Dec 17 2011

Two Morrigan Drawing YouTubes…

I found a pair of YouTubes that show a colour in progress of an image of Morrigan Aensland which I thought was well done and so…

Part One:

And Part Two:

The end result I think it really well done, the artist does lovely work to make Morrigan look very three dimensional I think and you can find the completed work on this artist’s DeviantArt page here as well.

The artist calls themselves Rush–It and they seem to specialize in manga and anime artwork, but they also have done a few Succubus images:

Morrigan Aensland

Lilith Aensland

But I think that this one of Morrigan is my personal favourite…

Morrigan - Color Practice by *Rush--it

Morrigan - Color Practice by Rush--it

You can find the original page on their DeviantArt site here with this art as well…

Have a look!



Dec 16 2011

Does the Lost Girl have a Frequent Flyer Plan for sex?

The twelfth episode of Lost Girl season two aired this week, and I couldn’t believe it, but they actually closed a plot line! And it was interesting! And it actually made sense! What happened?

Episode twenty-five, and the season two twelfth episode of the Lost Girl TV series, was this week. Bo goes on a mission possible, Dyson and Ciara buy a house, Kenzi has an old crush appear, and in the end, Bo is alone while life continues around her.

This is the twelfth review of the second season of of Lost Girl. A summary of this episode has been added to the SuccuWiki, but won’t be adding my commentary to the articles there as that is what the Tale is for….

Bo learns that sometimes, when it comes to dealing with the ones you love, you have to wear…


The episode begins with Kenzi (Ksenia Solo) and Bo (Anna silk) together at their place. Kenzi is working on something at a table when Bo enters the room, getting ready for a morning jog. She explains to Bo that she is working on a family get together which she isn’t thrilled about, but is doing it anyway. Kenzi then invites Bo to the so-called party, but she declines and leaves for her jog. After she leaves, Kenzi calls someone on her phone and tells them that Bo doesn’t suspect anything.

The scene then shifts to Lauren (Zoie Palmer) as she is brought into the Ash’s (Vincent Walsh) chambers after being placed in the dungeons last episode (Can’t See the Fae-Rest). She asks the Ash what he plans to do to her next, suggesting torture, but the Ash asks her if she is willing to go back to work again. Lauren reveals that she has been in the dungeons for four days and that she isn’t interested in returning to work. Lauren threatens to leave the Ash and go to the Morrigan because she knows mor about what has happened to Nadia that he does. The Ash tells Lauren quite bluntly that if she attempts to see the Morrigan she will be punished severely. When Lauren defies him again, the Ash changes tactics and tells Lauren that he has been reading the journals of the previous Ash and reveals to her that the one that cursed Nadia was in fact the old Ash.The Ash did so because he needed a cure for the Fae that were dying, Lauren could provide it, and by cursing Nadia he could insure that Lauren would be drawn into the world of the Fae permanently. The Ash tells Lauren that she needs to get over that fact and move on, but Lauren tells him that she would rather burn the Ash’s home to the ground. Then the Ash tells Lauren that he has located the Shaman that set the curse, and that they are located in a small village in the Congo. He also tells Lauren, when she wants to go there and see the Shaman, that she cannot because he is Dark Fae. The Ash tells Lauren that he will do everything in his power to have the curse removed, but in return Lauren must return to her work. She does not actually say she agrees, but does leave the Ash to, it appears, return to work.

Returning from the opening credits, Kenzi enters the Dal, and sees Hale (K.C. Collins) there. She starts to butter him up and then he just asks her how much money she needs. Grudingly, he agrees to give her ten dollars to “Bo’s Special Day” and as well he agrees to bring a cake along to the party. Then Trick (Richard Howland) appears, and he confirms to Kenzi that he will be bringing the beer and other fine spirits to the party. She and Trick continue to talk about the party arrangement but then stop as Bo enters the Dal. She makes small talk with all of them, and each makes excuses about what they are planning to do on the weekend, trying not to reveal to Bo what they are planning for her, which is a surprise birthday party. Trick asked Bo what she is planning and Bo tells him that she hasn’t talked to Lauren in a while, is planning to call her and perhaps they can spend a night together. Then Bo’s phone rings and it seems to be Lauren. But it turns out not to be, the Ash wants to see Bo immediately.

Bo and the Ash meet in his lair, he offers Bo some tea but she refuses and asks him to get to the point of why he called her. He tells her that she is so impatient and that she needs to learn to “enjoy the moment or life will pass you by.” When Bo asks if he called her to give fortune cookie advice, the Ash reveals that he has information about Nadia. He tells Bo that he knows were the Shaman is and that he wants Bo to go there and persuade him to lift the curse. He tells Bo that the Shaman is a Dark Fae mystic called Tshombe (Philip Akin) and that he lives in a small village in the Congo. As Bo is unaligned in the Fae world, and she has an interest in the problem, she is the right person to go there. He also tells Bo that she can never tell Lauren that she did go. The reason for this is that the person that removes the nail must do so out of compete and utter selfless love sand this is shown by doing a favour for them and never letting the other person know about it. The Ash tells Bo that she must accept this as fact or she will not be successful. Bo tells the Ash that she doesn’t need credit for helping a friend. She then asks to see Lauren, but the Ash refuses telling Bo that Lauren is in the middle of something that is very critical and she cannot be disturbed. When Bo asks how she will get to the Congo, the Ash gives her a business card and tells her that it is his personal travel agent and that all arrangements will have been made.

Kenzi is at Bo’s place speaking Russian on the phone when Hale comes in carrying a box. Kenzi tells Hale that one of her relatives is arranging “party favours” for the guests, being digital camera right off the boat, and when Hale asks how, Kenzi turns her attention to the box Hale carried in. Opening it, Kenzi finds a heart shaped cake with the words: “Happy Brithday Bo” written on it. As she admires it, Bo storms in and Kenzi quickly hides the cake from sight. Bo goes to her room, grabs a knife, and then starts to leave. When Kenzi asks what is going on, Bo tells her that she is going to Africa and as she leaves Kenzi asks if she will be home for dinner.

