Own Your Shit, Anti-Moé Brigade

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While the derailment of the ANNCast comment thread was quite disappointing and frustrating, it’s still somewhat valuable in that it’s provided a place from which I can mine a few new topics to write about.

Here’s one.

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Two-Faced Anti-Moé Brigade Thinking

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At the end of the day, we’re all anime fans. We’ve all got this one thing in common that we’ve formed a community around because it interests all of us. I think that’s amazing. It’s fantastic to have a community based around a common interest because that opens up infinite possibilities to share our personal interests with each other, and gain a perspective on the interests of other people. That’s what I love about fandom, and most people, like me, want fandom to grow and thrive.

It’s just that some of them have a funny way of showing it.

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The Resistance to the Moé Discussion

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After 77 pages, the comment thread for the ANNCast episode in which I discussed moé with Zac Bertschy was locked. It was locked after a 20+ page argument about feminism, misogyny, and men’s rights activism. This was after the thread had derailed several times and I had intervened to put the thread back on track. After a certain point, I just gave up.

This was supposed to be a discussion about cartoons.

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