and also asks from Bo and Lauren have broken up. Bo tells Dyson that her sex life is amazing while drinking yet more espresso. Dyson then tells Bo that she’s cut off from coffee for the day and she relents asking what kind of therapist she will be. The scene then switches to Bo in a doctor’s office looking at a book on Couples Therapy in disbelief.

After a commercial break, Bo walks into reception and meets Tabitha (Meghan Heffern) who assumes she is a patient and begins to use various scents on Bo. Bo explains that she is the new therapist and then Tabitha takes Bo on a tour of the clinic, talking very quickly and seeming somewhat hyperactive. Bo learns about some of the reactions of the other doctors and their personal issues as well. After Tabitha finishes talking about the doctors, Bo asks about Doctor Nemo and Doctor Bo which Tabitha explains are the office fish and cat. When Bo tells Tabitha that she should let her get back to work, Tabitha hands Bo a file folder and tells her that her eleven o’clock is waiting for her. Bo then has a session with Conner (Gordon S. Miller) and Manny (Jamaal Grant) about their relationship, and how things are not working out as it once had. Conner claiming that he does not use his job as an excuse to avoid sex and Manny does not believe him saying that Conner didn’t have to run off to the hospital to check on blood work late in the evening, considering he is a dermatologist. Then the discussion goes into their sex life, Conner saying it is fine, Manny saying that three times a week is not enough for him. Bo is shocked by this and asks how Manny can survive, which makes Conner ask if Bo is taking Manny’s side in the dispute. Then Manny attempts to read an impact statement which neither Bo or Conner want to hear about. Bo interrupts them both, touches their hands and pushes thoughts of sex into both of their minds which quickly pushes the pair into a compromising situation there in the office. Bo realizes what she did and tells them both: “Guys! Not here!” The two figure out that they can be home in five minutes, ten if they stop for whipped cream and the pair bolt from the office as Bo tells Tabitha that she is going out for lunch.

We next kind Bo and Lauren together, Bo trying to convince Lauren to have a “nooner” with her. When Lauren says she is too busy, Bo asks if Lauren is using work as an avoidance technique. Lauren is puzzled by Bo and asks her about this which then devolves into Lauren being very upset with Bo pretending to be a doctor and even more so about how much damage Bo could do to others as a result. Bo tries to brush Lauren’s concerns off, but Lauren presses on, becoming more and more angry with Bo and how flippant she is about acting like a doctor ending with Lauren telling Bo that she guesses that acting like a doctor must be easy for someone that never graduated from high school. The two look at each other in anger before Bo storms off leaving Lauren alone. Bo returns to her office and listens to a woman talking about her dreams, one of them involving submarines and sailors, with an obvious sexual tone to the entire conversation. When the conversation ends, Bo is obviously frustrated and eats a chocolate bar in an attempt to curb her need to feed. As this goes on, outside in the reception area, a young man, anmed Rolly (Chris Ratz) is acting up by lifting various pieces of furniture. Bo walks through the room and Rolly tells Bo that people call him Captain Humongous and that he can stop a moving car with a single hand. Bo then goes into the office of Doctor Palmer to look around but finds only Doctor Bob, the cat there. She looks through some files and rifles the desk when Doctor Palmer (Derek McGrath) arrives and asks what she is doing there. Bo manages to convince him that she wanted to talk to gim about regression therapy and he is flattered by this.

Meanwhile, Kenzi is in the Dal Riata talking to Hale (K.C. Collins) about her problems saying that she has “buttloads of stuff going on.” She tries to get Hale’s attention saying that she has something coming towards her in a “big yucky way” but Hale is distracted by his duties as the Ash. She gets his attention for an instant and begins to explain about using a chainsaw on the Norn, but Hale takes a phone call instead, dealing with an apology letter about looking at another Fae’s feet, blocking Kenzi out. When the call is over, Kenzi tries again to talk to Hale, but he brushes her off saying that he is “up to my moonshine in Ash stuff” telling Kenzi that he can have lunch with her on Friday. Hale then attempts to leave for an important meeting, but Kenzi stops him saying that the way he looks isn’t right. She convinces Hale that he needs a stylist and Hale gives in to Kenzi, giving her a credit card that Kenzi swoons over. Hale tells Kenzi that: “The black platinum has nothing on that” as he leaves and Kenzi ponders ascots.

Bo and Doctor Palmer are walking through the office talking about regression therapy when they enter the reception area to discover both Rolly and Tabitha are not there. Bo goes in search of Rolly and finds him in an underground parking garage trying to lift an SUV off the ground and failing to do so. Bo tries to calm him down and help him, but Rolly will have nothing of this, which eventually places him in front of a moving car trying to stop it with one hand. Bo manages to push him out of the way and goes over the hood of the car, being injured by it. Bo tells the driver to leave and then feeds from Rolly in an attempt to stop him from trying to kill himself in another way. Bo then sees Tabitha watching from the shadows and confronts her. Tabitha reveals that she is a Mayan Ixtab, also known as a Suicide Fae, and that she has been attracted to the death, but is not responsible for them. She and Bo wrestle for a time before Tabitha breaks free and runs off leaving Bo with Rolly close to death. Having no choice, calls for help, Bo pushes her own Chi back into Rolly to save him, and then collapses unconscious.

After another commercial, Dyson and Tamsin have found Bo and Rolly, Bo managing to save him. An argument between Bo, Dyson and Tamsin follows with both Dyson and Tamsin pointing the finger for the crimes at Tabitha while Bo doesn’t believe Tabitha is responsible. Bo comments to Dyson that she isn’t sure what she likes about Tamsin more, “her warmth or her charm.” Dyson tells Bo that she needs to “refuel” and Bo tells him that she will take care of that, Bo goes to see Lauren and feeds on her as much as she can, Bo having an huge bruise on her abdomen. The two apologize to each other about their fight earlier, trying to mend their relationship again. However, Bo does not completely heal herself. Afterwards, Lauren agrees that Tabitha isn’t likely responsible for the deaths saying that the evidence in the medical reports are not consistent with an Ixtab feeding, Lauren noting that each victim has a mark on their neck. As Lauren talks about this, Bo is in obvious pain, but tries to hide this from Lauren, not quite managing to hide the pain she is in.

