Oct 07 2011

Lost Girl discovers that baking is the way to a Succubus’ heart…

The fifth episode of Lost Girl season two aired this week. It really wasn’t that bad… Silly at times, okay a lot silly with the monster of the week I have to admit, but at least they made it interesting…

We learned a lot about Dyson, a new love interest appeared, and an old friend turns traitor. That’s a lot to have go on in one episode, but I liked that some questions were answered about Dyson’s past… I could have done without the forced Irish isle accent he used however…

Episode eighteen, and the season two fifth episode of the Lost Girl TV series, was this week. Bo finds out that she has competition for Dyson, Kenzi has an orgasm over baked goods, and Lauren really looks good when she’s frumpy…

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This is the fifth review of the second 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 sometimes baking is the way to a Succubus, a human, and a wolf’s heart when she is dealing with the…

BrotherFae of the Wolves

The episode begins with Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) walking along a city street with Bo (Anna Silk) and Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) walking behind him. He asks them what they want, to which Bo and Kenzi ask how can be know that they do want something? The answer is that when they are being quiet they are either scheming or Dyson is lucky, and he isn’t that lucky. What they want is for Dyson to confirm that a missing person they are looking for might be dead by smelling a blood stained shirt. Dyson is somewhat peeved when Kenzi makes a joke that he is a policeman and his own police dog. Still he does tell them that the blood on the shirt is from a cow. Then Dyson turns to look into an alleyway and enters it. A moment later and he is attacked from behind by a man and the two begin to struggle. Eventually Bo sprays the two of them with a garden hose and the fight ends, with the attacker claiming that the two of them are friends and Dyson agreeing as they embrace.

After the opening credits, we return to see Dyson and Cayden at the Dal Riata with Trick (Richard Howland) talking to the pair as they drink and reminisce over the past together in various ways and at that point Dyson’s friend introduces himself to Trick as Cayden (Graham Abby). Kenzi is standing nearby, overhears this and runs over to Bo to tell her. Bo is somewhat unimpressed as Kenzi had been walking by several times before and all she learned was Cayden’s name. As they continue to watch, the two men arm wrestle with Trick refereeing, Dyson wins the contest and they continue to talk and drink. Bo is somewhat confused and asks Kenzi if that is normal male behaviour. Kenzi tells her it’s like when they find a sale on shoes or in Bo’s case, weapons. The two of them are confused that they haven’t heard about Cayen before, but Kenzi notes that it isn’t as important as the hot guys they are looking at, or that at least the two shifters aren’t sniffing each other’s butts. Trick comes over to the two women and they ask him what he knows about Cayden. He tells them that Dyson and Cayden once ran together with a pack of shifters several hundred years ago and that the pair are recalling those times.

The scene shifts to a forest in which several warriors are in battle against each other, Dyson and Cayden among them. Trick explains that Dyson and Cayden were part of a mercenary pack of shifter warriors that battled for the Fae King of Ailech. The group was called the Laignach Faelad and they were feared by their enemies. Trick also explains that Dyson severed his ties to the group and to the King they served forever for reasons he does not explain why he did so, but does state that shifters normally serve their King until their death and so Dyson’s actions are rare and unique.

Cayden tells Dyson that the King died some months in the past and that all the King cared about was war and nothing else. He also tells Dyson that there was a group of mercenaries called Majesty that Cayden and the pack were part of. He also explains that whatever money had been made by him has been long spent on wine, woman and song. Cayden also tells that from their pack some were part of Majesty and some looked for what he calls “a new leash.” Cayden teases Dyson about his “North American” accent, but Dyson calls out an old warrior cry from the past to show that he can still speak “properly.” When asked by Dyson what he is doing, Cayden replies that he is free-lancing now for international security companies. Dyson then asks about someone named Ciara, who is shown in a short flashback tending to injured pack members, and is told that she killed herself shortly after the King’s death with a grenade but Dyson comments that such an action wouldn’t be like her but Cayden tells Dyson that he is somewhat biased.

The scene shifts back to the pack of ages past to show them recovering after a battle, eating and Ciara tending to some of their needs. Dyson and another shifter named Stefan (Paul James Kelly) sing to her, Ciara eventually coming to sit with Stefan who is her mate. Dyson leaves and is warned by Cayden to be careful, but he brushes that away saying that Ciara is Stefan’s wife and he is his best friend. A messenger arrives with orders and Stefan leaves soon after to an audience with the King.

