Update: You can start new games in .681. ^^;;
Update: 0.68 prevents a bug when Antinua cleans, and another where she becomes unhired after being punished in the market. If you've run into either of these bugs, downloading the new version then re-loading the same save will also fix them.
So, I spent all day finding and editing images. I edited about a dozen images myself - some were simple crops, others recoloring, and a couple complete overhauls. One image had rediculous breasts, so I shrunk them. And you'd hardly even recognize the original of the image in this post.
This version has lots of new content - more than the 5000 words I mentioned in my last post, even. A bunch of the new content is also reward-stuff. I've sent people emails.
Some of the images are still uncolored or need fixing in various ways - pop on over to the Image Cleaning Thread if you're interested in helping out. I give out supporter status to people who do good work. ;)
Let's talk about why it's so hard to find pictures of Hilde.
Hilde is, in my mind, in her late thirties, has large breasts, and is a little pudgy around the middle. Soft, curvatious, experienced. Bit it's really, really hard to find images that aren't A) young and B) thin. A lot of hetai girls are... shall we say... really young. Artists can say "highschool student" all they want, but those girls look like kids, not women. Giving them big breasts doesn't change that.
Why are they all so young?
More importantly, why did half of you immediately want jump in and start defending the practice? Sure, it's artist's choice. Sure, young hot bodies are nice to look at. Sure, all those nice, reassuring reasons you came up with explaining why this character looks young and that character isn't really a littly girl...
Daibancho is a good (bad) example - the main character is in highschool, and for ...reasons... his fiance (who is the same mental age) is trapped in the body of an 11 year old. At one point, she briefly regains her full-grown body. She's really pretty, and they have sex. But then she reverts back to a little girl at the end of the scene, any you spend the rest of the game fucking her.
Now, I'm going to voice an unpopular opinion on why this is: Volition. Women have opinions, issues, and are complex. Girls are sweet little things - occasionally demanding, but ultimatly compliant. Girls have personality quirks - women have personalties. We're too complicated to be placed on a pedestal. We tend to get up and walk away.
The popularity of the Manic Pixie Dream-Girl (hyperactive tween) and the Moe (ouchie, I stubbed my toe, come protect me) is no cooincidence. Nor is the fact that the "ideal pussy" (smooth, small, innie) looks more like a child's than a woman's. The sad fact is...
The ideal woman is an obedient little girl. And she doesn't need libido, only a cunt. Even notice how all the hentai girls keep repeating "no, no, no! Not there! Don't look at me! Stop!"
Liking that sort of thing is not wrong. I certainly do - Hathawa is, IMO, the sexiest character in the game. I want to take her home and hug her all night and kiss her hair as she cries into my shoulder. I am not judging anyone or calling them a bad person. I'm pointing out a societal wrong - pressing all women into a single mold of - which harms men as much as women.
Liking other things / pointing out specific examples that don't fit also doesn't invalidate my point - the plural of "annecdote" is not "data." Please, don't make that argument - it pops up every time, and all it does is make you look dumb. "Some of my best friends are black" doesn't work any better for feminism than it does for racism.
In my mind, Hilde will always be 39, overweight and have a bush, even when I can't find pictures to fit. And she's seen too much to put up with that shit anymore.