Sep 10 2010

A Demoness Photosculpture…

I discovered an artist that both draws art and makes jewelry this week…

More interestingly to me is a piece of line art that they have created that has a Demoness or, as always with me, a Succubus as the focus of the work…

This work of art is called Demoness and is the creation of an artist that calls themselves SKAIOR Designs…

I think it’s an amazingly detailed rendering of a Succubus, her pose, clothing, horns and wings are exactly right for a Succubus…

I especially like the leggings and shoes she is wearing which fit her really quite well…

The only thing missing is, of course, her tail…

She does not have one and that would be a nice touch to the work, but even without that, it’s a delicious portrayal of a Succubus indeed…

I found this originally on the Zazzle.com site here. And the artist has a page on Zazzle you can see here. This has their art on that page, but their jewelry is found on another site on the web.

That site is dedicated to their jewelry, which you can find here.

Their designs cover a wide range of subjects from Steampunk through Gothic, Vampiric and other similar themes…

I have to say that some of their winged jewelry, which you can find here, I think are just exquisite and I will be placing an order for one particular set of wings this week…

I hope they arrive in a reasonable amount of time…

Tera

Sep 09 2010

Succubi Image of the Week 142

For this week’s Succubi, I’m going to share a piece of art that features Morrigan Aensland from Darkstalkers… And I honestly think that it is one of the best, almost life-like works that I have seen in a very long time…

This work is, as far as I know, untitled, but, baed on the signature that is below one of Morrigan’s heels, the artist’s name is F. Hilner.

It’s rare I think that artists draw Morrigan as if she is a real person and not as the fantasy being she is. And in this case, she looks so very much like a real person that posed for this work and, to be honest, I wonder if it was in fact done that way…

The detail is just amazing, it is a huge image, so when you zoom in on it the little bits that make it so perfect come out so clearly… Her nails, the little bats in the background, the slight changes in her costume, the shimmering of her wings and the light that streams through them…

All of these little details just make this I think quite possibly the best art of Morrigan that I have in my collection…

I just wish that I could find more examples of this artist’s work….

Tera

Sep 08 2010

Shagalious Succubus Costume…

You remember Austin Powers right? Those movies that had the main character from the 1960’s right? That was the first thing I thought of when I saw this costume…

It’s why I call this a Shag-a-lious Succubus Costume…

I mean, with all of that shag carpeting on it and that 1960s belt she’s wearing that’s about the only way I can describe this really…

Now, in all seriousness, the amount of material you get in this costume for the price you pay for it makes it not a bad deal really…

The costume is sold under the Devil Demonica Clubber Costume name for those that want to find this.

And, more interestingly, you actually get everything you see in the image. The horns, the top, slacks and belt and the long jacket as well.

I admit that the whole thing is covered in fluff and just screams 1960 disco Succubus to me… But…

Otherwise I could do some interesting things with it and it wouldn’t take a lot to do that…

Getting back to the price, it lists for $35 US, which really isn’t that bad as I have said before…

I would use this for a retroparty outfit or something similar to that and I would likely be pretty happy with it…

I’ll give it four out of five pitchforks…

Flashbacks can, on occasion, be something good you know…

Tera

Sep 07 2010

Temptations 76

Andrea reminds Tera that good does matter. Something she seems to have forgotten for a while…

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Temptations 76

By TeraS, Alei, and Bstyles

I walk through the house, a place of dreams, my dress of red silk flowing about me, caressing me with it’s softness.

She’s sad, so very very very sad.  She doesn’t want me to know, but I do.

I come upon the library, it’s one of my favorite places.  Even before, even before I’d found her I’d always loved them.  Thoughts and feelings distilled in words and paper.  Knowledge, hopes, dreams, preserved, protected and distilled for the ages, ages beyond me for certain if nothing else.

Books didn’t change, they didn’t judge, rise or fall.  You couldn’t destroy them with a careless thought, or change them with your passion, your pride or you own failings.  They simply were and in so being, they were precious.