The next scene takes place at the travel agency the Ash sent Bo to which is called the Tayyalard Travel Agency. Bo enters and before she can ask anything, the woman that runs the agency asks if she has a number. Bo is confused since there is no one else there, but takes a number anyway and eventually the woman calls Bo’s number out. She takes Bo’s number and then addresses her by name and introduces herself as Peggy (Pragna Desai). When Bo asks how she is getting to Africa, assuming a plane, Penny tells her that what she does is “fold the Earth.” When Bo is confused, Penny understands why she would be as she is the only Fae travel agent sanctioned by the Ash in the city. She explains the Bo that instead of her moving to her destination, the destination will move to her in the blink of an eye. In Peggy’s words: “You merely stand still and the world is displaced under your feet. When Bo asks if it is safe, Paggy laughs a bit and then says: “There are the normal risks, headaches, swelling of the joints, nose bleeds and in some very limited cases death.” She then hands Bo an accident waver and has her sign it in various places. Then as Bo signs Penny also offers her travel insurance with “excellent death benefits.” But Bo declines. After she finishes signing, Bo asks what’s next, Peggy says “Happy Trails” and in the next moment she is standing in a small village in the Congo outside of the place where Tshombe lives. Bo enters the house to find Tshombe laying on the floor and he seems to be unresponsive to Bo as she calls his name. He stirs slightly and she tells him that she is in search of a cursing nail he placed in a block of wood. Tshombe raises one hand and Bo’s sight is drawn to a large pillar of wood in the room that has hundreds of nails placed in it.

Returning from commercial, Tshombe stands and after thanking Bo for helping him, tells Bo that he has not long to live. Bo tells Tshombe that she is there about a woman, named Nadia, that he cursed for the Ash a long time ago. He moves to the pillar of nails and comments the all of the nails were placed where they are for a reason. When Bo asks if he knows how much pain he has caused, Tshombe’s answer is that every time, when a person is cursed, it shifts the fortunes of others. and he asks Bo who is to say that the world is not a better place as a result. Tshombe then locates Nadia’s nail and tells Bo that he was paid to place the curse on Nadia and he also tells Bo that the one that paid for the curse was the former Ash of where she comes from. When Bo cannot believe that a Light Fae would as for something from a Dark Fae, Tshombe’s answer is that the Light Fae don’t mind compromising when they feel that the ends justify the means. The Ash did so in order to ensure that Lauren would find the cure the Ash needed and as a result several hundred Fae lives were saved as a result. Bo asks how much to pull out the nail and Tshombe’s answer is that there is a mask he wants that can save his life. It is a healing mask that was once owned by the Goddess Ama that was given to a Shaman in Mali and then was stolen two years previously. Tshombe tells Bo to find it and return it to him. When Bo asks where it is, he tells her that it was stolen by a Preta (Denis Akiyama) who was last seen in Madagascar. Tshombe tells Bo to hurry as he may not survive the night.

Back at Bo’s place, Kenzi is auditioning music bands and she is seen looking on in disbelief as one of them demos their act for her. Eventually she stops them and thanks them for their time before seeing them out. After they leave there is a knock at the door and Kenzi opens it to find another musician standing there wanting to try out for the gig. After a moment, he recognizes Kenzi and she calls him Nate (Aaron Ashmore). After inviting him in, they catch up on their lives since they last saw each other which was sixteen years ago. She asks him where he went after he left her, being the guy next door that she had, and still has a crush on. They talk about their lives and what has happened since they last saw each other. Nate moving around from place to place with his family, and when he asks if Kenzi has found anyone for the gig, she tells him that she has now.

Back at the Dal, Dyson (Kristen Holden-Ried) arrives and has a beer while talking to Trick about Ciara (Lina Roessler). He tells Trick that he has been spending the morning house shopping with her. Trick tells him that he should be happy and that there are a lot of men that would give anything to be in his shoes. He also tells Dyson that he needs to figure out what he wants, and Dyson tells Trick that he has been trying to, but not getting anywhere with that since Ciara arrived. Trick tells him that he know that Dyson has been struggling with them since he came back from the Norn when he saved Bo by giving up his love for her which Trick isn’t aware of in the first season finale Blood Lines. Bo then arrives and interrupts them by asking Trick what he knows about the Preta. Trick tells Bo that if she is planning a Preta hunt she needs backup, and Bo looks at Dyson hopefully. Trick explains that Preata are extremely greedy beings, driven to satisfy their desires but never able to fulfill them. For example, some want to eat, but are never satisfied. Others need to drink, but liquid evaporates on their tongue before they can enjoy it. The Preta that Bo seeks has a need to collect treasures, and Trick tells Bo that she can find him in the catacombs under the First Christ Church in Sambava, Madagascar. Dyson mentions that he has heard stories of people going into Preta dens, but none of them coming out. Bo asks Dyson if he is scared and with a smile his answer is “intrigued.” Trick then tells Bo that she must offer the Preta a trade for what she wants and it has to be something of value. When Bo says that she has nothing of value, Trick makes a sacrifice for Bo and gives her a bracelet that was once owned by his wife. Bo is shocked as Trick has never spoken of her before and Trick promises to tell Bo about her sometime in the future. Bo tries to refuse, but Trick insists telling Bo that his wife would approve of him doing so. He wishes them both luck and then leaves. Bo thanks Dyson for his help and he tells Bo that he had nothing better to do and anyway that is what friends are for. They then leave to obtain the mask.

