Did You Like Our April Fool’s Gag?

Hello everybody! This is an important announcement by Maniac: In case you hadn’t figured it out over the last 36 or so hours, no, I never got a sweet idol job offer and never had to do something with the site and never turned it over to Kerrie except for purely laughs purposes. We had some fun, though! And I hope you got a kick out of Homercidols (and Simpsonswave, and only questioned your existence a few times).

Luckily, like nothing of actual import happened yesterday. Yes, the WACK auditions wrapped up, but the actual fallout is still on its way to reality, and there were of course lives and things like Pikarin blocking traffic so she could walk on her slave-fans, but is any of that all that important? Nay. We can just kind of gracefully return to normalcy and pretend that none of this ever happened.

For your patience and forbearence:

Remember HATEGLEAM? I sure do, speaking of missed opportunities. After the band broke up a few months back, I’ve almost completely lost track of the members, but here’s one of the former front-idols doing her best to scare the living shit out of neighborhood dogs and small children:

You want more? Continue reading

Party Posse Are Yet Another Underrated Idol Group

Party Rockets GT? They can Party Rockets GTFO!

Party Posse are the hot new idol group now.

I say they’re underrated, but they could very well become the next BiSH or Babymetal. I hear they’re really popular among Navy Seals for some reason. In fact, I’m going to join the Navy Seals right now! Continue reading

The New Bobby Hill Video Is Not What Any Of Us Wanted

WTF Maniac, this isn’t Simpsonswave, get out.

Ice Cream Suicide Did Not Suicided

Good news! After all that worry about Anna, and ANFORT and whether or not Ice Cream Suicide would dissolve or not, they reassured us everything would be okay this morning, with a brand new music video!

Glad to have you back, ICS!

Watanabe finally got his commupance

With the trainwreck that is the WACK auditions, my first promise when I was handed the keys to Homicidols.com was to get in contact at WACK HQ and make sure Watanabe finally got what was coming to him. That smug git has tortured idols in the name of publicity long enough! It’s about time we showed this man some humility.

So I arranged a special event, hosted by Pour Lui herself, with some help from BiS, BiSH, Gang Parade, the one girl from SiS that’s currently in idol purgatory, the other WACK eliminations who are also in idol purgatory; all for the sole purpose of expressing their feelings towards old Junnosuke himself; with paddles.

Exclusive video footage of the event below: Continue reading

It’s Time We Talked About Morning Musume

Look, when I signed on to writing for this site, Maniac imposed a harsh ban on ever mentioning Morning Musume. “They’re not hardcore enough!” he said, “Since when has Morning Musume released anything appropriate for this site other than the one time Pour Lui and Oomori Seiko talked about them?” he said.

Well, I’m in charge now and I can write about Momusu all I want! NER NER NER NER NER. Continue reading

Throwback Saturday? Check Out This Video Of Pre-Debut Lurleen Lumpkin

Our Homercidol Legend, Lurleen has been a bit quiet ever since that scandal involving the Dixie Chicks, but this morning I discovered this sweet little video of fetus Lurleen, long before she made her major debut.

Never forget what made us fall in love with her in the first place.

Exclusive Preview Of Hachigatsu-chan’s Solo Debut

Oyasumi Hologram aren’t disbanding or anything, it’s just everyone has their hobbies.

I cried. August-chan is a genius. Continue reading

RE:STUPiD Gets Another Music Video, Rerelease

Hi-diddly-ho readerinos! This week has been plenty dramaful on the WACK front; after the chaos that was the WACK three-way audition, Watanabe closed things off with the announcement that Re:STUPiD would be immediately re-recorded with the new line-up, with a new song that already has a music video. Wow, with how busy the WACK factory as been, you’d think they were sleeping in cars or something!

Our secret friend translated Watanabe’s official statement: Continue reading

The Present and Future of Homicidols.com

Friends, I’m tempted to just copy in the text of the official press release that’s going out on Monday, but I worked it out with the other parties involved, and we agreed that a message like this would be the most appropriate way to address this situation.