Bo meets with Tamsin and Dyson and tries to convince them that Tabitha isn’t the one responsible, but Tamsin belittles Bo’s theories saying that they have all the evidence they need. After a long argument, Bo manages to convince Dyson to go into Doctor Palmer’s office as a patient and see if he is, in fact Fae and hypnotizing his patients to commit the suicides. Tamsin leaves in disgust with the plan soon after and Bo tries to leave as well, but Dyson stops her. Taking Bo to a private room he discovers that Bo has severe internal injuries and demands to know how she is feeding. When Bo reveals she is being monogamous and only feeding with Lauren, Dyson tries to get Bo to understand that she is a Succubus and cannot sustain herself on a single human being alone. Bo cries that she cannot feed on anyone else, but Dyson tells her that there are no strings attached to feeding on him and she either feeds on him or she leaves in an ambulance. Bo finally relents taking Chi from Dyson to heal herself and regain the energy she needs to survive.

Meanwhile Kenzi barges in on Hale in the middle of a meeting, which disrupts it completely. Hale tells Kenzi that he was in talks with Ambassador Begga Brynhildr (Mary Pitt) which needed to be done in silence and Kenzi ruined everything. Kenzi seems to take little notice of what Hale is talking about, being more concerned with fashion than anything else. Hale angrily tells Kenzi that: “This isn’t spring break in Cancun!” Kenzi, close to tears, tries to explain to Hale what is going on, but Hale turns his back on Kenzi saying that he needs to fix the mess that she has made with the Ambassador.

Elsewhere, Dyson is in session with Doctor Palmer, the Doctor trying to move the session along while Dyson continually sniffs the air around him trying to pick out the scents in the room. Doctor Bob, the cat. comes close to Dyson and hisses at him before running off, Doctor Palmer apologizes for the cat doing so, but Dyson brushes it off saying that he owns a dog. Eventually Doctor Palmer beings to try to hypnotize Dyson, and nothing seems to happen until the room becomes very brightly lit and Dyson’s expression changes to one of wonder and some confusion.

Dyson then goes to the Dal Riata and tells Bo and Trick (Richard Howland) about what happened to him, his personality changed slightly becoming more animated that he usually would be. Bo notices a nick on Dyson’s neck which he dismisses as happening when he was shaving. Trick presses Dyson on what he smelled in the room, but Dyson says that he thought he smelled something, but the various scents in the room confused him. Bo is shocked, commenting that: “Your Kryptonite is kitty litter?” When Trick suggests that Doctor Palmer could have convinced Dyson that he was not Fae, Dyson tells Trick that he remembers everything and that he was regressed to his earliest childhood memories. Dyson’s phone then rings and he receives a message from Tamsin saying that they have another victim which points the finger back at Tabitha since Doctor Palmer was with Dyson. Bo, Dyson and Tamsin arrive at the scene of the new death, still arguing over who the killer is until Dyson lifts off the sheet covering the body and discovers Tabitha’s body there dressed in a mermaid costume. Bo’s comment is: “Told you so.”

Back from commercial we find Bo, Dyson and Tamsin back at the Dal Riata still arguing over who the murderer is. Bo points the finger directly at Doctor Palmer, but Dyson insists that he is not Fae. From the far side of the room, Trick taps a page in a book and calls out “Rakshasa” which confuses them all. He explains that they are illusionists and shape-shifter Fae who can only be killed with lead. They infect others and make them try to fulfill dangerous dreams. Dyson interrputs saying that people should be allowed to fulfil their dreams which makes Bo and Tamsin look at him in concern. Trick then answers a phone call and disappears elsewhere in the Dal Riata. Bo and Tamsin decide to interrogate Doctor Palmer, but Dyson says that doing so will not get anything out of him. Dyson asks to be allowed to “sniff something out” alone and he leaves to do so. Bo then receives a call from Lauren who asks Bo to come over and Bo agrees saying that she needs to talk to her about something as well.

Meanwhile, Trick is confronting Hale over what happened in the meeting with Ambassador Brynhildr and that they much have this meeting now or they will have to wait four months for the next opportunity. Trick explains that they must have her ancestor’s approval for the Dyson/Tamsin program at all costs. Trick demands to know what happened and Hale tries to explain that they were interrupted. When asked who it was, Trick puts the blame on Kenzi and Trick places an ultimatum at Hale’s feet. He tells Hale that he is the Ash now, but “not the horse everyone is betting on.” Hale tells Trick that he is “tired of taking it in the nads everytime something goes wrong.” Trick reminds Hale that he was the one that wanted to make a difference. Trick tells Hale that he must protect the Ash’s office, but Hale tries to brush things off as it only “being Kenzi.” Trick then says, coldly, that: “We all love Kenzi, but make no mistake, she is not one of us.” He also tells Hale to “Step up, you do what you have to do, even if it is more than you can bear.”

Bo goes to see Lauren and she tries to tell Lauren that she fed on Dyson and broke her promise to Lauren, but Lauren interrupts her to show Bo the files she has on the case Bo is involved with. She shows Bo cuts on each of their necks that continue to bleed after their death which is impossible. Lauren explains that the cut must be how the Fae feeds on them. Bo then realizes that Dyson has the same mark on his neck meaning that he is being fed on as well. Tamsin then calls to tell Bo that Dyson never returned to the police station and the two rush off to the clinic in pursuit of Dyson. Dyson in the meantime is confronting Doctor Palmer, telling him that somehow he has freed his childhood fantasies and shown him that he has been living a lie for hundreds of years which only confuses Doctor Palmer more and more as Dyson threatens him with a knife.

