Proposed Description, sorry it's late:
->"Even her voice is pure audio sex!"
—>— Julia Evans
on her Really Gets Around
friend. "Mindstar Rising" by Peter F. Hamilton
Some voices just ooze sex appeal. The other characters turn their heads, turn into drooling idiots, or immediately start flirting back. A form of Show, Don't Tell
to the audience that we're supposed to find the voice attractive, seductive, or even erotic. Just saying, "their sexy voice" violates Show, Don't Tell
, but still counts as this trope. What we're really looking for is when a crowd of chattering, raucous men turn absolutely silent because she's started talking, or hundred of girls Squee
because Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome
said one word; "Hello".
As the audience, we don't determine what the characters
are attracted to. We might think
the voice is attractive, but the other character may not be interested in the voice and get very uncomfortable as the voice tries to get sexier and sexier. How the other characters react to the character with the voice is required to determine this trope's use.
In formats where the Audience cannot hear the voice, it may be described by the Narrator or other characters as; "Husky", "Breathy", "Deep", or even "sexy".
If the other character asks the voice if they're naked, that character is turned on and flirting with the voice.
Characters falling for the Audio Erotica
that can't see them (behind a door, over a phone, on the radio) may fall victim to the "Siren Switch", discovering that the attractive voice has a decidedly un
attractive body. When it's not a particular voice, but an entire language
that a character finds erotic, the correct trope is Everything Sounds Sexier in French
. The source of the voice may even insist, I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
, they're just that
No relation to Auto Erotica
. <— likely cut, depending on rename.
edited 31st May '13 10:25:25 PM by crazysamaritan