Wallow in the Worst with This Friday Fun

Last week, you reviewed idol releases in the easiest to consume way!

If you’ve followed me for a while, you’ll know I love drawing idols. Even paid big bucks (okay, £40) on specific illustration software, even though my drawings are nowhere near that kind of professional quality that would justify such a purchase!

Back in the day of course, (and sometimes even now, if I’m feeling particularly lazy) if I had to draw anything on a digital medium, it had to be trusty, free, MS Paint. Who hasn’t used it at some point? Even though the program has become slightly more sophisticated over the years, let’s be real, it’s still pretty hard even for veteran artists to create something good out of it. Continue reading

A Most Succinct Friday Fun

Last week… Last week… what was last week? I just woke up.

Did you read Daemon’s excellent review of NECRONOMIDOL’s newest output this week? You should! Go do it! Now! I’ll wait.

What’s that? You don’t have the time for long album reviews any more? Tut tut. Look, I don’t know what you do, but that’s really not on. There has to be a way to condense all the opinions and little details spotted of an idol release in a small, easy to read format, right? Continue reading

This Friday Fun Celebrates the Other Thing You Waste Too Much Time On

Last week, we probably made Watanabe cry!

It’s E3 this week! As someone who has been waiting six god damn years for a new Animal Crossing game, I for one will definitely be staying tuned, and I know many of you will be too! So, this weekend let’s celebrate the two things I’ll be tweeting about most this week; video games and idols.

I’m pretty certain we did this before already, but hey, there’s only so much meme material you can think of before you have to loop back around again. So there you go. Continue reading

Withdrawn Wednesday #7

Just a word of warning, this week’s Withdrawn Wednesday is very BiS heavy. To the point where there’s not much else. I’d say “Let’s call this a BiS special” but I wouldn’t be surprised if future installments had lots of BiS either. What can I say, there’s a lot of ex-BiS members. How to counter this? Send me what your non-BiS oshis have been up to for the next WW, of course! I’m not an all-seeing entity, after all, I need a bit of help!

But, anyway, onward.

Your Lost Oshi: Where Are They Now?

Uh, whatever works for you, Yuzuko

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Punching Down Is So Satisfying in the Friday Fun

Last week, we saw some terrible idol names! And I also realised that this was another Fun we recycled without realising! Wow, I’ve lost all remaining shreds of originality!

Say, it’s been a while since I annoyed the hell out of everyone with yet another Friday Fun dedicated to Watanabe harassment, isn’t it? Well, everyone say, thank you Watanabe!

So, Twitter, why is he crying? BiSloss? Foreign fans? Totally not just getting emotional at his friend’s wedding nosiree we have no tolerance for sensible answers in this column!

So, have at it. Guess why our Junnosuke boy is crying with the hashtag of, well, #WhyJSKisCrying. What, I already said I’ve lost all shred of originality at this point.

Will You Go Goo-Goo Ga-Ga For Baby♡♡Holic?

Well, this is certainly a thing that’s happening.

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A Friday Fun for When You Wish for Something Safe and Boring

Last week you described music videos, badly!

Today’s Friday Fun is brought to you by
BLACK HISTORY!
cana÷biss!
And the newly-announced Baby♡♡Holic!
You know what they all have in common?

Regardless of whether you think their music or members are good or not, they all have names that make you go “Wait… what are they called?”

Are their names technically good names because they bring forth attention and discussion from the overseas fandom? Or are they just plain bad? Either way, try telling someone your favourite J-Pop group is KinKi Kids and see their response. Continue reading

Withdrawn Wednesday #6

Want to hear Cococo’s new project?

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It’s Okay to Laugh at the Friday Fun

Last week, you predicted what the now-ex members of BiS would be doing after BiS. And… well, you might be right? You might not be? Honestly I was hoping the announcements of their futures last week would have been a bit more detailed. All I know is that I wept for Kika, just one of many lost oshis this year. Ah.

What’s more twitter than those tweets and hashtags challenging you to “Describe [x] badly?”. Actually, lots of things. Fanwars for one thing (think I’m gonna wait for things to cool off a little before I introduce my “draw idols better than Inagawa Jun” hashtag). But, nonetheless, it’s something that I see a lot. “Describe your favourite movie badly”, “Describe the ending of a game badly”. I think we’ve already done “Describe your favourite idol” before, but no-one’s done music video, right? I hope not, because that’s this week hashtag! Well? Get on it! #BadlyDescribeAnIdolMV, off you go!

So, BiS Disbanded, Again

Welp, so BiS just disbanded for a second time.

The initial announcement of their disbandment back in March wasn’t really given much coverage on Homicidols, since it also happened to collide with a gazillion other things both in idol and our personal lives, but I think the general reaction of the announcement was certainly one of anger, confusion, and betrayal. It came straight off the heels of the annual shitstorm that is the WACK audition, in which multiple members (and Trivago, back for more) were fired on the spot for what was ultimately a frustrating sideshow. The remaining members had finally had enough and called it quits, with Watanabe immediately holding casting calls for a third incarnation of BiS mere minutes after the previous audition had even ended. Looking back, it was probably a good thing that none of us were able to write about WACK EXHiBiTiON in the end as the resulting article would probably have just been a mess of all-caps angrish and thinly-veiled threats of revenge towards Watanabe. Continue reading