Another commercial break and Doctor Palmer is at the mercy of Bo and Tamsin, with Tamsin holding a knife to his throat as Bo questions him. When he explains that he really doesn’t know what he is doing, Bo then uses her powers on him and discovers that Doctor Palmer is human and is not the Rakshasa. When Doctor Palmer is asked what Dyson talked about, he tells them that Dyson talked about flying which sends Bo and Tamsin to the roof in search for Dyson, but before Bo leaves, Doctor Palmer asks if they left the door open as Doctor Bob, the cat likes to escape which Bo then realizes is, in fact the Rakshasa. Tamsin is the first to arrive on the roof and finds Dyson standing on the edge. She tries to convince Dyson to leave with her and go to the Dal Riata, but he refuses saying that he never wants to go back there. He tells her that he is happier than he has ever been and he had a dream once and will now make that dream come true. As Dyson removes his shirt, Tamsin manages to tell him that if he wanted to sleep with her, he didn’t have to get on a ledge to do that. Dyson declares that he was born into a family of shape-shifters, but he was meant to be a Griffin. As Dyson pulls off his belt, Tamsin warns Dyson: “Don’t unwrap the wang.” As Dyson cries out that he wants to fly, Bo rushes onto the roof asking where Doctor Bob is, Tamsin tells Bo that: “I’m lousy at this shit.” Bo asks again if she has seen the cat, Tamsin has not, and Bo explains to her what is going on which sends Tamsin on a search for the cat. Bo gets Dyson’s attention and thanks her for being there to witness his transformation into a Griffin, a creature of magnificence he claims. Bo tells Dyson that he is “strong and magnificent. You are a wolf. Loved by so many people.” Dyson looks at Bo sadly and answers, “But not by you.” Tamsin then calls out she has found the cat and asks how to kill it, Bo yells out: “With lead!” The cat transforms into the Rakshasa, a huge creature that towers above Tamsin which makes her ask, “How much lead are we talking about here?” Bo continues to talk to Dyson telling him that he is the wolf, but he lingers on his dream still. Bo tells him that he is remembering the dream of a child and his wolf is the dream of a man. Dyson takes Bo’s hand and moves off the ledge where Bo then heals Dyson’s wound from the Rakshasa returning him to normal once more. Dyson then calls out to Tamsin to watch out, but she is nonplussed, unzips her jacket and casually takes a bladed weapon out and kills the Rakshasa with is single strike. As the Rakshasa turns to dust she shrugs and calls out: “Okay, let’s get tanked” before leaving the roof with Bo and Dyson following behind.

Bo and Dyson are then seen at the Dal Riata, Dyson telling Bo that he’s alright, but he will be avoiding rooftops for a while. Dyson then tells Bo that the entire experience has made him realize that he has been “neglecting my wolf” which means more howling at the moon and more of everything. Dyson asks Bo how she is, and Bo claims to be “good as new” before telling Dyson that what happened between them can never happen again. Dyson reminds Bo that she cannot survive on Lauren alone and Bo tells him that she will talk to Lauren about that, but with the history between she and Dyson, and he cannot feel anything for her anymore, but it is hurtful for Lauren so they cannot do this again. Bo touches Dyson on the arm asking if he understands and Dyson manages to hide his feelings and agree with Bo. Bo finishes her drink and then leaves, Dyson remains at the table and looks at his arm where Bo had last touched him. Tamsin and Bo pass each other in the room before Tamsin slides up to Dyson and says: “Damn, that girl gets to you huh?” Sitting down at the table beside him, Tamsin offers to buy him a beer and he can tell her all about it, but Dyson refuses to do so. She then asks him if he is going to sit there brooding, but Dyson also says no to that idea, telling Tamsin that they are going out to tear the town up. She tells him that she knows a place but it might be a little rough for him. When he asks if she is buying, her answer is: “Only if you are a good little boy.” Dyson’s answer is: “No, I’m a very very bad wolf.” Tamsin smiles and tells Dyson: “Good answer” before the two leave the Dal Riata together.

The scene then shifts to Hale’s office in the Dal Riata which is now guarded. Kenzi is stopped at the door and tries to get past the guard but cannot. She tells the guard to: “Stop Ash blocking the Kenz” but still does not get any further. The door then opens and a Fae leaves the room allowing Kenzi to see Hale and their eyes meet. The guard looks at Hale for permission to allow Kenzi to enter, but Hale refuses her and the door begins to close again as Kenzi screams to Hale that she needs to see him desperately.

After the final commercial break, Bo and Lauren are together at Lauren’s place. She tells Bo that Dyson needs to see her as soon as possible to make sure he is free of the effects of the Rakshasa. Bo tells her there is no need and Lauren realizes that there are only a few things that can hea; that kind of wound, a Succubus being one of them. Bo then tries to explain that she was bleeding internally and that she had no choice. Lauren is hurt and comments that she thought that Bo was “only playing at being a doctor.” Bo continues to try and explain that she wasn’t healing, that Dyson was there and she had no choice. Lauren says nothing through Bo’s explanation which only serves to draw Bo into a panic over what Lauren is thinking until Lauren, on the edge of crying, finally kisses Bo. Bo tells Lauren that if this is her mad, then she needs to tell her about losing one of Lauren’s favorite earrings. Lauren tells Bo that she loves her, that being a doctor she understands Bo’s needs as a Succubus as well and that she isn’t enough for Bo to live on. Bo tries to comfort Lauren, but the two are coming apart over what all of this means to their relationship. Lauren also reveals that the shots she has been giving Bo to control her hunger ate no longer working either. Lauren tells Bo that she has to start feeding again, but sets one ground rule about that to Bo. She cannot, ever, feed from Dyson again and Bo agrees to this rule saying twice: “I promise.”

