Perhaps it's because they wish they were tall women with large breasts?
Seriously though, it's the media.. Look around.
Also, I think womens taste in women differ from mens taste in women. That much, I agree with the guys on. However, I must say that I cannot stand super large breasts. Anything over a 36-c is a waste of space.
As far as my personal favorite between the BG2 ladies.. (I have not completed the game yet, YES I am a relative BG2 newbie.)
..I like Aerie due to the fact that she looks and sounds very petite and relatively submissive (or atleast accomidating), but not so much so that she wouldn't speak her mind if she felt used, or wronged. (Hence her breaking it off if you choose to sleep with her the first time.)
I do however believe she has a very very bad victim complex and has some "issues".. Kinda scary. A little baggage there? Also, her nubs are a rather unattractive image.. I could overlook that assuming she is what she appears to be everywhere else. (Quite attractive indeed.)
And, since the PC is her first love, I think it would be very possible that you could help her through her issues (assuming you're that type of guy), and possibly get her to change some of her whiney victim mindset ways. (Good luck)
Jaheira, on the other hand.. Also very attractive in the face, and probably very very earthy in the body. Muscular, tough, but not so much so that it would make her look unappealing.. Sporty? Yeah. Woodsy? Sure.. I doubt this is the type of woman to shave her armpits, legs, or anything else.
Jaheira has a nice voice, but it is rather commanding.. Not that it is a bad thing. She does have the dead husband baggage working against her, but, again, as with Aerie, that could be worked through. (Everybody has issues of some sort.. EVERYBODY).
Bodhi, I don't understand how you guys could even consider that.. Very.. Very.. Very.. Very.. Very.. Very.. Bad. She has funked out hair and blood on her chin, and her voice sounds like she just got mounted by a whole pride of lions then coked herself out of her mind, and liked it. I think that was a not-so-subtle sign by the designers to keep off.
Her body may be relatively decent.. But can you really trust it? I mean.. Is THAT what you would want to wake up to in the morning? I think not.. Not any sane man, that is..
Nalia, I think is trash. Snobby, ignorant, immature do-gooder.. She needs a reality check. You think she looks like Drew Barrymore? hrrm.. Okay, maybe if you tied Drew to the back of a pickup by her leg and drug her across a long stretch of bumpy highway.
She looks washed out. Completely skanky. I see the connection you make to Drew..But part of what makes Drew attractive is that she is CUTE. I don't think Nalia pulls off the "cute" thing in the least. If you actually look at Drews face, hair, and body.. It's not that great. Her cuteness goes a long way, and gives her that appeal.
Imoen is annoying as well. I just dislike her in general. Could just be me, because I can't put my finger on it. I don't like her dialoge, or voice I think.. Also, her picture doesn't look attractive (in my eyes). I don't see the appeal there, but as expressed.. she's your half sister.. so, no look, no touch anyway.
Viconia is a tramp. Straight up. She's a Drow!! Evil. Manipulative. Destructive.. She would sleep with anybody. I'm sorry, but I couldn't possibly justify sleeping with her. And trying to form a relationship with her would be insane.
Mazzy however... Mazzy is small, (petite), she is PRETTY. Not sexy, not cute.. But PRETTY. (I think). She also has a certain charm about her, in my opinion. Her voice is nice and her picture isn't too bad.. She's a little exotic, but there's nothing wrong with that. She's like a little firecracker, in a way.. but very very innocent mindset, but also very powerful, and I don't sense much baggage with her.. Nor is she trampy. In fact, she seems very pure.
I personally do not think she is the most physically appealing, but her other qualities make up for it. The only thing you could call her on is that she's small due to her halfling nature, and her feet may be a little larger than normal (and somewhat hairy).. But, assuming you were looking for a long term commitment and not just some one night stand.. I think Mazzy would be a good choice.
But.. That's just my opinion. Sorry for making my first post a book.. I just couldn't pass this one up.
[ 01-20-2002: Message edited by: EtherImp ]
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