Feb 21 2018

My you have big horns… and lousy hair…

Red and Black Wig With HornsAnother in the long running series of wigs with horns that make me cringe. This time it’s not just the horns, the lousy looking hair or even how tacky the entire thing looks. Somehow the expression this model has just takes this wig into the stratosphere of tackiness…

This really doesn’t have a name, it’s just described as a red and black wig with horns and it sells for $27 US on the sites I found it on.

I just find this really tacky and that’s saying something. I’ve come across wigs that are just really lousy or over the top, but this is the sort of thing that makes me cringe.

Mind you, the idea of the model getting out of bed and looking like this makes me laugh, so that something.

Still, the horns are silly and over the top, the hairstyle is a complete disaster area and while I sort of see the reason for that, it doesn’t mean I have to like this much, if at all…

One pitchfork out of five.

I’m being a little generous here, but really I’ve come to realize that putting red highlights in my hair and wearing some really good looking horns goes a lot further than anything like this ever could.

 

Tera

Feb 17 2018

A Tempting Succubus Design YouTube…

I do love the artwork created by the artist known as Reiq. They’ve shared some delightfully sexy succubi among other delights and it’s always fun to discover something I hadn’t found before. Today on the Tale, a YouTube of the artist creating a succubus character, on an iPad mind you, which I think is amazing.

 

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

As always, in case the video disappears, here’s a screenshot of the completed art as well.

 

Succubus Character Design by Reiq

Succubus Character Design by Reiq

 

I get the most striking scifi vibe from this succubus character in a lot of ways. Those chunky heels for one, her interesting bodysuit, which as an aside would make for quite the distracting spacesuit I think. There’s a neat regal look to her as well, a presence, and that brings to mind a scifi epic about a succubus invasion of some sort.

While I ponder that idea, that tail of hers is a bit odd, but with her overall look it does work and I like it far better having thought about it a bit, that I did at first. One of the more unique succubi and one that is just really something to think about.

 

Tera

Feb 15 2018

Succubi Image of the Week 526

For this week’s succubi… one who’s choice of clothing leaves so very little to the imagination and yet is so delightfully a tease. Perhaps in that comes, if one thinks about it, one of the powers of succubi?

OC: Melfina by Geirahod

OC: Melfina by Geirahod

 

This work is by the artist Geirahod on Deviant art of the original succubus character Melfina. You can find the original page where I found this artwork here on DeviantArt.

Lovely detail in this art, her eyes are quite a contrast from her seductive look and I think that works quite well overall. As well, the contrast of the gold gilt against her greyish skin lets a lot of detail comes through. Lovely hair, again, her eyes are quite striking, but I would have liked her wings not to be torn… I think that somehow looks a bit odd.

An interesting succubus, one of the rarer concepts in which there’s a hint of Arabian Nights in her character. It’s an interesting thought in that.

 

Tera

Feb 14 2018

Sparkly can be sexy…

Sparkly She Devil CostumeSometimes all you need for a succubus costume is a pair of sexy red heels, a pair of horns, a tail and a dress that isn’t tacky. Occasionally I find something that takes an attempt at managing this, and sometimes it works. But then I find myself thinking that I have something far better than this in my collection of sexy dresses already and wonder why it is that they couldn’t find one sexier?

This is called the Sparkly She-Devil Costume and it comes with a really shiny dress and a pair of horns that aren’t too trashy and a tail that’s cute, if a little poorly made, at least for my taste. Shoes are not included and it sells for $45 US on the two sites I found it on.

The dress isn’t all that awful really, though how the tail is attached, and what that looks like, is really disappointing. It’s really just a minidress with a tail stapled on and a pair of horns shoved into the packaging. Te dress looks a little too plastic-ish, and really I’d be more inclined to try this overall idea with a red latex dress, thigh-highs and a really nice set of horns.

I think there’s something here in a “last choice on the shelf” idea, but really you’d get the same thing from picking out a sexy dress and putting a nice pair of horns with it.

Sometimes the sexy isn’t just in the look, after all, but the attitude.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

It’s a start, a thought, an idea. But could be more given a little more effort overall.

 

Tera

Feb 10 2018

A YouTube speedpainting of Lucie Wilde as Morrigan Aensland

Something a little bit different as an art YouTube this time on the Tale. It’s an artist drawing an image of Morrigan Aensland, but using as their base a photograph of Lucie Wilde. I think the end result is quite fascinating in many ways, but most of all in how there’s something about the look of the art that does reflect the actress herself quite well.

 

If you can’t see this video here on the Tale, please try this link.

I’m also going to share a screenshot of the base photograph and then the completed artwork as well, in the event that YouTube makes it all vanish…

The base photograph that was used:

Lucie Wilde

 

And the completed artwork of Morrigan Aensland created by this artist:

Lucie Wilde as Morrigan Aensland by Joao Alves

Lucie Wilde as Morrigan Aensland by Joao Alves

 

It’s clearly the actress in this art, but what I really like most of all is the overall style of the artist’s creation. It’s looks rough, but at the same time there’s a personality in that style which I think is interesting. It’s almost like a charcoal drawing, and I don’t see many of that style appearing.

