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It's the kind of unthinking dismissal of a certain subgroup as Inferior, to become the Designated Target.
This so hard. When people complain about moe shows, it comes off less as legitimate, and more as piling on for the sake of piling on to rail about some random injustice since they can't rail on what they worry about. And on diverting blame to some "other" in order to justify their standing, and afraid of being judged about what they like for fear of not having it anymore ("I'm not like them. They're the ones who are ruining anime."). So when they pull their punches, it falls flat to me, and just makes me want to punch back at them harder.]]>
The problem I face isn't simply having to avoid other blogs, since the insults happen offhand in forum posts where I would otherwise have participated in the Anime Discussion. It's the kind of unthinking dismissal of a certain subgroup as Inferior, to become the Designated Target.
So I have to avoid those discussions, which prevents me from talking about anime at all on that forum, since most forums have designated areas for a given topic, and starting another enclave is frowned upon.]]>
About the moe hate, I think it's inevitable to come across people who are going to criticize your tastes, be it moe anime, mecha anime, Russian literature, lemonades, or you-name-what. Besides, the haters usually are the most vocal, so I just try to put up with it.]]>
That said I dislike moe, but not to the point of hating it. The anime industry just serves what sells, and moe is just what sells in Japan.]]>
End of the day, it's better just to ignore those haters. It's something that one shouldn't get worked up for. Sure their opinions are nasty, but reacting to it isn't good.]]>