My enlightenment hadn’t come from any of the volumes that Tera so treasured.  It had come from her.  An invitation to a Garden Party.  I’d never known quite why I had accepted nor at the time why I’d been invited.  It was for me perhaps the most dangerous of places, a social gathering where if I were not extremely careful, I could cause absolute mayhem.  But I was careful.  Life had made me that way.  Careful not to smile, to show warmth lest that warmth destroy the one it was directed toward.

I’d lived … no … survived like that.  A room with no windows, alone in a mass of people.  No friends, only associates.  No lovers who were not my victims.  No peace except in the solitude of isolation.

But I’d come anyway.  I’d told myself that it had only been to make a business contact with some wealthy patron.  A Garden Party after all … how more innocuous could it possible be.

I’d found out of course.  A haunting melody played on the piano by a stunningly beautiful woman in a succubus costume.  I could live to be a thousand and never quite forget that moment.  Seeing her there for the first time, her fingers gliding over the keys with an ease and grace I had never imagined before. Summoning up the courage to approach her and risk saying hello. How could I possibly have known that in that one moment, my life was about to change.

She’d given me a choice … and I think in the end that what I had chosen had surprised us both with it’s power.  I’d taken every scrap of love within me, every passion that I had so tightly controlled for so many years, every hope, every prayer and had driven my love deep within her … and found it returned and multiplied again and again, her to me, me to her, growing until it had become something of unimaginable beauty.

I loved her, and for the first time, I was loved.

It had been a moment of perfect bliss, or perfect joy as we had given of ourselves to each other, over and over.  Not for a night or a year, but until the death of my own immortal soul, I had pledged my love to her, that I would be at her side for as long as she would have me there.

I knew that I had made mistakes.  She was an immortal, I so often feeling nothing but a silly girl.  There was so much that I did not understand, so many times I had stumbled or interfered where I was sure I shouldn’t have.  In so many ways, I knew I was simply trying to repay a gift that could never be repaid, to give to her something that I knew I could never equal.

And yet, it is the curse of mankind to strive and forever fall short of perfection, and if that was true, I was most assurredly human.

The Library was closed.  I could feel it shutting itself away even as I touched to door to it’s entrance.  I didn’t know quite what it meant, but I could feel it, the near unutterable sadness.

I approach the last door to the Library, the study, her favorite part.  I pause and listen, listen to the voices within and gently press the door silently swinging it open.

Inside I see her, her and B.  I do not need to be able to feel others emotions to sense the special bond between these two as their hands clasp each other.  A special bond that goes beyond friendship, beyond love.  Perhaps something only an angel and a succubus can share.

I silently slip into the room, not wishing to intrude and yet unable to leave the being that is my life alone in her sorrow.  And so I offer the only gift I can to her, perhaps even unnoticed, the unconditional love of my very soul.  A soul that does not care for my petty human jealousies or failings.  A soul that will simply love her to it’s core until it is no more, until even the whisper of it’s existence is lost in the universe, and even then, it’s echos will still speak to her and remind her that if there is only one gift I can give … it is that she will always be loved for who and what she is not what I or any other may try to make her, loved just because she is.  That I see her with clear eyes that can not be blinded and that what I see I give my existense to loving, loving beyond the words and the thoughts, to a place where only perfection exists.  It is my one perfect thing, the one perfect thing I have every had, or ever will have, and it will and forever shall always be hers.

I see her eyes rise to meet mine … the strain that shows where her tears have fallen.  I smile … and in that brief instant I know that she knows me.  That whatever the divides that may fall between us in whatever form they may be, I will always wait for her.

“yes, you did.  yes, you can. you make a difference for me. you always will.”

“i don’t know if you think that it’s all worth it, all that you do, all that i know you try to do.  all that i know is that it matters, all i know is that you bring sunshine when it’s dark, comfort when there’s pain.  and i know that no matter how many there are around you, all too often you’re alone, giving to those around you, not to yourself.”

“i don’t know everything Tera.  you say you walk in the grey but if it is then it’s a grey that more of us should walk.”  I say with a soft voice.

