Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

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Why are you in love with her?

Looks
34
13%
Personality
51
19%
Social skills
21
8%
Attitudes/interests
36
14%
Sex scenes
11
4%
Back-story
19
7%
Future potential
22
8%
Similarity to myself
29
11%
Dissimilarity from myself
9
3%
Similarity to a real-life person I love(d)
14
5%
Dissimilarity from a real-life person I hate(d)
3
1%
First I was familiar with ("First girl wins")
10
4%
Last I was familiar with ("Last girl wins")
1
0%
Other (explain in comments)
4
2%
 
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Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Atario » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:04 am

We've seen a lot of polls about which girl is your favorite, but not as to why (at least, that I can find). Why did you come to like your favorite most?

If you have more than one favorite, feel free to commingle all applicable answers.
NB: none of the above is a request

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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by KeiichiO » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:17 am

Rin, because her way of thinking is beautiful, and she reminds me of myself in several ways. She'll always have a place in my heart.

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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by bhtooefr » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:46 am

I've got three favorites, really.

Hanako's a misanthropic nerd with anxiety issues who ends up having a happy ending. I've got a little less misanthropy, I'm far more of a nerd, and my anxiety issues are much more... specific, whereas hers are general. Also, first girl wins. So, she gets attitudes/interests, future potential, similarity to myself, and first girl wins. She also certainly doesn't look bad, although she's not exactly my type physically (the scars aren't my problem, for what it's worth, and I certainly wouldn't kick her out of bed for eating crackers), so I didn't check looks because of her.

Emi... some of her art creeped me out a bit, but most of it... physically, she's almost the definition of my type (except my type is less loli than her). And, honestly, in some ways she reminded me of the last person that I can truly say I loved (more physically than in personality).

Akira... I find her quite attractive, too. Her no bullshit approach to life is interesting. And, she actually reminds me a lot of the same person that Emi reminds me of. (More in personality than physically, though.)
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Numb » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:34 pm

Shizune for all the reasons that people don't usually expect. I liked Shizune for her personality and her general approach to life, mainly because I'm the same way she is. I didn't pick looks, decided to limit myself to only three categories, but she is my type if we compare her to a real person. It's mainly the "cold until you get to know her" thing that I like, likely because it means you took the time to get to know the person instead of judging them straight away.
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Potato » Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:53 pm

As much as Rin's nature and Hanako's cuteness are attractive elements, the communication issues and insurmountable shyness are as frustrating so...Maybe Lilly or Akira. Both aren't constant talkers (Emi) which works for me because I don't often see any point to idle small talk. "How's the weather?" "It's alright. *topic complete, wanders away*"

Then Lilly's got the calmness and serene demeanor...But Akira's got a rough edge to her that the other doesn't show and Lilly's apparently infinite calm could very likely become agitating. But then Lilly's blindness provides an interesting aspect to the whole experience, and you can't fault the sex drive. :lol: Lilly's more in line with preferences (despite ultimately subverting the archetype) while Akira strikes as stubborn and difficult which is engaging yet frustrating.

On the other hand, Shizune seems to be a blend of various traits I like from those two. She doesn't go after sex as frequently as Lilly in-game but arguably more intensely when she does. She's generally fairly calm and balanced and a contemplative sort by nature (and required by her condition, which is an interesting facet much like Lilly's) but has a stubborn roughness and competitiveness that I find engaging and oddly endearing. So...I'd go with Shizune as favorite for effectively blending the best of the Satou brethren while still having her own character to add to the mix.
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Steinherz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:11 pm

Personally I like Lilly and Shizune the most.

Lilly mainly for the reasons that Potato has already so eloquently stated :lol:

And Shizune?

I like her because her personality is very endearing (to me at least). That and she's pretty, and adorable (when she wants to be).
Also her sex scenes were a plus :lol:

I guess I'll say it. I am a weak, weak man.

KeiichiO wrote:and she reminds me of myself in several ways. She'll always have a place in my heart.
And that's actually the main reason why I dislike Rin personally :lol:
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Potato » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:15 pm

Steinherz wrote:Personally I like Lilly and Shizune the most.

