Well, I identify as "straight, and pretty damn certain of it", for reference.
I'll also add that any cases of PSL that I have are generally not all that sexual, and usually are just me finding a character attractive, or (in more intense cases) are me thinking "if this character existed in real life, I'd find them really romantically attractive". So yeah, not exactly the same kind of stuff exemplified by the now-famous Starfire-in-a-sexy-pose pic.
I've thought that Lucca from Chrono Trigger
was rather attractive, and I think a real-life glasses-wearing nerd girl would have several major bonuses to attracting me. I still retain my trait of being generally attracted to girls with glasses, causing me to sometimes complain when TV shows have girls take off glasses and suddenly become beautiful. (Funny that I've chosen the nickname "Glenn", in that I've heard that in one of CT's endings Lucca finds the transformed-back Frog—or rather, Glenn—rather attractive
(I similarly complain when they undo ponytails, since I also think ponytails are quite attractive.)
When playing Golden Sun
, I thought Jenna was quite cute and had a fun, sprightly, and strong personality. Of course, Jenna left early on in the first game, and I was left with Mia about halfway through the game—whom I grew to like a lot, for different reasons though. First of all, she's the level-headed, humble, role-model-older-sibling type. Second of all, she's really. really. cute.
(For the record, Sheba is the silent, stays-in-the-background type of character that I might find attractive but would have to sit around and suddenly realize.)
Strangely, I have no PSL for any Evangelion characters, despite my strong appreciation of the series. I thought Ritsuko was kinda hot at first (and a hot scientist, even!), but I grew to dislike the character by the end of the story. Misato I never thought was all that attractive (but I my impression of her changed from dismissive to sympathetic). Asuka I pretty much just feel is a sympathetic character—I've asked myself several times why I don't more than barely attractive, and I still don't know why. And I know it's not her personality. It may be the fact that I find it kinda wrong to lust after a character who I know will be beaten to a bloody pulp by the hands of fate
—the sort of wrong that characterizes Dude, She's Like, in a Coma!
Seems like my attraction toward a character is strongly influenced by their personality and their role in the story.
I think Leviathan from Mega Man Zero
is mildly attractive (mainly through fanart that makes her cuter than she is in the games, such as this one pic by someone screen-named "Cecil"), I don't really get much attached to the character because she's (1) a villain in the first two games at least, I think
, and (2) excessively flirty (which turns me off). (Of course, it doesn't help that I don't particularly like her character art.)
Other characters I've had a minor amount of attraction toward include Nina (from Breath of Fire
1—only ever played 1), Terra and Celes (from Final Fantasy VI
), Lena from Valis
IV (not surprising since she's from a series that basically skirts the event horizon of porn), Lorelei (a.k.a. Prima) from the Pokémon
TV show (love the glasses look and calm demeanor, but her boobs are way too freaking big
—at least for my taste), Sakura from Naruto
(she's cute, but she does way to little interesting in terms of advancing or giving meaning to the plot for my liking), Charlotte from Castlevania
: Portrait of Ruin (she's quite cute, and is book smart and has magical powers to boot! and a cute little Berserk Button
!), Fuu from Magic Knight Rayearth
(glasses, book smart, and an awfully nice personality), Tori from Power Rangers
Ninja Storm (quite an attractive action girl), and (I'll admit it) Ami Mizumo (who's just sweet as heck and also a genius). (I can't stand Usagi at all, though.)
I've never really been all that attracted to Samus, for some reason. Maybe it's the fact that in many portrayals she's just too much of an unsubtle bombshell action girl (even though I'm generally favorable to action girls), and the fact that she's kinda out of ANY guy's league. (Funny thing is that I find her more attractive in fanart of her just wearing a sweater and holding a steaming mug, more so than in the extreme action shots.) She IS wicked awesome, though, and should join the ranks of people like Chuck Norris and Simon Belmont.
I'm currently feeling rather attracted to a character I'm creating, but that might be partly because I'm attached to the character since she shares some of my own personality traits (and is in some ways a projection of myself immersed into the story, even though yes I'm a guy). It doesn't hurt that she was inspired by what I consider to be an insanely cute character from a piece of Mega-Man-X-style fanart
. (Ironically, she doesn't
like people making a big deal of her cuteness. Also, I'm not even sure if PSL really applies, because in some ways, I think she's too cute
(and in a way, too innocent) to be lusted after.)
edited Tue, 16 Dec 2008 23:05:44 by Glenn Magus Harvey