“never think you have failed, the only way to do that is not to try and … i can’t think of anyone that tries as much, or as hard as you. that creates it’s own good, even if you can’t see it.”

I look up into her eyes even as soft tears fill my own. “i don’t know how much you matter to others, all i know for certain is what you mean to me, and to me, you mean everything.”

“you’re my life Tera.”

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I think this one answer should stand on it’s own as it did then, now and forever…

Tera

Sep 06 2010

Storm Clouds 89 – 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...

Chapter 15 edits this week with thanks to James…

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Storm Clouds 89

Chapter 14

By TeraS

After Camilla left, Tom spent the next thirty minutes grilling Bill over what he had done, what he was doing, and whether anyone in his company might have taken it upon themselves to attack Brent and his wife. He came to the conclusion that, while Bill wasn’t directly involved in what happened, Tom could not dismiss the possibility that someone who worked for Bill had done the deed … or that Bill was hiding something from him.

That bothered him.

It wasn’t that he didn’t believe what Bill had said; it was the sheer stupidity of Bill blowing up and going off on a tirade over the injustice that he perceived had been done to him.

Tom didn’t enjoy pushing his old friend that way. Worse was trying to break all of his explanations and reasons why he wasn’t responsible for what had happened. Most of the reasons made sense—most of them—but one exchange just about pushed Bill over the edge, and that worried him.

Tom sighed and paced in front of the offices again.  He was sure that the workers inside were looking at him oddly, but he didn’t care: Bill was not quite cleared; that one piece of evidence would damn him in court if it came to that.

Tom hoped that it wouldn’t.

It wasn’t much evidence, but it was enough that fingers could be pointed, witnesses found, and, in the end, Bill could be sent to jail for a long time. But when you are seen threatening someone with death, and promising to harm his family … that is too much to ignore.

Bill had explained that he was madder than hell. That something had snapped inside of him when Brent was nearby. “Something ’bout that guy rubs me the wrong way. He’s just so damn smug, knows all of the secrets, stuff that you don’t want out. I dunno how he does it, but he knows where to be and what to look for. Damn frustratin’. He’d be a great spy. Wonder if he is one.”

Tom continued to pace around for a while. He didn’t know where Camilla had gone; he assumed she would return to the office when she was done talking to Billy. He assumed that she would, at least. She seemed like a responsible woman, if a bit irritating. It hit him, then, why Bill would be driven crazy by Brent.

Tom wondered if that was part of those people’s nature.

He watched Bill’s staff run their errands in and out of the office, most of them ignoring his pacing as he waited for Camilla to return. In his mind, Tom was putting together the questions that needed to be put to Bill next. He was, after all, and by his own admission, someone Tom needed to grill for information.

Coming to the end of one of his walks down the corridor, he turned without looking and walked head-on into someone: a short, blonde, Asian someone. She stood in front of him, a pile of files and papers surrounding her scattered on the floor. For a moment, her dark brown eyes regarded him, and then a flush of embarrassment passed over her and she knelt to the floor, beginning to gather what she had dropped moments before.

Tom knelt with her: “I’m sorry, please, let me help you.”

She didn’t reply, save for a slight nod, her focus for the moment on the mess around her rather than Tom beside her.

After a few minutes, Tom handed her the last file and, as she finally looked at him again, said, “I’m Tom.”

The blush was still there as she replied, “Tenshi. Please forgive my clumsiness.”

“It was my fault; should have been paying attention instead of being a hazard to women.”

That made her smile just slightly, “I … thank you for the help.”

“You’re welcome. Have you been with Bill long?”

Clutching the files to her chest as she stood she managed, “A year now. Please excuse me. I must attend to my duties …”

She then rushed off again on whatever errand she was on, leaving Tom standing there alone again, pondering what she had said to him, and, more importantly, why she was so shook up over what had happened.

Camilla came into view soon after, her heels clicking on the concrete floor of the warehouse. Tom noticed that Billy wasn’t there, and he wasn’t too pleased about that. He had been intending to grill Billy next, thanks to his father’s admission, but would now have to hunt him down and corner him. Filing away the thoughts on his old friend, he called out to Camilla, “Where’s Billy? Have to talk to him.”

