K-ON continues to spawn more moe fickleness

I honestly can't stand seeing how the otaku community shifts so rapidly between their moe love for characters, ESPECIALLY the whole Mio vs. Azusa deal. Everyone couldn't get over how moe Mio was, and then as soon as Azusa shows up, there's an explosion of Azusa fans who have now tossed Mio away like used meat...

8 years, 3 months ago
Nina
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I know what you mean! I still love Mio though. >_< More than I love Azusa anyway. I like her, just not as much. It seems to me that Azusa made me like Mio more. XD I dunno why. Its like she brought out a differnt side to Mio... I dunno about anyone else, but I'm still a big Mio fan. Haha.

8 years, 3 months ago
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@chiyo_sen:

First of all, welcome to Otaku Pride! =] Make yourself comfortable because we like quality discussion here.

I agree that with Azusa around, Mio became more motherly or senpai-ish towards her. Mio always had that caring, considerate atmosphere around her though even before Azusa. Ritsu just cancels that out so often I think that not many people noticed how sweet and tolerant Mio is to Yui and Tsumugi. As for my opinion on Azusa, I don't really like how she doubts everyone and everything, then acts like everything will be okay because of Mio's words. That seems very fickle to me.

For me though, I don't love Mio because of her obvious moe qualities, but because she is honest and hard-working. As an example, I find her ability to honestly express her dislikes and fears wearing lolita maid outfits attractive which clashes with her taste in lyrics and band names, oddly enough.

I kinda feel guilty at where my mind went during the end of ep. 11 though...especially when Ritsu started begging. I'm just glad Mio doesn't have any dominant male tendencies...eheh.

8 years, 3 months ago
Nina
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@jim:

Moe is a very complex topic that cannot be explained in one sitting. I would sum it up as an inexplicable, overwhelming feeling of tender affection for a fictional (or human) being. I wrote a blog entry on this years ago, and I'm pretty sure it's still applicable today:

Reasoning Moe

You may also want to take a look at this entry [also written by me] and the blog referenced in the article (if it's still alive):

Response: On Moe

8 years, 3 months ago
Nina
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I...can't edit my post...? ._.;

Where the heck is Jim when you need him? o(>_<)o

Markdowns are weird, and not standard. People will get confused/frustrated quickly. Can't you just let us use BBcode or have an HTML editor for the savvy...?

8 years, 3 months ago
Nina
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sorry about that... I'll get the edit functionality nailed down tonight as well

markdown supports actually supports a subset of html, but I havn't finished the sanitizer (to keep people from posting evil javascript) so it's currently disabled.

the wysiwyg editor should help lower the learning curve though, and the preview box lets you know when you're making mistakes :)

8 years, 3 months ago
jim
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Pardon my ignorance... but what is moe?

8 years, 3 months ago
jim
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