We return to the present to see Bo and Kenzi still sitting at the bar and Bo’s phone ringing. It is Lauren, who is in a panic over something that Bo cannot figure out. Bo tells Lauren to go to her home and she will meet her there and leaves the bar. Lauren (Zoie Palmer) is waiting for them when they arrive and tells them what the new Ash (Vincent Walsh) has done. Starting the next morning all humans that are not working are to be locked in their living quarters. Lauen tells Bo that she panicked and ran when she heard and she didn’t know where else to turn. Lauren reveals that the old Ash was not as strict with the rules as the new Ash is. Bo attempts to storm out and confront the Ash, but Lauren tells her that she can’t do that. The Ash does not know that Lauren is at Bo’s home and she is not sure what he would do to both of them if he found out. Bo tells Lauren that this will be her safe haven and Kenzi wonders out loud what could possibly go wrong.

Dyson meanwhile, tells Cayden that only two things make a man travel so far, women or money and he tells Cayden to explain why he is here. Cayden tells of a weapon that has been stolen that he is in search of and that he needs Dyson’s help to find it. He explains that the weapon is a weapon of mass destruction and he needs help to find it on Dyson’s territory. Dyson explains that the places Cayden wants to look in are Dark Fae territory and he can’t go in them, but when Cayden asks who might be able to, Dyson tells him that he might have someone that can.

Bo opens her door to discover Dyson standing on the other side and Cayden with him. After telling Dyson to keep his friend on a leash, she allows them inside. Dyson starts to explain why they are there, but he sees Lauren and apologizes for interrupting. Lauren does the same thing and places the blame on herself before Cayden sits down on the couch beside Kenzi and puts his feet up on the table in front of it. Bo walks by and kicks Cayden in the shins before sitting down and he apologizes, sort of.

Returning from commercial, Bo is in disbelief as she is told that the weapon that Cayden is looking for is a Mongolian Death Worm. Lauren explains that the creature isn’t something to be trifled with. The worm creates an electrical force that can liquify just about anything that it comes in contact with. Cayden explains that a brutal regime is looking to own it and they have to recover it. Bo is sure that the worm has disappeared into the black market and Kenzi seems thrilled with that knowledge and wants to know how to access it. Dyson presses on explaining that the worm is probably in the possession of a Dark Fae arms dealer, and that they need Bo to get to him and find out what he knows. Bo is flabbergasted at the idea but…

The next scene has her in the arms dealer’s warehouse asking what he has for sale. The arms dealer, Cumberbatch (Dan Lett) is very evasive when Bo asks about certain weapons that she might be interested in buying and becomes more so when the subject of the worm is brought up, taking Bo to the back of the furniture store that he uses as a front. Dyson and Cayden are outside waiting in a car to see what happens, Dyson unhappy about the idea of Bo doing this alone. Cayden suggests that they ambush Cumberbatch, but Dyson refuses saying that Bo might be hurt and he can’t risk that.

A memory comes of Dyson and Stefan talking after Stefan returned from the King. He has been charged with delivering a message across enemy lines that could secure their lands. Dyson is against this, telling Stefan that it is a suicide mission. Stefan refuses his advice and makes preparations to leave. As he does so, Dyson runs through the forest and finds the Norn (Kate Trotter) waiting for him. He asks her to save Stefan’s life and she agrees to his request, but in exchange she demands he give her his wolf. Dyson refuses to do so and the Norn laughs as Dyson leaves to try to save Stefan himself. This Norn is the same one that Dyson would later sacrifice his love to Bo in order to save her life in the episodeBlood Lines.

In the present, Dyson and Cayden circle the building in their car and inside Cumberbatch attempts to get more information from Bo than she is getting from him. Eventually he springs a trap and Bo is caught under a net. When she is unimpressed and begins to escape, Cumberbatch shoots her hand with a weapon and she begins to scream in pain from its effects. Outside, Dyson and Cayden are still arguing about going into the building until Cayden finally leaves the car and makes his way inside leaving Dyson in the car. Bo is suffering from the weapon as Cumberbatch clinically asks her how bad the pain is. He is about to shoot her again with the weapon when Cayden enters and grasps him by the throat. Bo takes the weapon and, for a moment, aims it at Cayden before aiming it at Cumberbatch properly. He attempts to make a deal but is rendered unconscious when Bo asks Cayden to do so. Bo gathers some evidence and then the two of them leave the building meeting up with Dyson outside. Bo brushes off Dyson’s offer for help in healing telling him that “you aren’t the only wolf in town” before getting in the car with the two men.