The final scene of the episode begins with Kenzi walking away from the Dal Riata and trying to call Bo on her phone. Bo does not answer and Kenzi leaves a message saying that she needs to talk to Bo as soon as possible. Kenzi then looks at the rash on her arm which is now covered by a bandage and is bleeding tremendously. She covers up the wound again and begins to walk down the alleyway from the Dal Riata, but then stumbles to the ground. The last image of the episode is of Kenzi screaming as some dark force pulls her away into the shadows.

Fade to black…

Really this was a turning point in the series for several reasons. The main one being that both Bo and Lauren have come to the realization that there is no possible way for Bo to remain monogamous. It is just something that has been hanging over the series for some time now and, finally, they confronted it head on.

The thing of it is, rather than just deal with the problem and move on, we have to, of course, make Dyson’s life more complicated by Lauren’s jealousy getting in the way of things. That is, really, a problem that has appeared over and over again in the series and it is, I hate to say, getting old… fast.

And, of course, we cannot allow Dyson to tell Bo that he has his love back for her, because noble Dyson would never want to hurt Bo by telling her the truth and making her life more complicated than it is already.

It’s really getting to the point where all of the sideway looks and vague hints that the three of them are throwing around need to come to an end. If the point of this season is to put a wall between Bo and everyone else, it seems to be going in that direction.

Which brings me to Kenzi this episode. If there was an episode that ever put into stark contrast that Kenzi is human, this is the one. It’s really sad how forced things are in the way they put barriers between Kenzi and her friends. I know, fully, that there is a reason for this and the most likely thing I can see, based on the end of the episode, is so when someone, or something takes her place next episode which seems likely, the others won’t really notice… until it is too late of course.

But, on the other side of this, Kenzi is changing, she has to be with that rash turning into something that looks like she is coming apart at the seams. So, assuming that the end result of that change is she is becoming a Fae of some kind… What is she going to be? I still want to see her be a Succubus, but that can’t possibly happen… could it?

Then there is Tamsin. It’s interesting that she didn’t make one comment about the Dark Fae that’s in a coma. All she seemed to be capable of this time was snarky comments and the occasional one-liner. This isn’t interesting to me at all and, to be honest, I hope that she doesn’t appear in a few episodes… I could use the break of blonde bitchiness that seems to be her only point to existing. Which is a shame, but that’s what seems to be happening here.

Finally, Hale. Well, I suppose that having Trick rant on you changes who you are. And, yes, I get that he is the Ash, at least for the moment. Thing is this is wrecking so much of the core relationships in the series that, in the end, the losses cannot make up for any gains. And seeing Hale deal with Ash politics every week is getting to be a waste.

I will say that, surprisingly to me at least, I did watch a lot more of this episode than the first ones of this season. I can only hope that what comes after the Superbowl break this week continues to make for a better season.

It better. The time left is rapidly vanishing into the past and the future at this point in the series is still so very murky and unclear.

On to the characters in the episode…

Bo… We have Succubus! A lot of Succubus! Someone remembers she is one and finally, after so many episodes of hinting about it, showed just what can happen to her when she doesn’t look after herself! Amazing! Yes I am being a little sarcastic. The series is about a Succubus and they so rarely get back to that point in the series that seeing it happen is a treat. But it wasn’t just that, it was Bo having to face up to Lauren, deal with what it means, and find a measure of understanding… But she still has a lot to go through.

Dyson… If Bo can’t see that he cares about her, which he does, and he can’t bring himself to get off his tail and do something… I suppose that what happened in this episode, losing Bo completely it seems, shouldn’t be a surprise. I do wonder what it is about this year that twice now he’s regressed to his childhood. Is this going to be a theme this year? Childhood lost or something? I hope not. Big Bad Wolf Dyson is a lot more interesting.

Kenzi… Possibly the most wrenching series of moments with her in the series. We all love Kenzi for being Kenzi, but honestly, stumbling over what she needs to talk about and then not being able to? That’s not really Kenzi and something about that bugs me a lot. When she is hurt by Bo, Hale, and everyone else not listening to her or having time for her, that’s painful and more real than anything else. And, I admit, I am impatient to see where her arc goes next. Favourite Kenzi line this week: “Umm… Wondersnatch? Have we met?”

Trick. Really do not like pissed off Trick. It looks wrong, sounds wrong and is wrong. Trick is more powerful when he speak softly and measures his words. The close to breakdown emotions he showed with Hale were… uncomfortable. Very much so.

Hale. Unsure, confused, overwhelmed. Add the pressure of Trick and the plans which are being made and we have a Hale that isn’t fun and isn’t Hale. The sooner he’s not the Ash, the better it will be. And we still don’t know why he’s the Ash now either.

Lauren. Jealousy does not become you, nor should you become it. The love scenes were wonderful, but then the mistrust, the arguments, and how she ignored so many signs that both she and Bo were suffering? If she really does love Bo, she would have done the right thing a long time ago and not wait until things came to a head as they did.

Tamsin: Just awful this week. The one-liners, or rather the attempted ones were lousy. Being flippant for the sake of being so doesn’t make for an interesting character. The one thing that stuck with me more than anything else was her “ten-minute six-pack” date and not a lot else. It would be nice to get away from the “hate Bo” theme and make her a real, interesting character instead.

Doctor Palmer: Felt wrong in a lot of ways really. Just… odd. I can’t explain it any further than that. Oh, and giving hypnosis a bad name? Again? That trope has to end.

