Jan 20 2018

One of the most unique Succubus Speedpaintings ever…

Quite some time ago on the Tale I shared a piece of artwork which I found and it’s stayed with me since. You can find that Succubi Image of the Week here. I think it’s just a stunning piece of art both in the form, but also the presence of the succubus herself.

I came across a YouTube the artist made of creating this work which just adds to that aspect of this art being simply stunning…

 

 

If you cannot see this YouTube here on the Tale, please try this link.

I’ve shared this art before on the Tale, and you can find that art here on this artist’s DeviantArt page, but here is that art once more:

Succubus by Kawa-V

Succubus by Kawa-V

 

I dearly love the mix of colours this artist used. The white on her skin is quite a vivid contrast with her overall red, the little baubles and bangles add an interesting flavour to her character as well. Her hair colour is rather striking, blond against red is a very rare thing to see, usually is it black or some other dark colour.

Just wonderful and dearly so…

Please do visit this artist’s DeviantArt site here.

 

Tera

 

Jan 18 2018

Succubi Image of the Week 522

For the first Morrigan Aensland art of 2018 I looked for something a little bit different. It’s not often that an artist takes Morrigan’s look and tweaks it a bit. There’s no question that it is still Morrigan, but at the same time the thought strikes me as to what would it have been like, if, this had been Morrigan’s cannon image…

Morrigan by midnazora

Morrigan by midnazora

This art of Morrigan was created by an artist on DeviantArt called midnazora and you can find the original page with this art here and this artist’s page can be found here on DeviantArt as well.

There’s an interesting mix of things here as a whole. Of course this is Morrigan, but there’s a change in her aspect, her look that I think really works amazingly well. She still has her smile, there’s still the power of her personality, the presence of her form and look as well. But beyond that there’s a change as well. She’s a bit more focused, a little more forceful, there’s really no other way I can explain it.

One of the images of Morrigan which offers a peek, a thought, an idea of who she is and what makes her attractive as she is by far.

 

Tera

Jan 17 2018

It’s a poncho, not really a costume…

Red Poncho Devil CostumeSomething a bit different as a costume this time on the Tale. It’s an odd thing to consider, it’s quite different as well. But then sometimes being different works, but more often it leaves me wanting.

This is called the Red Poncho Devil Costume and it comes with the dress which has the poncho attached to it and the horns the model is wearing. Shoes are not included and it sells for $50 US.

This really doesn’t appeal to me, especially the artwork that comes with this costume. I find it boring, unflattering and just missing quite a lot overall.

The horns aren’t anything special, the overall look is somewhat trashy, especially with the artwork. Not having that artwork present would help a bit, but that alone wouldn’t be enough.

I’ve never liked ponchos, so my own bias against them is part of my thoughts of course. For me it comes back to comparing this against a flattering dress.

A dress shows style, this poncho idea just seems to say that style didn’t matter.

Zero pitchforks out of five.

I will say I like the shoes, but that’s not going to help this costume very much.

 

Tera

Jan 13 2018

An interesting Incubi Speedpainting YouTube

There aren’t a lot of images of Incubi that appear on the Tale all things considered. Mostly that is because quite a lot of such images are a bit too stereotypical for my liking. I like art that’s different, that isn’t something expected. This time on the Tale, a piece of art that is different, the characters are interesting and I’m sure there is a story to tell about them…

 

 

In case the video does not appear on the Tale, please try this link.

The artist, Mojo chojo, posted the completed artwork on their DeviantArt site, which you can find here, and here is that art as well…

 

Succubus au by Mojo-chojo

Succubus au
by Mojo-chojo

To me, these two characters are incubi, not succubi, but the artist noted that both characters are “bottoms” in their relationships and as such the word “succubus” to them made sense. I can see that, but as a whole I feel that these are still incubi none the less.

All that said, the pair are really unique characters, there is a certain “look” to them that suggests a story needs to be told I think. We’ll see if that story finds its way to the Tale in time…

 

Tera

Jan 11 2018

Succubi Image of the Week 521

I adore cuteness, I’ve said that many times on the Tale. There’s something about succubi being cute, perhaps a bit shy, that just makes me smile. A pair of succubi for this week’s image who have, I think, adorable expressions… and their chibis are too cute by far…

The Grass Is Always Greener For The Succubi by Paprikakun

The Grass Is Always Greener For The Succubi by Paprikakun

This art is titled The Grass Is Always Greener For The Succubi and is by an artist on DeviantArt called Paprikakun. You can find the original page with this art here and this artist’s page can be found here as well.

There’s a story behind this art, just in their expressions, the little bits of cute like the bow on one of their tails, the blush. There’s a neat little tease in how they are looking at one another, but at the same time there’s a sort of ‘oh you didn’t’ vibe that makes me smile.