Back from commercial we see Bo in bed with Cayden. Bo feeds on him to heal and then begins to draw away, but Cayden convinces her to stay, saying that he is “a big bad wolf” and they have sex… loud, wild, sex. Afterwards, Bo enters the next room to find Lauren, Kenzi and Dyson standing there waiting for her and Cayden. Dyson and Kenzi are looking for information on a computer and Lauren is baking cupcakes. Bo asks Lauren if she is mad about what just happened, and Lauren brushes it off saying that she knew that Bo had to heal and it is who she is. Cayden enters moments later, leers at Dyson and Kenzi, and then eats one of the cupcakes that Lauren had stopped Bo from eating because they were still too hot to eat. When he compliments her on the cupcakes, Lauren goes into a scientific explanation of why they are so tasty and Kenzi bemoans the killing of joy that she brings with it. Bo asks her if she is missing the lab and Lauren talks about making a rash choice and going back to the Ash, but Bo manages to convince her not to. Kenzi meanwhile with the help of a hacker she knows has cracked the computer that Bo took from Cumberbatch. They learn that the worm is to be sold that night at an auction to the highest bidder, and in order to get in they decide that Bo and Kenzi will impersonate a pair of Romanian sisters who are arms dealers with Dyson and Hale as their bodyguards, or as Kenzi calls them, man candy, and Cayden in the background as backup. The scene switches to the site of the auction where many interested parties are their to bid on the worm including Cumberbatch. The auctioneer appears and begins his sales pitch and introduces the worm which has been hidden under a large black tarp in the manner of a wrestling announcer. When it is removed, an old woman named Velma (Jane Eastwood) is sitting on a car watching a portable television and acting grumpy. Kenzi is completely unimpressed.

Back from commercial again, the auction continues with Brikim (Ari Cohen) explaining what is going on. Inside of Velma is a 3,000 year old Mongolian Death Worm. Hale comments that the idea is brilliant as no one would expect her to be dangerous, but Bo tells him that he hasn’t seen old ladies at a sale. Brikim explains that Velma is slightly deranged and as such is easy to control and the way to do that is through the portable television she is watching. Taking it away from her will make her very angry, but she will not harm the person that holds it. Brikim then asks Velma to destroy a truck nearby and her eyes glow before bolts of lightning explode from them and vaporize the truck to everyone’s surprise. Brikim notes that the person that wins the auction must never misplace the television. The auction then begins and the bidding is fierce. Bo bids against her competition and after a long drawn out process in which Cumberbatch makes a few bids, she wins the auction bidding one hundred and fifty-five million dollars. After the auction ends, Bo and Dyson meet with Cumberbatch, who thrusts a bag at them and asks for payment for Velma. Bo and Dyson refuse to do so, and Dyson announces that they are claiming Velma in the name of the Ash. Two of Cumberbatch’s men attack, but Bo and Dyson defeat them. However, Cumberbatch takes the television and tries to leave with Velma. But Cayden appears and takes the television from him. It is revealed in their conversation that Cayden and Brikim were partners in the theft and that Brikim tried to double cross Cayden. Cayden then shoots him and escapes with Velma.

Bo, Dyson, Kenzi and Hale are talking at Trick’s place about what happened and cannot understand how they didn’t see that Cayden was involved in the theft. Dyson is crushed by the betrayal, but Kenzi tries to snap him out of his daze. They try to figure out where and who Cayden might sell Velma to and eventually come to the realization that Cumberbatch is the most likely person. Meanwhile, Cumberbatch, Cayden and Velma are at Cumberbatch’s place of business. Velma grumbling about the butterscotch pudding she was given, and Cayden examining a bag of diamonds that is his payment for delivering Velma. Cayden starts to leave, but Bo and Hale appear. He grabs the television and walks towards them, but Dyson comes at him from another direction, knocking the television from his hands and the two begin to fight. Cumberbatch fires a weapon at Hale and Bo, but misses and Hale uses his siren powers to stop him. However, Velma becomes angry and demands vanilla pudding and then attacks Cumberbatch. He is killed which freaks out Hale, but Bo gives the television back to Velma and she calms down again. Dyson manages to injure Cayden and he stops fighting, but escapes moments later when Bo goes to help Dyson. Bo and Dyson go after him while Hale looks after Velma.

The last flashback of the episode happens next. Dyson finds Stefan laying on the ground and close to death, the victim of an ambush. His last words to Dyson are that he take care of Ciara and then he passes away. Dyson is furious as he returns to the shifters camp with Stefan’s body and horse. Cayden tells him that Ciara was taken by the King and will be made his Queen the next morning. Dyson goes mad with rage over this, and announces that he will go to kill the King for what he has done as the mission was only intended to remove Stefan and make Ciara his. Cayden and the other members of the pack oppose Dyson and tell him that they will stop him for they serve the King. Dyson declares that he will no longer do that and leaves them, and the pack behind striking out on his own.

