Hello again! Already halfway through December! Make sure you’ve cast your votes and opinions for Best Of 2017 if you haven’t already! Your wota points depend on it! And once you’ve done that, take a good look at last week’s Fun!
Its another one of those nights where I’m up at stupid o’clock looking at idol merch I can’t afford. And I thought, “there’s really some types of tat that’s really heavily associated with idol, huh?” I’m talking muffler towels, penlights, bromide photos, those figure plate things. Sure, you can sometimes see this type of loot in other fandoms such as anime, K-Pop and the like, but let’s be real here; most of you associate such items with idols.
So it got me thinking, what would happen if other celebrities got merchandise like what you’d find at an idol show? Continue reading →
What a week I’ve had. Maniac suspended me from the site for gaining a whole 5 grams, he even took my laptop away from me under the guise that it had broken! Then he started a search for other UK-based writers who are also Hello! Project fans who also like bad puns! It wasn’t until the other contributors for this site staged a 15-minute “squat-in” that I was finally allowed back! Screw you, Maniac! Hahahaha!
I’m writing this at 2:00 a.m. on a Friday morning last-second, I have no good ideas. Shouldn’t you all be debating something about the Best Of 2017? So I’m going to be lazy and take my surprise comeback as inspiration; who do you actually want to come back? Continue reading →
Hi everyone, it’s Friday again! Have you been doing your work on the Best Of 2017 nominations?
Speaking of nominations, last week I asked for some alternative idol campaign posters and send some appreciation to WACK/Miss ID runner up, Aono. I think those two hashtags meant there was a lot less entries than normal, but hey, we still got a couple!
This is hashtag I’d been considering ever since seeing a tweet by Homicidols friend and podcast-man @Ramenshuriken a while back, of which I can no longer find but it was along the lines of “lol wtf predia?” Continue reading →
So I wasn’t going to write about this. I already wrote a big thread on Twitter. But then John poked me asking why this isn’t on here, then I realised that running an idol news blog never stopped Maniac going full-on tin foil hat, so you know what? Screw it.
I’ve come to the (probably false) conclusion that something big is going to happen soon. Something big enough for me to be sat typing nonsense at 2:00 a.m. Something that will really shake up the idol world as long as you’re a WACK fan, probably. My theory?
Nozomi and Uika are going to quit BILLIE IDLE and re-join BiS.
Did you know, last night I had a dream where we had a proper awards ceremony for the Best Of 2017, it was live streamed and everything. Keyakizaka46 were there even though I’m certain they’ve never even been covered on this site, but take what we can get, right? Anyway, it came to a close halfway through, because Maniac had to go and do emergency office things, and someone I haven’t spoken to in a decade suddenly appeared and threw my laptop into a ditch.
God damn it Watanabe, you just make Friday Funs way too easy, I both love and hate you (mostly the latter though). You know that anecdote about the dream I just gave? Swap a few roles around and I think this is exactly how the election results are going to be announced. Mark my words! Kenta will suddenly disappear and a horde of angry WACK fans are going to throw Watanabe’s laptop in a ditch and then there will be seven new documentaries about it.
I was just going to let this election slide by because let’s face it, Aina’s going to win. But then I saw all these fanmade election posters going around on the Japanese side of Twitter and thought “I gotta get in on that.” Continue reading →
Praise our beloved dark lords for opening their international fan club to the rest of the world. Necronomidol work so hard at including the international fandom alongside the native fans, something that in the world of alt-idol, is usually too costly or difficult to achieve. Aside from Babymetal, the international market seems like a lost cause for even the most mainstream groups. And with recent Western idol coverage being less than favourable (to the point where one such instance is even a Letdown Of The Year nominee!) being a Western idol fan can feel a bit lonely sometimes. And idols trying to make it overseas isn’t something new either. In fact, idols trying to cater to a possible American demographic resulted in one of the most infamous TV flops of all time!
We’re finally in November! The best of 2017 nominating spree is underway, I’m already debating whether to put up my Christmas tree, those of you in America are probably already starting fights in Walmart over turkey or something, I’m not sure. And last week we celebrated #IdolHalloween!
Hi everyone! Last week you brought us the most scandalous theories and predictions in idol, and unlike last week, not a single one has come true yet! Thank goodness! But the year isn’t over yet. Who knows when another Zenkimi Hell or a Watanabe publicity stunt gone too far will occur? Lets just cross our fingers and tap some wood for the rest of the year.
You know what time it is? It’s the last Friday Fun before Halloween! Last year we had #IdolNightmare, which was a lot of fun, so this year has got to be something similar, right? Well … there was #IdolHell, I guess but we just had that… and we don’t really have any prizes ready for another #IdolNightmare, unless someone out there wants a cruddy art commission by yours truly.
Let’s just make things broad and simple this week, shall we? Halloween is a fun holiday, so let’s have fun! Continue reading →