The weirdest stuff happens sometimes, you guys, and in weird clusters.
We’ve known about Necroma hitting France and Italy this summer for a while, and it’s been pretty seriously suspected that there was more in the works than just what we knew. Ricky even kind of hinted at it during a recent twitcast.
All right, partly because I feel badly about having missed out on the first of these bits of NECRONOMIDOL news in the first place and also because I wanted to gather a bunch of stuff together, I’m doing this thing a little bit weirdly.
First up! If you haven’t yet seen Necroma’s feature piece from the Bandcamp home page, you really should check it out:
The scene is infused with the playfulness of dance, twinkling piano, and elaborate costumes.
Sharp-eyed Alex caught this ticket promo for a “secret” Necroma show — secret in the sense that the time and date will only be announced once you’ve submitted for one of the limited e-tickets, but not secret in the sense that a) you can order the tickets and b) it is stated to be an online performance.
From what I’ve seen across the idolverse in the last week and change, a bunch of folks were either just in Tokyo or are about to be in Tokyo, and they’re talking about their idol experience — saw so-and-so, got a great cheki, bought this merch stuff. And a bunch of people saw Necroma! Which, we’re very lucky that you made it home!
I doubt very many of them were at this show over the weekend, but maybe they can tell us about it from when they were at a show; if you’ve puzzled at all over the live performance of “ITHAQUA” since its triumphant appearance in our lives a little while back, this is for you:
I had somewhat grandiose plans to celebrate this amazing juncture of NECRONOMIDOL and Guso Drop, but life intervened with a vengeance over the last couple of days, and ol’ Maniac just plumb ran out of time to do it well. Fortunately, John was on the case.
Honestly, if this doesn’t get Collaboration of the Year, something (especially) terrible is wrong with the universe.
Sometimes things come together in great ways. Who remembers the old Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup commercials? What goes together as well as chocolate and peanut butter? Well, it seems NECRONOMIDOL and 偶想Drop do, as was seen last night at their 2-man live: 『暗黒混沌GIG』.
Well, friends, despite some hiccups, we got here; the first two weeks of the Corenament are in the books, and we’re down to our Final Four. Just like in real life! And while we didn’t quite have the drama of UNC-Kentucky, we did have … well, idol-level drama. It all seems to have worked out, though, because now we’re just doing triple-digit voting for everybody. May the most dedicated bunch of bots and shut-ins win!
I kid, really. I’ve seen folks talking about X’s fans in Y country getting on board; I’ve seen the shares on Facebook and Twitter myself. The site randomly got some pings from what I think is a Chinese blog? Basically, while last year’s Corenament became the Kamen Joshi show because people like Kamiya Erina asked their followers to vote, this thing grew legs and went some places. Neato!
And now here we are, with a Final Four that I don’t think too many people would complain about. Go look at the Elite Eight results if you want; most of the surprising names therein have been purged on the strength of PURE IDOLCORE POWER. And also Babymetal.
Oh lord do I love some of the things that come from drama. During times when we are worried, upset, all other kinds of negative emotions, sometimes absolute hilarity and beauty ensues as a result. You know what they say about the best art coming from tragedy. What I’m trying to say is, as suspicious as the ANFORT scenario may be, you guys brought some great things to the #BetterCompaniesThanANFORT hashtag. Great job!
After that mess, I think we could do with a breather this week. As much as Maniac probably wants me to arrange a Twitter funeral for Hauptharmonie and PiiiiiiiN (hey, we can do that too if you want!), it’s probably best that some good old-fashioned silliness came about. Not like #BetterCompaniesThanANFORT wasn’t already silly.
Luckily, this particular promotional photo courtesty of NECRONOMIDOL keeps popping up on my Twitter feed at the moment. Continue reading →
This is very new and very light on details, and in fact I skipped right over it earlier and had to be shown the error of my ways by our translator pal, but holy smokes, you guys, NECRONOMIDOL is taking their dark gospel to Europe:
【重大発表】 ・SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE ワンマンツアーの大阪公演追加！ 夏の終わり頃大阪で2Days主催！
Update your social profile picks for the day, and/or relentlessly show the world your commitment
Use #Deathless4Necroma and tag @NECRONOMIDOL on Twitter or Facebook or maybe even Instagram
And remember to tell your friends!
Also remember, in the wise words of the Supreme Nothing himself: Have fun with it. You don’t need to go wildly down the road of making yourself into a member of Abbath’s backing band; smash some white paint on your face, trace some black around your eyes and mouth, grimace/stick your tongue out at a camera, profit. If actually painting your face isn’t your idea of a good time, or if paint is hard to come by or the opportunity doesn’t present itself etc., you can also tweet out images of other black metal stuff, or of Necroma, or turn your profile pics white-and-black. The only limit is your imagination!
Here’s a fresh tutorial to show you how it (the painting) is done:
You can also follow Brian’s advice and accessorize!