We return to the present, Dyson in the lead tracking Cayden’s scent from his blood with Bo following. They eventually find a van with Cayden in the driver’s seat slowly bleeding to death. Dyson asks if she can save him, but Bo tells them that she can’t do it. Cayden tells them that it is too late, that he isn’t Stefan and that nothing will bring Stefan back. He also tells Dyson that he was right to go on his own after what happened to Stefan. Dyson tells him that it just took a while for him to find a new pack to be with. A noise in the back of the truck gets Bo’s attention and she rushes to the see what it is. Cayden cryptically says that “she would have loved me eventually.” When Dyson opens the side doors to the van, he discovers a woman tied up and gagged. This turns out to be Ciara, very much alive and well. Bo works at cutting away her bonds while she talks to Dyson. She tells the story that Cayden kidnapped her after the King passed away and the two embrace happily, Bo watching from behind with mixed expressions. Dyson introduces them and then leaves to go back to Cayden. Bo continues to work at the bonds and Ciara tells her that she is part Fairy and part Scuffock, and she taught Dyson, and the shifter pack he was with, the art of war. In learning this, Bo tells her that she is a Succubus in return as they make strained small talk. Dyson discovers that while this has been going on Cayden has escaped without a trace. Ciara asks Dyson to let him go and then the two embrace again, Bo watching with some hurt in her eyes.

The closing scenes begin with Velma, Bo and the New Ash (Vincent Walsh) in a room together. The Ash gloats over the arrangement that he has with Bo, Bo refutes this saying that she didn’t do this because of any arrangement, but the Ash tells her to “send him the bill”, then dismissing Velma as a thing as he begins to walk away. Bo chastises him for what he says telling him that Velma is a person and should be treated as such. The Ash asks what he would get in return for treating Velma well, to which Bo answers that it would make Velma’s friends happy and that she is a friend of Velma’s. The Ash grudgingly agrees to treat her like a person. When Bo does not say thank you immediately, the Ash prods her to, and she does curtly. As Bo leaves, the Ash asks how Lauren is, and Bo replies that she hasn’t heard from her in days. The Ash seems unconvinced, but lets her answer pass unchallenged further. The Ash takes Velma away, but before she leaves with him, she looks at Bo and says, “Bye Dear…”

The next scene is of Dyson and Ciara together at Dyson’s home. He gives her his bed and tells her that he will sleep on the floor. He asks to take care of her like she did with them. They start to become intimate, but Dyson pulls back, his memories of Stefan strong in his mind. She tells him that he cannot betray a ghost, then turns away from him. Dyson stands there for a time conflicted, but then finally goes to her and they become intimate.

We then see Kenzi’s boots in the air and her crying out in pleasure which is soon revealed to be Lauren’s baking. Lauren offers to make more, and Kenzi happily agrees to that idea. Bo comes in and starts making the couch up as a bed, kicking Kenzi out of it as she does. She tells Lauren that she can have her bed and that she’ll sleep on the couch but Lauren refuses that idea. Kenzi leaves moments later to let the two of them talk. Bo asks her to allow her to take care of her and wishes her goodnight, but Lauren takes the couch instead before doing the same. Bo leaves the room, and Lauren watches her leave as the episode fades to black.

Fade to black…

Save for a little bit of background on Dyson, which was good, an old new flame for him as well that might not be so good a thing, and a new Fae creature that is confusing as anything to me, what else was there in this episode? The Lauren storyline didn’t move that much, the threat to Bo from episode one of this season wasn’t touched again. Nothing really new about Kenzi, Hale, or Trick. I would call this a filler episode, but the things that happen with Dyson don’t quite make this one.

As usual it seems, Kenzi saved this episode in a lot of places with her style and smarts. There was lots for her to do, but, what gets me about her this episode is the odd things she does. Oh there are “Kenzisms” a plenty, never fear that, but some of her moments, like on the computer, just struck me as not all that Kenzish.

I have a feeling that things will be coming to a head between the Ash and Bo and not in a good way. On the one hand that’s a good thing, but there is a part of me that doesn’t need to see a “Kill Bill” vibe in the show and it seems to be pushing its way in that direction which is bothersome…

On to the characters in the episode…

Bo… Why is it that she has to bed Cayden exactly? And why is it that she has to “do” him in front of everyone else? Oh there was a little bit of funniness in that scene after the romp in the bed, but other than a few snide comments where was the point to it? Yes she is a Succubus, fine, but really? Having her hemp everyone she gets close to even tangentially? This isn’t the point of the show and I don’t think we need to see this every other episode.

Dyson… Hated the accent. Just hated it. Also didn’t like the dreads he wore in the past. I also didn’t think a lot of the “take off your shirt because you are wet” moment in the beginning of the episode either. We know he’s hot, that’s fine, we don’t need dumb excuses for a strip show writers mmmk?

Hale just made a “have to appear to get credit” appearance. Oh he was needed in one point of the story, but otherwise there was no reason for him to be in the episode. This was a waste of the character and I would have been interested to see Kenzi and Hale talking about Lauren moving in and what to do about it… Would have really cemented the friendship between them and given us a new perspective on them.

