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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.
After disbanding, Glico hired all members of BiS to form their own idol group for marketing purposes called: BiS-CUiT #FutureCareersOfBiS
— Zoozoosean 🌪 (@BTposting) May 10, 2019
— Not a Cheki Kinda Guy (@SalemBlack4Ever) May 10, 2019
— Carey EMPiRE 📛🍑 (@tothedreamlight) May 10, 2019
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!
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
Well, I’m suitably traumatized!
infinity dockson: classic version
infinity dockson: rainbow version
infinity dockson: the chlorine from hell's pool waters nightmare version pic.twitter.com/ziYIa4mmEn
— fig 🌼 (@FigMeisai) May 3, 2019
— キカ & アヤ 's boyfriend (@JimmyHime) May 3, 2019
— maybe just a little obsessed 😅📛 (@MaDeFL) May 3, 2019
What is it about WACK that brings out the cursed in people?
Speaking of traumatized, BiS are finally disbanding again tomorrow after having gone through more than enough trauma of having to deal with Watanabe than the average person could probably handle. You’ll see my thoughts about the whole thing in another article this weekend (provided they don’t reveal that this was an elaborate joke all along) but for now, lets just meme the hell out of it today and cry about it tomorrow! Continue reading
It’s May! Now, where were we? That’s right, we were watching some #IdolSitcoms!
— J Pop Go (@JPopGo) April 26, 2019
— 📛iSAURE THE END🇫🇷 (@IsaureArya) April 26, 2019
— Keiotan⚓️🐬 (@keiotan) April 26, 2019
— 清外人 (Jake) (@Segazora) April 27, 2019
— Kerrie🐧ケリー (@weeaboowitch) April 26, 2019
Always one to jump on a trainwreck, I saw the live-action Sonic trailer this week. Now, this isn’t a movie review site but… pfffffft.
Anyway, I tried to fix Sonic, and kind of failed.
Why am I talking about this? Well, I ran out of ideas for Funs again, then saw ol’ Sonic and thought “Alright, let’s just do that with idols”. Continue reading
Last week you came up with some wild #ThingsNotToAskIdols items! Let’s see what you got:
— Not a Cheki Kinda Guy (@SalemBlack4Ever) April 19, 2019
— Christian Winsall (@toxicbreakfast) April 19, 2019
"So, did you enjoy the WACK audition?"#ThingsNotToAskIdols
— Zoozoosean 📛🌊 (@BTposting) April 19, 2019
Aside from eating and idols, another thing I like to waste my life with are sitcoms from the 90s or so. Granted, there have been times where I have not survived where others thrived, but shows like Friends and Frasier are on my constant rewatch playlists. So, like everything else I enjoy, let’s muck it all up with idols. Continue reading
Last week, I had other problems on my mind, forgot the Fun, then my solution as always, was “Food!”
#IdolMenu something somethings Rina ham
— Team Pizza (@hinoirocks) April 14, 2019
I hope that some day Atsuko, Ayuni, Aina, Gumi, Chittii and Ling Ling serve me my mackrel at a restaurant. I WiSH for a BiSH FiSH DiSH #IdolMenu
— Zoozoosean📛 (@BTposting) April 13, 2019
— ASUKA (飛鳥) EMPiRE 📛🐸 #YUiNATiON (@Asukasan6) April 13, 2019
I still have things on my mind as of writing today’s Fun (hey, at least it’s on time!), specifically, this week’s Indie, Idol and Infamous Tour. Yup, I’m gonna try and inevitably fail to score some dirt on the latest batch of idols visiting my home country, then cry on the way home after I embarrass myself! But, surely, there must be a way I can embarrass myself ever so slightly less? Perhaps even prepare myself for any other idols I might run into in the future? Or maybe you just want to snark about Homicidols being a terrible website. Hey, it’s your call! Continue reading
Sorry I’m late again! Last week, you came up with concepts for idol cover albums!
I really want to hear an O'CHAWANZ 90's sitcom theme cover album that includes the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" theme song. #IdolCoverAlbums
— Killer Cashew (@tsuzuku00) April 6, 2019
— ヒダリトモロー (@OTStummer) April 5, 2019
— Brian Walker (@supreme_nothing) April 6, 2019
You know what’s been a thing in idol lately? Cafes. There’s of course the AKB48 cafe, Tsubaki Factory and Morning Musume had pop-up cafes recently, even WACK had their own half-assed version of a “cafe” (if by cafe you mean grab a BiS soda at Tower Records).
Last week’s fun was a real brainteaser for a lot of you! Let’s take a look:
— Idle Mark (@ThanksForTheFox) March 30, 2019
— キミノ・オシ BiSBiSBiS (@KiMiNO_OSiE) March 29, 2019
— Christian Winsall (@toxicbreakfast) March 29, 2019
It’s a pretty funny coincidence that both of the most recent albums that I’m the most hype for just happen to be cover albums; you’ve got Bed In’s Endless Bubble out this week, but also, in the longest wait for a new idol release, my all-time favourite idol unit and queens of cover songs W finally released a collection of their canceled music (okay, that one is an EP, and the title track is an original song, but it’s W damn it!).
Yep, these past two weeks I’ve been all about cover albums. I want more! More! So this week, come up with some good concepts for idol cover albums. The hashtag is #IdolCoverAlbums and now I’m going to listen to Choi Waru Devil for the billionth time.
I was going to avoid Twitter this week. I wanted to avoid this audition. But noooo. All the big news just happened to arrive this week! Necroma’s Europe tour, my favourite idol duo of all time releasing lost material after 14 years, my current favourite idol duo releasing material after about year and a halfish, and I think Kamiya Saki just drew fanart of something I tweeted last year. So I came back, I saw the tweets about the audition, I wept for Trivago a second time in a row, it was chaos! But how correct were your responses?
after days of blood, sweat and tears trivago is finally accepted into WACK. all wars end and the global warming stops. every person on the planet has equal rights; discrimination and exploitation are forgotten terms. god is happy.#WACKAuditionPredictions— fig @ドンドン (@FigMeisai) March 22, 2019
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of future idols and forces them to eliminate each other under the revolutionary "WACK Royale" act.— Zoozoosean (@BTposting) March 23, 2019
Forty-two idols, six days, one deserted Island: welcome to Audition Royale!#WACKAuditionPredictions
Auditions continue until WACK has 150 members under their belt. At the reveal of member 150, Watanabe reveals that performances will take place from now on at a dedicated theater in Tokyo, all groups are merged into BiSH, which becomes the alt-idol AKB48. #WACKAuditionPredictions— (((Μαχομαι/マコマイ))) (@maxomai) March 22, 2019
Speaking of WACK, we all know WACK stands for “Watanabe Artistic Creative Corporation” BiSH stands for “Brand-new Idol SHiT”, BiS is “Brand-new Idol Society”, and amiinA stands for “Awake mind into ideal naked Avalon” (according to the mysterious stranger that submitted this week’s hashtag into the Friday Fun suggestion box I keep saved for whenever I forget to write something up again) but what about our other favourites? Yeah, PassCode might SEEM like a straightforward name for an idol group, but who knows if it really means “Please Ask Sally’s Secretary, Caitlyn, On Data Entry”? And what the hell does Gu-Gu LULU even mean!? I need answers and I need them now!
This week’s hashtag is #IdolAcronyms and … sorry about the WACK Audition guys. Yikes.