Saturday, August 15, 2009
AMBER ASKS A GOOD QUESTION
Friend and regular reader Amber Love sent in a comment to my post on my unashamed fascination with the Baroness from the otherwise worthless G.I. Joe, and made note of my apparently eloquent expression of appreciation for the character's fetishwear. Following that ego stroke, Amber asked, "So which is sexier? Covered up completely but tight or the nearly naked?" and I had to sit and think about that for a minute.
I'm one of those guys who never went through the "I don't like girls" stage and have harbored a deep fascination with the female since day one. Once old enough to fathom the awesomeness of the womanly form I studied curves with the fervor of a priest-in-training, hoping to be able to express my desire and admiration with flesh-to-flesh contact, and when that blessed day finally arrived it was simply a religious experience. That said, and speaking strictly for my own point of view on this, even upon becoming intimately familiar with Woman in the flesh, I still find myself immobilized like a deer caught in the headlights — semi-lewd joke not intended — when confronted with a zaftig female in an outfit that appeals to me. Case in point: there's a certain ladyfriend of mine whom I used to date who looks flat-out stunning in skin-tight dresses and the like, and though I'm familiar with her lovely geography sans clothing, I have quite often wondered what she'd look like in a forest green one-piece bathing suit. In fact, just thinking about that sight right now makes me smile and puts my thoughts into a very good place indeed.
But none of this answers Amber's question.
I suppose that when it comes right down to it, "covered up completely but tight or the nearly naked" is a very tough call. Using the aforementioned ladyfriend for my theoretical model in this debate, I can say I greatly enjoy her in skin-tight gear, but she also looks positively mouthwatering in a state of near-undress. So after careful consideration I personally would have to go with nearly naked because that state offers the best of both worlds; in the geekish context of fantasy outfits and convention-related cosplay, nearly naked allows the perfect blend of imagination-stirring and revealing gear paired with glimpses of the alluring flesh that has inspired great works of art and ensured the perpetuation of the human species. I guess considering my near-pathological jungle girl fixation, that should come as no surprise to me or anyone else.
A bit of totally gratuitous jungle girl awesomeness. Art by Frank Frazetta (as if you didn't know).
And what sez you, dear readers? Please write in with your own two cent's worth!