Tabitha: It says something when a minor character in an episode is almost the only interesting character to be seen. Did like her more than the others and that I think comes to the slightly frantic yet perfect for the job look she had.

Lloyd: He had his moments, but didn’t really interest me all that much.

Conner and Manny: Only the second time a male couple has appeared on the series. To be honest, considering that we have Bo and Lauren every week it seems, this is a little bit… off. Should be more instances of different relationships, but then it has to fit into the series as a whole and that I am sure isn’t easy for the writers. I did like them as a couple, and I thought the chemistry was very real between the two of them.

Rolly: A good means to bridge the story and move it forwards, but otherwise not much to stay with me.

Tina: Funny moments about submarines, but not much else.

Ambassador Begga Brynhildr: And again, nothing much there, but I know she’s important for some reason… Even if that reason was a bit murky.


My Review of Fae-de To Black

Keeping my interest – 4 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 3 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 3 Pitchforks

Storyline – 4 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 4 Pitchforks

Mythos – 5 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 3.8 Pitchforks out of 5

Really the single episode so far that I really did pay attention to. The only parts were I had issues was Tamsin being bitchy and… Well, really that was the main part of the episode that turned me off. There has to be a better way to get her into the series other than just being the overall pain in the ass to Bo and the others. I hope so because she’s getting a lot of screen time and there are, at least to this point, better things to do than to look at her smirk.

While the overall story this time was mostly window dressing, there was a lot to keep track of and pay attention to. Everyone is stressed, relationships suffer, and lines are drawn in the sand between everyone.

That’s a shame because the thing about the series is that it is about them all and not by themselves. But this year it seems like they want to divide them all and then conquer them one by one into despair. That really makes the series less interesting to me. They can do better than that I think.

There has been enough of the series not getting to the point of the season and I really want them to get to the main arc soon. They should have by now, but we have, really, wasted too many episodes already and I just know that’s going to continue for a long time to come.

Bo acted more like a Succubus and had more things happen as a result of being one than at anytime in the series so far. It was good to see the problems she has starting to pile up and the consequences of her decisions with Lauren have an effect on her.

Some good places this week in the episode, the clinic was just about right and while there wasn’t a lot new, what was to be seen was really nice and interesting to look at but not overwhelm the story or characters as well. I am wondering about Hale’s office however. How much of the Dal Riata is he taking over and where are his assistants?

The main storyline really wasn’t interesting in itself. However the subplots of Bo, Lauren and Dyson as well as Kenzi and Hale were something to watch. Lots of things happening and that is good. But the main plot really didn’t feel like one. I thought that Bo dealing with not having enough Chi was the main plot, but wasn’t. It should have been. Still, the stories held my attention and that’s the point after all isn’t it?

Lots of character development for Bo, Lauren, Kenzi, Hale, Dyson… not much for Trick however. There is, of course, the huge question about Kenzi at the end of the episode and where things go from there. At least the episode ended on a real cliffhanger…

A couple of new Fae to the mythos and the addition of so much information about Succubi feeding and what happens when they don’t was very interesting. So was Hale being the Ash and the little points about Dyson and Tamsin that came up. One of the better episodes for the series mythos and that was good to see again.


In Two Weeks: Faes Wide Shut

When humans start dissolving into piles of goo, Bo uncovers a nefarious twist to a sexy Key Club. Meanwhile, Kenzi gets clingy with Bo – and a little Machiavellian with the others… forcing Bo to make an extreme revelation about her bestie.

It’s the Superbowl this weekend, so no new episode until February 10th, 2013. The same thing happened last year so this really shouldn’t be a surprise and for those of you in Canada that haven’t been watching so far this year, here’s your chance to catch up on the first four episodes of the third season this weekend.

Getting back to the next episode… There have been some previews of Lauren looking very sexy in green and a really interesting hairstyle, so I am assuming that the next episode will take us there.

There is one thing that bothers me about this summary and that is the blurb about Kenzi. Something isn’t right, not after what happened at the end of this episode, so that means, to me at least, there might be a doppelgänger of Kenzi appearing in this episode and possibly some future episodes as well.

I have one hope and that is we aren’t going to have another appearance of The Garuda when all of this is over with. Kenzi’s vanishing act sort of reminded me of how Trick was pulled away and if that’s true… it will be disappointing.

Still, Bo being at a place where sex is on the menu? If nothing else we might actually see more of her being a Succubus there. But then Lauren is as well, so the question is if she can deal with that or not. I am, somehow, expecting that throughout the course of the season from here on out Dyson will be Bo’s temptation and Lauren will be Bo’s conscious. We’ve gone through this in a way during season one. Do we really need this again?

I do wonder about that club. I have the worst feeling we will see a Hugh Hefner wanna-be there and somehow Bo winds up in a porn magazine or movie. That would be a weird twist, but on the other hand, it would take care of her feeding problem wouldn’t it? Still, that’s a bit too far over the edge for the series and the character as well, so we’re not likely to go there.

I have concerns about Hale as well, I am missing the fun Hale and I have fears for him not surviving. It would be apt for him to quit or something like that just so he can get back to what makes him happy. Being the Ash doesn’t do that. I also wonder if his father or sister Val will appear again… What an interesting meeting that would be.

But nothing will be answered this week, nor next I expect. But the halfway point in the season is coming fast… Something has to either give or break soon. That’s going to be the real problem for everything and everyone.

I hope it’s something special.



Jan 31 2013

Succubi Image of the Week 265

Something different for this week’s Succubi of the Week here on the Tale… I found a cute and sexy schoolgirl Succubus piece of art on DeviantArt and then discovered that the artist had made two works with this character…

And both of them are sexy, cute, and everything that a Succubi should be…

They are both by an artist named Jessica Safron, and they named this Succubus Minxy, which I think is the perfect name for her…

Succubus Schoolgirl by Jessica Safron

Succubus Schoolgirl by Jessica Safron


Succubus Schoolgirl II Minxy Returns by Jessica Safron

Succubus Schoolgirl II Minxy Returns by Jessica Safron

I found both of these works on DeviantArt, as I noted before. The first you can find here, and the second is here as well. The artist’s page on DeviantArt is here as well.