“No, you don’t. He’s not to blame for this: he nor his father.”

Tom rubbed his chin a moment, then said, “You got a feeling or something?”

She looked around, then nodded and explained, “Let’s just say that my … ‘feelings’ … are pretty accurate.”

Turning away, he replied, “You’ll have to explain that to me sometime. Soon would be great. You know, before I have to toss them both in jail.”

Camilla looked at him curiously, then followed behind. Tom seemed to be in a rush to get out of the warehouse, and she found herself running a bit to keep up with him. Then she asked, “Do you have something to charge them with?”

“Enough to charge Bill: making threats. He was foolish in front of a lot of people. That’s a big no-no in things like this.”

“Passions of the heart can make us all say silly things we don’t mean at the moment they are said.”

“Passions can and have killed in the past, you know.”

Camilla had finally caught up to him, and, as she walked beside, started to lecture Tom a bit, “Those are not passions. Those are misguided beliefs and desires that pull one away from what is important, pull one inward, toward oneself. It is easier to fall to darker desires and temptations than it is to hold onto the more important things within.”

“You know, I don’t understand all of that stuff. I’m just a simple man. I haven’t got the time to deal with theories and wishes. I deal with facts. Give me some of those and I’ll be able to deal with ‘em.”

“All right, then.  Fact: Bill said that he would never harm a lady. Fact: you agree that he would not either. Therefore, he cannot be the one to have done the deed nor order it done.”

“Okay; see, that’s not a fact.  That is conjecture.”

“Is it? I don’t think so. I have …”

“A feeling? You said that before. What does that mean?”

The pair exited the warehouse, but Camilla did not speak until she was quite sure that no one else would hear them talk.

“I … We … know people by their souls, Thomas. When I touched your hand, I knew that you were a good man. I also knew that you have a troubled past and that you have lost someone close to you.”

Tom’s look was a mix of shock and concern, but, before he could say anything, she continued:  “I did not look deeply into you. I did not look into your memories; I could have, but, because I respect you, and you did not give me permission, I did not. All I knew was that you cared about what happened to Patricia, for whatever reason you had, and so …”

“And so that was your lure to get me involved in this …”

“You did not have to.”

He stopped walking: “You know, I feel like I was pushed into this. That you and Tera conspired to get me involved and make me stay in it.”

“No. We did not. I gave you the card. I gave you the chance to walk away.  You decided that you needed to find out more and you came into our world. Do not confuse the sight of an open door with walking through it. You had the choice. You made it.”

Tom wanted to rant at her, but her logic was sound. He did poke his nose in, and he was deep in it now. With a sigh, he asked, “How much do you know about Bill and his son?”

“Enough to know that Bill has not killed anyone, ever. I can say the same for Billy, as well.”

“Okay, explain that … in simple words so that my mind doesn’t break.”

Camilla laced her hands together and explained, “If you are dark, or have been touched by the dark, if you have killed or done something that serves the dark and makes it gain power, you are marked, in your soul. If I touch someone like that, I’ll know. The same is true of someone who has been touched by the light, but it is different.”

“Weird. Sort of sounds like you are a divining rod.”

She giggled a bit and pointed at her forehead: “Divine I am not. Or at least I do not appear to be.”

Tom couldn’t help the smile, “Right. I forgot about that.’

“What most people are, generally, are shades of grey. That’s normal, and what we expect. But there are always exceptions to that rule. If either of them had killed, they would not be grey; they would be dark. I don’t sense that in either of them.”

“So, you give them a pass?”

“I give them more than a pass: there is nothing in them that even hints they are involved. But …”

“But what?”

“I asked Billy for a favor.”

That stopped Tom in his tracks. Pinching the bridge of his nose, he asked, “What kind of favor?”

“I can’t say.”

“Oh come on. He’s a suspect in spite of your feelings about him.  You can’t just go and trust someone because …”

“I can and I did. In the end I gave him some comfort and, in response to that, he agreed to do something for me. He will. He’s as honourable as his father.”

