The 2015 Succubi Year in Review

The single thing, at least from my perspective, about 2015 was the ending of things more than the beginning of things that had something to do with Succubi. As such, there aren’t really ten things that are positive points, really it is a mix of things overall for the year.

So, in no particular order, and in whatever way the thoughts came to me, here are my thoughts about Succubi and the year just past, 2015…

  • Lost Girl – Obviously the single thing that marks this year was the ending of Lost Girl. I still feel like the last season was a disappointment for how much didn’t really get any sense of completion when all was said and done. More so, the loss of Kenzi for most of the season, what happened to Trick and Tamsin, didn’t endear the series to me for what happened. What bothered me, more than anything else, was how the series walked away from the core question of who Bo is, to find her own way, and turned the last season towards her father, what he wanted, and what his plans for Bo were. Beyond that, the ending itself was more focused on him than Bo, or the main cast for that matter. If there is a “Lost Girl: The Next Generation” I will give it a chance… but then I doubt we’ll ever see that happen.
  • Dangerously Chloe – I feel like the series has been in a holding pattern for much of the year story-wise. There’s not been a lot of development of Chloe herself, there’s been nothing in the way of really telling a story other than a few little arcs that, by the end, haven’t done anything to progress her story, or really, any of the other main characters. I will say that the Valentine’s Day arc was fun and had some moments that worked, but otherwise? I just would like to see Chloe grow up. She really hasn’t as yet and I’d like to see that.
  • Yes, you know I have to rant over lousy costumes – I can count on the fingers of one hand how many costumes I found in the past year that were, in the smallest of ways, slightly better than the usual awful things I find. Considering there are at least two costume companies that can create reasonably nice looking costumes, other than Devils, I’m not calling them Succubi, because they aren’t, wouldn’t it be possible to create one single costume that I would actually need to have? I’m not expecting better this coming year, but still, hope springs eternal.
  • Sinfest – As much as I have liked that Fuchsia has progressed as a character, Baby Blue hasn’t. Abby has, in a really nice way, but Sapphire hasn’t. There’s a story to be told, but really it hasn’t this past year very much. Considering the past record of the series, I’m sort of expecting things to turn away from any kind of character development and return to a series of commentary over the elections that are coming soon. Still, there might be some side arcs for the Devil Girl characters as a whole, and I hope so. What happens next with Abby I think is going to be interesting. Still, Sapphire is a question mark and I’d like to know more about her.
  • New 2015 Succubi Book Series – There were actually a lot of series that started over the past year which have Succubi as main characters. By my count there were 22 series started, 7 of which never got past the first book in the series. Of the remaining 15, really only six were not stereotypical. I’m hoping for better in a lot of ways for 2016, but I can really only see three of these series started in 2015 that I have any real hope for. Why is it that so many authors see the word “Succubus” and have to immediately write an evil, over the top sexual being? How about using some imagination please?
  • Succubus Short Films – I noticed there were a number of short student films that appeared on YouTube in 2015 that had a Succubus character in them. However, they were mostly horror-themed, didn’t really have a Succubus as much as they had a female character that acted in a less-than Succubus-like fashion. Some where very stereotypically evil, or horrific, but, occasionally, there was a film that had a different take on things that I found to be interesting. Perhaps there will be more of that in 2016.
  • Video Games with Succubi – There were actually a lot of small little games that popped up in 2015, but they were shooter games, or maze games or similar sorts of things. If they came from Asia, they focused on succubi with one thing on their minds, and the games revolved around that one point. The other option were succubi that were really not so much succubi as they were an excuse to have over endowed enemies to fight in the game. I wonder when, if ever, there will be a succubus in a game that isn’t there for the sake of showing off her cleavage?
  • Cosplay – I think this was one of my more positive points in 2015 for the number of Cosplayers that have taken the idea of Succubi and given them a presence. By that I mean there are quite a number of them that have appeared in simply amazing costume, have the look and attitude of Succubi that I personally like to see. It’s nice to see Succubi cosplayed as being powerful, not eye candy.
  • Succubi Stories – With all of the books that have come out in 2015, the ones that are a single story and nothing more, there have been several that were really so very good and I wanted to see more from. Perhaps they will return and surprise me in 2016, but if not, there were a bright spot here and there, even if there were still a lot of short, poorly edited, hot flashes that were not.