She reminds me of an RP that I did on the Collective called Mtech in which my Daughter Rianna was going to university and I was the student councillor. The plaid skirt, what little there is of it, and her overall look really just makes me smile and remember Rianna fondly…

She has such cute horns and tail, her hair is lovely, and the colour fits her so very well I think… The corset is a nice match with her stockings, thong, and garters… She’s a perfect young Succubi coming into her powers and showing them off deliciously evilly well…

I like the playfulness of her eyes and how she has been posed too… It’s not over the top or too overwhelmingly sexual. She look confident in herself, which is what all Succubi should be I think, and that just reflects in the art perfectly…

I’ll have to think of a story with her in it…

Please do visit the artist’s site and see all of their wonderful art!



Jan 30 2013

Shapely and its might even be a Succubus costume too…

Occasionally, just occasionally, there appears a costume that looks, sounds, and seems like it might actually be good enough for a Succubi… It might even become one of my choices for this year’s Halloween costume too…

Devil Body Shaper Costume

This is called the Devil Body Shaper Costume, and it comes with the red dress with what the manufacturer of the costume calls a “built in Body Shaper”. The dress has sparkly glitter mesh, flame details, and removable garters and an attached tail which you can’t see in this picture, but it is there. It also comes with the matching shrug with built in feather adorned horns.

The shoes and stockings are not included.

And it sells for $108 US on various sites on the web…

I really like this costume a bunch, though I will admit that the shrug does nothing for me and I would get rid of it almost instantly, replacing it with one of my own sets of horns…

But, just looking at the dress, which has a decent tail believe it or not, and the stockings and shoes, I think this makes a deliciously sexy and seductive Succubi.

I’ve checked and the stockings and shoes would cost together $45, so that’s not really all that much and seems to make some sense to me at least.

If I had to wear this as is, I would give it two out of five pitchforks because that shrug really, really is a bad idea honestly.

However, losing that, and going with what I have in mind, I’ll give it four out of five pitchforks…

It really does have possibilities and that really is what makes a difference…



Jan 29 2013

Desires 62

Heat means a lot doesn’t it?


Desires – Needs

By BFSlave and Tera S

Part Twenty-Two


Bringing her pleasure. That’s all that mattered right now. He knew that he would enjoy anything and everything that she did to him. She was a succubus, after all. He wanted this to be special for her. The heat from her body, the feeling of her smooth thighs pressed against his head, her hands in his hair, he loved all of it. Her scent, her delicious flavor made him want more. His tounge darted and twisted inside her beautiful sex, drawing out more moans and cries. Then his work was rewarded, as her back arched and she screamed out her orgasm. Her inner muscles constricted around his tounge and his mouth was filled, and his face covered, in her hot, sweet juices. He licked and licked, trying not to let one drop go to waste. Her thighs released his head and, with her hands grasping his head, she pulled him up to her and kissed him deeply, tasting herself on his lips and tounge.

She laid back on the bed, pulling him on top of her. He moaned into her mouth as he felt his throbbing manhood touch her sweet pussy. But she wasn’t ready to let him inside her just yet. Before he knew it, she had rolled them over and was straddling him. He looked up at her. Her face shaded by her now messy hair. Her eyes glowed in the darkness that obscured her face. A low, soft growl came from her. She looked so carnal, so wild, so…. demonic. Anyone else might’ve been scared out of their minds at this sight. But he knew her. She was playing. Aroused. She wanted to show him what making love to a Succubus was all about. He looked up at her with lustful, hungry eyes and smiled. He welcomed this. She lowered her pussy teasingly, achingly close to his throbbing cock. She rubbed it lightly against his ridge, elicting a moan. They never broke eye contact.

With a giggle, she began to crawl up his body, leaving her breasts dangling in his face. He kissed one, then the other. His hands held onto her waist, as he suckled, kissed and licked her beautiful mounds. She gasped and moaned at the sensations. She pulled them away as she crawled again. Soon he was met with a familiar and welcome sight. She was straddling his face, her pussy mere centimeters from his mouth. “Again, my love.”, was all she said. He gripped the cheeks of her beautiful bum as she lowered herself onto his face. Her scent filled his nostrils and he moaned as his lips touched her. He licked and kissed her clit, standing out so prominantly. She growled again, a little louder. He then plunged his tounge back inside her. She reached back with her tail and began to stroke his cock, as she rode his face to another wet, hot orgasm.

She slid back down his body and kissed him with more passion and desire than either of them had ever felt. It was now his turn, and he could hardly wait….


Hotter… is better… isn’t it?



Jan 28 2013

Speak into the Air by TeraS – Part Nine

And with this post… Lily’s story comes to a close… For now… But not forever I think…



Speak into the Air

By TeraS

Chapter Nine


Dawn broke over the Realm.

The orange-red rays of light streamed across the Lake of Fire, over the rolling hills and curves of the land. The Plains of Dreams were warmed by them and sent them further on their way, eventually arriving as they had for so long at a house that once greeted them with joy, excitement, and passion.

The light seemed to pause at the borders of the place, trying, it seemed, to decide if it should, or could, pass onto the grounds and be welcomed there, or if it would be rejected as it had been for so long. Time paused, the universe held still for an instant, as if waiting for a decision to be made …

… and then the light peeked over the hedges to discover that something had changed. The house … was starting to become a home once more.