After a commercial break, Kenzi and Hale drag a large box into Bo’s place which is supposed to contain cameras for the party. However, after opening the box, Kenzi discovers that it holds wooden cat dolls and not cameras, her relative having picked the wrong box. Kenzi is frantic over this, but Hale tells Kenzi that at least they have cake. Kenzi tries a little bit of the icing, but discovers something in it and that turns out to be a little worm-like creature. Hale shakes his head and comments that he should have known that an organic Far bakery would use worms in their products which makes Kenzi ill.

Bo and Dyson arrive back at the travel agency and Bo tries to tell Peggy what they need, but, once again, she insists on Bo taking a number, Dyson does so this time, and when it is called, being the only ones there, they of course are Peggy’s next customer. Peggy asks if they are going on a honeymoon together and tries to make some small talk, but Bo pushes her to send them on their way. The next moment they are at the Preta’s lair and enter it, Dyson commenting that the travel was “impressive.” The Preta meets them almost immediately, asks them if they want to trade, and bids them to follow him deeper into the catacombs. He leads them into a chamber that is filled with treasures of all kinds. He explains that he is driven to steal treasure to admire it, but in order to do so, he must touch it. However doing so turns the treasure into sand the moment he does so. His one hope is that someday his curse will be lifted and he can actually touch and enjoy the treasures he has. He asks what Bo has to trade and she shows him the bracelet that Trick gave her. The Preta tells Bo to place it on a shelf for him, but also warns her that touching the sand would have the same effect as his touch. Bo steps around several small piles of sand and does as he asks. He then asks what she wants in return and Bo tells him that she wants the healing mask of Ama, and the Preta tells her that he knows which one she wants.

Lauren in the meantime, visits Nadia in her chamber in the Ash’s lab. She has a conversation with her, talking about why she hasn’t visited Nadia. She tells of the Ash holding her prisoner, that they both have been, and that maybe it won’t last much longer. Lauren tells her that when that happens, then maybe she will get to hold her again.

Bo and Dyson are led by the Preta to where the mask they seek is found. Between them and the mask are many piles of sand standing as high as Bo’s waist. The Preta tells Bo that she must enter the room and retrieve the mask. Dyson calls it a trap, but the Preta replies that it is simply part of their quest and the most cherished treasures are the most difficult to come by. Dyson asks the Preta to give them the mask, but the Preta simply says that he sets the rules. He also tells Bo that the piles of sand by the mask are the last people that tried to obtain it.

After another commercial, Bo starts to make her way across the room, gingerly manoeuvring around the sand piles. As Bo does so, Dyson notices a large piece of cloth laying on top of a sand pile and realizes that the Preta’s clothing is made of the same material. As he tosses Bo the cloth, the Preta opens a door to the room and a gust of wind begins to swirl the sand into the air. Bo tells the Preta that he is not being fair, but the answer is “my terms.” Bo then throws her knife at him, but the Preta destroys it by blocking it with his hand. Dyson then tells Bo to cover herself with the cloth and then begins to throw various pieces of treasure at the Preta forcing him to destroy them before they can strike him. Dyson throws many items at him until he falls to the ground, his hand touching the bracelet that Trick gave Bo, turning it into sand and also turning into sand a large pile of gold that he falls upon. Dyson then closes the door, Bo uncovers herself, and then retrieves the mask. Bo is upset that the bracelet has been destroyed and takes, using a small piece of cloth, a small amount of the sand that was the bracelet before they leave the Preta behind.

Kenzi and Nate at that moment are in Bo’s place, Nate strumming a guitar and singing while Kenzi listens and he continues to do so until he stops and they talk for a while. He calls it weird, that Kenzi was the little girl next door that danced in a tutu. Kenzi replies with how he was the guy next door that practised guitar in his bedroom in his underwear. Kenzi admits that she was a “precocious six year old in love” and then tries to make excuses over what she said. Nate then asks if she is seeing someone, Kenzi says no and Nate just nods his head in reply. When Kenzi asks the same, Nate tells her that he hasn’t found his soulmate yet.

Bo and Dyson return to the travel agency once again, and when Peggy asks for their number, Bo snaps on her, Penny commenting that “someone has jet lag.” Bo tells Peggy to send her once more to Tshombe’s home, and then thanks Dyson for his help to which his answer is: “I’ve always wanted to see Madagascar.” He steps back, Peggy tries to get Bo to sign up for a frequent Fae flier plan, which Bo refuses, and then Bo is transported back to Tshombe. She finds him unconscious on the floor and unresponsive to her. She places the mask on his face, it melts into his skin and then vanishes, seemingly curing him. Bo tells him that she kept her part of the bargain and that now he has to remove the curse on Nadia. Tshombe reaches for a crowbar, wraps Bo’s and his hands around it, and then it glows with a bright red fire. Tshombe then tells Bo that she now has the power to remove the nail herself. Bo then approaches the pillar of nails, places the crowbar against Nadia’s nail and starts to pull it out. Back in the lab, Lauren is frantic as the equipment watching over Nadia begins to sound alarms that something is wrong. Bo pulls the nail out and Nadia’s capsule begins to glow with a bright white light and then the hoses and other connections explode away from it. The capsule vanishes in a flash of light and Nadia, now revealed, opens her eyes and looks around. She sees Lauren, sits up and simply says, “Lauren.” Lauren is speechless as she sees Nadia alive and well once more. Bo in the meantime comes to the decision to remove other nails from the pillar. As she tries to do so, Tshombe tells her that she does not have the power to take other nails out, but to his shock, Bo starts taking them out one by one. He tells her to stop, that she has no idea what she is doing, but Bo’s answer is that she is freeing innocent people. Tshombe then tells Bo the story of several of the nails she has not yet pulled out. One is a violent man that beats his wife and children, another is a traitor that led his men into battle where they were slaughtered. Bo asks what gives him the right to be judge and jury and he asks the same thing of her. Bo then takes the small bag of sand she took form the Preta and then pours it over a box of unused nails sitting on the floor turning them to dust and destroying them. Bo then leaves Tshombe behind as he screams “NO!” in her wake.