That’s nine, and really the tenth is something that is special to me. Perhaps I’ll share that, sometime soon…

And as for my site… A few highlights for the year that had:

  • The Tale has over 1.4 million views in total.
  • The Tale has over 3,100 posts.
  • The SuccuWiki has surpassed well over 20 million views.
  • The SuccuWiki contains over 3,700 articles.
  • The Gallery of the Succubi has over 5,100 images.
  • The Tale and this site had their eighth anniversary in November.

For myself, I hope to write more, to write better. I would like to accomplish one thing that my heart and others have been poking my tail to accomplish… Perhaps it will happen, perhaps it will not… But no matter which does…

I wish you all a Happy 2016… May your coming year be happy and wonderful for you all…




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    • Legion on January 1, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I think it is fairly safe to say with those numbers that you have built a very successful place My Queen. It is a fun, lovely, and just plain interesting place to come to and it helps to be run by someone who has as much passion for the subject as you do.

    Don’t know what your heart has been poking at you to do because I can think of more than a few things so narrowing it down would be difficult but I hope you have an excellent 2016.

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    • James on January 1, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    The year past, like just about every one, has been a mixed bag, Your Majesty, but I would hope that Your Majesty will remember just a few things, humbly offered by me, for what they are worth:

    1. Endings make way for beginnings: Your Majesty knows all the ways in which those left in charge of Lost Girl got it wrong. The end of it leaves room for the reboot which will, no doubt, be better.

    2. Some creators are just lost: we just wait for Chloe to find her way.

    3. There will never be a costume that Your Majesty needs: Your Majesty IS the Succubi Queen, not someone who dresses as her. There might . . . might . . . someday be a costume worthy of Your Majesty–whose diligence rewards all around her.

    4. Some creations take time: while there hasn’t been a lot of development among the succubi-to-be in “Sinfest,” and Blue has been resisting her development, I think–all of which makes her a more real character–there have been others developing. He is juggling a lot of balls in the air over there . . . and, by the way, Schulz never got his hero to kick that damn football.

    5. Gems are gems because they are rare: I am impressed that there are even three series of succubi-related books with any promise, and awestruck by Your Majesty’s diligence.

    6. Beautiful flowers require tons of fertilizer: for every one great film in any genre, there is an unbelievable amount of manure. So it should be with Your Majesty’s most rarified category.

    7. No aphorisms here: look at the typical video game players–not to mention the typical game developers–and ask what Your Majesty might expect?

    8. Again, what was Your Majesty expecting?: cosplayers, seeking to capture the character of beings of power, will become beings of power.

    9. Sometimes the best views are in the mirror: many of the best succubi stories of 2015 appeared in this thread, and all of those bore the name “TeraS.”

    10. This is my 10, not yours. Some things are not endings or beginnings, but continuings. This site has continued to provide a place where people want to come, as is witnessed by Your Majesty’s numbers; a place that inspires, as is witnessed by the comments here and much of the new succubish work that appears; and a place where the brightest of lights is reflected and refracted to the world. That light is more than TeraS, Queen of the Succubi.

    That light is Tera. Thank you, Dear One.

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    • RKB Kirin on January 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Happy New Year! Here’s to hoping the next year will have less bumps and more things that are succubi-worthy 🙂

    Having been a lurker on the site for a while, I just wanted to say how honored I am to have my first eBooks reviewed by Tera. It’s my intent to keep putting out more and I really hope I can maintain the quality that has earned all the kind words in her reviews.

    Here’s to 2016 everyone! May it be filled with cute demon horns and frisky barbed tails!

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    • TeraS on January 26, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Thank you all… Always…


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