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Examples of moe in real life
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Posted 4/19/13
So I was talking with a girl about skiing, and she said she had skied a little, but could only turn well in one direction, and had to stop and turn her body around when she wanted to go to go the other way. I found this to be a funny/cute/pathetic image, and it got me thinking of this topic.

Anyone have examples of moe in real life?
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actually, I'm still a bit confused as to what the hell moe really stands for . can you elaborate it for me?
Posted 4/19/13

aisu wrote:

actually, I'm still a bit confused as to what the hell moe really stands for . can you elaborate it for me?


Moe, one definition according to urban dictionary.

"The new meaning of 'moe' is entirely caught up in issues surrounding hobbies and taste. Specifically, 'moe' means be attracted to a specific character or its specific partial element and to have a favor feeling toward it. 'Moe' suggests the condition of being infatuated with one character or thing and implies an image of someone burning with desire.
The picture becomes clearer when we hear the frequent use of 'moe' referring to specific elements or characteristics, such as 'weak girl moe,' 'young lady moe,' and 'glasses moe.' The meaning of 'glasses moe' refers to a taste that is taken with a character who wears glasses; furthermore, this taste fetishizes the feature itself of glasses-wearing. In this case, glasses are the 'moe' element."
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aisu wrote:

actually, I'm still a bit confused as to what the hell moe really stands for . can you elaborate it for me?


Moe, one definition according to urban dictionary.

"The new meaning of 'moe' is entirely caught up in issues surrounding hobbies and taste. Specifically, 'moe' means be attracted to a specific character or its specific partial element and to have a favor feeling toward it. 'Moe' suggests the condition of being infatuated with one character or thing and implies an image of someone burning with desire.
The picture becomes clearer when we hear the frequent use of 'moe' referring to specific elements or characteristics, such as 'weak girl moe,' 'young lady moe,' and 'glasses moe.' The meaning of 'glasses moe' refers to a taste that is taken with a character who wears glasses; furthermore, this taste fetishizes the feature itself of glasses-wearing. In this case, glasses are the 'moe' element."



ah, thank you . that makes more sense to me now.

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well, I'm not sure but I want to post a photo of myself because I cosplay and I think this is the MOE-est. xDD

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Your mom.

But yeah I'd say any cute thing would be a good example. I'm not sure.
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Last night when me and my girlfriend was trying to go to sleep. She was all being mean and rude and stuff cause her last two days were complete shit. So when I stopped replying to her and started dozing off she was like "Simmy I miss you" and I was like in my head. So moeeeeeeeeeee~ Let me hug you!
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well, I'm not sure but I want to post a photo of myself because I cosplay and I think this is the MOE-est. xDD



Kawaii!
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Posted 4/20/13 , edited 4/20/13
I suppose if you think of moe as a "fetishization" of an aspect of someone or something, it would have to be neon hair.



I love the trend. I especially love the newer neon "industrial" looks with gas masks, dreadlocks, extensions, etc.
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renalian wrote:

well, I'm not sure but I want to post a photo of myself because I cosplay and I think this is the MOE-est. xDD



Kawaii!


hhaha, thanks. ^^
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Ink-e wrote:


aisu wrote:

actually, I'm still a bit confused as to what the hell moe really stands for . can you elaborate it for me?


Moe, one definition according to urban dictionary.

"The new meaning of 'moe' is entirely caught up in issues surrounding hobbies and taste. Specifically, 'moe' means be attracted to a specific character or its specific partial element and to have a favor feeling toward it. 'Moe' suggests the condition of being infatuated with one character or thing and implies an image of someone burning with desire.
The picture becomes clearer when we hear the frequent use of 'moe' referring to specific elements or characteristics, such as 'weak girl moe,' 'young lady moe,' and 'glasses moe.' The meaning of 'glasses moe' refers to a taste that is taken with a character who wears glasses; furthermore, this taste fetishizes the feature itself of glasses-wearing. In this case, glasses are the 'moe' element."


I can't claim to really know the true definition, if there is one, of the term; it's one of those things where "I can't explain what it is, but I know it when I see it". To be honest, I half expected this thread to turn into a debate about what moe is.

Personally, I was basing it off the type of behavior/characteristics described as moe in Lucky Star - to me, there wasn't any element of desire to it, rather it was the idea of a flaw or weakness that one might consider cute or endearing, instead of treating it as it is, which is generally kind of pathetic. Tsukasa and Miyuki from Lucky Star show are cute, but even if they weren't fictional characters, I wouldn't be burning with desire over them.

It does seem though that, like you said, everybody has their own opinion of what is moe, and who's to say they're wrong?
If nothing else, it may make this thread interesting.
Posted 4/20/13


Moe!
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Moe!


A funny image, but also one that invites some thought:

Were I within five feet of the guy, I would definitely have helped him. (100%)
Were I ten feet away, I would very likely have helped him. (80%)
Were I fifteen feet away, I am not sure I would have helped him. (50%)
Were I twenty feet away, I most likely would not have helped him. (20%)
Were I twenty-five feet away, I almost definitely would not have helped him. (10%)
Further than that, I definitely would not have helped him. (0%)
At all distances, I would have been amused by his predicament.

The questions I am pondering are:
Why would the distance influence my feelings towards helping the guy (they are not long distances to travel)?
And am I alone in this?
Posted 4/21/13


Yes, because he's break dancing
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