Mar 07 2009

Book Cover Thoughts…

I really love Succubus Blues by Richelle Mead… It’s one of my fav novels…

But the original book cover I have never liked:

Succubus Blues Original Cover

The thing about this cover that has always bothered me is that she looks more like a vampiress than a Succubus.. No horns or tail or anything else really to tell you what she is save for the book title…

Then the book was reissued in the UK with a new cover:

Succubus Blues UK Cover

I really hate this one… The wings in the background hint to her being a Succubus, but otherwise there is little else here to look at. I also think that the expression on her is less than sexy by far…

Next was the German language release:

Succubus Blues German Cover

This one I think was worse than the original cover. Again, no inkling that she is a Succubus save for the title. And what makes it worse is that they have almost chalk whitened her skin, that again moves the image to making her look like a vampiress… Now i know that Richelle is famous for her vampire novels but this isn’t one and so it should look different…

Which brings us to the French language version:

Succubus Blues French Cover 

This I think captures the entire book better than any other cover so far. She is a Succubus. She is sexy and alluring, the look on her face is what I see Georgina looking like on a good day as well. You can see she is carrying a book in her hand and is passing down an aisle of books which also connects to the story within… Why couldn’t this be the first cover? By any stretch of the imagination the artist that drew this captured Georgina just about perfectly…

 

Update! Thank you to Lilikka for the artist’s site on Deviantart for the French cover! 

http://livingrope.deviantart.com/

 

 

Tera

Mar 06 2009

Things that go bump in the night…

I came across this story on the web this morning…

The original source is here

But I will post the relevant part of it here for you:

Chris was particularly interested in The Ancient Ram Inn’s history and was fascinated by the haunted bishop’s room.
It has been said that many people who stay in the bishop’s room have been attacked in their sleep by an incubus (male demon) or a succubus (female demon).

John also told Chris how he had been thrown down the stairs by the demons.

Chris added: “It’s absolutely amazing. You wouldn’t believe that he lives on his own. While I was there, I picked up the spirit of a cat and I picked up a dark barking outside.

“I just felt its energy. And I picked up a lot of names while I was there, that were connected to the property.
“The bishop’s room is such a negative room.

“The incubus and succubus didn’t come into the room – we left after 11pm but we did feel as if we were being watched. It all kicks off after 12pm.”

Chris was so convinced of the high spiritual activity that he plans to visit the pub again this month.
He added: “I want to do it again. A lot of people are interested in this place.”

Okayyyyy…

I like the name of the place, I mean, Ram’s Inn connects with the idea of Succubi and the room has another connection in it’s name, but again we have the mixing up of spirits and ghosts with Succubi  and Incubi which is wrong as usual…

I’m rather disappointed that this person didn’t stay around that extra HOUR to see the Succubus or Incubus appear…

Oh well…

Maybe on the next trip he’ll care more about them than the cat and dog…

Tera

Mar 05 2009

Succubi Image of the Week 63

This week’s image is sort of a combination of what a succubus traditionally looks like, with a little bit of Morrigan Aensland mixed into her…

Morrigan-like Succubus by Unknown Artist

Who drew it or anything else about it I haven’t the slightest clue… The only thing I can make out is that this was finished I assume on April 22, 2005 as the note below the artist’s signature shows in the work…

But I would really like to as the artist is wonderful beyond anything I could possibly say about their work….

 

Tera

Mar 04 2009

Rumour has it that a Succubus figurine is…

Coming Soon…

There is a company in Japan called Max Factory who is bringing out a new figurine of Morrigan Aensland, the succubus from the Darkstalkers video game and other things…

Honestly most should know who she is really… but you can google her if you want or check Wikipedia…

I have to say that this particular succubus figurine is somewhat different as she is playing with her hair in this pose…

Morrigan Aensland by Max Factory

She is scheduled for release in July of 2009 and will be priced at roughly $120 US…

And you can find more information on their blog here.

There are a lot of Morrigan figurines out there, a lot fewer Lilith Aensland ones which is a shame really, but from what has been revealed so far, I think that this one may well be my fav of the bunch…

Tera

Mar 03 2009

Remember when filling out forms…

You get more with honey…

Today I was getting our passports done and had these thoughts as I was talking to the person at the counter there while waiting in the office…

 

Tera

______________________________

Okay Miss…. S is it?

<honey sweet smile> Yes?

I’m going to check your paperwork. If it’s correct you’ll have your passport in a month.

<nodnods> Of course…

Current Profession?  

Queen of the Succubi… <points at horns>

<pause and looks up from the paperwork> You’re kidding right?

No… <tail waves> I’m quite serious about that…

<flipping of application pages and a mumble> So many deities this month I swear I’m going to scream. 

<waiting patiently>

<looks again> You know that trying to butter me up won’t work.

<noddles> Of course… I would never do that… <my tail plunks a box of donuts on the counter>

<silent for a moment, looks at the donuts, looks at me> Got coffee with those?

<slides an extra-large to sit beside the donuts, just smiling and waiting patiently>

<looks at the photo> Doesn’t really do you justice you know.

<shrugs> They never seem to…

<looks again> Are you really? I mean, you seem too nice to be a Succubus.

<noddles> Yup. I’ve dealt with hell’s bureaucracy many times and I have learned that you get more with honey than with vinegar…

<opens coffee and takes a donut from the box> Give me an hour after I finish my break…

<winks> You bet honey…

Mar 02 2009

The Winning Poem…

On the Forum of the Succubi, (The linky is over there –>), we had a poem writing contest with was as follows:

Acrostic poetry is poetry where one can take the first letter of every line (or every second line, or every stanza) and form a word or words. So, for this contest, the acrostic MUST include the word “Succubi” (it can include other words as well, if you wish). Other than that, the poem may take any form you wish, and may rhyme or not–but remember, you will be judged on structure.

There was quite a wonderful amount of entries for it and I would like to thank James for creating and judging the contest…

I also want to send huggles to MesmerEyes, Danny Lilthbourne, RiannaS, MzNicolette, Fzy0001, and Jo…

I thought they were all wonderfully written, but the winner is MzNicolete (hugs for Sis) for this yummy piece:

Suddenly, insistently
unavoidably brainwashed
chained unthinking
cunt clenches
utterly calm
bimbo udders
incessently swinging

Nikki does write such yummy stuff…

<huggles to all for playing>

Tera

Mar 01 2009

Chibi Succubi Dolls…

Last year a company called KIZ Entertainment created a doll which they named Beryl-Never ending dream…

This year, they have brought out a pair of chibi Succubi which are so very cute!

Chibi Succubi by KIZ Entertainment

You can read more about them at the company’s website: http://www.dollsoom.com

They are really works of art, but too pricey for my tastes… Beryl was, when released last year, about $1,000…

<sighs a bit and wishes for someone to create a sexy Succubus doll>

 

Tera

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