Site News: new poll up, Akihabara Channel and Canned Dogs feeds in sidebar

The results of the moe poll are in! According to 657 members of the HD voting readership, moe is:

  • Affection – 29% (191 Votes)
  • Passion – 18% (117 Votes)
  • Happiness – 12% (81 Votes)
  • Lust – 12% (81 Votes)
  • Yearning – 11% (69 Votes)
  • Nurture – 6% (37 Votes)
  • Admiration – 5% (30 Votes)
  • Tranquility – 3% (21 Votes)
  • Possession – 2% (16 Votes)
  • Nostalgia – 2% (14 Votes)

For a poll bound by an arbitrary selection of emotional modes I think these results are pretty interesting. With “love” deliberately left off the table as the obvious choice its synonym “affection” easily tops the charts, but the lack of majority consensus indicates the many subtleties of interpretation the term connotes. This is to me evidence of the highly personal meaning that individual fans craft for the word, adopting it to suit their own particular view of their relationship with characters they admire.
I picked “passion”, by the way, as I tend to view subjects of moe (萌え) with moetic (燃え) zeal… that said, I feel a wide variety of emotions based on what the moe artist is trying to evoke, and as such I think it’s impossible for one word to encompass the term’s entire meaning.

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0 Responses to Site News: new poll up, Akihabara Channel and Canned Dogs feeds in sidebar

  1. DJnerate August 11, 2007 at 2:30 pm #

    There doesn’t seem to be a `None’ option in the new poll…

  2. Shingo August 11, 2007 at 2:44 pm #

    You might want to take another look… :3

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