Another commercial finds Ciara on the phone as Dyson returns home. She tells him that she closed the deal on the house they were looking at before and she tells him all about it excitedly and hopes that he will love the place as much as she does and they share a kiss. Bo in the meantime, see the Ash and tells him what she has done, she also asks if she was successful to which the Ash tells her that she knows the way to where Nadia is and that she won’t need a body bag to get in there. Bo thanks him for making it all possible and he tells her that she should: “Try to keep that in mind in the days to come.” Bo then leaves him and rushes off to when Nadia is only to discover that Nadia is awake and well, but she also finds Nadia and Lauren embracing and kissing each other. Bo doesn’t say anything and just turns around and walks away leaving the two woman alone together.

Bo goes home to find the lights out and stumbles inside to try and turn them on when there is a cry of “Happy Birthday!” and the lights come on to find her place packed with friends and a party waiting for her, Kenzi and Nate as the band ushering her into the place with a short musical refrain. The first to greet Bo is Hale, then Kenzi runs up and hugs Bo as well. Kenzi, rather embarrassedly introduces Nate to her, and he tells Bo that Kenzi has told her all about her, which comes to: “You are the big sister that Kenzi never had but always wished for.” Bo thanks Kenzi for the party and with a smile tells her that Nate is cute. Then Ciara and Dyson are next, Ciara hugging Bo first and then she walks away. Dyson then give Bo the first gift of the party, which is a throwing knife to replace the one that she lost to the Preta earlier in the episode. Bo manages to thank Dyson and then Lauren arrives with Nadia for the party. Bo greets them and then as the rest of the guests introduce themselves to Nadia, Bo walks away. She sits down on the couch and a moment later Lauren sits with her there. She thanks Bo again for obtaining the cursing nail from the Morrigan, which out which they never would have known what the problem was. Bo mumbles an off-hand “Yeah.” and then Lauren hands her gift to Bo which turn out to be throwing stars for her to use. Lauren tells Bo that she worries about what Bo gets involved with and that she just wants to be sure that Bo can protect herself. Bo tells her not to and that she has more important things to worry about. Trick is the next to give Bo a gift and that turns out to be an antique walking stick with a sword inside of it. Bo tells Trick that she is sorry, that the bracelet was destroyed, but Trick tells Bo that it was for a good cause. He also tells Bo that the bracelet brought his wife years and year of happiness and now it is bringing happiness to others. Trick also reveals to Bo that the walking stick was originally his wife’s and now it is hers. He asks her to keep it close, she will never know when she might need it, and Bo promises to do so. Trick then leaves and a man that we have never seen before in the series then approaches Bo with a gift for her that he says is from an admirer. (This person is credited as Anthony Lemke, but without a character name. However the IMDb lists his character as being Ryan Lambert) Bo is confused and she sarcastically thanks him for clearing up the confusion before opening the gift to find it contains some kind of bracelet. When she comments that it isn’t a weapon, she is told not to be so sure and to read the inscription first. Bo does so but she cannot quite make it out. What the viewer can see are a series of letters and numbers that read: Rsr 12342 as best as can be seen from the glimpse shown of it. Bo asks what it means, but the man that gave the gift has left the room. Bo then looks around to see her friends all talking together and she finds herself alone on the couch and she slips on the bracelet and in a melancholy way watches life go on around her without her.

The final part of the episode begins with the aftermath of the party the night before. Bo wanders into the main room and stops one of the cat dolls from moving with one of her hands. Kenzi then comes in very happy and offers Bo a cup of coffee just the way she likes it. Bo thanks Kenzi once more for the party and tells her that she especially liked the cat theme of the party. Kenzi then summarizes what happened the day before: Bo jetting off to Africa, Dyhson and Ciara buying a home together, Nadia being awake and well. Bo teases Kenzi about her boyhood crush and in response, Kenzi asks about the mysterious man that was at the party, Bo says she doesn’t know him and neither does Kenzi. Then Kenzi rushes off to give Bo her present, Bo commenting that it is either a knife or a pistol. However, when she opens it, she finds an artist’s portfolio of drawings of the party that Nate did. Bo tells Kenzi that she is happy for her, and Kenzi tells Bo that she wants to be happy for her too. Bo’s answer is simply: “I know.”

The final scene of the episode has Lauren entering the Ash’s lair once more. He asks how Nadia is, Lauren replies that she is fine, that there appears to be nothing wrong with her and that she is amazed by it all. Lauren tells him that she is grateful to him for what he has done and then drops to her knees in front of him. She then tells him that in exchange for Nadia’s life, she reaffirms her commitment to the Ash. He tells her that from now on, the necklace she wears as a symbol of his ownership of her will remain on and then drapes it around her neck. Lauren’s answer is: “Forever.”


Fade to black…

This was really one of the best episodes of the series to be honest. Lots of character development for Bo, the mythos was really expanded upon, and best of all, one plot thread was closed that I didn’t really expect to be… However, of course they opened eight new ones.

I didn’t mind Nate’s appearance, I didn’t mind Nadia being freed, I got over Lauren’s reenslavement, I even found myself enjoying Peggy’s quirks. But the one thing that still gets to me, and it’s a fairly major thing, is the need of the writers to add more and more problems to the mix for the characters. I know that there has to be a certain amount of tension in the series, but honestly, there are so many plots still running… why can’t they use them?

There were two moments in the episode that I still clearly remember. The biggest one is Peggy and the travel office, that was inspired acting I thought and I couldn’t help but smile throughout those scenes. The other was the party at the end, which revealed a lot, but also gave us a look into Bo’s thoughts of the world around her in that she is part of her friend’s lives, but also separate from them… I found that really well played.

On to the characters in the episode…

Bo… This episode I think moved Bo as a character the furthest that she ever has been. We see another glimpse that she’s different somehow in removing nails that she shouldn’t be able to, we see hurt from watching Lauren and Nadia, but the aching loneliness in the middle of all of the life around her… That was tragic. So much development for Bo and I hope that they don’t wash it all away.

