Well, that sure blew up in ways that I should have prepared for!
*Ryan Stiles voice* You guys wanna start a fight? #StartAWotaFight
— haru. (@yanderemagic) September 27, 2019
Wow, I actually managed to think of something on time for once! Let’s celebrate by admiring last week’s tweets!
pour lui is the azealia banks of the japanese idol industry#BadIdolAnalogies
— fig 🌼 (@friedfigs) September 20, 2019
As it took so long and was so divisive Yui leaving Babymetal was definitely Japan's equivalent to Brexit.
— Not a Cheki(s) Kinda Guy (@SalemBlack4Ever) September 20, 2019
There There There’s were the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s of Japan. #BadIdolAnalogies
— Brian Walker (@supreme_nothing) September 20, 2019
It’s always a good day when Yoneko releases a new music video!
Wait, does this even count as a music video? Sure, there’s video and music, but does it really count if it’s just the same visual over and over again? Answers on a postcard, please.
WELL WELL WELL, it appears that Withdrawn Wednesday publishing duties fall to ol’ Maniac this week! Without Kerrie’s
vengeful watchful eye and domineering enlightening presence, what kinds of shenanigans can we get into? Dare we … feh! To spoil this week’s Fun now would be as great a crime as has been committed in idol since maybe last week. So let’s play it straight and not risk Kerrie’s wrath.
Oshis! And other idols, ex and otherwise, who you may love but not necessarily totally oshi. They’re out there, gang, and just because they’ve gone to the big chika stage in the sky doesn’t mean that we can’t stay connected. This edition of Withdrawn Wednesday gets into just some of the ongoing activities of some of our very favorite people.
And if you don’t like it, take it up with Kerrie, because this still appears under her byline!
Co Co Co’s new project, Gordon, released their first MV.
Good morning everyone! Last week, you all made freakish frankensteins from your favourite idols!
— Daemon ☠ Aimless (@DaeMetal) September 13, 2019
— Not a Cheki(s) Kinda Guy (@SalemBlack4Ever) September 13, 2019
— D4rkWzd 2.0 (Deprecated) (@D4rkWzd2) September 14, 2019
If you’ve been following the ongoing idol soap opera that is WACK this past year, you’re probably aware of CARRY LOOSE (formerly known as “Curry Rouxz” and “Oh god yet another group to add to YUiNA’s ongoing chain”). The group formed shortly after the disbandment of second-generation BiS, with its former members Pan Luna Leafy, YUiNA EMPiRE, and a kid from WACK’s “WAgg” trainee group, Uruu Ru. At the start of the month, ex-Idol Renaissance Yumeka also joined the party, and a self-titled debut album was scheduled for next month, of which its first track, Yasashii Sekai, dropped for free on dropbox and soundcloud today! Is this going to be another BiS-esque weekly thing? Who knows, but for now, just listen to it.
Hi everyone! It’s been a while. Truth be told, I’ve been having computer troubles at home, so I’ve ended up having to significantly reduce how much content I’ve been able to write until further notice (which I’m sure all of you are very happy about!).
Thankfully, the rest of the team have been doing a fantastic job without me, with last week’s Friday Fun by Brian being one of the most successful ones yet!
— Brian Walker (@supreme_nothing) September 6, 2019
— Justin (@Netjack2112) September 7, 2019
Now, with how much fun last week’s challenging fun was, I wanted to do another fun that makes all of you think, laugh and go “god damn it, why didn’t I think of that?”. I wasn’t sure what to do though, until I saw this video appear in my YouTube recommendations.
Thanks Barshens! (And RIP)
Now, this shamelessly-copied fun takes a few steps:
Here’s an example I made earlier this week to start with.
Wow, that new BiS member sure is a stunner alright!
But can you guess who her parents are? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/dNg7XHBvnL
— Kerrie🔥ケリー (@weeaboowoman) September 9, 2019
Last time in the ongoing soap opera that is THE BANANA MONKEYS, they gained two chimps, lost one, and… actually, that’s pretty much it. Seriously! I guess after Belle Delphine stole their bathwater idea and got more fame from it, Banamanagement felt a little discouraged.
Oh wait, they just released a new music video. Never mind!
Last week, we had fun at the expect of one of my more recent best girls!
— Brian Walker (@supreme_nothing) August 16, 2019
— 奧貝流形 (@auhby) August 16, 2019
Summer’s almost over, huh? When I was a child, hearing those words filled me with dread and sadness; no more sunny weather? Back to school? Please, no! But, now that I’m an adult that dislikes children (excluding kids that I’m related to, and certain younger idols), and climate change is gradually turning the planet into a a ball of flames, I just feel relieved now. Autumn is my favourite season when it used to be my most disliked; the kids are back in school, it’s cooler, not to mention all the typical “white girl with an instagram” perks of Autumn like pumpkin spice and pretty falling leaves. Where am I getting at with this? Well, now that Autumn is creeping upon us, its also the time that we begin to take a closer look at our best-of list, and begin planning for our annual voting period in late November/early December. And with silly internet awards on the brain, why not come up with another last-minute Fun idea? Well, maybe I should have waited until the actual awards season, but who knows if I have to push out another #WackAuditionPredictions post by then?
So, think back, not just to the awards you know and love like the Oscars, but also stuff like the Kids Choice awards, or any award show that offers prizes for “sexiest actor” and “best onscreen kiss”. What exactly is the idol equivalent of such, arguably, insigificant awards? What would it be and who would win?
Think up some prizes to give out to deserving idols using the hashtag #BadIdolAwards and who knows, maybe we’ll steal some ideas for our own best-of?