Aug 08 2010

The Succubi Queen ponders Andie Bates a bit…

Tonight will be the seventh episode of the ABC television series The Gates, and so, after giving the series six episodes that I have seen, it’s time for some comments about the only Succubus that has appeared in the series…

That being the character known as Andie Bates.

So, what do we know about Andie so far in the series as a Succubus?

Not actually all that much to be honest, but here’s a reasonably short review of what we know, at least as of the sixth episode…

* Her Mother, Eve, was a Succubus and could not control her urges.

*That caused her Father. Thomas, to have to kill Eve, but Andie doesn’t know the real reason why her Mom died at the beginning of the story. Her Mom almost killed her Father, Eve didn’t die in a car crash.

*That happened because Eve had been having sex with Thomas without any sort of medication that would help curb her succubus powers. Instead, the couple practiced self-restraint. However, one night, Eve could not contain herself, and Thomas was forced to kill her.

*The first inkling of her being a Succubus was that she has a large blue vein running up her back that her Doctor explained away as being caused by stress initially, but then told Andie’s Father to fill her in on the finer points of being a Succubus because she has the same Succubus “disorder” her Mom had.

*Apparently, in this universe, Succubism is a disease, or more accurately, a disorder that can be controlled with medicine.

*If Andie kisses someone, notably her boyfriend in the series, Charlie, they lose energy and walk around like they have Mono, a really popular disorder that some young people do get occasionally. This first was evident in the fourth episode when, after only briefly making out with Charlie, Charlie passed out in class. It’s important to note that it was a very brief kiss, almost a peck, and he was out like a lightbulb.

*Andie, on the other hand, runs around like she drank ten cans of Jolt Cola. I mean seriously if she could climb walls she’d be able to do that.

*Dr Peg figured out a herbal formula that might help Andie control her succubus tendencies, but she has to take it. She doesn’t want to because of the side effects that she gets from the medicine. So she stops taking it and that adds some risk to Andie and Charlie’s lives.

*Then her Father explains what a succubus is, mostly, specifically that Andie will attract men unwittingly and kill them with the poison of her kisses. Of course that’s not enough information, so Andie surfs the web ((Mind you, she doesn’t visit my site, but what can you do?)), gets mostly bad news and suffers for that. Mostly that she can’t love anyone.

*In episode 5, Peg tries to tell Andie about things she needs to know now while Andie is in her office. Interestingly, it is explained that being a Succubus means that, physically, you are cold blooded. You can’t regulate your own body. So Andie’s body uses up more energy that it can produce, and so she has to take it from others.

*Later on, Andie and her Father have a “Succubus Safe Sex” talk, which is really something awful in the way they both dance around the issue and she doesn’t learn a lot from it.

*In episode 6, Andie’s condition became worse. Of course she and Charlie kiss again and, again, he’s out cold on the floor again. At the end of the episode however, she started taking the medicine again, trying to make amends for what happened to Charlie in the episode.

And that brings us to tonight’s episode, which I haven’t seen at the time of this posting in the Tale, so I won’t talk about that here…

I do however want to make a few points that seem to have been overlooked in the story so far. One of these is that, watch the episodes carefully, Andie has kissed other people in the series, and none of them have passed out.

The other thing that I wonder about is, and I think this is more accurately what she is…

She’s an energy vampire more than a Succubus. I take that view because, if you follow the Succubus mythos, at least the traditional ones, they gain energy while having sex. Andie and Charlie haven’t done that.

It’s also something to note that all of the werewolves and vampires and other such beings in the series, look so very human or can shift into a more human form. If Andie grows horns and a tail, which I doubt, then how will she look normal?

The other thing that I am surprised about is, that the creators of this series haven’t used the ability of Succubi to transform themselves into other people. That alone could make things very interesting in the series and, at least partially, get Charlie out of Andie’s feeding line.

So, in short, I’m not pleased with the Succubus in this series. I know that we’re unlikely to see Andie as a true Succubus, that’s a given since it’s an ABC show and it’s characters that are a bit young to have sexual relationships to be honest… But…

Character development I hope will continue if for no other reason than to give us a clue to what Andie is. It would be interesting as well if Eve appeared to her at some point… Lots of mirrors in that house, might be another layer of interaction and development that would be interesting…

Still watching, still hoping…


Aug 07 2010

A Daemonette WIP YouTube…

I discovered another fascinating work-in-progress YouTube that an artist posted there of what could be seen as a Succubus.. But it is described as being a being called Daemonette…

And in case the embedding doesn’t work:

It’s a rather interesting work, which I have screen captured here…

Not the best possible I admit, but it gives a good idea of the finished work to discuss…

This art is the creation of someone on YouTube that calls themselves McGibs. Now there is a artist I have found elsewhere whom is named Jesse McGibney…

Their website can be found here.

Now I am not 100% sure that the two artists are the same person, I couldn’t find this image on that site, but the styles are somewhat similar so… I’m assuming that they are the same person in fact…

It’s an interesting image really… I do wonder about the almost deer-like horns she wears upon her brow… To me they just seem far too large and unwieldy, but then that is artistic license isn’t it?

