this photoset sums up Magic tournaments so perfectly
Attack On Titan Exclusive Dub Clip- Hit It From Every Angle
Watch me get in trouble for uploading this (watch it while it lasts, ill see you all when i get out of jail)
…I mis-read this as Attack on Titan Exclusive Dub-step clip, and I got really sad when it was just a bunch of English voice actors. :(
You mean Makomoe’.
so I got sexually harassed by this director I was working on a web series with a few years back. I learned the other week that he’s now directing a well known youtube series that’s getting a lot of positive feedback.
Should I make his name and actions public and if I did, would anyone back me up?
….asking for a friend.
The idea of double-standards when it comes to gender roles is old-hat, but for some reason, the idea that if a woman displays any kind of intense anger at all, she is “crazy”, is something I’ll never be able to wrap my head around.
Yeah, and plenty of women like Twilight, which is totally odious. What’s your point?
Your assertion that some women like some moe doesn’t mean it isn’t rife with issues and in the end isn’t harmful. There absolutely are moe series I like. I love Azumanga Daioh and liked Hidamari Sketch. I have friends who love K-On and Haruhi Suzumiya. In Japan I knew a lot of girls who really loved AKB 48. Doesn’t mean we can’t criticize moe as a whole.
Moe is a weird, insidious beast. It seems innocent because, well, it’s about innocence. But its also about inspiring a protective urge in men which is bad from a feminist perspective because we don’t want protection, we want respect. These roots have led to a lot of negative things happening in the industry and among the fandom that I don’t want to go into while I’m phone posting but are basically what makes moe so objectionable as a genre.
I think it’s important to call out moe particularly because it’s one of those things that might seem “feminist” in a Western context but definitely isn’t in its original context - and in both places, encourages damaging ideas about women in the men who are its biggest fans.
It’s easy for Westerners to call out your typical T&A fanservice because we see that over here, too, and associate it with sexism. But there isn’t really an equivalent for the moe variety of fanservice in the West, so Western feminists with no understanding of the cultural context just see “cast full of girls! focus on girls’ friendships! passes the Bechdel test with flying colors! maybe some lesbian subtext! MUST BE FEMINIST!”
But honestly, as I said on Twitter the other day, I think the moe stuff is more insidious than the more in-your-face, T&A adult fanservice because at least the latter portrays women as sexually-attractive who actually look like adult women. And those female characters are more likely to be fleshed-out, independent, interesting characters (at least, in the anime I’ve seen with each type). Whereas, moe fetishizes the looks of underage girls and those characters’ “personalities” are often cardboard stereotypes designed to be as unthreatening as possible to men. At least guys fapping to Faye Valentine aren’t doing it because they think they’d be a submissive doll they could easily control, you know?
(Azumanga Daioh is a glorious exception to that with personality types, but I’ve always thought of that show as more of a precursor/spreader of moe than actually moe itself. I could be wrong, though.)
Which is not to excuse your “typical” fanservice, but there’s a lot of extra-gross shit with moe that a lot of Western anime fans who think K-ON! is feminist are missing.