Kenzi… The cupcake orgasm was too funny as were her lines to Dyson about being his own police dog. Drunk Kenzi at the auction I didn’t think much of, she is better than that by far. And is it me or is she starting to dress a little bit like Bo and not being as unique as she once was? That black low cut top was showing off about as much skin as the one that Bo has been wearing of late…

Lauren. I hate whiny Lauren. I don’t like “oh I am lost” Lauren either… We get both this week. We get baker Lauren too, which was okay, the description of tasty was sort of funny, but seemed to be delivered oddly. If Dyson can get into bed with Ciara, the least that we should have seen is Bo and Lauren walking off together to the bedroom. That look of longing at the end of the episode was just not going to cut it.

Trick wasn’t around much, again. Not happy about that, need more Trick than we have been seeing of late. I did think that his narration of the past was well done and it told more than the images did I think. Still we need more of him in the series… there are secrets to be revealed and he’s the one to do that…

Cayden wasn’t anything that I enjoyed. He rubbed me wrong from the first moment we see him. Just too greasy as a character and, more importantly, while he was the catalyst to the past and the Ciara, he was too flippant all of the time and that got on my nerves.

Velma was just interesting to watch and I liked her last words to Bo at the end of the episode. She might not have all of her marbles, but she seemed to understand that Bo only wanted the best for her unlike a lot of others. That was well played and I loved that moment most of all in the episode.

Ciara. The entire scene with Bo and Dyson in the truck was an info dump. And not a good one either. I’m going to assume that we are going to see her next episode and possibly a few more after that, but I have the oddest feeling that she isn’t there for long and she might just be Fae bait.

The other characters, Cumberbatch, Stefan, Brikim, and the Norm were plot fillers for the most part. Mostly forgettable save for the auction scenes and the attack on Bo. But we’ll never see them again and so that has to be expected. I would have liked to see Brikim again if for no other reason than he makes a decent wrestling announcer and that did make me laugh…

But the entire episode didn’t do that and that’s a problem…

My rating of BrotherFae of the Wolves

Keeping my interest – 3 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 3 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 4 Pitchforks

Storyline – 4 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 4 Pitchforks

Mythos – 4 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 3.6 Pitchforks out of 5

It was an episode that was worth watching for all of the Dyson history we saw in it. I understand the need to have something for them all to do, but really? A worm? I’m sorry but that was probably the worst Fae creature that we have seen so far.

I’m also disappointed in what we really learned about the Death Worm as well. I don’t believe that Velma was the worm itself. Everything points to the worm being in her and its powers being channelled through her. I do not believe that the Ash would have been so cavalier over how he was going to treat Velma if they hadn’t somehow gotten the worm out of her.

I would have been more interested in this episode if they had gotten rid of the worm and just focused on the flashbacks more. There was a lot of things unsaid there that would have been good to know. For example I would have liked to have seen the King that was spoken of, Ciara being crowned Queen would have been interesting too, but most of all I think that we ran through that past a little too quickly and needed to understand it better…

Oh I know that Dyson had, and has a thing for Ciara, and I know that it was good to see the Norn appear and we have the connection of why and how Dyson made the offer in the past, but, there are gaps in the story that we haven’t got answers for.

We saw a bit of Bo as a Succubus finally this week… I’d like to see a bit more than her sucking Chi and rolling around in bed however… Mebby next time we’ll have a love scene between her and Lauren that will show another side of Bo that’s been missing for a while… I also wonder if now Bo is going to be jealous of Dyson and Ciara and where that will go… Questions to ponder…

Overall the look of the episode was okay, the accents I have to admit I cringed at a lot, and some of the “guy smashing heads in celebration” stuff was waaaay for the top. But it had to be I suppose in a way to establish things… I also do not understand why Bo would use a hose on Dyson and Cayden and not get in there and smack their heads around.

Got some good character development in Bo, Dyson and Lauren… The baking scenes were much too funny and Kenzi’s cupcake orgasm was just hilarious. The twist of Dyson and Ciara getting together was something that I saw telegraphed from the first moment we saw her, and the supposed “death” was too pat and too unbelievable. We expected her to appear in the “here and now” the moment Cayden said she was dead and gone. What I didn’t expect was the forced happiness in the scene from Dyson and Ciara. Just looked and felt wrong.

A few new bits for the mythos, a few answers given that were nice, but the worm was, as I said, a disappointment. Oh to learn about Dyson was a good thing by far, but why this way? Why not a message from Ciara that she needed help or something and then push the story along those lines? I just feel like the worm plot line was a red herring for the most part and they stuck bits of revealing story to it and saw what stuck there.

Still, I’m not that upset with the episode, though I wouldn’t call it one of my top ten ones. It falls somewhere in the middle of the universe with what it is and what it tells us. But really, how about we leave this one in the dust and move to some major plot line conclusions? Or at least visit them so that we get somewhere with them?

