A lot of people have a lot to say on the subject of moe, and it's been interesting cruising through the various articles on it, to say the least. Here for example, is an indepth dissertation on the meaning and usage of it as it's being used at present time. Which is to say, it's definitely different from its actual meaning which can be found here (and includes its own expansion of the word).
I also note that the Heisei Democracy site has more to it than just odd articles, it contains a lot of trivia based news concerning anime and manga that is well worth a read through.
Drop by the forums and discuss the subject, for there is a lot about it that people both agree on and find contradictory. CLOSED
I've added a review on the PC version of Prey for your reading pleasure. Hope you remembered your splash guard, as you join Tommy on his trip through an alien slaughterhouse in his quest to save his girlfriend and attempt to reach Scarface levels of foul language. This isn't for kids folks, but read on for more of my thoughts on the FPS from Human Head Studios.
Don't be afraid to discuss it too! CLOSED
As of today, (yesterday really) Azrael, author of the series of articles entitled "I Am a Japanese School Teacher," has finished moving all his old articles to the Gaijin Smash website.
As part of the viral or gorilla marketing scheme to announce the distribution by Bandai and release of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (no homepage yet, that I can find) by Kodokawa here in the states on May 29th, there has been a live action production of something referred to as the ASOS Brigade. At present these consist of two hilarious skits in a mixture of English and Japanese language which have to seen to be believed. The scheme also includes a MySpace page for those who are into that sort of thing.
And yes, that is indeed, as she herself says, the Pink Space Ranger, Patricia Ja Lee. Now all we need is for her and Johnny Young Bosch to get a part together, just for the shear irony of it all.
Whilst browsing through the internet, in this particular case the Somethingawful forums, I was pointed to a rather amusing little site known as Ecchi Attack! In particular was the article entitled "Moemania!" which is a systematic dissection of the idea of moe as presented by Ken Akamatsu, manga-ka of "Love Hina" and "Mahou-sensei Negima."
If you can pick yourselves up from laughing so hard at this, I recommend all of the other articles on the site, such as the Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Shotanization Notes...all of which redefine the category of wronger than Hell, while definitely making the point.
Well, here we go, the final part of my trials and tribulations at 2006's Anime Expo. I hope you find it both informative and entertaining. Not to mention helpful during your journeys through this or that convention.
Should you have any questions about what I mentioned, feel free to drop by the boards and ask. Good luck, and may your next convention be as entertaining as this one was for me. CLOSED