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Is the graininess intentional?: Moe get usage counts

 51 shimaspawn, Sun, 20th Mar '11 7:07:38 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
Yeah, I'm not seeing them either.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
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[up][up][up][up] The trope has some Unfortunate Implications.

The scene itself is Haruhi specifically combining all "High Ticket" elements of Moe (Tiny bit of skin, Meganekko, Dojikko, Meido, and tearing up.) in an attempt to get hits on her website, although its done a little bit forcefully, which vulnerability is also part of the Moe trope.

The show hints at the fact that Mikuru's Moe aspects are an act... that its is just a Honey Trap to get Kyon on his side or so says Koizumi.

Then you add "Adult" Mikuru who Kyon thinks is around 5 years older than the normal version is more proof. The Adult version even thinks her younger self is Moe too, even gives Kyon permission to kiss the younger Mikuru while sleeping (which was probably just to do it once and not alter the timeline its complex.) And looks back on her time in the SOS brigade fondly.

That pic has been up there since the trope was made and is generally The Most Triumphant Example and deliberate attempt to codify as many elements of the trope into one image as it can.

edited 20th Mar '11 8:15:59 PM by Raso

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"badass" doesn't anything in after used end fail be fine.
 55 shimaspawn, Sun, 20th Mar '11 8:18:27 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
[up][up][up] None of that is visible in the image and thus none of it matters.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
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I was just saying that even in complete context of the series the image is great for the trope.
 57 shimaspawn, Sun, 20th Mar '11 8:28:48 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
A Wall of Text like that overexplaining things that aren't in the image tends to just lose anyone not familiar with the context. Anyone familiar with the context will all ready know it. If you can't explain the context in a sentence or two, it's probably best not to give it.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
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I agree....Unforunate implications in the picture....WHAT???
This is Mimi-don't let her cuteness fool you-she's got spunk.
Unfortunate Implications in that Mikuru's being used by Haruhi at that moment and in that pic.

Maybe it's me, but that pic just screams out Chew Toy a little more.
 
 61 Catalogue, Mon, 21st Mar '11 12:55:58 AM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
I might not fully understand, but I think it's all right.

People can argue the whole trope carries Unfortunate Implications anyway.
The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
 62 Japanese Teeth, Mon, 21st Mar '11 1:57:38 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
[up][up]Just because the two tropes overlap doesn't mean that this isn't an example of Moe. Heck, the vulnerability is part of the appeal...
I wasn't saying that it isn't. It's just that it strikes me as more creepy than vulnerable, and that there are better examples of moe in my book.
 
 64 Willbyr, Mon, 21st Mar '11 5:46:15 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
I'd call the caption now, but since it's mine that's in the lead I'll refrain from doing so.
 65 Madrugada, Mon, 21st Mar '11 6:03:10 PM Relationship Status: In season
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Yeah, a day is a little short to call a crowner. But I don't think that your favorite is in any danger of being displaced at the top.
'He strutted across the bedroom, his hard manhood pointing the way' sounds like he owns a badly named seeing-eye dog. 'Sit, Hard Manhood!
 66 DRCEQ, Mon, 21st Mar '11 6:11:09 PM Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
MOVE, B****! GET OUT THE WAY!
Yeah there's a clearcut winner here.
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 67 shimaspawn, Mon, 21st Mar '11 6:18:56 PM from Here and Now Relationship Status: In your bunk
It's 14 points above the next option. I think we have consensus.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
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I am not a fan of the term "Moe Blob" because it's primarily used only when talking bad about this and Puni Plush animation style I would prefer Moe Moe or Just Moe. Other than that it's good.

edited 21st Mar '11 7:16:46 PM by Raso

 69 Catalogue, Mon, 21st Mar '11 7:20:47 PM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
It's a bit too fast gu—wow look at that lead!

By the way the page has two quotes. Per Fast Eddie's command we should chop one and move it to the quotes page. Which one to keep?

edited 21st Mar '11 7:23:55 PM by Catalogue

The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
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Keep the second one. The first is a bit too cynical to drive across the craziness people feel for moeblobs.
 71 Willbyr, Mon, 21st Mar '11 7:47:16 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
Anime-ted
Does anyone else have an issue with the "Moeblob"? I didn't read the page before I made that, so I didn't see the connotation.
 72 Catalogue, Mon, 21st Mar '11 7:47:43 PM from where the good times are
A pocketful of saudade.
[up][up] I thought so. Mission accomplished.

/digression

[up] Moeblob is rather pejorative, but I think it's possible to use it affectionately, in a somewhat self-deprecating way. It also serves as a good noun for moe, and in the context of that scene (if memory serves) that the girl is a moeblob.

edited 21st Mar '11 7:53:02 PM by Catalogue

The words above are to be read as if they are narrated by Morgan Freeman.
Personally I think we should do a trope split for Moe Blob.
 
 74 Japanese Teeth, Tue, 22nd Mar '11 8:41:12 PM from Meinong's jungle Relationship Status: Mu
[up]How exactly would that trope be differentiated from plain old Moe?
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[up][up]If your talking about how people label certain animes as "Moe Blob" animes ? The non pejorative term is Puni Plush.

edited 22nd Mar '11 8:48:13 PM by Raso

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