Oh it was far from perfect. There was so much to do still to make it so. But there were signs that things were changing for the better, and that mattered. No longer a wreck, forgotten, lost to despair and grief, the house had begun to shine again with an inner light that said that those within it’s walls were … right again. Just … right. The walls were not quite so dirty and falling apart, but again had hints of the golden hue that accepted the warmth of the light. That light, given to warm those within its walls, sparkled here and there, the former glory of the house returning once more. The front doors now were lovingly polished to a shine that caught the rays and turned the wood into a fiery orange-brown. Within, all that had been abandoned and left to rot with time now was starting to return to what it was meant to be, the love of those within its walls given back to their home in return for the beauty with which it held and surrounded them.

Up the main spiral staircase, past a set of double doors lay the bedroom of those who lived in this house … no, no longer a house, but a real home, one where hope, love and passions were there to be seen unashamed. The light outside pressed against the windows of the bedroom and then warmed the place there were two bodies lay together in rest … finally. In the bed there, together, laid Lily, her amber tail entwined with that of her Eternal …

… a red tail.

For the first time in ages, Lily slept without tears, without loss, without the ache within her that reminded her of everything that she had lost when she came to the Realm. More so, her Eternal spooned against her, warm against her skin, comforting them both with the knowledge that he was there, where he should be, and would be ever more.

The light finally made its way over their eyes and the two were roused from their rest and opened their eyes to a bedroom that had a silver dress tossed off over a chair here, a pair of shoes scattered there. Bits of clothing abandoned, forgotten in the rush towards the evening that they had shared.

It was, however, very much a blur to them both.


“Hi yourself.”

“What happened?”

Lily had to think about that for a moment. There was something in the back of her mind, something that had been weighing on her for ages, but it felt less and less important as the moments passed. “I remember looking for you.”

“I do, too. But …”

Lily placed two fingers on her Eternal’s lips, “It’s not important. We found each other, and …”

He took her hand in both of his and raised her fingers from his lips. He then said, in a voice that seemed to say that he hadn’t heard her say the word in … forever … “Say my name, please.”

Lily purred his name, long, slowly, and erotically, “Jesse …”

He smiled and raised himself off the sheets to cup his hands against Lily’s rear, pressing her against his own body. When he spoke her name, everything was, finally, right. “Lily … I love you.”

She pressed herself against him, her head over his shoulder, her hands rubbing against his back, the thoughts how she wanted him to take her brewing in her mind until she paused in confusion … There was a note sitting on the night table with both their names on it.

Jesse knew something was going on, “What’s wrong?”

“I’m … not sure.”

Jesse untangled himself and then stretched out across the bed, crawled over until he, finally, held the note in his hands. The card was written in Tera’s handwriting. Jesse opened it and then showed it to Lily. The note seemed to explain everything …

Welcome home. You’ve been away too long. Sorry the place is a mess, but I’m sure you will manage to sort all of that out in time. Huggles, Tera

The note was sealed with the Queen’s kiss.

“What’s she talking about?”

Jesse got out of bed and padded over to the bay windows that overlooked their garden, “Dunno. We’ll have to ask her … sometime.”

“You know that’s not going to do any good. She’ll just give you riddles that will …”

Lily paused as she watched Jesse press his hands against the window, his tail frozen in mid-swish as something caught his attention, “Lily?”

“Yes Love?”

“Come over here, will you?”

Lily really didn’t want to, but nonetheless she wrapped a sheet around herself, if for no other reason than to tease her Eternal, and tiptoed up to him before whispering in his ear, “Yesssssss?”

“Why are there so many forget-me-nots?”

Lily looked out over the garden in some confusion; she couldn’t remember planting them. Or did she? Her thoughts were a jumbled mess this morning and her Eternal tracing a finger along her spine towards the base of her tail didn’t help her concentration all that much, either.

“Ummm … Don’t care right now …”

“I can make you care.”

“You can try … if you dare …”

Jesse laughed and drew Lily back to their bed, more than willing to make sure that Lily didn’t care about anything that morning save what he was going to be doing to her for hours on end. In the golden mirror on the far side of the room, an image of Riel and Angela laying together appeared there in the world of tails, the world tails only truly understood.

In that mirror, if Lily or Jesse had spent the time to look—which they didn’t just then—they would have seen that there, too, lay a silver dress tossed off over a chair, shoes scattered here and there. Bits of abandoned clothing no longer needed or wanted left scattered where they fell as Riel and Angela’s own night of passions was shared. But they, too, were awake, in each other’s arms, and wondering why the night before was so hazy, their thoughts so jumbled and unclear.

They weren’t spooned together in quite the same way, Riel’s body tensed slightly, an arm possessively over Angela’s waist, holding her close to him. Their tails were, however, entwined together in the exact same way as Jesse and Lily’s were. But the love they had for each other was a different one, which they shared in their own way.

Angela woke first and purred as her tail gave Riel’s a tight squeeze, “Worn out? I can get the oil …”

He growled, his body vibrating against hers, “You wouldn’t dare …”

She giggled and then the sound caught in her throat as she noticed that on their night stand lay a single folded note. Angela picked up the note and read it, thinking about it for a time before showing it to Riel who read it out loud, “Passions dark, passions light, together are.  Tera.”

This note had also been sealed with the Queen’s kiss.

He laid there as his hand dropped to the sheets still holding the note, “You know, I wish that Tera didn’t speak in riddles all the time.”

Angela rolled over and then straddled Riel, smiling almost evilly as she traced a finger over his chest, “At least it’s her and not … you know who …”

He chuckled, “I don’t think we need to see that particular black tail here.”

Angela’s tail swished behind her as she considered what she would do to her own Eternal, “No. We don’t. I only need the one that’s mine.”

