This Friday Fun Ought to Be Interesting: #AnnouncementsWeActuallyWant

It’s that time again! Hows things? Last week, I asked for your idol tourist traps, stores and places of interest for #IdolEstablishments. I counted at least THREE Watanabe entries! Wow, you guys sure are salty!

After so much sal,t we should probably have something a little happier. Not saying last week’s Idol Establishments was sad or anything, but do you ever feel that we’ve been getting a lot of negative idol announcements lately? Disbandments and graduations are par for the course in idol, but it doesn’t make it any less upsetting. Then there are half of WACK’s announcements that are both upsetting and uncommon in idol, but I digress.

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When the Friday Fun Celebrates Tourist Traps

Hello all! I’ve been looking forward to the responses to last week’s #CensoringWatanabe and I wasn’t disappointed. I actually laughed out loud at some of these! Good job kiddos. I’ll see you next time Watanabe pisses off the fandom.

So anyway, idol cafes are a thing. The most famous is probably the AKB48 cafe, but we’ve also got fine dining from the likes of Chubbiness and a temporary Morning Musume cafe celebrating their 20th anniversary. (Now anyone heading to Japan soon knows where to eat and drink. You’re welcome.) Some of the more popular idols also have their own physical stores that you can enter and buy whatever tat you desire!

But don’t you wish there was some more of it, especially those targeted towards those of us in the alt-idol community? I mean sure, there’s that WACK/Tower Records collaboration right now, but don’t you wish you could visit Momoland or Momoko Gumi Company for real? No? That’s probably a safe bet. Continue reading

It’s a Friday Fun SiS Special Edition!

It’s that time of week again! Last week you guys did some ugly album covers. Some of them were outright terrifying! And it even inspired a whole new challenge, so maybe we could try that in a future Fun? What do you think?

My personal favourite was @PleiadesRising’s touchpad-drawn recreation of Makai Shinju so as promised… good job! That Pikarin haunted my dreams for days!

Now, I might have hinted this in a previous Friday Fun a few weeks back. Continue reading

The Friday Fun Celebrates the Deeply Terrible

Man,  I’m on a roll right now! I only wrote last week’s Friday Fun and the week before’s a few days ago and already I have another lined up! Expect a fun drought for the next few weeks ahead!

Do you remember when it was a trend in certain online communities to recreate album art terribly with MS Paint or clipart? I sure do.

Look, I try to perform necromancy on old memes pretty much on a daily basis, but I really think this time we can make it work! Idol covers can be pretty easy to recreate nowadays. Why, some official covers already look like they were made in MS Paint! Continue reading

One More Pre-call for the Best of 2017

Kerrie, bless you for doing this, but let’s all prepare ourselves for the entire nomination and voting process to be spoiled by somebody dropping the greatest works of all entirely in the final week of November.

Oh, what’s this, a reminder? Yep, I’m here to pester you all again regarding this year’s Best Of awards. Last year’s Best Of 2016 nomination process was a bit chaotic, so throughout the year, I’ve been keeping a thread going in order to keep track of anything of note that has happened over 2017, from releases, graduations and just things that pissed off/delighted you throughout the year so far! However, I’m merely one foolish woman, so it’s easy for me to forget things, which is where you come in! Continue reading

Friday Fun Is Being Reminded of Idol Everywhere You Go

Hi everyone! It’s Kerrie from the past! I’m writing this a couple of weeks in advance because if everything goes according to plan, I should be in London on a post-Juice=Juice high as you’re reading this. As much as I tend to contaminate Homicidols with my Hello! Project rambling, this time I won’t be interviewing or even meeting them (VIP tickets are so pricey!) but I should hopefully get a sweet t-shirt if the tour merch is anywhere as good as what Up-Front craps out whenever their groups go overseas! Dat Morning ‘Murica towel

Anyway, onto last week’s Friday Fun, #IdolHeaven! I have no idea how well this turned out, but Idol Heaven has surely got to be good,right?

Scroll past the weird stuff that keeps winding up on our hashtags

Anyway, I’m pumped about Juice=Juice so let’s drag Hello! Project back into this (sorry) with an old-ish tweet discovery I made a while back:

If you were going to go “Kerrie, is this Friday Fun seriously furniture?” then damn right!

Let’s face it, not everyone can be a loud, open wota like the type always at the front row of idol shows. Sometimes we choose to showcase our fandom in more subtle ways. This week, if you’ve ever been reminded of idols by every day items, whether that be a shop display or some food packaging, now’s your chance to tweet it!

I don’t expect too many responses, but if I see anything in London I’ll make sure to let you know! Tweet your idol thingymabobs with the hashtag #EverydayIdol. Perhaps we could get a subtle idol shopping catalogue going.

Kerrie Wrote a Great Title for This Week’s Fun and This Is Only Nominally Shorter

‘Sup everyone! Last week I asked you to come up with your ideas for #IdolHell! I counted at least three Watanabe mentions! Good job!

It got a little weird because apparently 2D fans use the same tag

Speaking of whom, originally this week’s Friday Fun was going to be another “let’s bully Watanabe” theme but then I thought:

  1. There’s already been way too many Watanabe Friday Funs this year
  2. If I do decide to do another Watanabe Fun then if anything it should be on the anniversary of SiS’ disbandment and my subsequent meltdown
  3. Wouldn’t it make more sense to do an “Idol Heaven” after last week’s “Idol Hell”?

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What Would Be the Opposite of Friday Fun?

Happy first Friday of September everyone! Last week I asked you to dust off your VHS tapes and outdated product placement and make some dank aesthetic goodness with #Idolsthetic!

Now, I made a little whoopsie making last week’s as Maniac pointed out. #Idolsthetic had already been done last year, as a fun looking for the prettiest MV footage in existence! So as per the Homicidols Code Of Conduct, I’m going through the harshest of punishments. I’m taking a little trip into #IdolHell! Continue reading

The Friday Fun Has Become a Dank Meme

I’m writing this over a week in advance! Ain’t I good?

And speaking of good, what good causes did you all come up with in idoldom? Let’s see which #IdolFundraisers are worth donating a spare quid or two to.

When I was writing last week’s post, literally but a few mere hours ago, I was half-asleep and kept having this nagging feeling within me of “wasn’t there another idea I was going to use this week?” and now, at almost 1:00 a.m., I just remembered. Continue reading

Can the Friday Fun Make It Worth Your While?

Hello everyone! Last week I asked you all dust off your GCSE Literature Anthology textbooks and come up with some idol poetry that would put Seamus Heaney to shame! And I took part in none of it because I’m an unimaginative dummy who’s still exhausted from reading so much Seamus Heaney in GCSE Literature! Let’s see what you came up with.

Fundraisers have always been a big thing, and a personal one for me, too; one of my first jobs was for a charity shop where I had to stand outside and harass people for donations, and just this year after losing my previous job I set up a Gofundme to help me get to the Necronomidol London show.

And it isn’t just me; everyone had encountered some kind of fundraiser at this point, whether its to raise money for a charity or just to pay for some dude’s potato salad. In the UK at least, we have Comic Relief and Children In Need, charities that hold big TV fundraisers every year (every two years for the latter) where celebrities appear and there’s usually some kind of charity single recorded by the hot new musical artist of that year full of celebrity cameos.

Sweet, now I can finally use Homicidols to fangirl over McFly, a band I’ve loved since the wee age of 12! And you thought my Hello! Project hijacking was bad. Continue reading