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MoeDimension is a blog focusing on my favourite female characters, from all types of media, such as cartoons, movies and games. It also features my creations, such as drawings and stories, which are again mainly centred on girls. But it can also occasionally cover things beyond these two areas. I hope you find something here that pleases you!😊

Maruse Rino

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“Miss Moe Dimension” Series to Return

I doubt anybody will be aware, but about two years ago on this blog, I started a monthly series of Miss Moe Dimension entries. The idea was that each month I would write about a character who I found moe (in the strict sense of the word; see below for more on this). Unfortunately, I fell behind pretty quickly in this endeavour: the series only lasted five entries before it went into indefinite hiatus. However, I never gave up on it entirely and now I’ve decided it’s time to bring this series back, in a revamped form.

So how exactly is it being revamped? I’ll still aim to write an entry every month, but unlike before I won’t be labelling them with the month they are published in. Instead, I’ll simply be numbering them. That way, if I do fall behind again (which is always a possibility), I won’t get stressed about it. And dare I say it, I may even be able to publish more than one a month from time to time. The major change, however, will be that I’ll no longer be using moe in the strict sense of the word. For those of you that may not know, the word moe in Japanese originally referred to the situation where a character, through their heartbreaking pitifulness, evoked a deep emotional response from viewers. You know, the kind of character who makes think “Oh, poor her/him! I wish I could do something for her/him”. The thing was, though, that these characters were, more often than not, presented as diminutive and large-eyed and this resulted in the word moe first becoming a synonym for the word kawaii (or cute, if you like), and then a word to describe anything that “rocks your boat”. Now, when I first started the Miss Moe Dimension series, I tried to stick to the original meaning of moe as much as possible: but unfortunately that severely limited the number of characters I could write about. So this time, I’ll be using moe in a broader sense: I’ll be writing about characters who I really like, for whatever reason. The final change is that I plan to present the new Miss Moe Dimension entries in a more exciting way, but I think I’ll keep the exact details of this under wraps for now. [^_^]

Incidentally, if anyone is curious about which characters were featured in the original Miss Moe Dimension series, I’m afraid they’ve all those entries been deleted. However, one of those characters will undoubtedly be returning in the revamped series, which is due to commence in October. Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

Reboot!

Is it July already? Time sure passes you by when you aren’t looking! As a result of concentrating on other things, I haven’t been able to post a great deal of stuff here on Moe Dimension this year… and nothing at all since March! Anyway, that’s going to change now that I’ve decided to concentrate on this blog for the foreseeable future.

As I said in an earlier post (probably the one in March) I’ll be writing about more general topics from now on, not just topics related to Japanese pop culture. But I definitely haven’t given up on reviving my series of Miss Moe Dimension posts! Oh, and there is one more important additional change: I plan to start making posts related to my original creations as well. So, hopefully there will be lots to look forward to soon, here on Moe Dimension!

Till next time, au revoir, arrivederci and may the force be with you!

A New Month, A New Season and a New Beginning

Well, this blog has been well and truly dead in the water for the past few months, hasn’t it? The reason for that is I gave myself a lot of things to do at the end of last year and when I had to choose priorities, this blog was not one of them. However, now that things have settled down a bit, I’m able to once again turn my attention to this blog, which I am actually quite fond of.

Anyway, from now on I will be doing things a little bit differently. The monthly Miss Moe Dimension award will now be a quarterly thing. Having to come up with a moe character every month was just a bit too demanding. Also, my posts will no longer be strictly limited to Japanese pop culture. Yes, Japanese pop culture will still be the focus of this blog, but there are things beyond it which I think are just as moe and I would like to talk about them too. For example, I have recently been playing a couple of games made outside of Japan which I rather enjoyed. And finally, I may occasionally put up very short posts whenever I come across some news that I find particularly exciting. For example, when a cool new figma or something of that kind is announced.

Alright, I think that covers all that I wanted to say in this post. Here’s hoping that there won’t be another major hiatus until the next one. Thanks for reading!

 

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Blog Header Added

I have created a new header for my blog. You can see the full image on my website; there is a link to it below. Hopefully, I will be able to start writing real posts very, very soon.

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Welcome to Moe Dimension!

Moe Dimension is a blog about Japanese pop culture, which I absolutely love. In it, I will discuss about such things as comics, animation, music and games and I hope to hear what other fans of Japanese pop culture have to say about these topics.

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Visit my website for original Japanese style illustrations and much more!

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