Dyson… Not really a force in the episode, but, I have to admit that the moments of humour that he showed were a joy to me personally. But the Norn problem is becoming old and worn out honestly… and I miss the Dyson of the first season a lot.

Kenzi… I could just say that she was amazing and leave it like that, but I will just add that it was so obvious how much she cares for Bo in this episode and that is something that I hope the writers never forget even with Nate now in Kenzi’s life.

Lauren. I thought that her first moment with Nadia was… not the scene I expected it to be. I expected joy, crying, relief… something more emotional. All we really saw was Lauren and Nadia kissing in front of Bo and then the aftermath of that. Just was disappointing to me.

Trick. Darn it all, so much promise in the hints about his wife, his words to Bo, the gifts he gave to her and the payoff was… flat. Oh I know that they can’t reveal everything, but really they could have allowed more focus on the why or a longer scene between them than what we saw… Next week looks to be a Trick-centric one and I hope that it allows him to shine.

Hale. Here for a moment and then off again. Still, the scenes with Kenzi were perfect as two friends doing something for Bo… The laughs and tears through them were a joy to behold…

The Ash. So much manipulation this episode of Lauren and Bo, and to be honest, it’s about time that he did. At least now we see him as a chess player of lives and not simply someone that we want to hate. Get him being more of a focus of intrigue and less of a loud bully and that would make him more interesting to me.

Ciara. Not here for long, buying a house does that I suppose, and so she was fleeting in the episode. But there is a point to all of her plot and so it goes on…

Peggy. The silly thing is that I know a travel agent that has her personality almost exactly and she made the episode for me in teams of laughs and smiles… Would love to see her again sometime in the series…

Nate… He’s an interesting match for Kenzi and there is a lot of chemistry between him and Kenzi… The problem is that I have the worst feeling that he will turn out to be cannon fodder for the next episode in order to have the promos for it come to pass. More on that later. I liked the actor, very talented, and it just felt right when he was on screen.

Nadia. Not really a lot to say about her. She and Lauren make a nice couple, but otherwise we learned nothing about her really. Hopefully there will be more to learn and she won’t just fade away.

Tshombe. Really a striking character. So much emotion and story in him and we really only get a small taste of it. I doubt he will return, but Bo removed his ability to use his powers it seems and perhaps he will return.

The Preta. Interesting character, wonderful actor, but the last scene of him crying out on the floor I felt didn’t do the character justice.

One other character that wasn’t named in the episode was the mysterious man that gave Bo a gift at the party. According to the IMDb he is named Ryan Lambert, but nothing else is known about him… He will be back, IMDb says so and I am curious about him.

As I said, a lot of character development this time and that is a good thing. I hope the writers don’t forget any of it…

My rating of Masks

Keeping my interest – 5 Pitchforks

Portrayal of a Succubus – 4 Pitchforks

Overall look and feel – 4 Pitchforks

Storyline – 5 Pitchforks

Main Characters – 4 Pitchforks

Mythos – 4 Pitchforks

Overall Rating – 4.3 Pitchforks out of 5

If the series was going to be only thirteen episodes as was originally shot, this would be an excellent end of season show. It isn’t now, but I have the oddest feeling that it was meant to be.

That didn’t happen and so next episode will be the pause in the season. I hope that it can at least live up to this one’s promise.

I watched every moment of the episode because it was interesting and I wanted to see what was going to happen next. The scenes in the travel agency were the best I thought, and they alone would have made the episode one of my favourites. But seeing what Bo is capable of, even a little bit, and watching the relationships between the characters grow? Just wonderfully done.

Bo wasn’t too much a Succubus in this episode, but we did get to see another hint of what she can do. That I found really interesting… I don’t have to have her using her powers per se in an episode to appreciate her in a Succubus way… And since they didn’t just make her dependant on others and she did have to solve problems on her own. That’s something we need to see more of.

Really wonderful settings in this episode. The travel agency, Tshombe’s home, the Preta’s lair… Everything was rich in detail and added so much to the episode. Just wonderfully done.

A strong storyline as well, which it had to be considering what the goal of the episode was. Full points to the writer in this one. I’m glad they settled the awaking Nadia plot, I liked the development of the relationships between the characters, I even could deal with the new plots started as well. Well done and I would hope that the next episode is as well thought out…

Lots and lots of character development and background reveals in this episode all of which are excellent things to see. I wish that every episode managed to do as much.

I found the additions to the mythos of the series made a lot of sense, they added a lot to the series, but I fear we will never see any of them again and that’s a shame. Peggy and the travel agency would be the series a means to get out of the city they are in and travel more… I hope they do as the series is quite popular around the world and I think some people would like to see that as much as I do…

A good well done episode this week.

More please?

Next Week: Barometz. Trick. Pressure.

When Trick takes matters into his own hands to foresee the future, he runs the risk of revealing too much to the wrong Fae. Meanwhile, a furious Bo confronts The Ash about a betrayal … and is stunned by his response.

And here comes the fall season finale, followed by a month of no new Lost Girl episodes… On the upside at least SyFy will be staring to run the series in January. Still. I’m not sure that they will manage not to edit the hell out of the series considering who their parent company is.

The first thing that comes to my mind is that vision of the Nain Rouge. Will they give Trick the vision as well? There has been a teaser for the finale that was shown during Masks, and here it is from YouTube:

And if you can’t see it here:

So we have a man with flaming bat wings? If that is Bo’s father I will not be happy about it, though as an Incubus trying to turn Bo to the Dark?

That’s a thought and might fit in with the other plot lines that are flying around still…

So a life will be lost and an enemy found. Nice and vague isn’t it? And we have so many minor characters to choose from to kill off don’t we? What are the odds that Nate won’t make it though this episode? Or will Ciara be killed?

