日本鬼子 (ri ben gui zi) is a common disparaging term in China for Japanese, dating back to the Sino-Japanese War(s). After the recent Diaoyu/Senkaku geo-political drama, the term has seen a resurgence in popularity in China, where the anti-Japanese movement comes back in fashion every so often. Some creative Japanese folks noticed that 日本鬼子 can easily be parsed as a female Japanese name “Hinomoto Oniko” and the moé-fication began.
Found a semi-interesting somewhat sensational NYT article on 2D love in Japan. (You can get a login from bugmenot.com) There’s a Boing Boing blog post on it too. Predictably, it didn’t take long before commentators started to sound the paedophile alarm. Cue the righteous condemnations. Honestly speaking, this topic has been way overdone, though most [...]
Part II of DM’s domain-registering misadventure. Long story short: I decided to make it a picture-of-the-day thing. After hours of WordPress hacking, I finally got it down to something close to what I imagined. Why I didn’t just use one of those ready-made POTD scripts is beyond me, but what’s done is done. There are [...]
I registered a new domain for some unfathomable reason. Hurray! The catch is that I can’t decide what I should do with it. (It may seem like I’m doing things backwards, but actually that’s just your imagination.) www.moefactor.com Some ideas so far: moé picture of the day (NSFW galore?) peer-ranked Digg-style anime news user-submitted anime [...]
The sixth entry in the Dengeki G’s Festival series will feature Yoake Mae yori Ruri-iro na! I’m sure some of you still remember the Yume pillow cover from two issues ago and the Tsuyokisu clock from Vol.5. Well, apparently Dengeki G’s Festival Vol.6 will come with… A FEENA PILLOW COVER!!! o___o It will be out [...]
The moé self-help books just don’t stop coming. It has been scientifically proven that anything with the word “moé” or “tsundere” in its title will sell like hotcakes. Image from Akiba-blog From Akiba-blog: Enter 「ツンデレ☆りなっくす」 or “Tsundere Linux”, a book that supposedly teaches you about the famous open source operating system in a totally moélicious [...]