Quite lovely and unique as well!

 

Tera

Feb 09 2018

A Review of A Lustful Demon by Amber Lee Iver

A Lustful Demon by Amber Lee Iver

A Lustful Demon by Amber Lee Iver

Telling a short story means, of course, that there are things that have to be left aside for the sake of getting further in the storytelling. But the cutting of story paths and storytelling really shouldn’t be at the loss of character development or dialog.

The voice of the characters matters. The narration offers part of the story, but the words said fill in the gaps and allow one’s imagination to light the corners of the work that are hidden in shadow. A succubus is more than her needs or wants and given the chance to see things differently, wouldn’t it be a good idea to tell more of what changes them and what matters when they come to see that they can be more… If they are able to see that in themselves?

  • Title: A Lustful Demon
  • Author: Amber Lee Iver
  • Published By: Amazon Digital Services
  • Length: 21 Pages
  • Format: eBook
  • ASIN: B079N8NS3Z
  • Publishing Date: February 6, 2018
  • This work in Kindle Format at Amazon.com

 

The work tells of:

Isabelle is a demon cast out of hell to spend her time on earth for an indefinite length of time. She immediately takes on the shape of a beautiful woman and decides to roam the clubs at night using her devilish powers and hot human body to intoxicate men and give them whatever they desire. But when she meets Jack, a religious man who is ready to rid the world of this demon with his spiritual powers she has to pull out all tricks in the book to prevent this from happening…

Isabelle decided that some demons aren’t worth doing “favours” for and in doing so she finds herself tossed out of hell and into the cold reality of Earth. The funny thing is that Isabelle does enjoy sex and in a very short time she finds that her abilities make her the perfect sexual partner to any human she meets. But no good thing lasts forever and in time a demon hunter comes calling and Isabelle’s world turns on the brink of falling apart. But perhaps she can convince the hunter that she’s harmless and might be exactly what he’s looking for.

The work is very short and as such the story feels very rushed at times. Hints of things that have happened to Isabelle and Jack in their past get glossed over and at times the narration gets lost as well. Beyond that, the dialog just reads wrong at many points, being far too formal at times or, more often, needing an edit to correct some word and tense errors.

Similarly the erotic scenes read a bit bland, not really having the heat I would have liked to have seen. It’s not quite erotic and it’s not quite over the top either. There are points at which there is heat and I wanted that to grow, but then the moment slams to a stop and moves onto the next scene or thought.

The backgrounds of both characters need to be fleshed out more in the story, but more so, there needs to be a stronger connection between the two of them. I’m not sure if there is actual attraction or rather infatuation. Both would work in the story, but it’s a little too wishy-washy for my taste.

At least I would want the author to revisit the story and build on what is there. There is more than enough ideas to build on and doing so would add a lot to the work as a whole. It’s just too short, it needs a lot of editing in the dialog and overall there’s points at which the story becomes a difficult read right when the heat comes and the story should have been very enticing.

The ending is very abrupt and very open-ended. It doesn’t need all the loose ends tied up, but given that the conclusion is barely three paragraphs, and the dialog seems like the characters are reading a box of cornflakes, getting one more full page and perhaps getting one answer to satisfy the overall story would have meant a lot.

Two and a half out of five pitchforks.

The work needs a rewrite to improve the dialog, which is just so monotone that the heat between the main characters gets lost within. I’d have liked to know more about Isabelle then the skimming of her past and how things happened for her. There’s a lot of story in there, especially as to how she made the choices she did.

Similarly Jack needs to be fleshed out more in his character and personality than he is. It’s fine to sat that he’s a decent man on a mission, but again there’s something missing here that could have been expanded on.

An ending far too abrupt leaves a lot of story on the table. Perhaps that story might have been Isabelle and Jack’s future, whether together or not. Either way the story just didn’t close well and that’s honestly the biggest shame of all.

 

Tera

Feb 08 2018

Succubi Image of the Week 525

Occasionally I stumble across an image of one of the succubi that seems to have a little hint of something within it. This time on the Tale, a piece of succubus art which has a rather obvious connection to a well-known succubus, and considering that succubus doesn’t appear as much as her older sister, I think it is a delight to find…

Succubus by blooooock

Succubus by blooooock

This work is by an artist on Pixiv called blooooock and you can find the original page on Pixiv with this art here.

While her outfit, and the colours that appear, suggest Lilith Aensland, in a way, clearly this isn’t her. But I love this character, especially the look in her eyes, that lovely tail and her pose. There’s a story behind this, or there should be I think as well. I wonder what that little sign is all about, what her story is s well.

She’s cute, but pensive and that really comes out in her expression and the look in her eyes. I find myself wondering if Lilith had been draw like this, slightly older, if she’d be drawn more than she is, all things considered…

 

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