Losing time to off tangent, irrelevant story time isn’t the way to go here.

I have that feeling again that we have too many cooks in the kitchen and we are losing what makes Lost Girl special…

Let’s get back to that please?

In Two Weeks: It’s Better to Burn Out than Fae Away

The Morrigan enlists Bo’s help to find a tortured graffiti artist who is working for her. The young painter has killed a Dark Fae, and his urban murals are exposing Fae secrets all over town – with The Morrigan being held responsible for his actions. In exchange for her help with the case, The Morrigan offers Bo information on breaking The Ash’s hold on Lauren. 

Ah the Morrigan returns. And I am not thrilled in the slightest over that. Never have liked her, far too over the top of a character and really we have enough of those by far. Can it be too much to hope for that we will have less “evil for the sake of being evil” and more actual character in her? Is it possible that she might be more than someone that hates Bo and her friends?

Or is this just going to be a chase through the streets followed by a really useless piece of information for Bo to use to get Lauren free?

I have my doubts honestly…

According to the Showcase site, this episode is scheduled for October 23rd, but they have changed their minds in the past. At the moment of writing this post on the Tale, this weekend, Thanksgiving in Canada, is listing a repeat of the first episodes of the season, which they have done before, but why are they skipping the following week as well?

Once again the abilities of the Showcase promotion department might need just a little bit of help… just ever so little…

If there is a new episode, there will be a review as usual next Friday. If not? Well, I have something in mind and we’ll see if that appears instead or sometime else as time goes by…


See you then…



Oct 06 2011

Succubi Image of the Week 197

I found a really amazing piece of Succubus art for this week’s image on the Tale. But again, it’s one of those works that has no information on it of who the artist is or if there might be more Succubi works in their portfolio to enjoy…

But in spite of that, I really love this work a bunch…

Succubus by Unknown ArtistI think I might call this work Pondering for the pose that the Succubus strikes in it and the contemplative look on her face. I also like that title for her tail sort of laying around and across the pillow, and the poppies around her which to me mean remembrance.

But getting past the look and why she might be like this, I like the dress she is wearing. It’s sexy but not over the top. It teases and yet doesn’t cross the line into crass or unflattering. That I think is really the best way to show Succubi and so this setting really works for me personally…

The textures in the drawing are amazing. The shadowing and placement of the parts of the image all combine really well together to set the mood and tone of this work. Something that sometimes isn’t found in art of Succubi.

The artist put thought into the focus of the piece but more so the surroundings so that she comes into sharp contrast here, but at the same time there is a certain amount of softness that carries over from the background into the form of the Succubus here…

Lovely, just lovely art…

If anyone has any idea of who the artist is, please leave a comment?



Oct 05 2011

Not quite a Sexy Devilish Pleasure Costume…

Sometimes a costume gets a name that’s almost right. Now that’s not to say that it’s exactly the right name, but it does, at the minimum, get the idea of what the designers were thinking of when they came up with their idea…

Like this for example…

Sexy Devilish Pleasure CostumeThis is called the Sexy Devilish Pleasure Costume, which does make sense from its look really…

This costume comes with a sequin and stretch velvet dress with that zippers from the front, a quarter jacket with sleeves, and a pair of horns and a tail.

The stockings and shoes, which really are needed to make this look work, are not included.

It sells for about $60 US.

It’s not honestly that bad I think. While the loose sleeve material and the ragged cut of the helm of the dress I don’t care particularly for, the rest of it I think isn’t that terrible.

Now some of that might be the model they used and how she is posing in the dress, which is very flattering I think to it overall.

While it might not be something that I would wear to one of my parties, as something to wear to the office party or to answer the door..

This wouldn’t be a bad choice really…

I’m going to give this three out of five pitchforks. It gets this for the look, for the many possible ways it can be used and also for the model that the manufacturer used to promote this costume…

But this didn’t make the cut for this year’s costume for me…

Mainly because I think that the sequins make it look a little bit too tacky for me honestly…

But it’s a really good attempt…



Oct 04 2011

Temptations 132

Nightmares and dreams are the realm that Succubi touch upon… Not all of them are joyful ones…


Temptations 132

By TeraS and Fzzy

A slight nod, “Excellent. Respect is something to be given and not taken… You’ve managed something that few understand in their lives…”

She smiled, “Fresh out? Nah… Seen a lot, done a lot, but never going to say that I have done it all…”

Still having her eyes on the road she continued, “Being shy isn’t a problem, but then, the shy ones are the ones to watch for they are not so forever…”

She tapped a finger on the steering wheel and added, “Actually there are levels of flirting you know. Levels one through four are for the amateurs… five to nine for the the so-called professionals and then… Oh then comes level ten and that’s when you have people like me there…”

Pointing her right hand to her temple she allowed, “But then, it’s all in your mind isn’t it?”