“Did you tell him anything more than what Bill knows?”

“No. We did talk about his mother a while. He misses her. He does not want to lose his father as well.”

Tom stared off into space for a time before ending the conversation with, “We don’t have the evidence to clear Bill. Right now, he’s the only suspect we’ve got.”

“Then we should find more.”

Tom smiled again, “Right. Look Camilla, I know that you … work … differently then we do. I get that. But you have to see that we have rules and laws here and I have to enforce them. That means that without a piece of paper, a videotape, a confession … hell, anything at all that points me away from Bill, I’m going to arrest him real soon.”

“You will be wrong then.”

“I’ll have to live with that.”

“You will not be able to. I can see that.”

“I know. But that’s part of the job. Sometimes, I think that I sold my soul for the job.”

With that confession, Tom whistled for a cab. It didn’t take long for one to pull up to the curb. He opened the door and let her go in first. As she did so, Camilla told him, with a serious tone in her voice, “You cannot sell that which is held by another, Thomas.”

He climbed into the cab, gave their destination and, as the taxi drove them away, Tom’s memories came back to haunt him again … as they always did.

As they departed, Billy watched from one of the windows in the upper floor of the warehouse. He liked Camilla, liked her a lot. After they had left, he stood there by the window, watching the traffic pass by, and thought about what Camilla had asked him to do. He didn’t know why exactly he had agreed to it, maybe it was just wanting to do something when, so far, there was nothing he could do for his father.

With a sigh he rummaged in his pockets until he found his phone, opened it, and made a call.

“It’s me. Yah. No, no they didn’t arrest Dad. I … trust them. Have to trust someone, don’t I? Anyway, I need somethin’ done … today.”

Billy turned away from the window and walked off into the gloom around him, doing what he hoped would help his father in the end …

Storm Clouds

Chapter 15

By TeraS

Jane awoke to hissing. For a moment she thought it was a snake or something similar; she startled and tried to move, but then heard a voice.

“No. Don’t move. Just lay there a minute, whoever you are.”

It took another moment for her memories to come rushing back to her, then she recognized the voice. It was John, that guy that she had talked to before … before everything went black. From the sound of his voice, Jane assumed that she didn’t look like that girl who was on his mind when she first met him.

In the next moment, she tried to move her hands towards her face and the source of that hissing sound, which she now realized was an oxygen mask. A firm hand pushed her hands back down, and she opened her eyes to see John standing above her:  “Look. Just stay there and don’t move.”

He looked around for a moment and then, to Jane’s surprise, flicked one of her horns with a finger, the thunk of that echoing in her mind for a moment. Jane started to panic; if someone could see her horns … His next words to her didn’t help a lot, either.

“I know you’re not who you look like. I called Jenni. She’s at her office. You aren’t her. You look like her, but you aren’t her. Now, listen carefully to me: if you try to run, people will see you. Jenni is on her way down here right now. If someone sees you, there will be questions that you probably don’t want to answer. Besides, you have smoke inhalation, you’re weak, and you aren’t going to get very far. Now, nod if you understand me.”

Jane did so.

“Okay. You’re in the back seat of my car. You have an oxygen mask on, and you are under a blanket so no one can see you right now. Just stay there and I’ll get you out of here, all right?”

Another nod, then Jane closed her eyes again.

The next time she opened them, the oxygen mask was gone, but the blanket was still there, and she was still moving. Sitting up gingerly, she held her head in her hands while she managed a question: “Where am I?”

“Still in my car. I’m trying to decide what to do with you.”

Jane then looked up and found herself looking at … Jenni. With horns. Green horns. The only thing she managed was a soft, “Damn” before she fell back into the seat with a thud.

“So tell me: What’s your name, anyway? You know mine already, so I’ll skip the introduction.”

“I’m Jane.”

“Jane … Jenni … I can see how I could be confused. No wait, you were Jenni when we first met. Now you are Jenni with horns.” He looked in the mirror at her, “So. Are they real? The horns, I mean. And is that what you look like or is it all makeup or something?”

