I’m writing this as the Splatoon 2 Octo Expansion is downloading, because chances are you’re not going to be hearing from me for a while once I boot that fiesta up. Thankfully, there’s been no sudden disbandment announcements to ruin Splatoon launch day this time! Just your theories as to how the WACK battle of the year is going to go down.
Oh look, another Friday Fun based on a dream. My Fun queue has run out, okay?
The other night I dreamed that to cash in on Babymetal's graphic novel, a bunch of other idol units started releasing their own comics/graphic novels, so whenever I went to a comic book store they were just full of idol books and CDs.
Surprisingly, Babymetal aren’t the first idol unit to get their own official graphic novels/comics/manga/whatever you call that genre. Actually, I don’t know who exactly is the first, but you know I can refuse any opportunity to drop Hello! Project in here: Continue reading →
One week is a long enough gap for another good old-fashioned WACK Fun, right? Yeah, maybe not. Even my own cat, as I started typing this, batted at my hand in a manner that says “stop, human”. But whatever, because it looks like we may just get an idol reunion even bloodier than this week’s Saki/Sari smashdown:
Okay, TIF is a HUGE event, so it was bound to happen eventually, but it still brought me both chuckles and fear of what’s to come. The Pour Lui/Yuffie feud is historic, to the point where Puu still mocks Yuffie, and Yuffie won’t even acknowledge ever being a member of BiS. And now, a possible (backstage) reunion might be upon us with the appearance of the mascot-loving angel and a BILLIE IDLE that has been recently armed with a YouTube-loving hellspawn. Screw the auditions and concert tours, THIS should be the topic of the next WACK documentary! Continue reading →
Look, you all know what’s been going on with Babymetal the past couple of weeks. I was actually expecting some real news on Yui other than “she’s gone because of storyline reasons,” but nope. Babymetal management is trolling the entire fandom at this point and I don’t even know if that was really their intention! Continue reading →
You know, this line from last week’s Friday Fun post was supposed to be just a one-off remark:
Make Idol Is Dead: Infinity War starring all of WACK plz
But then I was like “Ah, screw it. My Friday Fun queue is running out and there’s already a ton of Infinity War memes all over Twitter anyway, might as well take advantage while it’s actually relevant.” Continue reading →
This one is probably going to be definitely outdated again, because I’ve been basically writing a whole batch of Friday Fun posts milking the April Fools train because god help me if I enter another drought right now, then Maniac asked me to push this one back for the K-Pop thing and yeah. But to explain this, let’s take a step into my old friends in the Hello! Project fandom, shall we? Yes, yes, I know.
It all started with a mysterious account by the name of hp_predict…
It’s been a few weeks between writing that previous Friday Fun and this one being published. Did we finally get some interesting news out of Babymetal for once, or have we just gotten more #MundaneBabymetalAnnouncements?
I originally had a much, much worse Friday Fun idea queued up, but then a fresh pile of Twitter discourse entrapped us all, and Maniac demoted me to his ghostwriter this week, so now that idea is lying in a trash can for when I inevitably run out of actual funny(ish) suggestions.
I am so, so thankful for April Fools Day. It’s been what, almost a month since it happened, and it’s still fueling ideas for Friday Funs. I love this time of the year for bringing me out of the drought I had going for months! I want a fool for every month.
Of course, for Babymetal fans, April Fools Day is also Fox Day, the day for many goodies and announcements, and boy, did we get one heck of an announcement this year: Continue reading →
If you haven’t been paying attention to BYS, you’re missing out. Especially if like me, your favourite era of BiS was the “final” lineup (up until they got rebooted anyway), since it’s essentially just Pour Lui trapping her former bandmates, possibly in the dungeon she keeps in her basement, and making them do typical YouTuber shenanigans with her. I am 100% here for this.
And that first video was launched on none other than April Fools Day! Yes, after hinting that her next career move would be into Youtube ever since her graduation announcement, we all assumed Pour Lui’s Youtube channel was just going to be one elaborate April Fools prank. But as of writing, it’s still going strong! And it is honestly the highlight of my day. Let’s help one of the original queens of alt in her new career by coming up with some new shenanigans to inflict upon her poor former co-workers! Continue reading →