The Sounds of the purring motor and humming of the road, have put the tired soldier to sleep. However it is not a peaceful sleep.

Devon continued driving as he slept, but in his dreams something else came to be…

The swirling mists of memories, wishes, thoughts and desires hid the dream for the moment from him. But the occasional sound came thought it. A yell. Words indistinct. Flashes of moments that he knew, but could not place just then…

Then close to him he heard Devon’s voice, “Why do you dwell in the past? Is this all that matters to you?”

In his dreams he is holding a young private’s head in his arms her hair and blood mixed together. Tears drip down is dust covered face. his own wounds do not bother him as much as his heart. Over his shoulder can be seen the remains of a wrecked hummer. The gun turret pock marked from IED damage and gun fire. In the drivers seat is another soldier radioing frantically for a medavac.

“Why do you dwell in the past? Is this all that matters to you?

“YES! That is all that matters they are alive! I should have been in the passenger seat! She was more than my soldier,She was almost a daughter to me.”

Fresh sobs wrack their bodies.

Soon more gunfire erupts. He looks up at the shooting then he gently lats her down and all humanity leaves his eyes. Madness pure unadulterated animal viciousness. he charges the shooters who at first react with contempt as they aim in his direction but their fire misses. What rounds hit him just drive him deeper into his madness. soon his weapon is empty but he is amongst the shooters. he uses it as a bludgeon. soon all that is left is a barrel that is bent, and useless. He pulls out a kukurii knife. by now they are trying to run away. He chases one down and plunges the knife into the targets back. A second one he catches and began to beat on them with his fists. The anger drives his fists. soon the burkha slips down revealing a face just as young as the soldier’s he just held. It is also a female.

He stops just as he is tackled by QRF troops.

He startles awake in the car. His hands bleeding just as they were in the dream.


He looks at the road thru the windshield. before looking towards the driver.

“Excuse me Mrs. Devon can we find a place to stop?”


And so we do… This was the end, or at least the pause of this story and the end of Temptations… Or do we really end here?

Come back next week to see…


Oct 03 2011

Storm Clouds 140 – An ongoing Succubi Story

This is the continuing story of the Succubi called Storm Clouds…

If you want to read previous chapters, please click the link in the Tale header at the top of the page marked Storm Clouds or click here...

Okay, trying again to write… Not a lot to add, but at least something came of it…


Storm Clouds 140

Chapter 21

By TeraS




The thing about the Dark was that it was too confident. It thought that it had all of the answers and that no one could oppose it.

That was almost true.

She could, and did . . . regularly.

It had become almost an obsession for her now. There were so few that did challenge the Dark when it appeared and so it fell to her to do so. It wasn’t a chore or an imposition; it had to be done, and she had seen enough of the Dark and what it was capable of to know that the best thing to do was what she did:  drive it mad with anger and make it stop thinking.

Losing the one portal did that.  Then letting it stew in its anger had made it get involved intimately with mortals and their world. She wondered if, this time, it would actually learn something from the experience or not.

Making the portal vanish was child’s play for a being like her. If the Dark ever figured out just how powerful she was, it might actually pause to think twice about the plans it had against Tera and her kind.


The thought did make her smile as the portal showing the severed tail reappeared among all of the Dark’s other ones. She stood there for a time, tapping a single pink fingernail against the surface and trying to decide what would be the most unpleasant thing she might do.

She could destroy this portal—the thought had been there before—but she had her own plans, and, for those, this one portal needed to remain, at least for the moment, in spite of what it showed.

The tapping stopped as she placed that hand against the surface and whispered to the awful image that it showed, “It will not be long. Promise.”

And, unlike some beings, she kept her promises.

She turned away, coming to the decision that, for once, just this once, she was going to make the Dark know what it was to lose something valuable.

What followed was the sound of fingernails raking across portal after portal, each of which turned white against the darkness, throwing light into a place which despised it. She didn’t ruin every single one of them, but, when she was done, she had left the Dark but three portals.

She thought that she might be able to hear the scream of anger from it from three universes away when it returned to see what she had done here, and that thought made her smile slightly.

She glanced once more at the portals that remained, satisfied that this would be a problem for it, that it would have to spend effort and time on repairing the damage if it could, and that, thankfully, might give the others needed time to figure out what was happening and where.

As much as she wanted to, she couldn’t actually get involved in the battle or make choices for those involved. It was, after all, necessary that all beings make their own choices, no matter how wrong or ill-advised they might well be.

Still, she had one thing that the Dark didn’t have: trust. Trust in others, trust that they would make good choices, but, most of all, trust in that one person that saved her life so long ago and in doing so changed her own universe for the better.

She would always owe that person for that gift.