Amazing succubi characters, they just look right together. Lovely details, their hair, eyes, their outfits, the shaping of their tails. How Miss blue-hair’s having her bangs toyed with is just deliciously fun too.

A favourite of mine, and I’m sure will be the source of a story sometime too…

 

Tera

Jan 10 2018

It’s shiny, it’s not exactly sparkling as a costume…

Sparkling Devil CostumeShiny catsuits are a thing when it comes to devil costumes. They are, as a whole, rather present, seem to be more and more a choice and in being so there’s a need for them to look right all things considered. There’s not much to hide when you are all but naked after all. Sometimes things will work out for the best, sometimes not so much so.

This is called the Sparkling Devil Costume and it comes with the horns, the sad looking tail and the catsuit. The pitchfork and the boots are not included and it sells for $50 US. The boots, which you really need to have I think to make things look a lot better, are $99 by themselves.

I absolutely dislike the tail and the pitchfork. The horns are nothing special either. But the catsuit with the boots does work, for a look at least. A little effort taken to find a better tail and horns would well be worth it. I also think that some black gloves… and a whip… might turn this into something far more interesting than just being shiny.

It seems to be another place to start, another idea to mull over and try to take things to a better place than they are.

Ideas and thoughts have to be a good thing…

Two out of five pitchforks.

Could be a lot better, but it is a place to start.

 

Tera

Jan 09 2018

A Review of Lilin by Electa Graham

Lilin by Electa Graham

Lilin by Electa Graham

Not all stories about succubi and incubi are works of erotica. Much of the time, they tend to be the “big bad” of works with an action tone to them and that can be a difficult tightrope to walk. Done well, they can be evil creatures with evil intent. They have a plan, or goal, and in having that there’s depth to them. But sometimes they are a means to an end, an explanation for how things are, not the reason why.

For me, it’s the why that’s interesting. Simply enthralling others isn’t enough. I want to know the why, their background and their history. If the main characters have that, doesn’t it make sense their opponents have the same?

  • Title: Lilin
  • Author: Electa Graham
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 37 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B078VKQL1C
  • Publishing Date: January 6, 2018

The work tells of:

Lilin demons seduce humans and take their very life essence. They are almost impossible to kill and they are insatiable. When they move into an abandoned city block in Boston to feed off the homeless no ones cares, but when they prevent a rich developer from turning the buildings into waterfront condos that’s another matter. That’s when he calls in Jael Allen. Killing demons is what she does best. She’d do it for free but this job comes with a big pay out, that’s if she can make it out alive.

Jael’s job isn’t anything like your typical nine-to-five. Being a demon hunter means you go where the action is and sometimes the action turns out to be more than she expects. Called in to deal with a group of Lilin, Jael knows she’s in trouble with them, but what’s worse is her competition and the past they share.

Overall the work is an introduction to Jael, her world, and setting up what seems to be a series to follow. The focus in mainly on Jael’s thoughts, her reactions and what happens around her. There’s little hints of mind control here and there through the Lilim when they appear which work well.

The succubi and incubi are, as I expected, rather stereotypical, but that’s really part and parcel of the work. If they weren’t then the story couldn’t unfold as it did. This isn’t erotica, it’s really action-adventure and in that vein the story works well and the characters are interesting. I’ll admit that there’s one point that bothered me, which was meant to put the inhumanity of the Lilin into sharp focus, but all things considered I didn’t feel like it needed to be in the work as a whole.

That said, the story moves at a quick pace, there’s not a lot of time for reflection as things unfold. There are moments which give a glimpse into Jael, and she’s really interesting in what’s told about her. Being dropped into the story, there’s some gaps to be told about her, which aren’t critical to the story and aren’t an issue by far. But there’s a gap in telling something more about the Lilin than what they do, how they whisper sweet words to Jael and her companion, There’s a hint of something more to be told, but it isn’t.

That’s understandable, the Lilin are a means to an end and they aren’t supposed to be much more than the monsters of the moment. Still, some of their comments, their actions and what their victims reveal, leave a lot of questions behind. It would have been nice for some exposition of some sort to play that part of the story out more.

Well written, the story is told well, the main characters have clear and delightfully sharp personalities. But this isn’t erotica and it isn’t really about the succubi or incubi themselves, even if they are so central in what happens. It’s about Jael and who she is, which is a very interesting story by itself.

Three and a half out of five pitchforks.

An interesting start to a series, which I hope it is. Jael might have made a lot of enemies in her time, seen a lot of things, and delving into that part of her character needs to happen more than it does so far. There need not be a recurring theme of Lilin coming back into the series, but at least, as things happen, telling more of her past would be a good thing.

Less a story about succubi and incubi than it is about telling the story of those that oppose them. It’s a fun action adventure read with a main character that I really do like. Perhaps a bit too short, a bit glossed over here and there, but the promise interests me.

 

Tera

 

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