Consider These Gyu-no Fes Highlights

Haven’t done one of these in a while! In an earlier era, it was commonplace ’round these parts to do video digests from big events — TIF in particular, but @JAM and Idol Koushien and things too — to help folks get better acquainted with names that they may have encountered, or expose theretofore unknown idols to new audiences — and I got away from it because it increasingly seemed like people were coming in with a little more knowledge and a lot more of an idea of what they’re looking for.

Nonetheless, partly because Gyu-no Fes was the first big idol event that I encountered in the first few months of, and partly because I’ve always appreciated it, and even more partly because it’s just really good and cool, here’s a whole mess of video from over the weekend:

Yanakoto Sotto Mute

Plus new “Louvre no sora” at 10:58 or so

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Get into the Season with an Idol Advent Calendar

Let’s play a game, shall we? No, not the Friday Fun, though we should all of course play that, especially if it’s Watanabe-related, as doing so gives Garry the vapors. But no, today, I thought that we might all enjoy becoming part of a big ol’ community wide project of appreciation that’s perfect for this time of year and even have a handy-dandy existing model to ride shotgun with.

If you’re Christian, or even just familiar with Christian (and Christian-derived and/or Christian-appropriated) holidays, you know that Christmas is right around the corner. You may also be aware of the church season called Advent, which is basically the equivalent of watching the BiS audition, except that you know who wins before it even starts, and also it’s several weeks long. Many people, in fact, dispense with the liturgical trappings and cut right to the chase, turning Advent into a functional Days in December until Christmas thing. And, because it’s cool and good to find ways to spruce up the holidays despite their high degree of pre-existing spruce, folks often have Advent calendars that, on a daily basis, dispense candy or toys or booze to mark the passage of time until baby Jesus’s birthday.

Basically, Advent calendars are boss as hell, and Things That Are Boss As Hell is a category that includes idols, so it only stood to reason that somebody — in this case, our very own Papermaiden — would find a way to combine the two: Continue reading

Let’s Call It a Joint Gift: Introducing the Homicidols Idol Calendar

About a week ago, Kerrie messaged me with an idea: What about a calendar? I’ll admit that I’d considered it, but figured it was too much of a lift to want to make go. What do you update with? What if you forget something? How much extra work would it be? But our intrepid Weeaboo Witch accepted the challenge of helping out at least, and I did some poking around and, well, here we go (you can also see the calendar in the navigation).

It works like this! I’ll be as attentive as possible to things as I find out about them, and so will Kerrie … and so will you! Yes: While the calendar plug-in I wanted to use didn’t come with a community submission form without paying more money than it’d have been worth, it did come with free HTML fields, and I have a few form builders handy and, yeah.

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Get Ready for the Classiest Friday Night You’ve Ever Had

I don’t know what’s happening in California these days, but it’s apparently infecting people’s brain waves. Those silly people at A-to-J Connections are having me on the A-to-J Talks podcast again tonight.

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Calling All Spooky Idol Moments

Hello gang! There’s a completely different gif party planned for tomorrow, but I’ve been remiss in helping Kerrie get the word out about a special Halloween project (in addition to the various other seasonal doodads going on):

So! If you’re on Twitter, tweet spooky, scary, intense, Halloweeny videos to @weeaboowitch (now a very appropriate handle); if you’re not on Twitter, you can add them to the comments here. Continue reading