Why the Anti-Moé Brigade Suppresses the Moé Discussion.

I’ve mentioned previously how the Anti-Moé Brigade has worked to suppress moé discussion: They’re dismissive, derisive, they spread negative connotations without thinking, and they ostracize moé otaku from the greater anime community.

Why, though? Why actively suppress legitimate discourse about any aspect of anime discussion?

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A Glossary of Common Anti-Moé Brigade Terms

Anti-Moé Brigade arguments are often filled with words that are used differently from their normal meanings as a rhetorical tactic. It can be confusing.

Throughout my various experiences discussing moé with the Anti-Moé Brigade, as well as listening to their rhetoric, I’ve put together a glossary of common terms used by the Anti-Moé Brigade, and how they’re used in the moé debate.

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The Anti-Moé Brigade’s Derisive Attitude Toward Moé Discussion

The Anti-Moé Brigade are experts at spinning an argument in their favor. Granted, the moé fandom doesn’t speak up as much as they should, but to an extent, I can understand the aversion to debating the subject with the Anti-Moé Brigade, particularly because of the way they approach it.

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How the Anti-Moé Brigade Has Prevented a Genuine Dialogue About Moé

The Anti-Moé Brigade, for all their touted intellectualism, has, for the most part, been very resistant to any actual discussion about moé. They’ll certainly talk about how much it moé sucks and how horrible it is that we aren’t getting more REDLINEs and Cowboy Bebops, but when it comes to actually discussing moé, intellectualism seems to take a back seat to plain old anti-otakuism.

(Bonus content at the bottom, courtesy of the Anti-Moé Brigade)

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