On Feb. 17, I was approached by a person whose name you probably know but who has asked to not be referred to by name until the official announcement is made. This person runs a management company that happens to include some beloved-by-us idols, and they had noticed over a period of several months the frequency at which those idols came up here and the level of response to them in the international fan community, on this site and elsewhere.

The proposition was a simple one: Our intent is to build “a bridge across the ocean” and start semi-regular activities in North America and Europe for existing groups, and launch domestic units within the next two years after sufficient market research has been conducted; we want you, Homicidol Maniac, to be a leader of this effort.

I have a great deal of respect for all of the people involved in this. While we have not always had an easy relationship, we have always had a workable one, and, having spent the past six weeks learning more about the particular people in management and among the talent, I can say that these are deeply serious, intelligent, talented people who are going to be doing incredible things in the world of music for the foreseeable future. I feel a little badly for having thrown some shade their way, but business is business and I got them to understand the different outlook of the average Westerner.

It will, therefore, be an honor to join their team. Specifically, I’ll be working in multimedia creative in everything from concept to marketing, and likely contributing English-language assistance in forming strategic partnerships with other companies.

What does that mean for Homicidols.com? I’m glad you asked. For me to continue the site as it currently is would, all parties agree, constitute a conflict of interest that would breach the terms of the employment contract I signed last week, and I would need to divest myself of any interest in the site and its activities.

To further that effort, I contacted some people who I’ve known for several years, people with whom I’ve done creative projects in the past. A few literal games of telephone ensued until I was speaking with a senior vice president of web and digital at an enormous international media company; after some cordial negotiations, we agreed that I would sell Homicidols.com, along with all associated brand elements and social accounts, for a price that you definitely won’t believe, so I won’t be publicizing it. AND MY LAWYER’S GETTING A BIG CHUNK SO IT BARELY MATTERS! #bitter (But hey, Kerrie’s finally going to get paid, so that’s nice.)

Suffice it to say that the company, which again will be made known when the press release goes out, is making a significant investment as a gamble that this idol thing will, in fact, take off in North America. I’m not completely sure, but I believe that there are relationships between the company, William Morris Agency and Sony, so the interest in seeing if other idols can approach Babymetal’s level of success is apparent.

So Homicidols.com isn’t going away. In fact, in the coming months, it will probably get a significant facelift. There will definitely be new writers (a friend that you all know well has alluded with all the subtlety of a Code Orange breakdown that she’s been invited to contribute). There will be new and more and better content than anything that I ever did.

There will be a transition, and this is important because it matters to me: Though my time as owner and primary everything is over in a hot minute, I will still be periodically contributing pieces. The Corenament will be resolved (by me). A few community games that I was in the process of designing will probably still happen down the road.

And between now and when the new creative team officially takes over, I asked that a person who I trust more than anybody to be a caretaker for this dumb place be permitted to step in as lead. So, beginning tomorrow, Kerrie will be the new editor/writer/joker/asshat for Homicidols.com, and the creative team assigned by corporate will step in gradually over the next couple of weeks.

Kerrie, as you know, has a wicked sense of humor and a great handle on idol. It helps that she digs pretty much everything that gets kicked around on here, but we’ve been sharing resources back and forth over the past couple of weeks just to get her up to speed. She’s bright and clever, and I have all the confidence in the world that the version of Homicidols.com that steps into existence tomorrow morning will be very much like what I tried to build — with the added bonus that Kerrie can actually Japanese, so there’ll most definitely be fewer dumbass errors.

You’ve all been great supporters of this project — from clicking to look at something new to commenting to sending me hate mail to sharing tips — and I’m going to miss that level of involvement in the community, but the bright side is that I get to engage from a new angle now, and actually make money off of a big, bold step forward for idols who definitely deserve it.

Treat the Weeaboo Witch well, and treat my website well. And wish me luck!

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