Vice In Paradise: Moe Edition

Topic started by gia on Feb. 19, 2009. Last post by gia 5 years, 11 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

So what is Moe for you?

Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11
To be honest, I had no idea of what moe was before checking out the page on this site.

As for my taste in characters, I have a "fetish" if you might call it that towards quiet, socially-inept girls. Rei Ayanami and Yuki Nagato being my two favorites, maybe it's because i'm a quiet guy myself, I don't know. This also translates to my real life, as pretty much every girl I've been with have similar personality.
Post by RedRoses (1,437 posts) See mini bio Level 14
@BR: wow really? Most guys who are into anime (well at least the ones I know IRL) know what moe is.

The first time I ever saw the word "moe," my first instinct was why are they talking about a guy named Moe. Then I get the image of that Simpsons bartender... that's definitely not moe.

As for myself, I definitely know I have a megane moe. <3 Glasses are quite awesome *coughs especially on cute guys who are intelligent coughs* This can be reflected both in anime and real life.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
"Moe" is a relatively young concept in the anime world-- I think it's really mostly been predominant for the last ~3-5 years. Which, when you consider anime was made for most of the 20th century, is pretty young.

That said, even if the "moe" concept wasn't especially solidified, characters that we would now call "moe" were still created.

Another thing I didn't go into was some of the moe subsets. The most common is "tsundere," and if you don't know what it is, I bet you've seen it-- Evangelion's Asuka is, Ranma 1/2's Akane is, and Love Hina's Naru is..."tsundere" is the word they use for the girl who is outwardly hostile to the object of her affections (but inwardly-- and usually not very subtlely --in love with him).

My theory on that, of course, is that otaku like to think that the girls who don't like them are, in fact, secretly in love with 'em. ;)

RedRoses: If you'd like a special word for it, guys with glasses are sometimes referred to as "megane-kun" (as opposed to girls with glasses, meganekko). :)
Post by Black_Rose (1,204 posts) See mini bio Level 11
I've known what tsundere was for quite a while now but never in my life heard the word Moe as anything but a person's name. As for this:

gia said:
""My theory on that, of course, is that otaku like to think that the girls who don't like them are, in fact, secretly in love with 'em. ;)"
One can only hope :P

Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Long hair and glasses, no wait that more of a fetish. Yea, went I see a Moe girl I go ,what wrong with that girl and get your act together. For me, it still Anime and i enjoy it for what it is.
Post by Devilly (5,329 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Well yeah what rose said that`s the first time i heard about moe ^^
LoL interesting question for laziness i`ll just quote this from the ''Who is the Hottest Video Chick?'' thread :)

"i go for so many types of girls that i cant keep up XD

1 The food freak who stays thin
2 The cutie
3 The warrior
4 The beauty queen

but my girls are mostly a combo of those^^"
Yep that`s it, actually Dev is my moe since she Qualifies for the first 3 XD
Post by bakatanuki (10 posts) See mini bio Level 1
I am a huge, huge, huge fan of moe in various forms. While I have preferences that I gravitate toward, I can like a girl who is moe in completely different ways just as much. In general though, I just like girls with a very sweet personality. Tsundere I find to be usually just obnoxious, but there are still tsunderes I really like. I am big into kemonomimi, ultra-cutesy or frilly clothing, and in general tsurrupettan.

Actually though, completely helpless girls can get on my nerves sometimes. Ideally the girl would be extremely sweet and cutesy, but not a wimp either. I like magical girl shows because they are awesome and fight evil, while being super cute. I enjoy just about any form of moe though.
Post by Kawanoka_Kyrogi (836 posts) See mini bio Level 3
@Gia: lol at girl with sniper :D
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Moe for me is tsundere girls, frilly outfits, and shy girls. Many things add a moe bonus like cat ears, pigtails, bows, school uniforms, stockings, socks, bells, and plenty of other things.
Post by Niko (865 posts) See mini bio Level 8
Actually, despite being in this fandom for over a decade (wow), I don't think I've quite nailed down what characteristics I find to be moe. I guess I go by a character-by-character basis. I don't mind a little tsundere, but not full-on tsundere. I think moe for me is female characters who are usually capable but have their vunurable points. Some shy girls are also moe too.
Post by Ruby_Alexandrine (78 posts) See mini bio Level 2
Is it safe to say that the Moe concept is not my thing.  Its not because the majority of Moe characters are female and I'm a female, its just that many Moe characters are annoying.
Post by Sillyfaerie (13 posts) See mini bio Level 1
Well, I'm still not sure that I get the concept but nevertheless I'd have to say, Shinku. Not just the GL (though I certainly like that), but what attracts me in a girl is definitely *not* helplessness (on her part at least and we'll just leave it at that. . .)

?'s re: tsundere - just girls? just love - not "friendship": so long as they Ernie and Bert* Watanuki and Domeiki what do you call it???

*Yes it's a verb; file under NOG = Not Officially Gay
Post by Bertmasta (151 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Personally i do like the tsundere's, its such a cute quality :D
Post by Sonata (35,828 posts) See mini bio Level 20
Women with swords, or girls that can pretty much kick my butt, yeah that pretty much sums it up for meXD
Post by OkazukiIchigo (350 posts) See mini bio Level 11
Anything stereotypical of moe, I like.
Post by HeeroYuy (1,210 posts) See mini bio Level 12
Definitely Tsundere, but it has to be of the right balance. Too much tsuntsun and you get annoying Louise (saddistic little...), too much deredere you get boring Nogizaka (not even a real tsundere anymore at this point).

That, and the ever important zettai ryouiki which I even went out of my way to make an article for for this comment.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
Heero: see, I'm very weird with tsundere. Mostly I don't like them at all...but I LOVE Louise. I think it's the fact that she's a just-barely-closeted BDSM queen =P
Post by Bertmasta (151 posts) See mini bio Level 6
Tsundere is so cure, come on Gia, you know its great, its the way they act all tough but you know they are all soft and cuddly inside :D
Post by Papasan (160 posts) See mini bio Level 9

 My Moe is personified in two words: Samejima Mamimi. I am a sucker for the girl who isn't necessarily helpless herself, but has the whole world against her, beating her down. I want to save her, and save her, and save her again. Every time I watch FLCL I want to jump into the TV and pull her out where no one can get her anymore, and when she Effs off in the end to pursue her photography dreams, I cry huge tears of joy for her escape.

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