Anything is, of course, possible…

I just hope that in the end, it’s a good episode and that whatever happens has a lasting impact on the series…

But we’ll see.



Dec 15 2011

Succubi Image of the Week 207

This is the fifth week of a series of posts for the Succubi of the Week on the Tale for next the little while featuring the work of an artist on DeviantArt that has created some wonderful sexy Succubi…

The artist is Darthhell, and this one of their works that I think should have an interesting story behind it that we’ll probably never really know…

Araya Fyre by Darthhell

Araya Fyre by Darthhell

This is called Araya Fyre and the name of this piece is interesting as the artist makes mention that they would have liked to have a daughter and name her similarly, which I think would have been lovely…

This work was created in 2010, and you can find this image where I originally found it here on DeviantArt.

I think she is a lovely Succubus, though I have to admit once again that black horns against raven hair doesn’t quite look right to me, and her tail is hiding out of sight here. But the details in her body, the ears for example are perfectly done, and the shading and light reflecting off her red skin looks amazing! Her eyes are a haunting combination of colours that while seem a bit odd, do match her look and pose quite well I think…

I wonder how she came to have what looks to be an Angel of some kind in her possession like this and what she is planning to do with her…

It would make for a powerful story I think…

Please do visit Darthhell’s site on DeviantArt for lots of lovely 3D art!




Dec 14 2011

A Devil Costume that isn’t ravishing…

I found a costume this week that, honestly, looks more like it should be in a porn movie than something you would wear on Halloween…

And I think I will refuse to call it anything Succubus-like in anyway, shape or form…

Ravishing Red Hot Devil CostumeIt so so very over the top isn’t it?

This is called the Ravishing Red Hot Devil Costume, no idea why exactly…

It comes with an underwire bra with lace up back, detachable garters, a g-string and a red and black corset.

And that’s all.

The mask with horns, the pitchfork, the fishnets and the shoes are not including. So what exactly makes it Devil-like then?

You need to buy so many other things to make it work that the question becomes: Why show it with all of the other things you need to buy?

It couldn’t be so that you get the wrong idea of what you are buying could it?

Oh, it sells for $85 US as an aside…

Honestly it’s so tacky and porn-like that I can’t see it being any good for anything else. Moreover, when you add in the extras to get the look the model has here, you have to spend well over $125 to get there…

But why you might, I have no idea…

I just don’t care for this costume in the slightest and there is nothing about it that I think anything really good about…

Another zero out of five pitchforks…

It’s a shame because the makers of this have got much better ideas…



Dec 13 2011

Desires 8

Pleasure matters doesn’t it? The Queen of the Succubi thinks so…


Desires – Beach Oasis

By MacroLass and Tera S

Part Eight


Tera shivered at the first breath over her nipples. She felt them crinkle and stiffen at the light hot warmth, and then she shivered as the pleasure coursed through her body. She knew that her desires were reflected so perfectly in Miliani’s mind and body, and relished her attentions to her needs and wants. Tera pressed her nipples gently to Miliani’s lips urging her to suckle on them, and panted softly as she instead kissed and licked her ever so gently. She then arched her back slightly as her breasts were massaged and sighed in the feeling of the warm supple fingers against her skin. Tera smiled and licked her lips in anticipation of what was next.

At the strokes of her tongue around her naval, Tera giggled softly and gently played with Miliani’s dark locks of hair with her fingers. Her tummy quivered and rolled gently underneath that wonderful tongue reveling in the pleasure that Miliani gave her. At the first touch against her thighs, Tera moaned in a soft voice, “Yesssssssssssssssssss……..”

She allowed her legs to widen to give Miliani all the room that she needed to work her magic. As she did she gently stroked her tail across Miliani’s back and bum sending shivers of pleasure through her as well.

And then as the kisses came, she moaned and entwined her fingers in Miliani’s hair. She parted her lips and gasped in pleasure at the promise of what was to come. Tera’s eyes glowed a soft green and she whispered hotly to her, “Oh yessssssssssssss….”


Miliani cooed in delight as the Mistress’ tail stroked her ass. It showed her that she was indeed on the right track and that soon the most perfect woman in the world would be receiving her rightful due.

Then Tera’s eyes went emerald and Miliani felt a sense of purpose that she’d never had before. Suddenly pleasuring the goddess beneath her wasn’t the most important thing in her life….it was the ONLY thing in her life. She surrendered utterly to the power, letting it sweep through her and sharpen her purpose to razor clarity.

She started licking around the insides of her scarlet folds, slowly rimming her labia first to explore their depths and then gradually picking up the pace. As she went faster she also slipped deeper, running her tongue along the inside of her vagina, swirling further and further into her most intimate channel….

Then, when she could go no further, she quickly pulled out along the roof of her pussy formering her lips around the succubi’s clit and sucking on it hard. She bobbed her head a few times, as if servicing a miniature cock, then dove back in to swirl her tongue again…over and over again until the Mistress wished her to stop or do something different.



Tera sighed happily at the way that Miliani was playing across Tera’s hot wet pussy. She gasped in surprise as she felt that perfect tongue slither into around her folds and whispered, “Oh yes my love… So goooood… Oh yessss…” Tera let out a squeal of passion as Miliani drove deeper and deeper within her pussy.

Tera squeezed her muscles just enough to make the friction on that wonderful tongue stimulate her further than before. Her hands pulled needfully at Miliani’s hair egging her on, her desire for that tongue to slip deeper and deeper within her becoming her world for the moment.

Then, as Tera’s clit was so skilfully sucked and nibbled on she let out a long scream of lust. Her back arched into the air and she tried to push herself harder against those wonderful lips. Tera’s tail twitched in sympathy with her building orgasm and suddenly wrapped itself around Miliani’s right leg.

