Thread: K-On! - Q & A
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Old 2010-06-24, 17:17   Link #301
Vexx
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Join Date: Dec 2005
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Originally Posted by bombyethan1000 View Post
HTT means houkage tea time its the name of the band yui, ritsu, mio, azusa and mugi play in

moe means the qualities of a young girl, loli or bishoujo (young pretty girl, probably teen, in japanese) that make a man want to love her
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=moe
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moe_(slang)
Be wary of using the "urbandictionary" as a useful reference - it is regularly trolled and full of misinformation.

To be a bit more on target, "moe" is the *feeling* of protectiveness in a loving sense that swells over a person. A girl, loli, bishoujo doesn't "have" moe, she is not moe -- but she creates the feeling of "moe" in the observer. Subtle difference but its why one can have "moe" for a wide variety of people and things.

An aside, the term "moe-blob" is a dismissive term to describe a character that the user thinks is shallowly designed to evoke moe in the viewers.

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HTT means houkage tea time its the name of the band yui, ritsu, mio, azusa and mugi play in
Yes and "Houkago" means roughly "afterschool" so the band's name in English is "After School Tea Time".
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Last edited by Vexx; 2010-06-25 at 12:45. Reason: Kept staring at wrong spelling and then committed the error myself.... baka baka baka
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