Jane’s first instinct was to lie and tell him that was all it was. But then a problem with that lie occurred to her: he’d ask to see the horns come off or the makeup be pulled away. Then another thing came to her. She has been out cold for a while. He could have checked and seen that it was all real. Lying to him would be a mistake.

So she said the only thing she could say at that moment: “You’d never believe me even if I tried to explain it to you.” Gaining a little bit of confidence, she added, “So. What are you going to do, then? Police or something?”

John smiled thinly, replying with a flat, “Or something,” as he continued to drive, leaving them both with their own thoughts …

Jane’s were spinning around one the one thing she had to do her best to present:  it would be disastrous if beings like her, the ones that were thought of as being legends, were discovered to be quite real. Her next thought was that Tera was going to kill her . . . or, even worse, be disappointed in her, and that thought was much worse than the first one she found. But the one that she held onto was: how she could get out of this mess she found herself in.

She looked out the window of the car and watched the city passing by without saying anything else for the moment, mostly because she wasn’t sure that John wouldn’t hurt her, but mainly because she needed to get focused again and try to make herself not look like Jenni any longer.

John’s thoughts, on the other hand, were slightly more focused. He wanted to know exactly what the Hell was going on. The shock he felt when he touched those … horns? … on Jenni’s … no, Jane’s … head told him that something was seriously wrong here.

He didn’t believe in legends or tales of the beyond.  No, what he believed in was logic and proof. Thing was that here he had proof that there were–and he found this still impossible to believe–demons in his world. That still didn’t sit right with him.

Then he made a decision and turned the car to follow it. He needed a doctor:  someone to tell him if Jane really was what she seemed to be or if it was just a fluke or some cosmetic surgery or something like that.  He found himself liking that possibility, as that would fit into his world a hell of a lot better than the other idea that prodded him as being the truth.  Looking once more in the mirror he said, “Better put your seatbelt on. You’re going to be there for a while.”

Sep 05 2010

Sexy Succubus Demoness T…

I found yet another T-shirt that is sort of Succubus, well, at the least Demoness related… And it is that is a pretty obvious way…

Actually there are two things that I like about this one…

The first is the smile that this design makes of the tail used in it…

Also, I think it’s neat how the horns can look like eyes with the tail being the smile…

I’d like it a bit better if it read Sexy Succubus instead of what it says…

But nonetheless I’m pleased that someone else decided to create a sexy devilish T…

I found this on the Zazzle.com site, and you can find that page here as well.

And it sells for, depending on the kind and ho many you want to buy, from $13 to $26 US…

It is the creation of someone calling themselves Drakeisawake, and is one of a multitude of designs that they have for sale on their part of the Zazzle site…

Tera

Sep 04 2010

A YouTube of the Samurai and the Succubus

I came across another making of art video on YouTube this week that has a Succubus as part of the overall image and so… This is called The Samurai and the Succubus and is the work of an artist called Kingaby.

And as always, in case the embedding doesn’t work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Oa6gqtroc

There is quite a lot I like in this work, and here is a still of the final work as well…

One of the things that I find really interesting is the latex shimmer on the Succubus’ clothing, that’s something that I have heard a lot of artists commenting on, this one being one, that doing that shimmering effect is a  giant pain when making effects like that.

Her horns, tail and hair most of all I really like, there is a lot of textures in it that I find just fascinating to look at… Her wings are quite nicely done, though maybe a bit more detail in them to match the rest of the work would have been nice to see…

Her pose is really interesting as well, it shows off her form, body, clothing an curves really well, seeming as if she is controlling the Samurai by the light touch she has upon his arm. I wonder if, from the tension in the Samurai’s body, if the Succubus is stopping him from launching an attack on someone out of frame of the work…

It’s an interesting thought to me at least…

You can find the artist Kingaby at his DeviantArt site here. His art varies from drawings to photographs and everything in between and I think that if you visit there you will discover something that you will enjoy…

Tera

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