A moment later and Tera’s tail began to pump in and out of Miliani’s wet cunt wildly. A length of it pressed against the crack of her bum and rubbed franticly against the sensitive flesh there sending waves of pleasure into Miliani for the pleasure that Tera received.

Tera let out a long passionate moan of pleasure and then in a needy voice moaned, “Oh Miliani…. You are so perfect… So wonderful… You are everything that I wished you would be!”



But not forever and not for much longer in this story… More next time…



Dec 12 2011

Storm Clouds 148 – 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...

Still more nothing, not feeling well and to be honest there are things going on that are not allowing me to write something here… Mebby for Christmas I’ll get my wish of writing time again…


Storm Clouds 148

Chapter 21

By TeraS


The thing about the Dark was that it was too confident. It thought that it had all of the answers and that no one could oppose it.

That was almost true.

She could, and did . . . regularly.

It had become almost an obsession for her now. There were so few who would challenge the Dark when it appeared, and so it fell to her to do so. It wasn’t a chore or an imposition; it had to be done, and she had seen enough of the Dark and what it was capable of to know that the best thing to do was what she did: drive it mad with anger and make it stop thinking.

Losing the one portal did that. Then letting it stew in its anger had made it get involved intimately with mortals and their world. She wondered if, this time, it would actually learn something from the experience or not.

Making the portal vanish was child’s play for a being like her. If the Dark ever figured out just how powerful she was, it might actually pause to think twice about the plans it had against Tera and her kind.


The thought did make her smile as the portal showing the severed tail reappeared among all of the Dark’s other ones. She stood there for a time, tapping a single pink fingernail against the surface and trying to decide what would be the most unpleasant thing she might do.

She could destroy this portal—the thought had been there before—but she had her own plans, and, for those, this one portal needed to remain, at least for the moment, in spite of what it showed.

The tapping stopped as she placed that hand against the surface and whispered to the awful image that it showed, “It will not be long. Promise.”

And, unlike some beings, she kept her promises.

She turned away, coming to the decision that, for once, just this once, she was going to make the Dark know what it was to lose something valuable.

What followed was the sound of fingernails raking across portal after portal, each of which turned white against the darkness, throwing light into a place which despised it. She didn’t ruin every single one of them, but, when she was done, she had left the Dark but three portals.

She thought that she just might be able to hear the scream of anger from it from three universes away when it returned to see what she had done here, and that thought made her smile slightly.

She glanced once more at the portals that remained, satisfied that this would be a problem for it, that it would have to spend effort and time repairing the damage if it could, and that, thankfully, might give the others needed time to figure out what was happening and where.

As much as she wanted to, she couldn’t actually get involved in the battle or make choices for those involved. It was, after all, necessary that all beings make their own choices, no matter how wrong or ill-advised they might well be.

Still, she had one thing that the Dark didn’t have: trust. Trust in others, trust that they would make good choices, but, most of all, trust in that one person that saved her life so long ago and, in doing so, changed her own universe for the better.

She would always owe that person for that gift.

She passed into the ether, on her way to where she needed to be. If the Dark could get involved with mortals, she could as well … to a point. But first she needed to talk to someone who needed to understand that some paths were not worth following.

Following the path of one who owed the succubi—and Tera, in particular—her life … that was the most foolish thing that it had ever done.

And it would soon learn.

As for the Dark, possessing one of its pawns was distasteful. But there was little choice. That damnable creature had cost it its watch over the tail. The one thing that would, if its plans went to completion, cause the barriers to fall before it and thus have what it wanted most.

But having to deal with a corporal form? That was something that it did not enjoy in the slightest. Emotions, thoughts, images from this pawn were getting caught between its own thoughts and, as well, it knew that its own thoughts would be mixing the other way.

But the important thoughts, the ones that it needed for itself, those it kept under lock and key, or so the Dark would believe. The problem was, as it always was, that nothing is ever completely closed off when beings merge, even if only for a short time.

Fingerprints leave smudges, after all …

It took the Dark some time to return to where the tail was kept. The wards around the place made it impossible for someone to appear there without seeing the place first and entering at one specific spot. From the outside there were traps and obstacles that it knew would stop any magic user from getting close.

But this pawn was tuned to the place, and the wards would fall before it. Even so, the time … the time was taking far too long for the Dark’s liking.

And so time passed, the Dark fumed, and the universe turned …



Storm Clouds

Chapter 22

By TeraS


“I think I am.”

Tom looked behind him expecting to see Camilla there, and she was … sort of.

It was Camilla, but her tail and horns were grey instead of black and her hair had changed color from blonde to purple. Tom couldn’t stop the words that came out: “I liked the blonde and black better, Camilla.”

She smirked.

And Tom paused. He was pretty sure that Camilla didn’t smirk.

“It’s a long story, Tom, and right now we haven’t got the time.”

And that was wrong, as well. Camilla never called him Tom. Mary Ann tried to get away again, and Tom was forced into flipping her over, straddling her, and then locking her wrists together with handcuffs before sitting on her legs. Having some control of the situation, he looked at Camilla and said, “We’ve got the time. You want to let me in on why the style change? Got tired of your hair color or something?”

She ran her left hand through her hair, pulling on it slightly, “Okay, short version: I’m Camilla’s bad side; I’m a bitch; I’m nothing like her, and you don’t want to screw with me. That good enough for you?”

“I’m never going to understand this, am I?”

She smirked again, “Oh, I dunno … You’d make an interesting Incubi … I can put in a good word for you if you’re up for it.”

Tom shook his head: “Thanks, but I have enough issues with my life as it is. The universe isn’t what I knew it was, there are people—like you—who are legends, and I am supposed to deal with that. Oh yes, and I am acting under the command of the Queen of a race of beings that exist on sex and pleasure and I have no idea why I should be, but I’m doing it anyway.”

She nodded, “Tera does have her ways, doesn’t she? At least she isn’t using that pitchfork of hers on you. Mind you, some like that sort of thing…”

“So what do I call you? ‘Not Camilla’ or ‘Punkie Brewster’ or what?”