Lilly mainly for the reasons that Potato has already so eloquently stated :lol:

And Shizune?

I like her because her personality is very endearing (to me at least). That and she's pretty, and adorable (when she wants to be).
Also her sex scenes were a plus :lol:

I guess I'll say it. I am a weak, weak man.

KeiichiO wrote:and she reminds me of myself in several ways. She'll always have a place in my heart.
And that's actually the main reason why I dislike Rin personally :lol:
Oh, I suspect Shizune can be Hanako levels of adorable under the right circumstances. :lol: And all men are weak compared to her pet grizzly be- I mean dad.
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Steinherz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:28 pm

Potato wrote:Oh, I suspect Shizune can be Hanako levels of adorable under the right circumstances. :lol: And all men are weak compared to her pet grizzly be- I mean dad.
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by griffon8 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:48 pm

My initial assumption was that I would like Hanako or Lilly best. Then after playing through the Act 1 release, I realized that I'm married to someone who is more like Emi & Shizune, so they became my favorites. As my sig shows, they're still tops with me. The separation between any two of the girls is really small though.
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by KeiichiO » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:18 pm

Steinherz wrote:
KeiichiO wrote:and she reminds me of myself in several ways. She'll always have a place in my heart.
And that's actually the main reason why I dislike Rin personally :lol:
W-w-w-what are you saying?? > ^ >

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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Steinherz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:28 pm

KeiichiO wrote:
Steinherz wrote:
KeiichiO wrote:and she reminds me of myself in several ways. She'll always have a place in my heart.
And that's actually the main reason why I dislike Rin personally :lol:
W-w-w-what are you saying?? > ^ >
I dislike Rin because she reminds me of myself too much.
Example, when she's off on a filibuster about nothing I want to throttle her because I do that far too much and it pisses me off. :lol:

Rin's an awesome girl, but she pisses me off because I piss myself off :lol:
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by KeiichiO » Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:41 pm

Steinherz wrote:I dislike Rin because she reminds me of myself too much.
Example, when she's off on a filibuster about nothing I want to throttle her because I do that far too much and it pisses me off. :lol:

Rin's an awesome girl, but she pisses me off because I piss myself off :lol:
Ohhhh. I thought you meant you dislike her because I said I'm reminded of myself... My brain is a bit sloppy due to lack of sleep.

Anyways, yeah. I get where you're coming from. She frustrated me too. I thought she was making really dumb decisions at points. it took me a while to realize that I'd probably make the same, or similar decisions if I was in her place. Twas quite the revelation for me.

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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Steinherz » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:03 pm

KeiichiO wrote:Anyways, yeah. I get where you're coming from. She frustrated me too. I thought she was making really dumb decisions at points. it took me a while to realize that I'd probably make the same, or similar decisions if I was in her place. Twas quite the revelation for me.
I picked up on it right off the bat. I was literally thinking to myself "Rin, no. Don't do that" *she does it* "GODDAMN IT!"
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by pandaphil » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:51 pm

Hanako for me. Yes, I confess theres a bit of WK'ing there, though I do my best to resist it. Its not that I want to protect her, but that I want to help and cheer her on to grow, and to function better. On her own terms of course.
She reminds me a lot of myself. Uncomfortable around people, and introverted. Its nice to know that even shy people have a chance to find love and acceptence. Plus I love long, beautiful dark hair. If she only wore glasses she'd be perfect. :)

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KeiichiO wrote:and she reminds me of myself in several ways. She'll always have a place in my heart.
And that's actually the main reason why I dislike Rin personally :lol:
I'm the same way about Rin. I'm the romantic type, and there isn't much thats warm and cuddly about Rin. She'd make a great friend to hang out with and talk to. But a lousy love partner.
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Re: Why is your favorite girl your favorite?

Post by Potato » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:03 am

pandaphil wrote:If she only wore glasses she'd be perfect. :)
I'm not sure she'd be able to see if she wore glasses.

Also, I agree with everyone that Rin's frustrating as hell.

Emi too. :x
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