As the two couples within the walls spent the morning each in their own way, Tera walked into the garden along the cobblestone pathway, marvelling at the life around her and brushing her fingertips against the flowers that surrounded the path here and there. The grounds were still unkempt, what with all of the forget-me-nots that bloomed throughout bringing some randomness to the place. And with the grass not being cut just yet, or the trees pruned, or … But it didn’t matter … not really. There was time for that all to be tended by those that now were together once more.

Tera just smiled as she saw the forget-me-nots popping up here and there, knowing those within the home there would never recall exactly why they were there.

But Tera did.

And it made her smile.

It is not enough to have a dream or a wish. It is that your wishes and dreams should never be forgotten.

For, when they are remembered, and where love is very strong, sometimes, just sometimes, a dream’s wish can be made true.


The End of the Beginning


Be dreams real Jesse and Lily…



Jan 27 2013

A Review of The Succubus Ariel by Cassie Stone

The Succubus Ariel by Cassie Stone

The Succubus Ariel by Cassie Stone

It is important to me that any story, and the characters in it, have a history. The more detailed that is, the better the overall story becomes I think. The thing that isn’t simply to do is to take a known myth, that of Succubi and Incubi, and then add to it in a way that makes sense. As well, making that history work in a modern world setting can be a feat in itself…

  • Title: The Succubus Ariel
  • Author: Cassie Stone
  • Publishing Date: January 2, 2012
  • Length: 41 Pages
  • ASIN: B006T2SUM8
  • This work at Amazon.com

The summary of this story is broken into the five short stories that the book contains:

  • Book 1: Ariel : The Cycle Begins – Ariel begins the first phase of her sexual training at the Temple. Although she appears physically to be little more than an adolescent mortal, she is more than thirty years old. She’s a fast learner, and soon surpasses her new mentor.
  • Book 2: Ariel: The Cycle Continues – Ariel flies through the second phase of her training and gets a new mentor for her third phase. She discovers the talents of the Incubi and the flavor of men. She shows amazing aptitude for so young a Succubus.
  • Book 3: Ariel Grown – Ariel begins the third and final phase of her training. Leaving the Temple for the first time in more than thirty years, she applies the knowledge she has gained to humans who know nothing of Succubi. She succeeds in her Mission beyond anyone’s’ wildest expectations.
  • Book 4: Ariel Unleashed – Several years after the completion of her training, Ariel has become a master Succubus and hedonist. Instead of becoming arrogant and domineering, as many of her sisters do, she has become somewhat of a champion for the sexually challenged. Her exotic tastes are satisfied during Spring Break at Panama City Beach, a place and event she rarely misses.
  • Bonus Book: Lilin Walk The Earth – A Succubus has come to small town Florida, to fulfill her monthly mission, a mission necessary to perpetuate the Children of Lilith. Before her monthly “season” for hunting is over, she must capture the essence of a male human and turn it over to a male of her race, an Incubus.

The one thing about this story that makes it a bit hard to read at times is that, at least in this world, Succubi and Incubi mature slowly… Very slowly. So slowly in fact that a Succubus like Ariel looks to be in her teens, but is in fact well over thirty years of age. This does make for some scenes that are… uncomfortable to read, if you forget about that one fact, and for these stories you really can’t do that.

Setting that small nit aside, the universe this writer has created is very detailed and I think they spent a lot of time working out how things would be in it. The training chapters are filled with sex of course. Well, they have to be as Ariel is learning to be a Succubus. But it’s not sex for the sake of it, which I appreciated. It’s Ariel learning about her powers, what she is, how she will live, and what she needs to do for the sake of her race.

And that brings up what is the core of this story. That the Succubi and Incubi, as a race, are slowly dying out even though they are a long lived, and we are talking millennium, race. How they are different from human beings is also explored and explained, which added another layer to the story. The relationships as well between Ariel and the other Succubi and Incubi is unique as well which makes for a more interesting story.

I also thought that the short mention that some of the Succubi became jaded and turn “evil” over time and that lead to the creation of the darker myths of the Succubi and Incubi was a nice way to tie things together. Also the comment about Lilith being somewhere on the Earth but hidden to those that call themselves Lilin left a door open to more stories set here.

Many wonderful characters in these stories. Ariel, as the focus of them is of course the most fleshed out, but her fellow Succubi, teachers, and Incubi are as well. Some care is also taken with those that Ariel meets that are human. They are not paper cutouts, they seem real, and that again adds to the world.

Ariel in the beginning is a little innocent, but by the end of the anthology has become a powerful Succubus having discovered all that she is and can do. The only problem I have with her, and for that matter all of the Succubi and Incubi in this world is that none of them have horns or a tail… which I think is a shame considering that one of their abilities is to be invisible to everyone save those that they feed upon.

The author can tell a story, but, they have a problem in that sometimes their tenses get messed up or they use words that don’t fit into what events are happening. As well, one of the things that I thought was overdone was Ariel’s need to pleasure herself almost constantly throughout the series here. Yes, Succubi are hyperactive sexually, but that’s not all they are. As well, Ariel’s immaturity gets in the way of the story from time to time and that draws you back to her physical age which, for me, jars me out of the stories more often that i would have liked.

I’ll give this work three and a half pitchforks out of five.

The stories need an editor to fix the small but irritating mistakes that appear. Otherwise the universe, characters, and settings are fascinating to read, if slightly uncomfortable at times…



Jan 26 2013

A Lovely Morrigan Aensland YouTube…

Time for another Morrigan Aensland tribute video I found… Some really lovely works of Morrigan to be found in it I think, though the music really doesn’t do a lot for me personally…

Because there is none, but that’s beside the point isn’t it?

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


And, of course, the one image of Morrigan that I particularly liked the most…

Morrigan Aensland

Deliciously sexy and powerful I think… Just exactly how someone like Morrigan should appear really…

I don’t know the artist, so if anyone has an idea, please let me know?