She leaned down so that they looked into each other’s eyes: “You really want to know who I am?”

Tom didn’t finch: “I trust Camilla. She’s proven herself. I don’t trust you.”

She nodded: “Good; backbone and will. I can see why Tera wants your help. You may call me Nina.”

“All right; ‘Nina’ it is. Tell me something, seriously: does every one of you have an ‘a’ at the end of your name?”

She laughed, “No … Just some of us do. Congratulations, Tom; you just endeared yourself to me. Camilla will be pleased to know that.  Make sure you tell her when you see her again.”

The smirk vanished and she looked past Tom to Mary Ann on the floor beneath him, “You mind getting off her? She and I have … a past.”

“Good or bad?”

“I won’t kill her, at least, not just yet.”

“If I don’t?”

“Then I’ll have to move you, Tom. You don’t want me to, I promise you.”

Tom got up and moved to the side. Nina reached down and pulled Mary Ann to her knees by the handcuffs before grasping her chin. “Hello, bitch. It’s been a while since I’ve seen you. How long has it been?

The fear in Mary Ann only allowed a quiet whisper of an answer, “Babylon.”

“That’s right. As I remember it, you came into my temple and tried to turn my followers, didn’t you? You corrupted them from the top down and, in the end, you were responsible for how many deaths?”

“I don’t know.”

“I do. I remember them very well. You watched as they fought, four hundred eighty-six of them falling to your promises of riches that were hidden from them. And when it was over, what did they find inside the walls?”



Mary Ann closed her eyes, “Because everything they gave you, you returned to them … and more. You … you cared about cattle and …”

Tom didn’t see Nina’s hand as it struck Mary Ann, sending her sprawling across the floor.

“They are not cattle, you worthless bitch! They are more than you will ever be or ever could be. You can’t understand that, can you?”

There was no answer, and Nina pulled her once again to her knees by the handcuffs: “Here’s the deal. You tell us what’s going on and who’s in charge, and I won’t kill you today. You lie to me, and I’ll start taking you apart one piece at a time …”

She extended her left hand and, to Tom’s shock, a silver sword appeared there, flames dancing along its blade. Tom thought he could hear the sword … growling?

She placed the edge against Mary Ann’s neck: “You know what this is. You know exactly what will happen if I strike you with it. Camilla wouldn’t; she follows the new ways.  But I don’t. So make up your mind, right now, and tell me why you are here and what you have done to Ginger.”

Tom coughed, “Nina … You said you wouldn’t kill her.”

She didn’t look at Tom: “Oh, this won’t kill her. It will, however, take away what makes her special. What she is, she won’t be anymore.”  A cruel smile appeared, “And since she is so enamored with being immortal …”

Mary Ann closed her eyes, “You are a fool. I serve powers greater than you. You’ll never leave this room alive if you harm me.”

“Oh I’ve already harmed you. Now I’ll cripple you …”

And she pulled the blade back and then swung it towards Mary Ann’s neck …

Dec 11 2011

A Review of The Zero Dog War by Keith Melton

There are some stories about Succubi that are, unfortunately, quite short. As a result they appear in anthologies and collections that don’t really lend themselves to being seen. It’s rather satisfying when an author publishes their works on their own so that they can be seen by those that look for stories about Succubi… Like me.

The Zero Dog War: Zero Dog Missions, Book 1 by Keith Melton

The Zero Dog War by Keith Melton

It tells the story of:

After accidentally blowing up both a client facility and a cushy city contract in the same day, pyromancer and mercenary captain Andrea Walker is scrambling to save her Zero Dogs. A team including (but not limited to) a sexually repressed succubus, a werewolf with a thing for health food, a sarcastic tank driver/aspiring romance novelist, a three-hundred-pound calico cat, and a massive demon who really loves to blow stuff up.

With the bankruptcy vultures circling, Homeland Security throws her a high-paying, short-term contract even the Zero Dogs can’t screw up: destroy a capitalist necromancer bent on dominating the gelatin industry with an all-zombie workforce. The catch? She has to take on Special Forces Captain Jake Sanders, a man who threatens both the existence of the team and Andrea’s deliberate avoidance of romantic entanglements.

As Andrea strains to hold her dysfunctional team together long enough to derail the corporate zombie apocalypse, the prospect of getting her heart run over by a tank tread is the least of her worries. The government never does anything without an ulterior motive. Jake could be the key to success…or just another bad day at the office for the Zeroes.

This work has it’s moments of silliness and fun mixed with occasional seriousness and, just once, disaster. That’s not bad things and it kept my interest through all that the characters went through, but this review isn’t so much about the book as the Succubus that appears in it.

Her name is Tiffany, she is a Succubus, but oh my is she a shy, lost thing indeed…

Tiff as she is mostly known as, looks like a Succubus. She has wings, odd looking eyes and is the focus of attention for men and, unfortunately, hated by most women save for Andrea who tries very hard to get Tiff out of her shell, but in the end that’s not the point of the story and so we lose Tiff in the woodwork for the most part.

It bothers me that the author clearly states in the story that Succubi are, in a way, related to vampires, something that always bothers me. She has pale skin and dark hair, which has echos of vampires, but her eyes and her wings set her apart from vampires, which is a good thing really.

As much as the author has a lot for their characters to do in the story, I found that Tiff really did not appear as much as I would have liked her to. I think that was partly to her role in the group, mainly watching from afar and above, which just seemed to lessen her effect I thought.

Still, the story was interesting, if a bit more violent than I would have liked to see. There was no sex in the story, which was a good thing considering the number of zombies that appear in it. So it became something of an action adventure with a supernatural angle to it.

Not a bad beginning to what appears to be a series based on these characters really, though I do wonder where the story goes after the way it ended.

Three pitchforks out of five.

Not enough Tiff, too much zombie for me…