There are quite a few stories on the web that have Succubi and similar beings have white or grey-silver skin, so that works quite well I think. Her tail I do wonder about a little bit…

She is holding it in her hands, and it is so very thin really… So much so that I wonder if it acts like those I write about in which they can swisch and move about, or if it cannot  manage that for the thinness of it…

Perhaps there is a story in that thought alone… I’ll add it to the stacks of things I need to write about at some point soon…

She has an interesting expression…. Almost as if she was asked a question and now is bemused by it and wondering how to reply to it… Or perhaps she is attempting to look somewhat vulnerable… Either is possible I suppose…

Still a lovely work and I hope to find more soon…


Aug 06 2010

A Succubus skin for your phone, iPod, and so on…

A long while ago I wrote about a skin for my iPod touch that I really liked… The only problem was that the silhouette image didn’t have horns or a tail on her…

This past week I discovered another skin for various devices that has some of what I am looking for, if missing one vital thing, that I wanted to share…

This artwork is the creation of the artist Chrissy Clark and she calls this work Succubus…

I love the style she has drawn this Succubus in… The whole image just has lots of cuteness in it that I adore so so much… The smile and eyes really make the whole art for me, but I wish there was a larger version of her that might happen to show her tail… I almost expect that to have be black in colour with a little pink bow near the tip of it…

The way she is described on her page on the site which you can find here. Makes her seem to be dangerous, but really I think that like a lot of anime Succubus characters, she has a heart of gold and really is not evil… She just looks a little bit that way…

At least I think so…

And you can find the page with this art available for different devices at this page on…

I’ve ordered several different versions of her work, I especially look forwards to having this cutie on my iPad really soon!

Chrissy likes to draw anime and chibi artworks, the succubus is one of those of course, and if you would like to see more of her art you can visit her website at:


Aug 05 2010

Succubi Image of the Week 137

For this week’s Succubi, I would like to share a work that won second place in an Ecchi-fanartist contest on DeviantArt with the permission of the artist…

This work is called Kalin Succubus and is the creation of the artist DarkShadow…

There is so much to love in this work in my eyes… Probably the one thing that catches my attention most of all is Kalin’s black Succubus tail. Like all good tails it is being a little bit naughty in pulling at her bikini bottoms. And for me, the mark of a good tail is one that has that little bit of evil naughtiness in it that comes out to play at the right time…

The wings are nice and cute, important as well you know… The smile, the gleam of mischief in her eyes, the bikini she is almost wearing… All of it just comes together to make a cute and sexy little Succubus that I just really like…

It would have been nice for her to have a pair of little cute horns as well, but they aren’t totally needed here to be honest…

She’s quite honestly one of the best animeish Succubi that I have seen in quite a long time…

You can find DarkShadow’s homepage on Hentai Foundry here, and the page with Kalin shown on it here.

They also have a DeviantArt site as well, they do take commission works as well for those that are interested in having something created…

Kalin appears on DeviantArt at this page, and DarkShadow’s page is here.

Hope you visit and have a peek at all of the wonderful art there!


Aug 04 2010

Sexy, Almost a Succubi Costume…

Occasionally I find a costume I like, some more than others… Last month I found one that I really did like a lot…

To start this month, I think I have found another that tugs at me a bit…

Now I know that there is a bit of kitsch to this, but there is really quite a lot to work with in this one I think…

This costume is called Sexy Devil and comes with the dress, the horns, and the gauntlets with that odd material flowing from them…

The pitchfork, shoes, and stockings are not included in the package, which is okay really…

The costume sells at various places on the web for $52…

Now the first thing are the gauntlets… They have to go. I think that black opera gloves would be a much better match to this costume than what comes with it…

Then I might use fishnets with this, but really I think that isn’t needed with the right set of heels… Probably four inch black ones with straps that wind up to your knees would work really well…

The horns can stay, I would have to add a tail however and thinking about that further, I think that black horns and tail with a red wig would be best… It’s not quite my tailself, but it would be… interesting…

This is something that I would probably wear to the office Halloween party, if for no other reason than to be able to carry my silver pitchfork to it and poke various people… But that’s another story all together isn’t it?

I’m going to give this costume two and a half pitchforks out of five…

It’s not terrible, but it’s not perfect either…


Aug 03 2010

Temptations 72

How does that song go? Love hurts? The Queen of the Succubi doesn’t believe in that…


Temptations 72

By TeraS and Legion & Alei

I concentrate and feel the part of Tera that is within me. Love are you alright?  Did I do something wrong?

Tera concentrated a moment and then the world around Andrea, Legion and Allison shifted as the wall between the balcony and where they were disappeared into nothingness allowing them to enter where Tera was if they so wished…

She smiled a little at Andrea and sent to her, “You did nothing wrong Andrea… I forgot something important in all that has been happening tonight and needed to remind myself of it again…”

Then she turned her eyes towards the Kitties fluttering about her home and smiled a little more….


And so this story comes to an end that I didn’t want to be…

I;d lie to thank Alei and Legion for taking the time to play in my universe… Good friends are so hard to find in this one aren’t they?



Aug 02 2010

Storm Clouds 84 – 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 14 needs more work, but I’m on vacation this week, so nothing new since last week’s additions….


Storm Clouds 84

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 decision 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 was 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 people 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 he was putting together the questions that needed to be put to him next. He was, after all by his own admission, someone needing to be grilled 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 was standing there 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 moved to help her, “I’m sorry, please, let me help you.”

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

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

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.”

“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. 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 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 easy 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. I 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, with that. 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: “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, 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 they drove away, Tom’s memories came back to haunt him again … as they always did.

As they drove away, 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…