She passed into the ether, on her way to where she needed to be. If the Dark could get involved with mortals, she could as well … to a point. But first she needed to talk to someone that needed to understand that some paths were not worth following.

Following the path of one who owed the succubi, and Tera, in particular, her life, that was the most foolish thing that it had ever done.

And it would soon learn.

As for the Dark, possessing one of its pawns was distasteful. But there was little choice. That damnable creature had cost him his watch over the tail. The one thing that would, if its plans went to completion, cause the barriers to fall before it and thus have what it wanted most.

But having to deal with a corporal form? That was something that it did not enjoy in the slightest. Emotions, thoughts, images from this pawn were getting caught between its own thoughts and, as well, it knew that its own thoughts would be mixing the other way.

But the important thoughts, the ones that it needed for itself, those it kept under lock and key, or so the Dark would believe. The problem was, as it always was, that nothing is ever completely closed off when beings merge, even if only for a short time.

Fingerprints leave smudges after all…

It took the Dark some time to return to where the tail was kept. The wards around the place made it impossible for someone to appear there without seeing the place first and entering at one specific spot. From the outside there were traps and obstacles that it knew would stop any magic user from getting close.

But this pawn was tuned to the place and the wards fall before it. But the time… the time was taking far too long for the Dark’s liking.

And so time passed, the Dark fumed, and the universe turned…

Oct 02 2011

A Review of That Succubus Factor by Snowe Grey

I find it interesting the things you find in the corners of the internet. Sometimes it’s a trashy novel, a guilty pleasure, and then, every so often, you discover a story that makes you wonder where the author is today and what they are writing now…

Today’s work is, truly, a wonderful tale of a Succubus and her family’s world…

That Succubus Factor by Snowe Grey

That Succubus Factor by Snowe Grey

  • Title: That Succubus Factor
  • Author: Snowe Grey
  • Publishing Date: 2005
  • Length: 120 Pages
  • This novel is no longer available.

The book is described as:

This wild ride of a tale features a nice, mid-western ex-farm boy turned FBI agent, a half succubus, a Vampire, an Incubus who really likes to wield his big sword, a devil and an imp.

And all of the problems that having a supernatural family can bring to a relationship.

The story revolves around a Succubus named Des Trevellion who is part of a family of various demon related beings like devils, incubi and imps but has well she has a brother who is a vampire as well.

Interestingly, her family looks like, and somewhat acts like, the stereotypical myths that they represent. More interesting is that they, and as well, other mythical beings, exist and live in the “normal” world of humanity.

This becomes a bit of a running joke as Des attempts to make excuses for things she sees, knows and does with others, but also to attempt to hide what her family does around her and in her life.

Complicating her world is her father, who is a small time crook that the FBI is interested in. So interested in fact that they send out an agent to check him, and by connection, Des out. That agent, Gideon Raines will find himself taken by Des and her with him… and in doing so, he will discover that what he thought he knew about the real world, isn’t quite right.

And possible learn more than that in the end.

I loved this story. Completely and totally so…

I won’t spoil all the scenes and the absolute joy in them and characters that the author brought to life in this work save to say that if you can find a copy of this story, don’t pass on it. You will not be disappointed in it at all.

The point of the story isn’t the sex scenes, there are some, but really it is character development more than anything else. It is wonderful to read a story that you don’t want to put down or have it end. This story accomplishes both of those goals effortlessly.

The writing is excellent. Descriptive in all the right places, funny when it matters, and serious when it has to be. But never over the top or crass or unwelcome in tone or subject. I can still hear the voices of every one of the characters in my thoughts days after finishing the work. That is, truly, impressive to me…

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

I wish it was a little bit longer… This universe has so many wonderful stories to tell and I wish that they would have been…

The author herself has vanished from the internet, the publishing company is no more and there is but one or two places on the internet that still remember the story…

That’s a shame… It really is.



Oct 01 2011

A YouTube sketching Morrigan Aensland…

Time for another one of the Morrigan Aensland art in progress YouTubes that I find now and again. This one is interesting because it’s not quite how she normally looks and seems to have a bit of a Manga aspect to her form and pose…

And if the embedding doesn’t work:


This is the work of an artist named ElDropper, also known as Esau Figueroa, who, according to their YouTube page, is based in Mexico.

It’s a more action pose for one of the most famous of Succubi there are. I like the pose, it shows off her form nicely, but the finger pointing to her eye confuses me a bit I have to admit.

This was part of an art trade between Esau Figueroa and Edsfox that you can see the completed works on Esau’s blog here. I really think that the coloured versions, both of them, are exceptional and really bring out Morrigan in all of her glory… I won’t post them here, I do have a favourite version however, but those that know me will know the one that I really like…

You can find Esau’s Blog here and Edsfox’s page on DeviantArt here as well. Both are exceptionally talented artists and well worth a look!